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|White Stripes Sex Tape|
But now Meg White's rep has come forward to put us out of our misery - and trust us, the Meg White sex tape made us pretty miserable - by pointing out that the whole Meg White sex tape thing is a fake. Meg's rep tells TMZ, "Some people have a very twisted sense of humor and this prank is in particularly bad taste. The tape circulating on the Internet as featuring Meg White is fake. It's definitely not Meg."
Yes, the Meg White sex tape prank is in
particularly bad taste, for so many different reasons. ...Meg White is
suffering from anxiety - although now we aren't sure if it's a genuine
medically-diagnosed anxiety or just the sort of anxiety you get when you
discover a woman who looks like a slightly uglier version of you is having
sex on the internet - and rumours of a Meg White sex tape aren't exactly
going to help her recovery.
- more on this story
|Elton Child Porn|
The photograph exists as part of the installation as a whole and has been widely published and exhibited throughout the world. It can be found in the monograph of Ms Goldin's works entitled "The Devil's Playground" (Phaidon, 2003), has been offered for sale at Sotheby's New York in 2002 and 2004, and has previously been exhibited in Houston, London, Madrid, New York, Portugal, Warsaw and Zurich without any objections of which we are aware.- more on this story
|Britney Hit and Run|
Apparently Spears played bumper Mercedes outside a vitamin store in Studio City back on August 6th. Her Mercedes reportedly dinged a parked Mercedes and she was photographed getting out of her car to examine the damage before she decided to hit the road. The owner of the car that Britney hit, hoped that the poptart would somehow do the right thing and make good on the damages but after three days, gave up hope and filed a police report. - more on this story
|Ramone Vs Ramones|
Richie, real name Richard Reinhardt claims in his lawsuit filed in the federal court in Manhattan that he is the author of six Ramones songs - "Smash You," "Somebody Put Something In My Drink," "Human Kind," "I'm Not Jesus," "I Know Better Now" and "(You) Can't Say Anything Nice."
His lawsuit is seeking "at least $900,000 in damages, all profits the defendants made from the songs, and a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendants from using the songs in the future," according Punknews.org. - more on this story
|Metallica To Sell Acoustic Recordings|
"We're still stuck in the studio, but when we were invited to participate in the 21st Annual Bridge School shows, we just couldn't say 'no'. We're going to record both nights (October 27th and 28th at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, CA) and have them (at www.livemetallica.com) for you shortly after.
"It's an acoustic show that NEIL YOUNG puts together each year in the Bay Area, and this is the second time for us. And all proceeds from the sale of downloads from these two shows will go to the Bridge School."- more on this story
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|Bon Jovi Rehab|
The Bon Jovi guitarist first entered rehab in June to treat a drinking problem that some fans reported at the time came to a head during the taping of a performance for MTV Unplugged. He received the spin dry treatment at the UCLA Medical Center but apparently the week long treatment wasn't enough. At the time his spokesperson told People.com "Richie Sambora has completed a program at the UCLA Medical Center. He is doing well and continues to receive outside support."
Apparently that "overnight" treatment requires an additional rehab stint at another facility. This time he checked into Cirque Lodge in Utah, which is the same rehab facility where Lindsay Lohan is currently receiving treatment.- more on this story
|Courtney Vs Sharon Osbourne|
Osbourne first accused Love of turning her son Jack onto Hillbilly Heroin (OxyContin). She said at the time "My dislike towards her (Love) is very personal. I'm not saying Jack wouldn't have taken it if she hadn't given it to him, but I'm appalled an adult mother would give that to a 15-year-old boy."
Never one to hold back on her thoughts, Love reportedly told the London Eye: "I never did that. I would never give drugs to a teenager. F*ck you Sharon, as if I would ever give drugs to a teenager." But her supposed new boyfriend isn't above giving crack to kittens if- reports are to believed.
|Alice Cooper Halloween Tour Plans|
The Heaven and Hell tour will soon come to an end but Alice can't let the Halloween season go by without playing for his fans. They'll kick off those festivities with an appearance at the Scream Awards on October 19th and then head directly to Birmingham, Al to kick off the Halloween tour with Phoenix fans getting the coveted Halloween show! But other locals along the way will also be treated by Alice this Halloween season.
Then the band head over to Europe and Russia for a string of dates in late November. That tour kicks off with a two night stand in Moscow on Nov 20th and 21st. They'll then travel to Finland for three dates, and one offs in Sweden, Denmark, Latvia and Estonia. - dates
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|Congress Vs Rap|
The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Tuesday to examine the most important issue facing the nation, hip-hop. "Our representatives" heard stirring testimony from rappers about what is wrong and what is right with hip-hop. Master P couldn't apologize fast enough for using the word "bitch" in some of his past songs.
On the other side of the coin, rapper David Banner says he is just keeping it real. "I'm like (author) Stephen King: horror music is what I do," he said according to Contact music. "If by some stroke of the pen, hip-hop was silenced, the issues would still be present in our communities. Drugs, violence and the criminal element were around long before hip-hop existed."
If you are so inclined you can write your "representative" and tell them how much you appreciate them looking at the important issues instead of the frivolous ones. You'll find the contact information - right here
|Labels Criminally Accused of Hacking|
Here is their announcement: Thanks to the email-leakage from MediaDefender-Defenders we now have proof of the things we've been suspecting for a long time; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers.
While browsing through the email we identified the companies that are also active in Sweden and we have tonight reported these incidents to the police. The charges are infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming, all of these on a commercial level.
The [music]companies that are being reported
are the following:Emi Music Sweden AB, Universal Music Group Sweden AB,
Sony Bmg Music Entertainment (Sweden) AB
- the announcement
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|Puddle of Mudd Banned From Graceland for Stupidity|
The hype or rather announcement reads: Puddle of Mudd has been banned from Graceland! The band was touring the mansion of Elvis Presley on September 24th when front man Wesley Scantlin decided to jump into the pool. The guards removed him and he is now banned from Graceland for life!
"I just wanted to go for a swim," he said. For those fans that remain you can check out a sample of the track Psycho - here
|The Sex Pistols Expand Reunion Again|
So as of now it looks like the Pistols will play the Brixton Academy in London on November 8th, 9th and 10th with a new show added for the 12th. They will then play Manchester's MEN Arena on November 17th.
Tickets for the new shows went on sale Friday. More than doubling the prices didn't hurt sales any with a lot of rich punks wanting to witness the Sex Pistols perform.- more on this story
"Reba Duets" sold 301,000 copies last week according to Nielsen SoundScan data released by Billboard magazine. Kanye's "Graduation" landed at No. 2 with sales of 226,000 copies which helped him again beat 50 Cent. Fiddy's "Curtis" suffered an almost 80% drop in sales with 143,000 sold last week to earn him 3rd place.
Kenny Chesney's "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates" rounded out the top 5 with 112,000 in sales. James's Blunt's sophomore effort "All the Lost Souls," sold 92,000 copies to debut at No. 7 while Chamillionaire's "Ultimate Victory" placed a distant 8th with 79,000 first week sales. KT Tunstall's second effort, "Drastic Fantastic," debuted at No. 9 after selling 50,000 in the US. and Twista sold 41,000 copies of his new one "Adrenaline Rush 2007" to finish out the top 10.- more on this story
|Spector Mistrial, Judge Threatened|
The judge in the trial declared a mistrial after the jury declared they were hopelessly deadlocked. But prosecutors haven't given up, they plan to take Spector to trial again where he faces 15 years to life if found guilty of murdering "b" movie actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003. Meanwhile, the judge in the case, Larry Paul Fidler, is taking some heat online with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigating a murder threat posted on Myspace. - more on this story
|Fan Killed At Pumpkins Show|
He was then taken to the side of the stage at the PNE Forum where first aid personnel worked on him before he was transferred to St. Paul's Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Const. Howard Chow said that police had "determined that there wasn't any foul play or suspicious circumstances involved," but admitted that the death "could" have been the result of an out of control mosh-pit.- more on this story
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|Hagar Talks About Van Halen Reunion|
HAGAR: I don't know, when you say Van Halen here, what you're really talking about is Eddie. Alex sticks by him because that's his brother, and I love Alex for it. I would never try to come between those guys. Those guys are brothers, and they are the end of a line in a way. Their parents have passed, and it's tough. Mine have too, but I've got other brothers and sisters and uncles, but they are pretty alone. They are very close, and I think that's awesome, but I think it's Eddie that makes those kinds of decisions.
In the old days, it wasn't like Eddie was
going, "it's my band this is what I want!" When I was in the band, it was
our band, and everyone did what they wanted. For the good of Van Halen,
I wasn't looking to be a solo artist, and Eddie wasn't looking to control
everything. Instead, everyone did whatever they wanted to do in that band
and it worked. When it stopped working, it broke up. Since then, its like
Eddie says, "this is my band," and it is, so he can do whatever he wants,
but I think if they wouldn't have got Dave back, they would have been in
trouble. The only thing I can say that may sound like sour grapes is that
without Dave or myself, Van Halen isn't going to be the big, mighty arena
act, and that's all there is to it. If he wants to go out there and just
be an instrumentalist and just get whatever singer he feels like, he's
gonna be down here doing what I'm doing playing theaters in most cities
and be lucky if he's selling them out. For him to keep rolling with the
mighty Van Halen, he needs either Dave or myself. They've been trying to
get with Dave, since they threw me out in 95'. Then, they hadn't done anything
until I came back. Now, they have Dave again, and I wish them the best
because I think it's their only hope. It's the right thing.
- read the full interview here
|Kanye Just Like Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King|
Kanye's mother told the Baltimore Sun, "I do think that Kanye is a voice that can definitely be used and should be used not only in hip-hop but across the arts, period. I think he is broader than a genre... I think he has a calling to reach a number of people. Kanye keeps it real. He touches the people.... You never know how words can save a person's life, physically or otherwise. People like Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi or, in my view, Barack Obama, or Jesus Christ - people whose job it is to tell the truth - I see that in Kanye."
That's right Kanye's enlightening truth such as "You could be my black Kate Moss tonight / Play secretary, I'm the boss tonight. / And you don't give a f**k what they all say, right? / Awesome, the Christian in Christian Dior" has been compared to Martin Luther King's dream and Jesus' sermon on the mount. The Obama one seems fitting though when you consider all of the hype over substance. Of course this came from his mother but she believes it as this final quote tells us, "Now, people like you are gonna go, 'Oh, Kanye's mom said he's like Jesus!' but … when you have a gift, you didn't get it by yourself. … Your truth is your truth."
If only we were all given the gift of being able to rhyme tonight with tonight, then we could change the world! He's still no John Lennon- See Gigwise for the context of the quote as we were having too much fun to include it.
|Crock Hall of Fame Nominees|
Out of that bunch five inductees will be announced in January and the incredibly un-rock n roll induction ceremony will take place on March 10, 2008. Here is the official press release (with a little of the BS taken out): The nominations for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced today. The nine nominees are: Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, Chic, Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Donna Summer and The Ventures. Ballots with these nominees will be sent to over 500 "voters" who will choose the acts for inclusion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for this year. Five new inductees will be honored at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 10, 2008 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.- more on this story
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