Day In Rock 3/10: 50 Cent, Game Truce- Britney 86ed- Peta Vs J.Lo- DMB Driver Pleads- Idol Sues Godfather- Deep Purple- Rainbow Reunion- KISS Reality TV- Plant Tour- Rush Trial- Alanis- Stratovarius- Mars Volta - Smile DVD- Dandy Warhols- High On Fire- Megadeth- Charlatans - Slipknot- Sevendust- Warped Escape Plan- Green Day- Durst Legal Reacharound- Used Chaos- When Surfers Attack- more
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50 Cent, the Game Truce
AP reports: Perhaps selling 1.1 million copies of his new album in four days has softened the heart of 50 Cent. Or maybe he has so many feuds going, he can afford to let one go. On Wednesday, 50 Cent and The Game publicly squashed a bitter feud that had erupted into gunfire last week after 50 kicked Game out of his G-Unit clique for disloyalty. 

The two platinum-selling gangsta rappers didn't exactly kiss and make up. When they emerged before a media throng at Harlem's famed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, both looked as if they'd been shoved into apologies by a stern mother. 

But they did shake hands, albeit at the end of the press conference, after speaking about contrition and the need for peace. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Britney 86ed
Ananova reports: Britney Spears was thrown out of two Beverly Hills restaurants because she refused to leave her dog outside. 

The singer and husband Kevin Federline were asked to leave Euro-Asian eatery Crustacean, because her pet dog Bit Bit's presence would have broken health and safety regulations. 

The couple then headed to the Trattoria Amici Restaurant, but left after a waiter explained dogs are not permitted in the establishment reports IMDb.com. [see full story for the thrilling conclusion]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Peta Vs J.Lo
Contactmusic reports: Animal rights charity PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) have taken their hatred of JENNIFER LOPEZ to the next level - by launching an anti-J.Lo website. PETA has already listed Lopez as one of their 'worst dressed' celebrities after consistently wearing fur during her promotional activities and in the designs for her new couture line SWEETFACE. On the website JLODOWN.COM, PETA fumes, "J.Lo knows what animals who are killed for their skins endure-PETA has contacted her with letters and videos no less than a dozen times. "Through the years, Lopez has worn the skin of just about every animal imaginable.. yadda, yadda, yadda. Grab a burger and click the full story link for more - Click Here for the Full Story 
DMB Driver Pleads
AP reports: A bus driver for the Dave Matthews Band pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the dumping of 800 pounds of human waste from his vehicle's septic tank onto a sightseeing boat on the Chicago River. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Jacko Accuser Testifies
AP reports: Michael Jackson's young accuser took the witness stand Wednesday, saying he once considered the pop star now charged with molesting him "the coolest guy in the world." 

The 15-year-old was not asked about the molestation allegations before court ended for the day, but described viewing adult Internet sites with Jackson present and said the singer told him to "call me daddy" during the taping of a documentary. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Chris LeDoux RIP
AP reports: Chris LeDoux, a former world champion bareback rider who parlayed songs about the rodeo life into a successful country music career, died Wednesday from complications of liver cancer. He was 56. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Idol Sues Godfather
Contactmusic reports: AMERICAN IDOL victor RUBEN STUDDARD has filed a lawsuit against his godfather and former business adviser, accusing him of withdrawing his cash without permission. 

A lawyer for the singer has slapped RONALD EDWARDS with a suit alleging that Edwards withdrew cheques that add up to $90,000 (GBP47,368) from Studdard's account, ran up big charges on his credit cards and misused $246,000 (GBP129,473) without getting Studdard's permission, reports MTV.COM. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Purple /BOC For Fox Fest
Blabbermouth reports: Classic rock greats DEEP PURPLE and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT have been confirmed for the 2005 Fox Fest at the Ionia Free Fairground in Ionia, MI on Friday, June 17. They will be joined by up-and-coming artists KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD and Grand Rapids rock band BROKEN SUNDAY. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rainbow Reunion?
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on The Dio Message Board, RAINBOW may reform for a series of live shows after all. Word has it that Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy's management company Niji Management may be looking at getting the members of the group back together for a number of live appearances. The lineup at this stage looks to be as follows: Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Jimmy Bain (bass) and Vinny Appice (to replace the late Cozy Powell). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on SAXON: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced ** QUIET RIOT Bassist: 'We Are Like A Band Of Brothers' ** MNEMIC Confirmed For Danish Soundtrack ** AEROSMITH Guitarist Says He Has Material Ready For Next Solo Album ** ROB ZOMBIE: New Album To Feature Guest Appearances By TOMMY LEE, WES BORLAND, JOHN 5 and more click here to check it out

KISS Reality TV
BW&BK reports: Cable's Oxygen network has announced that its new Mr. Romance reality-comedy series that will "search for the next Fabio" will premiere Monday. March 14 at 10PM ET/PT. Created by Gene Simmons of KISS fame, Mr. Romance will feature twelve beefy hunks competing for a $50,000 cash prize and a contract to appear on the covers of Harlequin romance books. 

A six episode series that will culminate with a special two-hour finale, Mr. Romance won't be a typical Top Model-like elimination show. Instead, with none of its contestants eliminated until the broadcast of its live finale, Mr. Romance's first five episodes will feature the twelve men attending a "romance boot camp" and preparing to compete in the finale's The Swan-like "man-pageant." 

Held in front of a live, all-female studio audience, the "man-pageant" will feature all twelve contestants being judged by a panel that will include Simmons, TV personality Tina Malave, and Fabio himself. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Plant Tour
BW&BK reports: According to the official ROBERT PLANT Homepage (www.robertplanthomepage.com), the former LED ZEPPELIN frontman will be touring in the U.S. later this summer. 

Says the site, "...and he won't be alone. He'll be with another high profile act unnamed at this time." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Classic Funeral Songs
BW&BK reports: ...a poll of 45,000 Europeans suggests that, rather than opt for the mesmeric undertones of a dirge, we now prefer to bid adieu with a soundtrack that is, it must be said, slightly less grave. The current favourite funeral song of Europeans is 'The Show Must Go On' by QUEEN. This is a travesty. The second most popular funeral accompaniment, a LED ZEPPELIN number, is not much better. Far too frequently, people choose 'Stairway To Heaven' (# 2 on the list) when Highway To Hell (AC/DC - # 3) would be far more appropriate. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rush Trial
BW&BK reports: A trial date has been set for the lead guitarist of the internationally known rock group RUSH, who is facing felony charges for an altercation with Collier County (FL.) deputies at the Ritz-Carlton on New Year's Eve 2004. Alex Zivojinovich, who is accused of pushing a female deputy down a hotel stairwell and spitting his blood on a male officer, is scheduled to stand trial for assault charges on May 16. 

"I think it's going to trial May 16," said his Naples (FL) defense attorney Jerry Berry as he was leaving the courthouse on Wednesday morning. But trial could be avoided if the state and defense reach a plea agreement in the meantime. A judge on Wednesday also approved of scheduling an April 27 "sounding hearing." At these hearings, a judge can accept a plea bargain. Berry and the prosecutor weren't talking about whether plea discussions are underway. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on AEROSMITH Guitarist Heads To The Basement ** BILL WARD Remembers TRAFFIC Icon ** SKINLESS Announce North American Tour ** Third Annual Summer Shredfest Announced ** MISERY INDEX Tour Update and more click here to check it out

Alanis Walk of Fame
Muchmusic reports: Alanis Morissette will be one of nine Canadians to be added to Canada's Walk Of Fame this year at a ceremony in June. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Stratovarius Dates
Lambgoat reports: Into Eternity will be supporting Stratovarius on the road later this year. More dates will be announced, but here's the latest: 

9/19 West Springfield VA @ Jaxx 
9/20 Philadelphia PA @ The Trocadero
9/21 New York NY @ BB King's
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Premonitions Of Tour
Lambgoat reports: Premonitions Of War, Despised Icon, and Ion Dissonance will be touring Canada in April. Here's the schedule: 

3/31 Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
4/01 Montreal, QC @ El Salon
4/02 Oakville, ON @ The Dojo
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mars Volta Top 5
FMQB reports: The Mars Volta made an impressive debut on the Billboard sales chart this week, with their sophomore album Frances The Mute landing at #4. As previously reported, the band will kick off a North American tour beginning in San Diego on April 22. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Wilson Smiles on DVD
Aversion reports: A two-DVD set with a documentary about Brian Wilson's Smile and a live performance of the record are set to reach stores in late spring. 

The package, Brian Wilson Presents Smile is set for a May 24 release from Rhino Records. One disc collects Showtime's documentary about the long-lost album, which was shelved as a Beach Boys record in the mid-'60s. As the record gathered dust, it slowly became the stuff of legend in pop circles. Wilson re-recorded it last year with a new band. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dandy Warhols Plan CD
DiS reports: The Dandy Warhols have revealed that a new album is planned for 2005. 

According to their official website, the album will be titled ‘Odditorium' Or ‘Warlords Of Mars'. Potentially, this is merely band mischief, but equally, we'd love to hear an album called ‘Warlords of Mars'. 

The follow-up to 2003's ‘Welcome To The Monkey House' is currently being mixed and could be out before the summer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

This Day in Rock
ArrowFM reports: 42 years ago Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament is born. (1963) 

28 years ago Two months after EMI nulled its contracts with the Sex Pistols, A&M Records signs the band, in a ceremony in front of Buckingham Palace. The group has been banned from airplay and from virtually every concert venue in the U.K. Nine days later, A&M terminates the deal reportedly because of the reputation for attracting violence which the media has pinned on them. (1977) 

17 years ago Singer Andy Gibb dies of a heart ailment. He was 30 years old. (1988) 

[see full story to see what else happened on This Day in Rock]- Click Here for the Full Story 

High On Fire Dates
IAYM reports: Upon returning from Europe, High On Fire will be embarking on a West Coast run. Dates confirmed so far include: 

May 19th Sacramento, California The Blue Lamp 

May 20th Santa Cruz, California Kresge Town Hall (KZSC-UC Fest) May 21st San Jose, California Blank Club 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Megadeth Hits
IAYM reports: Megadeth are reportedly planning a June 07th release date through Capitol for their forthcoming "Greatest Hits" effort.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Charlatans DVD 
NME reports: THE CHARLATANS will release a new live DVD on April 11. 

Filmed during their triumphant show at London's Brixton Academy on December 16 2004, ‘'The Charlatans - Live At Last' features a career-spanning set. 

The DVD will also feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. [see full story for more including tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slipknot Bonus
The PRP reports: The details have been revealed for the upcoming 2-CD special edition of Slipknot's latest album "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)", which will see a release through Roadrunner on April 12th. In addition to new packaging, the album will feature the following 8 bonus tracks on the second disc: "Don't Get Close" "Scream" "Vermilion" (Terry Date mix)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Sevendust Shows
The PRP reports: Sevendust have announced a few new shows, here are the latest: 
April 09th San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
April 10th Houston, TX - Meridian (Feat. Skindred, Bobaflex)
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Warped Escape Plan
Punkbands reports: The official Warped Tour site has announced several additions to the tour's lineup. Most notably the the long running festival will now include appearances by celebrated metal act Dillinger Escape Plan and British ska / dub influenced buzz band the Dead 60s. Also included in the recent additions were MxPx, Gogol Bordello and My American Heart. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Green Day Cure
Punkbands reports: A schoolboy was woken from a coma when he heard a track by his favourite rock band. Music fan Corey George was unconscious for two weeks on a life support machine after being knocked down by a car on his ninth birthday. Then his mother Tina played him a CD by his favourite punk-pop band, Green Day. 

Less than an hour after hearing the album, American Idiot, he had opened his eyes and was able to move his fingers and toes. 

Four days later Corey, from the village of Aberaman in Aberdare, south Wales, was well enough to be moved out of intensive care and into a high-dependency unit. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Durst Legal Reacharound
Rock Dirt reports: Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has reportedly sent flowers and a note to Gawker Media in New York City on Tuesday (March 8), apparently suggesting he doesn't want to sue the gossip site for posting the rap-rocker's stolen home porn tape. "I heard you like them fresh cut, so I picked them from my backyard this morning," the note read. "Well, not really, but I wanted you to know I never meant for the suit to include you guys."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
El Gato Plays SXSW
DynaGirl reports: El Gato, Dallas band who's debut CD "We'rd Birds" was produced by Mark Pirro (Polyphonic Spree bassist) and who has been called "charming and grandiose" by Alternative Press. This buzz band has the feel and strength of Flaming Lips, modest mouse, built to spill, and black heart procession. The band performs Wednesday 3-16 at The Co-Op Bar (400 E. 6th Street) at 12AM as part of the 2005 SXSW Music Conference. The band will peform Thursday 3-17 during the day at Flamingo Cantina (on 6th) and will perform again on Friday 3-18 at Waterloo Records at 6PM as part of the Waterloo SXSW in-store series. Waterloo staff selects the 15 bands that perform out of the thousands that come in... New CD Available this fall.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rare Morrison
Special Ops reports: iFilm.com is hosting this exclusive RARE clip of a youthful, short-haired Jim Morrison acting in a college promotional video.This clip is 2 minutes long and was produced by Florida State University to promote their campus in 1964.Morrison, legendary lead vocalist of the band ‘The Doors' plays a student being interviewed by a dean. Click the full story link to check it out.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kaiser Chiefs Preview
Fanscape reports: Stream the whole Kaiser Chiefs album Employment which is in stores next week on Universal Records. All you have to do is click the full story link!- Click Here for the Full Story 
Used Chaos
Total Assault reports: The Used will be headlining the 2005 International Version of the Taste of Chaos. Dates will be in Late October and November and will hit Australia, Japan, the UK, and Germany. Details to be released soon. 

The Used will also be playing some other international dates: 

05.12.05 - Sydney, Australia - The Roundhouse
05.14.05 - Brisbane, Australia - Queensland Raceway - The Crusty Demons of Dirt 10th Anniversary Show
06.10.05 - Download Festival, UK
- Click Here for the Full Story 

Tori In Store
Epic reports: Tori will be making a special appearance at the Tower Records on Sunset to meet with her fans and share her newest creations. It has been over two years since the musical force has brought new music to her ever-growing foundation of dedicated fans. On February 22nd, Epic Records released Amo's new self-produced album The Beekeeper, which landed at #5 on the Billboard Top 200. The album incorporates vintage organs, Afro-Cuban drums and Gospel choirs, and features longtime partners, drummer Matt Chamberlain and bassist Jon Evans. 

This big album debut is coupled with the success of her first book, "Tori Amos: Piece By Piece," co-penned by writer Ann Powers. The memoir entered at #14 and moves to #12 on the New York Times Bestseller list.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

UK Invasion Tour
Drive Thru Records reports: UK Invasion Tour w/ Allister, Halifax, I am the Avalanche, & Hidden in Plain View 

5/10/05 Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rm.
5/11/05 Bristol, UK @ Fleece
5/12/05 Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
5/13/05 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Beyond The Flesh Set Release
Chipster PR reports: The new breed of metal has arrived. Rocketing out of New Jersey with a devastating sound and an impressive local fanbase, Beyond The Flesh have quickly gained a foothold in the heavy music scene of today. After their 2001 debut, Spawned From Flesh and Bone, the band became legendary in the Garden State, drawing curious metal fans from far and wide and leaving a trail of converted followers in their wake. With a sound that not only borrows from all that is and once was great in metal, while still standing well on their own eight feet, Beyond The Flesh have carved an upwards swathe through the metal scene. 

The lineup of Justin Leary (vocals, guitar), Senen Solis (drums), Rick Flanegan (lead guitar) and Brian Gawaski (bass) recently signed a deal with Screaming Ferret Wreckords/Escapi Music. With a true metal label behind them in 2005, Beyond The Flesh are now prepared to release What the Mind Perceives, a brutal assault of original melodic death/thrash [on March 29, 2005].- Click Here for the Full Story 

When Surfers Attack
Earshot Media reports: Over It's in-store performance at Ventura, CA's Salzer's Record Store last night brought out not only the band's hardcore fans but a rowdy gang of Ventura surfers who apparently have a beef with the fact that the popular pop-punk 4-piece titled their newly-released CD, Silverstrand, in honor of a local beach of the same name. 

Earlier in the day, an in-store display promoting the band's appearance was vandalized and tagged with the initials of the local surf gang and the suspects returned later during the band's set to cause trouble. 

After exchanging heated words mid-set, several of Over It's friends and fans helped to calm down and escort out the small but unruly group. 

As they exited and attempted to drive off, local authorities arrvied on the scene and detained several of the suspects for further questioning.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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