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Report for 03/09/06
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Britney Pregnant
Contact Music reports: Singer BRITNEY SPEARS is three months pregnant with her second child, according to press reports in America. Speculation has been growing that Spears and husband KEVIN FEDERLINE are expanding their family - less than six months after the birth of their first child SEAN PRESTON. American publication Star claims the TOXIC singer blurted out the news to a fellow spa goer at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort in Maui, Hawaii, while they were relaxing in the sauna together. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Cancel Tour
Reuters reports: Irish rock band U2 have canceled the final 10 dates of their sell-out world tour due to a family illness, their promoter said on Thursday. 

The group pulled out of shows in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Hawaii due to start later this month as part of their Vertigo '06 tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stapp Gets Off
E! reports: Scott Stapp just gone one doozy of a belated wedding gift. 

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office will not be filing charges against Stapp for allegedly being publicly intoxicated hours after his Feb. 10 nuptials, spokesman Frank Mateljan confirmed Wednesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rotten Kimmel
Blabbermouth reports: SEX PISTOLS frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) will appear as a panel guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" this Friday night (March 10) at midnight. Earlier on Friday, fans can tune in to Indie 103.1 FM in Los Angeles and online at www.indie1031.fm to hear John and Steve Jones on Steve's radio show "Jonesy's Jukebox", airing between noon and 2:00 p.m. PST.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzfest Unearthed
TuneLab reports: According to RollingStone.com, Atreyu and Unearth will co-headline the second stage at this years Ozzfest. The main stage line-up is rumored to include System of a Down, Disturbed, and Black Label Society. Dates and the official line up will be announced on Ozzfest.com tomorrow at 9pm EST.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Thrice EP
punkbands reports: Thrice will release the Red Sky EP on April 4, 2006 through Island Records. It will include two previously unreleased b-sides and four live perfomances. Heere is the tracklisting:
1. Flags of Dawn
2. Weight of Glory
3. Under a Killing Moon (Live)
4. For Miles (Live)
5. Red Sky (Live)
6. Of Dust and Nations (Live) - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica to Induct Sabbath
SMN reports: METALLICA have released the following update:

"So there we are, hanging out at HQ getting ready for our first visit to South Africa, and a call comes in wondering if we can leave a few days early and stop by New York to induct a bunch of guys from Birmingham, England (they're called BLACK SABBATH, you might've heard of them) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It took us all of 3/4 of a second to say "f*** yeah!!" Not only will we be inducting SABBATH, we are going to make a humble attempt at playing some of their songs live in front of the gathered masses, including, most humbling of all, the four members of the band themselves. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Euro Underground
The Gauntlet reports: Sounds Of The Underground can now be considered an international event with the announcement of European dates. The line-up will include bands such as Chimaira, Unearth, Madball, Terror, Manntis and All Theat Remains.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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antiMusic reports: Interscope have set an April 4th release for "Every Day in Exactly the Same" from Nine Inch Nails. The EP/ single will feature the following 6 tracks: 

"Every Day Is Exactly The Same"
"The Hand That Feeds" (DFA Mix)
"The Hand That Feeds" (Straight Mix)
"Only" (El-P Mix)
"Only" (Richard X Mix)
"Every Day Is Exactly The Same" (Sam Fog Vs, Carlos D Of Interpol Mix)
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Priest for a Cure
Special Ops reports: Glenn Tipton's original Gibson SG guitar has been shredded upon at hundreds of Judas Priest and solo concerts over the years. Now it can be yours, complete with a personalized autograph by Glenn! The signed guitar comes with a presentation case and will include a certificate of authenticity for Glenn's autograph. Most importantly, all proceeds from the auction will benefit Glenn's favorite charity, Teenage Cancer Trust (www.teenagecancertrust.org). You can own your very own piece of rock history AND do an amazingly good deed when you bid. So bid now (and bid high)! Opening bid $250. Payment accepted only through PayPal [see full story to bid and get more info] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tori iTunes
FMQB reports: Tori Amos will release a 21 track music video compilation exclusively through the iTunes Music Store. Entitled Tori Amos - The Video Collection: Fade To Red it will also contain at a bonus 90-minute commentary from Tori herself.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Snow Patrol in May
MTV reports: Good news for fans of Snow Patrol: The countdown to a new album is on. Reps for their label, Interscope Records, have confirmed that the Patrol's new LP, Eyes Open, will hit stores May 9.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Raconteurs Set Date
Reuters reports: The Raconteurs, a side project featuring the White Stripes' Jack White, will release their debut album on May 16, four days before making their live debut in Britain.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boy Sentenced
Gigwise reports: Boy George has had one charge of cocaine possession dropped in court today (March 8). 

The former Culture Club singer appeared in the dock in New York where he admitted wasting police time for falsely reporting a burglary last October. 

Because of the time-wasting George � real name George O'Dowd � must pay a $1,000 fine and has been sentenced to five days community service. The 44-year-old must also attend a drug rehabilitation programme and has to pay $160 in court costs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Death Cab for Elvis
CMJ reports: Elvis Costello is the most recent artist to have his career celebrated by Decades Rock Live, a concert series broadcast on VH1. His episode, which will feature tribute performances by Death Cab For Cutie, Fiona Apple and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, as well as a set by Costello himself, will be taped May 19 at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Payola Doesn't Pay
TMZ reports: Gifts, trips and cash were used to pave the way for air time for certain songs and artists at radio stations owned by one of the nation's largest chains, according to lawsuit filed by state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

The suit filed Wednesday, stemming from Spitzer's "payola" investigation, targets Entercom Communications Corp. (ETM), based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. The company owns and operates 105 radio stations. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


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