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Report for 10/04/06
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: Taking Back Sunday - "Liar (It Takes One To Know One)" 

Artist: "Weird Al" Yankovic Readerview

Reviews: Brothermandude | Gates Of Purgatory

We're All Connected to Weird Al
antiMusic reports: A couple of weeks ago we put out a call for you to submit questions for 'Weird Al' Yankovic and within hours our inbox was full. We sifted through all of them and picked out of our favorite and sent them off to Al. Now with Al being the type of artist that absolutely loves his fans, he hurried back with the answers and you can check those out today as you listen to his great new album "Straight Outta Lynwood". We're including one question and answer here and you can click the full story link to read them all! 

Asked by Germish: Weird Al.... What is the meaning of life? and why do I get the feeling it has something to do with Duran Duran? 

Everything is connected. You, me, Duran Duran, that pile of clothes in the corner, the hair in the shower drain... everything. You will come much closer to understanding the true meaning of life once you have assimilated this truth - that absolutely everything in the universe… everything… is connected. Except for Lindsay Lohan. I mean, what's the deal with her? - Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Beatles CD
PR reports: Apple Corps Ltd/Capitol Records proudly announces the release of LOVE, the new CD from The Beatles, due November 2006. After being asked by the remaining Beatles, Ringo and Paul along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, to make experimental mixes from the original master tapes for a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, Sir George Martin, The Beatles legendary producer, and his son Giles Martin have been working with the entire archive of Beatles recordings to create LOVE. The result is an unprecedented approach to the music. Using the master tapes at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, Sir George and Giles have created a unique soundscape. The release of this album, which is also featured in the Cirque Du Soleil/Beatles collaborative production of the same name at the Mirage in Las Vegas, has been much anticipated. 

"This music was designed for the LOVE show in Las Vegas but in doing so we've created a new Beatles album" said Sir George. "The Beatles always looked for other ways of expressing themselves and this is another step forward for them."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Avril Sorry
hecklerspray reports: Avril Lavigne is famously as dumb as a box of hair, and it's heartwarming to see that - just because she's temporarily stopped inflicting her dreadful music on everyone - her time away from the limelight hasn't smartened her up any.

Avril Lavigne, you see, has been forced to apologise for spitting at two different photographers over the course of a single week in case whatever fans she has left decide that spitting on the paparazzi is a bit disgusting. Ironically, though, the spat-at paparazzi were only following Avril Lavigne around so much in the hope that she'd lead them to some people who are, you know, actually famous. Probably.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Honeydrippers Reunion
Gigwise reports: Robert Plant is set to reform his band The Honeydrippers, who also count Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck as members[actually studio guests, Brian Setzer toured with them], in order to try and raise funds to help towards the medical expenses of his neighbour.

Plant's neighbour Jackie Jennings is suffering from a brain tumour will need expensive treatment in Boston. The treatment costs around £100,000. [see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jack White Orchestra
MTV reports: Another Jack White side project is coming to record stores, albeit in limited release. Aluminium, an album of avant-garde orchestral recordings written by the White Stripes frontman, will be available beginning November 6 exclusively through Alumiiinium.com. Only 3,333 numbered CDs and 999 numbered LPs are being released,[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Hits Include Green Day
Gigwise reports: U2 have announced details of a new Best Of compilation that will feature their recent collaboration with Green Day.

The song, a cover version of the Skids ‘The Saints Are Coming', will be part of a sixteen song set of "U2's best songs' according to the bands official website.

The track was recorded by the two bands during their Abbey Road sessions last month and was debuted live last week at the reopening of the New Orleans Superdome.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idlewild Return
Gigwise reports: Idlewild are back as one and are set to hit the tourbus with new material, quelling those break-up rumours racing around the internet

After a lengthy hiatus due to frontman Roddy Woomble's recording and touring of his solo project ‘My Secret Is My Silence' Idlewild will be back in force tearing up the country for just six quick fire dates.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cheap Slash Leno
Blabbermouth reports: VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash and CHEAP TRICK's Rick Nielsen will join CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring guitarists Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and Billy Morrison (ex-THE CULT bassist, current CIRCUS DIABLO vocalist) alongside VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum (drums) and Scott Weiland (vocals) — to perform their version of CHEAP TRICK's "Surrender" on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Thursday, October 5 at 11:35 p.m. EST. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly News: Dress Like Hasselhoff
pr-inside reports: [midweek blues? maybe this will give you a laugh] DAVID HASSELHOFF has launched his own clothing line after coming to the realisation he's "as popular as Elvis". The former BAYWATCH heart-throb insists he's constantly hounded by fans, who even sport signature T-shirt 'Don't Hassel The Hoff'. Now he's keen to cash in on the fashion trend with his own surfing line under the label Malibu Dave.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Freebird Fell
pr-inside reports: Country star BILLY RAY CYRUS has penned an emotional tribute to the three members of LYNYRD SKYNYRD who died in a 1977 plane crash, after a phone conversation discussing the tragedy with drummer ARTIMUS PYLE. Cyrus was chatting to Pyle about the accident, which cost the lives of singer RONNIE VAN ZANT, guitarist STEVE GAINES, his backing singer sister CASSIE GAINES and road manager DEAN KILPATRICK. Pyle told Cyrus how he clambered out of the wreckage in Louisiana swampland and staggered to find help with several broken ribs, only to be shot in the shoulder by a farmer who was frightened of the long-haired and bearded rocker covered in blood. And Cyrus was so moved he immediately wrote THE FREEBIRD FELL - named after Lynyrd Skynyrd's epic track FREEBIRD - for his new album WANNA BE YOUR JOE.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Solo Lady Peace
TuneLab reports: Our Lady Peace front-man Raine Maida has announce plans for a solo Canadian tour. Dates are as follows:

November 15th in Brampton, ON @ Rose Theatre
November 16th in London, ON @ London Convention Centre
November 17th in Brantford, ON @ Sanderson Centre[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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(+44) Video
PR reports: Former blink-182 co-founders Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have reunited under the aegis of a new band, (+44), and will release their much anticipated album, When Your Heart Stops Beating (Interscope Records), on November 14th. The album is produced by Hoppus and Barker and executive produced by long-time blink-182 producer Jerry Finn. 

Recruited for their new journey as (+44) - pronounced "Plus 44" - Shane Gallagher (The Nervous Return) and Craig Fairbaugh (Transplants, The Forgotten, Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards) join singer-bassist Hoppus and drummer-keyboardist Barker and pick up where the popular, multi-platinum-selling band blink-182 left off after splitting in late 2004. "We were two-thirds of blink-182, so we're not afraid of sounding like ourselves," says Hoppus. "We're not divorcing ourselves from the past, but we are pushing beyond the past. We're progressing like musicians should." Barker agrees: "Mark and I have a natural chemistry after playing together for so long and it's only. You can check out their first video at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Trivium Leftovers
TuneLab reports: Trivium have released a U.K. only single featuring the song "Anthem (We Are The Fire)" plus 2 exclusive songs not included on the new album. The single also includes the video for "Anthem". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Killers Stripped
TuneLab reports: The Killers recently took part in Clear Channels "Stripped Music" series where they performed the tracks "Sam's Town", "When You Were Young", "Somebody Told Me", Read My Mind" and All These Things That I've Done".- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Indecent Daughters
punkbands reports: Alexis Stephen Francis Marshall, frontman for Hydrahead grind-core outfit Daughters, apparently dropped his pants at a Daughters/Pelican show last week at The Knitting Factory in LA. The cops showed up, looking to arrest Marshall for indecent exposure, so the band cut their set short and Marshall went into hiding for the rest of the night.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Poison the Indie Well
punkbands reports: Rumors has it that Poison The Well may have re-signed with Trustkill. The band parted ways with Atlantic Recordings back in June, with whom they released one album. The group is currently in the process of solidifying a deal with a new label, stating, 'it won't be a major label but a large indie instead.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Final CBGB Shows
SMN reports: To celebrate the closing of the "legendary" New York City club CBGB, the following farewell shows will be taking place:

10/9 - BAD BRAINS, AVAIL, DUB TRIO (sold out)
[see full story for a couple more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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