Day In Rock 3/15: Ozzy Talk Show- Head Vs Korn- Shoot 50 Cent- Ozzfest Dates- Audioslave Tour- Ace Movie- UFO- Doherty 86ed- Franz Parliament- Mars Volta- Bloodjinn- Sum Ludacris- Matchbox Solo- U2- Cream DVD- DMB- Maiden Live DVD- Anthrax Countdown- Foo Fighters- Solo Mojo- Slipknot- Chimaira- Teenage Fanclub- The Bled- Rory Gallagher- Biomechanical- Oasis- MCR/Used $2- more
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Ozzy Talk Show
Blabbermouth reports: According to Ireland On-line, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will host a new controversial British talk show � and they hope to secure exclusive and frank interviews with a host of celebrities including pal Elton John. 

BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy and his outspoken wife are set to front the new television programme for U.K. network ITV1 next year. 

It will be aired after 10 p.m. to take into account the likely bad language and their planned no-holds barred line of questioning. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Head Vs Korn
Blabbermouth reports: Former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has defended himself against accusations by KORN singer Jonathan Davis that he has embarked on a "false crusade" by leaving the band to focus on Christianity. In an e-mail sent to MTV News, Welch said he still loves his KORN brethren, but that he was beginning to bristle at those who doubt the sincerity of his transformation. 

"Sorry Jonathan, my 'false crusade' was not the reason I left KORN, it was what saved my life," Welch wrote. "I still love those guys to death, but if anybody trashes God, I am human and will defend Him and myself by any means necessary."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Please Shoot 50 Cent
Contact Music reports: Rapper 50 CENT is disappointed nobody has tried to shoot him while he's been out driving - because he spent $200,000 (GBP105,000) bulletproofing two of his cars. 

The MAGIC STICK hitmaker, who was shot nine times in an attack before rising to fame, has spent a lot of time and money on ensuring he's safe when he's on the road - but he's never had the opportunity to put the efficiency of the safeguards to the test. 

He tells BLENDER magazine, "I have two (bulletproof vehicles), one in New York, one in LA, and it was about 100 grand each, 

"I'm actually disappointed though: Nobody's shot me. I spent a lot of money on that s**t!" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ozzfest Dates
The PRP reports: The first batch of tentative dates for this years "Ozzfest" have slipped out, they include: 
July 31st Noblesville, IN - Verizon Music Center
August 02nd Columbus, OH - Germain Ampitheater
August 04th Tinley Park, IL - Tweeter Center
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Audioslave Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Canada's Chart Attack is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE are planning a North American tour from April 7 to 30, including a confirmed show at Toronto's Kool Haus April 26, with a second date in Vancouver soon to be announced. 

AUDIOSLAVE will release their as-yet-untitled new album May 16. The album's first single, "Be Yourself", has hit radio this week with a video promised for April,[see full story for more details on the new CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ace Movie on DVD
Blabbermouth reports: The movie "Remedy", starring former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, will receive a DVD release on March 29. The movie, which features Frehley in the role of "Johnny," will have national video distribution via MTI Home Video in Blockbuster as well as other stores, according to a previous e-mail received by BLABBERMOUTH.NET from the film's lead writer, Nicholas Reiner. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Blabbermouth reports: According to Ticketmaster.com, UFO are scheduled to perform at B.B. Kings in New York City on Wednesday, July 6, 2005. Additional U.S. dates are expected to be announced soon. 

As previously reported, the current lineup of UFO � Phil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) � will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on THE PROJECT HATE: Creating A 'Masterpiece' ** THE BLACK HALOS Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC ** ZAKK WYLDE: Waiting For AXL ROSE To Release 'Chinese Democracy' ** Former KORN Guitarist Responds To JONATHAN DAVIS' 'False Crusade' Remark ** DAMAGEPLAN/DROWNING POOL Manager Launches ZERO-SUM RECORDINGS ** KREATOR And BEHEMOTH Confirmed For Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVALand more click here to check it out

Doherty 86ed
Contact Music reports: Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY was thrown out of his local London pub on Sunday (13MAR05) for smoking a "suspicious substance" in a pipe and refusing to pay for his drinks. 

The former LIBERTINES star claims he's overcome his drug addictions after spending two weeks in a London rehabilitation centre. 

But worker's at the capital's Filthy McNasty's claim they asked him to leave because he refused to tell them what he was smoking in his pipe, and argued with a barmaid over an unpaid bill for his drinks, reports British newspaper the DAILY MIRROR. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Franz Parliament
Contact Music reports: Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are considering performing a gig at the Scottish Parliament this June (05) to help publicise a political debate about Scotland's need for high-profile music award ceremonies. 

Member of Scottish Parliament PAULINE McNEILL will present a motion called "Franz Ferdinand Rocks" on Wednesday (16MAR05) to argue for bringing more events like THE BRIT AWARDS to Scotland. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mars Volta Single
MTV reports: It's not often that an album's title track doesn't actually make it onto the album itself. But when you're dealing with a band like the Mars Volta, you can't always expect things to go according to the industry standard. On March 22, the prog-punk troupe will release the 15-minute song "Frances the Mute" as a 12-inch single. The vinyl release, which is available on pre-order through the band's site for $6, will also feature a live acoustic version of "The Widow."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bloodjinn Tour
Lambgoat reports: Bloodjinn, The Hostage Heart, and Through The Discipline will be touring together for a couple of weeks. Here are the dates: 

3/18 Colonial Heights VA @ Community Hall
3/19 Charleston SC @ American Legion
3/20 Charlotte NC @ The Milestone
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sum Ludacris
FMQB reports: Sum 41 is still plotting a mash-up album with Ludacris, a la Linkin Park and Jay-Z's hit Collision Course. Drummer Steve Jocz told MTV.com that the project is in the discussion stage between the artists' management.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Matchbox Solo Tour
Reuters reports: Matchbox 20 lead singer Rob Thomas will promote his upcoming Atlantic solo debut, "...Something To Be," with an 11-date club tour next month. The trek will begin April 15 in San Francisco and wrap April 30 in Washington, D.C. "...Something To Be" is due April 19. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Cream DVD
ArrowFM reports: Since most of us can't get to London to see the Cream reunion in May, there are rumblings of a CD and DVD of the shows. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker will perform together for the first time since their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, at Royal Albert Hall May 2nd & 3rd and 5th & 6th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
DMB in May
liveDaily reports: The Dave Matthews Band, which has just about finished work on the follow-up to 2002's "Busted Stuff," has unveiled the new album's title and a release date. 

RCA Records has announced that the upcoming set, dubbed "Stand Up," will be in stores on May 10, a few weeks before the band embarks on a previously announced amphitheater tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Maiden Live DVD / Leeds 
BW&BK reports: According to the latest issue of the UK Metal Hammer, IRON MAIDEN will headline the list night of the Reading the Leeds festivals in August, their only UK shows on their current European tour. This will be the first time that Maiden will have headlined Reading since 1982 and their stage set and choice of material may be familiar to fans who were there the first time around. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the band will only be playing material from their first four albums on these dates. The stage set - currently being constructed - will also reflect the early years of Maiden's live shows. 

There will also be a Dance of Death live album and DVD released in the early Autumn, which will actually be the last in the series of DVDs chronicling Maiden of which The History Of Iron Maiden - Part 1: The Early Days was the first part. Subsequent releases will fill in the rest of the gaps. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Anthrax Countdown
BW&BK reports: ANTHRAX's official website has been revamped, and re-uploaded with a countdown clock, that will mark the reopening of the bands website. According to SMN News, the countdown clock, in conjunction with the new look website, also represents an April 1st press release and conference that will announce the reuniting of the Among The Living era ANTHRAX. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on MYSTIC FESTIVAL - KREATOR And BEHEMOTH Confirmed ** THE PROJECT HATE - Gearing Up To Mix A "Masterpiece" ** DVD Release Of Remedy Co-Stars Former KISS Guitarist ACE FREHLEY ** CRYPTOPSY Comment About New Material ** Liquor And Poker Music Inks Deal with THE BLACK HALOSand more click here to check it out

Foo Fighters Honor
IAYM reports: The Foo Fighters have set "In Your Honor" as the title to their upcoming new release which is currently expected to hit stores in early July.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Solo Mojo
IAYM reports: Stuck Mojo guitarist Rich Ward will be releasing his solo album under The Duke moniker through Spitfire on May 05th. The effort is entitled "My Kung-Fu Is Good". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Stones Surprise
NME reports: SIR MICK JAGGER made a surprise appearance on stage in LONDON with RONNIE WOOD last night (March 13). Playing songs from across his career at the Royal Drury Lane Theatre with his Ronnie Wood And Fiends Show, Wood performed with guests including Beverly Knight and Andrea Corr, before inviting his Rolling Stones bandmate to join him. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Slipknot Delay
The PRP reports: Slipknot's forthcoming as-yet untitled new DVD has been pushed back to a tentative July 12th release date through Roadrunner. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Chimaira in July
The PRP reports: Chimaira have decided to self-title their upcoming new album which they have been tracking as of late. A tentative July 12th release date has been set for the effort through Roadrunner.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Teenage Fanclub Delay
NME reports: Returning Scots rockers TEENAGE FANCLUB have delayed the release of their new album. As previously revealed on NME.COM, the band have finished 'Man-Made', their first studio album since 2000's 'Howdy!'. It will now be slightly delayed and out on May 9. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
The Bled recording
Punkbands reports: The Bled started tracking today for their upcoming second full length album to be released on Vagrant records. The band will break for a week starting on March17th to do the run of slipknot shows in the southeast and continue again at the beginning of April. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Accuser Denied Jackson Abuse 
antiMusic reports: The boy that accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse testified on Monday that he told the dean of his middle school that Jackson "didn't do anything to me." The teenager also testified about a meeting held during the weekend with District Attorney Tom Sneddon and his staff, and a sheriff's office investigator, where he was asked about his conversations with the dean. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
American Idol Finalist Drops Out 
antiMusic reports: American Idol contestant Mario Vazquez quit the television show on Sunday, just a few days after making the final 12. Producers will replace Vazquez with Nikko Smith, who was voted out of the competition last Wednesday. Vazquez, who many felt had a good chance of winning the competition, cited personal reasons for leaving the show. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bono Rags
antiMusic reports: U2's Bono is joining the rag trade. The singer/activist has developed a line of clothing with his wife Ali Hewson and fashion designer Rogan. The line has been dubbed Edun (nude spelled backwards) and will be sold online and on the racks at Saks. 

Staying true to form, the line will be manufactured in developing countries around the world in hopes of aiding local economies. According to the Associated Press " Edun's garments are designed after the capabilities of the factories in Lima, Peru, and Monastir, Tunisia, have been assessed, said Rogan. For the fall collection, production will extend to Lesotho, South Africa, and Tanzania in East Africa." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dream Theater Release
antiMusic reports: Dream Theater fans have two albums to look forward to this year. Atlantic have set a tentative release date for the new Dream Theater album "Octavarium" on June 7th and InsideOut Music America will release the new James LaBrie solo album "Elements Of Persuasion" on April 5th. According to their official website, "Dream Theater's 2005/2006 World Tour will kick off on June 10th in Sweden with a leg of European Festivals and select headlining shows which will then be followed by a North American leg throughout July/August as part of a 'package' tour with several other bands TBA very soon." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Roger Daltry 'Rocks' 
antiMusic reports: Castle Music is delighted to announce the May 23rd, 2005 album release of Roger Daltrey "Rocks In The Head". Daltrey's seventh solo album, was first released in North America on Atlantic Records in 1992, and is considered to be a collectors item in Europe because it was never released domestically in Europe until now. This re-mastered edition of this album from The Who's hard-rockin' frontman follows Daltrey' s recent anthology, Moonlighting released in January 2005. Crucial to the creation of "Rocks In The Head", was Daltrey's meeting with guitarist and songwriter Gerard McMahon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Best Of Rory Gallagher
Noble PR reports: To mark the 10th anniversary of his untimely death, SonyBMG Entertainment announce the June 13th 2005 release of "Big Guns - The Very Best Of Rory Gallagher" - the stunning new 24-track 2-disc album from Ireland's most influential blues rock guitarist, Rory Gallagher. Now, for the first time, the original multi-tracks of some of Rory's best known recordings have been remixed, digitally re-mastered and upgraded in 5.1 Surround Sound on CD/SACD. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Biomechanical US Debut
Earache reports: Something is stirring in London, England! And now all US Headbangers can witness it first-hand, live and direct from UK. New British Metal Trailblazers BIOMECHANICAL play their debut gig on American soil in Austin, TEXAS on Thursday 17th March 2005. Biomechanical has been invited by Metal Hammer Magazine in UK to play at the 'Metal Hammer Night of British Steel' during the South By South West festival. South By South West is an acclaimed industry event that happens annually in Austin Texas showcasing different styles and bands to thousands of Music Industry and Media types as well as the general public also. 

Metal Hammer is showcasing the new British Metal scene with the following bands: Raging Speedhorn,Viking Skull, BIOMECHANICAL,PDHM and Panic Cell

 Biomechanical's new album 'The Empires of the Worlds' (mixed by Machine Head/Nevermore producer Andy Sneap) out on Elitist/Earache June 2005[see full story for more show details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Broken Teeth DVD
Broken Teeth reports: The first DVD release, from Broken Teeth (featuring Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys)!!! This year we saw the release of Broken Teeths "Blood On The Radio - LIVE" CD. Now see it as they recorded it!!! Not only can you hear Blood On The Radio LIVE, you can be on stage with the band & in front of the audience who witnessed the recording. Get the DVD!!! See, Hear & Feel it in your living room - LOUD!! Now available at www.brokenteeth.com - Click Here for the Full Story 
Ocean Colour Scene Release
Gigante Media reports: A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad, the seventh studio record from one of Britain¹s leading rock & roll traditionalists, Ocean Colour Scene, will be released on Sanctuary Records on March 29th. Written and recorded by the band¹s Simon Fowler (lead vocals, guitar), Steve Cradock (lead guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Oscar Harrison (drums) and produced by Dave Eringa in only five weeks in a Hunting Lodge in a remote part of the Scottish highlands in 2004, A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad, has thirteen tracks on the album, featuring collaborations with Paul Weller and Jools Holland (who both appear on "Waving Not Drowning", a beautifully inspirational record which features Weller on guitars and Holland on piano and organ) and soul stress Carleen Anderson.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Oasis in Hollywood
Epic reports: Having recently sold out New York's Madison Square Garden in an hour, as well as sell-outs in other East Coast cities, Oasis turn their attention to America's West Coast by announcing their first headlining show in Los Angeles in over five years at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on Monday, September 12. 

As with the East Coast tour, the Hollywood Bowl concert will feature very special guests Jet. Tickets for this not-to-be-missed line up are likely to go fast so don't miss out. Tickets go on sale on Sunday, March 20th at 10.00am PST and will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 213-480-3232, 213-365-6300, 714-740-2000, 805-583-8700 and 619-220-TIXS as well as at the Hollywood Bowl Box office. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ben Jackson Group Release
Chipster PR reports: Florida-based heavy metal band the Ben Jackson Group is set to release its new album 'All Over You' on March 29, 2005, via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. 'All Over You' is the band's second album. Vocalist/guitarist Ben Jackson created his own band to further expand the musical direction explored by his previous bands Crimson Glory and Parish. Joining Jackson on 'All Over You' are guitarist Mark Borgmeyer, bass guitarist Dano Binz, drummer Rich Tabor and backing vocalist Rose Sexton. Special guest Midnight, who worked with Jackson in Crimson Glory, contributes backing vocals. Binz left the band after the album was completed. His replacement is Fabrizio Fulco, a Crimson Glory fan who read about the band's bass guitarist vacancy and moved to Florida from Rome, Italy, to accept Jackson's invitation to join. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
More bloodsimple dates
Total Assault reports: More dates have been added to bloodsimple's run with Mudvayne, Life of Agony, and American Head Charge. The confirmed dates are below. A Cruel World, the debut album from bloodsimple., will hit stores on March 29th. 

April 27th San Antonio, TX - Live Oak Civic Center
April 29th Lubbock, TX - The Pavillion
April 30th Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
May 01st Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

MCR/Used $2
Total Assault reports: My Chemical Romance and The Used's $2 Bill live show will premiere on MTV2 this Friday the 18th at 11:00pm ET / 8:00 PT. If ya miss it, you can catch repeats at the following times: 

Saturday the 19th at 3:00am ET / midnight PT and 2:30pm ET / 11:30 PT, and Monday the 21st at 1:00am ET / 11:00pm PT- Click Here for the Full Story 

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