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Report for 09/20/06

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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: Bullet For My Valentine - "Tears Don't Fall" video

Artist: Die Hunns

Reviews: Unearth | Amos Lee

Ask Weird Al!
antiMusic reports: If you could ask anyone one question, who would it be? The Pope? George W Bush? Britney Spears? Hell no, you'd ask Weird Al. And here is your chance!

Weird Al Yankovic's new album 'Straight Outta Lynwood" will hit stores next Tuesday. To help us celebrate the release Al wants to answer your questions. Click the full story link to submit your question to Weird Al and we'll pick the top dozen or so and post Al's answers! While you are there grab the free MP3 of "Don't Download This Song" and preorder your copy of "Straight Outta Lynwood"! - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beach Boys Reunion: Live Pet Sounds
EARVOLUTION reports: Perhaps sensing a bit of Beach Boys Mania in the air (or more likely in conjunction with album's 40th anniversary), Brian Wilson will be playing a series of six shows (5 in the U.S./1 in London) featuring performances of Pet Sounds in its entirety. For the four East Coast shows, Wilson will be joined by former Beach Boy Al Jardine, making these their first appearances together in decades. Mike Love, the only other surviving original member of The Beach Boys, will likely sit home and fume (or lie in bed listening to a certain Bare Naked Ladies song).[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hank Williams Jr. Assault
AP reports: A grand jury will decide whether country singer Hank Williams Jr. will stand trial on misdemeanor assault charges filed after a cocktail waitress said he yelled obscenities and choked her at a local hotel. 

Criminal Court Judge Gwen Rooks ruled Monday that probable cause was established and bound the case over to a Shelby County grand jury.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sugarcubes Reunion
Gigwise reports: After fourteen years flying solo Bjork is to reunite this autumn with her former band The Sugarcubes.

The Icelandic quintet will play a 20th birthday gig in Reykjavic on November 17 according to an announcement on Bjork's official website.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bunnymen Toilet Beating Verdict
Gigwise reports: Echo And The Bunnymen front man Ian McCulloch has been cleared of assaulting a fan backstage at Glasgow's Barrowlands.

However, he was convicted of a breach of the peace over the incident which took place after a Bunnymen gig in October last year.

McCulloch was accused of assaulting Juliet Selbey, 34, after loosing his temper when he found two fans in his private backstage toilet.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Cruise
blabbermouth.net reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil will call the Carnival Cruise Lines "Fun Ship" Fascination his Home Sweet Home in January 2007. The four-day, three-night rock and roll cruise sets sail on Friday, January 12 from Miami, Florida, to Nassau, The Bahamas, and returns to Miami on Monday, January 15.

In addition to a live concert by Neil and his band, a wet and wild shore excursion is planned, and several on-board activities will help to raise money for his Skylar Neil Memorial Fund and the TJ Martell Foundation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Twisted Christmas
blabbermouth.net reports: TWISTED SISTER's version of "White Christmas" (written by Irving Berlin and famously performed by Bing Crosby) has been posted online at the band's official MySpace page. Also available at the same location is the group's rendition of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (written by Thomas Connor; first recorded by Jimmy Boyd in 1952). Both songs will be included on TWISTED SISTER recently completed "final" disc, "A Twisted Christmas", featuring metal versions of holiday classics, including "Deck the Halls" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful".[see full story for more and links to check it out]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zooey Joplin
pr-inside reports: ELF actress ZOOEY DESCHANEL has replaced singer PINK as JANIS JOPLIN in the biopic GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JANIS.

The STUPID GIRLS singer pulled out of the PENELOPE SPHEERIS film earlier this year (06) and, after much speculation, Deschanel was eventually selected to take over the role.

The script has gone through several revisions and now focuses on former Rolling Stone writer DAVID DALTON, who was once assigned to write a cover story comparing the troubled Joplin to JUDY GARLAND.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aerosmith Hog
pr-inside reports: AEROSMITH frontman STEVEN TYLER has designed his first Harley Davidson motorbike. The rocker took time away from the group earlier this year (MAR06) to undergo throat surgery, but he kept busy during his recovery and came up with a new custom-made bike creation.

The Steven Tyler Signature Series includes 10 limited-edition custom motorcycles, priced at $80,000 (£44,400) each, according to America's Life & Style magazine. The new bikes will launch on 20 October at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona, the world's largest Harley Davidson dealership, located in Ormond Beach, Florida.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Unwritten Law Carry On
TuneLab reports: Despite not having the backing of a record label, Unwritten Law have had success at modern rock radio with their latest single "Shoulda Known Better". The band will be releasing a new album titled 'The Hit List' on September 26th through Modern Artists Management Distribution, which was started by the bands manager Les Borsai.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deftones/Deadsy Tour
TuneLab reports: The Deftones have announced the first round of dates for their upcoming tour with Deadsy, they include:

October 29th in Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 2nd in Seattle, WA @ The Fenix
November 4th in Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
November 7th in Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre
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ZZ Top Drop RCA/Manager
Yahoo reports: Texas rock trio ZZ Top has parted ways with the manager who helped form the band in 1969, according to a statement issued on Sunday. 

In addition to splitting with Bill Ham, the band has also ended its tenure at RCA Records, 14 years after signing a five-album contract reportedly worth $30 million. [maybe Clive wanted them to do showtunes? - See full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jet Leak
Gigwise reports: The new Jet album 'Shine On' was leaked accidentally on iTunes over the weekend. 

In the massive clanger, the Apple run company is thought to have failed to put the setting on 'Pre-Order' mode in the UK. 

The mistake meant that people could freely download the album for the digital music store on Saturday, ahead of its October 3 release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dimebag Dedication
KNAC reports: During their performance as part of the Hard Rock Cafe's 35th Anniversary Celebration in Times Square (New York City) last night (September 18th), Motley Crue were joined on stage by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who performed the group's version of the Beatles' classic 'Helter Skelter' with them. 

Among the other celebrities on hand for the celebration was Vinnie Paul, who presented the Hard Rock Cafe with one of his late brother "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's guitars.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dropkick Murphys Nominated
punkbands reports: The Dropkick Murphys have been nominated for three Boston Music Awards, including Act of the Year, an award which will pit them against Godsmack, Staind and Dresden Dolls among others. In the best punk band category, it'll be the Dropkicks against The Unseen, Crash Midnight, Street Dogs, Darkbuster, HUMANWINE, and the Ducky Boys.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Angels And Airwaves Tour
punkbands reports: Angels and Airwaves has announced their late fall tour. They will get support from The Sounds and Envy on the Coast. Confirmed dates:

11/3 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
11/4 Salt Lake City, UT - Great Salt Air Theater
11/6 Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown
11/7 Tulsa, OK - Cain\'s Ballroom
11/8 Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
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Guitarist Vs Terrorism
PR reports: Anton Tsygankov, an award-winning rock guitar virtuoso and songwriter, has just announced the worldwide release of his ground-breaking debut album titled ANTI´┐ŻThe Anton Tsygankov Project. 

To promote the album's message, Tsygankov and his band are touring the Middle East, performing at anti-terrorism rallies in war zones and geopolitical hot spots. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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