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Day In Rock 4/15: Kelly Vs Ozzfest- Bizkit Reality TV- Green Day Ban- Backstreet DUI- D'Angelo Guilty- Jacko Wacko?- Britney TV- Diddy Sell Off- Junior Delgado RIP- Outkast, Parks Settle- Axl Went Nuts- Nugent Godsmack?- Mustaine Vs Lars- Perry Solo Gig- No Halen/Aerosmith Tour- Shadows Fall- Blind Guardian- Shinedown- Audioslave- Biohazard- Linkin Solo CD- Edwyn Collins- more
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Kelly Vs Ozzfest
BW&BK reports: KELLY OSBOURNE has upset her parents by insisting their Ozzfest touring festival is the second best rock show in America. 

The reality star-turned-[wanna-be]pop singer insists California's Coachella Festival is the best show in the world. 

She tells Blender magazine, "My mom gets really pissed off when I say this, but it's the world's best music festival. I've had more fun at Coachella than any other show, including Ozzfest." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bizkit Reality TV
All Headline News reports: Another celebrity decides to chronicle their life for the entire world to see. Fred Durst has decided to take a seat on the reality TV bandwagon. 

Durst and a team of producers are in talks to create a hybrid show reality slash talk show called "My Life With Fred Durst." 

Details are still being discussed, however, producers have reported the weekly one-hour show will combine celebrity interviews with reality segments chronicling Durst's personal and professional life.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Green Day Ban
Punkbands reports: Green Day was put on a list of suggested artists that shouldn't perform at Carson, Calif.'s Home Depot Center, but the band is scheduled to play there two nights in October, anyway. One show is already sold out. At press time, a concert committee comprising venue representatives, the community and California State University, Dominguez Hills (where the Home Depot Center is located), were expected to make a final decision on whether Green Day would be allowed to play the 27,000-capacity stadium.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Backstreet DUI
Contact Music reports: BACKSTREET BOYS heart-throb NICK CARTER pleaded not guilty to two drink driving-related charges Wednesday (13APR05). 

Carter's plea was phoned in by his lawyer to Orange County court, California, according to MARK MACAULAY, spokesman for the Orange County District Attorney's Office. The star was not required to attend the arraignment because the charges are misdemeanours. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Junior Delgado RIP
BBC reports: Jamaican reggae singer Junior Delgado has died at the age of 46 in London, where he had been based. 

In a 30-year career, Delgado recorded with the likes of Lee Perry, Sly and Robbie and Dennis Brown. 

Famed for his "roots" style, his most successful songs included Sons Of Slaves, Raggamuffin Year and Away with Your Fussing and Fighting. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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D'Angelo Guilty 
E! reports: The Grammy-winning R&B crooner, whose real name is Michael Eugene Archer, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence that stemmed from a January traffic stop in Richmond, Virginia. 

D'Angelo's troubles began when he was pulled over in the wee hours of the morning on Jan. 9 and subsequently charged with drunk driving. When officials searched his car, they discovered he was in possession of a small amount of pot and 0.29 grams of cocaine. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Wacko?
AP reports: The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser told jurors Thursday a bizarre story of weeks during which she was shuttled around by Jackson's associates, made a virtual prisoner and warned that "killers" were after her. 

The woman said that during the entire period, she never tried to call police because "who could possibly believe this?" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney TV in May
AP reports: With Britney Spears and her husband, Kevin Federline, making headlines with the news that she's pregnant, UPN has announced a May 17 premiere for the couple's reality show. 

The premiere will be a special one-hour episode (9 p.m. ET), UPN announced Wednesday. The series, not yet titled, will follow their courtship, engagement and wedding through private home videos, mostly shot by the couple with their own camera. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Diddy Sell Off
AP reports: Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Warner Music Group inked a joint venture deal that gives the record company a 50 percent stake in the hip-hop mogul's Bad Boy Records label. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mandatory Music Dish
AP reports: A federal judge has ordered satellite television provider EchoStar Communications Corp (Dish Network) to begin carrying a music video channel owned by Universal Music Group that is the subject of a lawsuit between the two companies. 

The ruling, issued late Tuesday by a U.S. District Court judge in New York, requires EchoStar to begin carrying UMG's International Music Feed channel as soon as possible. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Middle Age Rocks!
Reuters reports: Middle-aged musicians who have neither burned out nor faded away -- yet may be some years past their creative peaks -- are pulling in the real money in today's topsy-turvy music industry. 

In the young person's game that is popular music, the top of Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 money list is dominated by artists of a certain age like Metallica and Rod Stewart. 

They may not produce as many chart-topping songs as they once did, but with album sales flagging due to Internet piracy and competition from other entertainment outlets, they pull in revenue streams from merchandise, concerts and books. 

To find a group on Rolling Stone's list that has been around for less than 10 years, you have to go down to Linkin Park at No. 9. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Outkast, Parks Settle
liveDaily reports: Hip-hop group OutKast and civil rights icon Rosa Parks have reached a settlement in a long-running dispute surrounding the group's use of Parks' name as a song title. 

In one portion of the settlement, revealed in a press release issued Thursday (4/14), OutKast agreed to perform on a tribute CD marking the 50th anniversary of Parks' arrest, an incident that helped to spark the Civil Rights movement. Also, "an educational tribute television broadcast special" about Parks' life will be produced, and a DVD of the broadcast will be distributed to public schools.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy: Axl Went Nuts
Blabbermouth reports: In an interview with Alice Cooper (on his "Nights with Alice Cooper" radio show) that was posted online yesterday, Ozzy Osbourne spoke about the great rock bands of the past. 

...He also made a comment about another rock band: "The tragedy of the last 20 years was GUNS N' ROSES... they were well up there... then Axl [Rose] read the tealeaves in his cup and went nuts or something." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nugent Godsmack?
Blabbermouth reports: Ted Nugent says he's writing music for a new album, and he's collaborating with country star Toby Keith and the band GODSMACK. Nugent toured with Keith last year and he and GODSMACK were among the acts on the line-up of Rockin' The Corps, a concert at the Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton. GODSMACK performed with Nugent during his set, and Nugent told ABC ePrep that he was very impressed with their performance. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mustaine Vs Lars
Blabbermouth reports: MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald about his ongoing "feud" with METALLICA, the nerve injury to his arm that brought his career to a halt, and the band's most recent album, "The System Has Failed". A few excerpts from the interview follow: 

On METALLICA's "Some Kind of Monster" documentary, in which he makes an appearance: 

"If you see that METALLICA movie you can't walk away without thinking Lars is mental. I am over [Ulrich]. He's ancient history." 

"Hey, what about what METALLICA and Lars did to [Internet file-sharing company] Napster and the kids? Took them to court. You see the reaction. 

"That just shows what kind of people they are, when the kids start deserting them."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Watershlock Fest
Blabbermouth reports: Kyle Munson of Des Moines Register is reporting that POISON lead singer Bret Michaels, FOREIGNER (led by Mick Jones, minus Lou Gramm), SLAUGHTER, SKID ROW (minus Sebastian Bach) and HELLS BELLS (a Florida-based AC/DC cover band) have been confirmed for the the second annual installment of Waterstock Rock, set to take place June 18 at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets start selling April 25 through Ticketmaster for $20 each and eventually will cost $40 at the gate. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Perry Solo Gig
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry is getting ready for a special concert in New York City next month. His self-titled solo album comes out two days earlier, on May 3, and he's going to play the Webster Hall club on May 5 to launch it. As of now, it's the only show he's announced.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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