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Best of 06: Sting
Police say that all ten deaths were caused by the victims suffocating or being trampled to death when fans attempted to stampede the exit after the venue became dangerously overcrowded. Reports suggest up to an additional 2,000 people has managed to gain access to the concert[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Paul Westerberg Injured
"A week or so again he put a screwdriver through his left hand trying to get some wax out of a candle and cut some nerves and ripped some cartilage and hurt himself pretty bad," Walsh reported. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|James Brown RIP
Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia at Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Sunday and died around 1:45 a.m. Monday, said his agent, Frank Copsidas of Intrigue Music. Longtime friend Charles Bobbit was by his side, he said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Stars Remember James Brown
"I had the opportunity to meet him and present an award to him this year with Al Shaprton , Jesse Jackson and others. I spoke in front of hundreds in his honor. I looked directly at him. He smiled while I told him how I used his music with mine and how much he's done for us and how I love him. I'm lucky to have had that moment, shook his hand. He was pure greatness." - Nas
"James Brown was the first solo singer that I loved as a kid. He was not only the Godfather of Soul, but the Godfather of Funk and Rap. Music will never be the same..." - Ice Cube
"I am hurt. That's my Godfather, my soul
inspiration, the hardest working man in showbizness of all time. He'll
be missed, but his music and his legacy will live on through me, in everyway
you can imagine. Soul brother #1...we miss you James Brown." - Snoop Dogg
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|Johnny Depp a Queen?
May said of Depp as Mercury, "He would be a worthy counterpart for Freddie on screen. I don't think I can say any more right now."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
Bono will be given an honorary knighthood early in 2007 at the hands of the British ambassador to Ireland, David Reddaway. The ceremony will occur in Dublin, not England. But maybe it will be televised and we can watch via pay-per-view?[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Diddy Dog Fur Coats
The Humane Society of the United States reportedly performed mass spectrometry testing on the Sean John coats and found that the "raccoon fur" was actually from the East Asian raccoon dog, which like Diddy looks like the real deal but isn't. The raccoon dog is actually a member of the canidae species, which includes dogs, wolves and foxes. So maybe it was supposed to be fox fur? Hip-hoppers are not always known for their spelling skillz. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
[from another report about a show a couple nights later] At least 13 people were injured during a "Music as a Weapon" concert Thursday night (Dec. 21), according to officials at two Cedar Rapids hospitals. The concert drew a crowd of 7,186 people, almost maxing out the U.S. Cellular Center, which can fit up to 7,500 people. Of the 10 people who were treated at St. Luke's Hospital for injuries suffered at the concert, one was taken into surgery, said Laura Rainey, director of marketing communications at St. Luke's. That patient was among two people who were admitted to the hospital. The others were treated and released. Rainey said it's "fairly rare" that the hospital gets patients injured at a concert but that "at times it does happen."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Axl Gets Bach record deal?
Bach, the former Skid Row frontman, opened the entire tour with his solo band. Axl gave his adopted hometown a great final show of the tour that included a guest appearance from Izzy Stradlin as well as some special Christmas songs during a couple of the solos including Bumblefoot's "Grinch" sing-along. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Break out the Advil, Avril Releasing CD
The first single, "Girlfriend," will hit U.S. radio outlets in February. "I promise you guys will LOVE this record -- it is my favorite one," she said on her MySpace.com site (http://www.myspace.com/avrillavigne). "And I can't wait! It is really fast, fun, young, bratty, aggressive, confident (and) cocky in a playful way ... all the good stuff."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|A Whiter Shade of Victory
Lead singer Gary Brooker and lyricist Keith Reid always claimed credit for the hit, which became part of the soundtrack for the hippy "summer of love" of 1967.
But in his ruling, the judge decided that organist Matthew Fisher was entitled to both credit and royalties.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Lennon FBI Files Released
The 10 pages contain new details about Lennon's ties to leftist and anti-war groups in London in the early 1970s, but nothing indicating government officials considered the former Beatle a serious threat, historian Jon Wiener told the Los Angeles Times in Wednesday's editions.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Madonna Directing Boxing Film?
The pop superstar is understood to be getting behind the camera for a movie entitled Blade To The Heat.
Apparently the movie is a "boxing story loosely based on the 1959 bout between Emile Griffith and Benny 'Kid' Paret."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Rapper Beats Idol
Peach State rapper Young Jeezy single-handedly spanked Hicks-and a slew of other Idols-landing The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102 atop the Billboard 200 album charts for the week ended Sunday. Jeezy's disc sold 352,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Meanwhile, the silver-domed Hicks, on the heels of a whirlwind schedule of TV appearances, crooned his way to number two, selling 298,000 copies of his self-titled debut.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
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