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Report for 11/21/05
QOTSA Release Party
antiMusic is sponsoring a DVD Release/Viewing party for the new Queens of the Stone Age DVD/CD, "Over the Years and Through the Woods" this Wednesday at The Joint in Los Angeles. The viewing party kicks off at 8:00 PM followed by live entertainment and giveaways all night including QOTSA goodies. This event is All Ages until 10:00 PM. So come and give Thanksgivings for QOTSA along with antiMusic, HappeninHarry.com and addVice Marketing! And be sure to pick up the DVD/CD in stores tomorrow! [See full story for a flyer] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Guilty of Song Theft
Gigwise reports: A Belgian songwriter has won his plagiarism case against Madonna, concerning her 1998 hit Frozen.

Salvatore Acquaviva's claim, that the song copied one of his recordings, was upheld by a Belgian court. Acquaviva's lawyer, Victor-Vincent Dehin, said the judge had agreed that Madonna's hit had used four bars of Slavatore's song Ma Vie Fout L'camp, the BBC report. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Senate Vs Springsteen
E! reports: It looks like Bruce Springsteen will have to content himself with fame, wealth and the enduring admiration of the masses, because that suitable-for-framing piece of paper from the U.S. Senate just isn't happening. 

A resolution that would have hailed Springsteen on the 30th anniversary of the release of the rock star's iconic Born to Run album was killed Friday, the Associated Press reported.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Glitter Arrest
AP reports: Former British rock star Gary Glitter has been taken into custody in a southern Vietnamese resort city following allegations that he indulged in lewd acts with a minor, police officials confirmed Sunday. 

Immigration police officer Nguyen Van Phuc said that Glitter was stopped by officers checking his passport as he was preparing to board a flight to Bangkok from Ho Chi Minh city on Saturday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DMX Jail
Gigwise reports: DMX has been sentenced to an extra 10 days imprisonment 70 days in total - for not showing respect in a New York courtroom. 

The rapper received the original sentence for a string of motoring offences, culminating in two speeding offences which broke conditions of his release after a car crash at the JFK airport in New York last year. 

On Thursday (November 17), DMX real name Earl Simmons appeared three hours late for his sentencing after Judge Dorothy Chin-Brandt has issued a warrant for his arrest. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dylan Snubs Rock Hall
Gigwise reports: The legendary Desire artist unambiguously delivered a belting snub to the British music industry by refusing to be present at his induction to the UK Music Hall of Fame.

Organisers of the extravagant ceremony at Alexandra Palace are said to be deeply upset that Dylan refused to attend the occasion [the snub goes deeper than that, see full story for a lot more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Love Set Free
Rockdirt reports: Superior Court Judge Rand S. Rubin on Friday appeared pleased with Courtney Love's performance at a live-in drug treatment facility as part of her 180-day sentence for parole violation, relaxing the rules. For the remaining sixty days she can leave the facility provided she... [see full story for those conditions]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bassist Attacked
Gigwise reports: British Sea Power bassist Hamilton was given a black eye when he became involved in a fracas with Krautrock legends Faust. 

The incident happened when the two played alongside each other at the Hove Old Market in Brighton earlier this month. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bolt Thrower Vs Label
Blabbermouth reports: British extreme metal pioneers BOLT THROWER have posted the following message on their official web site:

"We would like to make it known that this re-release of 'Realm of Chaos' is by Arseache Records and done without our consent and against our permission. 

"They are making money off the back of the new album, 'Those Once Loyal', as they have done previously with the release of 'Who Dares Wins', again released without our consent or permission. BOLT THROWER will see no royalties and the money will line the pockets of that lip-licker Digby Pearson [Earache head honcho]. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silverchair Recording
Blabbermouth reports: Australia's SILVERCHAIR have confirmed rumours that they are currently making music together in regional New South Wales. The band has also announced that they plan to record a new album and do at least a few gigs during 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anselmo Surgery
Blabbermouth reports: Former PANTERA/current SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo is scheduled to undergo back surgery on Monday, November 21. If all goes well, Anselmo will be in the hospital for no more than three days before being allowed to return home for a longer period of recuperation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Tsunami Film
Blabbermouth reports: ITN is reporting that Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are heading out to Thailand to film a documentary for the first anniversary of the tsunami.

An insider has said Sharon and Ozzy were the perfect choice for the documentary as they will get to see how things have changed in the areas devastated by the tsunami after being such a strong part of the fund raising scheme. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS The Bride
Blabbermouth reports: KISS frontman Paul Stanley married longtime girlfriend Erin Sutton on Saturday, November 19. The ceremony took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, California.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Payola Bill
Audio Aggression reports: Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold has introduced the "Radio and Concert Disclosure and Competition Act of 2005" which contains provisions that will restrict single companies from owning radio stations and concert venues in the same market. An anti-payola provision will require radio stations receiving any payments or services from labels, artists, record/concert promoters, etc, to submit monthly accounting reports to the FCC detailing the transactions and number of spins a song received .[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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HHH Special: Anti-Hero Interview 
antiMusic reports: Last week Mark reviewed Anti-Hero's album Unpretty to conclude the HHH Special, Mark spoke with the band about a variety of topics. Here is a small excerpt of the interview where the band discusses hitting a brick wall when trying to get airplay on MuchMusic. 

HHH: I've seen on your Myspace that you have self-produced a music video for "Unpretty," and that after you submitted it to Muchmusic it was rejected. Why do you think that it was rejected? Is it possible the song's decidedly marked commentary on social norms concerning conceptions of beauty is in itself rather "unpretty?" In other words, is touching on this subject so honestly hitting a raw nerve, and thus holding your band back from greater recognition? 

Rose: That's definitely a possibility as some of the material presented in the music video and the song itself could be seen as controversial. 

To be honest, they were fairly vague with their reasoning and it appears that it was a case of corporate politics as they suggested to us to start touring, get our cd in stores, get media attention, and radio play -- well, if they bothered to look at our website or the press kit we submitted along with the music video, they would have known we have done ALL of that and continue to do so. 

They also suggested to us to get a VideoFact (a program which is run by Much) to assist with future videos which further indicates that we need an "in" in order to get airplay on their station. For that matter, many of our friends in independent bands who have self-funded their videos have experienced the exact same treatment. Co-incidence? I think not. 

Regardless, they can't stop our fans from requesting it and we hope to demonstrate that consumer demand is more powerful than corporate politics. [Check out the full story link for the full interview and if you have a band, keep an eye out on Wednesday for a special announcement about Hensch's Hometown Heroes!] 
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