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Report for 02/09/06
And the Grammy goes to…
antiMusic reports: Egotistical proclamations aside, Kanye West didn't get his wish as Bono and company took home the Album of the Year honors at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on Wednesday for their album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. In total U2 took home 5 awards to add to their collection. Record of the year went to Green Day for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams". 

Mariah Carey was the favorite going into Wed night, but U2 made her settle for 3 awards. Ironically the same number of awards that same U2 album won at last year's awards. To add insult to injury she was awarded her 3 Grammys off camera. 

System of a Down took home the Hard Rock Performance Grammy for "B.Y.O.B." while Slipknot nabbed the Metal one for "Before I Forget". Meanwhile The White Stripes' "Get Behind Me Satan" won for Alternative Music Album. [see full story for a list of all the winners] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sex Pistol Vs Green Day
Contact Music reports: SEX PISTOLS frontman JOHN LYDON has lashed out at rockers GREEN DAY, accusing them of stealing the term 'punk'.

The singer - who performed as JOHNNY ROTTEN - claims the American band has reduced a political movement into a simple musical style.

He says, "Don't try and tell me Green Day are punk. They're not, they're plonk and they're bandwagoning on something they didn't come up with themselves. I think they are phony."[John was in rare form, see the full story for more of his rant]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pink Floyd RIP
Ananova reports: Pink Floyd are "over" and will never play again, according to guitarist and co-frontman Dave Gilmour.

There have been rumours they would reform for a tour after their successful reunion at Live8 last summer.

But Gilmour told Italian newspaper La Repubblica: "The band? It's over. Reunited because of the good cause, to get over the bad relationship, and not to have regrets.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No Charges For Spears
Contact Music reports: Officials don't plan to press charges against pop star BRITNEY SPEARS after she was photographed driving with her infant son on her lap.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spitzer Vs Radio
FMQB reports: ABC News is reporting that the focus of the two-year-long payola investigation by New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer is turning to the nation's nine largest radio conglomerates. In an interview with ABC News correspondent Brian Ross, which will air on Primetime Live Thursday night, Spitzer says that evidence he has gathered clearly shows some of the radio conglomerates have participated in the illegal practice of accepting payments from record companies and middlemen in exchange for airplay.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Manilow Tops Chart
Reuters reports: Barry Manilow topped the U.S. pop charts for the first time in nearly 29 years Wednesday with an album of pop evergreens released in time for Valentine's Day. 

"The Greatest Songs of the Fifties" (Arista), featuring versions of such tunes as "Unchained Melody" and "Love is a Many Splendored Thing," sold 156,000 copies in the week ended February 5, according to Nielsen SoundScan data. [boomers really will buy anything. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Marley Monument
Gigwise reports: Bob Marley's home is set to be made a national monument in an official ceremony. The home is currently being used as a music studio with many tourists flocking to it every year, but as the BBC reports, plans are under way to make it an official shrine[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Doherty Gets Off
TMZ reports: Pete Doherty, the troubled former boyfriend of Kate Moss, was sentenced to 12 months of community service Wednesday for possessing drugs.

Doherty, 26-year-old front man of the group Babyshambles, had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges.[That'll teach him.. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Noise Pop
Mammoth Press reports: The Flaming Lips, Minus the Bear, Rogue Wave and Thursday are some of the bands announced for this year's Noise Pop Festival The festival will run from from March 27th through April 2nd in San Francisco, CA.[see full story for a full list of artists]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Foo Queens
Blabbermouth reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will be second on the bill at FOO FIGHTERS' massive gig at Hyde Park in London on June 17. Also scheduled to play at the concert are MOTÖRHEAD. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cannibal Wacked
Blabbermouth reports: Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have issued the following statement:

"We regret to announce that we have to cancel our appearance at the Wacken Open Air in 2006. The cancellation is due to a scheduling conflict with a large tour in the USA that we will be appearing on. We have now been told that the USA tour (more details about this tour will be released on February 15th) [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Priest Recording
Blabbermouth reports: JUDAS PRIEST management co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"All of the band took a well deserved break over the Christmas and New Year holidays. Having been touring for nearly two years, they were badly in need of recharging their batteries! Now they are raring to go and are starting work on their new studio album. For this reason, they have decided not to do any touring this year but to work straight through on the new album! Once we are further down the line with it I'll give you some updates![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Perfume
BW&BK reports: At last night's annual Clive Davis pre-Grammy party PAUL STANLEY told The Canadian Press that KISS is putting the finishing touches on a line of perfumes and colognes. "They're unrepentantly sexy and a little naughty."[Next thing you know they'll be selling KISS Kondoms.. oh wait.. see full story for some info on Paul's solo CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Fests
Metallica.com reports: We had such a great time when we did this back in the day in '95, which was . . . eh, like we had planned for '06, a year dedicated to nothing but writing and recording . . . Oh well how the best laid plans can change. So when we were asked, we figured why not do it again!!! Escape from the studio once more and spend our summer vacation hanging out at the coolest live music festivals on the planet. 

6/3 - Nurburgring, Germany at Rock Am Ring Festival 
6/4 - Nurnberg, Germany at Rock Im Park Festival 
6/8 - Arnhem, Holland at Gelredome 
6/10 - Donington UK at Download Festival 
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Who 06
KNAC reports: The Independent Online in the UK has posted the follow report about The Who:

Their generation may be middle-aged but this year, four decades after they burst on to Britain's Mod scene, The Who are back.

With a world tour and their first new studio album in nearly 25 years, 2006 has already been branded the year of "The Who return" by Mojo magazine.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boy Sets Warped
punkbands reports: The Smartpunk stage at this years Warped Tour was announced today. Set to play is: Boy Sets Fire, Emery, Eighteen Visions, It Dies Today, Chiodos, As Cities Burn, Gatsbys American Dream, Remembering Never, Soteysay, I Am The Avalance, Classic Crime[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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