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Report for 05/26/06
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Song: Def Leppard - 20th Century Boy   Reviews: Dub Trio | Ashley Parker Angel | MorleyView: Benedictum | Motorjesus

Beanie Shot
antiMusic reports: Rapper Beanie Sigel was shot during an attempted robbery early Thursday on the street that inspired his stage name. Details are sketchy, the controversial rapper was reportedly treated for a gun shot wound at the University of Philadelphia hospital and released. 

E! online says that a police report states that Beanie "was getting in his car at the intersection of 22nd and Sigel streets when he was cornered by five men in two cars who tried to rob him at around 7 a.m. �one of the men pulled a gun and fired off two rounds, one of which struck the emcee in his upper left arm." You can read more at the full story link.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Starbucks Vs iTunes?
antiMusic reports: Wanna pay four bucks for a 50 Cent song? You may soon be in luck as Starbucks is reportedly looking to take on iTunes in the digital music sales arena. The java giant is supposedly looking into ways to offer music download sales at their stores. According to Vnunet.com part of that strategy would be to utilize their in-store wireless hotspots. 

Starbucks Entertainment President Ken Lombard (yes they have an entertainment president) recently said in a speech, "Customers want to bring their devices into our stores. We don't have a solution today, but we are committed to finding one". Mocha decaf emo latte anyone? - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Punk Dolls
antiMusic reports: Nothing says punk rebellion like playing with a stuffed Sid Vicious doll. So if you wanna let out your inner punk rebel you are in luck! According to our friends at thetripwire you can now buy your very own Sex Pistols dolls! That's right, move over Raggedy Ann cuz Mr Rotten is bringing the punk anarchy to your playroom! Imagine the hours of fun your kids can have pretending they are Johnny Rotten giving the finger to Jann Wenner and Rock and Roll Hall of Shame! It'll only set you back $60 for the set of four. You can check out a photo of the vicious Barbie killers and get more info at the full story link! [it was probably punk rock like sarcasm like this (and Clay Aiken jokes) that caused Google to censor us� down with Big Brother.. use Yahoo News instead at least you can tell their ads from their content and you get better results instead 3000 copies of the same AP story. Now that's punk rock!] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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CBS Vs Stern Update
antiMusic reports: Howard Stern and CBS Radio are reportedly about to bury the hatchet. CBS filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the self-proclaimed King of All Media shortly after he fled their airwaves for the greener (as in money) pastures of satellite radio. Both sides have reportedly reached an out of court settlement but have yet to sign off on the deal-- Literally. Both sides told the press that the agreement has not yet been signed and when it is they will issue their statements (mostly like stating how they won out). So if you care to know more details, the fine folks at FMQB as always have all the radio related 411 you can handle about this story and more� click that full story link to tune in to that. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motorhead's Kiss of Death
Gigwise reports: Motorhead have revealed that their new album will hit the shelves at the end of August. 

The band have spent much of the year working on the long-player titled �Kiss of Death' and will release it through Sanctuary on August 29. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Whocasts for Charity
Gigwise reports: The Who are set to join the hoards of bootleggers at gigs by recording all of the shows on their upcoming world tour.

Writing on his official website Pete Townshend revealed the idea adding that the recording will be turned into CDs and DVDs with all the money raised from sales going to charity.

"In addition we will webcast a live stream of 30 minutes featuring at least one live number by the Who from every show for 99c. Proceeds to local health, childrens' and street charities."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kanye West Song Theft?
hecklerspray reports: Copyright lawsuits aren't all that common in the world of hip-hop. Rappers don't tend to hear songs and say "Wait, this track is all about guns and bitches. But I've got a track about guns and bitches too, the copying bastards."

But hip-hop copyright lawsuits do happen. And one is happening now, in fact - New Jersey group IOF claim that Kanye West and Ludacris ripped off one of their songs and turned it into Stand Up, a hit from three years ago. Thank god we're not on the jury, all this young people's music is all bang bang bang to us. We didn't even know if David Bowie was a boy or a girl until someone told us last week. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jesus Loves Madonna
Hecklerspray reports: Christian groups got all angry at Madonna for seemingly taking the piss out of Jesus during the show, while the majority of sensible people saw it as a welcome respite - it is, after all, the first Madonna publicity stunt for ages that didn't involve seeing an old lady rolling about the floor with her fanny hanging out. But what did Jesus think of Madonna's stunt?

He's OK with it, apparently, and not mad at Madonna at all. That's according to Madonna, at least.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Career Suicide for Page France?
CMJ reports: Baltimore's Page France has signed to Suicide Squeeze. The label plans to re-release Page France's sophomore album, Hello, Dear Wind, on September 12. The band is currently working on new material and just released the double EP, Pear/Sister Pinecone, on Baltimore-based Fall Records in April. [see full story for more.. the headline was a joke, SS is one of the better indie labels so no bitching like little Claybots]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Priest Godsmacked
Blabbermouth reports: GODSMACK will be performing a four-song medley of JUDAS PRIEST classics as a tribute to the British heavy metal pioneers at the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors". "VH1 Rock Honors" is the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration will honor the music and influence of JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, QUEEN and DEF LEPPARD. Premiering on Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00 p.m[see full story to find out which songs they are gonna play]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zombie Piggy
Blabbermouth reports: ROB ZOMBIE has tapped ex-AMEN/WEDNESDAY 13 bassist Matt Montgomery (a.k.a. Piggy D.) as the replacement for the recently departed Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (also ex-CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER). As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported on May 11, Nicholson left Zombie earlier in the month in order to join OZZY OSBOURNE's recording/touring band.[see full story for more, Blabbermouth has a pretty detailed bio on Piggy so click on over]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blabbermouth reports: The 2006 edition of Dimefest � the annual benefit concert in remembrance of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott � will take place on Saturday, August 19 at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, TX. Last year's event was almost completely sold out and this year is sure to be equally successful.[see full story for lineup details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blabbermouth reports: According to Classic Rock magazine, GUNS N' ROSES will play the following U.K. dates in July:

Jul. 18 - Sheffield, Hallam FM Arena
Jul. 19 - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Jul. 21 - Glasgow, Secc
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tour Suffocation
Blabbermouth reports: Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have posted the following message on their official web site:

"SUFFOCATION regrets to announce that our scheduled European run for June 12th - July 2nd has been cancelled due to the inability of the booking agent to secure the dates needed to fulfill this tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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More AIC US Dates
BW&BK reports: ALICE IN CHAINS have updated their tour schedule with more U.S. dates confirmed in August. The band's U.S. tour schedule currently includes the following dates: 

3 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH
4 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
5 - Musikfest, River Place Venue - Bethleham, PA
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Hype
BW&BK reports: As previously reported, billed as the "wildest Rockline ever", US-based syndicated show Rockline are re-airing VAN HALEN's 1984 interview on May 31st. Singer David Lee Roth, bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Alex Van Halen were promoting their legendary 1984 album. A description of the show from the Rockline website is as follows:

"It was chaos. It was pandemonium. It was cacophony. It was absolutely crazy. It was Rock and Roll debauchery at 120 db. And we loved it. It was an unforgettable night with David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony down south in Hot �Lanta as they joined us long ago in 1984 to promote the album of the same name[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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