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Day In Rock 5/13: Sir Ozzy?- Jacko Sells Neverland- Slipknot Ozzfest- Motley Weenies- Reznor Drops Maynard Project- Paulson- Yorn Grohl- Anthrax- God Forbid- Coldplay- David Lee Medic- Ice Cube TV- KSE- Wayne's Final Interview- Peavy Recovering- Revenge Fest- Guitarist Aborted- Seemless- Dope- Dead Summer City Tour- Obituary- Blue Merle- Legbone- Bane Release/Tour- more
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Sir Ozzy?
BW&BK reports: ContactMusic (www.contactmusic.com) has issued the following report: "OZZY OSBOURNE is pleading with British royal Queen Elizabeth II for a knighthood - so his wife Sharon can be a lady. 

The former BLACK SABBATH frontman isn't bothered by the Sir title himself, but would love his redheaded spouse to be known as Lady Osbourne. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Sells Neverland
AZ Central reports: In other news of creepy celebrity scandals, financially ailing Michael Jackson reportedly has sold Neverland Ranch for $35 million. 

The National Enquirer says that Jackson accepted an offer from an unidentified buyer and that the estate is in escrow. 

Enquirer spies say Jackson's legal bills forced the sale of the estate, said to cost $3 million a year to maintain[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Ozzfest
Blabbermouth reports: SLIPKNOT have been added to the San Bernardino Ozzfest date on August 20. The Des Moines-based nine-piece will be playing the San Bernardino date ONLY. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Weenies
BW&BK reports: MOTLEY CRUE's website (www.motley.com) reports that the band will be headlining KROQ's annual Weenie Roast on May 21st. 

Other acts on the bill include THE KILLERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, FOO FIGHTERS, INTERPOL and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reznor Drops Maynard Project
Contact Music reports: NINE INCH NAILS star TRENT REZNOR has ditched his side project with A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN because he doesn't think it's good enough. 

The rocker collaborated with Keenan on a TAPEWORM project during a six-year hiatus as her recovered from a heroin overdose, but he fears he'll never get round to releasing their efforts. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Paulson Recording
Lambgoat reports: Paulson will enter the studio in early-June to record their new full-length. Tracking will take place at Camp Street Studio in Boston, MA with producer Mike Poorman (Outsmarting Simon), and the album is tentatively slated for an early-October release[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Yorn Grohl
DiS reports: Friend of the stars, and also musician, Pete Yorn, is off to work in the studio recording his third LP. Among those lined up to appear on it are the Dixie Chicks and ubiquitous guest-appearance-maker, Dave Grohl. Expected in the Autumn, the as-yet-untitled LP will also feature guest performers that include the Wallflowers' Rami Jaffee and Beachwood Sparks' Dave Scher.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anthrax Add Dates
liveDaily reports: The original Anthrax lineup--which recently played its first shows together in 13 years--have mapped a few more U.S. concerts, one of which the group plans to record for a live release. 

Currently on tour in Australia, the group will return to the states later this month for shows in Las Vegas and West Hollywood, CA, on May 21 and 22, respectively, and a June 3 show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.[see full story for more - also be sure to check out antiMusic's homepage for a new live review (with photos) from the recent Chicago gig]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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God Forbid Benefit Booking
Blabbermouth reports: New Jersey thrash titans GOD FORBID have announced that they will be playing a benefit concert at the Wayne Firehouse in Wayne, NJ on Saturday, June 4. "This effort is to help and support our good friend Frank Peigaro," reads a post on the group's web site. "Frank has previously played in punk pioneers THE DEGENERICS, hardcore vets ENSIGN, and is now embarking on a solo career. Unfortunately, Frank has been fighting a rare skin disease for several years, and this benefit was put together to help him fund a recovery.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coldplay Gigs
FMQB reports: Coldplay have been on the road performing smaller gigs, gearing up for the band's massive world tour later this year. They will announce their full U.S. tour plans early next week, as well as perform two free shows in New York City. On Monday, the band will play a secret location for an MTV listening party[see full story for their AOL and SNL Plans]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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David Lee Medic
Blabbermouth reports: ABC ePrep is reporting that former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth just went to Fort Sam Houston, Texas where the Army medics in Iraq are trained for military emergency medical technician (EMT) training. Roth was being trained to transport patients to military helicopters.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ice Cube TV
MTV reports: Ice Cube is executive producing a new Showtime half-hour comedy series based on the movie "Barbershop," which will premiere on August 10 at 10 p.m. Omar Gooding heads the ensemble cast as Calvin[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Killswitch Engage Kimmel
Day in Rock reports: Sony Connect have added an exclusive Killswitch Engage Kimmel set to their online music store. See the full story link to check it out.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wayne's Final Interview Slated For Documentary
BW&BK reports: As previously reported, original METAL CHURCH frontman David Wayne passed away on May 10th due to injuries sustained in a car accident several months ago. According to a post at the official Metal Church website from one Steve "Regiman" Johnson, Wayne recently did an interview for the band's Beyond The Black documentary. It will, of course, be part of the final product. 

"Just a few weeks ago the guys doing the Metal Church: Beyond The Black documentary flew up to Washington and crashed at my house while doing interviews with the guys from the current Metal Church line-up. 

During the stay they also made contact with (original bassist) Duke Erickson and Dave and got a chance to sit down with each of them also. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Peavy Recovering
BW&BK reports: As previously reported, RAGE frontman Peter "Peavy" Wagner was hit by a car while biking last weekend and was taken to hospital, where he had to have surgery on one of his arms. He has posted the following update at the band's official website: 

"Hi everyone, Peavy here. 

I'm back home now, they wanted to keep me longer in hospital, but I left on my own responsibility. The pain is o.k. now and I had enough of just lying there. I can only type with my left hand and it hurts a bit. My right elbow was fractured in my bike crash and in a two hour operation the doctors manage to fix all the bone parts. It was a bit complicated and I have now more metal inside!! A few screws and stuff... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rod Cancels
NME reports: ROD STEWART fans have been advised to hold on to their tickets for tonight's postponed LONDON show (May 12). 

The singer's tour has been on ice all week after he was struck down with a severe viral throat infection. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Original Adolescents for Revenge Fest
Punkbands reports: It's high time that the entertainment capital of the world and the southwest in general had a solid punk/hardcore festival of its own. Revenge Therapy productions has created just that. Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th at the Roadhouse Casino, the Vegas valley and the greater west coast will converge for Revenge Fest 2005. 

Friday, May 13th 

The Adolescents (original lineup!!!)
Agent Orange
Resilience
Die Hunns
The Havoc
The Loud Pipes 

[see full story for Sat's Lineup]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guitarist Aborted
siN's metal news reports: Belgium-based death metallers ABORTED have written the following message on their official website: 

"IN LESS GOOD NEWS WE HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THAT GUITARIST BART DECIDED TO LEAVE THE BAND. BART WANTED TO START HIS OWN BAND AND WAS TIRED OF PLAYING THIS KIND OF MUSIC. AFTER BART DECIDED TO CALL IT QUITS WITH ABORTED HE ALSO DECIDED THAT HE DIDN'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BOOKED SHOWS. NOT EVEN THE SHOWS THIS WEEKEND[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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