Day In Rock 3/7: U2 Fall- Jacko Gags Leno- Cobain Home Fire- Ozzy- Janet Stalked- Weezer in May?- Wilco- Black Crowes Tour- Timberlake As Elton- Velvet Revolver- Brides Divorce Ginger- Kamelot MP3s 'Moral Issue'- ProgPower- Anna Flashes MTV- God Forbid- Cher Sues- Stereophonics- Yes- Shinedown- Tommy Vance RIP- Road Rage- Dead To Fall- Sthress- Chevelle- Adema USO-  more
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U2 Fall
Jam! reports: U2 has announced the details of the upcoming fall leg of their "Vertigo 2005" tour, and it includes three Canadian stops. 

According to U2.com, the Irish rockers will begin the four-month, 33-date stint in September [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko Gags Leno
Telegraph reports: Jay Leno, America's most popular talk show host, has recruited an actor to crack jokes about Michael Jackson to bypass a strict gagging order banning him from mentioning the troubled pop star. 

The frontman of NBC's The Tonight Show, who is to testify at Jackson's trial for alleged child abuse, is subject to a sweeping order barring all potential witnesses from discussing the case. 

But the comedian, who rose to the top of the ratings a decade ago with jokes at the expense of Lance Ito, the judge in OJ Simpson's double murder trial, has found a loophole in which he can still make Jackson the focus of his punch lines. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Cobain Home Fire
Blabbermouth reports: According to the Associated Press, a fire broke out Thursday afternoon (March 3) at the childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington of the late NIRVANA star Kurt Cobain. 

Aberdeen firefighter JR Streifel said the cause of the 4 p.m. fire was not immediately known, but was believed to have started under the front of the house.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ozzy Press Blitz
Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy Osbourne has lined up the following appearances to promote his upcoming box set, "Prince of Darkness": 

March 11 - "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (w/ Sharon)
March 21 – "The Howard Stern Show" (radio)
March 21 - CNN's "Showbiz Today"
March 21 - "Rockline" (radio show)
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rockdetector Landmark
Blabbermouth reports: Rockdetector.com reached a landmark tally of 30,000 bands. Not only does this represent the world's biggest database, online or otherwise, of international rock and metal bands, it is the more remarkable for every single band biography being a uniquely penned history. 

Rockdetector is owned by Garry Sharpe-Young, known previously for designing album covers for the likes of SKYCLAD, GRIM REAPER, SAVAGE and QUEENSRŸCHE, journalism for U.K., U.S. and German magazines and numerous A&R credits across more than 30 albums. Garry also designed and made Rob Halford's famous "Painkiller" jacket.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Priest Chart
Blabbermouth reports: JUDAS PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution" has entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 6. In addition, the group's first studio album with singer Rob Halford in 14 years has debuted at position No. 4 on the Japanese national album chart.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on Video Of KISS' Appearance On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Posted Online ** SAXON Confirmed For United Arab Emirates' DESERT ROCK FESTIVAL ** SHADOWS FALL, UNEARTH, CONVERGE Featured On 'AMP Magazine' DVD ** OZZY OSBOURNE In Awe Of ELTON JOHN ** DERANGED Announce Live Shows and more click here to check it out

Janet Stalked
AP reports: Janet Jackson is seeking a restraining order against a man she says has been stalking her for nine years and tried last year to bring a box cutter and knife to the New York studio where she was rehearsing an appearance for NBC's "Saturday Night Live." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Weezer in May?
IAYM reports: Weezer are said to be eyeing a May 03rd release date via Geffen for their forthcoming new album, which is believed to be entitled "Weezer Weezer".- Click Here for the Full Story 
Wilco Spring Tour
liveDaily reports: With their month-long U.S. winter tour now in the books, Chicago's Wilco has lined up additional American dates for the spring. 

Wilco's spring tour--which will follow an upcoming European jaunt--opens with April 20 and 21 appearances during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and ends April 30 at Southern California's Coachella.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Black Crowes Tour
liveDaily reports: The Black Crowes, who were already set to play a string of sold-out New York City reunion shows and a pair of festival dates this year, have expanded their itinerary to include a run of theater dates in the South and Northeast. 

The spring jaunt will visit about 20 cities in April and May, and plans are in the works for another round of shows this summer, according to the band's publicist.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Timberlake As Elton
Ananova reports: Justin Timberlake says that he only agreed to play Sir Elton John in a new film if scenes depicting his wild past were included. 

He says he felt honoured when he was offered the part but ordered that scenes of sex and drugs be added reports Digitalspy. 

Sir Elton, who was infamous for his drug-fuelled parties in the 70s, hand-picked Justin for the part in the £20 million film. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Velvet Revolver DVD/Live CD
BW&BK reports: To tide fans over before a new studio release, Velvet Revolver is planning on unveiling a live album and DVD at some point. 

"We record everything," Slash says. "We've done a bunch of shows where we've full-on multi-tracked and we're actually mixing the stuff. As to when we'll do it, I'm not really sure. There's all kinds of stuff we could do. That's what great about this band. It was so confining in [Guns N' Roses], especially the last half of the band's career. There were so many things we could have done, but they would just never get done. In this band, we're like kids in a candy store." [see full story for alot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Brides Divorce Ginger
BW&BK reports: BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns has posted the following statement online: "Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS) was involved in a couple of the songs we wrote for the album but he is not in the band. I am not at liberty to discuss his personal life. I am sure eventually he will make a post somewhere as to why he is unable to continue with the Brides. He still is living with us and is our Brother :) Love, Tracii" [see full story for more including Ginger's side of the story]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kamelot MP3s 'Moral Issue'
BW&BK reports: In a recent interview with Lordsofmetal.nl, KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood discussed the illegal downloading of the band's new album, The Black Halo, which was found on Kazaa, Shareaza and other download sites several weeks ago. 

"I don't think it helps Kamelot. We're not a brand new band who needs the publicity. The only reason it's on the internet is because a journalist uploaded it there. I think it's sad. I mean, everybody tries to say it's okay (to do that), but it's not. I don't care what anybody says, if you get something for free you're less inclined to go buy it. We always try to put a lot of money, time and effort in the packaging, the booklet and the lyrics, and there are still fans that want that. I think the culture for the young kids now is changing. They don't care about the booklet. 

That's a bad message to send to society, that you can take something for free. It's also a moral thing. I have a two year old daughter and I'm not going to say to her that it's okay. I don't want to use illegal software on my PC as well. Like I said, it's a moral thing. I don't lie and I don't steal, and people try to convince themselves it is okay but in their hearts they've got to know that it isn't right. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

BW&BK reports: The first bands have been announced for ProgPower Europe 2005, scheduled to take place October 1st-2nd at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo (L), The Netherlands. Confirmed acts include: 


Sunday, October 2: PAGAN'S MIND, WOLVERINE, CLOUDSCAPE, DYNAMIC LIGHTS - Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on KISS - Ellen DeGeneres Video Available ** AVERSE SEFIRA - Promo Short For New Album Available ** IN AETERNUM Finish Recording New Album ** GAIA EPICUS Bass Player Dead In Car Crash ** OZZY OSBOURNE - Indebted to ELTON JOHN and more click here to check it out

Anna Flashes MTV
AP reports: Anna Nicole Smith has pulled a Janet Jackson — but this time Justin Timberlake was nowhere to be seen.

 At the inaugural Australian MTV Music Awards in Sydney on Thursday, the former Playboy model spoofed Jackson's Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction." While presenting an award on stage, Smith pulled down her dress to reveal both breasts, each covered with the MTV logo. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

God Forbid Dates
Lambgoat reports: The first batch of dates for the upcoming God Forbid, Caliban, It Dies Today, and Full Blown Chaos tour have been released. Here you go: 

4/1 Montreal QC @ Foufounes Electrique
4/2 Toronto ON @ El Mocambo
4/3 Detroit MI @ I Rock
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Wilson Expands Smile Tour
Pitchfork reports: In an effort to take his comeback well into 2005, recently rejuvenated Beach Boy Brian Wilson has announced more dates for his celebrated Smile tour. The road trip, which spanned the globe last year to rave reviews, has seen Wilson and crew (aka the decidedly Beach Boys-inspired Wondermints) play a mix of Beach Boys classics and solo tunes, as well as a full run through of Smile. The group will play a lone date at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 24 before embarking on the extended Smile tour throughout most of the summer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Cher Royalty Suit
AP reports: Singer and actress Cher is suing Warner/Chappell Music Inc. for breach of contract on claims that it failed to pay royalties estimated at more than $250,000. 

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, alleges that the music publisher has not paid song and performance royalties for the last four years. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Stereophonics Top UK Chart
Reuters reports: Welsh band the Stereophonics have rocked their way to the top of the pop charts to score their first No. 1 hit with "Dakota," according to the Official UK Charts Company. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Totalrock reports: Yes release a DVD through Classic Pictures on March 7. This packages together 'Yes Acoustic' and 'Yesspeak', which celebrate their 35th anniversary last year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Wanna Be A Misfit?
Audio Aggression reports: "Former Misfits vocalist Michale Graves is looking for a bassist and a guitarist for his new band. Michale's solo album entitled 'Punk Rock Is Dead,' being released through HorrorHigh, will be out early summer. Michale's first tour supporting the release is currently being booked. We would prefer players on the East Coast, but will consider all. [see full story for submission info]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Shinedown DVD
Audio Aggression reports: Fans have reported that a film crew was on site at the last show of a 24 month tour last night in Myrtle Beach, SC, filming for a possible upcoming DVD release. 

The band plans to enter the studio next month to begin work on the follow up to Leave a Whisper, with a release date expected later this year, or early 2006. - Click Here for the Full Story 

Tommy Vance RIP
NME reports: Ex-RADIO 1 DJ TOMMY VANCE has died after suffering a stroke. 

The DJ, who was 63, died in Kent in the early hours of this morning (March 6), according to his agent Jon Roseman. 

Roseman told BBC news: "He was a great bloke and he was held in very high regard for his knowledge of rock which was unsurpassed. I had known Tommy for 35 years. He certainly had one of the most recognisable voices on radio." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Euro Road Rage
The PRP reports: Dates have been unveiled for the overseas leg of "Roadrunner Road Rage Tour", which features Trivium, 3 Inches Of Blood and Still Remains, they are as follows: 

May 01st Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
May 02nd Liverpool - University
May 03rd Manchester - Academy 3
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Into The Moat Dates
The PRP reports: Into The Moat will soon be hitting the road with PsyOpus, Animosity and Summer's End, dates announced so far include: 

April 18th Augusta, GA - Sector 7G
April 20th Myrtle Beach, SC - The Limelight
April 23rd Fredericksburg, VA - KC's
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dead To Fall Dates
The PRP reports: Dead To Fall will be touring with Twelve Tribes, Fight Paris and Losa come May, dates announced so far include: 

May 04th Deptford, NJ - Almonesson Fire Hall
May 05th Allentown, PA - Freight Yard
May 06th Virginia Beach, VA - Attitudz
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sthress Band
The PRP reports: This years edition of the "Sthress Tour" has begun to take shape with Bleeding Through, Zao and Matyr AD currently signed on to perform with another act to be announced shortly. Dates and venues will be rolled out in the coming weeks. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Alternative Press / Vans Tour 
Day in Rock reports: Alternative Press / Vans Tour will feature Straylight Run, Minus The Bear, Gratitude, Thehonorary Title, and Spitalfield. 

Apr 2 - The Call Providence, RI 
Apr 3 - Axis Boston, MA 
Apr 4 - Irving Plaza New York, NY 
Apr 5 - Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Ohio Room Indiana, PA 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Chevelle Picnic
siN's metal news reports: The Family Picnic Tour, that last year featured the likes of STATIC-X, TRUST COMPANY, SOiL and LO-PRO, is returning this Summer for a "10 Bucks for 10 Bands" deal. The first announced band is CHEVELLE.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Alanis Plans Jagged Acoustic Anniversary 
antiMusic reports: Alanis Morissette plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her runaway hit album "Jagged Little Pill" in a special way. Alanis will once again team with Glen Ballard to produce an acoustic version of the hit album and will take her unplugged show on the road. 

The acoustic remake will also be the focus of a special Starbuck's coffee promotion. The album will be available to fans at Starbucks stores on June 16th, a full six weeks before it's available anywhere else. 

Alanis will recreate "Jagged Little Pill" in it's entirety with the same running order, including the hidden track "Your House," according to liveDaily. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nickelback Hire New Drummer
antiMusic reports: Modern rockers Nickelback have announced the addition of former 3 Doors Down drummer Daniel Adair to the group. Adair replaces departed drummer Ryan Vikedal. 

This marks the latest round of musical chairs in the modern rock world. Puddle of Mudd's Greg Upchurch was called in to replace Adair in 3 Doors Down. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Adema USO
Earache Records reports: The USO and Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) will soon deploy Adema on the group's first tour to entertain troops stationed in the Persian Gulf. The modern rock band, consisting of lead singer Luke Caraccioli, guitarist Tim Fluckey, bassist Dave DeRoo and drummer Kris Kohls, will perform free shows and 'meet and greet' troops stationed at a number of locations in the region.

 Adema's debut album for Earache Records, "Planets," will hit stores in the United States on April 5, 2005 and stores in Europe on April 11, 2005. This album will be the first with lead vocals by Luke Caraccioli. Caraccioli, a former Marine, is no stranger to life in the military. "To know the feelings they have being on deployment, being away from their families and being cut off from society ­ and now to be able to do this for them, it makes me extremely happy," said Caraccioli. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Soul SirkUS Tour
ABC PR reports: Soul SirkUS a 'supergroup' of legendary music talents--will be embarking on their first U.S. tour starting April 5 in Allentown, PA and conclude April 28 in Santa Ana, CA in support of their critically acclaimed WORLD PLAY debut album, which is available now exclusively on the band's website (www.soulsirkus.com). 

Soul SirkUS was born out of the ashes of Planet US, a band originally featuring guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo of Journey along with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen. When Hagar and Anthony left the band to return to their roles in Van Halen last year, Schon and Castronovo teamed up with former Yngwie Malmsteen and Talisman singer Jeff Scott Soto (who also provided lead vocals for the lead character in the movie 'Rock Star') and bassist Marco Mendoza (Ted Nugent, Whitesnake) to create Soul SirkUS which picks up where Planet US left off. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Equal Vision Records reports: Friday, March 18th: EVR Party @ Redrum (501B East 6th St) Doors @ 12pm, ALL AGES, admission Free. 

1:00 Gatsbys American Dream (special guest) 
1:45 Seemless 
2:30 Before Today 
3:15 Silent Drive 
4:00 Fear Before The March of Flames 
5:00 Bane (done by 5:30-5:35pm) 


Saturday, March 19th Equal Vision / Militia Group "East Vs. West SXSW Showcase" @ Redrum (501B East 6th St) ALL AGES Admission: TBA Details: Fender Guitar Giveaway / raffle, Goody bags, AMP Energy Drinks 

8:00 Circa Survive 
8:45 The Rocket Summer 
9:30 Bear Vs. Shark 
10:15 Lovedrug 
11:00 Armor For Sleep 
11:45 Copeland 
12:30 The Snake The Cross The Crown 
1:15 Special Guest 
- Click Here for the Full Story 

Spitalfield Preorder Bonus
Day in Rock reports: Victory Records have put together a cool bonus disc for fans that preorder the new Spitalfield CD "Stop Doing Bad Things" (in stores March 22). The bonus DVD features ten videos from artists like Taking Back Sunday, The Black Maria, Straylight Run, Spitalfield and more. To get in on the preorder action, click the full story link to see the flyer and choose which online store you'd like to use. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Idiot Pilot CD/Tour News
WBR reports: The two-man band have taken music to the next level with their creativity and different styles of music on their new album, "Strange We Should Meet Here" which is available now on digital stores (iTunes, Rhapsody, etc) and in stores this coming May on Warner Bros/Reprise.

 Tour dates: 

3/11/05 LO-FI Cafe Salt Lake City, UT 
3/12/05 Navajo Hogan Colorado Springs, CO 
3/13/05 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO 

On the Taste of Chaos Tour

 3/23/05 Calgary Exhibition & Stampede Calgary, ALB 
3/25/05 Plaza of Nations Vancouver, BC 
3/26/05 Everett Events Center Everett, WA 
3/28/05 Event Center at San Jose State Univ. San Jose, CA 
3/29/05 Memorial Auditorium Sacramento, CA
[see full story for their new video]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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