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No Play, No Pay for Stewart

September 8th, 2005

Rod Stewart has been ordered to pay $2 million to a Las Vegas casino for a cancelled 2000 show. The seven members of the jury decided it was “only fair” that the singer return the advance payment, since he did not perform. Read more…

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Chilton Safe

September 6th, 2005

Big Star frontman Alex Chilton is reportedly safe after refusing to leave his New Orleans home during Hurricane Katrina. Read more…

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Concerts to Benefit Katrina Victims

September 1st, 2005

Similar to the fund-raiser following last year’s tsunami, Louisiana natives Tim McGraw, Harry Connick, Jr., and Wynton Marsalis are just three of the acts to play A Concert for Hurricane Relief on Friday to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The show will be broadcast on NBC. Another benefit will follow on September 10 featuring Green Day and Alicia Keys on MTV, VH1, and CMT. Read more…

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Garfunkel Busted

August 30th, 2005

After pleading guilty to marijuana possession last year, Art Gurfunkel has once again been caught with the drug after a Kingston, NY police officer pulled over the 63-year-old singer for failing to obey a stop sign. He was ticketed and will be appearing in court September 22. Read more…

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Garbage Takes Itself Out

August 28th, 2005

Garbage have abruptly cancelled their upcoming tour of France, Belgium, and the UK. After problematic recording sessions for their past album, this unexpected occurrance further fuels rumors that the band may be preparing to call it quits. Read more…

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Guns, Roses, N’ Lawsuits

August 28th, 2005

Duff McKagan and Slash have sued former Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose for supposedly claiming himself sole owner of the group’s copyrights and allegedly pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars every year in revenue. Rose’s attorney has stated that Axl did receive excess revenues in error and has returned the money. Read more…

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Jack and Coke

August 25th, 2005

Jack White is in talks with soft drink giant CocaCola to pen a new song for an advertising campaign. Already having achieved phenomenal success with “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” in the ’70s, CocaCola believes Jack White can help the company strike jingle lightning twice. Read more…

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New Label, Classic Pearl Jam

August 25th, 2005

Seattle rockers Pearl Jam say their forthcoming Adam Kasper-produced CD, due early next year on J Records, is hard rock with some pop feel. Currently touring North America, the band will return to the studio in October. Read more…

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Belle and Sebastion Ready for Revenge

August 23rd, 2005

Belle and Sebastian have teamed with Beck producer Tony Hoffer to create The Goalkeeper’s Revenge, the band’s seventh studio album. It will be released in January. Read more…

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Slipknot vs. Burger King

August 23rd, 2005

Burger King’s “Coq Roq” ad compaign has angered metal group Slipknot, who claims that the fast food chain stole aspects of their act for the ads. The question at had is whether Slipknot fans are being confused into thinking the band is endorsing Burger King. Read more…

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