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Report for 09/11/06
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Song: Fear Before The March of Flames Preview

Artist: El Presidente

Reviews: Butch Walker Live | Destroy Destroy Destroy | Flesh for the Beast Interview

Priest Threatens Madonna
Gigwise reports: A Dutch priest has admitted making a hoax bomb threat to stop a Madonna concert. Madonna's 'Confessions on a Dancefloor' tour has caused worldwide controversy because of the mock crucifixion featured in the act. 

Earlier concerts in Italy and Germany were the sources of much protest, with shows in Amsterdam taking place on Sunday and Monday. Police say that they received a hoax call about the Dutch shows and managed to trace the number back to the priest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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50 Cent Arrested
TMZ reports: TMZ has confirmed that rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) was arrested around 2:00PM Friday afternoon in Manhattan. Law enforcement officials in an unmarked car pulled over the star's silver Lamborghini at the corner of 8th Ave. and 35th Ave. in Midtown New York after they say he made an unsafe lane change.

Police tell TMZ they removed Fiddy from his car and cuffed him in front of several witnesses. Because of the crowd that began gathering around the scene, cops determined it to be an unsafe situation so they took him to a police station down the street from the scene.

Police issued 50 four summons: one for an unsafe lane change, one because his driver's license had expired, one because his Lambo is unregistered with the state and another because the car is also uninsured. He was issued the tickets and released.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pink Floyd Bastard
Gigwise reports: Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears has branded David Gilmour a 'bastard' for pulling out of a duet between the pair. The Pink Floyd legend was supposed to perform the classic 'Comfortably Numb' with Shears in New York - a song which Scissor Sisters covered in 2004 - but apparently cancelled it at the last minute. 

He tells Uncut Magazine: "Earlier this year, David Gilmour told my manager that he wanted me to sing 'Comfortably Numb' with him at Radio City Music Hall for two shows. 

"�So I was practising it and doing my vocal exercises to it, but the day before the gig they decided not to have any guests. They canned me. Bastards! It was one of the worst things you can do to anybody. I kind of hate him for it.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Primus Returns!
PR reports: The mighty PRIMUS--bassist LES CLAYPOOL, guitarist LARRY LALONDE and drummer TIM ALEXANDER--return this fall with a formidable one-two-three punch. October 17 will bring twin releases: their first-ever retrospective CD THEY CAN'T ALL BE ZINGERS: THE BEST OF PRIMUS (Interscope/UMe) and a new DVD BLAME IT ON THE FISH (on their own Frizzle Fry Inc. imprint), subtitled "An Abstract Look at the 2003 Primus Tour De Fromage," their triumphant reunion trek.

Next, the band who has been described as ingenious and imaginative, satirical and sarcastic, original and outlandish, will head out on the road for a major North American headlining tour launching November 1 in Austin and wrapping December 9 in Phoenix. 
Wed 11/1 Austin, TX Music Hall
Fri 11/3 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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Mars Volta Stream
PR reports: The Mars Volta's new album Amputechture, out this coming Tuesday 9/12, is now streaming in its entirety on Myspace featuring the tracks, "Viscera Eyes", "Vermicide" and more.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Keane Nix Tour
Gigwise reports: Keane have cancelled their entire US tour after doctors told frontman Tom Chaplin that he is not ready. 

Chaplin is currently in rehab where he is battling the demons and drug and alcohol addiction and had previously toned down the band's touring commitments. 

But after seeing doctors this week, he has been advised to axe the whole tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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John Mayer CSI
PR reports: Grammy Award-Winning recording artist John Mayer guest stars in the not-to-be-missed season premiere of the #1 drama on television, "CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION." The season premiere of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION will air Thursday, Sept. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, in which an aspiring dancer is found dead backstage during Cirque du Soleil's KÁ show. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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+44 Confirms Tour
DiR reports: [a follow up, here is the official word with "official" dates] Former Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have reunited as (+44) and are ready to start touring again. The band has announced dates for an ambitious club tour which begins Oct. 13th in San Diego and concludes Nov. 22nd in Detroit (full tour schedule below). (+44)'s much anticipated debut album, When Your Heart Stops Beating (Interscope Records), will land in stores on November 14th. The album is produced by Hoppus and Barker and executive produced by long-time blink-182 producer Jerry Finn.

Oct. 12 McMartin Preschool - Manhattan Beach, Ca... wait, that's not it. The real dates are as follows...
Oct. 13 San Diego, CA Soma
Oct. 14 Pomona, CA Bambozzle (Cal Poly Pomona)
Oct. 15 Phoenix, AZ - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sum Metal
blabbermouth.net reports: BROWN BRIGADE, the new metal band featuring ex-SUM 41 guitarist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh and his cousin Vaughn Lal (bass), has announced the addition of singer Travis Sanders (RPO) to the group's ranks. The band is currently recording a six-song EP and preparing for a cross-Canada tour with PENNYWISE and the CIRCLE JERKS.[see full story for more but will it really be metal? Some do call Sum 41 punk after all. The full story link has a link to a couple previews, so you can judge for yourself]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Frampton Comes Alive Again
antiMusic reports: Peter Frampton will continue his road assault this week in support of his album "Fingerprints" which hits stores on Tuesday (9.12.06). He starts with a two night stand in New York on Wednesday and Thursday before heading out and crisscrossing the country through November. 

09/12&13 B.B. King Blues Club New York, N.Y.
09/15 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
09/16 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
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Paul Stanley Solo Tour
antiMusic reports: KISS Online has posted the dates for Paul Stanley's solo tour in support of his forthcoming 'Live To Win' release. More dates are possible but here are the dates as of now.

10/21 Atlanta, Ga - Tabernacle 
10/23 Ft. Lauderdale, Fl - Revolution
10/24 Orlando, Fl - Hard Rock Live
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Destroy What You Enjoy
ABC reports: Destroy What You Enjoy is not only the title to Powerman 5000's latest album, it's also the theme to their latest competition. The band want you to direct and produce your own Powerman 5000 music video! All you have to do is submit the most entertaining home video and you can win a Schecter Omen-6 Guitar and Lifetime VIP Passes to any Powerman 5000 show!

The contest is simple...make your own music video for the title track from PM5K's new album, "Destroy What You Enjoy." The video does not have to be the full length of the song, but must be at least 60 seconds long. It doesn't have to be "Lord of the Rings," we are ultimately looking for creativity not a pro-filmed video. Once you completed your video, upload the video to YouTube, and fill out the form at the full story link. All clips will be reviewed based on originality, views and user ratings.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Diverse Foo
PR reports: Versailles Records' roster for its forthcoming release, 'Times Like These: A Millennium Tribute to the Foo Fighters' so far is shaping up to feature players from a diverse variety of rock and metal acts, including current/former members of The Killers, Exodus, Lillian Axe, Jet Boy, Skin Lab, and Hanoi Rocks among others, as well as Versailles artists Richard Kendrick, and One Bad Son among other up and coming acts including American Heartbreak, Now That We're Famous, Marko Pukkila, Chris Catena, Monkey Wrench, Joetown, Re:Ignition, and others. Look out for a late spring, 2007 release.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bleed The Sky Guitarist Flies the Coop
blabbermouth.net reports: Vocalist Noah Robinson of Orange County's BLEED THE SKY has issued the following update: "Kyle Moorman [guitar] has officially left the band to pursue other elements of the music business. He has plans to be involved in studio production and engineering and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. 

"We are in the midst of looking for a new lead guitarist, and are accepting open submissions. If you would like to audition, we will need some vital information. We require at least three full songs (mp3 formats preferred), pictures (both live and personal), and personal goals for your future in music. You can send all of this information to [email protected].[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fantasy Camp 07
blabbermouth.net reports: The next Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC) will take place in Los Angeles (Feb. 15-19, Presidents Day weekend) and will feature Paul Stanley (KISS), Mickey Hart (GRATEFUL DEAD), Bret Michaels (POISON), Steve Vai, Jane Wiedlin (GO GOS), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and many more.

Almost 80 rock fans who dream of becoming rock stars will have their wishes granted when Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp gives them the opportunity to open for DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY at Germain Amphitheater on Sunday, September 10 in Columbus, OH. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Songwriters Ripped Off
AP reports: The former royalty manager for the Songwriters Guild of America has admitted that she conspired with her daughter and another relative to steal more than $1.2 million from the organization. 

Marsha Aiken, 54, of Brooklyn, N.Y., admitted Thursday to conspiring with her daughter, Nicole Williams, 27, and a nephew in the embezzlement, which occurred between 2001 and 2005, U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


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