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Report for 9/1/05
CBGB RIP
Punkbands reports: Yahoo News/Associated Press has just released this article with breaking news in the CBGB's battle to stay open. The news is unfortunate for the club and it's supporters:

As several hundred enthusiastic supporters rallied to keep CBGB's open, the landlord of the venerable punk club announced Wednesday that the lease on the 32-year-old landmark will not be renewed.

The Bowery Residents' Committee, landlord of the building on the Bowery, "believes it is in the best interest of our clients — the homeless and neediest New Yorkers — to sever this relationship," BRC executive director Muzzy Rosenblatt said. The existing lease was to expire at midnight Wednesday. The statement from Rosenblatt called for CBGB's to "vacate the premises both voluntarily and expeditiously"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mastodon Vs SharonFest
siN's metal news reports: SMNnews.com has received reports from sources close to the OZZFEST 2005 camp that 2nd Stage artists MASTODON have been kicked off the OZZFEST 2005 bill, and are no longer a part of the tour. The statement reportedly indicates that the band were (or have been) "destroying" things backstage while drunk and disorderly, and have been considered problematic. [But going by Sharon's comments this is all fun and games right? No one was hurt. If this turns out to be true, what's the problem? Maybe they weren't willing to kiss Osbourne Corp ass? full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Scuffle
Blabbermouth reports: The New York Daily News is reporting LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington blasted a Mansion nightclub bodyguard, alleging that the security man had shoved his pregnant girlfriend. "He was forcibly pushing her away with his arm and I had to get in between them," Bennington said. "So I shoved him back." The rocker revealed that he may bring legal action against the club, and said he spit on one of the bouncers as he stormed away from the party. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Game 86ed
AP reports: The rapper Game says he was kicked out of a major fashion convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday because organizers thought he was involved in the shooting of Suge Knight and feared retaliation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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VMAs Flop
FMQB reports: Sunday night's critically-panned MTV Video Music Awards' ratings were down by 22 percent from the previous year. [see
full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Katrina Aid
Reuters reports: Three Louisiana-born stars -- Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis and Tim McGraw -- will headline a televised charity concert to air live on Friday for victims of Hurricane Katrina, NBC said on Wednesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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White Lies
Gigwise reports: The White Stripes frontman Jack White has admitted lying about his relationship with his band mate Meg White as he didn't believe critics would take a former married couple seriously.

Jack insisted that Meg was his sister for years, but a Detroit newspaper discovered in 2002 that the couple were married in 1996 and printed their wedding certificate.

Jack still believes that that particular lie was ness cry on their road to success[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Iggy Frodo
Gigwise reports: A new top secret film about the life and times of Iggy Pop is currently in the planning stages and is scheduled to start filming in 2006.

Mr Pop will be played by star of ‘Lord Of The Rings' and ‘Sin City', the hobbit like Elijah Wood.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Suge Suspect
Gigwise reports: Police are investigating whether or not Rap mogul Marion ‘Suge' Knight shot himself or was accidentally shot by one of his entourage.

Police have found it hard to find a suspect for the shooting as many witnesses have said they didn't see an assailant and have not been able to give a physical description. They are currently waiting on ballistics evidence to determine the origin of the bullet.

If it is determined that Knights injuries were self inflicted he will be in violation of his probation for carrying a weapon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MasterBaTour
liveDaily reports: Though it's still months away, industrial mavens Ministry and Revolting Cocks have unveiled plans to team up for a spring tour that will bring them to mid-sized theaters. 

Dubbed "MasterBaTour 2006," the jaunt is scheduled to kick off May 6 in Ministry lead singer Al Jourgensen's home state of Texas, and will wrap up July 1-2 with a two-night stand in Chicago, where Ministry was founded.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Def Leppard Vs McCartney
BW&BK reports: In AOL's Battle Of The Bands game, DEF LEPPARD have now made it to the next round after defeating MOTLEY CRUE (53% for Def Leppard, 47% for the Crue). 

In round 6, the band is competing against PAUL McCARTNEY, and currently have the most votes.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Golf Rush
BW&BK reports: According to Newswire.ca, RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson will be taking part in the eighth annual Golfapalooza Tournament on September 2,

2005 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, ON. According to a press release, Golfapalooza is unlike any other golf tournament in Canada. Canada's best musicians and sports heroes join together to golf, celebrate and raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Earshot Benefit
Audio Aggression reports: Earshot will take part in a benefit show for their former tour manager and friend J.D. Terziu who died suddenly August 21st. The show will take place on September 7th at the Dragonfly in Hollywood, CA[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fluff Sells
andPOP reports: Even though she had only released two albums prior to her greatest hits album coming out two weeks ago, Hilary Duff sold the most albums in the country again this week.

Duff's "Most Wanted" moved about 100,000 copies, about half as many as last week, but in a slow week at the charts, it was enough to top Billboard. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Counting Crows Orchestra 
liveDaily reports: Counting Crows and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will collaborate on an Oct. 25 performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fear Factory Sales Drop
Blabbermouth reports: FEAR FACTORY's latest CD, "Transgression", sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 45 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially less than the first-week number registered by its predecessor, "Archetype", which sold 32,000 copies back in April 2004 to enter the Billboard chart at No. 30.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boston Music Awards
Blabbbermouth reports: GODSMACK, STAIND, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and SHADOWS FALL are among the nominees for the 18th annual Boston Music Awards, set to take place September 28 at the city's Avalon Ballroom.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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antiSHOW Returnith
Day in Rock reports: The antiSHOW will soon be returning to antiMusic with new original shows! What's better is that a lot of our writers will be involved so we'll have a really cool mix of content when it relaunches. 

Until then we are streaming 24/7 via live365.com with one of the wildest mixes of music you are likely to find. Who said you can't mix the Beatles with Hatebreed or Radiohead with Motorhead, Clutch, Tool, The Cult and Charlie Daniels. Plus we all know that Weezer and Metallica go with everything. Right now we have over five hours of music streaming with that wild mix with everything from Slayer to Angie Aparo and even some Ice-T and cool indie and underground stuff including Hobo's band Ebolie. Click the full story link to tune in, if you dare! It's 100% Sharon Free! 
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