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Day In Rock 6/1: Snoop Beatdown- Elvis Vs Fans- Suicidal Boy Bander- Jacko Charge Reduced- Reznor Wins- Morrissey- White Stripes- Black Crowes- Slash Dolls- Gorefest- Saliva Lose Guitarist- Axl Bio- Sodom- Project Hate- 311/Papa Roach/Unwritten Law Tour- Deftones- Euro Em- COF Drop Martin- Ministry- Dillinger Escape Touring- Early November- QuakeFest- Death Cab For Peta- Ra-  more
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Snoop Beatdown
E! reports: Assault was the case for Snoop Dogg--if you believe a man who says he suffered a beat-down at the hands of the rapper and his crew during a weekend concert. 

Richard Monroe says he was seriously roughed up Saturday night during the Seattle stop of Snoop and the Game's How the West Was Won tour. 

The 24-year-old man says he was invited up on stage by the two Southern California-based rap stars toward the end of the show. When he reached the platform, Monroe says he was kicked, punched and stripped of his diamond earrings by Snoop and the Game's crew. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Elvis Vs Fans
Contact Music reports: British rocker ELVIS COSTELLO has refused to reimburse fans for tickets to his gig last Wednesday (25MAY05) - despite complaints he kept them waiting for two hours by watching his favourite soccer team LIVERPOOL win the CHAMPION'S LEAGUE FINAL. 

The OLIVER'S ARMY star was due to perform at Britain's University Of East Anglia, but infuriated his audience by turning up late after watching the historic match. 

And Costello further infuriated fans, by swearing at them for booing him when he finally took to the stage, prompting many audience members to walk out. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Suicidal Boy Bander
bbc reports: Singer Brian Harvey is in a critical condition in an east London hospital after he fell under the wheels of his own car, police have said. 

The former East 17 pop star was crushed underneath his Mercedes convertible outside his home in Walthamstow. 

The incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, follows two alleged suicide attempts. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Charge Reduced
Contact Music reports: MICHAEL JACKSON's charge of administering an intoxicating agent to a child was reduced yesterday (31MAY05) by the judge presiding over the troubled singer's child molestation trial - thus improving the prosecution's chances of winning the case. 

JUDGE RODNEY MELVILLE lessened the charge against the BAD star from a serious crime to a misdemeanour, because he's not convinced Jackson gave his accuser GAVIN ARVIZO alcohol with intent to sexually abuse him. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reznor Wins
AP reports: A jury awarded Nine Inch Nails alternative rocker Trent Reznor $2.95 million after finding his former manager breached his contract and acted fraudulently, a lawyer said Tuesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Morrissey Drops Fest
Ananova reports: Morrissey has pulled out of his appearance at this year's Isle of Wight festival. 

A posting on his website says he will not be appearing on June 11 due to "the pressure of preparing the new album". 

A statement reads: "Morrissey will regrettably not be appearing at the Isle Of Wight Festival on the 11th of June as scheduled. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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White Stripes Satan Tour
liveDaily reports: Detroit alt-rock duo The White Stripes -currently in the midst of an extensive tour of Central and South America--are lining up a late-summer trek through North America to back their upcoming album, "Get Behind Me Satan," due to hit U.S. stores June 7. 

The North American outing is so far scheduled to visit theaters and outdoor venues in about a dozen cities during August, and includes several multi-night stands. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Black Crowes Add Dates
liveDaily reports: The reunited Black Crowes continue to fill up their summer schedule with headlining stops, festival appearances and more opening dates for Tom Petty 

New to the group's itinerary are three July shows--including a performance at Minnesota's 10,000 Lakes Festival and a headlining engagement in Atlantic City, NJ--and a September appearance at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in Colorado.[see full story for more including the latest dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slash Dolls
Blabbermouth reports: McFarlane Toys has officially unveiled the Slash action figure, which is scheduled to hit store shelves the toy aisle, not the music aisle in late September. 

One of the best-known, most-talented and easily recognizable artists in music, Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) is a human action figure just waiting to happen. McFarlane Toys was happy to come to the rescue and put their sculptors to work re-creating Slash in 6-inch form. 

Two separate versions of the Slash action figure will be released, similar to McFarlane Toys' initial Jimi Hendrix figure.[see full story for more including photos]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gorefest Reissues
Blabbermouth reports: On July 18, Nuclear Blast Records will be reissuing the entire GOREFEST back catalog, complete with unreleased tracks, demos and other rarities. The following three two-CD sets are currently scheduled for release: 

"Mindloss" (1996) + early demos 
"False" (1993) + "Erase" (1995) + demos
"Soul Survivor" (1996) + "Chapter 13" (1998) + rarities
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Saliva Lose Guitarist
Audio Aggression reports: Saliva guitarist Chris Dabaldo has decided to leave the group, citing a lack of unity in the band. He plans to form a new band that is "dedicated to their fans and the band."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rockin' The Corps
BW&BK reports: On April 1, 2005, KISS, RICHIE SAMBORA, TED NUGENT and other artists entertained over 40,000 marines and their families at a private concert held at California's Camp Pendleton. The live event, which was broadcast to other military installations around the world, featured a number entertainers coming together to thank and show support for US troops and their families.... A special, one-time-only theatre screening of the concert is scheduled for Monday, June 27, at 7:00 pm.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Axl Bio
BW&BK reports: GUNS N' ROSES fan site Here Today... Gone To Hell! (www.heretodaygonetohell.com) report that Amazon.co.uk has a listing for a new unofficial book about Axl Rose. 

The book is called Axl Life & Times Of Mysterious Mr Rose and it's by Sorelle Saidman. 

The hardcover version of the book is supposed to have 256 pages and is scheduled to be published on October 6th, 2005 by Virgin Hardbacks. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Double Sodom
BW&BK reports: SODOM have issued the following DVD update via their website (sodomized.info): "Hello Sodomaniacs! Here's the latest news about our DVD. 

After consultation with our label SPV we came to the conclusion to distribute the DVD in two different publications. 

Part 1 (two DVDs) will appear in September (Germany) and contain the Sodom history from 1982 to 1995 and the concerts from Sofia, WFF, Wacken, BYH and Rock Hard festival. Total play time of the double DVD will be at least five hours, and it is already produced extremely complex. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Project Hate in Oct
BW&BK reports: THE PROJECT HATE have posted the following news at their new website (www.theprojecthate.net): "Armageddon March Eternal - Symphonies Of Slit Wrists is now mastered and completed. Threeman plans to launch this one in October, so stay tuned for a definite release date. We are also making an edited version of one of the tracks for a possible video that Threeman wants to do. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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311/Papa Roach/Unwritten Law Tour
IAYM reports: 311 will be taking to the road alongside Papa Roach and Unwritten Law from July 27th through until mid-September. Dates and venues are currently being firmed up and will be arranged shortly. In the meantime, 311's new album "Don't Tread On Me" will make its way into stores via Zomba on July 26th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deftones Covers
IAYM reports: The Deftones are planning to include a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Simple Man' on thier upcoming "10th Anniversary B-Sides & Rarities" DVD/CD release as well as their versions of The Smiths' 'Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want' and ... see full story for more- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Euro Em
NME reports: EMINEM and 50 CENT are to tour Europe together. 

The Anger Management 3 Europe dates will start in September. Support at the shows includes D-12, Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Olivia and Flipsyde, who will be opening the shows. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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