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Day In Rock 4/05: U2 Vs Pirates- Jacko Payoff- Christian Tool- Layne & Kurt- Angry Rap Tour- Coldplay- Idol Crash- Barry Stern RIP- Die Timberlake- AC/DC Burger- Mike Starr Arrest- Juliana Theory- Moby- Bizkit Set Release- Post Blink- System of a Down- Greatest Guitar Recordings of All Time- Geezer- Chevelle- Reel Big News- Adema From Kuwait- Junos- Strhess dates- more
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U2 Vs Pirates
Contact Music reports: Irish rockers U2 have embarked on a mission against merchandise pirates as they set off their VERTIGO world tour. 

The company which licences U2 memorabilia has sued to stop rip-off artists from using the band's name and image on counterfeit clothing, jewellery, photographs and posters. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Payoff
AP reports: In a halting, emotion-choked voice, the son of Michael Jackson's former housekeeper testified Monday that the pop star molested him during a tickling game in 1990. 

The 24-year-old man was called to the stand as prosecutors in the current molestation case against Jackson began trying to show the jury that the singer has a habit of molesting boys. 

The witness said that over a span of several years, Jackson twice touched his groin over his clothes during tickling games at Jackson's Los Angeles-area condominium, which he and his mother referred to as "the hideaway." He said that in a third incident, Jackson reached under his clothes at his Neverland ranch. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Christian Tool
Day in Rock reports: One of our readers sent this over. The following message (posted 3/31) appears on the official Tool website: You know the old saying, "no news is good news", well… that was the case as far as the recording process was going for the new Tool CD, but now things may have changed a bit. Yesterday, when I went to the studio to give Maynard a bottle of wine (a 1992 Maya) for winning the bet that I had with him involving his new film "Sleeping Dogs Lie" (I lost by default, not being able to attend the Sedona screening), not only wasn't Maynard there, but, in what seems to be a case of enantiodromia (something becoming its opposite) if ever there was one (!), I was told the reason why he wasn't there. I wish this post was dated April 1, but, unfortunately, it isn't. Like a doctor giving a patient a straight, honest answer to a medical diagnosis, without sugar-coating the truth, here's exactly what I was told: "Maynard has found Jesus." This will come as a complete shock to most (but not all) of you, as it did to me. In fact, it just seemed like another MJK prank until I talked to the one person who I believe would know if all this was legit or not. After nearly an hour on the phone with this person, the answer I received was that Maynard has indeed "found Jesus" and that, for this reason, he's abandoned the project for the time being, if not entirely. I don't know what the f**k is in the water these days, but hopefully a black jelly belly will turn up in that golden bowl… that's all I can think to say at this point. Before leaving the studio, I watched as Danny made arrangements to go play some golf, while Adam and Justin kept working on a particular song. So, in case you missed it (those who don't read the whole post), here's today's news: Maynard has found Jesus… [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Layne & Kurt
antiMusic reports: [Trent McMartin sent this over and we are posting it in remembrance of Layne Staley and Kurt Cobain on the anniversary of their passing] In the early 1990's grunge rock was king and bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, and Stone Temple Pilots ruled the charts. 

Some say the decisive blow to grunge was the suicide of its hesitant spokesman Kurt Cobain who died almost eleven years ago on April 5, 1994. With each passing anniversary Cobain's legacy grows stronger no matter how bizarre and outlandish Courtney Love's exploits have become. 

April 5th can also be remembered for another tragedy that occurred eight years to the day after Cobain ended his life and almost three years ago from the present day. 

On April 5th 2002, Layne Staley former member of grunge pioneers Alice in Chains and singer for super grunge group Mad Season, passed away of a drug overdose. His personage was not that of Cobain's but in the early and mid 90's, Alice in Chains rivaled any alternative rock band in sales and critical acclaim. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Angry Rap Tour
NME reports: EMINEM and 50 CENT are to headline the 'ANGER MANAGEMENT 3' tour in the summer. 

The tour, which will play in North American venues throughout July and August, will also see appearances from Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, G-Unit, Obie Trice and Stat Quo. 

This tour will be Eminem's first since the release of last year's album 'Encore'. [see full story for more, including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coldplay Tracks
antiMusic reports: Coldplay gave their myplace friends the inside info on their new album X&Y, which will be released on 6th June, preceded by the single Speed Of Sound on 23rd May.

 1. Square One
2. What If
3. White Shadows
4. Fix You
5. Talk
6. X&Y 
7. Speed of Sound
8. A Message
9. Low
10. The Hardest Part
11. Swallowed In The Sea
12. Twisted Logic
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Idol Crash
Contact Music reports: PAULA ABDUL's car troubles continued on Friday evening (01APR05), when her limousine was involved in an accident as she travelled to the set of a TV show. 

The AMERICAN IDOL judge was recently fined and put on probation for two years after pleading no contest to a hit and run charge, following a traffic accident last year (04). 

And Abdul was terrified history had repeated itself on her way to comedian JAY LENO's chat show studio in Los Angeles. 

She told Leno, "Ironic as it may be (I was in an accident), on the way here. And thank God there someone next to me. My friend BRIAN and I were talking to him and all of a sudden, bam! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Barry Stern RIP
Blabbermouth reports: Former ZOETROPE/TROUBLE drummer Barry Stern has sadly passed away. Stern, who was said to be recovering from recent hip-replacement surgery, was believed to be in his mid-40s. "He was a close friend and the reason I discovered the Chicago metal scene," SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I was a huge ZOETROPE fan back in the day and I just got him on the guest list for the Dime [benefit] show here [in Chicago in late February]." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Die Timberlake
FMQB reports: Web site MovieHole.com is reporting that Bruce Willis and Justin Timberlake got along so well on the set of the film Alpha Dog that Willis has invited J.T. to star in the next Die Hard movie. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AC/DC Burger
Blabbermouth reports: According to The Sacramento Bee, Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating the 50th birthday of Angus Young of AC/DC (it was March 31) by giving a free Legendary Burger (made with Angus beef, get it?) to anyone named Angus. It can be your first, middle or last name, but it has to be official — as in showing up on a government-issued photo ID.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mike Starr Arrest
BraveWords reports: SeattleInsider.com (www.kirotv.com) has issued the following report: 

Seattle, Wash. - A man named Phillip told KIRO 7, that he spotted a man pulling the hood ornament off his car Sunday night. 

He said he recognized the man as Michael Christopher Starr and called police. Starr, the former guitarist for the Seattle grunge band ALICE IN CHAINS was arrested Sunday night for "investigation of property destruction and theft".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Juliana Theory Dates
IAYM reports: The Juliana Theory have lined up the following new live stops alongside Terminal: 

April 17th Huntington, West Virginia Hyamp 
April 18th Columbus, Ohio The Basement 
April 21st Boone, North Carolina Legends 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Moby
NME reports: MOBY is to return with a new single next month. 

'Spiders' is released on May 23, and is taken from the dance man's new album 'Hotel'. 

The release of the single coincides with Moby's UK tour [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bizkit Set Release
The PRP reports: Limp Bizkit have set a May 03rd release date through Geffen for their new album "The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)". [see full story for some DVD tidbit]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Post Blink
Punkbands reports: SignonSanDiego, the online adaptation of San Diego's Union-Tribune area newspaper, is reporting that Blink-182/Transplants drummer Travis Barker has formed a new project with Blink-182 vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus called Plus 44, who are currently recording and writing. The article, which focuses on Barker's soon-to-be premiered MTV reality show, "Meet The Barkers," adds this little tidbit at the end: 

"Blink, as far as I'm concerned, is over," Barker said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Keen Honored
press release reports: The City of Houston welcomed Robert Earl Keen back home to his birthplace of Houston this past weekend by proclaiming April 1, 2005 as "Robert Earl Keen Day." 

The proclamation was presented by Houston City Council Member Michael Berry in conjunction with Keen's headlining appearance at Frontier Fiesta at The University of Houston. 

Keen is set to release his highly-anticipated 11th album project, What I Really Mean, on May 10. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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System of a Down Hit
antiMusic reports: "B.Y.O.B." - the first single from the forthcoming System of a Down CD had quite a first week at radio (week ending March 30, 2005). The song was the #1 Most Added at Rock and #2 Most Added at Alternative. 

"B.Y.O.B." debuted in the Number One position at WXRK/K-ROCK in New York and also debuted in the Top 10 at stations in Tampa, Rochester, Las Vegas, Tucson, Norfolk, Phoenix, Austin, Orlando, Tulsa, Colorado Springs, Bakersfield, Richmond, Buffalo, Louisville, Columbus, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle, San Bernardino, San Diego, Minneapolis, St. Louis, New Orleans. 

"B.Y.O.B." is the first single from System of a Down's 2-disc set, Mezmerize/Hypnotize." Disc One, "Mezmerize," will be released on May 17; Disc Two, "Hypnotize," will be released late this year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Greatest Guitar Recordings of All Time
press release reports: Everybody does 100 - so why not do 200? Guitar One magazine has put together the definitive guide to Greatest Guitar Recordings of All Time for their May issue, due on newsstands tomorrow (April 5). Along with his devoted team of editors, Guitar One's editor-in-chief Troy Nelson broke the list down into ten distinct genres, classic rock, modern rock, metal, soul, jazz, blues, country, acoustic, shred and instrumental. 

Included with every album listed in this 21 page spread is an obscure fast fact about the band/artist, such as Jimi Hendrix's US tour with the Monkees and after Chuck Berry did time for armed robbery, he became a hairdresser! Guitar One also has artists from each genre give their Top 10 picks. Slash from Guns N' Roses picked Aerosmith's Live Bootleg as his number one record of all time. 

[see full story for the No 1's in each category]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Geezer in May
press release reports: GZR, the quartet led by legendary Black Sabbath bass guitarist and lyricist Geezer Butler, will release its new studio album 'Ohmwork' through Sanctuary Records on May 10, 2005. 'Ohmwork' is Butler's first album in eight years. 

The 10 songs on 'Ohmwork' are "Misfit," "Pardon My Depression," "Prisoner 103," "I Believe," "Aural Sects," "Pseudocide," "Pull The String," "Alone," "Dogs Of Whore" and "Don't You Know." "I Believe" is the first single. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chevelle/Dark New Day Dates
antiMusic/Total Assault reports: Dark New Day have announced several more stops on their upcoming tour with Chevelle. Twelve Year Silence, the debut album from Dark New Day (feat. Ex members of Sevendust, Skrape, and others), hits stores on June 14th. 

Chevelle/Dark New Day Dates:
4/13 Blue Cat's - Knoxville, TN 
4/20 House Of Blues - New Orleans, LA 
4/22 La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reel Big News
antiMusic reports: Reel Big Fish's "We're Not Happy Til You're Not Happy" will be in stores on Tuesday (April 5), to celebrate the release the band will perform a rare in store set at the Virgin Megastore in Orange, Ca at 7 pm. The official CD release show is set to go off at the Anaheim House of Blues on Thursday (April 7). 

Reel Big Fish will also be performing a rare live acoustic performance and taking YOUR questions on DJ Rossstar's Punk Rock Show this Wednesday, April 6th, 2005 7-8pm PST. You can listen in at www.idobi.com/radio/ Send questions through IM to IdobiRStar and for more info check out www.djrossstar.com. [see full story for confirmed tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Adema From Kuwait
Earache reports: Adema's publicist forwarded this journal from the band who are currently rockin' the troops in Kuwait"Hey everybody, hello again from th middle east...today we got to play at Camp Arifjan right outside of Kuwait City....the facility here is very modern and alot different from most camps over here...the troops have a pool, Subway, Baskin Robbins, Nathan's Hot Dog and a store that looks like a Wal-Mart...it doesn't mean that it's any easier...at the camp they take care of tons of stuff but mostly all the trucking of supplies...We were lucky enough to meet Col. Brick T. Miller commander of all the forces in Kuwait...Col. Miller presented to us an award for coming over here and let us know how much they appreciated us coming over here...it got up to 120 degrees today, thats like being a roast in a crockpot...we were also in our first sandstorm, if you want to know what that is like take a blowdryer point it toward you face and throw some sand in there...good times...the show was great and the soldiers rocked it....it is so cool to try out our new music on these guys and girls and everybody is having a great time...tomorrow we go to Iraq and we will let you know how it is..." 

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Junos
MTV reports: Canada's equivalent of the Grammy awards, the Junos, had its televised ceremony Sunday night. Big winners included Avril Lavigne (Artist of the Year), K-Os (Single of the Year) and Billy Talent (Album of the Year). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Strhess dates
Lambgoat reports: Dates for the second annual Strhess Tour have been announced. Sponsored by artist Derek Hess and his company, Strhess Clothing, the trek features headliner Bleeding Through, with support from Zao, Darkest Hour, Martyr AD, and Fight Paris. Here are the dates: 

7/8 Philadelphia PA @ The Trocadero
7/9 Worcester MA @ The Palladium
7/10 New York NY @ BB King's
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gibson Amphitheatre
Kansas City Star reports: Universal Studios has sold naming rights to its Universal Amphitheatre concert venue to Gibson Guitar Corp. in a 10-year deal valued at more than $14 million. 

The naming rights agreement is part of a wider deal that includes putting the Gibson name in other parts of the park and in sales and marketing materials, the companies announced Monday. 

The 33-year-old theater will be called "The Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywalk" for an 18-month transition period, after which the name will be shortened to "The Gibson Amphitheatre." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Glastonbury Sell Out
Ananova reports: This year's Glastonbury tickets have sold out in less than three hours. 

Fans rushed to buy tickets when they went on sale at 9am yesterday. 

The Aloud.com - the festival's ticket agent - received 7.5 million hits from people wanting to get their hands on the tickets for the event reports BBC online. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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