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Report for 09/08/06
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: TV on the Radio Preview

Artist: Autumn Black

Reviews: MorleyView: Rise Against | Anthony Gomes | Chris Brown

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Green Day & U2 Team Up
antiMusic reports: Green Day made their big announcement today on their website. Here it is: As promised, we are very proud to unveil the big news we've hinted at. In the coming weeks, we'll be going into the studio with U2 to record a cover of the song "The Saints Are Coming," which was originally recorded by Scottish punk band, The Skids. We were asked by U2 to record the song with them to benefit Music Rising (www.musicrising.org), an organization that replaces instruments musicians lost in Hurricane Katrina's wake. One year later, the devastation is still fresh in our minds, and we'd like to keep it in yours. New Orleans has always been a special city to us, being a hotbed of music and creativity, and it's hard to believe parts of the gulf region still remain devastated. We feel that it's important to continue to raise awareness. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aiken Bush's Intellectual Disabilities Rep
pr-inside.com reports: AMERICAN IDOL star CLAY AIKEN is set to be appointed to US President GEORGE W BUSH's White House disability committee. The INVISIBLE singer, who finished a runner-up to RUBEN STUDDARD on the second season of the hit TV talent contest, is a winner in Bush's eyes after years of working with handicapped and disadvantaged kids in his native North Carolina.

Aiken will be named to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in the coming days, when the President will make the appointment official. The organization is a committee set up to advise US politicians on issues concerning citizens with intellectual disabilities.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Rapist Sentenced
blabbermouth.net reports: The Australian man who drugged and sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl because he believed he was rock star Ozzy Osbourne and had to follow in his footsteps has been sentenced to a maximum 10 years in jail, according to News.com.au.

Arthur Fairwell faced the NSW District Court today (Friday, September 8) over the attack at Bradbury, in Sydney's south-west, in May 2004.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tim Burton Killers
PR reports: The Killers have just announced that Tim Burton will be directing their music video for the next single, "Bones" off of their upcoming "Sam's Town" release. The "Bones" video will be a first for Burton as a music-video director. Burton has already filmed their LA concert last month and is currently working with animators in London on the rest of the video. The band confirms that the video will incorporate many of Burton's trademark styles (models, mini-sets and of course skeletons).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lohan Robbed
TMZ reports: TMZ has learned that Lindsay Lohan was robbed at Heathrow Airport in London this afternoon. Scotland Yard tells TMZ a "theft of a bag at Heathrow Airport was reported to police by a 20-year-old woman." 

They continue to say it is alleged that as the woman exited the Terminal One building, she noticed that an orange Hermes handbag was missing from her suitcase trolley." The bag, according to police, contained "a quantity of jewelry." 

Lindsay's rep, Leslie Sloane, confirms to TMZ the theft occurred and that Lindsay is extremely upset about the loss of personal belongings. "She is begging for the return of the items," Sloane says. "She doesn't care how she gets them back, she just wants her stuff back."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Panic Channel Supernovas 
antiMusic reports: The Panic Channel has been added to the upcoming Supernova tour. Supernova is the supergroup featured in this year's Rockstar comprised of Metallica's Jason Newsted, Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Guns N' Roses' Gilby Clark. The winning vocalist will be selected next week during the finale [should be Toby but will probably be Lucas]. The show's house band will also be playing an opening set along with the singers from this season that didn't make the cut. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Unearth Hard Attack
PR reports: Yesterday Unearth kicked off their US tour in support of their new Metal Blade Records release titled "III: In the Eyes of Fire." With high media visibility don't miss the bands latest appearance on Sirius 27 Hard Attack during the rebroadcasts below. New England metal blazers Unearth ignite Sirius' Hard Attack studios with Jose for an hour of rock n roll debauchery! Hear all about Unearth's slaying, latest CD III: In the Eyes of Fire, hear what it was like to work with legendary producer Terry Date, hear about their 2nd appearance on Ozzfest, and Unearth's Sanctity of Brothers Tour. 

Sirius' Hard Attack Reairs
Sunday, September 10th @ 5pm EST
Saturday, September 16th @ 3pm EST
Thursday, September 28th @ 8pm EST- Click Here for the Full Story 

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People on Ludes Should Not Drive
TMZ reports: TMZ has learned that Paris Hilton's arrest for DUI wasn't her first run-in with cops Wednesday evening. Sources who attended the "Head to Hollywood" event at the Dragonfly nightclub in Hollywood --Paris' last stop before her arrest -- tell TMZ that Hilton said that she had been pulled over by police for some form of moving violation on her way to the fundraiser, thus explaining her late arrival. 

Hilton did not say if she was ticketed. TMZ contacted the LAPD and surrounding law enforcement agencies, and none have any record showing Hilton was stopped or ticketed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Five for Touring
PR reports: Five for Fighting will be touring this fall in support of the new album Two Lights. 

Oct 5 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue 
Oct 6 Omaha, NE Scottish Rites Hall
Oct 9 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bad Brains CBGB CD
MVD reports: MVD Visual is pleased to announce the release of Bad Brains - Live CBGB 1982 for worldwide distribution on CD. This breathtaking recording displays why Bad Brains became one of the most important bands in the history of American Hardcore. On Christmas Eve 1982, Bad Brains began their three-day stint at a Hardcore Festival hosted by legendary CBGB. This CD represents the very best of these shows, culled from over 4 hours of tape. Their live performances were legendary, and CBGB was the place where legends were made. Now, for the first time on CD, that legendary performance is revisited in extraordinary fashion.[see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tori Box
PR reports: Rhino Entertainment is extremely pleased and proud to announce the release of THE definitive Tori Amos 5-disc boxed-set A Piano: The Collection on September 26.

At the time of her debut in 1992, Tori Amos' captivating storytelling and quirky yet sublime mix of piano, pop, rock, and classical music were as conspicuous as her flaming-red ringlets among the dark-haired pop divas who ruled the charts. Since then, Amos' uncompromising studio albums and cathartic concerts have earned her recognition as one of the most influential artists of the past two decades while inspiring a legion of devoted fans. Rhino Records brings together Amos' classics, rarities, remixes, and previously unreleased music for A Piano: The Collection. Presented in deluxe packaging that resembles a piano's keyboard, this five-disc boxed set will be available on September 26. [see full story for an eCard] 
- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Seger's Promise
Capitol reports: Bob Seger's Face The Promise will be in stores this coming Tuesday, September 12th. Seger will launch the album with a series of career firsts that will bring this compelling work to audiences he's never reached before - on the airwaves and online. On September 14th, Seger will make his first appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"- which will also mark his first-ever national network television performance. He'll also perform on "The View" on September 28th.

The recent release of the first single "Wait for Me" on iTunes marked the first time fans have been able to purchase a Seger song via download. Seger's breakthrough 1976 album, Night Moves, (now 6 times Platinum) was released on iTunes on September 5th. Anyone who purchases the album on iTunes will also receive a special interview segment with Seger about Night Moves. Also beginning September 5th, fans will be able to pre-order Face The Promise with a bonus track ("Red Eye to Memphis"). Those who pre-order the album between September 5th and 12th will receive a free bonus download of the video for "Wait for Me." [you can preview the cd at the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hatesphere Unleashed
SMN reports: Danish death/thrash metallers HATESPHERE have been added to the previously announced UNLEASHED, KRISIUN, and BELPHEGOR tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

February 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
February 9 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
February 11 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lacuna Coil US Tour
SMN reports: LACUNA COIL appear to be planning a U.S. tour with the 69 EYES, SOIL, and 36 CRAZYFISTS. The first dates to be released are as follows:

November 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre 
November 17 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon 
November 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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+44 Wants You
punkbands reports: From the band: "We're looking for 60 hard-core fans to be in the first +44 Music Video with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker! If you're interested, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Be at least 18 years old (NO EXEPTIONS! ID WILL BE CHECKED) 

2. Be available and capable of being in the Los Angeles area ALL DAY on BOTH Friday and Saturday (Sept. 8th and 9th) (PLEASE BE SURE YOU CAN MAKE IT ON BOTH THOSE DAYS) 

3. Be a huge fan of +44/blink-182
[see full story for sign up details] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Arab Strap RIP
gigwise.com reports: Arab Strap have decided to call it a day. 

Aiden Moffat and Malcom Middleton have apparently decided to go their separate ways by mutual agreement, reports French website magicrpm.com. 

The decision comes ten years after their debut single release 'The First Big Weekend', in which time the duo have gone on to release some classic albums. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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