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Full Report for 05/01/2008
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Day in Rock is Now Live
antiMusic reports: You may have noticed a change to the Day in Rock. It is now LIVE! That means that stories are now available as they are posted instead of once a day. So you can check the Day in Rock home page for the very latest happening in the world of music instead of having to wait until tomorrow!

The report is broken up into two main sections. The top 3-5 stories will headline the report and they will be followed by the latest stories that have been posted. Because of the now fluid format, the report now spans three pages with some of the bigger stories that were posted earlier in the day may be found on the subsequent pages. Sorry to have to break it up but having all the stories on one page would make for a HUGE download. You can also use the quick menu at the top of the report's main page to see all the headlines.

This also means that the link listings for the Day in Rock has changed. Normally stories posted on a Monday would be listed under Tuesday's report. Now they will linked by the day they posted. So if you didn't check the report yesterday you'll find the full report linked on the front page and the side menu. During the first few weeks we will include the full report from the previous day along with today stories on the Day in Rock homepage for your convenience. - Day in Rock homepage.

Amplify Week: Day 5 "Surrender"
antiMusic reports: Continuing our policy of showcasing up and coming artists we proud to turn the focus this week on Brooklyn rockers Amplify. These indie rocker deliver some explosive music that encompasses a lot of different influences which makes them a really compelling list. this week they'll tell us about five of their favorite tracks from their recent release 'Beneath the Beauty Lies...Heaven to Burn'

Here they are with today's song: Surrender- Lyrically, this song explores self-introspection….ironically, this track inspires a great deal of questions from attendees of our live shows. Bobbie's answer is simple, "…it's about looking into the mirror and making that reflection no longer an enemy. Reaching beyond yourself to help another see that anyone can start a war within."
- read the rest of the song story here

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Nickleback Singer Sentenced For DUI
antiMusic reports: Chad Kroeger can now write the final verse to his new song "This is how you convict me!" Chad was sentenced for his DUI conviction so the new verse can now go: "I've been wrong, I've been down / To the bottom of every bottle / Despite words in my head / scream 'Is this all I get?'"

Kroeger was sentenced to the bare minimum when he appeared in court on Thursday. Just what is the crime of driving with twice the legal limit of alcohol in your system going for these days? A staggering $600 fine and a year without a drivers license.

He was approached by reporters on the courthouse steps and he wasn't asked directly for his reaction to this heavy handed sentence or if he was sore-y, he was asked instead what he would tell his young fans. "Don't drink and drive. Absolutely," he replied. "I don't condone drinking and driving. I don't think you should do it. Everybody makes mistakes." - more

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Bon Jovi's Sambora Next Rock of Love Star?
Sleazeroxx reports: Richie Sambora reportedly is set to replace Bret Michaels in the next season of TV dating show "Rock of Love."

Poison frontman Michaels recently wrapped season two when he chose wannabe actress Ambre Lake as the winner and his new girlfriend.

Despite the first season being exposed as a fraud -- the winning contestant already had a boyfriend -- Michaels and Lake insists this time it is for real, and they are handing the show over to another single star. - more on this story

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Quicks: Velvet Revolver's New Singer?- Smells Like McGraw, All I Need is Radiohead, Judas Priest Rocklined, Vip Ticket Prices To Increase?, Would You Like Fries With That Ringtone?, and A Monthly Cure
antiMusic reports: Country superstar Tim McGraw will launch a men's cologne in August, fragrance firm Coty Inc. said. "McGraw by Tim McGraw" comes in a "masculine and sophisticated" bottle, Coty's statement said. There was no reference to the type of scent.

Judas Priest have been booked to appear on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline, hosted by Bob Coburn. Better mark you calendars because it's a bit off in the future. They'll be on Monday, July 21 at 11:30 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. PST. rocklineradio.com

Ticketmaster has acquired the assets of SLO Limited, Inc., a company that provides VIP ticketing services for concerts and special events. more

Remember that big Radiohead video premiere all over MTV we told you about yesterday? You can now feast your eyes on the "All I Need" video right here

Burger King is subsidizing ringtones of Warner Music Group artists on Virgin Mobile phones in an effort to reach more tech savvy consumers, the company said. "We're constantly looking for innovative ways to provide value and entertainment to our Burger King guests," said Brian Gies, VP of marketing impact, Burger King, in a statement. more

The Cure have announced that they will release a new single each month leading up to the release of their 13th studio album in September. Robert Smith and co will drop the first single from the as-yet untitled album on May 13. more

Someone is out of Patience with Axl Rose. Either that or this is an audition tape for the Velvet Revolver singing gig that includes an attempt to appeal to any antiAxl sentiment within the band. Should he get the gig? - Watch and decide.

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Mariah Married Some Rapper We Never Heard Of
Hecklerspray reports: Listen, we're going to tell you this, but you absolutely mustn't care about it. If you do, we'll find you and attack you. OK, ready? Mariah Carey's got engaged. Ta-daaaaah! Do you care? No, no you don't - and that's the way it should be. But wait, what if we tell you that Mariah Carey has got engaged to Nick Cannon? Do you care now? No, of course you don't, because you don't know who Nick Cannon is. Nobody does.

So what about this - Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have known each other for less than two months, which means the chances of this ending in a way that's messy and embarrassing for all is sky-high? Yeah, now you care. Doesn't matter. We're still coming to beat you up.

So what girl wouldn't want to go through all that again, and with a guy she's only just met? Mariah Carey sure would, because she's apparently got engaged to Nick Cannon, a rapper who got his name because one of his hobbies involves putting ball bearings up his bum and farting them out at pirate ships.
- more on this story

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Chat About Filter
PR reports: On Friday May 2 at 12:00 PM Pacific, Filter frontman Richard Patrick will partner with Meebo to host a unique live chat with fans about his band's new album, Anthems for the Damned, available May 13.

Utilizing Meebo's online chat platform, Patrick will field questions and interact with users around the world via a real-time video and audio feed, Meebo, a prominent web-based instant messaging and chat service, has championed new music releases from a variety of high-profile and up-and-coming artists including Filter.

Patrick's live chat is another component in a long list of initiatives setting up Filter's return. The first single "Soldiers of Misfortune" from Anthems for the Damned is currently climbing both Alternative and Active Rock radio charts. The band has also partnered with internet music sites iLike, ascap-doesnt-want-labels-to-promote-their-artists-go-with-bmi-next-time, AT&T Blue Room and MySpace to offer listening parties, track-a-day song leaks and other exclusive content to promote the release. On April 24, the band kicked off its summer tour in Austin, which will span the entire U.S. - If you are feeling talkative then click here to chat with Patrick

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Juliana Hatfield Preview Show
PR reports: Juliana Hatfield will preview songs from How To Walk Away - her 10th solo album in a remarkable 20-year-career - in a special show at Joe's Pub in New York City on May 21st. The record is scheduled for release on August 19th on Hatfield's own label, Ye Olde Records (distributed via Redeye).

Produced by Andy Chase (of revered alt-rock/pop band Ivy) and recorded at Stratosphere Sound, the NYC studio co-owned by Chase, Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne) and James Iha (formerly of Smashing Pumpkins), How To Walk Away features guests Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs) and Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) on vocals, Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne) on guitar, Tracy Bonham (violin) and more.

Fans who visit Hatfield's website and MySpace page can hear "Shining On" and check out the blog wherein she writes about songs selected by fans from her sizable repertoire. "Read it at your own risk - illusions may be shattered," Hatfield warns. - more on this story

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Buckethead's First Recordings Set For Release
MVD reports: Buckethead fans will welcome the From the Coop CD the same way a Beatles fan would welcome a CD worth of decent-sounding Beatles tracks from 1959, or guitar fans would welcome never-before-heard Eddie Van Halen from 1975.

The 19 tracks on From the Coop predate all other Buckethead releases by three years. They are, in fact, the first multi-track recordings Buckethead ever made. He created them in 1988 for a pal who worked as an editor for a guitar magazine, and already it's all there -- the unparalleled technique, the achingly beautiful solos, incredible shredding, wry twists and turns, and best of all, a musical imagination light years beyond his contemporaries.

The guitar-intensive fare includes many surprises, from previously unknown treasures to future fan faves "Hog Bitch Stomp" and "Scraps." Buckethead drew the CD's cover art (a young version of himself in a ghostly chicken coop). The CD booklet includes reproductions of Buckethead's handwriting from the original tapes, as well as the very first Buckethead bio. The CD was produced by Jas Obrecht, who made Buckethead's Acoustic Shards CD and the Young Buckethead DVDs, and the tracks have been digitally restored by Ken Hood. From the Coop will hit stores on 06/10/2008 from MVD. - Tracklisting and artwork

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Inside Disturbed's Fire
Total Assault reports: Disturbed will be world premiering the video for "Inside the Fire" this Friday on their newly revamped website, www.Disturbed1.com.

The first single from the band's upcoming album, Indestructible is based on true events from singer, David Draiman's life.

Disturbed guitarist, Dan Donegan has also just been nominated by Metal Hammer in their "Best Shredder" category! The long standing UK metal publication's award ceremonies are taking place at the "Indigo2 (02 arena)" in London on Monday June 16th 2008. Disturbed have also been named as the main headliners for the event. - Their website

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Lamb Of God DVD Double
PR reports: Heavy metal heroes Lamb Of God are proud to announce the release of an all-new, 2-disc DVD on July 1, 2008. 'Walk With Me In Hell' is a documentary chronicling every detail in the lives of the biggest band in metal as they completed recording and toured around the world nearly three times over in support of the biggest selling metal album of 2007, the Grammy-nominated, Top 10 charting, Sacrament.

The 'Walk With Me In Hell' two DVD set features over five hours of incredible, all-access footage. Disc 1 contains the highly anticipated feature documentary 'Walk With Me In Hell' and multiple live performance extras from across the globe on the Sacrament World Tour.

Disc 2 includes the additional full-length feature "Making of Sacrament" plus LAMB OF GOD's entire, uncut, brutal performance at the Download Festival 2007, where they performed in front of over 72,000 fans. Extras include deleted scenes, live performance videos for various tour stops, the official music video for "Redneck," and a "Making of Redneck" documentary.
- more on this story

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We Are Scientists Brain Thrust
antiMusic reports: We Are Scientists have set a May 13th release date for their new album "Brain Thrust Mastery". Here is some info that was sent to us about it: We Are Scientists shocked themselves and impressed many others with their 2005 debut With Love & Squalor. On the strength of dancefloor standbys "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt;" "It's A Hit;" and "The Great Escape" (as well as nine other songs that, to all appearances, people also liked) the album sold over 150,000 copies in the UK and earned them praise from fans and critics back home in the US as well.

The band spent 2007 at weight-loss camps, alcoholics' dry-out facilities, and a race car school, yet has also found time to pen, record, and road-test their sophomore offering, Brain Thrust Mastery. If W.A.S.'s first album had been far, far better than it was, and of a far more mature style, and if they had then released a limp, unenjoyable second record, and if Brain Thrust Mastery were actually their third album, it would be hailed as 'a return to form', as 'equal to -- in many ways an improvement upon -- the monumental debut'. - more on this story

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Ashlee's Fall
antiMusic reports: The more pregnant they are the harder they fall? Lip-syncing pop princess Ashlee Simpson was probably hoping for a threepeat, but got a disappointing 4th place finish instead. Her new album not only didn't debut at the top of the charts, her sales took a nose dive. "Bittersweet World" sold just 47,000 copies the first week in stores, down from the 220,000 that "I Am Me" moved its first week.

A high-profile engagement, endless speculation about major uterine developments and plenty of face time on TV and magazines couldn't put Ashlee Simpson over the top. As it were, Jessica's baby sister managed just a bittersweet No. 4 debut for Bittersweet World, failing to extend her run of chart-topping albums and looking up at Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis and even the New Zealand novelty act Flight of the Conchords.

Simpson, who sources tell E! News is preggers with new Fall Out Boy fiancé Pete Wentz's spawn (the couple has been coy about whether there is a bun in the oven), had both her previous albums debut at No. 1. - more this week's charts

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