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Report for 06/27/06
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: Bangkok Five - "Diary of a Teenage Cutter" video

Reviews: Zero 7 | Pet Shop Boys | Luca Turilli / Dreamquest | Noxagt

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Rap Boss Shot
UK reports: The owner of a record label was seriously hurt when she was accidentally shot in the neck by her son with an air rifle. Jill Sinclair, who set up ZTT Records with her husband Trevor Horn, was shot in the garden of their home near Henley, Oxfordshire, on Sunday night. 

A company spokesman said: "Purely accidentally she took a pellet in the neck. She is stable but critical." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Supreme Ja Ruling
AP reports: The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a case involving a contract dispute between recording companies over a hip-hop album by Ja Rule and other rappers. 

Lawyers for TVT Records and TVT Music Inc. asked justices to overturn a decision by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which voided a $132 million jury verdict TVT was awarded in its dispute with another recording company, the Island Def Jam Music Group.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gay.Lo Pride
Contact Music reports: JENNIFER LOPEZ thrilled crowds at last weekend's (24-25JUN06) Gay Pride Pier Dance in New York City by appearing as a surprise performer. The JENNY FROM THE BLOCK singer appeared with some of the dancers from her new MTV reality show MOVES. The show, shot in Los Angeles, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of real dancers trying to get their big break, all selected by Lopez herself. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bush Honors B.B.
AP reports: President Bush honored the nation's black musicians on Monday at a White House "Black Music Month" ceremony that featured performances from blues master B.B. King, singer Patti Austin and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn on the Roq
antiMusic reports: All signs seem to indicate that Korn will be on board when the Family Values Tour kicks off on July 27th. Jonathan Davis was recently hospitalized for the blood disorder immune thrombocytopenic purpura but is home in Los Angeles recuperating and reportedly his platelet count is back to normal after steroid treatment and rest. He felt so good that he, along with Munky, dropped in on Kevin and Bean at Los Angeles radio station KROQ last Friday for an impromptu unplugged set and interview to promote the upcoming tour. You can listen to the interview portion at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Found UK Glory
antiMusic reports: New Found Glory has lined up a number of UK dates for later this year. The pop-punksters have asked Say Anything to tag along. This tour will be in support of their forthcoming album, Coming Home, which hits stores in September (and bargain bins next March?).

11/27 - Bristol Academy - Bristol
11/28 - Guildhall - Southhampton
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Offfest Date
antiMusic reports: He isn't playing all of the Ozzfest dates this summer but strange as it sounds Ozzy Osbourne has booked an Offfest date. Ozzy will be joined by Black Label Society, Atreyu and Unearth for show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS on July 14th. There is speculation this one-off came about as the result of the killing of the Wisconsin Ozzfest show on that date. Promoters pulled the plug on the Wisconsin Ozzfest after fans showed a lack of interest… e.g. slow ticket sales. 

Meanwhile, Ozzy has been added to more stops on his namesake tour this summer. [see full story for those]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quickies: Vinnie Paul- Estradasphere- Mushroomhead- Wolf- Working Title- Madonna- Morbid Angel
Day in Rock reports: Vinnie Paul will be the featured guest on "Headbanger's Ball", Next Saturday, July 1 at 10:00 PM EST. * Santa Cruz, California's eclectic and unclassifiable musical group Estradasphere has signed with The End Records. The band will release their fourth album titled 'Palace of Mirrors', on September 19th, 2006. * The first appearance of a new Mushroomhead track will be is a demo called "Burn" on a limited edition FYE sampler to be given away exclusively, with purchase of two qualifying CD's, at FYE stores right now. Only 25,000 copies, so hurry! * Sweden's traditional metallers WOLF have announced that Thomas Holm (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond) will handle artwork duties for the band's fourth album, 'The Black Flame.' * In conjunction with the release of their debut LP, about-face, The Working Title will be leaking a new song on Pure Volume every week 'till its release on 7/18... 4 new songs total. See full story for that. * Erik Rutan will rejoin his former bandmates in Morbid Angel for several European dates this summer. * Madonna has failed to sell out the first show of her Confessions Tour in the UK and most think it is due to outrageous ticket prices. They don't call her the "Material Girl" for nothing!- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jay-Z Unretires
Gigwise reports: Jay-Z is reportedly recording a new album with a host of his high profile Hip Hop friends.

According to the Rolling Stone the rap legend has returned to the studio even though he announced his retirement three years ago.

The new album will feature appearances from Kanye West, Scott Starch and Dr Dre who've all been recording tracks with him. [he's also playing out.. see full story for more including some UK dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hip Hop Beck
Gigwise reports: Beck has revealed the first details of his new album which is set for release this Autumn.

The multi-genre master of reinvention has been working on the album for nearly three years alongside longtime collaborator Nigel Goodrich. "Before we started, Nigel said he wanted to do a hip-hop record. And in a way it is, and in a way it isn't. It has hip-hop songs, and my previous work with him was Mutations and Seachange, these sort of introspective records, and so this new one is sort of bringing those two worlds together."
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bowie, Iggy, Roxy for Curtis Soundtrack
Gigwise reports: David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Roxy Music are all set to feature on the soundtrack for movie about Ian Curtis of Joy Division. Songs by Warsaw, Joy Division and New Order will all make up part of the movie's score as well as host of other bands from the late 70's and early 80's.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Flaming Voodoo Romance
Mammoth Press reports: Wu-Tang Clan, Flaming Lips, My Chemical Romance and Kings Of Leon have joined the bill for the eighth Voodoo Music Experience. The event will be held Oct. 28-29 in New Orleans' City Park[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lita Not Surreal
Blabbermouth reports: Lita Ford's husband Jim Gillette — the former NITRO singer who could allegedly shatter glass with his voice — has shot down reports that the '80s female rocker is among the celebrities who will take part in the seventh season of VH1's "The Surreal Life", a reality television series that sets a select group of out-of-the-spotlight celebrities and films them as they live together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Peeping Korn?
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on the KORN fan site KornUnleashed.net, PEEPING TOM — the new project of Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE, TOMAHAWK, FANTOMAS) — has been added to The Family Values Tour 2006. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Asian Metallica Tool
Blabbermouth reports: TOOL have been confirmed as direct support for METALLICA on August 15 at the Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium in Seoul, Korea. This concert will mark TOOL's first-ever Korean appearance and METALLICA's first show in the country since April 1998. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Candlemass Bonus
Blabbermouth reports: GMR Music has announced plans to re-release the CANDLEMASS albums "Chapter VI" (1992) and "Dactylis Glomerata" (1998) as double remastered discs. 

"Chapter VI" will include the "Sjunger Sigge Furst" EP as bonus tracks plus a live DVD disc and "Dactylis Glomerata" will contain an entire previously unreleased album. Each reissue will be sold for the price of a normal full-length CD. An early fall release is expected.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Twisted Christmas
Blabbermouth reports: According to MTV.com, Razor & Tie Records has set an October 17 release date for TWISTED SISTER's "final" disc, "A Twisted Christmas", featuring metal versions of holiday classics including "Deck the Halls" and "O Come All Ye Faithful". TWISTED SISTER are currently recording and have had to cancel performances at European festivals this summer to have the LP completed for the holiday season[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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East Coast Betrayed
SMN reports: BETRAYED will be touring a good part of the East Coast in August with GUNS UP! and INTERNAL AFFAIRS. The band will be supporting their newest album "Substance", which has a July 11th release date via Equal Vision Records. Confirmed dates include:

August 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Starlight Ballroom
August 19 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
August 20 - Lexington, SC @ American Legion
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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