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Report for 8/30/05
Rotten Bashes Bono & Geldof
Gigwise reports: The ex-Sex Pistol anarchist, who has hardly spoken in public in the last eighteent months, finally opened his trap and did some serious slagging off today´┐Ż. Lydon is pissed off with old chum Bob Geldof for hinting that the Pistols would be playing Live 8: "Our names were touted around. And it looks like we turned it down. But the truth is I wasn't asked."

"I don't know what shock value he was trying to get by mentioning us. But I'm glad. It was a very shoddy and weak production anyway´┐ŻAnd there weren't enough black faces in the show for my liking. I don't think it achieved anything. Bob Geldof is too self-serving."

He added to the Sun newspaper: "I don't like this attitude of trying to guilt us into doing something. That's the terror tactics of the Nazi party."

Continuing: "Every time I see Bono in those big fly glasses and tight leather pants I just can't hack it. I can't see that as solving the world's problems."

"He's crushing his testicles in tight trousers for world peace." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Quartet
Blabbermouth reports: According to MorrisonSeries.org, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett will be performing with FLUX QUARTET on Thursday, September 15 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California. Kirk and FLUX QUARTET will perform a world-premiere collaboration: "SAS" (for string quartet and improvised electric guitar), a work written by the QUARTET's experimental violinist Thomas Chiu. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fear The Weezer!
Day in Rock reports: The new Weezer video for "We Are All on Drugs" has made it online. The funny thing about this video is that is basically the Weezer song played over Grim Reaper's "Fear No Evil" video. If you wanna check it out, click the full story link and stereogum will hook you up and give you some more info about it along with a comical photo of Rivers that is supposedly from his high school yearbook (yeah, sure.) [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Diddy Sued
Contact Music reports: SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS has been slapped with a $5 million (GBP2.7 million) breach of contract and copyright infringement lawsuit by model TYSON BECKFORD.

Beckford, formerly the face of Combs' Sean John clothing line, alleges that once his contract ran out, the star failed to renew it, but continued to use his image and likeness to advertise the line without permission.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Doherty Brawl
Contact Music reports: [It's Tuesday, that must mean Pete Doherty has been in another fight, read on for the Contact Music story]Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY was involved in a backstage fight with RAZORLIGHT frontman JOHNNY BORRELL at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival in England on Sunday night (28AUG05).

BABYSHAMBLES star Doherty is said to have walked into Razorlight's dressing room just before midnight, where he headbutted Borrell before being escorted out by security guards.

Borrell then reportedly punched Doherty to the ground, before walking away. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cheap Stones
Day in Rock reports: It appears that Mick and Keef want every last cent they can get their hands on. The band has gone so far as to charge their opening acts for tickets for their friends and family. This according to Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace who recently spoke with Erick Bieger of Circle 6 Magazine about a variety of topics. Below is just an excerpt of the extended conversation about the Stones need for more cash (to be fair they did offer a discount for nose bleed seats and they let the band look at Keff's amp). 

JT: And we've got some family members that wanna come to the show. They [The Rolling Stones] are charging us $200 to anything...they don't even have guest lists.

DC: Yeah, we have a 30 person guest list. But we just found out that the 30 person guest list is they reserve you 30 tickets that you can buy for 200 Canadian dollars ($155 US).

JT: One show. 75,000 people are going to be at this show. That's what...$15 million dollars or something like that. We just want, ya know, maybe 10 tickets for some friends. (Imitating Mick Jagger) "I'm sorry lads. That's not going to happen on this tour."

C6M: Were they at least good seats?

JT: They're in the middle! You can't even see Mick!

DC: It'll be cool. The coolest thing about playing with the Stones in the past...well, we didn't meet them so that wasn't so cool but the coolest thing was that the guitar tech let us come up and look at Keith's tweed amps. The old, old, old school (I forget what year it is) feather-tweed amps, first year it was made and the serial number 2 and serial number 3. 

Read the full interview and find out how OLP almost made their opening act break up and read a bit more on the Stones ticket issue by clicking on the full story link. 
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Blown Fuse?
FMQB reports: Ex-Miramax Pictures chiefs Harvey and Bob Weinstein may reach their goal of getting into the cable television business by attempting to purchase the low-rated music video network Fuse. The brothers are reportedly in talks with Cablevision about purchasing the channel and transforming the programming into a mix of "lifestyle" shows and movies, aimed at a more broad audience than the 18-34 demographic Fuse targets, according to Broadcasting & Cable. The network could probably be had for about $450 million. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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VMA Wins
Launch reports: 2005 Video Music Awards Winner's list: 

Video Of The Year 
Green Day, "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams"

Best Rock Video 
Green Day, "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" 

MTV2 Award 
Fall Out Boy, "Sugar, We're Going Down" 

Best New Artist In A Video 
The Killers, "Mr. Brightside" 

[see full story for the full list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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McCready Jailed
E! reports: Country crooner Mindy McCready was locked up in Florida Friday on an arrest warrant issued earlier this month after she was accused of violating her probation on a drug conviction.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RIP Piggy
Reuters reports: Voivod guitarist Denis D'Amour, better known to fans as Piggy, died Friday at a Montreal hospital after a battle with colon cancer. He was 45. 

Although it was the group's futuristic lyrics on which fans most focused, D'Amour's complex, jazz-based guitar work fueled the band musically.[see full story for more - and be sure to check out Blabbermouth for a ton of tributes - RIP Piggy]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pearl Jam Get Heavy
Aversion reports: Pearl Jam's guitarist told Rolling Stone that the band's next album should be one of its hardest to date.

The guitarist said that the band's still-untitled album, which is set to be its J Records debut, will feature a harder edge than the frat-rock that dominated, well, just about everything the Seattle outfit's been involved with. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Buzzcocks 06
Aversion reports: Buzzcocks fans have a nugget of hope to keep them warm this winter: A new album is on its way.

The Manchester OG punk unit will release its Flat-Pack Philosophy, tentatively scheduled for a Feburary release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Emery Dates
Punk Music reports: Emery just announced new fall tour dates with Gatsbys American Dream, Gym Class Heroes and As Cities Burn. The band will be out in support of their new Tooth and Nail release The Question 
Tue 09/13/05 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
Fri 09/16/05 Huntington, WV Youth Arts Music Project - HYAMP
Sat 09/17/05 Memphis, TN The Complex
un 09/18/05 Dallas, TX The Door
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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