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Report for 11/29/05
Madonna Riff Theft
Gigwise reports: It seems the song ‘Get Together' from the album uses a riff by composer Dominic King, who borrowed the cut with permission from Chaka Khan's song ‘Fate'. The sample was then used on Stardust's dance floor smash ‘The Music Sounds Better With You'.

However, it turns out that Madonna never asked to use the tune, King told the Sun: "Her song uses my riff. I'm surprised myself and co-writer Frank Musker didn't get a call. It would have been nice to have been asked."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fiddy Condoms
Gigwise reports: 50 Cent not content with going into computer games, films, fashion and also being a rapper sometimes says he wants to enter the sex industry.

Fiddy hopes to bring out his own range of condoms and wait for it… a vibrator with a likeness for himself!

He told America's GQ: "I need to make a 50 Cent condom, and a motorised version of me. A motorised version of me will definitely have to be waterproof, so you could utilise it in the tub. A lot of them vibrators aren't waterproof." He's obviously had a lot of experience! [Is Fiddy related to Gene Simmons? With all of those women that Gene has been with over the years there is a chance isn't there? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Macca Vs China
hecklerspray reports: Paul McCartney has decided he's never going to play a concert in China. Yeah? We'll we're not going to buy his rubbish new album, but we don't keep spouting off about it.

China got Paul McCartney's hackles up by the way that it treats cats and dogs for fur. And not only is he never going to go to China, he never wants you to go to China, either. Especially for the Olympics. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anselmo Remembers Dime
Blabbermouth reports: "I feel so goddamn bad for Vince [Paul, PANTERA's drummer and Darrell's brother], because during the writing of our last record, [his and Darrell's] mother passed away… I miss Vince. I miss his sense of humor. And Dime — there was no more creative, beautiful, perfect motherf***er ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever. He could make something out of nothing — if we were in Bumf***, Anywhere, he could find some kind of something to do that would end up being fun, you know? And not to mention his music, our music. Dimebag, Vinnie, Rex — they were the greatest, and still are the greatest, musicians I've ever played with. I will always love everybody in that band, man. We had so much chemistry together. I miss it so goddamn much. You know, it took me quite awhile, but after about six months, I watched some old videos, I listened to our records, and I was just stunned, amazed, gasping for air, because I knew that I was part of something that changed heavy metal forever. And it took all four of us. 

"To lose someone like Dime, and to have his brother in such pain, it kills me. I'd give one of my fingers to fix everything somehow, go back in time, or to have been there. This is a harsh thing to say, but if I saw some stupid son of a bitch coming at my guitar player with a gun, I would have knocked his block off, you know? I would have taken a bullet for that motherf***er."[see full story for A LOT more of this interview]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beachmas
Aversion reports: Brian Wilson is ready to take on the holidays for the first time as a solo artist.

The former Beach Boy will return to his tradition of making holiday music this year with What I Really Want for Christmas, due tomorrow (Nov. 29) from Arista Records. The album features an original Christmas song, the title track, which is a collaboration with Bernie Taupin, as well as several holiday staples.[see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Purple Chili Peppers
Reuters reports: Former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes is gearing up to record his next solo release, with the aid of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith. The yet-to-be-titled release will be recorded in January and is on target for a May release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Armored Saint Fest
Blabbermouth reports: Reunited California-based metallers ARMORED SAINT, who feature in their ranks (former?) ANTHRAX singer John Bush and current FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place June 23-24, 2006 in Balingen, Germany.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wed 13 Robbed
Blabbermouth reports: Wednesday 13's (MURDERDOLLS) tour bus was reportedly broken into following the singer's performance at the London Mean Fiddler on November 22 and several items were stolen, including Wednesday's U.K. mobile phone (which has apparently been used since the incident). The police have been informed of the theft and the use of the phone and are currently trying to trace the calls. Any information on this would be very much appreciated. Please e-mail messageboard@thirteendeadkids.com if you have any information on the whereabouts of Wednesday's belongings.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Doc Benefit
Blabbermouth reports: Polish death metallers VADER will perform a benefit show on December 11 at the Proxima Club in Warsaw in memory of the group's late drummer Krzysztof "Doc" Raczkowski (1970-2005). Other acts scheduled to appear include CETI, HATE, DEAD INFECTION, LOST SOUL, CORRUPTION, AZARATH, CHAINSAW and VIRGIN SNATCH. The bands will play there for free, to raise money to help Doc's wife and daughter.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Iommi Radio
Blabbermouth reports: According to Iommi.com, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi will be presenting a weekly radio show on the U.K.'s classic rock radio station Planet Rock. Beginning on December 18 at 7:00 p.m., the two-hour program's launch coincides with Tony's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame, confirming his status as one of rock's most influential and enduring talents. Each week, Tony will be joined by colleagues and friends from all walks of life who indulge in a common passion for rock music. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden DVD
Blabbermouth reports: IRON MAIDEN have now confirmed the U.K. release date of their much anticipated DVD release "Death on the Road" for February 6, 2006 through EMI Records. This will initially be available as a limited-edition special digipack. 

The DVD package contains the full performance of their "Dance of Death Tour" in December 2003. Filmed at the Westenfalenhalle Arena, Dortmund, the show has been personally edited by founder band member Steve Harris[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Air
Blabbermouth reports: KORN took the art of live performance to the next level today when they became the first multi-platinum rock band to perform a set while at 37,000 feet on board a transatlantic private aircraft en route to New York from London. 

The audience was made up of European MTV contest winners and eight U.S. soldiers who have served in either Afghanistan or Iraq and are currently on leave in Frankfurt, Germany and Venice, Italy.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Helloween Reissues
KNAC reports: Helloween's entire pre-Nuclear Blast catalog will be reissued via Sanctuary on January 30th. The albums will be remastered and will contain bonus tracks, including b-sides and other rarities. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock Hall Pulls Head Out Of...
punkbands reports: [we printed a story yesterday about Sabbath, but the Rock Hall appears to have pulled their heads out thier asses and included some more artists that in past years have been passed over for one hit wonders only Jann Wenner still listens to]Iconic rock acts Black Sabbath and the Sex Pistols lead the 2006 class of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They will be joined by jazz legend Miles Davis, Southern rock mainstays Lynyrd Skynyrd and New York new wave outfit Blondie for the induction, which will be held March 13 at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. [a decade late and a few lame excuses later.. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sum 41 DVD
punkbands reports: Sum 41's well-documented experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be detailed in the Rocked: Sum 41 In Congo DVD, which arrives in stores on November 29. The band traveled to the eastern region of the DRC to film a documentary detailing the devastating impact of the longstanding civil war on Congolese children. During their 10-day trip, Sum 41 (along with War Child Canada founders Dr. Samantha Nutt and Dr. Eric Hoskins) met with former child soldiers, victims of sexual violence, United Nations and aid agency officials, and many other Congolese victims of war.

A sudden and unexpected outbreak of violence between government soldiers and troops loyal to a renegade commander forced their much-publicized evacuation from the DRC, led by Canadian peacekeeper Chuck Pelletier, the namesake of the grateful band's most recent release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Acoustic Ataris
punkbands reports: Kris & John from The Ataris have announced a mostly east coast run of acoustic shows for December.

Dec 1 Underground Toledo, OH 
Dec 1 (LATE SHOW) Bowling Green, OH 
Dec 2 The Fire Escape Munster (Chicago), IN 
Dec 3 Creepy Crawl ST. Louis, MO 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock TV
Rockdirt reports: Rock acts on television this week include The Darkness, who visit 'Daily Download' on Tuesday; former Creed singer Scott Stapp, who performs on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' on Tuesday; INXS, who visit 'The View' on Wednesday; Juliette Lewis and the Licks, who perform on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' on Wednesday[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Velvet New Year's
siN's metal news reports: VELVET REVOLVER will be performing a special New Years Eve gig at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets go on sale today and are priced at a hefty $100[see full story for info on what that cash buys]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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US Queen Tour
siN's metal news reports: QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS have announced the dates for their highly anticipated North American tour next year:

March 3 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
March 5 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
March 7 - Duluth, GA @ Arena at Gwinnett Center
March 9 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Avenged CKY
siN's metal news reports: AVENGED SEVENFOLD will be hitting the road early next year for a headlining tour with CKY and EIGHTEEN VISISIONS. Confirmed dates as of now are as follows:

January 20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
January 22 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
January 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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