Day In Rock 3/23: Nas Fan Shot- J.Lo Flops- Celine Vs Fans- Radiohead Debut- Bono Tomb Raider- Oasis US Tour- Rollins- Living Roots- Goth School Shooter - Nugent Trial- Anthrax- Audioslave- Clutch- Blindside- Dashboard Scrap- Hate Eternal- Blowfly Stomps- Wanna Play Pop?- Nocturne- Thrice DVD- Crystal Method- AX7 Preview Shows- Over It- A Static Tour- Doomtree- HBMS Tour- more
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Nas Fan Shot At Concert
Contact Music reports: A rap fan watching a NAS concert in London on Monday night (21MAR05) has told how he was shot in the shoulder when a balaclava-wearing gunman opened fire in the crowd. 

IF I RULED THE WORLD rapper Nas - real name NASIR JONES - was midway through his set at Brixton Academy when it was brought to a sudden halt after shots rung out. 

Unlucky ASHLEY BABB has revealed how he felt a burning sensation in his shoulder but didn't realise he'd been grazed by a bullet as chaos erupted all around him. [see full story for more and additional story later in today's report for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

J.Lo Flop
Ananova reports: Jennifer Lopez's latest album Rebirth is flopping in America. 

This week the LP is expected to shift around 40,000 copies, bringing its three-week sales total to barely 400,000, according to Fox News. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Celine Vs Fans
Ananova reports: Celine Dion has admitted that audiences at her Las Vegas show are often tired, drunk, sick and in some cases asleep. 

Dion says her current stint as a regular performer in at the city's Caesar's Palace Colosseum means that for the first time in her career she's often not playing to fans. 

"People come here for four days, they eat too much, drink too many free drinks, they get sick from all that, they are jet-lagged sometimes so they just sit in the seat and sleep. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

It also might be the music that is doing it to them.

Radiohead Debut
FMQB reports: Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood will debut new material written and performed with the London Sinfonietta next week. The Rock/Classical hybrid performance will take place in London on March 27 and 28. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bono Tomb Raider
FMQB reports: Equity firm Elevation Partners, which includes U2's Bono, and is even named after one of the band's songs, is in the midst of a bidding war to purchase video game company Eidos PLC. Eidos is best known for the hugely successful Tomb Raider series of games.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Oasis US Tour
NME reports: OASIS have announced that they will be touring the US through September and October this year. Support for the dates will come from Jet and Kasabian. The first show to go up on sale with the three band line-up is in Houston, Texas which marks the first time Oasis have returned to the city in seven years. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rollins For Kids
soundgenerator reports: Rocker Henry Rollins has added four further dates to his live schedule next month in aid of a children's charity. 

The seminal hardcore musician will follow his two-week residency, dubbed 'Caught In the Zipper', at New York's Zipper Theatre (March 22-April 2) with four dates at Santa Monica's McCabe Guitar Shop. 

Rollins' share of the proceeds from the shows will benefit Hollygrove Children & Family Services. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Living Roots
MTV reports: Guitarist Vernon Reid announced on his blog that he will be a guest member of the Roots when they hit the road in June. His group, Living Colour, will be playing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the end of April.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Where Are They Now? On TV
Ananova reports: A new reality show will see pop acts from the 70s, 80s and 90s battling it out for the public vote. Hit Me Baby One More Time, hosted by Vernon Kay, will feature blasts from the past performing memorable tracks from the last three decades. 

Each week five different acts will recreate their heyday to sing their best known song live in the studio. 

Among those returning to the limelight on ITV1's first show on Saturday, April 2, are Gloria Gaynor singing I Will Survive, The Honeyz performing Finally Found and Tiffany with her classic disco track I Think We're Alone Now. [see full story for more including more of the artists]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Goth School Shooter 
Blabbermouth reports: The 17-year-old student who shot his way through his family and a tribal school in northwest Minnesota Monday (March 21), leaving 10 people dead, including himself, was described by a fellow student as a quiet boy who was into goth culture, listened to heavy metal music, wore "a big old black trench coat" and "talked about death all the time." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Nugent Trial Begins
Blabbermouth reports: Grand Rapids, Michigan's WOOD-TV is reporting that Ted Nugent's breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Muskegon Summer Celebration festival has gone to trial. 

The court hearing got under way today in Muskegon County Circuit Court. A jury was selected, the lawyers gave their opening statements and the first witness testified. The trial is expected to continue until at least March 30th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Anthrax Down Under
BW&BK reports: Australia's PyroMusic.net (www.pyromusic.net) report that ANTHRAX are heading to Australia in May. MORTAL SIN will be supporting. 
12 at The Arena in Brisbane, Australia
14 at The Roundhouse in Sydney, Australia
15 at The Palace in Melbourne, Australia
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Nas Shoot Out
NME reports: Shots have been fired during tonight's (March 21) NAS concert at the LONDON CARLING BRIXTON ACADEMY. 

According to an eye witness who spoke to NME.COM, two shots were fired while the show was going on. 

Nas is understood to have left the stage unharmed, and following a brief appearence by a support band, concert goers were eventually able to leave the building. The show was abandoned. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Audioslave Set Title
The PRP reports: Audioslave look to have set "Out Of Exile" as the title to their upcoming new album which is now slated for a May 24th release date through Interscope.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Clutch Dates
The PRP reports: Clutch have booked a new string of dates with the Suplecs and Kelly Carmichael, they include: 
April 28th Reading, PA - The Silo
April 29th Youngstown, OH - Nyabinghi (
April 30th Bellefontaine, OH - The Blue Cat 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Blindside Reissues
The PRP reports: Remastered editions of Blindside's self-titled debut and their "A Thought Crushed My Mind" album are both expected to be re-released through DRT Entertainment on May 10th. [see full story for tracklistings]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dashboard Scrap
Punkbands reports: MTV.com brings an update on the status of the new Dashboard Confessional album: Deciding to shelve an album is never easy, but it helps when writing another one only takes a month. "I wrote a record and I didn't like it so much," Dashboard Confessional singer Chris Carrabba said recently. 

"[The scrapped album] didn't feel like the right songs for where I'm at in my life right now, so I started again." Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba 

The as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively slated for release late this summer[see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

NIN Listening Parties
antiMusic reports: Interscope Records has set up a string of listening parties across North America, which kicks off this week. Fans that attend the listening parties will receive a limited edition Nine Inch Nails gift. Those that pre-order "With Teeth" at the listening parties will also receive a 7" vinyl single featuring the first single, "The Hand That Feeds", and "Home", a non album track. The listening parties will be the only place where you can get the vinyl single. [see full story for dates, plus info on the new release in various formats]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Zombie Recruits Manson Guitarist 
antiMusic reports: Former Marilyn Manson axeman John 5 has been recruited by Rob Zombie for this summer's Ozzfest. The following announcement was made on John 5's official website: 

John 5 is elated to announce that he will be playing guitar for Rob Zombie on the Hot Topic Second stage at this year's Ozzfest. "I'm totally estatic about having the opportunity to play with Rob on Ozzfest! He has been one of my favorite artists for the longest time. I had the opportunity to play with him a few weeks back, and never thought that I would have the chance to share the stage with him playing the Zombie songs we all know and love!" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dickinson Tracks
antiMusic reports: Tracklisting for Bruce Dickinson's forthcoming album "Tyranny Of Souls" 

1 Mars Within (Intro) - 2 Abduction - 3 Soul Intruders - 4 Kill Devil Hill - 5 Navigate The Seas Of The Sun - 6 River Of No Return - 7 Power Of The Sun - 8 Devil On A Hog - 9 Believil - 10 A Tyranny Of Souls 

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

Jimmy Chamberlin Tour
antiMusic reports: Jimmy Chamberlin Complex announces a national tour, performing material from their recently released debut Life Begins Again (Sanctuary). Jimmy Chamberlin is looking forward to taking the Complex on the road again. Chamberlin says, "The Complex is about the love of music. " 

The band on all tour dates includes Jimmy Chamberlin (drums); Billy Mohler (Bass, Vocals); Sean Woolstenhulme (Guitar, Vocals) and Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes). [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Misfits Headline Fest
antiMusic reports: Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kittie Cloths
antiMusic reports: Metal felines Kittie are currently in label limbo according to frontwoman Morgan Lander. Lander made a posting at the group's official website to check in with fans about Kittie happenings and addressed the label issue as well as announced a new Kittie clothing line " for cute boys and tough girls". 

Mercedes and I are also proud to announce that we will be launching our own clothing line in the coming weeks. It is called Poisoned Black Clothing, and we are designing amazing shirts for cute boys and tough girls. [see full story for news of the label situation]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Entwistle Anthology 
antiMusic reports: Fans of the Ox gas up the car and head out to the record store as the new double disc anthology for the late Who bassist John Entwistle is now in stores. 

The 2 Disc/40 song set "So Who's the Bass Player? The Ox Anthology" is focused on Entwistle's solo career. According to a press release, "this 2 CD anthology cherry picks in chronological order the best work from John Entwistle's solo career. From his 1971 debut album , 'Smash Your Head Against the Wall' through to his last studio album, 'Music From Van Pires' released in 2000, this retrospective underscores why John Entwistle was regarded as such an influential and innovative musician. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Hate Eternal Tour
Earache reports: Hate Eternal have announced a series of high profile European dates for September in support of the forthcoming 'I, Monarch' record. Joining a heavyweight bill that also includes the likes of Nile and Unleashed, the tour will be complimented by a set of Hate Eternal headline shows, details of which will be revealed soon. 

Also appearing on this Death Metal extravaganza will be Earache's recent signings Blood Red Throne, who will be airing material from the recent crusher, 'Altered Genesis'.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Blowfly Stomps
conqueroo reports: Leading the freaky contingent at this year's stomp is Blowfly, the caped, masked, XXX-rated funk legend, original dirty rapper and inventor of the Miami Soul Sound. 

Blowfly is one of dozens of American roots music legends who will converge upon New Orleans to perform the fifth annual Ponderosa Stomp festival, held April 26-27 at the city's Mid City Rock'n'Bowl.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Wanna Play Pop?
Dave Thompson reports: International touring and US based artist Leslie Carter (sister of Nick and Aaron Carter) requires musicians to be apart of her band. At 13, Leslie was on the Shrek soundtrack with her hit 'Like Wow" for Dreamworks, she is now 18 and her music is a mixture of pop/rock attitude with a soft sensibility. Think Avril Lavigne, Hillary Duff, Michelle Branch, Kelly Clarkson. 

Leslie requires a second guitarist, bassist, keyboards/piano, backing singer and drummer. Every musician besides drummer and backing singer should play another instrument listed, as there will be instrument changes for different songs. We are looking to build a wonderful team of amazing musicians and people. Age range is 20-35 and originality in look and attitude is welcome. 

All interested musicians should contact musical director Dave Thompson and include a photo, experience, age, location and contact info. Auditions and rehearsals will be based in Toronto with full production rehearsals in Orlando, Florida. This a great great opportunity for Canadian musicans. 

Contact: Dave Thompson - Musical Director/Producer info@digitalunderdog.com- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nocturne Release / Tour
Chipster reports: The industrial band Nocturne will release 'Guide To Extinction' on April 19, 2005, through Triple X Records. 

It's the third full-length album and fourth album overall from Nocturne. The band's two core members are vocalist/founder Lacey Conner -- a striking woman with an otherworldly voice -- and guitarist/programmer Chris Telkes. 

Nocturne, with touring bass guitarist Rotten Rotny and special guest touring drummer Ben Graves of Murderdolls (the side project of Joey Jordison of Slipknot), will embark on an extensive tour, 'The Free For All Tour' with headliners Pigface, in 2005. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Thrice DVD
Hopeless Records reports: Thrice's DVD, If We Could Only See Us Now, will be released on March 29, 2005. The DVD/EP combo will feature a documentary on the story of the band's first six years and the additional EP will feature unreleased tracks from b-sides of Illusion of Safety and The Artist in the Ambulance. This will be a must-buy for any Thrice fan. Thrice is also scheduled to play the Bamboozle Festival in April and the highly prestigious Coachella festival in May before they head out for their headlining stint on this summer's Warped Tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Crystal Method
Girlie Action reports: Crystal Method are touring in support of their remix CD "Community Service II"

 3/25/05 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
3/26/05 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park
4/7/05 Sauget, IL @ OZ
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

AX7 Preview Shows
Earshot reports: AVENGED SEVENFOLD IS FINALLY BACK! After being locked away in the studio for many months A7X wanted to come up with a special way for their fans to hear their new songs live before anybody else. 

SO LISTEN CAREFULLY: The band is playing two very special Southern California shows in May at which they will perform ONLY NEW MATERIAL! 

These will be THE ONLY TWO shows A7x will be playing before heading off to EUROPE and WARPED TOUR. 

The Dates:

 Tickets for the San Diego date are on sale now. Tickets for the LA date will go on sale this Saturday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Over It Hit The Road
Earshot reports: Over It's recently released CD, Silverstrand is off to strong start at both retail and college radio. 

In its third week, the new release jumped 43 spots to #82 on the CMJ chart. Overall 56 stations charted Over It in their top 30, including 11 in their top 10. Last week, Silverstrand was #1 on both Smartpunk.com and Downloadpunk.com. 

Over It is set to being the first of several spring tours on March 24th in LA with Tsunami Bomb. A trek with Rufio and Gatsbys American Dream starts April 14th which will be followed by another string of dates with The All-American Rejects.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

A Static Tour
Total Assault reports: Following the Taste Of Chaos tour, A Static Lullaby will be heading out on a co-headlining trek with Anberlin. Also on the bill will be The Black Maria, Bleed The Dream and The Chemistry. Gods will be opening various dates and Funeral For A Friend will be joining the trek for two shows (poughkeepsie and long island). The tour will start on April 24 in Columbus, OH and go on for a few weeks. After Bamboozle, ASL will hit the road with Sum 41 and Unwritten Law starting May 17th. A Static Lullaby will release their new album, Faso Latido, on April 5th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Doomtree Now In Stores
Lesley Z Media reports: Watch out, Samhain, Son of Sam and Misfits fans Steve Zing and his band Doomtree have unleashed Down Below today to the masses. The CD, which also contains a DVD of the first album cut "Severed," showcases the band's musical chops and aggression, and "Severed" is already getting early radio support.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Atlantic reports: Elektra/Atlantic recording duo Handsome Boy Modeling School has unveiled plans for a series of eagerly anticipated live performances across America. The dates will see Chest Rockwell and Nathaniel Merriweather (world-renowned producers Prince Paul and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura) offering up tracks from their critically acclaimed second label release, "WHITE PEOPLE." 

Handsome Boy Modeling School - who recently wrapped up tours of Europe and Australia - will kick off their U.S. trek on March 28th at Los Angeles' House of Blues. The genre-jumping musical collective will make stops at a total of 20 cities from coast to coast, wrapping up at New York's Irving Plaza on April 20th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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