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Faith Hill Robbed
E! reports: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's latest duet involves filling out a police report. The country superstars fell victim to a burglary over the weekend when their Los Angeles home was broken into and an unknown amount of money was stolen.

The home, located in a gated community in the Hollywood Hills, is listed in Hill's name and is not the Nashville-dwelling couple's primary residence, according to her publicist, Paul Freundlich.
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Jacko Idol?
TMZ reports: Courtney Love on "American Idol" -- intriguing. Michael Jackson on "Idol" -- shocking! It could happen, though, if certain hints dropped by "Idol" producers are to be believed. Realitytvmagazine.com reports that "several signs" point to the possibility that Michael Jackson will have his own "Idol" theme-week, and might even "mentor" the impressionable young talent on the show. 

Why all the Jackson buzz? First of all, "Idol" producers have hinted for weeks at a "big event show" during this season. Also, reports have swirled that Jackson has turned to "Idol" creator Simon Fuller to help revive his flagging career, perhaps involving a comeback show in Las Vegas.
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Bonnaroo Bands
AP reports: The newly reunited Police will headline the four-day Bonnaroo Music Festival in June, which will also include the White Stripes, Tool and Wilco. 

The lineup for the Tennessee music festival, to be announced Wednesday, also includes planned performances by Widespread Panic, the Roots, Franz Ferdinand and the Flaming Lips.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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White Stripes Ink New Deal
Gigwise reports: The White Stripes have struck a deal with Warner Brothers in the US. 

Jack and Meg parted company with their last North American label, V2, in January and have been looking for a home ever since. 

The band's publicist has confirmed to Billboard that this new deal is not tied in with Jack Whites' sub-label Third Man which was affiliated with their V2 contract and home to The Raconteurs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vanilla Ice The New Taxman
TMZ reports: So, what rhymes with "1099" and "itemized deductions?" We know who would know -- Vanilla Ice, of course. Vanilla who?

Those crazy tax software pros at Intuit have gotten the most infamously un-entertaining white boy of all -- Vanilla Ice -- to shill for them during tax season. In a gloriously nonsensical (and possibly brilliant) promotion, the company recruited Vanilla (also known as Rob Van Winkle) to help pimp its TurboTax software in a contest they're calling The Tax Rap.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Indies Find Major Success
BBC reports: The Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs helped independent record labels to one of their most successful years ever, a UK industry organisation has claimed. 

Indies earned an all-time high of two-thirds of the silver discs awarded to British acts in 2006, the Association of Independent Music said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ugliest Musicians
Blabbermouth reports: According to KissNews.de, Gene Simmons (KISS), Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD) and Alex Van Halen (VAN HALEN) are among the "ugliest musicians ever," as chosen by Blogcritics, an online magazine, a community of writers and readers from around the globe. The complete Top 12 list is as follows:

01. Shane MacGowan (THE POGUES) 
02. G.G. Allin 
03. Gene Simmons (KISS) 
04. Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD) 
05. Thom Yorke (RADIOHEAD) 
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Slayer, Manson, Wolfmother, Maiden for Download
BW&BK reports: According to Uncut.co.uk, SLAYER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MARILYN MANSON, WOLFMOTHER and BRING ME THE HORIZON are confirmed for the UK's Download festival, which will take place June 8th-10th at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. Other acts confirmed include headliners IRON MAIDEN (June 10), LINKIN PARK (June 9) and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (June 8). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Porcupine Tree N' Friends
BW&BK reports: As previously reported, guitar legends Alex Lifeson (RUSH) and Robert Fripp (KING CRIMSON) are guesting on PORCUPINE TREE's new album Fear Of A Blank Planet, due out through Atlantic Records in North America on April 24th and the 23rd in Europe via Roadrunner. Lifeson appears on the track 'Anesthetize', while Fripp solos on 'Way Out There'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No More Pop From Mandy Moore
pr-inside reports: MANDY MOORE is desperate to shed her image as a "throwaway" pop star - and insists she hates the music she made as a youngster. The 22-year-old star, who is set to release self-penned album WILD HOPE later this year (07), made her name with pop hit CANDY in 1999, but Moore is adamant she has moved on from her teenage songstress days, and is now happy to concentrate on her fledgling film career.

She says, "Not to sound bad, but I don't necessarily have to make a record. No one's out there desperately waiting for my next album... So I have to do the music my way. It means too much to me. I can't just go into the studio and make a crappy pop record to please somebody else. Why bother?"
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Third Eye Blind Tour
TuneLab reports: Third Eye Blind will be performing several dates over the next couple months. Dates include:

March 13th in San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
April 17th in Easton, PA @ Lafayette College - Kirby Field House
April 20th in Schenectady, NY @ Union College - Memorial Field House
April 21st in Babson Park, MA @ Babson College - PepsiCo Pavilion
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NIN Web Hunt
SMN reports: A set of websites have emerged in support of the new NINE INCH NAILS album "Year Zero". The first of the sites was discovered by fans who noticed highlighted letters on the back of a nine inch nails shirt for a tour that kicked off this weekend. This led to the discovery of various IP addresses and an entire story of the future built through sites.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Anniversary
SMN reports: 37 years ago today, February 13, BLACK SABBATH unleashed their self-titled debut to the world. Featuring classic tracks as ‘The Wizard', ‘Black Sabbath', and ‘N.I.B.', "Black Sabbath" forever changed the world of rock and roll, morphing it into a more sinister vein of music known as ‘heavy metal'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hairband Cock Fight
sleazeroxx.com reports: Recognized as one of the best stage presence singers and guitar players in this rock n roll era, rock singer Joe Leste (Bang Tango, Beautiful Creatures) and Michael Thomas (Beautiful Creatures, Faster Pussycat, Fastback, Adler's Appetite) have teamed up with drummer Ryche Green (BulletBoys, Shine Violet, Keel) and bassist Dave Weeks (BulletBoys, Keel) to form "Cock Fight". 

This all-star band will be performing all the rock hits that the fans want to hear. They are getting ready to hit the road mid February 2007, performing hits from bands such as Bang Tango, Beautiful Creatures, AC/DC, The Cult, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy and Guns N' Roses.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Poison Dating Game
sleazeroxx.com reports: Hot on the heels of VH1's record breaking hits, "Flavor of Love" and "I Love New York," comes a fresh new take on this wildly exciting relationship show. Known as the bandana-clad, blue- eyed lead singer/songwriter from one of today's legendary rock bands, Bret Michaels has been handpicked by VH1 and producers Mark Cronin & Cris Abrego to take this series to all new heights of rock-n-roll insanity! The hard-rockin' Poison front man is looking for a woman who can truly keep up with his rock-n- roll lifestyle and not become jealous of his one true passion -- performing which has been the reason for and destruction of most of his relationships. As VH1's hottest eligible bachelor, a bevy of beauties will vie to win his heart in the new series "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" premiering in July. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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