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Day In Rock 6/29: AC/DC Beat Jacko- Avril Engaged- Public Enemy Reunion- Fan Death Not From Moshing- Bono Sues- Anti Flag Support Green Day- Seemless- Live 8 Moscow- Dylan Cafe- Cursive- Nike Explains Punk Ripoff- H.I.M.- Queen- Gamma Ray- Ill Nino Frauds?- Geldof Off Live 8?- Bad Rap- Elton Vs Tabs- Backstreet DUI- Kimmel Transplants- Ra- Vendetta Red- Chimaira- Guitar Porn-  more
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AC/DC Beat Jacko
antiMusic reports: Jacko may have won his trial but the Thunder from Down Under, AC/DC, have put his King of Pop title in question. Plus Gene Simmons can not be pleased that he has been beat by the Carpenters and Sade. Want to add insult to injury? Motley Crue, a band that once was kicked out of an opening slot on a KISS tour beat Gene and Company too. This according the RIAA's latest best selling figures for albums in the U.S. In fact, KISS didn't even make the Top 100. Some other numbers that might be shocking; did you know that AC/DC has outsold The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and the so called King of Pop, Michael Jackson? 

The RIAA list was updated last week and indicates collective album sales for artists in the U.S. Of course, The Beatles topped the list with combined unit sales of 168.5 million in the US. Elvis was a distant second with 116.5 million with Led Zeppelin rounding out the Top 3 with 107.5 million albums sold in the US. 

[see full story for more including the Top 100 list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Public Enemy Reunion
punknews reports: Hellfest has announced the third round of additions to the three-day lineup. Of note is a reunion set from hip-hop veterans Public Enemy, as well as acts like Casey Jones, Chimaira, Ion Dissonance, and Kane Hodder among others. 

Hellfest will be taking place August 19-21 at the Trenton Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ. [see full story for the full details on the fest]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Avril Engaged To Sum 41 Boi
antiMusic reports: Avril Lavigne has found her Sk8er Boi and she plans to keep him. Lavigne is now engaged to Deryck Whibley, frontman for the ponk group Sum 41. The Canadian pop-rockers became engaged this past weekend in Europe, according to published reports. 

No word yet on when the "Complicated" nuptials will take place. A spokesperson for Avril would just confirm the engagement to Reuters. "Right now, they're just confirming the engagement," Pamela Murphy told the wire service. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fan Death Not From Moshing
Blabbermouth reports: The 26-year-old heavy metal fan who passed away during this past weekend's Pressure Festival in Germany died from complications brought about by a pre-existing heart condition and not as a result of injuries sustained while taking part in an aggressive form of slam-dancing, police in Bochum, Germany announced on Tuesday (June 28). The cause of Marco Grewen's death was found to be unrelated to the extreme type of "moshing" called "wall of death," a form of concert dancing where the crowd is split down the middle and on the signal, both sides ram into each other. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bono Sues
AP reports: Bono wants his hat back. And his earrings. His sweat shirt, too. Dublin-based rock band U2 went to court Tuesday to recover items from former stylist Lola Cashman, who has a range of memorabilia from her work on their 1987 Joshua Tree world tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Seemless Project
IAYM reports: Seemless frontman Jesse Leach (ex-Killswitch Engage) is said to have an 'aggressive' side project in the works with former members of Nothing Stays Gold, Roswell, L.B.A., Emission, Bradford Ave. and Advocate. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Live 8 Moscow
NME reports: A LIVE 8 concert is to take place in MOSCOW, it has been announced. 

The event, which takes place the same day as the other major gigs worldwide (July 2), will take place in Red Square and be headlined by Pet Shop Boys. A host of Russian bands will also perform. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dylan Cafe
NME reports: BOB DYLAN is to release rare and sought-after material from his early years via an exclusive deal with STARBUCKS. 

'Dylan: Live at the Gaslight 1962' will be released on August 30 on a CD only available via the coffee chain's outlets. Recorded at New York's Gaslight Cafe in October 1962, the ten tracks - long rated by collectors as among his finest early recordings [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cursive Plot Next CD
punkbands reports: Cursive have announced plans to begin writing for their next full-length in late August through the Fall later this year. The band hopes to release the record through Saddle Creek in 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nike Explains Punk Ripoff
punkbands reports: Nike Skateboarding responded today to a request made by Punknews.org regarding the earlier stories about the use of Minor Threat-styled imagery in advertising for the Major Threat tour. Here is the statement: "June 27, 2005 To Minor Threat, Dischord Records and fans of both Re: Major Threat East Coast Tour Poster 

Nike Skateboarding sincerely apologizes for the creation of a tour poster inspired by Minor Threat's album cover. Despite rumors being circulated, Wieden & Kennedy and Odopod had nothing to do with the creation of this tour poster and should not be held accountable. To set the record straight, Nike Skateboarding's "Major Threat" Tour poster was designed, executed and promoted by skateboarders, for skateboarders. All of the Nike employees responsible for the creation of the tour flyer are fans of both Minor Threat and Dischord records and have nothing but respect for both. [see full story for more of the statement]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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H.I.M. Tracks
Blabbermouth reports: According to Kerrang! magazine, H.I.M.'s forthcoming album, "Dark Light", will feature the following track listing: 

01. Drunk on Shadows 
02. The Face of God 
03. Under the Rose 
04. Dark Light 
05. Vampire Heart 
06. Killing Loneliness 
07. Play Dead 
08. Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly 
09. Behind the Crimson Door 
10. In the Nightside of Eden 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queen Musical Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks reports: The Broadway debut of the QUEEN musical "We Will Rock You" has been put off indefinitely. Instead of making plans to bring the show to New York City any time soon, QUEEN guitarist Brian May told Launch that it will hit a number of other cities first. "The plan is to tour it in the States next year," he said. "That's what we plan to do. We had a hard time in the West End to begin with, you know, because it is very much not West End-sort of traditional ways of doing things, and we got really slagged off. To go in to Broadway, I think, would be a similar experience, and I think we would rather get across that it is a, a rock show before we go into that sort of territory." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gamma Ray Tracks
siN's metal news reports: GAMMA RAY have announced the tracklisting for their Fall Sanctuary Records release, "Majestic". In no particular order, it is as follows: 

My Temple
Fight
Strange World
Hell Is Thy Home
Blood Religion
Condemned To Hell
Spiritual Dictator
Majesty
How Long
Revelation
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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...Top Five Special: In Flames' Björn Gelotte
Today we hear from  In Flames' Björn Gelotte (guitar). antiMusic contributing writer Morley Seaver caught up with Björn last week and got his Top 5 (actually Top 6) list for us. 

Björn Gelotte's Top Five Albums of All Time!

This is in no particular order.  I couldn't do a 1-5 pick.  These are the ones that I play the most.

Handsome
(out of print but you can get copies at Gemm.com)

Rainbow  "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" and "Rainbow Rising"
 (samples / buy cds)

Muse - Showbiz: They're a British band.  They have a bunch of records but the one called "Showbiz"…that's one of my favorites. 
(samples / buy cd)

System of a Down – Mezmerize
(samples / buy cd)

Queensryche - Empire
 (samples / buy cd)

Dream Theater - Change of Seasons
(samples / buy cd)
 
 

About In Flames: The band just finished recording their 8th album, tentatively called "Come Clarity". You'll have a wait it longer to get your hands on that but fret not because next month the band is releasing a special limited edition of the "Used and Abused... In Live We Trust" (DVD - preorder) that will contain 2 DVDs, 2 CDs and a 48-page booklet.  And of course the band will be ripping it up all summer on Ozzfest. 

For more on In Flames 

Official Website for In Flames
Preview and purchase In Flames
 

Click this link to read Björn's explanation for his picks and also check out past lists! 
 

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