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She Wants Revenge Week: Written in Blood
antiMusic reports: She Wants Revenge recently returned with their sophomore CD This Is Forever. to celebrate the release and to give you a little more insight into the songs we asked Adam Bravin to pick his five favorite tracks from the duo's latest and tell us a bit about each song. Here is Adam with today's song:

Written in Blood - We wanted to do something that reminded us of some of the tracks from the first album. We broke out a drum machine we used on the first album and made a beat. It definitely felt like something from before, so we added the bass and guitar and it quickly became something we loved. The last thing we added was the cowbell, which seems to be everybody's favorite part. Yeah, yeah, I know, more cowbell..

Still want some more? You can preview tracks from the CD, grab tour dates, watch videos and more - right here

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Jackson 5 Reunion Tour
BBC reports: The Jackson Five are to reunite for a tour, with Michael Jackson set to take part, brother Jermaine has said.

He told BBC 6 Music that concert dates have been discussed and could take place "sometime in 2008".

"Michael will be involved," the singer and guitarist confirmed. "We feel we have to do it one more time. We owe that to the fans and to the public. " - more on this story

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Quiet Riot's Kevin DuBrow Dead at 52
antiMusic reports: Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow was found dead in his Las Vegas home on Sunday by friends, according to a report on thevegaseye.com. In 1983 DuBrow led Quiet Riot into the history books when the band's debut album, "Metal Health," became the first heavy metal album to top the Billboard Album charts. A cause of death was not known at press time. DuBrow was 52.

Quiet Riot Frankie Banali posted the following message on his official site "I can't even find words to say. Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honor the memory of my dearest friend Kevin DuBrow."

Former Quiet Riot bassist Kelly Garni posted the following message on the Randy Rhoads web site RandyRhoads.tk: "I ask this to all of you not only for myself but for other friends and family. I ask that no one here offer any speculation or opinions, theories or other things that could be construed as negative or, and I'm sorry for this, even sympathetic, right at this immediate time. I am already within hours of this having to deal with untrue rumors and speculation and that only adds fuel to that. There is a tendency for the subject of Kevin to incite flames on every board and now is not the time for that. I will explain to everyone here the facts and the truth in the next 24 to 48 hours as I realize this will effect us all. So please, until then, be patient. All details and other pertinate info will be passed on to you here when it becomes available to me. Thank you." - read thevegaseye.com report

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Manson Buys Human Remains Instead of Paying Band?
Contact Music reports: Marilyn Manson is facing more legal action from his former keyboardist after a new complaint was filed, accusing the shock rocker of spending the band's earnings on items made from human remains.

Madonna Wayne Gacy - real name Stephen Gregory Bier Jr. - made the revelation in new legal papers added to his existing lawsuit against the singer, in which he accuses the star of failing to pay him during his time in the band. Bier filed the original lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in August (07), in which he claims Manson squandered his band's earnings on "sick and disturbing" Nazi memorabilia and a skeleton of a young Chinese girl, among other unusual items.

Bier claims Manson, his business manager, lawyer and the band's manager "filched millions of dollars" from the band's earnings, after promising Bier "partnership proceeds" from the group in 1993. And in the new complaint filed by Bier's lawyer Keith Fink on Wednesday (21Nov07), Bier says Manson bought another skeleton of a man in a wheelchair, and African masks made of human skin - both illegal in the U.S. - according to the New York Post's gossip column PageSix. - more on this story

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Van Halen Expand Tour Again
antiMusic reports: Remember that second leg of the Van Halen reunion tour we've been predicting? Looks like it's gonna happen as more dates have surfaced for 2008 stretching from January through the end of March.

The band is currently on tour across North America, selling out in most markets. This is the first tour with frontman David Lee Roth since the band was supporting their 1984 album. With the spacing of the dates it looks like there is a possibility of more on tap but nothing official has been announced yet.

We also got this news in today: Van Halen has announced the release of official ringtones and ringback tones for the first time. Among the 15 official Van Halen ringers available are "Jump," "Eruption," "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love," "Runnin' With The Devil," "Jamie's Cryin'," "Unchained," "Panama," and "Hot For Teacher." Van Halen ringtones are available now by searching "Van Halen" on mobile phones from all major carriers or by sending the text message "VH" to 74466. For the next four weeks, AT&T Mobility will be offering exclusive versions of several of the Van Halen ringtones and answer tones to their subscribers. - latest dates and on sale dates

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Garth Benefit Gig for Fire Victims
Wenn reports: Country superstar Garth Brooks will perform a benefit gig in January (08) to raise funds for the victims of the recent California wildfires. Brooks will take the stage at Los Angeles' Staples Center on 26 January for the concert, which will also raise money for the future of firefighting in the region.

Brooks, who recently came out of retirement to play his first gigs since the late 1990s, responded to a request from local officials to play the benefit. He says, "I'm flattered they've asked, and I'm honoured to accept. This is going to take a team effort like nothing I have ever been a part of before."

Fires burned at numerous locations throughout southern California last month (Oct07), resulting in the evacuation of 500,000 people. - more on this story

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Nutty Model Gets off Light for Fatal Suicide Crash
Punknews.org reports: The suicidal lingerie model responsible for the deaths of Silkworm drummer Michael Dahlquist, John Glick, guitarist of the Returnables and Doug Meis, drummer of Exo and the Dials has been sentenced to eight years. [she could be out in 2009 according to the Chicago Times]

According to her testimony, the killer, Jeanette Sliwinski, was attempting to commit suicide -- not murder -- when she drove at nearly 90 mph into the back of a car stopped at a red light in 2005. She also apologized to the families of those she killed, saying she did not mean to hurt anyone, although it is uncertain how she expected to hit an occupied car at nearly 90mph without injuring anyone aside from herself.

A defense psychiatrist had testified that Sliwinski, who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, suffered from a bipolar disorder with psychotic episodes, leading her to crash her car at 87 m.p.h. into stopped traffic at a Skokie stoplight. - [read more about this and how her attorney blames her doctor for the murders]

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Coheed and Cambria Put Off Europe To Support Linkin Park
Band Statement reports: Coheed and Cambria regret to inform you that we will be postponing most of our Mainland European shows until early April. There is no need to refund your tickets, as they will be accepted for the new dates.

Linkin Park has personally invited us to support them in the US during this time and after a lot of thought, we have accepted. While this is good news for us and our fans in the US, we realize it affects you, and we apologize for any inconvenience it will cause.

We also apologize to all the promoters and especially to those at Visions, who's festival has been affected deeply by this decision. - Linkin Park Tour Announcement

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Lily Allen Promises To Retire After Next CD
Gigwise reports: Lily Allen has revealed that she is going to make one more album and then retire from the music industry. The gobby singer says that she's hoping to quit the music industry in three years time and retire to the country.

The 22-year-old, who is currently dating The Chemical Brothers' Ed Simmons, said of being a singer: "It doesn't leave time for what's important, like having a family.

"I'm only going to do one more album. I just want to make some money maybe I could retire at 25." [gotta love her passion for music!] - more on this story

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Police Headlining Isle of Wight
Contact Music reports: Veteran rockers THE POLICE are set to follow in the footsteps of THE ROLLING STONES by headlining one of U.K.'s biggest music festivals.

The newly-reformed group will close England's three-day Isle Of Wight Festival on 15 June (08) - their only U.K. festival show next year.

John Giddings, the event's promoter, says, "It's a coup to get The Police for the festival. - more on this story

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Britney and K Fed Child Abusers?
Contact Music reports: Troubled pop star BRITNEY SPEARS and her ex-husband KEVIN FEDERLINE are both under investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), according to reports.

The former couple are due back in court on Monday (26Nov07) to continue child custody negotiations, and according to website TMZ.com, the DCFS will appeal to Commissioner Scott Gordon to open the files regarding the care of their young boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

The department's concerns are said to be "frivolous", but the DCFS have a legal obligation to investigate any such claims. - more on this story

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5 Million Dollar Meat Loaf
Gigwise reports: A court has ruled that SonyBMG must pay out a massive $5 million to a smaller record label, for failing to put their logo on the classic Meat Loaf 'Bat Out Of Hell'.

The decision stems back to a court agreement in 1998 which ruled that the huge record label must include the logo of Cleveland Records on all future sleeves of the Meat Loaf record.

However, the court has now found that SonyBMG failed to put this order into practise until more than a year after the ruling. - more on this story

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Adler Pulls an Adler and Nixes Tour At Last Minute
antiMusic reports: European fans were once again disappointed by Steven Adler as the former Guns N' Roses drummer pulled out of a tour at the last minute. At least this time he didn't get to Europe and decide to fire the entire band a few shows into the tour. The reason given for the last minute cancellation is health/personal issues. Rumors suggest that he refused to board the plane, but we could not confirm that.

Steven's GNR cover band, Adler's Appetite, were to tour Europe to mark the 20th anniversary of the GNR classic "Appetite for Destruction". Chip Z'nuff issued a statement to fans about the abrupt turn of events: "We sincerely apologize to all our friends and fans for the cancellation of this tour. Of course, Steven loves to play and meet his fans. Unfortunately, he has some personal issues that prevented him from participating. He was optimistic about doing the shows, but when it came down to it, he just couldn't.

"Steven's like a brother to us, and we just want to see him healthy. We're looking forward to making up these shows next year. Please forgive us, and thank you for your patience and understanding. Peace." - more on this story

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Wyclef TouchTunes Previews and Parties
PR reports: TouchTunes Music Corporation, the largest on-location digital entertainment network, today announced the pre-release of award-winning recording artist and humanitarian Wyclef Jean's latest album, "The Carnival II (Memoirs of an Immigrant)." The album will be available on 15,000 TouchTunes digital music systems nationwide on November 26th, giving fans the chance to enjoy Wyclef's newest album a week before it's scheduled to hit store shelves on December 4th. Other TouchTunes locations across its network of nearly 30,000 digital music systems will be able to download and offer songs from the album beginning on November 26th as well.

Columbia Records and TouchTunes will also bring Wyclef fans under one roof through a series of special listening parties at TouchTunes locations across the country, at least one of which will feature an appearance by Wyclef himself. TouchTunes' work with Wyclef and Columbia not only highlights the strength of its entertainment network, but also shows TouchTunes' ability to create excitement via specially designed events -- which bring listeners together for actual social network experiences. - more on this story

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Interpol Announce Indie Store EP
PR reports: Interpol is releasing an indie store exclusive "LIVE EP" on November 27th. It contains 6 songs recorded at the Astoria in London and it's available only at select indie stores in the U.S.

Track Listing
1. Pioneer To The Falls
2. Obstacle 1
3. No I In Threesome
4. The Heinrich Maneuver
5. Mammoth
6. Rest My Chemistry

For a list of stores who will be carrying it log on to - http://cimsmusic.com/

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