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Report for 08/21/06
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: Stereolab Listening Party

Artist: Unearth

Reviews: Kelly Richey Band | March into the Sea | Plague Bringer

Singer Suicide
Blabbermouth reports: Swedish heavy metal musician Jon Nödtveidt, 31, was found dead on Wednesday, August 16 at his apartment in Hässelby, a suburb of Stockholm. He shot himself in the head and was surrounded by lit candles, Expressen reports. Shortly before the ritual suicide, he sent farewell letters to his father and his girlfriend and explained to a friend, "I'm going away for a long, long time. I'm going to Transylvania."

Sometime between Monday (Aug. 14) and Wednesday, Nödveidt, vocalist and guitarist in the popular Swedish black metal band Dissection, chose to take his own life.

At 7:21 p.m. CET on Wednesday, a police patrol reported to the police communication center in Stockholm that a man had been found dead, the apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to several of Expressen's sources, the singer had placed an open copy of "The Satanic Bible" in front of him before pulling the trigger.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Busta Busted
TMZ reports: Rapper Busta Rhymes was arrested on assault charges Sat night after a concert on New York City's Randalls Island. The 34-year-old artist, whose real name is Trevor Smith, was being investigated by police for allegedly assaulting a concertgoer who may have spat on Busta's car after his performance at a music festival in New York last week.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cantrell Assaulted
Metal Sludge reports: The post below was taken from the World Famous Metal Sludge Gossip Board. It seems that this unfortunate incident ended the concert abruptly. Hopefully the scum bag will be identified and arrested for this. 

Got home a little while ago from Alice's free show at the Del Mar racetrack in San Diego. What was a great show ended abruptly during the second chorus of Man In The Box when some a**hole pegged Cantrell in the face with a bottle. He threw his guitar down and stormed off stage and that was it. Can't say I blame him. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MySpace Virus?
punkbands reports: Users of the popular MySpace website have been warned by computer experts that viruses linked to the interactive site, which boasts more than one million regular users, are in circulation. Experts believe that hackers have hit the hugely popular site and say the viruses in circulation can change settings, delete files, secretly track users' movements online and even damage computers. 

They believe that the hackers have hidden dangerous software on the site which means that computers can be attacked unaware to users while they are just viewing pages. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Drummer Suicide
Blabbermouth reports: Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have issued the following statement: "IN BATTLE wants to announce that their longtime friend and drummer Otto Wiklund, born October 18, 1976 and died August 13, 2006, has passed away by his own hand... 

"Otto Wiklund was a great drummer and did record the debut album of IN BATTLE (1997) and the second album, 'Rage of the Northmen' (1998). He also was the session drummer for SETHERIAL in 1998 and recorded the 'Lords of the Nightrealm' album.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Animated Korn Liar
DiR reports: We know that Korn fans out there probably recorded the episode of South Park featuring their heroes and have played it to death. We have good news for you, you can now check out animated Korn in their brand new video for the single "Liar". Click the full story link to check it out. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hatebreed Free CBGB
Blabbermouth reports: HATEBREED will play a special free CD-release show on August 30 at CBGB in New York City. In order to get a free ticket to the concert, you must pre-order the album from Looney Tunes [see full story for buy link]

On August 29, HATEBREED will be signing copies of their new album, "Supremacy", at Exile on Main St.'s Hamden, CT location. [more preorder offerings at the full story link]
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Metallica Tool Butchering?
Blabbermouth reports: METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett reportedly joined TOOL onstage during their headlining appearance at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday (August 18). According to one TOOL fan's eyewitness account posted at the ToolNavy.com web site, TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan introduced Hammett by saying, "We have a special guest tonight. He's not [unintelligible], and he's not Elvis. Well, maybe he's their bastard son, Mr. Kirk Hammett." "[Kirk] then proceeded to come out and play guitar on 'Sober'. I've never been partial to METALLICA, and for those of you who are, I'm sorry to report that Kirk damn near butchered the song. His drunken so-called 'solo' was particularly sloppy and completely extraneous. Only the band coming back through to thrash the rest of the song out extremely hard saved it.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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OutKast Delay UK
Gigwise reports: Outkast's long awaited movie 'Idlewild' has been delayed for another month.

The film, which has been put back numerous times, will now be released on October 6 in the UK instead of September 8.

The film which also stars Macy Gray and Patti LaBelle is set in a 1930's speakeasy and was directed by Bryan Barber. [as of Sunday, it appears to be set for release in the U.S. on August 25th, 2006, according to Yahoo! Movies - see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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800 Tracks for Dylan
Gigwise reports: Bob Dylan is set to release an 800 track career spanning digital album to coincide with the release of his new long player.

The album will cost £169.99 and is available from iTunes on August 28, the same day 'Modern Times' is released.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly News: Pot Calls Kettle Black
hecklerspray reports: Justin Timberlake ain't good for much. Sure, he can rip patches of clothing off soon-to-be fat black women, write the most annoying McDonalds catch phrase ever, and not date Britney Spears anymore, but really, what's that all add up to? Nada - it all adds up to nada. …So Justin Timberlake…hates Taylor Hicks. Apparently this boiling contempt has really been pent up, because Justin Timberlake opened his mouth just a little bit, and it all came spouting out. Here's a whole bunch of his derogatory remarks regarding Hicks: "…the guy who won-people think he looks so normal, and he's so sweet, and he's so earnest, but he can't carry a tune in a bucket." 

Then he up and said: "If he has any skeletons whatsoever, if God forbid, he's gay, and all these people in Mississippi who voted for him are like, 'Oh, my God, I voted for a queer!'" [click the full story link sizzlechest] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Burn in Silence Tour
PR reports: Fresh off a hugely successful appearance at Boston's Locobazooka 2006 festival, BURN IN SILENCE and Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION will team up for a tour across America this fall. Currently gearing up for a month long run through the States, BURN IN SILENCE will meet up with label mates YEAR OF DESOLATION in mid-September and stick it out on the road together in November. Also teaming up with The Red Death and A Love Ends Suicide along the way, BURN IN SILENCE will continue to support the band's full length debut on Prosthetic Records, Angel Maker, having already toured heavily throughout the United States in 2006 alongside Black My Heart, Too Pure To Die, The Autumn Offering, and Jacknife.

8/19 Saratoga Springs, NY - The SSCC (with Locked In A Vacancy, Ligeia)
8/30 Wichita, KS - Elks Lodge
8/31 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
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Sepultura Semi Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: SOULFLY's official web site was updated with the following message: "The 10th annual D-Low Memorial show is over and we thank you all for making it a huge success. The show, which was opened by NORTH SIDE KINGS and INCITE, sold out and it was a very historic night for SOULFLY. The band was joined on stage by many friends from their past including Danny Marianinho of NORTH SIDE KINGS (on 'Defeat U'), Richie Cavalera of INCITE (on 'Bleed' and 'Stay Strong'), [former MEGADETH bassist] Dave Ellefson (on 'Prophecy' and 'Defeat U'), and their former longtime drummer Roy Mayorga (on 'No Hope = No Fear') who currently plays with STONE SOUR. But most importantly, Max was reunited onstage for the first time in 10 years with his brother Igor Cavalera. Max and Igor formed SEPULTURA together in the early 1980s, but have not played together since the band split in 1996. Igor joined the band mid-way through the set for a jam on the drums and stayed onstage to play the SEPULTURA classics 'Roots Bloody Roots' and 'Attitude' with the guys!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Panic Channel Leak
PR reports: Dave Navarro, the name should be enough but if you are on the fence about picking up the new Panic Channel CD, MSN will help you make up your mind; they're streaming the entire album this week. So if you wanna check it out click the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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L.A. Twangless
AP reports: LOS ANGELES - There is a tear in the beer of country music fans here. After more than 20 years on the air, the city's only country music station, KZLA-FM, abruptly left the air Thursday and was seamlessly replaced with the rhythmic pop of "Movin' 93.9," which plays artists such as Beyonce, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez.

The transition by Emmis Communications was swift and shocking for listeners, who heard George Strait and Keith Urban in the morning and Pink and the Black Eyed Peas by lunchtime. Even the station's veteran morning crew, including Peter Tilden, didn't know of the format change until just minutes before it happened. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Walls of Jericho Get Values
SMN reports: WALLS OF JERICHO have been added to the August 18 - September 20 run of dates of this year's "Family Values Tour." Speaking on joining the tour, which features KORN, DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF, DIR EN GREY, BURY YOUR DEAD and more , band frontwoman Candace Kucsulain had the following to say:

"We are pumped to go out with these bands, and especially to play with DEFTONES, who we have all been fans of for awhile. We consider them the ultimate band to see night after night." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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