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Report for 06/05/06
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Song: They Might Be Giants - "Asbury Park" video

Reviews: Johnny Cash | HHH: Rabbath Ammon | MorleyView: Shut Up Marie | The Welch Boys

Rap Idol Coming
E! reports: Hip-hop needs an American Idol, and Master P has a plan. 

The hip-hop mogul is developing his own reality talent show, America's Next Hip Hop Stars, that will give up and coming rappers from across the country a chance to compete for a recording contract and $50,000.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Grateful Dead Death
tinfoil reports: Vince Welnick, the Grateful Dead's last keyboard player and a veteran of several other bands, including the Tubes and Missing Man Formation, has died at age 51, the Grateful Dead's longtime publicist said.

Welnick died Friday, said Dennis McNally, who declined to release the cause. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Youngbloodz Drug Bust
antiMusic reports: Rap duo Youngbloodz along with their 12-person posse were busted for drug and firearm possession on their way to show Thursday. The homies were cruizin' in a tour bus with expired tags on I-85 in Georgia when 5.0 pulled them over. Coweta County Sheriff's Deputy Clinton Reynolds discovered the wonderful aroma of marijuana when they opened the tour bus door. Deputies searched the bus and found "two firearms and about a half pound of marijuana divided into 11 plastic bags," according to AP and hauled the 14 off to jail. 

Jeffrey Ray Grigsby (J-Bo) and Sean Paul Joseph along with their 12 friends where all charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearms. When it comes to the charges, don't expect the 14 to Shakem' Off, but they did post bail on Friday. For more on this story see the full story link. 
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Urban Duran
Gigwise reports: Duran Duran's new material looks set to take a hip-hop edge after the band revealed they're drafting in urban producers. 

The band are currently busy in the studio recording their new long-player, which is expected to hit the shelves early next year. 
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Andrew Bird Watching
CMJ reports: While the words "hip" and "violinist" aren't often seen alongside one another, Chicago-based balladeer Andrew Bird continues to defy convention by being both. The hip violinist is currently working on his next full-length album, expected sometime next year. Building upon the success of 2005's Mysterious Production Of Eggs, Bird has recruited a number of Midwest musicians, including Haley Bonar and Chris Morrissey, both veterans of the lengthy Mysterious Production Of Eggs tour.... Fans can catch Bird this summer as he hits a handful of major festivals including Kansas's Wakarusa June 10, Tennessee's Bonnaroo June 16 and Milwaukee Summer Fest July 5. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slayer 666 T
Blabbermouth reports: To honor the symbolic date of June 6, 2006 � the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year; as in 666, the "number of the beast" or Anti-christ in the Bible's Book of Revelations � SLAYER will release an exclusive t-shirt, limited to 666 units and only available at the band's official web store. The t-shirt is priced $16.66[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Treat for Germany
Blabbermouth reports: METALLICA performed their classic 1986 album, "Master of Puppets", in its entirety again Sunday night (June 4) at the Rock im Park festival in Nürnberg, Germany. The band played all eight songs in their proper sequence for the first time ever at yesterday's (June 3) headlining appearance at the Rock am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Primal Fear Hits
BW&BK reports: Mat Sinner informs BW&BK that PRIMAL FEAR have inked a one-off deal with Nuclear Blast, for a best-of compilation that will also include "a special bonus CD of classic metal tracks." An October release is planned. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pearl Jam Storytellers
TuneLab reports: Pearl Jam filmed an episode of VH1's Storytellers at The Avalon in New York City Wednesday, May 31st. The episode is set to air on July 1st and includes front-man Eddie Vedder discussing lyrics to the bands hits[see full story for set list!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boyhitscar Reissue
TuneLab reports: Boyhitscar will be re-releasing 'The Passage' on July 11th through Rock Ridge Music. The band will hit the road with Flyleaf and Keating later this month.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zombie Halloween
TuneLab reports: Dimension Films has announced that Rob Zombie will make the next "Halloween" movie, writing, directing, and serving as producer. Zombie will also serve as the music supervisor on the film. 

Zombie's vision of this film is an entirely new take on the legend and will satisfy fans of the classic "Halloween" legacy while beginning a new chapter in the Michael Myers saga.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blacklisted Illness
punkbands reports: Philladelphia's Blacklisted have been forced to drop off their tour supporting Ignite due to illness. The band explained the situation: Our guitar player(tim) has been sick for the last few days. So Thursday on our way to Baltimore he decided to go into the emergency room at John Hopkins University and get checked out. 

After a few hours of waiting, blood tests a potential heart attack scare and an overnight stay, we have found out tim has some type of infection around his heart. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chris Daughtry's 'Live' Plans
Rockdirt reports: Though rumors of Chris Daughtry taking Fuel's vacant frontman slot have been circulating since he was voted off 'American Idol', and after its band members offered him the job, Daughtry tells the York Daily Record it's unlikely he'll make the move. What he does want to do is work with Live, after singing with Ed Kowalczyk during the 'Idol' finale. "I think it's a very good chance," he said. "We're already talking about collaborating in the near future, even on songwriting. We stay in touch." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bleed The Dope
The Gauntlet reports: Some people call it a fever, others just call it a rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Having toured relentlessly in support of their debut album, Paradigm In Entropy, California's BLEED THE SKY have secured one last outing with Dope - the Jagermeister-sponsored Summer Of Sin Tour which begins on June 13th in Grand Rapids, MI - before heading back home to work on their second album. Their friends and family haven't seen hide or hair of them in the past six months and a few have jokingly considered filing a missing persons report.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dimmu Borgir Illness
antiMusic reports: Dimmu Borgir made the following announcement on their website last week: Dimmu Borgir are very sorry, on such a short notice, to announce that they are forced to pull out of Gods of Metal Festival in Italy due to serious health reasons. 

"We apologize to everyone it may concern, we were very much looking forward to play this great festival, but due to a serious situation regarding one of our members' health condition we have no other choice as it is beyond our control. We owe it to our business partners, fans and friends and perhaps mostly ourselves, to do a great gig, but this will not be possible under the given circumstances, unfortunately. Health will always have first priority."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bach N Roses
antiMusic reports: Guns N' Roses will have a very special guest along for their European tour. We'll give you the info straight from the horses mouth. Sebastian Bach posted the following update on his website: "�When I look back on my life, I have to say that one of my true friends is Mr. W. Axl Rose. As everyone now knows, when Guns 'N Roses made their triumphant return to New York City a few weeks ago, Axl was cool enough to invite me onstage all 4 nights to sing with him the Guns 'N Roses song of my choice, which happens to be 'My Michelle'. During the NYC shows Axl asked me if I wanted to fly with him to Europe to duet with him in England at Donington & Hammersmith. Of course I said YES & then I mentioned to him the recording of the new CD 'Angel Down' & how much it would mean for our band to open some Guns'N Roses shows. Axl's response was to offer the band the whole European tour.

To say that my mind is blown, or that I am thankful for this opportunity, is so superfluous. I really cannot express how much this means to me. Axl Rose is the most honest, genuine, straight-up, & talented person I have ever met in this business, & for him to give my band the chance to rock in front of all his fans is something I will never forget.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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