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Abdul Blasts Idol- Jacko For Sale- Bon Jovi Working On Rock CD- Cardinal Vs Madonna- AC/DC Frontman Hospital Room- Toni Braxton Tumor Removed and more


12/11/2008
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(antiMusic) Paula Abdul says the Fox network and "American Idol" producers knew Paula Goodspeed had stalked her, and allowed the woman to audition for the show anyway. I said this girl is a stalker of mine and please do not let her in," Abdul said Monday during an interview with Barbara Walters on her Sirius XM radio show. Abdul said "Idol" producers ignored her protests and brought Goodspeed on the show "for entertainment value."more If they were really concerned about entertainment value they would find a good host.

The gates of Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Ranch and one of the white gloves first unveiled in his 1983 "Billie Jean" video are going up for auction in a 2,000-item sale organized by the self-styled King of Pop. more

The new Brian Johnson Music Therapy Room in the pediatrics department at Sarasota Memorial Hospital is being dedicated on Monday, December 22, 2008. The musical equipment, memorabilia and room enhancements were donated to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. by the John Entwistle Foundation (JEF), which is named for the late bassist of THE WHO.more

Jon Bon Jovi sent an email to fan club members on Wednesday. He didn't address the uproar over the overpriced fan club concert, but he did let fans know that new music is being worked on. He wrote in part, "I spent August getting fat and lazy, not wanting to even think about work. It lasted until September when that knock came to my door and to my head. It said 'write you fool, Richie is bored and you are not the stay at home kind of dad as all of the neighbors are'. So, I went off to Los Angeles and we started. As of now we're 12 songs into it. I'm very pleased. In case you're wondering, it's a rock record. A big loud one. John Shanks is set to produce again and we'll begin the demo process right after I ship the reindeer and sleigh back to the attic, I mean North Pole." He did end the note on an ironic note as well in light of those $250 fan club tickets: "I hope you really do find what you're looking for underneath the tree. It doesn't have to cost a thing. It's free. It is a smile. Thanks for bringing me one." Add your own smiling on the way to the bank joke right here. If you missed it yesterday, read more about the fan club controversy here

Singer Toni Braxton reveals she had a benign tumor removed from her breast shortly after leaving the US version of Strictly Come Dancing. more

A retired cardinal in Chile has criticized Madonna, saying that she causes "impure thoughts", and branded her "shameless". The Material Girl had her first show in Chile Wednesday (December 10), and Roman Catholic Cardinal Jorge Medina made the comments during a mass for late dictator Augusto Pinochet more

Circle Jerks have cancelled their recently announced tour of South America in March of 2009. The band had this to say: Hello, South American friends, we regret to inform you that due to Keith's lingering health problems, our November shows have been postponed until sometime early next year. more

Wild Light won "Outstanding Rock Act of the Year" at the 2008 Boston Music Awards. They release their debut album Adult Nights, out March 3rd, 2009 on StarTime International. Beginning January 15th, in Omaha, Nebraska, the band will head out on their first ever US National Tour with Tapes 'N Tapes, which will take them thru 29 cities across the US. more

Mat Joly (Mobile) recently had a chance to perform "Hunger Strike" with Chris Cornell on Mobile's recent tour with him. Check it out here.

In March of 2009, Craig Owens, the frontman of both Chiodos and Cinematic Sunrise, will embark on a solo tour across the United States. Support for the tour will include The Color Fred, Ace Enders and A Million Different People (what's with the stupidly long names?), The Gay Blades, and VersaEmerge. dates

Former KCRW music director Nic Harcourt has been named editor at large, music and culture, at LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine. more

Pete Doherty has been announced as the support act for cockney duo Chas & Dave at a gig this December. Doherty, who has long admired Chas & Dave, is set to join them at the Tap 'N' Tin in Chatham, Kent on December 20. more

The Devil Wears Prada will headline a spring 2009 tour with support from A Day To Remember, Sky Eats Airplane, and Emarosa. Confirmed dates are here

California metal band The Funeral Pyre will enter the studio this weekend to record a new EP for Creator Destructor Records.more

Lambgoat.com confirmed that Throwdown and drummer Ben Dussault have parted ways. - more



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