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Full Report for 10/25/2008
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The 88 Week: Final Day
antiMusic reports: Critically acclaimed rockers The 88 return to stores this week with their latest effort "Not Only... But Also." To celebrate the release we asked Keith Slettedahl to pick some of his favorite tracks from the album and tell us a little bit about each one. Here is Keith with today's song:

Save Your Breath: I was tired of meeting with people in the music business -- managers, lawyers, label people -- none of whom seemed at all interested in working with our band. I finally realized that none of this was even important to me, and that I had completely lost sight of what really mattered: playing music that I liked with friends that I loved. I decided I no longer needed anyone's approval, and I wrote this song.

I then proceeded to disregard everything I wrote and signed a record deal. I stand by every word in the song, and it means more to me now than the day I wrote it. It was Matt Wallace's idea to add a bridge to the song, and I'm glad we listened. I like this one a lot.

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

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Against Me! Bus Crash
punknews.org reports: Against Me! was involved in a bus crash while traveling between dates in Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah earlier this week and their frontman has finally issued a report about what went down.

The band is currently touring with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Future of the Left. Leo reported in via his website that the members of Against Me! are uninjured but likely delayed

Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel posted a blog about the accident and said in part, "Everyone was asleep when it happened. I didn't want to wake up. Moments before I was sleeping so deeply. I was annoyed. I woke to the sound of my friends screaming, various expletives, inarticulate gasps, the sensation of spinning, and the sound of crashing inside and outside the bus. My eyes opened to blackness. I immediately pressed my hands and feet into the roof of my bunk as hard as I could, bracing for what I did not know." - more

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Kid Rock Tellin' Tales and Singin' Songs For Vh1
Kid Rock reports: Kid Rock had the audience on their feet as he taped an upcoming episode of "VH1 Storytellers" this past Saturday night at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.

This exclusive performance, "VH1 Storytellers: Kid Rock," will premiere on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27 at 9:00 PM. The hour-long show will feature Kid Rock performing songs off of his latest double platinum-selling album, Rock 'n' Roll Jesus, (Atlantic Records) in addition to past hits, backed by his Twisted Brown Trucker Band.

Following in "Storytellers" format, viewers will gain insight into Kid Rock's personal songwriting process as they get a unique opportunity to hear him share his inspiration and the stories behind each song. *all times ET/PT - more Kid Rock

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Arrest Made in Metal Murder Case
Blabbermouth reports: A 37-year-old man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of the guitarist for the Weatherford, Texas metal band Skard Soul Tuesday was arrested early Thursday in Kaufman County, officials said.

Officers found Jeremy Ryan Sisk dead in the 200 block of West Bridge Street about 11:34 a.m. Tuesday. He had a single gunshot wound to the face.

According to CBS 11 News, Sisk was passionate about his music and family. It was his devotion to protect his own that would cost Sisk his life. - more on this story

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Oasis Attacker Facing Justice
Jam! reports: A man charged with attacking Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at a Toronto festival is due in court today.

A man ran onto the stage during a performance at the Virgin Festival in early September and pushed Gallagher from behind.

Gallagher fell onto his speakers, bruising his ribs and hip. He said later that he thought he had been stabbed . - more on this story

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Bono's New Day Gig
Music Radar reports: Bono's got the writing bug in a big way. In addition to finishing U2's upcoming album, No Line On The Horizon, for which he's penned "50 to 60" songs, he'll sit down at his MacBook next year and make some real money - by writing for the New York Times.

As it so happens, Bono will turn in his copy free of charge, according to New York Times editor Andrew Rosenthal. (As if he needs the dough anyway.)

It is said that Bono will crank out between six to ten pieces for the newspaper, ranging on topics from Africa to poverty to the music of Frank Sinatra. - more on this story

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Moby Porn Video?
Music Radar reports: Back in June, Moby launched a competition that offered aspiring video directors the chance to create a promo for Ooh Yeah, a track from his latest album Last Night. Now he's picked a winner, and it looks like he wants to get his sexy on.

The clip, which was directed by Matteo Bernardini, takes us onto the set of a fictional 1970s skin flick there's definitely a Boogie Nights vibe around the place.

The film features characters with names like Angelica La Lapin, Crystal Menthe, Foxy Candy, Bunny and Big Rob (best not to ask how he got his moniker). - more on this story

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Bad Charlotte Remixes From Fall Out Boy and More, Rivers Dusts Off More Weezer Rarities, Clapton Still The Road God, McCartney Head Found and more
antiMusic reports: Good Charlotte have announced that they will release an album featuring remixes by Fall Out Boy and The Game next month. The band will drop 'The Greatest Remixes' on November 25 in the US. more

Weezer main man Rivers Cuomo will release another volume of demo, titled Alone II, on November 25. Cuomo release the first Alone disc last fall. more

Eric Clapton is once again slinging his trusted Stratocaster over his shoulder for a nine date tour in 2009. Beginning in Dublin on 11 May, Slowhand will visit Liverpool and Manchester before embarking on a six-day residency of the Royal Albert Hall, London. more

The missing waxwork head of Sir Paul McCartney has been found in a bin at Reading train station. more

Il Divo will be performing "Amazing Grace" live on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday, October 24. Taken from their upcoming release The Promise, "Amazing Grace" shows an accessible and vulnerably sincere side to Il Divo that is rarely seen by their adoring audiences. Check out Il Divo's version of "Amazing Grace" filmed live at the Roman Amphitheater in Pula, Croatia here

On October 31st (in Germany, Austria and Switzerland), US power metallers Virgin Steele will be re-releasing their albums Life Among The Ruins, The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell Part I And The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell Part II. more

Nickel Eye, the solo project of The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture, played their first-ever hometown show last night (October 22) as part of CMJ. more

Babelgum's talent-scouting continues. The free, independent Web TV platform today announced the launch of its brand new "Babelgum Music Video Awards", in partnership with Music Nation. Following the success of the Babelgum Online Film Festival, which showcased the work of gifted independent filmmakers, Babelgum has now created a special contest focusing solely on music videos. more info

Oh, Sleeper will soon be without drummer Ryan Conley, who has announced his departure from the band. more

Despised Icon, have returned to annihilate the masses with their first DVD offering, Montreal Assault Live, which is set for a January 27th release through Century Media Records.more

Once Nothing has dropped off their current tour with Rose Funeral and The World We Knew. - more on this story

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Everyone's A Pepper Thanks To GNR
Reuters reports: Guns N' Roses fans thirsting for the band's first album of new material in 17 years will have a sweet, fizzy treat to savor as they listen.

Dr Pepper is making good on a promise to provide every person in America a can of the soft drink if "Chinese Democracy" were to arrive in 2008, and has revealed details of the plan.

"We never thought this day would come," Dr Pepper vp marketing Tony Jacobs said Wednesday. "But now that it's here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's on us." - details on how to get your Pepper

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Phil Spector Jury Selected
AP reports: A jury has been selected for the murder retrial of music pioneer Phil Spector.

Attorneys immediately began questioning more prospective jurors Thursday to find six alternates.

Opening statements are scheduled for later this month, and the trial is expected to last until January. - more on this story

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Front To Back With Ben Folds Five
Myspace reports: MySpace Music today announced the airing of its newest music program, Front to Back, celebrating iconic albums that have helped shape the MySpace Generation.

MySpace Music kicks off this program by reuniting beloved alt-pop band Ben Folds Five with an exclusive one-time live performance of their final studio album together, The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, in its entirety. The program is being presented by NowWhat.com

The concert, which was the band's first performance together in nearly ten years, took place in the band's original hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina on September 18, 2008 at the UNC Memorial Hall. The show is being rebroadcast, starting today, on the Front to Back
- official MySpace Music profile

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Puddle Of Mudd Kick Off Another Round of Touring
PR reports: Since the release of their third studio set Famous last year, Puddle Of Mudd have toured North America, Canada, Japan, Korea and Iraq.

And they are not slowing down! The band kicks off another round of headline dates October 25th in Tampa Florida at Ybor City

Puddle Of Mudd currently has two singles climbing the radio charts! "We Don't Have To Look Back Now" is # 23 on the Adult Top 40 radio chart and "Livin' On Borrowed Time" is climbing up the rock radio charts currently at # 15 and sure to follow "Famous" and "Psycho" both of which reached # 1.
- dates

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Lindsey Buckingham Interview Preview Pt 4
antiMusic reports: When you manage to snag an interview with an artist who's most popular album has sold as many copies as The Beatles biggest selling album in the U.S., and overall has sold more albums than such icons as Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Prince, Queen and even Eminem and Britney Spears, you can't just run the interview. It calls for something special. So this week we are forgoing Singled Out! so we can preview Morley's interview with Lindsey Buckingham. Lindsey has released a wealth of music over the years as both a solo artist and as one of key songwriters and voices of Fleetwood Mac. He just released his latest effort, Gift of Screws, and Morley managed to get him on the phone to discuss the effort as well as other interesting topics. So each day this week we have been teasing you with one question and answer from the interview, here is today's final installment but you can skip reading it here because you can now read the full interview! Today Morley asks Lindsey about the music direction of the new album:

antiMusic: Your last record Under the Skin was largely an acoustic record. Gift of Screws has you rocking out more. Was it purposeful to divide the two records into these collections or was this just the material that presented itself to you in both instances?

Lindsey: Well you know, I did have a very specific idea last time of just taking the finger style and applying production values to it and it was as much about what I DIDN'T do, you know, the lead, and probably very little bass or drums. I was kind of was thinking I was going to approach Gift of Screws in a similar way, maybe stepping it up a little bit. But I certainly didn't think it was going to end up rocking as much as it does. It's just...it's basically what you said you know, you start working on something and you have to sort of be open to where the work sort of wants to lead you, and in fact it seemed to want to lead me in a direction where it was sort of hitting the wall rocking so, you know, I sort of let it do that.

Enough teasing, you've been waiting all week to read the full interview and now you can. All you have to do is click - right here!

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