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Report for 06/16/06
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: Primal Scream - "Country Girl"

Reviews: Thursday | Dimebag Classics | Inside Track: GNR Tribute | Carey Ott

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GNR Murder?
Blabbermouth reports: Did Justin Barber turn to a GUNS N' ROSES tune to work up the nerve to murder his wife?

Prosecutors suggested as much at the business analyst's capital trial Wednesday when they played a recording of the band's 1988 track "Used To Love Her" for jurors. 

The song, in which a man brags about killing his mate, was downloaded to Barber's computer just five hours before his 27-year-old wife, April, was shot dead on a deserted beach.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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K Fed Movie
hecklerspray reports: If reports are true, Kevin Federline has been working on a script for a film based on his life with shades of 8 Mile thrown in for good luck and is seeking financial backing for the project. From any angle, this is a ridiculous idea and stone cold proof as to why you should never trust anyone who has ever danced for money.

If the Kevin Federline movie is steeped in historical fact, it'll be about a heterosexual boy who inexplicably wanted to become a dancer, tried to cultivate a preposterous 'street' image and then married someone legitimately famous and lived off her cash. However, if the Kevin Federline movie is more of an 8 Mile film, he'll have to rap in it.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzfest Cancellation
Blabbermouth reports: The July 14 Ozzfest 2006 date, originally scheduled to take place at the Float-Rite Park in Somerset, Wisconsin, has reportedly been cancelled, apparently due to "low ticket sales." ...Ozzfest.com has now confirmed that the Somerset show has been cancelled.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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White Stripes Win
AP reports: A federal jury ruled Thursday that the White Stripes don't have to share royalties with a producer who worked on the rock band's first two albums and claimed he played a pivotal role in creating its signature sound.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Glitter's Bad Appeal
Gigwise reports: Gary Glitter has lost his appeal against a three year jail sentence for child sex abuse in Vietnam.

As previously reported on Gigwise Glitter was convicted back in March of molesting two girls aged 11 and 12.

…according the BBC Judge Truong Vinh Thuy rejected his claims, saying: "We did not see enough evidence to reduce the penalty for the defendant."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wacko Jacko Suit
TMZ reports: Michael Jackson unmercifully harassed a Los Angeles woman, tampering with her food and water and threatening her life, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

The bizarre case, filed by Helen Harris-Scott, alleges that she began sending Jackson cards and letters in 1986, declaring her "love and admiration" for the singer. The plaintiff claims Jackson was "shy" and communicated with her through others and through his music.

Harris-Scott claims things turned ugly around 1987 when Jackson, who was "connected with criminals," flattened her tires and tampered with her brake system. She also says a GPS tracking device was secretly installed in her car, tracking her every move. She says her phone was also wiretapped. Harris-Scott claims it got even worse, alleging Jackson had "organized criminals watching me inside my house in L.A. and reporting to him." [She went coo-coo when he thought about her cocoa puffs! See full story for more of this strangeness] 
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Green Day Save Girl
TMZ reports: No one can argue that Green Day's latest album "American Idiot" isn't chock full of social and political messages. But one message the Bay Area punk group wasn't aware of may have saved a English girl's life. It turns out the album cover, a stark red, black and white image that shows a hand holding a grenade shaped like a heart, helped a 12 year-old English girl identify some very dangerous small munitions in her back yard.

Ruby Wilson, of Halifax, England, was doing a little afternoon gardening when she found a live grenade lying among the weeds. Ruby recognized the item as a grenade from a Green Day t-shirt she owns. She took the grenade to her father who immediately called the police. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Petty Deal
PR reports: Tom Petty has signed an exclusive recording contract with Rick Rubin's American Recordings. The agreement keeps Petty within the Warner Bros. Records family - his last four albums were on the Warner Bros. label, including 1994's multi-Platinum, Grammy-winning Rubin-produced "Wildflowers" - and Rubin recently brought his American Recordings label back to Burbank.

The first release under the new agreement will be "Highway Companion," Petty's third solo and 18th overall career disc. Due out on July 25 and featuring twelve new Petty compositions, "Highway Companion" was produced by Jeff Lynne with Petty and Mike Campbell; Lynne also produced the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Petty albums "Full Moon Fever" (1989) and "Into the Great Wide Open" (1991) (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Frank Black Solo Tour
PR reports: Frank Black will hit the road this summer - not fronting his legendary band the Pixies - but on his own, doing a series of solo acoustic shows opening for Foo Fighters, mixed with a handful of his own headline club dates. The tour will kick off in Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, August 9.

The dates are in support of Black's new album, "Fast Man Raider Man," due out on Back Porch/EMI June 20, and mark the first time Black as toured as a solo artist since 1995. [see full story for more including dates!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dragonlord Tendonitis
Blabbermouth reports: A management representative for DRAGONLORD — the San Francisco-based black metal band featuring Eric Peterson (guitar, vocals; TESTAMENT), Gian Pyres (guitar; ex-CRADLE OF FILTH), Derrick Ramirez (bass), Lyle Livingstone (keys) and Jon Allen (drums; SADUS, ex-TESTAMENT) — has issued the following statement:

"I have been informed that Gian Pyres, DRAGONLORD guitarist, has developed very bad tendonitis in his left hand. Accordingly, his doctor advises refraining from playing guitar for the immediate future for fear of more permanent damage.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica n Friends
Blabbermouth reports: MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister joined METALLICA on stage at the Novarock Festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria Thursday night (June 15) to perform a version of MOTÖRHEAD's "Damage Case". Also appearing with METALLICA tonight was ALICE ON CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who sang along with James Hetfield in "Nothing Else Matters".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Seether Patrick Sent Packing
TuneLab reports: Seether guitarist Patrick Callahan has decided to part ways with the band. His final show was on June 3rd in Great Falls, MT. The band has decided to continue on without replacing the guitarist at this time. [see full story for the official statement]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bobaflex Drop Twizted
TuneLab reports: Bobaflex have dropped off their current tour with Twiztid. The band is planning a headlining tour set to begin in July with Indorphine. [Rumor has it they got into an argument over which group had the silliest name.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chariot Member Swap
punkbands reports: The Chariot's Keller Harbin (guitar, vocalist) and Joshua Beiser (bass) have quit the band. According to the group, "it is something they felt they had to do." Now joining The Chariot as replacements are Dan Eaton and Jon Terrey.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fake Gun Trouble
The Gauntlet reports: QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has issued the following update regarding the recent report that the entire band was arrested on June 11 at the Amsterdam, Netherlands, airport for allegedly smuggling illegal firearms:

"What a day! At the airport in Amsterdam, we were all lined up at the ticket counter checking in for the flight to Oslo. The 35 pieces of luggage to check were being lined up and I turned to Adam, our tour manager, and whispered 'Remember, there's a gun in our bags,' referring to the replica Glock 45 handgun that we use on stage. In a second of confusion, he says to the ticket agent, 'Oh, yeah, not to worry but we have a gun in this suitcase. Before he could explain that it wasn't a real gun but a replica, airport police swarmed in on us and the questioning began. Apparently, unknown to us, any gun, whether real or fake, is highly illegal in Holland. Quick-thinking Adam realized that this was suddenly getting ugly and that we might get detained and miss the flight, thus putting the show in Oslo in jeopardy. He instantly informed them that the bag in question was his. Before I could blink, they arrested him and took him away. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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