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Report for 02/28/06
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Silly News: F**k'n Bono
Contact Music reports: BONO shocked the organisers of Thursday night's NME Awards in London by delivering a tirade of four-letter words.

The U2 frontman was introducing SIR BOB GELDOF, who won the Hero Of The Year Award, when he uttered the word 'f**k' a staggering 14 times.
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SOAD vs Quiet Riot
KNAC reports: In a recent interview with Drum! magazine, System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan made the following comment:

"I learned the second mistake by not making it. Bands would live way outside their means and squander whatever they made. Quiet Riot made $20,000,000 apiece, and now they're playing 500-seat venue shows to survive. That's sad to me..." Quiet Riot drummer Fankie Banali strikes back with the following response:

"...I personally never made $20,000,000 dollars as you wrote. Not even close, not even a clean million. And we did indeed as a band spend and waste monies on tours, production, recording, videos, etc., like any other band does. We also signed a terrible record deal, but I accept that. And while I was comfortable and enjoyed the initial success that Quiet Riot afforded me in much more humble ways than you imagine, I did not squander my money as you claim, but instead took care of my ailing mother who eventually succumbed to cancer which she suffered from 1982 which predates my success with Quiet Riot until her death in 1990...." [Say what you will be Frankie handled that with class. see full story for full comments from both parties]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dimebag Lives on 2 New Releases
all things possible reports: Vinnie Paul, famed drummer from Pantera and Damageplan has formed Big Vin Records with both a CD and DVD scheduled to debut the label on May 2ND of this year.

Dimevision, Volume 1, That's the Fun I Have is a full-length DVD featuring Pantera/Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell whose untimely death in December of 2004 left a void in both the world of music and his brother Vinnie's life. The DVD features a video cacophony of archival footage both on and offstage taken throughout the years by Dime as well as various friends and family. Dimebag's antics and appetite for a great joke and laughter were as well known as his masterful guitar playing.

Rebel Meets Rebel is a collaboration between the "Cowboys from Hell," the late Dimebag Darrell on guitar, Vinnie Paul on drums, and Rex Brown on bass along with vocals by country outlaw legend and GRAMMY award-winning songwriter David Allan Coe. (Pantera fans will recognize Coe's classic, "Jack Daniels If You Please" from the band's concert intro tape.)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NIN Illness
MTV reports: Nine Inch Nails have postponed a performance scheduled for Monday (February 27) in Amherst, Massachusetts, because of an illness within the band. It is not known which member of the touring group is sick or the nature of the ailment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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George Michael Stupid
Reuters reports: Pop star George Michael admitted on Monday that his weekend arrest on suspicion of possessing drugs had been his "own stupid fault, as usual." 

The 42-year-old British singer was taken into custody early on Sunday at Hyde Park Corner in central London after a member of the public called police to investigate a man slumped over the wheel of his car.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Euro Tool
Day in Rock reports: Toolband.com has posted a ton of confirmed European dates. Here is where you lucky bastards can check em out!

5/26 - Lisbon, Portugal / Superrock Festival 
5/27 - Madrid, Spain / Festimad 
5/29 - Barcelona, Spain / Razzmatazz 
5/30 - Lyon, France / Transbordeur [see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Down Return!
Blabbermouth reports: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocals Pepper Keenan, who also plays guitar in DOWN, told France's HeavyMusic.free.fr webzine on January 29, 2006 that the members of DOWN Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) have been in talks about regrouping to write and record the band's much-anticipated third full-length album. "We haven't done anything yet, but we're talking a lot about coming together again, all of us, and starting to work on stuff," Keenan is quoted as saying. "DOWN needs to come back and Phil is totally eager to sing again." [see full story for info on tour plans]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rap Musical
Reuters reports: Oedipus, the legendary Greek king who killed his father and married his mother, was "the original gangsta" and a "mack daddy" who looked like James Brown. At least that's how the story goes in a new hip-hop musical. 

"The Seven" is an updated version of Aeschylus's tragedy "Seven Against Thebes," the story of the two sons of Oedipus who take up arms against each other after he curses them.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Actor Wins Music Award
AP reports: Jamie Foxx's quest for musical stardom got a boost Saturday at the 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards, where the Oscar-winning actor was picked as best male musical artist.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maximo Park Injury
Gigwise reports: Maximo Park have had to delay the recording of their new album after guitarist Duncan Lloyd broke his arm.

Lloyd was apparently arm wrestling with bands lawyer at a party in London last week when the upper part of his arm snapped and he was rushed to Charing Cross hospital.[wonder if the lawyer will advise him to sue? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cure Rereissued
CMJ reports: If last year's deluxe, double-disc reissues of the first four Cure albums were a bit too pricey for you, fear not. Rhino Records is set to release single-disc versions of the legend's early output March 28. These issues will make up for their lack of bonus tracks with remastered sound and liner notes. The four albums seeing the light of day are 1979's previously import-only debut Three Imaginary Boys, 1980's Seventeen Seconds, 1981's Faith and 1982's cult classic Pornography. [see full story for what the band are up to now]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Master P Trial
TMZ reports: Rapper and 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant Master P will stand trial on felony gun possession charges.

TMZ was the only media in court as Master P and his brother, co-defendant Vyshonn Miller, watched UCLA officer Ethan Shear testify how he pulled a gun on the pair after noticing two weapons in the car they were driving.[see full story for more including that video]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guitarist Appeals Rape Conviction
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on GORGOROTH's web site, the band's guitarist Infernus is appealing his conviction of aggravated sexual assault in connection with an alleged rape of a 29-year-old woman in Bergen, Norway in 2004. 

Infernus (real name: Roger Tiegs) and a friend (whose identity has not been revealed by the Norwegian media) were found guilty of raping the woman last year. They were both sentenced to three years in prison. In early January, the court of appeals upheld Tiegs' friend's rape conviction, but found no evidence to support the rape charge against the GORGOROTH guitarist.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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iTunes Anathema
Blabbermouth reports: British metallers ANATHEMA will release three new songs on April 18 via iTunes to coincide with their tour supporting Finnish goth rockers H.I.M. The three tracks that will be released are as follows:

01. One Day
02. Everything
03. Angels Walk Among Us[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alice Radio
Blabbermouth reports: Legendary rocker Alice Cooper joins Philadelphia's #1 classic rock station WMGK, beginning Thursday, March 2, 2006. His show, "Nights with Alice Cooper", will air weeknights from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. The program showcases classic rock, Alice's personal stories about his life as a rock icon, as well as interviews and special segments like the "OffBEAT News" with his counterpart, Mistress Kitty.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lemmy Wacken
KNAC reports: Motorhead is the latest band confirmed for Germany's Wacken Festival, scheduled for August 3-5th.[see full story for full lineup]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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