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Report for 05/19/06
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Axl Wants Reunion?
Day in rock reports: Metal Sludge is running excerpts from an interesting interview with Adam Bomb about the recent Adler's Appetite Europe Tour fiasco. He goes into some details about what went down and Adler doesn't come off that well. But one of the more interesting tidbits in the interview was this one from Adam Bomb "Funnily enough, Izzy Stradlin called me the same day the tour ended. We spoke for 2 hours. He wanted to come to Portugal to jam with us. 

"To me he was more interested in checking, on behalf of Axl Rose, Steven's real conditions for an eventual Guns N'Roses reunion. I told Izzy that I had to leave the tour because Adler was out of control and probably he wasn't able to reach Portugal. And he didn't." You can read the full story link for the gruesome details about this tour from Adam's perspective. 
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Britney Baby Drop
TMZ reports: Oops, she almost did it again. Britney Spears stumbled this afternoon as she was leaving a New York City hotel and almost dropped little Sean Preston. 

We're told Britney was holding a drink in her left hand and Sean in her right as she maneuvered through a crowd of onlookers. Britney moves through the crowd and then she suddenly trips, the baby's head goes backward and his hat flies off his head. Britney regained her balance and the baby seemed ok. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kazaa suing P2Pnet
tinfoil reports: The Register has uncovered details about P2Pnet.net being sued, and they are nothing short of jaw-droppingly insane. Kazaa is suing P2Pnet.net for libel. [see full story for details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rare Ozzy Song
TuneLab reports: Ozzy Osbourne fan site Ozzyhead.com has posted the following update:

"This song ['Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'] has remained unheard for almost the last 30 years...until now. Get out your wallets, because this extremely rare single is up for auction on eBay. [see full story for links]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Billy Joel Sitcom
Contact Music reports: A TV series based on BILLY JOEL's life is coming to US network Showtime. The drama, titled BIG SHOT, will be co-produced by WILL + GRACE star SEAN HAYES.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reggae Radiohead
MTV reports: Easy Star All-Stars, who brought you 2003's reggae version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (renamed Dub Side of the Moon), have done it again. On August 22 they'll roll out Radiodread: A Complete Reggae Version of Radiohead's OK Computer[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rap Xmas
MTV reports: Wu-Tang Clan, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Redman will headline the 2006 edition of Rock the Bells. The festival — scheduled for August 5 at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cirque du Elvis
AP reports: Cirque du Soleil (French for circus of the sun) will produce a series of shows focused on Presley's life and music and help design interactive, multimedia museums called "Elvis Experiences," CKX said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pixie Fighters
Gigwise reports: Foo Fighters are set to perform an acoustic tour in America this summer

The three July dates will be opened by Timmy Curan, while Frank Black will open the four August shows.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Buy Chris Martin
Gigwise reports: Chris Martin is putting himself up for auction to raise money for a Primary School. 

The genial Coldplay singer will play one song at an extremely intimate show for just ten lucky people. 

The auction is being run by Cannonbury Primary School in London and takes place later today (May 18).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Warped Sounds
CMJ reports: The Sounds—a.k.a. "The Swedish Blondie"—have announced that they will join this summer's Vans-sponsored Warped Tour. The tour begins July 18 in Vancouver and concludes August 13 in Montreal, resulting in a sort of mutated bell curve spanning the States for those following along with an Atlas. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Circus Mag RIP
Blabbermouth reports: According to Gawker.com, long-running rock publication Circus has closed its doors. Circus Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Gerald Rothberg has sent the following magazine-closure e-mail to the publication's contributors:

"It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that I must inform you that I've experienced great financial loss, which includes Circus magazine. Over the last year, I've tried my best to hold on to Circus mag, selling all my personal possessions, including my home, pumping the money into the mag. And I've lost all. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sevendust Skip Europe
Blabbermouth reports: SEVENDUST have issued the following statement regarding their previously announced European tour:

"Due to a lack of tour support once guaranteed by our previous label, we have regrettably been forced to cancel our European tour plans for the month of June. We would like to express our apologies and share in the disappointment with our fans but vow to return to Europe in the very near future."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Joey Ramone Foundation
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks reports: It's been six years since RAMONES frontman Joey Ramone lost his battle with cancer, but his family hasn't given up the fight. In conjunction with the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in New York City, Joey's mother Charlotte Lesher and his brother Mickey Leigh will announce the formation of the Joey Ramone Foundation For Lymphoma Research tomorrow (Friday, May 19), on what would have been Joey's 55th birthday. The event will precede the Birthday Bash, which this year will feature performances from Leigh, Tommy Ramone, Richie Ramone, THE ALARM, THE STROKES, and MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, among many others.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slayer Delay
KNAC reports: The Slayer-headlined Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted, has confirmed that the tour will kick off on June 15 in Camden, NJ and not in Peoria, IL on June 10 as had been previously announced[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Over It Reissues
punkbands reports: On July 25th we will release Over It Outer Banks. This album is comprised of the long out-of-print and largely sought after EPs, Over It and Hindsight is Always 20/20, digitally re-mastered, and with brand new artwork that is a companion piece to Over ItWelcome to Virginia: The Ready Series. These songs were written when Over It were all in High School in a suburb of Washington DC, and span the time when they entered into young adulthood. That growth is mirrored in the music that this seminal emopunk band played, inspiring dozens of bands in the process. On Outer Banks, Over It finds their signature sound in fast, technical, hard-hitting yet melodic rock that is now commonly known as emopunk. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Converge underground
SMN reports: CONVERGE have been added to the following dates of the Sounds of the Underground tour:

July 9 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 11 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
July 12 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jager Manntis
SMN reports: MANNTIS has been added to the Jagermeister "Summer of Sinn" Tour which kicks off next month. The full tour will also feature DOPE, BLEED THE SKY, MAKESHIFT ROMEO and A NEW REVELATION.
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