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Report for 05/01/06
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Injured Stone
SMN reports: ROLLING STONES guitarist Keith Richards has been taken to hospital in New Zealand after injuring himself while on holiday in Fiji.

A band spokeswoman said Richards had suffered a "mild concussion" and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Media reports in Australia and New Zealand said Richards had hurt his head when he fell out of a palm tree.["thee ol' bones ain't what they used ta be sunny...' no comment on why he was in a tree. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wife Slashed
Sleaze Roxx reports: Slash has filed for divorce from his second wife, Perla. 

The couple filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 27. 

Slash met Perla after the divorce of his first wife Renee in 1997. The couple became engaged in 2000 and married in Maui later that year. The couple had their first child, London Hudson, in 2002 and then along came Cash Anthony Hudson in 2004. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Osbourne Love Island?
Contact Music reports: JACK OSBOURNE has been offered a record-breaking $437,500 (GBP250,000) contract to star in forthcoming British reality TV series CELEBRITY LOVE ISLAND. Producers are desperate to bag the 20-year-old son of SHARON and OZZY OSBOURNE in a bid to raise the profile of the second series - after last year's (05) episodes, which featured only minor British celebrities, flopped. [he's a big star? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Greatest Metal Songs
antiMusic reports: Vh1 kicks off their special Metal Month with the '40 Greatest Metal Songs of All Time' tonight at 11:00 PM EST and we are sure to see heavy discussion on the metal boards across the web shortly after the first installment airs. Especially when you have the inventors of the genre (Black Sabbath) a few places behind Korn. These lists are subjective and you'll never come up with a list everyone will be happy with. So with that in mind a call was sent out to our metalhearted brethren here at antiMusic for their 12 Greatest Metal Songs of All time lists and we got quite different (and some surprising) results (Metallica only received two nods in total). Over the next week we'll be posting each list on our sister site Thrashpit.com with the top 3 picks here to compare and contrast how different people view metal. That will start tomorrow but for today here are the top 4 songs picked across all of the lists! 

1. Slayer's "Reign in Blood" - Clear winner with 5 nods!
2. Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell" - 3 nods 
3. Iron Maiden - They had two songs make our master list with 2 nods each for "The Number of the Beast" and "the Trooper". 
4. (we have a 4 way tie for #4 with 2 nods each) In alphabetical order:

AC/DC's "Hell's Bells"
Black Sabbath's "Iron Man"
Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train"
Venom's "Black Metal"

That's our Top 4, click the full story link to check out Vh1's program page for their '40 Greatest Metal Songs of All Time' and tune in tonight for songs 40-31 and let the debate begin! - Click Here for the Full Story 

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ABBA Vs Taxman
Gigwise reports: Former ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus has been told he owes the Swedish government $13 million.

The country's tax authorities have claimed he owes the money, money, money for unpaid taxes, fees and interest rates.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tenacious Dio
Contact Music reports: American heavy rocker RONNIE JAMES DIO is set to embark on an acting career after agreeing to play himself in the much anticipated TENACIOUS D movie, THE PICK OF DESTINY. The DIO frontman jumped at the chance to appear in the movie when he learned he'd be part of a fantastic dream sequence, starring funnyman JACK BLACK.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Not So Free Bird
AP reports: Rock bands Cheap Trick and The Allman Brothers Band are suing Sony Music, claiming they are being shortchanged on royalties for songs downloaded legally over the Internet. 

The suit, filed at a federal court in Manhattan, claims Sony has failed to live up to a contract requiring that it pay its musicians half of the net revenue it receives from licensing songs to download services like iTunes and Napster.[you can have "Free Bird" but you're gonna have to pay for it..."see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Public Enemy No 1
Gigwise reports: Pete Doherty has been arrested by Police [on Sat], forcing Babyshambles to cancel their anti-racism show in Trafalgar Square. 

Police "busted into" the Babyshambles frontman's London flat to arrest Doherty, according to Adam Ficek from the band. 

The arrest is thought to relate to the pictures of Pete, which appeared in The Sun earlier this week where he allegedly injected a female fan with a drug. [... and will the wanker judge let him out yet again? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Post Pedro EP
CMJ reports: TW Walsh, formerly of Pedro The Lion and Headphones, has announced the release of an EP, The Soft Drugs In Moderation, June 6 on his own label, Tower Of Song. Seattleite Walsh has recorded as a solo act before, releasing two records and an EP under his own name between 1999 and 2002, but this will be his debut album under the moniker the Soft Drugs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Candlemass Loss Voice
Blabbermouth reports: CANDLEMASS vocalist Messiah Marcolin contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET today (April 28) to reveal that he has left the Swedish doomsters and that it's 100 percent definite that he will not return. "We could not agree on how to do the new album," he said, but would not further elaborate on his sudden departure.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slayer Warm Ups
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on the SLAYER fan site SlayerSaves.com, SLAYER have officially confirmed that they will be playing two warm-up shows along with MASTODON and THINE EYES BLEED prior to their Unholy Alliance Tour. The warm-up dates are as follows:

Jun. 02 - Sparks, NV @ New Oasis
Jun. 03 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
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Pantera BTM Details
Blabbermouth reports: BLABBERMOUTH.NET has received more information about the upcoming VH1 "Behind the Music" special on PANTERA, which has a premiere date of May 11. According to Dan Masek, who worked on the program as a segment producer, the show will include brand new interviews..."other musicians who were friends with PANTERA as well as some people who were closely involved in the Alrosa Villa shooting. The episode also features shocking video and police dispatch/911 calls from the tragic night of the shooting." [there is even more, see full story for that]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fake Ace
Blabbermouth reports: KISS's official web site has been updated with a new question-and-answer session with guitarist Tommy Thayer.

Q: Some fans will never accept you wearing Ace's makeup. What do you say to a fan who has that opinion?

Tommy: "If anybody else out there was asked to play guitar in KISS and wear the Spaceman makeup, but out of respect decided to decline the offer, I'd say you're the most dishonest person that ever walked the earth."[see full story for the full Q&A]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Supernova Vs Rock Star
Blabbermouth reports: PunkNews.org is reporting that '90s punk/pop trio SUPERNOVA has found itself in a conflict with the new the new band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke and MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee. The original SUPERNOVA was formed in 1989 in Costa Mesa, California and released their first record, "Ages Three and Up", on Atlantic followed by dates on the Warped Tour in 1995 and 1999 and a tour with the BUZZCOCKS. The band also recorded the famous track "Chewbacca" for Kevin Smith's "Clerks". The band has run into conflict with a new "Rock Star" reality show project, which will feature an unknown fronting a group backed by Lee, Newsted and Clarke. According to the established SUPERNOVA, the major label, when confronted, "flipped the real SUPERNOVA the royal corporate bird." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Halford Reissued
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford's official web site, the singer's catalog will be remastered and reissued with bonus material this summer. The HALFORD band has issued two full-length studio albums � "Resurrection" (2000) and "Crucible" (2002) � plus a live album, "Live Insurrection" (2001).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Lostprophet
TuneLab reports: The Lostprophets have announced the addition of drummer Ilan Rubin (ex-Denver Harbor). Rubin replaces the bands original drummer Mike Chiplin who left the band last year. The band has also revealed the track listing for their new album 'Liberation Transmission'. The disc is set for a June 27th release[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mellowdrone Tour
The PRP reports: Mellowdrone will be touring throughout North America this summer, here's their newly announced dates:
May 01st Sacramento, CA - Old Ironsides (Feat. Lola Ray)
May 03rd San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord (Feat. Lola Ray)
June 06th Hollywood, CA - Troubadour (Feat. Monsters Are Waiting)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Killswitch Dio
punkbands reports: According to MTV, Killswitch Engage expect to begin writing new material for their next album in July. The effort is tentatively due out in November through Roadrunner. Furthermore, the band recently tracked a cover of Dio's "Holy Diver" for an upcoming "Kerrang!"-backed compilation[should be fun(ny).. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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