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Report for 12/01/06
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: Slayer - "Eyes Of Insane" video

Best of 06: Johnny Cash

Reviews: Zookeeper (AOM) | Mountain Mirrors (AOM) | The Decemberists | Ben Kweller | Roger Miret & The Disasters

DMX Raped & Sued? 
pr-inside reports: The single mother at the centre of DMX's rape charges is suing the rapper after getting bombarded with calls asking her if she took advantage of the sleeping hitmaker. In a recent issue of urban magazine Sister 2 Sister, DMX - real name EARL SIMMONS - insisted he was "raped" by a woman in Washington DC.

He refused to name her but confessed she is the same woman who successfully won a paternity battle with the rap star, claiming her baby son was the result of a weekend romance she had with DMX in 2003. Now, MONIQUE WAYNE, who is the woman the rapper is referring to is suing him for defamation[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eagles Vs Axl
punkbands reports: Eagles Of Death Metal band leader Jesse "The Devil" Hughes has vented his anger at Axl Rose, saying the singer is "f***ing out of his mind" after his band were thrown off Guns n' Roses' US tour. However speaking to NME, Hughes said he was "shocked" by Rose's reaction when he branded them "The Pigeons Of ---- Metal", and then sacked them from stage during a recent gig at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. 

"Axl Rose is f***ing out of his mind," raged Hughes. "He wasn't even there when we played. He got there about 30 minutes after we got done playing. He waltzed on to the stage and went nuts. He had a couple of fans thrown out for pissing him off. Then when he called us The Pigeons Of ---- Metal, Tommy Stinson, their bass player took his bass off and goes: 'f*** you, that's it'. And then he threw his bass down. But then Axl picked up his bass and f***ing threw it at him dude. It was a f***ing circus up there."

Despite reports claiming that his band were thrown off the tour for the poor reception they received, Hughes said by the end of the show EODM managed to win the fans over.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fiddy's Oprah Racism
TMZ reports: Oprah Winfrey has morphed into a middle-aged white woman, says 50 Cent, and "caters" to their needs more than she does her black sisters.

The loose-tongued rapper accuses Oprah of being an Oreo - black outside, white inside - in an interview in the January issue of Elle, saying that the Queen of All Media "started out with black women's views but has been catering to middle-aged white American women for so long that she's become one herself."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Courtney Love Movie
Reuters reports: VH1 said Wednesday that Courtney Love and Tommy Chong are among the subjects of five feature-length documentaries set to air as part of its "VH1 Rock Docs" series.

"The Return of Courtney Love" is set to make its U.S. debut at 9 p.m. December 16. The Return of Courtney Love," an acquisition from the U.K., follows the rock singer as she works to get her life back on track after drug addiction and rehab and writes and records a new album. It also will feature unseen home movie footage of her late husband, Kurt Cobain.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ludacris Presidential Hopeful
AP reports: Barack Obama is coming for that Number One Spot. The senator, contemplating a run for president, met privately with Ludacris on Wednesday. "We talked about empowering the youth," said the rapper, whose real name is Chris Bridges.

Ludacris was in town to launch the YouthAIDS "Kick Me" campaign to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during a stop at Northwestern University in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. [the first step in empowering the youth will be to teach them to spell the word "ludicrous" - see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tour Dismembered
blabbermouth.net reports: Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have cancelled their previously announced West Coast tour with GRAVE "due to financial reasons." According to a posting on DISMEMBER's web site, "the band is really sorry for this and has already started working on a new U.S. tour for the spring of 2007 to make up for the lost dates."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gene Simmons Renewed
blabbermouth.net reports: Variety.com reports that A&E has greenlit a second season of Gene Simmons' reality-TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels". The cable channel has begun production on 20 one-hour episodes for a premiere sometime in 2007.

A&E had ordered a 13-episode first season.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Three 6 Mafia Settle
pr-inside reports: Rap group THREE 6 MAFIA have settled a lawsuit by a teenager who claimed he was severely beaten at a concert when fans took the lyrics to the song LET'S START A RIOT too seriously.

RAMONE WILLIAMS, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received financial compensation in October (06) but details of the settlement were sealed.

Williams, who was 19 at the time, said he got into the now-defunct club in August 2003 and became uneasy when the song began. Before it was over, Williams alleged he was thrown to the floor, hit with a chair, stomped on and kicked in the face. His injuries included a fractured jaw. Williams previously won a default judgment against the club.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fresh Prince 76ers?
pr-inside reports: WILL SMITH has confirmed he is in negotiations to buy his home town basketball team Philadelphia 76ers. The movie actor and former basketball star JULIUS IRVING are in the middle of talks to take over the team, which features sports hero ALLEN IVERSON.

Smith says, "We're looking into the purchase of the Sixers." If the buy-out goes through, Smith will join the likes of NELLY and JAY-Z, who are the co-owners of National Basketball Association (NBA) teams the CHARLOTTE BOBCATS and NEW JERSEY NETS respectively.
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Take Hinder Home Tonight
TuneLab reports: Hinder has plans to record Eddie Money's 1986 hit "Take Me Home Tonight". The band has been performing the track at their recent shows, and will perform it with Money on their December 18th stop in Los Angeles.[see full story for more news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Park Underground
TuneLab reports: The Linkin Park Underground 6.0 tracklisting has been revealed:

1. Announcement Service Public (new instrumental)
2. QWERTY (demo)
3. QWERTY (live)
4. Pushing Me Away (live/piano)
5. Breaking the Habit (live)
6. Reading My Eyes (live)
[see full story for some tidbits about the new studio cd]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Allofmp3.com Shut Down
tinfoilmusic.net reports: The American Government, at the urging of the RIAA & MPAA, have finally forced Russian company Allofmp3.com to shut down. The Americans have browbeaten the Russian government enough that they have finally caved in and declared the site illegal, even though it complies with Russian law. 

One of the key sticking points to Russia's acceptance into the WTO was what the US considered a substandard approach to protecting Intellectual Property Rights.[see full story for more... congrats to tinfoil on the new site! go check it out] - Click Here for the Full Story 


Sick of AFI Tour
punkbands reports: AFI have started announcing gigs for 2007. This time they'll be taking Sick of it All and Departed on the road with them. No word on how many more shows will be added (if any), but I'm hoping this bill hits New York. As noted on another message board, it would be glorious to watch mall goths running for the hills when SOIA hits the stage in their hometown. Confirmed dates are below.

2/5 New Orleans -- House of Blues 
2/9 Columbus, OH -- Newport Music Hall 
2/11 Cincinnati, OH -- Bogart's 
2/16 Tulsa, OK -- Cain's Ballroom - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Raised Fist Laid Low
punkbands reports: Sweden's Raised Fist have again cancelled their planned Canadian tour dates in support of Sound of the Republic. They posted the following statement: Alle has got some serious problems with his voice. He got it during the Australian tour already but we all thought he would recover well in time for the Canadian tour. 

He's been treated with antibiotics. But unfortunately the problems remain the same and we can't take the chance to fly over the band for this tour, without being 100% sure that the band can perform. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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punkbands reports: NOFX have confirmed more shows and lineups for their first part of shows for 2007. Confirmed dates are as follows:

January 3, 2007 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim 
January 4, 2007 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim 
January 5, 2007 San Diego, CA SOMA 
January 8, 2007 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues Sunset Strip 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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