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Day In Rock 7/06: Timberlake Vs Batman- Live 8 Scum- Rap Neanderthals- U2 Justice- McD'iddy Uniforms- Vandross Funeral- BIG Mistrial?- Britney Not Naked- Disturbed- Ozzy- Hendrix- Helloween- Holy Terror- Motorhead- Def Taproot- Ren & Stimpy Return- UB40 Musical- Transplants/Jay-Z Mash - Meshuggah Funeral- Floyd Charity- In Flames- Extol- Sevendust- Jamiroquai- Bono Challange- more
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Timberlake Vs Batman
Ananova reports: Justin Timberlake is rumoured to be among those being considered for the role of Batman villain Two-Face in the next movie.

The 24-year-old former 'NSync singer would be "a perfect choice" for the role, a source told www.cinescape.com. [He could rip Batman's shirt off. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Live 8 Scum
punkbands reports: Less than a day after the worldwide Live 8 shows, bootleg DVDs of the concerts were already being offered on eBay. By Tuesday (July 5), the auction company had begun removing the illegal discs from the site following complaints from the British Phonographic Industry, according to a Reuters report. 

"The unauthorized copies of Live 8 DVDs we have been told about have been taken down, because the sale of fake items is not permitted on eBay.co.uk," the site said in a statement. A spokesman for Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof said called the people who posted the sales "cretins and scum." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rap Neanderthals
BBC reports: Neanderthals, the close relations of modern man who died out around 30,000 years ago, had their own music and dance, an academic says. 

Professor Steven Mithen of Reading University also thinks the cave- dwellers would have enjoyed the rhythms and sounds made by rap artists. [see full story for more]
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U2 Justice
NME reports: U2 have triumphed in their court battle for the return of memorabilia which they accused a former stylist of stealing.

Speaking today at Dublin's Circuit Court (July 5), Judge Matthew Deery said that he preferred the evidence singer Bono gave over Lola Cashman's testimony that the items had been given as gifts. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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McD'iddy Uniforms
MTV reports: First it was fresh fruit on the menu and a track suit for Ronald, but now McDonald's is looking to give its employees a makeover too. According to AdAge.com, the burger chain has been in preliminary talks with P. Diddy, Russell Simmons and Tommy Hilfiger about having their respective fashion houses spearhead an $80 million makeover aimed at turning the chain's bland uniforms into hip street gear young employees would be proud to wear.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vandross Funeral
MTV reports: Funeral services for Luther Vandross will be held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in New York on Wednesday and Thursday, with public viewings on both days from 4 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Friday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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BIG Mistrial?
AP reports: Calling it "very disturbing" that the Los Angeles Police Department seemingly withheld internal documents from the court, the judge in the Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death case said Tuesday she would consider a request for a mistrial or sanctions against the city.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney Not Naked
Ananova reports: Britney Spears' will not strip off for a magazine photoshoot.

Reports suggested that Britney was in talks to appear naked on the cover of the magazine recreating Demi Moore's famous 1991 Vanity Fair cover photo.

Her reps have confirmed she will appear fully clothed on the October issue of the magazine. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disturbed Dates
Blabbermouth reports: DISTURBED have announced the following dates in support of their upcoming CD, "Ten Thousand Fists":

Aug. 03 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
Aug. 04 - Bakersfield, CA @ Montogomery World Plaza
Aug. 06 - Los Angles, CA @ Roxy
Aug. 07 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Pop
Blabbermouth reports: According to FemaleFirst.co.uk, Ozzy Osbourne has been tapped to present the longest-running British popular music show "Top of the Pops".

Ozzy whose teenage son, Jack, has previously fronted the program has reportedly been lined up to host the BBC music show in a bid to heighten its appeal to older viewers. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hendrix Art
Blabbermouth reports: Hendrix Original Art Expressions, Inc. has retained TransMedia Group to arrange and publicize exhibitions across the country of 48 recently discovered original watercolors by the late rock and roll superstar Jimi Hendrix.

TransMedia said it is in the early stages of planning exhibitions of the Hendrix works at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland and at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Manhattan. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Helloween Dates
Blabbermouth reports: German power metallers HELLOWEEN have lined up several U.K. dates as part of their upcoming world tour. Confirmed HELLOWEEN tour dates are as follows:

Nov. 18 - CZ - Zlín, hala Novesta
Nov. 19 - CZ - Pardubice, Duhová Aréna
Nov. 20 - CZ - Plzen, hala Lokomotiva
Nov. 22 - SK - Zilina, Na Boríku[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Holy Terror Box
Blabbermouth reports: Acclaimed Los Angeles thrashers HOLY TERROR have reformed and are said to have a three-CD box set coming out on Candlelight Records featuring outtakes, live stuff, video footage and a general overview of the band. The band have been rehearsing and writing new material with a view towards releasing a new album in 2006. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motorhead TV
BW&BK reports: Toronto's MuchMoreMusic will air the special We're With The Band: MOTORHEAD on July 15th at 6 PM (EST) and 10 PM (EST). The program will repeat on July 16th at 1 AM (EST) and 2 PM (EST).

A synopsis for the special reads: "As "The World's Loudest Band" tours Canada, MuchMoreMusic's Bill Welychka joins Motorhead on the road to help celebrate the band's 30th anniversary. They are one of the most influential metal bands of all time, and we get to witness why... with full access to the band off-stage and on. Contains new exclusive interviews and performance footage from Toronto and Montreal."[see full story for more on Lemmy's current health problems]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Def Taproot
Audio Aggression reports: Taproot's new single "Calling" features a sample from Def Leppard's track "Foolin". The song is taken from the band's upcoming new album 'Blue-Sky Research', which is due out August 16th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ren & Stimpy Return
andPOP reports: Nickelodeon will be bringing back the classic kids cartoon Ren & Stimpy on it's 24 hour animation network, Nicktoons. 

Nicktoons will air all 3 seasons from the original series. The show will air weedays at 11:30pm EST and on weekends from 11:00AM - 12:00PM EST (2 episodes).[see full story for more - before you bitch that this isn't music related, it was posted here because Ren & Stimpy rock!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sgt Pepper Auction
BBC reports: The tunic which inspired the cover for the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album is set to go under the hammer later this month. 

The military band tunic worn by John Lennon in a Life magazine photoshoot in 1966 is predicted to sell for £30,000. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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UB40 Musical
BBC reports: A musical based around the songs of pop group UB40 will open in their home city of Birmingham next year. 

Twelve of the band's hits will feature in Promises And Lies, alongside new tracks written for the production. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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...Top Five Special: Nick Lucero (QOTSA, Flys) 
Today we hear from Nick Lucero (QOTSA, Lowfive, Flys)

Nick Lucero's Top Five Albums of All Time!

My top five records of all time might change this week but at this moment I will give you the most accurate list for me.

5.  Interpol - "Turn On The Bright Lights"
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4.  The Refused - "The Shape of Punk to Come"
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3. The Beatles - "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band"
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2.  Masters of Reality - "Sunrise on the Suffer Bus"
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1.  The Cult - "Love"
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About Nick Lucero: Nick Lucero has used his aggressive yet technical drumming ability with a whole host of bands ranging from Queens of the Stone Age (Rated R) to Masters of Reality, Lowfive and The Flys to name a few. 

Preview and purchase music featuring Nick Lucero (QOTSA,Lowfive, The Flys)

Click this link to check out Nick's comments on why he selected these albums and also check out past lists!
 

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