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R.Kelly Hospitalized
pr-inside reports: A burst appendix kept R&B star R KELLY from a scheduled appearance in a Chicago, Illinois courtroom on Wednesday (07FEB07).

The singer was expected at a hearing in his ongoing child pornography pre-trial yesterday (07FEB07), but had to be excused because he was recovering from surgery.

Kelly's attorney TERENCE GILLESPIE told the court his client underwent surgery on Sunday (04FEB07) in Miami, Florida.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lily Allen Vs Jet
pr-inside reports: British popstar Lily Allen sparked a mini-riot in an Australian club recently after she threw a bottle at JET's drummer CHRIS CESTER's head. The SMILE hitmaker got violent at the musician after he flicked a cigarette at her - but insists she has no recollection of the event because she was so drunk.

The singer, who is in the middle of her Australian tour, explains, "I managed to get into a fight with the band Jet. I wound Chris the drummer up the wrong way and he flicked a cigarette at me. I then threw a bottle at him which luckily missed and all hell broke loose, I have no recollection of the whole event.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jadakiss Indicted
AP reports: Jadakiss, the rapper who wrote controversial lyrics about President Bush and the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York City, has been indicted on gun and drug charges.

Using his real name of Jason Phillips, Jadakiss entered a not guilty plea Thursday to charges of possessing a loaded handgun and marijuana.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Idol
Gigwise reports: Michael Jackson is on the road to a major comeback, again. 

This time the King Of Pop has chosen an odd combination of producers and promoters to help him on his way: the mind behind the Spice Girls and Pop Idol, Simon Fuller, and the director of High School Musical, Kenny Ortega.

Jackson revealed the details in an interview with Las Vegas-based journalist Robin Leach.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rush Plan CD / Tour?
FMQB reports: Canadian Rock superstars Rush are set to return later this year, with a new album expected to be in stores on May 1. Blabbermouth reports the record is tentatively titled Snakes And Arrows, and also has a handful of unconfirmed tour dates for the band. The rumored tour dates are along the east coast of the U.S. in mid-June and early July.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Warner Music Drop 74%
BBC reports: Warner Music has reported a 74% fall in profits for the final three months of 2006, following weaker album sales than in the same period a year earlier. 

The music group's net profits fell to $18m (£9.2m) for the quarter, compared with $69m for the same period in 2005. 

While Warner's digital music sales jumped 45% to $100m, this still only accounted for 11% of total revenues. [see full story for more and look for the related link where they have rejected Steve Jobs call to end DRM]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Police Plan World Tour
BBC reports: Pop group The Police are expected to announce plans for a 30th anniversary world tour. 

The band will make a "special announcement" in Los Angeles on Monday - the day after they reform at the Grammy Awards.

After confirming their appearance at the Grammys, the group arranged a rehearsal session, which will be followed by the announcement. 

Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers will hold the press conference at the Whisky A Go Go nightclub in West Hollywood. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nightrage Find New Blood
Blabbermouth reports: Swedish/Greek death metal outfit NIGHTRAGE has announced the addition of guitarist Constantine to the group's ranks. Constantine hails from Athens, Greece and is said to be "a really talented guitarist" who "is willing to give everything for NIGHTRAGE. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Park Get Festive
Tunelab reports: Linkin Park have announced several European dates for May and June, they include:

May 30th in Paris, FRA @ Bercy
June 1st in Nürburgring, GER @ Rock Am Ring
June 2nd in Nürnberg, GER @ Rock Im Park
June 9th in Donington, UK @ Download Festival
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Ozzfest Ticket Details
Tunelab reports: Details on how the 2007 edition of Ozzfest will make money are starting to surface. Tickets will be be paid for and distributed by sponsors, such as Jägermeister and Monster Energy Drink. Bands will not be paid to perform and expenses will be covered from sales of food, drinks and merch.

Ozzy will headline all of the Ozzfest dates on the main stage. Those signed up to Ozzfest.com will get the info on how to obtain their free tickets first. You will print out your tickets and bring them to Ozzfest or get them from one of the sponsors.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Solo Tonic
Tunelab reports: Emerson Hart of Tonic has signed a deal with EMI/Blue Note/Back Porch Records for the release of his solo debut 'Cigarettes and Gasoline'. The album was produced by Bob Rock (Lostprophets, Our Lady Peace) and will arrive in stores on May 22nd[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hellyeah You Wouldn't Know
Tunelab reports: Hellyeah will send their first single, "You Wouldn't Know", to radio on February 26th. The band features former Pantera/Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul, and Chad Gray of Mudvayne. The self-titled debut will hit stores on April 10th.[see full story for more music news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Microsoft Corrupt iPod
tinfoil.music reports: Windows-using iPod owners have been advised to wait for the next release of iTunes jukebox software before upgrading to Windows Vista if they want to avoid "compatibility issues" between their favoured player and the new operating system.

According to Apple, these issues include an inability to play songs bought from the iTunes online store, an inability to update or restore iPod software, calendar and contacts synchronisation problems, and, worse of all, the corruption of data on the iPod. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Temple of Brutality Tour
KNAC reports: Temple of Brutality, featuring Peter Scheithauer (guitar - Belladonna, Killing Machine), Dave Ellefson (bass - F5, ex-Megadeth), Stet Howland (drums - ex-W.A.S.P.) and Todd Barnes (vocals - 13-A), have updated their MySpace page to include the dates for their upcoming US trek, which will kick off on March 7th in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Dates include: 
 

3/7 at Mr.G's - West Palm Beach, Florida 
3/10 at Zakk's Coffee House - Murfreesboro, North Carolina 
3/13 at The Ugly Monkey - Indianapolis, Indiana 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Underoath Warped
punkbands reports: Warped Tour have added Underoath to this year's lineup. Bands Playing The Entire Tour: Bad Religion, New Found Glory, Paramore, Cute Is What We Aim For, Tiger Army, Gallows, Big D And The Kids Table, K-os, The Fabulous Rudies, Meg and Dia[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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