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Report for 09/28/06
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: Switchfoot "Dirty Second Hands"

Artist: Kill Your Idols

Reviews: Clay Aiken | Chad Rex | The USAISAMONSTER

Screech Sex Tape
TMZ reports: [since he has attempted a music career as well, we're featuring this. That and it's just too funny] TMZ has obtained portions of the latest celebrity sex tape, featuring former "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond, who played Screech. To say the least, the video is unique and, dare we say, entertaining.

David Hans Schmidt, who has become famous in the sex tape industry by peddling videos featuring Paris Hilton, Colin Farrell and others, claims ownership to the Screech tape. It was shot in a hotel. Diamond is holding the camera and narrating, as he engages two women in various combinations and positions.

The tape begins with Diamond in a bathtub, narrating what's to come. It ends with Diamond introducing one of the women to a "Dirty Sanchez." Suffice it say, it is unbelievably graphic. [see full story for more including some video clips] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bad Bitch Avril 
TMZ reports: [We have enough real news today to keep you happy but we couldn't resist this one] Cameramen beware, Avril Lavigne's a spitter! The "Complicated" singer, never known for her kindness to the paparazzi, hocked a loogie at TMZ's photographer last night in front of Hyde nightclub. 

Here's how it all went down: Avril was spotted getting into an SUV with husband Deryck Whibley, and the newlyweds got hot and heavy in the back seat. After getting interrupted by a couple of friends, the photogs went wild trying to get a shot of them. Lavigne then stuck her head out of the side window, and yelled "Hey f***head, come here" to our cameraman. His gift for responding to her pet name -- her saliva in his camera lens. The group then broke into laughter, with someone in the SUV calling Avril a "bad bitch" before driving off.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Megaforce reports: Mushroomhead's "Savior Sorrow" sells 26,084 and entering the Billboard Chart at # 30 in its first week sales, according to influential music trade Hits Daily Double and record company estimates. But the controversy over sales numbers this week is the talk of the music industry with many questions and doubts being raised about the accuracy of sales computing methods, most notably Billboard's Soundscan. On September 26, SoundScan alerted all paid subscribers via email that the numbers for the week may be inaccurate and that they will "extrapolate" for the missing sales data and to be "please advised that there may be anomalies in the data for the week ending 9/24/06." SoundScan did not indicate who did not report this week, so everyone's is in the dark. Data seems to indicate SoundScan did not accept Best Buy's sales data, but SoundScan would not give out this information. 

Could have Elton John's "The Captain & The Kid" sell 47,493, according to Hits, then SoundScan reports sales of 36,630? According to Megaforce sales data, Mushroomhead seems to have sold closer to the Hits Daily Double number of 26,000 units than SoundScan's reporting of 12,183. How could there be such a shortfall in reporting? On a side note, Megaforce pays over $26,000 a year to receive sales numbers from Soundscan. Shouldn't it be Soundscan's job to report the actual sales numbers, not a guessing game. This industry, according to SoundScan, has been down in recent years, but who can you believe anymore?- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Underoath Injury
MTV reports: Underoath keyboardist Chris Dudley fractured his hand on Sunday while playing football with his bandmates. Dudley was admitted to the hospital and doctors advised him to take off the remainder of the band's current Canadian tour to ensure he makes a full recovery. The tour will go on[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Justin Beats Aiken
Yahoo reports: Clay Aiken just got another dose of the runner-up blues. In a week that saw five albums top 100,000 in sales and five debut in the Top 10, the American Idol also-ran failed to rally enough members of the Clay Nation to dethrone Justin Timberlake. The ex-'N Syncer sold 217,000 copies of FutureSex/LoveSounds for the week ended Sunday´┐Ż Aiken trailed by 12,000 copies as A Thousand Different Ways finished with 205,000--about a third as many copies of his 2003 post-Idol debut, Measure of a Man.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Itsy Bitsy Hoax
AP reports: The man who co-wrote the song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" had the unsettling experience this week of reading his own obituary - the result of an impostor who went through life claiming to be the author of the 1960s smash hit. 

On Tuesday, The Associated Press reported on the death of a 68-year-old man named Paul Van Valkenburgh of Ormond Beach, Fla., who claimed to have written the song under the name Paul Vance. The story cited the man's wife as the source for that claim. But the music industry's real Paul Vance, a 76-year-old man from Coral Springs, Fla., is alive and well, and says the other Paul Vance appears to have made the whole thing up.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wolf Cub Kills Shows
Gigwise reports: Wolfmother have been forced to cancel their current US dates after Bassist Chris Ross' partner gave birth to a son in Sydney.

The band played the inaugural V Festival in Baltimore on Saturday before Ross flew home on a gruelling 23 hour flight.

The band have been forced to pull out of this weekends Download Festival in San Francisco and and their shows in Hollywood on Thursday and San Diego on Friday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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What Good Are Guns Without Bullets?
blabbermouth.net reports: The L.A. GUNS version featuring guitarist Tracii Guns alongside fellow original members Paul Black and Nickey Alexander will team up with BULLETBOYS for a U.S. tour beginning late October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Oct. 27 - Farmington, NM @ Big City Nite Club 
Oct. 28 - Aurora, CO @ Hubba's 
Oct. 30 - Lees Summit, MO @ Alley Catz 
Oct. 31 - Middleton, WI @ Warehouse Stage 
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Axl Roach
blabbermouth.net reports: According to the web site of the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennesse, PAPA ROACH will be the opening act for GUNS N' ROSES when Axl Rose and Co. perform at the arena on October 22. It is not presently clear if PAPA ROACH will provide support at any of the other dates on GUNS N' ROSES' North American tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lost Helmet
blabbermouth.net reports: HELMET guitarist Chris Traynor has announced that he has left the band after nearly a decade of working with Hamilton. A few days later, drummer Mike Jost also exited the group in order to attend to his duties as a new father. It is not presently clear if bassist Jeremy Chatelain will continue playing with HELMET. Hamilton is reportedly already auditioning new members[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mastodon Tool
TuneLab reports: Mastodon will support Tool on the following UK dates:

November 24th in Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
November 25th in Glasgow, UK @ SECC Arena
November 27th in London, UK @ Wembley Arena
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Courtney Film?
TuneLab reports: Courtney Love's drug recovery and musical comeback are set to be featured in a telling new documentary about the rocker. The former Hole singer has decided to chronicle her battle with drug abuse following a lengthy stint in rehab and wants to show fans she's on the road to recovery.

The untitled project, filmed for Britain's Channel 4, will follow Love as she records a new album, returns to acting and rebuilds relationships.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Video Games Too Violent for Slayer
pr-inside reports: SLAYER frontman TOM ARAYA has hit out at violent video games, and fears they will turn today's children in to dangerous criminals.

The 45-year-old thrash rocker, whose band's song lyrics include "die by my hand in pools of blood", refuses to discuss how violence in music affects children - but highlights computer games as a genuine danger to kids. He says, "Kids have become so desensitised to violence, you know? I saw this video game recently where the point was to sell drugs and kill as many people as possible.

"You've got to wonder what a child who plays that is going to be like in 20 years' time."

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Apple Owns Podcasts?
music.tinfoil reports: Apple has done some pretty boneheaded things in the past. From shutting down third-party Macs, to the Newton and Pippen game console, they have had more than their share of mistakes. In short, when they screw up, they really screw up. But, when they hit onto something good, it's HUGE. The iMac, iPod, heck even the Mac Classic.

With this in mind, Apple is now starting to flex its legal muscles with respect to their "iPod" trademark.

Apple recently sent a Cease & Desist order to a new company called Podcast Ready, claiming they are infringing on Apple's trademarks with the terms "Podcast Ready" and "myPodder" even though neither term contains the word iPod. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Brazil Therapy
punkbands reports: Immortal Records reports that Brazil`s keyboardist Nic Newby has been forced to leave the band's ongoing Californian tour and report in for six weeks of court-ordered therapy in Indiana. The sentence is due to an unspecified "brief run-in with the law" last year in the band's hometown of Munice, IN. He will return to the band in time for their October tour with Say Anything. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Him Cancel Tour
SMN reports: Finnish rock outfit HIM has cancelled a two-week North American tour and will instead hit the studio to record a new album, with an eye on a 2007 release via Sire. The trek was to begin Oct. 18 in Lowell, Mass., and wrap Oct. 31 in Universal City, Calif. 

In a statement, the band said its nonstop touring schedule in support of 2005's "Dark Light" had not afforded it enough time to develop new material. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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