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Report for 11/07/05
Ozzy Vs Blair
Blabbermouth reports: ContactMusic.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne was far from impressed with British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a recent meeting — because the politician seemed more interested in picking up music tips than solving the world's problems.

Osbourne was left speechless when Blair turned to him during a high-powered Downing Street party and wanted to talk about BLACK SABBATH classic "Iron Man".

Ozzy says, "He told me he used to be in a band and I felt like saying, 'You should have stayed.'

"All this Iraq thing's going on and I was amazed that he turned round to me and said, 'I could never quite understand how to get the riff to 'Iron Man'.[Then again should he be asking Ozzy for advise on policy? Ozzy did encourage Belly to sing and we all know how well that came out. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lil Fiddy Records
Reuters reports: Two of rap music's most dominating entities may soon be even more dominant. Rapper/producer Lil Jon's BME Recordings and rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit have joined forces to cross-promote their artists.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coke Stripes
Aversion reports: Jack White isn't comfortable with using songs off his albums in commercials -- but he'll whip you up an original if you ask nicely.

The White Stripes singer/guitarist confirmed rumors that he's written a song for Coca Cola to use in a television commercial. The song, which hopes to become the "I'd Like to Buy a World a Coke" commercial of the iPod generation, has already been written and recorded for the commercial.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Yoko's Sorry
AP reports: Yoko Ono has apologized to Paul McCartney for insinuating that his songs are trite. 

Accepting an award on behalf of John Lennon last month, Ono said Lennon had sometimes felt insecure about his songs, asking "why they always cover Paul's songs and never mine."

"I said, `You're a good songwriter, it's not June with spoon that you write.'"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vines Pt III
Gigwise reports: Australian rockers The Vines have announced that they have overcome their much publicised problems and have just completed their third album.

Following a four-week stint in Sydney's BJB Studios with producer Wayne Connerly, the band say that the new record is "edgier and wilder".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clapton UK
Ananova reports: Eric Clapton has announced plans to tour the UK next spring.

He has formed a new band for the tour which closes with seven dates at London's Royal Albert Hall, reports NME.com.[see full story for more including dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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More Meatloaf Hell
Blabbermouth reports: Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook has posted the following message on his official web site:

"I just got off of the phone with MEAT LOAF. I'm heading out to L.A. on Thursday, November 17th to start some basic track recording of 'Bat out of Hell III'.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Adler TV
Blabbermouth reports: ADLER'S APPETITE, the band led by former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, appeared on an Argentine soccer-related TV show called "Futbol Para Todos". They were interviewed and played five songs. During the last number, one of the hosts was dressed as GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose and he did Axl's trademark dance while the band performed the GUNS classic "Mr. Brownstone". Other songs played were "It's So Easy", "Nightrain", "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sony Scumware Pt II
tinfoil reports: SonyBMG and First4Internet, the companies caught installing rootkit-like software on the computers of people who bought certain CDs, have taken their first baby steps toward addressing the problem. But they still have a long way to go; and they might even have made the situation worse.

Yesterday, the companies released a software update that they say "removes the cloaking technology component that has been recently discussed in a number of articles". Reading that statement, and the press statements by company representitives, you might think that that's all the update does. It's not. [see full story for more on what this update does or might do according to our goodfriend tinfoil ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Saxon Visa Troubles
KNAC reports: Thomas Jensen, manager of UK metal legends Saxon, has issued the following statement at the band's official site:

"I'm sad to announce that Saxon has to postpone and reschedule all US dates into March. After having everything organized for the US Tour the visas finally did not get to us in time.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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American Head Dates
The PRP reports: More dates have been added to American Head Charge's ongoing tour with Index Case, Diecast and Bleed The Sky, here's the latest stops to be announced:
November 15th Jacksonville, FL - Fuel
November 17th Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
November 19th St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theater
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David Townsend RIP
Contact Music reports: R+B star DAVID TOWNSEND has been found dead at his home in Northridge, California.

The keyboard player was a member of recently reformed 1980s group SURFACE, who scored hits with SHOWER ME WITH YOUR LOVE and HAPPY.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jay-Z Source
FMQB reports: A report on the fashion Web site WWD.com says that the entrepreneurial Jay-Z may be considering making a bid to purchase Hip-Hop magazine The Source, which faces legal action from its landlord and major creditor for failure to pay rent and loans. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cash Hit
Reuters reports: More than 46 years after making his first appearance on the Billboard album chart, Johnny Cash has rewritten chart history by coming up with the highest-debuting title of his career. 

"The Legend of Johnny Cash," the 41st charting album by the Man in Black, entered The Billboard 200 at No. 11 in the week ended October 30, as promotional efforts gather momentum ahead of the November 18 release of the Cash movie "Walk the Line."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Agnostic Front DVD
punkbands reports: NYHC forerunners Agnostic Front have announced some details regarding their upcoming DVD. 

As with their recent full length, Another Voice, the band will release the disc via Nuclear Blast. 

The disc wil include a bonus CD, and will include a 52 minute, 19-song set recorded at CBGB's with 5 Digital 24p cameras. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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2 Cents: I Spy
antiMusic reports: [Chuck returns to give us his 2 Cents!. We'll let him get right to it.]

Sorry about the wait for the new piece, kids. I was stuck in LA traffic. 

But while I was sitting there I had the opportunity to quiet my mind and focus. 

Yes, it was a beautiful Zen moment complete with the sound of one hand clapping and everything. It was peaceful. 

That was, of course, until they started playing Kevin Federline's new single on the radio. 

Need I say more? (Probably not, but I'm gonna anyway.) 

And that's when I was broken from my reverie by all the things that suck in this world… 

Look, I'll be honest with you on something; I'm still a little bit mad that Britney Spears married someone else besides me. 

Kidding. I couldn't care less. (It's not like I had a shot or anything. But she does look kinda cute in them wife beaters…) 

But just because she decides to marry someone does not mean we have to deal with him on a daily basis, too. That's her job. She's the wife, let him get his pipe and slippers and she can be the one who nods her head approvingly and says, "That's such a good song, Honey! I'm so proud of you!" 

Because, my gentle snowflakes, in case you haven't heard his single, let me be the first to tell you it sucks like nothing has ever sucked before. 

It über-sucks.  [That's 1 cent see full story for other]- Click Here for the Full Story 
 

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