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Report for 03/24/06
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Brokeback Fraud
TMZ reports: [not music related but an interesting read...] Randy Quaid has filed a lawsuit claiming he was done in by producers of 'Brokeback Mountain.' TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming producers falsely represented the movie to him as "a low-budget, art house film, with no prospect of making any money." Qauid claims the representations were a ruse from the beginning. 'Brokeback' has grossed around $160 million.

Quaid's suit claims that in 2004, he met with director Ang Lee, who offered him the role of Joe Aguirre. The suit alleges that Lee told Quaid: "We can't pay anything, we have very little money, everyone is making a sacrifice to make this film." The suit does not specifically state how much Quaid made, but it does claim that the defendants "were engaged in a 'movie laundering' scheme designed to obtain the services of talent such as Randy Quaid on economically unfavorable art film terms..."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly News: Diddy's Purse
Contact Music reports: Rap mogul SEAN COMBS is urging his fashion followers to enhance their masculinity with a mansize "purse". The Sean Jean designer loves accessorising but warns size does matter regarding men's totes. He says, "I do have a manbag. I'm not going to lie.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lenny Hendrix
Contact Music reports: JIMI HENDRIX's life and death is set to hit the big screen with LENNY KRAVITZ the favourite to play the rock legend. Music impresario ELLE VON LEAR has acquired the "exclusive authority" to use the name, likeness and performances of Hendrix after a lengthy battle with the rocker's estate - and the first thing she plans to do is make a controversial biopic.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Emo Bastards
MSO reports: BASTARDS OF YOUNG, the first-ever definitive DVD documentary and concert film chronicling the rise of the modern punk, emo and hardcore music scene, is set for release June 6 via *Image Entertainment, Inc. The comprehensive concert film and documentary DVD was created/produced by Michelle Caputo and directed by Shannon Hartman of Art and Industry.

The two-disc set runs over three-and-half-hours and includes live performances and backstage footage from artists such as THURSDAY, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, UNDEROATH, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, THE STARTING LINE, ARMOR FOR SLEEP, MIDTOWN, THE EARLY NOVEMBER, MATCHBOOK ROMANCE and EMANUEL; plus interviews with JIMMY EAT WORLD, FALL OUT BOY, JULIANA THEORY, THE BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE and SOMETHING CORPORATE.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rare Korn
Epic reports: Epic Records is excited to release the first-ever live collection from multi-platinum, Grammy-award winning rockers KoRn, titled KoRn: Live & Rare, on May 9th. A companion piece for 2004's Greatest Hit Vol. 1, KoRn Live & Rare delivers thirteen songs and is a must for any KoRn fan. Live & Rare includes ten previously unreleased tracks from their famous 2003 gig at the infamous CBGB's in New York City, their landmark 1999 Woodstock performance as well as their Klassic cover of Metallica, rare b-sides and more. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MTV Trumps
Contact Music reports: MTV has given the green light to an "APPRENTICE"-style show which will see aspiring journalists vying for a chance at a staff position on Rolling Stone magazine. The as-yet-untitled reality show will pit writers against one another in a three-month competition to see who is the best rock scribe. Production on the show will begin this summer (06) and the show will premiere later this year. [should be easy to win, dismiss the good stuff and praise superficial crap... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pio Leyva RIP
Reuters reports: Pio Leyva, a singer and composer in the Buena Vista Social Club band of veteran Cuban musicians, died on Thursday of a heart attack. He was 88.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Doherty Kicks Reporter
AP reports: Moments after pleading guilty to seven drug charges Thursday, Pete Doherty lashed out at reporters covering his court appearance and kicked one in the arm. 

Trudi Barber, a reporter for the British Broadcasting Corp.'s Radio One station, was kicked amid scenes of what she described as "total chaos."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eno Denies Roxy
Gigwise reports: Despite widespread media reports the legendary Brian Eno is not working on the new Roxy Music album. 

The official Roxy Music website had announced the news a while back, but have since deleted all posts. 

Now Brian Eno website EnoWeb claims the reports were "untrue and just in-good-faith wishful thinking from the journalists -- Brian has no involvement with the band's current recording or tour plans. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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$haron Top Mum
hecklerspray reports: You know when you're trying to find a suitable Mother's Day card - basically a folded piece of paper that somehow makes up for you breaking your Mum's heart by never calling when you say you will?

And you know how a lot of those Mother's Day cards have To The World's Best Mum written in huge pink letters all over the front of them? Well, don't buy the cards that say that, because those cards are covered in lies. Your Mum isn't the best Mum in the world. Sharon Osbourne is the best Mum in the world. How do we know that Sharon Osbourne is the best Mum in the world? Because people who buy stuff from Freemans Catalogue told us, and that's as good as gospel. [yup she's the ideal 21st century mum for those that advocate the breakdown of the family.. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sonic Youth Details
CMJ reports: Now that Sonic Youth has sent out early copies of their latest LP, the long national nightmare of trying to figure out the album's title and tracklist is finally over. It looks like the new record is called Rather Ripped, not 'Sonic Death' or 'Do You Believe In Rapture?' as previously reported. "Do You Believe In Rapture?" has instead been reserved for one of the track's names. Rather Ripped will be out June 13 on Geffen.[see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Primal Scream Return
Tripwire reports: Primal Scream is back with a new album... and there was much rejoicing! Due out on June 5th in the UK, details about their forthcoming release have finally been unleashed and it sounds like a doozy! For starters, the album now has a name: Riot City Blues. 

There are a few guest appearances on the new tracks, including Will Sergeant from Echo & The Bunnymen, who plays lead guitar on "When The Bomb Drops". Alison Mosshart from The Kills shows up on a few tracks providing backing vocals, even singing a duet with Bobby Gillespie on "Dolls". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Audioslave R&B
Blabbermouth reports: According to RollingStone.com, AUDIOSLAVE have set "Revelations" as the title of their third album, due in June. For the follow-up to last year's "Out of Exile", singer Chris Cornell wanted to explore a vocal style he feels closest to but has never touched on before: R&B. "I love rock music, but my favorite singers are not in rock bands," Cornell confessed. "They're Stevie Wonder, Mavis Staples, the CHAMBER BROTHERS."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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A DMCA Fix?
tinfoil reports: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been wreaking havoc on consumers' fair use rights for the past seven years. Now Congress is considering the Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act (DMCRA, HR 1201), a bill that would reform part of the DMCA and formally protect the "Betamax defense" relied on by so many innovators.

HR 1201 would give citizens the right to circumvent copy-protection measures as long as what they're doing is otherwise legal. For example, it would make sure that when you buy a CD, whether it is copy-protected or not, you can record it onto your computer and move the songs to an MP3 player. It would also protect a computer science professor who needs to bypass copy-protection to evaluate encryption technology. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deluxe Motorhead
KNAC reports: Three of Motorhead's most important albums -- 1983's 'Another Perfect Day,' 1986's 'Orgasmatron' and 1987's 'Rock 'N' Roll' -- are now getting special treatment. Two-disc deluxe expanded editions of each are being released via Sanctuary Records on March 28, 2006. Supplemental bonus tracks include single B-sides, live versions and rarities. The liner notes include essays, previously unseen photos and images of memorabilia.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Norma Jean Summer
punkbands reports: Norma Jean are set to begin pre-production on their new album early next month with producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot). The as-yet untitled new album is expected out through Solid State in July/August.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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