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Report for 08/24/06
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: The Purrs - "Get On With Your Life" MP3

Artist: Rainbow

Reviews: Bury Your Dead | Bernard Fanning | Goatwhore

New Queen CD?
blabbermouth.net reports: After successful tours of Europe, Japan, and North America, it looks like QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS have decided to continue their working relationship with some new material. A message on QUEEN guitarist Brian May's web site reads, "We will be heading into the studio in October... There was an intent there for a while, but we have all been busy picking up our lives in different ways... but now it really looks as if we are on... We will take it gently at first, the priority being to feel good, and put ourselves in the mood to create."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Murder Charge
MTV reports: A judge set bond for 25-year-old Michael Scott Axley at $40,000 on Tuesday and bound him over to Fulton County Superior Court on felony murder and aggravated-assault charges in the death of 30-year-old Andy Richardson during a fatal fight at the July 30 Family Values Tour show in Atlanta.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boomer Idol
Wenn reports: Oscar winner NICOLE KIDMAN is developing a reality singing competition similar to AMERICAN IDOL, but aimed at an older audience.

A source tells American publication Us Weekly, "Nicole was inspired by her grandmother, a big reason she got into performing." Kidman's representative confirms to the magazine that she is shopping around a show, but claim it isn't geared toward senior citizens. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Dylan CDs Suck
hecklerspray reports: Getting old is a lot of fun because you get to look back on the past and declare it all to be uniformly better than it is now even though there were no computers back then and everyone died of dysentery at the age of 36. Bob Dylan is the latest old man to be exploiting this right. Even though he makes a lot of money broadcasting music from a radio studio up into space where it's bounced off a satellite back into a few million handheld digital devices, Bob Dylan has had it with technology. For example, in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine Bob Dylan says that every piece of music made in the last 20 years has been "atrocious."

"I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past 20 years, really. You listen to these modern records, they're atrocious, they have sound all over them. There's no definition of nothing, no vocal, no nothing, just like … static… Even these songs probably sounded ten times better in the studio when we recorded 'em. CDs are small. There's no stature to it." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dead or Alive?
blabbermouth.net reports: Reactivated Swedish black metallers SHINING have issued the following statement regarding the widespread rumors that the group's leader, Niklas Kvarforth, has committed suicide: "There have been many rumours saying that our front-man, founder Kvarforth is dead. We wish these speculations to be put to an end by telling you what we know: A couple of days ago, we received a letter from a person very close to Kvarforth telling us that Kvaforth had decided to leave this world behind and also introducing as a kind off last will, a new singer to replace him for future events of SHINING.

"All that we know for 200% is that Kvarforth has been missing for the past four weeks and might be dead; we don't really know.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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$2 Romance
PR reports: MTV2 will present a special edition of its $2Bill Concert Series featuring My Chemical Romance. The concert will take place Wednesday, September 6th at The Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia with doors opening at 7 PM. MTV2's $2Bill Concert with My Chemical Romance will premiere on MTV2 on Saturday, September 16th at 8:00pm ET/PT.

The $2 tickets for My Chemical Romance's MTV2 $2Bill concert goes on sale on Saturday, August 26th at 12pm at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA (1003 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107), and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets must be purchased in cash (with the exception of Ticketmaster.com), with a four ticket maximum per purchaser, and the show is for all ages. There will also be a select number of tickets that will be given away by Y-100 Rock on XPN and WYSP-FreeFM in Philadelphia.
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Sparta Tour
PR reports: A handful of new fall Sparta tour dates have leaked out, including a run with Sound Team and Lola Ray from 9/28 to 10/17.

Sep 1 Popscene (18+) San Francisco, CA
Sep 3 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
Sep 4 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
Sep 28 The Glass House Pomona, CA
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Mega Delay
SMN reports: The next MEGADETH album has a title -- "United Abominations" -- but that's about it for the time being.

"We're putting the finishing touches on it," reports group leader Dave Mustaine, who's also preparing for the Sept. 6 start of the second Gigantour traveling heavy metal festival. "We've got a little more work before it's finished, but it should be out some time next year."

Mustaine says an initial Oct. 31 release date for the album, MEGADETH's first as part of a new deal with Roadrunner Records, was "wishful thinking," and both the group and label felt a 2007 release was preferable to November or December of this year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Supernova Tour
TuneLab reports: The "supergroup" Supernova will hit the road on December 31st in support of their debut which hits stores on November 21st. Current confirmed dates are as follows:

December 31st in Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
January 16th in Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
January 17th in Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando
January 20th in Buffalo, NY @ Shea's Performing Arts Center
January 24th in Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
January 27th in Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theatre
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Xtina Tops Chart
Wenn reports: Christina Aguilera has stormed back to the top of the US album charts for the first time since 1999.

The singer's new double album BACK TO BASICS debuted at the top of the new chart with 342,000 copies sold in its first week. Back To Basics leads five new releases which debut at the top of the Billboard chart - LYFE JENNINGS has stunned chart watchers by debuting THE PHOENIX at number two, while country crooner TRACE ADKINS' DANGEROUS MAN enters the new chart at number three.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly Ozzy
blabbermouth.net reports: ITV.com reports that Ozzy Osbourne has been voted Britain's silliest celebrity.

The BLACK SABBATH frontman has taken the coveted top spot on the list, which was compiled from a survey of more than 2,000 people. [see full story for see who else made the list]
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Baby Rock?
TMZ reports: You can't stand the Wiggles and the thought of some Disney Kidz belting out Britney Spears makes you want to tear up your "They Might be Giants" t-shirt. 

Well hip indie parent, fret no more. Baby Rock Records has just what your ears are yearning for, great songs from great bands toned down to soothe even the fussiest of babies. The new-fangled lullaby album feature songs by Radiohead, Coldplay, Pink Floyd and Nirvana, and are sure to keep both baby and parent calm for years to come.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stone Sour Fly Away
PR reports: STONE SOUR are pleased to announce a contest where one lucky fan who signs up on the Roadrunner site will get a Trip to Florida to see STONE SOUR perform at the Family Values Tour. The prize package includes roundtrip airfare for the winner and a guest, 2 nights of hotel accommodations, tickets to the show, and of course, passes to go backstage and meet Stone Sour! 411 at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Police DVD Release Set
PR reports: EVERYONE STARES: THE POLICE INSIDE OUT, the directorial debut of five-time Grammy Award-winning composer and drummer Stewart Copeland, will be released on DVD exclusively by Universal Music Enterprises in September 12, 2006. 

EVERYONE STARES is a first-person account of The Police's ascent from obscurity to worldwide fame as well as an astute and sometimes hilarious commentary on the pop culture of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Culled from over 50 hours of Super 8 movies he shot during the acclaimed trio's heyday, the film offers an insider's perspective on touring, the other band members and the adoring fans that puts the audience in the drummer's seat. Copeland's kinetic and artful camerawork forms a visual ode to the rhythm of the road: a surreal swirl of hotel rooms, bus rides, press conferences and record signings punctuated by nightly flashes of electrifying on-stage exhilaration.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Supergroup
Gigwise reports: Portishead main man Geoff Barrow has linked up with Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai for a new project.

The band called Crippled Black Pheonix will also feature Electric Wizard's Justin Greaves, Pantheist's Andy Semmens, Joe Volk of Gonga and 3D House Of Beef's Nial McGaughey.

They will release their debut album 'A Love Of Shared Disasters' via Barrow's Invada Records[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Banner Split
SMN reports: THE BANNER vocalist Joey Southside has posted the following message explaining the group's decision to disband:

"The saddest thing I've ever had to do is announce that THE BANNER is no more. After 7 years of playing, writing and recording I've decided its best for the band to simply put it to bed. Some of the members have decided that the fulltime touring lifestyle just isn't for them and I cant blame them.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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