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Report for 12/06/05
Lil' Flip Shooting
Gigwise reports: Two people have been shot and injured outside a Lil' Flip gig at a nightclub in Minneapolis.

The incident occurred outside the Quest venue in the city early on Sunday morning during the performance by the American rapper.

Police quickly evacuated the venue at 2am and searched everyone leaving the building, asking them to exit with their hands above their heads reports MTV.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly News: Timberlake Not Manly
Ananova reports: Justin Timberlake is taking vocal lessons - to make his voice more manly.

Justin has reportedly missed out on two Hollywood film roles because casting directors thought he sounded too much like a boy.

He is doing daily exercises to deepen his pitch.[Maybe this excuse was the casting directors way of saying they want the public to take their films seriously? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beatles Reunion Was Planned
Contact Music reports: SIR PAUL McCARTNEY planned to reunite THE BEATLES a year before JOHN LENNON was murdered, according to a newly released record contract.

In a 1979 deal with CBS Records, McCartney claimed he could again make music with Lennon, GEORGE HARRISON and RINGO STARR under the banner of The Beatles.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hepatitis Scare for Chiefs
Ultimate Guitar reports: Kaiser Chiefs have announced dates for a European tour in 2006 and revealed the reason behind the cancellation of their recent Spanish shows. 

Speaking in Australia where the band are touring, drummer Nick Hodgson told NME.com that a member of their touring party contracted Hepatitis A, a virus of the liver -- leading to the Kaisers having to return to the UK. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Strokes Disowned
contact music reports: The director of THE STROKES' controversial video for new single JUICEBOX decided to take his name off the promo after MTV forced him to make cuts.

Palmieri writes on his website: "What MTV eventually forced me to take out caused the video's narrative to fall apart. It got so bad in fact that I took my name off the video.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spector Trial Set
MTV reports: Producer Phil Spector will stand trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson beginning on April 24, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Friday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Young Buck Plea Deal
MTV reports: Young Buck, who is accused of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the melee at last year's Vibe Awards, has struck a deal just weeks before his trial was to begin.

The G-Unit rapper's attorney, Scott Leemon, said the charges have been "favorably resolved" with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office but said he could not elaborate until the deal is discussed in court on December 12.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Super Bowl Wonder
AP reports: Motown fans miffed by the NFL's choice of the Rolling Stones for Super Bowl halftime entertainment are getting at least some satisfaction: Stevie Wonder will perform during the pre-game show at Ford Field.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rush To Record
Blabbermouth reports: RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson told the Detroit radio station WRIF 101.1 FM that the band are preparing to begin work on a new CD. "We're going to go in the studio early next year and start writing," he said. "It's time for a new record, time to move forward...we're going to hopefully finish the record by the summer, and think about hitting the road around this time next year."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Early AC/DC LP
Blabbermouth reports: According to a posting on the AC/DC fan and collectors site AC/DC Highway To Hell, the previously announced bootleg LP containing the earliest known AC/DC recording in existence has now actually been proven to exist, and is an actual release, despite previous reports to the contrary. Apparently released by some bootleggers in Europe, this mega-rare AC/DC recording had been obtained and put on vinyl LP.

The LP, entitled "In the Beginning", was recorded at the Hampton Court Hotel in Sydney, Australia in March 1974 with the lineup of Angus Young (guitar), Malcolm Young (guitar), Dave Evans (vocals), Neil Smith (bass) and Noel Taylor (drums).[see full story for more info, tracks and artwork link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sworn Enemy Set Release
Blabbermouth reports: Queens, New York-based SWORN ENEMY will release their Abacus Recordings debut, "The Beginning of the End", on January 24, 2006. The group's sophomore record, the new album was recorded at Big Fish Studios in San Diego with producer Tim Lambesis (AS I LAY DYING), engineer Steve Russell and mixer Zeuss (THE RED CHORD, SHADOWS FALL).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Club Fire Charges Stand
Blabbermouth reports: A judge on Monday refused to dismiss any of the manslaughter counts against the three men charged criminally in a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people.

The decision by Superior Court Judge Francis J. Darigan Jr. means that prosecutors can proceed with all 200 counts in their case against nightclub owners Jeffrey and Michael Derderian and former GREAT WHITE tour manager Daniel Biechele.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NIN Tour 06
antiMusic reports: Nine Inch Nails will be hitting the road in Feb for a North American Tour. Below are the dates that are known at press time. 

02/10 - Champaign, IL - Assembly Hall
02/12 - Moline, IL - Mark of the Quad Cities
02/14 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
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Mindcrime II in March
Press Release reports: Queensrÿche returned to the studio this summer to record the long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album Operation: Mindcrime. Praised by critics and certified platinum, the original remained on Billboard's Album chart for more than a year, and its dynamic music and powerful message still resonate today. Rhino Records helps unravel the mysteries of the original with OPERATION: MINDCRIME II. The album is available March 14 at regular physical and digital retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested retail price of $18.98. 

OPERATION: MINDCRIME II contains a 15-song story and is performed by the Seattle-based quintet-singer and chief songwriter Geoff Tate; guitarists Michael Wilton and Mike Stone; bassist Eddie Jackson, and drummer Scott Rockenfield. [see full story for a lot more including track listing]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hall of Ezrin
KNAC reports: Famed music producer Bob Ezrin will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame on March 2, 2006 as part of the Canadian Music Industry Awards. 

Ezrin is a legendary record producer who first attained fame in the 1970's producing classic albums for Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel and Kiss.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Zakk Wylde Rock Walk
KNAC reports: Zakk Wylde will be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk (7425 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA) on January 17th at noon. This event is free and open to the public. 

Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Jim Ladd and more celebrity guests to be announced will be in attendance to congratulate Zakk as he is inducted. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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