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Day In Rock 5/02: Britney Retiring?- Slipknot Riot- Linkin Split- Jacko Boy Books- DMB Settle- Mariah Musical- Wallflowers- Chimaira- Pantera Auction- BOD- Cult of Luna- Quiet Riot USO- Danzig DVD- Saint Vitus- Premature Foo- Ozzy Talk- Drowningman Tour- Haste The Day- Atreyu- Coldplay Match Beatles- Beatles Split Letter Auction- Clear Channel Split- Living Loud- Dimebag- Marley Debut- more
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Britney Retiring?
Ananova reports: Britney Spears says she doesn't trust anyone else to look after her baby. 

The singer say she is prepared to quit her pop career to care for the baby she's expecting later this year with husband Kevin Federline. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Riot
Blabbermouth reports: Omaha's WOWT is reporting that authorities were called to the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa Friday night (April 29) after violence broke out at a concert featuring the band SLIPKNOT. At least one person was arrested. 

There were two levels of tickets for the performance: balcony and floor. 

Authorities say that an estimated 200 people rushed security guarding the entrance to the floor. The crowd overpowered security and overcrowded the floor. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Split
Digital Noise reports: According to Celebrity Justice Chester Bennington is going solo -- but we're not talking about his relationship with his band mates in Linkin Park. Instead, he's splitting with his wife, Samantha. 

In court papers obtained by "CJ," Samantha doesn't cite temptation, only the usual "irreconcilable differences" between the once powerfully close couple. The papers also reveal that there are issues over the custody of their three-year-old son, Draven. 

Chester accuses his estranged wife of trying to punish him by thwarting his visitation rights, stating, "I have every ability to care and nurture him" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Boy Books
NME reports: Prosecutors in the MICHAEL JACKSON trial have shown the jury two books seized from the singer's bedroom which they say show naked boys. 

The pictures were found in 1993 during a previous molestation case against the singer, involving a boy who received a multimillion-dollar settlement from the star in 1994. 

Contained in two books, the pictures with nude boys were seized from Jackson's Neverland ranch. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DMB Settle Over Crap Dump
AP reports: The Dave Matthews Band, settling a lawsuit stemming from human waste dumped from a tour bus onto people touring the Chicago River, has agreed to pay $200,000 to an environmental fund and take measures to avoid a repeat of the incident, the Illinois attorney general said Friday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mariah Musical
Ananova reports: Mariah Carey is planning to turn her 1994 Merry Christmas album into a Broadway musical. 

The 35-year-old singer is writing a story based around the songs plus two new songs she is planning to write, reports MTV. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wallflowers Tour
liveDaily reports: The Wallflowers, who are working the road in advance of the late-May release of their new album, are laying the groundwork for a summer tour behind the set. 

The summer outing is currently slated to launch in mid-June, and dates stretch into August. Meanwhile, the band's pre-release trek continues with a Friday (4/29) performance at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, and a free show at Boston's EarthFest on Saturday (4/30). [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chimaira release
Blabbermouth reports: CHIMAIRA have tapped Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH) to mix their brand-new self-titled album, which is tentatively due on August 2 via Roadrunner Records. 13 songs have been recorded, with only 10 expected to make the final track listing. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pantera Auction
Blabbermouth reports: Stephanie Opal Weinstein, ex-wife of former PANTERA and current SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo, is auctioning several pieces of PANTERA memorabilia on eBay, including a few items of clothing that were previously worn by Anselmo: a wedding shirt, an "Evil Dead" jacket, a "Nodferatu" jacket, and a "jamming" shirt. Also being auctioned are a gold CD award for PANTERA's "Official Live: 101 Proof", a PANTERA framed award for "Vulgar Video 3: Watch It Go", and a MORBID ANGEL/SOULFLY concert poster. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mixing Brides
Blabbermouth reports: BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have finished recording their sophomore album, tentatively titled "13 Acres", and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort today (May 1) for a summer release via Sanctuary Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cult of Luna Hit US
BW&BK reports: CULT OF LUNA hits U.S. soil Monday, May 2nd, for their first-ever U.S. tour, with MASTODON and DEATH BY STEREO. 

Following the Mastodon/DBS dates, Cult Of Luna hooks up with BREATHER RESIST for more US dates.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quiet Riot USO
BW&BK reports: QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has issued the following announcement: 

"Quiet Riot is once again pleased to have the opportunity to perform our 'Head Banging' brand of rock and roll for our military service men and women. This is something that Quiet Riot has eagerly participated in since the 1980s with performances for our troops in Guam as well as several previous visits to Korea. It is a musical labor of love for us and just a small way of saying thank you to the troops far away from home, family and friends.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Danzig DVD
BW&BK reports: DANZIG's Il Demonio Nera (The Black Demon), is a brand-new DVD collection of videos, video outtakes, alternative versions and previously unreleased material from Danzig's Danzig 4 (2000) and Danzig 5 (2002) projects, which will be in-stores on Tuesday, June 14.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Saint Vitus Reissue
IAYM reports: Southern Lord are planning to reissue Saint Vitus' "Live" effort this July. The album features a set recorded by the band back in 1989 at Gammelsdorf in Germany[see full story for more including tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Premature Foo
NME reports: FOO FIGHTERS' new single has been made available early as a download. ‘Best Of You' can be brought now via iTunes and is the first track from the band's forthcoming double album ‘In Your Honor'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Talk
The PRP reports: Ozzy Osbourne will soon be hitting the talk show circuit again, he is set to appear on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on May 05th and on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on May 12th. [see full story for some solo Sabbath euro dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Drowningman Tour
The PRP reports: Drowningman are set to hit the road with The Minor Times and The Number Twelve Looks Like You throughout June, dates include: 

June 03rd Albany, NY - Shelter
June 04th Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
June 05th Toledo, OH - The Underground
June 07th Peoria, IL - TBA
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Haste The Day
The PRP reports: Haste The Day have set the track listing to their upcoming new album "When Everything Falls", here's how it looks: 

01 - "Fallen"
02 - "The Perfect Night"
03 - "Walkon"
04 - "When Everything Falls"
05 - "If I Could See"
06 - "Walls And Fear"
07 - "For A Lifetime"
08 - "This Time It's Real"
09 - "Bleed Alone"
10 - "InstruMETAL"
11 - "All I Have"
12 - "Long Way Down" (Goo Goo Dolls Cover)
[see full story for more including tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Atreyu Reissue
punkbands reports: Atreyu's "The Curse" will be re-released with new cover art and enhanced bonus content on June 28th via Victory. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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