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Report for 01/03/06
GNR in March
Audio Aggression reports: More rumors are circulating about a possible Guns N' Roses album. Ex-GNR guitarist Slash spoke to WMMR in Philadelphia on Friday where he said that he can't wait to hear Axl's new record in March. When asked if he meant the long awaited 'Chinese Democracy' would be out in March he said he's been told many things over time, but this time it really sounds like it's coming out.[see full story for the rumored tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dio Vs Ozzy
Blabbermouth reports: Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio recently spoke to the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine about George W. Bush and Ozzy Osbourne amongst many other things. 

On Ozzy, Dio stated, "He's not what I am, he's not what Ian Gillan is, he's not what Rob Halford is. If being a performer is stumbling around on stage, then I guess he's a performer. His character has become a characterization of himself, so people go to see if he'll fall off the stage, how many times he'll stumble or how many buckets of water he can throw. What has that got to do with music?"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gucci Gets Off
AP reports: Prosecutors dropped murder charges against rapper Gucci Mane on Friday, saying they did not have enough evidence to try him in the slaying of another rapper.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Almost Split
Aversion reports: Bono's efforts to help ease African poverty put tensions on U2 that nearly broke the Irish act apart.

The singer told BBC 4's Today that his campaigning for the downtrodden put a few tensions on the legendary act so much so that, at one point, he felt the other three members were about to kick him out of the band.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly News: Is this the Slippery Slope?
Aversion reports: [a little non-music related fun to begin the new year right, courtesy of the fine folks at Aversion] A British woman became the bride of an Israeli bottlenose dolphin last week.

Sharon Tendler, a 41-year-old concert promoter, entered into holy matrimony with Cindy, a 35-year-old dolphin at Eilat, an Israeli resort. The Dec. 29 ceremony was broadcast on Israeli television.[look for the honeymoon video at porn sites this Summer. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Walk of Fame
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this coming January 25 in front of the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California. The band were among a number of entertainers in motion pictures, television, radio, live theater, and recording that were selected in June 2005 to receive stars on the Walk of Fame by the Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Turbin Set's Title
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin's official web site, Neil and his band, NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS, have set "A Fate Worse Than Death" as the new title of their upcoming album (which previously had the working title of "Diary of a Metal Thrashing Madman"). The CD, which is due next year[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pantera Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: Former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown performed with ex-PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul for the first time since 2001 at last night's (Dec. 31) GASOLINE gig at Hot Rods and Hoggs in Arlington, Texas. Rex joined Vinnie and the rest of the reactivated southern rock covers band for renditions of the PANTERA classics "Walk" and "Cowboys from Hell". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Arrests
Blabbermouth reports: Three of the four youths remanded at the Brickfields Police Headquarters [in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia] for alleged involvement in a "black metal" gig were freed Monday afternoon (Jan. 2) on a verbal bail following a release appeal by DAP International Secretary Ronnie Liu and the concert's organisers.

The four who were arrested on Dec 31 at Paul's Place, a live music studio at Jalan Klang Lama, were supposed to be remanded for five days to help police with investigation on the alleged illegal gathering and substance-abuse party on New Year's Eve.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blue October Spring
Audio Aggression reports: Blue October will release their fifth album titled 'Foiled' on March 14th. The first single from the disc, "Hate Me", will impact radio on January 23rd. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Appetite For Litigation
KNAC reports: Former Adler's Appetite (and Love/Hate) vocalist Jizzy Pearl has posted the following announcement in the forum at www.jizzypearl.com:

... In accordance with the partnership agreement, no one single member has the right or authority to hire or fire anyone without a majority vote from all four partners. Steven Adler has violated this agreement and is in jeopardy of losing his share of the partnership and his right to the Adler's Appetite name. Booking agents, promoters, club owners, record companies, merchandisers and any and all hired players should be aware that a legal partnership and trademark exists and anyone reproducing the Adler's Appetite trademarked name and/or logo, anyone entering into any business affairs as Adler's Appetite without the express written consent of all four legal partners are subject to full legal action.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wacken Cannibal
KNAC reports: Promoted as, and widely considered the largest open air metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air is coming together for this year's offering with punishing line-up of metal bands.

Gore metal masters Cannibal Corpse are now confirmed to join the line-up for Wacken 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Euro Deftones
The PRP reports: The Deftones are planning to embark on a "big" European tour this summer with more details to be announced shortly.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ariel Mile Debut
punkbands reports: Former members of defunct acts Tsunami Bomb and The Bollweevils have announced their first release as Ariel Mile. The band recently completed the Atwater EP which is slated for an early February release via Popsmear Records. (punknews.org)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tremonti in a Coma
siN's metal news reports: Michael Tremonti, older brother of Mark Tremonti - currently of ALTER BRIDGE, formerly of CREED - has been in a terrible accident. An official web posting reads as follows:

"Everyone,

"Michael was in a serious car accident last night in Chicago. He's in a medical induced coma at the moment. He has too many injuries to list, but we're all praying for him and thankful that he's alive. "
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Opeth Support
siN's metal news reports: DARK TRANQUILLITY and the DEVIN TOWSEND BAND will be opening for OPETH on their upcoming North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

February 15 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
February 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
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