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Henry Rollins USO
punkbands reports: Henry Rollins will soon embark on a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to provide a morale boost to troops stationed in the Persian Gulf region. Rollins will meet with service members, tour a variety of job posts and sign autographs.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Killswitch Engage, Dragonforce, Chimaira and He Is Legend
punkbands reports: Killswitch Engage, Dragonforce, Chimaira and He Is Legend will be hitting the road together for a North American tour that will kick off in mid-February, dates and venues are currently being firmed up.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tweedy Solo Tour
CMJ reports: Jeff Tweedy will play a string of solo dates in January and plans to announce more shows in the coming weeks. The Wilco frontman will stay in the South for the first leg of the tour, starting in Memphis and ending the month in Charlottesville, Virginia. As for his band, well, they have a new album coming out sometime this spring (or so they say, but you know how that goes) which is yet untitled but set to appear on Nonesuch.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kylie Skips Glasto
Ananova reports: Kylie Minogue will not be playing Glastonbury. Kylie was hotly tipped to headline next year's festival after she was forced to pull out of the event in 2005, due to being diagnosed with breast cancer.

However, festival organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that Kylie is just too busy next year.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Journey Hire Soto
PR reports: Jeff Scott Soto has been officially named the new lead singer of Journey. He had been filling in for Steve Augeri, who had to leave the U.S. tour with Def Leppard shortly after it began on June 23 due to illness. 

"We are so grateful to Steve for all the years he dedicated to Journey," says Journey in a joint statement. "We thank Steve for all his hard work and we wish him only the best in his future endeavors. Over the past few months, we've come to realize that Jeff has proven himself above and beyond that he can sing the hell out of our songs and we're happy to officially welcome him as part of the family. We're excited to start a new chapter with Jeff and we're excited about what the future may bring."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Early November Tour in March
PR reports: Drive-Thru Records recording artist THE EARLY NOVEMBER has announced dates for the first leg of their 2007 headlining tour. Kicking off March 1st, the tour line-up includes The Rocket Summer, Melee, and The Verdict (dates below).

w/ The Rocket Summer, Melee, The Verdict
3/1/07 Reading, PA @ The Silo
3/2/07 Towson, MD @ The Recher Theatre
3/3/07 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
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Green Day Reissued
PR reports: Reprise Records will release re-mastered versions of two classic Green Day albums, the Grammy Award winning band's 1991 debut 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hour, and its second full-length, 1992's Kerplunk, on January 9, 2007. 

The reissues capture the best-selling Berkeley, California, trio at the start of its long career, displaying singer Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt's relentless three-chord power-punk formula that eventually became a blueprint for countless imitators and led to a revival of interest in American punk. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Roadrunner Within Temptation
PR reports: Roadrunner Records is proud to announce a U.S. license arrangement for rock powerhouse Within Temptation. One of The Netherlands' biggest selling bands is hard at work recording their first album for Roadrunner USA, due out in 2007. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Most Requested Concerts of 06
PR/DiR reports: Jimmy Buffett and McGraw/Hill's tour were the top two "Most Requested Concerts" of 2006, followed by Dave Matthews Band and the Cheetah Girls ranking at #3 and #4 respectively, according to Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company.. 

1 JIMMY BUFFETT
2 TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL SOUL2SOUL II 
3 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
4 THE CHEETAH GIRLS
5 KENNY CHESNEY
6 SHAKIRA
7 AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE PRESENTED BY POP-TARTS (oh the irony of that sponsor!)
8 BON JOVI
9 BILLY JOEL
10 TOOL- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pink Peta
Peta reports: Outspoken rocker Pink used the occasion of her concert in Paris this evening to screen a shocking PETA video exposé of the Australian wool industry and call for an international boycott of Australian wool until the industry's mutilation of lambs and cruel live sheep exports ends. She's also asking the more than 200,000 Street Teamers at peta2—the largest youth animal rights organization in the world—to help her pressure the Australian government to stop the abuses. The video has been posted on peta2.com, where visitors can directly e-mail the Australian authorities.[see full story for the video]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ari Hest's Little Lies
PR reports: Columbia Records signed singer-songwriter, Ari Hest, who recorded his entire debut EP in the living room of his Brooklyn apartment. Ari spent all of last summer holed up in his living room playing all the instruments for his debut EP The Green Room Sessions - acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica and percussion as well as singing all of the vocals and using whatever else he had laying around to fill out the album be it a sea salt container or water noise from the pipes. Using Apple's Garage Band software, Ari single-handedly pulled together an inspiring major label debut. Along with the four original tracks on The Green Room Sessions, Ari includes a cover of the legendary Fleetwood Mac's "Little Lies." The EP is a taste of his upcoming full length album The Break In which was recorded with Mitchell Froom and is set for release in March of 2007. The album will include two tracks from the EP, "So Slow" and "Just As Well," the remainder being all new, previously unreleased material. [check out "Little Lies" at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dead Celebrity Status Added to Tech N9ne Tour
PR reports: Bodog Music recording act Dead Celebrity Status is excited to be a part of the Tech N9ne Everready Tour. DCS is amped to return to the states after their European tour with Jurassic 5 and their success on this summer's Warped Tour '06. The Everready tour kicks off in Denver, Colorado on January 6th, 2007 and covers serious ground, hitting most of the continental US just in time for the January 16th release of Dead Celebrity Status' premier release Blood Music. 

1/6 Denver- CO- The Fillmore
1/7 Aspen- CO- Belly Up
1/11 Salt Lake City-UT- The Great Salt Air
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Taking Back Letterman
PR reports: Warner Bros. Records' Taking Back Sunday are scheduled to perform live on CBS's "The Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday, December 20. The band will perform "Liar (It Takes One to know One)," the latest single off of their major label debut and third gold album, Louder Now. Also scheduled to appear on Letterman is the star of Miss Potter, Renee Zellweger. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stomp the Yard
PR reports: "Stepping," or "step-dancing," is a high-energy, wildly entertaining African-American dance style that's been blazing across traditionally black fraternities and sororities for decades. Stomp the Yard is a film featuring acclaimed singers Ne-Yo and Chris Brown that pivots on a national stepping competition. Rivalry and brotherhood drive the action, but music is what makes this story move.

That music is captured on Stomp the Yard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, set for release January 9, 2007, on Artists' Addiction Records. The disc boasts music not only from Ne-Yo ("Sign Me Up") and Chris Brown ("Poppin'"), but also The Roots featuring Malik B. and Porn ("In the Music"); Ghostface Killah ("The Champ"); Robert Randolph and The Family Band ("Ain't Nothing Wrong With That"); E-40 featuring The Federation ("Go Hard or Go Home"); UNK ("Walk It Out"); Cut Chemist featuring Edan and Mr. Lif ("Storm"); and Public Enemy ("Supermixx's Black in the Building)."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Totimoshi / Helmet Tour
PR reports: San Francisco sludge-grunge-metal heroes, Totimoshi, have just announced they will be re-releasing 2006's critically acclaimed, pummeling exploit entitled "Ladron" courtesy of Volcom Entertainment! /In celebration of the album's re-release (due out March 6th, 2007), the band has also announced a West Coast tour w/ rock legends HELMET!

1.07.07 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
1.09.07 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
1.16.07 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
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