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Best of 06: Sonic Youth
|Linkin Park Stalker|
Devon Lynn Townsend, who worked in Sandia's Technology and Manufacturing Group, has been charged with fraud and related activity, according to filings in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.
In October, an agent from the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General uncovered evidence that Townsend had hacked into cell phone and computer accounts owned by Bennington and his wife, Talinda Bennington, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday. The U.S. Secret Service had received a complaint from the Benningtons that "an unknown person, without authorization, had somehow accessed their Verizon Wireless telephone account," according to the complaint. [there is more, see the full story for all the details… the suspect hass no relation to Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad, but it might be fun if he renamed the group Stalking Young Lads..] [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Fiddy Vs Bond|
He says, "Get Rich Or Die Tryin' comes out and they want to protest because they see a gun in my hand but James Bond comes out or MR & MRS SMITH will come out with guns and it's acceptable. You can see any kind of gun there is to see on the covers of films. You can go in Blockbuster and see every gun that was ever made." The rap star calls for one universal ruling about weapons in movie posters and he'll accept whatever the Hollywood film police decide.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Jet Slam Madonna|
The Australian retro-rockers are clearly no fans of the veteran singer or her extensive back catalogue of pop gems - whose recent adoption of a Malawian child has created worldwide headlines - and aren't afraid to say so. Drummer Chris Cester rallies, "Can everyone just shut the f**k [up] about Madonna? Like A Virgin? Please! How the hell did she become so f**king famous? What for, masturbating? Everyone does that love!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|No 1 Game|
The release moved 358,000 copies during the week ended November 19, according to Nielsen SoundScan, down sharply from the 587,000 start for his 2005 debut "The Documentary."
Akon's "Konvicted" sold 284,000, enough to earn him the No. 2 slot.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Rolling in Cash|
The MICK JAGGER fronted group's A BIGGER BAND tour have made $437 million (£226 million) from 110 concerts and performed to over 3.5 million fans.
The group's success comes despite several setbacks, including delays and cancellations due to Jagger developing laryngitis and a postponement when guitarist KEITH RICHARDS fell from a tree while on holiday in Fiji.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
12/16*Ft. Worth, TX
12/18*Kansas City, MO
12/31*New Haven, CT (as you know)
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Kitaen, 45, could face up to three years in prison if she is convicted on the single count of possessing a controlled substance, Orange County District Attorney's spokeswoman Susan Schroeder said on Tuesday.
Schroeder said police were summoned in May to the home Kitaen shares with her two children in San Juan Capistrano, California, and discovered 15 grams of cocaine in a restroom and bathroom. [see full story for more and here you thought the name White Snake referred to male anatomy.. 'here it goes again up my nose…." ] - Click Here for the Full Story
|John R. Pepper II RIP|
Pepper died Monday at St. Francis Hospital after an extended illness, according to Forest Hill Midtown Funeral Home, where services were held Friday. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The District Attorney's office has filed 14 charges involving five girls and one woman against Turner, 27, who entered his plea to Judge Samuel Stevens on Wednesday (Nov. 22).
Turner is accused of molesting three girls and videotaping them along with two others in sexual positions between 2002 and 2006. He was also charged with sexually battering an unconscious adult woman.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
On his opinion that metalcore music, which has enjoyed widespread success over the past few years, is on the way out:
"The dream's over dude! .... It'll still be around, because kids love heavy music; they love to be aggressive. But it won't get as much mainstream attention as it's been getting. So mark my words there. It's already happening."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|Genesis Sell Out|
The band will perform gigs in London and Manchester, England as part of their 2007 Turn It On Again tour, and all 100,000 tickets were snapped up by fans. PHIL COLLINS, MIKE RUTHERFORD and TONY BANKS are reuniting 15 years after they last performed as a band,[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
The Kazakhstani journalist, created by British comic SACHA BARON COHEN, is aiming for the top spot in the UK festive chart next month (DEC06). Sagdiyev says, "CLIFF RICHARD is a very popular man in England at 'Chrishmash' time. He nice man and talented.
"But my song... is very very good. Please come buy it. If it success, I get clock radio. If not, I will be execute."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story
|GNR Drop Eagles of Death Metal?|
|Tuck Can't Sing|
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