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Report for 08/07/06
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Song: Sublime – Saw Red

Reviews: Motorhead | Tourniquet | Oakley Hall | Ghostly

Newsted Vs Axl
Metal Sludge reports: Metal Sludge has posted a Q&A with Jason Newsted, here is what happened when the questions turned towards Axl Rose… 

Do you think Axl Rose will release "Chinese Democracy" this year? 

Jason: "Yeah, sure. Whatever. SUPERNOVA's album will be out before his." 

You've crossed paths with Axl. Is he crazy or is he a genius? 

Jason: "I haven't spent enough time with him to give a judgment like that. As a fan coming out to see their favorite band, and having the singer walk offstage or throw the mic down in frustration because the monitors were funky, it's not professional and it's not giving the people what they came for. Man, we did like 50 shows with Axl. We used the same monitors every night. I don't remember James or myself complaining once about that kind of stuff. The dude recorded some great vocal on some great rock songs, but you don't sell 50,000 tickets and walk off the stage. F*ck that!" [see full story for a lot more including crazy groupies, Tommy Lee etc etc etc…] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Who Shot J.Lo?
MTV reports: Jennifer Lopez will not be appearing in the forthcoming Hollywood remake of the TV soap "Dallas," her spokesperson confirmed. J. Lo had signed on for the role of booze-swigging Sue Ellen Ewing opposite John Travolta, who will play conniving oil tycoon J.R. Ewing.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Protest
Contact Music reports: Hundreds of furious KISS fans have protested outside Ohio's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum at the band's apparent snub. The protestors, holding placards and sporting the band's trademark black-and-white painted faces, are angry the GENE SIMMONS-fronted group have not yet been inducted, despite being formed more than 30 years ago. ["Being accepted by aging hippies isn't at the top of our priority list" Gene Simmons]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ill Nino Accident
antiMusic reports: Ill Nino issued the following statement: It is with sincere regret that we must announce that Ill Niño will not be able to perform its upcoming European tour. Danny Couto, Ill Niño's percussionist, and also semi-pro skateboarder, was in a skateboarding accident late Wednesday (August 2nd) night. Danny landed on his wrist and tore a ligament and is unable to use his right wrist and arm. This accident makes it impossible for Danny to perform in the upcoming European tour. Ill Niño works and lives like a family and each member is integral to every show. Ill Niño feel that performing without Danny not only takes away from the live show, but is unfair to the fans who expect nothing less than an amazing show. We promise to make up the shows as soon as possible. Thanks for supporting Ill Niño!- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Modest Marr
thetripwire reports: Rumors have been swirling around for a while that the one and only Johnny Marr was going to collaborate with Issac Brock on the next Modest Mouse record. What started off as a temporary gig has now gone full-time, as the legendary Smiths guitarist is now officially a member of the band. 

Rolling Stone broke the story yesterday evening, announcing that Marr and the Mouse are in a full-time relationship. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ludacris Prom
Contact Music reports: Big-hearted LUDACRIS thrilled a wheelchair-bound fan when he offered to take her to the prom. The teenager wrote to the rapper begging him to be her date for her school prom, and the CRASH star stunned her by accepting. He says, "She wrote in a letter saying she was my biggest fan and that she wanted to go the prom. I looked on my schedule and I found out that I was free on that day."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Audioslave Web
PR reports: On Tuesday, August 8th, Yahoo! Music will host the video premiere for the new single, "Original Fire," from the alternative rock supergroup Audioslave. With their distinct sound that has defined the alternative rock genre, the video pays tribute to the music and cultural icons that have inspired and influenced the band. Currently available on the Miami Vice soundtrack, the new single is scheduled to be released on their upcoming album, Revelations, in September. What's more, frontman Chris Cornell has been tapped to record the title song, "You Know My Name," for the next James Bond movie, Casino Royale.

Be sure to check out Audioslave as well as the rest of the week's video premieres at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ima Groupie Stalker
PR reports: Ima Robot--the glittering, glam-tastic creation of Hollywood wild child Alex Ebert and his BFF Timmy "the Terror" Anderson--is back! The boys are set to follow up their eponymous, electro-pop Virgin Records debut with a brand new album called Monument to the Masses (street date: September 12, 2006). Listen to the groovy new single "Creeps Me Out", a true story about one of Alex's groupie/stalker girlfriends. It's at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Weird Al Goes Green Day
punkbands reports: Pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th album, "Straight Outta Lynwood," on Sept. 26 through Volcano Records. Although the track list has not yet been announced, it is tipped to include parodies of tracks by Green Day, R. Kelly and Chamillionaire, whose "Ridin'" gets rewritten as first single "White And Nerdy."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gilmour Nixes Shows
Wenn reports: PINK FLOYD star DAVID GILMOUR has been forced to axe two concerts in Italy over fears the historic venue's stage would collapse.

Gilmour was due to perform in Venice's St Mark's Square this weekend (04-05AUG06) but cancelled the shows hours before after a sound check revealed a structural defect.

The rocker has rescheduled the gigs for next weekend (11-12AUG06) and adds, "Our most sincere apologies to all those who were supposed to attend these shows this weekend.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dirt Fest 06
SMN reports: DIRT FEST 2006 will take place August 19 at the Birch Run Expo Center in Birch Run, MI. This is a one day event featuring over 70 bands on 5 outdoor stages. Tickets are $22.50 in advance or $29 the day of the show. The following groups are scheduled to appear:

The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Black Dahlia Murder
Every Time I Die
[see full story for a lot more!] 
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Pennywise Circle Jerk with Ignite
SMN reports: Pennywise, Circle Jerks, and Ignite have lined up the following upcoming tour dates for October:

October 1 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 
October 2 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 
October 3 - Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Cultural Center 
October 4 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fall of Tower?
TuneLab reports: Digital sales are up. Retail record stores sales are down and Tower Records has been one of the hardest hit. The LA Times is reporting that Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony BMG and EMI have stopped all shipments of albums to Tower stores around the country due to unpaid bills. The news comes after Tower appointed Joseph D'Amico, who has been described as a "crisis management and bankruptcy specialist", as its new CEO.

Tower has also reportedly told the labels that they would not be paying outstanding invoices. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Death From Within
thetripwire reports: We were just alerted to a posting on the official website of Death From Above 1979, where bassist Jesse F. Keeler has announced they have called it quits. 

The post reads: "I know it's been forever since I wrote anything on here. I'm sure by now most of you assume the band isn't happening anymore since there are no shows, no work on a new album, etc. Well I wanted to let you know that your assumptions are correct. We decided to stop doing the band... actually we decided that almost a year ago."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Arthur Lee RIP
thetripwire reports: Arthur Lee, the singer/guitarist of the influential '60s band, Love, lost his battle with Leukemia at the age of 61 last week in Memphis. If it wasn't for Love, we might have never had bands like Mazzy Star, The House Of Love, The Damned and Pink Floyd (according to Syd Barrett). Ironically enough, Arthur Lee was often compared to Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Halloween Roach Tour
PR reports: Papa Roach will be hitting the road this October with goth rockers H.I.M. on the upcoming "No Sleep Till Halloween" Tour. The 11-date coast-to-cost tour kicks off October 18th in Lowell, MA and finishes with a Halloween performance in Universal City, CA. Also rocking out on the "No Sleep Till Halloween" tour will be Lostprophets and Kill Hanah. Pre-Sale tickets for the New York City dates are on sale now while the remainder of the dates will go on sale next weekend. 

Papa Roach will be touring in support of their upcoming release The Paramour Sessions which is in stores everywhere on September 12th.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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