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Report for 03/06/06
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Jackson 5 Murder
antiMusic reports: Police discovered Johnny Jackson, the former drummer for the Jackson 5, stabbed to death at his Gary, Indiana residence on Wednesday. Police found the 54 year-old's body after a neighbor called police reporting an argument between Jackson and a woman. He was pronounced dead shortly after midnight Thursday morning.

The lead suspect was Jackson's girlfriend, Yolanda Davis. The 44-year-old woman surrendered to police on Friday. She was charged with the murder on Saturday according to the Post Tribune. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Punk Riot in So Cal
punkbands reports: An all-day concert at the National Orange Show Events Center ended in violence Saturday night when fighting broke out and escalated into a full-blown riot that left several injured. About 1,500 concert-goers spilled out onto the streets shortly before 9 p.m., smashing in business windows, throwing bottles, setting fires and thrashing parked cars.

The concert, known as British Invasion 2K6, began at seven hours earlier at 2 p.m. in the Orange Pavilion. Several witnesses said racial shouts from white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups spurred fighting during the show. The crowd of punk-rock fans seemed to become agitated when police and fire personnel tried to get through the venue to help a person who had been stabbed, said San Bernardino Police Sgt. Rick Lindsey.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guns N Queen
antiMusic reports: There is a very good reason why the latest leaked Guns N' Roses song has a Queen vibe to it; the track includes a guest appearance from a member of the legendary group. Queen guitarist Brian May confirmed last week that he is the one heard playing lead guitar on song "Catcher in the Rye".

In an online journal entry May wrote, "'Catcher in the Rye' is a great track .. I was pretty surprised to find a mix of it in my inbox this week .... after all these years. I wonder who leaked this stuff. Yes, my guitar is there, nice and crisply recorded. It was a blast doing the sessions. I had flown out to LA specially to play on the record for Axl. I've sat on whatever I have or know about these songs ever since that moment .... out of respect for Axl .... confidentiality is part of respect for me. So I will watch with interest. I like the track a lot and always did ... and it still sounds very fresh ... the thing that hits you first is that incredible, incredible voice ... we've been missing it for far too long. Axl is magic."

Meanwhile, fans still wait for Axl to release that magic officially. 
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Stapp Sued
AP reports: A woman who claims to be involved in a video showing Scott Stapp and Kid Rock with several strippers has sued Stapp for invasion of privacy. 

The woman, identified as "Jane Doe" in a lawsuit filed in Miami on Thursday, said she believed the video would remain in Stapp's private possession. But a clip from the video turned up on the Internet.[see full story for more... 'with legs wide open...']- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Glitter Guilty
TMZ reports: A Vietnamese court on Friday sentenced former British glam rocker Gary Glitter to three years in prison for molesting two Vietnamese girls, with the judge condemning him for "disgusting and sick" behavior.

Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was found guilty of committing obscene acts with two girls, ages 10 and 11, at his rented seaside villa in southern Vung Tau last year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Venom Vs Metallica
Blabbermouth reports: Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted and in-depth interview with legendary VENOM frontman Cronos.

Cronos:... One of the things that has been getting' talked about is a tour of the States with VENOM, SLAYER and EXODUS. How cool would that be? When people start talkin' about things like that, things they haven't seen in forever, we're just like, 'Get SLAYER on the phone so we can set it up…'"

Blasting-Zone.com: I think that tour would do very, very well…

Cronos: "I do believe so. We could even see if METALLICA wanted to open for us. Actually, we couldn't do that because they're crap (laughs). I think they need to take the word 'metal' out of the name."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ginger NYC
antiMusic reports: Wildhearts frontman Ginger will be playing a rare New York City show next month. Ginger announced this week that his new solo band Ginger and the Sonic Circus would descend on Don Hill's on April 4th. 

Ginger and company will be making the long trek from the UK to promote his new solo album Valor Del Corazón, which was recently released by Ginger's own label, Round Records. 

We had the chance to speak with Ginger a little bit about the band and the upcoming show. "The band is my new dream solo project," Ginger told antiMusic via email. "My favourite players all on one stage. Jase Edwards (ex-Wolfsbane) who mixed and mastered my new solo album, is on guitar and harmony vocals, Jon Poole (SilverGinger 5, The Wildhearts, Cardiacs) is on bass and harmony vocals, Steve Spring (The Mission) is on drums, although we hope to feature Texan boy Joel Loper, who played drums on the album, we have female backing singers, percussion and piano/keyboards to make the sound even more huge."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slayerfest
Press Release reports: The new wave of Americas' most influential band and metal titans Lamb Of God joins forces with thrash's greatest institution. A true unholy alliance. Lamb Of God the biggest headlining metal acts in the US joins forces with Slayer, Children Of Bodom and Mastodon and Thine Eyes Bleed for The Unholy Alliance Tour; LOG's first US tour since they headlined The Sounds OF The Underground 2005!

LOG are currently at home in Richmond Virginia recording their sophomore Epic Records recording (8/06) with Producer Machine (Clutch, King Crimson as well as LOG's ground breaking Epic Records debut, titled, "Ashes Of the Wake" (2004)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lost Cash
FMQB reports: Unreleased tapes of Johnny Cash that were recorded in the '70s in the studio at his House of Cash offices in Tennessee have been unearthed and will be released, reports NME.com. Entitled Personal File, the collection will be released as a two-CD set in May[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Folk Boss
FMQB reports: Bruce Springsteen will release an album highlighting his personal interpretations of thirteen traditional songs. Entitled We Shall Overcome The Seeger Sessions every song will be associated with folk legend, Pete Seeger. Springsteen's new album will be released with an exclusive DVD which contains behind the scenes footage of the recording of the album. [see full story for more including some words from Bruce about why he's doing it]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cassidy Freed
MTV reports: Cassidy is a free man. The Philadelphia rapper was released from the city's Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Thursday, according to his label. He is now on parole for an unspecified length of time.

Cassidy had been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 22-year-old Desmond Hawkins, as well as two counts of aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pistols Sellout
Gigwise reports: The Sex Pistols are set to sell their back catalogue for a host of new advertising campaigns according to reports.

With Universal Music Publishing buying the rights to Johnny Rotten & Co's material the company is looking to make millions of pounds from allowing advertisers to use the songs.

The Times reports that several companies including British Airways and Range Rover have already showed an interest while tracks may be used for TV and film soundtracks too.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Arctic Monkeys DVD
CMJ reports: Arctic Monkeys will further their hostile takeover of all media by releasing a DVD featuring two short films inspired by their current single, "Sun Goes Down." The DVD, titled Scummy Man, follows a day in the life of Nina, the character who stars in the video for "Sun Goes Down." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Graspop
Blabbermouth reports: GUNS N' ROSES, WHITESNAKE, LACUNA COIL, MOTÖRHEAD and IN FLAMES are among the confirmed bands for the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 23-25 in Dessel, Belgium.[see full story for current lineup]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzfest of a Down?
Blabbermouth reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN will be making a "big announcement" on Monday, March 6, according to a posting on the band's web site. Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, the announcement is expected to involve the band's much-rumored headlining appearance at this year's Ozzfest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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