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Report for 03/02/06
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Kanye Shootings
hecklerspray reports: For the thoughtful voice of hip-hop, guns seem to follow Kanye West around quite a lot. Last night at a concert in Birmingham, two security guards were shot by a man who didn't have a ticket.

Shooting someone just because you can't see Kanye West seems a little bit extreme. Surely the easier thing to do would be to get down to the local retirement home instead, paint all the old ladies gold and get them to walk around while you ridiculously dress up an old man and get him to repeatedly tell you how brilliant he is at everything. It'd be just like the real thing, and far less violent, too.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jovi Vs GNR
Contact Music reports: JON BON JOVI is disgusted rock rival AXL ROSE receives more media attention than he does, because the reclusive GUNS N' ROSES frontman "hasn't made a record in 13 years". He says, "You know what p**ses me off? I was reading this British rock magazine this month and there was a story about Axl Rose and the $13 million Guns N' Roses record that was never made. "That motherf**ker hasn't made a record in 13 years and he gets all that attention. You know what I've done in 13 years? A lot. But they have continued to write about the freak show aspect of him. Because he's a recluse. That makes him interesting, right?" [No Jon, he doesn't make Prom music; that makes him interesting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stapp Sabotage?
AP reports: Scott Stapp thinks a recently released sex video showing him and Kid Rock with several strippers is meant to sabotage him. "Obviously someone wants to hurt me and doesn't want me to be successful in my solo career," Stapp told AP Radio in a recent interview. 

Stapp claims the tape, which was made in 1999, was stolen from him. He and Kid Rock have won a temporary court order preventing World Wide Red Light District from distributing the video or promoting any part of it.[see full story for more - thanks Davian for the story tip and these parting thoughts "I thought his music was tanking his career just fine."]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DMB Summer
MTV reports: On Wednesday (March 1) DMB rolled out a tour itinerary that has them kicking things off May 30 in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The 49-show tour wraps up September 23 in Charlottesville, Virginia.[see full story for more including the dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Twisted Surgery
E! reports: The frontman for '80s metal pioneers Twisted Sister has confirmed he will undergo emergency throat surgery Friday after his voice gave out following a Jan. 20 concert in Los Angeles, leading doctors to discover a polyp that had lodged near his vocal chords. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fan Sues Busta Rhymes
Reuters reports: U.S. rapper Busta Rhymes has been sued by a disgruntled fan who says the artist assaulted him after he asked for an autograph. 

Melvin Smith, 37, in a civil suit made public in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday, says the 33-year-old rapper and his bodyguard Troy Green beat him with their "hands and fists for no rhyme or reason," Smith's lawyer said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Teeny Bopper Hit
Reuters reports: After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to Disney Channel's "High School Musical" jumped five places to No. 1 on the U.S. albums chart Wednesday, becoming the first set from a TV show to lead the list since "Miami Vice" spent 11 weeks there in late 1985/early 1986.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Coachella
liveDaily reports: Madonna will warm up for her forthcoming headlining tour by performing a set at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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5th GNR Leak
antiMusic reports: Yet another track has escaped from the Guns N' Roses vaults. A full length version of "Catcher in the Rye" is making the rounds on the net. Following the same pattern as the song "Better," a short clip first surfaced to wet fans appetite with the full length song leaking a few days later. 

As for the sound of this new leak, it's a mid tempo melodic rocker. This may have been the track Axl was thinking about when he mentioned to Rolling Stone recently that the new material would have a Queen influence. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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TV On The Radio Go Major
CMJ reports: Brooklyn indie heroes TV On The Radio have jumped ship from Touch & Go and made their way over to Interscope. The band joins friends Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the major, where they will release their much-anticipated sophomore full-length. The album, the follow-up to 2004's acclaimed Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes has few confirmed details, though rumors indicte it will be called Return To Cookie Mountain and a tracklist and leak have made their way onto file-sharing services.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U.S. Bombs Tracks
Punk Music reports: U.S. Bombs have set the track listing for their new album We Are the Problem, in stores April 4, 2006. 
1. We Are the Problem 
2. Get Me Wrong 
3. Do It Again 
4. Revolution Weekend 
5. Heartbreak Motel 
6. 4th oF July 
7. Destroy the Nation 
8. Hammered Again 
9. Last Dischord 
10. Like You 

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IM Losers
Punk Music reports: If any of you care, www.LoserKids.com, the official Blink 182 store, launched a free instant messenger. The thing gives you teenie bopping picts you can drool over from bands like like Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights and The Mars Volta. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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UFO Recording
Blabbermouth reports: Legendary hard rockers UFO have posted the following message on their official web site:

"Phil [Mogg, vocals] has just returned from Vinnie's [Moore, guitar] house in Delaware where he and Vinnie have been working on songs for the new album. In mid-March, all the bandmembers are due to arrive in Hannover, Germany to start rehearsing and developing the twelve songs that have resulted from the writing sessions. In late March/early April the actual recording will take place. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Monster Magnet OD
Blabbermouth reports: MONSTER MAGNET have cancelled their European tour after the group's mainman, Dave Wyndorf, was hospitalized following a drug overdose. 

"The battle with one's inner demons is the most personal fight any of us can undertake," said MONSTER MAGNET's manager, Steve Davis of Davis Entertainment Group. "The fight is at times a lonely, confusing journey. On the evening of February 27, Dave Wyndorf suffered a setback in his own fight and was hospitalized due to a drug overdose. His full recovery is expected. We ask that all those he has encountered over the years or simply affected by his music to take a moment to think good thoughts of and for him. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Supergroup Live
Blabbermouth reports: Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has checked in from the Las Vegas set of the new VH1 reality TV show, tentatively titled "Supergroup", which features Bach alongside Scott Ian (ANTHRAX; guitar), Ted Nugent (guitar), Evan Seinfeld (BIOHAZARD; bass), Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW; vocals) and Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER; drums). Commented Bach: "I am playing in a band with Ted Nugent, Scott Ian, Jason Bonham, and Evan Seinfeld!!!!!! We are called DAMNOCRACY!!! We are playing live in Las Vegas this Sunday at the Empire Ballroom!!! Tickets are free!!!!!!!!!! We are living in a house together shooting a reality show called 'Supergroup' that premiers on May 18 on VH1!!!! We are playing on the back of a flatbed truck on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas tomorrow afternoon, March 2!!! [see full story for ticket and the tv show details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Soul Asylum Silver Lining
TuneLab reports: Soul Asylum will release a new studio album titled 'The Silver Lining' on June 13th via Columbia/Legacy Recordings. Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N' Roses) has joined the band after original bassist Karl Mueller lost his battle with throat cancer last year. [see full story for a link to a preview and tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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