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Report for 07/28/06
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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: Jet - Shine On

Reviews: Unholy Alliance Tour | Lonn Friend (Book) | Labtekwon | 3 Inches of Blood Live

Pantera Reunion?
Blabbermouth reports: Blender.com has uploaded several Ozzfest-related features/interviews, including a two-part video interview with Zakk Wylde in which he discusses how he auditioned for Ozzy, Sharon Osbourne's hate for his beard, havoc with golf carts and Rob Zombie at Ozzfest, unreleased material that he has of Dimebag Darrell, the possibility of filling in for Dime if PANTERA ever reunited and more. [see full story for links to the interviews]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Halen Porn
MTV reports: The New York Post reported Thursday that Eddie Van Halen is teaming up with porn director Michael Ninn to write and perform two songs for a film called "Sacred Sin." Van Halen told the Post he's not concerned about the implications. "I'm working with a friend - very simple. I like his work. Michael Ninn is like Spielberg to me�" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Led Surgery
Led-Zeppelin.com reports: Following arthroscopic surgery, for a recurring knee problem, Jimmy Page regrets to announce that his recovery has been slower than hoped for and he will not be able to join Roy Harper at the Rhythm Festival on August 5, 2006. 

Although surgery was completely successful, Jimmy is still in the midst of ongoing physical therapy sessions to complete the treatment, and his doctors have advised against playing until recovery is complete.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kazaa Pays Up
SMN reports: Kazaa's owner, Sharman Networks, has agreed to pay the world's four major record companies - the EMI Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group - more than $100 million, according to a spokesperson for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which brought the action along with the RIAA. Under the terms of the settlement, Kazaa will also introduce filtering technology that will ensure it doesn't distribute copyright-infringing music or movie files in the future.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Strike Anywhere Tour
SMN reports: The following dates have been released for the upcoming tour featuring STRIKE ANYWHERE, IGNITE, A GLOBAL THREAT, and MODERN LIFE IS WAR:

September 1 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club 
September 2 - Binghamton, NY @ SUNY / Binghamton 
September 3 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 
September 4 - New York, NY @ CBGB 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rise Against Thursday
SMN reports: RISE AGAINST and THURSDAY have announced the following tour dates: [Circa Survive and Billy Talent are supposedly on the tour as well]

October 23 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues 
October 24 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution 
October 26 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater 
October 30 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 
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All But Piano Still Remains
The PRP reports: Still Remains have parted ways with their keyboardist Zach Roth and are currently seeking a replacement with auditions to be officially held beginning next month. Those interested should email all their stats and relevant contact info to [email protected].- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zakk's Wylde Tour
SMN reports: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have announced the following US tour dates with BLACK STONE CHERRY:

October 14 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues 
October 16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 
October 18 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live 
October 19 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 
October 20 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre 
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Staind Soil
antiMusic reports: Let's talk about two bands that were made to tour together based on their names alone. Yes, Staind has done the inevitable; they have asked Soil to open for them on their upcoming North American run. No word if All Tempa-Cheer or Tide are sponsoring the tour but we doubt it. 

08/08 - Topeka, KS - Topeka Performing Arts Ctr
08/09 - St. Paul, MN - Myth
08/11 - Grand Island, NE - Heartland Events Ctr
08/13 - Council Bluff, IA - Mid America Recreation
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Who Feud
Launch reports: Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are at war over the band's decision to broadcast Who concerts online, it has emerged. The two surviving members of the legendary rock 'n' roll group recently played a string of live shows, allowing fans to watch the gigs for $10, with proceeds going to charity.

However, Townshend has now claimed the idea has upset Daltrey, who is apparently unimpressed by the Internet and what it offers the group.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NY Dolls Penthouse
antiMusic reports: The September issue of Penthouse is hitting newsstands on Tues, Aug. 1st and features an interview with New York Dolls frontman David Johansen. Below are just a couple of the quotes for the article: 

Q: Do the new Dolls still sound like the original Dolls?

A: "I think we sound more like Styx, on acid!"

Q: Is hip-hop the new punk rock?

A: "I don't think its punk rock. I think it's pop. I don't think it's like punk rock b/c it's too popular."
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Euro Boss
Gigwise reports: Bruce Springsteen is to tour the UK and Ireland this autumn playing seven arena dates with his 17 member Seeger Sessions band. The dates are:

Birmingham, NEC Arena - November 9
London, Wembley Arena - 11
Sheffield, Hallam FM Arena - 14
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Sour Leno
TuneLab reports: Stone Sour will perform their new single "Through Glass" on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on August 8th. The band will join Korn for the Family Values tour on Saturday, July 29th in Nashville. [see full story for breaking rock news] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sick Foreigner
BW&BK reports: Foreigner has had to drop a few upcoming shows because singer Kelly Hansen is ill. 

Hansen got hit with a nasty stomach bug back in May, which resulted in acid reflux, and dealing with those two things while playing a lot of shows caused him to get laryngitis.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wenn reports: Rapper LL COOL J has signed a lucrative deal with US network CBS to develop his own drama series. The star, real name TODD SMITH, was highly sought after by a number of networks after he made an impressive guest appearance on the hit TV series HOUSE last autumn (05). The CONTROL MYSELF singer was busy promoting his new album at the time, but the slew of offers and a reported seven figure contract convinced him to return to TV.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bonus Pulp
Gigwise reports: Pulp have revealed the tracklisting for the reissues of three of their seminal albums. 

As previously reported, the Sheffield band will be re-releasing 'His 'N Hers', 'Different Class' and 'This Is Hardcore' on August 21. 

As well as the b-sides, outtakes and rare live recordings, each deluxe package will come complete with sleeve notes from Jarvis Cocker himself. [see full story for all the details] 
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