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Silverstein Week: Sound of the Sun
DiR reports: Silverstein's new CD ' Arrivals and Departures' hits stores this week and celebrate we asked Shane to pick his favorite five songs from the disc and tell us a little bit about each. We'll be giving you Shane's picks all week. We kick off today with "Sound of the Sun," here is Shane!

"I wrote the main riff of this song actually a long time ago, maybe 2 years ago, but I was never really sure how to put the rest of it together. It's funny, some songs write themselves and only take an hour to finish, whereas some take so long, and you just keep going back and changing them. This one took forever, but was actually the first one I finished entirely for this record. It's also my favorite."

Listen to the song, learn more about the group and grab their latest tour dates at the following link. And don't forget to pick up a copy of "Arrivals and Departures"! - http://www.myspace.com/silverstein

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Deadly Aerosmith Ride
Blabbermouth reports: BBC News reports that French police are investigating the mysterious death of a 14-year-old girl who lost consciousness earlier in the week while riding on Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disneyland Paris. 

The Spanish teenager's friends noticed she was unconscious when the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster ride had stopped. Medical teams at the theme park tried to revive her but by the time an ambulance arrived, the girl had died. 

A preliminary inspection of the roller coaster found no machinery malfunction, but the ride remains closed.- more on this story

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Relient K Bus Fire
antiMusic reports: Relient K's bus caught on fire Thursday morning while the band was on their way to a show in Illinois. The bus fire broke out at about 3:20am while traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike after performing Wednesday night at the Cornerstone music festival in Mount Union, Pa.. 

Most of the band members were awoken when the bus driver yelled for them to get off the burning bus. Frontman Matt Thiessen first spotted the flames and alerted the driver. No one was injured but there was extensive damage to the bus and the group lost personal property as well as instruments, sound equipment and merch. Thiessen told the local press that he lost a laptop computer that contained approximately 100 unfinished songs. - more on this story

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Kenny G Assault
Jam! reports: Investigators are trying to determine who threw objects from a bluff-top compound owned by musician Kenny G that struck a 9-year-old girl on the head. 

The incident happened June 23 when Brooke Porter was at the beach with her family and she was hit in the head, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives. She needed four stitches to close her wound. 

Sheriff's officials said they believe two teens on the musician's property - neither related to him - threw the objects that hit Brooke more than 15 metres below. 
- more on this story

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Linkin Stalker Plea
Jam! reports: A former national laboratory worker has admitted that she used government computers to access the e-mail account of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington and hacked into a cellphone company's website to obtain his phone number. 

Devon Townsend, 28, appeared Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Scott and pleaded guilty to charges including stalking and unlawful access to stored communications. 
- more on this story

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Rod Stewart Injured
Launch reports: Rod Stewart has been taken to hospital after slipping over at a gig in Manchester last night (June 28). 

The 62-year-old needed 10 stitches in his leg after he fell on a step at the beginning of his City Of Manchester Stadium gig.

Despite the slip, the singer carried on performing before he was eventually treated by a doctor today (June 29).
- more on this story

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Gore's Live Earth Pledge
Hecklerspray reports: There's little over a week to go until the Live Earth concerts take place - where Snow Patrol will play Chasing Cars over and over again until the Sun vomits down itself, thus cooling the Earth's climate by up to five degrees Celsius.

But some cynics are suggesting that Madonna singing a song about climate change in an energy-gobbling sports stadium full of people who shat out tons of carbon getting there while being broadcast to billions of environment-slaughtering television sets might not be the best way to stop the world from perishing in a whirlwind of fiery terror. And that's why Al Gore has beefed-up Live Earth's credibility by asking everyone to sign a special climate change pledge that will save the planet via the power of woolly-worded vague promises about making the governments of the world do stuff and stuff.- more on this story

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Sony Drop Prince CD Because of Giveaway
Gigwise reports: Sony BMG have announced they will no longer be releasing Prince's new album after his decision to give away thousands of copies for free. 

The singer-songwriter has agreed to give away copies of ‘Planet Earth' with the Mail On Sunday, with ticket holders for one of his upcoming 21 gigs at London's O2 Arena also receiving a CD.
- more on this story

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Lily Allen Vs Photographer
BBC reports: Pop star Lily Allen has been questioned by police over an alleged assault on a photographer outside a nightclub. 

The 22-year-old singer attended a police station in central London by appointment on Thursday. 

She was freed on police bail after she was quizzed about an alleged assault on a male photographer in his 40s near the Wardour club in London's Soho in March.
- more on this story

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Velvet Revolver Clubbed
Blabbermouth reports: As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on June 20, VELVET REVOLVER has confirmed that it will celebrate the release of the group's new album, "Libertad", by playing a special intimate club show at Whisky A Go Go on Thursday, July 5. 

There are only a few ways you can get tickets in advance: 

* With purchase of the "Libertad" CD at Virgin Megastore. Be one of the first people to buy the new CD from VELVET REVOLVER, "Libertad", coming out Tuesday, July 3 and get one ticket to see them perform at the Whisky. CD goes on sale at midnight on Monday, July 2 — limit is two CDs / two tickets per person. - click for more ways to score tickets and which Virgin stores will have tickets

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Slayer Fan Hospitalized After Fall
Blabbermouth reports: A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after jumping from a bridge during SLAYER's headlining show at the Metaltown festival in Gothenburg, Sweden late Saturday night (June 30), according to GT. 

The Göta-Älv bridge is located just opposite the main stage and a lot of people stand on the bridge and watch the performances from a distance. 

SLAYER was about an hour into its show when the 22-year-old man and a friend stripped down to their underwear. As the crowd cheered on, the two counted down and were about to jump off when one of them decided not to go through with the "joke" and watched as his friend hurled himself from the 30-meter-high bridge. When the jumper didn't resurface, his friend screamed that someone should call the emergency number 112. The jumper was later found unconcious in the water and medical personnel performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him. He was rushed to the emergency room and is currently in critical condition.- more on this story

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Help Tawn
KNAC reports: Cara Mastrey, the sister of legendary KNAC FM Dj Tawn Mastrey has finished work on and has launched http://www.tawnmastreybenefit.com/.

The website details Tawn's struggle with Hepatitis C, her need for a liver transplant, a simple way to donate much needed money for expensive medical treatment, and details on upcoming benefit concerts. 

A trust has been set up on Tawn's behalf. If you'd like to mail a donation, the following is the correct address:
Tawn Mastrey Supplemental Needs Trust
3300 17th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

- KNAC spoke with Tawn last week, click here for information about that and more about what is going on with Tawn.

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Saints & Sinners Festival
Lambgoat reports: Initial details regarding Saints & Sinners Festival 2007 have been announced. The event will take place on November 3rd and 4th at the Convention Hall Complex in Asbury Park, NJ. Gates open at 2pm and tickets will be $59 for a two-day pass or $32 for a single day. The line-up has not yet been announced, however, Glassjaw has officially been confirmed for the fest. - more on this story

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Secret From First To Last / Hawthorne Heights Show
punkbands.com reports: Suretone Records's own From First To Last will be playing a MYSPACE SECRET SHOW This Monday July 2nd, 2007 in Omaha, NE. Also playing: Hawthorne Heights and Second Hand Serenade. Admission is FREE and First Com First Served. For more details please head over to the band's myspace page at- http://www.myspace.com/fftl

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Small Brown Bike Reunion
punkbands.com reports: Small Brown Bike, who called it quits in 2004, have announced plans for a reunion show. The show will happen on Saturday, September 8 at the Subterranean in Chicago. - original story

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Thrice Brand New Tour
TuneLab reports: Thrice and Brand New will be touring together this fall. Dates are as follows:

October 18th in Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
October 19th in Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
October 21st in St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 23rd in Maplewood, MN @ Myth
October 25th in Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
October 26th in Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
October 27th in Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
October 29th in Seattle, WA @ Fenix Underground- more dates

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