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Slash For a GNR Reunion
Rockdirt reports: Slash was recently asked by MTV Brazil about a possible reunion of the original Guns N' Roses lineup. "It's been 12 years now... 11 years... and it just doesn't seem like one of those things that any of us are really thinking about doing," the Velvet Revolver guitarist said. "And I'm not saying never. I would say it would be a good idea to get, just for a couple of shows, to get the original STP and the original Guns N' Roses to do a couple of shows for the fun of it."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fresh Prince Jazzy Jeff Reunion
Contact Music reports: Hollywood superstar WILL SMITH is reuniting with his old hip-hop partner JAZZY JEFF for a world tour. The pair found fame in the 1980s and 1990s with hit records including Parents Just Don't Understand and Summertime, and won the first ever Grammy in the Rap category in 1989. Now Smith has vowed to put his hugely successful movie career on hold to revisit the project - both in the studio and on stage. He says, "We always talk about doing a JJFP (Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince) record and a huge tour, we just have to clear the time to do it. Right now, the plan is we are supposed to go out on tour together at the end of this year."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzfest Ticket Bribe
Sleazeroxx.com reports: Though this summer's Ozzfest tour will cost fans nothing to attend, those who purchase Ozzy Osbourne's first new studio album in six years, "Black Rain," will now have a better shot at getting in the door. 

The initial pressings of "Black Rain" will contain a code that will give fans first crack at scoring a ticket to Ozzfest, which begins July 12 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle. 

"Black Rain" will arrive May 22 via Epic. Specially marked copies of the new set will be available at participating retailers. Fans will be able to use a code found within the album's packaging to redeem two Ozzfest tickets via a special Web site (http://www.livenation.com/ozzfest) starting June 8 -- four days before they're made available to the general public.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Don Ho RIP
Jam! reports: Legendary crooner Don Ho, who entertained tourists for decades wearing raspberry-tinted sunglasses and singing the catchy signature tune "Tiny Bubbles," has died. He was 76. 

He died Saturday morning of heart failure, publicist Donna Jung said.

Ho had suffered with heart problems for the past several years, and had a pacemaker installed last fall. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fiddy Jacko Rumor No 1,367
Contact Music reports: MICHAEL JACKSON and 50 CENT are reportedly working on a new single, called TRIAL OF THE CENTURY. The track covers Jackson's legal and personal woes from the last few years, including his child molestation trial. Meanwhile, AllHipHop.com reports the pop superstar is getting into the street mixtape market under the name THE MJ UNIT. 50 Cent is the latest big name to be connected to Jackson's comeback album. The THRILLER star has also been working with AKON, will.i.am and CHRIS BROWN, among others.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Urine Assault
Blabbermouth reports: According to Kerrang! magazine, BRING ME THE HORIZON vocalist Oli Sykes appeared before the Magistrate's Court, Nottingham, England on Friday (April 13) at 9:45 a.m., after facing accusations of common assault on a fan after their show at Rock City on April 7. The band's label, Visible Noise, issued an official statement to Kerrang!, which reads in part:

"The defendant is up against a charge common assault rising from the allegation of urination on a female fan, which he strongly denies. 

"As the defendant has not pleaded guilty to allegations the case has been adjourned until May 6th as all witnesses need to be called, statements logged and evidence gathered.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Phishy Plea
AP reports: Trey Anastasio pleaded guilty Friday to a felony drug charge, avoiding jail time in a plea agreement that drops more serious charges and orders him into a drug court program. 

Anastasio, 42, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he was in possession of Vicodin, Percocet, heroin and Xanax when he was pulled over in a Dec. 15 traffic stop in Whitehall.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Goldfinger Delay
punkbands reports: Goldfinger announced today that their upcoming album is delayed until next year and that they will not be touring this year. The band will be releasing a 2-song live EP via iTunes soon. Guitarist Charlie Paulson writes: we know we promised the record would be out by now & we'd be doing warped tour this year as well as our own thing in the fall. well...s*** happens.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Poison Offer Fans 2fer
Sleazeroxx.com reports: In stores now, the Special Tour Edition of The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock! All the hits plus a bonus DVD of videos and the making of "We're An American Band." Also included, a special code to buy one ticket and get a 2nd ticket free when Poison passes through your town this summer! 

That's right, now there's absolutely no reason not to come see this upcoming tour...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Snot Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: The surviving members of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT performed their classic track "Stoopid" at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California on April 5 before SEVENDUST's headlining appearance at the venue. Jeff Weber from ex-SNOT guitarist Mikey Doling's new band INVITRO handled the lead vocal duties. [see full story for more including a link to photos] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gilby Denies Leaving TV Band
Blabbermouth reports: Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has shot down reports that he has left ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA, the band he formed with Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Jason Newsted (VOIVOD, ex-METALLICA) and Canadian vocalist Lukas Rossi. 

ET Canada reported earlier in the week that ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA was "over" following Clarke's decision to leave the band. However, in a statement issued earlier today (Saturday, April 14), Clarke said, "I have not left ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA. We just finished the tour. I don't know where they got that from. I did an interview with ET Canada, and we talked about the future of the band, but I never said I've left the band."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lennon Sell Off
BBC reports: Julian Lennon has sold a "significant" stake of his share in the songs his father John wrote for The Beatles. 

John Lennon's songwriting royalties passed to his family when he died, and Julian has sold a slice of these to US music publishing company Primary Wave. 

The firm will now receive payments when Lennon's compositions are sold on CD, performed live or played on the radio. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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44 of the Most Ferocious Drummers
PR reports: "44 of the Most Ferocious Drummers" is set to begin shooting a featured television production on May 3rd and 4th in Hollywood California with some of the most legendary drummers ever.

Hosted by former Atlantic Records rock drummer and music radio host Billy McCarthy, 44 of the Most Ferocious Drummers Ever will be a kinetic mix of interviews, rare performance footage, and commentary from legendary drummers along with their esteemed colleagues, family, and friends who know them best, offstage and on. The show will be produced by Braxton Pope of Ithaka Entertainment.

"I contacted legendary record producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin/Rolling Stones) and the godfather of drummer's, Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge) and shared with them my vision of this show," said Billy McCarthy, host and producer of "44".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Barlow Returns
SMN reports: Former ICED EARTH vocalist Matthew Barlow has made his timely return to the scene, and will be taking over all mic duties for metal act PYRAMAZE. A statement from PYRAMAZE's Michael Kammeyer reads as follows:

"Matthew Barlow (former vocalist of the American metal band Iced Earth) will be taking over the job as Pyramaze vocalist. I've been in dialogue with Matt about his comeback for a few months now, and after we've been getting to know each other better and doing a few test demos where Matt has re-recorded a couple of our old songs, we've come to the conclusion that we are a perfect match.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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BRMC Want Stupid Fans
Gigwise reports: Speaking to Gigwise, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Peter Hayes has rubbished the need for education and reading. 

The vocalist/guitarist with the Californian outfit was reacting to the incident where Noel Gallagher labelled Bloc Party as "a band off university challenge." 

It seems that BRMC are firmly on Oasis' side, with Hayes extolling the virtues of being a drop out who quivers at the sight of a book. He told Gigwise: "Life's nothing to do with reading, it has to do with spirit. I couldn't give a f*** about reading. I don't read that much, and I couldn't much care to read ‘On The Road' [novel by Jack Kerouac] I tried, I couldn't, I'd rather live it, you know what I mean? [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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