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Report for 12/05/05
Britney Vs Kevin?
Contact Music reports: BRITNEY SPEARS' marital troubles are for real, according to sources close to the pop star and her party-loving husband KEVIN FEDERLINE.

Reports surfaced last week (ends02DEC05) that Spears had kicked Federline out of the couple's Malibu, California, home after tiring of his partying ways, leaving the dancer to check into the Beverly Hills Hotel.[Maybe it was the Christmas decorations? (see other story today) see full story for more on this one]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Worst Video
Contact Music reports: LIONEL RICHIE has topped a poll naming the worst music video of all time for the promo to his 1983 smash HELLO.

Second in the poll of 8,000 music fans by UK TV music channel The Box was PAUL McCARTNEY and STEVIE WONDER's 1982 hit EBONY AND IVORY.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Linkin Film
MTV reports: While his Linkin Park bandmates Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington have been working on solo projects, DJ Joseph Hahn has been directing a short film called "The Seed," which he plans to debut at the Sundance Film Festival. "It's about a homeless schizophrenic war veteran that's going crazy on the streets of Los Angeles," Hahn said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Murder Inc Not Guilty
Forbes reports: A federal jury in Brooklyn found Irving "Irv Gotti" Lorenzo and his brother Christopher not guilty Friday of laundering piles of drug money for a notorious crack kingpin. 

Jurors also acquitted the Lorenzo's record company, until recently known as Murder Inc., at a trial that was followed closely by some of the music industry's big stars. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Manson Weds
ABC News reports: Shock rocker Marilyn Manson married his longtime girlfriend Saturday in Ireland, People magazine reported on its Web site. 

Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, married 33-year-old Heather Sweet in front of about 60 guests at Castle Gurteen, the home of a friend in Kilsheelan, County Tipperary, the magazine reported. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Feeder Illness
BBC reports: Rock band Feeder have scrapped the final three dates of their UK tour after leader singer Grant Nicholas came down with a severe throat infection. 

The group's concert on Friday had to be abandoned mid-way through when Nicholas lost his voice. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Petty Honored
Reuters reports: Tom Petty will receive the Century Award for career achievement from Green Day vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong during the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas next Tuesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fake Eminem Gets Life
AP reports: An Eminem impersonator who beat a woman to death and stuffed her body in a suitcase — a scene reminiscent of the rapper's "Stan" video — is facing life in prison. 

Christopher Duncan, 21, has the same hair color, style and tattoos as the rapper. Duncan pleaded guilty Thursday to killing Jagdip Najran, 26, a law student and aspiring singer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Strokes Leaked
Gigwise reports: The Strokes third album ‘First Impressions Of Earth' has leaked online more than a month before its scheduled release.

Fans of the band have been swapping files containing the album on The Strokes official website forum, it follows on from the single ‘Juicebox' being leaked earlier this year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mike Shinoda & Friends
antiMusic reports: For his latest MorleyView, antiMusic's Morley Seaver spoke with Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda about his new solo release (Fort Minor). Here is a little bit of that interview where Mike discusses some of the special guests on the album.

antiMusic: Tell us about the special guests on the record? Why did you include them and how did they come to be on their respective cuts?

Shinoda: As you can imagine, I could have gotten together with all the big names, like the Neptunes or Timbaland, and made the album that way, put "Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park" on the cover, with a big photo of me. But I didn't want to do that. As I was making the songs, I felt like I wanted to include my friends. If you look at all the artists on the album-Black Thought, Common, John Legend, Styles of Beyond, Holly Brook, Kenna, Jonah-I think there is a lot of diversity there. I basically looked at each song and thought about what would make it better. I respect these people musically, and I knew that if I asked them to work on a song, they would understand my vision for it.[see full story for the entire interview]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sepultura Tracks
Blabbermouth reports: Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Dante XXI", due in early 2006 via SPV Records. 

01. Dark Wood of Error
02. Convicted In Life
03. City of Dis
04. False
05. Fighting On
06. Ostia
07. Buried Words
08. Nuclear Seven
09. Repeating the Horror
10. Crown and Miter
11. Still Flame 
[see full story for more on the new CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Evanescence Sued
Blabbermouth reports: According to TMZ.com, EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee is being sued by her former management company over alleged unpaid commissions.

Under the agreement, Rider Management was entitled to 20 percent of gross earnings. Lee gave Rider the boot and claims she has no obligation to pay the management company.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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COC Clutch UK
Blabbermouth reports: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will be teaming up with CLUTCH and Philadelphia instrumental rockers STINKING LIZAVETA for a U.K. tour in January. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jan. 15 - Cardiff, UK @ Coal Exchange
Jan. 16 - Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove
Jan. 17 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall
[see full story for more dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Double Kataklysm
Blabbermouth reports: Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will release their new album, "In the Arms of Devastation", as a limited-edition double-disc featuring a bonus live DVD, entitled "The End of Serenity: Live in Strasbourg". "The DVD was professionaly filmed in France during the 'Serenity in Fire' touring campaign," the band write in a newsletter. "Theres some pretty sick footage of fans ripping the place and the stage apart...crazy stuff."
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Opeth Bonus
Blabbermouth reports: Sweden's OPETH visited the legendary BBC studios in Maida Vale, London, U.K. to record a couple of songs scheduled to be aired on BBC Radio 1 sometime soon. The songs will also be included on the planned special release of "Ghost Reveries". The tracks recorded were as follows: "The Grand Conjuration", "When" and "Soldier of Fortune" (DEEP PURPLE cover).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica Eye New CD
Audio Aggression reports: Metallica started rehearsals for what will be the band's ninth studio album Tuesday, November 29th. Drummer Lars Ulrich told Danish newspaper B.T., "I wouldn't say that I have a plan or an idea of where we're headed, but to kickstart METALLICA once again makes me happy like a kid."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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