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Report for 02/07/06
Tommy Lee Assaulted
Blabbermouth reports: AllHipHop.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee "got punched in his mouth" at the Shady Bowl Super Party at the State Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 4. According to the report, "the assault is/was on videotape."

Although details are sketchy on this alleged physical confrontation, a BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor claims that he saw Lee "get the crap beat out of him by rapper Trick Trick's Goon Sqwad crew after Lee was openly dissing Detroit's own Kid Rock [former fiancé of Tommy's ex-wife Pamela Anderson].[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Busta Rhymes Shooting
TMZ reports: Detectives want to question Busta Rhymes about the fatal shooting of the rapper's bodyguard outside a Brooklyn warehouse where a star-studded video was being taped, officials said Monday.

Rhymes was among several potential witnesses who left the scene of the slaying early Sunday before police arrived, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters at police headquarters.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Jay-Z
Blabbermouth reports: LINKIN PARK will be teaming up with rapper Jay-Z to perform "Numb/ Encore" at Wednesday's 48th annual Grammy awards in Los Angeles, acording to MTV.com. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tool Tracks
TuneLab reports: As expected, rumors about Tool's upcoming album are flying around the internet. On April 25th, the band is expected to release 'Elephtheria'. Track listing for the album could include:

1. "Greed Lies"
2. "Psychiatrical"
3. "The Distant"
4. "LK"
5. "Venomous Souls"
6. "Karma"
7. "Lost City"
8. "24th Hour"
9. "Area Unlocale"
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Beatles Licensed
Contact Music reports: Movie mogul JOE ROTH has snagged the rights to use a stash of BEATLES tunes in a new movie - for $5 million (GBP2.8 million).

The big-time producer admits he took advantage of MICHAEL JACKSON, who owns the Beatles songs, and used his Sony Music contacts to get the package of Fab Four tunes for his new movie ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Solo Fur
Contact Music reports: Longtime PSYCHEDELIC FURS frontman RICHARD BUTLER is planning a solo trip across America to promote his debut album.

The PRETTY IN PINK singer will play solo dates in March and April (06), beginning with a show in Chicago, Illinois.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dylan Recording
Gigwise reports: Bob Dylan is reportedly set to enter the studio this week to record a new album after a week of rehearsals in New York.

The follow up to 2001's ‘Love & Theft' looks set to be put down in the next seven days after Dylan spent four days last week working on the material with an unknown band.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gaye Biopic
hecklerspray reports: The formula for Best Actor success at the Oscars is a fairly simple. 1) Pick a dead singer, any dead singer. 2) Do an impression of him in a film. 3) Get ready for the trophy haul.

This formula worked for Jamie Foxx - who did a nifty impression of Ray Charles, and it looks like it might work for Joaquin Phoenix - who is doing a semi-nifty impression of Johnny Cash in Walk The Line. To complete the trilogy, Jesse L Martin from Rent is preparing to do an impression of Marvin Gaye in a forthcoming biopic of the singer's final years. Jesse had better clear some space on his mantelpiece...[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Raconteurs Single
CMJ reports: The Raconteurs, the new band featuring Jack White, fellow Detroiter Brendan Benson and half of blues-rock revivalists the Greenhornes, announced that their first single, "Steady, There She Goes" (with B-side "Store Bought Bones") will be released as a 7-inch March 7. The single, available in Europe since January 30, will be released in North America on Third Man/V2.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stones Censored
TMZ reports: They may not have flashed any body parts except for Mick Jagger's well-toned stomach but the Rolling Stones made ABC glad editors were on duty for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Two sexually explicit lyrics were excised from the rock legends' performance Sunday. The only song to avoid the editor was "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," a 41-year-old song about sexual frustration.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko & the Pope?
TMZ reports: An Italian priest who runs a music label specializing in religious songs said on Monday that Michael Jackson could be one of several artists to sing on a CD of Pope John Paul II's prayers, but cautioned that the project is "only a small idea" that has yet to be run by the Vatican for approval.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sick Cat
Mammoth Press reports: Cat Power has canceled her entire tour due to health reasons.

statement from Matador: We regret to announce that Cat Power's entire US tour has been canceled due to health reasons. Out of respect for Chan's privacy, we can't give more detailed information, but we hope and assume that you'll respect her privacy during this time as well.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Digital Amazon
TuneLab reports: According to a Newsweek article, retail giant Amazon.com plans to enter into the business of digital music by offering digital downloads of CDs for free when the actual copy of it is ordered from the site. The buyer can download and transfer the tracks instantly to a digital music player[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bodom Injury
KNAC reports: We reported January 24th and Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho broke his toe when he kicked a monitor wedge on stage in Italy. Now, the band's drummer, Jaska Raatikainen is in a world of hurt.

Raatikainen posted the following message at the band's official website www.childrenofbodom.com: "Hello everybody! Just to inform you all that I broke a rib a few days ago. I have been taking some really strong medicine since our Gothenborg show because I wouldn't have been able to play a note because of the unbearable pain.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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March Of Flames Tour
The PRP reports: Fear Before The March Of Flames will be playing a number of shows with Circle Takes The Square, Portugal. The Man and Fire When Ready next month, they include:
March 10th Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre (Feat. Vaux)
March 18th Odessa, TX - The Music Factory
March 19th Lubbock, TX - Winchester Pavillion
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Homme & Goss
The PRP reports: Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme will be teaming up with longtime collaborator Chris Goss for a project dubbed the 5:15ers[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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