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Report for 9/29/05
Lil Jon Porno Suit
MTV reports: Lil Jon filed a federal lawsuit on Monday in Atlanta seeking upwards of $30 million from Larry Flynt Productions for allegedly using his name and likeness without permission for the adult film "Phat Tuesday."

According to the rapper's lawsuit, LFP which owns Hustler magazine and its empire of other print titles and films acquired promotional onstage and backstage footage from another company, Category 5, which shot a February 2004 Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz concert in New Orleans. Before using this footage, Category 5 was supposed to clear it with TVT Records but did not, the suit says, and it asks for $75,000 in damages for that breach alone.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Love Vs Mom
MTV reports: Courtney Love is saddened by the tell-all her mom, Linda Carroll, is planning to publish in January. Love's manager said they find it "astonishing and profoundly depressing" that Carroll makes the allegations she does about Love's childhood in "Her Mother's Daughter," considering Carroll "abandoned her daughter when she was 7 years old," resulting with her "barely" knowing her at all.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tripp Guilty
Blabbermouth reports: RollingStone.com is reporting that former STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen has pled guilty to having oral sex with a minor and will serve one year in California State prison on that charge. 

On June 24 Eisen accepted a plea bargain in California for "having oral sex with a person younger than fourteen years old and more than ten years younger than him," stemming from a February arrest, according to Orange County Superior Court manager Gai Spickard.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bon Jovi Disturbed
Reuters reports: Hard rock act Disturbed scored the second No. 1 album of its career Wednesday, leading a slew of top 10 newcomers that included Bon Jovi at No. 2 and Barbra Streisand at No. 5.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mock Star?
Gigwise reports: A former front man of INXS has laid into the reality TV show Rockstar: INXS saying that the programmes choice will be ripped off.

Jon Stevens, who fronted the band for three years after Michael Hutchence's suicide in 1997, advised winner JD Fortune: "Make sure you've got a great lawyer. But they'll (the winner) get raped and pillaged anyway" reports www.stuff.co.nz.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Babyshambles CD
Aversion reports: Babyshambles unveiled the details about its upcoming album.

The Pete Doherty-led band's debut will be titled Down in Albion and will hit British stores Nov. 14 from Rough Trade Records.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boss Aid
liveDaily reports: Bruce Springsteen is set play an Oct. 5 concert at Asbury Park, NJ's Paramount Theatre to benefit the Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anthrax Sell Tickets, Not CDs
Blabbermouth reports: The reunion of the "classic" ANTHRAX lineup of singer Joey Belladonna, guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Spitz, bassist Frank Bello and drummer Charlie Benante appears to be generating little heat in terms of retail sales. The band's most comprehensive "best of" collection ever issued, its first two-CD retrospective, "Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991)", has shifted just over 2,700 copies in its first week of release, while the group's first video compilation, the DVD "Anthrology: No Hit Wonders (1985-1991) The Videos" (both on Island/UMe), has shifted less than 950 units in its initial week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The New Kittie
Blabbermouth reports: According to the London Free Press, Canadian metal band KITTIE have announced the details of their new lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist Morgan Lander and drummer Mercedes Lander are two new members guitarist Tara McLeod, formerly with Strathroy, Ontario area band SHERRY, and bassist Trish Doan, who played with London, Ontario rockers HER and is a Sheridan College student. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Di'Anno tour
BW&BK reports: Former IRON MAIDEN frontman PAUL DI'ANNO has confirmed two Canadian dates in April 2006.

Confirmed Di'Anno tour dates now include:

September
26 in Novorossiysk, Russia at Gor.Teatr
27 in Krasnodar, Russia at Goscirk
28 in Rostov-na-Donu, Russia at KSK Express
[see full story for a lot more dates include those Canadian dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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R Kelly Sued
Contact Music reports: Troubled R+B star R KELLY's problems are continuing to mount - he's now been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit by rapper CAM'RON.

Cam'ron, real name CAMERON GILES, claims R Kelly has infringed his copyright for the SNAKE remix, which the hip-hop star claims he co-wrote, according to AllHipHop.com.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jamiroquai Injury
Contact Music reports: JAMIROQUAI star JAY KAY is nursing a sore arm after falling over in his tour bus in Germany.

The COSMIC GIRL hitmaker, 35, was injured when he fell onto a heater as his coach came to an abrupt stop in Hamburg, ahead of his gig in the city earlier this month (18SEP05).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RIAA Vs Congress
AP reports: The recording industry and copyright experts urged Congress on Wednesday not to intervene with legislation to curb online piracy of music or movies after a recent ruling from the Supreme Court.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Twisted Cure
BW&BK reports: TWISTED SISTER, BLUE OYSTER CULT are confirmed for the Weekend For A Cure, an event held on October 2 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY which will benefit The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.[more cowbell for relief! see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Breaking Ben Sued
Audio Aggression reports: Former Breaking Benjamin drummer Jeremy Hummel filed suit against his former band-mates this week saying they unjustly kicked him out of the group and have refused to share profits from songs he helped make. The suit lists eleven counts against guitarist/vocalist Benjamin Burnley, guitarist Aaron Fincke and bassist Mark Klepaski with each count requesting at least $750,000 in damages. The band's manager, Larry Mazer, and ABC Corporation are also named in the suit. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Greet Sevendust
Audio Aggression reports: Sevendust have scheduled the following meet and greet and radio charity events:

September 26th in Santa Rosa, CA @ Cottington Mall
September 28th in Merced, CA @ Firehouse Brew Pub
September 28th in Modesto, CA @ KMRQ Parking Lot 
September 29th in Fresno, CA @ Granite Park
[see full story for even more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hives Live DVD
DiS reports: So, Christmas and live DVDs from y'r favourite bands: connected? Nah... 

The Hives release a live DVD on November 14th. Tussles In Brussels features a recording of a 20-song show in - you guessed it - Brussels. [see full story for more - and as a side note happy 5th b-day to DiS]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Crash Massacre
The Gauntlet reports: BENEATH THE MASSACRE have been forced to drop out of their previously announced Canadian tour with NEURAXIS due an accident with their van. The guys are reportedly safe, but the vehicle has sustained a lot of damage. 
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nickelback Dimebag Tribute
The Gauntlet reports: NICKELBACK's tribute track "Side of a Bullet", which also features a previously unheard guitar solo from late PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, has been posted online over at VH1.com.[see full story for the link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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My Chemical Thursday
punkbands reports: Thursday had a few more things to say about plans for their upcoming full length and follow up to their Island debut War All the Time. The band plans to begin recording this October, and frontman Geoff Rickly recently revealed his intentions to enlist the aid of My Chemical Romance vocalist Gerard Way. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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