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She Wants Revenge Week: All Those Moments
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:

All Those Moments - During the recording of "This Is Forever", one thing I listened to almost exclusively was the soundtrack to "Blade Runner". I always wished I could have written something for it, so I decided to write something inspired by it. I researched what keyboards Vangelis used when he composed it and bought a couple. When I was finished with my little homage, I played it for Justin and we decided to put it on the album. God Bless Vangelis.

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

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Fall Out Boy Lipsynch Lawsuit Denied
Contact Music reports: Fall Out Boy star Pete Wentz has denied launching a legal challenge to stop Canadian rockers Neurosonic releasing a song mocking his girlfriend Ashlee Simpson.

The bassist was reported to have sent a cease and desist notice to the group in a bid to prevent them from promoting their track So Many People. Neurosonic wrote the song in response to Simpson's disastrous TV performance on Saturday Night Live in 2004 which caught her lip-synching. [According to Gigwise the song contains lines like "Everything under the sun / Going to hell in an episode of 'SNL' / Busted on the TV / You ugly girl, you cannot sing / Can't even lip sync / Apparently money can even buy you dignity"]

However Wentz, who has been dating the singer since last year (06), has denied sending the letter, insisting he doesn't know anything about the band or their song " If your songs are good then sleep easy and have fun playing them - just don't attach me to them." - more on this story

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Fiddy and Lohan The Album?
Contact Music reports: LINDSAY LOHAN is set to stage a pop chart comeback with a little help from rap superstar 50 CENT. The Mean Girls actress' father, Michael, has revealed Lohan is hoping to revisit her career as a pop singer, and she's asked 50 Cent to give her music an edge.

He tells America's Life + Style magazine, "They're talking about working together. Nothing's firm yet, but they're in talks." Michael insists that although the match-up might seem odd to many, his daughter and 50 have become good friends.

He adds, "They've actually known each other for a while, just from being in the business together and crossing paths at events." - more on this story

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Kevin DuBrow Dead 6 Days Before He Was Found
KTNV/ABC reports: Police say after a distressed call from family members, Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow's next door neighbor and friend kicked down the door to find the 52 year old dead.

Police say Dubrow had been dead for about six days before his body was discovered. Lori Lee Samson, Dubrow's fiancee, was the last person to see him alive. She says when days passed, she [k]new something was wrong.

Among the collection of memories, Lori Samson will forever save Dubrow's last words. "At 2:40 AM Monday he texted me 'I love you so much' ", Samson says. - more including a video interview with Samson

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My Bloody Valentine Vs Billboard Over Digital Only Quote
antiMusic reports: My Bloody Valentine's manager Vinita Joshi is mad as hell at Billboard for misquoting him in an article that said that the reunited My Bloody Valentine planned a digital only release of their forthcoming album.

He spoke with Wired's Eliot Van Buskirk about the misquote via email and said in part, "In the interview with Billboard I stated that the forthcoming MBV album will more than likely be self-released. That does not equate to a digital only release, which the article states.

"Whilst I understand many bands can self-release via digital shops, that is not the plan. I fact we see digital as a far inferior format and the band would NEVER plan to release an album exclusively in a digital format." - Read the Wired article here

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Ramones Murder Not Guilty Plea
Punknews.org reports: Natavia Lowery, personal assistant to former Ramones manager and New York City realtor, Linda Stein has pleaded not guilty in the murder of the 62-year old. According to a report from NME, Lowery first claimed that a masked man had committed he crime after bursting into the apartment and telling Lowery she would be the last person to see Stein alive.

She then admitted she killed her boss with a weighted yoga stick after Stein had brandished the stick, blown smoke in her face and made racist comments. Lowery's attorney Ron Kuby is saying Lowery was coerced into a false confession after a 12 hour interrogation session.

Surveillance footage shows Lowery leaving the building shortly after the murder took place. The murder weapon was never found. - more punk news

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EMI Cutting RIAA Support?
Reuters reports: British music industry major EMI wants to cut its funding to the industry's trade bodies, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday, which could deal a blow to the fight against music piracy.

The source said EMI, which was recently taken over by private equity group Terra Firma, was looking at ways to "substantially" reduce the amount it pays trade groups.

The groups, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and other national associations, represent music companies and the fight against illegal piracy. - more on this story

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Groban Tops Charts
Contact Music reports: Christmas has come early for JOSH GROBAN - his festive album NOEL has hit the top of the U.S. charts seven weeks after its release. The album jumped up a spot from two to one, selling a stunning 405,000 copies, which insiders claim was sparked by a surprise appearance on a recent Oprah show.

Noel becomes the first Christmas-themed album to hit number one on the Billboard chart since Kenny G's Miracles in 1994. The feat also marks Groban's best sales week on the chart.

Alicia Keys' As I Am, which debuted at the top of the countdown last week (21Nov07), falls a spot to two, while hits compilation Now 26 jumps up a place to three - more on this story

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Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo Preview
Day in Rock reports: Geffen Records is pleased to announce the release of, Alone - The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo on December 11, 2007. As the title suggests it's a compilation of demos he has made over the years completed by detailed liner notes.

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo announced on his myspace page recently "I've compiled a CD of my favorite demos from the years 1992 to 2007 and Geffen Records has agreed to put it out this December, on the eleventh. I hope you enjoy it. I may also be able to put out more demo CD's in the near future."

The label sent over an additional note from Rivers and he says the set features "a lot of never heard before songs, a few covers, a few songs from my unfinished rock musical 'Songs From The Black Hole' and my original demo for 'Buddy Holly'" They also sent this player so you can grab a preview of what is come: - check out the player and get more info on the disc

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Rap Drug Bust
Billboard reports: Rapper Bryan "Birdman" Williams was among 16 people charged with possession of marijuana yesterday (Nov. 27) in Tennessee after the RV they were riding in was pulled over by police for making an improper lane change.

Kingsport Police Cpl. Tim Horne said he stopped the vehicle after seeing it force a tractor trailer into the emergency lane on Interstate 81.

Horne said he could smell marijuana from inside the rented RV and located about a pound of marijuana in a trash can in the kitchenette after obtaining consent to search the vehicle. - more on this story

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Moz Inks Deal
Gigwise reports: A slightly insignificant piece of news in the light the NME's 'character assassination', but Morrissey has penned a deal with Decca/Polydor records.

The artist is currently recording his new album and will release it through the imprint, having left Sanctuary Records following the release of his last effort 'Ringleader of the Tormentors' in 2006.

In a bit of good news, the former Smiths frontman has completely sold out his six night residency at London's Roundhouse in January. - Read about the [PC] NME controversy here

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New Portishead in March
Gigwise reports: A release date has been set for Portishead's eagerly anticipated third album.

The as-yet-untitled release will be with us on March 31, according to a release schedule Gigwise has seen from Island Records.

As previously reported, the band finished recording the album at the end of October and have spent recent weeks mastering it. - more on this story

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The Locust Ripped Off
Lambgoat reports: The Locust were the victims of theft following a show in St. Louis on Sunday, November 25th. Here's the official word from record label Three One G:

"After a show in St. Louis their van was broken into. The thieves stole a large amount of personal possessions, including three computers, phone chargers, money, and anything else you might think of.

"As if being a musician did not already have enough hardships, not only was this an invasion of privacy, but many of the items stolen are irreplaceable due to financial and other reasons." - Read more and learn how you can help.

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Joy Division Film Dominates Indie Awards
BBC reports: Control, the biopic about late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, has scooped five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards, including best film.

Trophies were also given to star Sam Riley, who worked in a warehouse until he was cast as Curtis, director Anton Corbijn, and co-star Toby Kebbell.

Control follows Curtis's rise to fame with Joy Division until his suicide in 1980, aged 23.

The black-and-white film - which features The Killers, David Bowie and New Order on the soundtrack - was shot for just 3m. - more on this story

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