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Full Report for 07/06/06
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Silverstein Week: The Sand Will Turn To Glass & Vanity and Greed
DiR reports: Silverstein's new CD ' Arrivals and Departures' hits stores this week and to celebrate we asked Shane to pick his favorite five songs from the disc and tell us a little bit about each. We'll be giving you Shane's picks all week. We conclude today with two songs, " The Sand Will Turn To Glass" and "Vanity and Greed," here is Shane!

"'The Sand Will Turn To Glass': This was another one that took almost no time to write. It's a simple 5 chord song, but I love the energy it has. It's also the shortest song we've ever written. I wasn't sure what to put in the little break part and Neil came up with that solo. I think it really adds to the song. I also used all these weird old fender guitars and amps for the intro. It has such a cool vibe. * 'Vanity and Greed': I wasn't around when the band wrote the music for this one, and when they played it for me I was really nervous about writing vocals over top of it. It was in a time signature I could barely figure out, and the chord structure was a little odd too. I even had a demo of it and I showed my friend and he was like, 'haha dude, good luck writing over that!' However, I'm pretty stoked on how it came out. The chorus is huge and the verses and super catchy. I also love how heavy some of the parts of the song are. Not to mention the key change at the end!"

Listen to the song, learn more about the group and grab their latest tour dates at the following link. And don't forget to pick up a copy of "Arrivals and Departures"! 
- http://www.myspace.com/silverstein

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Arctic Monkeys Vs Live Earth
Gigwise reports: Arctic Monkeys say that wouldn't consider performing at Live Earth this weekend because it would be hypocritical to play. 

The band feel that their expensive stage set up and the fact that they jet all over the globe for their gigs isn't good advertising for preventing climate change. 

Speaking to the French new agency AFP, drummer Matt Helders said: We're using enough power for ten houses just for lighting. It'd be a bit hypocritical." - more on this story

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Avril Song Theft Expands
PR reports: Songwriters Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer have filed suit against pop princess Avril Lavigne and others, alleging that her smash hit song "Girlfriend" is copied from their song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," first performed and recorded by the Bay Area new wave power pop quartet The Rubinoos of which Dunbar was a founding member.

The suit, Dunbar, et al. v. Gottwald, et al., filed in the Federal District Court in San Francisco, and amended today to add new allegations and parties, charged Lavigne, her co-writer Luke Gottwald and others with copyright infringement and seeks damages for copying the plaintiffs' song without permission. United States Magistrate Judge Wayne Brazil has set a first court date in the case for August 28th in Oakland.- a lot more on this story

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Clive Free Clarkson Outsells Past CD, But Still No 2
Reuters reports: In a battle between two top-selling female acts, Miley Cyrus triumphed over Kelly Clarkson to score the No. 1 position on the U.S. pop album charts Wednesday. 

The confusingly titled double album "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus" sold 326,000 units during the week ended July 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Clarkson's "My December" opened at No. 2 with 291,000, an improvement upon her previous release [250,000. Bon Jovi dropped to 3rd place with sales of 125K]. 
- more on this story

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The Last Original Drifters Passes
AP reports: Bill Pinkney, the last survivor of the original members of the musical group The Drifters, died Wednesday. He was 81. 

Pinkney was found dead at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Daytona Beach Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said. The death was not considered suspicious, he said.

Pinkney was scheduled to perform for Fourth of July festivities there.- more on this story

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Johnny Frigo RIP
UPI reports: Legendary Chicago jazz musician Johnny Frigo, who famously switched from bass to violin late in his career, has died at the age of 90. 

The Chicago Tribune reported that Frigo played with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey and with an orchestra led by Chico Marx, one of Hollywood's Marx Brothers. 

He also performed in clubs all over the world, played background music for commercials and co-wrote songs like, "Detour Ahead" and "I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out!" [Johnny was the father of Derek Frigo, the late guitarist for Enuff Z'nuff] - more on this story

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Timberlake To Perform with Duran Duran 
Gigwise reports: Live Earth has a pretty impressive line-up of acts so far, and now we know the newest addition to the bill – Mr Justin Timberlake. 

The Sexy Back singer is already in the UK promoting FutureSex/Loveshow, his arena tour which seems to be never-ending. But he is due to take a short break from his gruelling schedule so he is able to perform. 

The tabloids report that Justin and his producer Timbaland will come on-stage with fantabulous Duran Duran to showcase some new songs they have collaborated on. - more on this story

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Viva Earth Nixed
Contact Music reports: A Los Angeles Live Earth-related concert has become the third leg of Saturday's (07JUL07) global extravaganza to be cancelled. The Viva Earth benefit concert, which was due to take place at the city's famed Memorial Coliseum, has been called off for reasons unknown as WENN went to press. 

Stars including Ciara, Tyrese and Busta Rhymes were due to perform at the cancelled event- more on this story

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Manson Down Under
Blabbermouth reports: According to NEWS.com.au, MARILYN MANSON will tour Australia and New Zealand this October.

Manson toured Australia in 2003 following the release of the concept album "The Golden Age of Grotesque".

Before that his group was a headline act for the 1999 Big Day Out. Each time they were met with disdain by political and religious groups, and lauded by their often black-clad fanbase.- tour dates

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Zombie's Halloween Songs
BW&BK reports: The complete tracklisting for the soundtrack to ROB ZOMBIE's remake of 70's slasher flick Halloween has recently been made available. 

The final tracklisting is as follows: BLUE OYSTER CULT - 'Don't Fear The Reaper', NAZARETH - 'Love Hurts', PETER FRAMPTON - 'Baby, I Love Your Way', RUSH - 'Tom Sawyer', BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE - 'Let It Ride', KISS - 'God Of Thunder', THE SWEET - 'Love Is Like Oxygen', ALICE COOPER - 'Only Woman Bleed', MISFITS - 'Halloween 2'- more

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Snoop Aussie Dogg
Gigwise reports: Snoop Dogg is set to launch a bid to become an Australian citizen as part of a fly-on-the-wall documentary. 

The rapper – who was denied entrance to the country in April because of his criminal record – has filmed an eleven minute film which shows him buying property in Sydney and urging people to "get the girls ready and put on the barbeques." 

The footage will be shown as nineteen individual ‘campaign pitches' on MTV in Australia. Fans can then sign an online petition in support of the rappers bid, according to All Hip Hop. 
- more on this story

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Sounds Of The Underground Ball
PR reports: This Saturday July 7th @ 10 PM EST- MTV 2 Headbangers Ball Celebrates The Launch Of Third Annual Sounds Of The Underground Tour!

This weeks episode of "The Ball" features your favorite 2007 SOTU bands videos airing, tune in or miss out!

Video playlist is as follows:
Amon Amarth- Cry Of The Black Birds 
Chimaira- Ressurection 
Shadows Fall- Redemption 
Every Time I Die- The New Black 
Goatwhore- Alchemy of The Black Sun Cult 
Darkest Hour- Sound The Surrender 
Job For A Cowboy-Embedded 
This Is Hell- The Polygraph Cheaters 
The Acacia Strain- Angry Mob Justice 
See you in the pit !!!
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Judge Saves Live Earth Rio
Jam! reports: A Brazilian judge decided Thursday that South America's Live Earth concert could go ahead as planned, after organizers convinced her there would be adequate security at the Copacabana Beach event. 

The office of the prosecutor who had sought to cancel the concert confirmed that Judge Maria Galhardo reversed her earlier decision to nix the show, ensuring the worldwide music fest against global warming will happen on all seven continents. - more on this story

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Ignite Tour
punkbands reports: Ignite have lined up their touring plans for the summer. Starting at the end of July, the band will do a week of dates along the west coast with Stick to Your Guns before heading to Europe for all of August and most of September.

July 29 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro 
July 30 Reno, Nevada Club Underground 
July 31 Portland, Oregon Hawthorne Theater 
August 1 Seattle, WA Studio Seven 
August 2 Bend, OR Domino Room 
August 4 Ventura, California Alpine 
August 5 Pomona, California The Glasshouse 
August 15 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp 
August 16 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival 
August 17 Torgau, Germany Endless Summer Festival - more dates

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Gogol Bordello Team with Madonna?
punkbands reports: Gogol Bordello are rumoured to be playing with Madonna at Live Earth on Saturday (July 7). The band have pulled their appearance at T In The Park to play the charity event with a mystery artist. In a statement a spokesperson for the band explained: "The band have been forced to pull out of T In The Park because some of the members have been invited to guest at Live Earth. 

"Gogol Bordello apologise to all their Scottish fans and will do everything they can to make it up."- more on this story

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