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Report for 11/01/05
50 Cent Defends Bush
Contact Music reports: Rapper 50 CENT has lashed out at fellow hip-hop star KANYE WEST for accusing US President GEORGE W BUSH of racism in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The IN DA CLUB star believes human intervention could not have prevented the effects of the hurricane, which killed over a thousand people in the US gulf states in August (05), and sees no point in reprimanding the President for something which was beyond his control.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slipknot Jail
Blabbermouth reports: Penne Usher of the Auburn Journal is reporting that a Californian teenager's SLIPKNOT jumpsuit created quit a stir and prompted the Placer County Jail to be placed on lockdown.

Dispatchers at the Placer County Sheriff's Department received a call Sunday afternoon reporting a man wearing an orange inmate jumpsuit and shackles getting into a car at the Taco Bell on Highway 49 and Luther Road in Auburn, officials said.

To ensure one of Placer County's inmates hadn't decided to leave jail early for a little trick or treating, officials slammed the doors shut.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Best Cleavage
Ananova reports: Jessica Simpson has been named the celebrity with best cleavage in Hollywood.

Jessica topped the poll for In Touch weekly magazine reports The Sun.[these lists are getting a little silly. But see full story to find out who else made the list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Classic Dylan DVD
Gigwise reports: The 1967 concert that saw Bob Dylan go electric for the very first time is set to be released on a Live DVD.

The legendary appearance at the Newport Folk Festival is part of the ‘Festival!' documentary which was shot between 1963 and 1966 by Murray Lerner and which also features performances by Joan Baez, Donovan, Peter, Paul & Mary and Johnny Cash.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wilma Vs Depeche Mode, Wilma Wins
liveDaily reports: Depeche Mode, which was due to kick off a world tour in the Ft. Lauderdale area on Wednesday (11/2) night, has canceled the gig because of the fallout from Hurricane Wilma. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scorpions To Sting Middle East
Blabbermouth reports: Gulf-Times.com is reporting that the organizers of the SCORPIONS' "Peace For All 2005" five-city Middle Eastern tour, which kicks off in Doha's InterContinental Hotel on November 10, are going all out to ensure a huge turnout at the sea-side venue of the live concert. This will be the first time the 37-year-old five-man band SCORPIONS would be performing in Qatar, though they have staged a show in Dubai last October.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lemmy Vs Drugs
Blabbermouth reports: MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister has accepted an invitation by Tory Welsh assembly member William Graham to address the assembly on drug abuse. The 59-year-old singer will give his talk on Thursday (Nov. 3) — before a gig in Cardiff.

"Frankly, young people are more likely to listen to him," Graham told the BBC News. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SOAD Vid Launch
Blabbermouth reports: SYSTEM OF A DOWN premieres the video for the title track from its upcoming "Hypnotize" album today (Tuesday, November 1) on its own web site, SystemOfADown.com, as well as MTV.com.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Twisted Thanksgiving
Blabbermouth reports: TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will host VH1 Classic's "A Very Classic Thanksgiving" special, which is set to premiere on Thanksgiving Day, November 24 at 7:00 p.m.[see full story for more on the special guests]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jager 2nd Leg
Audio Aggression reports: The cities that the second leg of the Jagermeister Music Tour will hit have been released. The tour will feature Disturbed headlining and bloodsimple opening. The tour will make stops in Portland, OR, Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Anaheim, CA, San Diego, CA, Phoenix, AZ[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rich Cream
Contact Music reports: Classic rockers CREAM's reunion shows in New York City last week (24-26OCT05) look set to break new records at Madison Square Garden.

The shows - Cream's first US dates in 37 years - were monster box office hits, grossing more than $10.6 million (GBP5.9 million).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eminem Snubbed Bono
Gigwise reports: It has emerged that Eminem refused to return any phone calls to Bob Geldof about performing at Live 8 this summer. 

Sir Bob reportedly said: "Bono called me while I was in Africa and said 'he's (Eminem) not calling me back. I've got these pictures of kids wearing Eminem and D-12 t-shirts and we got them sent off to Eminem's office but did we hear anything? It's sad.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sprint Tunes
Reuters reports: The No. 3 U.S. mobile service, Sprint Nextel Corp., has introduced a wireless music download service using phones from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd.. 

Sprint Nextel also said on Monday it expects a new high-speed data network it is building to provide coverage for 130 million people by the middle of the month. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boy will this suck!
AP reports: Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff and Sheryl Crow have been added to the lineup of performers for the "2005 American Music Awards."

The 33rd annual special will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Nov. 22 on ABC (8 p.m. EST). Cedric the Entertainer will host the show.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Municipal Waste Converge
The Gauntlet reports: Upon return to the States following their autumn tour of europe, Municipal Waste will be supporting Converge on a US tour throughout November. Converge, the well renowned metalcore band from Massachusetts, invited Municipal Waste to participate in this high profile metal tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Moneen Chat
punkbands reports: Vagrant Records is holding a chat with Kenny from Moneen this Thursday (11/3). The chat will begin at 7:30pm EST (log in at 7:00pm EST).The chat will be open to the first 100 fans to log in.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Working Class Rock Star
siN's metal news reports: Principal photography on Working Class Rock Star, an upcoming documentary which hopes to expose the real face of the music business, has been completed. Post production is expected to begin today. The documentary will feature interviews with ARCH ENEMY, GWAR, BAD ACID TRIP, DOG FASHION DISCO, BYZANTINE, LAMB OF GOD, HIMSA, KATAKLYSM, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD[the list goes on see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Daylight Dies by Candlelight
siN's metal news reports: Candlelight Records announces the worldwide signing of Raleigh, North Carolina-based DAYLIGHT DIES. The band's label debut, Dismantling Devotion, is currently being completed at The Cutting Room in Solna, Sweden and is expected for release in early 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Endstand Lifeforce
Press Release reports: LIFEFORCE RECORDS is proud to welcome Finnish powerhouse ENDSTAND to its family and the signing of a multiple album deal with the band. This explosive quintet connects drive, power and a good dose of melodies in between hardcore (of old AND new school), punk and rock'n'roll and is showing another side of passionate, premium hardcore-music, LIFEFORCE is best known for. 

The release of ENDSTAND's yet unitled Lifeforce debut is scheduled for March 2006. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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