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Day In Rock 4/26: Lennon Vs Punk- The Game Sued- Ozzy Drugged Sharon- Elton To Wed- Aerosmith Rags- Idol Dirt- In Flames Ozzfest Bump- Crisis- Iommi- Testament- Jammys- Mary Travers Cancer- Fischerspooner Tour- Def Regis- COC/Crowbar Dates- Fear Factory Recording- Coldplay Club Shows- Breaking Benjamin- Transplants- Cursive- Doves Cancel Dates- Cream - Weezer- Nine Inch Nails- more
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Lennon Vs Punk
Contact Music reports: JOHN LENNON's son SEAN tried to start a fight with a punk rock bassist during an appearance at Britain's ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES festival this weekend (ends24APR05). 

The son of the BEATLES legend, who was joined by his mother YOKO ONO at PONTIN'S holiday resort in England's Camber Sands, took exception to the JAYNE COUNTY AND THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS bassist because he was sporting a stereotypically punk hairstyle. 

And the pair almost came to blows before security at the venue stepped in and defused the situation. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Game Sued
MTV reports: Less than one month after his alleged involvement in an assault on two men at a Lanham, Maryland, hip-hop radio station, Compton rapper and former G-Unit clique member the Game was formally charged with assault and battery. The charges were filed on 

February 14 by Prince George's County prosecutors, who'd been investigating the incident. 

The Game's legal woes don't end there, though. Late last week, Stephanie Moran and Gregory Watson, lawyers for alleged victim Kwasi Jones, filed a civil action naming the Game (whose real name is Jayceon Taylor), rapper 50 Cent and the record labels of Dr. Dre (Aftermath Entertainment) and Eminem (Shady Records), seeking $280 million in damages for not only the assault, but intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Drugged Sharon
Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy Osbourne secretly drugged wife Sharon with hallucinogenic narcotics, she has claimed, according to FemaleFirst.co.uk. 

Sharon says when she was trying to give up drugs, her husband crushed up a variety of addictive chemicals determined the pair kept on living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle and put them in her food without her knowing. 

She said it caused her to hallucinate and smash up the couple's family home. 

Sharon makes the shocking revelations in new book "Sharon Osbourne: Unauthorised, Uncensored Understood" by Sue Crawford. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Elton To Wed
liveDaily reports: 

Elton John told a reporter for England's Daily Mirror that he plans to marry his partner of more than a decade, David Furnish, late this year or early in 2006. Same-sex civil partnerships will become legal in England under a new law set to go into effect Dec 5.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aerosmith Rags
Blabbermouth reports: Classic Rock magazine is reporting that AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler is in the process of launching his own clothing label, which should make its debut sometime this year. It's called Tyler Overland, he told the magazine[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Dirt
AP reports: ABC will air a news special examining what the network called "explosive" allegations about the hit TV talent contest "American Idol." 

The hourlong "Primetime Live" report by anchor John Quinones is scheduled for 10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 4. 

Describing "American Idol" as a cultural phenomenon, ABC said it will "explore explosive claims about behind-the-scenes activities" at the show. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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In Flames Ozzfest Bump
Blabbermouth reports: According to Ozzfest.com, IN FLAMES have been upgraded to a main-stage slot at this year's Ozzfest. The Swedish band will open the proceedings on the main stage, where they are scheduled to go on right before BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crisis Find Drummer
Blabbermouth reports: CRISIS have begun the songwriting process for their next album with drummer Justin Arman (ex-SOCIETY 1). The follow-up to last year's "Like Sheep Led to Slaughter" (The End/Children Of Rage) is not expected to be completed until early next year. Justin will be the featured drummer on the new CD and will also go on the road with CRISIS this summer, starting with the upcoming M.O.D./ CRISIS/BEYOND THE EMBRACE trek, which is scheduled to kick off June 8 in Texas.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Iommi Release
BW&BK reports: TONY IOMMI, the legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist, will release his new album, Fused, on July 12TH via Sanctuary Records. This will be Iommi's third solo album. 

Joining Iommi on Fused is former DEEP PURPLE vocalist/bass guitarist Glenn Hughes and former JOHN MELLENCAMP drummer Kenny Aronoff, who has also played sessions with the likes of the ROLLING STONES, BOB DYLAN, ROD STEWART, ALICE COOPER, BOB SEGER, LYNYRD SKYNYRD and countless others. 

The trio will hit the road to promote Fused later this year after Black Sabbath finishes headlining the 10th anniversary Ozzfest tour.[see full story for more including tracks and comments from Tony]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Testament Dates
BW&BK reports: TESTAMENT have updated their official website (www.testamentlegions.com) with a couple of U.S. dates for their upcoming reunion tour. 

June 3 at Jaxx in Springfield, VA
4 at Jaxx in Springfield, VA
5 at Louder-Harder-Faster Festival in Allentown, PA 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jammys Talent
Reuters reports: Patti Smith, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Huey Lewis and Mavis Staples have joined the performance lineup for the fifth annual Jammy Awards, honoring the best in improvisational music. 

Other late additions to the event, being held on Tuesday, April 26, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mary Travers Cancer
AP reports: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, who has been battling leukemia, will undergo a bone marrow transplant after finding a donor. 

"We found a match well, almost," Travers, 67, writes in a posting on the trio's Web site. "Nine points out of ten. I hate to say this but it's close enough for folk music." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fischerspooner Plot Tour
liveDaily reports: Fischerspooner-- a New York-based, avant-garde, electro-pop outfit led by founders Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner--backs its sophomore set with a series of U.S. shows. 

Things begin with a late-April show in Florida, and the brief itinerary includes a May residency at New York City's Canal Room, where the group will play during each Thursday of the month.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Def Regis
antiMusic reports: Def Leppard will be appearing on NBC's The Today Show (May 27) and ABC's Live with Regis and Kelly (May 30) to promote their forthcoming covers CD and tour with Brian Adams. [see full story for more on the album and tour, plus a blurb about a new studio effort]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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COC/Crowbar Dates
BW&BK reports: CROWBAR have been confirmed as direct support on CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's upcoming summer headline tour. 

Set to kick off June 2nd at The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN, it is planned to run into early July. The tour is Crowbar's second US run in support of their latest album, Lifesblood For The Downtrodden.

 June
2 at The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN
3 at Harpo's Concert Theatre in Detroit MI
4 at Newport Music Hall in Columbus OH
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fear Factory Recording
Fear Factory reports: Fear Factory is set to record a new album starting May 5th in North Hollywood California with acclaimed producer Toby Wright. The album is expected to release early Fall on Calvin Records. 3volution Productions hired Pierced Productions to shoot a multi-angle video of Raymond Herrera's recording sessions for the album to be included in a future product release late 2005. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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