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Report for 05/18/06
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GNR Reunion: Izzy and Axl
antiMusic reports: In a continuation of our TEXTing GNR special with Mark Strigl of Talking Metal we can report that there was a GNR family reunion during Wed night's concert in New York City when Original Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined Axl and company on stage for a rendition of "Think About You" from the band's debut album "Appetite for Destruction" and later returned to play "Patience," followed by "Night Train" where they were also joined by Kid Rock. See the full story link for the text by text run down of Friday Night's show. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzfest Avenged
The Gauntlet reports: According to various venue locations, Avenged Sevenfold are booked for Ozzfest 2006. No word from the Ozzfest camp confirming at this time[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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antiPiracy Virus
tinfoil reports: A new Trojan horse seeks out and wipes movies and MP3 music tracks that it believes are illegally distributing via file-sharing networks.

The Troj/Erazer-A Trojan horse scours folders used for peer-to-peer file-sharing peer-to-peer for AVI, MP3, MPEG, WMV, GIF, ZIP and other files. If files are found by the Trojan it wipes them, and plants a copy of itself in the folder using tempting names such as game.exe, goporn.exe, nero7.exe and officexpcrack.exe. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Idol Boycott
TMZ reports: Ever since 'American Idol' favorite Chris Daughtry was voted off the show last week, attention has focused on which of the surviving contestants would win his fans' votes. 

The answer: none of them. Daughtry fans on 'A.I.' message boards say that now that their favorite has been eliminated, they plan on boycotting the 'Idol' voting entirely.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Red Hot Hit
TuneLab reports: The Red Hot Chili Peppers have earned their first No. 1 album in their 22-year career with their latest album, 'Stadium Arcadium'. The disc moved 442,000 units[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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iPod Ban
BBC reports: Digital music player maker Creative Technology has asked a US court to ban Apple from selling or marketing its iconic iPods in the US. 

Creative claims that the navigational menu used for finding and playing music on the iPod, violates its patent for its own Zen MP3 player. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Final Luna
MTV reports: Those still crestfallen over the breakup of Luna will be happy to hear Rhino Records is also bidding the New York indie-rockers a fond farewell. On June 20 the label will release The Best of Luna and "Tell Me Do You Miss Me," a DVD documenting Luna's final tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lil Jon Songwriter of the Year
MTV reports: Lil Jon and Maroon 5 were named Songwriters of the Year on Tuesday at BMI's Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, California.[.. the headline is the punchline! Have standards dropped or what? Must be all that crunk juice. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Byrds Box
Reuters reports: One of the most influential American-spawned bands will be celebrated with the five-disc box set, "The Byrds: There is a Season." 

Due August 29 via Sony BMG's Legacy Recordings catalog arm, the package compiles 99 studio and live tracks on four CDs, and also includes a DVD featuring the band's appearances on U.S. and U.K. television shows in the 1960s.["this is the season... spend, spend, spend... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bride on the Run
Mammoth Press reports: Former Beatle Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney announced today they're getting divorced after nearly four years of marriage.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rap Comic
CBR reports: Exploding onto the American music scene in 1987 with their debut album, "Yo, Bum Rush The Show," Public Enemy quickly became the most important hip-hop act to ever take the stage. Now, twenty years since first declaring that he swings a hammer like the Mighty Thor, Chuck, Flava and the rest of Public Enemy are set to be immortalized in comic book form with the first licensed Public Enemy comic dropping this summer. 

The series is written by Chuck with I. James Bomb, from the S1W's, and Professor Griff also providing story concepts and editorial support. Art on the series will be handled by by Adam Wallenta.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Glam of July Show
Blabbermouth reports: An already hot event just got hotter as FASTER PUSSYCAT, BANG TANGO and PRETTY BOY FLOYD have been added to POISON's Fourth of July weekend blowout at Hyundai Pavilion in San Bernardino, CA. The date of the show is Saturday, July 1 and it also features CINDERELLA and SLAUGHTER. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story

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Fair Warning Releases
Blabbermouth reports: Frontiers Records has announced the details of the European release of FAIR WARNING's reunion album, which has a working title of "Brother's Keeper".

The band, which currently consists of singer Tommy Heart, guitarist Helge Engelke, bassist Ule W. Ritgen and CC Behrens on drums, started working on the new songs in the fall 2005. In addition to this highly anticipated CD � scheduled for release in Europe on August 25, 2006 � Frontiers Records has announced the re-release of three back-catalog FAIR WARNING items. On July 9, reissues of FAIR WARNING's first two albums � the self-titled debut and "Rainmaker" � will hit the streets in Europe in their original artwork and track listing.[see full story for more including a DVD release]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Steve Cooper RIP
BW&BK reports: Former S.A. SLAYER and JUGGERNAUT vocalist Steve Cooper, aged 47, passed away in the early morning hours of May 14th at a San Antonio, Texas hospital from complications due to kidney failure. Cooper, who was diabetic, had been in ill health and on dialysis for several years prior to his untimely death. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Ozzy Day
BW&BK reports: OZZY OSBOURNE occupies such a big place in Brummies' hearts the city is dedicating a whole day to him reports icBirmingham.co.uk. The event is being put on in response to public demand and there will be air guitar contests as well as an Ozzy trivia test. There'll even be a bat trail as one of the attractions of Ozzy Osbourne Day on Sunday at Aston Hall, just a stone's throw from where the BLACK SABBATH legend grew up.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Acoustic Foo
TuneLab reports: A few dates for the Foo Fighter's summer acoustic tour have been announced. The tour will kick off on July 11th in Seattle and will make stops in the following cities:

July 11th in Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
July 13th in Berkeley, CA @ Berkeley Community Theater
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Metal Church Revival
KNAC reports: SPV have confirmed that the new Metal Church album, A Light In The Dark, will be released in Germany on June 16th, throughout Europe on June 19th, and in North America on June 27th.

A Light in the Dark will feature a new version of the track 'Watch The Children Pray', a tribute to vocalist David Wayne, who passed away in May, 2005.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bassist Panic
Rockdirt reports: Panic! At The Disco posted news on their official web site that bassist Brent Wilson is no longer part of the group. "There really isn't a good way to say this, and it was a decision that was very tough to make, but feels like it will be the right decision for everyone," the statement, signed "panic!", reads. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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You Can't Kill this Roach
The Gauntlet reports: Rockers Papa Roach are ready to return from the music wilderness to reclaim the fans they're convinced have abandoned them. In the two years since their last album, frontman Jacoby Shaddix is convinced they've been forgotten about. So they've set about making a new album to mark their return. 

Shaddix says, "We know nobody cares about us right now. This is most definitely a comeback, no doubt about it. The record is going great. We started writing last October and we've been in the studio for the last few months. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Antony and the Leonard
The Tripwire reports: Mercury Prize winner, Antony (Antony and the Johnsons), has been hard at work since winning the coveted award. Mainly, Antony has been working on a variety of collaborations, live events and film projects. As for the films, Antony is featured in the soon-to-be-released I'm Your Man, a Leonard Cohen documentary. In the film Antony performs the song "If It Be Your Will."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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