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Report for 01/17/06
Britney KFed Duets
Contact Music reports: BRITNEY SPEARS' husband KEVIN FEDERLINE has secretly recorded a string of songs with his wife, but vowed only to release them should his debut album be a success.

The hip-hop wannabe is currently searching for a record deal, but is keen to ensure music executives don't sign him up with a view to accessing music featuring his superstar spouse.

Federline tells MTV news he will be joined by his TOXIC singer wife to market the tracks, as soon as he has garnered a fanbase of his own. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MorrisseyGovt Prob?
Gigwise reports: A number of politicians and bodies attacked by animal rights activists are calling for former Smiths front man Morrissey over his comments supporting attacks by animal rights campaigners.

Conservative MP and Shadow Home Affairs spokesman David Davis has attacked the comments and told the Sunday Times: "Any incitement to violence is obviously wrong in a civilised society and should be investigated by the police."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Vs Peta
Gigwise reports: Michael Jackson has been accused of animal cruelty after his abandoned Neverland Ranch Zoo was found in squalor.

It's claimed that a crocodile has been found in cruelly cramped conditions and a giraffe was apparently discovered standing in a pool of blood. 

PETA have called for a full investigation into the ranch. [see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead V Fest
Gigwise reports: Radiohead are set to headline this years V Festival it has been revealed to Gigwise by a source close to the event.

Thom Yorke and co will seemingly go against their anti-corporate stance to play the twin site event in Chelmsford and Stafford.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Wine
Ananova reports: Madonna is launching her own wine label.

The bottles have an image of her from her album on the front and a certificate of authenticity.

Four wines are available reports the Daily Express. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reel Big Fish Dropped
Punk Music reports: Jive Records drops Reel Big Fish. The press release says that the band is "ecstatic" about this as they now get to go back to their DIY Roots. Wait a sec... What DIY Roots? So they are going to fall back on the indpendent labels now. Well at least they aren't giving up... or should I say at least they won't have to give up their publishing when signing with an indie. 

They did throw in some digs against the corporate label a**holes saying that without having a good Ska band on their roster, Jive can now focus on their "search for the next big boy-band." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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British Sea Power Lose Member
Mammoth Press reports: According to their website, Eamon Hamilton (keys/vocals) has left British Sea Power to play with the band Brakes full time and tour with Belle & Sebastian, Editors, etc... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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L.A. Guns Tour
Blabbermouth reports: L.A. GUNS have lined up the following dates in early February:

Feb. 03 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky 
Feb. 10 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever 
Feb. 11 - Saginaw, MI @ Shooters [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cult Reunion is On
Blabbermouth reports: THE CULT will perform at the Key Club (at Morongo) in Cabazon, California on March 5. Tickets are $75 and are available from Ticketmaster. More dates are expected to be announced soon.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Biohazard Skip Farewell
Blabbermouth reports: Metal Israel recently conducted an interview with Billy Graziadei of BIOHAZARD/SUICIDE CITY. A few excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow:

Metal Israel: Billy, the main question tearing at my heart: Is it true your last tour will be BIOHAZARD's farewell tour? Why?!??

Billy: "I will not be doing a 'last' tour….I will always be on tour…now I tour with my new band SUICIDE CITY. BIOHAZARD will not be doing a 'farewell' tour as I feel that it cheapens what we were about. I made a great album, an album that I am VERY proud of… 'Means to an End', and I want to leave BIOHAZARD on a great note!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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White Stripes Simpsons
CMJ reports: What's red and black and yellow all over? Give up? The White Stripes are set to appear on an episode of The Simpsons this year, lending their voices and likenesses to the cartoon series.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mastodon DVD Tracks
The PRP reports: Details for Mastodon's upcoming DVD effort "The Workhorse Chronicles" have been released. The live portion of the outing is expected to shape up as follows:
"Deep Sea Creature"
"Slick Leg"
"Thank You For This"
"Shadows That Move"
"Battle At Sea"
"Hail To Fire"
"We Built This Come Death"
"Welcoming War"
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Buzzcocks Release
punkbands reports: The UK's long-running pop-punk outfit the Buzzcocks have a brand new full-length out in March on Cooking Vinyl Records. The album, titled Flat-Pack Philosophy will be the band's first since their 2003 self-titled disc on Merge Records. [see full story for info on how to preview it]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lawrence Arms Vs Label
punkbands reports: Let's forget for a second the real news that The Lawrence Arms have finished their next album, "Oh! Calcutta!" and are about to shoot a video for it's first singe. Nevermind the band is also set to take on the east coast with NOFX and The Loved Ones. How about we jump right into the juicy stuff. They're talking s*** about Victory Records. Who knows what the following quote is actually all about, but let the speculation begin...

"Victory records totally sucks balls and is giving sloppy fat dorks too much time on MTV and not enough royalties...oh, and they're ruining music. They should get together with the warped tour guys...oh wait."
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Chaos Openers
punkbands reports: The local openers have been announced for the upcoming 2006 edition of the Taste of Chaos. The bands were chosen based on votes cast by visitors to the Taste of Chaos website. They will be opening for a diverse lineup this year, with participants including headliners Thrice, Deftones, Story of the Year, Atreyu, Thursday, As I Lay Dying, Dredg, Silverstein and Funeral For A Friend. Supporting acts include Pelican, The Receiving End of Sirens, The Confession, Millionaire, Adair, Street Drum Corps, Greeley Estates and The Smashup. [see full story for the list of locals]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spanish Nonpoint
siN's metal news reports: NONPOINT will be releasing a new Spanish EP. The disc is expected to feature a series of new Spanish tracks as well as select, previously released NONPOINT tracks re-recorded in Spanish. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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