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Full Report for 06/20/06
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Tesla Week: Bad Reputation
Day in Rock reports: We're celebrating the recent release of Tesla's 'Reel to Reel' this week. Frank Hannon will be giving us some insight into the making of several songs from the new CD with his studio diary. We continue today with the Tesla version of the Thin Lizzy classic "Bad Reputation". Here is Frank: 

Thursday, November, 16, 2006 at 4:38:47 PM - This song ROCKS! We learned this song in the studio and recorded it live after an hour of practice. We decided to tune back up to standard E tuning because it felt better for JF's voice and when we played the recording back it sounded killer. Dave Rude blazes a solo at the end before I take over the guitar lead with the phase and wah wah. Troy wanted to re-do his drum solo but after listening back he decided to keep the original. I'm glad because it was smooth yet aggressive. Troy is a very dynamic drummer and can play many styles. After over 20 years of rocking together, it still amazes me how this band can play live and capture magic on tape.

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Motley Crue Vs Manager
Sleazeroxx.com reports: Motley Crue is claiming that Rock Star made Tommy Lee look like less of a rock star. 

The Dr. Feelgood band sued one of their managers Monday, claiming that Carl Stubner made business decisions with his own interests in mind and gave Lee bad career advice, which in turn tarnished the group's image. 

Not only did Lee's participation in the reality shows Tommy Lee Goes to College on NBC and Rock Star: Supernova on CBS get in the way of Motley Crue's 2005 Red, White & Crue tour and plans to record a new studio album, costing the band's annual revenue to fall to only $19 million in 2006, but the NBC series' "inane overtones" made Lee look "incoherent, lazy and incompetent," alleges the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. [no need for comic comments to be added to this story, the comedy is all there! Read more at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Join Live Earth
Contact Music reports: METALLICA have been added to the packed bill at London's Live Earth global-warming awareness concert on 7 July (07). The star studded concert - one of many to be staged around the world on the same day - will also feature RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, BEASTIE BOYS, FOO FIGHTERS, SNOW PATROL, MADONNA, GENESIS[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Richard Bell RIP
AP reports: Keyboardist and songwriter Richard Bell, who played with Janis Joplin, has died of cancer in a Toronto hospital. He was 61. 

Bell died June 15 after a long battle with multiple myeloma, said his longtime friend and fellow musician,Colin Linden.

His work included stints with some of rock 'n' roll's most legendary performers, including Joplin and The Band. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sepultura Reunion: Max and Igor Recording
Contact Music reports: Latino rock siblings MAX and IGOR CAVALERA have returned to the studio 10 years after a very bitter public family bust-up. The Sepultura founders fell out in 1996 when Max's stepson, Dana Wells, was killed in a car crash and his mother Gloria, Sepultura's manager, opted to take time out to grieve her loss rather than join the group on tour. Igor and his bandmates then hired a new manager, infuriating Max, who quit the band to support his wife. He went on to form Soulfly. The two brothers patched up their differences last year (07) after Igor reached out to Max by phone when Soulfly were touring through Europe. The Brazilian siblings have since teamed up to jam in the studio and perform together at select Soulfly shows, and now they're working on new material.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alice Replacing Zombie on Heaven and Hell Tour
TuneLab reports: Alice Cooper has reportedly replaced Rob Zombie on Heaven and Hell's upcoming tour. The following dates have been confirmed:

September 5th in Binghampton, NY @ Broom County Arena
September 7th in Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
September 8th in Long Island, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre
September 9th in Mansfield, CT @ Tweeter Center
September 14th in Tampa, FL @ St. Petersburg Times Forum
September 15th in Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
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Winehouse Nutini US Tour
Contact Music reports: AMY WINEHOUSE and PAOLO NUTINI are to team up for a two-week U.S. tour in September (07). The two acclaimed artists will kickstart the trek at the New York Central Park SummerStage on 12 September (07)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISSology 2
BW&BK reports: Part 2 of the KISSology DVD series has been set for an August 14 release date (after July 10 had been a first target date), Fontana Distribution has confirmed recently. It has also been confirmed that this will be a 3 disc set, and that it's likely there won't be any bonus discs this time.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smashing Letterman
Gigwise reports: The Smashing Pumpkins will make their first television appearance in seven years next month performing songs from their new album on The Late Show with David Letterman. 

The band will play the show twice on one week, first up on July 9 and then on Jul 13, to herald the release of ‘Zeitgeist' which is out the same week.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Janet Reno Joins Record Biz
Idolator.com reports: After spending eight years as the U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno is finally going to be among the country's most despicable, disreputable criminals: She's getting into the record biz!

According to a press release, Reno is overseeing Song Of America, a three-disc, fifty-track collection of Bali funk-rap historically minded tunes.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney Vs Radio
Jam! reports: Radio station billboards that featured unflattering photos of a bald, scowling Britney Spears have been taken down after the pop star's attorneys threatened legal action. 

In a letter to Clear Channel Communications dated Thursday, Spears' attorneys accused the company of "offensive, unauthorized commercial exploitation" of the singer, and demanded that the three billboards in the Tampa area be removed. The letter was posted on the website The Smoking Gun. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal Disability
KNAC reports: From Sweden's English news site, The Local: A Swedish heavy metal fan has had his musical preferences officially classified as a disability. The results of a psychological analysis enable the metal lover to supplement his income with state benefits.

Roger Tullgren, 42, from Hässleholm in southern Sweden has just got a new job as a dishwasher at a local restaurant.

Because heavy metal dominates so many aspects of his life, the Employment Service has agreed to pay part of Tullgren's salary.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Oasis Plan New CD
TuneLab reports: Oasis will begin work on their seventh studio album on July 3rd. The band would like to have the album complete by the end of the year and be on the road next summer, but in a recent interview with the BBC guitarist Noel Gallagher stated "that's insane wishful thinking".[see full story for more news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Park Singer Puts Solo Project on Hold
TuneLab reports: Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has announced that his solo project, which is 2 years in the works, has been put on the back burner. Bennington hopes to finish it over the next few years of touring with Linkin Park. He told Launch that while he had gotten pretty far into the recording process, Linkin Park comes first

"I was actually pretty deep into recording my other project, called Dead By Sunrise, and we were really far into the record," he said. "And then, you know, LP got together and we all decided that we wanted to make a record and start as soon as possible. So Linkin Park takes the lead, you know what I mean?[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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