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Full Report for 04/20/2009

Fall Out Boy Banned
Band Statement reports: The April 21st Fall Out Boy concert at Mizner Amphitheater has been relocated due to the City of Boca Raton citing security issues.

A statement from the city reads "There have been known disturbances associated with one of the bands, 'Fall Out Boy'. We anticipate that the concert will generate security challenges".

"I'm not sure what these 'challenges' are that they are speaking of" says Fall Out Boy manager Bob McLynn. "The town said that if we tried to keep the show on we would have to pay an extraordinary amount of money in extra costs". - more on this story

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Madonna Injured In Fall From Horse
AP reports: Madonna is under the care of doctors after falling off a horse over the weekend — an accident she is blaming on the paparazzi.

A representative for the superstar said Madonna suffered "minor injuries" after she fell while horseback riding in the Hamptons, a playground for the rich and famous on the eastern end of Long Island, N.Y.

"The accident occurred when the horse Madonna was riding was startled by paparazzi who jumped out of the bushes to photograph the singer, who was visiting friends," Liz Rosenberg said in a statement Saturday evening. - more on this story

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Pirate Bay Operators Convicted
AP reports: Four men linked to popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay were convicted Friday of breaking Sweden's copyright law by helping millions of users freely download music, movies and computer games on the Internet.

The Stockholm district court sentenced Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Carl Lundstrom to one year each in prison.

They were also ordered to pay damages of 30 million kronor ($3.6 million) to a series of entertainment companies, including Warner Bros, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and Columbia Pictures. - more on this story

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Vets Protest Metal Concert
Green Bay Press-Gazette reports: Veterans say a festival that could include tobacco sampling, a tattoo parlor and heavy metal music doesn't belong near the Brown County Veterans Memorial on Armed Forces Drive.

The village recently approved a permit for the Music as a Weapon event, set to take place 2-6 p.m. May 17 at the Resch Center before a Disturbed concert later that night. Organizers say the event won't happen near the memorial, which sits on the corner of South Oneida Street and Armed Forces Drive, but some vets are wary the scene will mock the memorial.

"That is sacred land to the veterans," World War II veteran Bob Young told the Village Board. "They don't like to see it abused." The veterans' concern comes on the heels of their displeasure last summer with a miniature golf course constructed almost immediately under the memorial. - more on this story

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Sunny Day Real Estate Reuniting?
Ear Candy reports: [Earlier this month]Ear Candy caught wind of a strong rumor that Sunny Day Real Estate, one of the most influential and underappreciated post-grunge groups to come out of Seattle, has reunited with its original members and plan on touring this year.

The band got together in 1992 and released "Diary" in 1994, an album I discovered after Kurt Cobain killed himself and upon first listen I immediately fell in love with every song on the album. Unfortunately, after a few lineup changes and some reported struggles with its label, Sub Pop, the group disbanded in 2001.

The original SDR lineup included Jeremy Enigk. Nate Mendel, William Goldsmith and Dan Hoerner and they are credited with being one of the grandfathers of emo. Now before you go blaming these guys for AFI, My Chemcial Romance and all those other emo bands, they aren't responsible for that type of emo. Think more along the lines of "Pinkerton" emo and you've got it. - more on this story

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Adler Says GNR Not Guns N' Roses Without Him
Blabbermouth reports: Ryan Ritchie of OC Weekly recently conducted an interview with original Guns N' Roses and current Adler's Appetite drummer Steven Adler. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the fact that many people — including Adler — argue that his Guns N' Roses replacement Matt Sorum could never fill those shoes: "Yeah, I know that. And all the other guys know that. It's just Axl doesn't want to admit it. That's why the songs work — because of all five of us. 'Use Your Illusion' would have been bigger than 'Appetite For Destruction' if it was recorded the way the demo tapes sounded. But every record they did with less members sold less and less."

On "Chinese Democracy", the latest Guns N' Roses record that's essentially Axl Rose and a revolving door of other guys: "He should have called it 'WAR.' W-A-R. W. Axl Rose. It only went gold, and that's not Guns N' Roses. They go double platinum in the first week." - more on this story

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Whitesnake Singer Denies Lipsynching Claims
Blabbermouth reports: David Coverdale released a new statement exclusively to Blabbermouth.Net regarding Joe Lynn Turner's (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen) allegations that the Whitesnake frontman lip-synchs to pre-recorded tapes of vocals in concert.

Coverdale said, "I am shocked, very disappointed and surprised by Mr. Turner's misleading and completely untrue observations he felt it necessary to discuss in a recent interview. Whatever his motives, they are disturbing, to say the least.

"I do not 'mime' in concert. I never have and I never will... I am David Coverdale. My career spans almost 40 successful years and I have worked with some of the finest musicians in contemporary music and in all that time I have never 'pretended' to sing to tapes when I am performing in front of a paying crowd. - more on this story

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Van Halen Guitar Hero Game
1up.com reports: Rumor of an all-Van Halen themed Guitar Hero game have been around for a little while now, but Activision has yet to confirm it. Now, as is often the case, it looks like a ratings board beat them to it.

The German Voluntary Monitoring Organization of Entertainment Software (or, in the far more awesome original German, the "Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle") has posting a listing for Guitar Hero headlining Van Halen, for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

While this does seem to confirm that Van Halen is next in line for the Guitar Hero treatment (following Aerosmith and Metallica), it does also seem odd that Activision has stuffed the word "headlining" into the title for what seems like no particular reason. - more on this story

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System Of A Smashing Pumpkin- KISS For Kids- Burning Down The Bus- Christina Aguilera Burlesque- Mellencamp Boxing Champ- Win A Pretenders Guitar and more
antiMusic reports: Win a Pretenders' Guitar: If there's one thing that legendary Pretender's front woman Chrissie Hynde swears by, it's a good Fender Telecaster. Now's your chance to enter to win this one of a kind autographed guitar from LP33.tv and the Pretenders. You can enter once a day, so the more you come back--the better your chances. The contest ends on May 13th. more

Smashing Pumpkins auditioned possible replacements for Jimmy Chamberlin. According to the group's official website "Some of the candidates include John Dolmayan of System Of A Down and Frank Lenz, a past bandmate of guitarist Jeff Schroeder from The Lassie Foundation."more

KISS will appear on the cartoon series The Fairly OddParents airing on Nickelodeon. It's a three-part series, The Fairly OddParents: Wishology, beginning Friday, May 1st.more

Entwine's tour bus was burnt to the ground (see photo below) in Ähtäri Saturday morning (April 18). The driver sleeping in the top bunk of the bus barely managed to escape from the burning vehicle.more

Kid Rock, the Raconteurs and George Clinton were among the winners at the 18th Annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday night at the Fillmore Detroit. The show also featured the first reunion in 40 years of Ted Nugent with the original members of the Amboy Dukes, who received a Distinguished Achievement Award.more

Reunited Brit-rockers Blur have announced a pair of small warm-up gigs to prepare for their massive outdoor reunion shows in the U.K. this summer.more

Christina Aguilera has never been the shy and retiring type and now the singer is said to be eyeing up her first movie lead role as a burlesque dancer.more

The 14-year-old son of rock singer John Mellencamp has won a division title in the Indiana Golden Gloves boxing tournament.more

Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Lil Wayne and Coldplay are set to headline the 39th annual Roskilde Festival, to be held July 2-5 outside of Copenhagen, Denmark.more

Brazilian prog/power metallers Daydream XI recently finished the recordings of their debut EP, entitled "Humanity's Prologue", produced by the guitarist Renato Osorio (Magician, Scelerata, Fighterlord). An audio sample is available on the band's MySpace page

Threat Signal will be heading out on a short headlining tour this summer where they will be joined by The Agonist, Thy Will Be Done and Flatline. During the tour, the band will be playing new songs which will appear on a new studio album later this year.more

Reno, Nevada hardcore/metal band xAFBx (formerly xArmed For Battlex) recently broke up. The group has issued the following: "Due to a conflict of members we have decided to go our separate ways. We ARE in the works of booking a final European tour for our fans overseas."more

Guitarist Tracii Guns from L.A. Guns will hit the road in May for his first solo tour, playing songs from all of his past projects. Fans will be treated to the sounds of L.A. Guns, music from the hard rock band Brides Of Destruction and rare material from supergroups Contraband and Killing Machine. - more

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Final Voivod Album Set?
PR reports: Relapse Records will release what could be the last Voivod album, Infini, in the United States on June 23rd. Infini's 13 tracks are the last to be written with late guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour. Infini also features Jason Newsted on bass, who also mixed the effort. The CD version of Infini will be packaged in a deluxe digi-pack with artwork designed by Voivod drummer Away.

Infini was built from the final songs created by the band with Piggy. There were many discussions and ideas as to how to complete these recordings of songs that had never been actually performed with the whole band in one room. All of his original demo guitar tracks appear as they were recorded, no re-amping, no overdubs, just Piggy as he played the tracks he envisioned in his small bachelor apartment, the amp in the bathroom, capturing his performance with the laptop given to him by Jason Newsted.

Michel went into a studio in Montreal with engineer Glen Robinson and tracked his drum parts, and Jason waited anxiously to get the tracks and add his bass which he recorded with Enrique Gonzalez Müller at Fantasy Studios in San Francisco, then Snake tracked his vocals with Glen in Montreal afterwards. Jason and Enrique mixed the record in San Francisco over the holidays and Infini was born. Truly a collaborative record that came together from a respect and belief that these final Voivod songs deserved to be heard. - more on this story

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Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal Team Up for BonTaj Roulet
PR reports: This summer, Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal-two leading lights of modern blues-are joining forces for their first-ever tour together. The "BonTaj Roulet" tour will be a coast-to-coast, 30-date outing in August and September, including appearances at such celebrated venues as Wolf Trap, Ravinia, Red Rocks, and the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

These shows will feature Bonnie and Taj on stage alone and together. Bonnie, backed by her always-dazzling group, and Taj, with the six-piece, Grammy-winning Phantom Blues Band, will play full sets separately, before closing each night with a collaborative, blow-out performance.

"This tour is just what the doctor ordered," says Bonnie. "Taj and I have so much in common, but there's so much unexplored territory between us. It's been a long time coming, and now is the right time." - more on this story

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