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Report for 06/26/06
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Song: Bullet For My Valentine - 'Tears Don't Fall' video

Reviews: Billy Talent | Dio DVD | Tower of Rome | HHH: Yellow Swans

Roadie Vs Terrorists
antiMusic reports: A former roadie for Motorhead tried to stop the July 7th terrorist attack against London, or at least warn police about two radical Muslims that helped carry out the attack. Martin Gilbertson worked as a computer technician for individuals involved with an Islamic bookshop and youth center Beeston, West Yorkshire. He told the Guardian that he met two of the terrorist involved in the attack, Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, at a party held to celebrate the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.. 

Gilbertson went to work for the group helping produce DVDs and encrypting email, according to an AP report. "I was alarmed and disgusted by what I heard, but I kept my views to myself and they were friendly," Gilbertson said. "They needed my skills, and I was perceived to be anti-government."

However, by October 2003 he said he became so alarmed by "what was going on around [him, that he] went to the police." He was instructed to mail police the material he had collected and the list of names, which he did, but he didn't hear back from police until he contacted them again after the July 7th attack on London. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Teen Sex Protest
Gigwise reports: Pete Townshend has removed a self penned story from his own website after complaints from children's charities.

The story entitled �The Comedian' told of a fictional sexual encounter between two sixteen year olds as was blasted by one charity as "just a form of titillation".

Speaking about the story Kidscape director Michele Elliot told the BBC: "It's just a form of titillation. Responsible adults should not put graphic details of teenagers having sex on the web."[see full story for Pete's response]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kool & the Gang Death
AP reports: Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 57. 

Smith died in Maplewood, N.J., on Tuesday after a long illness, publicist David Brokaw said Thursday. Brokaw did not know the cause of death.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Backstreet Geezer Quits
antiMusic reports: He is hardly a boy and perhaps seeing the writing on the wall, the oldest Backstreet Boy has quit the pop group. Kevin Richardson announced his departure via a message to fans on the group's website on Saturday.

The 33 year-old band elder said, "It was a very tough decision for me but one that was necessary in order to move on with the next chapter of my life." 

Being one 33 year-old boy down won't stop the other "boys" from carrying on as they entered a studio this weekend to record a new album. But they did bid farewell to Richardson, "The door will always be open for him to return to the Backstreet Boys. We wish him the all the best in his future endeavors," they said on their site. Sad days indeed. 
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Cypress Hill Sued
Gigwise reports: Hip-hop veterans Cypress Hill are being sued over a sample used on their seminal Black Sunday album.

Songwriter Glen Watts claims the criminally ignored Syl Johnson version of his soul classic 'Is It Because I'm Black?' was used without permission on album track 'Interlude'.

Watts claims the 1993 album "infringed on his copyrights", according to Allhiphop.com.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Drugs Kill
Gigwise reports: Top music producer Dallas Austin is facing a possible death penalty after being arrested on drugs charges in Dubai.

The producer � who has worked with a host of stars including Michael Jackson, Madonna, No Doubt, TLC, Aretha Franklin and Boyz II Men � was on his way to supermodel's Naomi Campbell's three day birthday party at the exclusive Burj Al Arab hotel when he was arrested for allegedly transporting drugs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sanctuary From Profit
Gigwise reports: Sanctuary Records, the home of Morrissey, The Strokes, Groove Armada and Beyonce amongst others, has announced an expected big trading loss to the stock market.

The label � the world's largest independent music group, and noted for providing a home to ageing stars � stated they expect to register a pre-tax loss of between £17 to £22 million this year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


DMX Vs Def Jam
Gigwise reports: Troubled hip-hop star DMX has left the Def Jam citing difficulties with label President and fellow rapper Jay-Z.

DMX will now release his comeback album �Here We Go Again' through Sony after finding it impossible to deal with his friend becoming his boss.

Sounding distinctly unloved, the Irish Examiner also quotes him as saying, "I made $144 million in the first year - their best ever. How much do you think they gave me? Nothing. Not even a card, and Def Jam was going down. I enabled them to sell the company."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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TMZ reports: Hip hop heavy 50 Cent and Apple are in talks to produce a line of affordable home computers for inner-city residents, according to a recent report in Forbes magazine. "I'm creating a foundation that will be around a long time, because fame can come and go or get lost in the lifestyle and splurging," said the rapper. [see full story for a pic of TMZ's guess at what a Fiddytosh might look like]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anal C*nt Reunion
Blabbermouth reports: ANAL C*NT have been rejoined by drummer Nate Linehan following the recent departure of John Gillis, according to a posting on frontman Seth Putnam's web site. Also back in the fold is axeman Josh Martin, who replaced John Kozik last month.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DimeVision Gold
Blabbermouth reports: "DimeVision - Vol 1: That's The Fun I Have", the recently released DVD tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, has been officially certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. shipments of 50,000 units. "That's huge in the world of DVDs!" stated Dimebag's brother and former PANTERA bandmate Vinnie Paul, who released the set via his own Big Vin label. "I wanna thank everyone who has joined in the celebration of Dime's life!!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kittie Plots 2nd Life
Blabbermouth reports: Canadian metal band KITTIE will be entering a New Jersey studio on July 15 with producer Jack Ponti to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2007 through the band's own label, Kiss of Infamy Records. Kevin Shirley (IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER) has been tapped to mix the effort[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guns N Turkey
BW&BK reports: GUNS N' ROSES will play Istanbul, Turkey at Kurucesme Arena on July 12 , 2006. According to a press release, "Guns N' Roses' performances over the past decade have been an extreme rarity and Rock Istanbul Org./Supernova Concerts by arrangement with John Jackson at K2 Agency can confirm they will be exclusively providing the only Turkish show by Guns N' Roses in 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Surreal Lita
Metal Sludge reports: Rumour has it that the Queen of Metal Lita Ford has signed on for the next Surreal Life 7. 

The cast has been announced for those of you who like the show. 

Randy Savage (WWF wrestler) 
Lita Ford 
Phil Hellmuth Jr (poker player) 
Carrot Top 
Tina Jordan (former Playboy playmate) 
Niki McKibbin (American Idol season 1) 
Bushwick Bill (Rapper) 
Chris Wink (blue man group) 
Tanya Roberts (Actress) 
Dabney Coleman (Actor)
[What no Pauly Shore?]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Supergroup's DamnDemos
antiMusic reports: So you've been watching Supergroup every week to see what craziness Sebastian might get into or what Uncle Ted might say to their female cook, or maybe you're hoping to catch a glimpse of Evan Seinfeld's porn star wife. But this is a music group and at the end of the day, it's all about the music (despite what those lame ass publicists says. Yeah, cut you're hair to get more fans! That's rock n roll!). So far we've only heard snippets of the original material the group worked on but now you can check out the demos of three songs including "Take it Back" at the Damocracy Myspace page. Sebastian writes "It is more than a little frustrating to watch the show & see little to no footage of the band actually playing music. When I say on the show 'well we jammed for 6 or 7 hours today' but they show none of it , it drives me nuts!... So here are 3 demos that I did on my laptop... extremely low quality & zero production ... if we ever cut these tunes, they would probably sound nothing like these demos .... but I figured that if they can show me completely rotted out of my skull on the show, I can share with you these crude but rocking demos that we did while in Vegas." Go to the full story link to listen now. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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