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Report for 10/26/05
50 Cent Boycott
Contact Music reports: 50 CENT's upcoming movie GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' has sparked outrage among Los Angeles community leaders, who are repulsed by the gun theme in advertisements for the film.

Billboards, posters and other ads for the movie depict the rapper brandishing two handguns as a promotion for the movie, which is based loosely on the star's real-life rise to musical success from the streets of New York City.

Website AllHipHop.com reports the campaign has led to a call for a boycott from a number of organisations.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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antiMusic Nominated for Band Award
antiMusic reports: [we got the following exciting news in an email] "We at Rock City News have heard about your band, and want to nominate you for an award at this years ROCKIES. It's our 11th annual Awards Show, Dec. 8th at B.B. Kings at Universal Citywalk. This will be a holiday celebration for L.A. bands." [We're so cool they heard about our and nominated us for an award and we don't even have a band! Too bad they want cash from us. It's tempting, they did say for $150 they would put us on the cover. ]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Kaiser Chief Collapses
Gigwise reports: Ricky Wilson, he off the jigging about on stage going "Oooo!", has collapsed yet again during a gig.

Performing in Birmingham on Sunday night Wilson, who has already broken down several times this year during concerts, seemingly performed so hard that he collapsed after the show.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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David Lee Radio
FMQB reports: It is now official that David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla have been named as morning drive hosts on WXRK (K-Rock)/New York and KLSX/Los Angeles, respectively, beginning on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. Additional markets to broadcast Roth include KLLI/Dallas, WYSP/Philadelphia, WBCN/Boston, WRKZ/Pittsburgh, WNCX/Cleveland and WPBZ/West Palm Beach. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Country Jovi
Reuters reports: Paul Simon and Jon Bon Jovi will add some local flavor to the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will take place for the first time in the Big Apple on November 15 at Madison Square Garden. 

Simon will perform a song with Willie Nelson, and the pair will also present the song of the year award. Reprising a duet they performed recently on "CMT Crossroads," Bon Jovi and Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles will deliver "Who Says You Can't Go Home."[cuz at heart he's "a cowboy". see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rare Stones
Reuters reports: The Rolling Stones will release an album of rare tracks next month in partnership with coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. and the group's Virgin Records label, the partners said on Tuesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna CSI
AP reports: Madonna's new single, "Hung Up," will be featured next month on crossover episodes of CBS' "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Secret Jackson
hecklerspray reports: It takes a lot for Janet Jackson to outshine her brother Michael. She doesn't sell as many records as him, isn't as instantly recognisable as him, and even her blatant publicity stunts - like flapping her norks about during the Super Bowl - are overshadowed by things like Michael's child molestation court cases.

But it finally looks like she has found the thing that will - briefly, at least - make her more famous than her brother. For it's been revealed that Janet Jackson probably has a secret teenage daughter.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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BIG Tribute
Gigwise reports: A galaxy of rap stars have lent their vocals to a forthcoming Notorious BIG tribute album. 

The double album, tentatively titled ‘The Notorious B.I.G: The Final Chapter' features appearances from the likes of Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige, Ludacris, The Game and Nas. 

The songs will all be duets with the late BIG on a range of his tunes. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sleater Kinney Illness
Gigwise reports: Sleater Kinney have been forced to cancel their whole European tour after guitarist Carrie Brownstein became ill.

The band posted a statement on their official website breaking the news to fans, they were due to start the tour in Brighton on November 8.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fake Sharon
Ananona reports: Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she's spent £300,000 on plastic surgery.

Her last enhancement were 34DD breast implants three months ago, reports the Mirror.

Sharon, who was a 16-stone middle-aged mum with three [jackanapes], a few years ago, said: "I am very lucky in that I have a good cosmetic surgeon. [good? Sounds like she needs a good optometrist and while she's at it, she should have her hearing checked if she lets Kelly sing in public. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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X Tour
liveDaily reports: Old-school punk rockers can relive their mosh-pit days as seminal Los Angeles act X takes its show on the road in December. 

Following a hometown-area show Nov. 5 at Vault 350 in Long Beach, CA, the legendary punk rock group will pogo across the country for a short tour of the Southeast and Northeast in early December. The trek, which features indie-rock singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield in the opening slot, kicks off on Dec. 2 at Atlanta's Masquerade and finishes up on Dec. 10 at Boston's Avalon.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Malevolent Creation Lose 2
Blabbermouth reports: Long-running Floridian death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Rob Barret and bassist Gordon Simms. Replacing them in the group's latest incarnation are returning members John Rubin (guitar) and Jason Blachowicz (bass, also in DIVINE EMPIRE). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rainbow DVD
Blabbermouth reports: The Rainbow Fanclan Legacy is reporting that the classic RAINBOW show from Munich, Germany, recorded on October 20, 1977 (as broadcast on the equally classic German TV show "Rockpalast"), will be released on DVD in Japan. The two-DVD set is scheduled for release on December 21. The first disc will contain the show in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround audio. 
RAINBOW's lineup for the performance was:

Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar
Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
Bob Daisley - Bass
Cozy Powell - Drums
David Stone - Keyboards [see full story for more info and the rumored tracklist]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fake Candlemass
BW&BK reports: CANDLEMASS has posted the following announcement on their official website:

Some fake tour dates are being advertised in South America at the moment. Please notice that the only official and confirmed Candlemass shows are taking place in Europe Nov/Dec. A tour of South America is under consideration, but nothing is booked yet.[see full story for the real dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nevermore Xmas Ball
BW&BK reports: The Century Family's Second Annual Christmas BallS
Hollywood's Key Club Dec. 7

Come one, come all to The Century Family's Second Annual Christmas BallS! After the resounding success of last year's jubilantly jam-packed inaugural event, The Century Family's evil elves are once again preparing a magical metal night. Wednesday, December 7, four outstanding Century Family artists will come together to help us celebrate the end of another triumphant metal year. A massive undertaking, Santa has already selected presents for all tapping Seattle's Nevermore to headline the celebration. Supporting the band will be Behemoth, Watch Them Die, and Manntis.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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