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Day In Rock 5/04: MTV Decline- Bizkit Surprise- Foiled Idol- Timberlake To Wed?- Radiohead- KISS- Tenacious Dio- Corgan Solo Tour- GenX Clash Supergroup- Queen- Byzantine Injury- Ozzfest- POD- Team Sleep- Roller Strokes- Get Up Kids- Bury Your Dead- Motorhead- Boyband Vs Smokes- Benny Bailey RIP- V Fest- Usher- Britney Chaotic TV- Michelle Shocked- Tom Petty- Wanna Deal?- more
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MTV Decline
FMQB reports: With the departure of The Osbournes, Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica and The Ashlee Simpson Show, MTV is finding itself in a bit of a ratings slump. The network's new shows, such as Meet the Barkers and Cameron Diaz's Trippin', have not matched the ratings success of their reality predecessors, and even the old standby, The Real World, has lost some of its power. 

An article from the Hollywood Reporter notes that while the first quarter notched MTV's eighth straight first-quarter growth period, the network saw its 10 to 11 p.m. showcase, The 10 Spot, drop off, decreasing by 10 percent to 1.14 million in the 12-34 target demographic from last year. In April, The 10 Spot's drop grew to 22 percent and its total-day ratings dipped by seven percent. Meanwhile, Newlyweds' ratings fell by 29 percent to 1.5 million in 12-34 in the first quarter from the previous season, and The Real World had a similar decline. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bizkit Surprise
FMQB reports: Fred Durst has been giving regular updates online to Limp Bizkit fans about the ongoing status of the band's next release. The latest surprise out of the Bizkit camp is that their newest music is already in stores. The band and their new label home Geffen have chosen to release The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) as an "underground" EP.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Website Vs Idol
All Headline News reports: Website conspires against American Idol, tampering with producers plans to find the "best" American talent - the site urges voters to call-in for the "least" talented of the top contestants. 

Dave Della Terza, 22, decided to do something after many of his favorite Idol hopefuls were voted off in last year's competition. 

Terza, along with a group of college friends, decided to test the show's producers and see if they would be able to make a star out of a not-so-American Idol. 

The site, votefortheworst.com, encourages voters to do just the opposite of what the show producers and judges created the search for - throwing the competition off course. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Timberlake To Wed?
andPOP reports: According to several reports, Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz plan to marry as soon as this weekend. 

The source of the reports? An aide of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne who leaked the news. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead Charity
DiS reports: In a heart-gladdening move, Radiohead have announced that they will offer their whole back catalogue to charity download site War Child Music. 

The move will see the Radiohead oeuvre online in its entirety for the first time ever. Previously, the only record by the band available on line was 2001's 'Amnesiac'. 

War Child raises money to help children in war-torn areas and was founded in the mid nineties [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Early KISS
Blabbermouth reports: According to a post on KissOnline.com, Universal Music will release the first three KISS albums ("Kiss", "Hotter than Hell" and "Dressed to Kill") as a three-CD set in the U.S. on June 21.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tenacious Dio
Blabbermouth reports: According to Ain't It Cool News, heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio (RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, DIO) has signed on to appear in the upcoming TENACIOUS D movie, "Tenacious D: In the Pick of Destiny". The film will be directed by Liam Lynch, who also directed the video for "Tribute" and the clips shown at the D's concerts ("Butt Baby", "JB's BJ", and "Rock Star Sperm Bank"), reports TenaciousJoes.com. The film is being produced by TENACIOUS D star Jack Black's longtime colaborator Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films and Working Title Films, which produced "High Fidelity".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Corgan Solo Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Former SMASHING PUMPKINS/ZWAN leader Billy Corgan will embark on a world tour June 1 in Portugal in support of his debut solo album, "TheFutureEmbrace", due out June 21 on Warner Bros. Records. Over the course of eight weeks, the modern rock pioneer and his band will visit intimate venues in 11 countries — the U.S., Canada, Portugal, England, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, and Spain — before wrapping at the end of July. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GenX Clash Supergroup
Contact Music reports: Former THE CLASH and BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE star MICK JONES has formed a new group with ex-GENERATION X star TONY JAMES. 

The rockers have formed CARBON/SILICON and plan to unveil their new sound as part of an upcoming touring festival staged by British music magazine MOJO. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queen Kickoff
BBC reports: Rock band Queen are due to kick-off their first UK tour in 19 years. 

Queen are on tour with former Free singer Paul Rodgers in place of Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. 

The tour starts in Newcastle on Tuesday and takes in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Sheffield, before ending in London on 11 May. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Byzantine Injury
BW&BK reports: West Virginia metallers BYZANTINE have posted the following update at their website (www.thermalbreakdown.com): 

"For those wondering what happened this weekend, OJ sustained a pretty good injury to his left knee while performing at the Sound Factory in Charleston, WV. 

‘I jumped up on a speaker enclosure during ‘My New Casket', and turned to jump down and saw my pedalboard in the way. I tried to clear it and in doing so, I landed awkward and my knee just buckled towards the inside. It hurt like hell! I finished the set on a stool and later, with the help of crutches and Oxycodone, I finished out the weekend of shows on a stool.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzfest Presale
BW&BK reports: The official Ozzfest website (Ozzfest.com) has issued the following pre-sale information: 

Ozzfest 2005! Pre-sale brought to you by PlayStation! Get the best seats first from PlayStation and Ozzfest.com! Ozzfest 2005 is big, bad, and back for more and now is your chance to get pre-sale tickets for all 26 Ozzfest 2005 Tour dates. Presale starts Tuesday, May 3, at 10:00am local time for each tour stop. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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POD Guests
Digital Noise reports: P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval recently spoke with MTV.com regarding their upcoming, as-yet-untitled new album. 

Sandoval revealed that the band has written and recorded close to 20 songs with Rick Rubin's right-hand engineer/producer Greg Fidelman (American Head Charge, Life Of Agony, Red Hot Chili Peppers).

He also revealed that the album may include a few guest appearances, including Korn's Jon Davis, Cypress Hill's B Real and Gwen Stefani. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Team Sleep Dates
IAYM reports: The schedule has been firmed up for Team Sleep's upcoming U.S. tour which now looks as follows: 

May 03rd Chico, California The Senator Theater 
May 05th San Francisco, California Slim's 
May 07th Los Angeles, California The Roxy Theater 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly News: Roller Strokes
NME reports: THE STROKES' ALBERT HAMMOND JR's dark secret has been revealed by his father. 

Promoting his new album and a biography, Albert Hammond Snr has revealed in a joint interview with his son, that before music, the guitarist was a championship winning roller skater. 

"It's weird it hasn't come out sooner," Hammond Jr told the Guardian after his secret appeared in his father's book. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Get Up Kids Tracks
Punknews reports: The track listing for the final Get Up Kids release has been posted.Live At The Granada Theater compiles the band's ten year anniversary performance recorded in Lawrence, KS. and is expected on May 24th. The band called it quits this past March. 

Live At The Granada Theater

 Coming Clean 
The One You Want 
Holiday 
Action & Action 
Stay Gone 
Woodson 
Martyr Me 
I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel 
Mass Pike 
Campfire Kansas 
Red Letter Day (w/ Intro) 
[see full story for more tracks and artwork]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bury Your Dead DualDisc
The PRP reports: Bury Your Dead will be releasing an as-yet untitled new live album on the DualDisc format through Victory on July 12th. The disc will consist of the bands upcoming May 10th live performance at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA,[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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