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Report for 08/15/06
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: Prince - "Gett Off" video

Reviews: Coachella | Toby Lightman | Catch 22 | Blood Red Throne

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Guns N' Vegas
Blabbermouth reports: According to the web site of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, GUNS N' ROSES are scheduled to play at The Joint on September 16 and September 17. Tickets go on sale on August 19.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Illegal Alien Metal
Blabbermouth reports: Santa Cruz, California-based death metallers DECREPIT BIRTH have issued the following update:

"We would like to thank everyone who made the Bloodletting 5 tour a great success for us Some of you might have heard of our guitarist Mike Turner's small ordeal at the Canadian border. We just wanted to let you all know that Mike did spend the weekend in a Canadian jail due to multiple attempts to cross the border into Canada. He was really disappointed about not making it across the border because he really wanted to get a chance to play in Canada. Despite the absence of Mike, the Canadian shows turned out to be a big success for DECREPIT BIRTH, and we can't wait to get back up there. Next time we'll make sure that Mike can make it out there with us."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ja Rule Vs Korea
Contact Music reports: US rapper JA RULE is being sued for $500,000 (GBP280,000) by Korean fans and promoters after he failed to perform a concert in the south east Asian country in March (06). The WONDERFUL star - real name JEFFREY ATKINS - initially claimed he did not honour his commitment beacuse he was not fully paid by the show's promoters, but he is now suing his associate FRED 'NICKELS' MOORE. Atkins claims Moore took a payment of $125,000 (GBP69,000) on his behalf, which he did not pass on[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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America's Most Hated
E! reports: [Paris Hilton and William Hung can get deals but K-Fed can't ]If you build it? you can release your own music on it. Gearing up for the October release of his first album, Playing with Fire, Kevin Federline announced Friday that he is launching his own record label, Federation Records. K-Fed's own album will, of course, be the label's first official release. 

The "America's Most Hated" rapper also plans to supplement the info and sample tracks already available on his MySpace.com profile page with his own official Website, which goes online Sept. 5.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cornell Solo Details
PR reports: Chris Cornell, the singer-songwriter who brought us Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, has announced the 13th album of his career. Working with Grammy Award-winning British super-producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Dave Matthews Band), pre-production on the album has already begun, recording will being in September and the album is set for an early 2007 release on Interscope Records. 

Cornell, inspired by songwriters from Elvis Costello to Bruce Springsteen, says that his own lyrical approach leans on stream-of-consciousness, "getting out of my own way" to allow themes to naturally arise, whether topical or biographical. "The most exciting thing is to let yourself expose your true, vulnerable feelings, which is what resonates with people most," he explains. As far as his vocal style, he points to such R&B singers as Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin for showing masterfully how emotion can best be conveyed, even in subtle phrasing, also praising Bob Marley's expressive range and Tom Waits' use of his voice as an instrument.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Preview
PR reports: Iron Maiden's new single 'The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg' is out now in two great Limited Edition formats - 2 track CD and 3 track 10" clear vinyl in picture sleeve with 8 inch 'Crossed Guns' sticker! The B Sides are courtesy of Radio One's Legends session last year - 'Hallowed be thy Name', 'The Trooper' and 'Run to the Hills'. Don't worry if you can't get the physical formats locally, you can order from What Records or you can download them in the UK from our digital store or internationally via iTunes, AOL, music world or your online music shop of choice.

Have you been in hole for the last week? You mean you haven't had a sneak peek at the two new album tracks we put up on the website? www.ironmaiden.com is currently streaming 'Different World' and 'Brighter Than A Thousand Suns' from the forthcoming and eagerly anticipated album 'A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH'. Get your Real or Windows player fired up and take a listen. [see full story for that][see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Green Day No Longer Idiots
punkbands reports: Maybe it will be with delight or dismay that a slew of 12-year-old screaming fans react... either way, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has announced that their "American Idiot era" has ended for the group. This month, they will be returning to the creative process to invent new material for their upcoming album.

"We always share everything that we're doing," Armstrong told Billboard.com. "Right now, it's a lot of writing for ourselves and it's staying right there for right now and then [we'll] start to put the puzzle together and then try to up the ante a little bit."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slayer & Stryper
metalsludge reports: German power metal band EDGUY and the legendary American death metal band DEICIDE have been confirmed to perform on the main stage of the third edition of the Monterrey Metal Fest, set to take place Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. 

SLAYER and STRYPER will co-headline the event, which is being billed as "Hell and Heaven United". The concert promises to be the "biggest and baddest version yet," featuring eight of the biggest names in heavy metal music from all over the world on the main stage and 12 up-and-coming international and Mexican bands on the second stage.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Minus the Remix
thetripwire reports: Minus The Bear has an impressive work ethic. They recently released their great album Menos El Oso and toured coast to coast to support it. Now that they have given their van a chance to cool off, the band is ready to get back on the road with another full headlining tour. They will be heading out Russian Circles, the Velvet Teen and Rhymesayer POS. The tour will begin on October 5th in Chicago. 

The Seattle group is also currently working on a remix album, which may be out by late February.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Inland Invasion
Blabbermouth reports: ALICE IN CHAINS, PAPA ROACH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and BUCKCHERRY have been confirmed for KROQ's Inland Invasion 2006, set to take place September 23 at the Hyundai Pavillion at Glen Helen in Devore, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Guns N' Roses 
Alice In Chains 
Muse 
Papa Roach 
Avenged Sevenfold 
30 Seconds To Mars 
Rise Against 
Atreyu 
Buckcherry
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Dirt Fest Escape Plan
Blabbermouth reports: Despite the promoters' announcement to the contrary, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will **NOT** be performing at the Dirt Fest 2006, set to take place August 19 in Birch Run, Michigan. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows:

"There has been a lot of confusion as to whether or not we are actually playing this fest coming up called Dirt Fest. Their website has us advertised as playing, ours does not, blah blah. WE ARE NOT PLAYING.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Terror Patrol
Gigwise reports: Snow Patrol have been forced to cancel two US tour dates because of the terrorist alerts that have hit Britain. 

The band were due to kick start their jaunt in Seattle on Saturday (August 12), but only two of them were able to make it Stateside in time. 

They were subsequently forced to cancel their show in Portland Sun night. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fiend Fest 06
punkbands reports: Halloween will be here before you know it and to center around one of our favorite times of the year, we bring you FIEND FEST 2006! The MISFITS will headline as JERRY, ROBO & DEZ shred through a complete set of Misfits classics old and new. As an added attraction, the MISFITS slot will include a special guest set from OSAKA POPSTAR performing cuts off the new album and a couple of RAMONES classics for good measure with frontman JOHN CAFIERO at the helm on vocals and MARKY RAMONE himself on drums! Also ensuring this Fest is a fiendish one, are special co-headliners, the UK's own unique CLOCKWORK ORANGE inspired punk outfit, THE ADICTS! The incredible bill of punk rock continues with original 77 punks; UK SUBS and rounding out the bill, the new breed of punk rock is being well represented by Chicago's own JUICEHEAD and generation next with California's ORANGE! The FIEND FEST tour is scheduled throughout the US and Canada starting Oct 13 thru Nov. 5th. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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