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Day In Rock 4/22: GNR Scam- Idol Sex- Gay Beatle?- Jacko Witness Bust- Deep Purple- MP3 Jail- Rush Plea- Motley CD Plans- SYL- Offspring- Obituary- Kinks- Patti Smith- Who- Porcupine Tree- Agnostic Front- Mudvayne- Hellfest- Lamb of God- Madonna Sued- J.lo Celeb Self Help Book- Franz Preview- Mobile iTunes- Coldplay- OKGo- Rufio- more
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GNR Scam
AP reports: Guns N' Roses fans nationwide started buzzing recently when Atlanta radio station 96Rock began advertising that the reclusive Axl Rose would be performing at a club in Cartersville, Ga., on Friday. 

Even more exciting: Rose was said to be teaming up with former bandmate and songwriting partner Izzy Stradlin. The promo on the rock station's website promised a "three-hour set," with the $20 tickets limited to one per customer. 

But it appears there will be no show. "Axl will not be there," GNR manager Merck Mercuriadis told The Associated Press. [see full story to find out why the show won't go on... or was it ever on in the first place? ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Sex
MSNBC reports: Has Paula Abdul been judging more than the singing talents of the hopefuls on "American Idol"? 

Corey Clark, a 24-year-old former contestant, is claiming that he had a "secret affair" with the 42-year-old judge from the hit show, according to the new issue of Globe magazine. Clarke reportedly is claiming that he had sex with Abdul in the guest room of her house, that she paid some of his expenses and promised to fund his career to the tune of $2 million, and that she made him vow to keep their relationship a secret. The allegations are reportedly from a book proposal that Clark has been shopping to publishers. [Clark isn't the only one Paula supposedly judged in bed, see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gay Beatle?
Aversion reports: An upcoming book alleges Beatles manager Brian Epstein had a homosexual affair with one of the Fab Four. 

The book, There's a Beatle in My Closet, is being written by Epstein's former assistant, Joanne Peterson. In a stroke of marketing genius, which is sure to be shattered once advance copies are sent out, Peterson won't reveal exactly which Beatle the manager "went backstage with" outside the book's pages. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Witness Bust
AP reports: A potential defense witness in the Michael Jackson trial was accused of having sex with an underage girl after telling her he had seen the pop star seduce a girl. 

Police said 18-year-old Ahman Elatab and the 14-year-old girl, who knew each other from a belly-dancing class, also watched pornographic DVDs together in the basement of her house earlier this month, while her parents were asleep. 

Elatab, who is listed as a potential defense witness for Jackson's child molestation trial, has described visiting the singer's Neverland ranch in California. He met the singer through a friend of his father's in the music industry. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deep Purple Burn Again
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks reports: One of the most significant albums in DEEP PURPLE's catalog will be treated to an expanded reissue on May 3. "Burn", first released in 1974, was the British hard rock group's first album with its Mach III lineup, which featured singer David Coverdale and bassist Glenn Hughes replacing Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. The new "Burn" sports remastered sound and five bonus remixes of "Burn", "Coronaris Redig", "Mistreated", "Sail Away", and "You Fool No One". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MP3 Jail
Audio Aggression reports: A new bill called the "Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005" is near being passed that would imprison pre-release 'file pirates' for up to three years. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rush Plea
BW&BK reports: The lead guitarist for the rock group RUSH and his son accepted plea agreements on Thursday morning in which they will serve no jail time on charges related to a New Year's Eve 2003 altercation with Collier County Sheriff's deputies. 

Alex Zivojinovich, known on stage as Alex Lifeson, and his son Justin, will serve 12 months probation and pay court costs as part of the agreement. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley CD Plans
BW&BK reports: Drummer Lee, who has been working on another solo album, recently said he's unsure of the future of Crue. But Neil says that songwriter Sixx has been cobbling together more tunes. 

"We are going to put out another studio album," Neil says. "Then we'll take a little time off, and then we'll probably tour in support of that album." 

Neil suggests Crue might keep going out of a sense of duty to rock 'n' roll. He can't find anything good on the radio anymore. 

"I don't listen to anything (recorded) today," he says. "There's nothing today that inspires me. There's no true rock 'n' roll bands anymore. There's all pre-fab boy bands and girl bands." [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SYL Join Underground Tour
BW&BK reports: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD are now confirmed for the upcoming Sounds Of The Underground tour. As previously reported, acts scheduled for the trek include: 

Main Stage - LAMB OF GOD (headliner), CLUTCH, OPETH, POISON THE WELL, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, UNEARTH, CHIMAIRA, 

Side stage: GWAR (headliner), NORMA JEAN, EVERY TIME I DIE, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THROWDOWN, ALL THAT REMAINS, HIGH ON FIRE, DEVILDRIVER, A LIFE ONCE LOST, [see full story for more acts]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Offspring Hits
IAYM reports: The Offspring have set the tentative track listing to their forthcoming "Greatest Hits" release which is currently expected out via Columbia on June 28th. It is as follows: 

01. "Come Out And Play (Keep 'Em Separated)"
02. "Self Esteem"
03. "Gotta Get Away"
04. "All I Want"
05. "Gone Away"
06. "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"
07. "Why Don't You Get A Job?"
08. "The Kids Aren't Alright"
[see full story for more tracks plus bonus info]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Obituary Release
IAYM reports: Obituary have elected to self-title their forthcoming new album which will now see a release via Roadrunner on July 12th.[see full story for breaking heavy rock news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kinks Court No Show
AP reports: Ray Davies, the longtime lead singer of The Kinks, didn't return to testify against a man who allegedly drove a getaway car for a gunman who robbed Davies' companion and shot the singer in the leg. 

Defendant Jerome Barra was released Wednesday after prosecutors dismissed charges. District Attorney Eddie Jordan said the 60-year-old Davies had sent word to prosecutors that he is on tour and unavailable until December. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Patti Smith Fest Gig
NME reports: PATTI SMITH will headline this year's SUMMER SUNDAE festival in August. 

The punk legend will top the event's bill, joining fellow headliners Idlewild, Lemon Jelly, The Bees and Mylo. 

The Summer Sundae Weekender 2005 will take place from August 12-14 in the grounds of Leicester de Montfort Hall. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Who Auction
NME reports: Items belonging to THE WHO's late bassist JOHN ENTWISTLE are being sold at auction today (April 21). 

More than 700 items, including a fibreglass suit of armour, a pinball machine and two skeletons are among the lots under the hammer in Gloucestershire, near his Stow-on-the-Wold home. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Porcupine Tree Dates
The PRP reports: Porcupine Tree will be touring throughout May, dates include: 

May 13th Washington DC - 9:30 Club
May 14th Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
May 16th Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
May 18th Cambridge, MA - Somerville Theatre
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dry Kill Logic Replace Candiria
The PRP reports: Dry Kill Logic have been chosen to replace Candiria on Drowning Pool's upcoming run with Opiate For The Masses.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Agnostic Front Tour
The PRP reports: Agnostic Front have unveiled more dates, here the latest:

 April 23rd Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade April 24th Tallahassee, FL - Beta Bar 
April 25th Houston, TX - Engine Room 
May 01st Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
[see full story for a lot more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mudvayne Down Under
The PRP reports: Mudvayne have announced their dates for the Australasian market, they include: June 19th Osaka, JAP - Club Quattro June 20th Tokyo, JAP - DUO June 24th Melbourne, AUS - Palace [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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