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Report for 11/09/05
School Shooting
MTV reports: [Not music related but an important story] A Jacksboro, Tennessee, high school student allegedly shot and killed an assistant principal and seriously wounded his principal and another administrator on Tuesday before being taken into custody.

A 15-year-old freshman was arrested in the death of Campbell County Comprehensive High School Assistant Principal Ken Bruce and is also accused of shooting Assistant Principal Jim Pierce, who is in critical condition, and Principal Gary Seals, who has been updated to stable, according to the Campbell County Sheriff's Department. Seals was apparently shot as he attempted to stop the teen... [see the full story link for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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R.Kelly Sues Jay Z
Gigwise reports: R Kelly has launched a fresh lawsuit against Jay Z – for a staggering $16million – over the alleged pepper spray attack last year. 

The singer who believes he can fly has already filed a $75million lawsuit over 2004's disastrous ‘Best of Both Worlds' joint tour. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Green Day Mobbed
DiS reports: Green Day were surrounded by screaming fans at the premiere of their new DVD in Leicester Square yesterday evening. 

The band arrived to promote the forthcoming release of their live DVD, Bullet In A Bible, recorded at the Milton Keynes Bowl, and were promptly mobbed by admirers.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DMBQ Drummer Killed
Aversion reports: Mana "China" Nishiura, drummer for DMBQ, was killed in a roll-over accident while her band traveled between two tour dates.

Nishiura was killed when DMBQ's van was involved in a roll-over accident while traveling on I-95 in Delaware while en route from Baltimore to Brookyln. Also severely injured in the wreck was Michelle Cable of Panache magazine.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Digital Lennon
FMQB reports: While The Beatles' catalog still remains missing from digital music stores, John Lennon's solo work is set to be released to all online retailers in a few weeks. The new Lennon greatest hits compilation, Working Class Hero, was already made available on the Web as of this week. His entire solo catalog will then be put online starting December 6 in the U.S. (and the day before in the U.K.). However, Lennon's music will not be sold through Apple's popular iTunes Music Store, due to the ongoing legal feud between the computer company and the Beatles' record label.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Killers
Gigwise reports: Killers front man Brandon Flowers joined U2 on stage during their performance in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Flowers was one of two special guests to perform on the night. He joined Bono on vocals for the song ‘In A Little While' during the sets encore.[see full story for more and to find out who else jumped up on stage with Bono and co]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eagles UK
Gigwise reports: The Eagles are to tour the UK and Ireland next summer having announced details of some huge shows.

The legendary band will start the five date jaunt at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on June 10 beore going on to play in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow.[taking ticket prices to the limit... one more time... see full story for dates and where to spend that second mortgage money!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Genesis Revisited?
hecklerspray reports: Phil Collins - the third, lost Mitchell Brother who writes songs about cartoon bears instead of getting beaten up by girls - has spoken about his desire to reform Genesis.

Phil 'Nonce Sense' Collins doesn't want to actually be the Genesis singer any more, though - he wants clay-headed flower dresser-upper Peter Gabriel to return to the Genesis fold.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coldplay USA
liveDaily reports: Coldplay will return to the North American tour circuit in January for the group's second round of dates behind their latest release, "X&Y."

The British quartet is rolling out the itinerary for the trek's upcoming leg in a unique fashion, revealing one new date--along with ticket on-sale information--for every 33,000 visits to its new tour website [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sabbath Vs Rock Hall
Blabbermouth reports: BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi told Launch he is not happy that SABBATH are not yet inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. "I'm pissed off about that," he said. "I think that's... you know, I don't normally go round blowing our own trumpet saying we are this and we are that. I'm not that kind of person but I really think we deserve... you know, to be in that. Because without us that kind of music wouldn't have existed. 'Cause a lot of bands that have sparked off from us wouldn't be around and there probably wouldn't be this king of music."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Edguy Suicide Hoax
Blabbermouth reports: EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has rejected Internet reports that he has committed suicide. In a posting on the band's official web site, Sammet writes, "Wow, you turn your computer on, surf the Internet and find out that you're dead before you even realize it yourself. I just felt a little cold and wondered why people around seemed to not pay attention to me anymore. But I'd never thought in a million years that it's THAT serious. However, I am alive and well and it's only the second time this year that people think I'm dead. If I had died, I would let you know, don't worry. See you on tour."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Death Angel Side Band
Blabbermouth reports: DEATH ANGEL frontman Mark Osegueda has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"Hey guys!! It's Mark here. Thank you for all the support. You guys f***ing rule!!! Just letting you know that I have a new band. Don't get me wrong. I still sing for DEATH ANGEL. But while there is this bit of down time. I needed to keep busy. So new is this band that we don't even have a name yet. But I'm lovin' it. And it's fun as hell playing again. Probably won't start playing out 'till early next year. The music is more straight-ahead balls-out rock. (MC5, THE BRONX) short punchy songs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dimebag Memorial
Blabbermouth reports: TRENDKILL ("The Ultimate PANTERA Tribute"), DOWNSHIFT and THE LIFELESS DESIGN are among the confirmed bands for "The 2005 Darrell Abbott Memorial Show", set to take place Saturday, December 10 at Chez Paree in Carter Lake, Iowa. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund, which has been set up to help the victims of the Alrosa Villa shootings in Columbus, Ohio on December 8, 2004, which took the life of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, DAMAGEPLAN's head of security, Jeffrey "Mayhem" Thompson, an employee of the club, Erin Halk, and a member of the audience, Nathan Bray. [see full story for full lineup]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Bobbleheads
Blabbermouth reports: Figures.com reports: Thanks to SEG (Stevenson Entertainment Group), METALLICA has gone tiki. Four new Tiki Bobble-heads of the members from METALICA have hit stores and are a great gift for fans of metalheads.

Made from cold-cast resin and packaged in an attractive window-box, this is your chance to own Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and Kirk Hammett in the unique "tiki" style...[No word on the special edition Teflon Lars Ulrich drum set yet.. but see full story for more on these bobbles including a link to photos]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quincy Blast Rappers
Contact Music reports: Producer/composer QUINCY JONES has blasted modern rappers for turning their backs on their jazz and blues heritage.

The jazz and R+B legend fears he could ask 100 hip-hop stars about their musical roots in New Orleans and other southern US cities, and most of them wouldn't know what he was talking about.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smoking Popes Reunion
MTV reports: lead Pope Josh Caterer announced that after their November 11 gig at Flower 15, they plan on reissuing some of their older material in early 2006, and that they intend on launching a full-scale tour as well. He also mentioned that the Popes will soon begin working on new material [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queen Beats Hendrix
BW&BK reports: According to the Scotsman.com, QUEEN's flamboyant performance at Live Aid 20 years ago has been crowned the world's greatest rock gig. The set came top of a poll voted for by a panel of over 60 artists, music journalists, broadcasters and music industry executives. JIMI HENDRIX at Woodstock, the ultimate 60s event in August 18, 1969, came second. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slayer Recording!
BW&BK reports: According to a band spokesperson, US thrash gods SLAYER will "go into the studio MAYBE December, possibly January to start recording" their long-awaited followup to 2001's God Hates Us All. The album will feature original drummer Dave Lombardo[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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