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"They want $300,000 plus to do an hour's work onstage," Sharon Osbourne told Brad Kava of the Mercury News referring to some young bands. "I'm just not doing it. Last year nearly destroyed us, paying, paying, paying, and we just can't do it again."
She said that System of Down, last year's headliners, $325,000 a night almost sank the festival. "They're taking four years off, we paid them so much, and we're still working," she said. "I'm not doing that again." She didn't comment however on how that kind of payday squared with SOADs ultra-left wing politics including the hypocritical hatred of capitalism or the irony of her calling some established bands greedy when she was reportedly charging new bands $75,000 for a second stage slot (CMJ report). "Let them have cake and I'll eat it too" But maybe with Sharon we should say eggs. Now see the full story for some speculation on how this "free" ticket deal is supposedly going to work. - Click Here for the Full Story
Watson, whose San Antonio audition aired on last night's "Idol," was arrested in April 2003 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to court records obtained and Posted by PegasusNews.com. He was headed to Hollywood after impressing the judges with his singing, and his story. But Watson tells Pegasus News that two days before he was scheduled to leave for Hollywood, he received a call saying that he would not be competing anymore "for unknown reasons." "Idol" producers did not comment on their withdrawn invitation. [see full story about another Idol crime…No, not Clive's pop make-over of Bo Bo Bice] - Click Here for the Full Story
|Def Jam Wasn't Urban Enough|
"I'm so excited to be reunited with L.A. Reid because most of my biggest hits were when he and I worked together," Dupri said. "And then to be working side by side with Steve Bartels — I don't think there's a better team because he's by far the best in the game. I can't wait for us to start stuntin' on y'all."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The single - which is due for release on March 5 - can currently be heard on the band's ‘Madspace' page.
Speaking about the collaboration Sway said:
"I've always wanted to do something with them; it's an honor for me."
[see full story for more... "my ho, in the middle of my hood...]- Click Here for the Full Story
|McPhee Denied Top Spot Again as Norah Jones Tops Chart|
Coming in at a respectable #2 was American Idol alum Katherine McPhee, whose self-titled debut sold over 115,000 copies.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Big Brother After Your iPod Now|
State Sen. Carl Kruger [D-Brooklyn] is planning to introduce legislation to ban the use of gadgets -- iPods, Blackberrys, cell phones, etc. -- while crossing city streets. Careful Sen. Kruger, you don't want to cross Steve Jobs!
"We're talking about people walking, sort of tuned in and in the process of being tuned in, tuned out," Kruger told WCBS-TV in New York. [This is the same guy that wants to pass "smart guns" legislation. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Dio Sabbath Tops Pollstar|
"Our 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' TV crew followed myself and Miss [Shannon] Tweed to shoot the Nickelodeon voice over work we did for SpongeBob SquarePants.
"Miss Tweed played a Sea Mom. And I played Sea Monster. (...Really???? You're kidding.)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|More Britney Settlement BS|
|iTunes and TicketMaster Team Up|
|One Less Reason To Tour|
February 16th in Memphis, TN @ New Daisy
February 17th in Columbus, MS @ Princess Theatre
February 23rd in Dyersburg, TN @ Midnight Rodeo
February 24th in Jackson, MS @ Hal-N-Mals
February 26th in Lubbock, TX @ Jake's[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Daughtry Vanished in Texas|
February 18th in Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
February 21st in Houston, TX @ Meridian
February 22nd in San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
February 23rd in Austin, TX @ Stubbs
[see full story for more music news including another story on Daughtry]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Oasis Fans Rigging UK Charts|
So, we decided to start this website so that together we can put right some wrongs. With your help, we plan to identify the songs we think were a number one hit, or should have been number one, but were kept from the top spot by some naf song, or possibly something just as good that happened to come out at precisely the same time.
We start Monday 12th February with Oasis "Roll With It". Released 14th August 1995, it made number two, pipped to the post in the famous Britpop battle by Blur with their single "Country House". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Sacred Reich Reunion|
The band consists of all original members (Phil Rind, Wiley Arnett, Jason Rainey, and Greg Hall) and will play two nights, Friday July 20th at the Rock in Tuscon, and July 21st at the Venue of Scottsdale, in Scottsdale.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Further Seems Forever Set Date|
|Wait there is more!|
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