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Day In Rock 4/06: Jello Vs Idol- Britney TV- Jesus Tool- Jacko Shower- Suicidal Illness?- Dimebag Sculpture- C Murder No More- Napalm Death Toy- Used/MCR - Green Day- Ripper Solo- Anthrax DVD- Nugent Appeal- Terror- Dropkick Murphys- Megafest- Nirvana Joins Congress- Napster TV- Radio Crime- Vh1 Boss- KISS- Chevelle- Mudvayne Ozzfest- Wakefield- more
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Jello Vs Idol
punkbands reports: Footage sent to Alternative Tentacles by angry fans confirms Dead Kennedys' version of "Viva Las Vegas" was used by Fox TV in the January 26, 2005 episode of "American Idol." 

"Bleech!" said Jello Biafra, "first Levi's, now this. What strain of corporate herpes will be allowed to foul Dead Kennedys next? I could understand 'Too Drunk to f***' as a new 'O'Reilly Factor' theme, but this is really nauseating. Even 'Police Truck''s lyrics as the background music to 'Cops' would be more fitting justice than this. 

What really makes me sick about shows like this and expecially 'Extreme Makeover' is how they encourage teens to grow up plastic Barbie and Ken conformists instead of solid subversive citizens. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney TV
antiMusic reports: The Osbournes may be over but you will soon get to watch the Spears or is it the Federlines? UPN announced Tuesday that pop singer Britney Spears and her husband Kevin Federline will star in a new six-part reality series about the couple's courtship and wedding. 

The series will be built around the home video footage shot by Spears with additional footage shot by the network. Spears reportedly began keeping a video journal of her relationship shortly after she began dating Federline. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jesus Tool
MTV reports: [More on this story from yesterday. MTV has this update. be sure to click the full story link to read it all]Has Maynard James Keenan, the frontman of both the dark, heavy-metal art band Tool and the somewhat lighter A Perfect Circle, found Jesus and been born again? Well ... 

Recent postings on two Tool Web sites — one of them purportedly by 

Keenan himself — contend that the singer has found religion and has left Tool. Could this really be? On Tuesday afternoon (April 5), MTV News' Kurt Loder e-mailed Keenan for confirmation, and this is what he e-mailed back: "I did, in fact, find Jesus. More news to follow. God bless ya." 

Keenan's letter to fan site toolshed.down.net explains that "some recent events have led me to the rediscovery of Jesus" and that "Tool will need to take the back seat."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Shower
MTV reports: A young man who claims Michael Jackson molested him in the early 1990s continued his testimony on Tuesday, with his mother also taking the stand to deliver yet another bombshell — that she'd witnessed the singer taking a shower with pop choreographer Wade Robson when he was a young boy. 

Blanca Francia, a former housekeeper who worked for five years at Neverland Ranch and Jackson's other homes, testified that while she never saw any evidence of molestation involving her son, she became worried about him once she started witnessing inappropriate behavior involving Jackson and other young boys. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Suicidal Illness?
BraveWords reports: The following message has been posted at the official website of booking agent M.A.D. Tourbooking (www.mad-tourbooking.de): 

"Unfortunately we have to cancel the SUICIDAL TENDENCIES tour 2005, scheduled for this summer. Due to serious health problems of singer Mike Muir the band is not able to come over to Europe. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dimebag Sculpture
BraveWords reports: KnuckleBonz, Inc. announced today their plans to create a Dimebag Darrell sculpture for the Guitar Hero™ limited edition collectible figure series. TheGuitar Heroseries is a collection of rock's most highly praised guitarists, sculpted in great detail and cast in poly-resin. The series is designed to be a tribute to acclaimed guitarists who have made their indelible mark on music history. All figures in the series are officially licensed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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C Murder No More
AP reports: Rapper C-Murder, in jail after a murder conviction in the 2002 killing of a teenager, has changed his stage name because he thinks he's been misunderstood. "I am not a murderer," the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, said in a statement released Tuesday. 

He will now go by C Miller, said his publicist, Giovanni Melchiorre of New York-based Koch Records. Miller's statement said people had misinterpreted the C-Murder name, which he intended as a reflection of his upbringing in one of New Orleans' most violent housing projects. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Napalm Death Toy
Napalm Death Forum reports: Exclusive Napalm Death toy for japan - european version to follow soon.. 

What is the GRIND KAIJU GARGA-DEATH?? Kaiju is japanese for "monsterous beast" and Napalm Death is english for GRIND!! Put the two together and you get the GRIND KAIJU called GARGA-DEATH!!! Shane (Napalm Death) who is a lover of Japanese monster toys and films collaborates with the Japanese toy maker Gargamel to bring you THE MONSTEROUS BEAST of GRIND ... this is GARGA-DEATH!!!!! [see full story for more including a photo]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Green Day Stadium Gigs
liveDaily reports: Green Day a band that began its climb 15 years ago at a tiny, all-ages, punk-rock club in Berkeley, CA--will be headlining some stadium gigs this summer. 

The trio--which continues to ride the success of its Grammy-winning 2004 album, "American Idiot"--has signed on to play newly announced shows Sept. 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ; Sept. 24 at SBC Park in San Francisco; and Oct. 8 at Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, near Los Angeles.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ripper Solo
Blabbermouth reports: Former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens is currently shopping a five-song CD from his solo project, tentatively dubbed BEYOND FEAR.

BLABBERMOUTH.NET had an opportunity to hear the recording, which boasts a thick, heavy riffing style and extremely powerful vocals from Owens. Traces of JUDAS PRIEST, PANTERA and BLACK SABBATH are all present along with a healthy dose of double-bass drumming, which adds a modern edge to what is essentially a traditional metal approach.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anthrax DVD
Blabbermouth reports: Acclaimed video director Dale Resteghini (SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, FEAR FACTORY) will be completing the second part of his ANTHRAX "Reunion" DVD with a multi-high-definition-camera shoot at the Chicago House Of Blues on May 1. Previous rock and metal DVDs Resteghini has helmed include "Tattoo the Earth 2000", FEAR FACTORY (live footage from Australia) and the recent "Taste of Chaos". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nugent Appeal
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Ted Nugent plans to appeal last week's court victory in Michigan. A jury ruled that the Muskegon Summer Celebration must pay Nugent $100,000 for breaching a contract in June of 2003, with $80,000 for the contracted fee and $20,000 for missed merchandise sales. However, Nugent's camp, which sought $1 million, is complaining that Circuit Court Judge Timothy G. Hicks erred by putting a cap on the maximum award Nugent can receive. They will also base their appeal on the fact that Hicks is a former law partner of Christopher Kelly, a Muskegon attorney who is a board member of the Muskegon Summer Celebration. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Terror Reissue
IAYM reports: Terror's debut album "Lowest Of The Low" will see a re-release through Trustkill on May 17th complete with bonus tracks, additional live material, and all new artwork. [see full story for including tracks and more breaking heavy music news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dropkick Murphys Release
punkbands reports: Dropkick Murphys have announced the title of their upcoming full length which is due out June 21st via Hell Cat. The record, titled The Warrior's Code, is the sixth studio release from the Boston natives.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Megafest
press release reports: It's called GIGANTOUR, and it's the brainchild of MEGADETH frontman/guitarist DAVE MUSTAINE. 

Set to launch in late July, GIGANTOUR is a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER, who'll be accompanied by other mainstage acts Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore. Artists for the second stage will be announced in the coming weeks. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nirvana Joins Congress
CBC reports: Nirvana's seminal album Nevermind, Neil Armstrong's first words from the moon and Al Jolson singing Swanee are among the 50 sound recordings joining the U.S. Library of Congress collection. 

The library is making its third addition to the U.S. National Recording Registry, which collects "culturally, historically or aesthetically important" recordings that "inform or reflect life in the United States." A recording is eligible for special preservation only 10 years after its creation. [see full story for a list of all new additions]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Book of Ozz
BraveWords reports: Bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, DIO, WHITESNAKE) is releasing a promising book in September which will include a first person account from his personal day by day diary of events while touring with Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Randy Rhoads in the early eighties. It is entitled Off The Rails - My Adventures In The Land Of Ozz. [see full story for more details] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Viva La Clutch
Blabbermouth reports: CLUTCH will be making an appearance on MTV's "Viva La Bam" this Sunday, April 10 at 10:30 p.m. EST. 

Bam Margera directed the video for CLUTCH's "The Mob Goes Wild", which is included on the "Viva La Bam" first-season DVD. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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SOAD Tracks
Total Rock reports: System Of A Down have now announced the full track listing for the 'Mezmerize' album, which is released on May 16. It is as follows: 'Soldier Side', 'B.Y.O.B.', 'Revenga', 'Cigaro', 'Radio/Video', 'ThisCocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song', 'Violent Pornography', 'Question!', 'Sad Statue', 'Old School Hollywood', 'Lost In Hollywood' and 'Lonely Day'. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Oasis Club Gigs
Xfm reports: Following the first play of the new Oasis single 'Lyla', the band have confirmed they are in the planning stages of a series of small venue gigs in the run-up to the release of their forthcoming album 'Don't Believe The Truth'. 

So far, the band have only confirmed one of the three proposed shows at the Olympia in Paris on May 23, but more dates, including a rumoured London show, are expected to be announced shortly. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Young out of Hospital
BBC reports: Singer Neil Young has left hospital and is making "excellent" progress after having brain surgery last week, his agent has said. 

The rock legend, 59, was treated for a brain aneurysm in New York on 29 March. 

"The doctors say his progress has been excellent and the expectation is that he will make a full recovery," agent Bob Merlis said. 

He is recuperating in New York and is expected to go to Nashville in the coming days to go back into the studio. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Starbucks Music Plans 
Reuters reports: Starbucks Corp. said on Monday it will start selling music by unknown artists in a move that strays from the chain's reliance on big-name stars to sell CDs at its popular coffee shops. 

Starbucks -- whose success selling music by well-known artists including Ray Charles and Alanis Morissette has made it a thorn in the side of traditional music retailers -- next month will begin marketing and selling a CD by up-and-coming rock group Antigone Rising at its more than 4,400 U.S. stores. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pope Can't Stop Queen 
Contact Music reports: Reformed rock group QUEEN has faced a barrage of criticism in Italy for failing to cancel their Rome concert last night (04APR05), as the nation mourns the death of POPE JOHN PAUL II. 

Civil Protection Chief GUIDO BERTOLASO, who has been appointed to oversee the Italian capital's arrangements for the late pontiff's funeral on Friday (08APR05), believed organisers should have postponed the gig in respect to the Polish-born pope, who died on Saturday (02APR05). 

Bertolaso said yesterday (04APR05), hours before the concert was due to take place, "The decision of not postponing the Queen concert scheduled this evening in Rome was made in bad taste. [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Napster TV
FMQB reports: Now-legal music download service Napster has signed a deal with the U.K.'s channel 4 to distribute programs under the title Napster Live. Experts believe the series of 11-minute specials is the first step towards Napster entering the video download business. Each program will include two live performances and an interview with that week's featured artist. Six episodes of Napster Live have been announced, beginning next Saturday, April 16 [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radio Crime
FMQB reports: Speaking at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association convention on Monday, U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI) voiced his opinion that those who flagrantly violate FCC indecency standards should be subject to criminal prosecution rather than a regulatory process. 

"That way you aim the cannon specifically at the people who are committing the offenses," he explained to attendees. "The people who are trying to do the right thing end up being penalized the same way the people who are doing the wrong thing." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vh1 Boss
AP reports: Bruce Springsteen says sometimes all a song needs is a dictionary and a notebook. Some 350 people at The Two River Theatre watched "The Boss" perform during a taping of VH1's "Storytellers" series Monday night. 

The program is to air April 23. [see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Cover to Cover
press release reports: Lunar Moth Entertainment and TributeAlbums.com are proud to announce the release of "KISS Cover to Cover"! After a huge public response to the project, TributeAlbums.com celebrates the release with a host of new features. 

"KISS Cover to Cover", a tribute to songs covered by KISS, is now available. A unique tribute to KISS to say the least, this enhanced CD is focused on the songs that KISS themselves have covered during their historic career. Visit www.TributeAlbums.com to view special features that have been added to the site to launch "KISS Cover to Cover." While you are there you will be treated to a sneak peek at the album by watching a special FLASH movie showcasing the artists of "KISS Cover to Cover" and their updated versions of these classic songs. In addition, you will find featured audio clips that will be updated frequently with new and interesting information about the CD. All week long we will be adding new material to TributeAlbums.com to celebrate "KISS Cover to Cover"! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Modern Drummer Fest
press release reports: Modern Drummer, the world's first and most popular magazine for drummers and percussionists, has scheduled the Modern Drummer Festival Weekend 2005 for May 28-29 at Prudential Hall at NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center) in Newark, New Jersey. Shows begin at 1:00 p.m. each day. 

Special guest artists from the rock, jazz and R&B worlds confirmed to take part in the event at this time include Deep Purple's Ian Paice, Prince/Ringo Starr percussionist Sheila E., jazz living legend Roy Haynes, Tool's Danny Carey, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Shadows Fall's Jason Bittner and many others. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chevelle Announce Tour
Epic reports: Just weeks after their triumphant run as headliners of this year's Winterfresh SnoCore Tour, Epic recording artists CHEVELLE are returning to the road. The trio is launching a new tour that begins April 8th at Jillian's in Louisville, KY. 

The brothers Loeffler (vocalist/guitarist Pete, drummer Sam and bassist Joe) are touring in support of acclaimed new album THIS TYPE OF THINKING (COULD DO US IN), the follow-up to 2002's platinum-plus-selling chartbuster, Wonder What's Next. The Chicago-based band is picking up where it left off, debuting on Billboard's Top 200 at #8, scoring a number one hit in lead single "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)" and going gold in just six weeks. In addition, they've appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CNN. New single "The Clincher," which is already a fan favorite thanks to its inclusion on EA Sports' top-selling video game Madden NFL 2005, is maintaining momentum with heavy airplay on radio, MTV2 and Fuse. The track currently stands tall at #4 on Billboard's Active Rock Chart and Top 15 at Modern Rock. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mudvayne Ozzfest
Epic reports: Epic recording artists MUDVAYNE will take their furious live show on the road as part of this summer's highly anticipated OZZFEST tour. The powerhouse quartet has landed the much-coveted third spot on the tour's main stage, just before headliners Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. This will be Mudvayne's second tour of OZZFEST duty, having headlined the second stage back in 2001. 

"Ozzfest is the ultimate summer tour," says Mudvayne lead vocalist Chad Gray." We're excited to be part of its 10-year anniversary and its great lineup of legends and rising stars. We're looking forward to ripping the roof off every shed on this tour." [see full story for more including headlining and Ozzfest dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wakefield in May
press release reports: Wakefield are back with a brand new album entitled, "Which Side Are You On?" Their new album is scheduled for release on May 17th, through Jive Records. 

Wakefield's "Which Side Are You On?" is the sound of a band maturing, fast. Where some bands go on tour, this one went to school. Between hearing the Beatles inspired "C'mon Baby," which changes time signatures between the chorus and verses but still manages to be as hooky as a tackle box, or the smart riffs and layered harmonies of "Quietly Complaining," you'd be forgiven for wondering if this really is the same band that debuted with the buoyant pop-punk of American Made not long ago, in 2003.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dog Faced Gods Debut
press release reports: Dog Faced Gods, a no-holds-barred, rock quartet from the ancient San Manuel Indian Reservation in California, recently released its debut CD ‘Stoned Council' on Voodoo Nation/AGU Music. 

Incorporating the traditional sounds of their native heritage with the pulse-pounding sounds of today's alt-metal movement and even a little hip-hop and psychedelic rock rhythms thrown in for good measure, Dog Faced Gods' debut effort is a mature and eclectic album which stands out among today's young rock acts. 

The band has started mapping out a tour that is expected to keep them on the road all summer long with gigs at such well-known venues as the Whiskey A Go-Go and the Roxy. The next appearance is scheduled for Friday, April 29 at the Whiskey. For all the latest news and tour dates, visit www.dogfacedgods.com.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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