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Day In Rock 6/13: Pink Floyd Reunite- Bonnaroo Death- Students Vs KISS man- Zakk Tributes Dimebag-Green Day Join Live 8- Byzantine- Paria- Phil Lynott- Maiden Hits- Nickelback- Taking Back WB- Jacko Virus- Metal Rules Download- Cave In- Les Claypool- Tsunami Bomb- Rise Against- Finch- Sworn Enemy- QOTSA- Osbourne Cancer Free- Roadrunner All-Stars- Six Feet Under- more
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Pink Floyd Reunite For Live 8
antiMusic reports: The Pink Floyd camp has put to rest rumors that they will reunite. The band including Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright will join each other on stage for the first time in almost 20 years at the London leg of Live 8 at Hyde Park on July 2nd, according to the BBC. 

"Like most people I want to do everything I can to persuade the G8 leaders to make huge commitments to the relief of poverty and increased aid to the third world," said Dave Gilmour. 

"Any squabbles Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if reforming for this concert will help focus attention then it's got to be worthwhile," he added. 

Madonna, REM, U2, Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Coldplay and Robbie Williams are also scheduled to appear at Hyde Park. See the full story link for the BBC story. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bonnaroo Death
AP reports: Authorities are still awaiting the autopsy results of a man who died at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, but witnesses said he seemed to suffer from a medical disorder called sleep apnea. 

The 32-year-old Huntsville, Ala., man was found dead Saturday morning. A cause of death has not been determined and his name has not been released. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Students Vs Gene Simmons
BW&BK reports: GENE SIMMONS met with an unfavorable reception during filming for a new reality show, featuring the long-tongued KISS bassist teaching classes at a posh English music school, Christ's Hospital. 

Located in West Sussex, the school funds bright children from poor backgrounds. 

A student-run blog was inundated with negative knocks aimed at the aging rocker. From his hair extensions to his arrogant swagger, no nuance went unmentioned.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zakk Tributes Dimebag
MTV reports: Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society have shot a video for the "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott tribute track "In This River" with director Eric Zimmerman (Megadeth, Napalm Death). In the video, Wylde's seen strumming an acoustic guitar and seated at a grand piano set in the middle of a flowing river. Once the song reaches the guitar solo, the Wyldeman smashes his guitar and sets the piano ablaze.[see full story for more of MTV's Metal File Update]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Roadie Aid
AP reports: Charlie Barreca is too sick to rock 'n' roll, but too young to die. The longtime sound man for the heavy metal group Twisted Sister, Barreca needs a liver transplant, but has nothing left from the money he made traveling around the world, making sure every dirty word that flew from Dee Snider's lips was heard clearly. 

So the band has planned a benefit show on July 15 at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia, hoping to raise at least $100,000 for Barreca's medical costs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dimmu Borgir Update
antiMusic reports: Dimmu Borgir have posted a lengthy update on their official website about current happenings with the group and future plans. The big news: They have some festival appearances booked this summer, they have decided NOT to permanently fill their drumming slot and the band will begin writing material for their next album in late Summer. Check out the full story link for all the details. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Byzantine Tracks & Dates
antiMusic reports: Byzantine has revealed the tracklisting for their new album, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", which hits stores on July 12th in North America and July 11th everywhere else. The band also announced a string of dates with Gizmachi. 

Tracks:
1. Justica 
2. Taking Up Serpents 
3. Jeremiad 
4. Ancestry of the Antichrist 
5. Temporary Temples 
6. Five Faces of Madness 
7. Redneck War 
8. Pity None 
9. The Rat Eaters 
10. Salem, Ark

 [see full story for tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Paria Voiceless
antiMusic reports: Paria announce this past week that vocalist Brian Craig will be leaving the group at the end of the summer so he can go back to school. Here is the official announcement: 

Brian Craig (Vocals) has decided he will be leaving the band at the end of the summer to [go] back to school, further his education, and continue pursuing a career. In the two years that Brian has been with the band, he has done vocals on The Torn Instances EP as well as the full length Misanthropos. He will be doing one last short tour with us at the end of July. We want to thank him for all his contributions towards the band for the last two years and wish him the best with all future endeavors. Paul Pettit, formerly of Analog, will be filling in for an east coast tour in August and possibly joining the band. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Phil Lynott Statue 
Blabbermouth reports: The Roisin Dubh Trust has announced that the statue in Dublin to the late guitar legend Phil Lynott of THIN LIZZY will be officially unveiled the weekend of August 19-20, 2005. 

The unveiling of the life size-bronze statue will take place in the late evening once all trading has ceased for the day, in the very busy trade and tourist area of Grafton Street in Dublin on Friday, August 19. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Hits
BW&BK reports: IRON MAIDEN will release the career-spanning, two-CD compilation The Essential Iron Maiden through Sanctuary Records on July 12th. 

Disc One - ‘Paschendale', ‘Rainmaker', ‘The Wicker Man', ‘Brave New World', ‘Futureal', ‘The Clansman', ‘Sign Of The Cross', ‘Man On The Edge', ‘Be Quick Or Be Dead', ‘Fear Of The Dark' (Live), ‘Holy Smoke', ‘Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter' and ‘The Clairvoyant'. [see full story for disc two tracks plus more info]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Royal Honors For Queen
BW&BK/AP reports: Veteran rockers JIMMY PAGE, BRIAN MAY, MIDGE URE and JOHN MAYALL are on Queen Elizabeth's birthday honours list. For at least two of the honourees, it marked a big step up in recognition since March, when the Queen encountered Page and May at a Buckingham Palace reception and asked, 'What do you do?' 

May, the guitarist with rock group QUEEN, was being made a commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, for services to the music industry. He played a prominent role three years ago in celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Queen's coronation, playing God Save the Queen from the roof of Buckingham Palace. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nickelback Fair
Audio Aggression reports: Gearing up for the release of their upcoming album, Nickelback have announced the following tour dates: 

August 25th in Las Vegas, NV @ Rain at The Palms Hotel
August 28th in Kelseyville, CA @ Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa
August 30th in Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Taking Back WB
andPOP reports: After a not-so-pleasant relationship with Victory Records, Taking Back Sunday has signed a major label deal with Warner Music. 

...The band will begin recording their major label debut in the fall, with plans to release it in 2006. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Virus
andPOP reports: Michael Jackson didn't try to kill himself, but malicious hackers want you to think otherwise. An e-mail saying the pop singer tried to commit suicide was sent by hackers who want to destroy your computers. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Rules Download
NME reports: DOWNLOAD closed its gates tonight (June 12) with storming headline sets from three generations of metal. 

The third day of action at Donington Racecourse was headlined by the future-rock overlords System Of A Down, who have just unleashed their ambitious third album ‘Mezmerize'. 

Motorhead kept classic fans happy closing the Snickers Stage. Motorhead frontman Lemmy made a busy night of it by joining the MC5 onstage when they played second-headline to them. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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