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Report for 07/12/06
Picks of the Day
Before we get to today's news here are our picks of the day featuring our latest reviews and the song of the day to listen to while reading today's report!

Song: Thom Yorke Listening Party

Reviews: Silversun Pickups | MorleyView: Leaves' Eyes | Gary Moore | Greeley Estates

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Pink Floyd Founder Dies
DiR reports: [Very sad news as another legend has passed. Here is part of IGN's report] Legendary founding member of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, died Friday at the age of 60 due to complications from diabetes according to reports from the British media.

Barrett, who had spent the past 30 years of so living in seclusion, was the lyrical and musical mastermind behind the earliest incarnation of the seminal British psychedelic outfit which also included Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Rick Wright, and David Gilmour who joined the band in 1968.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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A Lil' Pissed
Contact Music reports: American rapper LIL' FLIP is fuming after his forthcoming album I NEED MINE was leaked onto the internet. The I'M A BALLA hitmaker, real name WESLEY WESTON, took the master tapes of the disc when he bought himself out of his contract with Sony Music Group last month (JUN06). However, an unknown has posted the whole tape online, raising speculation someone at Sony leaked the tracks.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Next Clay Aiken?
antiMusic reports: The sixth installment of America's favorite televised karaoke contest will kick off on August 8th. That's right American Idol will be holding auditions and if you ever watched the show and thought, "like oh my gawd I can like sing like totally like better then that loser!" and want your shot at fame and increasing RCA's fortune, then head on over to the Forum in Inglewood, Ca (the nice quiet suburb of Los Angeles) on August 8th to try your luck at being the next Clay Aiken or William Hung. 

Don't worry you're little old head if that's too far to drive, more tryouts are scheduled in San Antonio, Texas; East Rutherford, N.J.; Birmingham, Ala.; Memphis, Tenn.; Minneapolis, Minn. and Seattle, Wash (see schedule at the full story link). The catch is you have to be between 16 and 26 (you can look 40 like Taylor Hicks) and be eligible to work in the U.S. that means no undocumented illegal migrant alien singers need apply. 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Supersuit: Rock Stars Sued
Blabbermouth reports: Chris Harris of MTV.com is reporting that nine days before the July 5 broadcast premiere of Mark Burnett's "Rock Star: Supernova" on CBS, the three members of Orange County, California, punk trio SUPERNOVA — who formed back in 1989 and released four albums, including 2000's "Pop as a Weapon" — filed a lawsuit against the show's producers, charging trademark infringement.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Diego, names Mark Burnett Productions, Rockstar Entertainment Inc. and CBS Broadcasting as defendants, along with Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted and Gilby Clarke — the three future members of the group this season's "Rock Star" is supposed to spawn and endow with a lead singer. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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OutKast Tour Sans Andre
Contact Music reports: OUTKAST have confirmed they will go ahead with a tour, despite ANDRE 3000's absence reducing the shows to one man. Andre 3000, real name ANDRE BENJAMIN, placed the gigs in jeopardy after revealing he has ditched touring to concentrate on his burgeoning acting career. But BIG BOI, the other half of the HEY YA! duo, confirms he will take the group's hits on the road on his own.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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2nd Stage Ozzy
MTV reports: At this rate, Ozzy Osbourne might just forgo the main stage and headline Ozzfest's second stage all summer. Ozzy will now be playing the smaller stage on nine of this summer's Ozzfest dates, including Sunday's stop in Chicago and the August 6 stop in Bristow, Virginia.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Prince Shutdown
TMZ reports: Prince's official Web site, NPGMusicClub.com, closed suddenly last week with no advanced notice. The club simply sent around an email that said, in part, they decided to "put the club on hiatus until further notice."

The announcement went on to say, "In its current [form] there is a feeling that the NPGMC gone as far as it can go." It ended, "The future holds nothing but endless opportunity and we plan on seizing it wholeheartedly. Don't u want 2 come?"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Audioslave Fire
DiR reports: Audioslave's new album 'Revelations' won't be in stores until September 5th, but that hasn't stopped them from giving fans an early taste of what's to come. If you click the full story link you can listen to the first single from the effort, a track titled "Original Fire". - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Teen Satanists Charged
Blabbermouth reports: Hamilton Spectator is reporting that six teenagers in Hamilton, Ontario were charged with mischief and breaking and entering with intent in connection with an incident on June 6, 2006 — also known as 666, Devil's Day — when over 230 tombstones at a local cemetery were desecrated.

Several of the teens are believed to be fans of punk, thrash and heavy metal, such as KORN, TOOL, DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT and MUDVAYNE. Some of the music draws on Satanic imagery. And 666 is a biblical reference to the mark of the Beast.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock n Women: Leaves' Eyes
antiMusic reports: Our final week of the Rock n Women special is rolling right along. Today Morley speaks with Liv Kristine of Leaves' Eyes. In this excerpt Liv talks about how the band recently broke a world record. 

antiMUSIC: You recently set a new world record for the promotional efforts of this record. Whose idea was this and how did you set it all up? (Hardest Signing Session by a Rock Band".) 

Liv Kristine: Yeah, whose idea was it? I think it must been Alexander again. I go to sleep land (laughs). He's the one who comes up with ideas like this. We thought it would be much tougher. But it seems like not many people have thought about it. So we signed 5,000 copies. We're six people in the band, so that means 30, 000 signatures. We organised things very well. We just put heaps of booklets so that nothing got lost and everything was counted and everything was done in a structured way. So it went really well, there was no chaos. Even the kids were in the studio helping us out. Well there were no signatures from the kids (laughs) but they helped us. It gives you a good feeling to be a complete family in the studio and still doing important things. It gives you a good feeling. Everybody sticks together. It's a very comfortable situation in the band. [see the full story for the entire interview] 
- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Social Scene on Hold
CMJ reports: Canadian indie collective Broken Social Scene—a super group so super we can make up words to describe their superness (see!)—will reportedly take an indefinite hiatus following a North American tour later this fall. In an interview with Billboard.com preceding a July 6 show in Brooklyn, BSS frontman Kevin Drew alluded to the fact that the band has lost some of the creative spirit that initially drove them, and that, recently, they've only been getting together to tour. "If we kept going [without a break], we'd be taking it for granted," Drew said. "Next time, we'd be doing college tours for money. That sucks the music out of you. Next thing you know, you're trying to get teenagers to buy your albums." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Adler's Sicktrain
Metal Sludge reports: Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler's official web site has been updated with the following message: 

"Steven checked in to catch us up on the latest. He regrets that he was unable to appear with CINDERELLA and POISON on July 1st. 'I was very, very sick and I was in Mexico getting myself healthy,' he explains. However, he says there is a very good possibility that they may yet appear on the aforementioned mega-tour. 'Chuck over at Worldwide (Steven's management co.) says we could be added to some dates in the very near future. In fact, Chip (Z'Nuff) flew in from Chicago last night!' Chip will be joining Steven on his upcoming tour, as well as Joe Leste [BANG TANGO, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES], once again stepping in as lead vocalist. 'Joe did such an amazing job (on the Bad Boys of Metal tour) and I love him. And having Chip back in the band, he's always been someone I looked up to and wanted to play with. It's an honor and a privilege…we're even talking about doing an ENUFF Z'NUFF version of 'Nightrain' with me on drums. That's a compliment! So we should be recording that soon for a new ENUFF Z'NUFF record, that's what we were talkin' about anyway.'[Donnie will love that idea...cough. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Live Summer
TuneLab reports: Live's summer tour will kick off Wednesday in Ottawa, Ontario. The bands tour itinerary looks like this:

July 12th in Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Systems Blues Festival
July 14th in Quebec City, QC @ Festival D'Ete Int'l de Quebec
July 15th in Grand Falls, NF @ Salmon Splash Festival
July 16th in Halifax, NS @ Halifax Metro Centre
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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