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Report for 10/20/06
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: Jerry Lee Lewis / Kid Rock - "Honky Tonk Woman" video

Artist: Belenos

Reviews: Prince Live | Hot In The City: Gin Blossoms, Greeley Estates - more | Hour Cast

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Adopt A Terrorist
TMZ reports: One thing Madonna probably wasn't expecting after her pilates workout - a man in nothing but a diaper.

Aaron Barschak, the self-named "comedy terrorist," jumped in front of the Material Girl's car in London today screaming "Adopt your local terrorist, adopt the Al-Qaeda" while sucking on a binky.

Madonna paid no attention to the comedian and drove off, prompting Barschak to say "I'm too old, too hairy for her to adopt."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Yoko Vs EMI
AP reports: Yoko Ono sued music company EMI Group PLC and a subsidiary for $10 million Wednesday, claiming she was cheated out of royalties due from the sale of music recordings by her late husband, John Lennon.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, accuses EMI and Capitol Records Inc. of violating a half-dozen agreements by "willfully and knowingly underreporting royalties" by hiding the "true use and disposition of Lennon's recordings."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock Is Dead?
pr-inside reports: Rocker STING has blasted modern music makers because they're all "boring". The former POLICE frontman has just released an album of medieval loot music because he admits current hitmakers simply don't inspire him anymore. He explains, "Rock music has come to a standstill, it's not going forward anymore, it only bores me."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Staind School
pr-inside reports: STAIND star AARON LEWIS is heading back to school in Maryland to raise funds for his alma mater's creative arts department. The rocker will perform at Longmeadow High School on 4 November (06) and admits he's thrilled to be going back. He says, "I'm honoured to return to my alma mater to support its arts and music programme.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Head Automatica Lose Founder
MTV reports: Head Automatica are down one with the departure of drummer Larry Gorman, a founding member of the band. According to a label spokesperson, it's unclear at this point whether Gorman's exit was self-imposed or forced on him by the rest of the band. Gorman and frontman Daryl Palumbo had been bandmates before, as members of Long Island, New York, hardcore outfit Glassjaw[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Seger To Open World Series
AP reports: Michigan natives Bob Seger and Anita Baker will sing before the first two games of the World Series at Comerica Park. 

The Detroit Tigers said Thursday that Seger will perform "America the Beautiful" before Game 1, scheduled for Saturday night. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queensryche Saves The Music
blabbermouth.net reports: QUEENSRčCHE raised over $80,000 for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which supports music education programs across the country, by hosting motorcycle rides with fans, accepting individual donations, and offering ticket packages throughout the band's recent tour. QUEENSRčCHE frontman Geoff Tate is a friend of Buell Motorcycles head Erik Buell, who made matching QUEENSRčCHE bikes for Tate and QUEENSRčCHE guitarist Mike Stone to ride.

QUEENSRčCHE recently announced plans to record and release a double live album recorded on its current "Operation: Mindcrime II" tour. Tentatively titled "Operation: LIVECrime II", the set will include a live production of the original "Mindcrime" on Disc 1 and a live production of "Mindcrime II" on Disc 2. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beseech RIP
blabbermouth.net reports: Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have announced their decision to split up. The group has issued the following statement on the matter:

"All of us in the band have come to the sad conclusion to put BESEECH to rest for good. The decision has not been easy because this has been a really big part of our personal lives for many years. We have met so many great people through the music and really loved what we have done. We are proud of the work that we have achieved.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Diamond Head 07
blabbermouth.net reports: NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2007.

As previously reported, DIAMOND HEAD will release its new DVD, entitled "To the Devil His Due", in North America on November 21 via MVD Visual.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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In Rush We Trust
BW&BK reports: RUSH - 2112 Chosen For Canadian Masterworks Preservation. "The prog-rock experiments of the band RUSH are among works that should be preserved for future generations," says a committee tasked with saving the best in Canadian television, radio, film and music. The band's 1976 album 2112, a unique blend of classic rock and synthesizers that made Rush a sensation both in Canada and the United States, is one of 12 cultural pieces named Thursday as MasterWorks by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust.[irony abounds... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NBC Censors Madonna
pr-inside reports: Bosses at US TV network NBC have elected to cut controversial crucifixion footage from MADONNA's concert special when it airs next month (NOV06).

The TV executives have chosen not to air footage of Madonna recreating the dying pose of Jesus Christ on the cross while performing LIVE TO TELL - an image which disgusted religious leaders around the world and led to protests outside venues on the MATERIAL GIRL's recent Confessions tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quickies: AFI- As Tall As Lions- Zao- Misery Signals
PR reports: Interscope plans to release AFI's very first DVD to be called "I Heard A Voice" featuring "The Amazing Long Beach performance and extras to be on the DVD". No release date yet but we'll keep ya posted ** Don't miss the premiere of Zao's "My Love, My Love (We've Come Back From The Dead)" and Misery Signals' "The Failsafe." Tune in this Saturday at 10pm on MTV2! ** Long Island's As Tall As Lions are joining Sparta on the next leg of their U.S. tour - starting today! Check out the full story link for dates- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Army of Anyone Tour
PR reports: ARMY OF ANYONE fans will finally get the chance to see the band live when they head out this November for their first-ever live shows. The group will kick off the dates November 18 in Philadelphia and play live shows through the end of the year before embarking on a full-scale tour in 2007. "We can not wait to get out there and play these songs in front of a live audience," says the band's Richard Patrick. "We've had a great time doing live on air radio performances. But to be out there in front of a live crowd, that's what we've all been waiting for."

The initial tour dates:
Sat, Nov 18 Philadelphia, PA The TLA
Mon, Nov 20 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
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KISSology For Halloween
PR reports: For the KISS Army, the release this Halloween of "KISSology: Volume One 1974-1977" marks the arrival of nothing less than a Holy Grail: 6 solid hours of vintage KISS going all the way back to the deep early roots of the band's classic line-up -- Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss -- captured and re-mastered on 2 state-of-the-art DVDs featuring more than 70 live performances and four full concerts bundled along with unreleased tracks and never-before-seen footage. The mind-boggling first volume of a definitive three part collection (Volumes Two and Three are being readied for release in 2007) presented by VH1 Classic, "KISSology: Volume One 1974-1977" is a showcase of pristine digitally-restored video coupled with a 5.1 audio mix to provide both stunning visual quality and powerhouse finely-detailed sound designed to meet the approval of the most demanding KISSmaniac.

"KISSology: Volume One 1974-1977" goes all the way back one of the band's earliest live performances in the New York pre-punk glam rock bar scene of the early 1970s before tracing the rocket-paced transformation of KISS into international rock gods who filled the world's largest arenas as the undisputed hottest band in the land by 1977. [get down and lose your mind to "Detroit Rock City" at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Legend Of Johnny Cash II
TuneLab reports: A sequel to last year's double-platinum Johnny Cash best-of collection, The 'Legend Of Johnny Cash', will be released on November 21. Simply titled 'The Legend Of Johnny Cash II', Billboard reports that the new collection will include "Don't Take Your Guns To Town," his duet with June Carter on the Dylan classic "It Ain't Me Babe," "Daddy Sang Bass" and covers of Tom Petty and Sting from the American series of albums.
- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Payola Settlement For CBS
TuneLab reports: CBS Radio has settled with New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer over payola allegations. The radio giant has agreed to pay out $2 million, which will be distributed through the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, to not-for-profit entities to fund music education and appreciation programs in New York. 

The company has also agreed to undertake company-wide reforms, including immediately stopping the receiving of payment from labels for airplay and the discontinuing of the practice of using independent promoters.[see full story for more - so they settled for about the cost of "promoting" 2 song *(according to estimates)]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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