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Report for 03/27/06
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Clarification:  This shouldn't be needed but the little aside about the mystery Ozzfest second stage band we posted on Friday where we said our bet was on Clay Aiken WAS A JOKE. Half a dozen Clay Aiken fan sites reported it as news and some fans were even arguing about how it made sense with Clay wanting to do something different.  While Sharon has been known to go for trends etc (thus the basis of the joke) Clay on Ozzfest is probably too big a stretch even for her. [Although Crazy Town and Clay have more in common than they'd like to admit] So don't worry Clay fans, your little Muppet won't be torn to shreds by metalheads this summer.  [and as a general rule, anything added within these brackets is typically sarcasm. While that was obvious in this case (and most cases), it just goes to show you that they'll believe anything…] 

Weiland Slashed By Former GNR Manager
Day in Rock reports: Metal Sludge has posted a rather interesting statement that reportedly came from Guns N' Roses former manager Alan Niven. Here is an excerpt but you'll have to click the full story to read it all. 

"Categorically, Slash is utterly accurate - Mr. Weilland is, in my personal opinion, a clueless posturing fraud, of no particular or obvious abilities, including, and most apparently, composition. The band is a thorough waste of a truly great guitar player and terrific rhythm section. [their output has been entirely forgettable and one dimensional]. 

"As for Mr. Rose, I have no doubt he is still genuinely and profoundly gifted, and it is self evident that he has provided more insight and memorability in a single line of composition than Mr. Weilland has managed in an entire career. 

"For the record, Mr. Rose wrote the majority of the melodies and lyrics on the guns records, which include the best selling rock debut of our times, with 16,000,000 sold in the United States alone."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Borland Vs Durst
Day in Rock reports: Wes Borland posted a Myspace Blog in responce to Fred Durst's "free style" song posting that took aim at Wes and he's recent comments that the Bizkit might be over. Here is part of what Wes had to say.

I am actually going to respond to you guys AND Fred. Here it goes: 

It is a shame to have things once again come to head because of lack of communication between two people. Was I right to speak for everybody in Limp? Probably not. But I thought the fans deserved to know what was going on at least from my perspective. After years and years of dealing with each other, it seems that Fred and I still have not figured out how to keep it positive. I'm to blame, he's to blame. It sucks. We never talk. So, it's hard to ever know what's really going on. I still stand behind everything I've said. LB doing something is as much news to me as it is to everybody else. If Fred is making music, that's great, more power to him, but I wasn't aware. So, here we are now.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Suge Label heading to Death Row?
Gigwise reports: A judge has pledged that he will take control of Marion Suge Knight's business and personal assets after he failed to pay a $107million civil lawsuit from last year. 

At the hearing yesterday (March 23), Los Angeles Judge Ronald Sohigian revealed he is to appoint a court officer to organize Knight's assets. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead Sellout
Gigwise reports: If you didn't get your Radiohead tour tickets at 9am this morning you're out of luck – they've all sold out.

Tickets for the band's upcoming mini-tour of Britain and Europe sold out within minutes of going on sale, leaving thousands of fans disappointed.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Buck Owens RIP
Reuters reports: Honky-tonk star Buck Owens, who sold more than 16 million albums and popularized country entertainment on television as host of "Hee Haw," died on Saturday at age 76. 

Owens, who helped spread the twangy "Bakersfield sound" as an antidote to Nashville's slick country music, died of heart failure at his home, said his keyboard player Jim Shaw[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Arctic Monkeycast
Tripwire reports: Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to listen to fake tales of San Francisco, or should we say Washington DC? On Monday, March 27 Arctic Monkeys will be rolling into DC to play the 9:30 Club. Pull out a hankie and dry your eyes if you are not in the area. NPR is offering up a live audio webcast of the show for all of us not in DC! [see full story for more including info on a new EP that's in the works]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cobain Doll
Blabbermouth reports: A new Kurt Cobain action figure, which features the striped sweater and stringy hairstyle the late NIRVANA frontman sported in his band's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video, will be available via NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) in late June.[see full story for links to photos plus a link to an expose on Love.. ouch!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queensryche Anthem
Blabbermouth reports: QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will sing the national anthem at the New York Mets/Washington Nationals game Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York on April 5 at 7:10 p.m. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Euro Hermano
Blabbermouth reports: HERMANO, the California-based band featuring vocalist John Garcia (UNIDA, KYUSS), and guitarist Dave Angstrom (SUPAFUZZ), have confirmed the following European dates in July:

Jul. 14 - W2 - Den Bosch, NETH
Jul. 15 - Rock Herk Fest - Herk de Stad, BEL (1st show of the day)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sharon Turns Down Millions
Blabbermouth reports: Digital Spy is reporting that Sharon Osbourne has turned down a £5 million (approximately $8.7 million) offer to make a film about her life story.

Two Hollywood studios were bidding to buy the movie rights to Osbourne's autobiography "Extreme". However, Sharon decided that she did not wish to open old family wounds.

"The book was hard to write," Osbourne told the Sunday Mirror. "And I feel the book covered it all."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stone Sour Lose Joel
TuneLab reports: Stone Sour has announced that Joel Ekman will no longer be a part of the band. Two weeks into the recording of the bands new album, Elkman was forced to return home after his son, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall, became sick.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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(Hed) Delay
TuneLab reports: (Hed) p.e. have delayed the release of their new album, 'Back to Base X'. The album will now be released on June 6th.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Top Solos
KNAC reports: Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven has been voted the best guitar solo of all time. 

The Jimmy Page effort topped a survey of 2,000 readers of Total Guitar magazine besting the likes of Van Halen, Guns N' Roses and Jimi Hendrix to be named the best air guitar moment. 

1. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven 
2. Van Halen - Eruption 
3. Guns N' Roses - Paradise City 
4. The Eagles - Hotel California 
5. Metallica - Enter Sandman 
[see full story for more including the rest of the Top 10]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zombie Vs Haters
Rockdirt reports: Rob Zombie recently took part in a Q&A with Decibel magazine, where he lashed out at message board "haters". Asked if he's ever gone online to see what people are saying about him on message boards, the veteran rocker responded, "I have a couple of times, but that's bad news. I'm just baffled by how things function these days - not because I don't understand it, but because when I was a kid, everything was about why you liked something. You were obsessed with it, and you couldn't wait to get more. Now there's like this subculture of haters - people who wanna complain about everything and tell you why it's wrong. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sabbath Curse Lennon Film
Rockdirt reports: Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward is blasting the upcoming film 'Chapter 27', which casts Jared Leto as Mark David Chapman, the killer of Beatles legend John Lennon. "Just got the sh** news that there's going to be a movie about the a**hole who shot John Lennon," Ward writes. "As a Lennon fan [and] admirer, I can't believe that this film is coming out on general release. I object completely that we have available to us a movie about a guy who robbed millions of people of so much, who stamped out a brilliant mind, and who broke apart a family. When John Lennon died, my heart broke, and I've never gotten over his death, and I know that millions of other people got hurt also. Whoever is responsible for this movie, the money, the producers, the cast, the music, I fail to see how you can participate in anything that could bring more infamy to an already infamous murderer, robber and pain-bringer. I curse this movie[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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