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Report for 08/03/06
Picks of the Day
Before we get to today's news here are our picks of the day featuring our latest reviews and the song of the day to listen to while reading today's report!

Song: Iron Maiden - The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg - Video

Reviews: New York Dolls | Slow Motion Reign | Model One | 2 Cents

Radiohead Vs Blair
Gigwise reports: Radiohead front man Thom Yorke has attacked Tony Blair for his role in the current Israeli/Lebanon conflict and called for his resignation.

In a post on Radiohead's official website the always opinionated Yorke pulled Blair up on several points saying "(My personal opinion) I've had enough of this".

He wrote:

Our government sitting on the fence with the US while world war 3 appears

To be breaking out in Lebanon and Northern Israel.

We must throw Tony Blair out of office NOW…. [more of the rant at the full story link.] 
- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Response To Fan's Murder
MTV reports: Korn offered their condolences Wednesday (August 2) to the family of Andy Richardson, who was beaten during a stop on their Family Values Tour on Sunday night and died on Tuesday from the injuries.

… According to Korn's statement, the incident occurred during the Deftones set, "before tour headliners Korn took the stage. Korn are appalled at the actions of these men and are imploring anyone who witnessed this senseless act or has any information about the attack to please immediately come forward by contacting local authorities."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Records
Contact Music reports: SLIPKNOT star COREY TAYLOR has launched his own record label to give aspiring new acts in his native Iowa the opportunity to succeed. Taylor's new Des Moines company, Great Big Mouth Records, will debut with local act FACECAGE's new album. The rocker says, "They're a band from here that we're trying to put in the national spotlight. "Basically we're just trying to unify the scene and really bring more attention to the Midwest than there is right now.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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LeToya No 1
PR reports: Capitol recording artist LeToya's solo career is off to a blazing start, with her self-titled solo debut bowing at #1 on the Billboard 200 and selling almost 165,000 copies in its first week of release. LeToya, an original member of Destiny's Child who co-wrote and sang on the group's gold-certified singles "Bills Bills Bills" and "Say My Name," from their 8-times Platinum album The Writing's On The Wall, is the subject of the new BET reality series "LeToya: The H-Town Chick." To view a trailer for the series click the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queer Eye for the Straight Acts
AP reports: Attention, rock 'n' rollers. Elton John is sick of your tattoos and piercings. John, who will perform at the third Fashion Rocks concert Sept. 7 at Radio City Music Hall, says he'd like American bands to adopt the cutting-edge, glam-rock style made popular by his peers.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Breaking Benjamin Preview
PR reports: Clear Channel Music is previewing Breaking Benjamin's entire new album, Phobia, all this week! Check out the full CD, featuring the hit "The Diary of Jane," at the full story link. 

Live Dates this week
Aug 4 - Bogart's Cincinnati, OH
Aug 5 - UMB Bank Pavilion - 105.7's POINTFest Maryland Heights, MO
Aug 6 - Val Air Ballroom Des Moines, IA
Aug 8 - Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Aug 9 - Myth - with Staind St. Paul, MN
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Petty Hit
PR reports: Highway Companion," the brand new album from TOM PETTY, enters Billboard's Top 200 Albums sales chart next week at #4 making it his highest-ever chart debut. The chart debut comes as Petty and his band The Heartbreakers celebrate 30 years together with their massive, star-studded "Highway Companion" North American concert tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quickies: Himsa- Forward, Russia- Mushroomhead- Donavon Frankenreiter
Day in Rock reports: Rumor has it that Himsa has left Prosthetic Records and are currently looking for a new label home * ¡Forward, Russia! Has signed to Mute Records, their CD 'Give Me A Wall' will be released stateside on September 19th * Donavon Frankenreiter will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday, August 11 to support his new release "Move By Yourself" * The new MUSHROOMHEAD album Savior Sorrow will be released on September 19, 2006. Megaforce Records has revealed the new artwork for the album. You can check it out at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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No Chaos for Hell
thegauntlet.com reports: Full Blown Chaos has dropped off September's "Hell On Earth" tour of Europe, which is slated to feature God Forbid, Cataract, and Maroon, among others. According to their record label, "personal issues just make it impossible for the band to tour in Europe in this period of time."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Audioslave Nation
Contact Music reports: AUDIOSLAVE have teamed up with internet hot site Google Earth to give fans a glimpse of their latest album invention - a fictional utopian island. The landmark, named Audioslave Nation, features on the group's upcoming cover art for new record REVELATIONS.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Deal
Day in Rock reports: Yesterday we told you about how Lemmy loves you, turns out Eddie loves you even more. Sanctuary announced a brand new Iron Maiden presale deal. Here are the details they sent over: USA and Canada residents can preorder the new Iron Maiden album as a CD or ipod friendly digital download for only $9.99 or $14.99 with a limited edition T-shirt and get early access to buy tickets for the fall tour! A Matter of Life Or Death is in stores September 5. Preorder at the full story link. 

As a refresher here is the tracklisting: 1. Different World * 2. These Colours Don't Run * 3. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns * 4. The Pilgrim * 5. The Longest Day * 6. Out Of the Shadows * 7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg * 8. For The Greater Good of God * 9. Lord Of Light * 10. The Legacy 
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Additional Iconoclasts
Reuters reports: Paul Simon, Eddie Vedder and Fiona Apple will be featured on the second season of the Sundance Channel series "Iconoclasts." 

The program, which will premiere October 26 with Pearl Jam frontman Vedder and big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton, features notable personalities from different[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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ELO Rocks!
Gigwise reports: ELO's 70's hit 'Livin Thing' has topped a new poll of uncool songs its okay to admit you love.

They beat the likes of S Club 7's 'Don't Stop Movin' and 'Cold As Ice' by Foreigner to the top spot.

The poll was carried out by Q Magazine who said of the results: "ELO may never be fashionable but, in terms of sheer aural elation, this betters more revered bands' entire back catalogues." [see the full story for the top 10… no Kenny G is never cool. ] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Discover & Download
PR reports: MTV2's Discover & Download show is rolling out with a special live version of the show - Discover & Download Live, which airs this Saturday, Aug 5th at 8 pm on MTV2.

The following artists will be performing their singles live on the show: Cartel - "Honesty" * Head Automatica - "Graduation Day " * Lupe Fiasco - "Kick Push" * Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "Face Down"

Immediately following the show you can go to [the full story link] to download the songs that were featured on the show along with others live tracks that were performed during their set.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guided by Happiness
CMJ reports: In one of the least shocking and unexpected pieces of news to emerge this year, Robert Pollard has announced the release date of another record. Normal Happiness (Merge), Pollard's follow-up to his first post-GBV effort, From A Compound Eye, is set to drop October 10 and once again pairs him with Ohio-based producer Todd Tobias. The 16 songs average about two minutes apiece and a press release pegs the album as "Pollard's Pure Power Pop For Now People." [you know you want more info, so click over for that and a tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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