Day In Rock 3/29: Master P Charged- McRap- Rocker Falls 5 Floors- Rare Pantera- Marky Quits Misfits- NIN- Earshot- Deep Throat Love?- Catholics Vs Madonna- Smiths 101- Sex Pistols- Free U2- Poison Rimes- Whitesnake- Ozzy- Deadbeat KISS Dad- God Forbid- Radiohead- Bigelf- 30 Seconds To Mars- Into Eternity Drop Tour- ETID, Lamb of God, Unearth Tour- Offspring Recording- more
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Master P Charged
AP reports: Rapper Master P and his brother were charged Monday with carrying unregistered loaded guns after police stopped their car near the University of California, Los Angeles. 

The 37-year-old rapper, whose real name is Percy Robert Miller, was arrested Jan. 27, along with his brother, after campus police stopped them because their car did not have license plates. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Guardian Unlimited reports: Rap artists are accustomed to name-checking prestige car, clothing and jewellery brands in their lyrics. But if McDonald's has its way Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and 50 Cent may soon be giving it up for the humble beefburger. 

The fast-food giant is reported to be launching a campaign that will offer financial incentives to rap artists who mention its Big Mac burger in their lyrics. McDonald's will not pay an upfront fee, but intends to pay the artist between $1 and $5 (53p-£2.68) each time a track is played on the radio. It hopes to have several such songs on the airwaves by the summer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Rocker Falls 5 Floors
Blabbermouth reports: According to the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine, Carl-Michael "Aggressor" Eide (AURA NOIR, INFERNÖ, VIRUS, VED BUENS ENDE, ex-CADAVER, ex-DHG) fell from (or jumped off, depending on whose story you believe) a five-story building in Oslo, Norway on Saturday (March 26). He is currently undergoing extensive surgery and the outcome is still not determined.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rare Pantera
Blabbermouth reports: According to a recent online posting by DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren, several DAMAGEPLAN- and PANTERA-related products are currently being planned for future release. Among the items that will reportedly see the light of day — either individually or as part of a box set — are the following: 

*DAMAGEPLAN DVD "Damagevision"
*DAMAGEPLAN second album 
*DAMAGEPLAN "New Found Power" outtakes
*PANTERA Home DVD Part 4
[see full story for the full list and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Marky Quits Misfits
Blabbermouth reports: Former RAMONES drummer Marky Ramone has officially quit the MISFITS. In a statement, Marky stated, "As you know, I have been playing with Jerry Only from the MISFITS and Dez from BLACK FLAG, but I've decided that four years is enough. The last shows I will be doing with them will be in Mexico. I will be doing other things on my own, mainly RAMONES-related business; I will finish my book, and I will be a DJ on Sirius Radio. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
NIN Import
Blabbermouth reports: According to VibrantSound.com, the Japanese edition of NINE INCH NAILS' new album, "With Teeth", will include three bonus tracks: "Home" (which has been played every show the band's current U.S. tour) and mixes of "Right Where It Belongs" and "The Hand that Feeds".[see full story for full tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Zero Tolerance For Cancer
Blabbermouth reports: Manic Music & Distribution (Candlelight's U.S. promotion/sales partner) will make its first donation to the American Cancer Society in the name of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mainman Chuck Schuldiner. The donation is from proceeds generated by direct sales made during the first quarter of 2005 of Schuldiner's recently released unauthorized two-CD collection, "Zero Tolerance". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Earshot are Shot
Blabbermouth reports: According to a post at AudioAggression.com, it appears that EARSHOT are no longer continuing as a band. The Los Angeles quintet, who reportedly left the MEGADETH-headlined "Blackmail the Universe" tour late last year due to a less than favorable crowd response, are said to have been dropped by Warner Bros. Records, and bassist Johnny Sprague has since joined the band SOLACE FOR NOW. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Deep Throat Love?
MTV reports: The bulk of her legal struggles behind her, Courtney Love may be back to making whoopee again, at least on film. The singer is in the running to play "Deep Throat" star Linda Lovelace in an upcoming biopic named after the infamous adult-film actress, according to Daily Variety.- Click Here for the Full Story 
Catholics Vs Madonna
MTV reports: Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie were spotted on the streets of London Thursday night dressed as a nun and the pope for a kabbalah party to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, which commemorates the day Queen Esther saved the Jewish people living in ancient Persia from extermination. "Yes, she was dressed as a nun and Guy was dressed as the pope," Madonna's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, said. "Some Catholic groups are saying stuff, but Purim is a joyous holiday occasion. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Smiths 101
BBC reports: Iconic 1980s indie group The Smiths are to be studied at an academic conference in Manchester, their home town. 

The four-piece band, led by famously miserable singer Morrissey, will be analysed by scholars from around the world for two days next week. 

The symposium, called Why Pamper Life's Complexities, will aim to assess the band's social, cultural, political and musical impact. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sex Pistols DVD
Aversion reports: The Sex Pistols' feature film will soon be available on DVD. 

The Great Rock and Roll Swindle will be re-issued May 3 from Shout! Factory. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Free U2 Warmup
liveDaily reports: U2 played a Saturday (3/28) dress rehearsal at the Los Angeles Sports Arena for radio-contest winners, and also admitted some fans who had lined up outside the venue in hopes of catching the performance. 

According to reports from the performance, U2 opened with "City of Blinding Lights," followed by "The Electric Co.," "An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart," "Beautiful Day," "Miracle Drug," "Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own" and "Love and Peace or Else." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Poison Rimes
BW&BK reports: On the next episode of CMT's Nashville Star (March 29th) BRET MICHAELS (judge) will do a "historic duet" of ‘Every Rose Has It's Thorn' with (show host) LEANNE RIMES. 

Nashville Star is shown on the USA Network in the US/CMT in Canada. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Whitesnake Dates
BW&BK reports: WHITESNAKE have updated their official website (whitesnake.com) with a string of U.S. tour dates for June and July. 

Confirmed dates include: 

24 in Kelseyville, CA at Konocti Harbor
26 in Los Angeles, CA at House of Blues
29 in Alpine, CA at In The Park
30 in Tempe, AZ at Marquee Theatre
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ozzy Covers CD
BW&BK reports: OZZY OSBOURNE fan site OzzyHead.com reports that Disc 4 from Ozzy's new box set, Prince Of Darkness, entitled Under Covers, will be released on it's own sometime this summer. 

The site states that in recent interviews, Ozzy stated that this disc would be released on it's own "somewhere in the future", and would contain some extra tracks which did not make it on the box set. [see full story for possible bonus songs]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Deadbeat KISS Dad
BW&BK reports: The city's worst deadbeat dad stubbornly refuses to pay up, preferring to rot in jail rather than settle a nearly $400,000 tab to his kids that's piled up for 17 years. 

Jesse Hilsen, a former Upper East Side shrink and ex-manager of the band KISS, once owned millions in real estate but has done his all to duck his debt to his three kids and about $2 million more he owes his wife, Rita. 

Hilsen has been at a federal lockup in Brooklyn for nine months awaiting trial, but he could get out if he offered to begin payments. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Ace on Stern
BW&BK reports: Howard Stern will get KISSed by Ace Frehley on Tuesday. The former KISS guitarist will appear sometime during the broadcast of the Howard Stern Show.- Click Here for the Full Story 
God Forbid Dates
IAYM reports: The final schedule has been unveiled for the previously announced North American run which is to feature God Forbid, Caliban, It Dies Today and Full Blown Chaos. It shapes up as follows: 

April 01st Montréal, Quebec Foufounes Electrique 
April 02nd Toronto, Ontario El Mocambo 
April 03rd Detroit, Michigan I Rock 
April 04th Chicago Heights, Illinois Clearwater Theatre
[see full story for all the dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Radiohead Debut Music
NME reports: Members of RADIOHEAD have debuted new material on stage in LONDON Sunday night (March 27). 

Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke played two tracks together at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Sinfonietta. 

The duo debuted the delicate-sounding ‘Arpeggi', which featured ocean-themed lyrics, plus played ‘Where Bluebirds Fly', a b-side of ‘There There'. Both tracks were specially arranged for orchestra by Greenwood. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Big Show With Bigelf
antiMusic reports: Bigelf are set to invade the antiMusic sponsored Happenin' Harry's Hollyweird this Wednesday night. The band rocked Long Beach so hard last week they blew out the sound system! Bigelf's latest album "Hex" made antiMusic's best of 2004 list for their explosive sound, will be performing at the record release party for the new solo album from Reeves Gabrels (Tin Machine, David Bowie, The Cure) Reeves will be performing songs from his new album. The fun kicks at 8:00 pm with the The ALL FEMALE "Teen" Rock group Ledd Wings and the night will end with an all star jam. [see full story for more info]- Click Here for the Full Story 
30 Seconds To Release
The PRP reports: 30 Seconds To Mars' upcoming new album "A Beautiful Lie" has now officially been set for an August 16th release date through Immortal/Virgin. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Into Eternity Drop Tour
The PRP reports: Into Eternity have been forced to drop off of their remaining dates with Amorphis and Beyond The Embrace as a result of illness. In addition, more stops have been added to the bands run with Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation and All Shall Perish, here are the latest: 
June 20th Bucksport, ME - The Kave
June 28th Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
June 30th Omaha, NE - Ranch Bowl
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
ETID, Lamb of God, Unearth Tour
The PRP reports: Every Time I Die have announced plans to embark on a UK/European run with Lamb Of God and Unearth overseas in June. Dates and venues have yet to be announced. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Offspring Recording
Punkbands reports: The Offspring are wrapping up sessions with producer Jerry Finn who also produced the band‘s version of "I Wanna Be Sedated" for the We‘re A Happy Family Ramones tribute album. They have been working on new songs, covers and even reworked older songs. The plan is to add one of these tracks to a "greatest hits" collection due later this year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
In Stores Today
Punkbands reports: There are some new interesting releases in stores to[day]. Here are the new albums you can find in stores: 

Reggie and the Full Effect - Songs Not To Get Married To 
Thrice - If We Could Only See Us Now (DVD) 
Please Mr. Gravedigger - Throw A 
Mae - Everglow Temper Temper - S/T (full-length) 
Slunt - Get A Load Of This 
Settlefish - The Plural Of The Choir 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Platinum Crue
Rockdirt reports: Before their performance at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Wednesday (March 23), Motley Crue were presented with a platinum record for sales of their two-disc set 'Red, White, & Crue'. [see full story for a link to photos]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Willie Nelson on The Road Again
Day in Rock reports: Willie Nelson will be on the road again in support of his new hits collection SONGS

He kicks off a tour of the UK this week and will return for a sting of US dates early next month. The first few dates are below, see the full story link for the rest and to get the 411 on the new CD. 30-Mar-05 APOLLO MANCHESTER 
1-Apr-05 The Point. Dublin 
4-Apr-05 Shepherds Bush Empire London 
5-Apr-05 Royal Philharmonic Hall Liverpool 
7-Apr-05 Shepherds Bush Empire London 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Wilhelm Scream Soph
Earshot reports: A Wilhelm Scream are currently in the studio with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore, recording their follow-up to the stellar Mute Print.

 Although this album won't be released until later this summer (late July/early August), the band have a studio journal which is being updated daily for fans that are interested in hearing about this new album early.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Vibrators DVD
MVD reports: Music Video Distributors and O-Rama are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Vibrators – Live Energized: CBGB 2004 for worldwide distribution on DVD.

 This DVD features The Vibrators playing a blistering 23-song set on September 23, 2004 at CBGB. With a career lasting over twenty-six years, the Vibrators continue to be one of the few British hardcore punk bands from the 70s that is still active today. Their initial releases became cult hits in England, and the band was able to weather frequent lineup changes in order to become one of the most respected and influential punk bands of the 20th century. 

23 songs, 2 interviews, 150 minutes of live intensity at the world's most famous club by one of the last first-wave UK punk bands left standing. All your absolute fave Vibrators hits are here (Baby Baby, Whips And Furs, Yeah Yeah) + rarities (He's A Psycho, Petrol and Brand New Cadillac, made popular by The Clash).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

CD Forecast
Victory Records reports: The Forecast, in anticipation of the release of their new album, "Late Night Conversations", have announced a tour during late March and the month of April. They will be joined by Fire When Ready as they rock their way across the Midwest and Western states. Victory will release their much-anticipated full-length debut, also produced by Mogis, titled "Late Night Conversations" May 17th. The Forecast are expected to tour non-stop in support of the release, you can catch them live by checking out their tour dates at www.the-forecast.net. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Intangible Debut
i.e. marketing reports: Southern California's INTANGIBLE--led by singer/songwriter JUSTIN WRIGHT, along with bassist ANDREW JOHNSON, guitarists JACO CARACO and BRETT FARKAS, and drummer KYLO SHANE--are set to release their debut album ELEVATE May 24 on Larkio Music.

 Upcoming shows:

 April 7th at 10:30 at The Key Club – W. Hollywood, CA
April 15 at 10:00 at Viper Room - W. Hollywood, CA
April 21st at 10:30 at the Lighthouse Café – Hermosa Beach, CA
April 23 at 8:30 at the Coach House with Dishwalla – San Juan Capistrano, CA
May 23 at 10:30 at Roxy – W. Hollywood, CA [see full story to hear the first single]- Click Here for the Full Story 

dB's Reunite
conqueroo reports: The original lineup of the dB's (Peter Holsapple, Chris Stamey, Will Rigby, Gene Holder) recorded new tracks at Water Music Recorders in Hoboken, NJ, in the first week of January, their first sessions together in two and a half decades. George Cowan (Iggy Pop, Natalie Merchant, The Band) engineered the sessions. 

Seven new originals by Holsapple and Stamey are now being completed. The band also recorded a Spectoresque version of Motown classic "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" in reaction to the tsunami catastrophe, and had some fun with dB's and other oldies while the tape was rolling. So much was accomplished in a few days that it was tentatively decided to record more tracks and complete an album.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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