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|She Wants Revenge Week: Pretend The World Has Ended|
Pretend The World Has Ended - I was sitting in the studio one day, feeling rather dark and moody and decided to try to match my mood musically. Normally the way our songs start, is with the drums. This particular track started with the bassline. I found an amazing bass sound and took it from there. The idea behind this track, musically, was to try to create something very dark, very ominous, perhaps the darkest track on the album.
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|Thanksgiving Murder of Metal Guitarist|
LAPD Hollenbeck detectives said that Gutierrez and his brother-in-law got into an argument during the family's Thanksgiving gathering over a remark the brother-in-law had made about Gutierrez's wife.
The argument escalated to pushing and shoving, then spilled out onto the street where Gutierrez was shot. The 27-year-old brother-in-law turned himself into a police a few hours later.- more on this story
|Osbourne Vs Love Legal Battle|
Sharon Osbourne's public feud with Courtney Love has gone silent - because the matter has become a legal spat. Osbourne accused Love of introducing her then-teenage son Jack to drugs, which led to "a really, really ugly situation" and culminated with the reality TV star checking into rehab.
Love has blasted Osbourne for her comments, insisting she's not responsible for Jack's drug habit. And now Osbourne admits she can no longer talk about her bitter feelings for Love: "It's kind of got to the point where it's now in legal hands, so we can't talk about it, because it's gone to that stage."- More Sharon news from Contact Music
|Butch Walker Victim of Ca Fires|
According to reports, A family friend was forced to evacuate Walker's family from the home, while the singer/songwriter/producer was in New York City on tour.
Walker said the following in a statement sent to MTV "I had just consolidated my entire recording studio from Atlanta into the house in Malibu. I lost everything I've ever owned. Every master of every song I've ever recorded, every piece of recording equipment, guitars, drums and things I've collected over the years, cars, motorcycles, every family memorial, heirloom, picture, and document we ever had....Gone. I feel like I finally know the difference between 'going back' and 'going home.'"- Original report on the fire
|Even More Van Halen 2008 Tour Dates|
Tickets for the San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Omaha, New Orleans, Charlottesville, Hershey, and Atlantic City dates will go on sale Saturday December 1st and East Rutherford and New York will go on sale Monday December 3rd and are available at www.livenation.com and Ticketmaster. On sale dates for the rest of the tour will be announced shortly and additional 2008 dates are also expected to be announced soon.
Jan. 22 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
Jan. 24 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Jan. 26 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Jan. 28 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Feb. 1 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
|Vh1 Take Reality Bad Taste To New Low|
This series will follow the real-life experiences of Brigitte Nielsen, Chyna, Daniel Baldwin, Jeff Conaway, Jessica Sierra, Jaimee Foxworth, Seth "Shifty" Binzer, Mary Carey, and Ricco Rodriguez as they undergo detoxification and treatment at a center in the Los Angeles area. While these celebrity patients may be accustomed to receiving special treatment in their everyday lives, they were in for a major surprise when they
entered this no- frills treatment facility. Dr. Drew was aided in the process by his experienced and trusted staff of counselors, including registered nurses and other addiction experts.
|Winehouse Kills Tour|
In statement to fans Winehouse apologised and her family requested that her privacy be requested at this time and that there will be no further comment.
The statement reads: 'Amy Winehouse has cancelled all remaining live and promotional appearances for the remainder of the year on the instruction of her doctor. The rigours involved in touring and the intense emotional strain that Amy has been under in recent weeks have taken their toll."- more on this story
|Ryan Adams 08 Tour|
So come out and check out which Ryan Adams hits the stage, the newly mild mannered Adams, or his eccentric old self. Either way it should be good tunes nevertheless.
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals Tour Dates:
16 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
18 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
19 San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
|Joe Jackson Bonus DVD|
"We decided to let Julie Gardner, who we've worked with for years now," says Jackson, " to follow us around as we worked, playing a live show, rehearsing, and just talking about playing together and our long history together as band mates and just mates."
The DVD will consist of three live songs that Jackson performed at London's Islington Academy on 24th May 2007.- more on this story
|Jaz-Z Puts Little Thought Into Lyrics|
"What happened was, I was doing that song with someone else, and they heard the first verse and they was like, 'Man, you take that song. Finish it, 'cause it sounds like you got a lot more to say,'" the rapper told MTV.
"You know, that type of thing. So I just wanted to get it down quick, I didn't want to keep going over it. It was like [the album's] mastering time, so I just sat down in the booth and wrote that [verse]."
The rapper added that he prefers to allow the lyrics to flow when he's listening to music in the studio.- more on this story
|Linkin Park Announce US Dates|
In other band news, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda will be joining the likes of Quincy Jones and Akon to announce nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. The press conference will take place on Thursday, December 6th in Los Angeles.
Tour dates are as follows:
2/12 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
2/13 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Ctr
2/15 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
2/16 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
2/18 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless
|Hotel California Mystery Explained|
There's a rumor that's been around for some time concerning the Eagles' song "Hotel California". The basic premise is that the song is about a Christian church that was abandoned (or otherwise vacated) in 1969, and was taken over by an occultic group (usually Satan worshippers). For some unknown reason, it became known as the "Hotel of California". Further rumors have it that the Eagles are Satan worshippers, and that Satan appears in the window on the "Hotel California" album jacket. [another emailer says] I remember hearing as a kid that the Eagle's megaplatinum song "Hotel California" was about Aleister Crowley's mansion near Loch Ness, and the weird goings-on that supposedly happened there; including such "clues" as the line "...they stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill The Beast" (Crowley's nickname). It's even been said that if you look on the album cover, you can see Satanic High Preist Anton LeVey in one of the windows. I've looked, and though it is fuzzy... damned if it doesn't look like him.
So did Henley and company sell their souls to Satan and then discuss the torment in song? Not even close. It appears that the song was much like "Life in the Fastlane," which was a look at the culture of the time. In an interview on 60 Minutes earlier this month when he Henley was told by Steve Kroft that "everybody wants to know what the song means." Henley responded, "I know, it's so boring... It's basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream, and about excess in America which is something we knew a lot about."- Watch video clips and read CBS.com's extensive article
|Kanye Settles with Evel Knievel|
Knievel, 68, filed suit for trademark infringement last December (06), after West donned the stuntman's famous biker outfit for his 2006 promo and called his character Evel Kanyevel. Knievel - real name Robert Craig Knievel - claimed the "vulgar and offensive" images depicted in the video was damaging to his reputation and sued for compensation for the use of his likeness and trademark.
But in July (07), the couple agreed to call in a mediator to help them settle the battle out of court, agreeing to share mediation expenses as they worked on a solution. And after a meeting at Knievel's Tampa, Florida home recently to discuss the matter further, they resolved the issue amicably and decided to dismiss the legal action altogether, according to MTV.com.- more on this story
|Jack White Fighting Bulls|
The new video features Jack as a bullfighter and to capture an air of authenticity, White actually trained with famed bullfighter Dennis Borba.
The video premiered on MTV on November 26th and is available on iTunes as of Tuesday, November 27th.- check it here
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