Day In Rock 3/31: Britney Vs Press- Ozzy House Fire - C-Murder Loses Appeal- Kid Rock Delays Justice- Danzig- DuBrow Vs Adler- Mieszko Laid To Rest- QOTSA- Nightfall- Chevelle- Red Tape- SYL- Lamb of God- Radiohead Housecat- More Underground Dates- Incubus- Rare Deftones- Idol Poser- Queen Return- Anti J.lo Ad- Sinéad O'Reggae - Bette Blast Pop Divas- All American Rejects- more
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Britney Vs Press
Ananova reports: Britney Spears has criticised "false tabloids" for publishing stories about her private life. 

She says she is infuriated with stories claiming she's having marital problems with husband Kevin Federline and the constant speculation over whether or not she's pregnant. 

She posted a letter to a number of publications reports IMDb.com. She said: "As you read this letter, I bet you are asking yourself: Who? Who, me? Am I a false tabloid? Well, I don't know. But after this posting, I hope you are asking yourself a lot of questions. Your employees are a reflection of your magazine. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

A false tabloid? Is that a double negative that turns into a positive?

Ozzy House Fire 
antiMusic reports: Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne escaped from their burning mansion on Friday (March 25). The Osbournes were asleep in the bedroom of their Buckinghamshire home when they were awoken by a fire alarm and quickly fled outside. 

The blaze reportedly began in the living room and fire investigators believe that an electrical issue may have been the cause, according to a report by the BBC. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

C-Murder Loses Appeal
E! reports: -Murder isn't likely to see a new trial anytime soon. 

On Tuesday, Louisiana's Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the hip-hopster's request for a hearing before the entire panel to consider tossing his second-degree murder conviction, according to defense attorney, Ron Rakosky.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Kid Rock Delays Justice
WTVF reports: Even though the singer didn't show, some of his fans did. 

Kid Rock was accused of punching a disc jockey at a Nashville strip club in February. 

He was supposed to be formally charged Wednesday, but the hearing has been set for another date. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Director Danzig
Blabbermouth reports: According to Revolver magazine, Glenn Danzig recently completed the screenplay for "Gerouge", a voodoo-horror tale set in 1904 New Orleans and based on a Verotik title (Danzig's comic company). The film will mark Danzig's directing debut as well. "It's a period piece, so it's not just a horror movie," he told Revolver. "There's a lot going on in it. But there are some really gruesome scenes, too. The singer-turned-multimedia-menace is hoping for a theatrical release, but confesses, "I'm just going out to do a good movie, and whatever happens after that, I've gotta live with it." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
DuBrow Vs Adler
Blabbermouth reports: QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to Maximum Metal about the new QR lineup, reasons for their prior breakup, the new live CD, Randy Rhoads material, "Bad Boys of Metal" tour, the Blackie Lawless/Frankie Banali issue and reality shows. Several excerpts from the interview follow: 

On the "Bad Boys of Metal" tour: "I was put in the position of being the leader of it because nobody else was capable of it and they didn't really have a tour manager. And you had Steven Adler and Jani Lane bringing along their addictions and it was like having two other people on the bus. 

"Steven Adler is brain-dead. You feel sorry for him when you first meet him then you spend a day with him and just want to kill him. After all the guy has been through, he's still about him and his addictions. He was infringing his lifestyle on me and upon my freedoms. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Mieszko Laid To Rest
Blabbermouth reports: NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site: 

"Today, March 30, Mieszko Talarczyk [NASUM guitarist/vocalist, victim of the Southeast Asian tsunami], was buried at the Church of Almby, Örebro I guess most of you have experienced at least one funeral in your life. Funerals are a bit strange, they are both terrible and wonderful at the same time. You have to bury someone to get on with the whole grief process, and even though you feel terrible during the actual ceremony, crying and shaking, you feel a little bit better afterwards. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Blabbermouth reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's new album, "Lullabies to Paralyze" has entered the national album charts in the following countries: 

#1 - Norway
#2 - Ireland
#4 - U.K.
#4 - Holland
#4 - Switzerland
# 5 - U.S.A.
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Nightfall Lose One
BraveWords reports: Greece's NIGHTFALL have issued the following statement via their official website announcing the departure of drummer George Kollias and the cancellation of their previously announced Greek tour: 

"George Kollias is no more part of the Nightfall family. Due to that reason the band is being forced to postpone it's scheduled Greek tour and look for a new drummer with immediate effect, as next show is in Romania on May 14 (more details here shortly). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Chevelle Dates
IAYM reports: Chevelle have added the following new stops to their impending live schedule: 

April 13th Knoxville, Tennessee Blue Cat's 
April 17th Jacksonville, Florida Freebird Live 
April 19th Ft. Walton Beach, Florida The Swamp 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Red Tape Add One
IAYM reports: Red Tape have added guitarist Jesse Mitchell (formerly of Biscuit, Diseptikons, HOODS etc.) to their line-up in place of Mark Meraji.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
SYL Tour
KNAC reports: The Canadian extremists Strapping Young Lad will embark on a massive U.S. headlining tour this week with The Agony Scene, Misery Signals and Reflux in the support slots. The trek kicks off on April 2nd and will make a stop at the legendary New England Metal and Hardcore Fest on April 23rd. This tour also marks the first time the group have ever played any of their new material live, and expect nothing less than a balls-out, highly energetic set. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Lamb of God Bypass Ban
KNAC reports: Laughing in the face of adversity, Lamb of God will not be told that they can not play to their Los Angeles fans! A recently-banned Lamb of God performance at the Forum in Los Angeles, as part of the ‘Subliminal Verses' tour with famed headliners Slipknot, has left the group no choice but to take L.A. on their own! Their performance was banned due to their former moniker, "Burn the Priest," not sitting well with the religious group who owns the venue. Now, Lamb of God have set up a headline date for Los Angeles fans at the notorious Glasshouse Pavilion in Pomona; thus giving Lamb of God the opportunity to perform to a more intimate crowd.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Radiohead Housecat
NME reports: FELIX DA HOUSECAT has said he's talking about a collaboration with THOM YORKE. 

Speaking to the Malaysia Star newspaper, the DJ said that for the follow-up to 2004's 'Devin Dazzle and the Neon Fever' he's hoping to work with the Radiohead singer. "I've probably got two albums left in me. I've been talking to Radiohead's Thom Yorke and been doing something with him. I'm thinking of putting him on my new album."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

More Underground Dates
The PRP reports: More dates have been revealed for the upcoming "Sounds Of The Underground Tour", which features numerous artists, including Lamb Of God, Clutch, Opeth, Chimaira, Unearth, Norma Jean, Throwdown, From Autumn To Ashes and many more, here are the newest stops: 

June 24th Lowell, MA - Paul E. Tsongas Arena
June 26th Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier
June 28th Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Incubus Tracks
The PRP reports: Incubus have now three new tracks written for use in the upcoming movie "Stealth", which will see a release this summer. - Click Here for the Full Story 
Calico Sustem Release Date
The PRP reports: Calico Sustem have set an August 23rd release date through Eulogy for their new album "They Live". The group are currently holed up in the studio recording the effort.[see full story for tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rare Deftones
The PRP reports: In addition to working on their upcoming new album which is expected out this summer via Maverick, the Deftones have also begun compiling a b-sides and rarities CD/DVD set for a future release. [see full story link for breaking news about heavy rock acts.]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Idol Poser
Rockdirt reports: Star magazine caught up with 'American Idol' finalists Bo Bice and Constantine Maroulis for a Q&A to help determine who's the real rock star. Bo was hurt by knowing his shampoo brand while Constantine was penalized for saying he would chose to perform a Michael Bolton song over Kenny Loggins. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Queen Return
Rockdirt reports: After almost 20 years, rock band Queen return to the stage at London Brixton Academy on Monday (March 28) with new frontman Paul Rodgers. Almost 5000 people attended with Queen and Free fans all expecting Rogers to carry the night. [see full story for a link to a video report]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Anti J.lo ad
Ananova reports: Jennifer Lopez has forced a US music magazine to remove a shocking advert that blasted her for wearing fur, it is claimed. 

Animal rights activists say Billboard magazine dropped the ad after pressure from the star. 

The grisly ad features a photo of a skinned animal above an open letter to Lopez, reports the Splash news agency. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Sinéad O'Reggae 
MTV reports: Irish singer and controversy magnet Sinéad O'Connor is in the studio working on her next project — a reggae album.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Rubin Working With Diamond
MTV reports: Rick Rubin, the producer who revived Johnny Cash's career with the American Recordings series, is working with Neil Diamond on the singer's first album in five years.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Bette Blast Pop Divas
BBC reports: Singer and actress Bette Midler has hit out at modern female pop singers, calling them "characterless". 

Midler, 59, criticised modern singers for lip-synching on stage. 

"It's a strange time, I don't want to say it's the dark ages for music but it's not such a great time," she told reporters in Australia. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Death By Stereo Sued 
antiMusic reports: Death By Stereo was hit with a lawsuit earlier this month filed by the family of a man that died at one of their concerts. 

The concert was held at Solar Haus, a rented home where concerts have been for decades. The Sept. 29, 2003 show was going as planned with Death By Stereo were performing an encore shortly at 10 p.m. with members of the audience reportedly slam dancing (or moshing) to the music when six people fell through a set of windows and crashed to concrete below. 

One man, Daniel James Martin, a Virginia Tech student, died as a result of the fall and several others were injured. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Suge Loses $107 Million 
antiMusic reports: A California judge has ordered rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman that claimed she was 50% partner in Death Row Records. 

The lawsuit was filed in 2002 against Knight by Lydia Harris, the widow of Michael Harris, the suit claimed that Knight has signed a partnership agreement with Harris in 1989 when the label was just getting off the ground in return for an investment in the label. Lydia Harris was named vice president of the label at the time. Michael Harris was in prison at the time for attempted-murder and drug-trafficking convictions. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Slipknot Drop Support
antiMusic reports: Slipknot has been forced to drop all of the opening acts on their Subliminal Verses Tour according to a posting on the official From Autumn to Ashes website. 

The From Autumn to Ashes report: Due to unforeseen Union enforced time constraints with venues, From Autumn to Ashes were removed from Slipknot's Subliminal Verses Tour, along with all of the opening act bands. The tour will remain a three band bill with Shadows Fall and Lamb of God as the openers. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Collective Soul X 3
antiMusic reports: Hot on the heels of their second single, "Better Now," from the critically acclaimed album "Youth," Collective Soul has announced two new 2005 releases. The first is an intimate 8-track acoustic collection titled "From the Ground Up" to be released via the bands newly formed El Music Group label on April 26. The band also announced they will perform and record two live shows with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 in Atlanta, GA at the Woodruff Arts Center. Titled "Collective Soul ‘Home' with the Atlanta Youth Symphony," a DVD and CD of this event will be released this fall. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Frank Black CD
antiMusic reports: "Honeycomb," Frank Black's first solo effort since 1996's "The Cult of Ray," will be released July 19 on Back Porch Records/EMI. The Americana-flavored album was recorded at Dan Penn's Better Songs and Gardens studio in Nashville, TN over a four-day period in April, 2004, a few days before the Pixies kicked off their very first reunion tour date. "Honeycomb" features some of the most celebrated players in music: Steve Cropper, Buddy Miller and Reggie Young on guitars, drummers Chester Thompson, Anton Fig, Billy Block, and Akil Thompson, David Hood on bass, and Spooner Oldham on keyboards, among others. "Honeycomb" was produced by Jon Tiven (Wilson Pickett, B.B. King, Robert Plant) who also worked with Black on his 1994 "Headache" EP. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
All American Reject Summer CD
Earshot reports: The All American Rejects long-awaited sophomore CD was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Vendetta Red, Head Automatica) and will be out this summer in time for the band's stint on the main stage of the 11th Annual Vans Warped Tour (June 17th to July 28th.) 

The All-American Rejects Spring Tour:

 3/30 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
4/1 Louisville, KY Headliners
4/3 Wayne, NE Wayne State College
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Chemistry Dates
Total Assault reports: The Chemistry will be hitting the road on a string of dates with Anberlin, The Black Maria and Bleed The Dream. The Chemistry will be releasing their self titled debut album on April 19th.

 04/14 - Las Vegas , NV @ the Roadhouse Casino
04/15 - Flagstaff , AZ @ the Boardwalk
04/16 - Colorado Springs , CO @ Navajo Hogan
04/17 - Denver , CO @ Cervantes
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Relient K Support Simple Charlotte Tour
Capital Records reports: Capitol/Gotee recording artists Relient K are set to join Good Charlotte and Simple Plan on the forthcoming "Noise to the World" tour of arena and amphitheater venues across the U.S. The hotly anticipated month-long itinerary kicks off May 2nd at the Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma and features a trio of dates through the band's Ohio stomping grounds. The "Noise of the World" trek announcement comes as "Be My Escape" - the first single from Relient K's new album, Mmhmm - is breaking out into the top 30 at college radio outlets nationwide.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Banned Video Online
Special Ops reports: "Protesting U.S. foreign policy, the Norwegian rap group Gatas Parlament created this video entitled "Kill Him Now." Under pressure from the U.S., this was banned by the Norwegian government who claim that the video advocates direct violent action against President Bush, rather than peaceful protest. Consequently, it's become a major free speech issue in Norway. Check out the translated version, with English subtitles, before it's censored here also. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 
Plant Stream
Special Ops reports: Robert Plant and The Strange Sensation will be releasing a new CD titled "Mighty Rearranger" – on May 10th! The album will feature all new material. Click the full story link to hear an audio stream of the first single – "Shine it all Around." - Click Here for the Full Story 
Finespun DIY Radio
Finespun reports: The problem with the music industry is that there are not enough bands like Finespun. These four gentlemen exploit every possible opportunity that comes their way. They are beginning to see the fruits of their own efforts. Finespun is currently involved with a major commercial radio campaign. 

The band is taking a stab at a six-week campaign solely funded on their own dollar. Demonstrating not only faith in their own project but a true understanding of what it takes to develop their careers. The campaign is proving successful as the boys are currently being spun nationally. Their radio campaign is reaching stations from the East coast to the West coast and in between. Finespun will again capitalize on opportunities by touring in support of their radio success. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

Meelee on Tour
Hopeless reports: Melee are heading out on the road with good buddies Motion City Soundtrack for a string of dates along the Mid West and East Coast as they make their way to the heavily anticipated Bamboozle and Flipside Festivals. Make sure to catch this bands incredible live show. Below is a list of dates. Head on over to the HopelessRecords.com for more information. 

MELEE TOUR DATES 4/15/05 Fri Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (with The Donnas, The Sights)
4/16/05 Sat Madison, WI - Club 770 (with Number One Gun)
4/18/05 Mon Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge (with Bloom)
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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