Day In Rock 3/4: Dizzee Rascal Arrested- Geldof Vs Clash- GNR Suit Delay- Kazaa Battle Continues- Lamb of God Censored- SOAD- Slash- Green Day- U2 & BB King- Voivod- Leppard/Adams Tour- Black Crowes - Misery Index- Hanoi Get Wacken- Solo Criss- Gorgoroth- Chevelle- Project 86- Battle For Ozzfest Tour- 50 Cent- Joe Carter RIP- Nevermore- QOTSA- Gratitude- NFG- Vehemence- LOSA- more
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Dizzee Rascal Arrested
NME reports: DIZZEE RASCAL has been arrested after allegedly carrying pepper spray. 

The rapper was a passenger in a car that was stopped by police in east London yesterday (March 2) and was arrested along with the driver, reports the BBC. 

A police spokesperson said: "They were both taken into custody at an east London police station and they were later released on bail to return on April 8. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Geldof Vs Clash
Contact Music reports: Irish rocker SIR BOB GELDOF has accused his former contemporaries THE CLASH of being a s**t band who faked their punk image. 

The ex-BOOMTOWN RATS star is still bitter the SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO hitmakers came to epitomise the serious punk revolution in late 1970s Britain, while his band were marginalised. 

Geldof rages, "The Clash had outfits designed for them. But somehow they were supposed to have more integrity? Why? This ersatz passion was just b**locks. 

"I didn't like their records until LONDON CALLING (1979 album). I said 99 per cent of the music is s**t and I was right. It hasn't survived. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Pop Quiz...music that hasn't survived. Name three Boomtown Rats songs. 

Kazaa Battle Continues
Jam! reports: A court refused Friday to grant an Australian recording industry request to force owners of the file-swapping giant Kazaa to disclose their assets, as they await a decision in a landmark music piracy case. 

A group of Australian record labels are suing Kazaa's owners for widespread copyright infringements by the global file-sharing network's estimated 100 million members. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

GNR Suit Delay
Blabbermouth reports: According to Sp1at.com, a lawsuit filed by former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) against the band's lead singer, Axl Rose, claiming he ripped them off to the tune of at least a million dollars, has been delayed by an "ex parte" application until November 8, 2005. 

The case, which was originally due to finalize this May, is expected to last five-seven days and could possibly feature court appearances from all the parties in person. 

The delay allows VELVET REVOLVER to pursue their tour plans of North America and Europe and also allows GUNS N'ROSES to continue planning for the release of the their long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy". [see full story for more, including a link to a copy of the lawsuit]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lamb of God Censored
Blabbermouth reports: LAMB OF GOD's controversial video for the track "Now You've Got Something To Die For" will receive its world premiere this Saturday, March 5 on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". The video will also debut on Fuse's "Uranium" on Monday, March 7. 

The video, consisting of live performance and backstage footage taken during the "Ashes of the Wake" tour, did not initially pass either MTV or Fuse network standards, but will air with several scenes censored due to graphic content. The uncensored video is slated for inclusion on the group's upcoming DVD release, "Killadelphia", due on April 19 via Epic Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

SOAD Benefit
Blabbermouth reports: According to SOADOnline.net, SYSTEM OF A DOWN are rumored to be planning a "Souls 2005" benefit concert on April 24 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. 

The concert will raise awareness of the World War I-era mass murders of Armenians by Turkey's Ottoman Empire, which Turkey and several other nations, including the U.S., refuse to recognize as genocide.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lee Rides Midget
Blabbermouth reports: ContactMusic.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee shocked U.S. TV viewers in Thursday morning (March 3) when he appeared on the morning show "Live with Regis and Kelly" on a midget's back, sporting a black eye. 

The drummer was on the show with CRÜE bandmate Nikki Sixx to discuss the reformed group's world tour when he surprised hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa by making his entrance on the back of a little pal. 

Lee later explained the man was a longtime CRÜE fan who followed the group on tour and joined them onstage. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slash In The Hat
Blabbermouth reports: VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) spoke by phone to Jim Bone of WBSX-97.9X in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA on Thursday (March 3) about finally locating his stolen top hat and performing at the Grammy Awards, among other topics. Asked about the status of his missing hat, Slash said, "This guy has popped up, he's surfaced with it. He's got a picture of it — it's the right hat. I don't know how he got it — I think he's full of s***, but whatever… He popped up [and] he was going on a radio station in Los Angeles. It's like we weren't gonna hear that. Anyway, so he's supposed to do it [give the hat back] tomorrow morning, so we'll see what happens. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on AEROSMITH Bassist To Perform At Boston Charity Event ** VREID Check In From ENSLAVED European Tour ** SEVENTH ONE Part Ways With Guitarist ** GOD FORBID to Headline THE RIDGLEA METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL ** ENSLAVED Win Norwegian 'GRAMMY' Award and more click here to check it out

Green Day Triple
FMQB reports: Green Day's American Idiot became the second-best selling album of the band's career last month when the RIAA officially certified it Triple Platinum for sales of more than three million copies....Slipknot earned their first RIAA multi-Platinum award when their self-titled set went Double Platinum. The band also pocketed their third consecutive Platinum album for their latest, Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Voivod Book Deal
Totalrock reports: voivod drummer Michel 'Away' Langevin has signed a book deal with Troubleman Unlimited. He'll be publishing a book of his artwork, which will span the period from 1983-2003, and is to include the poster he designed for the band's very first gig. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Leppard/Adams Tour
Totalrock reports: Def Leppard and Bryan Adams are to team up for an American tour this Summer. A show has just been announced in Kansas City on August 3, with more expected to be confirmed shortly. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Black Crowes Line-Up 
Totalrock reports: The Black Crowes have finally confirmed the line-up for what is now full-blown re-union tour. Joining the Robinson brothers Chris (vocals) and Rich (guitar) will be Marc Ford (guitar), Sven Pipien (bass), Eddie Hawyrsch (keyboards) and Bill Dobrow (drums). The band will now play 30 US dates from March 22 to June 11. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on Anthrax: Another Festival Confirmed ** U.D.O. Name Album ** Raging Fall ** Stormy Autumn ** Caddies Take Over Deconstruction and more click here to check it out

This Day in Rock
ArrowFM reports: 45 years ago It is revealed, in connection with the current congressional investigation into payola, that Federal Communications Chairman John Doerfer took a six-day trip to Florida courtesy of Storer Broadcasting. (1960) 

39 years ago The London newspaper, "The Evening Standard" publishes an interview with John Lennon of the Beatles in which he remarks, "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue that. I'm right and will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus right now." This quote causes quite a storm of international protest and results in a worldwide series of Beatles records burnings. (1966) 

19 years ago Richard Manuel of The Band dies by hanging. He was 41 years old. (1986) 

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

J.Lo Not Pregnant 
Ananova reports: [For those few that care]Jennifer Lopez has denied reports she's pregnant. 

She wore a skintight stomach-revealing outfit for a concert on the Today show in New York. 

The show's host Matt Lauer asked: "I'm looking at the belly and you don't look pregnant right now, but are there plans?" 

Speaking about the pregnancy rumours she said: "I think I've been pregnant about 17 times." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Death Benefits Sought For Families of RI Fire Victims
BW&BK reports: Lawyers representing the families of four Station nightclub employees killed in the fire of Feb. 20, 2003, will ask a state Workers' Compensation Court judge today to order the nightclub's owners, Michael and Jeffrey Derderian, to pay death benefits and lost wages. 

The state workers' compensation law entitles the family of someone who dies on the job to receive $15,000 in death benefits, plus a portion of the deceased person's lost wages. Dependent children are entitled to benefits until age 18 or, if they are in college, age 23. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Misery Index/Suffocation Dates
BW&BK reports: MISERY INDEX will be touring with SUFFOCATION throughout 2005. 

Tour dates are as follows: 

30 at Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY
31 at Wilson Ruritan – Hagerstown, MD
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hanoi Get Wacken
BW&BK reports: Glam rock legends HANOI ROCKS are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival, which is scheduled to take place August 4th - 6th in Wacken, Germany. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Solo Criss
BW&BK reports: Former KISS Kiss drummer Peter Criss has been quite a busy "cat" since parting ways with the group after its highly successful co-headlining tour with Aerosmith in 2003. Currently hard at work at his own recording studio, Criss is laying down tracks for an as-yet-untitled solo album. 

"I started writing this stuff a couple of years back, actually," Criss tells Billboard.com. "I was procrastinating, that's the big thing with me. So I buckled down, we started building this studio, it's here, and we've been working on it. It's exciting - I've got a whole bunch of new material. It's going to be really good." 

Criss is best known for singing Kiss' more tender material ('Beth', 'Hard Luck Woman'), and the upcoming album appears to be cut from the same musical cloth. "It's kind of like a ballad album," he says, "but that doesn't mean it's Frank Sinatra meets Nat King Cole. It's kind of like maybe LED ZEPPELIN meets Nat King Cole. It's like Rubber Soul - the Beatles are a big influence to me. There's some of CLAPTON, some of HENDRIX." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Gorgoroth DVD in Question
BW&BK reports: Norweigan black metallers GORGOROTH have posted the following update on the band's official website: 

"Yesterday Gorgoroth was examined in Bergen Tingrett (Norwegian court) in regard to last year's controversial show in Krakow, Poland. Now it's up to the Polish authorities to clarify this matter and eventually return the mastertapes so that the Black Mass in Krakow DVD can be released."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on PRIMAL FEAR Announce First Two Open Air Performances ** The Battle For Ozzfest Tour - First Date Announced ** FOZZY Star To Debut On XM Radio ** SOILWORK Confirmed For Ozzfest? ** Dimebag Darrell Memorial Bracelet Causes PayPal Problem and more click here to check it out

Chevelle DualDisc
IAYM reports: The upcoming DualDisc re-release of Chevelle's latest album "This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)" will feature both a 5.1 Surround Sound/Stereo mix of the outing as well as a 25-minute documentary on the making of the album and the 'Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)' video on the reverse side of the disc. Also included will be a brand new version of the band's track 'The Clincher (Version 103)'. A March 29th release via Epic is expected.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Project 86 CD/DVD Plans
IAYM reports: Project 86 have enlisted producer GGGarth Richardson (Chevelle, Atreyu, Mudvayne) to produce their forthcoming new album, which they will be convening to record on April 18th. 

In other news, Project 86 are planning to film their upcoming March 05th performance at the Chain Reaction club in Anaheim, California for inclusion on an upcoming DVD release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Battle For Ozzfest Tour
IAYM reports: Three of the bands who made it to the latter stages in the "Battle For Ozzfest" contest are currently mapping out dates for a trek together dubbed the "Battle For Ozzfest" tour. The run is expected to kick off in late March and is to feature A Dozen Furies, Cyn (formerly known as Cynder) and Manntis.- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Cephalic Carnage: "Dying Will Be The Death Of Me" Video / European Tour ** Kingdom Of Snakes On Tour ** Megadeth: "Of Mice And Men" Video ** Agnostic Front / Martyr AD: Massive North American Tour Announced ** The Prom Kings and more click here to check it out

Own Sgt Pepper Jacket
NME reports: MADONNA, SIR GEORGE MARTIN and SIR CLIFF RICHARD are among celebrities who have donated items to a tsunami charity auction. 

The auction is being run by fashion retail website clothesagency.com to raise money to aid the relief effort in the wake of the December 26 disaster. 

Close to 100 lots have been donated, including a black leather Baltazar studded belt with the words ‘Boy Toy' from Madonna, a Boss evening dress suit from Sir Cliff and an original 'Sgt Pepper' satin jacket from Beatles producer Sir George. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Joe Perry Solo
antiMusic reports: Columbia Records is set to release Joe Perry, the eagerly-awaited new solo album from rock icon Joe Perry, whose incendiary guitar work and songwriting for Aerosmith helped earn the group its ongoing multi-platinum status, four Grammy Awards, and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2001). Joe Perry is in stores on Tuesday, May 3. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ramones DVD
antiMusic reports: On March 15th, Magnolia Pictures and Rhino Home Video will release END OF THE CENTURY: THE STORY OF THE RAMONES on DVD, a portrait of the seminal New York punk rock band. Considered by many the gods of rock 'n' roll's fundamentalist fringe, the Ramones are a band whose influence reaches over several generations of musicians and fans alike. END OF THE CENTURY is both a celebration of their music and a mesmerizing document of the group's road to near success, pitted with emotional power struggles and substance abuse. The film debuted in New York on Friday August 20th, 2004 followed by a national rollout in theaters around the country. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
50 Cent Makes History
AP reports: Beef is selling well these days, at least for 50 Cent. The feud-loving rapper has three of the top five slots on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart: "Candy Shop" at No. 1; "How We Do," his collaboration with The Game, at No. 4; and "Disco Inferno" at No. 5. 

Now 50 is the first artist to hold three of the top five Hot 100 slots since Billboard began using Nielsen and Soundscan data to compile the charts in 1991. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Joe Carter RIP
AP reports: Joe Carter, a member of the famous Carter Family of music, died of cancer Wednesday at his home. He was 78. 

Carter was a cornerstone of the preservation of old-time mountain music and helped build the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Va., which presented shows of country and bluegrass music every weekend. 

"We had been anticipating and trying to get ourselves ready for this, but it still hurts to give him up," Carter Fold executive and Carter's niece, Rita Forrester, told the Kingsport Times-News. "They broke the mold when they made my Uncle Joe." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nevermore Recording
Metal-Rules reports: Seattle's own NEVERMORE are currently in Backstage Studios, Derbyshire / UK, recording their highly anticipated album, This Godless Endeavor, with legendary producer Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy, Testament, Opeth)...

 In other news, due to overwhelming demand, the group's critically acclaimed 2003 album, Enemies of Reality, was remixed by Sneap and repackaged with altered cover artwork, two promotional video clips (the title track and "I, Voyager") and a live video of the title track performed at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival this past summer. The remixed Enemies of Reality will replace the existing version of the album in stores beginning late March. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Queens To Fly Without Eagles
The PRP reports: Despite the rumors, The Eagles Of Death Metal will not be opening up for the Queens Of The Stone Age on their upcoming North American run as a result of financial difficulties. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Gratitude Drop Chaos Tour
The PRP reports: Gratitude have been forced to drop off of their remaining "Taste The Chaos" dates as a result of band frontman Jonah Matranga straining his vocal chords[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NFG Back To Basics
Punkbands reports: The eternally touring New Found Glory — having spent 2004 playing shows in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan and Australia — are planning even more concerts this spring. But these are going to be different. The band has announced all the dates for the Back to Basics Tour, a series of shows at smaller, more intimate venues around the country, a far cry from the arenas and amphitheaters they've been rocking as of late. 

New Found Glory tour dates: 
3/10 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution 
3/11 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues 
3/12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story

Born From Pain CD Coming in April
Metal Blade reports: Born From Pain have finished recording their new album "In Love With The End" at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen. You can expect a massive, incredibly heavy album full of Metalcore anthems not to be forgotten! 

"In Love With The End" will be released on the 19th of April. There will be an import version with the limited first edition including a bonus DVD! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Vehemence Temp Vocals
Metal Blade reports: Bryan Edwards of Clifton (Outline Recordings) will be doing the Vehemence/Thine Eyes Bleed tour March 21 through April 5th. 

In an unexpected turn of events, vocalist Sean Vandegrift will not be able to commit to our upcoming spring tour with Crematorium and The Red Death and will work with Vehemence after the tours. In the meantime, Adam Cody of Glass Casket (Abacus Recordings) will be temporarily filling in for us on this tour starting April 8th through May 21st. Adam's band will be performing at The New England Metal & Hardcore Fest April 23rd, we will fly him out, but we still plan on performing in Augusta, GA, with guest vocals until Adam returns the next day. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metal Blade reports: Losa have just been confirmed to play at this year's SXSW Conference. Losa will be appearing in a showcase with Pygmy Love Circus, Seemless and many more! The showcase will take place a Sprio's in Austin, TX on Thursday March 17th. The show starts at 8pm and Losa will be the third band up, so make sure you get there early. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Throttlerod at SxSW
Away Team reports: Richmond based THROTTLEROD will play two shows in Austin Texas during the SXSW music festival. After a quick show in Raleigh on the 16th the band will jump a plane to Austin to play Headhunters on the 17th and then the Small Stone showcase at Room 710 on the 18th. The Small Stone showcase will feature an appearance by The Suplecs and label mates Red Giant, Lord Sterling and Axehandle (Alabama Thunderpussy memebers). THROTTLEROD is looking to team up with another like minded rock band to tour the East Coast (in late spring) before working on a new CD.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Maiden To Rock Spain
Frontline reports: Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Diecast, Most Precious Blood, Napalm Death and Stryper have been confirmed for the Lorca Rock Festival, which will take place in Lorca Spain on June 18th. More bands TBA. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Glen The Solo Sprocket
IE Marketing reports: You LOVED him in Toad the Wet Sprocket, well, GLEN PHILLIPS is back with a new album! 

Glen Phillips releases */Winter Pays for Summer/*, his third solo album and Lost Highway Records debut. Glen has been making music for two decades now, starting out as the 14-year old frontman of Toad the Wet Sprocket, which collectively sold 4 million albums. */Winter Pays for Summer /*was produced by John Fields (Switchfoot, Andrew W.K., The Honeydogs) with an all-star band anchored by bassist Jim Anton and drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello, Los Lobos). Among the contributors are Bob Clearmountain (Pretenders, Crowded House, Bryan Ferry, Bruce Springsteen) mixing 5 album tracks, guitarists Michael Chavez (John Mayer), Greg Suran (Goo Goo Dolls) and Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, Rufus Wainwright) along with vocalists Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Kristin Mooney and Ben Folds. Former Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson co-wrote three songs and played on another. The 13 new songs on */Winter Pays for Summer/* are brimming with Phillips' signature pop sensibilities and infectious melodies, but also contain some of his most personal writing to date. As a whole, */Winter Pays for Summer/ *is a collection of songs that are the result of an artist taking inventory of his life at a time when he enters its next phase.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Tori Support
Stunt Company reports: Matt Nathanson is slated to open for Tori Amos this Spring on her highly anticipated Original Sinsuality Solo Piano Tour of the US in support of her new CD The Beekeeper. This month long theatre trek will kick off on April 1st in Clearwater, FL at the Ruth Eckard Hall and will finish on April 25th at the Royce Hall Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. Matt is currently on the road opening for G. Love & Special Sauce and in addition to the Tori shows, he will be doing some select headlining college performances on off dates. Matt continues to tour in support of Beneath These Fireworks, his Universal Records debut and sixth release to date. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Graham Colton Tour
Press release reports: What do the Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, The Wallflowers, John Mayer and Guster have in common? They've all taken Graham Colton Band under their touring wings in the last 2 years. With nearly 400 shows under their belts, Graham Colton Band will continue grinding out their powerful live show this spring as they have been selected to perform on the Kelly Clarkson tour. The North American trek begins March 30 in Tulsa, OK. Graham Colton's latest cd Drive has that undeniable rock and roll appeal a la Tom Petty, Oasis, etc. Hear for yourself with the bands new single "Killing Me." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Band Caught in Teen Sex Bust Crossfire
antiMusic reports: The heavy music community was shocked last week when Tod Salvador was charged with aggravated sexual assault, child endangerment and kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl he met over the Internet. Heavy rock fans know Salvador as Tripp Eisen of Static-X. 

The news came as a bigger shock to Los Angeles rock band Fetisch when their interactive fansite, FindaFreek.com, got dragged into the controversy when MTV reported that Salvador had interacted with the girl on the site, which MTV classified as an "online singles community". 

Fetisch feel that classification couldn't be farther from the truth and told antiMusic that it was "a drastically uninformed description." The band informed us that they are "eager to set that record straight as well as present FAF as the sanctuary that it is to so many of its members." The band elaborated and explained what FindaFreek is really all about and its origins. "Fetisch created FindaFreek as a cutting-edge interactive fansite for the band. It grew up to become a community, representing an outspoken culture. While Fetisch is often the face of FindaFreek, its members are its voice." 

"...and along this merry trail, it drew much attention for its open discussions of politics, sex, spirituality, and other topics boldly wading in the charged waters of 'free speech'", Fetisch told antiMusic. "...and recently it seems gaining additional attention for a very dreadful alleged incident involving Tripp." 

[see full story for the rest ] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Last Chance: Bon Jovi/Samsung MP3 Player Contest
Day in Rock reports: Last call for entries! Win your very own copy of the new BON JOVI Box Set - 100 Million Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong along with the Samsung YH-920 player which includes 2 free months of Napster. We'll be holding the drawing on Monday so you still have one last chance to enter. (FYI, the player is sweet!) Click the full story link for the contest entry page.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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