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Bloc Party Coined Off Stage
Gigwise reports: Bloc Party were forced off stage mid-set during their gig in Aberdeen last night after a member of the audience threw a coin at Kele Okereke. 

The band left the stage for a short break before returning to finish the gig after the incident which happened two songs into the set. 

Bloc Party are currently on a UK tour promoting their latest album A Weekend In The City'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Toadies Reunion
FMQB reports: Vaden Todd Lewis of The Burden Brothers will be reforming with the Toadies for four live dates in March. Check them out in Austin, TX on March 12 and 13, Houston on March 14, and Dallas on March 17. The Toadies, best known for their radio hit "Possum Kingdom," broke up officially in 2001 but have reunited a handful of times since then. [see full story for more breaking music news including stories on Neil Young, Army Of Anyone, Interpol, Silversun Pickups and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Devil Vs Axl
Blabbermouth reports: Croatia's Javno recently conducted an interview with EAGLES OF DEATH METAL leader Jesse "The Devil" Hughes. An excerpt from the chat follows - Javno: You were on tour with the legendary GUNS N' ROSES last year. I read that Axl Rose called you the "PIGEONS OF ---- METAL." What happened? 

Jesse: That was one of the most bizarre nights in my life. We played in an arena that seats 20,000 people and there were barely 5,000. First some strippers climbed on stage and the audience started chasing them off the stage. That was the first time I saw anybody chasing away strippers from the stage. When it was our turn, they also started driving us off the stage, screaming that we suck, but after a few songs, they evidently liked us. We played what we had planned and left satisfied. Then Axl [Rose] came on who did not actually see us play because he was an hour late for the concert. Then he began playing and after two songs he completely lost control. In the middle of the concert he fired several technicians, his personal assistant, with whom he has been friends for 25 years, and then he said to the audience "How did you like the 'PIGEONS OF ---- METAL?'" At that moment his bass player just threw the bass guitar on the floor and left the stage. Axl picked up the bass guitar and threw it at him. It was crazy. I think you can see that on YouTube.[see full story to find out what he told Axl when he asked if they would rejoin the tour]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aerosmith Euro Tour Via Dubai
Blabbermouth reports: AEROSMITH will return to Europe for the first time in eight years in June of this year, according to NME.com. 

Fresh from their U.S. with MÖTLEY CRÜE, and on the back of the 2006 release of the best-of compilation "Devil's got a New Disguise", the band will warm up their European leg of their tour with select dates in Dubai and India. [see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Heaven and Hell To Hit US this Spring
Blabbermouth reports: HEAVEN AND HELL drummer Vinny Appice has reportedly been telling the press in recent interviews that the band will be touring the U.S. sooner (around April-May) than the late summer plans (August) the band had originally announced. This has now been officially confirmed in a posting on HEAVEN AND HELL bassist Geezer Butler's official web site, which also reveals that rehearsals for the tour began today (Monday, February 19) in Los Angeles.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cornell on Audioslave Split
TuneLab reports: Chris Cornell told MTV that his decision to leave Audioslave was rooted in his songwriting process. "It was clear to all of us we needed some time apart, and what that produces is anybody's guess. In my case, it produced a very prolific writing period, and getting back into writing songs on my own," he said. 

"Audioslave was a very fresh collaboration because it was very much like a young band, where you all write together in a room. But my experience, in terms of songwriting and record-creating, is not like a 19-year-old guy in a Rock band. For me to be satisfied, I think I need to be able to be on my own, in the long run."[he's not done, see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zakk Not Wylde About Acoustic Tour
TuneLab reports: Zakk Wylde has canceled the following dates on his upcoming Hard Rock Cafe acoustic dates:

February 19th in New York, NY
February 20th in Boston, MA
February 21st in Philadelphia, PA
February 22nd in Baltimore, MD
February 23rd in Washington D.C.
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Yorke Responds To Gallagher
Earvolution reports: By now most people realize what a blowhard, a**hole Noel Gallagher is and simply ignore his seemingly weekly rants about either how great he is or how bad someone else is. One of his latest targets has been Radiohead's Thom Yorke. 

Gallagher felt the need to criticize Yorke's stage show that sometimes incorporates political messages. He's also quoted as a saying "I never went to f****** university. I don't know what a paint brush is, I never went to art school."

On Radiohead's "Dead Air Space" blog, Yorke responds simply and elegantly: "i did. it taught me to respect other artists."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Prince of Punk
punkbands reports: Prince Harry may be royalty, but that doesn't mean he's not dilusional. The hard partying son of the Queen has declared himself "the prince of punk" after sending his minions to round up one of his favorite bands, Towers of London recently at an exclusice British nightclub. The band tells BANG "we were introduced to Harry and he told me how much he likes us. He thinks we're top. He spent the evening calling himself the Prince of Punk." [Are they calling every band punk now?]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Michaels: Op Ivy Reunion Not Likely
punkbands reports: According to a MySpace post, former Operation Ivy vocalist Jesse Michaels talked about the possibility of reunions for Operation Ivy and Common Rider. Both are not likely due to "logistical problems" but one never knows. Michaels also said about Op Ivy "So will it happen? The most honest answer is probably not. But life and the universe sometimes have their own plans."

Apparently reunion rumors started swirling after Michaels joined Rancid on stage last December.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nightwish Expand Tour
SMN reports: More dates have been released for NIGHTWISH's North American tour:

October 15 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
October 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
October 18 New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
October 20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 21 - Montreal, QC @ The Medley
October 23 - Toronto, ON @ The Docks
October 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
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Spice Girls Hop on Reunion Bandwagon?
Launch reports: The Spice Girls are on the brink of confirming plans to reform, it has been claimed. After months of speculation, it has been reported that the pop group has agreed to the reunion, after watching the runaway comeback success of fellow British popsters Take That.

Mel B (Scary Spice), Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), and Mel C (Sporty Spice) are apparently "good friends" now and are seeking $5 million each to agree to play together again.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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XM and Sirius to Merge
SMN reports: Rivals XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio announced Monday they would enter into a merger of equals, creating a satellite radio giant.

XM and Sirius said they would each own half of the combined company, which would have a market value of roughly $13 billion, including approximately $1.6 billion in net debt.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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$1 Million for Britney's Hair
Jam reports: What would you buy with $1 million? If you answered celebrity hair, then your prayers have been answered. 

At BuyBritneysHair.com, you buy the hair that Britney Spears shed to win the Sinead O'Connor look-a-like competition. 

To even try to describe this opportunity is futile, especially when the website articulates it so perfectly. [you don't just get her hair... see full story for what else you get if you want to waste your money on this!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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