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Lil Mike's Mash Up

02/01/05

Latest Music News - Gossip & Garbage - 2005
Now Playing: Latest Music News - 2005 Gossip & Garbage
Topic: Music News
... Punk Legend Wars ...

So Joey got a street sign in the Bowery?, well Johnny gets a statue in Hollywood...
so there...

The perpetual one-upmanship of the late boys from Queens
continues with the unveiling of the Johnny Ramone statue
in Hollywood Forever Cemetary last month in front a
thousand fans...

Featuring Johnny in true combat crouch, clutching his
Mosrite, the thing lurks over a pond in the famed cemetary
that also holds the bodies of Valentino & DeMille.

According to Rob Zombie, who spawned the idea as a little
joke between him & Johnny, the thing weighs 50,000 lbs and
is made of bronze. Word is, Johnny paid the $100,000 it
cost to be cast by himself. His wife Linda pulled the
sheet off the 7 foot likeness wearing white go-go boots on
a bright January afternoon surrounded by celebrity friends
and media.

Tommy Ramone was there for the unveiling along with CJ
Ramone, Seymour Stein of Sire, Anthony & John of the Chili
Peppers, Rick Rubin, Vince Gallo, Lisa Marie Presley, and
even her ex-Nicolas Cage, who spoke eloquently at the
ceremony. Dee Dee was unavailable for comment, although
he's buried pretty close by.

Click the pics for celebrity sightings,

All Access Mag Story & Pix

url : http://www.allaccessmagazine.com/Issue3-2/JohnnyRamoneTribute_Rev.htm

Wire Image Pix

url: http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=gls====95552&nbc1=1#

Film Magic pix

url: http://www.filmmagic.com/ItemListing.aspx?cgl=95532&evntI=0


in other Ramones news, "End Of The Century: The Story Of The Ramones" will be released on DVD March 15th and also air on PBS April 26. The film follows the band's musical history, the often-strained personal relationships between the members.

The more homegrown video produced by Marky Ramone "Raw" got off to a strong start in late 2004 by debuting at #5 on the Billboard Music Videos chart, and has been declared gold by leading industry trade associations.

--------------------- SUPER BAD ---------------

While "King of Pop" Michael Jackson fights off his child
sex abuse charges in California, "The Godfather of Soul"
has his own sex machine thang going on... A Chicago area
woman has sued Brown regarding an alleged 1988 gunpoint
rape that she says left her with "Grave's Disease".

According to Brown's Attorney Debra Opri ( also a Jackson
family attorney), the accuser Jacque Hollander's
allegations are baseless "rag sheet fodder".

The lurid details in the suit state that Hollander, then a
member of Brown's PR staff, rode in Brown's van to a car
dealership. Brown began driving recklessly and foaming at
the mouth upon leaving the dealership.

He allegedly tortured and raped Hollander after driving to
a deserted South Carolina area, and threatend to kill her
if she told anyone.

Hollander's attorney, Donald Rosen, acknowledged the
statute of limitation on rape ran out long ago, but he
said the lawsuit is valid because Hollander's doctor
recently told her the thyroid disease she was diagnosed
with in 2000 was caused by the alleged attack.

According to the National Graves' Disease Foundation,
stress can contribute to the onset of the disease, but
many times the exact cause is unknown.

Brown who was an admitted cocaine user in the 1980's,
served nearly three years in prison after he was convicted
of assault and leading police on a 1988 car chase through
parts of Georgia and South Carolina.


---- SNOOP has something in common with James Brown ----

A makeup artist claims she was drugged and raped by Snoop Dogg backstage at ABC's Jimmy Kimmel show. Snoop has declared himself a victim of a blackmail extortion attempt from his accuser.

Emmy award winning make-up artist Kylie Bell filed suit in LA Superior Court claiming she was sexually assaulted in a dressing room after a January 2003 taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live. She is seeking $25 million and additionally names ABC, and the Walt Disney Company as defendents.

from internet dj . com

url : http://www.internetdj.com/article.php?storyid=541

Other RAP CRAP

In other music industry legal news, Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo and his brother Christopher, executives with Def Jam Music surrendered to authorities on federal money laundering charges. The Lorenzos are accused of being part of an interstate drug ring linked to executions. They both plead not guilty and were each released on one million dollars bond. They face up to 20 years in prison. Ja Rule's manager was arrested as well for similar related money laundering charges. All have denied any wrongdoing. Sources have stated that Irv "Gotti" will be indicted on alleged tax evasion charges as well.

Jay-Z new president and CEO of the Def Jam Records Label had no immediate comment. Perhaps Jay Z was himself too busy visiting Shyne, the NYC rapper who is living in Rikers prison after his conviction from a 1997 club shooting involving P.Diddy & J.LO. The Brooklyn-bred MC who shares a cell with a corrupt former NY state senator Guy Velella, signed with Def Jam in 2004 in a deal that was reportedly worth $3 million. Shyne recently met with Jay Z about his follow up album to his debut "Godfather: Buried Alive". No tour plans are yet announced, although he is potentially eligible for parole in 2009.

Snoop of course can't escape this story either, as over $500,000 of alleged drug proceeds, the federal indictment states, were used to finance Snoop's straight-to-video film, Crime Partners.


Posted by Lil Mike @ MissionArts.org at 3:40 PM PST

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