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Report for 05/04/06
Nugent Vs RATM
Blabbermouth reports: Rock and roll legend Ted Nugent — who has become both popular and criticized for his support for hunting and conservative political views — and conservative commentator Ann Coulter appeared on the "Hannity & Colmes" program on FOX News on Wednesday (May 2) to discuss RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE singer Zack de la Rocha's onstage proclamation at this past weekend's Coachella festival that the "current administration . . . should be hung and tried and shot." Zack then reportedly added, "We need to treat them like the war criminals they are."

"We've disagreed with a lot of administrations in the past, but none of our rhetoric included threatening lives," Nugent said during his appearance on the program. "These guys [RAGE] are over the top, but they're the lunatic fringe that even your average democrat and liberal doesn't agree with. But unfortunately, nobody is silencing these guys — or not necessarily silencing, but condemning this outrageous violence that they're recommending." [see full story for a link to a video of the segment] 
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Iggy's Penis Pop
Gigwise reports: Iggy Pop has defended himself amidst allegations that he is obsessed with his manhood. 

The 60-year-old punk veteran churned out a series of explicit lyrics on his latest album ‘The Weirdness', leading the moral brigade to point the finger at him. 

But Pop firmly believes that there is nothing wrong about talking about his penis, telling Rolling Stone: "You write about things of importance to you. And it's gotta be for real. Do I think about my dick? All the time. I gotta a right to sing about it." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spector Cover Up?
Reuters reports: A famed criminalist working for Phil Spector's lawyers picked up evidence overlooked by police, two former members of the defense team said on Thursday at a hearing into accusations that a piece of the victim's fingernail has disappeared. 

The testimony by former Spector lawyer Sara Caplan and private investigator Stan White bolsters claims by prosecutors that the pioneering rock producer's defense suppressed possibly damning evidence against him.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Snubs Royals
Gigwise reports: Madonna has turned down an invite to perform at the Diana memorial concert in July - because she'll be too busy rehearsing for Live Earth the following week. 

Today's Mirror reports that the Queen Of Pop was asked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to reprise her role as Evita for the Wembley concert. 

But Live Earth is only six days later, and they asked Madonna first. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pearl Jam Boxset
FMQB reports: Pearl Jam will release a box set of the band's performances at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA. Live At The Gorge compiles three different shows on seven CDs and will be released on June 26. The band's 9/1/05 gig at the Gorge is the most-downloaded show in the PJ bootleg catalog and kicked off with an all-acoustic mini-set.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Timberlake TV
FMQB reports: Justin Timberlake will star in his first TV concert special later this year on HBO. His August 16 show at Madison Square Garden will be filmed for a new HBO special, which is slated to air on Labor Day, according to Zap2It.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Black Metal Spoof
BBC reports: A film first made as a podcast by three "bored" friends is about to be released on DVD for UK-wide distribution. 
Legalize Murder - a comedy about a "black metal" band - was made for £1,000 by Joseph Salerno, Nick Warden and Phillip Adams, from Pembrokeshire. 

The film was initially a serialized podcast, but was made feature length and posted on a video sharing site where it received thousands of views.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Burn Season Burns Out
Blabbermouth reports: Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON has called it quits. The group's vocalist Damien Starkey has issued the following statement on the matter:

"I'm sorry to break the news to everyone but we have officially broke up. After six years, two record deals, and over 40 recorded songs we feel that the band has run its course. All of us are still great friends and have no animosity within the group but have come to a point where it makes more sense to pursue other projects. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blackie is Fine
Blabbermouth reports: W.A.S.P. frontman frontman Blackie Lawless has shot down as false reports that the group cut short its April 28, 2007 gig in Karlskrona, Sweden after he complained of pain in his chest. 

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported in yesterday's edition (Wednesday, May 2) that W.A.S.P. played a shortened set in Karlskrona, Sweden so that Lawless could be rushed to a local hospital for observation.

However, according to a posting on W.A.S.P.'s official web site, Blackie "is perfectly fine and this is just a sick rumor." [see full story for Blackie's exclusive statement to Blabbermouth]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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A Smashing Tribute
Blabbermouth reports: DEFTONES, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, PANIC! AT THE DISCO, +44 and THE BRAVERY are among the artists reportedly slated to contribute to a new SMASHING PUMPKINS tribute album. The project will be issued by MySpace Records, the label started by the popular social networking site about two years ago. According to MTV.com, all of the bands involved will post their PUMPKINS covers on their respective MySpace pages, with all the songs being collected onto a CD that will then be included with the July issue of Spin magazine. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Izzy To Release New CD
Blabbermouth reports: Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin's official web site, ChopAway.com, has been updated with the following message:

"Izzy Stradlin would like to inform all fans that a new album is on the way. Expect to see 'Miami' cropping up on iTunes sometime between May and June 2007.

"The album, featuring 11 tracks recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami, is described by guitarist Rick Richards as being 'a bit of a departure from 'Like A Dog' but still quite a rocker!'[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bonus Ozzy
Blabbermouth reports: Apple's iTunes Store is offering a special "pre-order" version of OZZY OSBOURNE's new album, "Black Rain", featuring the bonus track "Love to Hate". Furthermore, the album now appears to have been expanded to include 11 tracks (not including the iTunes pre-order bonus cut), the latest addition being the song "Nightmare".[see full story for more including the tracklisting and link to the 1st single]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AM Conspiracy Pushed Back
Blabbermouth reports: AM CONSPIRACY, the new Florida-based project featuring former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones, has had the release date of its as-yet-untitled debut record pushed back to August 7 from the previously announced July 17. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rush the Charts
BW&BK reports: Based on one-day sales reports, Snakes & Arrows is on track to debut at #3 on the charts in it's first week of release according to Hits Daily Double (free registration required). NE-YO's Because Of You will likely take the #1 spot and MICHAEL BUBLE's Call Me Irresponsible the #2. 
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CliveAid LA
KNAC reports: Each year, Iron Maiden put on concerts in the UK to raise funds for teenage cancer and multiple sclerosis in the name of original Maiden Drummer, Clive Burr who had to quit the band after being diagnosed with MS. The following information is posted at CliveAid.com: Going to America - LA 22ND SEPTEMBER 2007.......Yes my friends Cliveaid is Hollywood bound to rock one of the best venues in the world, we are about 98% sure to be using the LA FORUM (18,000 capacity) for our first show in the USA. We are Pleased to be working with "Damage Entertainment, Rocks off entertainment and Hot Pink Productions. We can also tell you that we have a couple of bands already booked to Rock Hollywood......Ronny Munroe Project, Leatherwolf, Huck Johns, My Evolution and from the UK Cruel. We are expecting some very exciting news regarding our headline acts very soon, Rest assured they will be our biggest Headliners so far.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Faktion Lose Their Voice
TuneLab reports: Faktion have parted ways with vocalist Ryan Gibbs. Their final show with Ryan will be tomorrow night at the RBar in Denton, TX. As a result, the bands upcoming summer tour has been canceled.

The band will begin holding auditions for a new front-man soon. Those interested should contact faktionvocals@gmail.com

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