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Report for 03/08/06
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Zeppelin Reunion?
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks reports: There's been no official comment, but there just might be something brewing between LED ZEPPELIN leaders Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. The pair has been estranged for a few years, with Plant repeatedly saying he has no interest in revisiting the past. However, while neither man is currently on tour, they were both in Los Angeles last week, and they stayed at the same hotel. Of course, that could just be a coincidence, but photographer Ross Halfin wrote in his online diary at RossHalfin.co.uk that he was with both men in L.A. in separate incidents, and that Plant was "in town with Jimmy Page."[Halfin also reportedly recently wrote about a "secret photoshoot" that some thought may be for GNR but perhaps....]see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lil Jon Porn
Contact Music reports: LIL' JON is following in the footsteps of fellow rapper SNOOP DOGG by starring in his own pornographic films. In the first red-hot movie, LIL' JON'S VIVID VEGAS PARTY, the singer doesn't have sex on camera but does appear during numerous flesh-filled scenes. At one point, Lil' Jon - who performs the film's score - says, "I love my job!", writes website PageSix.com.[see full story for more. He doesn't act in the movie? Why not? Is it because of a Lil Johnson?]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aerosmith Illness
Blabbermouth reports: Walter Tunis of the Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting that AEROSMITH cancelled their performance Tuesday night (March 7) at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky with just over two hours to go before showtime, leaving some 9,000 ticket holders with an unexpectedly free evening.

The reason: illness on the part of singer Steven Tyler. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Metallica
Blabbermouth reports: LINKIN PARK have joined METALLICA as the co-headliners of Japan's Summer Sonic festival, set to be held August 12 and August 13 in Tokyo and Osaka, respectively. Also scheduled to appear are AVENGED SEVENFOLD, STONE SOUR, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and 10 YEARS, among others. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RIAA Want More!
Dailytech reports: Sirius Chief Financial Officer David Frear believes that satellite radio companies (i.e. Sirius and XM) shouldn't be obliged to have to pay higher royalties to record companies -- but the RIAA feels that it should get 30% of the revenues. Sirius and XM both already pay royalty fees to record companies so both companies are able to play copyrighted music over the radio. Both parties have until June 30, 2006, to reach an agreement, or an arbitrator will then be called in to help settle the case. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pearl Jam Tour
Vandenberg reports: Pearl Jam announced today the first leg of their 2006 worldwide tour. Leg one of the tour is scheduled to kick off on May 9th in Toronto, and will wrap up on June 3rd in East Rutherford, NJ. My Morning Jacket will open on this leg of the tour.

Leg One of Pearl Jam's 2006 World Wide Tour Follows: 

May 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
May 10 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
[see full story for more dates plus find out who to get their new song free!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deny Your Maker...
contact music reports: US rockers MUTE MATH are taking legal action against Warner Bros and Word Records for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation after being marketed as a Christian act against their will. The group were started by keyboardist PAUL MEANY, formerly of devout Christian group EARTHSUIT, and they boast a primarily church-going fanbase. But the hitmakers feared they would be marginalised if they were seen as a religious band[It was a great idea to sign with a Christian label to try to find mainstream success. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Depeche Sims
Gigwise reports: Depeche Mode have added yet another string to their bow by writing a new song sung in an entirely made up language.

The eighties band have recorded the weird song for the computer games series, ‘The Sims'.

The made up language has been named ‘Simlish' and the Mode have covered their track ‘Suffer Well' entirely in ‘Simlish'…they are hoping the move will introduce their music to a new generation of fans.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Brown Arrested
TMZ reports: Singer Bobby Brown has been arrested for minor motor vehicle violations dating back 14 years.

The 37-year-old entertainer was in town to watch his daughter in a high school cheerleading tournament on Friday night when a police officer conducted a warrant check and discovered the old misdemeanor charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and having an uninsured motor vehicle trailer[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hardcore Sellout?
Punk Music reports: Yet another instance of punk selling out and being used by major corporations to tap into the so-called underground youth market. Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the rights to American Hardcore, a documentary about the break of hardcore in America (1980-1986). The film was featured at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and is adapted from the Steven Blush book by the same name. 

While the documentary is rad, featuring performances by such seminal acts as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Jerry's Kids, Suicidal Tendencies and Wasted Youth, this reeks to me of another way for major corporations to take away our underground. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Shadows Fall Tracks
TuneLab reports: Shadows Fall have titled their new album 'Fallout From the War'. The album, which is expected to be the their last with Century Media, will arrive in stores on June 13th and will include the following tracks:

1. "In Effigy"
2. "Will To Rebuild"
3. "Haunting Me Endlessly"
4. "Seize The Calm"
5. "Carpal Tunnel"
6. "Going, Going, Gone."
7. "Deadworld"
8. "This Is My Own"
9. "December" (Only Living Witness cover)
10. "Mark Of The Squealer" (Leeway cover)
[see full story to find out which hair metal song they are covering]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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OLP Tour
TuneLab reports: Our Lady Peace has announced dates for their Canadian "Paranoid Times Tour" with Neverending White Lights, Jets Overhead and Pedestrian. Check them out on these dates:

April 26th in Victory, BC @ Save On Foods Centre
April 27th in Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Morbid Angel Reissue
KNAC reports: Earache Records are set to release a CD/DVD combo version of the landmark album Altars Of Madness by Morbid Angel May, 30th in the United States.

The DVD portion of the reissue features the long sought after November 1989 Nottingham Rock City show filmed on the band's first ever European outing[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Plans CD
Billboard reports: "I'm gonna get with [guitarist] Zakk [Wylde] soon and start hopefully writing a new studio [album]. I've gotta get a studio album this year," Osbourne tells Billboard.com. "I'm well overdue."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fall Out Boy Fall
punkbands reports: I normally don't like the way MTV handles news about it's top artists, but their tongue in cheek story about Fall Out Boy's "secret" club gig in NYC deserves a mention. Not only do the following quotes speak volumes about the music channel itself but also how underground music has become a major selling tool for a fashion and trend obsessed mainstream.

...by the time Fall Out took the tiny stage at the Knitting Factory on Friday, the excitement in the crowd was palpable (and the preteen screeches ear-splitting). Each and every raccoon-eyed girl and angular-haired guy in the audience believed that they were part of something underground, something that the cheerleaders and jocks had no idea was happening.... About the only un-slick, unscripted moment came at set's end, as Wentz climbed to the Knitting Factory's upper balcony and prepared to take a plunge into the waiting arms of the crowd. The only problem was the crowd didn't quite seem to know what to do, and as Wentz leapt, fans only sort of caught him, and he went "down, down" (hard) to the concrete floor... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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