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Report for 11/14/06
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: +44 Preview

Best of 06: TV on the Radio

Reviews: Deftones | 2&2 Q&A: Bowling for Soup | Twisted Sister | Cage9 | Disillusion

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Britney Sex Tape Blackmail
hecklerspray.com reports: One day we fully expect that the rumoured Britney Spears sex tape will be talked about in the same sentence as Atlantis, the abominable snowman and King Arthur's knights - unless Kevin Federline flogs it on the internet, of course.

Nobody really knows if a Britney Spears sex tape even exists; a court case was meant to settle it once and for all, but it sort of backfired because the judge thought Britney Spears was a slapper, or something. But now reports are suggesting that Britney Spears' soon-to-be divorced husband Kevin Federline has a copy of a four-hour Britney Spears sex tape, and he's apparently going to sell it for millions of pounds unless Britney gives him custody of their kids. Although why anyone would want to watch Britney Spears have sex with Kevin Federline for four hours when they could watch her 2002 masterpiece Crossroads twice in a row is beyond us, right? Right? Anyone? Hello?[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AC/DC Crash
MTV reports: Ms. Dynamite was injured Sunday while filming U.K. reality show "The Race." A car driven by AC/DC singer Brian Johnson clipped the U.K. rapper's vehicle while she was going about 100 m.p.h., causing the crash. Dynamite was airlifted to a hospital but suffered no serious injuries.[see full story for more... we could make a "Highway to Hell" joke but Brian didn't sing that one]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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A Litigious Shade of Pale
Gigwise reports: Sixties rock act Procol Harum are set to go to court over a dispute about the song-writing on their biggest hit 'A Whiter Shade of Pale.' The group's ex-keyboard player Matthew Fisher is claiming that he wrote the seminal organ line and deserves a cut of the copyright. 

The 1967 hit has been long attributed solely to lyricist Keith Reid and singer Gary Brooker. Fisher and Brooker will go head to head at the High Court in London over the case, with experts and witnesses due to give statements in court. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boyband Beats U2 & Green Day
Gigwise reports: U2 and Green Day were beaten to the number one slot this week by Westlife. 

Their track, the cover of The Skids' ‘The Saints Are Coming', was outsold by Westlife's version of Bette Midler's ‘The Rose' – incredibly their fourteenth number one. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Flaming Gnarls New Year's
Gigwise reports: The Flaming Lips and Gnarls Barkley are set to see the New Year in with each other. 

Both will perform at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on December 31. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hatebreed Temp
blabbermouth.net reports: FIRST BLOOD's Carl Schwartz is reportedly filling in for HATEBREED bassist Chris Beattie on HATEBREED's European tour after Beattie injured his right hand Thursday night (Nov. 9), making it impossible for him to take part in the trek.

HATEBREED is continuing to tour in support of its new album, "Supremacy"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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American Head Charge Illness
blabbermouth.net reports: AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE has cancelled the remaining dates on its current European Occupation Tour 2006 after one of the bandmembers was taken ill. An official statement from AHC's manager Patrick Whalen reads as follows:

"It is with great regret that we must cancel the remaining dates of our tour. Unfortunately, one of the band members has become quite ill and had to be hospitalized. His doctors have ordered him to return home to continue his medical treatment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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God Forbids You To Tour
blabbermouth.net reports: GOD FORBID has canceled its week-long Canadian trek as direct support to PROTEST THE HERO. Their only remaining show for 2006 will be a headlining performance in Levittown, NY at Club Ritual on December 8. GOD FORBID will return to the road in 2007 to annihilate the masses headlining the Revolver-sponsored "Chains of Humanity" tour with GOATWHORE, MNEMIC, ARSIS, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT and BYZANTINE in the support slots.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rebel Xmas For Billy Idol
BW&BK reports: BILLY IDOL's new album, Happy Holidays, is now available for purchase through BillyIdol.net. 

It contains the following 17 songs: 'Frosty The Snowman', 'Silver Bells', 'Happy Holidays', 'Merry Christmas Baby', 'White Christmas', 'Here Comes Santa Claus', 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen', 'Santa Claus Is Back In Town', 'Let It Snow', 'Winter Wonderland', 'Run Rudolph Run', 'Blue Christmas', 'Jingle Bell Rock', 'Christmas Love', 'Oh Christmas Tree', 'Silent Night' and 'Auld Lang Syne'. 
- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idol Backlash
pr-inside reports: LEANNE RIMES has come to the defence of fellow country singer FAITH HILL, whose shocked reaction was caught on camera at the Country Music Awards last Monday (06NOV06) when CARRIE UNDERWOOD beat her. Hill appeared to be angry when she lost out on the Best Female Artist prize to the AMERICAN IDOL star and was seen mouthing a shocked "What?" before walking off.

Rimes writes on her official website, "Okay, I usually keep quiet on topics like this, but I feel I need to stand up for my friend, Faith. She was just being honest and emotional like every other person sitting at home with an opinion. These awards shows are so political and we all get fed up with them. We all work very hard and have for many years so to see someone come in and win Female Vocalist that has been here for a very short time, is a little disheartening. She probably felt, as I did, that Carrie has not paid her dues long enough to fully deserve that award."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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What to Watch?
TuneLab reports: Rock acts on TV this week include the following:

Tuesday:
Tenacious D on "David Letterman"
Panic! At The Disco on "TRL" and "Late Night"

Wednesday:
+44 on "The Late Show"
Tenacious D on "Conan O'Brien"

Thursday:
Seether on "Last Call"
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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What To Buy?
punkbands reports: Ready to spend some cash on great albums this week? A lot of records coming out this week - the release schedule for this week is as follows:

+44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating
Bad Astronaut - Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment
Sublime - Everything Under The Sun - Rarities (3 CD Box Set) CD/DVD
Tenacious D - Pick Of Destiny
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - So Divided
H.I.M. - Uneasy Listening
[there are a sheet load more. See them at the full story link] 
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Decrepit Birth Abort Guitarist
SMN reports: DECREPIT BIRTH have posted the following update: "Guitarist Mike Turner is no longer a member of DECREPIT BIRTH. More details about about this situation still to come. This will in NO way interfere with the new album. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Are You a Leatherwolf?
SMN reports: Orange County metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF are currently looking for a new vocalist following the departure Wade Black who fronted the band on their critically acclaimed comeback album, "World Asylum," released last June on N.I.L.8 Records. 

"We are now looking for someone closer to home, perferably based right here in Southern California. Potential candidates must be able to sing both the Michael Olivieri and Wade Black era songs (guitar abilities a huge plus!), have a valid passport, and be able to go on the road as we have a European tour in the works for spring 2007." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Liberty N' Justice Bitten By Jack Russell
sleazeroxx.com reports: Liberty N' Justice announce 2 more singers : LNJ's upcoming 2007 release, "Independence Day" will feature 15 guest vocalists on 14 songs. They have already announced Jamie Rowe of Guardian as one of the singers on the new CD and at this time they are proud to announce 2 more singers and songs. 

"Monkey Dance" will feature none other than Jack Russell of Great White on vocals and "Snake Eat Snake" will feature vocals by David Raymond Reeves of Neon Cross and guitarist Don Webster of Neon Cross [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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