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Report for 06/28/06
Picks of the Day
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Reviews: Walkmen | Be Your Own Pet | Big City Rock | Misery Index Live

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Axl Arrested
antiMusic reports: Guns N' Roses hasn't truly returned until someone get arrested and leave it to frontman Axl Rose to make it official. In a bizarre story coming out of Sweden, Rose was arrested for violent conduct, damaging a hotel room and threatening police. Damaged hotel rooms are nothing new in rock n roll but the strangeness comes from reports that Axl bit a security guard in the leg. 

The fun and games took place at the Berns Hotel in Stockholm following the Guns N' Roses concert at the Globe Arena on Monday night. Stockholm Police Department spokesperson told MTV News that the trouble began when Rose got into an altercation with a woman at the hotel's bar and when a security guard stepped in, Rose attacked him. "He bit him on the leg and then the hotel staff called the police and we came and apprehended him," Hagg said. 

Police arrested Rose and placed him in a jail cell to sober up before questioning him. He does face possible jail time; especially for the charge of threatening a police officer (details about that charge were not available at press time). 

Billboard is reporting that Rose was released from jail Tuesday evening, after he admitted to the charges and agreed to pay a fine of $5,500 and $1,360 in damages to the security guard. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sleater-Kinney RIP
Sleater-Kinney reports: After eleven years as a band, Sleater-Kinney have decided to go on indefinite hiatus. The upcoming summer shows will be our last. As of now, there are no plans for future tours or recordings.

We feel lucky to have had the support of many wonderful people over the years. We want to thank everyone who has worked with us, written kind words about us, performed with us, and inspired us.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Babs Busted
Contact Music reports: Bad Boy Entertainment star BABS BUNNY was arrested early on Saturday (24JUN06) morning following an incident in Brooklyn, New York City. According to her representative, Babs was jailed after being confronted by two women at her home - one of them accused the MAKING THE BAND star of stealing her boyfriend. She left without incident, but Babs later showed up at her apartment where a party was in full swing and allegedly made threats and scratched the woman's car.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smashing Courtney
Sound Generator reports: Courtney Love and Billy Corgan's musical relationship has resulted in the Smashing Pumpkins frontman and producer moving into her new Hollywood Hills mansion temporarily, Sound Generator can report.

In what would likely be pure gold reality TV, Corgan agreed to temporarily relocate from his Chicago neighbourhood to work with Love, and fellow producer Linda Perry on the new album, due out in the winter.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deluxe Sublime
PR reports: Anyone familiar with the explosion of alternative rock in the 1990s knows one of the greatest injustices of the period was that Sublime singer-songwriter-guitarist Bradley Nowell did not live to see the release and massive success of Sublime. The Long Beach trio's major-label debut, Sublime, spawned the Top 5 Modern Rock hits "What I Got," "Wrong Way" and "Santeria" and the Top 30 "Doin' Time," and went on to sell more than five million copies in the U.S. alone. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the self titled Sublime and to pay tribute to Nowell's original vision, is the two disc Sublime Deluxe Edition (Geffen/UMe/Gasoline Alley/Skunk) released on August 15, 2006. The digitally remastered Deluxe Edition includes, for the first time ever, the original unreleased version of "Doin' Time" in its rightful place with Nowell's original vocal track fully restored. The Deluxe Edition also contains 15 bonus tracks, 8 previously unreleased, plus remixes and videos. 

Disc One of the Deluxe Edition restores the self-titled Sublime to its original intended sequence as Nowell had created at famed LA mastering studio, Bernie Grundman's. The disc includes both Nowell's initial opener, the Bob Marley cover of "Trenchtown Rock," and the original version of "Doin' Time", the band's interpretation of George and Ira Gershwin's American standard "Summertime". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Minus the Suicide
Filter reports: Suicide Squeeze is finally ready to celebrate their ten-year anniversary with the announcement that Minus the Bear will headline their three-night music bash at Neumos honoring a decade of great music. The Seattle-based record label has released two of the crew's full-length albums including last year's "Menos El Oso." 

Minus the Bear will play their set on July 1[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MC5 & Iggy
MTV reports: For the first time in more than 35 years, former MC5 members Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer and Dennis Thompson will share a bill with fellow Detroit rock pioneers Iggy Pop and the Stooges. The bands are playing this year's All Tomorrow's Parties Festival, curated by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and set for December 8-10 at Butlins Minehead in Somerset, England.[see full story for more music news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Freeview Muse
antiMusic reports: Muse are presenting their fans with a special gift-a preview of their new album 'Black Holes & Revelations'. The album isn't due in stores until next week but fans that log on to the band's MySpace page through Thursday can preview the entire CD. Click the full story link for that. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Arif Mardin RIP
antiMusic reports: 11 time Grammy winner Arif Mardin died at the age of 74. The famed Turkish-born record producer was the man behind the nobs for several hits for artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to the Bee Gees and Willie Nelson during his 43 year career, 30 spent with Atlantic Records. He also operated his own label for EMI where he signed up Norah Jones for her first album. 

Mardin passed away on Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. 

See the full story link for an indepth 2003 interview of Mardin by All About Jazz- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Reorganized
AP reports: Michael Jackson, who has been living in Bahrain since he was acquitted of child molestation charges a year ago, is moving to Europe, has fired his business managers and has hired a New York-based firm to oversee his business affairs, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Church Unplugged
thetripwire reports: The prolific group The Church is embarking on a no-frills acoustic summer tour. No amps, no effects, just an unplugged set of new and older tunes. Steve Kilbey, Marty Wilson-Piper, Tim Powles and Peter Koppes will regularly swap instruments during the performances, giving their audiences a unique forum to experience songs such as their radio hit "Under The Milky Way." This tour is to continue promoting their critically acclaimed new album, Uninvited Like The Clouds, which was released on Cooking Vinyl. [see full story for dates and to find out who will provide support]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sevendust Plans
Blabbermouth reports: SEVENDUST will enter an Atlanta-area studio on July 5 to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Next", tentatively due late 2006/early 2007 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The band have completed about 15 songs musically and are currently working on vocal melodies and lyrics, the group revealed Monday night (June 26) during an appearance on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline".[see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gorgoroth Bassless
Blabbermouth reports: Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have parted ways with bassist and songwriter King ov Hell.

"King has recently had problems fronting some of the ideological aspects of his band GORGOROTH's agenda," reads a posting on the group's web site. "As a result, it has now been mutually agreed upon that henceforth he is no longer a member of the band GORGOROTH."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Comics of a Down
Blabbermouth reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan told the Calgary Sun that he plans to launch an Internet-based comic-book company when the band goes on hiatus after this year's Ozzfest winds down. "It's my other passion I love music, and comics are what I've also been into since I was a kid," explained Dolmayan. "I'm a nerd, man. I'm staying true to my nerd roots."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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