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Report for 05/31/06
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Song: Priestess - Lay Down

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Proof Shooting Legal
AP reports: The man who police say shot and killed rapper Proof in a nightclub shootout acted lawfully in defense of another man, the county prosecutor said Tuesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Artic Monkey Accident
Contact Music reports: ARCTIC MONKEYS' new bassist NICK O'MALLEY has broken his hand only days after he was chosen to play with the British rock newcomers. O'Malley, 20, joined the group after original bass player ANDY NICHOLSON announced he was taking time out due to "exhaustion". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kinks Reunion
Contact Music reports: Veteran rocker RAY DAVIES is planning a summer reunion with his brother and former THE KINKS bandmate DAVE DAVIES to discuss reforming the British band. Former frontman Ray admits his rocky relationship with his brother has improved since Dave suffered a stroke in summer 2004 and they are planning to write new songs together.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DMX No More?
Launch reports: Rapper and actor DMX is prepping for the release of his new album, The Year Of The Dog, Again, and he's also contemplating a name change. He told MTV.com, "It's just the whole Dark Man thing. Because if you look at it, from a spiritual point of view, the Bible teaches us that we can speak things into existence... And Dark Man, you know, it may not be the best name for me."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Izzy in or Izzy Out?
antiMusic reports: Europeans supposedly hate us Yanks but American Guns N' Roses fans are hating Euro fans right about now with Axl and company playing all over hell and gone across the pond this summer and that jealousy may get worse. There is a chance that original GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin may play with the band in Europe. Izzy pleased New York City fans when he jumped up on stage during the final show of GNR's four night "warm-up" stint and performed three songs with the band (the first time Axl and Izzy had played together in 13 years). Shortly after that happened, rumors started flying that Izzy might join the band on stage in Europe this summer. Izzy being the man of honor that he is and not wanting to leave fans hanging has put those rumors to rest…. But left the door open (he still has the GNR spirit). Izzy posted the following message on his official website: "I don't have any concrete plans at this moment to join them in Europe but I will let you know if it changes. Please let people know nothing is confirmed at this point for Europe. NY was pretty cool." - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pink Bowie
Gigwise reports: David Bowie made a surprise appearance in London last night taking to the stage during David Gilmour's sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall.

Bowie, who earlier this said he was taking the whole of 2006 off, made the impromptu appearance to perform the tracks ‘Arnold Layne' and 'Comfortably Numb' alongside Gilmour and his band.[see full story to find out who else showed up]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Perry CMJ
CMJ reports: The ubiquitous Perry Farrell, of Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros fame, in addition to his busy DJ schedule and organizational duties for the Lollapalooza Festival, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming CMJ Rock Hall Music Fest in Cleveland. Farrell will be addressing badgeholders and other attendees at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's 4th floor theatre. Farrell will also be DJing under his Peretz alias along with Mike Boogie and Prince Paul at the fest's opening night party. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Independents Tour
Punk Music reports: That's right Punks, The Independents have annonced their summer tour dates after heavy touring this spring.

May 26 2006 8:00P Dirty Dinneen's Venice, FL 
May 28 2006 8:00P Next to PS15 Miami, FL 
Jun 15 2006 8:00P Ground Zero Spartanburg, SC
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queer Replacements
Mammoth Press reports: A Replacements tribute entitled 'We'll Inherit The Earth: A Tribute To The Replacements.' is being put out through a Seattle label called '1-2-3-4 Go! Records'. The tribute features tracks from bands such as Against Me!, The Queers, and The Draft. [see full story to see the full tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Final Champion
Mammoth Press reports: This weekend Champion played their last show ever in their hometown of Seattle Washington. The show went well and fans from all over the world made it out. 

Champion's label, Massachusetts' Bridge Nine Records, recorded the show and will be releasing a full-length DVD of the show.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rape Defamation Loss
Blabbermouth reports: According to Dagbladet.no, SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven has been ordered to pay 97,000 Norwegian kroner (approximately $16,000) in legal fees after his lawsuit against the VG newspaper was thrown out of court.

Wongraven filed a lawsuit against VG after the newspaper published a story suggesting that members of SATYRICON were charged with rape. The VG article was accompanied by a close-up photo of Wongraven, with a disclaimer that Wongraven had nothing to do with the incident.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Blood for Bloodbound
Blabbermouth reports: BLOODBOUND, the new Swedish metal band featuring Urban Breed (ex-TAD MOROSE; vocals), Fredrik Bergh (STREET TALK; bass, keyboards and backing vocals) and Tomas Olsson (lead and rhythm guitars), have announced the addition of three new members: Pelle Åkerlind (drums), Markus Albertson (rhythm guitar) and Jörgen Andersson (bass).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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ProgPower UK II
Blabbermouth reports: The organizers of the the U.K. version of the ProgPower festival have announced that ProgPower UK will return for a second edition on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Centaur, Cheltenham, England. A new website will be launched very soon, and tickets will be on sale at 9:00 a.m. BST on July 1, 2006. The first 100 sold will become Platinum Pass holders for ProgPower UK 2007[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nevermore illness
antiMusic reports: Last month Nevermore guitarist Steve Smyth announced that he is suffering from end stage renal failure (aka CKD). He announced on Tuesday that because of his treatment he will not being joining the band at several European festivals this next week. He writes on his official website, "It is with deep regret that I will not be able to perform at any of European festivals over the next week with Nevermore, as I am now in hospital being treated with dialysis. The total kidney failure that I thought was a few months away has already happened. I am extremely disappointed with this situation, but there is nothing I can do. I wish the guys in Nevermore all the best and hope that as many of you fans as possible give them your support in Europe." We here at antiMusic wish Steve the best and hope for a speedy recovery. You can read more at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Candlebox Summer Tour
antiMusic reports: The original members of Candlebox will be burning up the road all summer long. The fun kicks off on June 10th in Kansas Rock City, Mo and wraps on September 30th in Spokane, Wa. 

06/10 - Liberty Memorial Park Kansas City, MO 
06/17 - C.W. Mitchell Pavillion Woodlands , TX 
06/23 - Snowden Grove Park Ampitheatre Southaven, MS 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GWARcast
KNAC reports: In anticipation of GWAR's very busy summer, the band have launched Slave Pit Television. Thats right kiddies, now you can enjoy the latest updates and behind-the-scenes insanity that only the freaks at Slave Pit Inc. can provide you with. 

"For years GWAR has attempted to get on television in any way possible, and now, thanks to the Internet, we can pretend that we have succeeded. Sure, it's not really a T.V. show, but you can fix up your computer to look like one, and no one will be the wiser!" GWAR leader and frontman, Oderous Urungus commented.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mastodon Get Off
antiMusic reports: The guys in Mastodon can't stand having a day off when they could be out on stage. So they have announced a few off-dates to their stint on the Unholy Alliance Tour. And playing with yourself isn't that much fun, so they have asked Lamb of God and Thine Eyes Bleed to play with them on this off dates. 

Catch them playing with each other on this dates: 
07/01 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
07/10 - Saskatoon, SK - Odeon Event Center
07/17 - Boise, ID - The Big Easy
- Click Here for the Full Story 

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