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Full Report for 03/10/2009

Britney Spears Suffers Accidental Crotch Exposure
Jam! reports: Poptart Britney Spears suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction during her comeback show in Tampa, Florida on Sunday when her leotard ripped, accidentally exposing her naked crotch to the audience.

The singer had just finished performing I'm A Slave 4 U and was being lowered beneath the stage when she revealed her costume blunder.

Failing to realize her microphone was still on, she said, "My p**sy was hanging out!" - causing the arena to erupt in laughter. - more on this story

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Velvet Revolver Audition Tracks Leaked
antiMusic reports: Blabbermouth has posted two videos of previously unreleased Velvet Revolver tracks named "Motha ----a" and "Clappy" that feature lead vocals by Gord Prior of the London, Ontario, Canada-based bad Blu Bones.

Blabbermouth reports: The songs were demoed in instrumental form by Velvet Revolver members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum and were shipped off to potential singers by VR's management as part of a lengthy audition process. Gord was sent the music only and had to come up with of his own vocal melodies, words and vocal arrangements.

There's been little news out of the Velvet Revolver camp lately regarding a new singer for the band, although auditions have reportedly been ongoing. - More on that plus check out the songs

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Cops Go Phishing For Fans To Bust
AP reports: Some Phish fans are leaving Hampton a little lighter than when they arrived for the band's weekend reunion.

Police said Monday they confiscated about $1.2 million in illegal drugs and more than $68,000 in cash from concertgoers.

Authorities also arrested 194 Phish fans during the three-night celebration of the band's return to the stage after a nearly five-year absence. - more on this story

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U2 360 Tour Details Announced
antiMusic reports: Live Nation sent us over an update on the upcoming U2 360 tour, here are the details: U2.com today confirms that the U2 360° Tour will open at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona on 30th June. The U2 360° Tour is the band's first stadium outing since the Vertigo Tour 05/06 and follows the release of their acclaimed album, No Line On The Horizon. Their 12th studio album, No Line On The Horizon is already number 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Japan and the Czech Republic with further chart positions to be announced this week.

Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, U2 360° will visit 14 cities across Europe including dates in Milan, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice, Dublin, Chorzow, Berlin, Gelsenkirchen, London, Sheffield and Glasgow before finishing at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 22nd August. The European tour will be followed by dates in North America beginning at Chicago's Soldier Field on September 12th, 2009.

Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360˚ design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience. U2 360° also marks the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure (which can be viewed at U2.com).

"U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than $95.00, general admission floor tickets priced at $55.00 and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at the $30.00 price range, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view," says U2's manager Paul McGuinness. - more on this story

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Metallica Illness Explained- 4 Inch Nails- Green Day Movie- Winehouse US Noshow- U2 Kings of England- Hank Locklin RIP- Free Maximo Park- TV on the Euro and more
antiMusic reports: Yesterday we told you how Metallica's lead singer James Hetfield was taken to the hospital instead of the Stockholm Globe Arena for a concert. Now we know why: Spokeswoman Carolina Satterwall says Hetfield caught a stomach bug Sunday and suffered dehydration but left the hospital that evening. He has returned to the United States with the rest of the band. more

In other Metallica news, FMQB reports that Metallica will host their own channel on Sirius XM called Mandatory Metallica. more details

More info has come out about the Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction summer tour. NIN says they will play with a streamlined lineup of Trent Reznor on vocals, guitars, keys, Robin Finck on guitars and keys, Justin Meldal-Johnsen on bass and keys, and newest member IIan Rubin on drums and keys.more

The long-awaited Green Day documentary, Heart Like a Hand Grenade, is set to premiere in Los Angeles on March 25th. more

Amy Winehouse won't perform in the United States next month, as had been planned. Dpokesman Chris Goodman said Monday that Winehouse isn't going to the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., in "light of current legal issues." more

U2 leapt straight to the top of the British album chart on Sunday with "No Line on The Horizon," the fastest selling album of the year so far, the Official Charts Company said.more

Country singer Hank Locklin, whose smooth tenor voice on hits like "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" and "Please Help Me I'm Falling" marked a career that spanned half a century, has died. He was 91.more

Guitarist/background vocalist David Soloway has left Saves The Day. David first played on the band's second full length,Through Being Cool although he was a member of Sefler before the band changed their name to Saves the Day. He is also the bassist for Two Tongues and will remain with theTwo Tongues.more

Clutch and Duff Mckagan's Loaded have been added to the Rock On The Range festival which will return to Columbus, Ohio's Crew Stadium Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17. more

Another free online music streaming service has hit the Web, with some questionable legal cover. Muziic is simply an iTunes-like interface that draws on YouTube for music content rather than licensing from the labels and publishers.more

Filter Magazine have announced the lineup for this year's Showdown at Cedar Street at SXSW. The three-day music extravaganza will feature performances from White Lies, Great Northern, N.A.S.A., Wild Light, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Chairlift, Black Gold, Anya Marina, Annuals, a Bat For Lashes album listening party and more.

Quo Vadis, has announced a European tour. Quo Vadis will be returning to Europe with new members drummer Patrice Hamelin (Martyr), vocalist Trevor Birnie (Annex Theory, Damascus) and Bassist /Keyboardist Roxanne Constantin more

Maximo Park are to give fans a taster of their new album 'Quicken The Heart' by putting new track 'Wraithlike' online as a free download from today (March 10). more

Neil Young has been announced as the third headliner for Glastonbury Festival.more

TV On The Radio have announced details of a slew of European tour dates for the summer - including one at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. more

The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez Lopez has announced details of a European solo tour. The former At The Drive-In man plays the London Dingwalls venue on Wednesday (March 11) for the only UK date of the jaunt. more

Former Soundgarden/Audioslave singer Chris Cornell has been confirmed for the Optimus Alive! 09 festival, set to take place July 9-11, 2009 at Passeio Marítimo de Algés in Oeiras, Portugal. more

Random thought for the day: Why do they call them apartments when they are all stuck together?

Billy Morrison tells fans that he "will now not be a part of the Hollywood Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp. I'm not really prepared to get into the why's and wherefore's but let's say that if we were a band, we would be splitting up due to 'Creative Differences!'" Find out what he is up to instead

Rock legends Fleetwood Mac are planning to follow their comeback tour with a brand new album.more

N.W.A., the rap foursome comprised of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and MC Ren, has a biographical film in the works.more

The latest additions to Rock Band 2 this week come from The Offspring, REM and Richard Thompson.details

Depeche Mode announced today that Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John will open for them on their North American tour. - more on this and more quick music news stories

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Why You Can't Get Good Concert Tickets At Face Value
antiMusic reports: The Lefsetz Letter posted a must read rant last week which should anger any concert goer who plays by the rules because it appears you may be getting screwed by Ticketmaster (that's not new news we know). Here is part of that editorial: I had a long conversation with a promoter who told me that with regard to a show he was promoting, Ticketmaster was guaranteeing the secondary market for the act.

Let me explain this to you. A certain number of tickets are pulled from the manifest and ultimately sold on TicketsNow. Ticketmaster guarantees a certain gross payment to the act for these tickets, far in excess of the usual payment per ticket. If the tickets don't sell at the predicted high prices? Too bad for Ticketmaster.

Blame the acts for this. Ticketmaster Is taking the heat. It bothers me that the traditional press and concertgoers are too stupid to see the truth here. Irving said at the House hearing that only 80-85% of the tickets to a show are ever sold by Ticketmaster. The question is, where do the remaining 15-20% go? - Read on

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Go Rock Camping With Aerosmith's Steven Tyler
PR reports: Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp has been making it possible for music fans to jam with their favorite rock stars since 1997. But the next session running April 29th through May 3rd in Hollywood, CA - is bound to blow the roof off the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp as it welcomes for the first time ever the legendary Steven Tyler as its headliner.

Tyler, lead singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist for the Grammy-winning, Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, which has sold 100 million albums in a career spanning four decades, will bring his own inimitable style to the proceedings, fielding questions and sharing insights and stories from his incredible career.

"Steven has generously agreed to donate exclusive autographed memorabilia for our traditional closing night concert and charity auction to benefit MusiCares, which will take place at the world famous Whiskey A Go Go," said David Fishof, Producer, Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp.
- more on this story

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Megadeth To Headline Metal Awards Show Where Ozzy Will Be Honored
PR reports: Megadeth has just been confirmed to headline the first annual Golden Gods Awards on April 7 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.

America's first-ever hard rock and heavy metal music award show will be broadcast on MTV2 as a one-hour special debuting Saturday, May 2. The ultimate evening of heavy music will also feature performances from Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, All That Remains and Suicide Silence, along with a very special DJ set from Slipknot's Corey Taylor to kick off the event (DJ? WTF?). The night will culminate with rock legend Ozzy Osbourne being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. - more on this story

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Ashlee Simpson Cast In Melrose Place Rehash
antiMusic reports: Bad news folks, Hollywood is scraping the very bottom of the barrel. Not only are they turning more and more to inferior remakes but they are remaking inferior films and TV shows. The latest blast from the past that should have stayed in the past is Melrose Place which will is set to feature Ashlee Simpson. The CW will reportedly air this monstrosity to compliment their ubberlame rehashing of another 90s era Fox nighttime soap, Beverly Hills 90210.

MTV confirmed the report of Ashlee Lipsynch Simpson-Wentz's participation. The poptart "confirmed to MTV News that she will be taking up residence on the revamped 'Melrose Place' this fall. "I'm thrilled to be joining the cast of 'Melrose Place' and look forward to being a part of its new generation of residents," Simpson-Wentz said.

Although she didn't comment on what role she will have on the show, reports from The Hollywood Reporter and EW.com have the onetime "7th Heaven" star playing Violet, a small-town girl who is very manipulative and uses her girl-next-door charm to get what she wants. - more on this story

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Saving Abel Score Gold and Platinum
PR reports: A year after the release of their self-titled debut album, Virgin Records rock quartet Saving Abel's music is a proven staple of every rock and mainstream radio format, and the band has sealed their arrival with a platinum single, "Addicted," and a gold album certified by RIAA.

Saving Abel's first gold album award was presented to Saving Abel backstage last weekend at New Jersey's IZOD Center where they played with Seether and Nickelback. Saving Abel and Nickelback and have confirmed the extension of their tour dates together along with Papa Roach and Hinder on the second leg of the tour beginning July 10th in Darien Lake, NY. Saving Abel also has added new headline dates along with a string of co-headline dates with Shinedown in late spring (full schedule below).

The platinum single "Addicted" had an extraordinary run as 2008's most-played song at active rock radio, with 11 consecutive weeks at No. 2 in the format, and a No. 1 posting at mainstream rock radio and No. 7 at alternative.
- more on this story

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Iron Maiden Manager Says Riot Reports Overblown
BW&BK reports: Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood has issued the following statement regarding the band's Bogota, Columbia show on Saturday, March 7th where it was reported that fans had caused a riot, clashing with police forces and breaking into private areas.

"The news from Bogota is wildly exaggerated," says Smallwood. "We are now in beautiful Quito for a show tomorrow. Everyone is just fine. The 'riots' were basically a lot of kids trying to break into the Simon Bolivar Park to see the show and the park has a big perimeter to protect. There is a large military presence for all concerts in Bogota as can be seen in our forthcoming movie Flight 666. However in the last 13 months we have played 2 fantastic concerts there to over 75,000 passionate fans at this same venue, Simon Bolivar Park. Neither performance was at all affected by the incidents of people outside trying to break in. None of the enjoyment of the show or safety of the band or our audiences was at all compromised.

We abhor the inane behaviour of a small minority of people outside. They do Iron Maiden, Metal and the real Colombian fans a disservice and sadly just provide a reason for the military to feel they need to be there. - more on this story

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Oh No Not Stereo Week: Day 2
antiMusic reports: Oh No Not Stereo's new album '003' hits stores this week and to celebrate we asked Sky Nielsen (vox, gtr, etc) to give us the inside story to five favorites from the effort. Here is Sky with today's song "Something New":

"Something New" is a song that Mykul [Lee (drums)] wrote in its entirety. This song is an anthem about not giving up on what we're doing, not letting anything get in our way, and rolling with the punches. The message shows we're all about being a working band, "making it," and still being uncompromising with the integrity for our music.

We want to get out and be heard and play music for lots of people. Some people give us the attitude that any success we gain is guaranteed to be the end of us right away. This song is about moving past the bull----, looking through the transparencies of people who only believe in you when you're huge, and promoting the preservation of your direction and purpose.

Preview songs from the album, learn more about it and the group and more right - here!

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