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GNR Injury Delays Tour
BW&BK reports: GUNS N' ROSES have announced on their website that they are postponing the start of their world tour which was due to start in Japan. 

The Japanese concerts are being rescheduled. Guns N' Roses will be able to make their two scheduled performances headlining the MyCoke festivals in South Africa at the end of the month. 

"I feel so bad right now," explains bassist Tommy Stinson. "I accidentally fell down a flight of stairs. I put my hand down to break my fall and heard a loud ‘pop.' The next morning my hand looked like a balloon. I went to see my doctor and while the good news is that it's not broken, the bad is news is it's severely sprained and I may have done some ligament damage. We had our last rehearsal a few days ago and shipped the gear to Japan and then this happened. I feel horrible."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lollapalooza Bands
Day in Rock reports: Rolling Stone Magazine says that they have an early newspaper ad which leaks the line up for Lollapalooza festival which is set to take place the weekend of August 3rd. 

RS reports that the acts schedule to appear include Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Snow Patrol, the Stooges, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, TV on The Radio, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, Patti Smith, Regina Spektor, Lupe Fiasco, Amy Winehouse, the Hold Steady.

See the RS report at the full story link. An official announcement is scheduled for today [4/12/07]
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Ozzy Uses Celine/Britney Producer on New CD
Sleazeroxx.com reports: Rock 'n' roll's prince of darkness, Ozzy Osbourne has a new album ready to go. His first studio release in six years, "Black Rain," will drop on Epic records May 22. 

The reality TV legend took on co-production duties for the new effort with Kevin Churko, who has previously worked on records for Celine Dion and Britney Spears. 

Ozzy's new effort was recorded in Los Angeles with touring guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Blasko and drummer Mike Bordin. Among the tracks slated for the new release include fan-dedicated numbers "Here For You" and "Lay Your World On Me," as well as "I Don't Wanna Stop," "Not Going Away," "Thank God For The Almighty Dollar." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sounds of the Underground 07
PR reports: With two stellar years behind them, Sounds of the Underground is thrilled to announce the lineup for their third neck-snapping, skull-splintering tour. With what might be their most high-powered offering to date, SOTU remains THE cutting-edge summer tour.

Following two straight appearances in the middle of the day, the event will be closed most nights by splatter metal champions, GWAR; ensuring that fans will remain blood and gore-free until the closing hours of the show. Three other bands will rotate in the headlining position prior to GWAR bringing the house down: a block-buster artist yet to be announced, face-shredding metal pugilists Chimaira, and experimental noisemakers Every Time I Die. The day will be completed with a devastating bill including Necro, Darkest Hour, Amon Amarth, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, Heavy Heavy Low Low, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Goatwhore, This Is Hell, and 2 Cents. Expect additional special guest headliners to join the bill on select dates.

The monumental event launches in July and runs into August.[see full story for more including the dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Solo Oasis
Launch reports: Oasis mainman Noel Gallagher has confirmed that he already has songs earmarked for a solo album. 

Speaking in the new issue of NME, Gallagher said that following his recent solo concert appearances he was making tentative steps towards a solo project.

He said: "I've actually got a backlog of songs that are slowly building up. The thing about a solo record is the time to do one is between Oasis world tours because you'd have a good couple of years. [see full story for more - wonder which Beatles solo album it will try to sound like? ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Now Tops Charts
E! reports: Nasvhille's big Macs couldn't serve up enough customers to keep the latest installment of Now That's What I Call Music! from the top of the food chain. 

For the week ended Sunday, Now! 24 sold 213,000 copies to lead album sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan, holding off high-profile releases from Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Hilary Duff and Timbaland.

A week earlier, McGraw's Let It Go edged out Now! 24 for number one, but in their second week out, Let It Go experienced a 46 percent drop in sales while Now! 24 only dipped 7 percent to leapfrog over the former chart-topper.
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DMX A Wanted Man
AP reports: Judges in two cities issued bench warrants Wednesday for the arrest of rapper DMX, who failed to show up in court for either of his pending traffic cases. 

"In truth, I do not know where he is," said Murray Richman, lawyer for the 36-year-old rapper (whose real name is Earl Simmons). "Why would he be hiding out from a damn traffic infraction?"

He said the rapper, whose albums include "It's Dark and Hell is Hot" and "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood," was in Arizona on Tuesday but had promised to appear Wednesday in White Plains and Yonkers, both north of New York City.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Flyleaf Postpone Dates
Blabbermouth reports: FLYLEAF has postponed five dates on its current headlining tour in order to allow singer Lacey Mosley to rest her vocal cords. She has issued the following statement on the matter:

"I'm so sorry, everyone. We have been working very hard to get to see all of you and play in all of your towns. We have gotten so many beautiful letters and gotten to talk to so many of you these past three years of touring and as far as I can remember we have only had to postpone one other show. I guess what we have learned is that we are not robots and we can't treat ourselves like it. My voice has been acting up this whole tour. When I went to the doctor she looked at my vocal chords and immediately started to reprimand me for the damage I had done.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Static-X Injury
Blabbermouth reports: STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static has issued the following update:

"Some good and some not so good news to share with everyone. First the good. We had a great first week with [the new STATIC-X CD] 'Cannibal'. The album debuted at #36 on Billboard and our shows have been some of the best I can remember. There's nothing like getting back on the road, seeing our friends and getting a chance to share the new songs with you.

"The not so good news is that after our Abilene show, Nick [Oshiro, drums] broke his hand and we've been forced to cancel tonight's show in Dallas. We promise we'll come back through as soon as we can. Nick is doing OK, although he's more than a little bummed that he's going to have to take a break from the tour. We are flying in a temporary drummer and the plan is to be up to speed by Houston on Friday with Nick rejoining the tour as soon as his cast comes off."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Police Invited to Play Cuba
Contact Music reports: Cuban fans of the Police could soon see them perform on their own soil after the country's government invited them to play there.

The legendary music group have been asked to play a gig in Cuba this December, Fox News reports. If it goes ahead it would be the last show in the north American leg of the band's world tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rockstar: Jackson 5?
Contact Music reports: Three members of the Jackson family are to help search for a family of pop superstars.

Jermaine, Tito and LaToya Jackson will appear as judges on Pop Dynasty, an X Factor-style competition to be shown on the American television channel CBS, Hollywood trade paper Variety reports.

Although precise details have yet to be hammered out, it is thought the show will feature a number of performance challenges as well as a focus on how the family interact as a group.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No Contest for Snoop
Jam! reports: A stone-faced Snoop Dogg pleaded no contest to felony gun and drug charges Wednesday and avoided what could have been a yearslong prison sentence. 

The 35-year-old rapper, born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., agreed to five years' probation and 800 hours of community service. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Larsson Returns to Hammerfall
Lambgoat reports: Swedish metal act Hammerfall have replaced long-time bassist Magnus Rosen with original bassist Fredrik Larsson. Larsson was a founding member of the band and played on their debut album, Glory To The Brave.

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak had this to say about Larsson's return to the band: "The waiting and speculation is over. Magnus [Rosén] has been replaced. The new guy should be no stranger to any Hammerfall fan: re-enter Fredrik Larsson, original member of the band and fugutive for the past decade. Fredrik brings structure to the rhythm section and I think you will definitely hear and feel the difference when we play live." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Behemoth New CD in July
Lamgoat reports: Behemoth recently completed work on their latest album, "The Apostasy." Century Media Records will release "The Apostasy" in July.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Plan New CD
SMN reports: San Antonio, Texas' Kiss FM is reporting that SLIPKNOT will in fact be releasing another studio album, and will begin recording sometime before 2007 is out. In the interim, STONE SOUR will proceed as planned with Jim Root and Corey Taylor spending some adequate time on the road through summer.[see full story for more breaking metal news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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