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Report for 10/26/06
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: Deftones - "Hole In The Earth" video

Artist: Lamb of God

Reviews: Michael Hall | Roadside Burial | Green And Yellow Tv

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Dio Sabbath Reunion
sleazeroxx.com reports: Ozzy Osbourne's bandmates in heavy metal group Black Sabbath have reunited without the singer for a planned tour early near year, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. 

The threesome have joined forces with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who sang in the band during two stints in the 1980s and 1990s after Osbourne was ousted for his prodigious drug abuse, but will bill themselves as "Heaven and Hell." 

Lest anyone think that Osbourne has been ostracized again, representatives for the so-called "Prince of Darkness" issued a separate statement, announcing "there is only one Black Sabbath," and that he would join forces with his old Birmingham buddies for a tour and new album late next year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Duran Duran Split
Launch reports: After launching a much-hyped reunion with all five original members, new wave pioneers Duran Duran have announced that guitarist Andy Taylor is once again leaving the band, just as he did in 1985. 

In a message posted on their MySpace page, Duran Duran state: "We know that there has been a tremendous amount of speculation over the past few weeks regarding Andy Taylor's continued involvement with the band…As of last weekend, however, the four of us have dissolved our partnership and will be continuing as Duran Duran without Andy, as we have reached a point in our relationship with him where there is an unworkable gulf between us and we can no longer effectively function together.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crazy Babs
TMZ reports: Maybe Barbra Streisand is just really trying to make sure she knows where superfan Rosie O'Donnell is at all times. As The Smoking Gun reveals in the rider for her current concert tour, Babs is requiring metal detectors at every door, on-call security staff, and even a police-dog sweep of the venue before she takes the stage for soundcheck. And not only does there have to be all this security, but plain-clothed guards have to be "neatly dressed in dark jackets, blazers, or sweaters." Amongst the other curiosities in Barbra's rider are 150 folding chairs for her staff and five – count 'em, five – living room sets, all of which have to be fabric covered, but not in vinyl.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queen Recording
blabbermouth.net reports: The union of Paul Rodgers and QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor is leading to new material. There have been hints about them going into the studio this fall, and May wrote on his BrianMay.com web site, "Roger and Paul Rodgers and I have been in the studio the last few days working on NEW NEW NEW material ... quite an occasion really. Apart from our excursions with Dave Stewart for Nelson Mandela a couple of years back (most of which never got heard) this is our first QUEEN new recording session for about 15 years. It may turn into an album ... it may lead elsewhere, but right now we are HAVING FUN! And ..... it sounds pretty amazing to my ears ... very different from anything Paul or Queen have ever done. And pretty epic!!" [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cheap Lizzy Tour
blabbermouth.net reports: THIN LIZZY and CHEAP TRICK will be teaming up for the "Double Trouble 2" tour of Australia in December. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Dec. 02 - Brisbane, AUS @ River Stage
Dec. 04 - Newcastle, AUS @ Entertainment Centre
Dec. 06 - Wollongong, AUS @ Entertainment Centre
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dick Clark For Sale
pr-inside reports: Veteran US TV presenter DICK CLARK is to auction off several pieces of musical memorabilia from his personal collection, including items once belonging to SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, MICHAEL JACKSON and BOB DYLAN. The former AMERICAN BANDSTAND host is also selling the microphone he used to present the rock 'n' roll show, which dates back to 1956 and is expected to fetch anywhere between $10,000 (£5,560) and $100,000 (£55,600).

The mic will be auctioned off alongside a bass guitar from McCartney, a beaded glove worn by Jackson in his MOONWALKER days, and a harmonica played by Dylan in MARTIN SCORSESE movie THE LAST WALTZ.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sevendust Kills Reissue
TuneLab reports: Sevendust have canceled plans to re-release their last album, 'Next'. The two new tracks that were set to be included with the re-release, "Complicated" and "Abuse Me", could be included on their sixth studio album which is due out in February / March 2007. Their new label is expected to be revealed shortly.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lil Korn
TuneLab reports: Korn's Jonathan Davis will be collaborating with rapper Lil John on his new album 'Crunk Rock' along with Rick Rubin, Good Charlotte, and Green Day producer Rob Cavallo. Don't go to his myspace page to check out the new track from the album on Halloween.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zakk's Wylde Priestess
KNAC reports: Montreal's Priestess have announced that they have joined the Shot To Hell Tour featuring Black Label Society and Black Stone Cherry. 

10/27 at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH 
10/28 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA 
10/29 at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY 
10/31 at House Of Blues in Cleveland, OH
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Liza's Chemical Romance
punkbands reports: My Chemical Romance have credited Madonna's publicist Liz Rosenberg with convincing Liza Minnelli to appear on 'The Black Parade'. Singing and Oscar-winning acting legend Minnelli features on the track 'Mama' from their new album.

Searching for a female vocalist for the track, the band told producer Rob Cavallo that Minnelli was top of their list.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NOFX 07
punkbands reports: NOFX have posted a lengthy update regarding their plans for 2007. According to the band's official site: Here are our basic plans for 2007 In January we will play a bunch of shows in California keep on the look out for dates soon. Then in Mid February we will finally make the leap back down under, New Zealand, Australia and finally Tasmania… In April we go to Japan and we hope to go to China, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysian… After this we will take a few months off. Why? Its a secret, try to guess. in the late Summer we will be in Europe for sure. Then in the Fall we will go to Central America and the Caribbean, as well as try to make up for the shows that failed in South America this fall.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hammerfall Party
SMN reports: HAMMERFALL members Oscar Dronjak and Joacim Cans will host a listening party for their new album, Threshold at Lit Lounge (93 Second Avenue - between 5th & 6th Streets) in New York City on Monday, October 30. Scheduled for North American release on October 31, Threshold will be played in its entirety on the Main Floor between 8 and 11 p.m.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Oops… Britney Had a Jayden
antiMusic reports: For the two or three readers that actually might care about such silliness, the earth shattering news making the rounds on the web today is that Britney Spears and K-Poser's second son's name is actually Jayden James not Sutton Pierce.

The false name came from supposed sources close to Britney, guess they weren't that close. The birth certificate was filed with Los Angeles officials this week. The official birth certificate records that Jayden James Federline was born on September 12 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, according to Reuters. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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All That Remains Engaged
PR reports: Massachusetts-based metal act ALL THAT REMAINS will join up with fellow New England natives Killswitch Engage for a string of dates throughout November, replacing Shadows Fall as direct support for the package which also features Bury Your Dead and 2 Cents. Continuing to support their critically-acclaimed new album, 'The Fall of Ideals,' ALL THAT REMAINS will play Asbury Park, NJ's Saints and Sinners Festival on Oct. 29 before meeting up with Killswitch Engage Nov. 9. ALL THAT REMAINS will be direct support through the Nov. 26th Spokane, WA show before departing for the United Kingdom for an 11-date tour of the country.

ALL THAT REMAINS on tour
10/29 Asbury Park, NJ - Convention Hall Complex (Saints And Sinners Festival)

(with Killswitch Engage, Bury Your Dead, 2 Cents)
11/09 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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iPod Hacked
thetripwire reports: If you are sick of only being able to use iTunes files on your iPod, those days might be over very soon. Although I have never complained about it, as Apple's music store is ridiculously easy to navigate, hacker Jon Lech Johansen got tired of the man telling him what he can and can't put on his portable music player. According to an article in Reuters, Johansen has cracked Apple's code that keeps iPod owners from playing songs from competing online music stores. 

It didn't take long for the hacker to sell his code to a company for licensing. DoubleTwist is the company he has selected to license his program[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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