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Recap of top stories for 2006: April - June
Instead of just taking our usual Christmas break off and leaving you hanging until the 27th, we figured we'd use these "off" days to recap the most popular stories of the year. These were the most read individual stories from each month.  Enjoy and have a rockn' Christmas.  We'll see you back with the regular Day in Rock report when we return on Wed 12/27!

Here is the second installment, come back Monday for part III.

Snoop Brawl
antiMusic reports: Snoop is in the dog house in England after he and his entourage where at the center of a brawl with police at Heathrow airport that left seven officers injured and Snoop in the big house. 

Snoop Dogg was released on bail Thursday afternoon after being held overnight at a London police station. Snoop and his posse stopped off in Heathrow on their way to South Africa where Snoop was scheduled to perform at The People's Celebration Concert. 

The brawl reportedly started when members of Snoop's posse were denied entry to the first-class lounge of British Airways, according to the Times Online. Members of the posse allegedly started throwing whiskey bottles at a duty free shop and began arguing with staff members. Police arrived and reportedly told the posse they would not be allowed to board their flight. That's when all hell broke loose and the mob became "abusive and pushed the officer," according to a British Airways spokesperson. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Roth Replaced?
Blabbermouth reports: According to Hits Daily Double, CBS Radio's Joel Hollander has made a deal with XM Radio to replace David Lee Roth with Opie and Anthony. Look for the High Voltage duo to return to the terrestrial airwaves on CBS' N.Y., Philly and Dallas' Free-FMs as well as WBCN Boston, WNCX Cleveland, Pittsburgh's K-Rock and West Palm Beach's The Buzz. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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McCartney Stole Song?
Day in Rock reports: Does Paul McCartney owe Curtis Mayfield's estate some royalties? The intro and 1st verse of the song "Anyway" from McCartney's latest album Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard sounds strikingly familiar to the Jeff Beck / Rod Stewart arrangement of Mayfield's "People Get Ready". While many astute reviewers picked up on this "borrowing" when reviewing the album when it was released last year, we have learned that McCartney is definitely familiar with the song. In March 99 when McCartney was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist (along with Mayfield), McCartney participated in an all-star jam with Bono, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel and yes one of the four songs they performed was "People Get Ready," according to SpringsteenLyrics.com [see the full story link to read their account of that performance]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pee Wee Hurley
Contact Music reports: FALL OUT BOY star ANDY HURLEY was left red-faced when a security guard caught him having sex during a cinema showing of children's movie CHICKEN LITTLE. The SUGAR WE'RE GOIN' DOWN rocker was ejected by an official who caught him with his pants down. [story is kind of confusing. Was he having sex with a child? A girl? A Fall Out Boy? Read the full story and see if you can figure it out. But boys and girls remember, don't show your chicken little in public]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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D12 Murder
Gigwise reports: US rapper Proof, a member of Eminem's D-12 crew, has been shot and killed at a bar in Detroit.

According to reports Proof, real name Deshaun Holton, was one of two men shot at an after hours club on the cities Eight Mile Road in the early hours of the this morning.

The second man shot, currently unnamed by the Police, is critically ill in hsopital.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RIAA Vs Education
MTV reports: Like many of the thousands of other people who've been sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for allegedly downloading music illegally, 20-year-old Cassi Hunt is in no position to pay off thousands of dollars in fines.

But the advice a RIAA representative gave the sophomore physics major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology didn't really sound reasonable: Drop out and get a job or switch to a cheaper community college.[you really need to click over for the full story on this one. ]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Axl Vs Hilfiger
antiMusic reports: Axl Rose got into a bit of a tiff with Tommy Hilfiger on Thursday night at The Plumm in Manhattan. Tommy threw a fit when Axl moved his girlfriend's drink. "I moved his girlfriend's drink so it wouldn't spill," Rose told the Kevin & Bean on KROQ during a short interview Friday morning. "It was the most surreal thing, I think, that's ever happened to me in my life."

Tommy was in such a snit over the moved drink he "smacked" Axl in the arm. "He just kept smacking me," Rose said. Club owner Noel Ashman to the New York Post, "Axl was a gentleman and had the good sense not to retaliate, as he would have done some serious damage to Hilfiger." [Maybe Axl was in shock that Tommy had a girlfriend?]

Axl was on KROQ to announce that Guns N' Roses are to headline the station's Inland Invasion on 9/23 at the Hyundai Pavilion in Devore, Ca. This will be the Gunners first LA area gig in over a decade. [we know that a couple of ubber cool folks at KROQ read the Day in Rock, so come on kick down some tickets!] 
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Britney Baby Drop
TMZ reports: Oops, she almost did it again. Britney Spears stumbled this afternoon as she was leaving a New York City hotel and almost dropped little Sean Preston. 

We're told Britney was holding a drink in her left hand and Sean in her right as she maneuvered through a crowd of onlookers. Britney moves through the crowd and then she suddenly trips, the baby's head goes backward and his hat flies off his head. Britney regained her balance and the baby seemed ok. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rap Vs Oprah
Contact Music reports: ICE CUBE has joined LUDACRIS and 50 CENT as the latest rapper to attack US media mogul OPRAH WINFREY for her apparent dislike for hip-hop stars. He tells men's magazine FHM, "I've been involved in three projects pitched to her, but I've never been asked to participate. "For Barbershop, she had CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER and EVE on, but I wasn't invited. Maybe she's got a problem with hip-hop. "She's had damn rapists, child molesters and lying authors (JAMES FREY) on her show. And, if I'm not a rags-to-riches story for her, who is?"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Red Hot Song Theft?
SMN reports: Have THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ripped off TOM PETTY's famous hit 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'? What is being dubbed as "damning evidence" has been made available in MP3 format courtesy of the Dan Gaffney Morning Show on American radio station WGMD[see full story for a link to the evidence]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sum 41 Split
MTV reports: Sum 41 lead guitarist Dave 'Brownsound' Baksh has decided to leave the band. In a press release, Dave revealed, "I couldn't continue on creatively in Sum 41 without being a thorn in the side of the band. As people grow, they change." Brownsound added, however, that there is absolutely no animosity between him and the other members of the band, saying "we are brothers." According to Mike Renaud, the president of Upper Management, the split was simply a matter of Baksh wanting to focus his creative energies elsewhere. Brown Brigade will have more of a "classic metal" feel to it, Renaud said, adding that Baksh is currently working on songs and auditioning singers for the band. [see full story for more - wonder if his version of 'classic metal' will be like Sum 41s version of punk? eg pop-metal? ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nickelback DUI
MTV reports: Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger was arrested for drunk driving last week, Canada's national wire service, Canadian Press, confirms. The rocker was pulled over in British Columbia after police officers became suspicious of his driving.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kill Emo Bands
Gigwise reports: The Killers' Brandon Flowers has launched yet another scathing attack on emo bands like Fallout Boy. 

He ranted to the NME: "Culturally, if it gets as big as it is in America, it could change an entire generation of people growing up here. Emo, pop-punk, whatever you want to call it, is dangerous. 

"We don't wanna dislike anyone, and we've still never met Fall Out Boy, but there's a creature inside me that wants to beat all those bands to death. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Journey Lip Sync?
antiMusic reports: A Journey fan going by the name of Rockndeano has accused Journey frontman Steve Augeri of lip synching during the band's shows. A discussion of the issue began on Melodicrock.com but he quickly saw the need for a dedicated site to discuss the controversy, so he launched a blog on June 1st. To back-up the claims he has posted several songs via YouSendIt but accused the band of having them removed (we were too lazy to trackdown and listen to any). 

Here is a bit of what Rockndeano has to say: "Lead singer Steve Augeri, has had some serious vocal problems the last year or so, and after many hundreds of man hours breaking down concert bootlegs and analyzing 'live' songs from different venues, I have levied the charge against my once favorite band....They use tapes for lead vocals. Yes, you heard that right. Journey has resorted to using tape for lead vocals live." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Hospitalized
antiMusic reports: Korn frontman Jonathan Davis was hospitalized in the U.K. for an unspecified illness. The band was in the UK to take part in the Download Festival. Instead of calling off Saturday's performance, the band called on a plethora of special guest singers to fill in for Davis including members of Slipknot, Devildriver, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, Skindred and 10 Years. 

Because of Davis' illness, the band was forced to cancel Sunday's Download performance in Dublin and also cancelled Tuesday's concert in Amsterdam, their support group Hatebreed will play a headline set instead, according to MetalRage.com. [see full story for info on another band forced to miss Download]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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R Kelly Sex Tape
Gigwise reports: A Chicago judge has ruled that R Kelly's notorious sex tape can be shown to the public.

Both prosecutors and defence lawyers has asked Judge Vincent Gaughan to limit the availability of the tape � which allegedly shows the R'n'B singer having sex with a girl who is thought to be as young as 13 � to jurors and attorneys in the Cook Country State trial.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Billy Preston RIP
AP reports: Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own hit singles including "Outta Space" and "Nothing From Nothing," died Tuesday at 59.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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666: Mark of the Aiken
antiMusic reports: Some Claybots were incensed that we dare link Clay Aiken with the Biblical Mark of the Beast yesterday. We have bad news for them; we didn't make this up as his birth name Clayton Holmes Grissom really does translate to 666 using Gematria (the Greek method of assigning numerical values to words). If you take Clay's first and middle initial and last name of birth it totals 666. Good thing that those researches we reported on yesterday contend that the mark of the beast is really 616. An interested aside; strange as it may sound Ryan Seacrest's name equals the divine number 888. So that should tell you how much stock to put in this!

C=18 H=48 G=42 R=108 I=54 S=114 S=114 O=90 M=78 Total=666
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