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Report for 06/29/06
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: All That Remains - "This Calling" video

Reviews: Nick Lachey | Hot Like [A] Robot | Poison / Cinderella Live | Neuraxis

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Naked Britney
antiMusic reports: Taking a page out of Demi Moore's playbook, pregnant pop star Britney Spears has appeared nude in the pages of a magazine. In the August issue of Harper's Bazaar Spears appears in several layouts as well as the cover in the nude, using creative angles and her arms to cover up her famous chest. 

The pictures come as a surprise and finally fulfils the longtime wishes of some Britney watchers. Some that do not have a pregnant fetish may be a bit disappointed in the photos of the former blond bombshell, now sporting dark hair and a big belly. 

If you want to see the photos, click the full story link as jnd has posted them in their report. Hopefully this shoot won't "help" Britney's career in the same way it helped Demi's. 
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Rap Gang Attacks
Day in Rock reports: Lakewood, Wa police are warning residents to stay out of Fort Steilacoom Park at night after 23 people were victimized in three attacks last week, according to the Tacoma based News Tribune. The people - who told police they didn't know their attackers - were beaten with sticks, threatened with a machete or robbed of their cell phones, wallets or shoes during incidents after the park closed Tuesday and Wednesday, police Lt. Dave Guttu said. 

The attackers told their victims they were Juggalos, devoted fans of the Detroit rap group Insane Clown Posse.

"We haven't confirmed that but that's what they are claiming," Guttu said.

You can read more at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly News: Rejects Vs Women
TMZ reports: Be careful about putting the word "rejects" in your rock band; people might take the name seriously.

That's especially true if you give an interview that includes joking about women having no "sense of rationality and direction." That's how singer Tyson Ritter of the band All-American Rejects characterizes how he thinks "like a woman" while writing songs. [Good job, insults 95% of your fanbase! see full story for their bashing of "gay" Coldplay]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quickies: Ozzy- Nelly Furtado- Nonpoint- Pretenders
antiMusic reports: Ozzy has added the July 1st Ozzfest stop in San Francisco to his 2nd stage headlining itinerary. * Nelly Furtado's new album "Loose" topped the Billboard charts after selling over 219,000 units. * Nonpoint's version of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" will be the lead single for soundtrack to the big screen remake of Miami Vice. They are expected to do a video for it as well. No word yet on the "Full House" soundtrack * The next episode of VH1's "Decades Rock Live" series will honor the Pretenders and feature performances from the group plus special guests Iggy Pop, Garbage's Shirley Manson, Incubus and Kings Of Leon [see full story for more on that] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Virgin Pirates
BBC reports: French music retailer Virgin France has been fined 600,000 euros ($754,266; £414,147) for music piracy. 

The firm, owned by Lagardere, was fined for illegally downloading Madonna's Hung Up to resell on its own website.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Buckley Biopic
MTV reports: The short, intense life of musician Jeff Buckley is headed for the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer/ director Brian Jun ("Steel City") will write and direct a feature based on Buckley's life that will be co-produced by the late musician's mother, Mary Guibert.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blige, Kanye BET Wins
Reuters reports: Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and "Gold Digger" duo Kanye West and Jamie Foxx shared double wins at the 2006 BET Awards Tuesday night (June 27).

Picking up respective statuettes as best female R&B artist and best duet/collaboration, Blige and the West/Foxx collaboration also tied for video of the year honors.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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No XS for Depp
hecklerspray reports: Very very soon, you'll be seeing more of Johnny Depp than you'd ever imagined, as Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 is released allowing Johnny Depp the chance to do his "Gee, I don't know why I'm so famous" shtick all the time.

But although Johnny Depp has entered the Hollywood big league by doing a series of comedy double takes while pretending to be Keith Richards, you'll never see him play Michael Hutchence from INXS. Despite reports to the contrary, Depp will not be playing Hutchence in a biopic of his life. And a good job too - the soundtrack would be s***, for one.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vast Tour
antiMusic reports: Jon Crosby, kicks off his tour on Friday in Houston in support of the latest Vast release 'April,' which is available digitally but will receive a proper release on September 19th. Although the tour kicks off this week, only a few dates are schedule in July, with most of the action taking place in August and September. Tickets are on sale now at .2blossoms.com.

April is the first new music from Vast in three years. This entire album was recorded in one take and the digital version includes an alternate version of "Be With Me". [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zeppelin Top Beatles
Blabbermouth reports: To celebrate their pending tenth anniversary on July 1, 2006, AVRev.com has compiled its list of the Top 100 Rock Bands of All Time. Unlike past lists that are based on mere opinion, the AVRev.com "Top Rock Bands" list uses the same type of analytical tools employed by sports franchises and applies them to rock bands to objectively determine which bands are the best. Among the categories considered were: U.S. Sales (100 points), Songs/Songwriting (100), Technical Ability (100), Live Performance (50), Consistency vs. Longevity (50) and Random (50). Random is a category that allows a judge to vote on how likely he or she is to want to hear a band's songs on their iPod playlist.[Some of these point rankings appear to be entirely subjective as The Police, Stone Temple Pilots and Bon Jovi all score higher in "technical ability" than Iron Maiden. Even scarier, Motley Crue and Duran Duran only came out a few points behind Maiden in that department]. 
01. LED ZEPPELIN - 525 points
02. THE BEATLES - 514 points
03. PINK FLOYD - 506 points
04. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - 503 points
05. VAN HALEN - 496 points
[see full story for more info and the rest of the Top 10]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Poison Reissues
Blabbermouth reports: As POISON raises the roofs of more than 50 concert venues across the U.S. this summer on the band's VH1 Classic- and Live Nation-presented "20 Years Of Rock Tour", Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing is preparing for the August 1 reissue of POISON's first three multi-platinum albums in expanded 20th Anniversary Edition CD packages. Digitally remastered with rare and previously unreleased bonus tracks, POISON's triple-platinum 1986 album debut, "Look What The Cat Dragged In", the septuple-platinum "Open Up And Say ... Ahh!" and the platinum "Flesh & Blood" will be released in commemorative 20th anniversary CD packages[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Recovered Bleed
BW&BK reports: Having recovered from a diagnosis of severe pneumonia compounded by an unknown viral infection, BLEED THE SKY guitarist Wayne Miller is in stable enough condition for his band mates to re-join the DOPE tour on June 30th in Philadelphia. They will be performing as a four-piece.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Underoath Hit
TuneLab reports: Underoath's third studio album 'Define the Great Line' has debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 selling 98,000 units. Dragonforce sold 10,000 copies of their third disc, 'Inhuman Rampage', giving them the No. 103 position.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Copyright Tax
tinfoil reports: On Thursday, [Spanish] Congress approved the changes to the intellectual property laws in Spain copyright laws if you will. The idea is that a small canon will have to be paid on every blank media from a blank CD to mobile phones and even a memory stick. However, computer hard disks and ADSL lines have, for some reason been left out of the legislation, despite their widespread use for illegal copying of music and films. Somehow the money collected in the new canon will then be paid back to the owner of the copyright. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nevermore DVD
KNAC reports: Nevermore, Continental Concerts and Century Media Records are proud to announce a special show for the first ever Nevermore DVD. 

The gig will take place at the Zeche Club in Bochum, Germany on September 12th, 2006. Seattle's finest will play a set of about 2 hours, with material spanning their 11-year career. The result will be the main part of their forthcoming home DVD...[only 666 tickets will be sold... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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