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Report for 9/7/05
Big Star Missing
Aversion reports: Big Star's Alex Chilton is still missing nearly a week after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans.

Chilton's relatives last heard from the singer the afternoon before the storm struck the coast. He's still among the missing in the ruins of New Orleans.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Viva Las Britney
Ananova reports: Britney Spears has turned down a deal to perform her own regular show in Las Vegas.

Despite reports the 23-year-old pregnant popstar is set to join Sir Elton John, Celine Dion and Barry Manilow as Vegas entertainers, a rep for Britney told the New York Post, "Not true, there is no Vegas show in the works."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lennon Urinated on Nuns?
Gigwise reports: It has been disclosed that former Beatle, John Lennon, used to piss on nuns.

According to Chris Hutchins, writer of the Mr Confidential biography about Lennon's life, whilst living in Hamburg John would pull his 'Winston' out of his pants and let rip all over the heads of the holy women as they scurried to church below his window. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mercury Surprise
NME reports: ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have won the 2005 NATIONWIDE MERCURY PRIZE with their album I Am A Bird Now'.

New York based but English born frontman Antony Hegarty was declared winner this evening (September 6) at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Reacting to the win, Hegarty said: "I think they must have made a mistake. I am completely overwhelmed. I think that's insane. It's kind of like a crazy contest between an orange and a spaceship and a potted plant and a spoon - which one do you like better?".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Staind Cancel Tour
Staind reports: STAIND have been forced to cancel their planned European tour, due to U.S. promotional commitments. The band had scheduled a month-long European tour that was set to begin September 19 in Dublin, Ireland in support of their CHAPTER V album, which entered the BILLBOARD Top 200 Chart at #1 in the U.S. The European dates will be rescheduled for March 2006. 

In a joint statement, STAIND--singer AARON LEWIS, guitarist MIKE MUSHOK, bassist JOHNNY APRIL and drummer JON WYSOCKI--said, "We love touring overseas and are incredibly thankful to our European fans. Unfortunately at this time, circumstances prevent us from coming over to perform live. We apologize for this inconvenience to our fans and look forward to seeing everyone in the future." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Live 8 DVD
NME reports: LIVE 8 is set to be released on a four-disc DVD on November 7.

Live footage of the historical concert, which took place simultaneously at nine worldwide venues on July 2, will be brought together for the first time featuring sets from U2, Muse, Scissor Sisters, Robbie Williams , Madonna, Elton John, Coldplay, REM, Pink Floyd, Dido, Paul McCartney and Keane.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Don't Buy MCR
Contact Music reports: Big-hearted rocker GERARD WAY is begging MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE fans not to buy the group's hit new album THREE CHEERS FOR SWEET REVENGE this week (beg05SEP05) - and donate the money to charity instead.

The HELENA singer wants fans to plough money into relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and believes album money should be given away instead.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cream New York
Contact Music reports: Classic rockers CREAM's reunion has been extended, ending speculation the trio are planning American dates.

The group, fronted by ERIC CLAPTON, has confirmed a three-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden in October (05).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Relief
AP reports: Michael Jackson has written a song to help raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and will soon record it.

Tentatively titled, "From the Bottom of My Heart," the singer plans to ask other musicians to join him in recording it, his spokeswoman, Raymone K. Bain, said Tuesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rocket from the Crypt Split
liveDaily reports: Veteran garage-rockers Rocket from the Crypt, who have slowed down their pace considerably in recent years, will play their farewell show on Halloween in their home base of San Diego. 

The show, open to fans ages 21 and up, will take place at the Westin Horton Plaza's Grand Ballroom. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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5 CDs worth of new Velvet Revolver!
BW&BK reports: Duff (McKagan, bass) says they have tons of new material, and they've been writing since the beginning of the US tour. They have enough for 5 albums! But they have to pare it down to one album. On days off, they come up with riffs and partials and then when they get together, they have to do this to write a song. Nobody's brought in a whole song. But when they all get together the songs come along. They'll probably start working at the end of September, but the album probably won't be out 'til March or April.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bodom Bonus Bounced
BW&BK reports: According to the CHILDREN OF BODOM fan site Scythes-of-Bodom.com, the bonus DVD that was supposed to be released with the Japanese market version of the band's new album, Are You Dead Yet?, has been scrapped.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS University
BW&BK reports: Straight-laced Pacific University may be loosening up a bit. 

The newest member of its board of trustees is the lead guitarist of KISS, the 1970s heavy metal band known for its elaborate makeup and costumes, stadium pyrotechnics and high-volume mantra that spoke of the need to "rock and roll all night and party every day." 

Tommy Thayer, a Cedar Hills native and 1978 graduate of Sunset High School, was elected this summer to the board of trustees.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Burn in Silence Ink Deal
BW&BK reports: Boston metallers, BURN IN SILENCE have signed with Prosthetic Records. According to a press release, "drawing on influences raging from death metal to prog metal, Burn In Silence have been creating quite a stir in the northeast supporting everyone from SHADOWS FALL and THE HAUNTED to MORBID ANGEL and DEICIDE. The band will hit the studio this fall to record their debut. An early 2006 release is being scheduled.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Switchfoot Tour
Audio Aggression reports: Switchfoot have announced dates for their upcoming US tour. The bands new album, 'Nothing Is Sound', will be released next week, September 13th.

October 17 in Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
October 18 in Sacramento, CA @ The Empire
October 19 in San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disturbed iTunes
Audio Aggression reports: Disturbed's new album, 'Ten Thousand Fists', will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting tomorrow. The digital pre-order will be bundled with the video for "Stricken", a bonus track "Monster", the album artwork, plus an exclusive sketch from Todd McFarlane. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crow Biker Wedding
andPOP reports: Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong announced their engagement on Monday after almost two years of dating.

Armstrong, 33, proposed last week while the couple were on a mountain biking vacation in Sun Valley, Idaho.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pearl Jam Go South
FMQB reports: Pearl Jam has announced their long-awaited South American tour dates. Eight shows have been announced for November and December in Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NFL Stands by Kanye
E! reports: The National Football League is refusing to punt Kanye West, despite the rapper's controversial trashing of President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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