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Report for 08/08/06
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: Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober" video

Reviews: Def Leppard & Journey Live! | Vader | Craig Wedren | Travis Rush

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Tool Riot
Blabbermouth reports: NBCSanDiego.com reports that video footage has surfaced of the incident Saturday night (August 5) when nearly 100 fans were hurt after thousands of rock fans surged forward at a San Diego performance by TOOL.

The Los Angeles band was the headliner Saturday night at the Street Scene 2006 music festival in the parking lot of the Qualcomm Stadium. The group had just taken the stage.

"Everyone was getting pushed up toward the front," said Eric Hanau, who was at the show. "People were getting crushed." 

In the end, more than a dozen people went to the hospital after being crushed. One person is being treated tonight for life-threatening injuries. Multiple ambulances and paramedics were sent to the venue in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot when the crowd got out of control [see full story for more including a video report] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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My Chemical Accident
Gigwise reports: My Chemical Romance were forced to cancel their appearance at this weekend's Street Scene festival after being involved in a car crash.

According to AOL music the band traveled to San Diego to play the show but pulled out at the last minute because their injuries were too painful. 

The crash apparently took place last Thursday and drummer Bob Bryar is said to be the most seriously injured having possibly received third degree burns. Front man Gerard Way also suffered a broken ankle in the crash. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Music Makes Sluts
hecklerspray reports: There's nothing we like more than a good scientific study, especially if it concludes that children will basically turn into sex-crazed nymphobeasts within seconds of hearing a vaguely sexy pop song.

That's more or less the point of a study published in Pediatrics magazine, which has linked underage sex with children listening to songs with lyrics about sex. And it's a fair point, too - who can't say they've been influenced by the lyrics of a pop song now and again? For example, would we have precociously tried to forcefully sex up a librarian in 1991 if it weren't for Color Me Badd? No, but you try telling that to the police. .[sure blame it on the music, hormones have nothing to do with it… see full story for more on this "study"]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Songwriters
DiR reports: Songwriters will get a shot at "American Idol" next season. The televised karaoke contest is opening the door to professional and amateur songwriters to compete for the chance to write songs for the finalists… The songwriting contest is aimed at getting numbers that may be better matches for the contestants, said series creator Simon Fuller. 

Yeah, this contestant needs more cowbell! More cheese for her, Clive has to sign off on it after all. See full story for the LA times story on how the new king of cheese plans to take over the music biz. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dillinger Injury Plan
SMN reports: The Dillinger Escape Plan have posted the following update:

"Because there have been numerous people wondering what the f*** is going on, and because we haven't said anything yet, I feel as though we need to address what people who have been to the last two shows already know. Ben Weinman had to fly home the morning of August 4th to deal with some personal issues, and could not play the final four shows of this tour. Ben has played through injuries too numerous to count, and severe enough that most people wouldn't have even gotten out of bed, let alone play intense and physically demanding shows. He has played through sickness and ignored family emergencies to never ever miss a show, so when he tells me that he has to go home I know that he has to go home. ….[ see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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All Slayer!
PR reports: AOL Radio pays tribute to the thrash/punk/metal legends by launching an "All Slayer" station. The station will feature a playlist of every song ever released by one of the world's best and most influential metal bands, including B-sides and tracks from its new album, "Christ Illusion," due in stores Tuesday, August 8.

If that's not enough, Rather than do a conventional in-store on the day of release, Slayer's KERRY KING and JEFF HANNEMAN have decided to visit a few of Southern California Hot Topics stores - drop in, meet fans one-on-one, sign autographs, very casual. [see full story for details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Talking Coil
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 86 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This first in a series of Ozzfest Specials features a 10-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostrosky a.k.a John Ostronomy conducted with Lacuna Coil singer, Cristina Scabbia. Interview topics include Lacuna Coil, their cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence," cooking, and soccer. The episode also includes an interview Strigl conducted with New York radio personalities Cane and Cabbie. Interview topics include Cabbie's recent release from prison and Howard Stern. Photos as well as the 30-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AC/DC Beat Beatles
Blabbermouth reports: LED ZEPPELIN, AC/DC, GUNS N' ROSES and METALLICA have released some of the top-selling albums in the United States of all time, according to the figures released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Here is a list of the all-time top selling albums (number in perenthesis indicates total U.S. sales in millions): 

THE EAGLES - "Eagles/Their Greatest Hits: 1971-75" (29)
MICHAEL JACKSON - "Thriller" (27) 
LED ZEPPELIN - "Led Zeppelin IV" (23)
PINK FLOYD - "The Wall" (23)
AC/DC - "Back in Black" (21)
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Portishead Stuck
Gigwise reports: Portishead have revealed that their eight years in the making third album is set to be delayed again.

Fans had hoped that the album would shortly see the light of day after Geoff Barrow announced in June that the album was coming together for the first time in ages.

However, posting on the bands myspace page Barrow announced that the follow up to 1998's 'Roseland NYC Live' isn't going as well as he'd like. He wrote: "Work ain't good at the moment. We've got stuck. Just a few more months and we can really go at it. Working everyday on this f***er. It's really hard not to sound like you're doing a bad impression of yourself." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Everclear Vs O'Reilly
PR reports: As EVERCLEAR's "Hater" video continues to spread across the Internet, frontman ART ALEXAKIS has confirmed a toe-to-toe interview with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News' popular "O'Reilly Factor" on Tuesday, August 8 (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT) to discuss the video's controversial content. Featuring a fictional "Hater Jesus" character, the first version of the band's "Hater" video incorporates a sinfully comic twist to portray those who hate in the name of religion. [see the controversial video at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Topless Janet
AP reports: Janet Jackson has never been afraid to expose some skin. The 40-year-old singer, newly svelte after losing some 60 pounds, appears on the cover of Vibe magazine wearing a skimpy bikini bottom and a necklace made of large shells. Her right arm covers her breasts. [we saw more on network TV… see full story for more on this must read story~!] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fire Unearthed
PR reports: Unearth's III: In The Eyes of Fire is set for release today August 8th, 2006 on Metalblade Records. After stirring up chaos with a non-rotating direct support spot on Ozzfest 2006's second stage , Unearth are excited to release their brand new album. With producer Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, Soundgarden) behind the wheel, Unearth have put together their most promising record yet. 

With Ozzfest wrapping up the summer, Unearth will soon embark on a headlining tour in support of their release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sour Weapon
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks reports: DISTURBED has tapped STONE SOUR to appear on its third Music As A Weapon tour. More acts will be announced soon, as well as dates, cities and venues for the trek, which will begin sometime in November. Ironically, DISTURBED is currently co-headlining Ozzfest while STONE SOUR is a featured main stage act on the competing Family Values tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Thrills
Gigwise reports: The Thrills have confirmed that their third album is done and dusted and a month and a half of recording.

Posting on their mypsace profile the Irish quintet called the un-monikered long player their "best work to date".

Conor Deasy wrote: "It's the last night in the studio. We've been working from noon 'till 1 in the morning for a month and half with one day off a week.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zippo Hot Tour
PR reports: The online votes have been counted, and the fans have been heard. 80 bands have made the Semi-finals for the 2006 Zippo Hot Tour. The top acts in each of the ten cities will now take to the stage to compete live at special Zippo Hot Tour regional showcase events scheduled take place over two weekends in September. A full list of the bands making the cut can be found at the full story link. 

All of these bands are competing for almost $100,000 in prizes and a spot on stage with Geffen recording artist Papa Roach during their tour this fall. And now, the 2006 Zippo Hot Tour just got even hotter; this year's winner will showcase for Geffen Records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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