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Report for 07/13/06
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: Stone Sour - "Reborn"

Reviews: Korn | James Hunter | MorleyView: Julie Christmas | The Iris Code

Idol Child Porn Bust
antiMusic reports: A former American Idol contestant has been indicted on child pornography charges in Utah. He reportedly videotaped two teenage girls engaged in "sexually explicit conduct" according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Daniel James "DJ" Boyd, 27, who was a semi-finalist during the hit television show's 5th season, was arrested last month in West Valley City after a 14-year-old girl contacted police. He entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to federal charges of production of child pornography and possession of child pornography. 

He also faces state charges....[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Weezer RIP
antiMusic reports: Sad news for Weezer fans, it looks like the band is finished. At least for now. Rivers Cuomo told MTV that the band is on indefinite hiatus. "For the moment we are done," he said. "And I'm not certain we'll ever make a record again, unless it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one." 

So has the recent Ivy League grad given up music? "All this year, I've been feeling pretty creative and excited, so I've been writing a lot. I don't know what'll happen with these songs - if anything - I just sort of write them and I can't stop. I certainly don't see them becoming Weezer songs, and I don't really see the point of a solo career. So we'll just have to wait and see."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beatles Heist
Gigwise reports: A man who handled stolen tapes of The Beatles final recording sessions tried to sell them for £250,000 a court in London has heard.

Nigel Oliver of Slough is charged of with handling stolen goods and trying to sell the tapes on behalf of two unknown men.

The 504 tapes containing 80 hours worth of material recorded during the sessions for 'Let It Be' in 1969 were recovered in 2003 during an undercover police operation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NIN Sued
TMZ reports: Nine Inch Nails has been sued for allegedly injuring a man "intentionally, violently and without just cause." 

In a lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Mark LaVoie claims he was working security at a Nine Inch Nails concert last October at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, when he "was struck in the head by a cast iron microphone stand which had been intentionally thrown into the audience by the lead guitarist of Nine Inch Nails, Aaron North."

LaVoie claims he was "knocked unconscious, fell to the floor, and was bleeding from a large laceration on the top of his head." Lavoie, who is also suing Aaron North, claims he suffered "serious pain and permanent injury."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cash Tops Charts
PR reports: Johnny Cash's "American V: A Hundred Highways" (American Recordings/Lost Highway) debuts at Number One on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums and Top Country Albums charts. The album, which was released on the Fourth of July, takes the top spot with sales in excess of 88,000 copies, according to Neilsen/Soundscan.

Since 1958, while seven of Cash's albums have reached Number One on Billboard's Country Album charts, only one other album of his has reached the Number One position on Billboard's Top Albums charts - 1969's "Johnny Cash at San Quentin." "American V" is Cash's first-ever release to debut at Number One.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clapton Fans Seeing Red
antiMusic reports: [The following was an open letter submitted by some Russian Eric Clapton fans, edited to length. Since this is a reader submission we are unable to confirm it's validity but we will post a formal response if it is submitted] Clapton's Concert in Red Square Turning into Private Party. This is to inform you about some problems with the organizers of Eric Clapton's forthcoming concert in Moscow. The initial plant was to arrange a fans' area in front of the stage, and we got quite lucky to buy these tickets. However, yesterday we were proposed to return the tickets as this is now an area for VIP seats. Our fans' area tickets cost us around $50, and now the VIP seats are sold for $780�.Since the day the tickets were offered for sale the organizers have changed their prices several times. 

We wonder how Clapton's tour management could agree to deal with an organizer as inexperienced as this. Do Eric and his management know that the fan's area has now been taken to a rear part of the square and he is supposed to face 50 rows of seats? Are they aware that there's still no formal permit for performing this concert in Red Square?[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dimebag Gold
PR reports: Big Vin Records, owned and operated by former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul has their first gold award to hang on their big, bad Texas walls. DIMEVISION VOL. 1 THAT¹S THE FUN I HAVE has been certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) meaning, well, it¹s the real deal.

For those who'd like to shake his hand, Vinnie will be onsite in Austin this coming Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Emo's Lounge the 2006 Summer NAMM convention. In what appears to be the only "open to the public" event during the convention, Emo's Lounge will play host to the incredible and most awesome "Six String Masterpieces"Dimebag Darrell Tribute.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gigannouncement Coming
antiMusic reports: Here is the latest from Dave Mustaine from the official Megadeth site: On Monday July 24th we will be making the official announcement of Gigantour 2006 North America with information on this year's Line-up, the cities, the venues, and the dates as well. You can get information here or at the Gigantour site.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Baby Misfit
punkbands reports: The Misfits just returned from a brief tour of Europe performing at Festivals and more running throughout Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Barcelona Spain and the UK. Unfortunately, the band was met with an unexpected and unavoidable obstacle when Robo (the band's drummer) was denied entry into the UK. In Sept. the Misfits return to the UK headlining festivals structured in celebration of 30 years of punk rock.

In related news Jerry tells us "As much as I love touring, playing out every night and giving it all I've got for fiends all over the world, the break we've got between now and the Fall couldn't come at a better time. I'm really looking forward to having some solid down time to continue writing new material for the next Misfits album and spending time with my new baby girl." Everyone in the Misfits camp would like to congratulate Jerry and his wife Joanna on the birth of their new baby girl Eva Marie. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deftones Use Wrist
punkbands reports: While initially toying with the idea, the Deftones have now in fact decided to use "Saturday Night Wrist" as the title to their upcoming new album which is tentatively slated for an October 03rd release date through Maverick.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mondo Return
Blabbermouth reports: Greg Prato of Billboard.com is reporting that former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist Nick Oliveri has teamed up with several friends for his latest MONDO GENERATOR release, "Dead Planet: SonicSlowMotionTrails". In addition to some pals from his Palm Desert, Calif., hometown, British duo WINNEBAGO DEAL (guitarist Ben Perrier and drummer Ben Thomas) appear on several tracks.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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God's Lamb Tracks
antiMusic reports: Lamb Of God have set an August 22nd release date for their new album 'Sacrament.' Epic plans to release a deluxe edition of the album on the same day that will include a bonus DVD featuring a making of documentary, hidden Easter egg video for "Go Karts", and two videos for the song "Redneck". 

Here are the tracks: 01 - "Walk With Me In Hell" * 02 - "Again We Rise" * 03 - "Redneck" * 04 - "Pathetic" * 05 - "Foot To The Throat" * 06 - "Descending" * 07 - "Blacken The Cursed Sun" * 08 - "Forgotten (Lost Angels)" * 09 - "Requiem" * 10 - "More Time To Kill" * 11 - "Beating On Deaths Door"- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Noshow of Bodom
antiMusic reports: Children Of Bodom posted the following message on their official web site to explain why they didn't show up at a gig a couple days ago (hint they weren't booked for it) Here is what they had to say: 

"Many fans complained that Children Of Bodom didn't show up on a promoted gig in Saskatoon, Canada on July 10th which was never officially confirmed by the band or their booking agency. This gig wasn't listed in the official tour dates and the band wasn't even aware that the promoter used their name for this gig. The band is very sorry about this mess but it wasn't their fault at all."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Throwing Muses Again
CMJ reports: The original lineup of Throwing Muses, fronted by Kristin Hersh, who went on to lead 50 Foot Wave, among other projects, will reunite for several shows this August. According to manager Billy O'Conell, "Throwing Muses is rarely offered the opportunity to play together, but recently an Icelandic festival approached them asking if they would play. The offer was generous enough to underwrite the expenses involved in getting the three of them together again and cranking up the ol' machine." He added that it was just a matter of booking a few more US shows to take advantage of the re-grouping situation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sigur Ros EP/DVD
CMJ reports: Icelandic faves Sigur Rós have announced an August 8 release for a two-part EP/DVD, which will be made available July 11 via iTunes before the discs are in stores.

The EP, Saeglopur, has one track from their last album, Takk, and three new songs along the same lines as tracks from the Baba Tiki Dido and Untitled EPs. According to a press release, this EP will be released "in partnership with the band's own Krunk label and Filter US Recordings" along with the label The Workers' Institute. In addition to the EP half, the rest of the package will contain a DVD with three "beautiful and engaging" videos for tracks "Saeglopur," "Glosoli," and "Hoppipolla." [see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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