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Silverchair Week: Waiting All Day
antiMusic reports: Silverchair has returned with a new studio album, "Young Modern." An album that helped them set a record for the most No. 1 albums by any band in their native Australia. (This one makes it their fifth, beating the old record they shared with Midnight Oil). 

The band is in the midst of a sold out tour Down Under (they'll be back Stateside in Nov) and we asked frontman Daniel Johns to pick some of his favorite tracks from the new album and tell us a little bit about them. Here he is with today's song "Waiting All Day ". 

I wanted to write a track like Roy Orbison or something like that. A classic, old, timeless song with no tricks - a classic structure. I wrote the music with Julian Hamilton from The Presets. I really love what he does as a songwriter. We worked on the song together.- Preview tracks from the CD, get tour dates and more her

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Outlaws / Skynyrd Legend Dies
antiMusic reports: Outlaws founder and one time Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Hughie Thomasson passed away Sunday night at his home in Brooksville, Fla. "He went out to dinner with his wife Mary on Sunday (Sept. 9), went home, got comfortable in his favorite chair to watch football and then passed away from a heart attack during a nap," according to CMT.

Lynyrd Skynyrd issued a statement on their website "With our deepest sympathy we have lost another one of our brothers to the rock and roll heaven. We had many a good time writing and playing with Hughie and spent many miles on the road together. God bless his family and all the fans that love Hughie for his playing and singing. Out hearts and prayers go out to his family. He will be truly missed. Fly on Free Bird." 

Thomasson was a founder of the legendary southern rock band The Outlaws and stayed with the band through several lineup changes, breakups and reformations. During their career they produced 13 albums and amassed a loyal following. Following one of their breakups, Thomasson joined Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1996 and stay with them up until the 2005 reunion of the Outlaws.- more on this story

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Zeppelin Reunion Conference Today
antiMusic reports: Today is the day. Led Zeppelin are expected to announce a one-off reunion show during a London press conference at 4pm BST. While there is a very little information about said conference except hearsay, many in the UK press believe that it is being called to confirm that the legendary group will in fact reform for a concert in late November at the new 02 Arena.

NME.COM reports that that "the show will be held at O2, possibly on November 26, and is a charity gig being organized by legendary promoter Harvey Goldsmith." The band split when drummer John Bonham passed away and according to Dot Music it has been John Paul Jones that has held back on reformations under the Led Zeppelin name in the past. 

They report: "Bass player John Paul Jones retained a twenty five percent ownership of the name and up until now has refused to let the band reform. The other quarter is owned by drummer John Bonham's son, Jason and all four will make up the band."- more on this story

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Trick Daddy Arrested
antiMusic reports: Say what you will about rapper Trick Daddy, but he does live his lyrics. He was arrested at a Miami strip club on Tuesday morning and charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest following a fight at the club.

Maybe he was just "f**kin' around" like in his famed song where he raps "slap that bitch on the third / ---- done caught wit a slurr / Cant see sh*t but a blurr" but police were called out to Tootsie's Cabaret shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday. When police arrived they report that the rapper, real name Maurice Young, smelled of alcohol and they found him cursing and "threatening staff at the club," according to the police report. 

Police asked the rapper to leave the building, he refused and according tot he police report when the police asked him "to put his hands behind his back, he refused and started moving his arms around not to be handcuffed", thus the resisting arrest charge.- more on this story

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Beach Beatle Duet?
Gigwise reports: The rivalry of two of pop music's greatest ever songwriters is likely to end this week as Sir Paul McCartney looks certain to join Brian Wilson for a duet at The Royal Festival Hall following Wilson's performance of a Beatles classic last night. 

Wilson debuted new song cycle 'That Lucky Old Sun' and ended the set with a cover of The Beatles classic 'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band'. 

It has also been confirmed by festival insiders that Sir Paul has been approached to play on Thursday night (September 13).- more on this story

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Kaiser Chiefs Cancel Tour
PR reports: Disappointing news today as Kaiser Chiefs cancel their upcoming US tour, citing the need to focus on new material. The band will still perform shows in Austin and New York, but the rest of the dates are now cancelled. Kaisers drummer Nick Hodgson issued the following statement: 

"We'd like to apologize to fans in America and Canada, especially those who have already bought tickets, but something had to give. We've been extremely busy all year and had no time to focus on the future, we plan to have new material out as soon as possible and we've wanted to record all summer. 

"This needs to happen before our European & UK shows at the end of the year so we can play a few of our new songs live, we're keen to explore new ground, beyond the sound of our first two records, so we're headed back into the studio to begin that process."- more on this story

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Underoath Extend Tour Plans
MSO reports: Following a successful run of high profile shows in the U.S.--as a main stage headlining act on this year's Vans Warped Tour--as well as overseas, Underoath have extended their fall headlining run through November.

The trek will take the band through 37 cities, kicking off September 22 in Houston. High profile stops include The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Friday, October 5 and the Nokia Theatre-Times Square in New York City on Wednesday, October 24. The fall trek will be filmed for a live concert and documentary DVD, release date is tbd.- more on this story including tour dates

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Down World Tour
PR reports: New Orleans natives, DOWN, will head out on the road for their OVER THE UNDER world tour which begins in the U.S. on 9/27 in Reno, NV. The band will spend the rest of 2007 headlining dates in North America with an international run to begin in 2008 in support of their forthcoming record.

DOWN is set to release DOWN III-OVER THE UNDER on Sept. 25th through ILG/Warner Music Group. After releasing two records mainly as a side project, the band got together in the months before Hurricane Katrina to start working on new material. The band reconnected in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina with a newfound purpose and focus on DOWN, and began work on their most ambitious record to date. - more on this story

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Neil Young Tour
antiMusic reports: Neil Young is heading out on the road next month in support of his new album "Chrome Dreams II". The tour kicks off on October 18th in Boise, two days after the album hits stores and will run through mid December with a two night stand in New York.

Fans that purchase tickets to any of the shows will also receive a copy of the album, according to Filter. We're not sure if that includes the two night Bridge School Benefit which takes place on October 27th and 28th.

The benefit shows will also include performances by Metallica, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Vedder with Flea & Jack Irons, Tom Waits and Kronos Quartet, John Mayer, Tegan & Sara and Regina Spektor.- more on this story

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Emmylou Harris' Songbird Boxset
PR reports: Rhino Entertainment will release Emmylou Harris' Songbird: Rare Tracks And Forgotten Gems 4CD/1 DVD boxed set on September 18, 2007. 12-time Grammy Award-winner Emmylou Harris retraces the back roads of her remarkable musical journey that spans more than three decades with a highly personalized, far-reaching boxed set spotlighting her favorite tracks and difficult-to-find or previously unreleased gems. 

Rhino lets one of the most instantly recognizable voices of any genre call the tunes for this four-CD and one-DVD collection of career favorites, difficult-to-find material and live performances from her days with Gram Parsons and, later, the Hot Band to her bluegrass material and her fascinating concept album to her more recent solo albums and her most recent work Mark Knopfler. Songbird: Rare Tracks And Forgotten Gems will be available at all physical retail outlets and at www.rhino.com- full tracklist

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Dillinger Escape Plan Set Release, Tracklist and Tour
antiMusic reports: After a three year wait for a new studio album, The Dillinger Escape Plan will return to North American record stores on November 13th with their new one called Ire Works. (out on the 12th in the rest of the world) The 11 track effort will be released by Relapse records and is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2004 album Miss Machine. 

According to a press release, they recorded Ire Works with long-time engineer Steve Evetts at Evetts-- Omen Room Studios in Los Angeles , CA . The band has unveiled the first preview track and album opener Fix Your Face exclusively via the bands MySpace.

When you have a new CD you have a new tour. The press release continues: The Dillinger Escape Plan has also unveiled the details for their first headlining tours in support of Ire Works.- more info including tracklist and tour dates

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Court Hears Nipplegate Appeal
Yahoo reports: A U.S. appeals court is to rule whether TV channel CBS deserved to be punished for singer Janet Jackson's infamous breast exposure at the 2004 Super Bowl. 

The third U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals in Philadelphia will decide if the Federal Communications Commission was right to impose a $550,000 fine.

CBS argued that it should not be penalized for broadcasting "fleeting, isolated, or unintended" images, reports BBC News.- more on this story

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Meshuggah Officially Cancel Tour
antiMusic reports: Meshuggah confirmed what fans had already known, they have cancelled their European tour with the Dillinger Escape Plan which was set to take place in November. The reason they give is that they need to spend a little extra time in the studio to complete their new album. 

Here is the message they posted on their website: We regrettably have to inform you that we have been forced to pull out of the November Euro tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan. There are several reasons for this. The main one being the fact that the album recording has taken longer than what was originally planned. As an effect of that - NB has moved the album release to Jan/Feb of 2008.

In light of this we choose to not do a tour that could compromise the outcome of the album as well as possibly delaying the release even more.- more on this story

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