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She Wants Revenge Week: Rachael
antiMusic reports: She Wants Revenge recently returned with their sophomore CD This Is Forever. to celebrate the release and to give you a little more insight into the songs we asked Adam Bravin to pick his five favorite tracks from the duo's latest and tell us a bit about each song. Here is Adam with today's song:

Rachael - Right after the instrumental inspired by Vangelis, we decided to do a dance track along the same lines. Rachael was originally called "Blade Runner", before it had lyrics. There is a character in Blade Runner named Rachael, now go watch the movie and listen to the song when you're done. ;)

Still want some more? You can preview tracks from the CD, grab tour dates, watch videos and more - right here

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Nas Says You a ------ Too
antiMusic reports: [If you are easily offended we recommend you stop reading here. What follows contains quotes from a Nas interview by MTV where he discusses his controversial choice for the title of his new album. If you continue reading and are offended don't blame us, we warned you.] Nas exclusively revealed details about his controversial forthcoming album to MTV News earlier this week. "It's not an attack on any race," he said.

"I have a song called 'The Fear,' " he said. "The full title of the record is 'The Fear of the Black Man's D---.' That's some sh-- you can get comedy [from], or you can get some seriousness from it when you talk about the barbaric castrations that happened in our past; which is very serious, nothing to laugh at."

"It's not an attack on white people at all," he promised, regarding the record's content. "It's knowledge; it's understanding for all people. It's not an attack on any race. It's about the attacks that have happened to blacks, whites, all ethnicities: 'mick' ------s, 'guinea' ------s, 'kike' ------s. I have a song called 'You a ------ Too.' " - more on this story

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Morrissey Suing NME
BBC reports: Morrissey is to sue the NME after it failed to apologise for an article focusing on his views on immigration.

The magazine criticised the former Smiths star for allegedly telling a reporter Britain had lost its identity due to high levels of immigration.

A deadline to print the retraction passed at 1300GMT. His lawyers said they were now issuing legal proceedings for defamation on behalf of Morrissey against the NME and its editor Conor McNicholas. - more on this story

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Another Skynyrd Arrest
Contact Music reports: Former LYNYRD SKYNYRD drummer ARTIMUS PYLE has been arrested for the second time in eight days after again failing to register as a sex offender. The 59-year-old - real name Thomas Delmer Pyle - was arrested by Florida police on Tuesday (27Nov07) at one of the three addresses he had given to authorities the previous week (19Nov07), when he was taken into custody for the same offence.

Pyle pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of attempted sexual battery on a victim younger than 12 and also principal to lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 16-years-old. He was sentenced to eight years' probation and ordered to register as a sex offender.

But, having ignored police warnings from his 19 November (07) arrest, he was picked up by cops on Tuesday and is currently being held on $50,000 (GBP25,000) bond, according to Sergeant Chuck Mulligan. - more on this story

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More Information About Kevin DuBrow's Death
antiMusic reports: Original Quiet Riot bassist Kelly Garni posted a statement at www.randyrhoads.tk about his friend and former bandmate Kevin DuBrow:

On Sunday, while I was working I got a phone call from Kevin's home security company. It was at about 3:15 in the afternoon. I am the only one who gets a call when ever his alarm goes off and usually I go to his house and let the guards in to check things out. However, Kevin had had his front doors replaced a few weeks ago and I did not yet have a key so I told them to send the guards and if there was a problem I would go there and take care of it. They also told me that Kevin's voice mail was full. That was the first sign of trouble to me. I got on the phone to Frankie in LA and asked if Kevin was with him. He said no and that he hadn't talked to Kevin in about 10 days. He said he thought Kevin was with one of his girlfriends. From there, I started to track her down. I have never met her and only after Frankie gave me her name was I able to find her which was relativity easy. By now about 10 minutes had passed. She said that Kevin had missed Thanksgiving with her (one of 2 girls he was supposed to have thanksgiving with. Well, he IS Kevin) She said she had gone to his house and left him many messages without response and that she had a very bad feeling about this. Right then, my other phone rang. I have 3 phones in my house and little did I know soon all 3 would be ringing nonstop. I put the phone down on the table with girlfriend #2 still on the line and it was Frankie on the phone. He told me what had happened. I lost all composure at that point and told FB I would call him back. Now to the other phone where I had the unpleasant task of telling #2 the news. Needless to say she freaked. GF#1 was Lark Williams who was in San Fran at the time. She was worried about Kevin as well and she had called a paramedic friend of hers to go check on Kevin. The guy happened to be very close to his house. With Lark on the phone, the guy went to Kevin's and was looking into windows and told Lark he could see his keys on the counter. Lark told him to break in immediately. It was a very ballsy and good thing she did. The guy broke in (hence the call from the alarm co.) and found Kev. This all happened in about 20 minutes time. From there, police, fire, everybody was called. He was found in bed. I talked with a Detective who was there and they hadn't even removed Kevin yet. He said "We have found no signs of foul play and are ruling this an accidental death". - more on this story

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Queen Releasing Free AIDS Song
Jam! reports: Queen said it would release its first new recording in 10 years this weekend and that it will be available for free on its website.

The rock group, including its new frontman Paul Rodgers, recorded the new song, "Say It's Not True," to mark World AIDS Day on Saturday.

Freddie Mercury, Queen's famous lead vocalist, died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991. - more on this story

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Axl's Home Damaged in Malibu Fire
Contact Music reports: GUNS N' ROSES star AXL ROSE was praying for a little NOVEMBER RAIN at the weekend (24/25Nov07) when the Malibu, California wildfires threatened to claim his home.

The rocker's roof was damaged in the blaze, but firefighters and Rose himself managed to push back the flames and prevent a full-on disaster. Rose's assistant, Beta Lebeis, insists the singer proved to be very useful with a hosepipe.

She says, "He was with the hose everywhere. Then the fire truck came... and they told us, 'Just close the garage doors and just go back in. There's nothing you can do.' "It was like an inferno outside." - more on this story

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The Squids Cancel American Flag Burning Tour
Punknews.org reports: Northhampton, UK-based The Squids have been forced to cancel their American tour after a dispute over some inflammatory imagery used in the band's tour posters. According to a local paper, the band used the images of flaming stars and stripes pictures on a MySpace flyer for three New York shows, which prompted the US venues to cancel the band's gigs.

Singer Stuart Fraser explained: We used a picture of an American flag and it said 'The Squids are coming to burn America'. We didn't think it was too offensive, just a bit rock 'n' roll. We were contacted by the venues, who said it was offensive and asked if we would take it down, but we said no. A few days later, all our shows were cancelled.

We're annoyed by what's happened. It was only a burning American flag. We didn't even know it was illegal to burn them. We just thought it was a bit of fun; we saw the picture and thought it would do. We wanted to show we were coming ... - Stuart's final not-quite-thoughts and a link to the artwork that caused all the trouble is here

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Satyricon Injury
Lambgoat reports: Frost, drummer for Norwegian black metallers Satyricon has broken his leg, which will require hospitalization for at least a week. Here's a statement from the band:

"It is with deep regret we have to inform you that Frost broke his leg yesterday morning. As a result of this, our headlining performance at Arnhem Metal Meeting has been cancelled. It was a freak accident where he simply slipped on ice and snow covered surface, fell to the ground with his foot in a twisted position, and broke it. This was obviously very bad news given our scheduled show at Arnhem Metal Meeting this coming Saturday.

"However, with Frosts history of actually playing 10 shows in a row on our European Tour in 2003 with a broken foot, we were hoping he could pull this one off as well. Doctors said last night they wanted to keep him at the hospital over night for observation and we agreed on making a desicion as to whether he could do the show, today. Unfortunately we have been informed today that his brake is so complicated that it needs surgery which will take place shortly. They intend to keep him hospitalized for at least one week. Perhaps two. - more on this story

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Kings of Leon Bring the Roof Down
Contact Music reports: Tennessee rockers KINGS OF LEON were forced to cut short a gig this week (begs26Nov07) - after a ceiling caved in on them.

The band narrowly escaped serious injury during a hazardous concert in Dublin, Ireland.

Drummer Nathan Followill, 28, says, "We started seeing debris falling down but didn't realise how bad it was until a large section of the ceiling fell down right near our guitar tech. - more on this story

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Radiohead Bodysnatchers Webcast
PR reports: With the official retail release of their In Rainbows coming on January 1st, the Oxford, UK band have also been keeping busy with their "Thumbs Down Webcast" as of late.

Thom Yorke said of the episodes, "This is Thumbs Down cause it's ... [holds thumbs down]... We're gonna play some music as we can still stand up. This is our way of celebrating the fact that we've finished a record. We're been doing some stupid stuff the past few weeks knocking some things together. Don't expect any high quality cause there isn't any."

The band can be seen performing the first single from the album, "Bodysnatchers," - right here

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3 Inches Of Apology
Lambgoat reports: Drummer Alexei Rodriguez, recently ousted from 3 Inches Of Blood following a physical altercation with Nigel Glockler of Saxon, has issued the following "open letter of apology": "It is with a significant degree of humility that I write to express my sincere regret at the events in Minehead during this year's Hard Rock Hell festival in England. I in no way am writing this in an attempt to exonerate myself from the blame of having instigated a truly ugly situation, merely to let any who care to know where exactly it is that I stand after said fiasco, and to of course apologize to any and all who were hurt, disappointed, or put out in any way.

I have already issued lengthy and sincere apologies to those most directly affected, and while it is those folks' prerogative if they care to make those statements public, they were indeed only intended for their original recipients: Nigel Glockler, and the members and management of 3 Inches of Blood.

"Of course the band was embarrassed and did whatever damage control had to be done by expelling me, and to a certain degree the security guards that evening were also doing what they felt had to be done to contain an explosive situation, and for them I would hold no ill will. In fact, Nigel accepted my apology and correspondence with an astonishing degree of forgiveness and compassion, and I should be so lucky as to henceforth be able to refer to him as a friend, however backward the circumstances of our meeting. - more on this story

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Osbournes To Host Brits
Gigwise reports: Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have been unveiled as the hosts for the 2008 BRIT Awards in London.

Ged Doherty, Chairman of the BRIT's committee, said that the couple's appointment would bring "Rock & Roll, glamour, humour and a touch of the unexpected" to the ceremony.

Over 11,000 music fans are expected to pack Earls Court on February 20th when the BPI will recognise both British and International music talent. - more on this story

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