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Report for 03/15/06
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Floyd Semi Reunion
Gigwise reports: A host of ageing rock legends are set to take part in a gig in support of pro-hunt lobbying group The Countryside Alliance.

Pink Floyd legends Roger Waters and Nick Mason will be joined by Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey and Roger Taylor for the concert.

The event will take place on May 20 at Highclere Rocks, Berkshire [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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OK Go Arrest
MTV reports: OK Go frontman Damian Kulash was booked on resisting-arrest charges by police in Orlando, Florida, after ignoring an officer's orders to head inside the local House of Blues where the band was performing. Instead Kulash insisted on loitering outside with several of the group's fans. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Band Attacked
SMN reports: The band Tub Ring was attacked onstage at a recent show where they shared the stage with 5 hardcore/straight edge bands (brilliant booking on that one.) siN's metal news has a statement from Tub Ring here is a recap but see the full story for it all: - Tub Ring plays last out of 6 bands. All are hardcore / straight edge. ..TR plays song to song to song, non-stop. NOTHING was said to the audience through the PA except right before TR starts playing... when jokingly TR remarks "you are going to need to listen to Elton John for a week to get all that hardcore out of your systems" � as TR plays, members of all the opening hardcore bands gathering on both sides of the stage watching TR play. FULL bottles of water begin to be thrown @ TR by these band members, then... a metal lock box, then out of nowhere a HUGE barstool is hurled, which hits TR's guitarist JEFF, breaking the headstock off of his guitar. Another chair hits Rob in the head, and then smashes his keyboard up�. Trevor is then HEADBUTTED by Wheeler (singer of "Black My Heart") leaving both of them with bleeding cuts. Trevor now needs stitches on his face�. Cops arrive & take pictures of the damage to Tub Ring's equipment and of Trevor's injuries, and Wheeler singer of "Black My Heart" is arrested and taken to jail.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rocky Hall Inductions
TMZ reports: Between an ugly feud among Blondie members spilling over onstage and a rancorous letter from the absent Sex Pistols, the latest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class did not enter quietly on Monday. The animosity even made Ozzy Osbourne, inducted with Black Sabbath, seem sedate.

Infante, Harrison and Gary Valentine, another former member left behind in a business dispute, were barely acknowledged by former chums Deborah Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke as they received their awards. Infante begged to perform with the band. "Debbie, are we allowed?" he pleaded before Blondie performed their hits "Heart of Glass," "Rapture" and "Call Me." 

"Can't you see my band is up there?" Harry replied. The three rejected members walked offstage, but not before Infante groaned into the microphone.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead Struggling
Gigwise reports: Thom Yorke has revealed that he and the rest of Radiohead are struggling with the recording of their new album.

"Today, myself, I was struggling, feels like we've been trapped for a long time. In la la land. Very frustrating, and under pressure now, it's so slow."

"Enough to drive anyone loopy. I'm supposed to be positive. Smiling faces for the outside. Well I'm f***ing tearing my hair out. Too much at once. Furiously writing, working out parts. Cracking up."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jack White Feud Lawsuit
Gigwise reports: Jack White is set to take his petty argument with former Buff Medways member Billy Childish to whole new level.

The pair have been having a very public war of words after Childish dismissed The White Stripes music in a GQ interview.

Now White is bringing in the lawyers and suing a London art gallery, where some of Childish's artwork has been exhibited, who displayed a �tribute' poster to the spat.
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Iced Kotter
Contact Music reports: Rapper-turned-actor ICE CUBE has signed up to play the lead role in a feature film adaptation of 1970s sitcom WELCOME BACK, KOTTER. The former NWA star, real name O'SHEA JACKSON, will star as wise-cracking teacher GABE KOTTER, who returns to his inner-city high school to teach a class of likeable tearaways. [in related news the MPAA still try to blame the internet for causing people to stay away from theatres. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Filthy Rich
Contact Music reports: Irish rockers U2 have beaten THE ROLLING STONES and THE EAGLES to top the 2005 rock rich list, drawn up by Rolling Stone magazine. BONO and his bandmates made an estimated $154.2 million (GBP90.7 million) from touring and album sales, becoming the only act to break $100 (GBP58.8 million) on the Rock's Top Thirty Moneymakers list. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Cars Return, Plot Tour with Blondie
Press Release reports: Seventeen years after the last tour by The Cars - one of the most successful and influential bands of the late '70s/early '80s "New Wave" era - two of its seminal members have customized a modern model that's ready to hit the road this spring in the form of The New Cars. Joining The Cars' original guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes for Road Rage Tour 2006 Presented by VH1 Classic, will be an all-star group of rockers: vocalist/guitarist Todd Rundgren, fellow Utopia bassist/vocalist Kasim Sulton and former Tubes drummer Prairie Prince. 

Newly inducted Rock Roll Hall of Famers, Blondie will ride shotgun with The New Cars, performing classics from their new Greatest Hits- Sound Vision album (Capitol/EMI) which includes the new hit "Rapture Riders," a mash-up of Blondie's "Rapture" and The Doors' "Riders on the Storm." The Los Angeles Times calls it "one of the best mash-ups ever produced." Other classics on the new CD include "Heart of Glass," "Call Me," "The Tide is High" and "Sunday Girl."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anti-Flag Leak
Mammoth Press reports: Anti-Flag have posted a full album stream of their upcoming full length, For Blood and Empire, which is slated to hit stores on March 21st via RCA.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blabbermouth reports: Newly discovered, unreleased material from late Eric "The Fox" Carr, who was the drummer for KISS between 1980 and 1991, will be released by his family later this year. The songs all are from the era 1984-1991. It's not known at this time whether the family will release an EP or if they will just make the tracks available for download through the official Eric Carr web site, www.ericcarr.com. Most of these songs were performed by Carr, and some were co-written with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Duff Takes High Road in GNR Battle
Blabbermouth reports: VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan has responded to a press release issued last week by GUNS N' ROSES frontman W. Axl Rose.

McKagan told Launch that he would rather not get involved in the situation at all. "I think, you know, a lot of it's really unfortunate, very difficult," he said in an interview conducted last Friday (March 10). "I've always just wanted to make great music and that's what I plan on doing. As far as a rebuttal to what he said, or what Slash has said, I won't get involved in a war of words, you know. People say all kinds of stuff and I'm not going to be one of them."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alice in Chains US
Blabbermouth reports: [Alice in Chains] band members told Launch that they will probably play a handful of U.S. club dates in late May, followed by European festival appearances over the summer and a full North American tour in the fall. Guest vocalists will most likely be used throughout the entire schedule. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nine Inch Bauhaus 
Blabbermouth reports: NINE INCH NAILS will be teaming up with U.K. gloom merchants BAUHAUS for their next tour, which is scheduled to kick off on May 26 in George, Washington, according to MTV.com. The first 14 dates of the tour will also feature TV ON THE RADIO.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Rub it in
Blabbermouth reports: Billboard.com is reporting that METALLICA members were asked at the 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner (held Monday night at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York) whom they'd like to induct METALLICA when the group is inducted into the Rock Hall down the road. "[SABBATH drummer] Bill Ward said they would play if we get inducted," guitarist James Hetfield said, before drummer Lars Ulrich interjected, "Dave Mustaine," the MEGADETH frontman who was famously booted from the pre-fame METALLICA in the early 1980s [But Lars forgets that Dave probably wouldn't get caught dead at a "black tie" affair. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Great White Fire Trial Set
KNAC reports: A judge on Tuesday set a July trial date for one of the two owners of a nightclub where 100 people died in a 2003 fire.

The trial of Michael Derderian is scheduled for July 31 in Kent County, where the nightclub was located, Superior Court Judge Francis J. Darigan Jr. said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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My Chemical Producer
punkbands reports: On Monday, MCR's management confirmed to MTV News that the band has begun work on a brand-new album with producer Rob Cavallo, the man who has helmed each and every Green Day album since their 1994 breakthrough, Dookie[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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