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Report for 8/16/05
Rapper Vs IRS
Contact Music reports: Imprisoned rapper MYSTIKAL is facing more legal woes, after being hit with charges of failing to file his federal income tax returns.

The SHAKE YA ASS rapper, who is currently behind bars for sexual battery, is charged with two counts of not filing his tax returns for 1998 and 1999, when his gross income was $824,915 (GBP458,286) and $930,953 (GBP517,196), respectively.

Mystikal, real name MICHAEL TYLER, faces up to a year in prison on each count if he is convicted, reports Allhiphop.com.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Green Day Illness
Audio Aggression reports: Green Day's concert last night in Dayton, OH and tonight's in Nashville, TN, have been postponed after frontman Billie Joe Armstrong came down with an unspecified illness. In a statement from the bands label, Warner Brothers, the band and management are working toward rescheduling both shows where current tickets will be honored. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RIAA Sued By Mom
FMQB reports: The RIAA is being taken to court for the first time by one of the many people it has filed suit against for file-sharing. While the other cases have all been settled out of court, single mom Patricia Santangelo is taking the RIAA to trial. She claims that the file-sharing program on her computer was not used by her or her family, but by a friend of one of her children. Santangelo told The Journal News, "I am still nervous about the whole thing. I just got so aggravated about how threatening they were." She added, "I didn't do anything wrong. Why should I pay them?"[see
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Usher Retiring?
Ananova reports: Usher has told friends he's interested in taking a backseat in the music industry as a record executive.

The 26-year-old R&B singer told Warner Music executive Steve Stoute he is considering moving to New York and "wants to really concentrate on playing a more executive role and not just be an artist," reports the New York Post.[ hip-hip... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bauhaus Reunion Tour
liveDaily reports: Earlier this year, seven years after the group last got together for a tour, original Bauhaus members Peter Murphy, David J, Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins reunited to play the Coachella festival in California. Now the band is planning a major tour, and possibly a new album.

The tour kicks off Oct. 16 in Mexico City, stops in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Oct. 20 and lands in the States on Oct. 21.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Exodus Tracks
Blabbermouth reports: Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Shovel Headed Kill Machine", due on October 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" track listing:

01. Raze
02. Deathamphetamine
03. Kharma's Messenger
04. Shudder To Think
05. I Am Abomination
06. Altered Boy
07. Going Going Gone
08. Now Thy Death Day Come
09. 44 Magnum Opus
10. Shoevel Headed Kill Machine
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New Nebula
Blabbermouth reports: Cosmic rockers NEBULA have completed their much-anticipated follow-up to "Atomic Ritual". The band enlisted the help of producer Daniel Rey (THE RAMONES, MISFITS) to record "the most dynamic and diverse NEBULA opus yet," according to a press release. The band is currently in mixing and mastering phases and an early 2006 release via Liquor and Poker Music is expected. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Def Lep Under New Management
Blabbermouth reports: After spending most of their career under the management of Peter Mensch and Cliff Bernstein at Q-Prime Management, DEF LEPPARD have jumped ship to sign with Trudy Green at HK Management, according to Hits Daily Double. HK, which is now part of Irving Azoff's Frontline Management, has looked after such artists as AEROSMITH, POISON, MICHAEL JACKSON and Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motorhall
Blabbermouth reports: MOTÖRHEAD fans are signing a petition in an attempt to get the band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The petition text reads as follows:

"Please induct MOTÖRHEAD into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. MOTÖRHEAD are currently celebrating their 30th Anniversary and it is, quite simply, shocking that they have not received the recognition they deserve. 

"Without MOTÖRHEAD, the hard rock and metal music scenes would look very different today. They have influenced numerous bands over the years, including METALLICA, SLAYER, SEPULTURA, ZEKE, SLIPKNOT, ANTHRAX, TANK, OVERKILL, and PETER PAN SPEEDROCK. [It's doubtful the braindead Crock Hall will listen, see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Six Feet Under Box
BW&BK reports: Metal Blade Records has confirmed October 18th as the release date for the 4CD/1DVD box set from SIX FEET UNDER, entitled A Decade In The Grave. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fenix TX Reunite
press release reports: In 2002, FENIX TX stunned fans by announcing during a performance in Portland that the band was breaking up. Now, three years later at the urging of friends and fans, FENIX TX is reuniting for two Arizona dates. The band will record a live album, a first for the group that formed in 1995. 

What could bring the former members -Willie Salazar (vocals), Damon Delapaz (drums), Adam Lewis (bass), and Chris Lewis (guitar)-of FENIX TX together again? Unfinished business. "The break-up was so sudden," says FENIX front man Willie Salazar, "We were caught up in our creative differences, we never got to say a proper goodbye to our fans, and I know that disappointed a lot of people, me included." [see full story for more]
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Fiona Apple Returns
press release reports: Acclaimed artist Fiona Apple has completed her highly anticipated third album Extraordinary Machine and it will be released by Epic Records on October 4, 2005. Extraordinary Machine, produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent) and co-produced by Brian Kehew, contains twelve new tracks from this groundbreaking artist.

On Monday, August 15, fans will also be able to listen to the track "O' Sailor" at online social networking destination, www.myspace.com. On the following day, Tuesday, August 16, various digital music stores will make "O' Sailor," available for download and Apple's iTunes Music Store will offer an exclusive bundle download of "O' Sailor" coupled with "Parting Gift."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Film Game
Gigwise reports: The Game has signed up to play a vicious criminal in forthcoming film ‘Waist Deep'.

The rapper will play a character named ‘Meat' in the action-thriller, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall and starring Tyrese, Meagan Good and Larenz Tate.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KROQ Invasion
FMQB reports: The "World Famous" KROQ/Los Angeles has announced a star-studded lineup for their fifth Inland Invasion concert, slated for September 17 at the Glen Helen Hyundai Pavilion. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, August 20. The bill is topped by Oasis, Beck, 311, Weezer and a rare Stateside appearance by Ska greats Madness.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Lose Support
Gigwise reports: Keane have been forced to pull out of their support slot for U2 in Lisbon after front man Tom Chaplin got a serious throat infection.

The band were due to play yesterday at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in the Portuguese capital but were replaced by Kaiser Chiefs at the last minute.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lennon Python?
Gigwise reports: The musical about the life of John Lennon has received a battering by critics in New York after it's first night at the Broadhurst Theatre.

The New York Daily News declared: "The image is so goofy that someone arriving late might imagine he had stumbled into (Monty Python's) Spamalot next door." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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OLP Club It
andPOP reports: Our Lady Peace has announced a four-stop Canadian club tour to promote the release of "Healthy in Paranoid Times", their first studio album since 2002.

The tour starts August 29 at Toronto's Mod Club[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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