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Day In Rock 6/6: Dimebag Murder Video- Jacko Hospitalized- Guitarist Killed- Church Vs Pope- Coldplay- Metal/Pop Mash-Ups- MOD- Adler Vs Axl- Crossfade Lose Member- Clutch- Throw Rag- Anthrax- Soulfly- Bush Helmet- Slipknot- B.I.G. Recant- Oasis- Twisted Method- Dope- Head Tributes Dimebag- Psyopus- Losa- As I Lay Dying- Bobby Purify- PM5K- Amped- more
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Dimebag Murder Video Released
KNAC reports: A homemade video was released Friday of the deadly nightclub shooting that left Dimebag Darrell and four others dead, including the shooter. 

The band had set up the camera before the show. The camera captured most of the five-minute shooting rampage. Gale shot and killed four people and injured three others before a Columbus police officer entered the building and killed him with one shotgun blast to the head. [see full story for more including a link to the video]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Hospitalized
AP reports: Michael Jackson was taken to an emergency room Sunday for treatment of a back problem that has plagued him throughout his molestation trial, a spokeswoman said.

 Jackson, accompanied by a bodyguard, arrived at the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital about five miles from his Neverland ranch at about 2:30 p.m., spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said. 

"Mr. Jackson's back has spurred up on him again," Bain said. "It's pretty serious. It was serious enough for him to come over here." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guitarist Killed
AP reports: The guitarist for the Romanian rock group Compact was stabbed to death, making him the second group member to be killed in six months, police reported. 

Emil Laghia, 36, may have been stabbed to death by his girlfriend during an argument Friday, local media reported Sunday. Police were questioning the girlfriend in the Danube River port of Tulcea, where the couple lived with their child. 

Six months ago, bass player and band leader Teofil Peter was killed in an accident involving a U.S. Marine. The U.S. Embassy established a memorial fellowship in the musician's honor. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Church Vs Pope
ananova reports: Charlotte Church has criticised Pope Benedict XVI for branding the Harry Potter books "products of evil". 

Catholic Charlotte said: "I'm from a Catholic family. But I don't like this new Pope - he even wants to ban Harry Potter. He says it's because it's full of witchcraft and other bad stuff." 

The views of Pope Benedict XVI are different to those of the late John Paul, who praised author JK Rowling for living her life like a Christian, and helping children understand the difference between good and evil reports The Sun. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coldplay VH1
liveDaily reports: Coldplay's "VH1 Storytellers" appearance, which was taped at New York City's BAM Harvey Theater last month, will premiere June 8 on the cable network. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kelly Osbourne Back in Rehab
antiMusic reports: Kelly Osbourne will be locked away in rehab when her new CD hits stores on Tuesday. Us Weekly reported on Friday that Ozzy's 20-year-old daughter entered a drug treatment center in Pasadena on Thursday. 

"Kelly is in a facility dealing with some personal issues. She'll be back in a few weeks," a representative of the Osbournes told Us Magazine. 

[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Verdict To Be Broadcast
antiMusic reports: Michael Jackson's fate in now in the hands of the jury who will resume deliberations on Monday. The media won a victory on Friday when CNN reported that Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville will allow an audio broadcast of the reading of the verdict. 

Sources told the cable network that the judge would allow an audio feed from the courtroom when the jury's judgment is handed down. Sources also told CNN that the jury had selected a foreperson before breaking for the weekend. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Megadeth's Gigantour Dates
antiMusic reports: Gigantour (subject to change) 

07/21 - Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
07/22 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center
07/23 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
07/24 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/26 - Sacramento, CA - The Cove @Cal Expo
07/28 - San Diego, CA - SDSU Open Air Theatre
07/29 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
07/30 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Pop Mash-Ups
Blabbermouth reports: 

Several homemade mash-ups welding the music from extreme metal acts to the lyrics/melodies of pop/rap songs have been posted online. Included on the site are the following "collaborations": 

ENTOMBED vs. OUTKAST
NAPALM DEATH vs. SHAKIRA
CARCASS vs. MISY ELLIOTT
PITCHSHIFTER vs. B-52s
TERRORIZER vs. 50 CENT
[see full story for more including a link to hear them]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No Embrace for MOD
Blabbermouth reports: >New Bedford, Massachusetts-based sextet BEYOND THE EMBRACE have dropped off of the M.O.D./CRISIS tour this June "due to bandmember personal issues," according to an official press release. "We apologize to all of our fans that were planning to come and support us at the shows. We'll be back out hopefully to the West Coast/Midwest before the year is over.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Adler Vs Axl
Blabbermouth reports: Tune in at TheRockRadio.com this Sunday June 5, 2005 as the original GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, now on the road with his band ADLER'S APPETITE, talks about Axl Rose, how the singer threatened to kill him, the long-overdue "Chinese Democracy" album, drug addiction in the GUNS N' ROSES camp and why he was thrown out of the band. 

"Axl ruins it not for himself and for the rest of us (Slash, Izzy, Duff, Steven) but he ruins it for the fans. We all know he is great but he has his moments, well lots of moments... he's a jackass basically, a f***ing weirdo, and he can kiss my ass" says Alder. 

About "Chinese Democracy": "If he puts it out he thinks he'll sell 20 million copies. Well, maybe he's lucky if he goes gold. There's no hits on it, it's crap."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sanctuary For Sale
BW&BK reports: The Sanctuary Group confirmed today (June 3) that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. 

"There have been preliminary talks which may or may not lead to an offer or a further business opportunity," the British independent music company said a statement to the London stock exchange. 

It adds, "During the past 12 months, and indeed on a continuing basis, it has had exploratory discussions with a number of third parties about a wide range of future potential business development and investment opportunities."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crossfade Lose Member
Audio Aggression reports: In a MySpace bulletin, Crossfade has announced the departure Tony Byroads who handled turntable and sampler duties for the band. Byroads' has decided to move on with his life, and his new bride and the band will continue as a three piece.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clutch Reissue
IAYM reports: Clutch are planning to re-release their original "Pitchfork" EP through Megaforce on July 12th as a CD package entitled "Pitchfork & Lost Needles" which is set to feature various bonus tracks in addition to the original four.[see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Throw Rag Delay
IAYM reports: Throw Rag's upcoming new album "13 Ft & Rising" has been bumped back to a July 12th release through BYO. The effort is slated to feature guest appearances from Jello Biafra and Motörhead's Lemmy Kilminster amongst others[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anthrax DVD
The PRP reports: The original line-up of Anthrax are plotting a September 27th release date for their new live CD/DVD effort. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Soulfly Reissue
The PRP reports: Soulfly's self-titled debut will be getting the Roadrunner "25th Anniversary Reissue" treatment with a reissue of the effort currently set for August 30th. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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