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Britney Pregnant?
Contact Music reports: BRITNEY SPEARS has got the gossips guessing again after telling a photographer she's pregnant. The pop star blurted out the bizarre announcement when cornered by photographers during a night out on Friday (13Apr07), leaving tabloids to wonder if she was being serious. 

Spears allegedly told a videographer, "I really am pregnant." She added, "I saw these magazines, and they said I was pregnant, and, like, it's so true…." 

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Nazi Ferry Uproar
BBC reports: Singer Bryan Ferry has apologised for an interview in which he praised the iconography of the Nazi party. The UK star is reported to have told a German newspaper that the "mass marches and the flags" of Hitler's regime were "just fantastic - really beautiful". 

Jewish leaders in Britain condemned the comments, and called for Marks and Spencer to drop Ferry as a model. 

"I apologise unreservedly," the singer said in a statement, adding he found the Nazi regime "evil and abhorrent".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Park Get Intimate
PR reports: Linkin Park has added two new European tour dates. Catch Linkin Park at these intimate venues- April 28th in Berlin, Germany at Kesselhaus and May 3rd in London at the Astoria. Tickets for both shows are available now. 

Also, Episode #7 of Linkin Park's LPTV is now live at http://youtube.com/linkinparktv. In this episode, Linkin Park travels around the world in 23 days. Also on the LPTV YouTube Channel, check out the new LPTV trailer of what's to come.

Minutes to Midnight will be available worldwide on May 15th. [see full story for all the tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Squeeze Reunion
Earvolution reports: Some form of Squeeze will be touring America this year. The lineup of the band has fluctuated a bit over the years, but the dates in America will be led by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook who've remained the heart of the band over the years. The band will play Guilfest, also featuring Madness, in the UK in July before coming to America later in the year for a dozen shows.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Godsmack Crash Victim Improving
Blabbermouth reports: Jill Harmacinski of The Eagle-Tribune reports that the condition of a Chelmsford, Massachusetts woman injured in an automobile crash involving GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna improved at a Boston hospital yesterday (April 15).

Lindsay Taylor, 25, was upgraded to serious condition, said Jerry Berger, a spokesman for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. Taylor was said to be in a coma and on life support after the crash Wednesday night (April 11) on Interstate 93 south.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nugent Robbed
Contact Music reports: Two all-terrain vehicles and two crossbows were among the items stolen in a raid on rocker TED NUGENT's vacant home in Concord, Michigan last week (ends15Apr07). A teenager was arraigned on Saturday (14Apr07) on charges of breaking and entering Nugent's former residence. A second juvenile was arrested yesterday (15Apr07).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead Reissue
CMJ reports: A lot of rumors have been surrounding Radiohead lately, but one thing is certain—the band will re-release the rare EP Com-Lag (2+2=5) May 8. Originally released through EMI Toshiba in Japan and Australia in 2004, the EP features material from Radiohead's Hail To The Thief period, including a Four Tet remix of "Skttbrain" as well as live recordings of "Fog (Again)" and "2+2=5".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Talking Tranquillity Into Eternity
Talking Metal reports: The latest episode of Talking Metal features part one of their coverage of the Metal for the Masses 2007 tour. It features interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Dark Tranquillity vocalist Mikael Stanne and Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block. Topics include Dark Tranquillity's new album, "Fiction," Megadeth, Randy Blythe, Edguy, and Rush's influence on Into Eternity. Additional podcast topics include the 2007 edition of VH1's Rock Honors, Ozzy Osbourne, Century Media Records, Vince Neil, Jessica Alba, Music Rising, Guns N' Roses, Ronin, and the passing of former KISS guitarist, Mark St. John. A photo gallery as well as the 60-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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J.Lo To Smack Tab Over Dope Story
TMZ reports: Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony are furious over a report that they were involved in a heroin scandal -- and now the hopping mad couple is hopping the pond to seek revenge in court.

Both J.Lo and Marc are set to file several lawsuits against the National Enquirer in the United Kingdom, claiming that any link to a drug scandal is pure BS. They're hoping that celeb-friendly libel laws in the U.K. will result in harsher punishment than they might find stateside.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clear Channel BamGoogled
FMQB reports: Clear Channel Radio and Google have struck up a multi-year deal that allows Google to sell a guaranteed portion of 30-second advertising on more than 675 of Clear Channel's radio outlets. Under the agreement, Google Audio Ads advertisers will have national distribution, enabling them to reach specific audiences, at specific times, in targeted geographies.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Universal To Test DRMless Music?
Yahoo reports: While EMI will boldly go where no major has gone before and sell its catalog as unprotected digital files, other forces are coming into play that should bolster the potential for a commercial MP3 marketplace. 

Amazon, which is considered the best bet to challenge iTunes' supremacy in the digital world, is shooting to launch its MP3 digital download store in May, a target date it has yet to publicly acknowledge. (Amazon declines comment.) Meanwhile, sources familiar with the situation say Universal Music Group plans to test the sale of unprotected digital music files… at the new Amazon store and other outlets.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cephalic Carnage Offer up Free Violence
PR reports: Cephalic Carnage has unveiled the first new track, "Endless Cycle of Violence", from their upcoming new full-length album Xenosapien via their MySpace and PureVolume pages. "Endless Cycle of Violence", the album's lead-off track, will also be the first video from the record. 

Xenosapien was recorded by the band and long-time producer / engineer Dave Otero at their studio in Denver, CO and is set for a May 29 North American release date (May 28 internationally). Xenosapien's complete track listing is as follows: "Endless Cycle of Violence", "Divination & Volition", "Molting", "Touched By An Angel", "Vaporized", "Heptarchy", "G.lobal O.verhaul D.evice", "Let Them So Long As They Fear", "The Omega Point", "Megacosm of the Aquaphobics", and "Ov Vicissitude". 

Additionally, CEPHALIC CARNAGE has announced their involvement as part of this summer's "Summer Slaughter Tour" with label-mates NECROPHAGIST as well as DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS and more. This five-week North American tour will kick-off on June 1 in Clifton Park, NY- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Winds Finish Recording
PR reports: WINDS, the Norwegian band consisting of Lars E. Si, Carl August Tidemann, Jan Axel von Blomberg and Andy Winter, have completed the mixing of their fourth recording, said to be an epic masterpiece entitled "Prominence and Demise." 

The album features guest appearances from several musical talents including Dan Swanö, Agnete M. Kirkevaag, Lars Nedland and Øystein Moe. Travis Smith, has already completed the cover layout for the album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boy Sets Fire Finale in Philly?
punkbands reports: I guess there can only be one REAL final show, but not if you're in Boy Sets Fire. While we previously announced the band will be playing its last gigs in Europe, we were really kidding. We meant Philadelphia. A send off is scheduled for June 9th in the city of Brotherly Love. Bands are TBA. Will there be more "last shows?" Who knows. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maps Goes Mute
PR reports: Mute Records announces brand new signing Maps, aka James Chapman. Debut album "We Can Create" set for release on Mute North America June 19th, 2007. 

An ambitious, widescreen and epic record, "We Can Create" runs the full length of the transmission spectrum, from euphoric space-rock to folksy, downtempo whisperings and clattering, thudding noise-pop.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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