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Bald Britney Auction
TMZ reports: [Britney's public breakdown has progressed rapidly over the weekend. First she reportedly did a one night stand in rehab and then she decided to sport the Mr Clean look (Maybe she watched too many episodes of "Deal or No Deal?") Here is the latest in saga as of press time but you can read more on the earlier adventures later in today's Day in Rock. If you care about such things. On the bright side, now Britney can go on SNL, sing Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" and rip up a photo of K-Fed]Britney's $20 haircut may have been on the house, but the salon where the fallen pop princess chopped off her locks is cleaning up big time. 

The owners say they saved every strand of Brit's hair and plan to peddle it on eBay. "We will probably auction it off for charity," co-owner JT Tognozzi tells E! Online. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Music Biz Is Dead
KNAC reports: Legendary music producer Bob Ezrin says the much talked about imminent demise of the record business is already here. "People are not going to the record store and are not paying for downloads," says the man who discovered Alice Cooper, produced Pink Floyd's The Wall, as well as records for David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, KISS, and countless other bands. 

He said that people in the music business can't simply find new ways to do old things. "The old things are gone. In the next couple of weeks, maybe months, there will be a bloodbath at the major record companies. We're not at the tipping point, we're on the other side."

He said the goal of having a hit record is a bad goal. "Maybe one person in this room will have a hit record. The days of hit records are over," he said. "It's about being something real. . . people need to change their goals in order to survive as entertainers." [the story continues at the full story link, but Bob doesn't mention if that his work on "Psycho Circus" helped this downfall] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ray Evans RIP
AP reports: Oscar-winning songwriter Ray Evans, whose long collaboration with partner Jay Livingston produced such enduring standards as "Mona Lisa," "Buttons and Bows," "Silver Bells" and "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," has died. He was 92. 

Evans died late Thursday of heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital, Frederick Nicholas, Evans' longtime lawyer, said Friday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Oasis Vs Sting
Gigwise reports: Noel Gallagher has claimed Oasis are the first band ever to get a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music whilst "still relevant". 

Oasis picked up the industry gong on Wednesday and Gallagher was delighted to name and shame star such as Sting - currently taking part in a reunion of The Police - in expressing his delight. 

He says, "We are the only ones around to have picked it up who are still relevant. The likes of Sting aren't relevant any more. I didn't want to come down here when I was dying." [who told them they were ever relevant? Oh, as a poor man's Beatles they are relevant. see full story for more irrelevant crap from Noel]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Andrew W.K. Plans NYC Club
CMJ reports: Andrew W.K. revealed to CMJ today—in his inimitably excited manner—that he is creating a different kind of New York City hotspot for music fans and regular clubgoers. "This is something I always wanted to do, have a space for all types of people to come and be creative, relax, and have their minds blown," says W.K. He is working on the as-yet-unnamed venture with an experienced team of club managers and architects. In addition, he will have the creative input of artist Spencer Sweeney, who was also the first person to book Andrew's early NYC shows.[see full story for more - we could make a joke about what a party it will be but that would be as redundant as the use of that word in his songs.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spector Trial To Be TV Spectacle
BBC reports: Full TV coverage of the US murder trial of music producer Phil Spector will be allowed, a Superior Court judge says. Judge Larry Paul Fidler claimed it was time to overcome a "fear of cameras" in Los Angeles courts, prevalent since OJ Simpson's murder acquittal in 1995. 

But he warned he would "pull the plug" if the media acted irresponsibly. [when has that ever happened? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pro-Pain Set Release
Blabbermouth reports: PRO-PAIN will release its new album, "Age Of Tyranny / The Tenth Crusade", in Europe on March 30. U.S. and Japanese release dates will be announced shortly. The track listing is as follows:

01. The New Reality
02. All For King George
03. Pigs In Clover
04. Beyond The Pale (feat. Matt Bizilia from ICARUS WITCH)
05. Three Minutes Hate
06. Heads Will Roll
07. Company Jerk
08. Impeach, Indict, Imprison
09. Leveler
10. Iraqnam
11. Live Free (Or Die Trying)
[see full story for more info on the CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Still Remains Recording
Blabbermouth reports: Michigan's STILL REMAINS are hard at work recording their second studio album, tentatively titled "The Serpent", in Los Angeles with producer Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, STORY OF THE YEAR, HE IS LEGEND, SAVES THE DAY). 

Commented vocalist T.J. Miller: "OK...here is what's going on: I'm totally freaking out. Listening back to these songs right now is so invigorating. Bone is finished on drums. Mike and Jordan are about 7 or 8 songs in. Mike and I just started working on some vocals last night...getting the levels right. It's all coming together so well. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crosby Illness Kills Tour
pr-inside reports: Veteran rocker DAVID CROSBY has postponed a forthcoming US tour with former bandmate GRAHAM NASH because of a mystery illness.

THE CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH stars were due to hit the road next month (MAR07) for a series of gigs across America, but they will now be rescheduled.

Crosby, 65, has battled ill health for years. He has hepatitis C and underwent a liver transplant in 1995. He also cancelled an Australian tour earlier this month, amid claims he was suffering pneumonia.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Flawed Bassist
TuneLab reports: In addition to announcing new bassist Van Avery, Flaw has also added several tour dates to their upcoming schedule. Current confirmed dates are:

March 11th in Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall w/ Powerman 5000
March 17th in Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
March 24th in Lima, OH @ Harry's Hideaway
March 25th in Rockford, IL @ Scanlans
April 13th in Detroit, MI @ TNT's
April 20th in Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Celebretardity For Vh1 Classic?
idolator.com reports: Thanks to Jossip for delivering VH1 general manager Tom Calderone's memo on the future of VH1 Classic, which, despite having nearly all of its staff cut during this week's layoffs, will soldier on. While there's no word on the future of Eddie Trunk in the memo, we did pick out this highlight: Michele Dix has been tapped to "develop the programming for the channel that salutes the music icons of the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s." We did a little digging and found out that, during her tenure at MTV Networks, Dix has had a hand in developing "icon-saluting" shows like Meet The Barkers and Doggy Fizzle Televizzle; expect I Got Married By MC Hammer: The Show to be announced any day now. [see full story for the full memo- maybe Dix will turn it into 24/7 Celebretardity shows?]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sick of It All Plot New CD
punkbands reports: After many tours, Sick of It All are going back to the studio later this year to work on their follow-up to 2006's "Death to Tyrants". Expect it to be released sometime in 2008. No further announcements regarding the album have been made. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Red Chord Lose Fay
SMN reports: THE RED CHORD is looking for a new guitar player as Jonny Fay is leaving the band to focus on work at his recording studio. The band will be auditioning guitar players during February and March. [see full story for info on that]
In regards to his departure, Fay had this to say: "This was not an easy decision to make. I have loved every second of my time in this band, and I will miss it dearly. However, as long as I have been involved in music my true passion has been recording, and I feel that the time has come for me to give it my undivided attention. I have opened a recording studio in Milford, NH, and will be devoting my time to recording and producing bands and musicians, locally and nationally. This has been an incredible experience, and I will continue to support The Red Chord and help them in any way that I can in the future."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rocker in Drug Induced Coma
Lambgoat reports: Inked In Blood (Facedown Records) guitarist Matt McDonnell is currently hospitalized. Bandmate Stephen Poole comments:

"Early Sunday Matt was taken to the hospital where it was discovered that he had a severe case of pneumonia and pleurisy. After a few days he appeared to be getting better but then took a turn for the worse. He is now in the hospital's icu in a drug induced coma.[see full story for more info on how you can donate to help pay his medical expenses since he does not have insurance]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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