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Day In Rock 5/12: Britney Sued- Culkin Testifies- Chappelle Hospitalized- Eminem + Triumph- Bands Vs Oasis- Club NME Death- Ben Folds Rufus- NIN No 1- Metal Church- Double Maiden- Paris CD in Aug- Good Charlotte Lose Drummer- Offspring- Bled- QOTSA- Page Rocks Wall St- Patti Smith- KSE- Mudvayne- Opeth- Garbage- Jr Motorheads- AC/DC- SYL LP- Black Crowes- Dry Kill Logic- more
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Britney Sued For Song Theft
AP reports: An Indiana songwriter is suing singer Britney Spears for copyright infringement, claiming he wrote the song "Sometimes" 15 years ago. 

An attorney for Steve Wallace of Anderson filed a complaint May 5 in federal court against Spears, her album promoter, Sony/BMG Music Publishing Inc., and recording and publishing companies affiliated with the singer. 

The complaint acknowledges Wallace did not formally copyright his song until 2003. A few weeks after writing the song in 1990, he executed what's commonly known as a "poor man's" copyright: He placed his work in a sealed envelope and obtained a postmark. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Culkin Testifies
AP reports: "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin denounced the molestation allegations against Michael Jackson as "absolutely ridiculous" on Wednesday and testified that, contrary to prosecution claims, he was never victimized during his boyhood visits to the pop star's ranch.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chappelle Hospitalized
ABC reports: [Not rock related but Dave rocks, so here is some sad news] Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa, the magazine Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday. 

The comedian's whereabouts and condition have been unknown since Comedy Central abruptly announced last week that the planned May 31 launch of the third season of "Chappelle's Show" had been postponed and production halted. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eminem + Triumph
Contact music reports: EMINEM has kissed and made up with TRIUMPH, THE INSULT COMIC DOG by asking the rude hand puppet to star in his new video ASS LIKE THAT. 

Triumph hit the headlines in 2002 after upsetting a grumpy Eminem in the audience at the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS with a live comedy routine the rapper didn't appreciate. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bands Vs Oasis
DiS reports: Some bands what were dissed somewhat by ol' big-maaaf Liam Gallagher in the New Musical Express t'other week 'ave hit back at the band what panned 'em, sayin' all kinds of potty-mouthed s***e. 

The Kaiser Chiefs ("a bad Blur"), The Paddingtons ("f***ing awful") and Keane ("twats") all suffered the wrath of Gallagher junior, and had the following to say in their defence: 

Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs: "He had a go at me for wearing make-up. I only wore it to look more like him." [see full story for more fun]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Club NME Death
DiS reports: A man in his mid-30s fell to his death this weekend at Camden Town's KOKO venue. 

The man, who is yet to be officially named, was out with workmates for this past Friday's (7th May) regular Club NME event, when he fell from the first-floor balcony down to the dancefloor, sustaining severe head injuries. The whole incident occurred in front of a packed venue and before the first band had taken the stage. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ben Folds Rufus
liveDaily reports: Singer-songwriters Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright will team up for a co-headlining tour that will also feature Ben Lee. 

Dubbed the "Odd Men Out" tour, the jaunt kicks off in early August, and is currently slated to run for about three weeks. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NIN No 1
Blabbermouth reports: NINE INCH NAILS have sold 271,563 copies of their latest release, "With Teeth", in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Church Say Goodbye
BW&BK reports: The METAL CHURCH website has been updated with the following statement from founder Kurdt Vanderhoof in regards to the death of the band's original singer, David Wayne, who passed away on May 10th. Kurdt's statement reads: "This is a very sad, sad day. At this moment I'm in total shock about this tragedy. I feel the music world has lost a legendary and unique talent. He will be missed greatly by all. 

My sincere condolences go out to all his friends, family and fans. Godspeed to you, Dave. - Kurdt Vanderhoof."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Double Maiden
BW&BK reports: Iron Maiden have confirmed they are to release a double DVD and live album titled Death On The Road through EMI Records on August 29th, 2005. 

The show was filmed at the Westfalenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany during the Dance Of Death European Tour in December 2003 and fully captures the magnificent stage production and electricity of the band's performance. Steve Harris once again took weeks personally editing the footage and like Rock In Rio this means thousands of cuts right into the heart of the action. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Warning: Paris CD in Aug
andPOP reports: The end of the summer will signal the start of Paris Hilton's singing career, if all goes as she plans. 

Hilton, in Toronto last week promoting her movie House of Wax, told MuchMusic that she is hard at work on the album in Los Angeles. 

"I have so many projects I'm working on now but it will be released in August," she said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Good Charlotte Lose Drummer
andPOP reports: Drummer Chris Wilson has left Good Charlotte due to health problems, according to a post on the band's web site. 

"Many of you may already know, our drummer Chris Wilson has been on and off the road due to personal health problems," the band wrote. 

"Unfortunately, his problems continue and we have made a collective decision to have Chris stay around his friends and family and begin to truly rehabilitate." [see full story to find out who will take his place]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lotsa Offspring
IAYM reports: The Offspring's new "Greatest Hits" effort will now see a release on June 21st in both standard CD format and as a DualDisc edition. The previously revealed tentative tracklisting stands firm although new track and current single 'Can't Repeat' has been brought forward to open the album. [see full story for DVD news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bled Flood Coming
IAYM reports: The Bled look to have chosen "Found In The Flood" as the title to their forthcoming new album which will see a release through Vagrant in late summer/early fall. [see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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QOTSA LP
IAYM reports: The limited edition double vinyl edition of the Queens Of The Stone Age's latest full-length offering "Lullabies To Paralyze" has now been completed and will arrive in stores complete with three bonus tracks on June 13th (Europe) and June 28th (North America) through Rekords Rekords.[see full story for SNL News]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Page Rocks Wall St
KNAC reports: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page accompanied the suits from Warner Music Group, and helped ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange today as the music publisher celebrated its initial public stock offering. 

Page brought his guitar and played "Whole Lotta Love" for the traders and guests assembled at the stock exchange. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Patti Smith's Meltdown Fest
NME reports: More names have been added to the swelling line-up for PATTI SMITH's MELTDOWN FESTIVAL. 

The annual season at London's South Bank Centre will this year be curated by the punk icon to mark 30 years since the release of her seminal work ‘Horses'. Smith performs the album in full on June 25 at the Royal Festival Hall. 

Smith's peers Television play two shows at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on June 20-21. Meanwhile, the punk reunion will also see former Voidods leader Richard Hell, who retired from music in 1984, reading from his new novel ‘Godlike' on June 18. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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