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Report for 08/17/06
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: Black Crowes - "She Talks To Angels" Video

Artist: Rise Against

Reviews: Jeremy Enigk | Funky Nashville | Dysrhythmia Live

Cops Vs Band
punkbands reports: Members of the Boston hardcore band Cut Throat were arrested and are now claiming police misconduct following a near riot at a show at a church outside of Philadelphia last weekend. As usual, accounts of what actually happened vary. Band members say they were peacefully trying to leave the scene after a fight broke out and the show was shut down. They say they were attacked by cops. The police department claims the band members were being abusive and resisting arrest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guns N' Idol
Blabbermouth reports: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson showed off her wildchild side on Monday night (August 14) when she joined heavy rockers METAL SKOOL to knock back shots of whisky onstage in Los Angeles.

The pop/rock star was dragged up on stage at the Key Club show after she refused to flash her breasts at singer Ralph Saenz. The 1980s-influenced rock tribute act then persuaded newly shorn Clarkson to glug from a bottle of Chivas Regal to prove that she "really knows how to rock."

The hitmaker then called on new boyfriend Ryan Key (YELLOWCARD) to join her for renditions of GUNS N' ROSES' "Sweet Child O' Mine" and JOURNEY's "Don't Stop Believing", backed by METAL SKOOL. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pumpkins Recording
TuneLab reports: The newly reunited Smashing Pumpkins have entered the studio with producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Journey, Cheap Trick) to record their first album since 1999[see full story for breaking rock news] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead Crunk?
Yahoo reports: A Radiohead crunk album has been recorded as the latest musical reinterpretation of the band's music. 

An artist named DJ GYNGYVYTUS has reworked a number of the group's songs in a crunk style on an album titled Skeet Spirit: A Crunk Tribute To Radiohead. Tracks include "Fitter, Hyphier," "The National Headbustaz Anthem," and "Talk Show Hoes."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Darkness Rehab
TuneLab reports: The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has checked himself into a London rehab clinic on Saturday, Aug. 12th according to a British newspaper. Hawkins has admitted battling bulimia in the past. [see full story for breaking rock news] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slayer Rules
PR reports: The City of Fullerton, CA abruptly removed all 17 of Slayer's promotional bus benches. Twenty years of equipment and stage production was stolen out of their warehouse. Their 2006 U.S. Tour due to kick off 6.6.06 had to be postponed due to band member Tom Araya's emergency surgery. But none of these roadblocks prevented Slayer's brand new album, "Christ Illusion" (American Recordings/WBR), from making the highest chart debut of the band's career, coming in at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart. 

In addition, "Christ Illusion" - executive produced by Rick Rubin and produced by Josh Abraham - is a Top 10 album internationally in its first week, debuting at #2 in Germany, #2 in Finland, #8 in Holland, #9 in Australia, and #6 in Austria.
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Quickies: dredg Treat- Primus Tour?- At The Gates 
DiR reports: dredg have announced that they will perform their album "Leitmotif" in its entirety live, along with selections from "Catch Without Arms", at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA on September 14th. (The PRP) * Primus are rumored to be planning a November/December North American tour (The PRP) * The dualdisc CD/DVD reissue of At The Gates's "Slaughter Of The Soul" will now land in North American stores on September 19th through Earache. [more quick rock news stories at the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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die Hunns Return 
PR reports: Expect the unexpected from die Hunns! Die Hunns has evolved from straight-up, kick-face punk rock band into a more complex rock n roll animal and their new CD - You Rot Me [Volcom Entertainment] is destined to shake up some preconceived notions of what this band is all about. [in stores September 26] No - one-trick pony - die Hunns are a five-headed beast that growls and snarls and purrs... frequently in the same song. You Rot Me - combines a slew of Rock n Roll, R n B and punk rock influences from the 60s to present date into highly memorable, hook-laden, well crafted songs with alternating female and male lead vocals and a plenty of rock n roll swagger. Not bravado - swagger. Die Hunns can back this s*** up! The beast has sharp teeth. Think Lou Reed's Transformer played by The Stooges and produced by Marc Bolan and then you are beginning to get the idea.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sparklehorse Tour
thetripwire reports: A little over a month ago we you the exciting news about Sparklehorse's (AKA Mark Linkous) fourth release, Dreamt For Lightyears In The Belly Of A Mountain, that streets September 26 via Astralwerks. Now, almost five years from his last record, Mark is not only giving us new music, but he is also touring as well on the East Coast before going to the UK. West Coast, keep your fingers crossed. 

09.07.06 - Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)
09.08.06 - Nashville, TN (Mercy Lounge)
09.09.06 - Ashville, NC (Grey Eagle)
[yes there are more, see the full story for those]
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Mastodon Leak
Blabbermouth reports: MASTODON's drummer, Bränn Dailor, has told MTV.com that a certain English journalist is the one behind the online leak of the Atlanta metallers' forthcoming album, "Blood Mountain", last week.

"Hopefully one day, he'll introduce himself," Dailor joked about the journalist, who claimed he was one of the band's biggest fans. "[Our record label] traced it back to the guy who did it, and he got fired from wherever he was working. It's just so stupid. And it's such a sh---y copy. It sounds like sh--. I'm not concerned with record sales, because I think that if anyone's looking for it online to download it and listen to it, when it comes out [on September 12], they'll buy it anyways. They're fans.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deftones and Friends
Gigwise reports: Deftones have confirmed more details about their highly anticipated new album 'Saturday Night Wrist'.

The follow to their self titled 2003 offering will be released on October 30 and his set to feature a host of the bands friends.

They include System Of A Down's Serj Tankian on the track 'Mein' and what is described as an 'explicit monologue' on 'Pink Cellphone' from the dirty mouthed front woman of Giant Drag Annie Hardy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fear Factory US Tour
KNAC reports: Headlining the Machines at War North American tour, Fear Factory wage war from the West, preparing to leave the powerless in their bloody wake. Rivals in the East, bring the menacing Suffocation to the helm while Hypocrisy battle to the death with Viking valor and Decapitated gather their mercenaries to prove the unholiness of Poland. All corners of the nation will find themselves compelled to witness the massacre of the Machines at War and engage in the armed conflict of metal! 

The confirmed dates are as follows: 

Oct. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound 
Oct. 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
Oct. 28 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Oct. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
Oct. 30 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
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Bad Religion DVD
PR reports: MVD Visual and L.A. Access are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Bad Religion - RIOT! Special Edition for worldwide distribution on DVD on October 31st.

This 53 minute DVD features the Dec. 29, 1990 El Portal Theater performance by Bad Religion in North Hollywood, CA. Also featured is extra bonus footage from a Feb. 1, 1991 make-up show for all the fans turned away by police earlier. [see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stinson Asylum
Blabbermouth reports: GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson will join SOUL ASYLUM on the following dates:

Aug. 17 - Pike Market Place (12:00pm show) - Seattle, WA
Aug. 18 - Mid-America Center - Concil Bluff's, IA
Aug. 19 - Austin Rockin' Blues Festival - Austin, TX
Aug. 23 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
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Supernova Set Date
Blabbermouth reports: SUPERNOVA - the new all-star band featuring ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke - will release it self-titled debut album on November 21. The CD, which is being produced by Butch Walker (AVRIL LAVIGNE, BOWLING FOR SOUP, PINK), can currently be pre-ordered through the official SUPERNOVA store. [see full story for more including preorder bonus info] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Willie and Ryan
Billboard reports: Seventy-three-year-old music icon Willie Nelson collaborates with 31-year-old singer/songwriter Ryan Adams on his new album, "Songbird."

Due October 31 via Lost Highway, the 11-track set was produced by Adams, whose band, the Cardinals, back Nelson throughout. Veteran harmonica player Mickey Raphael also appears.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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