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Report for 03/16/06
Kid Rock Assaults Woman?
Jam! reports: A 28-year-old Milford, Calif. woman claims Kid Rock assaulted her. According to the Oakland Press, a report has been filed with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department and the alleged assault is under investigation. 
In the article, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said the rock star invited the unnamed woman and a man to his home to listen to music after meeting them at a bar-restaurant in Clarkston, Calif. McCabe said members of the group admitted to drinking the night of the alleged assault. According to the allegations, the woman attempted to leave at which point Kid Rock became enraged because he wanted her to spend the night. It is further alleged the musician grabbed her by the back of the neck and pushed her towards her car, causing her to fall into a snow bank. [there is more, see full story that and Kid Rock's side of the story]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lily Allen Meltsdown At SxSW
pr-inside reports: British singer LILY ALLEN turned hypocrite at the South By Southwest festival on Wednesday night (14MAR07) after turning up to a show drunk just weeks after insisting she wasn't a heavy boozer. The SMILE singer performed a lacklustre late show in Austin, Texas which started with her staggering onstage with a bottle of beer and a cigarette, apologising to fans for being drunk "because it's 11 o'clock." She then blasted her show's co-sponsor, British music magazine New Musical Express, after editors reportedly chose to put rock group MUSE on the cover of the magazine instead of a photoshoot featuring Allen, THE GOSSIP's BETH DITTO and KAREN O of the YEAH YEAH YEAHS to celebrate NME's annual "cool list" in November last year (06).

The singer hissed, "Everyone from the NME can f**k off!" And she picked on one reporter at the show, giggling he had "the smallest penis ever seen." She ended her showcase reminding the sold-out 1,500-capacity crowd, "I just want to say once again how much I hate NME."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Doors Recruit Fuel Singer
Blabbermouth reports: THE DOORS founding members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger have chosen ex-FUEL lead singer Brett Scallions to front their project RIDERS ON THE STORM, filling the void created when THE CULT's Ian Astbury departed the group last month. "Brett is on board and we are glad to have him, he has a great voice and a lot of charisma," states keyboardist Manzarek.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ben Folds John Mayer
Reuters reports: John Mayer has tapped Ben Folds as the primary opener for his Continuum summer tour, which kicks off June 1 in Ridgefield, Wash. 

Additionally, blues-rocker Rocco DeLuca, folk singer Brett Dennen and British songwriter James Morrison will all spend time in the supporting slot during the 38-date trek.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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B.B. King Blues Festival
Reuters reports: B.B. King, Al Green and Etta James will tour together for the first time on a 16-city trek that begins July 24 in Miami. 

Dubbed the B.B. King Blues Festival, the jaunt will visit cities including Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas and Denver. It will wrap September 9 at the Kautz Ironstone Vineyards Theater in Murphys, Calif.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rodrigo y Gabriela Nix US Tour
AP reports: Rodrigo y Gabriela, known for their dueling acoustic guitar instrumentals blending heavy-metal riffs with Latin rhythms, have canceled several U.S. appearances because of a problem with a work visa.

The duo of Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero formed in Mexico City but moved to Dublin, Ireland, after growing frustrated with the late '90s Mexican music scene... They are waiting for renewal of Sanchez's work visa, which has been put on hold because he has a name similar to a wanted criminal, the group's management said Wednesday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Simon Cowell The Real Boss
AP reports: Simon Cowell says he's bigger than The Boss. In an interview to air Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes," the "American Idol" judge says he's worth five times more to Sony BMG than Bruce Springsteen. 

"I sell more records than Bruce Springsteen, sure," Cowell says of the 57-year-old rocker, who signed a contract that was reported to be in the neighborhood of $100 million.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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2&2 Slayer Part II
PR reports: As promised here is the 2nd part of antiMusic/Thrashpit's Billy Gamble's conversation with metal legend Kerry King of Slayer. In this interview Kerry discusses Pantera, historical concerts for the band and some of their recent CDs and how they will stand the test of time. In these excerpts Kerry reveals plans for another Unholy Alliance Tour this year. 

antiMusic: If you could tour with any band past or present, living or dead, who would it be and why? ** Kerry King: I'd go with Pantera again, that was one of the most fun tours I've heard been on. We did the last Pantera tours in the States and we toured with Damageplan here and there. We did a sort of Canadian tour with them. It was one of the last things they did. Dime was one of my best friends in the business. So I think it'd probably be Slayer, Pantera, and Black Label Society, so you'd get me and my two best friend guitar players out on tour! [Laughs] 

…Kerry King: What we want to do in the fall is have a second Unholy Alliance Tour. *** antiMusic: Who do you think is going to be on that with Slayer? *** Kerry King: I have no idea. I haven't heard any strong enough second bands to inspire me to want to it. I don't want to have Slayer and three that are Chimaira sized, even though I love Chimaira I need a second on the bill. I need to make it an event. Slayer with a club show is an event. We need somebody at the intermediate level. Like last year Lamb of God was perfect.

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Euro Dream Theater
Blabbermouth reports: DREAM THEATER has announced the following European tour dates:

Jun. 03 - Gods Of Metal Festival - Milan, Italy 
Jun. 09 - Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle, England (headlining show) 
Jun. 10 - Download Festival - Donington Park, England 
Jun. 17 - Fields Of Rock Festival - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands 
Jun. 22 - Plaza de Toros - Granada, Spain (headlining show) 
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Velvet Revolver World Tour
Blabbermouth reports: VELVET REVOLVER has lined up the following tour dates during the coming months:

South American tour:
Apr. 10 - Pista Atlética Del Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile
Apr. 12 - Claro Hall, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Apr. 15 - Quilmes Rock - Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Apr. 16 - Estadio Obras (a.k.a. Estadio Pepsi Music), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Apr. 18 - Palacio De Los Deportes, Bogotá, Colombia
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Pogues Injury
pr-inside reports: THE POGUES were forced to pull the first of three shows at New York's Roseland Ballroom on Wednesday night (14MAR07) to allow frontman SHANE MacGOWAN to recover from a stage fall.

The FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK singer suffered severe damage to his knee ligaments after taking a tumble from the stage during a show in Boston, Massachusetts on 11 March (07) and was still not fully recovered in time for the reunited group's New York concert.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Walken Won't Play Ozzy
pr-inside reports: MOTLEY CRUE star NIKKI SIXX has slammed reports CHRISTOPHER WALKEN will play OZZY OSBOURNE in the movie adaptation of the group's memoir THE DIRT, claiming only unknown actors will appear in the film.

The rocker tells MTV News, "I think he had a couple drinks and it got blown out of proportion.

"I believe, as everyone else believes, that it's going to be (cast with) unknowns."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Diamond Doors
TuneLab reports: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has handed out its Gold and Platinum awards for the month of February which marked a very rare and special landmark for The Doors. 

The 19-track compilation 'The Best of The Doors received a Diamond Award for sales exceeding 10 million copies. The achievement comes in the 40th anniversary year for the band, and The Doors also celebrated by receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this month.[see full story for more breaking rock news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sum 41 Finish CD
punkbands reports: Sum 41 have wrapped up work on their next full length. The band writes: We have finished our new album. We still don't have a name for it yet though. It will be coming out this summer. We are now about to start auditions to find a touring guitarist. We have no idea how long this will take so I can't really tell you when we will be back on tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Offspring Japan
punkbands reports: As most of know the Offspring began working on a new album and they have confirmed that they will be one of the performers at this year‘s Summer Sonic Festival in Japan (dates below). According to sources their upcoming album will probably be out in September.

8/11/07 Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
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