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Day In Rock 4/13:Britney Pregnant - Da Brat Brawl- Plant Vs Page- U2 TV- Jacko Bribe- RIAA Vs Students- 3 Doors Staind- Dylan- Foxy Brown Pleads- Rush- Scott Gottlieb RIP- Arvil Covers Idiot- Megafest- Steel Prophet- Whitesnake Split- Hammerfall / Edguy Tour- AC/DC Bluegrass- Crowbar- Weezer Tracks- Bizkit Tracks- BPI Vs Downloaders- The Fix Is In- QOTSA- Mudvayne- Rare Lennon-  more
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Britney Pregnant 
antiMusic reports: A few days after she blasted tabloids for reporting that she was pregnant, pop star Britney Spears told her fans via a posting on her official website that she is indeed expecting a child. 

"The time has finally come to share our wonderful news that we are expecting our first child together. There were reports that I was in the hospital this weekend. Kevin and I just want everyone to know that all is well. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Love Britney and Kevin," Spears wrote. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Da Brat Brawl
MTV reports: In a scene straight out of "The Surreal Life," Da Brat's 31st birthday party in Chicago turned into a melee when two uninvited men bum-rushed the door. According to the Chicago Tribune, at around 1:30 Monday morning two men pushed passed security guards at the Harold Washington Cultural Center and got into a fistfight with security. Other partygoers joined in and one person allegedly hit a guard in the head with a gun. Four men were arrested.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Plant Vs Page
Blabbermouth reports: LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant has hit back at his former bandmate Jimmy Page after the guitarist criticised him for not being present when the legendary rockers were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award earlier this year. 

Plant, 56, is so busy with his current musical projects he decided against flying to Los Angeles for the award ceremony, preferring to rehearse with his new band in England. 

He says, "Jimmy had a bit of a go at me for not being there, but what can you do? What I'm doing now is more important to me. 

"It's great to look back and smile. But middle-aged self-congratulation is very dangerous." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 TV
Contact Music reports: U2 fans are set to get a sneak peak of the Irish supergroup's current VERTIGO tour during a broadcast American breakfast TV. 

GOOD MORNING AMERICA will join the Irish rockers on their roadshow, then broadcast five songs on 20 May (05). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Bribe
AP reports: The stepfather of Michael Jackson's accuser testified Tuesday that after the broadcast of a damaging TV documentary about Jackson, an associate of the pop star offered the family a college education and a house. 

But the stepfather said when he sought money for the family, he was accused of blackmail. 

The stepfather took the stand as the prosecution shifted from witnesses who alleged past improprieties by Jackson back to the current allegations that the singer molested a 13-year-old boy in February or March 2003 [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RIAA Vs Students
Audio Aggression reports: Tomorrow, the RIAA plans to file lawsuits against 405 students at 18 colleges for "illegally" distributing music and movies over the new Internet2 network. Internet2 is a super-fast computer network that boasts speeds hundreds of times faster than the original Internet.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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3 Doors Staind
Totalrock reports: 3 Doors Down are to headline a major tour of the US this Summer. They'll be joined by Staind and Breaking Benjamin. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Big Brother Bruce?
Pollstar reports: Tickets for Bruce Springsteen's latest tour a solo acoustic trek through theatres and scaled-down arenas starting April 25 sold out almost immediately at many of its 14 scheduled venues. In an effort to stem the scalping tide, tour organizers have mounted a plan that will require ticket-holders to prove they were the original buyers. 

At several of the theatre shows in Boston, Upper Darby, Pa., Hollywood and Oakland, Calif. each ticket buyer must present a government-issued photo ID and the credit card used for the purchase on the day of the show at the box office. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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All Good Fest
FMQB reports: The Flaming Lips and The String Cheese Incident will co-headline this year's edition of the All Good Music Festival in Masontown, WV. The three day festival takes place from July 15 to 17, and will include performances from Les Claypool, Keller Williams and others. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dylan To Picnic
Reuters reports: Willie Nelson's annual 4th of July Picnic concert will return to the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer, with Bob Dylan) and Los Lonely Boys on the bill. 

This will be the 32nd Independence day bash for Nelson, carrying on the tradition that he began in Dripping Springs, Texas, in 1973. 

More than 20 additional artists will be announced, all invited personally by Nelson. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Foxy Brown Pleads
AP reports: Foxy Brown says she didn't beat up two nail salon workers over a $20 pedicure and her toes are worth more than that anyway. "A $20 pedicure? Are you serious?" she joked to reporters Monday outside the courtroom where she pleaded not guilty to assault over the August 2004 incident. 

"I mean, look at me!" she said. 

Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, pleaded not guilty to using her cell phone and fist to attack the manicurists on Aug. 29. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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1 Rush Charge Dropped
Blabbermouth reports: Denes Husty III of News-Press.com is reporting that a charge filed against the daughter-in-law of RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson was dismissed Monday (April 11) by a Florida judge. 

Michelle Joanne Zivojinovich, 31; her husband, Justin Shawn Zivojinovich, 34; and her father-in-law, Alex Zivojinovich, 51, were charged in connection with an alleged brawl with police at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in North Naples. 

At a hearing Monday, Collier County Judge Ramiro Manalich ruled there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Michelle Zivojinovich, of Ontario, Canada, on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scott Gottlieb RIP
Punkbands reports: Bleed the Dream posted this on their website today: On Sunday, April 10, 2005, Scott Gottlieb lost his battle with cancer. He had been fighting it since May 8, 2004 and was doing better and awaiting a bone marrow transplant. Then about a month ago he got an infection that he could not beat. It attacked his lungs and then the rest of the organs in his body. 

Somehow in all his pain and suffering he did the most "punk rock" thing we've ever seen: he dragged himself out of his hospital bed to record all the drum tracks on our new album[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Arvil Covers Idiot
Punk Bands reports: At Avril Lavigne's recent Melbourne Bonez Tour Date, she busted out a new cover of Green Day's "American Idiot". Though she had to read the lyrics off an amp in front of her, reviews from the show say the cover sounded awesome.....- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Megafest Update
Blabbermouth reports: MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the group's official web site: 

"I thought I would start to inform you of what you can expect from the Gigantour Festival this summer. 

"First off the set times on the main stage will be approximately 90 minutes for MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER each, 45 minutes for FEAR FACTORY, and 30 minutes each for DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and NEVERMORE. 

"We are hoping to have a second stage of talent and as of now there is a list of fourty bands that want to be part of this wonderful summer excursion... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Whitesnake Split
BW&BK reports: The official WHITESNAKE website (whitesnake.com) currently features the following message on the main page: 

"Whitesnake singer David Coverdale regrets to announce that he and bass player/singer Marco Mendoza have mutually agreed to go their separate ways... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hammerfall / Edguy Tour
BW&BK reports: HAMMERFALL and EDGUY will join forces with a yet-to-be-named U.S. act for a trek across America this summer. 

Dates confirmed at this time include:

 August
15 at Jaxx in West Springfield, VA
16 at B.B. King's in New York City, NY
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AC/DC Bluegrass
BW&BK reports: On May 31st, CMH Records will be releasing Back In Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to AC/DC. 

According to the label, the gutsy lock-step stomp of AC/DC's music fits wonderfully into the bluegrass two-step and there's plenty of pickin' goin' on to keep even the pickiest quitar aficianado grinnin' from ear to ear. Slap it on and hit the highway to hellbilly heaven. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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