And in Today's episode of "As The Stomach Turns" Courtney faces the brutal ruling handed down by the judge and is forced to move out of her home, while the evil nanny….
Launch reports: Courtney Love lost the latest round of her custody battle last week, when a Los Angeles Juvenile Court judge ordered the singer out of her own house so that her daughter could move back in. Frances Bean Cobain, the 11-year-old daughter of Love and late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, was placed in the care of her paternal grandmother, Wendy O'Connor, following Love's arrest on drug charges and subsequent overdose on October 2. According to the New York Daily News, a judge ruled at a hearing last Tuesday (October 21), that Love must move out of her Beverly Hills home so that Frances and her nanny can return. .-- Click Here for the Full Story
Imagine Courtney at a PTA meeting.
siN's metal news: KoRn have announced some US tour dates, one of which takes place with LIMP BIZKIT - which may or may not be indicative of if a US tour will be taking place.
November 17th - Roy
Wilkins Auditorium - St. Paul, MN (w/ LIMP BIZKIT)
November 18th - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL (w/ LIMP BIZKIT)
November 22nd - Borgata Hotel - Atlantic City, NJ
November 30th - CSU Convocation Center - Cleveland, OH (Nitemare Before X-Mas)
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9/11 - Petty A Legend
AP reports: Two years after Michael Jackson corralled some of the best [selling] in the music biz to sing on a 9/11 charity anthem, the track "What More Can I Give" is finally being released.
Billed as this decade's answer to "We Are the World," the song features Mariah Carey, Beyonc Knowles, Justin Timberlake and Celine Dion.
The star-studded video got its official premiere on Monday night in Las Vegas at the Radio Music Awards broadcast live on NBC.
The two-hour show broadcast live on NBC also honored Michael Jackson who took home the Humanitarian Award.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received the Legend Award. Stevie Nicks presented the award to the group in front of thousands of cheering fans at the Aladdin hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
"He not only started out as my greatest musical influence, but today he's still my greatest musical influence," Nicks said.
The group performed
two songs, "I'm Crying" and "Runnin' Down a Dream." Petty thanked radio
stations for taking a chance on an "unknown band."
. -Click Here for the Full Story
Ah, John. Allow me to introduce my next-door neighbour. John Stokes, this is A Sniveling Little Rat-Faced Git.
AP reports: There's more than one way to teach kids the beat. On a recent school day, Liberty DeVitto, the longtime drummer for Billy Joel, asked third-graders at P.S. 176 to flip over their guitars and tap out rhythms on the wooden backs. In seconds, the kids were banging away and singing lyrics of their own. Grins lit up the classroom as teacher David Wish picked a fancy accompanying tune on his guitar.
As fans flock to "School of Rock," the hit movie about a rock 'n' roller masquerading as a teacher, Wish and friends are doing it in real life.
The year-old program
called Little Kids Rock reaches about 2,000 children in 130 public schools
in New York, San Francisco, Memphis, Tenn., and Newark, N.J. The goal is
to fill a void where music education has been cut, while building a curriculum
based on improvisation and participation.
.- Click Here for the Full Story
Reuters reports: The Rolling Stones have again failed in their decades-long quest to bring their rock 'n' roll circus to China, announcing on Monday that efforts to arrange two shows there next month had proved "far more complicated and difficult than expected."
The veteran British rockers were originally scheduled to play Beijing and Shanghai in April, but were forced to cancel them -- as well as two shows in Hong Kong -- because of the SARS crisis that was sweeping through the region.
"The band looks forward to playing concerts in these cities in the future," read a statement issued by their New York publicist, who was unavailable for further comment. -Click Here for the Full Story
Give Up CDs
Muchmusic reports: Radiohead has been known for reinventing their sound on every album; now they are reinventing the way they'll put out music. Fresh out of their contract with Parlophone, Thom Yorke says Radiohead is tired of "album, album, album." With the freedom to do whatever they want, the band has decided to release EPs with fewer songs for a change. Yorke feels the music business will be forced to change because the way people are listening to music is changing.. Click Here for the Full Story
More on the strange Varg Vikernes saga from Blabbermouth… here is an excerpt of their report: Varg Vikernes threatened a family with a pistol and hijacked their car in a failed bid to elude the Norwegian police during his 24 hours on the run, it was reported Monday.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday (October 26), a family of three driving through the valley known as Numedal in Buskerud County reported being flagged down by a pedestrian. When they stopped to assist him, the pedestrian believed to be Vikernes allegedly threatened them with a handgun and forced them to surrender their car.
"They explained that they were held at gunpoint and were forced to leave the vehicle, and that the man [Vikernes] took off in it," police spokesperson Knut Svalheim told wire service NTB.
The car was ultimately spotted around midnight Sunday by an unmarked police patrol in Romerike, north of Oslo. Believing Vikernes to be armed, police responded with five police cars and armed officers.
"We signaled for him to pull over, but when he failed to respond, we had to press his car in between two police cars," police operations leader Vidar Hjulstad said.
Although no gun was found, a knife or a bayonet was reportedly retrieved from the vehicle. However, at this time, it is not clear if the knife belonged to Vikernes or the family who owns the car..- Click Here for the Full Story
Wonder if the lawmakers in Norway have ever heard of Willie Horton?
New releases this week (according to CDUniverse)
REM - "In Time: The
Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003"
The Strokes - "Room on Fire"
The Who - "Tommy (Deluxe edition)"
40 Below Summer - "The Mourning After"
Atomic Kitten - "Feels So Good"
Bon Jovi - "Strum As You Are" (Import)
DevilDriver - "DevilDriver"
Dio - "Collection" (UK)
Hatebreed - "The Rise Of Brutality"
Iced Earth - "Reckoning"
"No Thanks!: The 70's Punk Rebellion" (Boxset)
Michael Schenker - "Forever & More: Best Of Michael Schenker" (Import)
Puddle of Mudd
(Press release) Soon, some lucky fan will become the fifth member of Puddle Of Mudd and enjoy a week of rock 'n' roll glory. The Flawless/Geffen Records band is launching the "Puddle Of Mudd Platinum Pass" contest, giving away sensational prizes including the grand prize: being the fifth member of the band for seven days!
The winner and a guest will have their own bus accompanying Puddle Of Mudd on tour next year, joining the band in all their rock n' roll activities, including: oversleeping, showing up late for meet-and-greets, and being chased by girls down hotel hallways. The winner will also receive an autographed guitar. Ten other top winners will each receive an autographed guitar.
The Platinum Pass contest coincides with the band's new album Life On Display, now set for release November 25th. The winning Platinum Pass and ten first prize passes will be enclosed in eleven random pressings of the initial run of the cd.
As extra value for
consumers, the enhanced cd features interviews with the band, footage of
the making of the album, and will also allow fans to access exclusive content
on the Puddle Of Mudd website (www.puddleofmudd.com), making them eligible
to attend special concerts, purchase band merchandise and more.
.-Click Here for the Full Story
Will the winner get her ass slapped backstage?
siN's metal news reports: SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has spoken out about the bands upcoming album, revealing that it will have the ultra-heavy riffs and frenetic energy they always have had, but that it will also include a lot more melody, especially on one song that's described as a cross between PINK FLOYD and KING CRIMSON.
"There are so many things that are going to surprise people, you can be heavy without screaming your lungs out". He also stated, that the new material he's writing is "very philosophical.".- Click Here for the Full Story
Maggots! Today's philosophy lesson will involve the notion that People=sh*t.
Social D CD
Aversion reports: The Social Distortion draught may be coming to a close: The band has booked time to record a new album.
The band will enter an unnamed Los Angeles studio next month to record the follow-up to 1996's White Light, White Heat, White Trash. The band has not revealed a release date, nor confirmed if Epic Records will handle the new album.
The trip into the studio will be the first for Social Distortion since guitarist Dennis Danell's death in 2000. Jonny "2 Bags" Wickersham replaced the guitarist, who died of a brain aneurism. .- Click Here for the Full Story
Bambi Or Die
In the "wow you should have told us last week" department, this press release went out today.
Goldfinger front man and animal rights activist John Feldmann and his wife Amy, were featured on the syndicated television show, Celebrity Justice, last week.
The segment dealt with an incident that occurred on October 3rd, when the couple's Los Angeles area home was raided by over 30 law enforcement officials after they were falsely suspected of taking part in an act of vandalism against the home of Jerry Greenwalt, the General Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services. The Feldmann's home was searched for over three hours.
Greenwalt has been targeted by animal activists in the past several months.
According to news media, Greenwalt's home and car were vandalized and the letters "ALF" were allegedly scrawled on the property, which is usually associated with the Animal Liberation Front, an anonymous underground organization that liberates animals and engages in economic sabotage against animal abusers. Traditionally, these actions are "claimed" by the ALF by contacting animal rights groups, but so far no one has claimed responsibility.
The Feldmann's have admitted to taking part in a non-violent protest outside of Greenwalt's home and they believe that they were mistakenly singled out after a witness wrote down Amy's license plate number as she was peacefully passing out animal rights literature and flyers in the neighborhood, preparing people for the event.
On the day of the incident, a spokesperson for the couple issued the following statement: "The Feldmann's have no idea why they have been targeted, but they maintain their compassion for all living beings. This unfortunate event only emphasizes the fact that law enforcement continues to support the abusers, while terrorizing those with compassion for all life. We will not stand by and let this continue to occur."
They conclude with
the real reason for the press release: "Goldfinger is currently on tour
with Good Charlotte."
You should love animals, they taste great!
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