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Report for 03/14/06
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Rap Shootout
TMZ reports: Young Jeezy was arrested after an alleged shootout in South Beach involving some of his friends, police said.

The 28-year-old rapper, born Jay Jenkins, was charged early Saturday with two counts of carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, police said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Vs Rap
Blabbermouth reports: John Soeder of The Plain Dealer has released the following quotes from a recent interview with Ozzy Osbourne:

On rap music: "I'm not so hot on rap music. The thing about that is, some of the lyrics are so [expletive] good. If they're that good, why can't they put a musical tune to it? I've heard some of these lyrics, and they're [expletive] wonderful. If you was to walk down the road, singing a [expletive] rap song, I don't think you'd get very far. I think you'd go [expletive] mad. There's no melody."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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C-Murder Conviction Overturned
Launch reports: The Louisiana Supreme Court decided on Friday (March 10) to overturn a Court Of Appeal's ruling and clear the way for a new trial for rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller. The rapper was found guilty of second-degree murder in September 2003 for shooting and killing 16-year-old Steve Thomas during an argument at Club Platinum in Harvey, Louisiana, on January 12, 2002. Allhiphop.com reports that prosecutors are still deliberating whether or not to retry the rapper on second-degree murder charges, and he might be freed on bail as soon as Monday (March 13).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Labels Sued
FMQB reports: A new class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court accusing major labels of fixing prices for music downloads and CDs. San Diego lawyer William Lerach filed the suit on behalf of 11 plaintiffs who purchased music online or on CDs, and on behalf anyone who has "paid inflated prices" for music. The suit claims that Sony BMG, Universal Music, Time Warner, Bertelsmann and EMI fought together to keep the online music market from emerging, and then "conspired to fix and maintain" music prices once digital services became inevitable.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Green Day Snubs Nugent
Contact Nugent reports: Rocker TED NUGENT has blasted punk trio GREEN DAY after they turned down an offer to work with the CAT SCRATCH FEVER star. Nugent reveals he approached Green Day frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG with a view to working with the AMERICAN IDIOT singer but he simply "laughed" at the idea. Now angry Nugent, a fervent Republican, rants, "Their social ignorance, their historical vacuity and their knee-jerk condemnation of American things and the BUSH administration is nothing short of embarrassing." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Diddy Reality TV
Contact Music reports: Rapper SEAN COMBS will produce a new reality TV series - CELEBRITY COOKING SHOWDOWN - which is set to debut next month (APR06). The show will blend elements from IRON CHEF AMERICA and DANCING WITH THE STARS and will pair superstar chefs with celebrities in a week-long cooking competition. The show, which will debut on April 17 (06), will appear on US network NBC and air five nights a week. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Goo Goo Date
MTV reports: One more April 4 treat for good measure: the Goo Goo Dolls' ninth studio album, Let Love In. The record will include the hit single "Better Days"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Isaac Chef No More
TMZ reports: Isaac Hayes has quit "South Park," where he voices Chef, saying he can no longer stomach its take on religion.

Hayes, who has played the ladies' man/school cook in the animated Comedy Central satire since 1997, said in a statement Monday that he feels a line has been crossed.

"There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," the 63-year-old soul singer and outspoken Scientologist said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Underminded Law
Mammoth Press reports: Underminded, after parting ways with their old drummer, has added former Unwritten Law drummer, Wade Youman to their lineup. The Canadian band has been together since 1986, and is working on a new CD which is due out sometime later this year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cheap Trick Set Release
Blabbermouth reports: CHEAP TRICK have announced via their official web site that they will be releasing their new album, "Rockford" (named after their hometown in Illinois), on June 6. The album's first single, "Perfect Stranger", is going for radio adds this week.[see full story for more including links to samples]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Damage Control
Blabbermouth reports: DAMAGE CONTROL, the new band featuring bassist Pete Way (UFO, WAYSTED), guitarist Robin George and drummer Chris Slade (AC/DC, URIAH HEEP, MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND and ASIA), have announced the addition of QUIREBOYS singer Spike to the group's ranks. The band are currently in the studio recording their debut album for release later in the year. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sick of It All tour
Blabbermouth reports: SICK OF IT ALL have announced a headlining tour around the release of their new album, "Death to Tryants". The tour will feature sets by good friends STRETCH ARMSTRONG and new Trustkill Records signees FIRST BLOOD. 

May 13 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
May 14 - Phoenix, AZ - The Brickhouse
May 15 - Las Vegas, NV - Jillians / Neonopolis
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Preview Bust
tinfoil reports: A pair of apparent Ryan Adams fans ran afoul of a new law making it a crime to publish songs before their release to the general public when they made portions of the singer's latest album available on a Web site frequented by his fans, federal authorities said Thursday. 

Robert Thomas of Milwaukee and Jared Bowser of Jacksonville, Fla., were indicted under a provision of the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act (FECA) law that makes it a separate federal crime to pirate music and movies before they are released to the public, Memphis-based U.S. attorney Jim Vines and FBI special agent My Harrison said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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H.I.M. US Tour
TuneLab reports: H.I.M. will hit the road in May for the following dates:

May 2nd in Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution 
May 3rd in Orlando, FL @ House of Blues 
May 4th in Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues 
May 5th in Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle 
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Armored Saint USA
KNAC reports: Fueling rumors about a new Armored Saint studio album (rumors about a reunion have already come to pass with the previous announcements of several European Festival dates), the band will perform a headlining show in San Francisco June 16. The Hated and Savage Machine will provide support.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ugly Godsmack
The PRP reports: Godsmack guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin have started up a side project entitled Another Animal with Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe/Life Of Agony fame on vocals. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Superbowl of Hardcore
punkbands reports: Underdog, Killing Time, Shutdown, District 9, Indecision, Crown of Thornz, Kickback, Murphy's Law, Do or Die, Doomsday Device and One Man Army (ex-Fury of Five) have all been confirmed for this year's Superbowl of Hardcore in New York City April 23rd. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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