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Report for 9/6/05
Kayne Vs Bush
andPOP reports: Kanye West, never one to shy away from expressing his opinions, has accused the U.S. government of forsaking its black population at Friday's "A Concert for Hurricane Relief."

The rapper declared that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" during a 90-second segment he did with comedian Mike Myers on the celebrity telethon for Hurricane Katrina survivors. West surprised everyone when he went off script on the special, which aired live on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, and Pax. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boycott Sharon
KNAC reports: A Bruce Dickinson fan site has launched a campaign to print an open letter to Sharon Osbourne in Billboard Magazine.

The post at www.brucefans.com says, "As fans of Iron Maiden (and music in general) most of us were appalled at the actions of Sharon Osbourne at the August 20th Ozzfest. Therefore, we started a website with a goal of having an Open Letter to Sharon Osbourne printed in Billboard Magazine - a magazine read by nearly every artist, label, radio station and record store around the world. 

In addition to the ad, we are trying to increase the awareness of the Clive Burr MS Trust.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Molester Sentenced
KNAC reports: An Iraq war veteran was sentenced to three years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl he met in an [Metallica] chatroom.

Deputy District Attorney Megan Baldwin said the military service of Dario Ambriz, a former Marine lance corporal, helped lower his sentence from the maximum penalty of eight years. Ambriz got an administrative discharge from the Marines after his arrest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Floyd Reject Big Payday
Ananova reports: Roger Waters has revealed that Pink Floyd turned down £136 million to reunite for one last tour.

The band reunited to play together again at the Hyde Park Live8 concert in July.

It was the first time they had performed since 1981 when Waters left after a falling-out with other band members.

But the singer-songwriter has not ruled out another one-off concert for a special occasion.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kazaa Lose Case
NME reports: Music file sharers in Australia have been hit after a court ruled KAZAA users are infringing copyright.

The Federal Court instructed Sharman Networks, the file sharer's owner, to change their system to prevent future piracy.

Ruling against Kazaa. Judge Murray Wilcox said: "(It's) long known that the Kazaa system is widely used for the sharing of copyright files", adding the website appeared, "to encourage visitors to think it 'cool' to defy the record companies by ignoring copyright constraints". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Keef Vs Geldof
Gigwise reports: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards says the band refused to play Live 8 because they were suspicious of Bob Geldof's political connections. 

The rock dinosaurs were begged to play the awareness-raising event at Hyde Park, but Richards felt that Sir Bob had too close links to politicians. He also hinted that the event was too hastily arranged. 

He said: "I just thought the connection between Geldof and the Labour Party was just too tight, and I don't see debt reduction as being like - it's not going to feed the babies down there.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Al Hate RIP
Punk Music reports: Al(Al Hate )from the New York City punk, hardcore band Eyes of Hate passed away Sept 2nd. He was an outstanding man, who did alot for punk music in N.Y.C. His music, plus memory as a sincere great man who did a lot for kids in the scene will live on.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Robbie Vs U.S.
Ananova reports: Robbie Williams won't release his new album Intensive Care in America.

Stung by a lack of success State-side the singer has resolved not to give Americans a taste of his new material reports contactmusic.com. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stone Roses Rejection
Ananova reports: Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has revealed he's turned down a 1.8 million dollars to tour with the band.

Brown says he doesn't want to reunite with the group as he feels the magic is no longer there.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Social D in 06
Punk Music reports: Frontman Mike Ness has been writing new material for the new Social Distortion album and the band will soon take time off to record it sometime in the year. Due out in 2006 via Time Bomb Recordings, it is going to be the follow-up to last year's long-awaited sixth studio album "Sex, Love and Rock N' Roll", their first LP in almost 10 years. Unfortunately, there have been no announcements to see if their recent bassist Brent Harding will stay in the band permanently.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hellfest Refund Anger
Blabbermouth reports: An estimated 1,000 people still haven't received refunds on tickets from Trenton's canceled Hellfest concert, and many are complaining that the promoters are ignoring them. 

More than 3,500 fans who bought tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office, through its ticket hotline or with a credit card have received full refunds.

But those who purchased at records shops in the region or through an Internet provider, especially people from overseas, are still waiting for refunds on passes that sold for up to $120 each.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nashville Pussy Tour
BW&BK reports: NASHVILLE PUSSY is hitting the road in support of their new album, Get Some. Confirmed dates are as follows:

September
14 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern 
15 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre 
16 - New York NY - CBGB's 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aerosmith Tracks
BW&BK reports: AEROSMITH's upcoming Live CD, Rockin' The Joint, is due out on October 25th through Columbia. The tracklisting is as follows:

'Beyond Beautiful', 'Toys In The Attic', 'Love In An Elevator', 'Just Push Play', 'Same Old Song And Dance', 'Jaded', 'Big Ten Inch Record', 'Pink', 'Sick As A Dog', 'Seasons Of Wither', 'Light Inside', 'No More, No More', 'Dream On'...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dokken Delay
BW&BK reports: DOKKEN mainman DON DOKKEN has posted the following update at the band's official website:

"The Acoustic Outcasts Tour is canceled because of the hurricane disaster. Our booking agent/sound man/ lives in New Orleans and there has been no contact with him since Saturday. As well our tour bus is probably under water, so we will rebook at a later date if possible. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Velvet Relief
Audio Aggression reports: Velvet Revolver will play a relief concert at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando this Tuesday, September 6th. 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to benefit victims of hurricane Katrina.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alfie Bus Crash
NME reports: ALFIE narrowly escaped tragedy when the band's coach was involved in a serious road accident.

The group were travelling to Glasgow following their show at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms (September 2), when the incident occurred.

According to a statement from a source close to the band, the coach collided with a car that had previously been involved in an accident and had been left unattended with no lights on in the middle of the carriageway.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Not Quite So Dead Radio
Day in Rock reports: As we told you last week the antiSHOW radio is now online! Now with over 7 hours of music with a wild mix of rock, metal, punk, alternative and whatever else we felt like plugging in (we change up songs each day!). We now have the first in a series of special shows by antiMUSIC's writers! DeadSun's show will air daily at 7:30 PM EST and will feature a variety of his favorite tunes. This week DeadSun gives you some classics from Motorhead, The Misfits, The Ramones, Napalm Death and a lot more. Click the full story link to tune in! (Be sure to check out the broadcast tab to see what other special shows are running during the week including the Indie block!). - Click Here for the Full Story 

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