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Report for 08/14/06
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Song: Army Of Anyone - "Goodbye" mp3
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Reviews: Slayer | Black Flag | Merendine Atomiche | Peril

Supernova Halted?
Blabbermouth reports: Chris Harris of MTV.com reports that the members of Orange County, California, punk trio SUPERNOVA filed for a preliminary injunction Friday (August 11) in San Diego's U.S. District Court against CBS Broadcasting, Mark Burnett Productions and Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted and Gilby Clarke - the three future members of the band searching for a lead singer on the show "Rock Star: Supernova" - which seeks to halt the act from performing or recording under the name "SUPERNOVA" if they fail to change or add any words to the moniker.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disturbed Surgery
ultimate-guitar reports: Disturbed vocalist David Draiman has had surgery to repair his stomach and lungs for an acid reflux problem, and now he's set for another operation. Draiman has had a rough time trying to keep his voice in shape for Ozzfest, but with some vocal exercises and proper rest and nutrition he's counteracting the drying out of his vocal cords. 

The vocalist said that a deviated septum caused by three broken noses forces him to breath through his mouth, drying out his vocal chords. [see full story for more including a video of David discussing what's going on with this…headline should read "Draiman Down With The Sickness"] 
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RIAA Sue The Dead
music.tinfoil reports: Unbelievable! 

After learning that the defendant, one Larry Scantlebury, in the case of Warner Bros. v. Scantlebury had passed away, the RIAA has graciously allowed the defendants children 60 days to grieve the loss of their father before again picking up their lawsuit against Mr. Scantlebury and his estate. Hit read more to see the motion in all of its glory.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Quicks: Kanye To Wed- Elton and The Kid- Harry Walkmen 
DiR reports: Grammy winner Kanye West is engaged, according to PEOPLE magazine. Kanye reportedly proposed to his girlfriend, Alexis, while overseas for two weeks recently. * Elton John has set a September 19 release date for his new studio album, "The Captain and the Kid." * The Walkmen recorded an entire reworking of Harry Nilsson's classic 1974 album Pussy Cats. The note-for-note re-creation, Pussycats Starring the Walkmen, is due October 24. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vinnie Paul's New Gig
Blabbermouth reports: Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has teamed up with members of MUDVAYNE and NOTHINGFACE in a brand new project, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The group has been writing and recording material in Dallas, Texas for what will eventually become its debut album, tentatively due in early 2007. A name has already been selected for the band, but has not yet been revealed, the sources said. The group's lineup is as follows:

Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE) - Vocals
Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE) - Guitar
Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE) - Guitar
Jerry Montano (DANZIG, NOTHINGFACE) - Bass
Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) - Drums
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Cobain DVD
Blabbermouth reports: According to The Internet Nirvana Fan Club, DVD UK Ltd., has announced the release of "Kurt Cobain - All Apologies", a moving tribute to the man and his music from those who were inspired by his extraordinary genius. Retailing at £15.99 the title will be released on DVD only (in the U.K.) on November 6, 2006. 

Featuring a critical reassessment of his work, "All Apologies" attempts to understand why Cobain still continues to be a role model for disaffected youth. It also analyses NIRVANA's contribution to the annals of rock history, from the early days of "Bleach" to the multi-million selling album "Nevermind", and beyond.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dan Leaves Spitalfield
DiR reports: Below is an official statement from Spitalfield regarding their line-up change.

Why we have dropped off the remaining Warped Tour dates is something we haven't announced yet, as we were waiting for the right time. The reason we had to miss the last ten dates of Warped Tour is because we unexpectedly received word from our guitar player that he would no longer be touring with the band come this fall. Our new record, "Better Than Knowing Where You Are", is slated for an October 3rd release- and we were forced to face the choice of losing Dan Lowder right when the record comes out (and dealing with it then) - or canceling a string of shows to get home and begin rehearsing with a fill-in guitar player to be full strength when the record comes out. Dan Lowder has been with the band since 2000, and him leaving the group isn't something we can deal with lightly. He is leaving for personal reasons, and we support him and what he feels he needs to do for him and his family. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DVD of Bodom
PR reports: "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live" will be the title of this milestone release in COB's young, yet accomplished career. The worldwide release date of this DVD is October 10th, 2006 and features over 3 hours of nonstop COB action! Containing a live concert, videos, and a rare documentary on the band from past to present; this DVD and Double Live Audio CD (of the Stockholm concert features on the DVD) will be a must have for all COB fans and guitar aficionados alike.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Trivium Tour
antiMusic reports: Trivium are moving up in the world and as such are about to embark on their very first North American headlining tour. They'll be out supporting their forthcoming album "The Crusade" which streets on October 10th. The Sword and Protest the Hero will be along from the full ride while Cellador opens through Oct 9th, Sanctity then comes onboard through October 18th before Seemless grabs the opening slot for the final run. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Axl Has Heart
Wenn reports: Kind-hearted rock legend AXL ROSE surprised patients at the Teenage Cancer Trust Ward at the University College Hospital in London with an impromptu visit earlier this week (begs07AUG06).

Rose, who wrapped up GUNS N' ROSES' European tour at the British capital's Wembley Arena last Sunday (07AUG06), spent time talking to patients. Teenage Cancer Trust Ward director Simon Davies says, "We were so touched that Axl wanted to visit the Teenage Cancer Trust ward in London. 

"Axl spent time speaking with each of the patients individually asking about their diagnosis and treatment, and what they enjoyed doing when they were not in hospital.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Damnocracy Damned?
Reuters reports: Ted Nugent lit up VH1 this summer with the "Supergroup" reality show. But the Motor City Madman says not to expect to hear much more from Damnocracy, his 12-day collaboration with ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, Antrhax's Scott Ian, Biohazard's Even Seinfeld and Jason Bonham. 

"I would like to (do more with Damnocracy); the musical element is very alluring. But I doubt it," Nugent told Billboard.com. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Got the Grace for a Video?
PR reports: Three Days Grace will be shooting a music video for their upcoming single "Pain" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 16th. They will be casting fans to take part in the music video. If you are interested and at least 18 years of age (with ID) living in the Los Angeles area, send an email to threedaysgracevideo@yahoo.com with your full name, contact information, and a digital photo. Additional details can be found on the bands Myspace (see full story link). - Click Here for the Full Story 

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TV on the Radio Set Date
PR reports: Since 2001, TV on the Radio have been incorporating a mix of instantaneous, charged, organic sound that can't be squeezed into any convenient pigeonhole. Their music somehow combines cosmic jazz, amped-up electronica, twitchy, danceable beats and swathes of treated guitar into rich and endlessly surprising folds of sound.

The draw of post-rock, gospel New York new wave and deepest dub, yet they mark everything they use with their own unique signature. With the mix of all these sounds, the band is back with Return to Cookie Mountain. This full-length release is a more polished, but still soul-searching collection of songs. The Interscope release is set for September 12th. Check out the first single Wolf Like Me at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Halen A Thief? 
sleazeroxx.com reports: In a recent interview with www.sleazeroxx.com, former Johnny Crash guitarist Christopher Neelley talked about his days on the Sunset Strip scene. The following are some of Chris' comments from the interview:

"I once told Axl (Rose) when he was working at Tower Video on Sunset that he should join my band because that Guns and Roses thing is going nowhere. Months later I auditioned Izzy Stradlin and his buddy Chris Webber. They insisted that they came as a duo and would not accept a gig unless both were hired. I told Chris he had the gig if he wanted it but not Izzy because he sucked and would never do anything as a guitarist. LOL"

"Everything Eddie Van Halen did and got credited with inventing was because Randy Rhoads did it first. Randy invented the second hand on the fret board. He was doing it years before Eddie got famous doing it. Randy knew he was onto something and he actually used to turn his back to the audience when he would do it. I remember hearing the first Van Halen album and thinking what a rip off of Randy. Van Halen was very entertaining. They used to do Motown tunes and hum the horn parts, it was really pretty funny. Had no idea they would be that huge. They were friends with a band called SNOW (pure uncut rock) that featured Carlos Cavazo. I always thought Snow was the band that was going places LOL. [more fun can be had at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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