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Report for 10/17/06
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: Head Automatica - "Lying Through Your Teeth" video

Artist: Opeth

Reviews: Pixies DVD | Huey Lewis and the News | The Vincent Black Shadow

Cops Attack Band
Gigwise reports: A show featuring Two Gallants erupted into violence at the weekend after a Policeman reportedly attacked the band. The duo were playing the Walter's on Washington in Houston on Friday when the incident occurred after a noise complaint to the Police by neighbours

Pitchfork reports that front man Adam Stephens was shot by a Policeman with a tazer gun as were the band's tour manager and two audience members. During the melee Two Gallants drummer Tyson Vogel and Andrew Kerwin singer of support act Trainwreck Riders were arrested. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Adoptroversy 
hecklerspray reports: Adoption ain't what it was. Time was that you could adopt a child just by creeping into a house at night, chloroforming some parents, making away with a baby and raising it as a penguin-servant in your underground sewer lair.

Not that Madonna would ever go to that length to adopt a baby; mainly because she doesn't even know if Malawi has sewers or not, and she only wants a baby from Malawi because they're the most fashionable sort at the moment. Anyway, trying to keep up with all this Madonna Malawi adoption kerfuffle has been insanely difficult, but so far we think that Madonna has been given interim custody of little David Banda for now. However, a bunch of human rights groups in Malawi are now looking to halt Madonna's adoption of David Banda because they say that international adoption rules are being bent. Well, that's one reason - the human rights groups are worried about the mental impact of David Banda seeing his new Mum dancing about in the kitchen wearing nothing but a mind-shudderingly pornographic gynotard for the first time, too.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Red Hot Barkley
PR reports: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gnarls Barkley will hit the road together for three months (January to March) in early 2007, playing arenas across the United States. Specific dates will be announced shortly.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jet Silenced
PR reports: It is with much regret that JET have been forced to postpone part of their current European tour, from 14 to 25 October. Lead singer Nic Cester developed acute laryngitis and completely lost his voice in New York two weeks ago. The band postponed two shows (which have now been re-scheduled) and Nic rested his voice, before completing the rest of their US run. However, despite best efforts, Nic has developed nodules on his vocal chords as a result of returning to the live arena before he had completely recovered. The good news is that the nodules are small and with rest and treatment they should disappear completely. Nic will now spend the next two weeks in London undergoing specialist treatment before recommencing their world touring schedule in support of new album Shine On, which was released last week.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GNR DVD Boxset
sleazeroxx.com reports: Guns N' Roses DVD Collector's Box in stores in January: This DVD Collectors Box is a 2 disc set which tells the complete and extraordinary story of Guns N Roses using never-before-seen performance and interview footage, interviews with close friends, fellow band mates, family members, music biz colleagues, and close collaborators who know them best. It features numerous location shoots, unpublished photographs and a whole host of other features. Extras include digital interactive discography, interactive quiz and did you know section. Guns N Roses created a unique sound and image that nobody has matched since. This DVD goes behind that legendary story. It's a Guns N Roses collectors item of the highest order.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lunatic Arrest
MTV reports: St. Lunatics rapper Ali was charged with third-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, property damage and driving on an expired license Saturday after he was pulled over in the Hazelwood area of St. Louis. Ali denied the charges to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, noting, "There is no way that I could kick him from the back seat." Ali said the officer used a taser on him 46 times and made several racial remarks. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zombie Chainsawed
AP reports: Rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie picked up a Chainsaw Award for his horror flick "The Devil's Rejects." The "Killer Movie" award, presented Sunday night to Zombie by Robert "Freddy Kruger" Englund, was part of the first televised "fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards" to honor the best films and actors in the horror genre.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Radiohead Recording
thetripwire reports: Radiohead's Thom Yorke posted on the band's journal over the weekend, letting fans know that the new album is finally under way. Multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood posted a few pics from the studio as well, so it looks like they mean business this time! Yorke didn't offer much in terms of information on the album, simply posting: "weve started the record properly now. starting to get somewhere i think. finally." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nostradameus's New Hire
blabbermouth.net reports: NOSTRADAMEUS drummer Esko Salow has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "This is a happy moment for us in NOSTRADAMEUS. Time has come for us too announce the latest addition to the band, a dear friend and excellent guitar player with the name Lennart Specht. After the decision too split our ways with Michael Åberg we decided to finish the album before starting the work [of] finding a replacement. We stood before the choice of lots of auditions and learning to live with people we didn't know or to take someone we already knew as a great guitar player and songwriter, and it sure was a easy choice that we don't regret. Specht has been playing together with Esko for the past 18 years in various bands and for the last eleven years with Thomas and Esko in PATHOS and later FEJD. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crowbar DVD
blabbermouth.net reports: According to Candlelight Records, New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR are currently finishing work on their first live DVD. Filmed last summer at the annual With Full Force Festival in Germany, the DVD is expected for release in early 2007.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Italian Opeth
blabbermouth.net reports: Sweden's OPETH has added four Italian dates to its upcoming European tour. They are as follows: 

Dec. 15 - Milan, ITA @ Live Club
Dec. 16 - Ravenna, ITA @ Kojak
Dec. 17 - Rome, ITA @ Alpheus
Dec. 18 - Treviso, ITA @ New Age
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Even Jessica Can Hack It
pr-inside reports: Pop star JESSICA SIMPSON has taken over her own public relations duties after the media fallout surrounding her relationship with singer JOHN MAYER. 

Simpson's father JOE fired her former publicist ROB SHUTER last month (SEP06), after she appeared on the cover of American publication People proclaiming she was in love with Mayer. Simpson decided to step in and handle her own publicity and personally called all of the tabloid magazine editors to repair her damaged relationship with the press.[see full story for more - and no reports that she is sending editors cans of tuna are just a mean lie started by jealous haters. She reportedly wanted to send chicken]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sean Lennon To Tour
Capitol reports: Sean Lennon is going on tour. The Friendly Fire World Tour Officially kicks off 11/18 in LA. 

10/29 New York, NY Living Room
11/18 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
11/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
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Music Sales Down
TuneLab reports: A new report says recorded music sales in the U.S. fell 6.1 percent in the first half of 2006, led by a 14 percent drop in CD sales. The retail value of music sales also fell to $4.9 billion in the first six months of 2006, according to the Los Angeles Times. Declines in the demand for CDs and other traditional formats still outweighed the large 86.6 percent jump in digital music sales. Digital music sales more than doubled worldwide in the first half of the year to $945 million, and digital sales now account for 11 percent of the total recorded music market. [see full story for more. you can bet an RIAA press release blames it on piracy and not the lack of quality releases]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Tweedy DVD
earvolution.com reports: Sunken Treasure: Live in the Pacific Northwest, a live performance DVD by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, will hit stores on October 24. The film was directed by Christoph Green and Fugazi's Brendan Canty, the creators of the documentary series Burn to Shine and includes includes performances gathered over five nights on Tweedy's February 2006 solo acoustic tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scarlett Waits
earvolution.com reports: Scarlett Johansson may be joining the growing ranks of actresses cutting a record. Fox News is "reporting" that the lovely Scarlett is in talks with Atco Records to record a cd of Tom Waits covers, tenatively titled Scarlett Sings Tom Waits. Who knows if it is true, but when you're the "sexiest woman alive" you can pretty much do whatever you want.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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