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Bouncer Hospitalizes Singer
antiMusic reports: A club bouncer sent Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones to the hospital with a serious injury. The band was at the London nightclub club Amika following an appearance at the Vodafone Live Music Awards and got into an argument with a club bouncer as he was leaving the establishment early Thursday morning.

The Press Association reports that "The altercation, allegedly with a member of the club's security team, left the 33-year-old bloodied from a deep 2in gash to his forearm." The band reportedly issues the following statement: "Kelly and friends were leaving the club when he had an altercation with an over-zealous security guard.

"As a result of the ensuing fracas, Kelly badly injured his arm and is currently in hospital, where he has been since the early hours of this morning awaiting a consultation with a surgeon." - more on this story

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MCR: Emo's A Pile of Sh*t
antiMusic reports: Someone better tell all of those My Chemical Romance fans to throw away their mascara and turn their frowns upside down because the band's frontman Gerard Way says in a emotional new interview that his band has nothing to do the "pile of sh*t" that is emo. 

Brett Sowerby conducted an interview with Way for The Maine Campus. Most of the questions were from students at the university but this one was not attributed to a student and really seemed to make Gerald "emotional". Here is the exchange: TMC: I understand you don't really like the term emo to describe your music. Is there anything you'd like to say about that?

GW: Basically, it's never been accurate to describe us. Emo bands were being booked while we were touring with Christian metal bands because no one would book us on tours. I think emo is F--ing garbage, it's bulls--. 

I think there's bands that unfortunately we get lumped in with that are considered emo and by default that starts to make us emo. All I can say is anyone actually listening to the records, put the records next to each other and listen to them and there's actually no similarities. I think emo's a pile of s--. [we took this test here at antiMusic and couldn't tell the difference] - Read the full interview

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Rage Against The Kangaroo
antiMusic reports: It looks like the Rage Against the Machine reunion will roll on and this time they are taking their show Down Under. The communist leaning band's multinational corporate record company's Australian branch issues a rather comical press release when you consider the source. Yes the man is selling rebellion again! Here it tis mate! Via la revolution, but you gotta buy a ticket and don't forget the Che T-shirt! 

It has been 11 long years since Australians last pointed their middle fingers heavenwards and declared: "F--- you, I won't do what you tell me!" and this January the opportunity beckons against with Rage Against The Machine announcing their return to Oz for two massive shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Ticket go on sale Thursday, September 27 - be quick. 

The drought will break and the rebellion will rise again this January with the long-awaited return of Los Angeles, California's Rage Against The Machine. The re-formed Rage - vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Commerford - will set the Australian summer ablaze with two very special shows in Sydney and Melbourne. - more on this story

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Hagar Addresses Van Halen Reunion
antiMusic reports: KNAC posted a preview of their candid interview with Sammy Hagar. The full interview is set to run this weekend acording to the site but they did post the portion where Sammy discusses the Van Halen reunion and the exclusion of Michael Anthony. Here is that exchange - KNAC.com: I know you love playing music with Michael Anthony, so that being said, what does a Van Halen reunion mean to you without Michael Anthony….or David Lee Roth's original hair? 

Hagar: "I wouldn't do it without Mike. On the last reunion, and I'm telling you this straight up - this is stuff I've never really said actually - they wanted to throw Mike out then. Why? I don't know. I still can't understand why Ed has it out for Mike. Mike is the nicest guy in the world, and he's an unbelievable player. He's also an incredible singer and a professional. Mike is a guy who goes out every night and does a perfect job - a 10 every night - it's not even a 9.5. Why would you want to get rid of a guy like that? I don't know what happened between them somewhere when I wasn't around, but I just said, 'no, I won't do it without Mike.' My manager said, 'you put a gun in Mike's hand to negotiate with these guys.' I said, 'you're damn right because I'm telling you, the agency, the promoters and the band that I will not go out and do a Van Halen reunion show without Michael Anthony.' 

"Obviously, someone else doesn't feel that way because Mike isn't there. Honest to God—it's none of my business. If Eddie wants to play with his son, fine. I love my son too, but I got him a different job. (laughs) I just think that it should be Mike. They will do good without him, and it's a shame. At the same time, I just think the fans are gonna walk away with a little bit of a disappointment because Mike's a big part of that band." - Check KNAC.com this weekend for the full interview.

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Million Fans Sign up for Zeppelin Tickets
BBC reports: More than one million fans have applied for tickets to see Led Zeppelin reunite on stage for the first time since 1988. 

Just 20,000 tickets are available for November's show at London's O2 arena, which is being held as a tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. 

Tickets are being issued by ballot for the show, Promoter Harvey Goldsmith said he was "overwhelmed" by the demand. Fans who have tickets will be told by 1 October.- more on this story

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Nude Disney Star Sued
antiMusic reports: We do have a ban on Disney coverage right now but we can't resist a story about a Disney star making lesbian photos. That's not the focus of the story but that's what caught our eye. Funny how the Goofy company can ban metal bands but when one of their kiddy show stars has provocative photos pop up online, they act as if nothing happened. Hecklerspray have the story: If you ever wanted proof of how successful Disney's High School Musical cable movies have been, you only need to look as far as Vanessa Hudgens. A series of lewd Vanessa Hudgens photos have been posted across the internet recently, showing 18-year-old Vanessa Hudgens naked and playing at being a lesbian - and still High School Musical fans have rushed to Vanessa's defence, claiming that Hudgens is only doing what any normal teenage girl would do. While we'd argue with that judgement - we've met plenty of teenage girls in our time, and getting them to send us naked lesbian photos of them has proved to be damn near impossible - you have to respect the passion of her followers.

One of Vanessa Hudgens' old lawyers has decided to sue her for $150,000 over something to do with Vanessa Hudgens that shockingly doesn't involve any amount of teenage nudity whatsoever.

E! Online reports: The scandal-tinged High School Musical star was sued Monday for breach of contract by her former lawyer who says that the 18-year-old hasn't yet paid a $150,000 bill. In his complaint, Brian L. Schall claims that Hudgens has raked in more than $5 million from songwriting and recording deals that he helped negotiate starting Oct. 1, 2005- more on this story

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Great White Manager Parole Set
antiMusic reports: Great White's former manager who lit the pyrotechnics that caused the fatal fire at the Station Nightclub in Rhode Island that killed 100 people has been granted parole that will take effect in March, meaning that he will have served less than half of his 4-year prison sentence.

The state parole board voted unanimously to grant Daniel Biechele early release, the board's Chairwoman Lisa Holley told the Associate Press. 

Biechele was sentenced to 4 years after pleading guilty last year to 100 counts of manslaughter for his part in the deadly fire at the night club in February of 2003 which took 100 lives include Great White guitarist Ty Longley.

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Mutemath Backwards Video
antiMusic reports: We knew they'd come through with a video. Jimmy Kimmel's PR company sent this over. In case you have not already seen the incredible BACKWARDS performance by art-rockers MUTEMATH last night on ABC's late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" – you need to check out [the link at the end of this article]. For the first time ever on late-night television a band performed in reverse! 

The idea for this unique performance stemmed from the video for the track which was a collaborative concept between video director Israel Anthem and the band. Every move and detail by each band member was conceived and painstakingly plotted and choreographed. 

Band members learned and rehearsed their individual parts of the song backwards so when filmed and viewed would appear as accurately and naturally as possible in real time though the film runs completely in reverse.- [You know you HAVE to check that out!]

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Pearl Jam Film Screening Set
PR reports: Pearl Jam announces the September 25th release of Immagine in Cornice "Picture in a Frame", a live concert film chronicling the band's performances with behind-the-scenes footage from the five Italian concerts that took place as part of the band's 2006 European tour. There will be a screening in Los Angeles the night of release.

Immagine in Cornice was directed by renowned photographer, filmmaker and long-time friend of the band Danny Clinch (Bruce Springsteen Devils and Dust, Live from Bonnaroo 2004) and was shot in High Definition, Super-8 and a number of formats in between. 

Immagine in Cornice captures prime stage versions of songs spanning Pearl Jam's career -- ranging from "Even Flow" to "Corduroy" to "World Wide Suicide", and gives fans a behind-the-scenes perspective of the band's travels through Italy -- from their first stop in Bologna to their final show in Pistoia. Personal interviews, candid performances, and glimpses backstage and off stage provide a rare look into the band's life on the road. 

Pearl Jam will be screening their new performance film Immagine in Cornice (Picture in a Frame) on Tuesday, September 25th at Plant 16 in Van Nuys, CA. show starts at 8 and tickets are available for purchase- here

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Avril, Fiona, Sheryl Girlfest Axed
antiMusic reports: GirlFrenzy, the all female "concert event" you have heard nothing about looks to have died from lack of interest, or at least has been delayed. We'll let E! be the smartasses this time with their report: Is GirlFrenzy more like a GirlFizzle? The one-off daylong music festival, set to take place in October and feature an all-estrogen lineup of singers, has been indefinitely postponed, without so much as an explanation to fans or performers.

"Right Arm Entertainment and Live Nation have postponed the first annual GirlFrenzy," read an announcement on the concert's official site. The promoters said the show would be rescheduled sometime for 2008.
Among the topliners slated to appear at the show, which was supposed to take place Oct. 27 in Irvine, California, were Sheryl Crow, Avril Lavigne, Fiona Apple, Miranda Lambert, MySpace stalwart Colbie Caillat, Starbucks playlist staple Antigone Rising and iTunes heavyweight Sara Bareilles.
- more on this story

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John Fogerty Revival Tour
PR reports: John Fogerty, whose searing new album Revival is out October 2 on Fantasy Records, will kick off a Fall tour at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on November 2. Fogerty will bring with him songs from 'Revival,' which USA Today says "evokes the swamp pop, rockabilly stomp and guitar chomp of his Creedence Clearwater Revival heyday," as well as classics from his deep Creedence and solo catalog. The same day Revival hits stores; Fogerty will appear on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Revival, Fogerty's first album of new material on Fantasy, represents a renewed musical spirit and heart. Standout tracks include the hopeful first single "Don't You Wish It Was True", "Gunslinger," with it's cinematic western-theme evoking vintage-era Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the deliciously swampy "Creedence Song," where Fogerty correctly and humorously concludes, "You can't go wrong, if you play a little bit of that Creedence song." - more including tour dates

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Leave Britney Alone The TV Series
Hecklerspray reports: Hey kids, forget everything your parents told you about working hard - it appears the best way to achieve success is to start wailing uncontrollably on YouTube because someone you inexplicably admire is acting like a dickhead.

Pretty much the whole world has seen the YouTube video called 'LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!' in which a desperately androgynous young person cries and cries and cries and threatens to kill himself unless people stop writing mean things about Britney Spears all the time. 

Well, it seems like the TV buzz-phrase this season is 'uncomfortably unstable Britney Spears obsessives' because Chris Crocker, the star of the 'LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!' YouTube video has just signed a deal to star in his own TV show. Although details are scant about Chris Crocker's TV project, it's thought to be a cross between Avocats et Associés and a sobbing f*cking moron getting disturbingly worked up about someone he's never met doing something that'll never affect him like a tit.- more on this story

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Isis 10th Anniversary Tour
antiMusic reports: Isis have set a bi-coastal 10th Anniversary tour that will take place in November. They also announced the release of two singles from their album In The Absence Of Truth. Here is the update the band issued including the tour dates:

November 21st, will see the release of the first of two singles from In The Absence Of Truth. 'Holy Tears', the first single, also includes a live version recorded during last fall's tour with TOOL, a video directed by Dominic Hailstone (Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone, The Eel), and a LUSTMORD/ MELVINS remix of 'Not In Rivers, But In Drops'. The second single, 'Not In Rivers, But In Drops', has a January release date and will also feature a live version, video, and 'Holy Tears' remix."

That's right we've got the official itinerary for our 10 Year Anniversary Shows so head for the oceans - although we're still not quite sure of the set list, it will be sure to include something for kids of all ages... - more on this story

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