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Report for 12/04/06
Picks of the Day
Before we get to today's news here are our picks of the day featuring our latest reviews and the song of the day to listen to while reading today's report!

Song: Gov't Mule - "Million Miles From Yesterday" video

Best of 06: Misery Signals

Reviews: LCD Soundsystem | Holy Moses | MorleyView: Nemhain | Hard Rock Treasures | Sadred

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Worst Band Ever
tinfoilmusic.net reports: We love/hate lists of the best/worst things. These lists are highly subjective and are almost always mostly wrong. Blender's list of the 50 worst bands ever is one of them, but atleast they got Insane Clown Posse in the top spot, so that has to count for something.

1 INSANE CLOWN POSSE
They sound even stupider than they look 
Two trailer-trash types who wear face paint, pretend to be a street gang and drench cult devotees in cheap soda called Faygo, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are more notorious for their beef with Eminem (who pistol-whipped an ICP homey in 2001) than their ham-fisted rap-rock music. 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Trashes Idol
TMZ reports: "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks needs to learn to watch his mouth. Hicks recently slipped and said the reality show was "fizzling out" and pooh-poohed being crowned last year's winner. Now he's doing some damage control before the new season starts, and before Simon Cowell blacklists him forever. E! Online reports that the grey-haired crooner has apologized, saying, "Those words were taken completely out of context. I'm very thankful to have had the opportunity to be on 'American Idol.'"- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Snoop a Rat?
Gigwise reports: Death Row Records boss Suge Knight has accused former label mate Snoop Dogg of being a police informer. 

Knight alleges to Pagesix.com, "Snoop is a rat. He's a police informer. This is the only guy who never goes to jail no matter what. I don't like rats." [... wait does that mean Pete Doherty is a rat too? And why isn't Suge in jail? What about OJ? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Vs Kittie
blabbermouth.net reports: Canadian all-girl metal band KITTIE has changed the name of its record label to X of Infamy from the previously announced Kiss of Infamy after reportedly receiving a cease-and-desist letter from attorneys representing Kiss Catalog Ltd. (the owner of the intellectual property rights pertaining to the musical group KISS) alleging that the Kiss of Infamy mark appeared to be "confusingly similar" to their client's mark.

X of Infamy will release KITTIE's new album, "Funeral for Yesterday", on February 20, 2007.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Sued
blabbermouth.net reports: John O'Brien of The West Virginia Record reports that a Huntington, WV concert promoter is suing SLIPKNOT for canceling a 2001 show that he organized.

Don Maynard filed the lawsuit Nov. 27 in Cabell Circuit Court against Slipknot Touring and band members… The lawsuit says SLIPKNOT was supposed to perform Nov. 27, 2001, at the Huntington Civic Center but breached the contract by canceling because a family member of one of the band members became ill.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Doherty Facing the Music
Reuters reports: Pete Doherty, lead singer with the rock band Babyshambles, returns to court next week to be sentenced for seven drug offences, prosecutors said on Friday. 

He is also due to face a review of a community order for previous drug offences at the appointment at Thames Magistrates Court in east London on Monday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No Billboard for Paris
TMZ reports: Apparently, Paris Hilton has some sort of standards: she won't belittle her friends on Monday night's Billboard Music Awards. The heiress is following in the footsteps of new BFF Britney and has pulled the plug on hosting the show.

"It is my understanding that some satirical references ridiculed some of her peers," Hilton's spokesman, Elliot Mintz, says in the New York Post. "Paris did not want to say anything that could appear hurtful or embarrassing about people she knows."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fear Factory Leave Label
blabbermouth.net reports: FEAR FACTORY frontman frontman Burton C. Bell has confirmed to Jenny Feniak of the Edmonton Sun that the band has parted ways with Liquid 8 Records, the label that issued the group's last two albums — 2004's "Archetype" and 2005's "Transgression".

"Right now we're a completely independent band. We're free of labels and free of all sorts of things, so it's all about the music right now," says Bell, who is also a creative writer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Godsmack Memoir
blabbermouth.net reports: A web site has been launched for GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna's upcoming memoir, "The Paths We Choose", which details the first 30 years of his life up until GODSMACK got signed. Due on February 7 via Bartleby Press, the book "is about what it took to get from Point A to Point B," Sully previously told Launch. "It's not the autobiography that's so cliché that talks about all the girls we (slept with) and how many drugs we've done and... who cares. This is a cooler story for me." Erna also said that the book will have "a lot of morals and lessons to be learned in it." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Loaded Reunion
blabbermouth.net reports: VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan's former band LOADED will reunite for a special benefit show for Jerry Allen's Cancer Fund on December 22, 2006 at Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, Washington. Also returning to the stage with LOADED are Geoff Reading of NEW AMERICAN SHAME, TOP HEAVY CRUSH, Jeff Rouse of ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE and SIRENS SISTER, and Mike Squires of ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE and THE LONG WINTERS. Supporting LOADED at the benefit show are Tacoma's own TOP HEAVY CRUSH as the main support (made up of former members of NEW AMERICAN SHAME, LOADED, THE JET CITY FIX and GIFT) and Jeff Angell of POST STARDOM DEPRESSION and his new side project band opening. [see full story for more also check out the article there about VR kicking off recording of their new CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guns N Helmet
TuneLab reports: Helmet have been added to Guns N' Roses' current tour after The Eagles of Death Metal were kicked off the tour earlier this week.

There are four Tuesday's left this year. Will 'Chinese Democracy' finally see the light of day? Don't hold your breath...[see full story for more news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Taste of Chaos Dates
TuneLab reports: Dates for the 2007 Taste of Chaos Tour have been announced. The tour will kick off on February 15th and will be headlined by 30 Seconds to Mars with The Used, Senses Fail, Saosin, Chiodos and Evaline performing. Confirmed dates are as follows:

February 15th in Seattle, WA @ Everett events Center
February 17th in San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
February 18th in Reno, NV @ Lawlor Events Center
February 20th in Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
February 21st in San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Puddle of Mudd Finish CD
TuneLab reports: Puddle of Mudd have completed the recording of their third major label album. The disc is scheduled for a spring 2007 release with a supporting tour to follow.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MPAA Vs Privacy
tinfoilmusic.net reports: Just prior to the HP pretexting scandal , California was just about to pass a law banning the practice outright. It was a wide reaching law that looked like it was very good for the average consumer. Pretexting is the act of creating and using an invented scenario (the pretext) to persuade a target to release information or perform an action and is usually done over the telephone. It's more than a simple lie as it most often involves some prior research or set up and the use of pieces of known information (e.g., For impersonation: Birthday, Social Security Number, last bill amount) to establish legitimacy in the mind of the target.

The bill passed the first couple rounds of voting with flying colours before the MPAA caught wind of it. Their powerful lobying group then managed to convince enough member of the California government that the MPAA needed to be able to use this tactic to help stop piracy.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Used DVD
punkbands reports: The Used will give fans a new year treat with news of a live CD/DVD set for release. "Berth" has been confirmed for a Feb. 5 release through Maverick, and will feature a mixture of live footage, documentary content and interviews, as well as a preview of their new album.

The main feature on the CD and DVD is a full concert recording, taken from a show in Vancouver, but there's also a mini-documentary on the band, an interview conducted by fans and an exclusive preview of a new track, "Handsome Awkward", that is set to feature on their third John Feldmann-produced album that is due out in the spring.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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