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(antiMusic) Win a Pretenders' Guitar: If there's one thing that legendary Pretender's front woman Chrissie Hynde swears by, it's a good Fender Telecaster. Now's your chance to enter to win this one of a kind autographed guitar from LP33.tv and the Pretenders. You can enter once a day, so the more you come back--the better your chances. The contest ends on May 13th. more

Smashing Pumpkins auditioned possible replacements for Jimmy Chamberlin. According to the group's official website "Some of the candidates include John Dolmayan of System Of A Down and Frank Lenz, a past bandmate of guitarist Jeff Schroeder from The Lassie Foundation."more

KISS will appear on the cartoon series The Fairly OddParents airing on Nickelodeon. It's a three-part series, The Fairly OddParents: Wishology, beginning Friday, May 1st.more

Entwine's tour bus was burnt to the ground (see photo below) in Ähtäri Saturday morning (April 18). The driver sleeping in the top bunk of the bus barely managed to escape from the burning vehicle.more

Kid Rock, the Raconteurs and George Clinton were among the winners at the 18th Annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday night at the Fillmore Detroit. The show also featured the first reunion in 40 years of Ted Nugent with the original members of the Amboy Dukes, who received a Distinguished Achievement Award.more

Reunited Brit-rockers Blur have announced a pair of small warm-up gigs to prepare for their massive outdoor reunion shows in the U.K. this summer.more

Christina Aguilera has never been the shy and retiring type and now the singer is said to be eyeing up her first movie lead role as a burlesque dancer.more

The 14-year-old son of rock singer John Mellencamp has won a division title in the Indiana Golden Gloves boxing tournament.more

Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Lil Wayne and Coldplay are set to headline the 39th annual Roskilde Festival, to be held July 2-5 outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.more

Brazilian prog/power metallers Daydream XI recently finished the recordings of their debut EP, entitled "Humanity's Prologue", produced by the guitarist Renato Osorio (Magician, Scelerata, Fighterlord). An audio sample is available on the band's MySpace page

Threat Signal will be heading out on a short headlining tour this summer where they will be joined by The Agonist, Thy Will Be Done and Flatline. During the tour, the band will be playing new songs which will appear on a new studio album later this year.more

Reno, Nevada hardcore/metal band xAFBx (formerly xArmed For Battlex) recently broke up. The group has issued the following: "Due to a conflict of members we have decided to go our separate ways. We ARE in the works of booking a final European tour for our fans overseas."more

Guitarist Tracii Guns from L.A. Guns will hit the road in May for his first solo tour, playing songs from all of his past projects. Fans will be treated to the sounds of L.A. Guns, music from the hard rock band Brides Of Destruction and rare material from supergroups Contraband and Killing Machine. - more

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