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Day In Rock 6/17: Linkin Live 8- Fiddy Lohan- Korn For Lepers- Boybands Are Back- Cassidy Murder Warrant- Depeche Mode- AC/DC- KISS Go-Go- Sabbath DVD- Alexisonfire- Clutch- 3 More Live 8s- Jeff Buckley Movie- Willie Stem Cell- Rise Against- Seth Putnam Recovering- As I Lay Dying- Transplants- Scars of Tomorrow- Darkest Hour- Between the Buried and Me- Bayside- Gigantour-  more
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Linkin Live 8
Blabbermouth reports: LINKIN PARK have joined the lineup of artists that will play Live 8 concerts on July 2 that will be broadcast on AolMusic.com. LINKIN PARK will play the U.S. Live 8 concert in Philadelphia. They join dozens of other top artists some of the biggest names in music who will be performing all star concerts in five cities around the world to support the campaign to pressure world leaders at the G8 Conference to "make poverty history." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly News: Fiddy Lohan
hecklerspray reports: Lindsay Lohan is not just thinner than a famine victim on Atkins, she's also God's gift to tough black rapper types. That's what she tells us anyway. 

"Black guys love me - Damon Dash, P Diddy" she boasted. Though this grand endorsement is principally based on just one phone call. 

"50 called my agent for my number. He said he was watching Mean Girls and loved it. I was freaking out!" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn For Lepers
Blabbermouth reports: According to MTV.com, ex-KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch is founding what he's calling a Head Home in India, where he will house leper children.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boybands Are Back
Reuters reports: New albums by Backstreet Boys and Foo Fighters are both on track to start above 250,000 copies, with the former having a genuine shot to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 when sales data are issued Wednesday. 

Based on first-day sales Tuesday cited by retail chains, chart pundits figure Backstreet's "Never Gone" (Jive/Zomba Label Group) could hit 300,000 copies in the week ended June 19. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cassidy Murder Warrant
MTV reports: Rapper Cassidy is wanted in Philadelphia for the murder of a 22-year-old man during an April 15 shooting. Cassidy's attorney said that he expects his client will surrender himself to authorities on Friday morning. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Depeche Mode Return
liveDaily reports: Depeche Mode is eyeing an autumn release for its first new album in four years, and is laying the groundwork for a world tour behind the set

The trio plans to launch its global assault with a North American outing slated for October, November and December. 

A subsequent run through Europe is planned for early next year, and a number of shows for that leg of the tour have been confirmed. [see full story for more including preliminary list of US cities that the band plans to hit ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AC/DC Book
Blabbermouth reports: A new book, entitled "AC/DC: Two Sides to Every Glory", is scheduled for release on September 30 in the U.K. and November 1 in the U.S. via Independent Publishers Group. This book contains previously unpublished details on AC/DC singer Bon Scott's untimely death in 1980 and the strange circumstances around it, information on AC/DC's upcoming album, plus rare photographs and interviews. Author Paul Stenning recently spent two months in Australia speaking to more than 50 of the band's friends and colleagues.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Go-Go
BW&BK reports: Rolling Stone (www.rollingstone.com) report that original KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY is a featured player on GO-GO's bassist KATHY VALENTINE's upcoming solo debut, Light Years, due for release on September 6th. 

Other guests on the release include guitarist Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), drummer Clem Burke (BLONDIE) and drummer Pete Thomas (ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS). - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hawgfest 2005
BW&BK reports: Hawgfest 2005 returns to Winter Park in Winter Park, CO on July 23rd and 24th with all the classic rock you have to come to expect from The Fox 103.5 (www.thefox.com). 

TED NUGENT, GREAT WHITE, DOKKEN, SKID ROW And More Confirmed [see full story for schedule]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sabbath DVD
BW&BK reports: In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi announced that their recent show at Donington Park (The Download Festival), in Derbyshire, UK was filmed for an upcoming DVD release. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alexisonfire Miss A Beat
Digital Noise reports: Alexisonfire has parted ways with drummer Jesse Ingelevis. 

An official statement from the band posted at their website www.theonlybandever.com, reads as follows: "Well, as you know, Jesse had to leave tour a while ago for personal reasons. Jesse was still in the band throughout the Much Music and message board rumours. Infact, he came with us to the Playstation promo and the Juno`s. That being said, he needed to be at home attending to his personal issues and we needed to move forward as a band. ....We are happy to announce that our great friend, touring buddy and all round dude, Jordan Hastings will be playing the part of drummer in Alexisonfire. We have toured with Jordan back when he was in the band, Jersey. Over the past few months he has become an even better friend and asset to Alexisonfire. [see full story for the full statement with all the little details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clutch Party!
Digital Noise reports: Clutch will be teaming up with Bam Margera for a record release party at the Virgin Megastore in New York City on Thursday, June 23rd. 

The band will be performing and signing copies of the new album "Robot Hive / Exodus" as well as Bam Margera's new compilation album "Viva La Bands". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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3 More Live 8s
NME reports: BOB GELDOF is to announce three more LIVE 8 concerts including one in Africa. 

Already announced are a series of gigs (July 2) which will take place in Hyde Park in London, as well Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome and Paris. 

Now, BBC news reports that more shows are scheduled for Tokyo and Toronto, while Live 8 Africa is to take place in Johannesburg. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Docs Unsealed
Contact Music reports: The judge in MICHAEL JACKSON's child molestation case has announced plans to release the documents he ordered sealed when proceedings began.

And now Judge RODNEY MELVILLE is eyeing the possibility of releasing the videos that were shown during the trial. He's also giving attorneys until 23 June (05) to object to unsealing specific documents. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jeff Buckley Movie
FMQB reports: The Hollywood Reporter says that a film about the lives of father-and-son singer/songwriters Tim and Jeff Buckley is in the works. Writer/producer Train Houston has secured the rights to the book Dream Brother: The Lives & Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley, written by David Browne, and Houston has penned the screenplay. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Willie Stem Cell
AP reports: Country singer Willie Nelson is making a name for himself in a new field stem cell research. 

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is planning to establish the Annie and Willie Nelson Professorship in Stem Cell Research. An official announcement is planned later this week, a university official said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rise Against Reissue
Punkbands reports: Fat Wreck will re-release Rise Against`s "The Unraveling" this fall. The release date is set to August 22nd and the record is re-mixed and re-mastered, with bonus tracks. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Depswa Tragedy
siN's metal news reports: DEPSWA frontman Jeremy Penick was hit by tradegy this past weekend, when his younger brother Nick was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. An official message from the band about Jeremy's brother's funeral has been made available, so that any friends that have not heard the tragic news won't miss out in celebrating Nick's life and the happiness he's brought to everyone that new him.[see full story for the statement]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Seth Putnam Recovering
siN's metal news reports: ANAL CUNT frontman Seth Putnam has posted the following message on his official website: "Sorry it's been so long since my last update. I switched to a new hospital that didn't have a computer. Then on my 37th birthday (May 15) it was the last day for me at that hospital, and I got involved wtih a state-run program. I'm basically living in a foster home for cripples now. I'm not as crippled as I was earlier, I use a walker to get around nowadays, but I'm not in a wheelchair anymore. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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