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Report for 07/31/06
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Song: Mastodon - "Crystal Skull"

Reviews: Gwar Live | Murder By Death | Erik Larson Interview | HHH: Peril

Axl Sick
Blabbermouth reports: Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach sang lead vocals for the last two songs ("Night Train" and "Paradise City") of GUNS N' ROSES' set at the Wembley Arena in London, England on Sunday (July 30) after singer Axl Rose was taken ill and was unable to finish the show. The band performed an abbreviated set which reportedly featured no new songs, a departure from the rest of the tour where several "Chinese Democracy" numbers were regularly aired at every performance.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Janet Vs MTV
TMZ reports: Fans of Janet Jackson are in a fury over the alleged lack of support MTV is showing their first Icon.

Many posts on Janet's official message board are complaining that MTV has yet to premiere or even announce a date of a debut for the singer's latest video "Call On Me," which was first played on BET last Wednesday. Fans have flooded the MTV.com message boards with tons of Janet support, but, according to these fans, many posts were deleted by a moderator for "obscene, vulgar, abusive or harassing comments."

There is much speculation over why Janet has been "blacklisted" from MTV airplay, but most fingers point to her 2004 Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," which was co-produced by MTV, who was fined by the FCC for the mishap.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Nazi Bust
BW&BK reports: Die-hard KISS fans are no doubt aware that it's forbidden to wear shirts and sell CDs featuring the original KISS logo in Germany because the "SS" in the band name is similar to the Nazi SS logo used during Hitler's reign. Since 1980 all KISS products sold in Germany have sported an altered logo. THE TRACEELORDS frontman Andy Brings, who is based in Germany, has posted the following news update at his official MySpace page: 

"A girl has been interrogated be the police, they took her shirt and went to the shop where she bought it and took the rest of the shirts as well. I mean, come on...these are Rock´n Roll-shirts with no political intention AT ALL! At least my KISS shirts are, and I guess so are yours! Is this really what German police should be dealing with?"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Let Bo Rock
antiMusic reports: Some American Idol fans hoped that Bo Bice would finally bring some rock credibility to the televised karaoke contest. Unfortunately, Bo wasn't allowed to rock� instead he was put through the RCA Cheese Factory ® by Clive Davis ® for his debut album and the result was a Nickleback B-Sides album. The fans weren't happy. So some have taken it upon themselves to protest to the King of Cheese himself a.k.a. Clive 'Schmaltz' Davis. They have started an online petition urging the cheese master to drop the outside cheese makers and let Bo write and record his own music for his second album. In other words, let him rock! It's an uphill battle and not likely to pay off because despite reality smacking him in the face, Clive always seems to think he knows best, but if you want to join the valiant effort to let Bo be Bo, then click the full story link to sign the petition. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clapton Cancels Red Square
antiMusic reports: [We received the following statement from Eric Clapton's tour publicist] Unfortunately the Eric Clapton performance scheduled to take place on August 3rd in Red Square, Moscow has been cancelled. Eric Clapton was delighted at the prospect of playing in Red Square before 20,000 of his Russian fans. The Russian promoter had been issued a permit for Eric Clapton to perform in Red Square signed by all appropriate Russian City and State authorities. However, earlier today, Russian officials withdrew the permit. Eric Clapton is extremely sorry to disappoint his numerous Russian fans but the circumstances of the cancellation are completely beyond his control. Ticket-holders should return their tickets to the box offices where they purchased the tickets for a refund.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mars Volta Lose Member
punkbands reports: Drummer Jon Theodore has left The Mars Volta. The band cast that performed Amputechture will be modified for live dates that begin imminently, with drummer Jon Theodore replaced by Blake Fleming, formerly of Laddio Bolocko and Dazzling Killmen and actually the drummer who played on the very first Mars Volta demos. 

Pablo Hinojos-Gonzalez will expand his role, contributing both guitar and sound manipulation skills.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Underoath Unwarped
PR reports: Underoath have canceled their upcoming appearances on the Vans Warped Tour due to unforeseen circumstances. "We're deeply frustrated and sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. We felt it necessary to take some immediate time to focus on our friendship, as that's more important than risking it for the sake of touring at this time," the band stated.

Stay tuned for information about new dates. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pro-Pain Arrest
Blabbermouth reports: According to the web site of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, PRO-PAIN frontman and CRUMBSUCKERS bassist Gary Meskil was arrested in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 23 on a battery charge. Gary and some of the other members of the CRUMBSUCKERS were allegedly involved in a fight at the Paddy Wagon Irish pub in Sarasota, Florida after a night of rehearsal for their upcoming reunion show and Meskil was placed under arrest at 2:49 a.m., according to the official Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Gary was booked at 4:54 a.m. and his bond was set at $750. He was released at 6:44 a.m.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Down III Coming
SMN reports: DOWN and former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown checked in to the band's official site, down-nola.com, to let fans know what's going on in the world of Anselmo and co.

In a forum message Brown mentioned that DOWN's next studio effort, "Down III" would be coming "real soon", as well as certain tour plans and other exciting releases. [see full story for Rex's full message] 
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Kid Rock Marries
TMZ reports: Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock tied the knot Saturday on a yacht in St. Tropez, and Pam, unsurprisingly, was no blushing bride - she wore a white string bikini as she walked down the aisle.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KFC Fall Out
PR reports: Taking a well-deserved break from the road to begin recording their first album since From Under the Cork Tree (Island Records), which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, Chicago-based Fall Out Boy members Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman have signed on to a petition calling on KFC to end its suppliers' worst abuses of chickens. The petition is sponsored by peta2-the world's largest youth animal rights organization. Andy-who went vegan three years ago-and Joe signed the petition at a concert headlined by rock legend and longtime peta2 pal Morrissey in London.

Andy and Joe urge KFC to "eliminate the worst abuses that chickens suffer in the factory farms and slaughterhouses of its suppliers, including crippling injuries because of cruel breeding practices and the overuse of drugs, having their throats slit while still conscious, and being dunked into tanks of scalding-hot water while they are still alive and able to feel pain." Visitors to peta2.com can sign their names to the petition as well. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lady Sov Snarl
PR reports: "Lady Sovereign, blah blah blah." At this point, if you haven't heard of Lady Sovereign, you've been living under an effing rock. The self-proclaimed 'biggest midget in the game' has gone from the bloggers' champ to magazine-cover-vamp on both sides of the pond, having graced the covers of URB, The Fader, and i-D to name a few�and she hasn't even put out an album.

The plus-sized hype surrounding this pint-sized 20-year-old hailing from Wembley, England is the subject of her new single, "Love Me Or Hate Me," set to impact radio nationwide on August 7th. All punk-n-grime snot-nosed British attitude over an undeniable 808-fueled electro-pop-n-lock beat courtesy of NYC producer Dr. Luke, Lady Sov snarls on the chorus: "If you love me then, THANK YOU! If you hate me then, F#CK YOU!" [dirty version of the song at the full story link. ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The 88 Costa Tour
PR reports: The 88 will be hitting the road shortly w/ Matt Costa for more dates in US and Canada. More dates to be added.

8/05 - Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre - Montclair, CA
8/16 - The Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
8/31 - The Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA
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Tracks of the Roach
PR reports: Papa Roach's new album The Paramour Sessions will be stores everywhere on September 12th. The first single "...To Be Loved" can be heard on the band's official website and will be available exclusively on the iTunes music store beginning August 1st [listen at the full story link]. 

Track listing for the full album is as follows: 01 . . .To Be Loved * 02 Alive ['N Out Of Control] * 03 Crash * 04 The World Around You * 05 Forever * 06 I Devise My Own Demise * 07 Time Is Running Out * 08 What Do You Do? * 09 My Heart Is A Fist * 10 No More Secrets * 11 Reckless * 12 The Fire * 13 Roses On My Grave[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stone Roth Filter: Army of Anyone
PR reports: Army Of Anyone, the new band featuring Richard Patrick from Filter, Dean and Robert DeLeo from Stone Temple Pilots fame and drummer Ray Luzier of David Lee Roth's band, are premiering their new single "Goodbye" today on AOL Music. You can stream "Goodbye" in its entirety and find out more about the project at the full story link. 

Army Of Anyone teamed with famed producer Bob Ezrin on their debut album, due out later this year on the new label started by The Firm management company[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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