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Report for 05/22/06
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Axl Vs Hilfiger
antiMusic reports: Axl Rose got into a bit of a tiff with Tommy Hilfiger on Thursday night at The Plumm in Manhattan. Tommy threw a fit when Axl moved his girlfriend's drink. "I moved his girlfriend's drink so it wouldn't spill," Rose told the Kevin & Bean on KROQ during a short interview Friday morning. "It was the most surreal thing, I think, that's ever happened to me in my life."

Tommy was in such a snit over the moved drink he "smacked" Axl in the arm. "He just kept smacking me," Rose said. Club owner Noel Ashman to the New York Post, "Axl was a gentleman and had the good sense not to retaliate, as he would have done some serious damage to Hilfiger." [Maybe Axl was in shock that Tommy had a girlfriend?]

Axl was on KROQ to announce that Guns N' Roses are to headline the station's Inland Invasion on 9/23 at the Hyundai Pavilion in Devore, Ca. This will be the Gunners first LA area gig in over a decade. [we know that a couple of ubber cool folks at KROQ read the Day in Rock, so come on kick down some tickets!] 
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Singer Attacked
Blabbermouth reports: At around 11:30 p.m. on Friday night, May 19, 2006 reports to local authorities from cell phones came in that an all-out fistfight had broken out during a NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTS concert at a popular night club (Doll Hut club) in Anaheim, California, according to a press release sent out by the band's management, L.A.G. of Tarzana, California. An unknown audience member bum-rushed the stage, attacking Jim Norris, lead singer for opening band THE INFAMOUS UNKNOWNS, knocking him into the drums and onto the stage floor, where both men scuffled.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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J.Lo Reality TV
Reuters reports: Jennifer Lopez is bringing her "Moves" to MTV, which has given the green light to her reality series revolving around the lives of dancers working to make it in the business.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Billy Walker RIP
AP reports: Billy Walker, the Grand Ole Opry legend whose hits included "Charlie's Shoes" and "Cross the Brazos at Waco," died in a wreck along an Alabama interstate on Sunday. He was 77.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Doherty Dropped
Gigwise reports: Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles have been dropped by Rough Trade for being ‘too difficult to deal with'.

Doherty's persistent drug problems, constant brushes with the law and general unreliability have finally broken Rough Trade's patience, after seeing Babyshambles' debut album sell a disappointing 110,000 copies despite massive publicity surrounding the singer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Skynrd Surgery
Gigwise reports: Lynryd Skynrd frontman Johnny Van Sant has had emergency surgery to remove his appendix after suffering a potentially fatal infection.

The veteran rocker went under the knife at California's Stanford University Medical Centre on Thursday night after suffering pain whilst playing gigs in the preceding days.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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War on Rap Terrorism
CMJ reports: According to a posting on her MySpace page, MIA is exactly that. Well, sort of. The Sri-Lankan born, British art rapper who signed to Interscope last spring was due in the US last month to start work with producer Timbaland on the follow up to her breakthrough debut Arular, but was denied a visa to work or visit the States.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AIC Smashing Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan, former SCREAMING TREES vocalist Mark Lanegan and VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) were among the guest musicians performing with ALICE IN CHAINS at the official kick-off date of their first tour since 1996 in Los Angeles on Thursday (May 18), according to Reuters. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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David Lee Roth Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth will reportedly be embarking on an extensive U.S. tour — consisting of 30 dates or so — beginning in late June. [see full story for the first few dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Matchbox Aerosmith?
Blabbermouth reports: According to the Orlando Sentinel, MATCHBOX TWENTY singer Rob Thomas was headed into the studio last week to work on a track for AEROSMITH — presumably to be included on the band's new studio album, tentatively due late 2006/early 2007.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Noctuary Release Set
Blabbermouth reports: After much delay, the release date of NOCTUARY's forthcoming album "Recollection" has been set for August 22, 2006 on Quadrivium Records. A pre-release has been scheduled for June directly through the California-based band and their label. The first copies will be available exclusively to subscribers of NOCTUARY's e-mail mailing list.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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10 Years in Europe
TuneLab reports: 10 Years will begin a brief European tour next month. The dates are:

June 2nd in Nurburg, GER @ Rock Am Ring
June 3rd in Nurnberg, GER @ Rock Im Park
June 4th in Bologna, ITA @ Gods Of Metal
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Chevelle Injury
TuneLab reports: Due to an injury to bassist Dean Bernardini's left hand, Chevelle has canceled the following dates with Nickelback and Hoobastank:

June 30th in Cincinnati, OH US @ Bank Arena
July 2nd in Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
July 5th in Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater (Milwaukee Summerfest)
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Pearl Jam Buck The System Again
tinfoil reports: In its latest bid to show its progressive side, popular band Pearl Jam has just released its latest music video, "Life Wasted," under a Creative Commons license.

That means, according to Creative Commons creative director Eric Steuer, that anyone will be able to "legally copy, distribute and share the clip" for noncommercial purposes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Money Giveaway
KNAC reports: Thousands of fans gathered in Chicago, Sacramento and Kansas City yesterday to attend special appearances by KORN, Deftones and Stone Sour in advance of this weekend's on-sales for the Family Values Tour, launching July 27. 

In Chicago, across the street from historic Wrigley Field, it was literally raining money when Jonathan Davis of KORN distributed tens of thousands of dollars to fans by throwing $10 bills to thousands of people in connection with the Family Values Tour $9.99 lawn ticket price. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Primus Lips Fest
antimusic reports: The mighty Primus will be the headliners of the second night of the Hedgpeth Festival. The Flaming Lips will head the first day of the music fest which will take place at Twin Lakes, WI on July 28th and 29th. Best part yet? Advance tickets are on $24.95 per night or $44.95 for a two day pass. What? Primus and the Lips not enough motivation? What about Mike Patton's Pepping Tom, They Might be Giants, Minus the Bear, The Kings of Leon or Blue October? Too many more to list, click that handy full story link for the latest line-up. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Offspring Sneaker Auction
Punkbands reports: The sneakers Dexter used to run the LA Marathon in March are now up for auction benefiting the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic that handles cases where post-conviction DNA testing of evidence can yield conclusive proof of innocence. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Yellowcard Romance Tour
antiMusic reports: Yellowcard are hitting the road this summer to support their latest effort 'Lights & Sounds'. Because it's just no fun to tour alone (and maybe because they felt sorry for this band for being on such a worthless label) they kindly asked Matchbook Romance to join them. As of right now the fun kicks off on May 28th. See the announced dates below (according to the good folks at punkbands.com)

05/28 - Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, MD 
06/14 - Cains Ballroom Tulsa, OK 
06/17 - City Stages Birmingham, AL 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pungent Stench Nix Tour
SMN reports: Due to problem's with the booking agent, PUNGENT STENCH have canceled their previously announced May U.S. tour. They'll instead only be performing at the Maryland Deathfest and are expected to perform at CBGB in New York City on May 26th[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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