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Report for 11/07/06
Picks of the Day
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Song: Damien Rice player

Artist: Black Crowes

Reviews: The Killers | Pixies | 2&2 Q&A: Chelsea Smiles | By Night

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2&2 4 Tues: Chelsea Smiles
antiMusic reports: For this week's 2&2 we had the pleasure of speaking with Skye from The Chelsea Smiles as the band was winning over fans in Texas supporting Social Distortion. We asked Skye about their new album, 'Thirty Six Hours Later,' (which hits stores today), his abrupt departure from Bullets and Octane and more. 

2&2: I heard there was a little bit of controversy with your exit from Bullets And Octane. Can you tell us a little bit about what happened? ** Skye: To make a long story short I got fired for writing too many songs for the band. Gene was pissed about me writing his lyrics and drawing to much attention away from him on stage, "stealing his thunder" as he put it. A week before we started Pre-production Gene went to the rest of the band, the manager and the label saying either I was fired or he would quit. So I was fired and Jack(the other guitarist at the time)Quit. It's a lot easier to replace a guitarist then a front man you know? They continued to record the album using songs I wrote with out my permission or payment for the use of them...But as they say....---- happens. 

2&2: Given yours and Todd's past bands (Bullets And Octane, Black Market Saints, Danzig, D Generation, Motorhead, Son of Sam and Murphy's Law) which quite a diverse lot, people may make some assumptions about your sound. How would you describe your music to someone that hasn't heard it? ** Skye: We are all fans of the Stones, Thunders, and The New York Dolls. Although we aren't looking to sound like any of these bands you will here the influence. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Duff Stalker Bust
TMZ reports: Hilary Duff's alleged 18-year-old stalker has been arrested and sources tell TMZ the bust occurred after the man threatened to kill Duff this weekend. Manhattan Beach cops arrested Maksim Miakovsky, an 18-year-old Russian emigre, at a Residence Inn last Friday. He was booked on charges of making criminal threats and stalking. 

TMZ first reported last month that Duff and her boyfriend, Joel Madden, were terrified that Miakovsky would do harm to them. Duff and Madden asked for a restraining order, alleging that Miakovsky "has stated his intention of 'removing' his 'enemies' (i.e., those who prevent him from being with her), has stated his intention of purchasing a weapon, and has threatened to kill himself and to engage in dramatic actions to get her attention."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Snoop Surrenders
allhiphop.com reports: Snoop Dogg was booked today (Nov. 6) on one felony count of possession of a deadly weapon, after police found a 21 inch collapsible baton in the rapper's laptop bag in September. 

Snoop Dogg, 35, turned himself in to authorities at the Orange County Jail to answer the charges, which stem from a September 27 incident at John Wayne International Airport.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Halen Plan Tour
blabbermouth.net reports: G4's TheFeed reports that Eddie Van Halen's spokesperson Janie Liszewski has revealed that VAN HALEN is currently writing and rehearsing for a summer 2007 tour. In addition, Liszewski has confirmed that Eddie's son Wolfgang has officially been named the new bassist in the band.

"Yes, I can confirm this story in the respect of Wolfgang being the new bass player for the band and yes he has been in the studio with his dad and uncle rehearsing and writing for an upcoming summer 2007 tour," Liszewski exclusively told TheFeed[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fox Steals Band's Space
PR reports: With no advance notice or explanation, Baton Rouge indie rockers Bones have lost their long-established Myspace URL (www.myspace.com/bones) to the FOX Television show of the same name. Bones, the band, has used www.myspace.com/bones for nearly 2 years, racking up close to 20,000 profile views, over 21,000 song plays and over 2100 Myspace friends. "Losing our URL was a complete surprise to us," said Michael Miller (upright/electric bass, vox). "We logged on one day and found David Boreantz staring back at us. It sucks because we've used that URL for almost 2 years to build our band name and fan base, and it's on all of our product and posters. We're as indie as it gets and can't afford to reprint everything."

Bones hits the road today for the East Coast leg of its Disconnected tour, in support of their self-released CD which is available via Insound.com, BonesTheBand.com and their newly dubbed Myspace page - www.myspace.com/7483383. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dimebag Hard Rock Induction
PR reports: "Dimebag" Darrell (Darrell Lance Abbott) will be posthumously honored with the unveiling of his very own star on Hard Rock Cafe Dallas' Walk of Fame at 6:00pm on Thursday, November 9, 2006. Accepting the honor on behalf and in memory of Dimebag will be his brother, Vinnie Paul, and lifelong partner, Rita Haney. Immediately following the unveiling, Vinnie and Rita will present Hard Rock Acquisitions Manager Don Bernstine with the Dean guitar Dimebag used on Pantera's "101 Proof" Tour. The evening will continue with a performance from The Hillbilly Orchestra.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The End of Cheese
PR reports: Now don't get your hopes up with that headline, Clive Davis has not announced his retirement; However, sadly for their fans, The String Cheese Incident has. We were sent the following this morning: The String Cheese Incident posted an announcement on their website on Friday, November 3, 2006. The post reads:

After summer 2007, Billy Nershi is leaving The String Cheese Incident to pursue other musical projects. There will be only a limited number of Incidents between now and then. Current plans include Thanksgiving in Atlanta, a New Years Eve blowout in San Francisco, Winter Carnival in Colorado, and a return to Red Rocks. Presently, there are no plans for The String Cheese Incident beyond summer of 2007. The band would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our friends and fans for all your support.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Plans
E! reports: This season of American Idol is getting a super-sized premiere to match last season's super-sized ratings. Television's most watched show is returning for its sixth cycle with a hefty four-hour premiere stretched over two nights in January, Fox announced Monday. The auditions portion of the talent search will debut Jan. 16, spotlighting a segment of the more than 100,000 aspiring singers[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Graham Coxon Illegal Speed
PR reports: Graham Coxon's new album 'Love Travels At Illegal Speeds' will hit stores on November 14th via EMI UK / Parlophone. Yes, breaking up is hard to do, but everyone knows the best revenge is living well - especially Graham Coxon. His departure from Blur six years ago was marked by Anglophiles as something that required a moment of silence, but out of this schism came something absolutely glorious: Graham Coxon's astounding solo career that has covered lengthy territory in the guitar trajectory only to land us in a place where Love Travels at Illegal Speeds. Hailed as his best album to date within the British music press, Love Travels at Illegal Speeds shows our Graham at his finest, replacing introspective experimentalism with taut, finely crafted melodies, astute arrangements and a truly strong voice, both literally and figuratively. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Danzig Top 10
HER reports: Glenn Danzig - known primarily for his dark, hardcore punk/metal sound - finds himself with a Top 10 album two weeks running on Billboard's Classical Crossover Albums chart.

"Black Aria II" (evilive/October 17), the follow up to Danzig's 1993 "Black Aria," debuted last week at #8 on the chart and keeps a firm hold on the Top 10 coming in this week at #9. Danzig shares the Classical Crossover chart with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, John Williams, Yo-Yo Mah and Itzhak Perlman. Produced, written and - with a couple of exceptions - performed by Glenn, "Black Aria II" employs thundering organ, otherworldly chants, operatic lamentations, poignant strings, ominous percussion, ritualistic chimes and other mysterious sounds to tell the tale of Lilith, the Biblical Adam's wife before Eve.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live CD
PR reports: Neil Young & Crazy Horse's concerts on March 6th and 7th, 1970 at New York's Fillmore East have been the subject of legend for decades. The nights featured Young with the original lineup of Crazy Horse: Danny Whitten (guitar, vocals), Ralph Molina (drums, vocals), Billy Talbot (bass) and Jack Nitzsche (electric piano), performing at the very peak of their powers. Those two nights are among the only officially recorded shows of the band with these members, and as the debut release of the Neil Young Archives Performance Series, the album Live At The Fillmore East will be available November 14, 2006 on Reprise Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Get The Worm
PR reports: [Forget AOHELL] Fuse.tv presents THE WORM! Just like the early bird gets the worm, you get to sample new music and videos before they're released - without any soil aftertaste.

This week, stream full albums and new videos from Ying Yang Twins, Agent Sparks, Army Of Anyone, Casket Salesmen, Dead Poetic, Amity, Helmet, Sparta, and It Dies Today. New albums rotate in every week so check back regularly. Check out the full story link for a listen. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ahmet Injured
MTV reports: Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun is recovering from a serious head injury, according to United Press International. Ertegun slipped and hit his head as the Rolling Stones were about to play at former President Bill Clinton's 60th birthday party in New York last week.[see full story for more MTV news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Drop Elton
Launch reports: Elton John has launched a furious attack on his record label, who he claims have made no attempt to promote his new album. 

The pop legend used the words "f--k Universal" from the stage at his show in New York on Wednesday evening for their perceived lack of support. Sir Elton claims the enormous entertainment company has not backed The Captain And The Kid since its release, and wants the label to drop him.[He has a new album out? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Norah In Jan
AP reports: Fans of Norah Jones will get a little more insight into the Grammy-winning singer when she releases her new album, "Not Too Late," in January: For the first time, she has written or co-written all the songs. 

"I think it reflects more sides of my personality than my first two records did. It has different sides to it, it has a lot more variety to it," the 27-year-old singer said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Friday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Peter Criss Plans CD
blabbermouth.net reports: According to KissNews.de, original KISS drummer Peter Criss recently gave an interview to Perfect 10 magazine in which he revealed details about his upcoming solo CD. The album, entitled "One for All", will feature contributions from the following musicians: Paul Shaffer, Will Lee, Clifford Carter, Mark Montague, Mike (Angel) McLaughlin. Peter described the songs as "ballads, duet with Jennifer Johnson," with lyrical subjects including "God, wife, mom, life, the band, autobiographical, and a song about Ace Frehley." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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