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DJ AM Found Dead
AP reports: DJ AM, the celebrity disc jockey who publicly acknowledged his history of drug addiction and had filmed a reality show in which he offered to help other addicts, was found dead in his apartment. He was 36.

Police found a crack pipe and prescription pills in the Manhattan apartment, said a law enforcement official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

Paramedics had to break down the door before they found him, shirtless and wearing sweatpants, in his bed around 5:20 p.m. on Friday, the official said. - more on this story

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American Idol's Kris Allen Sets Album Release
antiMusic reports: We hear about leaks all the time, while American Idol winner's Kris Allen's debut album has not leaked, its release date did.

Amazon.com jumped the gun and announced a November 17th release date for the effort last week. The only problem is that Allen's record label had yet to announce the release.

Allen himself made it official via twitter with this announcement: "Hey guys! The album is set to release Nov. 17." - Billboard has more info on this info leak here

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50 Cent Cancels Home Town Gig Due To Insecurity
antiMusic reports: He's been shot fifty millions times and is the most badass rapper in the world, at least according to his hype, but 50 Cent backed out of a street fair in his old hood over "security concerns" according to an AP report.

AP reports that The fair had been planned for Sunday at a school yard in Queens New York's Jamaica section, blocks from a spot where the rapper was shot and wounded in 2000.

The musician's manager, Chris Lighty, says the event is being postponed while organizers work out new arrangements with police. - Read more at Jam!

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Coroner Officially Rules Michael Jackson's Death A Homicide
AP reports: The morning Michael Jackson died, his personal physician says, he was given a series of sedatives to help him sleep, and when those didn't work, he was given the powerful anesthetic propofol.

Dr. Conrad Murray, a Las Vegas cardiologist who has been interviewed twice by police, has not been charged with any crime but he is the target of what police term a manslaughter investigation.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office announced Friday in a highly anticipated ruling that Jackson's death was a homicide caused primarily by propofol and another sedative increasing the likelihood of criminal charges against Murray. - Read the rest of this AP report for more details

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The Ting Tings Returning To The US
Filter reports: UK dynamic duo, The Ting Tings, are once again making their way stateside this September. Showcasing their brand of art-minded dance rock, Katie White and Jules De Martino will be hitting the arena circuit in continued support of their infectious 2008 debut, We Started Nothing.

Columbia Records are hosting a fly-away contest for The Ting Ting's upcoming performance at New York's acclaimed Madison Square Garden. To enter (here), simply count the total number of times Katie says "That's Not My Name" in the video below.

Everyone who answers correctly is automatically entered to win, with one lucky winner earning two roundtrip tickets to NY, one night of hotel accommodations and a pair of tickets to the show! - more on this story

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D. Ramirez Remixes Joy Division
PR reports: The silver one winds up his North American tour this weekend with stops in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago.

But he's got one last parting gift: a stellar remix of Joy Division's all-time classic "She's Lost Control." Rock it all over again, exclusively at URB.com!

Let this also serve as a friendly reminder to check out D. Ramirez's August 2009 mix chock-full-a his brand new productions including "Satur8," his co-production with Matt Tolfrey "Bounce To Me" and his massive new collaboration (and Pete Tong Essential tune) D.Ramirez & Mark Knight vs Underworld entitled "Downpipe." - grab it here

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Day In Rock Reports
Rock Hall Corrects Motorhead Snub Following Backlash- Quiet Riot's Frankie Banali Has Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer- Metallica Star Has 'Great Material' For Next Album- more

Sammy Explains Why Van Halen and Van Hagar Were Different- Foreigner Share Video Of Reunion Performance- The Eagles Add New Hotel California Tour Date- Metallica- more

King's X Tour Plans Sidelined By Member's Heart Issues- Toto Calling It Quits Following Current Tour- Def Leppard Plan To Release Live Album From 1980 Tour- more

Doctor Refutes Eddie Van Halen Cancer Claim- Metallica Add Screenings Of S&M2 Concert Film- Beatles Announce Vinyl Box Set- KISS Surprised Over Emotional Reaction- more

Guns N' Roses Reach One Billion Landmark- Longtime Motorhead Member Angry At Rock Hall Snub- Alice Cooper Announces Spring North American Tour- Foo Fighters- more

Judas Priest, Motorhead Among Rock Hall Nominees- Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Undergoes Surgery- Lars Discusses Metallica's Upcoming Special Performances- Ghost- more

Eddie Van Halen Reportedly Being Treated For Throat Cancer- Ozzy Osbourne Having Hard Time With Tour Postponement- Pearl Jam And U2 Lead Black Friday RSD Special Releases- more




Reviews

Road Trip: Silver Dollar City's Pumpkin Nights

Hot In The City: Rob Halford In-Store Event And More

Road Trip: The National Churchill Museum in Fulton, MO

RockPile: Gary Wilson- Ape Shifter- J.D. Jackson

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival: Classic Bluegrass Show Highlights Closing Day

Live: Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly Rock 'n' Roll Dream Tour

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival: Second Day Gets Cooking

Irvine Global Village Festival

Caught In The Act: Micky Dolenz

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival: A Weekend of Music and Munchies Begins in Columbia, MO

On The Record: Paul McCartney

Caught In The Act: Sebastian Bach Live

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Toto

KANSAS Live In Arizona

David Crosby & Friends Live

Road Trip: Some Like it Hot: Pucker Butt Pepper Company

Caught In The Act: Live, Bush and Our Lady Peace's Altimate Tour

The Pixies - Beneath the Eyrie

Pat Travers - Swing!

Sites and Sounds: Motown 60 Weekend

Brian Wilson and the Zombies' Something Great From '68 Tour

Road Trip: Joe Bonamassa's Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea: Mediterranean Cruise

Collective Soul - Blood

Caught In The Act: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live 2019

On The Record: Parliament- Anthony Rogers

Peter Frampton Live On Keeping the Blues Alive Mediterranean Cruise

Quick Flicks: Bachman

Caught In The Act: Queen + Adam Lambert Live In Chicago

Caught In The Act: Peter Frampton and Jason Bonham (Frampton's Farewell Tour)

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Rock News Stories
Rock Hall Corrects Motorhead Snub Following Backlash

Quiet Riot's Frankie Banali Has Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer

Metallica Star Has 'Great Material' For Next Album

Ghost's Tobias Forge Has '50 To 60 ideas' For Next Album

Bird3 Deliver Classics and New Songs At Reunion Concert

Pink Floyd Stream Money 1994 Concert Film

Bruce Springsteen To Appear On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Black Stone Cherry Release 'All Your Love' Video

Singled Out: The Almost's Chokehold

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