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Report for 03/23/06
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LAPD Vs Kid Rock
TMZ reports: The LAPD is tracking down leads after receiving a complaint from a paparazzo who claims Kid Rock's bodyguards hit him and threw his camera to the ground. 

The alleged incident took place Wednesday morning at 2:00AM, in front of the Roosevelt Hotel. Kid Rock had just left Teddy's, the club at the hotel, when a 26-year-old photographer attempted to take a picture.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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R.Kelly Allegations
MTV reports: A few years back a rumor circulated that R. Kelly planned to claim that it was actually his brother featured on the sex tape that prompted child-pornography charges against the singer. But R. Kelly's younger brother has a tape and a few claims of his own.

Carey Kelly has resurfaced in a new low-budget DVD in which he puts forth a number of allegations against his more famous brother. Chief among them, Carey says R. offered him $50,000, a record deal and a house if he would perjure himself on the witness stand.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hanky Panky Jr?
Gigwise reports: The son of legendary country music star Hank Williams has been accused of harassing a hotel bar waitress.

Hank Williams Jr is accused by 19 year old Holly Hornbeak of swearing at her, trying to kiss her and attempting to lift her in a chokehold.

Williams has vehemently denied the allegations reports the BBC with his publicist Kirt Webster adding: "I am shocked at such allegations."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Yoko Slams Seance
Gigwise reports: Yoko Ono has attacked an American TV companies plans to try and contact the spirit of John Lennon by means of a live séance.

As previously reported on Gigwise the US company In Demand is broadcasting the event live with a subscription charge next month.

She said: "John Lennon was an amazing communicator of heart, mind and spirit. He still speaks to those who choose to listen to his recordings. That was the medium he chose to speak with us."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aerosurgery
KNAC reports: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will undergo surgery this week for an undisclosed medical condition, forcing the band to cancel the remaining dates of its North American tour.

The band's publicist, Marcee Rondan, said Tuesday that Tyler was "doing fine" but declined to elaborate on his condition.

Tyler, who turns 58 on Sunday, can't perform for an extended period of time, Rondan said, adding the band was on hiatus.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead World Tour
CMJ reports: The almighty Radiohead has confirmed all the rumors and have announced they will embark on a tour that will hit Europe in May and the US and Canada in June. More good news for fans; the band will be debuting new material on the trek. The tour will kick off May 1 with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood playing the Friends Of The Earth Festival in London. The band will also be headlining Bonnaroo and the V Festival.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Purple Bane
hecklerspray reports: We've all had dodgy landlords at one point or another - petty little gits who ignore the fact that slugs crawl across the carpet every night but will keep your deposit for finding one atom of blu-tac on a wall.

Tiny, recently-resurrected, purple imp Prince is going through his own landlord worries at the moment. Why? Did Prince block up his kitchen sink with a mixture of congealing fat and body hair? Did Prince accidentally pull down a pair of curtains during a house party one evening? No. Prince painted his entire rented house purple, and daubed the title of his new album up and down the exterior. We've all done it, to be fair.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Built To Spill Nix Tour
CMJ reports: Built To Spill have postponed all dates on their spring tour, which was scheduled to start April 11 in Minneapolis, because singer Doug Martsch needs time to recover from recent eye surgery.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Myspace Love Song
Day in Rock reports: Hardcore rockers Good Clean Fun are known for poking fun at things ranging from emo, straightedge and Christian rock. YouTube has the brand new video for "The MySpace Song" which in classic GCF fashion has a go at the "monster Tom created" and emo. The track is from the band's just released Equal Vision album "Between Christian Rock And A Hard Place". So go have some Good Clean Fun at the fullstory link!- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Morrissey Leak
Day in Rock reports: Myspace has hooked up a leak of the brand new Morrissey CD 'Ringleader of the Tormentors'. You can hear the full CD right now, weeks before the official release on April 4th. Click on over to the full story link to listen now and check out the new video while you are at it. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crazy Bitch Paris
BW&BK reports: In a recent interview with Chart Attack, BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd revealed that the band's current single, 'Crazy Bitch', from their new album 15, was inspired by the infamous Paris Hilton sex tape.

"That kind of sparked the idea. All the guys that we know have had crazy girls like that in their lives, so we wanted to write a song with an idea that people could latch on to."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ian Gillan & Friends
Press Release reports: Rock legend Ian Gillan has long lived the epitome of the rock n' roll lifestyle, so it's only fitting that his new album is a career retrospective that takes fans through the incredible journey that has been his career. On Gillan's Inn (in stores April 18th via immergent), he revisits and re-records classic Ian Gillan and Deep Purple songs, as well as his personal career favorites. The DualDisc is loaded with interviews, photos and several versions of "Smoke on the Water," each with a different guitarist.

To build Gillans Inn, Ian enlisted some of the biggest names from the past 30 years of rock history including Ronnie James Dio, Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Janick Gers (Iron Maiden), Jeff Healy, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Steve Morse, Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Uli John Roth (Scorpions), Joe Satriani and members of Deep Purple. He also brought Nick Blagona (The Police, Bee Gees, Chicago, Rainbow and Deep Purple) in to handle production duties. The result is undeniable fun, a romp through the hazy memories of youth, and a palpable reminder of the place Ian Gillan holds in rock n' roll history.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Meeks Tour
TuneLab reports: Travis Meeks (Days of the New) has announced plans for a spring/summer tour. Current dates are as follows:

April 8th in Little Rock, AR @ Clear Channel Metroplex
April 9th in Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
May 19th in Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag Theatre[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Digital Chili Peppers
TuneLab reports: The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their entire music catalogue on iTunes today. Those purchasing the albums on iTunes will also have the option of buying additional bonus material including videos, album artwork and mini-documentaries. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Therion Voiceless
KNAC reports: Therion founder, frontman and guitarist Christofer Johnsson, announced today he will be retiring as a singer. 

"As was announced at the Metal Mania festivals, I am going to retire from vocals. The reasons for this are two: One is that I feel it's not fun to sing anymore (even though I have enjoyed playing the old songs on guitar). [My] voice is getting weaker over the years and I experienced problems at the end of the U.S./Canada tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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C-Murder in Da House
AP reports: The rapper who once went by the stage name of C-Murder has been put in a house arrest program to await a retrial on a second-degree murder charge.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motorhead Clutch
The PRP reports: Clutch have announced that they will be supporting Motorhead on UK run this fall, dates include:
November 02nd Newcastle, UK - City Hall
November 04th Glasgow, UK - Carling Academy
November 05th Manchester, UK - Apollo
[ see full story for more dates you lucky UK bastards...]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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