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Report for 05/05/06
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Kill Lohan
Contact Music reports: LINDSAY LOHAN was so worried about death threats she received after signing on to star in a film about JOHN LENNON's killer, she called on the late BEATLE's widow YOKO ONO for help. 

"I actually sat down with Yoko Ono a couple of times to talk to her about it because I wanted to get the 'OK' from her... She was so sweet. "She gave me the confidence I needed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Exploding Goo
AP reports: MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A failure in an underground electrical line apparently caused a series of gas explosions that sent utility hole covers flying and forced cancellation of a Goo Goo Dolls concert, officials say. The blasts Wednesday afternoon forced evacuation of part of the downtown for several hours. The blasts caused some property damage but no injuries, said Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel.[There are easier and safer ways to dizzy up the girls. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aiken Must Leave US
MSNBC reports: Kathy Griffin has some career advice for Clay Aiken: leave the country.

The "D-List" star was asked by the Indianapolis Star about what the "American Idol" star whose career has been tarnished by allegations about his private life should do to shine up his image. "First of all, major relocation," Griffin replied. "He has to leave the country. He has to be like Josephine Baker or David Hasselhoff and find a fan base overseas.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Piracy worse than child porn
Inquirer reports: THE NEW look Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) seems to be giving the world an unusual moral code.... It appears that the DMCA will have a maximum sentence of ten years inside for the crime of software and music piracy. It will also give the FBI the powers to wiretap suspected pirates.... assaulting a police officer will get you five years, downloading child porn will get you seven years, assaulting without a weapon will get you ten years and aggravated assault six years. 

So in other words if you copy a Disney CD and sell it you will be in the same league as a paedophile who is distributing pictures of sexual attacks on children. [the Feds can't control the border but they want to wiretap DVD and CD pirates? see full story for more on this from CNet]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Liberal Homosexual Rally
punkbands reports: An angry parent who recently went to a Fall Out Boy show with his/her (not sure which) daughters in Charlotte, NC fired off a letter to Island Records saying the on-stage antics of the band were reminiscent of a "liberal homosexual rally." I guess Fall Out Boy's brand of gutter punk/hardcore/satan metal wasn't considered "family entertainment." Oh wait... Fall Out Boy play TRL-friendly pop punk. So what's this person's problem? The letter and a response from the band is at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RHCP Preview
antiMusic reports: Flea said he would be really sad and you'd break his heart if you listen to leaked songs from the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album 'Stadium Arcadium' on the Internet. So if you want to risk hurting Flea, you can now stream the entire new double album over at Vh1. We're assuming these are higher quality versions of the song then the leaks that so broke Flea's heart. So click on over and check it out at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Greatest Metal Songs of All Time Day IV
antiMusic reports: As Vh1 airs their '40 Greatest Metal Songs of All Time' this week to kick off their Metal Month special, we're hosting our own special at our sister site Thrashpit.com. Every day this week we'll be bringing you lists of the top 3 metal songs of all time according to our crew- with their full top 12 (or more) lists posting over at Thrashpit with their explanations. Today we have lists from Hobo and Greenmuse. Check back tomorrow for three new lists from the crew.

Hobo
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Motorhead - No Class
Slayer - Reign In Blood

Greenmuse
1.Metallica - For Whom the Bells Tolls 
2.Motorhead - Ace Of Spades 
3.Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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REM Plot Return
Gigwise reports: REM are to return from their hiatus at the end of 2006 to record a new album according to drummer Bill Rieflin.

The band are currently taking time out after two years of touring which finished last July in London.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Franz hiatus
Gigwise reports: Franz Ferdinand are to go on a hiatus at the end of this summer Alex Kapranos has revealed.

Kapranos says that after their busy schedule during this year's festival season they will return home to Scotland and "live a bit of ordinary life again".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Celine Infected
hecklerspray reports: The long necked, oval faced Celine Dion ain't doing so well. Sure, by some really low standard her career is probably still alright - that's not what we're talking about.

Celine Dion is sick. And she's dizzy. Plus she just realized her husband looks a little more like a pudgy, balding Phyllis Diller than any man ever should. We doubt you'd fare any better given her circumstances. Anyway, her health's got her feeling low - it's an ear infection of sorts.[hecklerspray make smartass into a true artform.. see full story for more fun]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Futureheads Tour
CMJ reports: Recent Vagrant/StarTime signees the Futureheads have announced a batch of US shows with Brooklyn's French Kicks.

The Futureheads Tour Dates
06/16 - Seattle, WA - Neumos * 
06/18 - San Francisco, CA The Fillmore *
06/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre *
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Shooter in Chains
Blabbermouth reports: Country music artist Shooter Jennings, son of country greats Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, will be opening for ALICE IN CHAINS on the first two dates on their upcoming U.S. club tour. Shooter will warm up for Jerry Cantrell and company on May 18 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, CA and May 19 at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zombie Gets Anthrax
Blabbermouth reports: ROB ZOMBIE have tapped ANTHRAX to open for them on their upcoming "American Witch Across America" tour, which is scheduled to kick off later this spring. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Club Fire Update
Blabbermouth reports: A former rock band tour manager being sentenced next week for his role in a nightclub fire that killed 100 people asked a judge to show mercy Thursday by imposing community service rather than sending him to prison. 

Daniel Biechele, 29, the former tour manager for the band GREAT WHITE, will be sentenced next week to serve up to 10 years in prison for igniting the pyrotechnics that sparked the deadly 2003 fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick. He pleaded guilty in February to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter that accused him of igniting the pyrotechnics without the required permit. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alice Lemmy Radio
BW&BK reports: MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister will be a guest on ALICE COOPER's radio show, Nights With Alice Cooper, on May 10th. Nights With Alice Cooper is broadcast on radio stations throughout the United States.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sister Hazel Tour
TuneLab reports: Sister Hazel has announced details for their spring/summer tour. The dates are:

May 5th in Birmingham, AL @ Crawfish Festival
May 6th in Columbia, SC @ Crawfish Festival
May 16th in Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Butch Walker in July
TuneLab reports: Butch Walker will release his new album 'The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's Go Out Tonites' on July 11th.[see full story for links to a couple of tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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