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Report for 07/14/06
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: Audioslave - "Original Fire"

Reviews: MorleyView: Linda Perry | 3 Days Grace | Red Jumpsuit Apparatus | Astral Doors

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Britney KFed Duet
itv reports: [yes it's a slow news day….] Pregnant Britney Spears is planning on recording a single with her wannabe rapper hubby Kevin Federline.

K-Fed's debut album was largely derided but that hasn't stopped Britters teaming up with him on the mic. Speaking to Harper's Bazaar magazine Britney added: "I'm so proud of Kevin. He's been working so hard on his own album since I got pregnant with Preston."

She also revealed she is planning to design a children's clothing line which she would love to unveil at DisneyWorld. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Who's On Tour
antiMusic reports: The initials dates for The Who's North American tour have come to light. The band is playing across the world so don't feel left out if you aren't included here as Pollstar reports that they plan to tour South America, Japan, Australia and Europe in 2007. More North American dates are expected soon. 

09/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
09/13 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
09/15 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden @ Fleet Center
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock N Women: Linda Perry
antiMusic reports: If you are looking for a modern day Renaissance woman, look no further than Linda Perry. Whether you are talking about her personal musical career or her much sought after talents as a producer and songwriter, Perry has climbed heights others just dream about. With a resume stretching from Cheap Trick, Grace Slick and Christina Aguilera to Gwen Stefani and Courtney Love, Perry isn't afraid to step outside the box and make the artists she works with do the same. We conclude our Rock n Women special with a very special conversation Morley recently had with Linda where she gives us a lot of insight into her career and provides some exclusive insider stories as well! In this excerpt Linda tells us (for the very first time) the real story about how she helped make Pink's smash CD Missundaztood happen… despite the record company. 

Here Linda just described how she hooked up with Pink and made the album. Linda : …There was no effort in making Missundaztood at all. Except for the fact that I did get fired, which is a funny story. I always forget about this. I actually got fired because the management on the label thought I was going too far. So they fired me. I was very upset by this, and going what? You're going to need this kind of music, she needs these songs. No body wants to hear this white girl with R&B music. She's not an R&B girl. So I hired myself back and went and finished all the songs we had started cuz we already had all the vocals and everything. I hired myself back, took my own money, paid for it, to finish it up and then gave it to them. And they were like, "Oh my god, this is brilliant!" And I was just, "You a**holes." That's the funny part. I was fired, and I hired myself back. They never hired me back, I just hired myself back.

antiMUSIC: That's amazing. Are those people still in their jobs?

Linda: Yeah….no, no, no. One of them is gone. But that was a funny story that nobody actually knows. You're the first one. 

[Could the "one" be Clive Davis?... no matter, there is a lot more to this exclusive interview, so click the full story to read it all! ]
- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock Disneyland?
AP reports: With rock 'n' roll music blaring and a sand sculpture of music legends as a backdrop, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford walked off the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour bus on Thursday and helped break ground for the Hard Rock theme park here.

The $400 million project is expected to add about 3,000 jobs to South Carolina's coast after the park is completed in the spring of 2008.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cornell Solo
TuneLab reports: Audioslave's new album, 'Revelations', is still more than two months away from being released, but front-man Chris Cornell recently told AOL Music that he has already begun working on his second solo album. Cornell hopes to have it finished and recorded by the end of the summer[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Staind Road
TuneLab reports: Staind has announced new dates with Black Stone Cherry and Three Days Grace with Hinder joining the tour on September 19th. Dates are as follows:

September 8th in Green Bay, WI @ The Pavilion at the Oneida Casino
September 9th in Sault Sainte Marie, MI @ Dream Makers Theatre
September 11th in York, PA @ York Fair
September 12th in Youngstown, OH @ Chevrolet Center
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Def Cannibal
Gauntlet reports: Def Leppard front man Phil Collen is the latest celebrity spokesperson for animal rights group People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA).

Collen hasn't eaten meat for 20 years and several of his band members are vegetarians.

Collen tells PETA's website, "It started freaking me out eating dead body parts. The whole (cannibal serial killer) Jeffrey Dahmer fridge concept of things was weird. [interesting but when did Joe Elliot get replaced as the lead singer? Isn't Phil the 2nd string guitarist? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Waylon & Cash Duet
Reuters reports: A previously unreleased duet with Johnny Cash is among the special tracks to be found on the Waylon Jennings boxed set "Nashville Rebel," due September 26. 

"The Greatest Cowboy of Them All" was recorded in 1978, the same year the late Jennings' duet with Willie Nelson, "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's country chart.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Most Ridiculous Metal Album Covers
Stuff Magazine reports: Mr. Show vet Brian Posehn has made a name for himself tickling your funny bone with his strange sense of humor. But the new album from the "comedian of comedy," titled Live In: Nerd Rage, also features the stand-up plugging in to thrash with a shredding supergroup. Banking on that experience, we asked him to break down the 10 most ridiculous heavy-metal album covers of all time. [here is one and ten. See full story for all of them] 

10. Poison, Look What the Cat Dragged In
I'm gonna have that cat put down. It keeps dragging s***ty bands in here. I remember the "who are these ladies?" reaction I had when I first saw this album at Tower Records in Sacramento in 1986. I also remember putting it down and grabbing Megadeth. 

1. Pantera, Metal Magic
I love this band with all my heart, but the covers for their first two albums are unbelievably terrible. That weird wolf-like creature with a blade… Isn't the point of being a kickass wolfman that you don't need a weapon? And why is he nude except for a belt? Kickass invisible pants? I just picture that art on the town loser's van. 
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Good Charlotte Recording
punkbands reports: [some news to pass on to your little sister] The new Good Charlotte album is scheduled for release in October. The band writes: On a good note we are all done writing and demoing for this album and have started tracking the final album songs. Everything is going great and we have some really amazing songs that I'm sure you will love... I can't wait to get back on the road and play some damn shows again! You all better be there..thanks again for your never ending support.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Projects of a Down
Blabbermouth reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN will be going on an indefinite hiatus following their appearance at this summer's Ozzfest. For guitarist Daron Malakian and bassist Shavo Odadjian, it's SCARS ON BROADWAY, a fresh collective that's still very much in progress but should start working on material this fall.

"It's going to be another band that both me and Shavo are in, and we're going to try and go places we haven't with SYSTEM," Malakian explained to MTV.com. "Each [SYSTEM] bandmember has his own thing he wants to do. Shavo has films he plans on working on too. So we all have artistic itches we want to get through, and I think these are healthy ways to do it….[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hatebreed Tracks
antiMusic reports: Hatebreed have set an August 29th release date for 'Supremacy', their first album for Roadrunner Records. They expected to promote the effort with a headline tour of North American this fall that may also feature The Black Dahlia Murder, Napalm Death, Exodus, First Blood, And Despised Icon.

Tracklisting: 01. Defeatist * 02. Horrors of Self * 03. Mind Over All * 04. To The Threshold * 05. Give Wings To My Triumph * 06. Destroy Everything * 07. Divine Judgment * 08. Immortal Enemies * 09. The Most Truth * 10. Never Let It Die * 11. Spitting Venom * 12. As Diehard as They Come * 13. Supremacy of Self- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nina Gordon Returns
PR reports: Emerging from the 90's indie-rock fame of Veruca Salt, chic chick-rocker Nina Gordon released her debut solo album Tonight and the Rest of My Life in 2001. Five years (and a move from Chicago to LA later) Nina hit the studio again with producer Bob Rock for her follow up Bleeding Heart Graffiti - to be released August 8th. [click the full story to listen to the first single "Kiss Me 'Till It Bleeds"]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Allstar Dylan Tribute
Contact Music reports: PATTI SMITH, ROSEANNE CASH and BLACK CROWES siblings CHRIS and RICH ROBINSON have all signed up to perform at a BOB DYLAN tribute concert in New York. The stars will join PHIL LESH, CAT POWER and celebrated composer PHILIP GLASS to perform classic Dylan tunes at the November (06) benefit, which will raise cash for the Music for Youth Foundation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jovi King TV
BW&BK reports: On Wednesday, July 19th, CNN's program Larry King Live will be one full hour with JON BON JOVI. (Contrary to the name of the show) Jon Bon Jovi pre-taped the interview at the CNN New York City studios on Tuesday, July 11th. (so, no live phonecalls.) The conversation covers a range of topics from music to acting to philanthropy to football to politics and family. And... Jon Bon Jovi performs a song as well.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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