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Report for 06/09/06
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: Everclear - Hater

Reviews: Jewel | MorleyView: Mick Rock | Joan Jett | Divided By Zero

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Myspace Stealing Music?
punkbands reports: Is Myspace Stealing Artists' Music? Billy Bragg certainly seems to think so. He's pulled his music off the site and below is an explanation posted on his official myspace page. 

Someone who we work with was bright enough to read the small print of the MySpace terms and conditions and found that once an artist posts up any content (including songs), it then belongs to My Space (AKA Rupert Murdoch) and they can do what they want with it, throughout the world without paying the artist.[not exactly true, they can do what they want with it within the Myspace service, see the full story to read the "clause in question" which basically is a cover our ass legally clause not a license to steal. The person was "bright enough" to read the find print, just not understand it. The full story also have a comment from Myspace about this ludicrous controversy.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dixie Flops
Reuters reports: Initial ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be canceled or postoned.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Abdul X'd
Contact Music reports: AMERICAN IDOL judge PAULA ABDUL has signed a deal which will see her reunited with SIMON COWELL on British talent show THE X FACTOR. [Couldn't they find a real singer as a judge? Wonder which judge she will "ditto" on that show without Randy there to provide her opinion. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Roxy Music Reunion?
Contact Music reports: ROXY MUSIC star BRYAN FERRY has hinted founding member BRIAN ENO may return to the group for a string of live reunion dates. Eno, who has already contributed to the band's first new album in 25 years, left Roxy Music in 1973 after creative differences caused a massive rift. But Ferry insists the pair are now ready to patch up their differences.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nelly's Coldplay
Launch reports: Chris Martin's duet with Nelly Furtado has been vetoed from her new album, it has been revealed. 

The Coldplay star recorded a track on Loose, which is due out this month. However it was pulled from the record for being too "rocky," according to Furtado.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scott Palmer RIP
CMJ reports: Scott Palmer, bassist for reggae jam band John Brown's Body, died June 7 from cancer of the gall bladder. He was 38. Diagnosed just this January, Palmer had been off from touring with the band to undergo treatment in his hometown of Rochester, New York, according to his band's website. Palmer's last show with John Brown's Body was on New Year's Eve and, since then, he had been doing solo work in Boston with DJ Mister Rourke.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anthrax: Among the Living
Blabbermouth reports: ANTHRAX have confirmed that they will be performing their classic 1987 album "Among the Living" in its entirety for the first time ever on the "off" dates from this summer's tour with ROB ZOMBIE.[see full story for date]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Satellite Signing Party
Blabbermouth reports: Billboard.com is reporting that Perry Farrell's new band SATELLITE PARTY has signed with Columbia, which will release the group's self-titled debut album later this year. The project boasts guest appearances by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS members Flea and John Frusciante, plus NEW ORDER bassist Peter Hook. The group also features former EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Iommi Talent Search
Blabbermouth reports: BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi's official web site has been updated with the following message:

"Tony is currently in the pre-production stages for series 2 of his radio series, 'Black Sunday', on Planet Rock. As with series one, he will be featuring a selection of unsigned acts on the show and is very keen to hear some new music. So if you are in a band, send a demo CD, contact details and a bit of background info about yourselves for consideration for the show to: Tony Iommi, PO Box 54373, London W2 7GD.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zakk Pushed Bakk
Blabbermouth reports: Roadrunner Records has pushed back the projected U.S. release date of the new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY album, "Shot to Hell", to September 19 from the previously announced July 3, a spokesperson for the label has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Godsmack / Rob Zombie Tour
PR reports: Universal Republic rock band Godsmack have revealed details for their 2006 North American tour. The trek will be in support of the groups latest CD release Godsmack IV which recently debuted at the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Aligning with Godsmack this tour is the pioneer of new horror media and music, Rob Zombie. The tour is a two month alliance starting in Dallas, TX at the Smirnoff Music Center and will end October 1. in Concord, CA at the Chronicle Pavilion. Tickets will go on sale via Ticketmaster starting June 10. Godsmack has teamed with I Love All Access to offer special VIP ticketing packages including up-close seating, pre-show party, exclusive Godsmack gifts and many more surprises. Go to www.Godsmack.com for full details! Known for putting together a tireless touring schedule, Godsmack will kick off their 2006 live show on June 10 with a series of sold-out Canadian dates in support of Godsmack IV. The band will also visit Japan in July before hitting North America on August 25. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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More Sirens
PR reports: The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, is excited to announce the addition of Scissor Sisters, Serena Maneesh, Man Man, The Rogers Sisters, Deadboy & The Elephantmen and Priestess to the line-up for the 6th Annual Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ at Coney Island on Saturday, July 15th from 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m. These just announced bands join scheduled performers She Wants Revenge, Stars, Art Brut, Tapes ‘n Tapes, The Stills, The Cribs, Celebration and Dirty On Purpose with the MisShapes DJs spinning throughout the day.

This free, all-day, all-ages, music festival will feature live international, national, local bands and DJs performing on two outdoor stages in historic Coney Island. Now in its sixth year, the Village Voice SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL™ has solidified its status as a leading outdoor music festival, drawing over 100,000 music fans the past three years, establishing itself as a leader in showcasing indie rock veterans and emerging artists. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bruce Dickinson Anthology
PR reports: Sanctuary Visual Entertainment is proud to announce the triple disc DVD release of Bruce Dickinson Anthology on June 20, 2006. This is the definitive Dickinson package. It includes over six hours of videos and live performances, and previously unreleased and archive material. Bruce Dickinson is still the proverbial human whirlwind of activity, having made his mark both as the front man of the legendary Iron Maiden and as a longstanding solo artist, with a catalog that includes six studio albums of his own plus several concert releases. In addition to his musical talents, Bruce is also well known as a BBC Radio deejay, TV broadcaster, airline pilot, sword-fencing expert, novelist, family man and the quintessential voice of heavy music. Bruce says: "It's fantastic to share all of this collection with my fans. These DVDs contain rare material that people either won't know exists or have been unable to buy.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New York Dolls Special Edition
PR reports: The New York Dolls are officially back! On July 25th, the seminal rockers will release One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This, their first studio album in over 30 years. The first pressing of the eagerly anticipated album will include a special 45 minute "making-of" DVD as well as the bonus track "17." The DVD, shot and compiled by Walker Lamond will contain witty and insightful candid studio moments with founding members David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain and the rest of the 'Dolls, as well as footage of guest artists and legendary producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith).

One Day…marks the triumphant return for the band since 1974's Too Much Too Soon. It features 13 new tracks including the first single and video "Dance Like a Monkey" and guest appearances by Michael Stipe, ("Dancing on the Lip of A Volcano"), Iggy Pop ("Gimme Luv and Turn On the Light"), Tom Gabel of Against Me! ("Punishing World"), and the Dolls' own hero, Bo Diddley, on ("17").[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lamb of Xmas
BW&BK reports: What could folk-pop singer-songwriter SUSAN GREENBAUM and trash-talking metal musician Randall Blythe have in common? Christmas. 

The Jewish singer and lead screamer of LAMB OF GOD are planning a duet on Greenbaum's Christmas album. The two met while Greenbaum was recording the album at Sound of Music Studios at Third and Broad streets. She was working on her project downstairs and Blythe was doing preproduction work on the upcoming Lamb Of God album upstairs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hanoi Won't Rock Sweden
BW&BK reports: Finnish hard rock legends HANOI ROCKS have issued the following message via their website: "The Swedish promoter has cancelled the Past, Present And Future Tour, and therefore Hanoi Rocks won't be touring in northern Sweden this summer. However, Hanoi will play at Peace & Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on July 7th, www.peaceandlove.nu.[see full story for more breaking metal news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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