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Report for 11/03/05
Motley Bizkit
Press Release reports: One of rock's most influential and subversive bands is geared up to give fans exactly what they want, as Limp Bizkit releases its first-ever "Greatest Hitz" collection. The Flip/Geffen CD package contains tracks from each of Limp Bizkit's platinum and multi-platinum recordings, as well as three previously unreleased tracks. Also available the same day is a new DVD package, "Greatest Videoz," containing every music video the band has made to date. "Greatest Hitz" and "Greatest Videoz" arrive in stores November 8.

Tracks on "Greatest Hitz" include: "Faith," "Break Stuff," "Nookie," "Rollin," "N 2 Gether Now," and more. Also included are three unreleased songs, "Why," "Lean On Me" and a new track -- a mesh of Motley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home" with the Verve's rendition of "Bittersweet Symphony." 

Albums represented on "Greatest Hitz" include the band's debut CD "Three Dollar Bill Y'All," as well as "Significant Other," "Chocolate Starfish & the Hot Dog Flavored Water" and "Results May Vary."[check out the full story link for a promo video for the set]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Backstreet Fraud
FMQB reports: Once again the Backstreet Boys are suing their former manager Lou Pearlman, reports MTV.com. The suit has many intricate claims, one being that Pearlman did not dissolve all of the group's business entities but rather used the money to start up new ones in their names. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Vs Gwen
Hecklerspray reports: Now 47 and loving it, slinky-haired, non-Nazi Madonna is not about to admit her eyesight is failing, even if she is still happily married to Guy Ritchie. Madonna said:

"(Gwen) ripped me off. We work with a lot of the same people. She married a Brit, she's got blonde hair and she likes fashion."[Here we thought Gwen was trying to be Missy Elliot. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Auf Der Corgan
FMQB reports: After releasing her first solo album last year and touring non-stop all year, Melissa Auf der Maur is getting to work on her sophomore effort and bringing in an old friend to lend a hand. Billy Corgan will write with the Canadian bassist in Chicago. "It's really symbolic for me to have this opportunity with Billy, who is one of my main musical mentors," Auf der Maur tells Rolling Stone. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beastie Fan Film
Reuters reports: Indie distributor ThinkFilm said Tuesday it nabbed worldwide rights to "Awesome: I F-----' Shot That," a kaleidoscopic Beastie Boys concert documentary shot mainly by 50 fans on hand-held Hi8 cameras at Madison Square Garden.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Destiny's Child on Top
Reuters reports: R&B trio Destiny's Child's "#1's" lived up to its misleading title with a chart-topping bow on the U.S. albums chart Wednesday, although sales fell far short of those for its previous No. 1 release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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NOFX Recording
Punk Music reports: NOFX is currently at Motor Studios with the always amazing Bill Stevenson and Jason Livemore cranking out a new album. Sadly, besides the fact Bill loves Slim's nachos... there is not much more to report on that. It is NOFX, so it should be a winner. maybe.... When we have more info, we will give you the juicy details. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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We Will No Longer Rock You
BW&BK reports: We Will Rock You, the futuristic tuner that went straight from London to making its debut in Las Vegas is now scheduled to close at the end of November. The show, written by Ben Elton, and featuring more than 20 hits by QUEEN will have played 520 performances. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clutch Coming Home
The Gauntlet reports: DRT recording artist Clutch have announced additional September and October tour dates to support their newest release, the acclaimed Robot Hive/Exodus. Their new dates begin October 25 in Greeneville, SC immediately following the conclusion of the band's UK tour supporting CKY. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Spineshank
IAYM reports: After nearly two years in limbo the three remaining members of SpineShank have finally brought on board a replacement vocalist for their former frontman Jonny Santos. Band drummer Tommy Decker recently commented on the matter as follows:

"We have found a singer. His name is Brandon Espinoza, We've been working together for about a month and have 5 songs done. We couldn't be happier with him, his voice is exactly what we have been looking for[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Stones
KNAC reports: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has posted this latest entry in the Graveyard Of My Mind diary section of his website, www.nikkisixx.net: "Tonight was the last show with the Stones. I think we were better tonight here in Portland than Seattle. It just felt like all the cylinders were firing... Looks like we will be supporting them for some more shows in Europe next year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Victor Gallego RIP
Metal News reports: Victor Gallego, drummer of the Colombian death metal band MASACRE, passed away on October 30. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.

Gallego joined MASACRE in 1992 and recorded three full-length CDs with the group, including their most recent release, "Total Death", which came out in 2004. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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New Mastodon
The PRP reports: Despite the band having moved over to the Warner roster, Relapse are currently prepping two new releases from the mighty Mastodon. The first of which is titled "Call Of The Mastodon", which captures the nine tracks the band laid down during their first foray into a recording studio. The songs will be remixed and remastered by the original producer Matt Washburn[see full story for info on the other release]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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$haron Vs Maiden
Rockdirt reports: Sharon Osbourne tells Attitude magazine in its November 2005 issue that her beef is solely with Iron Maiden's frontman Bruce Dickinson, which became quite public after the incident at Ozzfest in Devore, California on August 20th. "The band are actually really nice guys, but the singer has a chip on his shoulder," Osbourne said. "The bottom line is, it's not my fault that his solo records are sh**. Don't be jealous of what Ozzy does...[I'm sure Bruce is jealous of Ozzy making an ass out of himself on MTV. Then again his solo CDs are better than yours... see full story for more crap from $haron]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Black Dahlia Ego
siN's metal news reports: Drummer Zach Gibson (GUTROT), formerly of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, who was removed from the band on the last date of their recent US tour, has posted the following message on his MySpace page:

"Yes, the rumors are true, I AM NO LONGER THE DRUMMER FOR THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER........I was asked to leave the band after our last show on the BTBAM/CEPHALIC CARNAGE/INTO THE MOAT tour 10/28/05 in Detroit,Michigan,our home...I was quitting anyways and they knew it,they just wanted to save face and beat me to the punch.I'm gonna sound like a total a**hole, but anyone that knows me knows that this is the truth and i'm very very far from being a dick head.....BDM is nothing without me,they were nothing until I joined.Had I not joined last year when I did, they never would've continued, and even if they did, half the s*** they did with me in the band would've never happened,and Miasma wouldn't have turned out the way it did,they know all of this is true as well, because i've been told by them many a times.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Public Enemy UK
Gigwise reports: Public Enemy have announced details of UK tour next spring. 

The legendary clock-wearing rappers will kick off the tour in Leeds in March. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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UK Darkness
Gigwise reports: The Darkness will return to live duties in 2006 and have announced a huge UK arena tour starting February.

Dublin, The Point � February 4
Belfast, Odyssey Arena � 5
London, Alexandra Place � 7/8
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