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Report for 09/12/06
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: Amos Lee - Shout Out Loud

Artist: TV On The Radio

Reviews: Sister Hazel | Death Before Disco

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Buckcherry Child Porn?
KNAC reports: A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges that Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records and other music industry organizations helped coerce a 16-year-old girl into making pornographic rock videos when a band advertised for extras on MySpace.

The suit, filed Thursday, alleges that Buckcherry asked fans to show up at Hollywood's Key Club in October. The plaintiff, a minor identified as Jane Doe who was living in Southern California, was allegedly given alcohol to drink and filmed exposing her breasts, kissing another female and writhing against a pole while Buckcherry performed the song Crazy Bitch.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Halen Cures Cancer
KNAC reports: Eddie Van Halen called in to Howard Stern's program on the Sirius satellite radio service on Friday (September 8th), and he dropped a couple of major bombshells. After saying he was free of the cancer that led to tongue surgery a few years ago, the guitarist said that he and a partner had developed a treatment that cured his cancer, though he wouldn't reveal what it contains. As for how he got cancer in the first place, Van Halen denied it was from smoking, which he has never stopped, and he claimed the disease might have come from the metal guitar pick he used. 

On a different topic, Van Halen made the slightly less amazing announcement that a reunion with original lead singer David Lee Roth isn't out of the question[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Diddy Vs Diddy
hecklerspray reports: Sean Combs changes his name all the sodding time. In fact, since you woke up Sean Combs has gone by the name of Diddy, Doddy, Doo-Doo, Danglebum, Dinkledrawers and Rao Maldeo Rathore.

With all this prolific name changing, it was only a matter of time before Sean Combs stepped on someone's toes. And now it's finally happened - Diddy has been banned from calling himself Diddy in the UK because a man who once remixed a Blondie song 12 years ago is already called Diddy. Undeterred, Sean Combs is still planning on releasing his new single Come To Me in the UK under the assumed name Barry Manilow, since he's mostly sure that nobody by that name has ever existed.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GNR Sanctuary?
blabbermouth.net reports: According to Hits Daily Double, word inside the Sanctuary Music Group is that Merck Mercuriadis will be leaving the company's management team. GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is said to be leaving with Merck as a client of the longtime Sanctuary executive. [In related news, GNR added a October 24th stop in Sunrise, FL at Bank Atlantic Center to their tour plans. see full story for more] [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 & Rick Rubin
Yahoo reports: U2 have begun working on their new album with Rick Rubin, they have revealed. The Irish rock legends are understood to have commenced recording the follow-up to 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb with the super-producer.

In a posting on their official website, U2 announced news of the new material and Rubin's involvement, while also confirming reports of forthcoming work with Green Day.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Legal Mash Mess
music.tinfoil reports: The producer of a mashup album that combined the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band has been threatened with a multi-million-dollar lawsuit by EMI, the Beatles' music publisher. EMI has also demanded that he turn over the IP addresses of the hundreds of thousands of people who downloaded the mash-ups, presumably so that EMI can sue all of us, too.

The mashups were released by the fictitious band "The Beachles," as part of a notional album called Sgt. Petsounds, and they were a kind of noise-rock experiment in mixing up the two seminal albums (both albums are known for their own use of "found sound" and mashup techniques). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sparta Tour Expands
PR reports: Sparta has been leaking out new tour dates by the fistful, but we now have a pretty full roster taking us past the release of Threes on 10/24. Sound Team and Lola Ray will be opening on most dates.

Sep 28 - The Glass House Pomona, CA 
Sep 29 - Jillians Las Vegas, NV 
Sep 30 - Tempe Beach Park Tempe , AZ 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Found Glory Instores
PR reports: Fresh off the MTV VMA Red Carpet and their show-stealing performance at the MTV PreVMA kick off concert at Battery Park in New York, New Found Glory announced today a very special round of meet n greets /in-store signings for fans & to support local retail the week their new album 'Coming Home' is released. Band will be in the following cities meeting fans, chatting and signing autographs in Chicago 9/19 (w/acoustic performance), Seattle 9/20, Phoenix 9/21, San Francisco 9/22, (don't fricken call it The OC) Orange County (w/acoustic performance) 9/23, and San Diego 9/24.[see full story for details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Typical Mute Math Bonus
PR reports: The new self-titled full length from New Orleans' Mute Math will be released on 9/26. The national release features 3 additional tracks and a special limited edition bonus CD with the first 25,000 copies, including a live 2006 concert performance. 

Check out the brand new live video of "Typical" from the El Rey in LA... at the full story link.
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Korn Reissue Tracks
TuneLab reports: Track listing for Korn's upcoming re-release of their latest album 'See You on the Other Side' has been announced. The disc will be released on September 26th and will include:

CD 1:

1. "Twisted Transistor"
2. "Hypocrites"
3. "Getting Off"
4. "Getting Off"
5. "For No One"
6. "Love Song"
7. "10 Or A 2-Way"
8. "Coming Undone"
9. "Coming Undone Wit It" 
[see full story for CD-2 and the DVD tracks] 
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Rare Ray
PR reports: Uncover never before released Ray Charles recordings combined with new performances of the legendary Count Basie Orchestra featured on Ray Sings, Basie Swings CD in stores October 3rd. Concord Records and Starbucks Hear Music, the two Companies that co-released Genius Loves Company, announced today that they will partner again to co-release and co-market Ray Sings, Basie Swings, which marries archival, never-before-released Ray Charles recordings with brand-new performances by the Count Basie Orchestra. A painstaking labor of love that combines cutting-edge technology and musical ingenuity, Ray Sings, Basie Swings due out October 3rd, 2006 at Starbucks Company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and at traditional music retail, showcases the late artist at his dazzling peak. Although Ray Charles and Count Basie shared the same bill during their careers, Ray Sings, Basie Swings marks the first and only recordings in which the "Genius" is backed by the legendary bandleader's orchestra. Check out a stream of "Georgia" at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Weird Al Animated
PR reports: On September 26 Grammy Award-winning artist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood on Way Moby/Volcano Records. As with each of his previous releases, the album consists of the parodies he is world-famous for as well as original material. Straight Outta Lynwood will be released as a DualDisc, and features six brand new animations to accompany Al's original tracks:[see full story for details on the bonus vids]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Faces Reunion?
pr-inside reports: ROD STEWART is harbouring plans to reform 1970s supergroup THE FACES for the first time in 30 years after previously turning down offers to reteam with KENNEY JONES and RON WOOD.

The group have performed briefly at rare awards shows, leading fans to hope the get-togethers would inspire the old bandmates to team up for a full tour. 

But despite efforts by keyboard player IAN McLAGAN, Jones and Wood, the STAY WITH ME rockers simply couldn't commit to anything firm, but now it appears Stewart is on board for a reunion show. He says, "It'd be great to put the band together for charity, a one-off event. Ronnie is always up for it, so's Ian and Kenney. We'd just need to find ourselves a bass player."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dancin More Popular than Sex
Gigwise reports: Scissor Sisters have scored their first ever UK chart number one with 'I Don't Feel Like Dancin.'

The flamboyant New York outfit had already dented the charts last week on download sales alone, but claimed the top spot thanks to physical releases. 

The outfit knocked Justin Timberlake's 'Sexyback' from its number one perch after just one week.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Over Singing Pays Off
MTV reports: Mariah Carey took five trophies at Billboard's 2006 R&B/ Hip-Hop Awards, held Friday in Atlanta. She was named Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Artist, Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Artist - Female, Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs Artist, Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums Artist and was honored with the Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Album award for The Emancipation of Mimi.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KMFDM Reissues
MTV reports: Metropolis Records will reissue three of KMFDM's earliest, hard-to-find releases with extensive liner notes and rare photos of the industrial outfit. KMFDM's 1986 LP What Do You Know, Deutschland?, 1988's Don't Blow Your Top and 1989's UAIOE have all been remastered and are set to hit stores Tuesday.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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