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Report for 11/03/06
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: Citizen Cope - "Back Together" video

Artist: Isis

Reviews: Gigantour | Pure Reason Revolution | Nine-Iron

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Free Foo
DiR reports: The Foo Fighters new live CD Skin and Bones is now streaming on the band's MySpace page. The disc features 15 tracks recording during the band's acoustic tour earlier this year. Skin and Bones will be in stores next Tuesday with a DVD hitting stores on Nov 28th. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Supernova Replacement
blabbermouth.net reports: Bassist Johnny Colt, who was with the BLACK CROWES in their early days, will reportedly be filling in for VOIVOD/ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted on ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA's upcoming North American tour, which kicks off New Year's Eve.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Atomic Kitten Reunion
Ananova reports: Atomic Kitten have revealed they are to reunite for a one-off gig.

Jenny Frost, Liz McLarnon and Natasha Hamilton will perform a concert in support of jailed Liverpool football fan Michael Shields.

The event will be compered by Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles next month.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kylie Sets Return
Reuters reports: Australian pop star Kylie Minogue returns to the stage on November 11 in Sydney to resume the tour she was forced to abandon last year after being diagnosed with breast cancer, her record label said on Wednesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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OutKast & Friends Toon
Gigwise reports: Flamboyant Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says that he is hoping to draft in the likes of Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani to feature on his cartoon TV show. 

The rapper's animated programme ‘Class of 3000' makes its premier Stateside on the Cartoon Network this week (November 3), and Andre is full of ideas for future episodes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Prince The Club
TMZ reports: TMZ can now confirm the Internet rumors are true: Prince will be moving into the Rio hotel in Las Vegas.

Prince will play Friday and Saturday nights at 3121, the club formerly known as Club Rio, beginning November 10. Tickets for Prince's shows will run $125. Shows on Wednesday night will feature guest performances by friends of Prince[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hell Yeah Preview
blabbermouth.net reports: An audio sample of HELL YEAH — the new band featuring former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott alongside members of MUDVAYNE and NOTHINGFACE — has been posted online at www.myspace.com/hellyeah.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SYL On Hold
blabbermouth.net reports: Strapping Young Lad drummer Gene Hoglan (ex-DARK ANGEL, DEATH) has issued the following update:

"This past year has been a strange one, but no stranger than the last nine. All the typical band b.s., all the weird road stuff, all the feelings of impending doom, have seemed to kinda just wash away over the last bit of time. 

"STRAPPING is on this extended hiatus, and by 'extended' I mean we'll get back together if the time is right. It could be a few months or a year, or it could be never. I sure as f*** don't know. It ain't up to me. So don't ask.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tool Tour 07
BW&BK reports: TOOL will return for another North American tour in March and April, according to drummer Danny Carey, who also told Launch that the band's stage show on its next trek will be different from what audiences saw this summer and fall: "The show in the springtime will definitely be different than the shows that went around this fall in America. Projection ideas will be added and changed, and props and whatnot will all evolve too, I'm sure. You know, it's just the way our band always works. We work on that kind of thing all the time." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zakk Leaves UK Hanging
BW&BK reports: Roadrunner Records reports that the upcoming BLACK LABEL SOCIETY UK tour planned for March 2007 has been postponed due to unforeseen US commitments. According to the Roadrunner UK site, "The band send their apologies to the UK fans and hope to reschedule the dates for later in the year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Evanescence Japan
TuneLab reports: Evanescence have announced plans to tour Japan in late January. Dates are as follows:

January 25th in Osaka, JPN @ Zepp
January 26th in Nagoya, JPN @ Zepp
January 28th in Yokohoma, JPN @ Blitz
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Army of Anyone Expand Tour
TuneLab reports: Army of Anyone have added dates to their first ever tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

November 18th in Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
November 20th in Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
November 21st in Boston, MA @ The Paradise
November 24th in Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
November 27th in Tampa, FL @ Janus Landing[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Defective Copyright
music.tinfoil reports: Shawn Hogan has received plenty of attention in the last year for his decision to fight the MPAA over the lawsuit they filed against him, claiming he had shared the movie Meet the Fockers via a file sharing program. The problem? Hogan didn't actually share the movie, has never downloaded it, and actually owns the DVD of the movie in question. The MPAA made it clear that if he just paid them $2,500, they would forget the whole thing -- which certainly has the feel of extortion. So, Hogan decided to fight the case in court to prove they were wrong, and said he wouldn't let them back out and run like they've done in other cases. All this, despite the fact that it would probably cost him over $100,000 in legal fees. Hogan decided it was worth it on principle. However, in preparing for the case, it looks like Hogan and his lawyer discovered that the studio might not actually have the rights to the movie. [oops... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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From First To Cash?
punkbands reports: Atreyu has further addressed the recent departure of From First to Last from their ongoing World Championship tour. FFTL last week described the situation saying that they were "forced to leave." The band explained the situation which predictably revolves around money and lawsuits 

Atreyu has been portrayed in a terrible light during the course of this, and we're tired of it. We felt the need to make one final post including the honest truth about the issue. Due to Sonny..s vocal problems forcing him to leave the tour, FFTL would become an incomplete band. In the business of touring, from personal experience, and with the help of management (we have the same management as FFTL mind you), we came to the industry conclusion: ..incomplete band, incomplete money... We offered FFTL (minus the lead singer) a MORE than appropriate amount of money, whereas most other bands would have just asked them to leave all together.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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HOB Purchase Approved
Pollstar reports: The Department of Justice has given its blessing to the acquisition of House of Blues Entertainment by Live Nation and the transaction is expected to be completed within the next five to 10 business days.

Staffs of both LN and HoB were notified by respective chiefs Michael Rapino and Greg Trojan that the deal is virtually done, save for the issue of transition. Once the transaction is closed, the ownership of House of Blues Entertainment will formally be transferred to Live Nation stockholders. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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More Enigk Dates
HER reports: Jeremy Enigk, the enigmatic singer and songwriter for emo-core pioneers Sunny Day Real Estate and The Fire Theft, kicked off his fall/winter tour last night, Halloween, in Tempe, AZ, opening the shows for Cursive over a four-week period. Enigk also announces a month's worth of headline dates culminating with a special New Year's Eve show in his hometown of Seattle (full itinerary below).

For the Cursive dates, Enigk, on vocals and guitar, is joined by Kannan Tupper on percussion. For his headline dates, Enigk will be backed by his full band - Enigk, Tupper, bassist Joe Skyward, keyboardist Josh Myers, and Billy Dolan on guitars.

NOVEMBER ** Jeremy headlining dates
3 The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
4 Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO **
7 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA **[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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