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Black Eyed Peas Pull Out Of Jackson Tribute


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Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of this weekend's Michael Jackson tribute concert.

The 'I Gotta Feeling' group - one of the biggest names on the bill for the Sunday's (08.10.11) Michael Forever concert, at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales - have had to withdraw from the show due to "unavoidable circumstances".

Chris Hunt, CEO of Global Live Events, which is staging the show, said: "It is with regret that we announce the removal of Black Eyed Peas from the Michael Forever bill, but I look forward to a great night with other earth shattering artists.

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Alien Ant Farm & P.o.d. To Headline Benefit For Tragic Teen


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Rockers Alien Ant Farm and P.O.D. are to team up to raise funds for the family of a 17-year-old murder victim who hailed from the groups' Riverside neighbourhood in California.

The two groups will co-headline the Never Again concert at Moreno Valley College on 18 September (10).

The benefit will double as a tribute show to Norma Lopez, who went missing on 15 July (10) after attending a local college. Her body was found in a nearby field five days later.

The concert will also feature performances by Paloma Cruz and a to-be-announced special guest.

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Alien Ant Farm Return


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Rockers Alien Ant Farm have reformed.
The U.S. band, best known for its 2001 cover of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal, had split following the release of 2006 album Up In The Attic.
But now all four band members have put their personal problems behind them to reunite.
Drummer Mike Cosgrove says, "We recently set our differences aside. We got some offers, and we are going to play some shows as our original unit over the summer. It's exciting."

Giant Drag Blast Record Label Over Bonus Track


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Cult rockers Giant Drag have hit out at their record label for adding their cover of Chris Isaak's WICKED GAME to the US repackaging of their debut album. The band's ANNIE HARDY is upset executives at independent label Kickball have decided to add their version of the 1991 hit, which featured in the film Wild at Heart, to HEART AND UNICORNS. But she accepts the move may bring the band a bigger fan base. Hardy says, "Obviously the cover wasn't on the original version of the album. Because we didn't f**king want it there. "I guess either they're buttering my balls, or it's the truth. It's hard to get female-fronted bands on bigger radio stations. "So this could be a foot in the door, or it could be the kiss of death and we'll be the next Alien Ant Farm. Wait and see."

Alien Ant Farm Guitarist Quits Band


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Alien Ant Farm guitarist TERRY CORSO has walked out on his band, citing "irreconcilable differences".

The SMOOTH CRIMINAL rockers have now replaced Corso with VICTOR CAMACHO, who played his first gig with the band on Wednesday (29OCT03) in Birmingham, Alabama.

A statement on the band's website reads, "Not wanting to miss a date of their current tour with 311, the AAF parties orchestrated this rock divorce to fall between shows."

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Alien Ant Farm Star Stays Away From Spain


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Alien Ant Farm frontman DRYDEN MITCHELL plans to steer clear of Spain, after suffering serious injuries in a bus accident in the European country last year (02).

The SMOOTH CRIMINAL hitmakers and six members of their entourage were injured after their vehicle crashed near Navalmoral de la Mata, Spain, leaving the driver dead.

And Dryden was forced to undergo a back operation on his fractured vertebra after he was left temporarily paralysed in the summer of last year.

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Alien Ant Farm Stars Relive Bus Crash Horror


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Alien Ant Farm's MIKE COSGROVE felt sure he was bleeding to death in the bus crash that left a pal dead and singer DRYDEN MITCHELL fighting for his life.

The drummer was involved in the traumatic accident last year (MAY02), which threatened to end the group, and he's thankful that his injuries amounted to just a neck sprain.

But for a few moments Cosgrove feared it was much, much worse.

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Alien Ant Farm's Spicy Singing Techniques


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Rock outfit Alien Ant Farm found an unusual way to enhance lead singer DRYDEN MITCHELL's vocals on their new record - using cayenne pepper.

The wacky STICKS AND STONES hitmakers discovered that if producer ROBERT DeLEO sprinkled the hot ingredient on Mitchell's testicles he sang perfectly.

And after uncovering this alternative method of vocal training, the SMOOTH CRIMINAL stars are pledging to keep practicing the bizarre art.

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Alien Ant Farm Gatecrash Urban Music Awards


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Pop pranksters Alien Ant Farm riled arriving guests at last night's (24JUN03) BET Black Entertainment Awards in Hollywood by pumping out a live rendition of their latest single from a nearby rooftop.

The quirky quartet, who hit the charts with a punked-up version of MICHAEL JACKSON's SMOOTH CRIMINAL, managed to run through their latest single three times from a roof across from the Kodak Theatre before police stopped the show.

The noisy performance was filmed for the video which will accompany the tune.

25/06/2003 21:05

Rockers To March In Tv Drumline


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A host of rock drummers will team up to revert to their high school band
roots for a TV performance.


The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' CHAD SMITH, JANE'S ADDICTION'S STEPHEN PERKINS,
Puddle Of Mudd's MIKE UPCHURCH and Alien Ant Farm's MIKE COSGROVE are among
those who will team up to perform on America's THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG
KILBORN on
Thursday (24APR03).


The rockers will perform a number from the film DRUMLINE.



24/04/2003 02:05
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