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Report for 06/12/06
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Korn Hospitalized
antiMusic reports: Korn frontman Jonathan Davis was hospitalized in the U.K. for an unspecified illness. The band was in the UK to take part in the Download Festival. Instead of calling off Saturday's performance, the band called on a plethora of special guest singers to fill in for Davis including members of Slipknot, Devildriver, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, Skindred and 10 Years. 

Because of Davis' illness, the band was forced to cancel Sunday's Download performance in Dublin and also cancelled Tuesday's concert in Amsterdam, their support group Hatebreed will play a headline set instead, according to MetalRage.com. [see full story for info on another band forced to miss Download]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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R Kelly Sex Tape
Gigwise reports: A Chicago judge has ruled that R Kelly's notorious sex tape can be shown to the public.

Both prosecutors and defence lawyers has asked Judge Vincent Gaughan to limit the availability of the tape – which allegedly shows the R'n'B singer having sex with a girl who is thought to be as young as 13 – to jurors and attorneys in the Cook Country State trial.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney Vs Photog
TMZ reports: TMZ has obtained a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by a paparazzo claiming that Britney Spears and her mother Lynne Spears are responsible for serious injuries he suffered when he was allegedly struck by an SUV carrying the pop princess. The incident occurred in June 2004, when Spears, her sister Jamie Lynn and her mother Lynne were leaving a Santa Monica pet store. A number of paparazzi, including the plaintiff Cullen Reavley, crowded around the vehicle. The car, we're told, was owned by Lynne, she was also the one who was driving. Reavley fell to the ground, claiming Lynne ran over his foot. Police and paramedics were called and Reavley was taken to the hospital. Although police were called, they reportedly determined Lynne had nothing wrong and she was not ticketed.

In the lawsuit, filed at the Beverly Hills Courthouse, Reavley claims he suffered injuries to the "head, neck, back, trunk and extremities, all of which have caused and continue to cause plaintiff great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering." The suit goes on to claim that the "injuries will result in permanent disability." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hooker McCartney?
antiMusic reports: Legal council for Heather Mills McCartney said that the tabloids didn't have a leg to stand on when accusing the former model of prostitution. News of the World reportedly dug up some four year old prostitution claims and Mills attorney denied their truthfulness and also said "These are not new stories and were refuted by her lawyers four years ago when first raised. The sources clearly are a variety of unreliable persons who have been paid for these stories," reports Entertainmentwise.com. "The timing of the article is clearly designed to cause maximum hurt to Heather, her husband and family at this sensitive time."

Mills who split with Paul McCartney last month has been the target of several lurid tabloid stories over recent weeks. One story involves pornographic photos from almost 20 years ago that were published by The Sun last week. Another tabloid, The Daily Mail tracked down her co-star in that photo shoot for his side of the story; you can read that at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queensryche Arrested
antiMusic reports: Members of Queensryche were arrested this weekend at the Amsterdam airport for reportedly smuggling illegal firearms, according to their official website. The site reports, "details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but word just came in moments ago from Geoff Tate. More info as it becomes available... stay tuned!' 

The band is in the midst of playing several European music festivals. On Friday they played Sweden Rock festival in Sölvesborg and on Saturday were set to play the Arrow Rock Festival in Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands. At press time we are uncertain if the band was arrested before or after that performance but judging by the post on their official site it appears they were arrested leaving for a scheduled appearance in Norway on Sunday night. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ataris Drop Sony
antiMusic reports: The Ataris frontman Kristopher Roe sent us over the following statement: We just wanted to let all of our fans know that we have requested to be released from our recording agreement with Columbia Records. Since our last album, So Long Astoria, almost every key person working at Columbia has either been fired or has quit, including the President, the head of Marketing, the head of Rock Marketing, the head of Radio Promotion, and our Publicist. The final straw for us was last week when the Chairman of the Sony Music Label Group quit, the President of the Sony Label Group quit and our A&R guy chose not to renew his contract. This amid industry rumors that Columbia is going to be merged with Epic Records. We, like so many of the great people who have recently left Columbia, are not interested in remaining on a label that is in the process of being dismantled.

As you know, So Long Astoria sold nearly a million records, following the tremendous indie success of our previous albums. Normally, a label like Columbia would not honor a million-selling band's request to leave the label. Fortunately for us, the people granting our request were, in fact, leaving Columbia themselves. So, while our new found freedom might cause a slight delay in the release of Welcome The Night, we consider ourselves fortunate to be able to release our next album under the best possible circumstances. We will update you with further details via our website www.theataris.com as they become available.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NIN Rap Volta
Reuters reports: Indie hip-hop heavyweight El-P has secured guest spots from Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and the Mars Volta for his new album, "I'll Sleep When You're Dead."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lil' Eazy-E Arrested
antiMusic reports: Eric Wright Jr. son of late rap pioneer Eazy-E was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies in Compton on Saturday night. The 22 year-old was pulled over for a traffic violation around 6:30 PM on Compton Boulevard. Deputies found a firearm in his position and he was placed under arrest. Two passengers were also arrested according to the Sheriff's Dept. One was charged with possession of a firearm and the other for a probation violation. 

Wright is the oldest son of Eazy-E, a founding member of N.W.A. who died in 1995 of AIDS. According to Wikipedia, Wright grew up in the same house as his famous father and is a member of Kelly Park Compton Crips. Wright plans to release his debut album, "The Prince Of Compton" this summer under the stage name of Lil' Eazy-E on his Kings of L.A. record label which he owns and operates with his business partners Bruce" Bruiser" Bible and Pete Farmer. Some samples can he heard at http://www.myspace.com/lileazye[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Genghis Tron Summer Invasion
antiMusic reports: antiMusic's June Artist of the Month Genghis Tron will be bringing their eclectic brand of metal to fans across North America this summer. The Poughkeepsie, New York rockers will kick off their tour in support of 'Dead Mountain Mouth' on July 5th in Athens, GA and at press time it looks like the tour will wrap on September 21st in Buffalo, NY. 

Here are the dates: 
07/5 - Secret Rope Athens, GA 
07/6 - The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA 
07/7 - Village Tavern Charleston, SC 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slayer's Christian CD Title
PR reports: "Christ Illusion" has been confirmed as the title of the new Slayer album, it has been announced, and the CD's release date is now confirmed for August 8, 2006.

"Christ Illusion" is Slayer's first new studio album since 2001, and the first recorded by the band's original line-up - Kerry King/guitars; Tom Araya/bass, vocals; Jeff Hanneman/guitars; Dave Lombardo/drums - since 1990's "Seasons In The Abyss." "Christ Illusion" was produced by Josh Abraham and executive produced by Rick Rubin, and will be released on Slayer's long-time label, Rubin's American Recordings/Warner Bros. Records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fuel Find Voice
antiMusic reports: Fuel's Carl Bell let fans know late last week that "We got our guy ... and this is gonna be real good! We've found our singer." Just who it is, no one knows. Although the band made headlines recently by offering American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry the gig. Daughtry reportedly turned them down. On the other hand, fans may read something more into Carl's statement which continues, "We've been working with this guy for a while now and he's great. Last month we recorded and submitted a three song demo and, in order to comply with the powers that be, have been waiting for approval while all this other chaos has been going on. Well ... they love what they are hearing and seeing and are excited about what is happening and we are working on getting in the studio to cut the next Fuel record ASAP. I'll keep you posted for more details as they come, but ... hey ... we are finally at the starting gates and ready to roll. Great singer, great songs, it all starting to happen! Stay tuned! Carl" Could it be Daughtry? Or maybe Jason Wheelington? More fuel to the fire? - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Trannyfest
antiMusic reports: Some complain that Sharon has turned Ozzfest into Lamefest with her 'pay-to-play' ways, hyping Avenged Sevenfold a special surprise and putting boybands on the main stage in years past. This year someone in the Sharonfest camp got the great idea to hold a Miss Ozzfest contest and the nominations are in. So if you have the courage to sift through some on the entries, you can vote for who gets the Miss Ozzfest dishonor. And yes some of the entries are scary! Aside from the men vying for the title… we'll let you click the full story link and see for yourself. 

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Talking Def Priest
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 71 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode is the third of a three part series featuring "black" carpet interviews host John Ostronomy conducted at VH1's "Rock Honors" at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It features Joe Elliot and Phil Collen of Def Leppard, K.K. Downing of Judas Priest, Casey Chaos of Amen, All-American Rejects, Marty Casey & Lovehammers, and The Count from Count's Kustoms in Las Vegas, who makes custom choppers for Motley Crue and recently teamed with Godsmack for their "Speak" music video. Hosted by Mark Strigl and Ostronomy, the podcast covers topics including Ian Gillan, Alice In Chains, and The Mediocre Show. A new photo of of Casey Chaos as well as the 30-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pearl Strokes
Blabbermouth reports: According to MJI Interactive, PEARL JAM's Eddie Vedder and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme reportedly have teamed up with THE STROKES to record a cover of soul legend MARVIN GAYE's classic hit "Mercy Mercy Me". The tune features Vedder singing with THE STROKES' Julian Casablancas, and Homme playing drums alongside STROKES stickman Fabrizio Moretti. The track will appear as the B-side on the next STROKES single, "You Only Live Once", which is due out in mid-July. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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