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Report for 11/28/05
Fiddy Ban in Can?
Hecklerspray reports: 50 Cent is everywhere you look at the moment: 50 Cent CDs, 50 Cent videogames, 50 Cent movies, 50 Cent shoes, 50 Cent book. The world is full of the mumbling rapper.

But Canada won't stand for it any longer. Canadian junior foreign minister Dan McTeague is pressing officials to ban 50 Cent from entering the country. Not because - as you may have suspected - McTeague thinks that 50 Cent's flow is mad wack, but because - in his opinion - 50 Cent glorifies gun crime.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jessica and Nick Split
Ananova reports: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have split-up.

The couple have announced an official separation according to US Weekly magazine.

In a joint statement they said: "After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anti-Semite Jacko
hecklerspray reports: Things Michael Jackson likes: Bahrain, writing tardy charity singles, the company of children. Things Michael Jackson doesn't like: Jews.

That's what the Anti-Defamation League is suggesting, at least. It is demanding an apology from Michael Jackson after a answerphone message apparently left by Michael Jackson described Jews as "leeches."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sabbath Inducted At Last
The Gauntlet reports: Black Sabbath will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Twenty-First Annual Induction Ceremony in New York next March. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Dethrones Elvis
Contact Music reports: Pop superstar MADONNA has matched ELVIS PRESLEY's record of 36 Top 10 hits in the American Billboard charts - after topping the charts once more with HUNG UP. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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John Peel Dishonor
Gigwise reports: Radio 1 have caused controversy by refusing to play the tribute record for legendary DJ John Peel who died in 2004.

The song is cover of The Buzzcock's ‘Ever Fallen In Love' featuring the likes of Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, and Elton John and was recorded to raise money for Amnesty International reports The Sun. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rap Caused Riots in France?
Gigwise reports: A French politician has controversially blamed rap music for the violence that has blighted the Country. 

Around 200 politicians backed his petition on Wednesday calling for legal action against seven acts who have allegedly brought on the rioting. 

MP Francois Grosdidier: "When people hear this all day long and when these words swirl round in their heads, it is no surprise that they then see red as soon as they walk past policemen or simply people who are different from them."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nickleback Sues Ex-Member
Gigwise reports: All is not well in the world of Nickelback but hey maybe it'll stop them making their rather s***e brand of country stadium rock metal.

Front man Chad Kroeger is reportedly suing former drummer Ryan Vikedal in a bid to stop him from claiming royalties for on all the bands so-called hits.

Kroeger, alongside his production company Arm Your Dillo Publishing Inc (So funny!), are trying to claim damages against Vikedal for the royalties he's received since he left the band in January reports the Toronto Sun.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pharrell Snubs Timberlake
Gigwise reports: Pharrell Williams has snubbed Justin Trousersnake by refusing to help him produce his new album.

Williams worked on Timberlake's huge debut album, Justified, as well as writing songs for pop-muppet Spears and Snoop Dogg.

However, he is insisting it's not because he despises Timberlake himself – just his record company.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bad News: Kelly O Will Butcher On
Ananova reports: Kelly Osbourne has denied rumours she's quitting the music industry.

Speaking to NME.com Kelly said: "I don't know where the rumours came from. I've just recorded a version of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun with Cyndi Lauper."

Kelly will start work on a new album in December. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Def Bluegrass
Blabbermouth reports: DEF LEPPARD's official web site has been updated with the following message:

"With the upcoming [DEF LEPPARD] covers album 'Yeah!' (scheduled for release in March/April 2006), the band pays tribute to some of their musical heroes from their youth. But, it can also work the other way around: with 'Pickin' on Def Leppard' here's an album that pays tribute to DEF LEPPARD in a special way. The album features 11 classic LEPPARD tunes performed by CORNBREAD RED, and it's not the average kind of music DEF LEPPARD fans will be used to hear; all tracks are stripped down and performed bluegrass style with soaring harmonies, mandolin, banjo, dobro and guitar. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Vs Ex-Korn
Blabbermouth reports: KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has hit back at departed guitarist Brian "Head" Welch over his assertions that the only thing the members of the band care about is money.

"All they care about is money? What the f***?! I don't understand what he's on about," Davis tells the Swedish magazine Close-Up. "All HE cared about was money and all he does is still care about the money. He's got his solo career, he's going and doing all this, but oh, it's not for the money. Christians are the biggest f***ing con artists in the world and he's still gonna make money off that. I don't understand… The only true way he can do that is to become a f***ing monk! There you go, that's a sacrifice for God. Give up everything and go, if that's what you want. It's bulls***. If he wants to go save kids in India, that's amazing. That's a noble f***ing cause, that's cool. Do your thing. The only problem I do have with him is that he's got this Jesus complex. You can tell by the way he's got his f***ing hair, Messiah down his neck, him with the kids in India trying to be holier than thou now, that he thinks he's Christ. It's kinda crazy, kinda cuckoo and it kinda weirds me out."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Duet Made in Hell
tinfoil.music reports: Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children? Not content to leave an already awful song alone, Bryan Adams and Pamela Anderson are re-recording 'Baby When You're Gone', originally done with ex Spice Girl Mel C. Cary Sherman[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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P2P Terrorism?
tinfoil.music reports: Scotsman.com: ILLEGALLY downloading music to your gleaming new Christmas iPod could soon be dealt with using the full force of anti-terror laws if the entertainment industry gets its way. 

Big firms including Sony and EMI want to use new powers designed to track terrorists on the internet to crack down on music and film pirates - including the parents of children who download music - who are estimated to cost the industry £650m a year. Internet companies will have to log all the pages visited by surfers for at least a year so the security services can track terrorists using the web for fund-raising, training or swapping information.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Burnt by the Sun Reunite
Metal News reports: Burnt by the Sun's original line-up, including recently departed vocalist Mike Olender and drummer Dave Witte, will be reuniting (along with new guitarist Nick Hale) to write a final album for Relapse Records in 2006. After over a year of patting back and forth on the prospects for a reunion, the band has decided to work around conflicting schedules, careers and family obligations to write another record.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Car Auction
Day in Rock reports: Up for auction is this beautiful one-of-a-kind 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door coupe, previously owned and driven by Nikki Sixx, the Motley Crue rock star , bassist, and chief songwriter. The car is a hot rod, completely restored and rebuilt, and was owned by Mr. Sixx for several years since its restoration and customization. Nikki drove this car almost everywhere for about 10 years.

This car was obtained from the Skylar Neil Charity Foundation (To honor Vince Neil's daughter.) Nikki donated the car for this event [see full story to check it out and bid]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Talkin Dokken
StriglsMusicNews.com reports: StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 22 of their Talking Metal podcast. The episode is the third in a three part series spotlighting the VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005. Included in this music driven Dokken special are interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with Dokken frontman Don Dokken and Metal Mania tour manager/Adler's Appetite guitarist Craig Bradford. Hosts Mark Strigl and Ostronomy also cover topics including Dokken's history, Adler's Appetite, Axl Rose, and the Guns N' Roses forthcoming album, "Chinese Democracy." A picture as well as the 30 minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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