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Report for 10/12/06
Picks of the Day
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Song: Zebrahead Player

Artist: Alice In Chains

Reviews: Boys Like Girls | Deadsoil | Coughs

Darkness Lose Singer
KNAC reports: Singer Justin Hawkins has left British glam-revival band The Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation and work on a solo album, telling the Sun newspaper Wednesday that "it's time for me to move on."

He added: "It would be damaging to my recovery to stay on. I'm not blaming the band for my problem -- I am an addict." [the band has reportedly been dropped by their label as well - see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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RockStars Fired
TMZ reports: Magni and Storm Large, two finalists in the top 5 on the CBS reality show "Rockstar: Supernova," have been essentially fired from the opening act on the upcoming Rockstar Supernova tour.

With a tour scheduled to begin on New Year's Eve in Vegas, the bill's opening act was to include The Panic Channel, host Dave Navarro's latest band, as well as, fellow contestants Toby Rand, Dilana, Magni, Storm Large and the program's House Band. 

But now TMZ has learned that due to financial reasons Magni, Storm Large and the House Band have been kicked off the tour. Toby and Dilana are still on board (thank God!), but will now be backed by Toby Rand's Australian group Juke Kartel. Evs! [looks like the tour lived up to the band name and supernova'd before it even began! See full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Evanescence No 1
Reuters reports: In another major week for new releases, rock bands Evanescence and the Killers, and country star George Strait grabbed the top three slots on the U.S. pop album charts, Billboard reported Wednesday.

Evanescence's "The Open Door" (Wind-Up) sold 447,000 copies during the week ended October 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Treason
blabbermouth.net reports: The Associated Press reports that American al-Qaida spokesman Adam Yahiye Gadahn (also known as "Azzam the American") - a U.S. citizen from Southern California who wrote in a web posting that he was obsessed for a time with "demonic heavy metal music" before moving to Orange County and discovering the Islamic faith - was indicted Wednesday on the first treason charge filed in more than 50 years.

Adam Yehiye Gadahn, 28 - who is believed to be in or near Pakistan - could be sentenced to death if convicted of the charge. He also was indicted on a charge of providing material support to terrorists. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


From Roadie to Pages
TMZ reports: Now that Mark Foley's found "one way out" of Congress -- by allegedly sending salacious messages to teenage pages -- maybe he can get one of his old jobs back, as a ramblin' man for the Allman Brothers Band.

It turns out that Foley, the disgraced former congressman from Florida, once served as an "honorary" gear-hauler for the perpetually on-tour Allman Brothers in the early 90s, when he was a state senator in Florida. Foley described the experience in an interview as "wild" and "crazy." What's more, that particular job helped him become buddies with late Rep. Sonny Bono and led to his taking over the House's Entertainment Task Force after Bono's death. Foley was friends with Allman drummer Butch Trucks, and, in his former job as a realtor, once sold a house to former Allman guitarist Dickey Betts. He ended up meeting Cher and then Sonny through Cher's ex-husband Gregg Allman. [maybe he can hook up with Jacko? See full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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China Bans Jay-Z
hecklerspray reports: You would have thought that China would currently be a bit more worried about its nutjob next-door neighbour letting off nuclear bombs than a man in a tracksuit mumbling over a song from Annie, but you'd be wrong.

For one reason or another, Jay-Z decided that he'd announce the end of his hopeless retirement by playing a concert in Shanghai. After all, China is the most exciting country in the world at the moment - and Shanghai its best city - and the thought of the 1.3 billion potential album sales might have appealed to a businessman like Jay-Z. However, it wasn't to be; Jay-Z has been banned from playing in China. Ostensibly this is because the Chinese government has deemed Jay-Z's lyrics to be too vulgar, although there's also a possibility that they heard the news that there was a Jay-Z/ Coldplay duet on his new album and banned him for obviously having something wrong with his brain.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Secret Jumpsuit
PR reports: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has been selected for the next Myspace Secret Show! The show is ALL AGES at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO on Monday October 16th. Opening bands haven't been announced, but there is a little something special involved in this show… the band is giving away an Aprilia SR50 motor scooter at the show!- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lennon Killer Denied
Gigwise reports: John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman has failed in his latest bid to be released on parole. Chapman, 51, will now remain New York's Attics Correctional Facility for at least two more years.

According to the BBC the panel at the jail commended Chapman's "satisfactory institutional adjustment" but decided his release was against the best interests of the community. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SpongeBob Bowie
Gigwise reports: David Bowie is set to take on his most prestigious project yet by starring in an episode of cult cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants. Writing in his blog Bowie announced the news saying: "It's happened. At last. I've hit the Holy Grail of animation gigs. Yesterday I got to be a character on....tan-tara...SpongeBob SquarePants. Oh Yeah!!" 

In the episode, which will air in about eight to nine months, Bowie will play a character called 'Lord Royal Highness'.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Jrs for Montel
blabbermouth.net reports: BAPTIZED X FIRE (featuring TWISTED SISTER frontman's son Jesse Blaze Snider on vocals) and New Jersey's SEVERED HAND (featuring Sebastian Bach's son Paris Bierk on drums) are among the bands confirmed to take part in the second annual MS Music Fest for the Montel Williams MS Foundation this Sunday, October 15, 2006 at Staten Island Trotters MC Clubhouse (1601 South Avenue) in Staten Island, New York.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Filthy Eyes
blabbermouth.net reports: Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES have been confirmed as direct support for CRADLE OF FILTH on a two-month North American tour beginning in January 2007. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Navarro Lingerie Party
blabbermouth.net reports: Former JANE'S ADDICTION and current THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist Dave Navarro will host the Halloween Lingerie and Costume Ball on Saturday, October 28 at the Highlands in Hollywood, California. Also scheduled to appear are Club Jenna girl Jesse Capelli and adult film star Teanna Kai.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tour of the Year
TuneLab reports: Story of the Year will headline the "Taste of Poison Tour" which kicks off on October 13th in Columbia, MO. Dates are as follows:

October 13th in Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
October 14th in Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
October 15th in Lansing, MI @ The Temple Club
October 17th in Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Megadeth Management Shakeup
KNAC reports: Megadeth leader, Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the Forums section of the band's official website:

..I had to change managers, which really hurt because I loved my relationship with Kevin Gasser. What a great and classy guy. And whilst that had gone down, I also went back to my attorney Gary Gilbert, only to get an email right before going on-stage that our US agent resigned because he basically was of the opinion I am wrong. To Keith I would like to send my gratitude and blessing for his lovely wife and child, just as I would Kevin Gasser.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kittie Complete
KNAC reports: Drummer Mercedes Lander of Kittie has issued the following update via the band's MySpace page:

"Hey guys, As you all may have guessed we are back from NJ and our new album is all finished. I must say that it sounds absolutely amazing and I think you all will be as pleased as we are with the finished album. I cant wait for you all to hear it, but that wont happen until at least March of 2007. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MySpace Vs YouTube
searchenginewatch.com reports: A Wall Street Journal article shows how the folks over at News Corp., the owners of MySpace.com, have threatened to cut "off the MySpace links to YouTube" because YouTube didn't respond to News Corp's email request to have an "opportunity to participate in the sale process."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


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