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Report for 12/14/06
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: AFI DVD Preview

Best of 06: Illuminati

Reviews: Buckcherry | Cream | Langhorne Slim | Landon Pigg | 2 Cents

Incubus Nose Dive
TuneLab reports: As expected by many, Incubus's new album, 'Light Grenades', which debuted at No. 1 last week fell to No. 37 this week. The band now holds the record of the biggest drop on the Billboard chart. Daughtry's debut slid from No. 3 to No. 7 with 155,000 units sold. [see full story for more music news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dixie Chicks Split?
pr-inside reports: Country trio the DIXIE CHICKS are hatching a secret plan to split up after the Grammy Awards next February (07) because sisters MARTIE MAGUIRE and EMILY ROBISON want to concentrate on being great mothers.

Insiders claim the siblings are "tired and wrung out" after spending the past three years defending themselves from comments singer NATALIE MAINES made onstage in London in 2003 - and they're desperate for a long-term break.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Yoko Blackmailed
TMZ reports: TMZ has learned that Yoko Ono's personal driver has been arrested in New York City for allegedly trying to extort the widow of John Lennon. 

Police sources tell TMZ Koral Karson allegedly told Yoko Ono that he had tapes of her that were highly embarrassing and that for $2 million the tapes would never surface. Today, New York cops obtained a warrant and searched Karson's home. Karson was arrested and charged with attempted grand larceny in the first degree. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Hiatus
blabbermouth.net reports: Drummer David Silveria has announced that he will be taking a temporary hiatus from KORN while the band continues the recording process for its new album. "I just need a break for right now," said Silveria in a statement. The group's new CD is tentatively scheduled for a June 2007 release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ciara Tops Chart
Reuters reports: R&B singer Ciara led three new titles into the top three spots on the U.S. pop album charts Wednesday... While sales for "Ciara: The Evolution" marked a hefty improvement over her 2004 debut, comparative figures were less glowing for new releases by Eminem at No. 2 and Gwen Stefani at No. 3.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gillan Tour Shot
blabbermouth.net reports: DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian GIllan and his management have issued the following statement:

"We regret to announce that the Australian Ian Gillan tour dates have been cancelled. The main reason for this cancellation is the bullet which remains in Rodney Appleby's [bass] neck from his recent shooting by a crazy neighbor who was trying to kill him. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motorhead Vs Maiden
blabbermouth.net reports: According to Heavy Metal Radio, a youth soccer team sponsored by rock band MOTÖRHEAD will take on heavy metal rivals IRON MAIDEN in a charity match.

Greenbank FC under 10s, from North Hykeham, struck a deal with MOTÖRHEAD and now sports an all-black kit with the band's snaggletooth logo. After hearing about the sponsorship, a fellow team backed by rockers IRON MAIDEN challenged the youngsters to a match. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pink Floyd Eyeball Auction
BBC reports: A pair of 6ft-high eyeballs signed by rock band Pink Floyd are being auctioned for charity. 

The props were made to promote the Pulse DVD and will be open to bids on eBay from 14 December, with proceeds going to homeless charity Crisis. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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iTunes Sales Fine
BBC reports: Apple has denied a report which claims US sales at its iTunes Music Store fell by 65% in the first half of 2006. 

Research group Forrester said it was too soon to say whether its findings showed that buyers were "reaching their saturation level for digital music". 

Apple said the report is "simply incorrect", but will not divulge iTunes financial figures.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Papa Roach 07 Tour
TuneLab reports: Papa Roach first tour of 2007 will kick off in late January for a round of dates. It Dies Today will provide support on the following dates:

January 23rd in Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
January 24th in Portland, OR @ Roseland
January 26th in Seattle, WA @ Showbox
January 27th in Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disciple Tour
TuneLab reports: Disciple have announced dates for their 2007 "The Scars Remain" tour. Disciple will be headlining with support from Decyfer Down, Fireflight, and Family Force 5. Dates are:

December 31st in Dalton, GA @ Cross Pointe
January 14th in Phoenix, AZ @ Castles and Coasters
January 18th in Wichita, KS @ Ground Zero
January 19th in Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Three Days Grace Flyleaf Tour
TuneLab reports: Three Days Grace will hit the road with Flyleaf for a short run in February. Confirmed dates are as follows:

February 9th in Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
February 12th in Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
February 15th in Chino, CA @ Senator Theatre[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blue October Tour
TuneLab reports: Blue October will return to the road in January. The band was forced to cancel dates twice after front-man Justin Furstenfeld injured his leg. New dates are as follows:

January 14th in Honolulu, HI @ Pipeline Cafe
January 18th in New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
January 19th in Atlanta, GA @ The Roxy
January 21st in Jacksonville, FL @ Plush[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Render Onto Caesar
tinfoilmusic.net reports: Hot on last weeks news of the RIAA members seeking to reduce artist royalties, record labels are starting to squeeze artists in other ways, or so the NYTimes reports. In the article, NYT cites a recent release from R&B star Akon that sold 283,000 discs in its No. 2 debut. In years past, a release such as this would have sold half a million copies easily, but this recent performance is a sign of the new direction the industry is taking.

Along with the 283,000 discs sold, iTunes sold 244,000 songs in the first week and ringtones generated another 269,000 sales. Because the record companies make the lions share of cash on CD sales, they are feeling the crunch and are passing the crunch downstream by hitting the artist up for less royalties and cuts of merch sales. Merch sales are a sweet peach and many bands make their living on them, along with the revenue from the tour (which has been cut into already as well) so it's going to hurt.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Blood for Deathkiller
punkbands reports: Starting this January our lovely and talented bass player Christina will be taking some extended personal time off from Deathkiller's live schedule. Filling in until she's ready to rock another day is our good friend Ian McFarland of Boston's finest, Blood for Blood.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ramones for Tots
punkbands reports: Baby Rock Records will be releasing a cd entitled "Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of The Ramones" in early 07. Here's the description and tracklist of the disk:

Hey daddy-os. Hey mommy-os too. Does your child need to be sedated? Should mama's boy or girl be too busy howling at the moon, let them pulsate to this backbeat. The Ramones sang about brats, babysitters, and believing in miracles. Is there any doubt the band didn't want to grow up? If you want a happy family, this album will provide pleasant dreams.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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