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Report for 11/22/05
Manager Murdered
AP reports: A former tour manager for artists such as Billy Joel and Paul Simon was fatally stabbed during an argument with his girlfriend in his Manhattan apartment, police said. 

Daniel L. Harrison was pronounced dead at New York University Medical Center on Sunday afternoon from numerous stab wounds to his torso, police spokesman Sgt. Reginald Watkins said. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzy Clone
Blabbermouth reports: Chris Vranian of Recre-art.com has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute a report that Ozzy Osbourne is one of the first celebrities to order a life-size silicone clone of himself. 

Says Vranian: "My wife and I are the owners of Recre-art.com. We created the Ozzy sculpture that you mention in your story [originally published by ContactMusic.com and picked up by BLABBERMOUTH.NET]. Just for the record, Ozzy did NOT order this. It was a commissioned piece of art for the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Las Vegas.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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50 Cent Shooting Link
MTV reports: [this is a developement in the Murder Inc trial.]During a round of questioning that occurred without the jury present, Jon Ragin, a friend and former business associate of McGriff's, told the court he'd had several conversations with McGriff about 50 Cent.

On May 24, 2000, Ragin who's in the Federal Witness Protection Program for reasons not related to the Gotti trial said he received a call from McGriff, who said he had "hurt 50." McGriff wanted to speak with Ragin, and a meeting was set up in a Brooklyn garage. Ragin told the court McGriff sounded "rushed" on the phone, and when he asked him "what was up," McGriff told him, "We got him" a reference to 50 Cent, Ragin later learned. [see full story for a lot more info on this and the rest of the case]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Down Under
Reuters reports: U2 will return to Australia for the first time in eight years next March when it plays four shows as part of its Vertigo world tour. 

The band will play Brisbane on March 21, Melbourne on March 24, Adelaide on March 28 and Sydney on March 31, it announced Monday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Link Wray RIP
AP reports: Guitar master Link Wray, the father of the power chord in rock 'n' roll who inspired such legends as Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Pete Townshend, has died. He was 76. 

Wray died Nov. 5 at his home in Copenhagen, his wife and son said on his Web site. No cause of death was given, but his family said his heart was "getting tired." He was buried Friday after a service at Copenhagen's Christian Church. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bravery Soph Delay
Gigwise reports: The Bravery have revealed that they don't plan to release their second album until at least this time next year.

Front man Sam Endicott has said that the band plan to take a month off after their current round of touring the UK, Europe and America but they have no plans to go into the studio as yet.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Caine & Bowie
Ananova reports: David Bowie is to star in a new movie with Michael Caine.

The Prestige follows the story of two competing magicians.

The 58-year-old rockstar will play inventor and electrical wizard Nikola Tesla who is asked by one of the magicians to help him pull off the ultimate magic trick.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Heist
Blabbermouth reports: According to ContactMusic.com, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has had the entire U.K. supply of his new album stolen from a storage warehouse in Germany.

Thousands of copies of "Tommyland: The Ride" were snatched in the heist, when thieves in a lorry claimed to be the official transit vehicle for the CDs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Schenker Tour is On
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on guitar legend Michael Schenker's (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) official web site, all previously reported legal "issues" regarding his ability to re-enter the United States have been resolved and his originally announced dates with LESLIE WEST and DOUG DOPPLER beginning late December will go ahead as scheduled. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Death Metal Cop
Blabbermouth reports: Police are looking into the employment of a police constable who is frontman of a thrash metal band, which calls for the eradication of the "weak and inferior". 

By day the heavily tattooed Rigel Walshe works as a court escort in the Counties Manukau police district [in New Zealand]. 

But in his spare time he is lead singer and bass guitarist of the band DAWN OF AZAZEL in his spare time. 

On the band's website, Walshe is quoted as saying the motivation for forming the band was to create a "dark extreme hateful metal". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rhapsody Live CD
Blabbermouth reports: Italian epic metal band RHAPSODY will release their first-ever live album, "Live In Canada 2005 The Dark Secret", on January 23, 2006. Recorded on Juen 13, 2005 at Salle Albert-Rousseau in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada, the CD will feature the following track listing:

01. The Dark Secret 
02. Unholy Warcry 
03. Wisdom Of The Kings 
04. The Village Of Dwarves 
05. Eran's Mystical White Book 
06. Lamento Eroico 
07. Dawn Of Victory 
08. Nightfall On The Grey Mountains 
09. March Of The Swordmaster 
10. Emerald Sword 
[see full story for more details - more than one version of this one]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Roadrunner Gold
Blabbermouth reports: Roadrunner Records has announced another round of RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) sales certifications, capping Roadrunner's 25th year of operations. 

Announced this week were platinum certifications (signifying a million copies shipped) for NICKELBACK's "All The Right Reasons" as well as gold certifications (signifying 500,000 copies shipped) for SOULFLY's self-titled CD and SEPULTURA's "Roots".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DVD Floyd
BW&BK reports: Columbia Records will issue PINK FLOYD's Pulse on DVD on Tuesday, January 17th.

According to an official press release, this landmark release captures the last Pink Floyd Division Bell tour in 1994, and was filmed at London's Earls Court during their record breaking 14 night residency. The two disc release contains the full concert performance with rare backstage footage and previously unseen extras.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Suicidal Surgery
The Gauntlet reports: Hrre's the official word from the Suicidal camp in regard to recent tour cancellations due to back surgery for one of heavy metal's most rebellious frontmen, the illustrious Mike Muir...

"Unfortunately the band has had to cancel the Brasilian festival dates and all the plans for 2006 are on hold again as Mike Muir had to have another back surgery this week.

Obviously this is a big set back for the band and Mike personally, but he is now out of the hospital and the long process of recovery/ rehab starts all over again.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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EFF Sues Sony
tinfoil reports: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with two leading national class action law firms, today filed a lawsuit against Sony BMG, demanding that the company repair the damage done by the First4Internet XCP and SunnComm MediaMax software it included on over 24 million music CDs. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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