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Day In Rock 6/20: Sex Pistols Reunion- Live 8 Rejects Crue- Cassidy Surrenders- Bad Vibrations- Karl Mueller RIP- Pixies Unplugged- NOFX Ban- David Gray- Prong- Stratovarius- Bon Jovi Idol- Stretch Arm Strong- Blindside- Paulson- Oasis- Team Sleep- Nightwish- Celtic Frost- Dissection- Post Hot Water- Boo Radley- Our Lady Peace- Since the Flood- Animosity- Winter Solstice- Cattle Decapitation- Hydra- more
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Sex Pistols Reunion
Rockdirt reports: News of the World reports that the Sex Pistols will be reuniting to perform at Live 8 after Johnny Rotten finally agreed to do the show his bandmates immediately agreed to. "The others said 'Yes' straight away but Johnny took his time," a source said. "He knew the rest of the band had given the reunion the green light so in the end he agreed."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Live 8 Rejects Crue
BW&BK reports: The promoter involved in London's Live8 concert has a problem - too many groups want to be involved in the humanitarian effort. 

Harvey Goldsmith told the Mirror that he has turned down 65 bands, including MOTLEY CRUE and MEATLOAF. 

OZZY OSBOURNE, who played at the Live Aid concert in 1985, and the SPICE GIRLS, turned down by promoter Bob Geldof, the event's main mover, could still make the cut. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cassidy Surrenders
MTV reports: As expected, Cassidy has turned himself in. The rapper, whose real name is Barry Reese, surrendered early Friday afternoon (June 17) to Philadelphia police on charges of murder, attempted murder, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, conspiracy.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bad Vibrations
AP reports: The new state historical landmark dedicated to the Beach Boys last month has already been the target of graffiti vandals.

 The city quickly removed paint scrawled on the 119th Street monument and officials were considering a variety of security measures, including surveillance cameras, a fence or sealing it with a graffiti-resistant coating. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Karl Mueller RIP
Audio Aggression reports: Karl Mueller, bassist and co-founder of Soul Asylum lost his battle with throat cancer this morning. Mueller had been diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004 and has spent the past year in and out of the hospital. Soul Asylum rose to fame in the early nineties with hits such as "Somebody to Shove", "Black Gold", and "Runaway Train" from their album 'Grave Dancers Union' which went on to sell more than 2 million copies. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pixies Unplugged
Aversion reports: The Pixies are going unplugged. The alt-rock icons will play the first acoustic set in their history at the Newport Folk Festival Aug. 6. No set listing has been revealed, but fans can probably bet that, true to form, the band will record and release the set as an album of its own. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NOFX Ban
Aversion reports: A Candian radio station that played a NOFX song has incurred the wrath of the Canuck government. 

A listener of Winnipeg's Power 97 FM filed an official complaint after the station broadcast the band's "Kill All the White Man" on Nov. 19, claiming the song a diatribe against capitalism drenched in meathead metaphors ran afoul of Canadian broadcast rules that bar stations from promoting violence. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rodney ROQ Star
FMQB reports: Today on KROQ/Los Angeles' Kevin & Bean morning show, the popular duo hosted a fundraiser for KROQ legend Rodney Bingenheimer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. 

For those of you that may not already know, Bingenheimer is world famous for debuting bands who have catapulted to super-star status and whose music has influenced most of the Modern Rock bands of today. 

The $15,000 needed to apply for the the star was quickly raised[If Ryan Seacrest can buy a star for his contribution to radio, then Rodney should get his for free because he earned it! see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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David Gray Tour
liveDaily reports: British singer/songwriter David Gray will hype his forthcoming album with a pre-release tour of the U.S. and Canada. 

Gray's outing kicks off in Toronto on Aug. 1, and will then hit 10 major U.S. cities by mid-month. Tickets go on sale to the general public during the next few weeks; on-sale dates are included in the itinerary [at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Prong Lose Drummer
BW&BK reports: Drummer Dan Laudo has posted the following message at his website (www.danlaudo.com): 

"After 7 years playing drums for PRONG that included 2 albums, a live DVD and many tours around the world, I am leaving the band to concentrate on other projects.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jari Leaves Stratovarius
BW&BK reports: Long time bass player of STRATOVARIUS, Jari Kainulainen has left the band. Guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following message to the band's official Forum: "Some of you have heard rumours that Jari Kainulainen has left Stratovarius. Unfortunately I have to tell you that they are true. This is due to personal reasons. We will release official statement regarding that soon." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Thrash Against Cancer
BW&BK reports: The original lineup of TESTAMENT will headline the Thrash Against Cancer benefit, which will be held at The Pound's amphitheatre on Saturday, July 9. This will be their first show in San Francisco since 1993 with the classic lineup that recorded The Legacy. 

BROCAS HELM, DREAMS OF DAMNATION (featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin), AGENT STEEL and DEKAPITATOR (featuring Andy Maniac and Matt Hellfiend of EXHUMED) have recently been added to the bill. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bon Jovi Idol
andPOP reports: Bo Bice, American Idol's runner-up this season, has collaborated with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. 

The two recorded "Vehicle," which will appear on the single for "Inside Your Heaven," which Bice will release Tuesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stretch Arm Strong Tour
IAYM reports: Stretch Arm Strong will be heading out on a co-headlining run with Haste The Day in July/August, with Kane Hodder taking the opening slot. Dates are as follows: 

July 26th Seattle, Washington El Corazon 
July 28th Roseville, California The Underground 
July 30th Los Angeles, California Henry Ford Theater (feat. Good Riddance) 
July 31st Tempe, Arizona The Clubhouse 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blindside Dates
IAYM reports: Blindside have added a few more dates to their schedule, the latest include: 

July 25th Medford, Oregon Main 1 Arts Center 
July 30th Pomona, California Glasshouse 
August 03rd San Diego, California Soma
August 06th Dallas, Texas The Door [see full story for more dates and support acts]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Paulson Tracks
IAYM reports: Paulson have revealed the tentative track listing to their upcoming new album which is currently being recorded with producer Mike Poorman (Piebald, Tsunami Bomb) in Boston, Massachsuetts. It looks as follows: 

01. "Ultrahigh"
02. "VOIDS!"
03. "Mitsubishi"
04. "Not By A Long Shot"
05. "Miami Current"
06. "All At Once"
07. "Keeper"
08. "I Knew You When"
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Oasis Down Under
NME reports: OASIS have announced their first Australian tour in three years. 

The band, who are on the road in support of their current album 'Don't Believe The Truth', will go to Australia at the end of the year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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