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Report for 03/21/06
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There will be no updates for Wed (3/22) as I'm taking today off to celebrate my birthday. Hopefully your favorite rockstars won't do anything stupid today but we'll be back on Thursday to tell you about it if they do! - Keavin


GNR April
Day in Rock reports: Live Nation/Clear Channel reports that Guns N' Roses will release the long awaited Chinese Democracy album next month. The report however does not specify where this information came from.

This news comes after weeks of speculation about the imminent release of the album after several tracks leaked and Axl Rose playing the CD for several people. However, nothing official has been announced as of yet but the band are set to play several festivals in Europe this summer. 

antiMusic's dolemint offered up a review of the leaked tracks a couple weeks ago. Here is part of what he had to say about the track "Better": This is the third leak, and this song simply puts a smile on my face. It has chart-topper written all over it, but without selling out to today's scene. There's very few songs that I thoroughly enjoy on my first listen, but "Better" can be added to that short list. It's a definite hard rocker that includes a head-bangable bridge with a slight industrial edge, but without Axl sounding like a poseur. With "Better," Axl's shaping a style of current music instead of copying it. Hooks, melody, and the GN'R vibe. Thumbs way the hell up on this demo. [see full story for the full review] [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Ozzfest?
BW&BK reports: According to BW&BK sources, the OZZFest/METALLICA rumour is getting bigger. The Bay Area thrashers are "supposed to" announce their North American tour plans when they return from South Africa after their March 25th show at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. Metallica's schedule has them booked for June and two dates in August - one of which (August 13th at Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka, Japan) coincides with an OZZFest date. However, this leaves Metallica's schedule open between July 1st and August 9th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tyler Denies Cancer
Day in Rock reports: Rumors abound about the health of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler after the band cancelled several recent tour dates. The latest rumor is that Tyler is suffering from throat cancer, however Live Nation reports that Tyler's spokesperson says that the cancer rumors are "absolutely untrue" 

His illness is reportedly influenza and strained vocal chords and he has been ordered to rest by his doctor. [see full story for the Live Nation report]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stapp Porn Ban
hecklerspray reports: Today is a sad day indeed - whatever chances any of us had of watching a tape of redneck singer Kid Rock and scrawny God botherer Scott Stapp having sex with four women have vanished entirely.

Because Kid Rock has successfully managed to extend the ban on his manky-sounding sex tape being released. The news will take a load off the mind of Kid Rock and Scott Stapp, who can rest easy knowing that nobody will be able to see them at their most vulnerable and intimate; and also everyone else in the world can relax, too, knowing that the chances of Scott Stapp whining like a girl about the sex tape have been considerably reduced.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Talkin Heartbreak
Day in Rock reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 50 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This jam-packed anniversary special contains interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with American Heartbreak/ex-Exodus bassist Michael Butler, Keavin Wiggins of antiMusic.com, and voice over artist Gary. Topics include Butler's "Rock and Roll Geek Show" podcast, Adam Curry, Gibson Musical Instruments, Guns N' Roses, Ozzfest, Black Sabbath, and Metallica. The show also contains music from the Podsafe Music Network by artists including American Heartbreak, Lacuna Coil, and Hollywood Superstars. The 50-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link. [congrats to Mark and John for 50 episodes! and thanks for having Keavin on to bore your listeners away]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beatles Box
MTV reports: On April 11 Capitol will release the Beatles collection The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2. The four-CD follow-up to the 2004 set The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1 will include four Beatles albums originally released in 1965: The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, the "Help!" soundtrack and the U.S. version of Rubber Soul. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cradle of HIM
MTV reports: Two of Bam Margera's favorite bands have united in the name of metal. H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo has contributed guest vocals to "The Bryonic Man," which will appear on Cradle of Filth's yet-untitled forthcoming album, due in late June.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Morello Bingo
MTV reports: Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello will take a break from the studio this week to guest host Rock-N-Roll Bingo, a charity event set for Thursday at Cranes Hollywood Tavern in Hollywood.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Matisyahu Vs Managers
CMJ reports: Matisyahu, reggae's first (and, probably, only) Hasidic star, has left JDub records, the management company that represented him through his early successes, including his first gold record, Live At Stubb's. Matisyahu, who currently has two records charting on CMJ (both the live album and his first studio LP Youth which was No. 1 on CMJ's Retail 100 chart), had three years remaining on his contract with JDub, a non-profit management and record label group created to promote Jewish music. The label's founders, Aaron Bisman and Jacob Harris, will be pursuing legal action for the breached contract[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mammoth Press reports: We reported to you just the other day about Radiohead's involvement in the score of the new Richard Linklater film, A Scanner Darkly -- well, now news comes that the film's soundtrack will feature a song from lead singer Thom Yorke's new solo album. No other news about this alleged solo album has been disclosed at this point[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vader Blitzkrieg
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on VADER's official web site, NIGHTRAGE and BLOODTHORN have been confirmed as the support acts for the Scandinavian leg (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland) of VADER's Blitzkrieg 4 tour, which is scheduled to kick off on November 11 and run through November 25.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cult Plans
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks reports: Does the current THE CULT reunion mean we'll hear a new album from the band?

Guitarist Billy Duffy told Launch that he's not sure whether he and frontman Ian Astbury will record new music or not. "We'll give it a shot," he said. "We've always written songs together. We'll do the same thing, and if they're any good then we'll maybe get them out to the public. You know, there's no grand design, just a really simple process. If we write anything worth releasing, we'll release it."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Classic Struggle Injury
Blabbermouth reports: Drummer Tyler Solnosky of the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-based metal/thrash/hardcore act THE CLASSIC STRUGGLE was reportedly involved in an accident while on tour earlier in the month and is currently recovering from his injuries at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Velvet Prince
BW&BK reports: VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT) has posted the following message on his official web site regarding the songwriting process for the band's second album:

"Had a great day in Drac Studios [Matt's studio] today [Friday, March 17] working with Duff [McKagan, Velvet Revolver bassist] on some songs. We are coming up with some breakthrough stuff. I'm getting excited. One song sounds like a cross between ZEPPELIN and PRINCE. Duff loves Prince. Great riff for Slash. Today we did one that is very heavy with a sick groove. With some synth keyboard part. A la a band called REFUSED. Who we all dig."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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3 Doors Skynyrd
TuneLab reports: 3 Doors Down have announced plans for a summer co-headlining tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd. The "Double Trouble Summer Tour" will kick off on June 25th in Cincinnati, OH and hit the following cities:

June 25th in Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend
June 27th in St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
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Unholy Canada
The PRP reports: Additional dates have been announced for this summers "The Unholy Alliance Tour - Preaching To The Perverted" trek, which features Slayer, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, Children Of Bodom and Thine Eyes Bleed, the newest to be revealed include:
July 02nd Quebec, QC - Centre de Foire
July 03rd Montreal, QC - The Bell Centre
July 04th Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
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