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Day In Rock 7/05: Jive 8- Floyd Fans Vs MTV- Lemmy Hospitalized- Korn DMC- Luther Vandross RIP- Chart Queen- Underground Busts- Metal Bible- Mushroomhead- Maiden Benefit- Chevelle Bassist Speaks Out- Priest Unplugged- Armored Saint Reunion- Dolls Movie- "Obie" Benson RIP- P.Diddy Flakes on Live 8- Pete Jewell RIP- 311- dredg- Anthrax- Decapitated Vocalist- Nonpoint- Rock Star- Zao- more
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Rant: Jive 8
antiGUY reports: Forget Africa, I'm dirt poor and ran up my credit card debt, why don't we hold a concert so that people will pressure my credit card companies to forgive the money I owe them? Think it will work? I don't either but that's the basic premise of Live 8. 

"We don't want your money, we want you!" Sounds good but it's kind of counter productive. They should have gone for the money because at the end of the day if Live 8 succeeds, the people will be stuck paying for it anyway. Don't get me wrong, what's going on in Africa is nothing short of tragic and they need all the help they can get but staging a global concert with the aim of putting pressure on the leaders of the free world to help is on the far side of naïve. Bono does far more on his own with his activism and by meeting with world leaders and discussing the issue and he doesn't need a media event to help him in that goal. 

If these celebs really care about third-world poverty, I have a better solution than getting free PR from a "benefit" concert that when you look at it benefits the stars and the media companies that broadcast it more than the people they are trying to help. I propose that all of these rock stars, actors etc that care so deeply about this issue set aside 20% of their income to help pay off third-world debt. It wouldn't solve the problem but it would be far more effective than espousing platitudes at Live 8. 
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Floyd Fans Vs MTV
Audio Aggression reports: During MTV's coverage of the Live 8 concert today, in their obsessive pursuit of revenue, the station decided to take a commercial break during the "historic" reunion of Pink Floyd. Besides that, the station's presenters decided to talk over some of the rest of the performance.[see full story for a link to fan response to this "coverage"]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lemmy Hospitalized
Blabbermouth reports: MOTÖRHEAD were reportedly forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at Germany's With Full Force festival this past weekend after frontman Lemmy was hospitalized for "circulation problems." Lemmy has apparently been in a German hospital since Saturday (July 2). No further information is available at this time.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn DMC
Blabbermouth reports: KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu and Kid Rock are among the confirmed guests on the upcoming solo album from Darryl McDaniels (a.k.a. DMC), formerly one-third of the legendary band RUN-DMC. ...the CD will feature additional guest appearances by Sarah McLachlan, Run, Doug E. Fresh, Gary Dourdan, DJ Lethal, Ms. Jade, Sonny Black and Napoleon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Soul Legend Luther Vandross Dead at 54
antiMusic reports: Romantic soul crooner Luther Vandross died Friday afternoon at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J. The 54 year old singer suffered a stroke two years ago that he never fully recovered from, according to a statement from the medical center. 

The statement did not specify a cause of death but did say that the eight time Grammy award winning singer "had a peaceful passing under the watchful eye of friends, family and the medical support team." 

Vandross was the most recognizable romantic soul singers of the 80s with major success in the R&B market. He hit the pop mainstream in 1989 with the song "Here and Now," which broke the Pop Top 10. 

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Chart Queen
BBC reports: Queen have beaten The Beatles to become the most successful music act in UK album chart history, according to Guinness World Records. 

The band - whose first self-titled album debuted in 1973 - have spent 1,322 weeks on the chart. [see full story for more and the Top 10]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Underground Busts
Blabbermouth reports: According to the Winston-Salem Journal, an undercover police operation at the Sounds of the Underground concert Thursday (June 30) outside the Joel Coliseum Annex led to charges against 60 people, Winston-Salem police said yesterday.

Most of the charges were for drug possession. Officers and agents from Forsyth Municipal ABC Law Enforcement issued 116 charges.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Bible
Blabbermouth reports: Johannes Jonsson of Metal For Jesus has completed work on a special version of the Bible called the "Metal Bible". Besides the New Testament in easy-to-understand language (Living Bible) it will also contain testimonials from metalheads about what God and the Bible has meant to them. Some of the participants include Brian "Head" Welch (ex-KORN), Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN), Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE), Rob Rock, Ken Tamplin, Christian Rivel (NARNIA), Simon "Pilgrim" Rosén (CRIMSON MOONLIGHT), Karl Walfridsson (PANTOKRATOR), Pastor Bob Beeman (Sanctuary International), Matt Smith (THEOCRACY), Luke Renno (CRIMSON THORN), Carl Johan Grimmark (NARNIA), Torbjörn Weinesjö (VENI DOMINE), Steve Rowe (MORTIFICATION) and many more.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mushroomhead Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: Ex-MUSHROOMHEAD singer Jason Popson (a.k.a. J-Mann) rejoined his former bandmates Saturday night (July 2) to sing a song at a packed Peabody's Down Under night club in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason, who is one of the singers for THE ALTER BOYS and the lead singer for (216), sang the song "Ego Tripp" to a surprised group of fans there to see the first of two days of back-to-back MUSHROOMHEAD "old-school" shows. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Benefit
Blabbermouth reports: In 2002, the members of IRON MAIDEN were shocked to learn that their former drummer, Clive Burr, was suffering from MS. They played three nights in March at Brixton Academy in his honour, donating the £250,000-plus profits from the concerts and merchandising into a newly formed Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund. The fund also received generous donations from the record company EMI and publisher BMG Music from the commercial single releases of "Run to the Hills" and "Number of The Beast" (which leapt into the U.K. charts at No 3 earlier this year). There were kind donations from all over the world of heavy metal, and tremendous support from the fans through numerous fund raising initiatives and very generous individual contributions. 

The Clive Burr MS Fund needs replenishing if it is to continue to ease and improve the quality of Clive's life, and others'. To help do this, IRON MAIDEN will stage a very special benefit performance at Hammersmith Odeon on Friday, September 2. The show, featuring songs from their first four albums ("Iron Maiden", "Killers", "The Number of the Beast" and "Piece of Mind"), will by then have toured Europe and North America playing to almost one million delighted fans and this will be the final date of the tour and the very last time some of the songs in the set will played live by the band. [see full story for a lot more info]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sony P2P
Audio Aggression reports: Sony BMG Muisc Entertainment has become the first major label to endorse a P2P file sharing network. Mashboxx reached a lincensing deal with Sony BMG allowing the company's music to be legally traded and purchased via searches performed on existing file sharing networks. Tracks by Sony BMG artists will be available on Mashboxx for 99 cents per song, and users can preview each song before purchasing. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chevelle Bassist Speaks Out
IAYM reports: In response to the recent statement issued by Chevelle with regards to bassist Joe Loeffler sitting out of their upcoming run with Taproot and 30 Seconds To Mars, the musician has reportedly issued his own take on the decision via the group's message board which tells rather a different story:

"First off, very typical. This is exactly what I expected from them. Try and make it look like I didn't want to be in the band. I was fired plain and simple; in fact there wasn't even a discussion about it they just dropped it on me. I told them I would never quit and they would have to fire me. They were trying to get me to quit and told my managers that I did. I called sam and said "why are you doing this?" and he said we don't want you to come back. I said I will not quit. The next day pete called for the first time and said "did (our managers) call you and tell you your out?" I said "no, were they supposed to?" he eventually said in that short conversation "your fired". [see full story for more of the statement]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stutterfly 86ed?
antiMusic reports: An eye witness has informed antiMusic that Stutterfly ran into a bit of problem at an Orange County hotel over the holiday weekend. The band was in town as part of the Warped Tour. The source tells antiMusic that a member of the band got into a heated verbal argument with a hotel employee which ended as soon as security showed up on the scene and the band member left the lobby. 

The argument supposedly was over the band's booking of a room at the hotel with a bogus credit card number. At press time the source has failed to respond to a follow up email requesting more information such as the name of the hotel and there is no word on this matter from the Stutterfly camp. So without firm confirmation, this stands as a rumor at the moment. If we hear anything else we will follow up. But it seems the battle between bands and hotels rage on. 
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Priest Unplugged
Ultimate Guitar reports: Judas Priest's Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford and K.K. Downing performed two songs acoustically for an upcoming VH1 Classic appearance, set to air on Saturday, July 16 at noon and again at midnight EST[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Armored Saint Reunion
KNAC reports: It's a fluke. A one-time only deal.

The Scorpions needed an opening band for their show at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, July 30th, and a promoter/manager type who happened to be an old friend, gave John Bush a call and asked if Armored Saint would do it.

After thinking it over, the band said "why not?" They're gonna do a couple of rehearsals and then do the show. [see full story for more including a link to tickets]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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...Top Five Special: Quiet Riot's Kevin DuBrow

Now that we have the official launch under our belt, we are moving to posting new lists on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. So stayed tuned over the next few months for more Top 5 lists, including special Top 5 song lists and Top 5 Artists lists.

Today we hear from Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot)

Kevin DuBrow's Top Five Albums of All Time!

The Who - Live At Leeds
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Humble Pie - Rockin The Fillmore
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Free - Free Live
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Montrose - S/T
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Hughes/Thrall - S/T
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About Quiet Riot: Quiet Riot was formed in 1975 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni. Randy and Kelly caught wind of Kevin's vocals and knew they had their frontman. After two albums in Japan and the exit of Rhoads and Garni (Randy left QR to join Ozzy's Blizzard of Ozz), Quiet Riot burst onto the international scene in 1983 with their US debut Metal Health.  You couldn't turn on MTV or rock radio without catching their hit single "Cum on Feel the Noize.," That single, as well as the album's title track helped the band make history by becoming the first metal band to ever top the Billboard album chart.  After a brief break-up the band reformed in October of last year and have been rockin fans around the globe ever since.  The band is current in the midst of the "Rock Never Stops Tour" with Cinderella, Ratt and Firehouse.  See Kevin's site for dates. 

For more on Quiet Riot and Kevin DuBrow
Official Website for Kevin DuBrow 
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