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Timbaland Brawl
TMZ reports: Music producer Timbaland was busted by German cops on Sunday who said he and members of his posse sent a bar patron to the hospital. 

TMZ obtained photos taken in Colonge, Germany, where Timbaland and his friends allegedly attacked a man outside Hotel Intercontinental late Sunday night after a Justin Timberlake concert. The argument allegedly started when a man named Robert F became visibly upset over his girlfriend talking to Timbaland. According to German reports, Timbaland then attacked the patron, "Robert F," after Robert called him the N word. The fight then moved moved from the lobby bar to the street in front of the hotel. 

Timbaland and two others allegedly beat up Robert, which sent him to the hospital by ambulance, and sent Timba to the slammer[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Battle of the Claymates
Idolator.com reports: Long known for shutting out those who disagree with them, Clay Aiken's fans, no doubt because of their insularity, have now turned on each other: 

[NY Post reports] Clay Aiken's rabid fans - who call themselves "Claymates" and say they live in "Claynation" - are at odds with each other over their former Idol. An insider said, "The war is between the batty members that are still clinging to their heterosexual fantasies of him and others that don't harbor such illusions." Aiken's sexuality has been a subject of speculation ever since several men came out publicly and said they'd met him in gay chat rooms and had relations with him.

The [Clayonline] board was shut down on Thursday and it's remaining closed "until further notice.[see full story for more. Everyone knows that the Bush Administration started the gay rumors. Or was it Rosie?]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead Ballet
Gigwise reports: A ballet based on the music of Radiohead is set to premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival this August. 

The piece is titled ‘Ride The Beast' and has been forged out of choreographer Stephen Petronio's love of Oxford's finest. 

It will open with the unlikely choice of OK Computer's ‘Fitter Happier' and will feature a further four Radiohead tracks from their lengthy career. 
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Farm Aid NYC
AP reports: The Farm Aid benefit concert is planting itself in New York City later this year, organizers said Monday. 

The show will be held at Randalls Island on September 9.

Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp made the announcement with Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Union Square... The lineup will include Nelson, Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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UK Women Like Old Men
Contact Music reports: Music mogul SIMON COWELL and ageing rocker SIR MICK JAGGER have topped a poll of men British women secretly fancy. According to the poll, by U.K. magazine Glamour, women like Cowell's "man-boobs, flat top hair and Cuban heels". 

The poll, which lists the unlikely male celebrities woman are ashamed to admit they like, also features former U.S. President Bill Clinton[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rapper Murdered
Contact Music reports: Rapper STACK BUNDLES has been murdered outside his New York home after he was shot by unknown assailants early this morning (11Jun07). Details surrounding Bundles' death are currently unclear, although the rapper was last seen alive at Stereo nightclub in New York last night (10Jun07), where he enjoyed an incident-free evening, reports AllHipHop.com. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Unhappy Mondays
Contact Music reports: The HAPPY MONDAYS have been forced to cancel their upcoming show as part of New York's In The City festival due to visa issues. The reformed British group was forced to perform at April's (07) Coachella Festival in California without dancer Bez, who was caught up in visa issues - and now their latest U.S. show has been scrapped. The concert was set to be the Happy Mondays' first New York City show in more than 10 years. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bootsy N Buckethead
Contact Music reports: Funk icon BOOTSY COLLINS has formed a new group, SCIENCE FICTION, with former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead and the rock group's drummer Brain. Both rockers previously played with Bootsy in Praxis. 

The new group will be fronted by producer/guitarist Greg Hampton. Collins tells Billboard.com his new act is like, "Planet of the Apes."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Trustkill Team with SPV
Lambgoat reports: SPV Records, one of Europe's leading music companies, has announced today the signing of an exclusive joint venture label/distribution agreement with New Jersey-based Trustkill Records. It was announced today by Jay Lansford, A&R of SPV, Ulrike Rudolph, General Manager of SPV, Josh Grabelle, founder of Trustkill, and Robert Dippold General Manager of Trustkill.

Under this new agreement, SPV will manufacture/distribute as well as market/promote Trustkill product in Europe, while working closely with Trustkill on further expanding the label's reach in the marketplace, building and extending its brand and helping the company to capitalize on the many new and emerging opportunities across a variety of retail and new media platforms.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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What To Buy
punkbands reports: Ready to spend some cash on great albums this week? There are A LOT of releases comming out this week - the release schedule for this week is as follows: 

Strung Out - Blackhawks Over Los Angeles
Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
Paramore - Riot!
Frank Black - 93-03
Danzig - Lost Tracks Of Danzig
Damnation A.D. - In This Life Or The Next
A Perfect Murder - War Of Agression
A Band Of Bees - Octopus
An Angle - The Truth Is That You Are Alive
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What To Watch
Rockdirt reports: Rock acts on television this week include Fiction Plane, who perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Tuesday; KISS star Gene Simmons, who visits 'The Tyra Banks Show' with his family on Tuesday; Ian Hunter, who performs on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' on Tuesday; Satellite Party, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' from Tuesday thru Friday[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RATM Show Confirmed
TuneLab reports: One of the countdown timers at ratm82407.com has ended and has revealed that Rage Against the Machine will perform at Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI on August 24th.

Tickets go on sale June 16th at livenation.com. A second timer on the site continues to count down the days until the concert.[see full story for more breaking music news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Digi SOiL
SMN reports: Crash Music announced today that they have signed a deal with SOiL to re-issue their 1999 release Throttle Junkies. The new version will be in digipack format and contain three bonus tracks, including the bands version of of RAM JAM's classic hit "Black Betty." 

Throttle Junkies will be in stores on August 14th, 2007. 

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Skyfire Lineup Changes
SMN reports: Swedish progressive death metallers SKYFIRE have parted ways with vocalist Henrik after 3 albums to start his own project FAVILLA. The band, however, has been quick to announce his replacement Joakim Karlsson:

"We are very excited to hear his voice in Skyfire on both future recordings and on all the old classics which we are itching to play live. We're also excited to announce that Andromeda's Johan Reinholdz is officially a member of Skyfire now. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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