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Report for 12/28/06
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: Bowling For Soup - "When We Die"

Best of 06: Drag the River

Reviews: Sebastian Bach Live | Mastodon | G.Love | Fair To Midland | Alexa Ray Joel

iFilm Support Terrorists? Ban Stuck Mojo antiJihadists Video
KNAC reports: Stuck Mojo based in Atlanta, GA, stirred mass controversy earlier this month with the release of a video for the anti-Jihadist-themed song, 'Open Season', from their latest release entitled Southern Born Killers. Immediately after the video's release via YouTube, the track skyrocketed into the "Most Viewed" video charts on the service. That is where the controversy began.

Upon seeing the popularity of the video, administrators at YouTube apparently blocked the video from appearing in the "Most Viewed" listings despite the viewing statistics warranting its inclusion in the Top 20…. This latest hypocrisy is too much, though, to let just slip by. The widely popular web site, iFilm.com, recently banned the video for 'Open Season' despite it having received many positive comments as well as overwhelming support from military personnel and others around the globe. Meanwhile, another music video, created by Jihadists themselves, showing the graphic murder of American soldiers remains available for viewing on the video service! It's a double standard that is sick on every level. 

You be the judge. At the [full story link] are several links where you can view everything for yourself. We encourage you to read the lyrics to 'Open Season' and then check out the video. Then take a look at the disgusting murder of our soldiers that iFilm continues to support and you'll see why we are livid. iFilm's practices should be brought to the attention of their sponsors at a minimum. We are in a time of escalating global conflict and, in Stuck Mojo's opinion, this company is acting clearly irresponsibly with their support of these murderers.[see full story for more including links to the Stuck Mojo video, the terrorist videos etc]
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Sugababe Brawl
Gigwise reports: Sugababe Amelle Berrabah and her boyfriend were involved in a club brawl on Christmas Eve after another man allegedly pinched her bum. 

Amelle's beau Freddy Fuller was forced to spend a day behind bars after the incident which happened outside the Envy club in Surrey.

In the shocking fight that ensued, according to reports, a bouncers finger was almost knawed off.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spike Lee to Direct James Brown Movie
pr-inside reports: SPIKE LEE has signed up to direct a movie about the life of late soul legend JAMES BROWN.

The Paramount Pictures-funded film will begin shooting in 2008, with A BEAUTIFUL MIND producer BRIAN GRAZER at the helm. Before his death, Brown assisted with the movie's development, and granted access to his musical back catalogue for the forthcoming production. [see full story for more… we won't comment on the timing here]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Viva Las Jacko
E! reports: Apparently, what Michael Jackson wants most for Christmas is to make a comeback. After spending the past 18 months living overseas in Bahrain and Ireland, the reclusive pop star has ended his self-imposed exile from the United States.

Jackson and his three children arrived in Las Vegas over the weekend, where the musician has reportedly decided to relocate while attempting to revive his musical career.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Another Cartoon Band
Gigwise reports: Quite possibly the hardest working man in pop, Danger Mouse, has announced details of a new musical project. 

The Gnarls Barkley star will head a collective of producers called Underground Animals who will all contribute to a new compilation album on Downtown/Atlantic records. 

Paralleling the Gorillaz, all members of the group will be brought to life through animated characters.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scissor Sisters Give Back
Gigwise reports: The Scissor Sisters have shown their benevolent side by donating a cut of their profits from their UK arena tour to 17 different charities. 

The camp disco-pop outfit personally hand-picked the charities which were to receive proceeds from their sold-out shows. 

As the Daily Record reports, one such beneficiary was the Simon Centre in Glasgow which offers support to the homeless.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hank III Down for Tour
blabbermouth.net reports: In a recent interview with GuildGuitars.com, SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist and acclaimed solo artist Hank Williams III revealed that his solo band will hit the road with DOWN next year. Asked if SUPERJOINT RITUAL was over and done with, Hank replied, "As for now, I always say that SUPERJOINT is in the grave. It might come back; I don't know. But as far as what's going on with Philip [SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo], the new DOWN record is in the process of being made; us and DOWN are gonna tour next year — it could be two weeks, it could be two months; I don't know."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dirk Dirksen Auction
blabbermouth.net reports: According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Kathy Peck, bass player for pioneering S.F. lady-punks the CONTRACTIONS and co-founder of HEAR Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to alerting musicians of the permanent hearing damage that can result from repeated exposure to concert-decibel music, is organizing an eBay auction to raise money to help cover the funeral expenses of much-revered San Francisco punk promoter Dirk Dirksen. 

Dirksen, who died a few days before Thanksgiving at age 69, was to San Francisco's emerging punk-rock scene in the late 1970s what Bill Graham was to psychedelic rock a decade earlier. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Speed\Kill/Hate Find Voice
blabbermouth.net reports: Old-school thrashers SPEED\KILL/HATE have announced the addition of singer Bob Barnack to the group's ranks. "Bob stepped up and delivered big time," guitarist Dave Linsk (also in OVERKILL) writes on the band's web site. "He is a great new addition to SPEED\KILL/HATE."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Public Funeral for James Brown
BBC reports: A public funeral service for soul star James Brown, who died on Christmas Day, will be held this weekend in Georgia. 

The 73-year-old "Godfather of Soul" will lie in state at New York's Apollo Theatre on Thursday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Macca Musical
pr-inside reports: SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is writing a new musical based on his previous romantic relationships - with the show branded as a tribute to his late wife LINDA.

The work will tell the story of SHANTY and MARY, a couple who manage to balance their romance with a busy work life, and is said to centre around the former BEATLE's experiences with first wife Linda and estranged partner HEATHER MILLS.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Element Eighty Split
TuneLab reports: Element Eighty will call it quits after their New Years Eve show at the Ridglea Theatre in Ft. Worth, Texas. The band released their self-titled Universal Records debut in 2003 which included the hit "Broken Promises". The track was included on the 'Need for Speed Underground' video game soundtrack and peaked at No. 36 on the Mainstream Rock chart. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alice "Santa" Cooper
KNAC reports: From the Chicago Sun Times: Alice Cooper saved Christmas for 12-year-old Carlos "CJ" Cardenas. Well, Alice Cooper and a team of surgeons at Rush University Medical Center.

CJ, a sixth-grader from Lake Villa, was feeling pretty down last week as he lay in a hospital bed, recovering from surgeries to remove a terribly painful and aggressive tumor in his mouth. Then came a package in the mail from an unlikely hero for a preteen - 58-year-old rocker Alice Cooper. The Detroit native had gotten word about CJ's plight and autographed a blue Fender Squire electric guitar for him.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Angels and Airwaves Plot Busy 07
punkbands reports: Angels and Airwaves will begin recording their next album once the new year starts. Now if you know A&A like the rest of us, you know there's more to the story. Well there's also a documentary, a fictional film, a song for an undisclosed soundtrack and perhaps other projects. Looking back on 2006, Tom Delonge told Mtv (one of the few places still putting out news this week) "It's been a super-spiritual year for our band and for us personally, and I think we've offered something extremely imaginative and futuristic to rock and roll. I also think that I've become a good dancer along the way."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Underoath Side Project
punkbands reports: Underoath drummer Aaron Gillespie will put out a solo album sometime soon and he's hitting the road to play songs off it (dates are at the full story link). In the meantime, Underoath has been writing songs for their next album and the band may even do some dates on this summer's Warped Tour. This, of course, comes on the heels of last year's Warped Tour where Underoath left after a short time. A lot of people said it was because Fat Mike was cracking wise on the band pretty much daily. Gillespie had this to say: "I don't care what (Fat Mike) does. He's old, and that's his shtick. He doesn't have anything else going for him, so why not make fun of people? It was just a rumor that spun out of control."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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