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Report for 12/15/06
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: Exies - "Once In A Lifetime"

Best of 06: New York Dolls

Reviews: My Morning Jacket | James Taylor | Sarah McLachlan | Chris Botti | Load Records

Fall Out Boy Injury
FMQB reports: First the members of My Chemical Romance were injured on the set of their video for "Welcome To The Black Parade." Then Travis Barker of (+44) damaged his arm so badly while filming "When Your Heart Stops Beating" that he is currently playing his drums with one arm. Now Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy is the latest Rock video shoot victim.

Wentz writes in an online post that, "I wanted to apologize to people who came out to the last couple warm-up shows - I have done something to my back that makes it hurt for me to even walk." In a separate post, he added, "I did something to my back while doing a stunt for the video. I think it will all be worth it when the video comes out in the end. I hope it is something you're gonna love�.[ he's not done, see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Oasis Vs Green Day
punkbands reports: The perennially jovial Noel Gallagher has accused Green Day of ripping off Oasis' biggest hit, "Wonderwall." He says "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is "exactly the same arrangement." He continues by saying "They should have the decency to wait until I am dead (before releasing this). I, at least, pay the people I steal from that courtesy." He also says of Green Day "They consider themselves to be - and I quote - 'a kick-ass rock 'n' roll band'. They could not be less kick-ass if they tried."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ahmet Ertegun RIP
DiR reports: Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, died in New York on Thursday. Ertegun went into a coma at Weill Cornell Medical Center in October after he slipped backstage at a New York concert by the Rolling Stones. He was 83.

Jerry Greenberg, the former President of Atlantic Records and longtime music industry executive, comments on the passing of music industry giant Ahmet Ertegun: "As former President of Atlantic Records, Ahmet and I worked very closely together for over 20 years. It was a father-son relationship sharing great music and making great memories together.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Top Tours of 06
blabbermouth.net reports: Top-grossing tours of 2006:

01. THE ROLLING STONES ($437 million)
02. MADONNA ($195 million)
03. BON JOVI ($131 million)
04. U2 ($96 million)
05. TIM MCGRAW/FAITH HILL ($88.8 million)
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New Sabbath Tracks
BW&BK reports: HEAVEN AND HELL guitarist Tony Iommi offered BW&BK a glimpse at the three new tracks the band has recorded for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio-era BLACK SABBATH compilation, due out, according to Tony, "February or March" through Rhino Records. 

"Well, we've got one for everybody. If somebody goes, �Oh, they're all too slow,' we've got a slow one, a mid-tempo and a fast one. So it should please most of the fans. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Proof CD To Be Released
pr-inside reports: Slain rapper PROOF's record label will release a new album next year (07), featuring 18 songs he recorded in a 24-hour period in January (06). 

The [rapper], real name DESHAUN HOLTON, was a close friend of EMINEM. He was shot and killed during a dispute at the after-hours CCC club in Detroit, Michigan in April (06).

The D12 rapper recorded TIME A TELL after he was challenged by his friend JULIUS MYERS, also known as DJ JEWELS BABY, to write and record an entire album in a day.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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George Michael US Tour
pr-inside reports: Pop superstar GEORGE MICHAEL will continue his comeback when he embarks on his first US tour in 15 year next spring (07). Michael finishes his sold out 16-city European tour 25 Live in London on Sunday (17DEC06). And now sources close to the star tell US publication People he's on the verge of announcing a major American tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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36 Crazyfists UK
TuneLab reports: 36 Crazyfists have revealed plans for a UK tour in April. Dates include:

April 1st in Birmingham, UK @ Barfly
April 2nd in Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
April 3rd in Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni
April 4th in Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Decemberists Vs Colbert
PR reports: Stephen Colbert, of basic cable television program "The Colbert Report," has formally accepted a counter-counter challenge from The Decemberists, setting the stage for an epic battle on par with Ali vs. Frazier, Scopes v. State and Kramer vs. Kramer. The winner-take-all guitar duel will take place on Wednesday, December 20th at 11:30 pm ET/PT on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."

The first stone was cast on November 29th when Colbert used the debut of a segment entitled "Look Who's Riding My Coattails Now" to lambaste the band for their mtvU-sponsored "Re-Animate the Decemberists" contest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Snoop To Take a Diddy on Europe
DiR reports: Seems that Diddy got tired of standing around in other people's videos and decided to team up with a real rapper for a European tour. Enter Snoop Dogg. You can catch Snoop blowing Diddy off the stage at the following dates: 

12 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
13 Copenhagen, Denmark The Forum
14 Berlin, Germany Max Schmelling Halle
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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More Bands Warped
punkbands reports: Big D and the Kids Table and K-os have been added to this year's Warped Tour where they'll join previously announced acts Bad Religion and The Fabulous Rudies. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Agent Orange Tour
SMN reports: Punk legends AGENT ORANGE have announced the following upcoming tour dates:

January 10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits 
January 11 - Fort Walton Beach, FL @ Coasters 
January 12 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's 
January 13 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable St. Cafe 
January 17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Galactic Tour
SMN reports: GALACTIC have announced the following upcoming tour dates:

December 28 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa 
December 29 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room 
December 30 - Houston, TX @ Meridian 
December 31 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's Uptown 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Yoko Sexual Harasser?
pr-inside reports: The driver accused of attempting to extort $2 million (£1.02 million) from his employer YOKO ONO insists the Japanese singer/artist is simply trying to prevent him from suing her for sexual harassment.

Turkish-born KORAL KARSAN, 50, was arrested on Wednesday (13DEC06) and arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday (14DEC06) on charges of first-degree attempted grand larceny. Assistant District Attorney MAUREEN O'CONNOR told the court the driver promised JOHN LENNON's widow he would release embarrassing recordings and photographs of her, as well as threatening her, saying "he had people on standby waiting to kill the victim on his orders" unless she paid him $2 million.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Di'n for Tickets
Reuters reports: Tickets for a pop concert to mark the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death sold out in minutes on Wednesday, organizers said. 

The concert, organized by Diana's sons Princes Harry and William, will take place at the new Wembley stadium in London next July and feature acts including Elton John, Duran Duran and Pharrell Williams.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fred Marsden RIP
AP reports: Fred Marsden, the drummer in the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers, has died at age 66, his family said. 

Marsden died of cancer Saturday in Southport, England, according to a family death announcement published Tuesday in the Liverpool Echo newspaper. The band, fronted by Marsden's brother, Gerry, was the second group signed by Brian Epstein, whose first band was The Beatles. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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