Day in Rock Report for 10/28/2010

Ratt No Longer Rollin- Queensryche Monster Mash- Kids Sing Pantera- Kid Rock GQ- Watered Down Covers?- Huey Lewis & The Roots- Secret Kings Of Leon- more
The Day in Rock Digest for 10/28/10:Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy confirms the news that the band has been put on ice. In a new interview he says, "I think we're gonna be on a hiatus for awhile and everybody'll do their own thing and we'll take it from there." more

As strange as it sounds, Kid Rock and Rick Rubin are featured in GQ Magazine. more

Wanna see the members of Queensryche mashed with the Monster Mash? Go here

Nada Surf's 'Live in Brussels' CD, which was originally released only in the UK and Europe in 2003 is now available for the first time in the US through the bands merch store here

Several students from the Aaron O'Keefe music-instruction school in Ohio recorded a cover version of the Pantera song "Revolution Is My Name" on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Saint Claire Recording Company in Lexington, Kentucky. You can hear the track as well as watch the accompanying studio footage here

A version of The Heart of Rock & Roll by Huey Lewis & The Roots is a fantastic little journey into the bizarre. here

Turisas has finished recording their upcoming, as yet untitled third album (TBA). The new album was recorded at Sound Supreme Studio in Finland and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost etc.) and was produced by vocalist and songwriter Mathias "Warlord" Nygård. more

Jason Bonham says of Black Country Communion, "In January we are doing another album" more

Need more band spam? MySpace launched a new version of its Web site centered around music and entertainment, as the social networking company attempts to regain its former appeal in a market it helped create. more

Gojira will enter a Los Angeles, CA studio next week to record an EP with producer (and ex-Machine Head guitarist) Logan Mader. more

With Halloween coming up on Sunday, who wants to see the Top 5 Slasher Movie Icons? Check it out here

Kings Of Leon showcase seven new tracks at secret Radio 1 concert Band play intimate London venue for fans only show more

Radiance, the solo project of Sami Raatikainen (Necrophagist, ex-Codeon), has released its debut album, "The Burning Sun". more

Toby Morse of H2O has revealed that the band will be releasing a new covers album on Bridge Nine Records in 2011 called Don't Forget Your Roots. Who will they cover? Find out here

Sleep Serapis Sleep are making the trek to Oakland, CA to record their upcoming album The Pariah's Vow with Zach Ohren at Castle Ultimate Studios (All Shall Perish, As Blood Runs Black, The Ghost Inside, etc.). more

On this day in 1964, the first of two nights billed as the Tami Show took place at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica with; Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and The Rolling Stones. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here -

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Nirvana Members Reunite
(Gibson) Dave Grohl is paying homage to his Nirvana roots on the new Foo Fighters album, according to Spin.com. He says that Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic will play bass in a guest appearance on the release, which is being produced by Butch Vig (who also helmed Nirvana's Nevermind).

The Foo Fighters frontman says the album is the group's heaviest to date. "Each song is full on, the whole record is full on," Grohl says. "In the 14 songs, there's not one acoustic guitar, there's not even one in the house."

As Gibson.com previously reported, the Foos are planning a 2011 tour, and have already announced July dates in the U.K. Grohl says fans can expect many more concert announcements: "Basically, 2011, you're not gonna be able to get us out of your hair, that's what we're planning. "I'm excited." - more on this story

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Midnight Oil Better Than AC/DC?
(Gibson) A new book titled The 100 Best Australian Albums ranks the best releases by Aussie artists in rock history.

Authors Toby Creswell, Craig Mathieson and John O'Donnell have compiled 100 albums from the past 50-plus years and ranked them in order.

In the final list, AC/DC's legendary 1980 album Back in Black came in at #2, edged out by Midnight Oil's 1988 release, Diesel and Dust. The full list, includes many famous acts from down under, including INXS, Men at Work, The Bee Gees, Crowded House, The Avalanches and Kylie Minogue. - more on this story

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Heavy Metal Halloween With Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, and Megadeth
HDNet Concert Series "Heavy Metal Halloween" celebration will feature the debut of "Avenged Sevenfold Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough" this Sunday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

The concert, which was shot in 2008, is the band's April 10th hometown show at the Long Beach Arena. Avenged Sevenfold, headlining the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, was on the road in support of their self-produced, self-titled album, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock charts one week after its release in October 2007.

HDNet' s Heavy Metal Halloween line-up also features "Korn Live - The Encounter," "Judas Priest Live: British Steel 30th Anniversary Special," and "Megadeth Blood in the Water: Live in San Diego." - more on this story

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Devo Injury Sidelines Tour
(Gibson) Even energy domes can't make this better. Devo have announced the postponement of their 2010 concert dates due to Bob Mothersbaugh's hand injury.

A shard of glass severed a tendon in the guitarist's right thumb, and he had emergency surgery, according to Spinner.com. He is expected to fully recover from the injury.

Stand-alone dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Solano Beach, California, will be made up as part of a 2011 Devo tour. The band will not be able to reschedule its festival appearances, which were to include headlining the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, and the WXRP Radio Show in New York City. - more on this story

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Motley Strip Poker
(Gibson) Motley Crue's Vince Neil will host his sixth annual Off-the-Strip Poker Tournament in Las Vegas next month. Music-News.com reports that the charity tournament will take place on November 7th at the Rio.

The tournament has $50,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. The buy-in is $500 with a $50 registration fee. There is a 200 seat limit. Competitors in the past have included several of Neil's rock and roll buddies, as well as poker greats like Johnny Chan, Phil Gordon and Jennifer Harman.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Skylar Neil Foundation, named after Neil's daughter who died from cancer in 1995. - more on this story

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Rock 'N' Roll Comics Reborn With Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin
(PR) "Rock 'N' Roll Comics", was a popular staple on the newsstands in the 90's. Now the title will be receiving an encore as newly packaged graphic novels through Bluewater Productions in partnership with the original creators Revolutionary Comics.

"Great ideas, like the marriage of rock 'n' roll and comics, have the half-life of uranium and will always be popular," says Jay Allen Sanford of Revolutionary Comics.

"Pink Floyd Experience" is in stores now while the "Led Zeppelin" graphic novel is in stores in late November.
- more on this story

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Sugarland Beat Kings of Leon To The Top
(Gibson) Sugarland's fourth album The Incredible Machine had debuted at #1 this week on both Billboard's Top 200 all-genre chart and the current country chart with sales of more than 202,000, topping releases by Kings of Leon, Elton John and Leon Russell, Rod Stewart and Lil Wayne, who make up the Top 5 of the Top 200.

Although Kings of Leon had their personal best sales week – their fifth album, Come Around Sundown, debuted with 184,000 copies sold – it wasn't enough to top the country superstars. This is the third time that Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland have seen a new album debut at the top.

"We are thrilled to be #1 this week," Nettles said in a press statement. "We are grateful for all the fans that bought the album. This is an incredible start on a record that feels big and close to our hearts!" - more on this story

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Nelly Furtado Does Rush
(hennemusic) Canadian pop diva Nelly Furtado covers the Rush classic, "Time Stand Still," as part of the soundtrack for the new film, "Score: A Hockey Musical."

Furtado has a cameo in the movie, which stars Olivia Newton-John and singer/songwriter Marc Jordan ("Rhythm of My Heart"), newcomers Noah Reid and Allie MacDonald.

Along with Nelly Furtado's cover of the Rush song, the album includes 20 original songs by Barenaked Ladies, Hawksley Workman, Olivia Newton-John, Marc Jordan and Amy Sky, with lyrics by filmmaker Michael McGowan. - more on this story

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Fergie Stalking Slash
(Gibson) Slash's new video "Beautiful Dangerous," features Fergie as a sexy stalker and UsMagazine.com has photos from the shoot. The song, from Slash's self-titled debut album, also features the Black Eyed Peas pop star on vocals.

"She went to a dark place," the former Guns N' Roses guitarist said about his collaborator, who plays a crazy fan who ties Slash to a bed, kisses him and plays with a knife, all while wearing leather lingerie. "She nailed it."

Fergie, who came up with the video's concept, said "I wanted to stalk him – just a normal day at the office!" The full video will premiere today on UsMagazine.com. - more on this story

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Daughtry Private Sessions for Halloween
Daughtry's A&E Private Sessions Re-Airs This Sunday, Oct. 31st at 9AM. In the episode the members of Daughtry sits down with host Lynn Hoffman for an in-depth interview about how they each joined up with Chris Daughtry.

The band perform some of their hits, "Home", "It's Not Over", "Over You", plus songs off of Leave This Town, "No Surprise" and "Ghost of Me".

And don't miss Tori Amos and Ed Kowalczyk of Live as they surprise the guys with questions - preview

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Phil Collins: Going Home On DVD and Blu-Ray
(Kayos) The latest release from Eagle Rock's live DVD collection is Phil Collins: Going Home - Live At Roseland Ballroom, NYC, which will be released November 2 on DVD and Blu-ray.

Sometimes, to know where you're going, you need to remember where you've been. Multi-faceted musician/vocalist Phil Collins put this statement into action when he took the stage this past June to perform an array of classic hits.

On this hot summer night at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom, Phil Collins treats the packed house to a revue of his favorite soul and Motown tunes. On this two-hour plus set of over 25 songs, "backed by a killer 18-piece band…Collins got most everybody in the Roseland ballroom dancing," states Rolling Stone Magazine. Faithfully recreating the songs he cherishes, like "Dancing In The Street," "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone," and "My Girl" he honored the music with authenticity. Bassist Bob Babbitt, and guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette, of Motown's original backing band The Funk Brothers, along with two members of Genesis' live band, drummer Chester Thompson and guitarist Darryl Stuermer, also contribute to Collin's musical celebration. - more on this story

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My Chemical Romance Transmissions
(Reprise) My Chemical Romance has created a unique way to transmit their forthcoming album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys' vision of California in post-apocalyptic 2019. The band shares its window into the future via a Transmissions Player on its website.

Users can decode numbers on the Player to access a clean channel where they can submit their own stories. Selected fan-created submissions will be featured on the Player and broadcast to the rest of the My Chemical Romance Community.

By clicking on a lightning bolt on the Player, fans can obtain a share code enabling them to post the Player to their blog, MySpace Page, Facebook Wall, or website. Fans are already coming out in droves to share their stories with the rest of the Killjoys. - Check it out here

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W.A.S.P. - Blackie = Where Angels Suffer
Where Angels Suffer, the new band featuring former members of W.A.S.P., Metal Church and Randy Piper's Animal, will release their debut album, Purgatory, on October 31st. Here is the blurb Favored Nations sent over about the band and album:

Where Angels Suffer is a project that has been long over due. This All Star band of Metal Royalty has come together to create a new album, encompassing the essence of Great Metal Rock Bands. The project came naturally, as previous members of W.A.S.P. the artists share a unique style and talent which will be showcased on the album.

The band, comprised of Randy Piper, Chris Holmes, Stet Howland, Steve Unger and Rich Lewis, will embrace their metal history while also astounding their fans with ground breaking original songs that could only by created by the exceptional chemistry and passion these professional musicians found when they came together in there new creative endeavor Where Angles Suffer. - more on this story

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Metallica Star Pied In The Face in Perth
(hennemusic) Metallica hit the Burswood Dome in Perth for two shows on October 22 and 23.

The last few legs of the band's World Magnetic Tour mark the first time in six years they've played "down under."

Bassist Robert Trujillo celebrated his 46th birthday with the Perth fans on the 23rd, receiving a ceremonial birthday pie in the face from his bandmates. - Check it out here along with more clips from the show

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Lynch and Dokken Feud An Illusion
(Gibson) In a new interview, guitarist George Lynch says that the bad blood between him and Dokken frontman Don Dokken is not based in reality.

"The Don-George conflict is really a fallacy and a created illusion," Lynch told Guitar International. "We're absolutely fine. We had had business disagreements for sure but, what band or business partners don't? We've been fine for years. It's all been blown way out of proportion over the years and it's an old tired story."

Lynch joined Dokken in 1980 and served as the band's guitarist through 1989, before returning to the metal band from 1994-99. When he's not been a member of Dokken, Lynch has toured and recorded as the only permanent member of Lynch Mob. - more on this story

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Gwar's Zombies March Online
(PR) Fangoria.com premiered the brand new video from Intergalactic rockers Gwar. The video is for the song "Zombies, March!" which comes off of Gwar's new album "Bloody Pit of Horror" which is slated for a November 9th release on Metal Blade Records.

The video was shot on location at The National in Richmond, VA by acclaimed Fangoria Director Dave McKendry.

Quoth Lord Oderus, Master of Earth, "The metal warriors of GWAR are proud to present to the human race the first music video from our new album, "Bloody Pit of Horror", directed by Dave McKendry of FANGORIA magazine. The video tells the story of how when we tried to originally shoot this video, the unholy noise of our first single "Zombie's March", summoned the dead from their tombs, crash-scenes, and abortion clinics. They eventually ate the crew! Maybe not so great for MTV, but it makes bloody good fun..." - Fangoria.com

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The Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts Tour and Album
Blues At The Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concerts, a very special tour is set to launch in San Francisco on Jan. 28, 2011 and the accompanying studio recording will be released in early 2011.

The projects commemorates the 100th Anniversary of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson's birth with exhilarating collaborations between Big Head Todd & The Monsters, living Bluesman legend David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm. With Edwards on board, Blues At The Crossroads has a direct connection back to the legend, as Edwards was in attendance for Johnson's last live performance the night Johnson passed away.

"We both wanted to create a blues show that was not just another blues show, but a show that was truly unique," said Blues at the Crossroads co-producer Ron Hausfeld, who is producing the tour with Ted Kurland Associates' Jack Randall. "We want people to walk away saying, 'Wow…that was cool…I've never seen anything like it.'" - more on this story

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Fans Ripping Up Ringo's Home
(Gibson) After fans started ripping apart Ringo Starr's childhood home, the house has been boarded up, according to The Sun.

The house on Madryn Street in Liverpool where the Beatles drummer lived as a young boy is due for demolition and memorabilia hunters had taken bricks from around the windows of the house.

The Beatles Society would like the house bricks to be sold off for charity if it is indeed demolished, and have some pieces kept for a local museum. - more on this story

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The Soulless Plan Next Album
The Soulless, the band formally known as Ignominious Incarceration, will begin recording their new album on December 15th.

The Soulless will be entering Outhouse Studios in Reading, England on December 15th with producer John Mitchell (Architects, Funeral For A Friend, Enter Shikari) and will be recording through until January 2011.

The follow-up to the band's 2009 debut album, Of Winter Born, is due to be released on Earache Records in April 2011. The Soulless frontman Andy Wardle comments: "We couldn't be more excited about going into the studio. We were supposed to be going in September, but because of the accident it had to be put back. So we've been waiting a long time to get in there! We have used our time well, however, to really tweak all the tracks and we are very happy with the result. We are also looking forward to working with the guys at Outhouse as we think they can really deliver the sound we want for this album. - more on this story

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Atomic Far East Mark Hoppus Movement
Far East Movement performs on tonight's episode on A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus.

Far East Movement not your thing? Rockers Atomic Tom will also sit down to chat with Mark in the episode as well.

It airs tonight (Thursday, October 28, 2010) at 7/6C on Fuse. -

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The Final Jam
(Gibson) On this day in 1982 Paul Weller announced to the press that his influential new wave band The Jam were no more.

Almost 30 years later, we know Weller as an uncompromising artist for whom integrity weights far more than commercial success. But in 1982, the world was shocked when Weller, just 24 and with The Jam one of the most significant bands on rock and roll, packed it all in.

"I'd hate us to end up old and embarrassing like so many other groups," he said in his official statement. - more on this story

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Cornershop Cancel Tour
Cornershop has this bad news for US fans: "This morning at 3:30AM (UK), after many long discussions with US agents it has been decided that Cornershop need to postpone their USA Tour until next year. Due to a new album coming out next year and other commitments, regrettably cancellation has been deemed the best thing for all involved.

On the eve of Cornershop starting their publicity campaign in earnest, and with the realization that many have already bought tickets, they are very sorry to have had to change things at this late stage. Refunds will be available at point of purchase."

The Battle of New Orleans EP will be released on November 2nd, 2010 through their Ample Play label, featuring four unreleased tracks including a new remix of Soul School from their current album, Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast. - more on this story

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Court Shuts Down LimeWire
(Gibson) BBC News reports that a U.S. district court in New York has issued an injunction that in effect closes down the file-sharing website LimeWire.

For the past four years, the site, owned by the Lime Group, has been in dispute with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

LimeWire visitors now see a notice that reads: "This is an official notice that LimeWire is under a court ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software. Downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorization is illegal." - more on this story

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Return To Talking Metal Earth
The latest episode of Talking Metal was recorded on location at Smith's Bar in midtown Manhattan and contains interviews Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Amanda Somerville and Return To Earth's Ron Scalzo.

Amanda Somerville interview topics: Mat Sinner, Lou Gramm, Michael Kiske, Rock Meets Classic, Steve Lee, and performing at Wacken with Avantasia. Her interview starts at 9 minutes into the podcast.

Ron Scalzo AKA Q*Ball interview topics include Return to Earth, Brett Aveni, Chris Pennie, Brian Slagel, Accept, Bumbelfoot, Swashbuckle, Elvis Duran, and the current state of the music buisness. His interview starts 31 mins into the podcast.
- Check it out here

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Final Conflict Stand Up Again
Metal Mind Productions has announced the rerelease of Final Conflict's third album, "Stand Up".

The album, originally released in 1997 by German label Angular Records, quickly gained an "out of print" status and became a highly desired item on such sites as Ebay. This exclusive re-release takes another glimpse at this truly talented band.

The remastered version of "Stand Up" includes 2 bonus tracks: "Moment In Time", a new version of this fans' favorite track recorded in 2010, and "Losing It All" - a brand new, previously unreleased track, also recorded in 2010. - more on this story

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Post School of Rock Venture
We received this announcement about the new venture from the founder of the "School of Rock":

Paul Green wants to save rock & roll. Again. When Green, the founder of the School of Rock, began giving lessons in his living room in 1996, most music instruction was a solitary pursuit relegated to the back of the guitar shop. Today, because of his influence, group/performance-based instruction is the standard. In the intervening years, Green has served as inspiration for a feature film ('School of Rock'), a documentary ('Rock School'), a magazine, several School of Rock tours and more.

Studio House is Green's most audacious endeavor yet. He has long believed that the best music - his favorite music - was created in communal environments free of deadline, budgetary, or industry pressures. Green has created such an environment with Studio House, a facility where established and developing artists can record free of charge while students observe and contribute to the process. - more on this story

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. Rush Classic Albums: 2112 and Moving Pictures
Great music deserves debate and a deeper look into how it came to be. Although the considerable Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage being released earlier this year, this installment in the Classic Albums series offers a more detailed look into what are arguably the two best records Rush ever created. (4 stars) - Read the full Rush Classic Albums: 2112 and Moving Pictures review

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