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Phish Felon
pr-inside reports: Former PHISH frontman TREY ANASTASIO has been handed felony drug possession, driving under the influence of drugs and driving while intoxicated charges after being indicted in Vermont.

The rocker pleaded not guilty last month (JAN07) to misdemeanour charges of drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs but charges have now been added following new findings in the case. Added charges relate to the discovery of the painkiller hydrocodone. Prosecutors claim Anastasio was also caught with heroin, oxycodone and anti-anxiety drug alprazolam[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Milli Vanilli The Movie
BBC reports: Notorious pop duo Milli Vanilli are to be the focus of a film about their fall from grace, reports say. 
Universal Pictures is developing the film about the pair who were stripped of a Grammy award after it emerged they had never sung on their records. 

The duo lip-synched on hits including 1989 single Girl You Know It's True. [Hollywood is officially out of good ideas... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Underoath Spring Tour With Taking Back Sunday
PR reports: Following a sold-out Canadian tour and thrilling shows in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan on the Taste of Chaos international trek, UNDEROATH are gearing up for a Spring U.S. tour. The critically acclaimed sextet will launch a seven-week nationwide tour with Taking Back Sunday and Armor For Sleep on February 22.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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QOTSA Plot Release
Blabbermouth reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have announced details of their new album. "Era Vulgaris" will be the follow-up to 2005's "Lullabies to Paralyze". The band posted a bulletin on their MySpace page yesterday (February 14) entitled "I Was At The Sizzler Today" that revealed the details of the CD.

The post said that among the tracks that would be included were "Into the Hollow", "Sick, Sick, Sick", "Misfit Love" and "Battery Acid". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ian Closes The Door on the Doors
BW&BK reports: THE CULT vocalist IAN ASTBURY has officially moved on from working with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of THE DOORS. The band, performing under the moniker RIDERS ON THE STORM, has toured the world extensively over the past four years, and had just completed a sold-out 13-date tour of Europe. Astbury, who is now fully engaged in re-launching The Cult alongside guitarist Billy Duffy, has decided it was time to close that chapter of his musical career. 

"I have decided to move on and focus on my own music and legacy. I have enjoyed performing and sharing the stage with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger immensely. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pop Can Save The Earth?
pr-inside reports: Former US Vice President AL GORE, CAMERON DIAZ and hip-hop producer PHARRELL WILLIAMS have joined forces to promote an international campaign to raise environmental awareness.
The trio were in Los Angeles yesterday (15FEB07) to announce the initiative called Save Our Selves - The Campaign for a Climate in Crisis.

Promoters are planning a 24-hour concert called Live Earth that will take place on seven continents on 7 July (07).
More than 100 music acts, including Pharrell, JOHN LEGEND, BLACK EYED PEAS, FALL OUT BOY and KELLY CLARKSON, will participate.[- will they cover noise pollution as well? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RIAA Hinders NIN Marketing Plans?
idolator.com reports: Yesterday, we posted an MP3 of a new Nine Inch Nails song that we found while doing our daily elbo.ws lap; after a brusquely worded note from Antipiracy@riaa.com, we removed the file, and that was that. Or so we thought. Today, we found a NIN-related Digg link that claimed the song had been "found on a usb drive in a bathroom in Portugal," which set off our "painstakingly crafted backstory" alarms. The file we posted yesterday was, in fact, tagged with that little bit of lore, along with a URL; as it turns out, the linked site is one of many viral-marketing outposts for the forthcoming NIN record. Which bolsters our theory that the leak was engineered by someone in the Reznor camp--after all, the number of alt-rock stations has been steadily decreasing for a while now, and labels have to be creative about getting songs that might not get airplay out to the public. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Inquisition Reunion?
punkbands reports: Legendary Richmond Punks Inquisition which featured Strike Anywhere's vocalist Thomas Barnett are set to announce some 'big news' in the next few days!Is a reformation on the cards?[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coachella Sell Out
SMN reports: In a first, the 2007 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is officially sold out in advance, more than two months prior to its April 27-29 engagement at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. And despite rumors to the contrary, Coachella will remain at the palatial desert venue for the foreseeable future, according to Goldenvoice co-founder Paul Tollett, who books the festival.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Leako Jacko?
Launch reports: A new Michael Jackson track has been uncovered on the internet, according to reports. 

"No Friend Of Mine (Gangsta)" can currently be heard on the MySpace of DJ Tempamental, featuring Fugees member Pras. If authentic, the new song would be the first new material from the pop superstar since Invincible in 2001.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eat At Santana's
AP reports: The newest addition to the roster of celebrity-inspired restaurants, Carlos Santana's Maria Maria, promises to deliver authentic Mexican cuisine in an atmosphere inspired by his music. 

The 59-year-old musician and his wife, Deborah, announced a partnership this week with Walnut Creek-based Dudum Sports & Entertainment Corp., which developed Joe DiMaggio's Italian Chophouse in San Francisco and other celebrity-focused establishments.[will the most popular dishes be copies of other's recipes? Or will be break from tradition? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SI Get A Beyonce
hecklerspray.com reports: Sports Illustrated - the magazine than nobody actually gives a stuff about except for once a year when it plonks a girl in a bikini on the cover - has just launched its 2007 swimsuit edition, and the lucky cover-girl this year is famed athlete Beyonce.

Beyonce has apparently made history by appearing in this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition because she's the first woman who isn't a model or an athlete to ever grace the SI swimsuit edition cover. And snagging Beyonce is certainly something Sports Illustrated wants to brag about; as Beyonce poses in a yellow and pink bikini the magazine cover screams 'The Dreamgirl As You've Never Seen Her!' which is certainly true - unless you've seen the video to Survivor, the Pepsi adverts she did, any number of paparazzi shots of her in a bikini or haven't spent the last five years locked away in an entirely sensory deprived environment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Impaled Nazarene Banned
SMN reports: IMPALED NAZARENE's album "Nihil" officially entered Germany´s Index list A on January 17, effectively implying that the band's album is officially banned in Germany. A note from the friendly lot is as follows:

"Looking back on 2006 and 2005, being unable to play concerts in Italy, Austria, France, Poland and Germany, one can only conclude that Freedom of speech and Freedom of religion, things that are supposed to be the foundation of the European Union, are not existing. Your lives are terrorized by deranged catholic sects and glue sniffing communists. Braindead imbeciles tell you what you should/what you cannot listen to, read or watch. Happy f**king middle ages part 666 and f**k off.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gene Simmons Family Jewels Pt 2
Blabbermouth reports: According to USA Today, A&E has set a March 25 premiere date for the second season of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' reality-TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels". The cable channel began production last fall on 20 one-hour episodes.

Second-season antics which will continue to revolve around Simmons, longtime girlfriend Shannon Tweed and their two kids are sure to shock, Simmons told Daily Variety. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bolt Thrower: Earache is just an "Assache"
SMN reports: BOLT THROWER were recently interviewed by Kevin Page over at Metal Review, and piped up regarding their disdain for the labels they are currently working with. Excerpts from the interview are below:

Metal Review: Who do you like less these days, Metal Blade or Earache?

Karl Willets: F**king Earache. On a personal level we get along pretty well with Metal Blade. Earache is just an "Assache" as I call them. They've re-released */Realm of Chaos/* with a new sleeve without our permission and a compilation album */Who Dares Wins/* without our permission. They are not liked by us and have no respect from me.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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