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Report for 11/10/05
Darkness Vs U2
Gigwise reports: Justin Hawkins has sensationally slammed Chris Martin and Bono, saying that the Coldplay frontman should burn in hell. 

In the outspoken interview, he also said that he hates Bono's egotistical ‘holier than thou' attitude. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stefani Movie
Contact Music reports: GWEN STEFANI relished her cameo in THE AVIATOR so much she is secretly developing her own movie - and she plans to take the starring role.

The COOL singer, who also designs her own fashion range, is keen to turn her talents to acting, but insists the project is still in early days. [Some rumors suggest that in the film Gwen will play a white woman trying to pass herself off as from "da hood".. ok we made that up but it could work. see full story for more on this future blockbuster]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Bombs
Blabbermouth reports: OZZY OSBOURNE's new collection, "Under Cover", shifted just under 9,000 copies to land at No. 134 — a surprisingly low number considering that the set includes newly completed covers of JOHN LENNON's "Woman", JOE WALSH's "Rocky Mountain Way" and the MOODY BLUES' "Go Now" (along with 10 other cuts that were released earlier this year on the "Under Covers" disc of the OZZY boxed set "Prince of Darkness"). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Bizkit
Day in Rock reports: Didn't pick up the Limp Bizkit hitz CD or DVd that hit stores this week? You can still checkout a video for the Bizkit cover of Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home" online at the full story link. No Fred does not wear spandex in the video, but he can be seen doing his monkey dance.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Post Damageplan Debut
Blabbermouth reports: THE MERCY CLINIC, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former DAMAGEPLAN frontman Patrick Lachman, guitarists Brian Harrah (PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC) and Josh Stinson (DRIST), bassist Steed Najera (TRIPLE SEVEN), and drummer Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL, JERRY CANTRELL), will be making their live debut on Saturday, December 3 at the Blank Club in San Jose, California.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smell Like Manson
Blabbermouth reports: MARILYN MANSON has confirmed to MTV.com that he has tentative plans to lend his name to a commercial fragrance.

"In the sense that absurdity is a wonderful form of communication — as is confusion and other things that surround it — it's very possible that [the fragrance] could happen," Manson said. "If it does happen, just know that I'll be laughing. That doesn't mean I'm not taking it seriously, but if I had to make a cologne or a fragrance, I would make something that would be for men and women."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Unleashed by Nuclear Blast
Blabbermouth reports: Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have posted the following message on their official web site:

"Since the beginning of this year we have announced and promoted our confirmed participation on the X-Mass tour 2005 [with HYPOCRISY, EXODUS, NAGLFAR, WINTERSUN and FEAR MY THOUGHTS]. 

"According to the promoter Metallysee, Nuclear Blast Records have now sponsored the tour and also have the right to choose which bands they want next to theirs on the bill. Accordingly, they ordered UNLEASHED off the bill, scared s***less of the competition UNLEASHED would cause, or just don't like us? [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deep Purple Deep Sixed by EMI
Blabbermouth reports: Garry Sharpe-Young of Rockdetector.com recently conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover. An excerpt from the chat follows:

Rockdetector.com: "Rapture of the Deep" marks a significant career step for the band, breaking away from EMI. It's hard to believe they got so complacent with a band like DEEP PURPLE.

Roger Glover: "We've always been in and out of love with EMI, so it was long overdue for a change. As it worked out, circumstances forced our hand but it really has turned out for the best for DEEP PURPLE. It was a total mystery to me why EMI decided not to continue the relationship."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pussycat Recovering
BW&BK reports: Less than a month ago, it was reported that 38-year-old FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat was diagnosed with oral cancer. Yesterday, Brent's wife EJ, posted the following update in the FP forum:

"Brent had surgery today (November 8th) to remove the cancer. It was 3 1/2 hr surgery, and it went very well. Until I left him at midnight, he was wide awake, and was curious about everything.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reznor Vs Reissue Plan
Audio Aggression reports: The rights to the 1989 Nine Inch Nails debut, Pretty Hate Machine, were recently bought by indie label Rykodisc after TVT Records defaulted in a loan. Rykodisc plans to re-release the album on November 22nd and NIN front-man Trent Reznor isn't exactly happy about it. In an interview with the Toronto Sun he said, "...I've got Ryko asking me if I'd like to do a deluxe version. Yeah, I would. I would like to have a 5.1 version. I'll redo the packaging. Everything. But I'm not doing it for free. They're not willing to pay, so they put out whatever they put out. That's it." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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MTV Avenged
Audio Aggression reports: Avenged Sevenfold's recent show in San Diego, CA will air on MTV2 Thursday at 9pm ET. The band will also take part in mtvU's Study Break where college students will have the chance to win a trip to see them perform at an upcoming Las Vegas show.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney Dismissed
E! reports: Such is the verdict of a federal judge in Indianapolis, who has dismissed a copyright-infringement lawsuit brought by an Indiana songwriter against the pop princess over the song "Sometimes." 

U.S. District Judge John D. Thinker tossed the complaint Oct. 31 after determining that the claims brought by Steve Wallace in a May 5 court filing did not merit further action. [The judge didn't say that Britney's songs are so generic anyone could write them... see full story for more of what really went down]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Billy Joel Tour
Billboard reports: Billy Joel will return to the road as a solo headlining artist for the first time in nearly eight years next January, sources told Billboard.com.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DJ Sues Kayne
AP reports: A deejay who was sued earlier this year by Kanye West to keep him from distributing some of West's unreleased songs has filed a countersuit against the rapper. 

Eric "E-Smoove" Miller disputes West's contention that the two didn't have a contract. In Miller's lawsuit, he argues that West worked for and with Miller in the mid-1990s on recordings of 10 songs, including "Ho!!!" and "Stop Frontin'."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Darkness Vs eBay Leaker
BBC reports: The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins paid £350 for a copy of his own band's new album on eBay a month before its release to stop it being leaked. 

The CD was sent to a small number of record company figures and journalists around the world but found its way onto the auction site in Australia, he said. 

Hawkins plans to find the culprit by using the CD's unique ID code. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zao CD Plans
The PRP reports: Zao have locked in producer Steve Albini (Chevelle, Neurosis) to produce their as-yet untitled upcoming new album which they are currently demoing new material for. The group expect to enter Chicago, IL's Electrical Audio Studio in January to officially begin tracking.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Green Day Film
punkbands reports: It looks like Green Day's award winning album will be getting the full on movie treatment a la The Who's Tommy and Quadrophenia, but don't expect to see bandmembers on the big screen. Billy Joe Armstrong tells femalefirst.co.uk they won't be acting because "we're not actors. We will leave that to the professionals." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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A Static Benefit
Press Release reports: Active Presents: BLING FEST (a benefit for Phil Pirrone of A Static Lullaby)

On November 19, in Rancho Cucamonga, CA @ The Epicentre there will be a skate demo/concert featuring the skating of Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Jamie Thomas, Paul Rodriguez, Tom Penny, and many more. Plus live musical performances by A Static Lullaby, Letter Kills, A Thorn For Every Heart, Take The Crown, + more. Phil Pirrone was recently in a near fatal car accident and his hospital bills are enormous. Proceeds of the event will benefit Phil Pirrone and family. To buy tickets online for the event please visit www.activemailorder.com other links to check out: www.myspace.com/bling_fest www.myspace.com/active_mailorder"
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