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Report for 05/10/06
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Stern Radio Return?
Contact Music reports: Shock jock HOWARD STERN yesterday (08MAY06) told listeners on his Sirius Satellite Radio show he has been offered a "major deal" to return to analogue radio. Stern didn't disclose which network has made the offer, but claimed he would still be able to present his satellite show. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney Officially Knocked Up
TMZ reports: Britney Spears surprised David Letterman today with an unexpected appearance and confirmation on-air that she is pregnant. 

Britney's publicist and a source at 'The Late Show' confirmed the story.

Spears brought her 8-month-old son Sean Preston along with her to the show. [see full story for more - This kills the rumors that B and K are filming a new reality show called "The Real Beverly Hillbillies" and that was what Britney was going to announce at her press conference last week (she didn't show up) ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MC5 Crash
Press Release reports: Michael Davis suffered a motorcycle accident on Monday, May 8th. He has been hospitalized. 

Michael's wife and manager, Angela Davis, reports this evening that Michael was riding his Harley Davidson on a Los Angeles freeway when he was unable to avoid a large muffler that dropped from a vehicle into his path. Michael was wearing his helmet and leather jacket, and is expected to recover, but he has suffered a fractured spine, bruised ribs, and several abrasions.

The planned DKT full-band performance at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in New York City on Friday, May 19th will be modified. What we know right now is that Wayne will perform with fellow musicians who are already confirmed for the night's show. More details will be posted to at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Keef Brain Damaged?
KNAC reports: Doctors are concerned Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards could suffer from brain damage after undergoing two surgeries following a fall while holidaying in Fiji, the New Zealand Herald reported on Wednesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dumb as a Rock?
TMZ reports: Jessica Simpson headed through LAX security Monday and appears to have almost sent her dog, Daisy, through the X-ray conveyor belt. 

The move turned out to be a near-miss, as Daisy ended up staying clear of the X-ray machine. [see full story for more including a photo! Hey Jessica, we hear that doggies taste just like chicken. Or was it tuna? Nevermind, we don't need a PETA protest.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Weezer Grad
FMQB reports: Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will graduate from Harvard University next month, almost 10 years after he began taking classes at the prestigious New England school. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Velvet Metallica Honor
MTV reports: Velvet Revolver have been added to the list of performers scheduled for the second annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert, which is honoring Metallica frontman James Hetfield and concert promoter and manager Bill Silva.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pearl Jams Down Under
Reuters reports: Rock band Pearl Jam, which began its world tour in Toronto Tuesday, will play Australia for the first time in three years in November.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Fall of The Fall of Troy
Day in Rock reports: Few people get to witness the break up of a band on stage, but Thrashpit's Anuj was on hand to watch the Fall of The Fall of Troy last month at the Basement in Columbus, Oh. The fighting wasn't reserved to the stage, a full on cat fight also took place. Here is part of Anuj's review which will go live on Thrashpit tomorrow. 

The Fall of Troy began to take the stage soon after, and that's when the real drama began. First off, the guitarist/vocalist seemed miffed from the outset. After the first song, the drummer messed up on the intro to the second song, so they restarted. Midway through the song, the guitarist/vocalist FLIPPED OFF the drummer. Most of us in the crowd were wondering what was going on. Our confusion was augmented by the band's storming off-stage after barely finishing that second song. After a chaotic few minutes, the guitarist/vocalist came onstage alone and did a solo song (which I later learned was a Weezer cover). The rhythm section finally walked back on to do one song, which the guitarist/vocalist dramatically announced would be their "last song as The Fall of Troy". Many thought it was a joke, but they really did end their set after that song. We were left staring blankly at each other as the gear was hauled off-stage. [The band announced they were going on hiatus after this tour concludes]

Since we love you, you can click the full story for a sneak peak at Anuj's full report including a bit out the cat fight. 
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Diddy Denied
AP reports: The state's highest court declined Tuesday to hear Sean "Diddy" Combs' appeal of a lower court decision ordering him to pay more than $19,000 a month in child support payments.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Singer Songwriter 01
CMJ reports: Singer-songwriters will be the focus of a new Rough Trade compilation, due this summer via Mute. The double disc, titled Rough Trade Shops: Singer Songwriter 01, will feature 38 songs from underground up-and-comers such as Micah P. Hinson, King Creosote and Diane Cluck along with staples such as Bright Eyes, Nick Cave, Lou Barlow, Elvis Costello, PJ Harvey, Elliott Smith, Tom Waits and Cat Power. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Resurrection Resurrected
Blabbermouth reports: Tampa-based "classic" death metal act RESURRECTION, who were previously signed to Nuclear Blast Records, have reformed and are currently working on new material. Founding members John Astl (guitar) and Paul DeGolyer (vocals) return to their respective roles, joined by former EPITAPH and current ADRIFT drummer Kevin Astl, who had also spent time with RESURRECTION after the release of the band's 1993 debut record, "Embalmed Existence". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock Honors Godsmacked
Blabbermouth reports: GODSMACK have joined previously announced performers FOO FIGHTERS, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS and PAUL RODGERS, who has recently joined QUEEN for tours of Europe and the USA, as they pay tribute to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock with the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors". Premiering on Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00 p.m., "VH1 Rock Honors" will be taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 25. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Army Vs Rock Hall
BW&BK reports: The KISS Army March committee has announced the initial details surrounding the events and activities planned for Cleveland on August 5th, 2006. According to a press release, the American Cancer Society will receive 100% of the net proceeds generated by the event. The event's purpose is to change the course of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation's nomination and induction process, which has passed on KISS since they became eligible in 1999. The donation program to the American Cancer Society came about as a result of Eric Carr's passing from cancer in 1991. Brian Harman, Regional Development Director, with the American Cancer Society shared his view this way: "This is a great community event put on by the KISS Army and the funds raised will help us KISS cancer goodbye." Donations are being requested through the group's website at www.kissarmyunites.com. KISS fans are being asked to donate $1.00 to help the committee cover expenses and raise money for the American Cancer Society. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jorn's Masterplan... Leaving the band
BW&BK reports: Due to musical differences singer JORN LANDE left MASTERPLAN last week. According to an AFM news update, during work on their new album, Lande and the remaining band members (former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, keyboardist Axel Mackenrott and bassist Jan S. Eckert) "were having different ideas and wishes for the songwriting. While Jorn would have loved to push the style of the band more into the melodic direction, the rest of the band wanted to go back to the metal-roots of the debut album. So the decision was made to go separate ways in the future."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jani Lane Hair Metal's Pete Doherty
Metal Sludge reports: We have been informed that Jani Lane is currently in Peoria Illinois and was scheduled to record some vocals today - but things didn't go as planned! The enclosed letter is from Aaron Duke. Aaron is the man behind the Ricky Parent benefit CD released on 34 West Records. He also was a radio industry Dj for many years. "...I show up at Noisegate studio in Pekin, Ilinois. Jani Lane is in the studio going over a song that he was supposed to know already. He continues to sing horribly (audio is available) and never even gets to the chorus before he starts an arguement with the engineer/producer/songwriter. I ask where Jani is and that I'll try to go talk to him and calm him down. I walk out back into the parking lot and Jani has a bottle of what I think was Vodka in one hand as he walks down the alley talking and muttering utter nonsense. I approach Jani and try to get him to relax. Jani decides that throwing the empty bottle at the building is a better idea than my "take some deep breaths" suggestion. I said earlier that I thought it was Vodka but the bottle was smashed into a thousand pieces so it was hard to make it out. I proceed to try to talk to Jani. I ask him what I can do to make him more comfortable and he says "Blow me" about 8 times... [it gets even stranger. For the record Aaron is also a friend of antiMusic and he's not prone to exaggeration. see full story for Aaron's full story]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Announcement in Chains
KNAC reports: A massive announcement will be made at the official Alice in Chains website, AliceInChains.com on May 15th at around 4 PM (PDT).

A message reads, "It's so big that we can't even hint at what it's about but we can tell you that you'll be kicking yourself later if you don't stop by the site[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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