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Report for 10/10/05
Jews Vs Madonna
Gigwise reports: Madonna has been warned that she faces divine retribution after she is rumoured to have included a paean to a 16th century Jewish mystic on her next album.

Director of the seminary, Rabbi Rafael Cohen told Israeli newspaper Maariy: "There is a prohibition in Jewish law against using the holy name of our master, the Sage Isaac, for profit."

He added: "This is an inappropriate act, and one can feel only pity at the punishment that she (Madonna) will receive from Heaven. The Sage Isaac is holy and pure, and immodest people cannot sing about him."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Megadeth Riot
Blabbermouth reports: MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site:

"Well, the Chilean show was fantastic! And except for the 500 people who rioted outside the venue, the 24 that got arrested, the wall that was pulled down and the car that was destroyed, everything went smooth as a baby's bottom.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Boy George Coke Bust
antiMusic reports: Boy George was arrested on Friday after police reportedly found cocaine in his Manhattan home. Police were called to the home by the former Culture Club front man for a burglary. 

George, real name George O'Dowd, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and released. He is scheduled to return to court on December 19th. Police reportedly found more than an eighth of an ounce of cocaine at his residence. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Motley Vs J.Crew
Peta reports: "They should change the name to J.Cruel until they stop selling fur," says Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, who, wearing a body screen TV showing video footage of dog and cat fur production in China, will led a PETA protest on Sunday at a Las Vegas J.Crew store over the fashion retailer's selling of fur, despite repeated promises to PETA that it would not sell fur. Tommy will be joined by members of peta2's Street Team who will hold signs with images of cats and dogs from the investigation next to the tagline "J.Crew: Did Your Fur Have This Face?" All of J.Crew's fur is imported from China � now the world's leading fur-exporting nation and where animals aren't protected by a single law � which means that shopping there potentially supports the hideously cruel dog and cat fur industry: 

PETA's investigation found that millions of dogs and cats in China are being bludgeoned, hanged, bled to death, and strangled with wire nooses for their fur. This fur is often deliberately mislabeled as fur from other species and is exported into the United States to be sold to unsuspecting customers in retail stores like J.Crew. Video from the China fur investigation can be found at the full story link - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blink Film
Aversion reports: It's true that any script can go into production: A movie about the past year of former Blink 182 guitarist Tom DeLonge is in the works.

Attempting to one-up his former mates in Blink who regrouped as Plus 44 without him, DeLonge is back with his own band and a biopic to boot. Take that The Barkers![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cash Role Leads To Rehab
Miami Herald reports: Joaquin Phoenix developed an alcohol dependency while filming his role as Johnny Cash in the new movie biopic Walk The Line, reports IMDB.com.

Cash, who was a renowned drinker, prompted actor Phoenix into increasing his alcohol intake for a better portrayal of the character. Phoenix, 30, realized his problem was getting out of control and in April checked himself into a rehab clinic when filming was over.[see full story for what Mr Phoenix had to say on this matter]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Asian Rap for Jay Z
SOHH reports: Teriyaki Boyz to serve. Jay-Z is apparently learning to speak japanese with his latest signing, The Teriyaki Boyz, a group of Asian rappers signed to Def Jam Records. The rap quartet of Ilmari, Ryo-Z, Wise and Verbal, helmed by DJ/producer/A Bathing Ape honcho Nigo, are slated to release their debut album, Beef or Chicken (Def Jam), on November 16th.[see full story for more on this story and latest rap news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pixies Ponder CD
Reuters reports: With the first phase of their reunion nearly complete, the Pixies hope to begin gathering potential material for their first studio album since 1991's "Trompe le Monde... guitarist/vocalist Frank Black told Billboard.com the group is keen to get into the studio.

"I think there are some band members extremely keen to start making a record and there are others who are more cautious because they don't want to mess with the legacy," Black said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rare Guided By Voices
MTV reports: Guided by Voices may be history, but fans can rejoice in the news that another huge set of rarities is on the way. The four-disc Suitcase 2 - American Superdream Wow will hit stores on October 31, with another 100 unreleased demos, live tracks and alternate versions of songs from the past 20-plus years[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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de la Rocha
MTV reports: Zack de la Rocha is scheduled to make a rare public appearance Friday at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. The former Rage Against the Machine frontman will take the stage following a fashion show featuring environmentally conscious designers and a lecture by green architects Lawrence Scarpa and Sim Van der Ryn.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Falls
AP reports: Michael Jackson fell to the ground as he tried to make his way through a throng of hundreds of fans outside the Victoria Palace theater, where he watched the stage version of the movie "Billy Elliot." 

Security staff forced a path for Jackson, 47, through the admirers and photographers standing outside the theater so he could reach the front door. But the singer fell in the commotion.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tsunami Bomb Split
Punk Music reports: From a blog on the Tsunami Bomb myspace site: www.myspace.com/tsunamibomb 

Hi everyone. I'm sure you're all aware that there hasn't been any news in months, and unfortunately the only news I have to report is bad. Tsunami Bomb has broken up. Now, if you're a fan and friend of ours (who this letter is directed to anyway), your first thought is probably "NO!" and your second thought is "WHY?" Well, there are many factors that have come into this decision to break up. Fortunately, there is absolutely no drama going on between band members. We are all still friends and hang out, and the last 7 years (or 2 or 3, depending on member) have been some of the best of our lives. We got to tour the world and make lifelong friends on the way. We all still love music and love playing music. Sadly, the breakup is because of everything but the music. Over the years, while steadily growing more and more successful, we've also become more and more weighed down by the business end of the music industry. The side that you guys don't see as music listeners is immense. Managers, labels, sales numbers, sond scans, agents, producers, accountants, lawsuits, royalties, contracts... the list goes on and on. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Country Dimebag Tribute
Blabbermouth reports: According to Billboard magazine, Cody Canada and Mike McClure of Texas alt-country band CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED have penned a tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, entitled "Dimebag", which appears on the new CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED release, "Garage" (Universal South).

Abbott's death "hit very, very close to home," singer/guitarist Canada told Billboard. "Of course, we were fans. Anybody that starts off as a garage band is a fan of (Abbott's former band) PANTERA."[see full story for more and a link to the song]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Audioslave Rockline
Blabbermouth reports: AUDIOSLAVE will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, November 14. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Byzantine Lose Tony
BW&BK reports: US metallers BYZANTINE have posted the following update at their official website:

"Sorry to inform you guys but as of last week, Byzantine and lead guitarist Tony Rorhbough have parted ways. Tony is a founding member and has been an integral part of Byzantine since it's conception in 2000. Tony's musical ability, technical prowess and overall mastery of the language of guitar will be missed immensely and we in Byzantine wish him all the best with all his future endeavors. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ratt Reunion?
The Gauntlet reports: Gerry Gittelson of the L.A. Daily News recently conducted an interview with RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer. Several excerpts from the chat follow:

On the possibility of a RATT reunion tour with the group's original singer Stephen Pearcy, who quit five years ago in an ugly split: 

"We're trying to come to terms with Stephen, and we're very close. The guys in MÖTLEY CRÜE are going to make $10 million each this year. We've always been a little under them as far as touring � but not very far behind." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hatebreed Preview Songs
The PRP reports: Hatebreed are planning to debut two new songs, "Spitting Venom" and "Defeatist", on their upcoming "10 Years Of Brutality Tour" with Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi, If Hope Dies and Manntis. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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