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Report for 11/29/06
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: Planet Asia - "Thick Ropes" video

Best of 06: Vulcan Freedom Fighters

Reviews: Deftones Live | Daughtry | Ankla | Haymarket Orphans | Thessera

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Axl Sick
KNAC reports: The Guns N' Roses concert scheduled for Milwaukee's Bradley Center [Tuesday Night] (November 28th) has been cancelled due to illness.

Guns N' Roses front man Axl Rose is suffering from an ear infection and strep throat. Rose was first diagnosed with the ear infection on the 20th of November in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was seen again by a doctor last night following the band's show in Chicago and ordered to rest for a few days[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Borat To Blame
Rockdirt reports: Us Weekly has more details on Pamela Anderson's failed 4-month marriage with Kid Rock that appears to have been prompted largely by the actress' appearance in 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan'. "Kid stood outside screaming at Pam, calling her the worst words - slut, whore, you name it," a source who watched the film with Pam and the rocker revealed. "It was horrible, and she was just so hurt by it." A source close to Robert Ritchie confirmed the incident, saying, "Yes, he was angry. He thought it was cheap that she put something like that out there. He didn't see the humor."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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iPod Tax?
Reuters reports: Universal Music Group Chief Executive Doug Morris said on Tuesday he may try to fashion an iPod royalty fee with Apple Computer Inc. in the next round of negotiations in early 2007. 

Universal, the world's largest music company, owned by French media giant Vivendi, was the first major record label to strike an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to receive a fee for every Zune digital media player sold.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Drug Quiz
pr-inside reports: Reality TV star JACK OSBOURNE is to interview his wildman father OZZY OSBOURNE for a new TV show about how heavy drug users cope after years of abuse.

The 21-year-old, who has had his own well-publicised battle with drugs and alcohol, will question his BLACK SABBATH frontman dad on the darkest days of his addictions. Jack also plans to speak to other veteran rockers including hedonistic ROLLING STONES survivor KEITH RICHARDS.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Duff and Madden Split
People reports: It's over for the tattooed rocker and his teen queen: Good Charlotte's Joel Madden and Hilary Duff have broken up after nearly two and a half years together, his manager confirms to PEOPLE. 

"I can indeed confirm that Joel is single," the band's manager, Steve Feinberg, says. "We are not going to elaborate on Joel's personal life but I will say they have split."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Solo Patrol
Gigwise reports: Snow Patrol front man Gary Lightbody has revealed that several members of the band including himself are planning solo albums. 

And his own work looks set to be a departure from the usual Snow Patrol sound with Lightbody describing it as having "an electro feel". Lighbody told the BBC's Across The Line: "There might be something in the sidelines in that respect, you know. I know Nathan wants to make an album of his own and I'm going to go off and do something on my own in January." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot in 08
Gigwise reports: The maggots may have to wait till 2008 for a new Slipknot album if the latest update from the band is anything to go by. 

As Gigwise reported back in June the Des Moines, Iowa nine piece have been working on material for the follow up to ‘Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)'. However, M. Shawn Crahan aka Clown says that the band probably won't hit the studio until the end of next summer or even the beginning of the autumn to start recording. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idlewild Return
Gigwise reports: Idlewild have confirmed the details of their return which will see them release a new album in February. Entitled ‘Make Another World' the long player is the follow up to 2005's ‘Warnings/Promises' and is the first record with new bassist Gareth Russell.

The album will be released by the bands new label Sequel and is said to show a return "return to the bands rock (ish) roots, whilst retaining their fiercely melodic side and talent for supremely catchy hooks." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fu Manchu Say F**k You
blabbermouth.net reports: Orange County fuzz-rock quartet FU MANCHU have set "We Must Obey" as the title of their tenth studio album, which will be released on Feb. 20, 2007 (a day earlier in Europe) via Century Media Records. 

"The title 'We Must Obey' is a big 'F**k you' to people who like to tell us what we can and can't do," says founding guitarist/vocalist Scott Hill. "It's not specifically directed at any one person, just at the thought of someone thinking that they know what's best for you, more than you knowing what's best for you. That theme runs through the entire record.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Double Live Jag Panzer
blabbermouth.net reports: According to a brand-new posting on JAG PANZER's official web site, the Colorado-based power metal veterans are in the planning stages of recording a new double live album. The CD will be recorded and released in 2007.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vader's 25th
blabbermouth.net reports: Polish death metallers VADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "In 2008 VADER will celebrate the 25th anniversary. On that occasion in March 2007 the band will enter Hertz Studio to re-record 25 best songs from their entire discography. These songs will be released on band's special jubilee album. The release will also feature tons of DVD bonuses like archival recordings, live shows, videoclips and some other specials. Jaroslaw Szubrycht, well-known Polish journalist (who has recently finished a book about SLAYER) will write a biography of VADER. More details will follow soon." [see full story for 2007 plans]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Buffet Settles
pr-inside reports: JIMMY BUFFETT has settled his trademark infringement suit against an online merchandise retailer who has agreed to stop selling items bearing the singer's MARGARITAVILLE brand.

Buffett, who has made a fortune from his trademarked hit Margaritaville, accused ROBERT AKARD of selling T-shirts, CDs and other memorabilia over the internet without his permission.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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EMI Sale?
FMQB reports: EMI Group says it has been approached by a potential buyer. The announcement came after The Financial Times reported that the music company was in talks with private equity groups about potential bids. The private equity firms, which are believed to include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Goldman Sachs, are understood to have approached EMI following the collapse of its attempted merger with Warner Music Group and their failure to win the auction for BMG Music Publishing, says the Times. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands
Keyclub reports: The ERNIE BALL BATTLE OF THE BANDS 10 SHOWCASE PARTY is confirmed for Thursday, November 30 at KEY CLUB. Doors open at 7:30 PM; tickets are $10 and available by calling the KEY CLUB box office (310-274-5800) or via www.ticketmaster.com. The evening will feature performances from special guests MUTE MATH and CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR, who will join contest winners NATIVES OF THE NEW DAWN, KARATE HIGH SCHOOL, LUDO and DON'T DIE CINDY. 

This year's ERNIE BALL BATTLE OF THE BANDS winners were selected from over 11,500 entries from across the U.S. Each winner receives the opportunity to perform at this showcase which will be attended by top record labels, booking agents and managers; a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree; and one week of tour dates on the Ernie Ball Stage at the 2007 VANS WARPED TOUR. [see full story for info on the bands]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dark Tranquillity Complete CD
SMN reports: Swedish melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY have just completed work on their highly anticipated new album, which is currently being mixed by the acclaimed Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted). The as-yet-untitled new opus is set for a spring 2007 release. [see full story for more details about it from the band]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cradle of Filth USA
SMN reports: More dates have been released for CRADLE OF FILTH's North American tour with THE 69 EYES and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD:

January 23 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
January 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
January 26 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
January 27 - Quebec, QC @ Theatre Du Capitole
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