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Report for 06/06/06
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: Slayer - Cult

Reviews: Hoobastank | Orange Goblin & more Live | MorleyView: Lucid Fly | Couldron

666 Wrong?
antiMusic reports: If you got that 666 tattoo you may have to have it corrected. If you are afraid to leave the house today in fear of the Beast of Revelation coming to town, have no fear since the Bible passage states it's the number of the beast's name not a date and also since scholars in England last year discovered the answer that the long debate on whether the number was really 666. It turns out it's not, it's really 616. 

Researchers in England have been studying 400,000 pieces of papyri that were discovered in 1895 near Oxyrhynchus, Egypt. The papyri are believed to date back to around 300 A.D. (about a hundred years older than other sources of the Book Revelation.) With the use of modern technology, these researchers discovered last year that the passage is chi, iota, sigma which translates to 616 not the much feared 666. The debate has raged for centuries about who the mystical number represents. Some feel the 616 represented Roman Emperor Caligula (played by Malcolm McDowell) who ruled over Rome at the time the biblical book was written. Others think that the 666 represents Nero. We here at antiMusic suspect that both camps are wrong as our unscientific research finds that the number may refer to either Clay Aiken (birth name Clayton Holmes Grissom) or Katie Couric (no hate mail from the Claybots, it was a stupid joke). That should scare you, but a date on a calendar shouldn't. But to celebrate 6.6.06 our metalheaded sister site Thrashpit officially launches today. (we were going to link you to a Barry Manilow song but decided that was just too evil). Click the full story link to check out the Pit! 
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McCartney Porn
Reuters reports: Pornographic photos of Paul McCartney's estranged wife, Heather Mills, have surfaced in the British tabloid The Sun and on newspaper's website, www.thesun.co.uk. The photos were taken for a hardcore German book titled Die Freuden Der Liebe--The Joys Of Love in 1988, five years before the motorcycle accident in which Mills lost one of her legs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clear Channel Sued
FMQB reports: A class-action lawsuit was filed last Friday (June 2) in a Denver federal court, accusing Clear Channel Communications of breaking anti-trust laws in its dealings in the concert business. The suit specifically named Clear Channel's broadcasting division and its live entertainment spinoff, Live Nation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Santana Smells
antiMusic reports: Wanna smell like Carlos Santana? Now you can, the Jurassic rocker along with his wife unveiled his new men's fragrance at Macy's Herald Square in New York on Monday, according to MTV. Carlos and his wife were on hand to sign bottles of the new product which is billed as "a rich scent inspired by the music of Santana". We here at antiMusic have no idea what it smells like but if it's to be a hit it will most likely be a cover of another fragrance as Carlos did score his two biggest hits with other people's songs ("Oye Como Va" by Tito Puente and "Black Magic Woman" by Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac).- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dead Suicide
antiMusic reports: A follow up to yesterday's story: Suicide may have been the cause of death for former Tubes and Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick. Friends of Welnick reportedly told the San Jose Mercury News that the musician took his own life at his Bay Area home. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Manilow Torture
Reuters reports: Sick and tired of souped-up cars with loud engines and pulsing music? Barry Manilow may be the answer. 

Officials in one Sydney district have decided to pipe the American crooner's music over loudspeakers in an attempt to rid streets and car parks of hooligans whose anti-social cars and loud music annoy residents and drive customers from businesses.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Morrissey Vs Smiths
Gigwise reports: In an interview with The Times Morrissey revealed that he doesn't considered the other three Smiths to be his friends and that they don't deserve to have the attention he has earned himself. ..."I feel as if I've worked very hard since the demise of the Smiths and the others haven't, so why hand them attention that they haven't earned? We are not friends, we don't see each other. Why on earth would we be on a stage together?" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Shy Love
Gigwise reports: Courtney Love's forthcoming memoirs won't be a "kiss and tell" affair the former Hole front woman has revealed.

The book entitled �Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love' was expected to contain salacious details of Love's notorious past.

However, that won't be so she told BBC 6 Music: "It's not a kiss-and-tell, it's not an autobiography. I certainly don't give up a Tracey Emin-style 'sex list', 'cos if I did, as Stevie Nicks once told me, empires would crumble." [see full story for more... looks the rumored title 'how to get away with murder' was just that, a rumor.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Deals
TMZ reports: A source tells TMZ that RCA Music Group, which is home to all the past 'Idol' winners, will sign Katharine McPhee and is close to signing a solo deal with Chris Daughtry. Ace Young is also said to be in talks with the label. [so much for winning a contract... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deep Styx
Blabbermouth reports: According to MelodicRock.com, DEEP PURPLE and STYX will be teaming up for a U.K. in Apil/May 2007. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Apr. 21 - Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
Apr. 22 - Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
Apr. 24 - Nottingham, UK @ Arena
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Fu Manchu Get Liquored Up
Blabbermouth reports: FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"We signed a new deal with Liquor And Poker Music today [June 5, 2006]. We go into the studio next week. We will be recording 13 new songs and three cover songs. Not sure how many songs will make the final record. Covers: 'Moving in Stereo' [THE CARS], 'Who Are You' [VOID], 'D.O.A.' [VAN HALEN].[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Really Silent Voices Now
Blabbermouth reports: Vocalist Michael Henneken has left Finnish prog-metallers SILENT VOICES. His official statement on the matter reads as follows: "I've been twisting and turning this thing in my mind for a long time and it seems that there's only one way to go, so I can find some peace. I've come to the conclusion that I must leave the band in order to release the stress I've been feeling for longer than I've had to. The musical direction and the way that the band functions has gone in a direction lately that has not been to my liking � in fact, it has bothered me quite a bit.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sepultura Fake
Blabbermouth reports: Ex-SEPULTURA/current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera has slammed the current touring version of his former band as "fake" and has reiterated his desire to one day take part in a reunion of the group's classic lineup. When asked during a Sirius Satellite Radio interview last month if there have been talks between him and the guys in SEPULTURA about getting back together one day, Max said, "There's been a lot of talk � rumor and stuff. I don't know� What I know is that Igor [Cavalera, Max's brother and current SEPULTURA drummer] is not on tour [with SEPULTURA] right now [Editor's Note: Igor announced earlier in the year that he was taking a break from SEPULTURA's touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son], and to me that's not SEPULTURA, man. I don't give a s*** � that is not. We made the band, we created the band[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS The Bride
BW&BK reports: According to KISSonline.com, guitarist Tommy Thayer married Amber Peek yesterday (June 4th) at a ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. The ceremony took place at the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, CA. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons both attended the wedding and reception last night. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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tinfoil reports: The UK All Party Parliamentary Internet Group has published a paper on DRM today that makes a number of very progressive recommendations on DRM in British law. The APPIG solicited public comments, and the UK Open Rights Group submitted a long, detailed set of recommendations on how to make Britain safe from copy-restriction technology. Many of the best recommendations in the APPIG mirror the ORG proposals, which suggests that Parliament is really listening to tech activists on DRM questions.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Mnemic Vocals
The PRP reports: Mnemic have officially recruited Guillaume Bideau of Scarve fame as their new vocalist. Bideau, who has amicably left Scarve to join the group, will join up with the band in a Los Angeles, CA studio shortly to begin recording [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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