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Kasabian: set for World Cup 2006 song
Rude, crude and live
Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Kasabian

Black Sabbath’s tiny Download warm-up

Black Sabbath are to play a tiny warm-up show for this year’s Download Festival 2005.

The band will perform at the Aylesbury Civic Centre on 06 June. Tickets are on sale to festival ticket holders.

Download Festival 2005 is set to take place on the weekend 10-12 June at Donington Park and will also feature performances from Garbage, Megadeth, Velvet Revolver, Feeder, System Of A Down, Slipknot and Billy Idol.

The Rolling Stones march on

16 more ‘Rolling Stones: On Stage’ shows sold out. Fans rushed to buy tickets to 9 Rolling Stones concerts that went on sale this past weekend driving instant sell outs. These dates combined with 7 concerts that went on sale and sold out the previous weekend mark a total of 16 concerts for the ‘Rolling Stones: On Stage’ World Tour that have already gone clean.

Over 450,000 fans are already set to experience the excitement of the Rolling Stones. Tickets are on sale today for Philadelphia (Wachovia Center) and East Rutherford (Giants Stadium).

Fans are able to enjoy special access to tickets, exclusive merchandise and can also follow the tour online at For the first time ever, concert goers will be able to see the exact seat locations and choose the price level of tickets before purchasing a platinum membership to the fan club. Every ticket sold for the tour will include a free Virtual Ticket membership in the Rolling Stones fan club.

Updated daily, users will be given an exclusive insider's look at every aspect of the tour. From rehearsals and preparations to on-going coverage via audio and videos streams, downloads, set lists and news and much more.

The U.S. leg of the ‘Rolling Stones: On Stage’ World Tour is presented by Ameriquest Mortgage Company.

The Rolling Stones World tour 2005/2006 will be presented by Concert Productions International and the Next Adventure and produced by WPC Piecemeal Inc.

This is an official press release from EMI and reads - bloody corporate! Whatever happened to ‘It’s Only Rock’n’Roll’, lads?!

Kasabian: World Cut song

Kasabian are to write and record England's official 2006 World Cup song.
The group were talked into writing the song by Sky Sports Soccer AM presenter Tim Lovejoy.

The band, Serge Pizzorno, Tom Meighan, Chris Karloff and Chris Edwards have been given the go-ahead by the FA.

According to The Sun a source said: "Tim is good mates with Serge and Tom and they had joked about doing the song in the past. It was mentioned again recently and this time they decided to go for it. The FA have given the plan the green light so the idea is now up and running."

Surprising that Oasis have never been asked to do it, Liam Galllagher has always been like a prototype for yob-culture...

Klam Meraffe

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