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Report for 07/24/06
Picks of the Day
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Song: In Flames - "Come Clarity" Video

Reviews: Underoath | Deadstar Assembly | 1 Shot Kill | Couldron

Guns N Riot
sleazeroxx.com reports: AXL ROSE sparked a riot at a concert after refusing to appear on stage until he had been given a full roast dinner. 

The GUNS N' ROSES singer kept the crowd at Newcastle's Metro Arena waiting on Thursday night (19JUL06) for over an hour in the sweltering heat as he tucked in to his meal. 

His behavior didn't go down too well with the thousand strong audience, who started jeering and throwing objects at the empty stage.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Audioslave 007
Blabbermouth reports: MI6.co.uk reports that AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell has told a Finnish newspaper that he has written the theme song to the 21st James Bond film "Casino Royale". 

Cornell will also perform the title track. This would make him the first male lead vocalist to perform a 007 song since A-HA in 1987 for "The Living Daylights".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Los Assault Arrest
AP reports: The arrest of the bassist for Los Lonely Boys on allegations he assaulted his fiancee was all a misunderstanding, the band's publicist said Sunday. Police arrested Joey "JoJo" Sacarais Garza, 26, at an Austin hotel Saturday on charges of assault causing bodily injury and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, authorities said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Wusses
Blabbermouth reports: METALLICA has made Blender magazine's list of the "The 25 Biggest Wusses � Ever!" The list, which was published in the magazine's July 200 issue, "salutes the most awesomely wimpy musicians of all time." In the short write-up explaining METALLICA's inclusion on the list, the Blender editors state, "The haircuts were lame and the anti-Napster crusade lamer, but neither prepared fans for the soppy bitchfest that was 'Some Kind of Monster': The once-throttling metalheads dropped $40K a month on a touchy-feely life coach in a Cosby sweater who played master to METALLICA's puppets. [see full story for more... Missing from the list are the aging hippies from Blender for giving a royal damn about Starship selling out two decades ago� "We built this zine on Rolling Stone..." ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mega Tour
PR reports: Look for the Gigantour --the brainchild of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine --to launch in the Northeast and to work its way through 25 major markets before wrapping in mid-October. Megadeth will return as the festival headliner on a bill that includes fellow heavy-hitters Lamb Of God, plus Opeth, Arch Enemy, Overkill, Into Eternity, Sanctity and The Smashup all confirmed for these mostly outdoor shows. Other second stage artists will be announced soon.[see full story for known dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Halen Appearance
Blabbermouth reports: Paul Cashmere of Undercover News reports that VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen debuted some new music at the House of Petals in Los Angeles this week.

Van Halen played Wednesday night (July 19) jamming with Patrick Leonard (on keyboards). Leonard is best known for his songwriting and production work with MADONNA.

Undercover is told that Eddie and Patrick performed what is best described as an "impromptu jam of rock fusion."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Down Under
Gigwise reports: U2 are to head out on their 'Vertigo' world tour yet again in November and December.

The band will play rescheduled shows in Australia, New Zealand and Japan which were postponed earlier this year due to a family member of one of the band becoming ill.

The tour will be closed with a huge show in Honolulu on December 9 where U2 will be joined by Pearl Jam. [see full story for dates] 
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Killers Tracks and Preview
antiMusic reports: The Killers have revealed the tracklisting and released the first single online for their forthcoming album "Sam's Town" out October 3rd on Island Records. 

Tracklisting: 1. Sam's Town * 2. Enterlude * 3. When You Were Young * 4. Bling * 5. For Reasons Unknown * 6. Read My Mind * 7. Uncle Johnny * 8. Bones * 9. My List * 10. This River Is Wild * 11. Why Do I Keep Counting * 12. Exitlude 

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Bush Idols
AP reports: President Bush is about to come face-to-face with the one man who has his voting record beat. 

Bush plans to host "American Idol" Taylor Hicks and the other Top 10 finalists next Friday in the Oval Office. It will be the first time contestants from the hit television show have been invited to meet the president. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quickies: Ill Nino- Serpenteens- One- Dropping Daylight
Day in Rock reports: siN's Metal News says that Ill Nino, Godhead and Ra will be hitting the road together later this summer. * The Serpenteens set to release their first full length album "Dead Men Walking" Sept. 5th 2006 * One have replaced drummer Fish with Gary Morrocco The Curve fame. * Hip-Drop? Reuters reports: Six months into 2006, and so far overall R&B/hip-hop album sales have suffered a 22.4% drop to 53.8 million units from the 69.3 million units scanned during the same six-month period in 2005.* Dropping Daylight kick off their summer tour on Friday supporting Breaking Benjamin. On select dates Staind and Seether will also be performing. Check out Dropping Daylights MySpace page for dates and times (see full story link for that). - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Post Fugazi
CMJ reports: Joe Lally, bassist for Fugazi, the seminal post-hardcore band that announced its indefinite hiatus in 2003, is releasing There To Here on Dischord. The solo album, slated for an October 9 release, was recorded at Inner Ear Studios by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara and at the Dischord House by MacKaye. MacKaye, Fugazi's guitarist, also contributed on the album, as did Fugazi member Guy Picciotto.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Flaming Goldfrapp
Gigwise reports: The Flaming Lips have remixed Goldfrapp for a forthcoming limited edition release. 

The psychedelic pioneers have reinterpreted 'Satin Chic' which will be available to download from August 14. A limited edition 7" picture disc will follow on September 5 featuring the renamed track 'Satin Boys, Flaming Chic', plus a Goldfrapp cover of The Ordinary Boys omnipotent anthem 'Boys Will Be Boys.'[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rare Bright Eyes
thetripwire reports: Bright Eyes will be releasing a special rarities album on October 24 called Noise Floor, via Saddle Creek. The album will include singles, scraps from the cutting room floor, covers, collaborations and one-offs that were recorded from 1998-2005. [see full story for tracklisting] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deicide Decide Not To Tour
PR reports: DEICIDE have decided to part ways with current booking agent Tammy Taylor, putting "The Stench of Redemption" fall tour on a temporary hiatus. However, the band are currently working on securing a stronger, more comprehensive US tour to coincide with "The Stench of Redemption" and are planning to hit the UK before the end of 2006. DEICIDE plan to re-schedule a full US tour for 2007 and are excited to hit the road with the power of "The Stench of Redemption" behind them. "The Stench of Redemption" is slated for release on 8/22 and has received hails from metal's elite and fans alike, providing extreme guitar prowess coupled with legendary drum work and the one and only, Glen Benton.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rolling in Cash
Reuters reports: The Rolling Stones, who have just started their delayed European concert trek, are the top touring band in the world for the first half of 2006. 

The band's "A Bigger Bang" world tour grossed $147.3 million from 45 shows in U.S. arenas and international stadiums from November 1, 2005, through mid-May, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bullet For Dying U.K.
TuneLab reports: Bullet for My Valentine, As I Lay Dying and Bleeding Through will tour the U.K. in November. Dates are:

November 13th in Leeds, UK @ University
November 14th in Liverpool, UK @ University
November 16th in Norwich, UK @ UEA
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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