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Day In Rock 5/17: Reznor Screwed- BSB Vs Paris- iPod Tax- Ozzfest Addition- U2 DVD- Wilco- Vandal Radio- Stones Sell Out- Bon Scott- Wayne Tribute- Dream Evil- Country Weiland- Metallica PlayStation- Alice 007- Smile Empty Soul- JEW- Vines Will Return- Incubus- J.Lo TV- More Gwen- Britney TV- Les Paul- Clutch Gigs- NOFX Bore Fans- Trust Co Split?- Oasis Actor- Radiohead 06?-  more
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Reznor Screwed
AP reports: Alternative-rocker Trent Reznor testified Monday against his longtime manager, saying he was stunned to learn in 2003 that despite millions of dollars in earnings by his band, Nine Inch Nails, he was left with as little as $400,000 in cash.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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BSB Vs Paris
Contact Music reports: NICK CARTER and PARIS HILTON have resumed their war of words, with the pop heart-throb branding his ex-girlfriend "immature". 

Hotel heiress Hilton was asked last week (ends13MAY05) on Alberta radio show THE CANADIAN HIT 30 COUNTDOWN to compare her new boyfriend PARIS LATSIS to her previous boyfriends, such as Carter, reports MTV NEWS. 

Hilton responded, "Night and day. He's not using me for anything... he's not a disgusting pig, sorry." 

Carter responded shortly afterward that Hilton "should take a look in the mirror", adding, "I kind of have to brush it off my shoulders, because she's very immature. 

"The problem with Paris is that she thrives off of hurting other people, and it's not just me." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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iPod Tax
FMQB reports: A new law in the Netherlands could dramatically increase the price of owning an iPod or any digital music player. The so-called "iPod tax" would be added to the cost of purchasing any digital music player and could be approved within the next three months. The taxes collected would go to the music industry to help make up for losses from digital piracy, under the assumption that some music played on portable MP3 players was illegally acquired.... Interest in the law is also gaining steam in the U.K. as well.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzfest Addition
Blabbermouth reports: According to Ozzfest.com, WICKED WISDOM — the five-piece band featuring actress Jada Pinkett Smith (wife of Will Smith) — has been confirmed as the final "mystery act" on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 DVD
Reuters reports: U2 filmed two of the shows during its four-night run earlier this month in Chicago for future DVD release, according to the band's official Web site (http://www.u2.com). No release date has been set.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wilco Plans
Aversion reports: Wilco will play one final run of dates on its A Ghost is Born then enter the studio to work on its follow-up. 

In August, the band will head into the studio to record the follow-up to its 2004 opus. Until then, it will wring out one last tour from its last album. My Morning Jacket and The Roots are tapped to open on select non-festival dates. [see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vandal Radio
Aversion reports: The Vandals' Joe Escalante will become the latest washed-up punk rocker to take a shift on a Los Angeles radio station. 

Escalante will join Indie 103.1's on-air staff June 11, with his show Barely Legal. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stones Sell Out
liveDaily reports: Four decades into their rock-and-roll career, The Rolling Stones are still proving to be one of the top draws in the concert industry. 

According to the band's official website, tickets for the group's upcoming tour went on sale in six markets over the weekend, and all available tickets sold out "in a matter of a few hours." Sellouts were logged in Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Calgary and Washington, DC. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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James Taylor Tour
liveDaily reports: Folk-rock legend James Taylor plans to spend yet another summer on the North American tour circuit.The singer/songwriter's itinerary kicks off mid-June in his native New England, and dates stretch into September. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bon Scott Exhibit
Blabbermouth reports: According to a post at CrabsodyInBlue.com, a Scottish museum started a display this past weekend in tribute of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott. Over the summer, the Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum is displaying a small exhibition in memory of Scott. Although limited by the size of the building, the museum has on display early photographs of Bon as a small child as well as a lot of interesting AC/DC memorabilia that was kindly donated by Neil McDonald. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wayne Tribute
Blabbermouth reports: Sirius Satellite Radio's Hard Attack channel will air a tribute to the late METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne on Ian Christe's "Bloody Roots" program this Tuesday, May 17 beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dream Evil Silenced
BW&BK reports: According to BW&BK sources and confirmed by guitarist/producer Fredrik Nordstrom, DREAM EVIL singer Niklas Isfeldt is having vocal difficulties and he will not be able to sing for six months [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Country Weiland
BW&BK reports: On May 9th, VELVET REVOLVER/STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland surprised the in-studio audience at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles with an exclusive performance of a new song for NBC-TV's Last Call With Carson Daly on a day off from the Velvet Revolver arena tour. 

Instead of playing a tune in the genre of Velvet Revolver or Stone Temple Pilots, [Weiland] debuted a new song, ‘The Man I Didn't Know'... Apoignant country rock ballad he wrote about his father. ....Tune in Thursday, May 19th to see this very unpredictable and powerful performance. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica PlayStation
BW&BK reports: Eagle Rock Entertainment, the leading independent source for high quality music audio and audio/visual music programming, announced today that it will become one of the first visual music companies to embrace the hot new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format, and release selected catalog titles worldwide on UMD for play on the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) game device. 

The following titles will be available on UMD in 2005, with more to follow: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Boozed, Broozed & Broken Boned, BUSTA RHYMES - Everything Remains Raw, JIMI HENDRIX - Electric Ladyland Classic Album, IRON MAIDEN - Number of the Beast Classic Album, MARILYN MANSON - Guns, God and Government, METALLICA - Metallica Classic Album, NIRVANA - Nevermind Classic Album, PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon Classic Album, PUDDLE OF MUDD - Live at the Key Club - Striking That Familiar Chord, SNOOP DOGG - Big Snoop Dogg's Puff Puff Pass Tour, VARIOUS ARTISTS - Up In Smoke Tour, featuring Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Eminem. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alice 007
BW&BK reports: Rocker ALICE COOPER has begged movie bosses to cast him as superspy James Bond's arch enemy in upcoming 007 movie Casino Royale. 

The ‘School's Out' star doesn't care whether Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig or Clive Owen take on the coveted role, as long as he plays the suave secret agent's nemesis. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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