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Full Report for 11/11/2008
The Bronx Week: Day 2
antiMusic reports: The Bronx roar back this week with their third album! To celebrate this release we asked frontman Matt Caughthran to pick his favorite tracks from the album and tell us about them. He more than delivers! Here is Matt with today's song:

Enemy Mind: this song deals with the downside of liberation. When someone or something you have control over turns on you and slips away. Liberty man represents the idea of the grass always being greener.

"Enemy Mind" is the side of me that wants to keep some things hidden and to myself. I recorded the vocals for this one night in the studio by myself. 1 beer turned into 13 and there I was at 4am screaming my guts out.

Preview songs from the album, learn more about it and the group and more right - here!

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Bon Jovi Sued Over Golf Cart Assault
antiMusic reports: While reading the following report from Sleaze Roxx, keep in mind that the allegations are against a Bon Jovi employee, not a member of the band. Here is the report: A British woman is suing rockers Bon Jovi, alleging that a member of their crew ran her over during a 2006 UK gig, leaving her seriously injured. Sally Allen, a security supervisor at the venue, claimed that the incident happened when the band played at Milton Keynes' National Bowl in southeast England two years ago.

The 37-year-old lady has said in legal papers that she suffered a fractured knee, ligament damage and severe internal injuries after Kevin McDonnell "deliberately" ran over her in a golf buggy.

She claimed that she was working to prevent backstage access after a fire broke out in the VIP area, and that's when she was approached by McDonnell, a member of Bon Jovi's personal security team.

[Wait, she supposedly first tried to sue in the U.S. but that case was rejected. - More details ]

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Kaiser Chiefs Member Hospitalized
NME reports: Kaiser Chiefs' keyboardist Peanut has been hospitalised in Brazil, having come down with a bout of appendicitis in Sao Paulo.

Peanut had his appendix removed on Thursday, and has been ordered to recuperate in Brazil for a few more days before traveling on a plane.

With commitments to meet in Los Angeles, including a show at the Henry Fonda Theatre and an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the remaining band members flew to LA, and will go ahead with the performances as planned. - more on this story

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Kayne, Killers and Ludacris CDs Coming a Day Early
PR reports: In an unprecedented move that brings change to a decades-old practice in the record industry ("Tuesdays in-store") the Island Def Jam Music Group will break with tradition when its three biggest year-end album releases by three of IDJ's most important multi-platinum acts: Day & Age by the Killers (on Island Records), Theater Of The Mind by Ludacris (on DTP/Def Jam), and 808s & Heartbreak by Kanye West (on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) will be released in the physical and digital market­place on Monday, November 24th.

This one-time only trifecta comes three days before the beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday, the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

Each of the new albums has been feverishly anticipated by fans for months, and each is fueled by at least one chart single hit and video (or two!): Kanye West with the smash "Love Lockdown" and brand new "Heartless" from 808s & Heartbreak; Ludacris with the hit "One More Drink" (featuring T-Pain) from Theater Of The Mind; and the Killers with their hit "Human" from Day & Age.
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AC/DC Top 08 Sales?- Ozzy Turns Telemarketer- Macca Shrek- Clarity Again for Jimmy Eat World- GNR Vinyl- Britney's Son Hospitalized and A LOT more
antiMusic reports: We have an action packed almost double edition of Quicks for you this fine Tuesday! But before we get to that you may have noticed that our site has undergone a bit of a face lift. The idea was to streamline the layout to make the site easier to navigate. We hope we have done this but if you run into any issues with things not appearing to work properly, please let us know. The contact link is at the bottom of the page. Now on to the quick music news stories for Tuesday:

Coldplay just won an award for being the biggest selling artist of 2008 but apparently AC/DC beg to differ if a press release sent to the BW&BK is any indication: AC/DC is the highest selling artist of the year worldwide with over 10 million units between Black Ice (5.3 million copies) and the extensive catalog (5.1 million copies), the catalog itself also surpassing sales of The Beatles catalog in North America in 2008. more.

Ozzy has turned into telemarketer! Samsung Mobile has teamed up with Ozzy Osbourne to promote the Samsung Propel. Samsung calls the devise "a fun and trendy messaging phone with a full QWERTY keyboard available in multiple color options." View the new Propel TV spots here.

Paul McCartney's next big project will be voicing a new character in the next Shrek movie, reports Angry Ape. "It's not known which character Macca will play in Shrek 4 - which is named 'Shrek Goes Fourth'" more

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is being honored with a star on his home town, Birmingham's Walk of Stars. The plaque, on the city's Broad Street, will be unveiled on November 23rd during a special ceremony. more

Britney Spears' 2-year-old son, who was hospitalized over the weekend after he had a reaction to something he ate, has been released from a Mississippi medical facility, according to a report on Monday on celebrity website TMZ.com.more

A parole review official on Monday refused to release the convicted felon questioned in the killings of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, after a witness reported seeing him with a gun similar to the one used in the slayings.more

Guns N' Roses' long-awaited new album, Chinese Democracy, hits stores on November 23rd via Interscope Records. In the US, the album is exclusive to Best Buy who will be selling both the regular CD and the vinyl version; the latter includes instructions for a free MP3 download of the entire album. more

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its 1999 album "Clarity," Jimmy Eat World will perform the set in its entirety at 10 shows early next year.more

Original Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno has once again been denied a visa to enter the Untied States, according to one of the bands that was to support a couple shows on the tour. more

A British exam board is recalling a high school music test that included convicted child molester Gary Glitter's music in its "suggested listening" section, board officials said Monday.more

Girls Aloud followed their recent No. 1 single, "The Promise" (Fascination/Polydor), with a bestselling debut yesterday (Nov. 10) for their fifth studio album, "Out of Control."more

The Almighty are been forced to cancel the Powertrippin' Again Tour in December of this year. The bands said in a statement that "The reasons for this lie solely at the feet of a company called Hostile Promotions." more

Lawyers pushing a long-awaited settlement over how to parcel out James Brown's estate and trust want the trustees removed, claiming they've done little to protect the singer's legacy and money.more

Rush's Alex Lifeson has donated an original painting for auction to help fight kidney disease. The painting sold for $1,225. more

Fatboy Slim's Norman Cook, Talking Heads' David Byrne, Iggy Pop and Dizzee Rascal have collaborated on a project dubbed the Brighton Port Authority (BPA), and will release a debut album in the US this winter.more

Maroon 5's coming out with a remix album, "Call and Response," featuring the production handiwork of Pharrell, Tiesto, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, and more. You can listen to the first song off the album, "If I Never See Your Face Again," produced by Swizz Beatz, on Maroon 5's imeem profile here

Beyonce has revealed that she wants to play Wonder Woman in a film of the comic book heroine, and that she has met both DC Comics and Warner Bros to discuss a big screen role. "I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman?" she told the Los Angeles Times. more

Anti-Flag have cancelled their upcoming shows in Australia and New Zealand "due to circumstances beyond [their] control". more

According to his spokeswoman Tim McGraw will host "Saturday Night Live" on November 22. Read the AP report

Suicide War is a new hardcore/metal/thrash hybrid from New Orleans, LA. It was formed by two members of Valume Nob - Frey Thieler on guitar and Sammy Molina on bass. Joining them is drummer Craig Nunenmacher(Black Label Society, ex-Crowbar). While Craig is currently preparing for a tour with BLS, Sammy and Frey have been writing a bunch of material for the band. more

Noel Gallagher won't be quitting music just yet, as he's waiting until Paul Weller hangs up his guitar first. "I have always felt that as long as Paul Weller's doing it - and he's 10 years older than me - I'm doing it," says the Oasis guitarist. more

Sign your life away! As record labels continue to struggle in the face of file sharing, free music and digital music sales, Warner chief exec Edgar Bronfman explained that all Warner-signed artists will now be required to join in so-called "360 deals."more

AFI's Jade Puget told fans in a blog entry: "We've officially finished writing the 8th AFI album, and now we enter the studio to put it on tape. We have a fabulous producer we'll be working with, David Bottrill, who has worked on some fantastic and legendary albums by Peter Gabriel, Muse, Silverchair, Placebo, and Tool." more

Lemonheads frontman/guitarist Evan Dando posted a message on the band's blog explaining the delay and forthcoming release of the band's delayed covers album, Varshons. The record had been slated for a September 2008 release:more

Joan Osborne and Matt Morris performed a duet for ''Cathedrals'' on the CBS Early Show last Saturday. Joan and Matt have been receiving standing ovations for their rendition of the Jump Little Children original. Find out why.

The Apple rumor du jour is that Sony Music Entertainment will license DRM-free tracks to iTunes, under the iTunes Plus program. More details at Billboard

Ultravox are set to head out on a reunion tour next year. The band, who had a massive worldwide hit with 'Vienna' in 1981, will hit the road in April. more

Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation's second-biggest electronics retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday (Nov. 10) but plans to stay open for business as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.more

Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice but was banned from her own country for 30 years under apartheid, died early Monday after a concert in Italy. She was 76. - more

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Guns N' Roses To World Premier New CD at Listening Party
Music Radar reports: The 14-year wait for Chinese Democracy finally comes to an end on 23 November, but for those insatiable Guns N' Roses fans who can't wait that long, here's your chance to hear the album, in full, before anyone else.

The band have announced an official pre-listening party, two days before the release, and everyone's invited…Unless you're based in Scandinavia, though, it's going to be a long trek to get there.

The world premiere is all set to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday 21 November at 10pm. Admission is free and the first ten guests will get a copy of the album for nothing.
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Deftones Bassist Recovering
NME reports: Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is recovering well after a serious car crash last week (November 3).

Cheng has been in a coma since the incident, and is now said to be in a stable condition and responding well to treatment.

Speaking on the Deftones blog, a statement said Cheng had responded to his father's request to move his lower lip and his legs had also responded with movement after a tendon reflex test. - more on this story

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Gene Simmons Inks Deal With Survivor Mastermind
PR reports: No Good TV and Mark Burnett Productions have entered into production partnership that covers multiple programming genres and media formats. Gene Simmons, Chairman of the Board for No Good TV, and Richard Abramson, Board member and special consultant, brokered the deal.

Mark Burnett Productions, headed by renowned television producer Mark Burnett, is the home of iconic series like "Survivor," "The Apprentice" and "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader," among others. Burnett himself has been inducted into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame and is credited with starting the non-scripted television craze in North America.
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Metallica Hall of Fame Induction Won't Include Founder
antiMusic reports: Metallica are the odds on favorite to be inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. Rolling Stone broached that topic as well as many in a recent interview with James Hetfield. Here is part of that exchange:

Rollingstone.com: Most likely, Metallica will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next April. Who will be onstage with you? * Hetfield: "Everyone that played on a record should be there. You're considered for the Hall 25 years after your first recording, not after you formed."

Rollingstone.com: That would omit Dave Mustaine. * Hetfield: "He wasn't on a record. Jason Newsted should be up there - he was in the band for 14 years and played on quite a few records - and so should Robert Trujillo."

Rollingstone.com: Will it be weird to be there with Jason? * Hetfield: "There's no reason for it to be weird. We don't want to be part of the soap opera of the Hall of Fame. Everybody wants to see a train wreck, like with Blondie onstage arguing over crap [at the 2006 ceremony]. That really cheapens the moment." - Read The Full Interview

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Mark Tremonti Discusses Led Zeppelin and Creed Reunion Rumors
antiMusic reports: Music Radar caught up with Alter Bridge (ex-Creed) guitarist Mark Tremonti to see if they could get some inside information about the rumor that Led Zeppelin planned to tour with his band's frontman, and he also addressed the possibility of a Creed reunion. Here is part of that interview:

Music Radar: The Zeppelin tour would be just a one-off for him? Would he make an album with them? Apparently, they're writing material...

Tremonti: "Oh, who knows? We don't know any details. But I have to say...there wouldn't be a better guy in the world to play that role than Myles. I think it'd be very exciting."

Music Radar: Given the set of circumstances that could go down next year, is the chance of a Creed reunion still nil?

Tremonti: "Who knows what can happen next year? 2009 could be one of the craziest years ever for us. Again, all I can say is that Alter Bridge is still very much a band and we have every intention of carrying on." - Read the full interview

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Iron Maiden Go Somewhere Back In Time Again With Final Tour Leg
BW&BK reports: Following the huge international success of their spectacular Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 08, Iron Maiden will be taking to the skies once again in 2009 for a fourth and final leg starting in Dubai on February 13th.

Loaded up with a full complement of band, crew and twelve tons of stage set and equipment, the band's customized Boeing 757, christened Ed Force One by the fans and flown again by Astraeus Airlines Captain and Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, will once again be circumnavigating 80,000 km around the planet for concerts in 19 cities in eleven countries, making it a staggering 37 countries in total visited on this tour, playing to almost two million fans.

Taking off in early February Maiden will make their first appearances in New Zealand for 16 years via Dubai and Bangalore followed by the long haul journey for a return to Mexico in some even larger venues and then finishing with an extended run through Central and South America to include countries and cities they have not visited before. - more on this story

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Beatles Mystery Solved?
House of Rock reports: The opening chord to The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" is famous because for 40 years, no one quite knew exactly what chord Harrison was playing. Musicians, scholars and amateur guitar players alike had all come up with their own theories, but according to Science Daily, it took a Dalhousie mathematician to figure out the exact formula.

"I started playing guitar because I heard a Beatles record—that was it for my piano lessons," says Jason Brown of Dalhousie's Department of Mathematics and Statistics with a good laugh. "I had tried to play the first chord of the song many takes over the years. It sounds outlandish that someone could create a mystery around a chord from a time where artists used such simple recording techniques. It's quite remarkable."

Four years ago, inspired by reading news coverage about the song's 40th anniversary, Dr. Brown decided to try and see if he could apply a mathematical calculation known as Fourier transform to solve the Beatles' riddle. The process allowed him to decompose the sound into its original frequencies using computer software and parse out which notes were on the record. - It worked, up until a point

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