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Report for 11/23/05
QOTSA Party Tonight!
antiMUSIC reports: Tonight is the night. antiFans in the LA area please join us tonight for a special release/viewing party for Queens of the Stone Age's new DVD/CD "Over the Years and Through the Woods" at The Joint in Los Angeles. The viewing party kicks off at 8:00 PM followed by live entertainment starting at 10 featuring performances from 40 Cycle Hum (featuring members of Nine Inch Nails, Great White?), The Rahhhmones (Ramones tribute featuring A.Product of Anti-Product), Living in Question (from Hawaii), A rare performance from Shorty (Original frontman of the infamous rap supergroup Da Lench Mob), Devil's Advocates, capped off by an all star jam by the Nine Inch Chili Pumpkins - Featuring members from Queen of the Stone Age, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, The Flys and special surprise guests.

QOTSA giveaways all night long. So come and give Thanksgivings for QOTSA along with antiMusic, HappeninHarry.com and addVice Marketing! And be sure to pick up the DVD/CD in stores now! - see the full story link for more details.
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Poison Drive-By Shooting
KNAC reports: Poison lead singer Bret Michaels will remain on tour despite being the target of a drive-by shooting last night, November 21, in Chicopee, Massachusetts. 

The multi-platinum artist was in town to perform a rare, invitation-only acoustic show, when, prior to the show, shots were fired from a white Ford F-150 while Michaels was still on the tour bus, according to witnesses. Michaels was struck in the face by flying broken glass, but escaped serious injury. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney on Broadway?
Ananova reports: Britney Spears is reportedly in talks to star on Broadway.

The Toxic singer is being lined up to take the lead role in the musical Sweet Charity.

Christina Applegate is currently playing the lead in the show.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clueless Gwen
AP reports: Gwen Stefani had to rush from the stage to the podium so quickly that she didn't have time to find out which award she had won at Tuesday's ceremonies.

As soon as the singer had concluded a sweaty, beat-booming set with rapper Pharrell, her name was called as favorite pop-rock female artist.

"What did I win?" asked the former "No Doubt" singer as she ran up to accept her first American Music Award. [It wasn't for sell out of the year, she won that dishonor a couple years ago. see full story for more highlights from the Another Meaningless Awards show, including what Fiddy has in common with Martha Stewart]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Idlewild Drop EMI
Gigwise reports: Idlewild have parted company with their label Parlophone/EMI after nearly a decade on the books.

A statement on Idlewild's official website reads: "Idlewild would like to announce that after eight years and four albums they have parted company with their label Parlophone/EMI... "[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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U2 Eternal
hecklerspray reports: OK, OK - Bono didn't say that U2's music will annoy people for 100 years. Bono said that U2's music will still be around in 100 years. But it won't get any less annoying, will it?

In an interview with American TV show 60 Minutes, Bono also took time out from blowing his insufferably smug trumpet to announce that he doesn't intend on retiring from music any time soon. Great - it never rains but it pours.
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Chris Whitley RIP
public emily reports: Singer/songwriter and guitarist Chris Whitley passed away of lung cancer on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Houston, Texas, at age 45.

Chris is survived by his daughter, Trixie Whitley, 18, of Belgium, whose voice could occasionally be heard in the background of Chris's records over the years, as well as on stage with him. He is also survived by his brother, singer/guitarist Daniel Whitley (who contributed guitar to several of Chris's albums); his sister, Bridget Whitley Anderson, of Vermont; his ex-wife, Hélène Gevaert, of Belgium; and his father, Jerry Whitley, of New Jersey.

A man of rare poetic honesty, Chris maintained a resolute musical integrity throughout his career. His 12 albums, ranging from raw-boned folk-rock to lush electro-blues, had the thread of intense emotion and constant invention running through them.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Auction
Blabbermouth reports: IRON MAIDEN have arranged with eBay to auction some specially signed items to raise money towards the Clive Burr MS Fund. 

The items included in the auction are a Fender Stratocaster donated and used by guitarist Dave Murray, tour programs and rare special event shirts from the night at Hammersmith all signed by the band and Clive Burr himself. 

The auction starts on 8.00 p.m. (GMT) on November 24 and runs for ten days so get those bids in. Menawhile on Tuesday, Novemebr 29 there is a special event being held at the London Hard Rock Cafe. 

Clive Burr's drum kit will be being presented to the cafe to be added to their collection of memorabilia. Clive will be there to be presented with a check donated to the Clive Burr MS Fund and many other rock 'n' roll luminaries both in terms of fellow players and the media. [see full story for a lot more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Heart in Chains
FMQB reports: The surviving members of Alice In Chains are confirmed to perform with the band Heart as part of a special show on February 17 in Atlantic City. The show will be filmed for an episode of VH1 Classic's Decades Rock Live[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn USO
Blabbermouth reports: KORN will take eight U.S. soldiers from London to New York next week for a few days of well-deserved leave which will culminate with the band's November 29 special pre-album release performance at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The soldiers — who have served in either Afghanistan or Iraq and are currently on leave in Frankfurt, Germany and Venice, Italy — will join KORN and MTV Europe contest winners for this "See You on the Other Side", chartered flight and special performance in connection with the release of KORN's new album "See You on the Other Side", due out December 6 [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Judas Queen
Blabbermouth reports: JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is strongly rumored to have been tapped to play the role of "Dr. X" on QUEENSRŸCHE's sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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"Doc" Vader Tribute
Blabbermouth reports: The family of Krzysztof "Doc" Raczkowski — the legendary VADER/DIES IRAE drummer who passed away last summer — has launched a tribute site for Doc on MySpace.

"This site is a tribute to our beloved husband and father," reads a posting on the site. "One of the greatest and most wonderful people. One of the most talented drummers in the heavy rock history..."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quiet Revolver
BW&BK reports: The following message has been posted at QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright's website (www.chuckwright.com):

"I was recently in the studio with VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum and my best bud, Lanny Cordola, doing music for a new show called Steel Dreams. Go to: http://www.steeldreamstv.com/.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Are You A Hometown Hero?
antiMusic reports: Have a band? Have what it takes to be the next big thing? Will you be a hometown hero in the years to come? Many of you enjoyed the Hensch's Hometown Heroes special last week well Mark has a big announcement today and your dreams may be answered. We won't give away all the details but Mark is looking for the ultimate hometown heroes for a special new contest. So if you have a band and think you have what it takes or if you're a huge music fan and want to learn about some more cool underground bands, click on over to the full story link for Hensch's Hometown Heroes Myspace page for all the details (they will be posted on Wed 11/23, so early readers of the Day in Rock be patient). 
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Darkest Himsa
The PRP reports: Darkest Hour are planning a North American run with Himsa, A Life Once Lost, Dead To Fall and The Acacia Strain in tow come February. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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