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Report for 02/02/06

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Sex Pistols Reunion?
Contact Music reports: JOHN LYDON is considering reforming seminal punk act the SEX PISTOLS for one final money-spinning show.

Lydon - who went by the stage name JOHNNY ROTTEN - has been approached to appear with surviving bandmates STEVE JONES, GLEN MATLOCK and PAUL COOK in Japan.

And the GOD SAVE THE QUEEN rockers are tempted to film the show as their final performance and go out with a bang[see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rev Britney
TMZ reports: Britney Spears will guest star on an episode of "Will & Grace," NBC announced Tuesday.

The pop star will appear as a Christian conservative sidekick to Sean Hayes' character, Jack, who hosts his own talk show, on the April 13 episode, the network said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smashing Lollapalooza
Blabbermouth reports: SMASHING PUMPKINS are rumored to be a primary target for a headliner at this year's Lollapalooza festival, which will return to Hutchinson Field at Chicago's Grant Park, with dates tenatively set for Aug. 4-6, according to Billboard.com. [see full story for a cryptic message from Billy Corgan]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ice T Sharonfest
Blabbermouth reports: Jesse Hayes of the Cleveland radio station WMMS 100.7 FM announced on Tuesday, January 31 during his daily "Buzzard Rock Report" segment that BODY COUNT — the heavy metal band fronted by rapper/actor Ice T — will be performing at this year's Ozzfest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stipe Benefit
FMQB reports: R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe has organized some of his friends from around the music world for a digital charity EP, with all proceeds going to Mercy Corps to aid Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina. The EP features six different cover versions of Joseph Arthur's "In The Sun." The song is covered by Stipe alone, as a duet with Chris Martin of Coldplay, again dueting with Justin Timberlake [see full story to see who else is on it]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stone Temple Bio
MTV reports: Scott Weiland's planning to come clean about his journey to get clean. The Velvet Revolver frontman just inked a publishing deal with Scribner to write his memoir[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beer Kills Fest
AP reports: Rolling Rock beer is ending its Rolling Rock Town Fair, a one-day music festival that drew large rock acts to western Pennsylvania since 2000. Instead, the brewer is teaming up with Little Steven Van Zandt for a series of shows nationwide to be called "Garage Rock."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Placebo Roskilde
Gigwise reports: Placebo have been added to the growing line up of this year's Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

They join Franz Ferdinand, Kanye West and Tool on the bill of the event which this year takes place from June 29 to July 2.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Cartoon
liveDaily reports: Viewers are in for an animated performance--literally--during this year's Grammy Awards ceremony when pop icon Madonna hits the stage for a number with cartoon act Gorillaz. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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2 Live Crew Tell All
CMJ reports: Fact: reading is for herbs. That's why former 2 Live Crew Manager (turned group member) Luther "Luke Skyywalker" Campbell is releasing his new dual audio book before the book is even out. Uncle Luke: My Life And Freaky Times will drop this April as a three disc box set. The first two discs will consist of Campbell's "freakiest escapades and most nastiest tales."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sharonfest Not Disturbed?
Blabbermouth reports: KNAC.COM: Word on the Internet is that DISTURBED has been confirmed for Ozzfest — is this true?

Draiman: "We can neither confirm nor deny such information."

KNAC.COM: So any reports stating that you have…?

Draiman: "They're garbage. I haven't said anything to anybody. I'm not saying it isn't happening, but I haven't gotten any official confirmation myself. Some radio station in Seattle decided to speculate or something. Every radio station interview that I've done at the station though has been with the whole band, and they've heard me every single time, and I've never said anything like that. We're in talks with them, but nothing has been solidified."[see full story for more including a link to audio where he did confirm it or rather said "look like" they are confirmed]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Godsmack Set Date
Blabbermouth reports: GODSMACK have set an April 25 release date for their new album, "IV". The album's first single, "Speak", will be released to radio on Tuesday, February 14.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NRA Honors Dimebag Cop
Blabbermouth reports: According to Ohioans For Concealed Carry, the National Rifle Association has named Columbus Police Officer James D. Niggemeyer — who is widely credited for saving lives more than a year ago when he entered a local nightclub without backup and killed a crazed gunman responsible for blowing away four people, including PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott — its 2005 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden DVD this Month
BW&BK reports: IRON MAIDEN has confirmed the release date of their much-anticipated DVD release Death On The Road for February 21, 2006 through Sanctuary Records. This will initially be available as a limited edition special digipack.
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New Orleans Supergroup
Contact Music reports: DR JOHN and members of the NEVILLE BROTHERS have formed a New Orleans, Louisiana, supergroup to help each other mourn the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

The group, the NEW ORLEANS SOCIAL CLUB, secretly formed in an Austin, Texas, recording studio six weeks after the hurricane hit the US Gulf Coast last August (05).[see full story to see who else will be on the album]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Transplants Split
Contact Music reports: Rock supergroup THE TRANSPLANTS have reportedly split, six months after they cancelled their last tour. 

Rumours have been circulating since last summer (05), when all promotional work on the group's second album HAUNTED CITIES ground to a halt.

Frontman ROB ASTON appeared to confirm the split in a recent interview.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blondie Doors Mashup
Contact Music reports: Punk icons BLONDIE have reworked their 1980 classic hit RAPTURE and plan to release it as a 'mash-up' track with THE DOORS' RIDERS ON THE STORM.

The quirky new song will appear on the group's new hits album SOUND + VISION.[No need for a crimes against music article this month, this news fills that void.see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Google Napster?
TuneLab reports: A report in today's New York Post has Google in talks for a major alliance with Napster, possibly acquiring the digital music site. With increasing talk of Google starting its own digital music store to compete with Apple's iTunes Music Store[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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