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Report for 8/08/05
Britney Paparazzo Shot
andPOP reports: A member of the paparazzi who hoped to snap pregnant pop singer Britney Spears was shot in the leg outside a Malibu house.

The paparazzo, identified as Brad Diaz, was 200 yards from the home where he believed Spears to be attending a bridal shower Saturday evening.

He was one of over 10 photographers waiting on the street when he was hit in the leg with plastic pellet from a BB gun.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guilty Jacko?
Gigwise reports: Two jurors in the Michael Jackson trial who are thought to believe the star was guilty are to write a sensational book about the trial. 

Eleanor Cook, 79, is reportedly naming her book ‘Guilty as Sin, Free as a Bird', while 62-year-old Ray Hultman – who said after the verdict he believed Jacko probably molested boys – is calling his ‘The Deliberator'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Face Plant
Blabbermouth reports: According to The Flint Journal, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson slipped and fell face down Thursday night (August 4) at the Ozzfest concert in Clarkston, MI after galloping up one of several narrow staircases leading to elevated platforms stage right and left during "The Trooper". 

"Quickly leaping up and running to the edge to assure fans he was unharmed, Dickinson led the sextet (energized by guitar alchemists Dave Murray, Janick Gers and Adrian Smith and busy bass thumper Steve Harris) through the band's early years," writes The Flint Journal's James R. Chesna in his review of the performance.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Suge Fined
AP reports: Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was fined $691 Friday after pleading no contest to making an illegal U turn and driving without insurance, authorities said. A marijuana possession charge was dismissed.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Killer Wedding
andPOP reports: Hear that? That's the sound of a million female hearts breaking. Brandon Flowers, the gorgeous lead singer of popular rock group the Killers, has married his long-time girlfriend Tana Munblowsky, an Urban Outfitters retail manager in the band's hometown of Las Vegas.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ibrahim Ferrer RIP
AP reports: Ibrahim Ferrer, a leading voice with the hugely popular Buena Vista Social Club of vintage Cuban performers, died Saturday, his representative in Cuba said. He was 78.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gray Vs Live 8
Gigwise reports: Insipid twitchy headed singer/songwriter David Gray has laid into performers at Live 8 - saying they have no real clue about world poverty.

Gray believes most artists taking part didn't have genuine reasons for appearing, saying: "It's a garish sight to me to have people who don't know what they are talking about, patronising their audience about changing the world. I don't believe in soundbite politics." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Cure in 06
Gigwise reports: Cure vocalist and wrinkly mascara-wearer, Robert Smith, has revealed that the band are planning a new album to be released April 2006.

Speaking at the annual Benicassim Festival in Spain he said: "We're recording October, November and December and the new album will be released on my birthday [21st April]." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Foxy Reject Plea
Gigwise reports: Foxy Brown rejected a second plea deal yesterday that would have stopped her going to prison on assault charges.

The deal would have required that Foxy serve 10 days of community service for her charges of attempted assault against two nail salon employees last summer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Big Screen Gwen
Gigwise reports: Bleached babe, Gwen Stefani, is poised to hit the big screen again – this time with Sienna Miller and husband Gavin Rossdale.

This time around she stars in ‘Factory Girl' as Richie Berlin, the roommate of Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick, who is played by Miller, Breakingnews.ie revealed today. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Children of Poison
Blabbermouth reports: According to Germany's Rock Hard magazine, CHILDREN OF BODOM laid down a cover version of the POISON hit single "Talk Dirty to Me" during the recording sessions for their new album, "Are You Dead Yet?". The song is expected to surface on the Japanese version of the new CD, which will also contain a special bonus DVD featuring exclusive footage from the making of the album, live videos and rare recordings. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Graves Kills Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves was forced to cancel his U.K. solo tour because he "could not get a visa to enter the country," according to published reports. No further information is currently available.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Tour
Blabbermouth reports: SLIPKNOT have tapped UNEARTH and AS I LAY DYING to open for them on their fall tour. Unlike SLIPKNOT's spring outing, which saw the Iowa-based nine-piece performing in arenas, the upcoming month-long trek will consist primarily of multiple dates in smaller venues. So far, only a three-show run in New York City has been announced:

Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 – New York City, NY @ Nokia Theatre
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hair Metal Anthems
Blabbermouth reports: "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped Volume 2: The Anthems" is set for release on October 18, 2005. With "Volume 1" containing all your favorite '80s metal ballads, "Volume 2" brings back all those shower sing-alongs in hard to find acoustic versions. Imports, live recordings, rare performances, and ten new recordings are all gathered on one fist-pumping powerfest, with a little more twang than pow.

"Metal Mania: Stripped Volume 2: The Anthems" track listing:

01. POISON - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (4:27) MTV Unplugged 
02. NIGHT RANGER - "Sister Christian" (5:08) New Recording
03. SCORPIONS - "Wind of Change" (5:30) Import "Acoustica Live"
04. CINDERELLA - "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" (5:09) New Recording
05. QUEENSRŸCHE - "Silent Lucidity" (5:29) MTV Unplugged
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Russia
BW&BK reports: Courtesy of Maidenfans.com, former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno has announced the following tour dates for Russia. They are as follows, but venues have yet to be confirmed:

September
27 in Krasnodar 
28 in Rostov-na-Donu 
30 in Kirov 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mastodon Summer?
BW&BK reports: MTV.com's Metal File reports that Bränn Dailor, drummer for MASTODON, has revealed that the band has been "collecting riffs and accepting ideas as they come" while on the road during this summer's Ozzfest. 

He said Mastodon plan to take a few weeks off this September before hitting the studio, where they'll "dump those ideas out and start putting it all together. We've got a lot of good ideas." Dailor said the band hopes to release its Warner Bros. debut next summer. 
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Buckcherry Returns
Audio Aggression reports: Buckcherry played their first show in years Friday in Agoura Hills, CA. The band played the "secret" show at the Canyon Club, under the fake name The Cherry Brothers, headlined by Molly Hatchet. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nickelback Tribute Dimebag
Audio Aggression reports: Nickelback's upcoming new album, 'All The Right Reasons', will feature a tribute to the late guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abott in the track "Side Of A Bullet". The album is due out October 4th via Roadrunner.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mellowdrone Delay
IAYM reports: Mellowdrone's upcoming 3 Records/Sony Music debut has been bumped back to a tentative January 2006 release date. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alice in Shame
IAYM reports: The previously rumored Alice In Chains tribute was in fact based upon entirely fallacious evidence, and as of the present time there is no such offering in the works. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Oasis Crackheads
NME reports: OASIS paid tribute to the Spanish, crackheads and recently deceased UK politician ROBIN COOK during their BENICASSIM FESTIVAL set tonight (August 7).

And earlier in the evening NME.COM grabbed a chat with Noel Gallagher, and found out he didn't mind supporting Kasabian on the Escenario Verde stage.

He said of the festival: "I've never been before, Andy (Bell, bass player)'s been twice. We got our slot changed with Kasabian so we could watch them. This is no word of a f***ing lie, we did the same when we were in Portugal two nights earlier and they were on after us. We'd never seen them live before and they f***ing blew us away."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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He Is Legend Dates
The PRP reports: He Is Legend will be touring with Story Of The Year, Anberlin and Funeral For A Friend beginning next month, dates announced so far include:
September 22nd Wichita, KS - The Cotillion Ballroom
September 23rd Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
September 25th Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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...Top Five Special: Tracy Bonham
Today we hear from Tracy Bonham

Tracy Bonham's Top Five Albums (right now)!

5.  Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People :
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4.  Regina Spektor - Songs
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3. Spoon - Gimme Fiction
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2.  The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow:
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1.  Sigur Ros - Sigur Ros
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About Tracy Bonham: Tracy made the world sit up and take notice with her 1996 major label debut "The Burdens of Being Upright" with her genre bending style. That album spawned a major hit single "Mother Mother" and helped create a big buzz for Tracy's alternative within alternative style and music. Many saw her sophomore album "Down Here" as another artistic breakthrough and that effort cemented her following. Many wondered could she top that effort? The answer came earlier this year with the release of "Blink the Brightest" an album that continues Tracy's growth as an artist and places her solidly at the top of the alternative rock world. 

For more on Tracy Bonham 

Official Website for Tracy Bonham
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Click this link to check out Tracy Bonham's comments on why she selected these albums and also check out past lists! 


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