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Report for 06/30/06

The Day in Rock will be off celebrating American independence with illegal fireworks and will return on July 5th! Have a great long weekend and we'll see you next week.  Here is Friday's report.

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: Darker My Love - "Summer Is Here" MP3

Reviews: Head Automatica | Pink | Embrace Today | MorleyView: Jillian Ann

Nickelback DUI
MTV reports: Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger was arrested for drunk driving last week, Canada's national wire service, Canadian Press, confirms. The rocker was pulled over in British Columbia after police officers became suspicious of his driving.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Fight
Day in Rock reports: Tommy Lee reportedly had a run-in with "Las Vegas" actor Josh Duhamel at Bella nightclub in Los Angeles Tuesday night (June 27). A witness told the New York Post that while "Duhamel pounded on the men's room door and yelled 'Hurry up!', a friend told him, 'Stop, Tommy's in there', but 'Josh replied, 'Tommy who? Tommy Lee, who cares?' Tommy heard that and came out of the bathroom. Words were exchanged and Josh ended up on the floor - I don't know if he was pushed or punched. Josh bolted outside and called for Tommy to meet him and 'fight like a man.' Tommy was restrained and sent out the back door by security. Josh never did get to use the bathroom." [see the full story for another account of the incident and the official denial] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kill Emo Bands
Gigwise reports: The Killers' Brandon Flowers has launched yet another scathing attack on emo bands like Fallout Boy. 

He ranted to the NME: "Culturally, if it gets as big as it is in America, it could change an entire generation of people growing up here. Emo, pop-punk, whatever you want to call it, is dangerous. 

"We don't wanna dislike anyone, and we've still never met Fall Out Boy, but there's a creature inside me that wants to beat all those bands to death. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DMX Jailed
E! reports: The DMX man finally cometh to court on Thursday--and was quickly senteth to jail. 

A city court judge in White Plains, New York, ordered the Ruff Ryder back behind bars a day after he failed to show up for a hearing stemming from his arrest earlier this month for a slew of traffic violations. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Band Vs CBS Rockstar
Day in Rock reports: Orange County punk band Supernova is reportedly taking legal action against CBS over the second season of Rock Star which debuts on the network next Wednesday (July 5th). The show features Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, and former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted searching for a singer for a group that they have named Supernova. 

The OC band, who's song "Chewbacca" was featured in the film "Clerks," claims they own the rights to the name they have used for 20 years. "You can't just waltz up and use our name," Supernova drummer Dave Collins told MTV. "We're willing to fight for our name, our band. We have trademark rights to the name and we can prove those rights." 

The band has reportedly sent CBS a cease-and-desist letter as they don't want their name associated with a bunch of "washed-up metalheads", but their attorney says that the disput haven't gotten that serious yet. [see the full story link for MTV's full article about this legal dustup.] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lil Kim Parole
MTV reports: The rapper, who has been serving a 366-day prison sentence for federal perjury, will be released nearly three months early on Monday due to good behavior. She will remain under house arrest for 30 days and be on probation for three years. 
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Quickies: Porcupine Tree- RX Bandits- He Is Legend
Day in Rock reports: It looks like Porcupine Tree will kick off their North American tour with Projeckt Six on October 6th at NYC's Nokia Theatre. * RX Bandits announced today via a Myspace blog post that saxophone player Steve Borth has left the band * He Is Legend's new album "Suck Out The Poison" will be released on October 3 by Solid State Records. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Johnny Jenkins RIP
AP reports: Johnny Jenkins, a guitarist who worked with Otis Redding in the early 1960s and influenced Jimi Hendrix through his acrobatic playing style, has died. He was 67.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Goldfrapp 007 Rumor a Load of Goldcrapp
Gigwise reports: Rumours suggesting that Goldfrapp were in talks to produce the soundtrack for the next James Bond movie have been rubbished by the films music director.

The Daily Mirror reported yesterday that the electro-pop duo were about to come on board for Casino Royale but David Arnold has revealed the story as a hoax.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Petty Not Red Hot over Song Theft
antiMusic reports: Tom Petty was expected to sue to the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the striking similarities between their new song "Dani California" and his hit "Mary Jane's Last Dance". However, Tom isn't going to be petty over the alleged theft. According to Contact Music Petty told PageSix, "I seriously doubt that there is any negative intent there. And a lot of rock 'n' roll songs sound alike. Ask Chuck Berry. The Strokes took American Girl, and I saw an interview with them where they actually admitted it. That made me laugh out loud. I was like, 'OK, good for you'. "If someone took my song note for note and stole it maliciously, then maybe (I'd sue). But I don't believe in lawsuits much. I think there are enough frivolous law suits in this country without people fighting over pop songs."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Xtina Fan Bilk
TMZ reports: As Christina Aguilera returns to the music scene and tops the charts with her new single "Ain't No Other Man," fans are wondering when they'll get their money back for tickets they bought for her concerts in 2003 and 2004 that she canceled, blaming strained vocal chords.

FansRule, the company the pop diva hired to run her website and fan club, is said to be responsible for the lack of refund situation. FansRule is currently being run by a bankruptcy court since filing for Chapter 11 in November of 2003, and still owes fans refunds for the canceled shows.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vinnie Paul's Next Move
Blabbermouth reports: Justin Press of the Fort Worth Weekly is reporting that former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott will be on hand at The Soundstage in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, July 4 for the unveiling of "Dimebag's Raging Heart", a painting by Southlake artist Lamberto Alvarez.... Some full-time possibilities are on the table, but Vinnie is ethically proscribed from talking about them. "I have been working with different people, and I really can't tell you who they are right because we're in the middle of everything."[see full story for more on the event]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Meeks Solo
Blabbermouth reports: DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks has lined up the following solo tour dates:

Jun. 29 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
Jul. 02 - El Paso, TX @ KLAQ Radio Show
Jul. 14 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Jul. 15 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Rocker[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Axl on Arrest
Blabbermouth reports: At GUNS N' ROSES' gig in Oslo Wednesday night (June 28), frontman Axl Rose addressed the the hotel brawl that landed him in a Swedish jail earlier in the week.

"They loved me so much they wanted me to stay," he said from the stage, according to the Norwegian newspaper VG.

The song "Patience" was introduced with Rose saying, "And now something you need when rent-a-cops go bad."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bangkok Five's Summer Asskicking
PR reports: Fresh off a Canadian tour with the Cult, The Bangkok Five will deliver high energy, down and dirty, yet radio friendly, rock on FOUR dates of the Warped Tour on the West Coast before heading out with Buckcherry. The band will start up with the Warped Tour in Phoeniz, AZ on July 5, 2006 and return to their home state for shows in San Diego (July 6), San Francisco (July 8), and Ventura (July 11). After catching their breath in Hollywood for a few days, they will join Buckcherry for a month and a half run, starting off in Peoria, IL.

The Cult's Ian Astbury sang The Bangkok Five's praises in stadiums every night of their tour together and he is not the only one declaring their stature in the modern rock arena -- Sex Pistol's guitarist Steve Jones is a huge fan and hosted them on his midday radio show on Indie 103.1 FM! [see the full story for dates and to check out their kick ass new video (song of the day earlier this week). Watching Buckcherry get their asses handed to them by their openers should be a lot of fun! Yes, Bangkok Five kick that much ass.] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Instrumental Gilbert
Blabbermouth reports: Guitar shredder Paul Gilbert (RACER X, ex-MR.BIG) will release his new all-guitar instrumental CD, "Get Out Of My Yard" in Japan on July 26 via WHD Entertainment. The album will be released in America on August 29, while the European release is slated for September 14.

Commented Gilbert: "There is more concentrated guitar power on this CD than any I have done. More screaming solos, more thunderous riffs, more wall-shaking chords, more imagination, more passion, more, more, more! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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antiMusic reports: Here is something to ponder over the 4th of July weekend. We rarely run political articles because like America our writers are all over the map politically but this story was just too entertaining to pass up and demonstrates how far out some people can go in their political thoughts and partisanship. And to be fair, there are plenty of kooks on the left and the right with far flung conspiracy theories aimed at their political opponents; it must be easier for both sides than actually debating real issues. Either that or they forgot to take their Prozac. In the 90s we had right wing kooks convinced Bill Clinton ran drugs out of Arkansas air fields while he was governor of that state. Now we have leftwing kooks convinced Bush and Cheney never make a move without considering how it will profit Halliburton or their oil buddies. The latest to join the far-left conspiracy theory kook brigade is pop-punkster Tom DeLonge. 

Perhaps Tom had taken some of the Clinton imported drugs before hitting the airwaves as guest host on San Diego's 91X (Mexican owned to further our conspiracy theory. Did you know Halliburton secretly owns Mexico and ran the drug cartels for Clinton? Don't believe us? We have proof! Vicente Fox is really Dick Cheney in disguise. Our theory is just as valid as any other. ) Anyway, the Angels and Airwaves frontman was on that radio station as part of their Operation KAVA and proclaimed that it was really the Bush administration behind 9/11 not bin Laden. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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