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Report for 06/13/06
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Song: Rebel Meets Rebel "Nothing to Lose" video

Reviews: Sonic Youth | Dixie Witch | Voivod | The Moore Brothers

Gay Bashers Busted
antiMusic reports: Four young males aged 16 to 20 have been arrested for hate crime assault and hate crime harassment for allegedly attacking gay singer Kevin Aviance as he left a Manhattan's East Village gay bar late Saturday night. 

Aviance best known for his No. 1 dance hits "Da Da Din" and "Alive" was beaten and kicked by the four youths as they yelled several gay epithets including "kill the faggot". "They kicked me in my back, they kicked in my knees. They just kept kicking," he said. 

The 38 year old singer was released from the hospital on Monday after being treated for head trauma and other injuries. The four assailants are being held pending arraignment according to Reuters. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Congress Vs Idol
antiMusic reports: One member of Congress has called the American Idol voting process into question. North Carolina Representative Howard Coble (R) thinks his constituent Chris Daughtry (of McLeansville) was robbed of the Idol title. Like a good politician, he bases his judgment on "online polls, fan blogs, numerous websites and general talk around town". He admits that he doesn't know the pop music business, "most people know that my musical tastes run more towards bluegrass," however he makes it clear, "But I do know politics," he said in the Congressional Record. "With no disrespect intended toward this year's winner, Taylor Hicks, most people think this year's American Idol should have been Chris Daughtry´┐Ż while I will not call for Congress to investigate this Idol election process, those of us who reside in the 6th District of North Carolina will always be convinced that our guy really won - sort of like fans of Al Gore in 2000." Coble already represents one Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino (now known as just Fantasia) who hails from High Point. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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White Stripes Trial
AP reports: A trial began Monday on a federal lawsuit by a producer who worked on the first two White Stripes albums and says he played a pivotal role in creating the two-member rock band's signature sound and deserves a share of the royalties.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pee Wee Raconteurs
Mammoth Press reports: The Raconteurs have teamed up with Paul Ruebens, best known for his work as Pee Wee Herman, in a brand new video for their single, "Steady, As She Goes." The video's plot surrounds a soap box derby race with the band members. Ruebens plays "an unscrupulous pit boss, stooping to low levels to ensure a win for his racer."

The video will premiere exclusively on Yahoo! Music on Monday, June 19th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Illness
antiMusic reports: Jonathan Davis' mystery illness is no longer a mystery. The Korn frontman issued a statement explaining that he is suffering from a blood disorder called Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. "I started getting these weird bruises all over my body about two weeks ago," Davis said. "I was getting very weak after the shows so I saw a doctor in London Friday. He took some blood tests and when the results came in, they rushed me to the hospital. It turned out I have ITP [Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura]. It's too hard to spell, but basically it's a blood infection where because of an allergic reaction, my blood platelets - the stuff my bone marrow produces to help my blood clot - were really low. I mean, way low. Most humans have between 140 and 400 in their cells. I had 5... no joke... FIVE. If I continued to headbang on stage I could have had a brain hemorrhage and dropped dead on the spot" 

He says won't be down for long, "The doctors are telling me that each day I've been here in hospital my platelet count has been going up and I should be healthy to play in a few weeks." [see full story for his full statement]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Igor Leaves Sepultura
antiMusic reports: Surprise, surprise... Igor is out. Sepultura made the following announcement on their website: In a press release sent today to the press [always a good place to send a press release], Igor Cavalera makes official his departure from Sepultura. 

Igor says he decided to leave the band because of "musical incompatibility" with the other members of the band. Igor will be working on other projects from now on. 

Brazilian drummer Jean Dolabella (ex-UDORA) will take his place for the upcoming tour dates.[see full story for Igor's statement]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guns N' Roses Reunion UK
antiMusic reports: Guns N' Roses gave UK fans at the Download festival a special treat on Sunday night when Izzy Stradlin joined Axl and company on stage for three songs during the band's headlining performance: 'Patience', 'Night Train' and 'I Used To Love Her'. 

Izzy joined GNR on stage during their final New York City warm up show last month. Stradlin wasn't the only special guest during the set as Sebastian Bach joined the band on stage for "My Michelle. Fans were also treated to performances of the new tracks 'Better', 'The Blues', 'IRS' and 'Madagascar' all believed to be on the forthcoming 'Chinese Democracy'. [see full story for the full setlist]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rollins of Yorke
thetripwire reports: With Radiohead's current North American tour underway, as well as frontman Thom Yorke's solo album due out on July 11, it is hard to power up your internet browser and not see even more news about our beloved UK rock superheroes. The latest to pop up is the confirmation of Yorke to appear on The Henry Rollins Show. 

Episode sixteen of this great talk show will include a musical performance by Yorke, which will air on July 15 at 10pm ET.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Leif "Leffe" Cuzner RIP
Blabbermouth reports: According to Tartarean Desire, former NIHILIST guitarist Leif "Leffe" Cuzner recently passed away in Montreal, Canada. Leif was one of the founding members of NIHILIST, the legendary Swedish death metal act he formed in 1987 together with Alex Hellid (ENTOMBED) and Nicke Andersson (THE HELLACOPTERS, ex-ENTOMBED). NIHILIST more or less evolved into ENTOMBED over time.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Niacin Tour
Blabbermouth reports: NIACIN, featuring legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG), have lined up the following tour dates:

June 18-19: The Baked Potato 3787 Cahuenga Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 [see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Thyrane Split
Blabbermouth reports: Finland's THYRANE have officially split up, according to a posting on the band's web site. All previously announced shows have been cancelled and there are no plans to play any "farewell" concerts.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motorhead Tracks
BW&BK reports: MOTÖRHEAD are releasing their new album, Kiss Of Death, on August 29th via Sanctuary. The track listing is as follows: 'Sucker', 'One Night Stand', 'Devil I Know', 'Trigger', 'Under The Gun', 'God Was Never On Your Side', 'Living In The Past', 'Christine', 'Sword Of Glory', 'Be My Baby', 'Kingdom Of The Worm', 'Going Down', 'R.A.M.O.N.E.S.'.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reggie Unwarped
antiMusic reports: Reggie and The Full Effect have changed their summer plans. Here is what they had to say on their official site: We are really sorry to say, but unfortunately we will not be on Warped Tour this summer. Instead we are going to be in the studio working on a new record with Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Slayer). We hope you understand and look forward to seeing everyone in the late fall. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Modern Dylan
FMQB reports: Bob Dylan's next album will be called Modern Times and will be released on August 28, according to a new report from the U.K.'s NME magazine. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Velvet 2 Off
MTV reports: Velvet Revolver, who continue to work on their forthcoming second album, will take a break from the studio in late July for a pair of live appearances. Look for the Revolver to rock Kelseyville, California, on July 29 and Paso Robles, California on July 30.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Cancer Goodbye
PR reports: The KISS Army March committee is proud to announce the details surrounding the events planned for Cleveland on August 4-5, 2006. The committee has announced that 100% of the net proceeds generated by the event will go to the American Cancer Society (ACS). ACS was chosen because former KISS drummer Eric Carr succumbed to the disease in 1991. Says Brian Harman, Regional Development Director with ACS, "This is a great community event put on by the KISS Army and the funds raised will help us KISS cancer goodbye."

The intent of the march is to gain the attention of the Selection Committee of the Hall and have them reconsider their decision to exclude KISS. Participants will assemble at noon in Voinovich Park behind the Hall of Fame and begin their march at 2 PM. Before and after the march, many KISS-related events will take place. You can find the itinerary at www.KISSarmyunites.com 

Morley Seaver did an interview with the planners to find out what drove them to start this rally. You can read the first part of this interview with Paul Carpenter at the full story link - Click Here for the Full Story 

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