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Report for 06/19/06
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: Willie Nelson Listening Party

Reviews: Frank Black | Dog Fashion Disco | Ism | HHH: Barkley's Barnyard Critters

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Bon Jovi Vs GNR
Gigwise reports: Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan has criticised Axl Rose for turning up late to a show last week. 

As previously reported on Gigwise, Axl Rose caused outrage in London when he arrived onstage two hours late and finished the show at 1am leaving many people stranded. 

Appalled at the behaviour, Bryan told Musicrooms: ..."We will never ever do that to our fans. It's an honour and a big gift to get to where we are. If any curfew is going to be broken it's because we're playing longer."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Journey Lip Sync?
antiMusic reports: A Journey fan going by the name of Rockndeano has accused Journey frontman Steve Augeri of lip synching during the band's shows. A discussion of the issue began on Melodicrock.com but he quickly saw the need for a dedicated site to discuss the controversy, so he launched a blog on June 1st. To back-up the claims he has posted several songs via YouSendIt but accused the band of having them removed (we were too lazy to trackdown and listen to any). 

Here is a bit of what Rockndeano has to say: "Lead singer Steve Augeri, has had some serious vocal problems the last year or so, and after many hundreds of man hours breaking down concert bootlegs and analyzing 'live' songs from different venues, I have levied the charge against my once favorite band....They use tapes for lead vocals. Yes, you heard that right. Journey has resorted to using tape for lead vocals live." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Gang War
Blabbermouth reports: Australia's The Bulletin is reporting that feuding gangs armed with spears and machetes — and named after such heavy metal bands and albums as Judas Priest, Cowboys From Hell and Fear Factory — have run amok at the biggest Aboriginal settlement in Australia, destroying homes and terrifying families hiding from the violence.

On October 23, 2002, after a policeman shot dead a Judas Priest gang member in Port Keats, the JPs — who that day had been fighting the Evil Warriors [photo] — turned savagely on anyone with links to the Warriors. A Port Keats woman by the name of Margaret Rose Perdjert felt their wrath due to her marriage to Eugenio Kurungaiyi, the deputy commander of the Evil Warriors. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beyonce Vs Peta
TMZ reports: Beyonce was confronted Thursday night at the swanky restaurant Nobu in New York City by two members of People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The two had won an eBay auction, benefiting VH1's Save the Music Foundation, to dine with the star. Beyonce had no idea they were PETA members. 

TMZ obtained video of the confrontation, shot by PETA, taped inside the restaurant. As they sat at the table, Beyonce, who has a fashion line with her mother that uses fur, had no idea what was coming. After placing their orders, the PETA members confronted the singer. The PETA members then pulled out a portable DVD player and began playing a tape of Pamela Anderson's attack on the fur industry, which highlights graphic footage of the process of killing animals for their fur… The PETA members were swiftly escorted out of the restaurant.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boy George Fugitive
MTV reports: On Friday (June 16), a Manhattan judge issued an arrest warrant for Boy George after the troubled singer didn't show up in court, AP reports. George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, was supposed to explain why he wants to change his sentence for falsely reporting to the police that his apartment had been burglarized.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quickies: Metallica, Dressy Berry, Talking Metal, Venus Hum, Rob Zombie, Mayer/Crow, MicroPod
Day in Rock reports: Lars Ulrich told the BBC that fans shouldn't the new Metallica CD until the summer or early Fall of 2007 * Dressy Bessy played with the legendary Chuck Berry at the Duck Room in St. Louis on June 14. Sold out, of course. * Apple's iTunes Music Store now lists the "most listened to" music podcasts. It is a chart of top 100 music podcast in the world. Talking Metal is number 54. Beating out Rock N Roll Geek show and even MTV News daily podcast (congrats to Mark and John! Go listen now and make it Top 20) * Venus Hum's new album is coming July 25. Billed as for of Bjork, Imogen Heap, The Postal Service, Beth Orton, Kraftwerk, St. Etienne, Stereolab. * Tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday (June 23rd) to catch Rob Zombie. * John Mayer and Sheryl Crow are joining forces for a tour that kicks off August 24 in Pittsburgh. * Microsoft reportedly wants to take on the iPod market by releasing a portable music player. (Will the blue screen of death comes as a free bonus feature?)- Click Here for the Full Story 

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EMI Payola Payup
E! reports: EMI agreed to pay $3.75 million to a music-based charity to make New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer call off his dogs. EMI Music North America was the last of the big four record companies forced to cough up big bucks to settle allegations of offering financial and other incentives to [radio stations] to play the music of its artists. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wizard of Wainwright
Gigwise reports: Rufus Wainwright has paid tribute to Judy Garland by recreating one of her famous concerts. 

The singer played two sell-out shows on Wednesday and Thursday at the Carnegie Hall in New York - the same place Garland played a legendary concert back in 1961. 

Wainwright performed a host of Garland classics including ‘Chicago' and ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow.'[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Macca's 64
Gigwise reports: Paul McCartney's grandchildren have prepared a surprise for his birthday today, recording their own version of his song 'When I'm Sixty-Four'.

Recorded in the legendary Abbey Road studios - made famous by The Beatles in the 1960s - the song is believed to be the perfect way to put a smile back on his face, following his split from wife Heather Mills last month.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Essential Alice In Chains
antiMusic reports: A bit of Alice in Chains news for you. The band has booked a string of U.S. dates this summer and Sony plans to release a two album greatest hits packaged called "The Essential Alice In Chains" on July 25th. [see full story for tracklisting and tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dragonforce on the Road
antiMusic reports: Dragonforce have been turning heads and their album isn't even out til tomorrow (June 20th). Be that as it may, the band plans to support that new release "Inhuman Rampage" during this year's Ozzfest. But what to do on their days off? Off-fest dates of course. The band has lined up a string of headlining shows this summer. 

Not wanting to play with themselves they have asked Between the Buried and Me to play with them on most of the dates. Lacuna Coil, Bleeding Through, and Atreyu will play with them instead at a few of the shows. [see full story for dates including a UK run this Fall]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Danko Jones Surgery
Blabbermouth reports: DANKO JONES' frontman/namesake was scheduled to play at NXNE in Toronto on June 8, 2006. After a routine visit to the doctor he was advised that he needed immediate eye surgery, as he had a retinal detachment in his right eye. Surgery was successful, and Danko is recovering well.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eternal Oath Lose Faith in Singer
Blabbermouth reports: Swedish melodic death metallers ETERNAL OATH have parted ways with original singer Joni Mäensivu. "The band thinks that their musical development over the past few years has been such that traditional death metal vocals no longer feel appropriate," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Replacing Joni vill be Timo Hovinen." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aerocrue Tour
Blabbermouth reports: AEROSMITH's official fan club, Aero Force One, will make an official announcement regarding the band's fall touring plans on Monday, June 19. The group are expected to confirm that they will be teaming up with MÖTLEY CRÜE for a U.S. tour beginning in early September.[see full story for rumored dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Classic Maiden
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on MaidenNorway.com, former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno has just released a "brand new classic studio album." The CD, entitled "Paul DiAnno - The Classics", is subtitled "The Maiden Years". It features brand new 48-track digital recordings from 2006... Only 150 collectors' CD copies are available worldwide, and orders are limited to one per person. [see full story for tracklist and a link to buy it]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vegas Addiction
Blabbermouth reports: CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) alongside VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum (drums) and Scott Weiland (vocals), will be playing in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 1. Also appearing will be THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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