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Report for 02/22/06
Alice in Chains Return
antiMusic reports: We promised to keep you updated on this story, here is the latest. The admin of Jerry Cantrell's official website posted an update about the Alice in Chains reunion. Although he doesn't spill the beans about who will be taking over vocal duties for the late Layne Staley, he does confirm that the band will reunite for the Nova Rock festival and drops a hint that more shows may be booked. Here is his posting: 

I hate to keep on saying, this but as most of you have heard Alice will be performing at Nova Rock in Austria. This is true. Alice is back. 

Europe is a long way to go for just one show, so I feel that we are going to have a lot more to do. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MTV Fake Reality?
Contact Music reports: JESSICA SIMPSON is furious her reality show NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA left her with a 'dumb blonde' image - because she was only following a script.

The actress - now newly single following her November (05) split from NICK LACHEY - blames show bosses for making her look stupid.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GNR Download
antiMusic reports: It's now official. Guns N' Roses will indeed be playing the Download Festival. This year's installment of the popular UK music festival will take place June 9th through 11th at Donington Park in Leicestershire. Also slated to appear: Metallica, The Prodigy, The Deftones, Korn, Trivium, Clutch and Bullet for My Valentine. 

Now that we know GNR are playing out once again we have to wonder who is in the band? Could it be the classic line-up of the group? Rock photographer Ross Halfin posted the following on his official website on Feb 3, "the original lineup [of GNR] is supposed to play Download in June with their metal chums, Metallica." Halfin's post came a few days before Metallica were officially announced as part of the English festival but he quickly removed the post from his site according to Blabbermouth. 

For news on the other festivals GNR have lined up check out yesterday's story at the full story link. 
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Red Hot Kanye Tour?
Day in Rock reports: MTV has an extensive update on the RHCP happenings. One little tidbit is that they are looking at a US arena tour with Kanye West this summer. Here is what Flea told MTV: "I think we'll be doing some legs with Kanye, but I don't know if that's confirmed yet or not," Flea said. "I think we're going to do a month or two with him. I think it's going to happen, and I hope it happens. He's a great artist ... and we always try to get the best people to play with that we can."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No Hoes for LL
Contact Music reports: Rapper LL COOL J is urging his peers to stop degrading women in their music videos, because he fears they are setting a bad example to the younger generation.

The rap star, whose latest video CONTROL MYSELF features a scantily-clad JENNIFER LOPEZ, insists women can look sexy and classy in bikinis - but shouldn't be portrayed as prostitutes and strippers.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Depeche Mode DVD
Reuters reports: Depeche Mode's two shows the weekend of February 18 at Milan's Filaforum were recorded for a live DVD that is expected to be released in September.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Feds Vs Sony
CMJ reports: The ongoing Digital Rights Management rootkit debacle that's landed Sony BMG in a bottomless pit of controversy has now led to the possibility of government intervention in the matter, which could take the shape of a government ban on DRM rootkits. An official at the Department Of Homeland Security has called for potential legislation that could be used against companies, such as Sony, that sell products containing the software, which installs itself on one's computer without the user's knowledge and leaves it vulnerable to intrution. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Classic Priest DVD
Blabbermouth reports: Columbia/Legacy has set an April 4, 2006 release date for JUDAS PRIEST's vintage concert DVD "Live Vengeance '82", which was previously only available on DVD as limited-edition bonus with "Metalogy" box set Vocalist Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing and bass guitarist Ian Hill lead JUDAS PRIEST through a fiery set comprised of classics from previous albums such as "Sad Wings Of Destiny", "Sin After Sin", "Hell Bent For Leather", "British Steel" and "Point Of Entry" as well as the cream of "Screaming For Vengeance". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No Metal At Ozzfest... Oops Metallica
Blabbermouth reports: Representatives for METALLICA's management (QPrime) and record label (Warner Bros.) have both rejected as "false" rumors that the band will be headlining this summer's Ozzfest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sabbath Snub Hall?
Blabbermouth reports: BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward's official web site has been updated with the 12th entry in his audio diary series. This new edition, totaling 29:35 in length, covers a number of topics, including the following: * The upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for BLACK SABBATH. According to Bill, BLACK SABBATH will not be playing at the ceremony. Furthermore, Bill has no information on anything else happening with BLACK SABBATH in 2006, either. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hagar Summer
RedRocker.com reports: Sammy and the Wabos are touring this summer! Oh Yeah Baby!! Look out for the "Livin' It Up" tour coming to your town!! Tour dates will be available soon, but to get you started, Sammy and the Wabos will be at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey on Friday, June 30th! Tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, February 25th at 9am EST via Ticketmaster, There will also be presales! Go to www.q1043.com, www.wrat.com or www.wdhafm.com for presale details! [see full story for more including VIP packages]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Pearl Jams
TuneLab reports: New music from Pearl Jam will be hitting radio on March 14th. The track titled "World Wide Suicide" will be the first single from their still untitled J Records debut. The album is scheduled for a May 2nd release.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hed PE Release
TuneLab reports: Hed PE will release 'Back to Base X' on May 16th on Suburban Noize. The disc will include the following tracks:

1. "Listen"
2. "Novus Ordos Clitorus"
3. "Lock And Load"
4. "White Collars"
5. "Get Ready"
6. "Sophia"
7. "Peer Pressure"
8. "Bewaredowego"
9. "Daze Of War"
10. "Sweetchops"[see full story for more tracks and live show news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Arch Enemy DVD Details
Arch Enemy reports: Michael Amott offers an update on the Arch Enemy DVD: "Well, we've actually been keeping busy and focused during our time home since the holidays. A lot of effort has gone into working on the first ever Arch Enemy DVD, �LIVE APOCALYPSE' which is now very near completion. The DVD is shaping up to be an ultra cool 2-disc affair and I honestly couldn't be happier with it. The main show is from the Forum in London, U.K (December '04) and we also have footage from Manchester, U.K in December '05 (there'll be 3 songs included from that). It goes without saying that there's tons of extras/special features � as there should be!

"The artwork was done by Niklas Sundin of Cabin Fever Media...."[see full story for more plus some video & tour news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Can't Believe Ozzy Did this?
Day in Rock reports: The Ozzy TV commercial for "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" where the Prince of Darkness is joined by a leading impersonator is now available for download at Ozzyhead. Click the full story link to see it in it's full gory. (that's not a type)
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