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While stationed at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego, in 2004, Dario Ambriz, 23, met the girl online and corresponded with her for about three months via e-mail and instant messages.
On December 10, 2004, Ambriz drove to Santa Maria and had a sexual encounter with the child. He then returned to base.
Several days later, the victim told a friend about the incident, who then reported the disturbing news to the victim's mother. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Hendrix was discharged from the 101st Airborne division in 1962, launching a musical career that would redefine the guitar, leave other rock heroes of the day speechless and culminate with his headlining performance of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner' at Woodstock in 1969.
Hendrix's subterfuge, contained in his military medical records, is revealed for the first time in Charles Cross's biography, Room Full Of Mirrors.[see full story for more - look for antiMusic's review of the book later this week]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Silly News: Hair Disasters|
The mullet, worn by the likes of singers David Bowie and Michael Bolton, came second.
The beehive hairdo of the 1960s, as worn by British actor Joanna Lumley as Patsy in the BBC comedy series Absolutely Fabulous, was voted third. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
‘The Essential Michael Jackson' was snubbed by the American public only charting at 128. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Mars Volta DVD|
The footage for the as yet untitled release was mainly shot by the band on 16mm cameras, and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez says it won't be your usual band DVD: "It will incorporate humor and live footage, and be shot on film, which doesn't happen anymore these days."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Motley PR Stunt|
After the divorcees were spotted holidaying in Hawaii recently, gossips speculated they were getting back together and had plans to wed again.
But now former BAYWATCH beauty Anderson admits, "(I'm) just trying to get him a little press for his new show."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Cuss To The Beat|
|Maiden Vs US Fans|
Bruce Dickinson: "'Greatest-hits' tours are very seductive things, but what annoys me is, when we do the 'hits' tour in Europe, it's got a different perception. When you do the 'hits' tour here [in the U.S.], the audience is smug, and there's a sense of self-satisfaction, like, 'We got what we wanted…' In Europe, there's a sense of celebration, an ecstasy that goes with it. If I'm looking at an audience that is self-satisfied and happy and fat, and getting what it wants and isn't prepared to get off its ass, what am I? A cabaret? Am I dancing bear that just performs in little circles and they clap? I cannot exist for longer than about five minutes like that. Every now and again I don't have any objections to it, but if it becomes a regular thing, that's not why I got involved. I got involved to become a creative artist. I know human nature, and I accept that people like to hear songs that they know, but not withstanding all that, seeing people who are spiritually dead, applauding not because you did a great version of a song, but only because they're familiar with it, is soul destroying. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
On how they landed a spot on Gigantour:
"Well, Jimmy (MacDonough), the bass player in MEGADETH, we know from touring with ICED EARTH many times, and the Drover brothers [MEGADETH guitarist Glen and drummer Shawn] would come to shows when we were on tour so we knew them as well. They were all pretty instrumental in getting us on the tour. They really, really pushed hard to get us on there. And it didn't hurt that Jim [Sheppard, bass] and I knew Dave Mustaine already, so…"
On Gigantour being a breath of fresh air on the American summer touring market that has been dominated by Ozzfest for the last decade:
"It is. It's a really diverse bill. I think that that is what is special about it because you're gonna have a lot of fans from different bands that are gonna be exposed to music they've never heard before. I think that is a great thing! Ozzfest is getting awfully predictable because it's always the same thing every year. Different bands but it's always structured kinda the same. I think this is a good alternative and we'll see what happens but I think it's gonna do really well."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Green Day Movie|
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says, "There's a lot of strange people out there in Hollywood, so we have to stick to our guns. We want to have control over everything that's on the album. If we're going to look at a film, we have to think of it the same way as how important the record is to us."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Demon Hunter Rocktober|
|Local H Live CD|
01. "Everyone Alive"
02. "Bound For The Floor"
03. "Lovey Dovey"
04. "Heaven On The Way Down"
05. "Hands On The Bible"
07. "All The Kids Are Right"
08. "All-Right (Oh Yeah!)"
09. "Hey Rita"
10. "Deep Cut"[see full story for tracks including a Britney cover]- Click Here for the Full Story
If I had a million dollars, I'd definitely pay some program director to get my songs on the air. As a matter of fact, that's the going rate to break a pop act into super-stardom. At least that's the rumor. (I'd say more, but I ain't that stupid.)
Unfortunately, that's payola. Even more unfortunate than that is the simple fact that that's the way the world works.
Payola is a dicey subject. On the one hand, it's an illegal practice that stems from the early days of rock radio. In a nutshell, I do for you, so you do for me. I pay you, you play the songs. It was a pretty simple arrangement. The problem is that it can also end up being a pretty expensive arrangement because airtime is going to end up going to the highest bidder.
Payola enables "the Man" to force-feed schlock like Christina Aggravating-whora and Ashlee Simpson (Don't even get me started) down our collective throats.
And, of course, it's illegal. At least in theory.
You see, when the payola laws were written, they inserted a little line of text that essentially negated the law; Business gifts are not considered to be payola.
You may want to go back and read that again and let it sink in for a moment: A business gift is not payola.
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