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Report for 11/04/05
Federline Rap
AP reports: The dawn of Kevin Federline's hip-hop career has begun, though it remains to be seen if it will last past breakfast. A track by Federline was posted on the Internet by Disco D, the producer of his upcoming album, "The Truth," to be released next year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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God Wants Legal Heroin
KNAC reports: Motorhead frontman, Lemmy has used an anti-drugs platform at the Welsh assembly to call for the legalisation of heroin.

He took time off from Motörhead's 30th anniversary tour to share a platform with Conservative AM William Graham on the fatal dangers of the drug.

But he said making heroin legal would allow it to be taxed and regulated and keep users away from drug dealers.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sony Scumware?
MTV reports: After bloggers flamed the action, Sony Music said on Wednesday that it will distribute a free software patch that reveals hidden files that are automatically installed on computer hard drives by some of its music CDs. According to an Associated Press report, the software was designed to block music piracy, but when a Windows expert reported that his CD drive was disabled when he tried to remove the hidden files[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sabbath Induction
KNAC reports: From Virgin.net: Heavy metal outfit Black Sabbath, led by Ozzy Osbourne, are to be inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame.

Sabbath enjoyed great success throughout the seventies and the eighties, with a string of hits including the anthemic "Mama, I'm Coming Home" [too bad that was an Ozzy solo song. But great to see one Rock Hall of Fame without their heads up their $harons. see full story for more of Virgin's fun article attributing Ozzy's solo exploits to his days with Tony, Geezer and Bill. KNAC takes them to task for it, don't worry!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lohan in Lennon Film
FMQB reports: Variety reports that Lindsay Lohan and Jared Leto, two actors who have been focusing on music lately, are set to star in Chapter 27, a film about events surrounding the murder of John Lennon. The independent flick will star Lohan as a fan of Lennon, who befriends Lennon's killer, Mark Chapman[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mudhoney March
MTV reports: Mudhoney's seventh studio album, Under a Billion Suns, will see the fuzzy glow of retail light on March 7. It's the Seattle group's first fresh offering since 2002's Since We've Become Translucent, and will feature 11 tracks[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Led 3D
Blabbermouth reports: McFarlane Toys will be releasing the artwork of the classic debut album from LED ZEPPELIN, "Led Zeppelin" — with every feature sculpted to the finest detail — in March 2006.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Didn't Condone $haron's Attack 
Blabbermouth reports: Launch Radio Networks reports: Ozzfest co-founder Sharon Osbourne is apparently unrepentant about her attempt to sabotage IRON MAIDEN's last appearance on this past summer's edition of the festival. But Ozzy Osbourne himself told Launch that he wasn't exactly sure what happened that night, and wanted nothing to do with it either way. "I had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what went down, because I do not condone any of that kind of crap," he said. "Even though the singer was saying bad things, so I heard, I never heard it 'cause I'd never went and seen them. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silvertide Falling Apart
Audio Aggression reports: Silvertide have canceled their upcoming dates with 3 Doors Down after guitarist Nick Perri injured his ankle. Now click over to the full story and find out about why their frontman is in the hospital! - Click Here for the Full Story 

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9 String Bass God
tinfoil reports: Ok some bassist are going for the 5 string variety, some even venture into a six string for some really powerful stuff but one man captured the attention of tinfoil by playing a 9 string bass. Hard to imagine but it's true and tinfoil tracked this bassist down for a conversation in their new Bass God series. Click the full story to check it out and see photos of this 9 string beast!- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Virtual Band wins MTV Award
BBC reports: Bands Coldplay and Green Day have taken two prizes each at the MTV Europe awards, with virtual band Gorillaz named best group. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Mozza in March
gigwise reports: Morrissey has confirmed that his next album ‘Ringleader of the Tormentors' will be released in March 2006.

He also revealed that the first single taken from the follow up to 2004's ‘You Are The Quarry' will be released sometime in February[see full story for more including some tour teasing]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beach Boy Vs Beach Boy
E! reports: Beach Boys member Mike Love has filed a lawsuit against former band mate Brian Wilson over Smile--the famously unfinished Beach Boys opus that Wilson completed and released on his own last year to much acclaim, and at Love's expense.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pelican's Flight
The PRP reports: Pelican will soon be touring the UK and Ireland, here's where they'll be playing:
December 12th Bristol, UK - Thekla
December 13th Exeter, UK - Cavern
December 14th Reading, UK - Face Bar[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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From Ashes Rise Split
punkbands reports: From Ashes Rise has called it a day.. (1996-2005) The band had this to say: " It was a great ride for many years but all things pass [and] so do punk bands. So to all of you, know that the money you spent, the time and effort on this band was the drive and will for us to continue for many years and for that we give thanks.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Black Dahlia Drama
siN's metal news reports: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have issued a personal statement as a band to clear up any misgivings and butting of heads between the two parties:

"yup zach and dave are gone. both are gone cause they couldn't actually play our material. it was sad to have to make such a decision with dave since he's been with us for quite some time, we wish him nothing but the best in all his future endeavors. zach, however, was a much easier call to make. he simply didin't care that he played sub-par [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smart Music Search?
LookSmart reports: Tired of doing an online search on the composer Bach only to be given 22,500,000 results ranging from someone's homepage with the name Michael Bach to the Bach Choir in Allentown, Penn., to an ad for David Bach's "Finish Rich" solution?

Pull off the information super "search" highway and get a more direct route. Take the high road to vertical search – with LookSmart Music.

LookSmart Music (which launched last week) is where to search for what you need about music. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Instant Juliana Theory
TJT reports: The Juliana Theory has teamed up with InstantLive to record several shows on the Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat Tour. InstantLive will record the band's performances, duplicate the masters at high speed, and make CDs of the show available for purchase within minutes of the show's end. The CDs for all shows are also available for sale on the InstantLive website. InstantLive will record these shows:
11/02/05 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brewing Co. 
11/03/05 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour 
11/05/05 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction 
11/07/05 - Tempe, AZ - Neckbeard's
11/08/05 - Tucson, AZ - Scrappy's - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bayside Statement
Victory reports: Anthony Raneri of Bayside talks about the events of October 31st, and their plans for the future: The worst day of my life is over. It lasted 72 hours, but it's over. I know now that everyday for the rest of my life will be a piece of cake to wake up to, I'm just glad that I get to wake up to them. On Halloween I lost my best friend, big brother, mentor and band mate. I find a lot of comfort in knowing that I had a best friend, big brother, mentor and band mate in the first place, when so many people will never know what it is like to have someone as magical as Beatz in their lives. I'm so lucky for that and so lucky that I survived this thing to tell everyone about him. Anyone that knew Beatz fell in love with him instantly. Whether you were his brother, his wife, his friend or you met him for five minutes. This letter, this week and the rest of my life is not going to be a mourning of a lost life, but a celebration of a wonderful one. He will live forever in all of our hearts and in the music he created so passionately.

On behalf of Bayside, everyone in the Bayside/Victory camp and the Holohan clan, I thank you all so much for your support through all of this. I have to thank the members of Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein and Aiden, all of their crews, everyone at Victory, our manager Nate Albert and our families and friends for everything they have done since the second this happened, to get us past the last few days. Our guitar tech Nicky Raneri, tour manager Scott Robinson, guitar player Jack O'Shea and I are all home safe. Nick is going into surgery in a couple of hours and will make a full recovery; our drum tech Dan Marino is out of surgery and we hope to get him home by the end of the week. Every one of the fans, the press and any other company or person that has gotten in touch with us has just been amazing and it's all that support that got us through this. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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