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Report for 07/18/06
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: Outkast - "Mighty O"

Reviews: Helmet | Milky Ways | We Are The '80s | Roger Sanchez

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Singer Beaten in Bar Fight
Contact Music reports: PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE has a broken nose and two black eyes after a stranger assaulted him in an "unprovoked attack" in Madrid, Spain. The ROCKS singer sustained his injuries in a hotel bar on Friday (14JUL06) night. As a result, the rocker arrived 12 hours late for a pre-recorded performance on British TV show TOP OF THE POPS yesterday (16JUL06), after doctors advised him to rest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Navarro & Electra Split
TMZ reports: After less than three years of marriage, TMZ has confirmed that Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro have called it quits. Electra's rep Brit Reese tellsTMZ "They are amicably separating." The provocative pair have no children and documented their November 2003 nuptials in the MTV reality series "Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen + Dave."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deicide Vs Cops
antiMusic reports: [official statement] On July 14th, 2006, DEICIDE were caught in a whirlwind of unfortunate events that occurred during their performance at Hustlers in Laredo, Texas. DEICIDE were in Texas on a short week-long tour promoting their forthcoming release, "The Stench of Redemption," when they were faced with payment issues from the show's promoter, as well as a slough of technical issues that were also experienced by opening band, RINGWORM. Lead singer Glen Benton verbally expressed his displeasure with the situation to the crowd, but Benton was anxiously ready to forge on and play a full set for the audience despite prior set backs when club promoters called Laredo police. Restlessness grew amongst the crowd, resulting in several bottles being thrown around the venue causing mass confusion throughout the venue and between the police, crowd and band. Laredo police closed down the show, forcing DEICIDE to cut their performance short. "We wanted to finish the show," Benton genuinely states but the show came to a halt when police stormed the venue and surprisingly maced and arrested a member of the band on unclear charges. Benton states that the police used "excessive force" and many concert goers have confirmed this with unofficial observations. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quickies: Megadeth- Korn- KISS- The Dears- Iron Maiden- Eminem
Day in Rock reports: Megadeth have picked the title United Abominations for their new studio album which is scheduled for a Halloween release according to MTV. * Korn will give acoustic performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" today, July 18th. * Island/Universal have set a tentative October 24th release date for a new KISS box set, which will include all three of the band's live albums, Alive! (1975), Alive II (1977) and Alive III (1993) according to BW&BK * The Dears new Cd Gang of Losers is set to hit stores on October 3rd * Iron Maiden are planning to kick off their U.S. tour in early October, no dates yet but you can check out their brand new video at the full story link. * A man who accused Eminem of assaulting him at a Detroit strip club has dropped the charges.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mastodon Tour
antiMusic reports: Initial Dates for the upcoming Mastodon tour have surfaced. The tour will also feature Converge and The Bronx. At press time it looks like the tour will kick off on September 9th in Baltimore. 

9/6 Baltimore MA - Ramshead Live
9/7 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
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Video Panic Channel
PR reports: As the hundreds of bands who have shared stages with them know, you can't follow Jane's Addiction. It's better not to try´┐Ż. That lesson isn't lost on the members of The Panic Channel, a new band featuring three former members of Jane's -- guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and latter-day bassist Chris Chaney -- along with a comparatively new talent, singer/guitarist Steve Isaacs. The three musicians' collaboration with a singer who is completely different stylistically from most of their previous band mates has brought them into new terrain, which is exactly what they wanted. The musicians sound like themselves, but The Panic Channel is a more streamlined and melodic enterprise. 

Capitol Records will release The Panic Channel on August 15, 2006 but for now you can check out the video for "Why Cry" at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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V Fest US
Gigwise reports: The V festival is set to make a second trip across the Atlantic this summer with the announcement of a new site for the event in Baltimore.

The festival will be headlined by The Who and Red Hot Chili Peppers on September 23 along with The Killers, The Flaming Lips, The Raconteurs, Scissor Sisters and Gnarls Barkley.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bad Brains DVD
PR reports: MVD Visual is pleased to announce the home viewing release of Bad Brains - Live CBGB 1982 for worldwide distribution on DVD on September 19, 2006. This breathtaking performance displays why Bad Brains became one of the most important bands in the history of American Hardcore. On Christmas Eve 1982, Bad Brains began their three-day stint at a Hardcore Festival hosted by legendary CBGB. This DVD represents the very best of these shows, culled from over 4 hours of footage. Their live performances were legendary, their visual recordings were impossible to find. Now, for the first time on DVD, that powerful performance is revisited in extraordinary fashion. [see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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C Murder Freed
MTV reports: A judge has released C-Murder from home confinement, characterizing his participation in a home-monitoring program as a "burden" on the police department in Gretna, Louisiana, The Associated Press reports. C-Murder is awaiting a retrial on a second-degree murder charge stemming from the 2002 slaying of a 16-year-old boy at a now-defunct nightclub in Harvey, Louisiana.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Relapse Contaminated
PR reports: Relapse Records is proud to announce the 2006 installment of the Relapse Records Contamination Tour. Contamination 2006 will feature fresh Relapse signings UNEARTHLY TRANCE, FACEDOWNINS#@T and F*#K THE FACTS with special guest appearances by label mates JUCIFER, BURIED INSIDE, MINSK and more in various cities throughout the tour. The tour will kick off on September 2nd in Philadelphia and will run through the month. 

09/2 - Philadelphia, PA - The Balcony 
09/3 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
09/4 - Chicago, IL - - The Note 
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Kasabian Lose Karloff
antiMusic reports: Chris Karloff and Kasabian have parted company according to a posting on the band's website which reads in part: Karloff and the band experienced certain creative and artistic differences during the writing and recording of their second album. 

These irreconcilable and diverging approaches resulted in the band asking Karloff to leave the group. Karloff will pursue a musical career elsewhere.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Talking Chaos
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 82 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Amen mainman, Casey Chaos. Interview topics include Amen, Scum, Headband, The Damned, Turbonegro, Satyricon, Emperor, Darkthrone, Stormtroopers of Death, the Ramones, System of A Down, Daron Malakian, Josh Homme, Twiggy Ramirez (a.k.a. Jeordie White), Shannon Larkin, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, the West Memphis Three, and Casey's label refusemusicstore.com. Strigl and Chaos also discuss rumours regarding Nick Oliveri's possible return to Queens of the Stone Age. Additional podcast topics include Century Media Records, Devin Townsend, and Strapping Young Lad. The 40-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Girls Got Rhythm
PR reports: On the heels of its third anniversary, Liquor and Poker Music - the "rock" arm of the Century Family, has assembled its first compilation, a collection of female tribute bands paying homage to some of classic rock and metal's biggest names. In stores Aug. 22, the 13-track Girls Got Rhythm - featuring cover art by Alan Forbes (AFI, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Crowes), the artist who designed the Liquor and Poker logo above - features such well-known groups as The Iron Maidens, Cheap Chick and Mistress of Reality, as well as three acts celebrating AC/DC. [see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Domination Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Norwegian black metallers CARPATHIAN FOREST have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of "The Domination Tour", which is set to kick off next February. Also scheduled to take part are Greece's ROTTING CHRIST. CARPATHIAN FOREST is also confirmed for ROTTING CHRIST's European tour (including dates in the U.K. and Scandinavia) which will immediately follow "The Domination Tour ".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Thee Plague is Over
Blabbermouth reports: Belgian doomsters THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN have posted the following message on their official web site:

"This second week of July 2006 was the last week of existence of THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN. Front man Steve [McMillan] has been arrested and imprisoned for criminal acts that none of the members could ever imagine to happen and which are totally unacceptable. Therefore we all disassociate ourselves from all his acts, deeds and comments.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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