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Day In Rock 5/31: MTV Vs NIN Vs Bush- Audioslave Beat SOAD- Church Vs Slipknot- Cure Split- Live Aid USA- Voivod- Grand Funk Justice- Adler Trashes Axl- Farrell The Next Morrison?- Korn- Jello Melvins- Chevelle- SOD- Frog Beats Coldplay- Mastodon- Slaytober?- Lounge Misfits- Mars Sparta- Taking Back Sanity- Gigantour Lineup Details- Oscar Brown RIP- Doherty Conspiracy?- Posies- more
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MTV Vs NIN Vs Bush
KNAC reports: MTV has responded to the flap over Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails pulling out of the MTV Movie Awards.[NIN wanted to have an image of President George W Bush as the backdrop to their performance, MTV said no and NIN pulled out]

MTV said in a statement: "While we respect Nine Inch Nails' point of view, we were uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement. When we discussed our discomfort with the band, their choice was to unfortunately pull out of the Movie Awards." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Audioslave Beat SOAD
Blabbermouth reports: According to Hits Daily Double, AUDIOSLAVE are on track to sell between 270,000 and 280,000 copies of their sophomore album, "Out of Exile", in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. SYSTEM OF A DOWN have a shot at landing at No. 2, with early reports indicating that the Los Angeles-based group will shift around 200,000 copies of "Mezmerize" in its second week[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Church Vs Slipknot
Blabbermouth reports: According to the Associated Press, Greece's Orthodox Church urged concert organizers Monday (May 30) to cancel a planned show by extreme metal band SLIPKNOT because of the group's violent lyrics and references to the devil. 

The band from Des Moines, Iowa, were performing Monday night at the open-air Lykavitos theater. Concert organizers could not be reached for comment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cure Split
Reuters reports: Two veteran members of the Cure have exited the U.K. rock act, which has long featured a revolving door of musicians backing leader Robert Smith. 

Keyboardist Roger O'Donnell and guitarist Perry Bamonte are out, leaving singer/guitarist Smith, bassist Simon Gallup and drummer Jason Cooper in the fold, according to the Cure's Web site [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Live Aid USA
AP reports: Two decades after the original Live Aid, when rock stars descended on Philadelphia and London to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief, singer-activist Bob Geldof is planning another star-studded, humanitarian event. 

Live 8 is set for Saturday, July 2, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, a city spokeswoman said. The event will coincide with a second show in London, publicist Laura Perez told The Philadelphia Inquirer for Sunday's editions. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Voivod Update
Blabbermouth reports: VOIVOD drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "We are finally done with the writing of the album. 

"The songs have a bit of an eerie vibe, with experimental vocals by Snake, spiralling solos by Piggy and heaviness courtesy of Jasonic! 

"All the '80s archives have been transfered to beta and sent to Eclectic DVD for our first DVD release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Grand Funk Justice
BW&BK reports: A Texas man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing former GRAND FUNK RAILROAD manager Terry Knight. 

Donald A. Fair, 27, of Temple did not speak before his sentencing, but his attorney read a short statement apologizing on Fair's behalf. 

"He said he was sorry for all the pain he caused and that he deserved everything he got," said Cindy Franklin, assistant Bell County district attorney. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dickinson Plans Covers CD
BW&BK reports: In the latest issue of the French magazine Hard & Heavy (June 2005 - #112) there is a new interview with IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON. The singer gave some details on the process of writing and recording his new album, Tyranny Of Souls, as well as some information about the summer tour of Iron Maiden. The most significant news is as followes: 

- Bruce might do solo live performances in festivals during the 2006 summer. 

- Bruce and Roy Z (guitarist/producer) have the common project of recording a cover album. Bruce says he knows exactly which covers he wants to record, but nothing is recorded yet. [see full story for more tidbits!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Adler Trashes Axl
BW&BK reports: Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler (ADLER'S APPETITE) recently called into The Hairball John Radio Show to talk about a new Adler's Appetite vocalist and their recent EP. Adler also shared some great memories regarding Guns N' Roses' glory days as well as his very personal view regarding the yet to be released Chinese Democracy. 

Hairball John: "Steven, in your opinion, do you think we will ever see Chinese Democracy, Axl Rose's new version of Guns N' Roses, hit the streets?" 

Steven Adler: "If you do, God bless Axl. That's all I can say, is God bless him. I think he should get his head out of his ass, and I think we should put the band back together because that's what the fans want. I know Izzy and Slash and Duff would totally do it. It's just a matter of Axl. You know I hope he puts this record out and it does what he wants it to do and I hope he lives happily ever after, the Jackass! No, I'm kidding." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Farrell The Next Morrison?
Audio Aggression reports: Could ex-Janes Addiction frontman Perry Farrell be the next Doors singer? According to the Perry Farrell fan page aintnoright.com, the surviving members of The Doors have approached Farrell to record an album with them.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Set Date
Audio Aggression reports: Korn are said to now be eyeing a September 20th release date for their upcoming, as yet un-titled album.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jello Melvins
IAYM reports: A second volume of material from Jello Biafra And The Melvins is reportedly set for release through Alternative Tentacles in September with remixes from Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Dälek planned for inclusion on the effort. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chevelle / Taproot Tour
IAYM reports: Chevelle and Taproot will be touring together through the summer. Dates are as follows: 

July 08th Chicago, Illinois NASCAR 
July 09th Indianapolis, Indiana Egyptian 
July 11th Detroit, Michigan State Theatre 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SOD DVD/CD
IAYM reports: A live DVD/CD package from the almighty Stormtroopers Of Death will see a release through Megaforce on July 26th carrying the title "20 Years Of Dysfunction". [see full story for more breaking metal news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Altamont Stabbing Case Closed
KNAC reports: 36 years later, the "second assailant" mystery is solved. After a two-year long renewed investigation into the stabbing death of Meredith Hunter, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department has closed the case once and for all. 

The investigation was re-opened when it was thought that a second, unidentified member of the Hell's Angel motorcycle gang (whom the Rolling Stones had hired for security for the Altamont show documented in the film Gimme Shelter) may also have assaulted Hunter. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Frog Beats Coldplay
NME reports: It's been the worst kept secret in Britain all week, but NME.COM has the dubious honour of confirming that tonight (May 29) THE CRAZY FROG has topped the UK singles chart. 

The ringtone amphibian has beaten Coldplay's comeback single 'Speed Of Sound' into second place with his take on the ‘Beverly Hills Cop' theme ‘Axle F'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Foo Suprise
NME reports: FOO FIGHTERS have played a handful of new songs from their forthcoming album IN YOUR HONOUR for the first time during an outdoor show in SYDNEY today (May 30). 

Around 2000 fans gathered in to the Fox Studios complex in Moore Park to watch the band play a 50 minute set, which included two new songs during soundcheck, Dave Grohl playing a solo rendition of ‘Everlong' as well as crowd favourites ‘My Hero' and ‘All My Life'.[see full story for more including audio interviews with a track by track]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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