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Report for 07/11/06
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Reviews: Head Cat (Motorhead/Stray Cats) | Morleyview: Damone | Time Symmetry | Cellador

AC/DC Grave Theft
KNAC reports: Thieves have stolen a plaque from AC/DC frontman Bon Scott's heritage-listed Fremantle gravesite, on what would have been the rocker's 60th birthday.

From Theage.com.au: The National Trust of Australia brass plaque, which proclaimed the heritage listing, is believed to have been stolen from the gravesite at Fremantle Cemetery sometime between Saturday afternoon and yesterday afternoon. Yesterday would have been Scott's 60th birthday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko's Boy Fetcher?
MTV reports: F. Marc Schaffel testified in his civil trial against Michael Jackson Friday and claimed that the singer had dispatched him to adopt boys in Brazil, AP reports. Jackson's attorney denounced Schaffel's testimony as an attempt to smear the singer. Even Schaffel's attorney Howard King said he wasn't expecting his client to make the claim. "It's not really relevant to this case," King said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kill Hippies
KilledByDeath reports: KILLEDBYDEATH.COM releases Punk Rock Pac-Man, an old game with a new twist. The object of the game is collect records while avoiding hippies. Guns are placed througout each of the four different levels and can be used to slay hippies when they cramp your pac-punk style. Also, bonus points are added for grabbing bars of soap. Soap to hippies is like garlic to vampires. The game is free to download and share. Download it at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 


Bluntback Mountain
hecklerspray reports: James Blunt has written some really well-known songs, from You're Beautiful to� um� whatever the name of that song that sounded like a supermarket own-brand Tiny Dancer was.

But, despite writing one song that made him famous even though we've never met anyone who's admitted liking it, James Blunt is finding that fame is a fickle beast. So he's done what most of us would in a similar position. James Blunt has bought a mountain. In Spain. So he can live up it. Forever.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Milan Williams RIP
Reuters reports: Milan Williams, a founding member of the Commodores, died Sunday (July 9) at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston after a bout with cancer. He was 58.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Basement Jaxx is Back
Gigwise reports: Basement Jaxx have confirmed the first details of their follow up to 2003's �Kish Kash'.

The dance pop collective will release �Crazy Itch Radio' on September 4 and precede it with a single �Crazy Itch'.

As previously announced on Gigwise Basement Jaxx will tour the UK in November and December[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mini Spoon Tour
CMJ reports: Austin-based Spoon is heading out this summer on what might be best described as a mini-excursion. The band, who released Gimme Fiction in 2005, is set to perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival on the same day as Tapes 'N Tapes and Yo La Tengo. Then they're off to share the stage with the Mates Of State and Death Cab For Cutie for five California shows. Who says everything's bigger in Texas?[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rare Nightwish
Blabbermouth reports: Former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen has posted eight rare NIGHTWISH songs at her official MySpace profile. Download the tracks "Sleepwalker", "The Forever Moments", "The Wayfarer", "Nightquest", "Nightwish", "Once Upon A Troubadour", "A Return to the Sea", and "Lagoon". The tracks will only be available for download for the next seven days (until July 16).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Loud Park 06
Blabbermouth reports: ANTHRAX, CHILDREN OF BODOM and ANGRA have been confirmed for the Loud Park 06 festival, set to take place October 14-15, 2006 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 9-11 in Tokyo, Japan.[Also includes Slayer, Children of Bodom, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Hatebreed, Ministry and a lot more see full story for the lineup]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Daughtry Inks Deal
ABC reports: Coming in fourth place on "American Idol" isn't so bad. Chris Daughtry, who was voted off the Fox talent contest's fifth edition in an elimination round, has signed with music mogul Clive Davis in conjunction with 19 Recordings Unlimited, the label managed by "Idol" creator Simon Fuller, RCA Records announced Monday. [be interesting to see how much it "rocks" with cheese master Clive involved... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock n Women: Damone
antiMusic reports: For today's installment of Rock N Women Morley speaks with Noelle from Damone about their new album Out Here All Night. In this excerpt Noelle talks about some of the major challenges the band faced after the release of the debut on RCA. Most band's don't get a second chance after signing to an inept label (at least when it comes to breaking rock artists) but luckily for Damone and their fans, Island stepped up to offer them one. 

antiMUSIC: Congrats on the new record. I really like it. There's tons of energy and great songs. I'm sure it's going to do really well for you. It sounds like there have been a few problems in between finishing the tour for your first record and this one. What can you tell us about the struggles you faced? 

Noelle: Well, we ended touring after the first record, because it wasn't doing too good. And then we started recording on our own for a while because our record label at the time wasn't all that supportive of us. We weren't as much a priority as we are now with Island. So we had that struggle with our first label, and that turned out for the better, cuz now we're with Island and they're awesome. And also during the recording there was a lot going on and we were already stressed out for the reason we weren't really sure what was going to happen with the record label and whatnot. And at one point Vazquez was�actually he passed out due to exhaustion and hit his head and was in a coma and that made things really difficult but he's doing really well now. [see the full story for the entire interview] 
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John Coletta RIP
BW&BK reports: John Coletta, former manager of DEEP PURPLE and WHITESNAKE, died on July 9th 2006. Tony Edwards approached 35 year-old John, managing director of an advertising agency (in an office above his own), to help him launch Deep Purple in late 1967. Coletta remained an integral part of the management of the band through the years 1968 to 1976, often touring with them. After the group split, the two managers set up their own operations but retained their interest in the band's back-catalogue. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Trail of Dead
The PRP reports: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are shooting for an October 03rd release date through Interscope for their as-yet untitled new album. Furthermore, the band are planning to hit the road with the Blood Brothers this fall.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lotsa Previews
punkbands reports: The following albums are streaming on AOLMusic.com this week. 
Greg Graffin- Cold As The Clay
The Living End- State of Emergency
The Format - Dog Problems 
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche: Outtakes & Extras from Illinois
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Early November- The Mother, The Mechanic and The Path
Jesus and Mary Chain- Rereleases Sampler - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Thursday Benefit Shirt
punkbands reports: A dear friend of Thursday's has a daughter who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Rhiannon Chloe's father, Keith Kiiroja is a long time photographer from Alternative Press. The band, along with our good friends at Merchdirect.com have created a shirt from which all proceeds will go to help fund Rhiannon's recovery. People can link to the Merch store by going to www.merchdirect.com/thursday but they have to make sure they do NOT have a pop up blocker turned on. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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