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Report for 11/08/05
Axl Lost It?
Day in Rock reports: [Humor is always needed at the beginning of the week. This isn't news but the following comes from an actual post on the Dizzy Reed message board from a Russian woman going by the name of Lada. subject "Dizzy,tell Axl to stop play the fool with people."] Dizzy,tell Axl to stop play the fool with people.He is not going to realize this new GnR album till he solve his personal problems.And his problems he'll never solve without me.In november 1993 he has lost something very important and valuable for him. This thing Im keeping during the last 12 years.I guess he was looking for me to take it back,looking in China,and may be in another Asian countries,because he doesn't know my name and my residence,only how do i look like.I know it's sounds strange,but im sure if he'll read this,he'll understand what is it all about.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock Needs Drugs
Contact Music reports: Former JANE'S ADDICTION star PERRY FARRELL is convinced he owes his youthful looks to 15 years or relentless drug taking.

The eccentric rocker insists he'll never become an anti-drug advocate because he thinks the best people in life have all experienced substance highs.

And Farrell believes a lack of drugs in today's music industry is making current hits "stale".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Grokster RIP
tinfoil reports: Grokster is the latest of the formerly independent file sharing companies to agree to "stop distributing software that allows users to copy songs without permission as part of a settlement with the recording industry"... So says Organized Music's RIAA [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coldplay 2nd Best
Gigwise reports: Robbie Williams has been named as the best selling artist of the twenty-first century so far narrowly ahead of Coldplay. 

The top ten including sales in millions is as follows: 

1 Robbie Williams - 6.3
2 Coldplay - 6.2
3 Dido - 5.7
4 Eminem - 4.7
5 Westlife - 4.2
[see full story for the rest of the Top 10]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Leaked
Gigwise reports: Madonna is said to be furious after it was revealed her forthcoming album has been leaked on the net. 

Promotional copies of ‘Confessions On A Dancefloor' – released on November 14 – were even held back to stop it appearing online, but these precautions were to no avail. [yes folks it is that slow of a news day. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Polar Zeppelin
BBC reports: UK rock band Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev were named winners of the Polar Music Prize. 

The awards are likened to the Nobel Prize, with winners receiving one million kroner (£70,523) from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko & Kids
Gigwise reports: Jacko is allegedly recording songs with his three children, Prince Michael, Paris and Prince Michael II.

According to the New York Post, the Thriller singer has reportedly been laying down tracks in a London recording studio[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Elton To Wed
Ananova reports: Sir Elton John is reportedly planning a Christmas wedding.

He is due to marry partner David Furnish on the 21 December.

When asked about his marriage plans Elton said: "It's going to be on the 21st of December. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ben Leaves Yellowcard
Capitol reports: Ben Harper Departs Yellowcard to Focus On Takeover Records Projects 

"We know there's been a lot of confusion about the situation with Ben Harper and Yellowcard. Out of respect for all involved we've kept the details private until everything was sorted out. Thank you for your patience. We hope this statement answers any questions you might have and we hope to see you soon." - Ryan, Pete, Sean and LP

Ben Harper Departs Yellowcard to Focus On Takeover Records Projects 

Ben Harper, lead guitarist of Yellowcard, has announced that he's moving on to focus on developing his indie label, Takeover Records, and related production projects. Takeover was the original imprint to release Yellowcard records as far back as 1997.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queen Ozzy
Blabbermouth reports: Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to pull out of his upcoming appearance at the Spike TV "Video Game Awards" later this month due to a personal request from Buckingham Palace to perform for Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Family's annual "Royal Variety Performance". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ignite Who
Blabbermouth reports: According to PunkNews.org, IGNITE frontman Zoltan Teglas will be appearing in the upcoming production of THE WHO's "Quadrophenia" later this month at The Grove in Anaheim, California. 

Teglas will be playing "Ace Face" — the character played by Sting in the film version of the rock opera. "Ace Face" was the chief mod in the story and friend to the protagonist Jimmy, a character with four distinctive "personalities" who struggles to discover his own.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Caliban 06
BW&BK reports: CALIBAN have issued the following recording update via their website (www.calibanmetal.com):

"Everything is recorded, the harddrives are already in the UK and Mr. (Andy) Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD) started mixing.... Publishing date will be February 24th, 2006!!!!!, but we will upload 1 or 2 songs before that on myspace.com. [they had more to say so see full story for it all]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cheap Leppard
BW&BK reports: The following message has been posted at the DEF LEPPARD website (www.defleppard.com):

"To celebrate the last time CHEAP TRICK opened for Def Leppard on this tour, members of both bands shared the stage during Cheap Trick's set in Albuquerque this past Wednesday. 

Joe, Phil and Vivian joined in to play along with ‘Surrender', one of the band's biggest hits of their career. [see full story for more plus a link to photos]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Poison the Bassist
The PRP reports: Clearing up any recent rumors, Poison The Well have offically stated that Ben "The Duj" Brown is still their bassist.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nuclear Blast DVD
The PRP reports: Nuclear Blast will be issuing two 2-DVD metal video sets in North America on November 29th. The first being "Monsters Of Metal Vol. 3", which sees videos from Soilwork, Anthrax, Children Of Bodom, Morbid Angel, Chimaira, Mnemic, Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Arch Enemy and more included upon it. [see full story for details on the second DVD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Go Buy Em Today
punkbands reports: There are some great release due out this week. Here are the albums being released: 

Vandals - Shingo Japanese Remix Album 
Fenix TX - Purple Reign in Blood (Live) 
The Mars Volta - Scab Dates
V/A - Thrasher Magazine's Skate Rock Vol. 12
Bullets To Broadway - Drink Positive 
V/A - This Is Indie-rock Vol III 
Fugazi - In On The Killtaker 
[see full story for even more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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