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Report for 04/11/06
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J.Lo Blackmail
TMZ reports: Jennifer Lopez filed suit Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against her ex-husband Ojani Noa, claiming, among other things, Noa has demanded $5 million from Lopez to keep him from selling a tell-all book about the star. 

The lawsuit states that Noa sent a letter to Lopez's attorney dated January 13, 2005 in which Noa "declared his intention to continue to shop his proposed Book and to obtain a publisher for the Book." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guns N' Chains
Blabbermouth reports: According to Rolling Stone magazine, VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan might go on tour this summer with the reunited ALICE IN CHAINS as the band's second guitarist. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Beatles Music?
Contact Music reports: THE BEATLES will release an album of "completely new music" taken from unreleased archive material to tie in with an upcoming Las Vegas, Nevada theatrical show. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cold Moses
MTV reports: Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin welcomed their second child over the weekend, according to Paltrow's representative, and the younger brother of Apple has his own unconventional name: Moses.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coke and a Song
Reuters reports: Rather than share the sponsor spotlight like it must on "American Idol," Coca-Cola North America opted to create its own music program. Taking the concept even further, the soft drink giant is bypassing traditional television to get "Stageside" out to its target audience. 

Island Def Jam R&B star Ne-Yo is the first artist to be showcased on "Stageside." The program is being distributed from its own Web site and via peer-to-peer networks like BitTorrent...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Who Opera
Reuters reports: British rock veterans the Who are eyeing a June release for a mini-opera, "The Glass Household," which is based on Pete Townshend's online novella "The Boy Who Heard Music."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Marriage Sucks
Gigwise reports: Those 83 days of marriage to his ex-wife Kim Mathers are going to cost Eminem big time.

Kim is hoping to get her hands on a massive chunk of Eminem's $100 million fortune.

A source told The Star: "She is going for gold. He is worth about GBP100 million and she wants a big chunk.[man that's one high priced.... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Big Reward
Gigwise reports: Officials in Los Angeles are hoping to get new leads in the unsolved murder case of Notorious BIG by offering a new $50,000 reward.

The reward is double that of the original offered for leads following the murder back in 1997 after BIG had left a Vibe magazine party. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Subways EP
Gigwise reports: The Subways are planning to release a special live EP in the coming months and are for peoples opinions on it.

The Hertfordshire trio are giving fans the chance to vote on what songs will appear on it, what format it will be released on and what extras they'd like to see. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bodom Pick Slayer over Ozzfest
Day in Rock reports: Our very own Mark Hensch recently caught up with Children of Bodom's Keyboardist Janne Warman to discuss a variety of topics including their involvement in the Unholy Alliance Tour. Here is that portion of the interview. 

Mark: I'd like to ask you about Bodom's upcoming involvement with the Unholy Alliance Tour....I know I'm psyched to see Mastodon, Lamb of God, Bodom, and Slayer all on one bill! How did all this come together?

Janne Warman: This is a dream come true for us, as you almost have to be a Slayer fan (laughs). We're happy to be on it this summer as it's a really great line-up and we like Slayer and the other bands. We're actually doing it instead of Ozzfest, who've been trying to get us to play for the last three years or so. [click the full story link to check out the full interview] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fatboy Hits
CMJ reports: Funk soul brother Fatboy Slim is set to release his greatest hits compilation, The Greatest Hits�Why Try Harder June 20. The collection will showcase the songs that helped the DJ become an MTV-approved success, along with two brand new singles, "That Old Pair Of Jeans" and "Champion Sound." Remixes of Groove Armada and Cornershop songs appear on the disc, along with ten UK top 20 singles and two number ones. A DVD titled The Greatest Hits�Why Make Videos will also be released separately.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Indies Vs Payola
The Tripwire reports: In a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, acting president of The American Association of Independent Music, Don Rose, laid out the concerns of his organization (which represents over 100 indie labels) regarding the FCC's ongoing payola investigation and proposed working together to develop "best practice" guidelines for the regulation of radio in the years to come. Rose's letter is posted in its entirety at the full story link.. it's a good read, so click on over.- Click Here for the Full Story 


Mega Feuds
Blabbermouth reports: Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited recently conducted a short interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Classic Rock Revisited: As you watch the finished ["The Arsenal of Megadeth" DVD], what do you feel? You have had some good and some bad in your life, as we all know. 

Dave: "We all have good and bad things in our life. Because I am a public figure, people tend to take sides. What do I have now in my life that causes me problems? I have the ongoing feud with METALLICA that I don't want to have any part of anymore. I have come to terms with all of that and I would like to consider them friends. I also have a feud with Kerry King of SLAYER. I have no idea what that is even about as I have nothing against Kerry. In my entire life, I have two problems. How many people do you know that only have two problems in their life? The sad thing about it is that it is publicized."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Modern KISS
Blabbermouth reports: Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. of Glam-Metal.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Brad Fernquist, who performed most of the lead guitar on the new solo album from KISS frontman Paul Stanley. An excerpt from the chat follows: Glam-Metal.com: What does it sound like? 

Fernquist: "Well, I'm younger, so I think that he brought me in because he wanted it to sound more like modern rock. If it does sound like KISS, it's because it's Paul Stanley. But it's modern rock, it does have some heavy tunes and a couple of laid back ballads. But overall it sounds very modern."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Plant Fest
BW&BK reports: According to Led-Zeppelin.com, organisers of The Cornbury Oxford Music Festival 2006 have announced their new line up, which features ROBERT PLANT (ex-LED ZEPPELIN). The festival takes place on July 8th and 9th of on the grounds of Cornbury Park near Oxford, UK. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ra not Universal
TuneLab reports: Ra have announced their departure from Universal/Republic Records. The band released two albums on the label, 'From One' in 2002 and last year's 'Duality'. [That's too bad. Universal could have had megastars with them if they had pushed them a bit more. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ego Sevenfold
MTV reports: As for those persistent rumors that Avenged are the yet-to-be-named "mystery band" at this summer's Ozzfest, Shadows isn't saying one word... "[The Ozzfest camp has] asked, and there's a lot of festivals going on during the summer," he said. "We haven't decided what we're going to do yet. We're going to Japan in August, and that runs into Ozzfest and the Warped Tour. If we were going to do one of those, we'd have to work it out somehow. It would be cool to be a traditional metal band on a tour that has, what, Disturbed on it? We'll just have to see what happens." [The MTV article also has this comical quote that would do Kanye West proud. Shadows is discussing opening for Metallica and Guns N Roses this summer in Europe.] "I'm not nervous at all [about opening for both bands]. I feel we're the ones that are going to come up and take those bands' place when they're not doing it anymore." [yeah.. see full story for the full MTV article]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Armor For Sire
punkbands reports: Confirming rumours that have been going around for the past week, Sire Records has added Armor For Sleep to their roster. The band released two full lengths and a DVD on Equal Vision before making the jump.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dope Deal
SMN reports: Chicago based DOPE have reached an agreement with V2 Records for the bands future work. V2 is also home to such artists as THE WHITE STRIPES, MOBY and SUGAR CULT, as well as a slew of Artemis Records bands following a merger between the two labels. This next effort will be DOPE's 5th record since their Epic Records debut "Felons and Revolutionaries" in 1999. [see full story for a lot more Dope news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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