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Report for 02/17/06
Stapp Sex Tape?
antiMusic reports: Scott Stapp may be getting an unexpected wedding present from Red Light District. The Detroit News is reporting that the porn distributor plans to follow up their successful release of the Paris Hilton sex tape with one they just obtained featuring the former Creed frontman and Kid Rock. 

The 45-minute video reportedly features Stapp and Kid Rock "engaging in a series of randy tour bus shenanigans with four buxom groupies," according to the Detroit News report. Although the story later states that the video shows "two women engaged in a sexual tryst with Rock". No mention of any real action featuring the "Christian Rock" singer aside from a clip released on the net where Stapp proclaims "It's good to be the king!" and the mention of "tour bus shenanigans with four buxom groupies".

The Detroit News spoke with Red Light District president David Joseph who said that the tape was filmed in Miami in 2000 and he hopes to release it this year on DVD at about $70-$80 a pop. You can read the full Detroit News Story at the full story link. 
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Concert Injuries
Contact Music reports: A NOISE POLLUTION gig came to an abrupt end when 10 people were injured by a collapsing 12 metre (40 foot) high wall.

The incident occurred at Rock Cafe 2000 in Stourbridge, England on Wednesday (15FEB06), where 100 people had gathered to see the five-piece rock band.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GNR Leaks Pt 2
antiMusic reports: GNR fever has hit the web big time! It didn't take long for Guns N' Roses management to reportedly attempt to plug the leaks that sprung up on Wednesday but a ton of fans already got a taste of the new GNR material and are itching for more. Many GNR websites that offer forums have instituted a delete and ban policy for those that post links to the two leaked GNR tracks "IRS" and "Better" that we reported on yesterday. Messages reportedly from reps of the group's management asked fan sites to remove links and any postings mentioning the leaks. 

That didn't stop some radio stations from playing the song. Eight radio outlets have played one or both songs according to fan reports on the popular GNR site 'Here Today… Gone to Hell.' The King of All Media even got in on it; Howard Stern reportedly played part of "IRS" on his show Thursday. 

The leaks have fueled rumors across the board. One such rumor says that the original lineup of the group was reforming with Slash re-recording the guitar parts on Chinese Democracy. Most fans dismiss such rumors out of hand. We do know that prior to these leaks, the GNR camp planned to make some kind of announcement within the next few weeks. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coldplay on Hold
antiMusic reports: The Evening Standard is reporting that Coldplay plan to take a long vacation after their world tour concludes. Frontman Chris Martin proclaimed that Coldplay plan to "go into hiding" as the band picked up a Brit Award for album of the year earlier this week. 

"People are fed up with us - and so are we," Martin told the crowd. "We won't see you for a long time. I mean it. It's going to be years before we have the chance to say this again." 

The London paper says a spokesperson confirmed that the band would go on break following the conclusion of their current World Tour. The proclamations caused some to speculate that the band was calling it a day; however, their record label EMI has a different spin on the news. A rep for the label told NME, "Coldplay are not quitting. They are on the road until July, when their 16-month 'X&Y' World Tour ends in Japan. They will then continue working on new material." 
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Metallica Enlist Rubin
antiMusic reports: Metallica have decided that some new blood was in order for their next studio album and have enlisted legendary producer Rick Rubin to helm the effort. 

In an official post on their website, Metallica revealed the news along with new photos from the studio. "Since this Rick dude is new to all of this, we thought it would be a nice gesture to help break him into the music business by asking him to produce our next record. We're very happy he said yes! In other words, we are psyched to share with you that Rick Rubin is producing the next Metallica album! F**K YEAH!", reads the posting. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cops Vs Busta Rhymes
BBC reports: New York's police commissioner has called on Busta Rhymes to speak to police after the rapper witnessed his bodyguard being killed. 

Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the silence of several potential witnesses was stalling the investigation. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Orleans Fest Returns
BBC reports: Stars including Bob Dylan and Fats Domino will perform at the first New Orleans Jazz Festival since the city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. 

Lionel Richie and Elvis Costello also feature in the line-up for the event, which takes place in April and May. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Club Fire Lawsuit
Blabbermouth reports: Nearly 275 people affected by a deadly nightclub fire filed a revised lawsuit Wednesday that adds dozens of new defendants, including foam manufacturers and members of the band whose pyrotechnics sparked the blaze.

The individuals and corporations, including Home Depot, were added to a massive complaint originally filed in July 2004 on behalf of survivors of the fire and relatives of those killed. The plaintiffs allege negligence and carelessness by the defendants led to the deaths and injuries of the Feb. 20, 2003 fire.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Surgery
AP reports: Madonna may have gyrated like a 20-year-old at the Grammy Awards, but her body felt the brunt of it later. Following last week's high-octane performance, Madonna had hernia surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the New York Post reported Wednesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Velvet Pharrell?
BW&BK reports: [In an interview with ABC News Radio Matt] Sorum revealed that VELVET REVOLVER are planning to move in a different direction on their new album, which has the working title of Libertad.

"Our first album was very aggressive and just in-your-face. and we made it very quickly," Sorum explained. "And this album we just really want to, like, you know, we want to pull it back a bit, groove a little harder, [make it] a little more danceable. We've talked about working with people like [pop superstar] Pharrell [Williams] just for the… just to check it out. I mean, it's not rock and roll, but it might be different. Who knows?! I don't know."[see full story for news about a new 'campy' side gig for Weiland]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nick Cave Film
Mammoth Press reports: Nick Cave has penned the screenplay for a new film coming out entitled The Proposition, hitting theatres in New York on May 5.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Delay
Blabbermouth reports: Sanctuary Records/Sony BMG has been forced to delay the release of IRON MAIDEN's "Death On The Road" DVD, scheduled for February 21, as a result of unforeseen production issues. Therefore, the U.S. premiere theater screenings through D&E Entertainment have been postponed as well. The rescheduled screenings and new release date will be announced soon.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Unleashed Hospitalization
Blabbermouth reports: UNLEASHED drummer Anders Schultz spent a couple of nights in the intensive care unit at a Swedish hospital earlier this week after his lungs completely collapsed. According to a source close to Anders, the drummer began feeling chest discomfort/pain on Tuesday, which increased dramatically before Schultz was able to reach the emergency room. The doctors reportedly executed several intensive tests, which revealed that Anders' breathing had become compromised.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Osbournes Sell Famous Home
BW&BK reports: ContactMusic.com (www.contactmusic.com) has issued the following report: Rocker OZZY OSBOURNE and his wife Sharon have sold the Hollywood mansion that featured in their reality TV show for $10.8 million (GBP6 million).

The six-bedroom house, which was on the market since early last year (05), boasts many eclectic features, including a bathroom with a toilet seat that automatically raises when someone walks in, heats and up and provides the user with a refreshing wash and dry.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No Power for Nevermore
KNAC reports: ProgPower USA organizer Glenn Harveston has issued the following statement:

"The DISTURBED/NEVERMORE European tour was postponed until September this year. Obviously, that conflicts with the festival date. Nevermore have officially withdrawn from the festival in order to continue with that potentially lucrative tour as of this morning. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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