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Report for 08/25/06
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: Godhead - "Once Before" mp3

Artist: Golem

Reviews: Ringo Starr Live |Towers of London | Decapitated

Aerosmith Cancer
KNAC reports: Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton will be sitting out a few gigs at the beginning of the band's upcoming Route Of All Evil tour. Hamilton has just completed a seven-week course of radiation treatment for throat cancer. He will be with his family recovering and will join the tour in mid-October. He and his band mates look forward to his return. Filling in for Hamilton will be David Hull, a longtime friend of the band who played in the Joe Perry Project."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slayer Vs Stryper
Blabbermouth reports: STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has commented on SLAYER's decision to cancel their previously announced appearance at the third edition of the Monterrey Metal Fest, which was to take place Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. SLAYER, who were scheduled to co-headline the event with STRYPER, cited "personal reasons" as the cause of the cancellation.

Commented Sweet: "We found out a few days ago that SLAYER pulled out of the Mexico festival. According to the promoter, it was due to the fact that STRYPER was on the bill. We only decided to take the show when we found out that SLAYER was on the bill. We've always wanted to do a show/tour with SLAYER in order to reach out to their fans/followers but since they cancelled, we have decided to shoot a new video to the song 'Passion'.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Mugged
AP reports: Former "American Idol" contestant Mikalah Gordon was "in a panic" but unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint, her mother said Thursday. 

Victoria Cavaricci said robbers accosted her 18-year-old daughter and a male friend early Wednesday on a sidewalk in a neighborhood about seven miles northwest of the Las Vegas Strip[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Club Charlotte Tour
PR reports: Good Charlotte have confirmed the itinerary for their fall U.S. club tour The month-long trek--in advance of their upcoming yet-to-be titled fourth studio album due in early 2007 via Epic/Daylight--will launch September 27 in San Francisco and wrap October 22 in Baltimore. The group has tapped The Pink Spiders (Suretone/Geffen/Teenage Graffiti) and Young Love (Island Records) to join them on the upcoming fall run.

Wed 9/27 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Fri 9/29 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Who CD
PR reports: Universal Republic Records will release new music from the legendary rock band The Who, it was announced today by Mel Lewinter, Chairman and CEO of the Universal Motown Records Group, and Monte Lipman, President of Universal Republic Records. The historic signing with Universal Republic will include the first studio album by the band in 25 years, Endless Wire, scheduled to hit stores October 31, 2006.

Universal Republic will inaugurate the new pact with the release of the first new Who studio album since 1982. The disc will include all new songs, as well as music culled from a 29 minute operatic work, described by The Who's co-founder Pete Townshend as "A Mini-Opera inspired by his Novella The Boy Who Heard Music." Townshend has made the book available online at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Everclear College Tour
PR reports: EVERCLEAR will hit the road September 2 in support of their new album WELCOME TO THE DRAMA CLUB, out September 12 on Eleven Seven Music (in association with ADA, a Warner Music Group company), marking their return to the indie world. For this trek, "The Drama Club College Tour," the group will focus mostly on college towns. EVERCLEAR will also perform a day-of-release show at New York City's Irving Plaza. Look for another tour of major markets to follow in November.

Sep 12 New York , NY Irving Plaza
Sep 24 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theatre
Sept. 27 Tulsa, OK Cains Ballroom
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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BSF Josh Medical Update
punkbands reports: Boy Sets Fire have posted an update concerning the condition ofJosh Latshaw who recently broke his neck and 2 vertebrae and had a lung collapse at work: Josh is still in the Shock Trauma Unit at University of Maryland (at first he was only meant to be there 2-3 days, but that has obviously been extended as this was more serious then originally known). 

He had a frightening episode of vomiting up old blood, but that is now resolved with some more surgery and the insertion of yet another tube. The doctors have now said though that he will have a full recovery, though they are not able to estimate how long it will take. [see full story for info on a free download posted in thanks for those that donated to help with the medical bills] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ben Folds Rare LP
PR reports: On October 24th Ben Folds will release SUPERSUNNYSPEEDGRAPHIC, THE LP, a comprehensive collection of original songs culled from his rare EPs, b-sides, covers and film soundtrack appearances. In 2003, Ben released an unprecedented series of Internet only EPs exclusively for fans - Super D, Sunny 16 and Speed Graphic- as well as The Bens EP with Ben Kweller and Ben Lee. For the first time, fans will be able to find selections from those EPs on the aptly titled, SUPERSUNNYSPEEDGRAPHIC, THE LP, remastered and reworked, and all in one place.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Extended Hysteria
TuneLab reports: Def Leppard will re-issue their 1987 release 'Hysteria' on October 16th. The re-mastered double disc will include all of the 'Hysteria' b-sides, live b-sides, remixed tracks and exclusive artwork. [see full story for tracklisting] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kaiser Chiefs Vs BNP
Gigwise reports: Kaiser Chiefs have taken action against the BNP after they used one of their songs on a promotional video.

The party apparently used the track 'I Predict A Riot' for a an online promo which appeared on YouTube.

The video has now been taken down after complaints from the band but the BNP are denying that the song ever appeared on it.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hate Eternal DVD
PR reports: Death metal legends Hate Eternal will release their first ever DVD 'The Perilous Fight' on October 16th 2006. The DVD features artwork from Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium) that you can check out at the full story link and also includes a blistering live set filmed at The Garage in London on 4th June 2006, with a live audio mix by Hate Eternal frontman Erik Rutan.. 

Main Feature: * 01. Two Demons * 02. Servants Of The Gods * 03. The Victorious Reign * 04. Dogma Condemned * 05. I, Monarch * 06. Behold Judas * 07. The Obscure Terror * 08. To Know Our Enemies * 09. Powers That Be * 10. By His Own Decree * 11. Sons Of Darkness * 12. King Of All Kings ** Promo Videos: * 01. The Powers That Be * 02. I, Monarch * 03. The Victorious Reign *** Bonus Features: Hate Eternal interview Behind the Scenes at Mana Studios- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ultimate Copy Protection
music.tinfoil reports: Microsoft revealed today that no 32-bit versions of Windows Vista will be able to play back "next generation high definition protected content" (translation - studio-released BluRay and HD-DVD movies). 

"This is a decision that the Media Player folks made because there are just too many ways right now for unsigned kernel mode code [to compromise content protection]. The media companies asked us to do this and said they don't want any of their high definition content to play in x32 at all, because of all of the unsigned malware that runs in kernel mode can get around content protection, so we had to do this," he said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Flotsam and Newsted
BW&BK reports: FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's monster debut Doomsday For The Deceiver, which garnered top marks around the globe, including the only 6K rating from Kerrang! magazine, is being reissued as a Special Edition by Metal Blade Records on October 31st. Originally released in July, 1986, it was the band's only release to feature the soon-to-be legendary bassist Jason Newsted[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kerrang Winners
SMN reports: This years winners for the 13TH ANNUAL: KERRANG! AWARDS have been announced. A quick run-down can be found below, with Welsh heroes LOSTPROPHETS running out big winners with multiple awards:

Best Band On The Planet - My Chemical Romance
Best British Band - Lostprophets
Best Live Band - Muse
Best Album - Lostprophets (Liberation Transmission) 
[see full story for more… gotta love that Best Band on the Planet award… sarcasm off ] 
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Aqua Rush Hunger Delay
blabbermouth.net reports: According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, RUSH fans will have to wait for Neil Peart's big-screen voice debut awhile longer. Originally expected to be in theaters this fall, the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" movie has been delayed until February 2007, with some people speculating that it will in fact be released straight to DVD due to poor expectations of ticket sales.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Marley Coins
AP reports: Bob Marley's records long ago went platinum. Now the Bank of Jamaica is releasing commemorative coins in gold and silver with the late reggae superstar's dreadlocked likeness.

The 1,000 coins, produced by the British Royal Mint, are being sold for $100 each, bank spokeswoman Jacqueline Morgan said Wednesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Into Eternity Get Off
SMN reports: INTO ETERNITY have lined up the following off-dates around their appearance on this year's Gigantour:

August 30 - Regina, SK @ The Distrikt
September 3 - Lethbridge, AB @ Heritage Hall (Southern Alberta Hardcore and Metal Festival)
September 7 - Portland, OR @ Sabala's w/ Overkill
[yes there are more, click the full story for those]
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L.A. Detour Fest
SMN reports: BECK, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, PEEPING TOM and BASEMENT JAXX lead the lineup for the first L.A. Weekly magazine-sponsored Detour Music Festival. The daylong event will be held Oct. 7 at Main and 1st Streets in Los Angeles; tickets go on sale Saturday (Aug. 26).

Other acts on the bill for Detour include RED KROSS, NORTEC COLLECTIVE, BLACKALICIOUS, OF MONTREAL, THE LIKE, THE ELECTED, OH NO! OH MY!, [more at the full story link but Redd Kross is back! Hell yeah] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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