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Rockin Rehab TV
Launch reports: Pete Doherty has been approached to star in a reality TV show about rock stars fighting drug addiction, according to reports. 

The Babyshambles star, who is the focus of tawdry new narcotic allegations in the U.K. press this morning, has apparently been approached by the makers of Big Brother.

Working under the provisional title of Rock Stars In Rehab, the program is said to be in the pipeline from U.K. production company Endemol.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Norah Jones Tour
Reuters reports: With her new Blue Note album, "Not Too Late," poised to debut next week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Norah Jones has announced the dates for her spring North American tour. 

The outing begins April 13 in Wallingford, Conn., and will wrap May 12 in Montreal. Jones also will play April 28 at Jazz Fest in New Orleans.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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CMT Noms
Reuters reports: Carrie Underwood, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland scored a leading three nominations each for the 2007 CMT Music Awards, to be held April 16 at Nashville's Curb Event Center. 

Voting began Thursday (February 1) on CMT.com; eight nominees in each category will be whittled to four by February 28.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Avril Comic
FMQB reports: Avril Lavigne has signed a deal with Random House Publishing for a manga comic series she collaborated on and "appears" in. Make 5 Wishes is a two-volume series, part one of which arrives in stores on April 10, with the second edition due out in June. According to MTV.com, the book tells the tale of a high school girl who finds a mysterious Web site that grants her wishes....[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Halen Comp
Blabbermouth reports: BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal that Rhino Records has set a March 13 release date for VAN HALEN's "Best Of (1978-1984)", the first single-disc compilation exclusively spotlighting 1978-1984, the group's original David Lee Roth era. The album, which coincides with VAN HALEN's March 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, contains over an hour of remastered classics from the albums "Van Halen", "Van Halen II", "Women And Children First", "Fair Warning", "Diver Down", and "1984".[see full story for more including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guns N' Coke
Blabbermouth reports: According to 5FM.co.za, GUNS N' ROSES, EVANESCENCE and HOOBASTANK will perform at this year's My Coke Fest, set to take place in late April/early May in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. This exciting music festival kicks off in Johannesburg on Friday, April 27 at the New Market Racecourse, then moves to Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on Tuesday, May 1.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Origin Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: Kansas-based death metallers ORIGIN have been rejoined by drummer John Longstreth. The group will embark on a European tour with NECROPHAGIST and MISERY INDEX beginning on February 8 in Trier, Germany. Credited with having created some of the most challenging and devastating death metal in its three-album career, ORIGIN was a late addition to this blistering package as the replacement for COLDWORKER, who had to pull off the trek due to "scheduling conflicts." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No Love For Idol
PR reports: Turns out that the producers of American Idol are not on crack after all. They deny ever offering Courtney Love a spot as a karaoke judge on the show. Seems Courtney may have been punked and some are just calling it a hoax, which is really too bad because the ironic and comedic value of Courtney Love telling someone that they can't sing would have been priceless. So it looks like Paula "What Randy Said" Abdul will be keeping her job for a while longer. But if she has to go, maybe Yoko is available?- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The British Are Coming
Blabbermouth reports: THE EXPLOITED, FINAL CONFLICT, FUNERAL DRESS (March 9 to March 17), PHANTOM ROCKERS (March 19 to March 24), RESILIENCE, THE GHOULS, and SO UNLOVED will team up for The British Are Coming 2007 touring festival, which is set to kick off March 9 in Ventura, California. The dates are as follows:

Mar. 09 - Ventura, CA - Alpine
Mar. 10 - Perris, CA - Real Ride Skate Park
Mar. 11 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Mar. 13 - El Paso, TX - House of Rock N Roll
Mar. 15 - Lewisville, TX - Fat Daddy's Sound Shack 
Mar. 16 - Mc Allen, TX - The Metro
Mar. 17 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzfest Hype
BW&BK reports: OZZY and SHARON OSBOURNE will make a "surprise groundbreaking, historic announcement about this summer's Ozzfest" at CIC 2007 (Concert Industry Consortium) on Tuesday, February 6th at 11:00 a.m. PT at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel [see full story for more - what can it be? N Sync are reuniting to headline? Or could it be Van Halen?]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Church Back Injury
BW&BK reports: METAL CHURCH has issued the following press release: 

Last night (January 31st) in Nashville, TN, drummer Jeff Plate suffered a spinal disk injury. Jeff is currently seeking medical treatment... prognosis soon to follow. 

Unfortunately, the band has to cancel at least 3-6 shows, pending Jeff's prognosis. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Viva Las Britney
pr-inside reports: Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS is back in Las Vegas to work on her upcoming album in a recording studio at the Palms Casino Resort.

ůSpears will be working with top producer LUKASZ GOTTWALD, who has collaborated with KELLY CLARKSON, MOS DEF, MISSY ELLIOTT and KELIS.

The star's manager, LARRY RUDOLPH, said earlier this month (JAN07) that Spears is halfway through recording her new CD, which is expected to be released this autumn. [see full story for the gossipy type stuff]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chaos Not Enough for 30 Seconds to Mars
TuneLab reports: 30 Seconds to Mars have added several headlining Taste of Chaos off-dates which include:

February 16th in Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
February 24th in Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock
March 6th in New Orleans, LA @ Howling Wolf
March 14th in St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
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Black Label Society Acoustic Tour
TuneLab reports: Black Label Society kicked off an acoustic tour in Portland, OR on Thursday. The band will perform for in studio acoustic sessions which will be followed by a performance at Hard Rock Cafe's. Dates are:

February 1st in Portland, OR - KUFO
February 2nd in Seattle, WA - KISW
February 3rd in Los Angeles, CA - KDLD - Hard Rock Cafe
February 5th in Phoenix, AZ - KUPD - Hard Rock Cafe
February 6th in Sacramento,CA - KRXQ - Hard Rock Cafe
February 7th in Kansas City, MO - KQRC 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Warped Vandals and More
punkbands reports: Alkaline Trio, The Vandals, Hot Rod Circuit, Boys Like Girls, Norma Jean, and the Spill Canvas have all been added to Warped this year. The full list and the tour routing are below.

Spill Canvas (entire tour)
Boys Like Girls (entire tour)
The Vandals (first 4 shows)
Pepper (entire tour)
Bayside (entire tour)
Pennywise (June 28th till July 25th and then August 17th to 25th)
Meg And Dia (entire tour)
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