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Report for 12/11/06
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: Sparta - "Taking Back Control" live video

Best of 06: Richard McGraw

Reviews: Guns 'N Roses Live | A Santa Cause 2 | As A People | Esoteric | Galt Aureus

Mariah Vs Porn Star
pr-inside reports: MARIAH CAREY is threatening legal action against MARY CAREY, because the adult entertainer is planning to trademark her similar-sounding stage name.

The WE BELONG TOGETHER singer is worried fans might confuse the two performers if Mary Carey's application to trademark her name for audio and video recordings is successful. However, the porn star - real name MARY COOK - insists she's not intimidated by the Grammy Award winner, saying, "It's kind of funny because I'm a porn star and I've been being myself for a long time. I think she's being silly." [how can you confuse the two? Mary is a much better actress - see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dimebag Murder Suit
TuneLab reports: Two rock fans who witnessed the fatal nightclub shooting spree two years ago in which Dimebag and 3 others were killed, have filed a lawsuit against the Alrosa Villa Nightclub owners, saying the club provided inadequate security.

Jerry and Karen Wessler suffer severe and permanent emotional injuries, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Prince Half Time
Reuters reports: Funk rock veteran Prince will perform during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in February.

The slot during the most-watched television show in the United States has come under scrutiny since Janet Jackson's breast-baring "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004 led to sharply higher fines for broadcast indecency.[see full story for more... hopefully the purple one will keep his nipples to himself]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Muse Sellout
Gigwise reports: Muse have announced a second date at Wembley Stadium after selling out the first one in less than an hour. 

The band shifted an amazing 90,000 tickets for their show on 16 June in less than sixty minutes this morning, so have unsurprisingly given fans another chance to see them in the new stadium.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sopranos Records
Gigwise reports: Steve Van Zandt has set up his own record label, with a CBGB's compilation one of six new releases. 

The E Street Band guitarist's new label Wicked Cool Records will feature tracks by Blondie, Patti Smith and Talking Heads on the compilation.

Van Zandt, who also stars in hit TV show The Sopranos, has also confirmed he will be making a new record with Bruce Springsteen sometime soon. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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blabbermouth.net reports: World Entertainment News Network reports that Sharon Osbourne likes to take revenge on her enemies by sending them a box of excrement.

The wife and manager of Ozzy Osbourne last used the dirty tactic four years ago, when a writer criticised her family's television show "The Osbournes".

She says, "The last turd? Three... no, four years ago, when the first review came out of 'The Osbournes'. The journalist said something about my kids being fat and how unappealing that was.[ so in other words she sends them copies of Kelly's CD... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anathema Tracks
blabbermouth.net reports: ANATHEMA mastermind Daniel Cavanagh has issued the following update: "We are well aware that for one reason or another, it has taken a long time for ANATHEMA to get to this place, but now we are ready. The album tracklist is decided. The rehearsals are going very well. Everything, quite literally, is falling into place.... 

"Everything" track listing:
01. Thin Air (Ann Further) 
02. Bricks (working title)
03. Lightning Song
04. Sunlight
05. Get Off. Get Out. (working title)
06. Angels Walk Among Us
07. Everything
08. A Simple Mistake
09. Voodoo (working title)
10. No One Is Free (working title)
11. Paradigm Shift
12. Hindsight
[he has a lot more to say see full story for that]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Heavy As Hell
blabbermouth.net reports: Vinny Appice, legendary drummer from DIO/BLACK SABBATH, checked in with Hardrock Haven after returning from England and recording with Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. The band, called HEAVEN AND HELL, is recording bonus tracks for the "Black Sabbath: The Dio Years" release is planning a world tour. Here are a couple excerpts from the interview: Hardrock Haven: I think everyone wants to know what the new music is going to sound like.

Appice: It sounds � I was blown away when I heard the songs. They sound very SABBATH-y, you know, really evil songs. And very, very heavy, but a little bit more modern. Ronnie did some absolutely killer melodies, and vocals and lyrics on it. It just fit so well together. I heard the original tracks with just the drum machine, you know, and once we put the drums on it, it completed the puzzle. It just came alive. The songs are absolutely kick ass.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Top Monkeys
pr-inside reports: British rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS have topped the NME's Album Of 2006 poll voted for by staff at the weekly music magazine.

The band's WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT debut beat out stiff competition from SHOW YOUR BONES by New York rockers YEAH YEAH YEAHS, which came second, and MUSE's BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS, which finished third[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Will you Still Love Me for $235 million?
pr-inside reports: SIR PAUL McCARTNEY will give his estranged wife HEATHER MILLS a $235 million (£120 million) divorce package to safeguard his health, according to a British newspaper. The News Of The World reports the former BEATLE was urged to agree the deal by his daughters STELLA and MARY because they are concerned the bitter divorce battle is affecting his well being.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Thursday Strhessed
TuneLab reports: The first round of dates for the 2007 Strhess Tour have been announced. Thursday will headline the trek with Murder by Death, Fear Before the March of Flames and Heavy Heavy Low Low providing support. Current dates are as follows:

January 18th in Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
January 19th in Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
January 20th in Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
January 21st in Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Classic Case Almost Tour
TuneLab reports: Classic Case will hit the road next year with The Almost. Dates are as follows:

January 2nd in Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
January 3rd in Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
January 4th in Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
January 5th in Nashville, TN @ The Anchor
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn & Friends Unplugged
TuneLab reports: Korn hit MTV studios in New York to film their second televised acoustic performance December 9th. The performance is set to air in February. The performance will also feature members of The Cure, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Evanescence front-woman Amy Lee.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Breaking Benjamin Reschedule
TuneLab reports: Breaking Benjamin have re-scheduled dates that were canceled last month. They include:

February 6th in Lynchburg, VA @ Cattle Annie's
February 7th in Binghamton, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
February 9th in Youngstown, OH @ Wedgewood Entertainment Center
February 10th in Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zune Bombs
tinfoilmusic.net reports: With a strong showing during the opening round of sales, Microsoft's Zune digital media player rocketed to No. 2 on the sales charts, close enough to Apple that they were in fact spooning. In the weeks since Zune's introduction, and fairly wide negative reaction, the Zune has dropped to 5th place overall and leaving Apple's normal partner, SanDisk, curling up beside the iPod.- Click Here for the Full Story 


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