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|Original Van Halen Reunion|
Negotiations are currently underway to re-unite Van Halen with their original frontman for a tour in 2007 that will take in America and possibly other territories. While nothing in the world of Van Halen is set until the band walk out on stage, I can confirm that negotiations between all parties have been underway for some time, trying to put together a big 2007 reunion tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, has been arrested at 3:45pm on Thursday at Bob Hope Airport, police said. Snoop Dogg posted $35 000 (about R260 000) bail and was scheduled to appear in court December 12.
Airport police officers stopped Snoop Dogg at a loading zone for a vehicle code violation. When officers searched the vehicle they found a gun and marijuana, police said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Dio Sabbath Reunion|
The threesome have joined forces with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who sang in the band during two stints in the 1980s and 1990s after Osbourne was ousted for his prodigious drug abuse, but will bill themselves as "Heaven and Hell."
Lest anyone think that Osbourne has been ostracized again, representatives for the so-called "Prince of Darkness" issued a separate statement, announcing "there is only one Black Sabbath," and that he would join forces with his old Birmingham buddies for a tour and new album late next year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Green Day Thieves?|
According to the article, McPike "theorizes that a friend must have recorded a cassette of him singing at home and somehow that recording reached Green Day." He says he sung the song for classmates at an alternative school back in 1992.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Cobain Tops Elvis|
The list, published on Tuesday, said grunge rocker Cobain earned $50 million between October 2005 and October 2006. Presley wound up in the No. 2 slot with $42 million, down from last year's $45 million.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Metallica RockStar Injury|
|K-Fed Ass Kicked|
During a taped episode of "Monday Night RAW" last week in Los Angeles, Federline made a surprise appearance in the ring and received a chorus of boos from the sold-out crowd at the Staples Center. After an argument between K-Fed and Cena got a little physical, Cena unleashed his signature move -- the F-U slam -- on Mr. PopoZao…. John Cena, you have acted on the wishes of millions. For that, we salute you. [see full story for more including clips] - Click Here for the Full Story
With a tour scheduled to begin on New Year's Eve in Vegas, the bill's opening act was to include The Panic Channel, host Dave Navarro's latest band, as well as, fellow contestants Toby Rand, Dilana, Magni, Storm Large and the program's House Band.
But now TMZ has learned that due to financial reasons Magni, Storm Large and the House Band have been kicked off the tour. Toby and Dilana are still on board (thank God!), but will now be backed by Toby Rand's Australian group Juke Kartel. Evs! [looks like the tour lived up to the band name and supernova'd before it even began! See full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
After experiencing extreme pain in his arm during the European leg of his promo tour for the band, Barker sought medical attention. "i'd been playing with a broken arm for 3 weeks and or possible tumor in my arm. I'm at a loss of words, just taking everything one day at a time," said Travis in a statement yesterday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Rock Star Superflop|
|Pam Drops Kid Rock|
Anderson, who is represented by celebrity hotshot lawyer Neal Hersh, cited irreconcilable differences.
The couple was married August 3, 2006… It looks like there was a rush to the courthouse. Kid Rock also filed divorce papers this morning, 53 minutes before her docs were stamped by the clerk.[see full story for more - Hey Borat, here is your chance! ]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Britney Sex Tape Blackmail|
Nobody really knows if a Britney Spears sex tape even exists; a court case was meant to settle it once and for all, but it sort of backfired because the judge thought Britney Spears was a slapper, or something. But now reports are suggesting that Britney Spears' soon-to-be divorced husband Kevin Federline has a copy of a four-hour Britney Spears sex tape, and he's apparently going to sell it for millions of pounds unless Britney gives him custody of their kids. Although why anyone would want to watch Britney Spears have sex with Kevin Federline for four hours when they could watch her 2002 masterpiece Crossroads twice in a row is beyond us, right? Right? Anyone? Hello?[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
As for money, sources tell TMZ the couple, who married in Sept. 2004, has an iron-clad prenup. Not surprisingly, Spears is waiving her right to spousal support. She's also asking the judge to make each party pay their own attorney's fees.
Spears gives the date of separation as yesterday, the same day she flaunted her incredible revamped physique during a surprise appearance on David Letterman's show. Sources tell TMZ there was no single reason for Britney pulling the plug, rather it was "a string of events." [see full story for more including a copy of the filing]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Axl Sets GNR Release Date, It's official|
"In the end, it's just an album, but it's one that I, the band, our record company and all involved believe and feel is a true Guns N' Roses album," said Axl in his statement. "Ultimately the public will decide, and regardless of the outcome, our hearts, lives and our passion has been put into this project every step of the way. If for no other reason, we feel those elements alone merit your consideration. We do hope you can hold on just a bit longer, and if not, please take a break and we'll be more than glad -- if you so choose -- to see you again later."
You can read Axl's Full Statement at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story
|Phish Drug Bust|
Anastasio was driving with a suspended driver's license and police found several prescription medications in his possession including Hydrocodone, Percocet and Xanax. Police told the local media that the prescriptions were in another person's name.
Anastasio was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and driving under the influence of drugs. He was ticketed and released. - Click Here for the Full Story
|Cobain Wanted Divorce|
Author Everett True is an old frind of Cobains and revealed that Love and Cobain had a nasty fight, which resulted in him calling his lawyer. True interviewed the couple's daughter Frances Bean's nanny, who says of the fight, "In the classic Kurt way of saying f**k you, he put a cigarette out in the middle of his forehead.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Worst Band Ever|
1 INSANE CLOWN POSSE
They sound even stupider than they look
Two trailer-trash types who wear face paint, pretend to be a street gang and drench cult devotees in cheap soda called Faygo, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are more notorious for their beef with Eminem (who pistol-whipped an ICP homey in 2001) than their ham-fisted rap-rock music.
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|Mariah Vs Porn Star|
The WE BELONG TOGETHER singer is worried fans might confuse the two performers if Mary Carey's application to trademark her name for audio and video recordings is successful. However, the porn star - real name MARY COOK - insists she's not intimidated by the Grammy Award winner, saying, "It's kind of funny because I'm a porn star and I've been being myself for a long time. I think she's being silly." [how can you confuse the two? Mary is a much better actress - see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Dimebag Murder Suit|
Jerry and Karen Wessler suffer severe and permanent emotional injuries, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story