Day In Rock 3/11: Madonna Sex Suit- Jadakiss Arrests- Nazi Band Loses- Mob Radio- King's X Recording- Weiland Comes Clean- Zombie CD- Anthrax UK- Audioslave in May- Motorhead- Lil Kim- Bono- Muse- No Ozzfest For Megadeth- Staind- Rainbow- Lee Solo CD- Ozzy Door Trouble- KISS Matrix- Dickinson Solo- Aerosmith- Dope- KMFDM- Damangeplan- Helmet- Oliveri's QOTSA Offer- more
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Madonna Sex Suit
AP reports: A former female employee of Madonna's film company is suing the pop star and other executives of Maverick Films on claims she was sexually harassed and wrongfully terminated.

 Yael Oestreich said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Superior Court that she was never given a promised salary increase by Chief Executive Officer Mark Morgan and that he fired her in July without cause. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jadakiss Arrests
Sohh reports: Police have released the names of the 4 men who were arrested after brandishing a gun at Jadakiss outside The Official Tribute To The Notorious B.I.G. at NYC's Roxy nightclub early this morning. 

According to police of the 10th Precinct, a 28-year-old Brooklyn man named Lonnie Jennette, was driving of a stolen black Chevy tow truck along with Phillip Gallegos, 28, Luis Roldan, 25, and Tykey Davis, 17. The four men, apparently taunted Kiss with a silver handgun, outside NYC's The Roxy nightclub before being spotted by police. Jadakiss was unharmed and has not pressed charges. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nazi Band Loses
Reuters reports: Germany's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a neo-Nazi rock group that spread racial hatred was a criminal organization, upholding the first such judgment in the country against a music band. 

The top court also upheld the three year and four month prison sentence against Landser lead singer Michael Regener. 

A Berlin court had ruled in December 2003 that Regener, 39, had formed a criminal organization, incited racial hatred and spread Nazi propaganda in a case that set a legal precedent. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

King's X Recording
Melodic Rock reports: King's X are currently in the studio with rock legend producer Michael Wagener (Dokken, Great White, Stryper, Accept, X, Poison, Metallica, Megadeth, White Lion, WASP, Overkill...to name a few). They are shooting for a Summer release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Mob Radio
FMQB reports: The legendary New York crime family, the Gambinos, and a few other known associates have once again been caught up in a federal sting operation that this time hauls in 32 people on a 53-count-$30 million racketeering indictment, which as part of the charges involves New York Dance station, WKTU. 

According to today's New York Times, the Clear Channel station allegedly was pressured into giving away free commercials to a gentleman's club, which was controlled by the Gambinos. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Weiland Comes Clean
Yahoo Music reports: Velvet Revolver vocalist Scott Weiland says in the April issue of Esquire that his family helped him kick drugs for good, according to the Associated Press. Weiland tells the magazine, "Right now, for the first time in my life, I'm finally happy. I don't think anymore about getting high...the prospect of losing my wife and my children changed everything." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Zombie CD
Totalrock reports: Rob Zombie is still working on his latest, as yet untitled album. And he's got a number of guests helping him out including Tommy Lee, Josh Freese (both on drums) and Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Anthrax UK
Totalrock reports: TotalRock understands that Anthrax will be playing British shows in May, including Glasgow Barrowlands on May 5. This is expected to be with the line-up of vocalist Joey Belladonna, guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Spitz, bassist Frank Bello and drummer Charlie Benante.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Audioslave in May
Totalrock reports: Audioslave are to release their second, as yet untitled album through Interscope in mid-May. This will be preceded by the single 'Be Yourself'. Other tracks include 'The Curse', 'Out Of Exile', 'Doesn't Remind Me' and 'Your Time Has Come'. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Motorhead Download
Totalrock reports: Motorhead, In Flames and Mastodon have all been confirmed for the Download Festival. They'll be playing on the Snickers Stage, as will Lamb Of God, Chimaira and Bullet For My Valentine. The Download Festival happens from June 10-12 at Donington.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Totalrock also has news on My Chemical Matinee ** Clutch In The Studio ** Testament Head For Dynamo ** Anthrax For Chicago ** Going Underground and more click here to check it out

Lil Kim Testifies
AP reports: Rap star Lil' Kim testified at her federal perjury trial on Thursday, telling jurors she was bullied by prosecutors when she allegedly lied to a grand jury about a 2001 shootout.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Jacko PJ Justice
AP reports: Michael Jackson went AWOL from his trial Thursday and was nearly jailed before he finally showed up more than an hour late, in his pajama bottoms and slippers, to listen as his accuser described his alleged molestation in graphic detail. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bono Turns Down Bank Gig
Reuters reports: Bono won't be saving the world at the helm of the World Bank. 

The lobby group co-founded by the Irish band U2's lead singer on Thursday knocked down media reports that he was a serious contender to head the global institution that provides billions of dollars annually to help the world's poorest countries. 

"I can't believe I need to say this, but there are no circumstances in which Bono would be nominated or accept the World Bank job," said Jamie Drummond, executive director of DATA -- or Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa -- for which Bono campaigns to raise awareness of Africa's problems. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The Day In Rock
ArrowFM reports: 37 years ago "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" earns Otis Redding his only gold record-three months after his death. (1968) 

14 years ago Janet Jackson signs a $30 million deal with Virgin Records. It's the largest record deal ever until brother Michael signs with Sony a week later. (1991) 

8 years ago Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. (1997) 

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

No Ozzfest For Megadeth
Blabbermouth reports: MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has shot down rumors that the band might have secured a slot on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest alongside BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN and the "Among the Living" lineup of ANTHRAX. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Staind Update
Blabbermouth reports: MTV News is reporting that STAIND have set "Chapter V" as the title of their fifth album and the band's first album on Flip/Atlantic Records. While a definitive street date hasn't been firmed up yet (STAIND singer Aaron Lewis' wife is pregnant and due in May, "so it will be sometime shortly after that," guitarist Mike Mushok said), the record is expected to drop early this summer. Mushok added that the band intends to spend most of the summer touring in support of "Chapter V"; but again, the imminent birth of Lewis' child has put finalizing those plans on hold for now.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rainbow Reunion No Go
Blabbermouth reports: [follow up from a story printed yesterday]A representative for Ritchie Blackmore's (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) management company has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute a rumor that RAINBOW are in talks about reforming for a series of live shows.

 ...Commenting on the report, Blackmore's management representative Carole Stevens told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "There is NO truth to this rumor whatsoever. Neither Ritchie Blackmore nor his management has had any contact with Wendy from Ronnie's management company. 

"We wish Ronnie well on whatever projects he is doing. They do not involve Ritchie Blackmore. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Lee Solo CD
Blabbermouth reports: Hits Daily Double reports: Word has it that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is putting the finishing touches on a new album on his own imprint intended to be a companion piece to his upcoming NBC reality series, "Tommy Lee Goes To College", coming this summer. The album is said to feature guests including NICKLEBACK's Chad Kroeger, BACKSTREET BOYS' Nick Carter, GOOD CHARLOTTE's Joel Madden and superstar producer Butch Walker.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on OZZY 'Enchants' Resort Staff ** CORONER Reunion In The Works? ** STARRATS Putting Finishing Touches On New Album ** Massive Week Of Metal In Sweden! ** OZZY OSBOURNE Schedules 'Meet-And-Greet' In New York City and more click here to check it out

Ozzy Door Trouble
BW&BK reports: The front door of rock legend OZZY OSBOURNE's childhood home in Birmingham is to be sold because the current owner is fed-up with fans defacing it. 

The ex-BLACK SABBATH front man grew up in Lodge Road, Aston, before rising to fame. His old front door now bears messages from fans. 

Ali Mubarrat, who owns the house, says over the years it has become a pilgrimage destination. 

And he is now considering auctioning the door on eBay. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

KISS Matrix
BW&BK reports: KISS vocalist/rhythm guitarist PAUL STANLEY checked in with KISSOnline (www.kissonline.com) and chatted briefly about his upcoming solo album. 

The album should be done and ready to mix by mid-May. Drumming on all the tracks to date is Victor Indruzzo who has toured and recorded with MACY GRAY, toured with BECK and appears on various recordings by the Matrix production team. Most of the guitars have been handled by Corky James who also is heard on various recordings by the Matrix team including AVRIL LAVIGNE. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dickinson Solo
BW&BK reports: IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com (www.maidenfans.com) reports that frontman BRUCE DICKINSON's new solo album will be titled A Tyranny Of Souls, and will be released in Europe via a Spanish distribution company on May 23rd. It remains unknown if the rest of the world will get a simultaneous release. 

Britain's Classic Rock report, Bruce Dickinson's sixth studio album has now been mixed. A Tyranny Of Souls is the singer's first solo work since The Chemical Wedding in 1998 and his subsequent return to Iron Maiden. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Aerosmith Tour/DVD
BW&BK reports: AEROSMITH will reconvene in late August or early September to prepare for a tour that will begin in the fall, guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard. 

The group also has begun sifting through material for a prospective live CD/DVD. "We're trying to find a show that has been recorded from beginning to end," Perry said. "That's something the fans have been requesting: a stone cold live record with a video." 

"Some of the shows we're looking at are from the last year, but who knows," the guitarist continued. "We just heard about somebody who had a bunch of tapes from 1972. It might be fun to watch some of that on the B-side." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on JEFF SCOTT SOTO Schedules Rare Acoustic Gig In Hollywood ** PYRETTA - New Album Due This Fall ** DARK TRANQUILLITY - ‘Lost To Apathy' Video Available Online ** PLACE OF SKULLS Will Remain Alive... But In No Certain Terms ** IMPALED NAZARENE - New Live Album Title And Release Date Revealed and more click here to check it out

Dope Shows
IAYM reports: Dope have lined up the following new shows: 

March 25th Davenport, Iowa QC Live 
March 26th Madison, Wisconsin Big E's Beach Club 
March 28th Minneapolis, Minnesota The Quest Club 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

IAYM reports: KMFDM are currently compiling a "20th Anniversary" DVD for release in the coming months. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Post Damangeplan
IAYM reports: Former Professional Murder Music guitarist Brian Harrah has reportedly been involved with a new project alongside vocalist Patrick Lachman of Damageplan as of late. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Helmet DVD
IAYM reports: A recent journal posting from Helmet hints that talks have taken place with regard to compiling a live DVD for future release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on C.O.C. - New Songs Online, More Dates Added ** 32 Leaves: "Welcome To The Fall" Update ** Alston: "Voodoo For Fun And Profit" + Tour ** Sevendust Tour Update ** Shattersphere: "In The Face Of Anger and more click here to check it out

Oliveri's QOTSA Offer
NME reports: Former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE member NICK OLIVERI has offered to rejoin the band. 

The bass player was sacked from the group in February last year, after singer Josh Homme claimed that his close friend's behaviour had started to drive the pair apart, describing the bassist as "a tornado". 

However, Oliveri has revealed that the pair are speaking again and that he has offered his services to the band. 

He said: "I told him last time I was hanging out with him, 'If anything falls through and you need somebody, you know where your bass player is, dude -- you know where the bass player for that band is. So pick up the phone.'" 

"It ain't about a money gig thing for me - I know which band I play bass in," he told Billboard. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Doherty Solo Gig
NME reports: PETE DOHERTY is to play solo when he supports THE STREETS tomorrow night (March 11) at LONDON's ALEXANDRA PALACE. 

The star was originally due to appear with Babyshambles, but as reported by NME.COM, the band were forced to pull out due to a "sudden bereavement" of the family of drummer Adam Ficek. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Classic Case Add Member
The PRP reports: Classic Case have added former Beloved vocalist/guitarist Josh Moore to their line-up. Moore will be helping handle the guitar duties in the band. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Soilwork DVD
Soilwork reports: Soilwork answered some fan questions on their website. Here are a few highlights.

 Australian tour is planned (not confirmed) for november, man it?s gonna be so f***ing hot down there... Yes, we are planning to make a dvd since it?s gonna be the 10 years anniversary of Soilwork, believe it or not... We?ll film some of the upcoming shows and add a lot of backstage/tourbus photage that we have collected through the years, i think our dear bassplayer will get his own section... Regarding our dear drummer Dirk:we?d like to see hime as a permanent drummer since he?s such an close friend and a kick ass drummer, so we really want to proceed with him... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

The PRP reports: Premonitions Of War have finished tracking their upcoming "Glorified Dirt + True Face" release for BMA. The set features a re-recorded version of their "Glorified Dirt" album as well as material from their "True Face Of Panic" release. Expect it out this summer. - Click Here for the Full Story 
HorrorPops Invade Canada
Punkbands reports: HorrorPops are in the studio now recording their sophomore full length Bring It On!. This is the follow up to 2004's Hell Yeah! and their first with former Tiger Army member Geoff Kresge on guitar.

 The band is headed off on a Canadian tour this May. 

April 30, 2005 Vancouver, BC The Brickyard 
May 2, 2005 Banff, AB Wild Bills 
May 3, 2005 Calgary, AB Broken City 
[see full story for more dates, plus more on the new CD] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Suicide Machines Recording
Punkbands reports: The Suicide Machines are heading back into the studio to record a brand new album! The guys are teaming up with producer Bill Stevensen at the Blasting Room in Ft. Collins, CO. to record their new full length which is set to be released sometime in July. [see full story for more including DVD news]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dishwalla Next Week
Harper PR reports: Santa Barbara rock band DISHWALLA's forthcoming self-titled album is scheduled for release on March 15, 2005. The 12-song disc marks the band's fifth album, and first recording for new independent label The Orphanage Entertainment Group, headed by music industry veteran Leo Rossi, and will be distributed by Fontana Distribution. 

The fivesome - singer/songwriter J.R. Richards, guitarist Rodney Cravens, bassist Scot Alexander, keyboardist Jim Wood and drummer Pete Maloney, teamed up with a diverse trio of rock producers, zigzagging across California and Arizona for the intense recording sessions. The collection of songs is about life, love, loss and survival. On the decision to work with three producers on the project, Richards comments, "We love touring and wanted to try and capture the raw energy of our live shows and just rock on this record. Handing over the reigns to Bill, Sylvia and Ryan, inspired and challenged us everyday we were in the studio, and I believe helped create a really fresh and exciting sound." [see full story for more including the record release party in Hollywood. ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Alston Plug
Repossession Records reports: Alston's debut album, the brainchild of Kobie Jackson (Primer 55), aptly titled "Voodoo For Fun And Profit", is in stores nationwide NOW! 

Grab a free download at www.myspace.com/alston or hit up www.alstonmusic.com to hear what you have been missing. 

Alston will be hitting the road in the next few weeks criss-crossing the country in support of their new album. 

For fans of Sevendust & the Foo Fighters![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Got Marrow Benefit
Depswa Newsletter reports: Hey Everyone! Just wanted to send another reminder about the killer show that Depswa is headlining Saturday, March 12th at the Key Club in W. Hollywood. It is a benefit show for our friend Bobby who has Leukemia. Please come show some support and hopefully we can save a life in the process! 

Other bands performing are Happenin' Harry and the Haptones, HDR, Pumpkin Jam, Pump 5, The Wreck, Flowbis, and Re:Ignition! 

Tix are $10 advance and $12 at the door; however, the tickets have been selling like crazy, so it is looking like the show WILL be sold out, so don't take any chances and buy your tickets today!!! [see full story link for more info on the event and charity]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Priest 13
Epic reports: Fifteen years after the release of their last studio album (Painkiller), a reunited Judas Priest has returned with skyscraping ambition and thunderous sound to match. Fueled by blistering lead single "Revolution," new release ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION rocketed onto Billboard's Top 200 this week at # 13, the highest debut in the band's illustrious 30-plus-year-career. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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