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Report for 08/22/06
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: Pete Yorn Preview

Artist: Muse

Reviews: Burn in Silence | Band du Lac | Deeds of Flesh Live

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E! Dishonors Dimebag
DiR reports: TV hits new lows every damn day but this is getting down there. It appears that the folks at E! are producing a show called "25 Most Chilling Hollywood Murders" and actually hit up the Pantera camp about licensing footage of Dimebag and want to re-enact his murder. Below is only part of the response Jane Hoffman reportedly sent E!. "I ask that you all please take a moment from your busy days and close your eyes. Live out the fantasy of playing your favorite instrument onstage. Your closest friends in the world surround you, either in the band or in your crew. From one side of the stage, a man approaches. Thinking he's a security guy or a drunk fan who's just a bit out a line, you continue to perform. Two seconds later, he lifts his arms, aims a rifle at your brother, your best friend, your buddy and blows his brains out, not three feet from where you are. In the nanosecond it takes you to comprehend the magnitude of what just happened, he does it again ...and again ...and again ...and again ...and again ...and again before taking aim and murdering additional members of your extended family as well as fans that have come to see you play. Two of your crew are shot but survive, but of course, will never be the same again.

Now imagine it's a few years later and you turn on the TV set. Just in case you may be having at least a five minute respite from that scene that plays over and over in your head, just in case .....you flip through the channels and there it is. Again. Only with some two bit actor who thinks this is his big Hollywood breaků.. The answer is no, and on behalf of everyone that was there that night and everyone that misses him every day, you can take that no and shove it up your collective asses. [KNAC has the entire email; you can read it at the full story link.] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Don Vito Pedophile?
MTV reports: Vincent Margera - better known as Don Vito to viewers of "Viva La Bam" - was arrested in Colorado on Friday and held on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault on a child, according to a spokesperson for Colorado's Lakewood Police Department.

Margera, 50, is suspected of inappropriately fondling or groping 12- and 14-year-old girls during separate incidents at a signing event at Woodward Skatepark at the Colorado Mills mall in Lakewood, Colorado, Friday night. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Major Injury for Boysetsfire
DiR reports: Hold off on buying your tickets or airline tickets for the last Boysetsfire show!

Guitarist Josh Latshaw has suffered a horrible injury at work and is currently in the hospital with a broken neck, 2 broken vertebrae and a collapsed lung.

We do not know how long his rehab will be and will await the final show pending his health. The band's official website is currently taking donations to help cover Josh's medical expenses. Full details at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Punk Protest a Bust
punkbands reports: Last week we ran this story about the members of the hardcore band Cut Throat claiming to be roughed up by cops at a show near Philadelphia. Well in light of the allegations, there was an attempted protest against police brutality which was to be held outside the Leominster, PA police station yesterday. Contingency plans were put into place by the cops in case things got violent, journalists were on hand to document the punks vs cops angle, and it looked like the spirit of the genre was about to receive a well deserved boot in the ass. However, there was one minor problem... by the 2pm start time, no one was there.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Satan Banned
PR reports: UK music TV channel Scuzz TV has banned the new video for Deicide's 'Homage For Satan' condemning it for being offensive and derogatory. In a statement a Scuzz representative declared that "the lyrical content is religiously offensive, derogatory, and can be read as improper exploitation of any susceptibilities of the audience". They further commented "With regards the imagery itself, the inclusion of a priest or religious figure in any belief system is always a very touchy subject, but the possession of one such person, and the disparaging respect for the Christian Bible is in direct conflict with Ofcom regulations". The video, featuring blood-splattered zombies on a rampaging mission to capture a priest forcibly underlies Deicide's explicit stance against religion, yet is a representation of death metal at its best. The banning of the video coincides with the eagerly anticipated release of Deicide's highly acclaimed album 'The Stench Of Redemption' and effectively removes the chance for extreme music to be represented to a mass audience. The outright banning of the video marks a worrying trend, as the station declares that they 'generally don't play death/black metal on Scuzz anymore' yet boldly label themselves as a 'rock hard' channel. To make your own mind up about the video you can check it out on You Tube at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tower Chapt 11
TuneLab reports: As expected by many, Tower Records, America's leading independent music and entertainment retailer which owns and operates 89 Tower Records stores in 20 states has announced its intent to sell the company though a process under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code. The process is subject to court approval, but will insure the sale of the company within 60 days. Recently appointed CEO, Joseph D'Amico said, "Tower Records has conducted an extensive sale process and this step will allow buyers to complete a sale in time for the holiday season while maximizing the value for stakeholders." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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More GNR Dates
Blabbermouth reports: GUNS N' ROSES has added more dates to its U.S. itinerary. The schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Sep. 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint 
Sep. 17 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint 
Sep. 20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield 
Sep. 21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield 
Sep. 23 - Devore, CA @ Inland Invasion 2006 
Sep. 30 - Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center 
Oct. 02 - Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena 
Oct. 03 - San Diego, CA @ iPayOne Center
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Talking All That Remains
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 90 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This third in a series of Ozzfest Specials features a 15-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with All That Remains vocalist, Phil Labonte. Interview topics include the latest All That Remains album, "The Fall of Ideals," Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Staind, and Jamey Jasta. Additional podcast topics include Howard Stern and Guns N' Roses as well as a long song sample of Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul doing Ace Frehley's "Snowblind" from the "Return of the Comet" album featuring Dimebag on lead vocals, guitar, and bass. A photo as well as the 50-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link. [they also have photos of the traveling exhibit, "Six-String Masterpieces The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute."]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fall Out Kids
punkbands reports: A big, wet "way to go champ" to Fall Out Boy for picking up not one, not two, but a whopping THREE Teen Choice Awards! They raging popsters picked up surfboards for Choice Rock Track, Rock Band, and Single. Unfortunately they didn't win the award for Choice Grill (whatever the f**k that means). [K-Fed reported also stunk up the place with his rapping] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gigantour Update
Blabbermouth reports: Several new stops have been added to the second annual Gigantour, according to LiveDaily.com. 

Originally due to launch Sept. 7 in San Diego, the trek will now get underway Sept. 6 in Boise, ID, and won't hit San Diego until Sept. 9; as a result, the previously announced Sept. 9 show in San Luis Obispo, CA is no longer on the schedule. Meanwhile, new stops have been added in Oklahoma City, OK; Boston; and Atlantic City, NJ.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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My Morning Jacket Okonokos 
PR reports: Following the release of their fourth critically acclaimed full-length, Z, My Morning Jacket is about to release what is surely to become their quintessential body of work: Okonokos, a 2-disc live recording and concert film capturing MMJ in all their glory. CD release Sept 26; DVD release Oct. 31 -- ATO/RCA Records

Okonokos, conceived by Jim James, and it is as much a question as it is an answer. It is an enigma wrapped around a riddle. Okonokos is whatever you want it to be. The live concert was created with the aid of the trailblazing lighting designer Marc Brickman (well-known for his work with Pink Floyd), and filmed by director Sam Erickson. Okonokos: Double Live Album was mixed by Michael Brauer (Bob Dylan, Coldplay) and mastered by pre-eminent engineer Bob Ludwig. This concert film, done in 5.1 surround sound, will be screened in select cities this fall. Be on the lookout. [wanna tease? Click the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Live Jet
PR reports: Jet has announced a series of North American concert dates heralding the upcoming release of their second album, "SHINE ON." The Aussie rock sensations' much-anticipated follow-up to 2003's RIAA platinum-plus debut, "GET BORN," is set to land in stores on October 3rd. 

Jet will kick off the whirlwind 10-city tour at Austin, Texas' La Zona Rosa on September 20th, then travel across the continent through an October 7th show at Las Vegas' the Joint. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Cult Tour
sleazeroxx.com reports: Just a month remains before The Cult make their glorious return home to the U.K. Before hitting native turf, the band will be playing the Leffingeleuren Festival in Belgium. The band will also be squeezing in a date in Dublin on September 29th, first gig in Ireland in 15 years. 

9.15.06 Belgium - Leffingeleuren Festival
9.18.06 Bristol - Carling Academy Bristol
9.19.06 Southampton - Guildhall
9.20.06 Manchester - Apollo 
[see full story for more dates and for US fans, find out some info on Billy Duffy's side project and where they are playing] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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3 Legged Leppard
PR reports: In what has become one of the hottest tours of the summer, Def Leppard and Journey have announced that their concert tour will be extended due to overwhelming demand from music fans across the nation. Tickets for the fall leg are scheduled to go on-sale this week with dates that will keep them on the road through November. The bands have teamed up with ILoveAllAccess.com to offer a variety of VIP ticket packages. For more information, visit www.defleppard.com and www.journeymusic.com

8/22 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion 
8/23 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre
8/25 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pav at Concord
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clash Box
Gigwise reports: The Clash are readying a new box set of all their singles set for release this autumn.

They will release the 19 track album on October 30 with all the original artwork included.

Sleeve notes will include contributions from Irvine Welsh, Pete Townshend and David Albarn.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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