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Report for 09/07/06
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: Jerry Lee Lewis/Jimmy Page - "Rock and Roll"

Artist: Homemade Knives

Reviews: Paris Hilton | Eliot Morris | Doom VS

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Paris Arrested
TMZ reports: Paris Hilton was arrested in Hollywood early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence.

TMZ has learned LAPD officers noticed Paris driving erratically at 12:31 AM and stopped her. They believed she exhibited signs of intoxication. We're told they administered a field sobriety test, and Paris blew a .08. In California, driving with a .08 blood alcohol level is considered DUI.

Paris was arrested and was taken to the LAPD Hollywood division, where she is currently being booked. The officers who stopped the car did not know it was Paris Hilton until they approached the vehicle on foot. Police sources say she was cooperative.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Black Crowes Split with Ford
blabbermouth.net reports: THE BLACK CROWES manager, Pete Angelus of Angelus Entertainment, has released the following statement via the Amorica.org web board: 

"Yesterday [September 5], THE BLACK CROWES were notified by Marc Ford's attorney that Marc was quitting THE BLACK CROWES and that it was effective immediately.

"The last show of THE BLACK CROWES summer tour was on August 12, 2006. The band has since been on a three-week break.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Zoo DVD Details
PR reports: 'U2 Zoo TV Live from Sydney' will be released on DVD for the very first time by (Island Records/UMe) on September 19th, 2006. As well as the legendary live show, the new release comes with a bonus DVD, featuring live tracks, mini-documentaries and the famous Zoo TV "Interference." This DVD will be available in two formats, a single disc concert only set and a special double disc limited edition format featuring a bonus special features disc. This special features DVD includes never seen before footage from the "Video Confessional" - a room in the outdoor stadium where people went to announce their secrets to the world, alongside a series of mini documentaries including "Trabantland" and "A Fistful of ZOOTV" All of this and more…the bonus disc also features a number of surprises for the discerning U2 fan. The DVD also features PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5:1 Surround Sound, and DTS 5:1 Surround Audio. [see full story for full tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dylan Rules
TuneLab reports: Bob Dylan has his first No. 1 debut since 1976's 'Desire'. Dylan's latest album 'Modern Times' moved 192,000 units giving him to top position. Crossfade's 'Falling Away' moved 28,000 units giving them the No. 30 slot while Hatebreed debuted at No. 31 with 'Supremacy'.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Death Cab for Touring
PR reports: Death Cab for Cutie has unveiled details of their upcoming fall tour. Having spent much of the past two years on the road, the band is set to perform their third and final North American tour in support of their Grammy nominated album, PLANS. 

The Seattle-based quartet will launch their six-week tour just outside Philadelphia at the Tower Theater on October 26th. The tour will then traverse the United States and Canada through December 9th, with Death Cab set to play their biggest-ever hometown show at Seattle's Key Arena. As ever, the tour will see Death Cab supported by some of today's best and brightest indie artists, with special guests including Ted Leo + Pharmacists, OK Go, and Jenny Lewis. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Thursday, September 7 through the band's website www.deathcabforcutie.com[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Veruca Salt Tour
PR reports: Veruca Salt release their latest full-length album, the aptly named VERUCA SALT IV, on Sympathy For The Record Industry Records, marking their triumphant return. Six years after the release of Resolver, Louise Post and Stephen Fitzpatrick have been joined by bassist Nicole Fiorentino (Radio Vago), and rejoined by drummer Kellii Scott (Failure, Blinker the Star, Enemy), to create the fourth and latest full length Veruca Salt album. VS IV will also be available on vinyl as a limited edition run of 1,000 copies. Veruca Salt embark on a U.S. tour to showcase the mastery of VS IV to all who are willing to listen! [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fear Before The Preview of Songs
PR reports: Fear Before The March of Flames have posted another song from their upcoming album, "The Always Open Mouth" (in stores September 19th). "The Always Open Mouth" featured enhanced video content, and a limited edition second booklet within the packaging.

Visit the full story link to hear "Mouth", "Drowning The Old Hag", and "Lycanthropy" from the new album.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Play with Dino
blabbermouth.net reports: Former FEAR FACTORY/current ASESINO guitarist Dino Cazares is currently seeking a bassist for his as-yet-unnamed project, which also includes Tim Yeung (VITAL REMAINS, ex-HATE ETERNAL) on drums and Tommy Cummings (VEXT) on vocals. The group, which made its live debut Saturday night (September 2) at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California prior to ASESINO's performance as part of Dino's birthday bash (DECREPIT BIRTH's Risha Eryavec filled in on bass for the event), will be holding open auditions at Downtown Rehearsal 7th St. Studios (2155 East 7th St.) in Los Angeles on September 16-17 [see full story for details] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Danzig Dolls
PR reports: OK, so September has just kicked off, but here's a reason to get a jump on holiday gift-giving, especially for the music fan who really does have everything: the "3 Faces of Danzig," a limited edition, toy figure series that is now available.

Three fully-articulated figures make up the collection that highlight different eras of Glenn Danzig's career - "Misfits-version" Danzig which wears his classic skull-and-crossbones black T-shirt from the Misfits' "Walk Among Us" album cover; "Samhain-version" Danzig, covered in dripping blood ala the "Initium" LP cover, and "Danzig-version" Danzig, which is shirtless and comes complete with the trademark Danzig belt buckle and upside-down-cross medallion necklace as on the "Lucifuge" album. [full story for more]
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Jonny Lives! To Support Everclear
PR reports: Jonny Lives! bombastic stage show and anthemic rock romps have landed the indie band an opening slot on Everclear's upcoming college tour. The NYC-based buzz band will heat up the Fall starting with a television performance on NYC-based Fearless Music, a syndicated music variety show. Jonny Lives! debut album GET STEADY is planned for release in first quarter of 2007 via Eleven Seven Music (a Warner Music Group-funded / ADA distributed independent label).

Sept. 12: Irving Plaza (New York NY)
Sept. 13: GenArt Starbucks Salon (New York NY) *independent date 
Sept. 26: Antones (Austin TX)
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Gomez Fall Tour
PR reports: British rockers GOMEZ have added a month of headline dates in October to their fall North American tour, including a three-night stand at New York's Bowery Ballroom and a set at the VEGOOSE festival in Las Vegas. The new leg of dates follow Gomez's previously announced September itinerary, which includes a Sept. 22 appearance on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, a set at the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS festival and five dates supporting MATISYAHU.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nonpoint Live Release
SMN reports: NONPOINT will release their first live CD/DVD combo entitled "Live and Kicking" on November 7th through Bieler Bros. Records. The CD will feature thirteen live tracks from the bands homecoming show at Revolution in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The bonus DVD will also feature the concert in it's entirety as well as behind the scenes footage and special bonus features.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Grind Supergroup
SMN reports: DRUDGERY is a new grind/hardcore project featuring Matt Connell (Exhumed, F*ck The Facts) on drums, Derek P.C. (Arise And Ruin) on vocals, Brent Munger (Arise And Ruin) on guitar, and Steve Ferraro (Dear Black Diary) on bass.

The band has just uploaded an advance demo track from a 6 song EP they are currently finishing up.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sellout Dolls
pr-inside.com reports: NO DOUBT singer GWEN STEFANI is launching a line of dolls that will be dressed in the styles worn by her and her Harajuku girl dancers on her most recent tour.

There are eight dolls in the limited-edition in collection named after her debut solo album, "Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Fashion Dolls". … The dolls retail for $24.95 (£13.86) and are sold at US stores such at discount chain Target.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No J-A-I-L for Y-M-C-A Star
pr-inside.com reports: Disgraced former Village People star Victor Willis was sentenced to three years probation on drug and gun possession charges yesterday (05SEP06) by a California judge. The MACHO MAN singer, 55, pleaded no contest and was given a suspended three-year, eight-month prison sentence on the condition that he complete a 30-day drug treatment program at the Betty Ford Center in Southern California, followed by at least six months in a treatment program in Long Beach, California. The former star was arrested in San Francisco, California in March (06) after police found cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his car.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cynic Reunion?
blabbermouth.net reports: Long-defunct Florida-based band CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, is rumored to be planning a reunion tour in the spring/summer of 2007, beginning with possible U.S. warm-up performances and culminating in a number of festival appearances across Europe.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hypocrisy Lose Member
blabbermouth.net reports: Hypocrisy guitarist Andreas Holma has officially quit the band, according to a posting on the Swedish group's web site. Holma apparently left the band because he is "not motivated anymore" and is no longer interested in touring." He will now concentrate on his own project, the details of which have yet to be revealed. 

HYPOCRISY will be utilizing the services of DARKANE's Klas Ideberg as a session guitarist for its upcoming North American "Machines At War Tour" [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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