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Day In Rock 4/08: Jacko Sex Witnessed- Tool Hoax- Spitzer Vs WBR- J.Lo No Mo- Finch- Jamie Foxx- Meeks TV- Finn's Halt Tour- Eurodeth- Devildriver- All That Remains- AKAs- Avenged Sevenfold- Classical Joe & Todd- SFU Chat- Aparo Dates- Misery Index Booted- Mastodon- Rush Trial Set- Haunted- Metallica VH1- Lemmy- Melvins- Sublime Tribute- Elton Praises Eminem- Pearl Benefit Jam-  more
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Jacko Sex Witnessed
AP reports: A former Neverland ranch security guard testified Thursday that in the early 1990s he saw Michael Jackson perform oral sex on a boy who later received a financial settlement from the pop star. 

...Ralph Chacon said he was making his rounds at Jackson's estate on an overnight shift in late 1992 or early 1993 when he saw Jackson and the boy in a whirlpool bath. He said he later saw them take a shower together, then leave the shower and stand naked across from each other. 

Chacon said Jackson caressed the boy's hair, kissed him on the mouth and elsewhere and engaged in oral sex. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tool Hoax
Day in Rock reports: After a week of did he or didn't he from fans, the official Tool website came clean. Here is the latest...."Good news, April fools fans. The writing and recording is back under way. When approached for comment on his recent encounter with the Son of God, Maynard said, "That guy's a punk!" As it turns out, Maynard was out "location scouting" near the Fourth Street bridge in downtown Los Angeles when he "found Jesus." "Turns out he was here the whole time, and not that difficult to find if you know where to look," Maynard reported. Apparently Jesus offered him the position of campaign manager for his new line of "Holier Than Thou" sparkling holy water, which Maynard of course accepted. What wasn't obvious was that this guy is a total drunk. It's an occupational hazard.[see full story for more of this message]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spitzer Vs WBR
AP reports: Record company Warner Music Group Inc. said Thursday it was served with another subpoena by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in connection with an industrywide investigation of relationships between music companies and radio stations. 

Warner, the third largest record company in the country, said it is too soon to predict the outcome of the investigation. But the company said the inquiry has the potential to result in changes to the way the music industry promotes records or face financial penalties, which could hurt Warner's business and brand value. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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J.Lo No Mo
Ananova reports: Jennifer Lopez now wants to be known as Jennifer Anthony. 

She has decided the time is right to take her husband's name professionally. 

Jennifer married Marc Anthony last summer reports The Sun. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Finch in June
Knife Party reports: Finch has a CD coming out June 7th and a new site. Good thing, too, because I'm sure the 7 fans they have left almost forgot about them because it took so damn long.[see full story for tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Monster Club
antiMusic reports: The day has arrived! You can tune in tonight (Friday April 8th) and watch Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club get the monster makeover courtesy of Discovery Channel's "Monster House". Watch as Steve and the crew work against the clock to transform this Hollywood hotspot into a Monster! 

Enough puns for you? Wait we got more! Our regular readers will recognize the Cat Club as the place to be every single Sunday night in Hollywood for the antiMusic happenin' with promoter and more important hardrockin' screamer Happenin' Harry leading an all star jam to cap off his weekly Hellhole party! antiMusic has only sponsored the party for three years but Happenin' Harry's Hellhole has been a Hollywood hotspot for almost 14 years with a full night of music capped off with a who's who of rockstars jamming each week to the heavy rock classics! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jamie Foxx Pop Star?
NMC reports: It's certainly turning out to be a big year for Jamie Foxx. Not only did he win the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray," but now Foxx is busy working with 50 Cent, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, ex-Creed singer Scott Stapp and Velvet Revolver's Slash on his forthcoming solo album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Meeks TV
MTV reports: Travis Meeks from Days of the New (best known for their 1997 hit "Touch, Peel and Stand") may not have made the cut to be the singer for Velvet Revolver, but he's got something on Scott Weiland a reality show chronicling his recovery from drug addiction. Meeks will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Intervention," A&E's new documentary series[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Tell All
MTV reports: Michael Jackson's inner circle continues to collapse, as one of his former publicists and another family friend have teamed up to write a tell-all book. Former PR rep Bob Jones and Stacy Brown have written "The Man Behind the Mask," to be published in May by Select Books, which will detail Jackson's alleged relationships with young boys such as Macaulay Culkin and Kieran Culkin. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Finn's Halt Tour
BBC reports: The Finn Brothers have postponed their European tour after the death of former Crowded House drummer Paul Hester. 

Hester, who was in Split Enz with Neil and Tim Finn and in Crowded House with Neil, committed suicide last month. 

The Finn Brothers played three nights at London's Royal Albert Hall last week before returning to Australia to attend Hester's funeral. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eurodeth
The PRP reports: Megadeth will be heading back to Europe in June, here's where you can catch them: 

June 03rd Amsterdam, NET - Melkweg
June 04th Bergum, NET - Waldrock Festival
June 06th Stuttgart, GER - Longhorn
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Devildriver Tracks
The PRP reports: Roadrunner have revealed the track listing for DevilDriver's upcoming new album "The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand", here's how it is expected to shape up: 

01 - "End Of The Line"
02 - "Driving Down The Darkness"
03 - "Grinf***ed"
04 - "Hold Back The Day"
05 - "Sin & Sacrifice"
06 - "Ripped Apart"
07 - "Pale Horse Apocalypse"
08 - "Just Run"
09 - "Impending Disaster"
10 - "Bear Witness Unto"
11 - "Before The Hangman's Noose"
12 - "The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand"

 The album will arrive in stores on June 28th. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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All That Remains Reissue
The PRP reports: All That Remains look to be planning to re-release their latest outing "This Darkened Heart" through Prosthetic on June 14th.[more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AKAs Want You
Punk Bands reports: One of the most underated bands out there will be shooting a video! Fueled By Ramen's favorite Dancehall Fighters, The A.K.A.s, will celebrate their 225th show in support of their debut album "White Doves & Smoking Guns" on Sunday, April 10th with a video shoot in Tampa, FL. The "Possessed to Skate" inspired shoot will take place at the legendary Skatepark of Tampa after the band wraps up a tour with punk classics TSOL and will feature directing talents of Jeremy Howell of Troma Studios (Toxic Avenger). 

The shoot is open to the public and will feature live footage as well as skate footage...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DJ Monkey
press release reports: Due to their remarkable underground notoriety the dynamically talented DJ Monkey signed with 7 Records (New York and San Antonio) and will re-release their debut album, Another Evolution, this May. DJ Monkey cooks up a word-laced meal full of diversity, musicianship and professionalism that most artists overlook. Another Evolution unlocks the deeper thoughts of listeners by asking questions about society, politics, race and economics. At the same time, the music holds your attention, dares you to ignore its complex mix of poetry, rap and jazz-filled beats, and puts you right on the streets where it's all happening.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Euro Avenged Sevenfold
Earshot reports: A7x Have Announced Dates For Their European Tour. Tickets For All Dates Will Go On Sale Next Wednesday. 

May
Sun 22 Manchester Academy
Mon 23 London Astoria
Wed 25 Glasgow Arches
Thu 26 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Sat 28 Vosselaar Biepop
Sun 29 Tilberg 013
Tue 31 Hamburg Logo

June 
Wed 1 Amsterdam Melkweg
Fri 3 Germany Rock Im Park Festival
Sun 5 Germany Rock Am Ring Festival

 When they return from Europe, watch for Avenged Sevenfold on the main stage of the Vans Warped Tour from 6/18-8/15. [see full story for a studio update]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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