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DiR reports: If you haven't checked it out lately, RockNews.info recently had a major update with the addition of several new sources spanning the rock music universe. So if you can't wait until the next edition of the Day in Rock to get your music news, you can find over 200 of the latest headlines from some of the best music news sources across the web. 

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Winehouse Spits on Fans
Contact Music reports: British singer AMY WINEHOUSE managed to sink to even lower depths than she had before with fans, after a catastrophic 'performance' in Cornwall.

The REHAB singer was appearing at the Eden Project this week - her first gig for two weeks after claiming "exhaustion" - when she dashed off stage during her first few songs.

In front of a frustrated and confused crowd, Amy then returned and proceeded to slap herself around the face and bash the microphone on her head. According to the Sun, she then forgot the lyrics to her songs, spat into the crowd and mumbled swear words.- more fun with Amy

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Jovi Vs Java
AP reports: Jon Bon Jovi wants the owner of the Mijovi energy drink to change its name, arguing it is too similar to his famous moniker. 

But Marcos Carrington says his coffee-based energy drink is named after his girlfriend, whose name is Jovita, not the 45-year-old rocker.

In a Jan. 22 letter, Los Angeles lawyer Peter Laird, representing Bon Jovi, objected to the word "Mijovi" as well as other words "itsmijovi" and "itsmilife" that appear in the company's marketing materials and on the can. Rather than use Carrington's spelling, the letter used the phrases, "It's My Jovi" and "It's My Life."- more on this story

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Beatles Butchering Not Allowed
Contact Music reports: The producers of hit new TV karaoke contest THE SINGING BEE have been banned from using THE BEATLES and THE FOUR SEASONS hits on the show. The fun show, hosted by former 'N Sync star Joey Fatone, gives audience members the chance to croon hit songs, and fill in the words when the karaoke screen goes blank. 

The show has become a big hit in America, but some music industry executives are far from impressed - and they've refused to clear the classics for use on the programme. 

Producer Phil Gurin says, "There are certain artists who just don't clear for these kinds of shows - The Beatles being the number one. [ah, but they can misuse Beatles songs to sell crap on TV?] - who needs the Beatles? find out who they got instead!

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Lily Allen Returning to US as Shoe Saleswoman 
PR reports: You've probably been asking yourself two questions lately. When in the hell is Lily Allen going to be touring in the US again and why hasn't Nike put out a special American themed Lily Allen shoe yet? We have answers to both questions for you. 

Allen will be returning to US shores in September for a string of West Coast dates kicking off on the 6th in San Diego, from there she will hit Vegas, Anaheim, San Fran, Portland before hitting Seattle on the 15th. 

You're probably saying that's all well and good but what about those nifty Nikes? Seems the shoe giant asked Lily to design a signature version of the Air Max 90 shoe. Lily opted for a patriotic American theme for the shoes which will be red, white and blue and have stars on the laces so if you don't buy them you will be helping the terrorists.- boss! da dates! da dates!

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Korn Kraze TV
PR reports: Korn's avatars will be performing their new single Evolution in Virtual Pimp My Ride on Monday July 23rd where fans will also be able to listen to their entire new album, Evolution, BEFORE it hits the streets on July 31. 

Join the Korn kraze at MTV's Virtual Worlds July 23 through July 27 to hear the sound track before everyone else and come on July 23rd to catch a special avatar performance!

In other news, Korn is reportedly working on a cover's album. Who wants to be left out of that trend? Among the songs slated to be covered are the NIN classic "Head Like a Hole" and 'Love My Way' from the Psychedelic Furs. - virtualkorn.mtv.com

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Bill Perry RIP
Reuters reports: Blues guitarist Bill Perry, who was discovered by Woodstock folk legend Richie Havens, has died, his label Blind Pig Records reported on Wednesday. He was 49.

According to Greg Schwark, Perry's road manager, the musician was found at his apartment in Sugar Loaf, New York, on Tuesday. 

Emergency medical personnel tried to revive him, but he died en route to the hospital of an apparent heart attack, although no official cause of death has been determined.- more on this story

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Yoko in the Basement
Gigwise reports: Yoko Ono is set to appear on the new Basement Jaxx album which is due for release in the spring of 2008. 

The dance duo have been writing new material for the record recently and drafted in Ono after working with her on one of her own projects. 

Felix Buxton told 6Music: "We ended up doing a couple of things, once I started listening to her stuff, I think she was miles ahead, she should be on the new album. 

"I mean we haven't finished any tracks at the moment, but we are working on new things."- find out who else they want on the disc

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Klaxons Unwittingly Promote Unknown Band
Contact Music reports: British rockers the KLAXONS are in shock after discovering 500 copies of their new single IT'S NOT OVER YET have been pressed with a B-side performed by an unknown band. 

Fans who bought the limited edition seven-inch single were treated to an unknown song by a mysterious band when they flipped the record over. And the band members are similarly confused, because the B-side should have featured an etching and no music at all. 

Frontman Simon Taylor says, "I think the people at the pressing plant have their eyes on different pies.- more on this story

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Skinner Won't Street New CD This Year
antiMusic reports: Fame sucks for Mike Skinner, a.k.a. The Streets. The critically acclaimed artist broke the news to fans via his Myspace blog that the price of fame will cost them. The currency will be their patience as the new Streets album isn't likely to street until 2008, due mainly to the ubber stress of fame foisted on Skinner. 

Skinner writes: Making an album when you're quite well known is a bit stressful. I've had to accept this week that because my album isn't quite right yet it won't be coming out this year. 

I think I've got the makings of a great record, but I've been working so hard on it my head is spinning at the end of every day and when I wake up each morning the first thing I feel is panic.- more on this story

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Shavo Says System Not Down For Good
antiMusic reports: Shavo Odadjian has assured fans that System of a Down is not over. He reassured fans even more by saying "System is alive and well." before pulling the carpet out from under their hopes by adding, " We're just not working together right now." 

Shavo was speaking to Launch when he made the revelations that the System is still intact, just out of order at the moment. "We kind of like split up at first, but you know, we're brothers, man, we'll take bullets for each other. So it's like, you kind of miss each other after a while and you, one guy makes the first move, then another starts making phone calls....this is a juggernaut, man. System Of A Down is my lifeline. It'll never go away. We could not make a record for 10 years that's not gonna happen, but I'm just saying we could and we'll come back strong."- find out what he's gonna do until the phone rings

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Heavy Music Dying According to Tool
Gigwise reports: Enigmatic Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has labelled heavy rock music as "sinking" and "dying."

Keenan was speaking about his new side project 'Pusicfer' when he made the damning comments about the genre. 

He said that Puscifer is: "my attempt to make music to inspire people. Heavy rock is sinking, the industry is dying. This is definitely not thinking man's music." 

Unlike his previous offshoot, A Perfect Circle, Keenan maintains that Puscifer is more of a collaboration than a real band. The collective features the likes of Primus drummer Tim Alexander, with Lisa Germano and actress Milla Jovovich on vocal dutire. - more on this story

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Madonna Sings with Annie 
BBC reports: Madonna is among a host of female stars to appear on a new charity single by vocalist Annie Lennox. 

Sing will feature contributions from 23 singers including Shakira, Joss Stone, Dido and Celine Dion, who were asked to perform by the former Eurythmics star. 

Lennox, whose new album is due for release in October, wrote the song after her work with Nelson Mandela's 46664 Aids charity.- more on this story

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Aiden Can't Stop Touring
PR reports: International phenomenon AIDEN are continuing a dynamic year by touring in support of their new album Conviction, out on August 21st. In 2007, the rockers have already sold out venues across Europe, thrilled fans on the Taste of Chaos tour, starred in a music video for the hit movie Dead Silence, and recorded one of the year's most anticipated albums according to Alternative Press Magazine. 

From July 20 to August 3, AIDEN will be tearing up the West Coast alongside From Autumn to Ashes, I Am Ghost, and Night Kills the Day as they headline the "West Coast Revival" Tour. 

AIDEN then take a trek back to Europe to stun audiences including an appearance at the Reading Festival, and return to take their explosive live show nationwide from September 11 to October 12 to major markets across the U.S. with special guests to be announced soon.- dates

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Halloween Victory for Taking Back Sunday and more
PR reports: Victory Records will be releasing a Taking Back Sunday album on October 30, 2007. Additional releases on this day include a CD/DVD from New Jersey's Thursday along with new albums from Canada's Arise and Ruin and Florida's The Autumn Offering.

So there you have it. 
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