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Day In Rock 5/03: 50 Cent Dealer- Idol Feud- J.Lo Protest- Paris Shunned- Linkin Park Vs Label- Tommy Lee TV- Dismember- Another Nutty Jackson- Timbershrek- Floyd Opera- Staind- Megatracks- Metalfest Changes- Mellowdrone- Nashville Pussy- Dinosaur Jr-  Beyond The Embrace- One Less Ozzfest Mystery- Lil Kim Sued- Bon Jovi- AFI- Pennywise- Origin- Street Dogs- Def Leppard- more
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Linkin Park Vs Label
MSNBC reports: Linkin Park demanded its release from Warner Music Group on Monday, claiming that the conglomerate, which is about to go public, is not devoting enough of its resources to promote the band. 

"We feel a responsibility to get great music to our fans. Unfortunately, we believe that we can't accomplish that effectively with the current Warner Music," the rock-rap band said in a statement. 

However, the group, which has sold more than 16 million albums in the United States, still owes label Warner Bros. four more albums. Warner Bros. Records dismissed the group's contentions as a ploy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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50 Cent Dealer
Contact Music reports: Rapper 50 CENT was such a good street hustler as a kid he used to sell drugs to his own family - without them knowing. 

The IN DA CLUB hitmaker became a well-known cocaine dealer in his native Queens, New York after taking to the streets to support himself after his mother died when he was eight - and he knew he was good when he could sell his wares to his family member. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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J.Lo Protest
Zap2it.com reports: Jennifer Lopez, star of the upcoming comedy "Monster-in-Law," has been vilified as a "Monster-in-Fur." 

Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals brandished signs protesting the diva's love of fur at the Friday (April 29) premiere of her latest comedy. According to news sources, the demonstration not only targeted Lopez's tendency to wear fur, but also her Sweetface fashion collection that features fur. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Paris Shunned
andPOP reports: The recording studio has not been kind to Paris Hilton. 

The person famous for being famous is working on her debut album but is having a hard time finding help. 

According to MTV, she recently approached Le Tigre, but nothing transpired. She also wanted to work with Black Eyed Peas but they've vetoed that idea.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Feud
AP reports: Ten former "American Idol" contestants are involved in a very different kind of competition this week. The singers, including last season's runner-up, Diana DeGarmo, are appearing on "Family Feud," the syndicated game show.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tommy Lee TV
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's upcoming reality TV series, "Tommy Lee Goes to College", is scheduled to premiere on NBC on August 9. 

The show, which was filmed last fall, follows the tattooed drummer as he studies, auditions for the marching band and attends Cornhusker games at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dismember Reissues
Blabbermouth reports: DISMEMBER's new label Regain Records will reissue a major part of the band's back catalogue. The release dates are as follows: 

June 13 – "Pieces" / "Indecent & Obscene"
June 20 – "Massive Killing Capacity" / "Death Metal"
June 27 – "Hate Campaign" / "Complete Demos"
[see full story for more including festival news and the new cd]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Another Nutty Jackson
Blabbermouth reports: ContactMusic.com is reporting that Lisa-Marie Presley was forced to placate Janet Jackson at a high-profile party held for her former sister-in-law — because she was adamant guest Marilyn Manson was the "devil." 

The controversial shock rocker terrified Janet with his appearance, but the ex-wife of her troubled brother Michael greeted his presence with an entirely different response — when she realized she was in the company of her heavy metal idol. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Timbershrek
Billboard reports: Justin Timberlake will provide the voice for a new character in "Shrek 3," the next sequel to DreamWorks' animated ogre franchise. The recording artist-turned actor will play a young King Arthur, or "Artie," King Harold's rebellious nephew, in the film, which is due in 2007. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Floyd Opera
AP reports: After almost a decade, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters) has finished his opera and he hopes it's not just another brick in the wall. 

Waters is considering a November performance "Ca Ira" live with a symphony and chorus in Rome, coinciding with its release as a double CD this fall, Rolling Stone reported April 29. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Staind Preview Bus
Blabbermouth reports: STAIND is offering fans a chance to check out the band's new album, "Chapter V", on board the STAIND tour bus with singer Aaron Lewis and guitarist Mike Mushok. Fans interested in the opportunity should submit their name, cell and home phone numbers, and a brief description of why they want to participate to info@machineshopmarketing.com. The e-mail should be titled after the city closest to the fan in which the listening event will take place. Lewis and Mushok's promotional tour begins today (Monday, May 2) in Cleveland.[see full story for more including cities]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Megatracks
BW&BK reports: MEGADETH's forthcoming hits collection, tentatively titled Greatest: Back To The Start, and due for release June 28th, will feature the following tracklisting: ‘Holy Wars... The Punishment Due', ‘In My Darkest Hour', ‘Peace Sells', ‘Sweating Bullets', ‘Angry Again', ‘A Tout Le Monde', ‘Trust', ‘Kill The King', ‘Symphony Of Destruction', ‘Mechanix' (2002 Remix), ‘Train Of Consequences', ‘Wake Up Dead', ‘Hangar 18', ‘Dread And The Fugitive Mind', ‘Skin O' My Teeth', ‘She-Wolf' and ‘Prince Of Darkness'. (Total Running Time: 78:15) [see full story for the bonus disc tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metalfest Changes
BW&BK reports: Los Angeles-based thrashers HIRAX are the confirmed replacement for the last-minute cancelation of German thrash legends SODOM at this year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 Metalfest, which will take place over two days - Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th at Star Central in Columbia Heights, MN.[see full story for full lineup]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mellowdrone Major Deal
IAYM reports: Mellowdrone have inked a deal with 3 Records/Sony Music and are currently finishing up work on their new full-length for release in late summer/early fall.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nashville Pussy Ink Deal
KNAC reports: Eagle Rock Entertainment announces the relaunch of its hard rock and heavy metal label Spitfire Records. The relaunch includes new releases from The Duke, featuring former Stuck Mojo and Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, and Georgia-based sleaze-rockers Nashville Pussy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dinosaur Jr Reissue
NME reports: DINOSAUR JR are to re-release their classic 'FREAK SCENE' single on June 6. The band will put out the track on two CDs and 7" vinyl through the label Sweet Nothing. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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More Carling Bands
NME reports: A host of new bands have been confirmed for this year's THE CARLING WEEKEND: READING AND LEEDS FESTIVALS. Death From Above 1979, The Dead 60s and Blood Brothers will now play the NME/Radio 1 Stage in Reading on Friday (August 26) and Leeds on Saturday (27). [see full story for more additions]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dirty Black Summer Tour
The PRP reports: Full Blown Chaos have been added to Himsa's upcoming "Dirty Black Summer Tour", which will take place in June with Scars Of Tomorrow, The Agony Scene and The Esoteric also on the bill. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beyond The Embrace Expands Tour
The PRP reports: More stops have been announced for Beyond The Embrace's run with Crisis and M.O.D., here are the latest: 

June 08th Dallas, TX - The Galaxy
June 09th San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
June 12th Tulsa, OK - Purgatory
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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