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Day In Rock 4/19: Wahlberg Vs Eminem- Avril Actress?- 50 Cent Ban- Usher Robbed- Gotti Murder Probe- Aiken Snivels On Dr Phil- Diddy Dud- Ramones Bluegrass- Hellacopters- Radiohead - Darkness TV- McCartney- Vinnie Paul- Spiritual Beggars- Panzerchrist- Ozzy Leaving US- My Dying Bride- Napalm Death- Maiden Doll- Skinless- La's Join Glasto- Libertine Reunion- Armor For Sleep Attack- more
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Wahlberg Vs Eminem
Contact Music reports: Hollywood hunk MARK WAHLBERG has slammed EMINEM, MATT DAMON and BEN AFFLECK for giving a false impression of tough, impoverished childhoods in their music and films. 

Wahlberg - who blames his assault conviction 17 years ago on his harsh childhood - has also attacked rapper Eminem for idealising his difficult formative years in his biopic 8 MILE, in an interview with DETAILS magazine. 

The 33-year-old actor complains, "My childhood wasn't like some 8 Mile bulls**t where you go and have a rap-off. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Avril Actress?
Contact Music reports: Punk pop star AVRIL LAVIGNE is set for a big movie break - as WILLIAM SHATNER's daughter. 

The COMPLICATED singer is on the verge of signing on to make her movie debut in new animated movie OVER THE HEDGE. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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50 Cent Ad Ban
BBC reports: Sports firm Reebok has pulled a TV ad after a mother whose son was shot dead complained it glamorised gun crime. 

Lucy Cope, of Southwark, south London, went to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) about the campaign featuring US rapper 50 Cent. 

The ASA is investigating 54 complaints from viewers over a reference to him having been shot nine times. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Usher Robbed
Contact Music reports: R+B hunk USHER is in a search to get more than $100,000 (GBP52,600) worth of his belongings back, after they were reportedly stolen from one of DONALD TRUMP's properties. 

The YEAH! singer claims a suitcase of his was taken from New York City's Trump International Hotel by someone posing as a member of his entourage on Friday (15APR05). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gotti Murder Probe
Contact Music reports: Rap mogul IRV 'GOTTI' LORENZO and his brother CHRISTOPHER are under federal investigation for a vicious beating which led to the death of a New York drug dealer. 

The brothers are suspected of wielding a piece of lumber "embedded with nails", according to one police report, to repeatedly bash ANTHONY SYLVESTER on the head until he fell unconscious before dumping his body in a vacant Manhattan lot on 20 October 1993. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aiken Snivels On Dr Phil
AP reports: Multiplatinum-selling singer Clay Aiken will talk about his own experiences with bullying with Dr. Phil McGraw on the syndicated "Dr. Phil" show Tuesday. 

"He talks about his own experiences being bullied," says RCA Records publicist Roger Widynowski, who said Aiken isn't doing any press interviews at this time. Widynowski says the bullying occurred "verbally ... throughout his whole school career. Mostly through elementary and junior high." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Diddy Dud
AP reports: "Diddy Day" was a dud. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was a no-show at an event scheduled Friday at the Aladdin hotel-casino. Mayor Oscar Goodman had been set to proclaim it "Diddy Day," but plans were scrapped at the last minute when word came that the hip-hop mogul wouldn't attend. 

"Due to an unfortunate miscommunication, I will not be able to make the anticipated trip to Las Vegas on April 15," Combs said in a statement. "I am flattered the mayor saw fit to honor me with a day and hope to join him soon." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Fake?
AP reports: The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser lashed out at the pop star from the witness stand Monday, declaring that Jackson "really didn't care about children, he cared about what he was doing with children." 

The woman resisted answering questions by defense attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. and began her fourth day on the witness stand by making speeches to the jury. 

She looked at Jackson across the courtroom and said: "He managed to fool the world. Now, because of this criminal case, people know who he really is." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ramones Bluegrass
Aversion reports: Tommy Ramone, the first drummer to sit behind The Ramones' kit, announced he's starting afresh, as an old-time country act. 

His latest project, Uncle Monk, draws on classic country and bluegrass, and promises to bring some of the punk spirit into the alt-country arena. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hellacopters Set Release
Totalrock reports: The Hellacopters are to release their new album, 'Rock And Roll Is Dead', in June. It features 13 tracks and was produced by Chips Kiesbye. [see full story for more breaking heavy rock news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead The Best? 
DiS reports: Radiohead's 'OK Computer' has been voted the greatest album of all time in a poll by Channel 4 viewers. 

The 1997-opus beat the likes of the Beatles' 'Revolver', REM's 'Automatic For The People' and Oasis' 'Definitely Maybe' to the crown. 

1. RADIOHEAD - OK Computer 
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree 
3. NIRVANA - Nevermind 
4. MICHAEL JACKSON - Thriller 
5. PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon 
[see full story for more of the list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Darkness TV
Ananova reports: The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has devised a celebrity darts show that he will present. 

Fifteen celebrities will play darts against 15 professionals reports The Sun. Justin said: "It will be called Fame on - as in the 'game on' shout at the start of every darts match. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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McCartney Tour
liveDaily reports: Paul McCartney who last toured the U.S. in 2002--returns to the country for a fall roadtrip that will back his next album. 

The run kicks off Sept. 16 in Miami and is currently slated to touch down in 26 cities, including a Nov. 29 finale in Los Angeles; a lone Canadian stop is also planned.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vinnie Paul Jams With BLS
Blabbermouth reports: DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul joined BLACK LABEL SOCIETY on stage for the song "Suicide Messiah" during their performance at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida Sunday night (April 17).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spiritual Beggars Ink Deal
Blabbermouth reports: SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott, have inked a deal with InsideOut Music for the release of their new album, "Demons". The follow-up to 2002's "On Fire" will be issued in late June. [see full story for more including tracks, dates and artwork]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Panzerchrist add one
Blabbermouth reports: Danish extreme metallers PANZERCHRIST have announced the addition of keyboardist Dea Lillelund (also in FAIRYTALE ABUSE) to the group's ranks. 

As previously reported, PANZERCHRIST have parted ways with drummer Reno Kiilerich (DIMMU BORGIR, EXMORTEM, VILE). Replacing Reno behind the kit is Michael Pedersen (ex-EXMORTEM).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stanley Goes Pop
Blabbermouth reports: KISS frontman Paul Stanley has collaborated with Boston-based THE CLICK FIVE on the track "Angel to You (Devil to Me)", which is set to appear on THE CLICK FIVE's debut CD, "Greetings From Imrie House", due on August 2 via Lava. 

Stanley reportedly co-wrote the track with THE CLICK FIVE keyboardist Ben Romans at Stanley's home studio. The song also features a guest appearance by Elliott Easton of THE CARS.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Leaving US
BW&BK reports: FemaleFirst (www.femalefirst.co.uk) has issued the following report: OZZY OSBOURNE is set to leave America for good - to retire in Britain. 

The ageing rocker, who spends much of his time at home in Los Angeles, says he is fed-up with the US and once he finishes touring will move back to his homeland. 

The Prince of Darkness, who also owns a mansion in Britain's countryside, said: "I'm going to go back to Britain. I can't see me spending the rest of my days in America."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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My Dying Bride Box
BW&BK reports: MY DYING BRIDE's new box set, entitled Anti-Diluvian Chronicles, will be issued in the UK through Snapper Music/Peaceville Records on May 23rd. The set is due out in the US on July 12th, with a Canadian release possibly earlier. 

The 3CD set spans My Dying Bride's career and includes bonus live tracks and remixes.[see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Napalm Death Preview
BW&BK reports: Germany's Metal Hammer (www.hammer-mag.de) will be posting a new song each day this week from the new NAPALM DEATH album, The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code. 

As previously reported, the album is due out through Century Media on April 25th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Doll
BW&BK reports: The following report is courtesy of Maidenfans.com: "Heavy Metal fans everywhere got excited when we announced our line of IRON MAIDEN collectibles, and here is our first 7" scale action figure to start off the line. Equipped with an arsenal of futuristic weaponry, this cyborg Eddie is based on the album artwork for Iron Maiden's 1986 release Somewhere In Time. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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