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Report for 08/10/06
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: Hurt - "Falls Apart"

Reviews: Boy Kill Boy | Dirty On Purpose | Usurper | Sonya Kitchell

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UK/US 'Mass Murder' Terror Plot 
antiMusic reports: We are a music site but something significant has happened and we are providing a report here for those that may not typically read regular news. British authorities have made several arrests in the U.K., disrupting a terrorist plot to explode 6 airplanes.

The terrorist were reportedly plotting to smuggle liquid explosives aboard the planes in their hand-luggage with plans to detonate the explosives while the planes were flying over U.K. and U.S. cities. 

Sky News reports at 10:00 A.M. local time that police have arrested 21 people in London, Birmingham and the Thames Valley. The arrest come after an extensive covert counter-terrorist operation that according to some reports may have began a year ago. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lohan Vs Iraq
hecklerspray reports: It's never pretty when celebrities show an interest in politics, is it? The gap between acting in a film about a magic car and quelling global conflicts is insurmountably huge - well, unless you're Lindsay Lohan. 

Because Lindsay Lohan isn't the staggeringly self-regarding party girl that you think she is. In reality, Lindsay Lohan is a woman who feels the pain of the world and reacts to it with the calm vision of a global statesman. Or, in other words, Lindsay Lohan told Elle magazine that she feels like going and singing some songs at the soldiers in Iraq. And if she gets to shoot a couple of Iraqis while she's at it, more the better.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rocker Robbed
MTV reports: Rock Kills Kid frontman Jeff Tucker was victimized by a burglar who entered his Honolulu hotel room on Sunday at approximately 5:30 a.m. "At first I thought I was dreaming," explained the singer, who awoke to find the intruder standing over him. "Second, I thought it was a hotel worker putting towels in the room. I looked at him and said 'Hello,' and he bolted." The man managed to swipe Tucker's wallet, cell phone, credit card and room key.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Meat Toss Protest
Blabbermouth reports: The organizers of the Swedish hard rock/heavy metal festival Gates of Metal may face prosecution over the stage show put on by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem last Saturday (August 5). Pig heads and other animal parts decorated the stage during the band's performance - a violation of the Swedish animal by-product regulation.

"It's illegal to handle animal parts in this manner," Hanna Werthén, administrative officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, told the Swedish newspaper Östran/Nyheterna. "You may use animal by-products for educational purposes or in an artistic context, but in that case you need a permit from us first. We have not received an application from the festival promoters in Hultsfred. Therefore we will take action. Exactly what will happen I can't say at the moment, but it may very well lead to prosecution." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Legal Panic at the Disco?
punkbands reports: Brent Wilson, former bass player of the band Panic! at the Disco, reportedly has plans to file a lawsuit against his former bandmates. The bassist's brother posted this bulletin: 

A court case is in the making. Brent and his lawyer have taken the next step. A letter has been sent to Panic! stating that Brent will be taking them to court if he has not received an agreement from the band within 14 days. If this 14 day grace period is neglected, further measures will be taken. If Panic! does not agree to Brent's proposal, the case may take anywhere from two to four years. If, in the event the band does not come to a settlement, the IRS will have to get involved and things will get even uglier. In the mean time, the family thanks all of you for your support.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Red Hot Tour
PR reports: Following a sold out tour of Europe, an appearance at the Fuji Festival in Japan and a headlining slot at Lollapalooza, Red Hot Chili Peppers take off this Friday, August 11, for the North American leg of their World Tour in support of the platinum STADIUM ARCADIUM. (The two-CD set, produced by Rick Rubin, debuted at #1 in 28 countries around the world, including the band's home turf.)

Opener for Red Hot Chili Peppers dates will be The Mars Volta.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Everclear Vs. O'Reilly
DiR reports: If you missed it the other night, here is your chance to see it. From the PR people: Everclear's "Hater" video continues to spread controversy across the Internet and the Mass Media, with frontman ART ALEXAKIS going toe-to-toe last night with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News' popular "O'Reilly Factor". Watch the Art Alexakis and Bill O'Reilly footage at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stone Temple Filter
DiR reports: Ever since the recent announcement that they joined forces in Army of Anyone, you've probably been wondering what in the hell a band featuring Richard Patrick from Filter, Dean and Robert DeLeo from Stone Temple Pilots fame and former David Lee Roth drummer Ray Luzier would sound like. Wonder no more, click that handy dandy full story link and check it out for yourself and say hello to this new supergroup with a stream of their first song "Goodbye". - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bonnaroo + Vegas = Vegooose
PR reports: Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, creators of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, are proud to announce the initial artist lineup for Vegooose 2006. The second annual installment of this dynamic entertainment experience will take place in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th. Tickets for two-day passes to the event will go on sale Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 AM PST at www.vegoose.com. Vegoose at Night, a series of nighttime concerts to be announced in the coming weeks, will present a variety of artists at marquee venues throughout the city starting on Friday, October 27th and running through Tuesday, October 31st.

Building on the resounding success of its inaugural year, the event will host an eclectic lineup, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Widespread Panic, The Killers, the Mars Volta, the Raconteurs, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Fiona Apple. Other confirmed performers include the Black Crowes, the Roots, Gomez, Jurassic 5, Built to Spill and Band of Horses. A complete list of acts is at the full story link, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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In The Red Room… with Wolfmother
PR reports: Target Red Room offers fans an exciting opportunity to win concert tickets with VIP access by visiting the full story link. In addition, winners will receive full access to the Target Red Room, an exclusive after-party following each concert. More intimate than a traditional "meet and greet," Target Red Room offers music fans access usually reserved for music industry professionals. Fans can also enter to win a trip to New York City to attend a Target Red Room concert.

August 23rd Ben Harper
September 8th Teddy Geiger
September 18th Wolfmother
September 20th Matisyahu
October 10th James Blunt
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3DD Aid
AP reports: Members of 3 Doors Down have presented two checks to aid Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Guitarist Matt Roberts presented a $25,000 check Tuesday to Resurrection Catholic School, which he attended, to help replace library books. In Gautier, guitarist Chris Henderson presented a $75,000 check to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance volunteers who have been working to aid victims of the storm.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ultimate Prince
PR reports: You can never have enough Prince. It's just not possible. Ok it may be, but for those that just can't get enough, Rhino has not one but two new Prince releases coming out on August 22nd, and they are Ultimate Prince 2 CD set plus the Diamonds and Pearls DVD collection. 

Drawing from music Prince originally recorded with his backing bands The Revolution and The New Power Generation, Ultimate tracks the artist's evolution from his early albums (Prince, Dirty Mind and Controversy) and pop successes (1999, Purple Rain and Sign 'O' The Times) to more eclectic albums (Lovesexy, Diamonds And Pearls and the "symbol" album).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rush Judgment
Blabbermouth reports: Two members of the internationally known rock band RUSH and their production companies won't win damages from deputies in a lawsuit tied to a New Year's Eve brawl at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples.

A federal judge has ruled that band members Geddy Lee Weinrib and Neil Peart, who weren't in the skirmish in 2003, don't have legal standing to argue they lost business due to the lead guitarist's injuries in the fight.

Lead guitarist Alex Zivojinovich, who tumbled down the stairwell in the scuffle, is seeking millions against the deputies and the hotel in a civil lawsuit that has been filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Put Your Song Where Your Jet Is
DiR reports: Your remember Jet right? They were like the Strokes but with less posing and more rocking. Jet's new CD Shine On will hit stores on Oct 3rd. Can they live up their last album? Will they surpass it? Do you give a damn either way? If you do then we have a bit of a Thursday treat for you in the form of their first single "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" (inspired by the Dixie Chicks? Probably not, but it could be). You can check out the brand spanking new song at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Now 1, DMX 2
Yahoo reports: With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" returned to the No. 1 spot on the U.S. pop albums charts Wednesday, preventing rapper DMX from posting his sixth consecutive chart-topper.

The multi-label hits package rose one place to No. 1 after selling 127,000 units… DMX's "Year of the Dog ... Again" followed with 126,000 copies (figures are rounded), the lowest opening week sales tally of his career.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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United We Bid
PR reports: UNITE THE UNITED--the charitable foundation created by VANS WARPED TOUR® and Taste Of Chaos Tour founder Kevin Lyman--have announced they'll re-launch the popular auction site which benefits charitable relief organizations in order to work toward a positive change in our national community. New items include a collection of Vans Classic Slip-on shoes decorated by artists such as The Used, Anti-Flag, Glassjaw, Senses Fail, The Offspring and many more. The showpiece of the auction is an OLP Music Man 6-string electric guitar in transparent candy red signed by JOAN JETT, PETE WENTZ of FALL OUT BOY, JUSTIN SANE and #2 from ANTI-FLAG, CHRIS DEMAKES from LESS THAN JAKE, TIM MCTAGUE and JAMES SMITH from UNDEROATH, TIM MCILRATH from RISE AGAINST, WiL FRANCIS from AIDEN, PETE STEINKOPF from BOUNCING SOULS as well as all members from THE ACADEMY IS… In addition, other guitars signed by BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, THURSDAY, RISE AGAINST, BILLY TALENT and JOAN JETT will be available soon. Other featured auction items include five limited edition Sony PlayStation 2 machines in new colors, a rare signed Davey Havok CD booklet and CD signed by the whole band as well as a copy of the 2006 Vans Warped Tour compilation CD signed by all members of UNDEROATH. All items are up for bids now at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Shins 07?
punkbands reports: For all of you guys out there awaiting the new The Shins album that was supposed to be out in 2005 and again in 2006 is now set to appear in stores in January of 2007. The band states that it is their best work yet [is it called Chinese Democracy?] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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