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Report for 06/09/06
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: Snow Patrol - "Chasing Cars"

Reviews: Punk Goes '90s | Boom Boom Satellites | MorleyView: Liz Larin | Ramallah

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People Are Stupid
Gigwise reports: Lordi front man Mr Lordi has slammed his fellow Finns for hailing the band as the Anti-Christ before turning them into national heroes after their Eurovision win. But now the country is going Lordi mad but the band don't exactly get the sudden turn around. "Now all the magazines in Finland are printing Lordi masks for children! There's not much logic going on inside. But let's face it, people are stupid," Mr Lordi raged[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kanye Shooting Arrests
Gigwise reports: Two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting at a Kanye West gig earlier this year.

As previously reported on Gigwise, two stewards were shot in the fracas at the Birmingham NEC on February 28. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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F*** Wal-Mart
Reuters reports: Wal-Mart could soon end its ban of music titles that carry parental advisory stickers, according to major-label sources who told Billboard they've seen indications of a potential shift in policy for the retail giant.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Satanic Vandals
Blabbermouth reports: Gary Stern of The Journal News has issued the following report: Word that the date 6/6/06 had nothing to do with any satanic prophesies apparently did not reach the vandal or vandals who spray-painted pentagrams, upside-down crosses and other devilish messages outside St. Joseph's Seminary [in Yonkers, New York] early yesterday.

Workers who showed up at the historic Catholic seminary about 7 a.m. were stunned to see the crosses spray-painted in black on two columns in front of the main entrance. When they moved closer, they saw 6s on each of three steps leading up to the landing, where the words "REIGN IN BLOOD" were painted in thick, black lines. "Reign in Blood" is the name of the 1986 album by [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Conservative Rock
Blabbermouth reports: Tracks by METALLICA, RUSH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN, LED ZEPPELIN and AEROSMITH have made National Review's Top 50 list of "greatest conservative rock songs." 

01. "Won't Get Fooled Again", by THE WHO
02. "Taxman", by THE BEATLES
03. "Sympathy for the Devil", by THE ROLLING STONES
04. "Sweet Home Alabama", by LYNYRD SKYNYRD
05. "Wouldn't It Be Nice", by THE BEACH BOYS
[see full story for the full list. Wonder what President George W. Kennedy thinks of the list?]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lost Weekend Lost
Gigwise reports: The Lost Weekend, the festival spin off of Glastonbur's Lost Vagueness field, has been cancelled.

The organisers have released a statement via their official website saying thay have been forced to to pull the event. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alanis Angry Again?
hecklerspray reports: Alanis Morissette once more or less wrote an album slagging off one of her horrible ex-boyfriends. Then she wrote one where she thanked thanked India and consequence for a bunch of stuff, but that's less relevant.

So keep your eyes and ears peeled for the next Alanis Morissette album, because it might just be another 'you were a crap boyfriend' album. And, if it is, it'll be directed squarely at Ryan Reynolds, her fiance. Or should we say ex fiance - according to reports, Alanis Morissette and Ryan Reynolds have split up.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GNR's Late Return
Blabbermouth reports: According to Virgin.net, GUNS N' ROSES made a controversial return to the U.K. stage on Wednesday night (June 7) leaving many fans stranded in London after their set ran drastically late. 

The group arrived on stage over an hour late for their comeback show at London's Hammersmith Apollo and the gig did not finish until 1:00 a.m. long after the trains had stopped running. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Solo of a Down
Blabbermouth reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian has told Gary Graff of Billboard.com that he is in the process of forming and writing songs for SCARS ON BROADWAY, which will start operating in earnest once Ozzfest wraps in mid-August. The band is shooting to have its debut album out in the summer of 2007. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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FCC Stiffy
MTV reports: Blame Janet. The House overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday to increase fines on indecent programming tenfold, from $32,500 per incident to $325,000. President Bush praised the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act and vowed to sign it into law[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Social Scene
BW&BK reports: an Diego's 22nd annual Street Scene festival is scheduled for Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th in a massive 2.5 million square foot area outside Qualcomm Stadium, adjacent to downtown San Diego. 

Acts scheduled to perform over the weekend that may appeal to BW&BK/Bravewords.com readers include: AFI, SOCIAL DISTORTION, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, BAD RELIGION and TOOL. [see full story for more info]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Aerosmith
BW&BK reports: Live Nation has confirmed that AEROSMITH and MÖTLEY CRÜE will be performing at the Tweeter Center at the Waterfront in Camden, NJ on September 23rd. [see full story for ticket info]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Skid Row Strike Bach
Metal Sludge reports: Though we usually ignore our former singers rants and accusations, we felt we had to respond to his recent boldfaced lies. We do NOT use his image to promote our shows. In fact there is a clause in our show agreement that states "Venue to use ONLY current, band approved photo for advertising and promotion." 

As most of you know he was let go almost a decade ago so we obviously have nothing to gain by connecting the SKID ROW name to his. No bait, no switch. 

Secondly. Now if the claim that Snake is not in the band is true, then someone has perfected human cloning being that it was Snake playing guitar in Burnsville, MN on 5/5/06, Menomonee, WI on 5/6/06 and Las Vegas, NV 5/13/06. And it was Snake with us in Atlanta, GA taping a segment for CNN[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Barenaked Release
TuneLab reports: The Barnaked Ladies have titled their new 'Barenaked Ladies Are Me'. The disc will be the first from the band since 2003's 'Everything to Everyone' and is set to hit stores on September 12th.[see full story for more breaking news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Element Eighty Drop Tour
TuneLab reports: The remaining dates of Element Eighty's tour with Five.Bolt.Main and The Accident Experiment have been canceled. No reason for the cancellation has been given[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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David Lee Rotten
antiMusic reports: David Lee Roth is hoping for a Van Halen reunion. Maybe it's because he is hitting the very bottom of barrel. First he fails at replacing Howard Stern. We can forgive that, Howard is a tough act to follow but now Dave is doing a parody of himself with "Strummin' With The Devil: Bluegrass Tribute to Van Halen" which Satan released on Tuesday 6/6/06. 

Dave brought his clown act complete with out of tune vocals to the National airwaves the other night and sent millions screaming to sleep with nightmares with his god-awful bluegrass / square dance version of "Jump". If you are brave and want to jump into the fire, you can click the full story link to watch the performance in all of its gory. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Eddie please for the sake of world do the reunion already. Dave needs a real job again. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Flying Maiden
KNAC reports: During Maiden's last tour, much to the delight of British fans Bruce, in his piloting capacity, chartered a Boeing 757 from Gatwick to Rejavakik, Iceland and Dublin, Ireland to see Maiden perform. The fans were knocked out with the Bruce Air 666 experience, and in response to repeated requests from Scandinavia fans, Bruce will now fly a very special route from Stockholm to Milan during Iron Maiden's forthcoming Winter Tour 2006![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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