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Report for 09/05/06
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: Mastodon Listening Party

Artist: The Mars Volta

Reviews: Flesh for the Beast | Ghoul | Cherubs

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Emo Star Hospitalized
punkbands reports: My Chemical Romance canceled their performances this past weekend. The band's drummer Bob Bryar was admitted to the hospital Thursday due to a staph infection and complications resulting from injuries sustained while shooting a video last month. Taking Back Sunday and Circa Survive played the shows as planned.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mos Def Arrest
MTV reports: Mos Def was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct Thursday night after an unauthorized performance outside Radio City Music Hall during the Video Music Awards, police confirmed to MTV News. He was released early Friday (September 1) morning.

According to authorities, the rapper pulled up in front of the venue in a flatbed truck at around 10 p.m. for an impromptu show for the people gathered outside. An NYPD spokesperson said officers asked Mos Def and members of his entourage to shut down their operation due to crowd conditions and the overall safety of everyone involved.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rancid Seizure
punkbands reports: Lars Frederiksen collapsed during Thursday night's Rancid show in Montreal. punknews.org ran the following account... : "About halfway through the show Frederiksen suddenly collapsed while the band was performing the song "7 years down" from their Let's go album. The band was playing and then suddenly stopped when guitarist/vocalist Lars Fredrikssen fainted. Guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong and bassist/vocalist Matt Freeman rushed to their bandmate lying on stage, looking very preoccupied. 

After a couple of minutes, Fredrikssen was helped off stage by bandmembers and roadies. The crowd anxiously awaited news from the band for about 15-20 minutes. Tim and Matt came back on stage to announce Fredrikssen had suffered a seizure and was hurried to a Montreal hospital. They also told the crowd that the band would come back to play another gig pretty much as soon as Fredrikssen would be back and healthy."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fiddy & Elton?
Gigwise reports: Rapper 50 Cent has revealed he is desperate to work with pop star Eton John. Fiddy was scheduled to collaborate with Elton in 2001, but the whole thing fell through and was never reorganized. 

The rapper is now hoping that he and Elton can make beautiful music together in the near future… with Elton reportedly planning on recording a hip hop album may be these two stars will finally get their collaborative wish.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mastodon Leak
DiR reports: Head on over to Mastodon's Myspace page to get a preview of their entire new album 'Blood Mountain' before it hits stores on September 12th. The full album is streaming at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Raised Fist Injury
punkbands reports: Due to an injury, Sweden's Raised Fist has cancelled both their Italian and Canadian tours. The band's management had this to say: We are very sad to let you know that Raised Fist will have to cancel their shows in Italy and Canada. Alle, the singer, has injured his rib-bone while practicing thaiboxing. As you all know a broken rib isn't' something you can perform outrageous HC shows in true RF manner with. 

The band is of course very sorry about this but that's the fact. They really hope to get the chance to visit Italy again in the near future. The Canadian shows will be re-scheduled, new dates will be announced ASAP[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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VMA Results
antiMusic reports: For those that give a damn, here are the winners of the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards from Thursday night: (but we begin with the deep question, what is the criteria for the rap video award and how is it different than the hip-hop video award? And how does a band that released their debut in 2001 qualify as the best new artist?) 

Video of the Year: Panic! At the Disco, "I Write Sins not Tragedies"

Best Male Video: James Blunt, "You're Beautiful"

Best Female Video: Kelly Clarkson, "Because of You"

Best Group Video: The All American Rejects, "Move Along"

Best Rock Video: A.F.I., "Miss Murder"
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Steve Irwin RIP
CNN reports: Steve Irwin, the Australian TV presenter known as the "Crocodile Hunter," has died after being stung in a marine accident off Australia's north coast.

Australian media reports say Irwin was diving in waters off Port Douglas, north of Cairns, when the incident happened on Monday morning. 

Irwin was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest, according to Cairns police sources. Irwin was filming an underwater documentary at the time. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MySpace Music Store
music.tinfoil reports: MySpace, the wildly popular online teen hangout, said on Friday it will make its first move into the digital music business by selling songs from nearly 3 million unsigned bands.

Songs can be sold on the bands' MySpace pages and on fan pages, in non-copyright-protected MP3 digital file format, which works on most digital players including Apple's market-dominating iPod. The bands will decide how much to charge per song after including MySpace's distribution fee, said Rusty Rueff, the chief executive of Snocap, which will manage the e-commerce service. Snocap provides digital licensing and copyright management services and was started by Napster founder Shawn Fanning.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Secret Van Halen Gathering
sleazeroxx.com reports: Ninn Worx and rocker Eddie Van Halen will celebrate the launch of Sacred Sin at a celebration that they are calling "The Gathering," on Sept. 30. Van Halen recently joined forces with the adult director to write and perform two songs for the forthcoming Ninn Worx feature. 

Organizers said that "The Gathering" will combine the imagery of director Michael Ninn with the musical energy of Van Halen, along with a cast of other artists to entertain. Scheduled to take place at an undisclosed location in the Hollywood Hills, "The Gathering" will be a private, invitation-only event that will also feature special guest hosts, cuisine, and sideshow attractions.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NIN Working on CD
punkbands reports: Singer/Guitarist/Keyboardist Trent Reznor is currently in the process of working on new material for his band Nine Inch Nails for its follow-up to With Teeth, which is due out in late 2006 or sometime in 2007. No official title for the new release has been given yet.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Be Your Own Drummer
Gigwise reports: Be Your Own Pet have split with their drummer Jamin Orrall who has left to concentrate on his record label and going to college.

The Nashville teen quartet announced the news via their label Infinty Cat's website, which Orrall's family just so happen to own.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stone Sour Europe
TuneLab reports: Stone Sour will head to Europe in October for a headlining tour with Flyleaf. Dates are as follows:

October 20th in Chemnitz, GER @ Talschock
October 21st in Munich, GER @ Backstage
October 23rd in Cologne, GER @ Live Music Hall
October 24th in Wiesbaden, GER @ Schlachthof
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Isley Tax Prison
antiMusic reports: Isley Brothers frontman Ronald Isley has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for tax evasion. The court also ordered him to pay $3.1 million in back taxes. 

Isley was convicted last year for willful failure to file a tax return and five counts of tax evasion. Isley's attorney tried to convince the judge during the sentencing hearing to give the singer probation because of Isley's poor health due to a recent battle with kidney cancer and a stroke. U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson reportedly instead followed federal sentencing guidelines when handing down the sentence and there is speculation that Isley will be sent to a prison hospital facility. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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MSG finished
KNAC reports: In late August, it was announced at Michael Schneker's official website that "due to the serious familiar (sic) problems of MSG singer Jari Tiura" the band has bumped their planned U.S. tour to 2007.

Tiura: " The Sun Will Shine. New album title? Take care and turn this all into music. Be strong!"

Schenker: " I have quit playing. ….How can I be strong after you decide not to continue with the rest of the tour. I have given you the chance to be on the most important album of MSG. You canceled US after I have put all my money into this project. This is an insult. I am tired of changing musicians and singers. MSG is finished and I am not inspired anymore. The sun will shine? What sun are you talking about? What next album are you talking about? You f***ed me and went your way. The sun is not selfish."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tower Auction
punkbands reports: The embattled Tower Records, which has 89 stores in 20 states, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on August 20, reports Dow Jones Newswires. According to the agency, the troubled company has decided to put itself up for sale through a court-supervised auction scheduled for October 5. Tower wants to finalize the sale by mid-October to give itself enough time to prepare for the busy holiday season, which usually accounts for about one-third of its annual sales.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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