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Day In Rock 4/25: Bono Vs Canada- Lohan Robbed- Slipknot Illness- Jacko Ex To Testify- Darkness- AHC Carry On- Esquire Vs Metalheads- Weezer Scalping- Mariah For Kids- Lollapalooza- Allmans Summer- Too Much Cherry Pie- Hammerfall Upset Swiss- Rush- Kasabian Injury- Green Franz- Dredg- Home Grown- HIMSA Tour- Off-Fest?- Radiohead Leak- Setzer- Idol Rocker Deal- Modest Camper- more
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Bono Vs Canada's PM
BBC reports: U2 frontman Bono has condemned the Canadian prime minister for failing to meet a pledge to boost the country's commitment to foreign aid. 

The rock star said he was "bewildered" at Paul Martin, adding he did not believe the politician "would want to hold up history". 

Bono went on to read out the number of Mr Martin's office on Canadian radio, urging listeners to call him. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lohan Robbed
MTV reports: Lindsay Lohan's Los Angeles home was robbed while she was in New York shooting "Just My Luck," according to Los Angeles police. More than $10,000 worth of TVs, DVD players and other electronic equipment was stolen from the singer/actress[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Ex To Testify
Contact Music reports: MICHAEL JACKSON's ex-wife DEBBIE ROWE will take to the stand as a prosecution witness at the singer's child molestation trial. 

The 41-year-old former nurse - who is currently locked in a custody battle with the THRILLER star over their two children PRINCE MICHAEL, eight, and PARIS, seven - will reportedly testify that she was given a script and rehearsed for an interview aimed at downplaying MARTIN BASHIR's TV documentary LIVING WITH MICHAEL JACKSON, in which the singer confessed he regularly invites children into his bed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Urban Darkness
Contact Music reports: British rockers THE DARKNESS were so impressed with R+B star LEMAR's unique cover of their hit I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE, they have agreed to record with the singer. 

The 26-year-old R+B sensation approached cat-suit sporting JUSTIN HAWKINS with a collaboration in mind, only to discover the rock singer had exactly the same idea. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Illness?
Blabbermouth reports: SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray was forced to mi[ss] the band's latest central Iowa homecoming Saturday night (April 23) at Hilton Coliseum in Ames after being hospitalized for an unspecified reason, according to singer Corey Taylor's announcement from stage. Gray is reportedly due to make a speedy return to the tour, which performed in front of 5,053 maggots at the Iowa venue (the back of Hilton was curtained off to lend the show a more intimate feel).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AHC Carry On
American Head Charge reports: The music world has lost a great guitarist and an even greater person with the death of our dear friend Bryan Ottoson. 

Bryan was a vital member of our group and a key songwriter on The Feeding. It is our intention to honor his memory by re-joining the Mudvayne, one of Bryan's favorite bands, on the current tour. Words cannot convey the depth of our sadness, but we want our fans to be able to hear the music Bryan loved so much. He'd be pissed if we didn't continue on. We will return on the Lubbock, TX date on April 29th. 

Chad Ottoson, Bryan's brother, states that the Ottoson family firmly stands behind AHC's decision to carry on in Bryan name. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Esquire Vs Metalheads
Blabbermouth reports: Esquire magazine has issued a response to the criticism of its April 2005 issue in which writer Brian Frazer appeared to be poking fun at the murder of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. 

In response to countless letters from Dimebag fans criticizing the article, Esquire has sent out the following form letter offering their explanation for the story: 

"We're sorry you're offended by the 'This Way Out' page in the April issue of Esquire. 

"We do want to point out, however, that the target of the offending joke was not Darrell Abbott. We feel nothing but sympathy for his friends, fans, and family. The target of the joke was the deranged man who shot him. His was a horrible and reprehensible act, as are many of the other 'vices' mentioned in the article." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Weezer Scalping
AP reports: Officials are complaining that tickets given away for a city-sponsored centennial concert by the bands the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer are being sold on the Internet. 

"You get a couple of bums who take advantage of the situation, and what starts off as a very nice gesture ... turns into a sleazy methodology of trying to make a buck from it," Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said. 

The July 2 show in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Convention Center is to mark the city's 100th anniversary. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mariah For Kids
Ananova reports: Mariah Carey is taking on Madonna - at the bookstores - by becoming a children's fiction writer. 

The 35-year-old diva has announced plans to publish a series of illustrated children's books entitled Automatic Princess. 

Carey began working on the project last summer, reports MTV. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lollapalooza Headliners
liveDaily reports: Pixies, Widespread Panic, Weezer, The Killers, Dinosaur Jr. and Cake will be among approximately 60 acts on the bill of the revamped Lollapalooza festival, set to take place July 23-24 at Chicago's Grant Park. [see full story for more acts]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Allmans Summer
liveDaily reports: With the addition of a slew of new North American amphitheater shows, Southern-rock icons The Allman Brothers Band are now set to remain on the road through the summer. 

The next leg of Allmans dates gets underway May 6 in Los Angeles, with Martin Sexton opening. Sexton will again be on the bill the following night in Santa Barbara, CA. A previously announced 11-day run with Lynyrd Skynyrd will follow.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Faster Murderdolls
Blabbermouth reports: FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat is being forced to miss the band's current tour dates due to a scheduling conflict, according to a post on the band's official web site. "The shows were booked on short notice and I am currently busy with several projects here in Las Vegas, where I live," Muscat writes on the site. "I have not left FASTER PUSSYCAT and hope to be available for shows in the near future. In the meantime, Eric [Griffin] from the MURDERDOLLS will be filling in[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Too Much Cherry Pie
Blabbermouth reports: Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has signed on for the next installment of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" reality series. The following description of the show comes from VH1's official web site: 

VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club", hosted by comedian Ant, is one unique reality series. Simply by signing up to VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club", our participants are making a statement to the world that they have a problem and they need help to overcome it. They'll be aiming to shed pounds, but they'll also have to shed their inhibitions.[see full story for more including a list of other celebs that will appear on the show]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hammerfall Upset Swiss
Blabbermouth reports: HAMMERFALL drummer Anders Johansson was threatened with arrest after throwing one TV set and stealing another from a hotel in Switzerland last week. 

"That's what happens when you're on tour," Johansson told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. 

HAMMERFALL are in the middle of a European tour, which last Wednesday (April 20) reached the city of Pratteln in Switzerland. That night, the band checked into Hotel Etap and that's when drummer Anders Johansson and guitarist Oscar Dronjak suddenly decided to "pour a drink" into the TV. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Missing Crue Fan
Blabbermouth reports: The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Victims' Rights Foundation announced Saturday (April 23) a reward of up to $10,000 for information on the whereabouts of Tracey Gardner-Tetso, 32, who has been missing since March 6. 

Gardner-Tetso, of the 7800 block of Bluegrass Road in Rosedale, was reported missing by her husband after she did not show up to meet friends at a MÖTLEY CRÜE concert in Washington. 

Yesterday, dozens of family members, friends and co-workers searched a wooded area near Curtis Bay, one of a number of county sites they've covered. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rush Statement
BW&BK reports: Alex Zivojinovich (aka RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson) released this statement Thursday to the Naples Daily News: 

"Today closes a difficult and painful period in the lives of my family, my friends and myself. But the sun is shining and it feels good. 

The past 15 months have been an incredible tangle of emotions and stress. But the last 2 weeks have been spent in the glow of love of a family united together, and the unconditional support of friends old and new. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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