Day In Rock 3/2: Linkin Park Lose- Motley/Sum 41 Tour- Tripp $1M Bail- Rocker's Armed Robbery Bust- Metalers Accidental Fall- Ozzy Folk- DMB- RHCP- Chris Curtis RIP- Snowpatrol- Indecency Crackdown- Hendrix- Dinosaur Jr. Reform- Accept- Queen Doesn't Rock- Coldplay CD/Tour- Dry Kill Logic- Contra- Garbage- Green Day- Eighteen Visions- Sparta- Leftover Crack- Teenage Kicks- more
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Linkin Park Lose
Reuters reports: A British judge has rejected a bid by American nu-metal band Linkin Park to trademark its name for use on posters, leaving shopkeepers free to sell unofficial posters of music and show business personalities. 

In a landmark judgment that means the band cannot sue suppliers of unauthorized posters, Judge Richard Arnold said on Tuesday that unlike merchandise such as CDs and books, a famous name appearing on a poster was purely descriptive. 

"Third parties are, of course, entitled to take and exploit pictures of celebrities -- the copyright in a picture of Linkin Park belongs to the creator of it and not necessarily to the group itself," he said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Tripp $1M Bail
Blabbermouth reports: Former STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen's bail has reportedly been set at $1 million on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. 

Eisen, whose real name is Tod Rex Salvador, appeared in Central Justice Center Court in Santa Ana, California, on Monday afternoon (Feb. 28) and is scheduled to make his next appearance at the Central Superior Court in Santa Ana on Wednesday (March 2). 

Eisen was arrested in Orange County, California, for allegedly meeting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl two months ago in New Jersey. The 39-year-old musician allegedly met the Sayreville, New Jersey girl on the Internet, drove from Pennsylvania on January 7 to meet her, and assaulted her in a shopping center in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The girl's mother found out about the incident and alerted police. 

Eisen faces a maximum of 30 years in prison if convicted on the kidnapping charge alone. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rocker's Armed Robbery Bust
Blabbermouth reports: CRISIS have issued a statement in an attempt to clarify published news reports about Ryan Ball being the CRISIS drummer and being arrested for an armed robbery in Pennsylvania yesterday, February 28, 2005. 

"Contrary to published news reports Ryan Ball was let go from his duties as the CRISIS drummer over two weeks ago," the band write in the statement. "We are currently working with another drummer, Justin Arman (ex-SOCIETY 1) while still looking for a permanent replacement. We want it to be clearly known that two weeks ago we asked Ryan Ball to return to Pennsylvania. Preparations for Justin Arman to participate with us at Independence-D Fest in Japan and at SXSW were made over a month ago. 

"Although, we've announced Ryan's joining CRISIS, Ryan never became a permanent member of the band.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Motley/Sum 41 Tour
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE will join with several other hard rock bands for a larger package for the first month of their upcoming summer North American tour, among them SUM 41 and THE EXIES in select cities, according to Billboard.com.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Metalers Accidental Fall
Blabbermouth reports: Long-running Southern California death metallers DEEDS OF FLESH have posted the following message on their official web site: 

"Early Saturday morning, Mike [Hamilton, drums] and Jacoby [Kingston, bass/vocals] were involved in an accidental fall from a second story balcony. Meshell from Metal Judgment was also involved. Injuries were sustained by all three. Mike has a broken arm, Jacoby suffered a fractured vertebrae and a compressed disk, along with a badly sprained ankle, and Meshell suffered a broken leg. The injuries aren't as bad as initially thought, so DEEDS will back in business within a month. We apologize to all the fans and promoters of the shows we had to miss. 

"All we can say is that we are all extremely lucky and fell well. The injuries could have been fatal from the 20-foot fall. We barely missed the brick driveway only inches away from the spot where we landed. 

"Jacoby was released from the hospital on Saturday night, and Mike was released on Sunday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ozzy Folk
Blabbermouth reports: 21-year-old Massachusetts singer/songwriter LILY HOLBROOK has recorded a cover of OZZY OSBOURNE's "Mama, I'm Coming Home" for her second CD, "Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt", out now on Back Porch Records. [see full story for more including links to audio samples]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on CARPATHIAN FOREST To Return To Studio Next Week ** Brazilian Thrashers CAOS Release Debut EP ** SIX Receive 'Explosive' Reaction To Debut Single ** IRON MAIDEN: 'Rock In Rio' DVD Certified Gold In Australia ** WIDOW Sign With CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC and more click here to check it out

DMB Sued Again
Contact Music reports: Rocker DAVE MATTHEWS faces yet another lawsuit after a former roadie accidentally tipped gallons of human waste from his namesake group's tour bus onto a tourist boat cruising the Chicago River in Illinois. The DAVE MATTHEWS BAND has already been sued by state authorities and holiday-makers who were victims of the tip last summer (04), and now the boat company, MERCURY SKYLINE YACHT CHARTERS, is after compensation. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
RHCP Recording
MTV reports: Red Hot Chili Peppers have written 35 songs for their next album and will hit the studio this month to record them. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Chris Curtis RIP
BBC reports: Chris Curtis, original drummer of 1960s pop group The Searchers, has died at the age of 63 after a long illness. Named after the 1956 John Ford western, the Liverpool-based beat combo were formed in 1960 and sold millions of records in their heyday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Snowpatrol Recording
FMQB reports: Snow Patrol have begun recording new material in the brief downtime the Irish band has before they head out on a North American spring tour. The band plans to spend eight weeks in the studio working on new songs, while aiming to put out a new album by year's end.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Indecency Crackdown
FMQB reports: Alaska Senator Ted Stevens wants control over subscription radio and television services while new U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales pledges to aggressively combat obscenity. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
This Day in Rock
ArrowFM reports: 61 years ago Lou Reed is born. (1944) 

43 years ago Jon Bon Jovi is born. (1962) 

6 years ago Singer Dusty Springfield dies at the age of 59 just 11 days before her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She had been battling cancer. (1999) 

see full story for more of what happened on This Day in Rock- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hendrix Injunction
ArrowFM reports: A record company in Britain called Purple Haze Records has been recently selling a bootleg of a Jimi Hendrix Experience concert from Stockholm in 1969. Jimi's family and estate have been claiming Purple Haze Records doesn't have the right to do that and a British court agrees issuing a permanent injunction. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dinosaur Jr. Reform
XFM reports: Dinosaur Jr duo Lou Barlow and J. Mascis have confirmed this week they will reform to perform together for the first time in 15 years at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, while rumours of a UK appearance are rife. 

While ongoing feuds have kept the pair apart for over a decade, the embattled duo of Mascis and Barlow have announced an appearance at this year's Fuji Rock under the name Dinosaur Jr. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Accept Lineup
BW&BK reports: ACCEPT have issued the following update via The Accept Archive (www.acceptarchive.com): 

"Confirmed! Much to our pleasant surprise, Stefan Schwarzmann has recently become available and will be rejoining the band for the 2005 Summer Festivals! Stefan has performed with the band since the 'good old days' when he replaced original drummer Stefan Kaufmann. This officially finalizes the summer touring lineup which features all original members Udo Dirkschneider - vocals, Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank - guitars and Peter Baltes - bass.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Queen Doesn't Rock
BW&BK reports: According to the Associated Press, Queen Elizabeth II met four of Britain's most famous guitarists Tuesday, asking them: "And what do you do?" QUEEN's Brian May, former LED ZEPPELIN guitarist JIMMY PAGE, ERIC CLAPTON and JEFF BECK were all guests at a Buckingham Palace party to honor the British music industry. 

"It's great to meet her and it doesn't matter at all that she did not know who we are or what we do," Clapton said. "I wouldn't expect her to." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rob Halford was also on hand. 

Coldplay CD/Tour
andPOP reports: UK band Coldplay, who shot to worldwide acclaim with their last album, "A Rush of Blood to the Head," have announced plans for a new album and a world tour. 

They will release their third album, still untitled, in June. They will then begin a world tour in the UK at the end of June. 

"We've spent a long time in the studio and haven't played a gig for 18 months so we can't wait to get out on tour and play our new songs live," guitarist Jonny Buckland said in a statement. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dry Kill Logic Nix Dates
IAYM reports: Following a death in the family, Dry Kill Logic will not be making an appearance at any of their scheduled shows until March 08th, when they will rejoin the "Alliance Of Defiance" tour alongside Otep and American Head Charge.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Contra Lose Two
IAYM reports: Contra have parted ways with both their vocalist Nick Carzis and bassist Richard Urbina, effectively leaving the group as a five-piece with programmer Luke Madsen stepping in to handle bass duties and frontman Jake McCarthy now covering all singing for the band.[see full story for more including a tid bit about a new CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 
DMB Summer
liveDaily reports: The Dave Matthews Band will spend yet another summer working the U.S. tour circuit, this time in support of a new studio set that is expected to surface in May. 

The trek kicks off June 1 in Missouri, and is currently scheduled to touch down in more than 30 cities by early September. Two-night stands are planned in a number of markets. Tickets for most shows will hit the box office April 2. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

New Garbage
liveDaily reports: Four rocky years after the release of the group's third album, Garbage is returning with new material and a North American club tour. 

"Bleed Like Me," the group's follow-up to 2001's "Beautiful Garbage," is due in stores April 11. The outing in support of the new set gets underway April 8 in Seattle, and so far is scheduled to visit a dozen cities.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Green Day Fests 
NME reports: GREEN DAY have been announced as headliners at this year's OXEGEN FESTIVAL. 

California's punk megastars join Foo Fighters at the Irish festival, which takes place over the weekend of July 10-11 at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas. 

The addition of Green Day gives the festival identical headliners to Scotland's T In The Park, which takes place the same weekend. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Eighteen Visions UK Dates
The PRP reports: Eighteen Visions have firmed up their upcoming overseas run with Misery Signals and Emanuel, here's how it looks: 

March 13th Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
March 14th Exeter, UK - The Lemon Grove
March 15th Cardiff, UK - The Barfly
March 16th Cardiff, UK - The Barfly
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sparta Tour
The PRP reports: Sparta will soon be embarking on a tour with Siva and Thieves Of Always supporting on most stops, dates include: 

April 01st Austin, TX - Emo's
April 02nd San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
April 03rd Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Live
April 05th Nashville, TN - Exit Inn
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Leftover Crack Future
Punkbands reports: Stza wrote us with some clarification about our earlier story about the status of Leftover Crack: The previously quoted message board post was not from a statement made by anyone connected with the band. Although our future is not clear right now, I am currently writing songs for the next Leftover Crack record as well as a side project with Brad Logan (F-Minus/L.O.C. guitarist & singer). [see full story for more, including info about an upcoming show]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Teenage Kicks 7"
Noble PR reports: To celebrate the April 4th Sanctuary Records release of Teenage Kicks - a double CD set that chronicles one of pop music's most exciting periods, the glory days of punk and new wave - Sanctuary will also release the original Teenage Kicks EP by The Undertones as a limited 7" 4-track vinyl. This was the record which, back in 1978, introduced the Derry lads to the world, originally released on the Irish independent label, Good Vibrations. 

Originally pressed up in limited quantities, it's long been a highly sought after and valued collector's item. When Seymour Stein (Sire Records' mogul) heard the lead track on John Peel's radio show, he immediately signed the band - and "Teenage Kicks' was duly reissued on Sire, becoming their first of many Top 40 hits. The 4 track EP features four classic slices of ebullient Punk-Pop energy: 1. Teenage Kicks 2. Smarter Than U 3. True Confessions 4. Emergency Cases 

This reissue is strictly limited to 1,000 numbered copies. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Aqualung EP
Corner Stone reports: Aqualung has just released "Still Life," an EP exclusively on ITunes today. This is a unique 6 song EP, chosen by Matt Hales, made up of b-sides, rarities and import tracks. It includes a rare live version of their breakthrough single "Strange and Beautiful". These songs will not appear on the commercial full-length "Strange and Beautiful" album to be released on March 22.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
CSN Hits
Special Ops reports: CSN's impact on both music history and the pop charts is reflected on one disc -- CROSBY, STILLS & NASH: GREATEST HITS. Book-ended by the glorious three-part harmony of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" and the immaculate vocal work of "Daylight Again," GREATEST HITS features 19 of the finest songs recorded by this enduring trio, including "Helplessly Hoping," "Wooden Ships," and "Wasted On The Way." 

GREATEST HITS (Rhino/Atlantic) -- jam-packed at nearly 80 minutes and featuring liner notes written by noted journalist Steve Silberman -- will be available March 15 at all retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested retail price of $18.98.[see full story for the online listening party]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hip Hop's Answer To The Darkness
Record Collection reports: Goldie Lookin Chain is a hip hop group from Newport, Wales who've sold over 200,000 records in the UK. Their US debut Straight Outta Newport will be available on Record Collection May 10, 2005 and they will be setting foot on US soil within the month for SXSW in Austin,TX. 

Check out the full story link to see their new video for "Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do" - Click Here for the Full Story 

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