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Report for 01/09/06
Singer Smacks Cop
Gigwise reports: Ms Dynamite has been formally charged with assaulting a female police officer and for disorderly conduct. 

The acclaimed singer was arrested at the Paragon Lounge Nightclub in London where she is accused of kicking a door and then being abusive to police who questioned her. Once taken into custody Dynamite real name Naomi McLean Daley - is alleged to have hit a policewoman in the nose.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Navarro Vs Fan
Day in Rock reports: Dave Navarro had a confrontation with a fan at Rokbar [Los Angeles bar/dining lounge co-owned by Navarro, Tommy Lee and DJ Paul Oakenfold] last Thursday. After Navarro kindly blew off a fan so he could eat, thing got a bit out of hand. Blabbermouth has the full story from Dave's perspective at the full story link. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Weezer hiatus
Aversion reports: Contrary to Web rumors, Weezer isn't breaking up -- it's just going on hiatus once more.

The band's front man, Rivers Cuomo, will once again lay down the mantle of geek-rock front man for that of geek-geek student at Harvard University. Cuomo has attended the college on and off, between Weezer's active periods.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lou Rawls RIP
AP reports: Lou Rawls, who earned fame with his glorious voice and respect through his prodigious fundraising for the United Negro College Fund, died Friday of cancer. 

Rawls began as a gospel singer and spent nearly five decades working his soulful, velvet-voiced magic on classic tunes including "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" and "Lady Love."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Vs Vet
Gigwise reports: Michael Jackson is being sued by a California veterinarian for alleged unpaid bills, in the latest controversy concerning the 'eccentric' (for that read weird) star.

Martin Dinnes, owner of Dinnes Memorial Veterinary Hospital, claims Jackson owes him $91,602 (£51,729). 

Dinnes helped Jacko acquire animals for his Neverland Ranch[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sisters of Mercy Return
liveDaily reports: The Sisters of Mercy will make their first North American concert appearances since 1999 with a run of shows beginning in mid-February. 

The goth-rock pioneers--who have gone through almost as many lineup changes as Spinal Tap--will kick off their return to the States with a Feb. 16 in Las Vegas. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fallout Explained
Mammoth Press reports: Courtesy of our friends at punkbands.com, I present to you a video which will FINALLY help us understand what that guy from Fallout Boy is saying. [See full story to check it out. it tis pretty funny]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Further Seems Forever Split
Mammoth Press reports: Further Seems Forever have called it quits.

Taken from www.furtherseemsforever.com: After seven years as a band with various lineups, 3 records and over a thousand shows, FSF agree it is time to move on to other things in our lives. We have enjoyed touring the world over these years, and meeting all of our incredible fans. All of the members of FSF remain the best of friends and look forward to the future, whatever it may bring.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Aerosmith
Blabbermouth reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE will be teaming up with AEROSMITH for a co-headlining tour later in the year, CRÜE frontman Vince Neil revealed during an appearance on the "Opie and Anthony" show on XM Satellite Radio earlier today (Jan. 6). In addition, CRÜE will be playing several European dates with THE ROLLING STONES over the summer.
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Metallica Stick With Rock
Blabbermouth reports: Despite rumors of a possible collaboration with Rick Rubin (SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT), METALLICA have no plans of working with anyone else but their longtime producer Bob Rock on their upcoming studio album, the group's drummer Lars Ulrich revealed in a September 2005 interview published in the brand-new issue of METALLICA's fan club magazine, So What! [if at first you don't succeed... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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HIM Injury
Blabbermouth reports: According to HIMonline.tv, H.I.M. guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindstrom suffered a fractured wristbone on his left hand after falling on a slippery street after the band's New Year's Eve at Helsinki's Tavastia. As a result, Linde will be forced to keep a cast until the end of January, causing the postponement of the band's tour of U.K./Ireland.[see full story for the NEW dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Foo Unplugged
Audio Aggression reports: Rolling Stone reports that the Foo Fighters are planning a small acoustic tour early this year to support the mellow, second disc of 'In Your Honor'.

In other Foo news, the band's drummer Taylor Hawkins is obviously taking career pointers from his band's main man, Dave Grohl. Hawkins will be expanding his resume beyond being one of the top drummers in Rock to release an album from his side project, Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders. The band's self-titled debut is set for a March 7 release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gov Nugent
KNAC reports: According to UPI, Ted Nugent says a Michigan gubernatorial run is in the cards for 2010. The fourth-term National Rifle Association director and Motor City Madman says, "I could have won in '06," the politically conservative rocker said in Saturday's New York Daily News.

Nugent said Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm "is not doing an ugly job, but as the perfect woman, she is scrotumless."
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Sepultura March
The PRP reports: Sepultura are now set to release their new album "Dante XXI" through SPV on March 14th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mindless Remixes
The PRP reports: Mindless Self Indulgence will be releasing a new CD entitled "Straight To Video: The Remixes" through Metropolis on March 07th. The outing is expected to feature remixes of the title track done by the likes of Frontline Assembly, KMFDM, Front 242, Assemblage 23, Combichrist and more.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MxPx 07
punkbands reports: Side One Dummy has set 2007 as the rumoured release date for MxPx's eighth studio album -- the follow-up to last year's effort "Panic". There are some talks about recording the album sometime before the end of this year - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Halen Reunion Unlikely
Rockdirt reports: A source close to Van Halen says former singer David Lee Roth is deluding himself about replacing Sammy Hagar. "He might have talked to Alex, but it's going to be a cold day in hell before he ever rejoins the band," an insider tells The New York Post.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MP3s Rule
Reuters reports: There was so much legitimate downloading in the final week of 2005 that it recalled the impossible tallies research firms used in the late 1990s to dazzle venture capitalists and scare the daylights out of major-label executives. 

In the seven-day stretch between Christmas and the new year, millions of consumers armed with new MP3 players (primarily iPods) and stacks of gift cards gobbled up almost 20 million tracks from iTunes and other download retailers, Nielsen SoundScan reports.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Love Loses Home
AP reports: Courtney Love lost the historic bungalow she bought in the late 1990s to a Los Angeles mortgage company after a foreclosure auction generated no bids.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mikel Gius RIP
Gigwise reports: Former !!! drummer Anthony Mikel Gius has died from injuries sustained in a round traffic accident police in California police have confirmed.

Gius died on Decmber 17 while riding his bike, he was struck by a motorist who failed to see him crossing lanes. He was thrown onto the cars windscreen and died from his injuries.

He was a founding member of !!! and also played in bands such as The Yah Mos and The Popesmashers. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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