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Report for 08/28/06
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: Audioslave - "Original Fire" video

Artist: Hammer Bros

Reviews: MorleyView: Blackmore's Night | Decyfer Down | Sadomasochism

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Poison Onstage Breakup?
KNAC reports: The gossip boards at Metal Sludge are on fire after last night's Poison concert in Atlanta. Here's are some samples: "Don't know what started it, but right before the encore Bret (Michaels, vocalist) and Bobby (Dall, bassist) appeared to be in a heated discussion and next thing ya know, Bobby slings his bass at Bret. Rikki (Rockett, drummer) and the roadies had to come in and separate them. Bret then went on to apologize and say how we may have just witnessed the last Poison concert ever. Bobby later came out and finished the song... guess to give the fans what they paid for." 

Another fan in attendance issued this commentary: " …Bret comes out and apologizes to the fans. He said, 'that s*** has been building up for 20 years.' He then explained, 'We are like brothers, and sometimes brothers want to knock the f*** out of each other.' He apologized for not finishing the show with 'Talk Dirty To Me' and then said, 'Atlanta, you may very well have seen the last concert by Poison in its current formation.' [more at the full story link]
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DMX Snubs Troops
Wenn reports: Troubled rapper DMX has upset US troops after mysteriously cancelling his planned tour of army bases in Kuwait and Iraq.

The WHERE THE HOOD AT hitmaker, real name EARL SIMMONS, was scheduled to leave America for the Persian Gulf on Tuesday (22AUG06), but failed to turn up at the airport.

United Service Organisations (USO) senior vice president JOHN HANSON says, "We are extremely disappointed that DMX decided not to complete the tour he asked us to arrange for him.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Elton Rap?
Gigwise reports: Elton John has revealed that for his next album his hopes to make a hip hop record with Dr Dre. John releases his latest record 'The Captain And Yhe Kid' next month but he already has his sights on his next rather strange project.

He told Rolling Stone:: "I want to work with Pharrell, Timbaland, Snoop, Kanye, Eminem and just see what happens. It may be a disaster, it could be fantastic, but you don't know until you try."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disco Assault
Gigwise reports: Panic! At The Disco singer Brendan Urie says he is 'feeling good' after being bottled onstage at the Reading Festival. 

The emo band were just one song into their set on the Main Stage when Urie was hit by a missile in the head. 

The blow knocked him out for a few seconds, after which he recovered enough to continue with the set. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rolling Smoke
Gigwise reports: Keith Richards could be in trouble with Scottish authorities for smoking throughout the Rolling Stones gig in Edinburgh on Friday.

The guitarist flouted new laws banning smoking in public places by lighting up frequently during the show at Hampden Park and the city council says it will investigate the incident. [perhaps Keef should find the author of the legislation and put his cigarette out in said author's eye. Just a thought =) ] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mushroomhead Vs Evanescence
PR reports: Mushroomhead will release its new album Savior Sorrow on September 19, 2006. The band recently debuted its first single "Simple Survival" on several stations across the USA. At KRQR, it was a "David and Goliath" story of arguably the biggest commercial rock band in the USA going up against an arsty metal band. Mushroomhead's "Simple Survival" went up against Evanescence's "Call Me When You're Sober" on KRQR's "Cockfight" on August 24, which left Mushroomhead the clear winner and champ.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Avril Blinks
punkbands reports: Travis Barker just updated his Myspace Blog where he revealed some interesting info about his side-projects. Apparantly he will be doing the drumming on some Avril Levine songs and recording drums for the new Idiot Pilot record.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Primal Arrest
Wenn reports: PRIMAL SCREAM bassist MANI MOUNFIELD was reportedly arrested at Britain's Leeds rock festival last night (26AUG06) for hitting out after being refused a drink. The COUNTRY GIRL rocker, formerly of PRIMAL SCREAM, was already drunk when the incident occurred. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Razorlight Sidelined
PR reports: Razorlight have been forced to postpone their own headline shows in LA and New York due to the last minute cancellation of the first part of Keane's US dates.

Razorlight were due to support Keane on the first leg of the tour, however the withdrawal of the Keane shows left their own schedule in chaos, forcing the band to drop their own gigs at The Roxy, LA on Aug 30 and Bowery Ballroom, NY, Sept 11th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quiet Riot Rehab
PR reports: QUIET RIOT are scheduled to release their latest CD titled "REHAB" in October of 2006. For the new recordings Kevin DuBrow (vocals) and Frankie Banali (drums) are joined by Tony Franklin on bass (ex-The Firm and Blue Murder), session guitarist Neil Citron, and the voice of rock, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple and Black Sabbath) who performed a vocal duet with Kevin DuBrow on the classic 1969 Spooky Tooth song "Evil Woman" and also contributed the bass track for that song as well.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Becker Aid
blabbermouth.net reports: Guitarist Jason Becker's (DAVID LEE ROTH, CACOPHONY) official web site is offering t-shirts for a limited time only, priced at $15 (including shipping). All proceeds go straight to Jason, who is suffering from with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease). 

When doctors diagnosed Becker with ALS in 1989 - one week after he joined David Lee Roth's band as Steve Vai's replacement - they gave him approximately five years to live. That was 17 years ago. Though Becker was able to complete Roth's album ("A Little Ain't Enough"), in the ensuing years the guitarist would be robbed of his mobility. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Death By Drumming
punkbands reports: Todd Hennig has decided to leave Death By Stereo's drumkit. After five years of constant touring and two records Hennig has decided to pursue other creative endeavors. The split is amicable, with everyone being described as "being on good terms" with each other.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deftones Halloween
PR reports: The Deftones are set to release their latest work SATURDAY NIGHT WRIST On October 31 2006 The latest single " HOLE IN THE EARTH " can be heard on their myspace page at the full story link.
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US Mew
thetripwire reports: Mew is coming back to the States! This time they are hitting up cities they didn't play their last go round (including Chicago) with Kasabian.
09.17.06 - Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club) w/ Kasabian
09.20.06 - New York, NY (Webster Hall) w/ Kasabian 
09.21.06 - Philadelphia, PA (TLA) w/ Kasabian 
09.24.06 - Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop) w/ Kasabian
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Eminem Charity Kicks
MTV reports: Eminem has teamed with Nike to auction off a limited-edition series of Air Max sneakers to benefit the rapper's Marshall Mathers Foundation and NineMillion.org, an agency dedicated to protecting refugees worldwide. The partnership will see the Shady Records CEO design eight models of the popular shoe, and they will be available to bid on at Nike stores and via eBay…. Only 64 pairs of sneakers will be made available, with each set autographed by the multiplatinum star. The four-week auction begins Thursday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dylan Home Movies
PR reports: MVD Visual and Highway 61 Entertainment are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Bob Dylan - 1966 World Tour: The Home Movies for worldwide distribution on DVD on Oct 31st.

For the first time on home video, musician turned actor Mickey Jones chronicles the legendary 1966 Bob Dylan World Tour through his recently discovered home movies! With a set of drum sticks and his 8 mm color home movie camera, Mickey Jones toured the world in 1966 with Bob Dylan and The Band. He captured on film what became known as the tour that changed Rock and Roll forever - when Dylan traded in his acoustic guitar for an electric sound. This new version includes new, exculsive interviews with Charlie Daniels discussing his 1970's Dylan album recordings, Johnny Rivers and Trini Lopez discussing Dylan's influence on their music, 1966 World Tour soundman Richard Alderson on the tour sound, and Mickey Jones with new revelations, including the surprising truth about Play F#@%ing Loud!", contradicting the conclusion in Scorcese's No Direction Home.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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