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Bono Knighted
Jam! reports: Irish rock star and global humanitarian Bono became a knight of the British empire Thursday -- and joked that his youngest son thought he was about to become a Jedi instead. 

Bono, 46, was named a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in an informal, laugh-filled ceremony in the Dublin home of British Ambassador David Reddaway.

"You have permission to call me anything you want -- except sir, all right? Lord of lords, your demigodness, that'll do," he told reporters afterward. Because he is an Irish citizen, Bono won't have the title of "sir" before his name.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney Settles Divorce
TMZ reports: TMZ has learned Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have reached a settlement in their divorce. 

Sources say that under the terms, K-Fed will walk away with around $1 million. As for their two kids, we're told Britney and Kevin will have joint custody, sharing physical custody 50/50. The divorce will be final, with a judge's signature, very soon.

In the past, when Laura Wasser, Britney's lawyer, has settled a high-profile divorce, the parties file a "skeletal judgment," which mean the specific terms will be omitted from the public documents.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Branch Stalker Busted
Jam! reports: A Maryland man accused of stalking Michelle Branch was arrested at her concert in Sheboygan this week after she spotted him in the crowd. 

Branch, who was onstage, asked security personnel to approach him, witnesses said. "Michelle Branch just said, 'Wait a second. There's a guy in the audience - striped shirt and glasses - can somebody check him out?"' said Cali Haas, 20, of Sheboygan, who was in the crowd.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Plans Tour?
MTV reports: Is Michael Jackson about to launch a tour? According to an invitation obtained by TMZ.com, the singer is planning a semiformal dinner/concert event on June 10 at Las Vegas' Luxor to celebrate what is referred to as his "Live Forever Tour." The singer, who hasn't performed in the U.S. in years, is also planning a two-hour meet-and-greet session after his set, according to the invite.[see full story for more music news - but there is no word yet if the Jacko Robot will open the gigs]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Happy Mondays Return
Launch reports: Happy Mondays have announced plans for a full comeback, including live dates and their first new album in more than 15 years. 

The "Madchester" legends are understood to have recently signed a label deal with Sanctuary Records and are nearing completion on a follow-up to 1992's Yes Please.

Shaun Ryder confirmed the news earlier this week, explaining that Howie B and Sonny Levine (Quincy Jones's grandson) are helping to produce the album.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story

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Titanic Manson Video Planned
Blabbermouth reports: French music site Charts In France reports that MARILYN MANSON is filming a new video, "When the Heart Guides the Hand", with James Cameron as the director. The clip is said to be using a 3D special effect so people can view it without the glasses. According to the site, "When the Heart Guides the Hand" is the first single from MANSON's new album, "Eat Me, Drink Me", which is tentatively due in June.[Will Aquaman appear in the video? What about tattoo clad naked girls? Find out at the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nirvana Dance Production
Blabbermouth reports: NIRVANA's historic 1991 album "Nevermind" has been turned into a dance production by the Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, according to NME.com. The show is scheduled to make its world premiere this weekend (Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1) at the city's Moore Theatre. Choreographer Donald Byrd explained why he decided to create the show, saying, "The tragedy of his drug addiction that didn't allow (late frontman Kurt Cobain) to see with the kind of clarity that would have made for different choices, I was just kind of drawn to that." 
[see full story for more - is nothing sacred?]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead Don't Want Java
Gigwise reports: Radiohead have vehemently denied yesterday's rumours that they were set to sign a record deal with Starbucks. 

In a statement on their website a spokesperson for the band said: "Radiohead are currently in the studio working on their next record. 

"They are not negotiating a new record deal with anyone, and will not even consider how to release their new music until the album is finished." [Damn, we were looking forward to Creep Latte's - see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ash Set July Release
Gigwise reports: Ash have unveiled the title to their fifth studio album. 

‘Twilight Of The Innocents' is the follow-up to 2004's ‘Meltdown' and will be release through Infectious Records on July 2. 

The record has been produced by frontman Tim Wheeler. A taster for the album, the single ‘You Can't Have It All', is released on April 16. 
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Post Satanic Surfers
punkbands reports: It's only been a week since Satanic Surfers announced to the world that they would be hanging up their punk rock boots but already a new band has risen up from the ashes. Enemy Alliance feature former Surfers Daniel, Fredrik and Rodrigo [see full story for a link to a 3 song demo stream]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Behemoth To Co-Headline Ozzfest 2nd Stage
SMN reports: Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH are proud to announce their addition to the OZZFEST 2007 lineup having landed the direct support, non-rotating slot right before second stage headliners HATEBREED. This is the first time a Polish act has ever participated in Ozzfest. 

Nergal (vocals, guitars) states, "I couldn't be more proud about the fact that BEHEMOTH will be joining this year's Ozzfest! I'm speechless and beyond excited. No doubt it's going to be the brightest point of our career thus far, and I hope that this will help to spread dangerous and extreme music among the masses."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lily Allen To Open Fillmore NYC
SMN reports: Live Nation will greatly expand its Fillmore franchise with new Fillmore venues in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, with others to follow. They join Fillmore venues in San Francisco and Denver.

In New York that concept will debut on April 11 with Lily Allen at the newly renovated Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. In Philadelphia, the TLA is getting the makeover, and in Detroit the State Theatre will become a Fillmore venue.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tomahawk Sets June Release
SMN reports: Experimental rock/metal supergroup TOMAHAWK have announced that their highly anticipated new album, Anonymous, will be released on June 19th through Ipecac Records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chthonic Added To Ozzfest
SMN reports: Taiwan's CHTHONIC have been added to the this year's addition of Ozzfest in a rotating spot on the Second Stage. You can learn more about the band over at their official MySpace page. The most up-to-date lineup is as follows:

Main Stage

OZZY OSBOURNE (Main Stage Headliner)
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Greg Leon Finishing New CD
Sleazeroxx.com reports: Some of you may not recognize the name Greg Leon (www.gregleoninvasion.com), but you will know the musicians he has played with. He formed Suite 19 with a young Tommy Lee, toured with Dokken in their formative years, replaced Randy Rhoads in Quiet Riot and then struck out on his own with the Greg Leon Invasion. But the music industry can be unfair, and while Greg was battling with record labels and even Vinnie Vincent, his former bandmates were reaching platinum success. Greg hasn't let that get him down though and he is still making music he believes in, the latest being the upcoming Tell The Children CD. 

SR: What are you doing musically these days? 

GL: Currently we're putting the finishing touches on our newest Greg Leon Invasion CD. The album will be titled "Tell The Children". "Tell The Children" is the closing song on the album and has a very pre apocalyptic message. [see full story for the full interview where he discusses replacing Randy Rhoads, kisses Tommy "Bandwagon" Lee's ass and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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