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Report for 06/02/06
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: Depeche Mode Listening Party

Reviews: The Raconteurs | MorleyView: HorrorPops | Grave Digger | Joseph Israel

F**k KFed!
Contact Music reports: BRITNEY SPEARS has fuelled speculation her marriage is over by posting an offensive message, seemingly to her husband KEVIN FEDERLINE, on her website. The pregnant 24-year-old, who refuses to deny she is splitting up with the aspiring rapper, displayed a picture of herself giving a one-fingered salute.[see full story for more... yes folks it was a slow news day but the headline was needed]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Floyd Vs Stones
Gigwise reports: Pink Floyd man of old David Gilmour has urged The Rolling Stones to quit music saying they are too old to tour.

He told today's Daily Telegraph: "I think it's ridiculous, actually. Mick and Keith should get a life. It's like a strange, sexual compulsion."[see full story to learn just how senior to Dave the Stones are and to vote if you think they have rock and rolled over the hill]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ludacris Ruling
AP reports: Top-selling rappers Kanye West and Ludacris won a copyright infringement trial Thursday when a jury concluded their 2003 hit "Stand Up" did not copy a tune by New Jersey musicians.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Grohl Not Dead
Ananova reports: Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl has reassured fans he is very much alive despite a number of internet sites saying the contrary.

The internet web of lies depicting Dave's death got so carried away that Grohl himself started receiving phone calls of condolence.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ween Farmers
CMJ reports: With a new studio album in the works, Ween has announced a smattering of tour dates slated for July and early August. The Ween boys, Gene and Dean, have holed themselves up in a 200-year-old barn in Pennsylvania where they've been working on and recording the still-untitled follow-up to 2003's Quebec. The album's release date is also unknown, but Ween apparently have a number of songs in the works, stating on their website: "The music sounds great and it feels good to be back in our natural habitat�recording in a s***ty old farmhouse with a leaky roof and a rodent/insect infestation. And black mold. This is the most writing and recording we've done in many years and I can't wait for you guys to hear our new s***."[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Clone Wins
TMZ reports: "Definitely Maybe," the debut album by Oasis, has beaten the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in a British vote for the greatest album of all time, organizers said Thursday.

The Beatles also took third place with "Revolver" and had three other albums in the Top 100 in the vote staged by British Hit Singles & Albums, an annual publication, and NME.com [see full story for more... Inferior copies tend to beat superior originals when it comes to mass public consumption. Something to do with the lowest common denominator or mothers smoking crack while pregnant. ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Petty Vs RHCP?
Contact Music reports: TOM PETTY is reportedly considering suing RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS over allegations they plagiarised one of his songs. The band have been accused of lifting key aspects of their latest single DANI CALIFORNIA from Petty's MARY JANE'S LAST DANCE, most publicly by US DJ DAN GAFFNEY who said, "The chord progression, the melody, the tempo, the key, the lyrical theme� they're identical." Sources tell the New York Post Petty is in discussions with his lawyers about mounting a legal challenge. [see full story for more including comments from Tom's publicist ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nada Surf EP
Mammoth Press reports: Barsuk Records has released an exclusive digital EP for Nada Surf. The EP, entitled kexp acoustic session live at the triple door is avilable exclusivly through iTunes.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lost Crowes
Blabbermouth reports: Twice THE BLACK CROWES have recorded albums that were never officially released: "Tall" in 1993 and "Band" in 1997. While a few songs from these lost albums were re-recorded and released on studio albums, many have emerged only through the band's legendary live shows. THE BLACK CROWES recently went into the vault, collecting the best moments from those abandoned sessions for a special treat for their longtime fans. Titled "The Lost Crowes", it is a two-disc set of unreleased music that has been remixed for its public debut on Rhino. The compilation will be available August 29[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Twisted Xmas
Blabbermouth reports: TWISTED SISTER manager Daniel Stanton of Coallier Entertainment has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "TWISTED SISTER has signed with American record label Razor & Tie for the purpose of releasing a final CD. The CD will be a Christmas album of standards done in an all-heavy metal format. Due to release date commitments, the band had to cancel several shows this summer, including two in England on June 27th [London Hammersmith Apollo] and 28th [Nottingham Rock City] and turn down four high-profile festivals in Europe. The planned release date will be in mid-October. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aborted DVD
Blabbermouth reports: Belgian death metallers ABORTED have posted the following message on their official web site:

"So, as a lot of you knew by now (sorry for the lack of updates, busy busy!) we've recorded our upcoming live DVD, 'The Auricular Chronicles' [on May 28 at La Locomotive] in Paris. Thanks to all those who attended the show and made it a party even at such late hour on a Sunday! We shot this with OneoOne on 13 cams and the recordings are off to Herr Tue Madsen himself for the mix. Expect this baby to be out end of October!

"Speaking of which, October is still recording time [for the new ABORTED studio album]. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Your Toilet
Blabbermouth reports: Look out, KISS is about to invade your kitchen and bathroom! KISS licensee California Gold has just released nine new KISS ceramic wall tiles featuring all of the classic KISS album covers of the '70s. Each 6" x 6" ceramic tile features a great quality full-color KISS cover. These new tiles follow the "Alive II" and the solo tiles that were released last year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SYL The New Black
KNAC reports: Canadian extremists Strapping Young Lad have returned with The New Black, a stunningly well-defined and more diverse effort that is soon to be a landmark in the epic pantheon of heavy metal. The much anticipated new album is set for a July 11th release and the group, led by singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend, have redefined their sound, creating what is soon to be the definitive offering of their already stellar career. [see full story for more including a bit about a reissue and tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coheed Escape Plan
antiMusic reports: It looks like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Coheed And Cambria and Chiodos have booked a handful of late summer shows together. 

The dates are thus (according to The PRP):
August 03rd Columbus, OH - PromoWest Pavillion
August 04th Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room @ Murat Centre
August 05th Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater (DEP ONLY)
[see full story for more dates]
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Bad Religion Rumors
punkbands reports: According to some un-official sources the fourteenth Bad Religion studio album is going to be called The Ultra Tyranny and will be released sometime in November 2006. Bad Religion are finishing the writing for their still untiled fourteenth studio album and they will begin recording in late June/early July.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pizza Sidelines Band
SMN reports: Due to pizza, all HORSE THE BAND appearances through June 19th have been cancelled. Please don't look for them there. The band wishes good luck to The Great Gatsby's, Portugal the Band, and Forever Durden. [see full story for more metal news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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