Day In Rock 3/24: Bizkit in Rehab- Who Needs MTV?- Dr Dru Sued- Korn Pirate- Ozzy No Fan of Osbournes- Whitney- Jake E. Lee- Cradle of Records- Pedo Manager Released- Motorhead DVD- Priest- Kittie Minus 2 Kittens- Soulfly- Vadar- Seether- God Forbid- White Stripes Complete CD- Homme Recording- La's Return- Melvins- Slipknot Lose Support- Stefani Outburst- All About Weezer- more
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Bizkit in Rehab
Digital Noise reports: Limp Bizkit drummer John Otto has entered a rehab clinic due to "personal issues". 

The band has enlisted former CIV/Youth Of Today drummer Sammy Siegler to help them with the recording of their new, as-yet-untitled album. [see full story link for stories on Audioslave, Gratitude, Kittie and The Black Maria] - Click Here for the Full Story 

Who Needs MTV?
Wired reports: With MTV and VH1 now crowded with programs like Date My Mom, The Ashlee Simpson Show and Celebrity Fit Club, there's little room for music videos, especially from independent artists. 

That's why one up-and-coming group, the Decemberists, opted to release its new music video, Sixteen Military Wives, for free using BitTorrent. The high-quality video file has logged more than 1,700 downloads since it was released over the weekend. 

"For the most part, MTV and VH1 won't touch video unless bands have sold a huge number of records," said Dawn Barger, manager of the Decemberists. "It's impossible to get rotation." 

BitTorrent provided a way for the band to efficiently get the video out without paying a lot of money for bandwidth. The group also hopes to gain exposure from fans passing along the video to others. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Dr Dru Sued
BBC reports: Lawyers for US rapper Dr Dre have asked a judge in Flint, Michigan to dismiss a legal action concerning video footage filmed at a concert in July 2000. 

Three former Detroit City employees were filmed arguing boisterously with some of Dr Dre's representatives. 

The trio are suing Dr Dre, Time Warner Inc and Best Buy Co claiming they were unaware that the footage would be used in a documentary released in 2002. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Korn Pirate
MTV reports: In typical rock-star fashion, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, who, with porn-star wife Deven, became proud parents last week, has named his infant son something even more bizarre than Apple. According to Davis' Web site, Pirate Howsmon Davis entered the world on Friday, and is doing just fine.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ozzy No Fan of Osbournes
Yahoo Music reports: MTV may have aired the final episode of the Osbournes on Monday night (March 21), but the cable network will give the series a real send-off on April 17. Dubbing the event "Black Sabbath," the channel plans to air every episode from all four seasons of the Osbournes, starting at 5:30 a.m. Despite the show becoming a cultural phenomenon, Ozzy said he is not a fan. 

"I still can't watch it," Ozzy said. "It's like a window in my past, and it's a really weird thing because we just go around and we forget how our behavior was yesterday -- I have a constant reminder. And there is hours and hours and reels and reels of film. There's enough stuff there to do a thousand more shows, you know." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko in Vegas?
AP reports: What do Wayne Newton, Celine Dion and Michael Jackson have in common? If Donald Trump and his partners have their way, they all will have a resident performing gig in Las Vegas on their resumes. 

Trump's Las Vegas partners have been courting Jackson to perform at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino, Us Weekly magazine reports. New Frontier owner Phil Ruffin and partner Jack Wishna have reportedly spoken to representatives of Jackson about a long-term residency. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Whitney in Rehab Again
AP reports: A year after her first reported stay in rehab, Whitney Houston has again checked into a rehabilitation facility. "Whitney Houston has re-entered a rehabilitation facility today," her publicist, Nancy Seltzer, told The Associated Press Wednesday. She declined to provide details. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Jake E. Lee Covers
Totalrock reports: Former Ozzy/Badlands guitarist Jake E, Lee is to issue an album of covers at the end of next month through Mascot. It's called 'Retraced', and includes songs by Free, Trapeze, Montrose, James Gang and Grand Funk. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Cradle of Records
Totalrock reports: Former Cradle Of Filth bassist Dave Pybus has helped start a new label. It's called SixSixSix Records. The first releases - both due at the end of May - will be 'In Absence Of Light' from symphonic black metalheads Draconian Order and 'Blood 'N' Roll' by Italian goths Bloody Mary.[see full link for stories on Antiproduct, Gratitude, Vent, Zombie, Limp Bizkit and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Pedo Manager Released
DiS reports: Jonathan King will be released on parole tomorrow, after serving less than half of his seven-year gaol sentence for four indecent assaults and two serious sexual offences on boys aged between 14 and 15. The former pop mogul hopes to get back to work within the music industry and plans to write a musical based on the life of Cole Porter. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motorhead DVD
Blabbermouth reports: MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. More information will be made available soon. 

MOTÖRHEAD are planning to commemorate the milestone with a concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon on June 16. Female metal group GIRLSCHOOL will also be on the bill. Frontman Lemmy told ABC ePrep that the rest of the lineup is still tentative, although he'd like British metal band SAXON to be on the bill.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Priest Big in Greece
Blabbermouth reports: JUDAS PRIEST's "Angel of Retribution" has entered the Greek national album chart at position No. 1 — the first time PRIEST have topped the national album chart anywhere in the world.[see full story for global chart positions]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Kittie Minus 2 Kittens
Blabbermouth reports: KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander has posted the following message on the band's official message board: 

"Alright, I know that what has happened with Lisa [Marx, ex-KITTIE guitarist] comes as a shock to all of you. It was a shock to all of us too. Things haven't been said in a press release up until this point with good reason however. Not only has Lisa decided to leave the band, but Jennifer [Arroyo, bass] has decided to leave too. I figured we should get this all out into the open while we still can. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Driving Songs
BW&BK reports: QUEEN'S ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' has been named the all-time best song to drive to. Glasgow band FRANZ FERDINAND also made it into the top 10. 

A radio station poll asked voters to choose the top tune to have on the car stereo from a list of suggestions by listeners. 

The Queen track took the top spot with 16% of votes, ahead of ‘Sweet Child O' Mine' by GUNS N' ROSES (15%) and NIRVANA's ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit' (11%). [see full story for more of the list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Soulfly DVD
BW&BK reports: Roadrunner Records (www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk) report that SOULFLY's The Song Remains Insane DVD will now be released on April 4th following the withdrawal of the original defective version. Purchasers should check that they are buying the DVD in a plastic case with a catalogue number of RR 09708 to ensure that they are getting the correct version. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Vadar Regain Deal
BW&BK reports: VADER has signed a deal with Regain Records (DANZIG, OVERKILL, MARDUK). 

The first release under the new deal will be the MCD The Art Of War, scheduled for release in October. The next full length album will be released in autumn, 2006. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

New Seether
IAYM reports: Seether have chosen "Karma And Effect" as the title to their upcoming new album which will see a release through Wind-Up on May 24th.[see full story for more on the new CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 
God Forbid Recording
IAYM reports: God Forbid will be entering the Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida on May 01st to commence the pre-production process for their upcoming new album "IV: The Constitution Of Treason" with Jason Suecof (Trivium, Cannae, Monstrosity). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
White Stripes Complete CD
NME reports: WHITE STRIPES have finished recording their new album inside two weeks – and it could be released in time for GLASTONBURY. 

The duo have been at Jack White's Detroit home working on songs for the follow-up to ‘Elephant'. Much like the recording of their classic fourth album, which was done in ten days at Toe Rag studios in London, recording of the as-yet-untitled new longplayer came quickly, with the pair recording on average a song a day. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Homme Recording
NME reports: Despite illness and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JOSH HOMME has been busy with his side project EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. 

The band have been in the studio, with Homme drumming, and expect to release their second album entitled ‘Death By Sexy' this summer, Rolling Stone reports. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

La's Return
NME reports: THE LA'S have confirmed their first UK dates in over a decade, NME.COM can exclusively reveal. 

The influential Liverpool band, which now features Lee Mavers, John Power, Jay Lewis and Nick Miniski, will warm-up for their performance at Japanese festival Summer Sonic with three British shows. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Melvins Tribute Delay
The PRP reports: The forthcoming Melvins tribute album, "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", has been pushed back to a summer 2005 release date via Fractured Transmitter Record Co.. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Slipknot Lose Support
The PRP reports: DevilDriver and Trivium have dropped off of their previously announced west coast stints on Slipknot's "Subliminal Verses Tour" with Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall as a result of time constraints. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Stefani Outburst
Rockdirt reports: Gwen Stefani has lashed out at those who don't take the No Doubt singer seriously as a musician. "I was in a band since I was 16 years old. I've been in a fu**ng rock band touring the fu**ing world for 18 years," Stefani fumed to NME. "So if you're gonna try and erase that, then I'm going to stick my finger right in your face. I know what it's like to be up on stage with anyone from a stupid, fu**ing wannabe punk rock band to opening for U2 and the Rolling Stones."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Calm down Britney... oops, Gwen. 

Rod Price RIP
antiMusic reports: Rod Price of 70s rock band Foghat died on Tuesday (March 22nd) after falling down the stairs in his home. 

Price was the man behind some of Foghat's most memorial riffs including the radio staples 'Fool For The City' and 'Slow Ride'. This is second death in the Foghat family. Guitarist/vocalist "Lonesome" Dave Peverett died of cancer in February of 2000. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Jacko Lawyer Hospitalized
antiMusic reports: One of Jackson's attorneys had to be wheeled out of court on a gurney today and was taken to the hospital. Jackson attorney Brian Oxman suddenly fell ill as today's court session ended. Oxman, who appeared conscious but pale according to witnesses, was wheeled out of the courtroom into an awaiting ambulance and taken to the Marian Medical Center. [see full story for info on the judge's ruling over the porn on Jackson's computer]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Saul Israel Holiff RIP
BBC reports: The former manager of Johnny Cash, Saul Israel Holiff, has died at the age of 79, his family said. 

Mr Holiff, who was also a concert promoter, managed Cash's career between 1960 and 1973, quitting when he thought the singer's career had peaked. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

More diddy on MTV
FMQB reports: MTV has struck a production deal with P. Diddy to develop more shows for the network, including another season of his Making The Band series. According to the New York Daily News, Diddy is co-producing Run's House, a reality show about Run-DMC's Joseph Simmons and his family, which Diddy calls "reality TV's answer to The Cosby Show." He may also produce other concert specials, reality shows, sitcoms and documentaries. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Motown Defaced
Reuters reports: The "Motown Remixed" compilation is set for a May 24 release. The 15-track album will be augmented on the same day by "Motown Unmixed," featuring the original versions of the source material for the remix project. 

Among the notable remixes on the set are Gladys Knight & the Pips' "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by the Roots' ?uestlove and James Poyser (under the moniker the Randy Watson Experience, named for the hapless singer in "Coming to America") and the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" by DJ Z-Trip. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Cream Bio
Noble PR reports: Virgin Books are set to release 'Cream: The World's First Supergroup', a 282-page hardback book featuring rare photographs of one of the greatest rock'n'roll supergroups of the psychedelic sixties. Published in the U.K. on April 7, 2005, the book coincides with the much speculated and eagerly anticipated Cream reunion of the original three members. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Ash Skywalker Gig
Cornerstone reports: As you may remember, Ash just released "Meltdown" on March 8th and they are on tour with The Bravery. In case you have forgotten, "Meltdown" has gone certified gold in the UK and was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, System Of A Down.) In addition to their tour they have just announced some in-store performances and a secret gig at the ever so mysterious Skywalker Ranch! 

Ash will be performing at Skywalker Ranch - Industrial Light & Magic at 7pm on Monday, March 28th. 

In-store appearances:

 March 23rd at 5pm - Tempe, AZ - Zia Record Exchange 
March 26th at 2pm - Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Hollywood
March 29th at 5pm - Berkeley, CA - Rasputins' Music
April 15th at 5pm - Boston, MA - Newbury Comics

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

Rocket Summer Dates
Earshot reports: The Rocket Summer will soon head out on The Militia Group Presents...A Family Affair tour with label mates Brandtson, Cartel and Umbrellas beginning April 1st in Iowa City, IA (dates below).

 A Family Affair Tour Dates:

 4.01 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis
4.02 Appleton, WI @ Monkey Wrench
4.04 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
4.05 Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Metal Blade Sign The Absence
Metal Blade reports: Metal Blade Records has officially inked a worldwide deal with the Tampa, Florida's The Absence! Having previously self-releasing an EP that received great praise, The Absence will be taking the world by force with their upcoming full length and live shows; laying waste to all in their path and carving their name in the world of melodic metal. The band will enter Manna Studio's on April 10th with Erik Rutan (Into The Moat, Soilent Green, Hate Eternal) producing their first full-length release for Metal Blade records due out in the fall of 2005. The Absence will be touring relentlessly both nationally and abroad in support of their debut release so make sure to catch them live as you are sure to be blown away![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Dishwalla Hit The Road
Harper PR reports: The Santa Barbara rock band Dishwalla has announced the dates for a month-long tour in support of their newly released self-titled fifth album. Initial dates will take the band throughout California with additional brief stops in Atlanta, Kentucky, El Paso and Japan.

2 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
3 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
12 - Japan @ Okuma Airforce Base
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

All About Weezer
Special Ops reports: Weezer's new CD Make Believe will be released on May 10th and is one of the most anticipated albums of the year! 

Make Believe, produced by Rick Rubin, includes the first single "Beverly Hills" which arrives at radio on March 23rd. MTV2 will air an "All Day Premiere" on Tues, Mar 29th and MTV2 "Makes the Video" premieres Wed. March 30th. Other tracks include "We Are All On Drugs," "This Is Such a Pity," and "Peace."

 Click the full story link to hear the 1st singe "Beverly Hills"- Click Here for the Full Story 

Unwritten Law Tour
Atlantic Records reports: San Diego rockers Unwritten Law are taking it to the streets. The veteran rockers are hitting the road beginning March 22nd in support of their new album Here's To The Mourning, which debuted at # 51 on Billboard's Top 200, marking the band's highest career chart debut. The album has scanned over 75,000 in just 7 weeks, and is on track to be one of the band's biggest selling albums to date. 

3/25 - Bakersfield, CA - Montgomery World Plaza
3/26 - Las Vegas, NV - Desert Breeze Skate Park
4/01 - Santa Barbara, CA - UCSB Events Hub
4/04 - Chico, CA - Senator Theatre
[see full story for more dates] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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