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Report for 11/14/05
Boyband Brawl
AP reports: Police shut down a suburban shopping mall Saturday after screaming fans of the boy band B5 rushed the stage during a free concert, grabbing at the band members' clothing and overwhelming the small team of security guards. 

"Things were falling off the stage, girls were falling off the stage, girls started fighting," said Theresa Curtis, who was working at a store near the stage.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stones Death Probe
Contact Music reports: ROLLING STONE BRIAN JONES' mysterious death may be re-investigated following allegations from film-maker STEPHEN WOOLLEY the troubled rocker was murdered.

The late guitarist was found dead in his swimming pool in 1969, and his tragic demise was believed to be the result of a drink and drugs binge.

But Woolley, who directed Jones biopic STONED, uncovered new evidence when nurse JANET LAWSON, who was present on the night of Jones' death, claimed builder FRANK THOROGOOD murdered him.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Vs Jesus Juice
Gigwise reports: Michael Jackson has been left fuming after a company released a wine called ‘Jesus Juice' which bears a label showing the ‘King of Pop' imitating Christ.

The product is the work of a CBS Evening News producer Bruce Rheins who was the main anchor of the channels coverage of Jackson's child molestation trial.

He took the name from allegations during the case that Jackson gave children wine under the guise of a soft drink called ‘Jesus Juice'. Jackson is reportedly furious according to Sky News and is expected to take legal action against Rheins.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Glitter On the Run
Contact Music reports: Pop paedophile GARY GLITTER has reportedly fled his villa in southern Vietnam after local police officials were tipped learned about his past convictions.

The disgraced glam rocker, who has been living at a beachside residence in Vung Tao with an underage girl, has already been banned from a popular local night spot for allegedly groping an 18-year-old barmaid.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sony Helps Hackers
Aversion reports: After a computer security expert revealed Sony-BMG's secret use of software to stop illegal copying opens up computers to attacks from hackers, computer miscreants proved it, launching trojans that take advantages of the weakness in the Sony software.

...Of more concern to users, it opens Windows machines up to attacks from hackers using Trojans, programs written that mask malicious code to sneak it onto unsuspecting machines. Two Trojans were discovered by BitDefender Labs yesterday (Nov. 10), preying upon British computers whose users unwittingly installed the software. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Secret Strokes Tour
Ananova reports: The Strokes are to preview their new album with a secret world club tour including an intimate gig in London.

The band will kick off the dates on Monday, November 14, in Tokyo before heading to Sydney, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, Milan and Madrid.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SOAD, Korn, NIN Xmas
Day in Rock reports: KROQ has been known to bring out the big guns from their concert events and this year's Almost Acoustic Christmas is no exception. The Los Angeles modern rock station has snagged System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Korn, Fallout Boy, Thrice, Rise Against and Avenged Sevenfold to perform at the event on Dec 10th at the Gibson Amphitheatre. check out the full story link for more info.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rush to Millions?
Blabbermouth reports: Members of the internationally known rock group RUSH are seeking "tens of millions of dollars" in federal court from Collier County Sheriff's Office deputies and the Naples hotel where their lead guitarist was involved in a New Year's Eve scuffle. 

In an amended complaint recently filed to a civil lawsuit, Alex Zivojinovich's fellow band members could now become plaintiffs in the case, and end up testifying locally in depositions or at trial. 

Filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers, the amended complaint requests that singer Geddy Lee Weinrib and drummer Neil Peart, as well as different RUSH management companies, become new plaintiffs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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$haron Vs Mother Teresa & Madonna
Blabbermouth reports: ContactMusic.com is reporting that Sharon Osbourne has launched a scathing verbal attack on the late Christian missionary Mother Teresa — because she is sickened by people who try to be "everything to everybody".

"I didn't like Mother Teresa. See? Somebody didn't like her. Ugly old c**t in sandals." 

Osbourne named pop queen and Kabbalah devotee Madonna as one of three "nightmare" dinner guests, according to The Miami Herald.

"I would like to punch her," Osbourne told the British GQ. "She is so full of [bleep]. She's into Kabbalah one minute, she's a Catholic the next. She'll be a Hindu soon, no doubt."[$haron is such a class act, see full story for more BS from the Yoko of Metal]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Supergroup
Blabbermouth reports: According to Ozzy.com, OZZY OSBOURNE and the BLACK SABBATH "supergroup," including Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) will be performing at the the second annual UK Music Hall Of Fame ceremony, which is being held November 16 at the Alexandra Palace in North London. Both Ozzy as a solo artist and Ozzy with SABBATH are being inducted, as are PINK FLOYD, John Peel, BOB DYLAN and JIMI HENDRIX. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aerosmith CD Plans
Blabbermouth reports: AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry has told The Providence Journal that the band will start work on a new studio record in the spring. Ever since the second album of their comeback, 1987's "Permanent Vacation", the band have worked with outside songwriters such as Desmond Child, Diane Warren and Jim Vallance. Perry says he's not sure yet whether that'll happen again, but whatever happens, he's OK.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pearl Jam in April
Audio Aggression reports: Pearl Jam are looking at an April release for their upcoming J Records debut. The band hopes to have the album completed in January. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Drowning Pool Dates
Audio Aggression reports: Drowning Pool have booked a handful of new dates. The dates are among the first with new vocalist Ryan McCombs. The dates are:

November 25th in Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
December 8th in Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
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HHH Special
antiMusic reports: Since the dawn of antiMusic our main purpose has been to expose great bands and artists. It has never mattered if they were playing arenas or the bar down the street. With that same spirit a couple months back Mark Hensch kicked off Hensch's Hometown Heros to showcase exceptional indie and unsigned bands from around the globe. As Mark says, "Rock is not dead, it's just unsigned!" Over the next couple weeks we will be highlighting a new HHH review each week day to help spread the word not only about this great new series but also the artists covered! Hope you enjoy and discover some new favorite new under that radar bands!

Mark kicks off with his first review of Ogre. As always we'll give you a sneak peak here but you'll have to click the full story link for more. 

Ogre - Ogre Demo 2000

Ogre comes across as so much more interesting than their contemporizes as for the most part, virtually all of their peers in the underground rock/metal scenes have forgotten the existence of the music they joyously peddle. I think its safe to say that after hearing Ogre, there's no doubt in my mind that the 1970's rock scene never died, but rather was buried so deeply under all the competition it took a decade or two to claw itself out. This is where Ogre excels; like their namesake, they are forced to overcome vast odds simply by scraping past it with their unyielding sense of what constitutes rock.

The Church of Ogre worships at the altar of Black Sabbath, under the sign of the vintage Pentagram, and wearing robes of Deep Purple. Hymns include such classic fare as Cirith Ungol (a big one lyrically in my opinion, though probably not at first glance), and a tad of AC/DC, Rush, and Led Zeppelin. More contemporary favorites see the touch of Abdullah, Witchcraft, and maybe even YOB. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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