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Report for 09/01/06
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: Mushroomhead eCard

Artist: Gwynbleidd

Reviews: Brandtson | A Mind Like Yours | Blackmore's Night

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Queen Vs MySpace
blabbermouth.net reports: World Entertainment News Network reports that QUEEN guitarist Brian May has threatened three bogus bloggers on MySpace with violence if they continue to impersonate him. The veteran musician, whose official web site is BrianMay.com, has also demanded the Brian May chatroom on the popular web site be closed down to prevent fans from being hoaxed. 

"Right now I'm feeling more and more powerless, and depressed about the way the Internet is going," May posted on his real web site last Thursday. "It seems nothing is protectable anymore. The Internet seems to have made it easy for any git to pretend he is someone else.

"Just so you know, folks, once and for all, there IS NO Brian May page on MYSPACE...NOR WILL THERE EVER BE ONE...I am completely disgusted that the organizers of this site exert no sense of responsibility to check that people are who they say they are."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fake Ozzy Rapist
blabbermouth.net reports: Australia's The Daily Telegraph reports that a man drugged and sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl because he believed he was rock star Ozzy Osbourne and had to follow in his footsteps, a Sydney court was told today (August 31).

Arthur Fairwell, 39, is facing a sentencing hearing in the NSW District Court, where he has pleaded guilty to six charges over the assault of the girl and the drugging of her and her mother. Making submissions on sentence today, defence barrister Greg Scragg told the court Fairwell had discussed his mental state at the time of the offenses with a forensic psychiatrist. 

"My client had come to form the belief he was Ozzy Osbourne, the lead singer in the heavy metal rock group known as BLACK SABBATH," Mr. Scragg said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gene Simmons RIP
AP reports: Rockabilly singer and songwriter Jumpin' Gene Simmons, who worked with Elvis Presley and had a top 20 hit in 1964 with the bouncy "Haunted House," has died. He was 69. 

He died Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a long illness, according to Holland-Harris Funeral Directors.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Audioslave CD Stream
DiR reports: Audioslave's new CD Revelations doesn't hit stores until next Tuesday but you can check out the entire album online at VH1 as it's the focus of this week's "Hear Music First". Click the full story link for that. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beatles Vs EMI
Gigwise reports: The remaining members of The Beatles are launching legal proceedings against music labels EMI and Capitol. Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr plus the families of John Lennon and George Harrison allege that the companies fraudulently "pocketed millions of dollars" from the band between 1994 and 1999. 

The lawsuit was launched back in December and claims that the labels falsely classified some copies of Beatles albums as faulty, but went on to sell them. EMI requested for the case to be thrown out of the New York State Supreme Court last week, but this was rejected.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Avenged Sevenfold Fall Tour
The PRP reports: Avenged Sevenfold are planning to embark on a North American headlining run in November with Killswitch Engage and Bleeding Through in tow. Dates and venues have yet to be announced.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Impersonator of Mudd
blabbermouth.net reports: Ozzy isn't the only one being impersonated these days. But with this story we have a case of impersonating the impersonator. That's right, someone is impersonating a former member of a band that made it by impersonating the music of other bands. Blabbermouth has the story: 

MJI Interactive reports that police in Illinois are searching for a man who has been assaulting women while pretending to be former PUDDLE OF MUDD guitarist Paul Phillips. The man allegedly threatened two different females, one of whom he held at gunpoint, while claiming he was the rocker. "I've seen some crazy things . . . had a lot of weird experiences, but nothing like somebody impersonating me," said the real Phillips, who recently left PUDDLE OF MUDD to form the band OPERATOR.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Navarro FX Drama
BW&BK reports: THE PANIC CHANNEL guitarist and co-host of Rock Star: Supernova, Dave Navarro, has co-created a new TV series that goes behind the scenes to show what it's really like playing in a well-known rock band. Dubbed The Product, the one-hour drama was recently picked up by FX. 

It was created in tandem with Entourage writer Cliff Dorfman and journalist Neil Strauss, who assisted Navarro with his book, Don't Try This At Home. A premiere date has yet to be announced.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Two and Half Dudes Looks Like a Lady
Day in Rock reports: Hey Aerosmith fans, Steven will be making a cameo appearance on the CBS s***com "Two and Half Men" on Sept 25th. Here is a little of the 411 CBS sent over: "Who's Vod Kanockers" -- Charlie finally tells Alan the truth about why he broke up with Mia, and a famous neighbor causes problems, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, Monday, Sept. 25 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Gary Halvorson directed the episode from a story by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, two of the series' executive producers, and a teleplay by Don Foster, Susan Beavers and Eddie Gorodetsky. 

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler makes a cameo appearance as Charlie's next-door neighbor.

Alan feels guilty when he learns that Charlie and Mia didn't tie the knot because she had wanted him and Jake to move out. Meanwhile, Charlie and his rock star neighbor don't get along.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Free Switchfoot Song
PR reports: San Diego alt-rockers Switchfoot, released their fifth album Nothing is Sound in September 2005 with the debut single "Stars." The album was recorded almost entirely on the road in dressing rooms in between gigs, while the band performed over 400 shows in the last two-years selling over 1.5 million tickets. Oh! Gravity, the band's 6th studio release hits stores on December 26, 2006. Switchfoot gives fans an exclusive previously unreleased track for free download! "Daylight to Break" is currently available on the band's website or the full story link. This track will not be featured on their upcoming album Oh! Gravity so download today!- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Watch K-Fed Suck
PR reports: On Friday, September 1, 2006, rapper Kevin Federline will make his video debut exclusively on Yahoo! Music with his new single "Lose Control." Filmed at the alluring Las Vegas hot-spot PURE, "Lose Control" is the first single from Federline's much anticipated debut album, Playing With Fire, scheduled for release on October 31, 2006. See it in all of it's gory at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mining for Foo
AP reports: Dave Grohl says he plans to make good on a promise to buy beers for two miners who listened to his band, the Foo Fighters, during their ordeal of being buried underground for two weeks. Grohl said he'd catch up with the two when the band tours Australia later this year. 

"You know what? I'm not just having one beer with those dudes - we're going for it," Grohl told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio Thursday. "This is going to be a big night."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS Your Wallet
PR reports: The KISS Coffeehouse offers unique gifts that every rock 'n' roll fan will have on their holiday shopping list. Available now exclusively at the KISS Coffeehouse in Myrtle Beach, SC and on KISSCOFFEEHOUSE.com are KISS coffee, mugs, apparel and pins.

Roasted coffee like the KISS Army Blend, French KISS Vanilla, and Cinnamon Rollover in one of the unique KISS mugs will not only help your friends and loves ones "rock 'n' roll all night and party everyday" through the holiday season but also keep them warm during the winter months. Decaf varieties are also available. Another must-have is the KISS Coffeehouse t-shirts, which are available in small to XXL and include girly tees. Limited edition Coffeehouse pins are also featured in seven styles. Gene Simmons confirms, "It doesn't just taste good, it looks good."
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Country Jovi CMA
KNAC reports: When the country music industry handed out the nominations for their CMA Awards yesterday (Wednesday, August 30th), one name probably stuck out like a stretch limo at a tractor pull. 

Bon Jovi's name was called, and they're up for Musical Event Of The Year with singer Jennifer Nettles from the country group Sugarland. Nettles joined forces with Bon Jovi on the song 'Who Says You Can't Go Home', which turned into a Number One hit on the country chart[see full story for more on the steal horsed cowboy]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Green Day Recording
ArtistDirect reports: At the beginning of summer, Green Day promised fans that their next album, the follow-up to the massively successful American Idiot, would be "an event." Then they went on summer vacation. But the boys are back in town -- and back in the studio, where work has begun on what will surely be one of the most hotly anticipated releases of...um, whatever year they get around to releasing it in.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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