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|Evans Blue Week: Pursuit|
We kick off with the song "Pursuit": The pursuit is a song that sums up the entire album. There is a lot of darkness and despair in the songs that preceded it but it is all about The Pursuit towards something better. It's about moving away from the negatives and starting to live life to the fullest. This song also indicates the starting point of the album that will follow it. We are always writing towards the future of the band. Every lyric is deliberate and the when we hit the final note of the final song we write the story will be complete.- Grab a preview of the CD, get tour dates and more here
|Punk Legend Brutally Attacked|
To help deal with the mounting medical bills and lost wages, friends of Stabb have pulled together a benefit effort. A benefit concert and auction are planned, with details to be announced soon - You can find more info on the cause here
|Country Star Arrested|
McCready, 31, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with the two misdemeanors, according to booking information. On Sunday, the Lee County Sheriff's Office declined to provide details of the incident that led to her arrest.- more on this story
The plucky prankster boasts he's secured their input for his debut record and is confident he can match the musical standard of stars including 50 Cent and Young Buck, whose careers have also been guided by the team.
Writing on his MySpace page, Steve-O says, "To anyone that chooses to be critical of my decision to make this rap album, I've got bad news for you, it's a great album. [Doesn't that contradict the comment about matching the standards of Fiddy and Young Duck?] - Read more here
|New Order To Continue Sans Hook|
Sumner and Morris were a bit surprised to learn via the interview that the band had split. According to the BBC, they issued a statement about Peter Hook's Xfm radio announcement. "We would have hoped he could have approached us personally first," they said.
"Whatever happens musically or otherwise, New Order have not split up, they continue to exist," they assured fans.- Need to know more, here is the BBC report.
|Beck Denies Yardbirds Reunion|
Beck's manager says "there is no truth to any rumors" regarding Beck's role in the potential reunion.
[From the earlier story mentioned above, Rolling Stone ran this according to KNAC:] According to an industry insider, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck are going to tour as The Yardbirds this fall alongside founding bassist Chris Dreja and drummer Jim McCarty. The tour is said to kick off this October.- more on this story
|Kylie Now A Scissor Sister|
Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears - who worked with Kylie on her 2004 song 'I Believe In You' - says the band have been putting in the hours with the Aussie star.
He says, "We definitely work her really hard in the studio, from midday to midnight - although sometimes we pepper it with a shopping trip in between." - more on this story
|Sgt Pepper Gets Cheap Tribute|
The event is set to take place at the Hollywood Bowl on August 10th and 11th to mark the 40th anniversary of the landmark album. Cheap Trick will be making a "special appearance" at the venue and will joined by Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Aimee Mann, Joan Osborne and other unannounced special guests. Will Beatle Paul show up?
Cheap Trick will also reportedly go beyond
Pepper and include some additional covers of their favorite Beatles songs
like "Magical Mystery Tour," "Norwegian Wood" and "Eleanor Rigby." While
we're talking about honors it might be well to mention that the Illinois
legislature is considering naming April 1st Cheap Trick day. That is not
an April Fools joke. And it won't be a one off event, the bill calls for
April 1st to forever be Cheap Trick day. The bill was referred to committee
back in June so we'll see if they get off their legislative asses in time
for next year.
- If you want to read the bill click here
|Only Fiddy Can Profit from Being Shot|
In court papers filed in New York, the star claims viewers are encouraged to target him, with a successful shot resulting in a cloud of red.
His lawyer Peter Raymond said the advert does not use 50 Cent's name, but "the character is intended to be him".- Damn, that was a fun game. Get more on this story.
|Seether Not To Be Lowered to Amy Lee's Level|
"People would say to me, 'Yeah, man, I know what you're going through,' and I was like, 'No, I don't think you do.' Your ex-girlfriend didn't write a song about you, that millions of people have heard, saying you're a bad guy. As soon as that happens, buddy, come up and tell me you know what I'm going through.
... In any relationship, I don't think it's right to say and do those things when people break up, and she obviously felt the need to go out there and make me sound like a complete a--hole. What can I do? I just refuse to lower myself to that level." - more on his comments
|Posers and Punks in New Movie|
Here is a little info from punkbands (who didn't bother to call the producer out on the poser factor): Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Good Charlotte and Bad Religion are among the bands starring in the documentary, 'Punk's Not Dead', which hits US theatres this week. The film is an exploration of the evolution of punk rock featuring dozens of interviews with prominent punk artists as well as rare concert footage.
The film opened July 21s in Chicago and will screen in several cities across the country throughout the summer. Also in the film are the Ramones, Henry Rollins, Billy Idol, NOFX, Social Distortion, Stiff Little Fingers and Sum 41. [no news on their follow up film, Metal Rules, staring Nickelback and Clay Aiken but screening times for this film- are here.]
|Underground Fest Left Underwater|
The Truck Festival was due to have hosted acts such as Idlewild, Jack Penate and Lethal Bizzle this weekend.
But a statement said the camping, parking and audience areas were "underwater and dangerous".- more on this story
|Slayer Plan Reissues|
SLAYER is gearing up for its tour with
MARILYN MANSON, which begins July 25 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Araya told
Billboard.com the group is "going for an all-brutal set" that will feature
songs SLAYER hasn't played in awhile, including "Bitter Peace" and "Ghosts
of War". "We've been playing mostly the standards on this trip," Araya
said, "so we kind of dug a little deeper and added a couple more to make
it a little heavier."
- Find out what they have to say about the unusual pairing with Manson
|Madonna Goes Gansta|
The Like A Virgin singer dated thug Chris Paciello in the 1990s and has met up with the convicted criminal three times in recent months, according to British tabloid reports.
The singer hopes to executive produce the film, which will document the life of Paciello - who has previously served time for murder.- more on this story
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