Rockn The News – August 29th, 2004

****** Korn Turns Out Greatests Hits Early ******

MTV reports: Cant wait until October 19 for Korns Greatest Hits Volume 1 to hit stores? Good news: The release date for the 19-track album, which features covers of Cameos “Word Up” and Pink Floyds “Another Brick in the Wall, Parts 1, 2, 3,” has been pushed ahead two weeks and will now hit stores on October 5.

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****** Nevermind, The DVD ******

Blabbermouth reports: According to The Internet Nirvana Fan Club, a DVD about NIRVANAs legendary “Nevermind” album is scheduled for an October 25 release. The DVD, which is part of the popular “Classic Albums” series, will most likely follow the recording of the album, based on past and possibly new interviews.

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****** Vince Gets a Makeover, But Not On Jenny Jones ******

Blabbermouth reports: Former MÖTLEY CRÃœE singer Vince Neil has signed to star in MTVs “The Remaking of Vince Neil”, according to The show, which will premiere on a date to be announced, will document Neils attempt at a career comeback with the help of makeover specialists.

Full story at Blabbermouth

****** VAST Helps Indie Artists ******

Day in Rock reports: Jon Crosby of Vast has been keeping real busy of late. Were not talking touring and recording, Crosby has been spreading his wings a bit. Thought it would good to highlight two of his projects here. One, Crosby is now an author. He is about to release his first book “Turquoise and Crimson”. Details are a bit sketchy but it sounds as if it is a non-fiction Kerouac-esq tome. The book is slated for release in October (preorders are now being taken, first 200 received a personalized, numbered and autographed copy. – see full story link)

Rockers writing a book isnt too out of character, but Crosby other major new project is. He has founded a storefront website called 2blossoms, which is billed as “a multi-media sanctuary for artists”. It appears the idea behind the project is to give indie artists a place to showcase and sell their material. 100% of the profit goes to the artists, all they have to pay is a $5 monthly membership fee. Not a bad deal! Kudos to Jon for doing this. Click the full story link to check it out, preorder the book and if you are Vast fan you can purchase “Turquoise” and “Crimson” – 2 sets of 10 MP3s for only $2.99 per set.

Check out Johns website for Indie Artists at

****** Manson Does The Cure ******

Drowned in Sound reports: Marilyn Manson will host a live tribute to the kings of glum, The Cure, on September 17th.

The show – part of MTVs Icon series – will feature performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who cite The Cure as a significant influence upon their work. Itll be held at Old Billingsgate Market in London, and screened in October.

Drowned In Sound has more.

****** Halford Sings Sabbath *****

Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy Osbourne was forced to sit out BLACK SABBATHs performance at Thursday nights (Aug. 26) Ozzfest in Camden, NJ due to an attack of bronchitis. He was replaced at the concert by none other than JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Halford had previously joined SABBATH for two gigs to support Ozzy on his last shows for the “No More Tours” tour in November 1992 in Costa Mesa, CA after SABBATHs singer at the time, Ronnie James Dio, refused to take the stage.

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