Dresden Firestorm

Sadness is a cold machete.

After starting the season with six victories and hopes of a national title, UCLA will skip any bowl game following a late-season collapse.

Gary Beck, executive director of the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho, confirmed Tuesday that the 7-4 Bruins won't be one of the participants. The Bruins said going to the New Year's Eve game would have resulted in a $300,000 loss.

Since the Bruins finished sixth in the Pac-10 with a 4-4 record, they didn't get an automatic bowl bid, extended to the top five finishers. That left the Silicon Valley Bowl in San Jose and the Humanitarian Bowl as the only possibilities.

Michigan State was selected Sunday to face No. 19 Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Bowl, leaving the Humanitarian Bowl as the only possibility. [obligatory aegis to Mr. Josh]

Happy 20th birthday, Greg. Here's your FUCKIN' birthday plug. Happy now?

Rage Against The Machine's first studio album since the departure of singer Zack de la Rocha is tentatively set for a February 26 release. The as-yet-untitled album will mark the debut of new vocalist Chris Cornell, formerly of Soundgarden, whose long-rumored membership in the group was confirmed in May.

Irish vocalist Ronan Keating and U.S. teen vocalist Mandy Moore will co-host the inaugural MTV Asia Awards February 2 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. World Wrestling Federation star The Rock will serve as a guest host along with other Asian hosts and presenters yet to be announced. MTV is billing the event as Asia's biggest music awards show ever.

Kid Rock's feelings about his new single for "Forever": It is kind of a continuation of old videos, it's nothing really new. It wasn't my first pick actually to do, but with the powers that be, there it is. I can't wait 'til we move on and get a bit deeper into the record 'cause there's a lot more substance to it than just the old "Kid Rock, here I come with my American flags and strippers and middle finger in the air".


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