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Jay Z's Dog Fur Coats
TMZ reports: A jacket from Jigga's clothing line, Rocawear, allegedly has dog fur in its collar, even though it's advertised as having fake fur. According to an investigation by The Humane Society of the United States, the Hunter jacket on Rocawear.com contains real fur from a raccoon dog, a dog indigenous to Asia that The Humane Society claims are skinned alive for the coats, hence the uproar. 

As of today, the $265 coat was still a "featured" item on the Rocawear website. Late last year, a similar investigation found that raccoon dog fur was being used in a coat in rap mogul P. Diddy's "Sean John" collection; that item was removed from stores within a few days.

Reps for Jay-Z and Rocawear could not immediately be reached for comment. The Humane Society said that it informed the company of the issue a week ago, but that they've taken no action. [so in other words, avoid "fur coats" from all rappers.. you shouldn't be buying them anyway but here is another reason to avoid them.] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cavern 50th Birthday
AP reports: The stuffy cave-like club where the Beatles staged some of their earliest performances celebrated its 50th birthday Tuesday. 

The Cavern Club - a former fruit warehouse cellar and air raid shelter - opened as a jazz venue in 1957 with the Merseysippi Jazz Band, but it was the advent of rock `n' roll that popularized the club where music producer Brian Epstein eventually discovered the Fab Four.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Britney Pukes on Boyfriend
hecklerspray reports: [couldn't resist this one…] The other day we were idly compiling a list of all the various ways that Britney Spears had alienated whatever fans she had left, and we realised that - hey - Britney Spears hadn't barfed copious amounts of runny vomit all over a boy yet.

Well, there is a God and he appears to be listening. According to reports, Britney Spears has been continuing to get over her messy split from Kevin Federline by treating her new boyfriend Isaac Cohen to the sort of lifestyle that only the fallen princess of pop can give a man; a weekend in a ridiculously overpriced hotel and a very special gift - the gift of spewing unrelenting torrents of warm gushing puke all over his clothes like an out-of-control fire hose attached to a very ill man's guts.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sabrina Vs Idol
TuneLab reports: Course of Nature front-man Mark Wilkerson's wife, Melissa Joan Heart [a.k.a. Sabrina the Middle-Aged Witch], has "lashed" out at Chris Daughtry for claiming that he wrote the song "It's Not Over". Heart claims Wilkerson wrote entire song "except the new lyrics in the chorus" which was apparently originally wrote about Wilkerson's former manager and Daughtry "turned it into a fairy love song".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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? House Fire
CMJ reports: Sad news from the world of classic garage rock: Last Tuesday, ?—singer of the great '60s band, ? And The Mysterians—lost nearly all of his possessions when his Clio, Michigan home burned down to the ground. ? (whose birth name is oft-thought to be either Rudy Martinez or Reeto Rodriguez) had been living at the home with his manager and the manager's wife for nearly 30 years. The only things they were able to save from the blaze were three of the seven Yorkshire Terriers they raised.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pop Drug House
BBC reports: A drugs gang searching for a safe house to stash cocaine entered the luxury home of a Girls Aloud pop star thinking it was empty, a court heard. 

The men were given the keys to the flat in Princess Manor Park, Friern Barnet, north London, by a letting agent who thought Nadine Coyle had moved out. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Allen leads Brits
BBC reports: Lily Allen leads the field for the Brit Awards 2007, shortlisted for four prizes including British female solo artist and British album. 

Rock band Muse have three nominations for best British group, British album and British live act.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Siggy's Addiction
blabbermouth.net reports: THE PANIC CHANNEL - the new band featuring members the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs - has issued the following update:

"Today [Jan. 16] is a big day for THE PANIC CHANNEL - not only is it the first day of our North American tour opening for ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA, but it also marks our first show with our new bass player, Siggy Sjursen!

"Our original bass player Chris Chaney [ex-JANE'S ADDICTION], due to family obligations, can't tour, so we all decided to amicably go our separate ways. We wish him and his family all the best in the future.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zeppelin Orchestra
blabbermouth.net reports: Darcy Pohland of WCCO.com reports that the Minnesota Orchestra is scheduled to perform a special, "one night only" program of the songs of LED ZEPPELIN at the Target Center in Minneapolis on March 3 at 8 p.m.

Michael Sutton, a violinist with the orchestra, spent most of his work day rehearsing Schubert, but secretly he's humming a different tune in his head, even though he wasn't sure how the orchestra planned on pulling the concert off when they made their ZEPPELIN debut last year.

"My reaction was, 'Really? How's that going to work?'" he said, but added once they launched into the music, "everyone was just going nuts. It's a real rush."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hagar Cruise
KNAC reports: Rock legend, entrepreneur, tequila aficionado, owner of the Cabo Wabo Cantinas - and now soon to be Rock ‘N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee - Sammy Hagar invites fans to join him once again for the 2nd Annual "Are We Having Any Fun Yet" Cruise that will make stops in Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, Mexico and eventually come ashore in Cabo San Lucas to meet him for rockin' live performances and infamous Cabo Wabo partying.

"I promise it will be even more fun than the first one," promises Hagar.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AARP Punk
punkbands reports: The AARP, formely known as the American Association of Retired Persons, have elisted the help of The Buzzcocks song "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" for a commercial aimed at future members. The group serves to help improve the lives of people 50 years and older [by lobbying for more benefits to place more debt on their grandkids?]. According to Adweek, the 30-second spot shows several generations of a family celebrating the matriarch's birthday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fall Out Rap
punkband reports: Fall Out Boy have revealed that they are teaming up with Kanye West. West is set to remix a track from their forthcoming album 'Infinity On High'. It is not currently confirmed tracks the rapper-producer will be tackling.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kamelot Tour
SMN reports: More dates have been announced for KAMELOT's upcoming tour with LEAVES' EYES:

August 17 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
August 18 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
August 19 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
August 20 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre (no Kamelot)
August 21 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place (no Kamelot)
August 22 - Montreal, QC @ Medley 
August 23 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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