Day In Rock 3/17: Rocker Arrested- Metallica Rescue- Prince Assault- Snow Patrol Firing- Boyband Label- Snoop Game- My Dying Bride- Deep Purple- Wylde Hit- Jakson Spires RIP- Sabbath- Primal Fear- Funeral For A Friend New Ozzy CD- NIN- FCC- Doves- Hoobastank- Green Day- Daltrey TV Pilot- Incubus- DEP Get Warped- Maiden Short Ozzfest- Meshuggah- Pearl Jam- Audioslave- more
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Rocker Arrested
NME reports: IAN BROWN has been arrested in SAN FRANCISCO after an onstage bust-up with a member of the audience, NME.COM can exclusively reveal. 

The singer was playing at the Great American Music Hall as part of a North American tour in support of his current album 'Solarized' when the alleged incident happened. 

According to fans at the show, Brown was complaining about the sound quality at the venue, and after three songs got so upset he stopped the song. 

One fan claimed: "This guy in a white top jumps onto the stage from the crowd, rugby tackles Ian Brown to the floor. Everything stops and the band members run to the aid of their leader." After the show he was arrested at his hotel and taken for questioning. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metallica Rescue
Blabbermouth reports: According to BoingBoing.net, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has asked METALLICA's longtime attorney Peter Paterno to try and defuse the situation between BEATALLICA — the Milwaukee-based parody band known for METALLICA-infused covers of BEATLES songs — and Sony Music. As previously reported, Sony Music accused BEATALLICA of violating copyright laws, demanded that their webmaster pay "unspecified damages," and forced the band's ISP to shut down their web site. 

Thanks to Ulrich's efforts, BEATALLICA will soon be back online, and the legal debacle over. Sony is now indicating that it may agree to just drop the case, if they even had a proper case in the first place. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Prince Assault
AP reports: A man who plowed his Lincoln Navigator into four security guards at a Prince concert last year was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison. 

Omar Rodriguez, 23, of Oregon City, was sentenced Tuesday after a Multnomah County Circuit Court jury convicted him of assault, hit-and-run and reckless endangerment. He was acquitted of attempted murder in the Sept. 1, 2004 incident. 

During his trial, Rodriguez acknowledged he had been drunk on Remy Martin cognac the day of the accident. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Snow Patrol Firing
NME reports: A statement issued to NME.COM reads: "Snow Patrol have parted company with bass player Mark McClelland. Following a life-changing year in 2004, Snow Patrol found themselves under a whole set of new and unexpected pressures. These pressures have unfortunately taken their toll on working relationships within the band, and it was felt that that Snow Patrol could not move forward with Mark as a member.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Boyband Label
Ananova reports: Justin Timberlake is planning to launch his own record label. 

The 24-year-old former 'NSync singer and his manager Johnny Wright are teaming up with Atlantic Records in the US to set up their own imprint. 

The label has still to be officially given a name, but already Timberlake and Wright are preparing its first artist, a young Memphis singer with whom Justin grew up [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Snoop Game Tour
liveDaily reports: West Coast rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game join forces this spring for U.S. run dubbed the "How the West Was One Tour." 

So far, the duo has lined up 10 dates that kick off in mid-April.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

My Dying Bride Delay
Blabbermouth reports: MY DYING BRIDE's reissue of their first DVD, "For Darkest Eyes", has been delayed until the fall to avoid confusion with their new DVD, "Sinamorata", tentatively due in early summer. Focus now lies on a three-CD box set, featuring two new remixes, which is being released in May.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Deep Purple Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks is reporting that DEEP PURPLE has scheduled a quick run of North American tour dates for the early part of the summer. They will do 16 shows that begin June 11 in Pittsburgh and end July 2 in Rockford, Illinois. It's unknown whether more dates will be added. It's also unknown whether DEEP PURPLE will play any of the songs they're working on for their new studio album, which they plan to record this year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: Blabbermouth also has news on PRO-PAIN: 'Prophets Of Doom' Tentative Track Listing Revealed ** LAMB OF GOD/MACHINE HEAD Tour Dates Announced ** Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival Off To A Great Start ** LIMP BIZKIT Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AM RING/ROCK IM PARK Festivals ** SLIPKNOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, CHIMAIRA Ringtones Now Available and more click here to check it out

Wylde Hit
BW&BK reports: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's latest album, Mafia is the top debut on the Billboard 200 at No. 15 with 42,000 copies sold according to Nielsen Soundscan. The group scores its highest spot on the big chart and the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Jakson Spires RIP
BW&BK reports: Blackfoot drummer Jakson Spires passed away this morning from a brain aneurysm in Ft Pierce FL. 

Many fans of southern rock or just straight-ahead rock & roll considered Blackfoot a secondary (Lynyrd) Skynyrd... all while the band insisted that ‘Train, Train' was just plain get-down rock & roll. 

Jakson was the writer behind so much of Blackfoot's music... with Rickey Medlocke, Greg T. Walker and Charlie Hargrett they pushed the band to platinum status with the Strikes album in 1979. 

The 1980 Tomcattin' and 1981 Marauder releases proved that the sum of all members was greater than the total of any one... the band was a notorious powerhouse and toured relentlessly with the likes of IRON MAIDEN, SCORPIONS and AC/DC. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sabbath iTunes
BW&BK reports: Black-sabbath.com webmaster Joe Siegler has posted the following update regarding BLACK SABBATH material available at iTunes: 

"From time to time I get questions about the availability of Black Sabbath's catalogue on legal music download sites. During my recent hiatus, I was informed that two more Black Sabbath albums have turned up on iTunes. The albums are Born Again and The Eternal Idol. Previous to this, all of the DIO-era albums plus Reunion were available.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

I thank you Mr. Miracle I won't get trashed again...

Primal Fear Deal
BW&BK reports: German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have posted the following message at their official website: 

"Short before the start of the recordings for our new album, we can proudly annouce, that we have extended our contract with Nuclear Blast for another five albums plus one DVD and one Live CD. We're very happy with the work of Nuclear Blast and their support all over the years! We will have a band meeting next Saturday (March 19th). We've collected around 20 songs and we will decide, which 12 songs will finally record for the new - yet untitled - album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: BW&BK also has news on JOURNEY - Studio-Bound With Former Producer ** Roadrunner Ringtones Available ** PLACE OF SKULLS - European Dates Confirmed ** PARAGON - Revenge MP3 Samples Available ** HANOI ROCKS Frontman To Appear On Finnish MTV Saturday and more click here to check it out

Funeral For A Friend Release
IAYM reports: Funeral For A Friend have selected "Hours" as the title to their upcoming new album which will see a UK release through Atlantic on June 13th. A North American street date for the effort is yet to be announced. - Click Here for the Full Story 
New Ozzy CD
IAYM reports: Ozzy Osbourne has signed an extension to his current contract with Epic Records that will tentatively see his next studio effort hitting stores in early 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NIN Single
IAYM reports: Nine Inch Nails will be releasing a multi-format single in the UK/Europe for their new track 'The Hand That Feeds' on April 18th. The song will be backed by b-sides 'The Hand That Feeds' (Straight Mix), 'The Hand That Feeds' (Dub Mix) and the track's accompanying video in a limited edition digipak[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Source: IAYM also has news on Ozzfest Update ** Atreyu/Victory Hostilities? ** Sublime Tribute Update ** More The Red Chord/ALOL/It Dies Today/Bury Your Dead Dates ** and more click here to check it out

FCC Head
FMQB reports: President Bush has chosen Kevin Martin to replace Michael Powell as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Martin, a Republican from North Carolina, has served as an FCC Commissioner since 2001. Previously, Martin was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Doves Tour
Reuters reports: Doves and Mercury Rev will team for a three-week North American tour after their joint appearances at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Hoobastank Recording
Yahoo Music reports: Hoobastank has been working on a third studio album expected to be released in December. According to an official online posting written by guitarist Dan Estrin on hoobastank.com, the group has been in the studio and at home writing songs for the follow-up to 2003's the Reason. Although a December release is the goal, the Los Angeles-based group won't make any promises. Estrin says, "We all want to be 100 percent happy with all the songs. None of us want to rush or force anything." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Daltrey TV Pilot
ArrowFM reports: The Who's Roger Daltrey has shot a pilot for the WB Network. The un-named show stars Australian newcomer Nathalie Kelley as a mermaid who tries life on land and Daltrey plays the antagonist.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Incubus Summer Fests
The PRP reports: Incubus will be hitting the European festival circuit this summer, dates include: 
May 26th Vienna, AUT - Aerodrome Festival
May 27th Lisbon, POR - Super Bock Super Rock
May 28th Madrid, SPA - Festimad
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
DEP Get Warped
The PRP reports: The Dillinger Escape Plan have confirmed some stops on the Warped Tour, here's the schedule so far: 
July 26th Buffalo, NY - Darien Lakes PAC
July 28th Quebec, QC - Colisee Pepsi Parking Lot
July 29th Montreal, QC - TBA
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Maiden Short Ozzfest
The PRP reports: Some more news has come out regarding this years Ozzfest. Iron Maiden will not be taking part in the final 7 seven dates (Aug. 23rd - Sept. 04th) of the tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Meshuggah Tracks
The PRP reports: The tentative track listing has been revealed for Meshuggah's upcoming new album "Catch 33", it is as follows: 
01 - "Autonomy Lost" 
02 - "Imprint Of The Un-Saved"
03 - "Disenchantment"
04 - "The Paradoxical Spiral"
05 - "Re-Inanimate"
06 - "Entrapment"
07 - "Mind's Mirrors"
08 - "In Death - Is Life"
09 - "In Death - Is Death"
10 - "Shed"
11 - "Personae Non Gratae"
12 - "Dehumanization"
13 - "Sum"
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bands for Hire
Punkbands reports: For $ 20-30.000 you can hire Bad Religion for a night or some other acts? The website Clear Channel College Entertainment has got a list "price list" of avalible artists. Here are some other artists available: 
New Found Glory - $30 - 35k
Ataris - $20 - 25k 
Green Day - 100k+ 
Sum 41 - $35k
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Stretch Arm Strong Go Major
Punkbands reports: The Music Syndicate recently signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal for its record label, We Put Out Records, with East West, a division of Warner Music Group. The partnership's first release will be the celebrated punk-hardcore band Stretch Arm Strong. The band will begin recording their new record in April with James Wisener (Underoath, Dashboard Confessional, Further Seems Forever) for an anticipated fall release. The joining of We Put Out Records, East West and Stretch Arm Strong results in a union with great potential. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Pearl Jam Up on Next CD
Rockdirt reports: Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron spoke with Rolling Stone, revealing that the group is recording vocals and mixing their follow-up to 2002's 'Riot Act', and hope to have a yet-to-be-titled disc released as early as May. "There's a lot more up-tempo stuff," Cameron said. "It's a lot more rockin' than our last one." - Click Here for the Full Story 
Metal Download
siN's metal news reports: A wealth of artists have been added to the 2005 edition of the DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, which will take place at the heralded Donington Park from June 10th through the 12th. 


Added for Sunday: MC5, LACUNA COIL, AS I LAY DYING, CALIBAN, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, NIGHTWISH - Click Here for the Full Story 

Audioslave Dates
siN's metal news reports: AUDIOSLAVE, who will be in Europe for the duration of this Summer, have released a few more US dates for the months of April and May: 

April 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint 
April 18 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater 
April 22 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom 
April 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

PM5K Dates
The Talent House reports: POWERMAN 5000 TOUR DATES as of 3/16/05

 03/22/05 Chico CA Senator Theater
03/23/05 Reno NV New Oasis
03/24/05 Orangevale CA The Boardwalk
03/25/05 San Francisco CA The Pound at Pier 96

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

Int'l Riot
Kevin DuBrow reports: QUIET RIOT, who recently returned from their successful concert appearances in Spain at the Atarfe Vega Rock Festival in Granada, as well as dates in Bergara and Palma de Mallorca, Spain will continue their 2005 tour schedule with these new dates: 




[see full story for No Am Dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Akercocke for German St Paddy's 
Earache reports: One-off show in Hamburg, Germany on Thursday 17th March The UK's premier (and best dressed!) death metallers Akercocke are set to play an exclusive one-off show in Hamburg in Germany on Thursday 17th March. This will be their first live performance since guitarist Paul Scanlan left the band, his suit is being filled by ex-Berzerker guitarist Matt Wilcock. The details for the Rock Hard magazine sponsored show is Full line up: Akercocke - Sear Bliss - Sufferage 

Venue: Headbangers Ballroom, Hamburg, 14 Grosse Elbstrasse Doors: 20:00[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Teufelmusik für Ihren Feiertag

Choosing Death
Earache reports: [This story was actually about an in-store, but we got it too late to post yesterday. The book however sounds interesting for our metalhead faithful. So here is the 411 on that.] Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore, features an introduction from the legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel and conquers the lofty task of telling the two-decade-long history of Death Metal & Grindcore through the eyes and ringing ears of the artists, producers, and label owners, past and present, who propelled the movement.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Adema Headlining
Earache reports: Following Adema's tour for the troops in the Persian Gulf, the band will return to US soil for their first US dates in support of their new album, "Planets". Amongst the dates already confirmed are a stop at New York's legendary CBGB and a stop at the massive Freak Fest in Adema's hometown of Bakersfield, California. This tour marks the US live debut of Adema's new singer, Luke Caraccioli. Stand by for more tourdates, coming soon! Adema's new album, "Planets", hits US stores on April 5.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Darkness Waxed
XFM reports: An exhibition at Madame Tussauds entitled ‘Air Guitar Star' is to feature a brand new waxwork of The Darkness flamboyant frontman Justin Hawkins, and will be unveiled by the man himself. 

The exhibition will be centred on the new interactive figure of The Darkness singer, which will give advice on punters learning "wild air guitar moves" in front of a live audience on a Wembley Stadium inspired set up in the museum. 

‘Air Guitar Star' begins on Thursday March 17 [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

GZR in May
Chipster reports: GZR, the quartet led by legendary Black Sabbath bass guitarist and lyricist Geezer Butler, will release its new studio album Ohmwork through Sanctuary Records on May 10, 2005. Ohmwork is Butler's first album in eight years. 

The 10 songs on Ohmwork are "Misfit," "Pardon My Depression," "Prisoner 103," "I Believe," "Aural Sects," "Pseudocide," "Pull The String," "Alone," "Dogs Of Whore" and "Don't You Know." "I Believe" is the first single. 

Butler is joined by vocalist Clark Brown and guitarist Pedro Howse, his longtime collaborators, and new drummer Chad Smith. Ohmwork is Butler's third solo band release. His first project under the GZR banner was 1995's Plastic Planet while 1997's Black Science was credited to Geezer. Howse has worked on all three albums. Brown performed on Black Science.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Oasis Tracks
Epic reports: Oasis have confirmed the track listing for their highly anticipated sixth studio album, 'Don't Believe The Truth,' instores May 31st 2005 on Epic Records. The first single from the album will be 'Lyla.' 

Tracks: Turn Up The Sun - Mucky Fingers - Lyla - Love Like A Bomb - The Importance Of Being Idle - The Meaning Of Soul - Guess God Thinks I'm Abel - Part Of The Queue - Keep The Dream Alive - A Bell Will Ring - Let There Be Love 

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

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