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Report for 07/25/06
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: Every Time I Die - "The New Black" video

Reviews: The Replacements | The State I'm In | Ambulance LTD | The Autumn Offering

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Boy Almost Kill Girl
Contact Music reports: London rockers BOY KILL BOY are facing a huge damages bill after wrecking a $1.8 million (GBP1 million) villa on Spanish party island Ibiza. The four-piece had been granted use of the luxury property when they played the island's Ibiza Rocks event last Thursday (20JUL06), but notched up $18,000 (GBP10,000) of damage through wild partying. Their bash also saw a club showgirl admitted to hospital after falling on spilt alcohol. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Video Stalker Jailed
AP reports: An air service businessman on Monday was sentenced to eight months in federal prison for secretly videotaping Michael Jackson as the pop star flew to Santa Barbara with his attorney to surrender in a child-molestation investigation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tower of Bono
Launch reports: U2 are to build a 35-floor skyscraper in Dublin, it has been claimed. The band are understood to have approached the local council in their home city about the tower proposal, which includes a recording studio for the group.

Local businessman Harry Crosbie commented: "I have spoken with [U2 manager] Paul McGuiness and the band, and we are pleased that these towers will create a new feature in Dublin's skyline."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Emo Dolls
MTV reports: Highly collectible? You bet. Inevitable? Sure. Fully poseable? Well, not exactly.

Whatever you want to call them, brace yourself for Fall Out Boy: the collectible figures hitting a Hot Topic near you this September from California toy manufacturer SOTA . According to a spokesperson for the company, the FOB figurines - dressed in the sorta Sgt. Pepper's-inspired garb the band wore on their recent Black Clouds and Underdogs Tour - are approximately 7 inches tall and boast swiveling necks and shoulders. [wanna good laugh? Click the full story to check out a photo of these dolls.] [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Long Streets
Gigwise reports: The Streets are set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest music video ever.

Mike Skinner and co have teamed with MTV to make the 20 minute promo which breaks the 13 minute record previously held by Michael Jackson for his 'Thriller' video. The video is being made to celebrate MTV's 25th year in existence and will be shown for the first time on August 1.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cheese TV
AP reports: Chaka Khan, Clint Black and Michael Bolton are among the pop stars who will be part of "Celebrity Duets," a new Fox TV show that pairs singers and celebrities trying to prove they can carry a tune. The series, debuting with a two-hour episode 8 p.m. EDT Aug. 29 [see full story for more and learn who else will take part in this latest monument to quality television programming] [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Runaway Cancer
Contact Music reports: [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stealing Dan
Contact Music reports: Veteran rockers STEELY DAN have accused OWEN WILSON of plagiarising their song COUSIN DUPREE for his new comedy movie YOU, ME AND DUPREE. In a letter posted on their website and addressed to Wilson's brother LUKE, band members DONALD FAGEN and WALTER BECKER label Wilson's supposed rip-off of their 2001 Grammy-winning track as "uncool". They write: "Your brother has gotten himself mixed up with some pretty bad Hollywood schlockmeisters." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Geldof Flop
Gigwise reports: Bob Geldof can organise gigs watched by millions but seemingly can't get anyone to watch himself play live.

The former Boomtown Rat has beaten a hasty retreat from his current Italian tour after just 45 fans turned up to the first gig at a venue with a capacity of 12,000.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Adopts Village
The Bosh reports: When Madonna does something, she always does it in the biggest way possible. The singer has recently dispelled rumors that she was planning to adopt a child with her husband Guy Ritchie by clarifying that she is actually adopting an entire village.

When asked about the rumors, the Material Girl's rep said, "Actually she is adopting a village of children...Madonna is participating in the building of a school and home for hundreds of kids in Malawi, Africa and that is her current passion and commitment."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Liberace Movie
TMZ reports: Nicolas Cage is not leaving Las Vegas; indeed, he's coming back to it, starring in a new biopic about the life of that gold lame luminary, Liberace. What's more, Cage is producing the project as well, via his Saturn Films production company, based on a script by Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg. 

Friedberg and Seltzer are best known for the campy pop culture-derived hits "Scary Movie" and more recently, "Date Movie," but their look at Liberace's life is understood to be far more serious.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mars Volta Delayed
TuneLab reports: The new disc from The Mars Volta has been delayed once again. 'Amputechture' is now set to hit stores on September 12th.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smashing Jimmy… Nevermind 
punkbands reports: Jimmy Eat World are poised to hit the studio again, and this time, they're flying in the man behind such alt-rock classics as Nirvana's Nevermind, the Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream and Sonic Youth's Dirty to lend a helping hand.

That's right: Butch Vig - the superproducer who made his name in the 1990s by helming sessions for a who's who of alterna-heavyweights (and then only added to his rep by co-founding Garbage) - will man the decks for the new Jimmy Eat World disc, the follow-up to their brooding 2004 effort, Futures.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Concretes Lose Member
thetripwire reports: There is a bit of sad news for fans of Swedish music today. The Concretes' Victoria Bergsman has decided to split from the band in order to pursue a solo career. The founding member of The Concretes will did not play with the band at Spain's Summercase Festival, and will not be in any of the upcoming shows. The band is going to continue and is currently working on new material.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Days Like These End
punkbands reports: Lobster Records act Days Like These has called it a day. The band explains: As we've grown as people, musicians and as song writers we reached a point at which the artistic vision, or musical direction of the band became unclear for us as individuals and basically we decided to go in different directions with music and life all together.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ill Nino's New Shoes
BW&BK reports: ILL NIÑO drummer Dave Chavarri has posted the following message at the band's official website: "A brand new beginning for us, we're all very excited to tell everyone that we have just signed a deal with Cement Shoes/Universal. Cement shoes is the brainchild of Dan Catullo who is the founder of Coming Home Studios (GODSMACK, RUSH, MARYLIN MANSON, MATCHBOX 20, USHER, and others). 

At the moment Ill Niño is in Los Angeles, California recording a 5 song EP with 2 brand new Ill Niño songs, and 3 cover songs, from bands that we respect and love! This 5 song EP is to be released this coming fall on Cement Shoes/Universal, just as a taste of what's to come in Spring 2007. [see full story for more including a bit about why they left the mall for Cement. ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Far-Less Without Felts?
Day in Rock reports: Is Ray Felts out of Far-Less? The official statement and jump to your own conclusions:

"Due to circumstances beyond our control we will be playing the 'To The End Tour' without our drummer. We will still be at all scheduled shows performing with the help of Mike Lasaponara from Roses Are Red filling in on drums. Todd, formerly of The Necessary, will also lend us his drumming skills on some of the North Carolina and Virginia shows. We've decided to throw a couple acoustic songs in the mix too. We hope that our fans will still come out and party with us and support all of the great bands on the tour. We're not the type of band to disappoint our fans or not follow through on our commitments to the tour, the bands, the promoters, our label or management."
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