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Report for 02/01/06
Singer Stabbed
Mammoth Press reports: This weekend, Jack Control (singer for Severed Head of State & World Burns To Death) was stabbed in the mid-section while breaking up a fight. It was a deep stab that nearly hit his heart (missed by less than 1cm). He lost more than half his blood supply at the scene and nearly died. He had immediate surgery and is now in stable condition. If [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Great White Guilty Plea
KNAC reports: The former manager of the heavy metal rock group Great White has agreed to plead guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from the deadly 2003 nightclub fire, a judge said Tuesday.

Daniel Biechele will enter the plea next week and serve no more than 10 years in state prison under the deal with prosecutors[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney's New Gods
hecklerspray reports: It's rumoured that Britney Spears - while briefly in the throes of her Madonna-imitation stage - once said in a conversation about religion "Hinduism? Is that like Kabbalah?" But it looks like she's been boning up.

As part of her seemingly ferocious tear-through of each major religion, Britney has cast aside her Baptist past and her Kabbalah flirtation to embrace the virtues of being a Hindu. This dabbling is thought to only last for about three days, after which Britney Spears will decide to plunge headfirst into the world of extreme fundamentalist Islam.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Manson in Wonderland
Gigwise reports: Shock rocker Marilyn Manson is set to take up the role of Lewis Carroll in a new movie about the writer's life according to reports.

Manson, who hopes to direct the film he wrote himself, will play the 'Alice In Wonderland' author in the film entitled ‘Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll' Screen International reports.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Split Enz Reunite
Contact Music reports: New Zealand rockers SPLIT ENZ have reformed for an arena tour in Australia - 22 years after they first split.

The group, founded by CROWDED HOUSE star NEIL FINN and brother TIM FINN, recorded hits like I GOT YOU and HISTORY NEVER REPEATS before splitting in 1984.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kinks Reunion?
Contact Music reports: British music icons THE KINKS could be heading for an unlikely reunion - if an upcoming meeting produces results.

Frontman RAY DAVIES has pledged to get together with former bandmates, including his feuding brother DAVE, who recently suffered a heart attack, in a bid to see if the WATERLOO SUNSET rockers are still "relevant".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Free Fugees
MTV reports: Grammy week will kick off Monday night with a free, Verizon Wireless-sponsored concert by the Fugees on the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guitar Allstars
Reuters reports: The highly anticipated new album from steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph and the Family Band is shaping up to be the guitar record of 2006, boasting a who's-who list of guests like Dave Matthews and Eric Clapton.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead Bonnaroo
Mammoth Press reports: The lineup for Bonnaroo 2006 has been announced. Radiohead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Elvis Costello & the Imposters round out the headliners. Find the full list at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Postage Stamp
Blabbermouth reports: KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is one of celebrities whose customized "kiss" appears on limited-edition real U.S. postage stamps, called ZazzleStamps, to celebrate Valentine's Day in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States. The stamps will only be available through February 28, 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Killers Sentenced
Blabbermouth reports: Reuters is reporting that five Satanic cult members received heavy prison sentences on Tuesday for killing the singer of their amateur heavy metal band and two other women in brutal ritual murders that shocked Italy.

Nicola Sapone, one of the leaders of the Beasts of Satan heavy metal cult, was sentenced to life behind bars for the double homicide in 1998 of singer Fabio Tollis and his girlfriend Chiara Marino.

The group had apparently believed that Marino, who was stabbed to death under a full moon, was the personification of the Virgin Mary. She was 19.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Universal Spam
TuneLab reports: Universal Music Group has been engaging in what is known as "guerrilla marketing," where people are hired to invade message boards and consumer sites such as Amazon.com that allow users to submit reviews. Individuals pretend to be just normal visitors to a site and establish an identity, then start plugging products, in this case music and videos from Universal Music Group. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Otep Lineup
TuneLab reports: Otep have added guitarist Karma Cheema (ex-American Head Charge) and drummer Brian Wolff (ex-Synapse) to their lineup. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Ministry
The PRP reports: Ministry have announced their touring line-up for their upcoming extensive "MasterBaTour 2006", which they will embark on in May. The line-up is as follows:
Vocals/Guitar - Al Jourgensen
Guitar - Tommy Victor (Prong)
Guitar - Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis)
Bass - Paul Raven (Killing Joke)
Drums - Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
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Madball Tour
The PRP reports: Dates have been announced for the upcoming "Under The Gun Tour", which features Madball, Zao, Remembering Never, Scarlet and The Banner, here's the schedule:
March 14th Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
March 15th Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theater
March 16th Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of Living Arts
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Coachella Tool
siN's metal news reports: According to the LA Times, TOOL will be joining the likes of DEPECHE MODE and FRANZ FERDINAND among others as part of the seventh edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Caliban / Sworn Enemy Tour
siN's metal news reports: It appears that CALIBAN, SWORN ENEMY, ION DISSONANCE, and EMBRACE THE END will be teaming up for a North American tour. [see full story for the first announced date]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Thursday in May
punkbands reports: Thursday have announced May 2nd as the release date for their new album. The band posted an update on their official webpage saying "In February we're going back up to Tarbox studios to complete the new record. We have a few songs to finish up[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Terminal Death
punkbands reports: Tooth and Nail post-hardcore outfit Terminal has called it a day. Frontman Travis Bryant announced the split in a posting to the band's myspace page: After many ups and downs, I have decided to lay Terminal to rest. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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