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Travis Barker Broke
TuneLab reports: +44 Travis Barker has been forced to delay his return to the band after doctors expressed fears for his brittle bones. Travis fractured his arm on the set of a music video in September, but his recovery has been hindered after doctors diagnosed the bone weakness. 

According to a post on the bands MySpace page, Barker must wear a bone simulator on his forearm to encourage the limb to heal, but has been given the go-ahead from medical experts to undertake some light drumming.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Reality TV
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil is working on the pilot for a new A&E reality-TV show. According to Vince, the program will follow the singer and his family after his parents have moved in with him. Neil told Eddie Trunk of the "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM last night (February 9), "My wife [Lia] hasn't talked to my mom since the wedding," which took place January 9, 2005 in Las Vegas.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fun With Urine and Razorblades
Blabbermouth reports: According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Swedish black metallers SHINING performed a "scandalous" concert at Diezel in Halmstad, Sweden last Saturday (February 3). During the show, SHINING singer Niklas Kvarforth drank urine out of a bottle, was physically assaulted by a Norwegian fan, and cut himself with razorblades. 

"Stage antics are not supposed to represent normal behavior," Kvarforth told Aftonbladet. The bloody razors were later handed out to the crowd, which consisted mostly of teenagers.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Timberlake TV Network
pr-inside reports: Pop superstar, actor and clothing designer JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE can add TV mogul to his impressive resume after signing a new partnership deal with US communication giant Verizon to launch JT TV.

The new network will feature movies, music and fashion programming.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idlewild Instores
Gigwise reports: Idlewild have announced a couple of in-store performances and signings for later this month. 

The band will be playing at HMV stores in Edinburgh on February 26th and Leeds on February 27th.

The mini in-store tour coincides with the release of their new single, ‘No Emotion.'[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Free Genesis Show
Gigwise reports: Newly reformed Genesis have announced they will play a massive free concert for 400,000 fans in Rome this summer. 

Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford will end their first tour in 15 years by playing the Circo Massimo on 14 July.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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St. Zakk
TuneLab reports: Black Label Society frontman / Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde is in the process of donating a million-dollar lab to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over a five-to-ten-year period. The foundation is in the process of becoming established and there have already been sizeable donations. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guns N' Roses World Tour
TuneLab reports: Guns N' Roses will launch their "Chinese Democracy World Tour 2007" in April with shows in South Africa, Japan, Thailand, South America, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.[see full story for more music news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica: Lars Breaking Out the Pots and Pans Next Month
KNAC reports: Metallica reveals their recording and touring plans in this update:

We are finishing up the last couple weeks of pre-production on the album and... really... seriously... (drumroll)... we're going to start recording on March 12th. We're pretty f**kin' psyched about it and pretty f**kin' psyched to be sharing this experience with Rick. 

But wait... there's more. We kinda sorta figured that by the time June rolled around, we would be ready for a break from recording (escape??) and since we had so much fun in Europe last summer, we thought "why not go back for some more fun and games?" We're planning to share the summer love with our friends in some different countries we didn't get to last year[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Iggy Pop & The Stooges Tour
punkbands reports: Iggy Pop & The Stooges are hitting the road for a scattered line up of gigs to promote their first album in 33 years. Mike Watt from Firehose and the Minutemen will be playing bass. The album, which will be titled The Weirdness, hits stores March 20th. Dates are below...

3/17, Austin, TX (SXSW)
4/7, Boston, MA (Orpheum Boston) 
4/9, New York, NY (United Palace) 
4/13, Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre) [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nidge Miller RIP
punkbands reports: According to the SOS Records MySpace page Nidge Miller, founding member and guitarist for the legnedary UK punk/Oi! band Blitz was struck and killed by a car following his band's show on Friday night (February 9th) in Austin Texas - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anti-Flag Cancel Tour
punkbands reports: Anti-Flag has been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their Canadian tour with Billy Talent. The band explained: Due to a death in the family, we will not be playing tonight's show in Waterloo and also the show in London. We send our apologies and hope to be back to Canada sometime later this year. 

Many thanks and unconditional love, and gratitude to Billy Talent and their awesome staff, and also to our friends, Rise Against and Moneen. The shows have been fantastic[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Skinlab Return
SMN reports: Oakland, California. Bay Area Metal favorites SKINLAB have announced that they will officially hit the road in May following a three year hiatus, including a stop at Milwaukee Metalfest XIX, May 11 and 12 at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, WI.

Bassist/Vocalist Steev Esquivel says "We've played the Metalfest several times, and it's always been a great experience. We're stoked for the chance to come back and tear it up again for our fans and friends in Milwaukee."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Type O Negative, Celtic Frost, Brand New Sin Tour?
SMN reports: TYPE O NEGATIVE, CELTIC FROST, and BRAND NEW SIN appear to be teaming up for a North American tour. The initial tour dates released are as follows:
March 28 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's*
March 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
March 31 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
April 3 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*
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Hell Freezes Over, Slayer Wins Grammy
PR reports: Slayer, the undisputed kings of thrash/punk/metal have been awarded their first-ever Grammy Award. The track, "Eyes of the Insane," from the band's most recent album, "Christ Illusion," took the Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance. Fellow category nominees included Lamb of God, Mastodon, Ministry and Stone Sour.

This was Slayer's second Grammy nomination, the first being in 2002 for the track "Disciple" (from "God Hates Us All"), also in the Best Metal Performance category. Slayer, currently headlining a North American tour, did not attend the Grammy's presentation, but vocalist/bassist Tom Araya had this to say about the win from his hotel room in Columbus, OH: " Jeff [Hanneman] and I put a lot into 'Eyes of the Insane' so we're thrilled that the Grammy voters took the time to listen to it, and then vote for it. We're out here on the road and we're all really, really happy."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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