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Report for 11/16/06
Picks of the Day
Before we get to today's news here are our picks of the day featuring our latest reviews and the song of the day to listen to while reading today's report!

Song: The Ataris - "Not Capable of Love"

Best of 06: Lonn Friend

Reviews: Guns N' Roses Live | MuteMath | Blag'ard | Gliss | Born From Pain

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Timberlake Vs Janet
MSNBC reports: Does Justin Timberlake dis Janet Jackson in an upcoming song?

That's what some fans and foes are saying after Timberlake's "Give It To Me" was leaked to the Internet. In the song - which the former Mouseketeer sings with Timbaland and Nelly Furtado - Timberlake sings: 

"Could you speak up and stop mumbling?/I don't think you came in clear/When you're sitting on the top/it's hard to hear you from way up there/I saw you tryin' to act cute on TV/Just let me clear the air/We missed you on the charts last week/[Bleep] that's right, you wasn't there."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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OT: Borat Beating
The Electric New Paper reports: IT was a punchline that British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was not expecting. He was reportedly beaten up by a man in New York after he accosted the stranger in the guise of his alter ego, Kazakh reporter Borat, as part of a joke.

The Daily Mail reported that Cohen, who was dressed as Borat, was on the way to have drinks with House star Hugh Laurie after the two had appeared on a US TV show. Along the way, he approached a passer-by and asked in his Kazakh accent : 'I like your clothings. Are nice! Please may I buying? I want have sex with it.' The man responded by punching Cohen several times in the face.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Floyd?
Gigwise reports: Linkin Park have said that they are taking influence from seminal prog-rock artists on their new album. The band have been holed up in the studio with Rick Rubin who has immersed them in Pink Floyd, King Crimson and even Emerson, Lake & Palmer records. 

Speaking to Bilboard, Sinoba said that they have around 100 song ideas which they are going to whittle down to around 18 for the final cut of the album. And he tells fans to expect something different from their previous two long-players, adding: "There is an element to the album that will be familiar to people simply because it's the same guys making the music.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Supreme Brown Sex Case
AP reports: A woman who claims soul singer James Brown raped her is asking the Supreme Court to hear her sexual harassment lawsuit, which a lower court ruled this year she had waited too long to file.

Jacque Hollander argues that the state's two-year statute of limitations in such cases does not provide equal protection to women.

In her lawsuit, Hollander said Brown raped her at gunpoint in 1988 while she was working as his publicist. She seeks $106 million in damages.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GNR Death Metal
MTV reports: Eagles of Death Metal will open for Guns N' Roses on their end-of-the-year trek. The outing begins November 24 in Cleveland and ends December 20 in Universal City, California. [see full story for more news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Solo Garbage
Launch reports: Shirley Manson is recording a solo album, according to reports. 

In the same week that Garbage announced details of their forthcoming greatest-hits album, news has emerged about Manson's first material alone.

Jack White is apparently involved in the recordings, as are Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins and Paul Buchanan of the Blue Nile, reports British music paper the NME.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Doug Harrington RIP
Defiance reports: It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend, bandmate, and CPR artist, Defiance guitarist Doug Harrington. At his request, and for the privacy of his family, we did not make his condition known, but Doug had been quietly battling cancer for much of this year, until Tuesday night when he finally succumbed to it. He went peacefully and in the presence of his wife and family.

Doug was however able to participate in several of the writing and recording sessions for the new DEFIANCE record, including one just 3 days before he passed. When we found out about Doug's condition, we had already been writing and rehearsing for the new album, and Doug continued to go to practices and participate in the songwriting and it was his wish that we finish the album without him. And although it will be extremely difficult, we will honor his request, and you can expect to see the record in stores this Spring.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Almost Acoustic Christmas
antiMusic reports: KROQ is pulling out some big guns for their Almost Acoustic Christmas. The Los Angeles radio station sponsored show will take place over two nights at the Gibson Amphitheatre. 

Foo Fighters, Incubus, AFI, 30 Seconds to Mars, +44, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Papa Roach, Saosin and Wolfmother will play the 1st night Sat Dec 9th which benefits the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center.[see full story for night 2]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crowded House Reunion
Reuters reports: Neil Finn has reunited with Crowded House bandmate Nick Seymour for his next solo album, which he plans to release next year. 

Finn told Billboard.com that bassist Seymour "has been with me the whole time" on the album, and that "working together again feels really good. It felt natural and right. We've been good company for each other." Finn says that Crowded House drummer Paul Hester's suicide in 2005 helped bring the two musicians together again.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nick Cave Sets Date
Gigwise reports: Nick Cave's supergroup Grinderman will release their debut album next spring.

The eponymous album will hits the shelves on March 5 through Mute records. 

Grinderman is a collaboration between Nick Cave, Dirty Three founder Warren Ellis, Ex-Triffids member Martyn Casey and Cramps drummer Jim Scalvunos.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Japanese Bloc Party
Gigwise reports: Bloc Party have announced details of a Japanese tour for 2007. 

The band play three shows in the far east kicking off in Tokyo on March 4. 

Tickets are available now exclusively to Marshals – members of Bloc Party's official fan club. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Shakira Honored
TMZ reports: Colombian hip-shaking sensation Shakira was honored by her hometown of Barranquilla yesterday, with the unveiling of a 15-foot, six-ton iron statue of the singer. The statue does not gyrate. 

Shakira played a concert in the city, which doubled as a fundraiser for Shakira's foundation, Pies Descalzos ("Bare Feet"), which builds schools around Colombia.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rare King's X
blabbermouth.net reports: In response to requests of their loyal worldwide following, legendary Texas trio KING'S X has teamed up with Wally Farkas' Molken Music to release a series of never-before-heard recordings. These CDs are available direct to the consumer for the first time — Internet-only — and exclusively from Molken Music. 

Commencing with vocalist/bassist Doug Pinnick, Molken Music announces the release of "Songs from the Closet (The Doug Pinnick Demos Vol. 1)", containing Doug's original, full-blown multitrack demo recordings for twelve KING'S X classics (such as "We Were Born To Be Loved", as heard frequently by Paul Shaffer's band on "Late Show with David Letterman"). "Songs from the Closet" also features two previously unreleased songs as well as a complete, track-by-track audio commentary.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Filthy Drummer
blabbermouth.net reports: British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have recruited Czech drummer Marthus (real name: Martin Škaroupka) to replace Adrian Erlandsson. Martin was born on January 20, 1981 in the Czech Republic and has previously played with GALACTIC INDUSTRY and INNER FEAR, among other bands. "A fine gent whose skills are second to none," Martin "will be continuing to play on the rest of the tour," CRADLE OF FILTH writes in a statement. "Those of you who have already seen us you will know that Martin is more than qualified for the job!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock Charts
TuneLab reports: The Foo Fighter's new live acoustic album, 'Skin and Bones', debuted at No. 21 on The Billboard Top 200 this week with 49,000 copies sold. Bowling for Soup holds the No. 88 position with 13,000 copies of their latest album, 'The Great Burrito Extortion Case', sold. Hinder fell from No. 11 to 12 and Evanescence fell from No. 12 to 15. The Deftones, who debuted at No. 10 last week, dropped to No. 46 with 23,000 copies of their latest, 'Saturday Night Wrist', sold.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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