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Tommy Boy Records Slam MySpace Music

The new MySpace Music venture which launched in the U.S. last week, has come under more criticism - this time from Tommy Boy Records.

Tom Silverman - who is head of the label - says: "MySpace has been floundering lately already, and people have been moving toward Facebook and so on."

"This is going to accelerate that exodus." Silverman tells the Los Angeles Times.

His comments are similar to opinions expressed by other labels, who have criticised MySpace Music because it has not signed a deal to promote independent labels.

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AC/DC To Release Rock Band Video Game

AC/DC are to have their own version of video game Rock Band released this Winter.

Named 'AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack', the game will feature 18 of the rockers' songs from their concert at Donington, as held in 1991.

The game, which will only be sold in the U.S. at Wal-Mart stores, will be available for these consoles: PS2, PS3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360.

The stores will stock 'AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack' in November, although international fans shouldn't worry too much - shipping will take place the following month, in December.

AC/DC will soon be releasing new album 'Black Ice' and you can watch their new Rock N' Roll Train video here.

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Scarface - Rapper Scarface Hanging Up The Mic

SCARFACE is quitting rap - the hip-hop veteran's forthcoming album will be his last.

The star, real name Brad Jordan, will release Emeritus - meaning retired professor - in December (08) and Scarface reveals he has no plans to record any more solo material.

He tells MTV, "I don't retire, I quit. It feels real good. The Emeritus record, the reason I'm so proud of it is because it's my last. I'm done, man. If you leave it up to me, I quit."

But he admits he could be lured back into the music industry by some rap greats - if they ever want to collaborate with him.

He adds, "Only thing that's gonna bring me back (is) if I do an album with somebody.

"Me, (Ice) Cube and Nas do something, or me and Jigga (Jay-Z) and Beans (Beanie Sigel) do something. It's gotta be a trio or duo. Me and Bun B do a duo.

"That's why I took that name Emeritus, dude. Because I'm gone. I'm retiring with honours and still holding the position."

[Via ContactMusic Ltd | News]

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Jesse Mccartney - Mccartneys Neighbours Call Cops Over Noise

Pop star JESSE MCCARTNEY has reportedly infuriated his neighbours in Los Angeles - with a series of noisy incidents.

The singer/songwriter is said to have thrown a loud party on Saturday (27Sep08) night at his property in the Hollywood Hills.

And then, on Sunday (28Sep08), he allegedly annoyed surrounding residents further by turning up the volume on his television set to unacceptable levels - prompting neighbours to call in the police.

According to website TMZ.com, officers arrived at the scene to investigate, but no citations were issued.

It is not the first time the star has been in trouble with his neighbours - in March (08), MCCartney's wild antics reportedly led to people at nearby properties sending a notice to other residents instructing them to call the police if his parties got too loud.

[Via ContactMusic Ltd | News]

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Kelly Osbourne - Osbournes Frequent Sex Check-ups

KELLY OSBOURNE is ultra-cautious about her health - she gets checked for sexually-transmitted diseases four times a year.

The daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne is so paranoid about picking up an infection that she makes frequent visits to a clinic for tests.

And although she insists she always practices safe sex, Osbourne prefers to get regular check-ups just to make sure.

She tells Britain's New! magazine, "I'm not the kind of person who talks about my sex life, but I'm not afraid to talk about contraception. I go three, maybe four times a year to get tested (for sexually transmitted infections) and most of the time I don't even need to. I just go for peace of mind."

[Via ContactMusic Ltd | News]

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Lil Romeo Suffers At Hands Of Bike Thieves

Rapper/actor LIL' ROMEO has been forced to buy a cheap bicycle for college - because his expensive ones have repeatedly been stolen.

The 19-year-old, real name Percy Romeo Miller, Jr., is learning about life the hard way as a basketball freshman at the University of Southern California, after having three of his top-of-the-range bikes taken by thieves.

And he's already got a few tips to pass on to his fellow students after just five weeks there.

He tells People.com, "Lock your bike! Now I just have a little $5 bike that hopefully no one will want."

The star's also learning to dress down - and leave his diamond chains and other jewellery at home with his rap mogul dad Percy Miller, former known as Master P, at the family home in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lil' Romeo adds, "I don't bring anything expensive to the dorms. I just sleep with my earrings on."

[Via ContactMusic Ltd | News]

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