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Full Report for 09/$d/2009


Is A New KISS Song Nothin' But a Poison Melody?
antiMusic reports: KISS inspired Poison and now it seems like the shoe is on the other foot with a track off KISS's new album 'Sonic Boom' carrying a verse that has a very similar melody to a Poison hit.

While not a note by note lifting, but take a casual listen to the main vocal melody in the verses in the KISS track "Never Enough" and you can't help but be reminded of the verses to Poison's "Nothin' But A Good Time".

A few fans have posted samples up on YouTube if you want to head over there and hear it and judge for yourself. You can find the Poison song there as well, which ironically featured Poison covering KISS in the intro to the official music video. Given that link we have to assume that this was unintentional on Paul Stanley's part and is just a coincidence. We also don't have a listing of songwriter credits, so it might be an outside songwriters doing (though they reportedly didn't use any on this effort) but it's hard to believe that no one in the KISS camp picked up on the similarities. - YouTube

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Aerosmith, Nirvana Sound Engineer Murder Suspect On The Loose
Blabbermouth reports: Seattle man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of 49-year-old Tom Pfaeffle, who has worked as a sound engineer with Alice Cooper, Queensryche, Aerosmith, Nirvana and other bands and performers in live concerts, has fled and is sought by police nationwide on a no-bail warrant.

Kino Michael Gomez, 51, wrote his family a "goodbye" letter, telling them he was taking a "one-way trip to the mountains."

The letter (see full story) — an exhibit in Prosecutor Karl Sloan's request for an arrest warrant in Okanogan County Superior Court on Monday — states Gomez believes he's already been condemned by society, and would rather be dead than lose his freedom and his gun rights.
- The letter and a video report here

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Smashing Pumpkins Releasing 44 Free Songs
antiMusic reports: Smashing Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan had exciting news for fans on Wednesday. Seems he plans to outdo Radiohead's free album concept by giving away 44 tracks to fans for free and only making money off of a string of limited edition EPs and a boxset. Pretty cool fan friendly concept but we'll let Billy tell you about it: I'm happy to finally announce the plans for the new Smashing Pumpkins album.

Recording began yesterday, September 15th, 2009 on the new record which will be entitled 'Teargarden by Kaleidyscope'. The album will feature 44 songs, 4 of which are now being recorded. My desire is to release a song at a time beginning around Halloween of this year, with each new release coming shortly after until all 44 are out. Each song will be made available absolutely for free, to anyone anywhere. There will be no strings attached. Free will mean free, which means you won't have to sign up for anything, give an email address, or jump through a hoop. You will be able to go and take the song or songs as you wish, as many times as you wish.

We will however sell highly limited edition EP's (of 4 songs each times 11), and details of how those EP's will be made available are still being worked out. Because the songs themselves will be free, the EP's will be more like collectors items for the discerning fan who will want the art itself, along with the highest possible audio quality available. The EP's will be more like mini-box sets rather than your normal cd single. We may also offer other variations for sale, say for example a digital single with a demo version of a song. The commitment that is most important is the one I'm making to you: that the music of 'Teargarden by Kaleidyscope' will be available for free to everyone. All 44 songs: free for ALL.

When the entire album is finished, it will be compiled into a deluxe box set which will also be made available for sale. Those who have bought the EP's need not worry, as the box set will not be a recompilation of the limited edition pieces. - More of this announcement and be sure to check out the news on the band recording in analog!

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I Am Ozzy Coming Next Month
antiMusic reports: Ozzy Osbourne has set a Rocktober 1 release date for his autobiography, "I Am Ozzy." That is if you happen to live in the UK, the OzzCamp promises a US release soon, but no world on the rest of the world. What can we expect from this autobiography? Will he gloss over the bandmates who contributed to his career? Will he acknowledge them? Doubtful. But it will be interesting to read Ozzy's perspective on Ozzy. Here is what Ozzy had to say about the book himself, "adfadsgrwtewew SHHHHAAAARRROOOON!!!! ghghgwwdad" Just kidding, here is the real message posted Wednesday on Ozzy's official site:

"They've said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies…' Now me, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I've got eighteen of the ----ing things at home. I've killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night.

"It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty ----ing years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I've been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at ----ing two miles per hour. - more on this story

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You Really Got Me Drummer Dies
antiMusic reports: Bobby Graham who has been called the UK's greatest drummer, who played on some of the biggest hits of the 60s and also turned down the job of drumming for the Beatles, died of stomach cancer after a short fight with the disease. He was 69.

oneindia reports: The percussionist had played on more than 15,000 records, which saw him working with stars like The Animals, Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones.

However, one of his best efforts was the hit track 'You Really Got Me', which he recorded while sitting in for The Kinks' drummer Mick Avory. "When Dave [Davies] played the opening chords, Bobby forgot the complicated introduction he had planned, and just thumped one beat on the snare drum with as much power as he could muster," the Daily Express quoted the band's frontman, Ray Davies, as recollecting - more on this story

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Green Day Release $150 Box Set
antiMusic reports: Are you a Green Day fan with some extra green in your wallet? If so the band has a new box set offer that might interest you. According to punknews.org Green Day has announced a new box set to compile their many 7-inch singles. The $150 set will include 42 songs pressed on 21 vinyl singles limited to 2500 copies.

The band's official store had this teaser: Get the ultimate fan collectors piece featuring "Going to Pasalacqua," "2000 Light Years," "86," and "JAR." This box set also includes nine number 1 hits including "Longview," "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" and "American Idiot."

And Examiner.com further reports: Only 2500 were made in a one-time pressing, so quantities are limited, with content covering the entire Green Day history, and even some Foxboro Hot Tubs.

Got the green? (remember that shipping and handling will cost you extra) go - here

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Joe Perry Solo Album Preview- Ace Beats KISS in Taste Test- Pavement Reunion- Ozzy Buys Cops A New Dog- Poison The Well Robbed- Simple Recording Plansand more
antiMusic reports: We have a rather short quicks for you today, let's kick off with this battle of the band and former bandmate between KISS and Ace Frehley: Rock Radio station KLAQ in El Paso, Texas runs a segment in the evenings called "New Rock Wrasslin'". In this segment, they take two brand new songs and pit them against one another and let fans vote on which one they liked better. The other night they put Ace Frehley's "Outer Space" up against his former bandmates KISS's new single "Modern Day Delilah," and "Outer Space" came out victorious...and by a large margin no less.

Pavement are set to reform and perform what is being described as 'multiple shows' in New York City in 2010. According to the Brooklyn Vegan, which cites 'reliable sources,' the heralded darlings of lo-fi indie rock are planning to perform perhaps as many as four nights at NYC's Central Park Summerstage in September of that year. more

Can't wait until October 6th to hear Joe Perry's new album "Have Guitar, Will Travel"? You are in luck as the famed Axeman is offering up samples for ALL of the songs on his official website.

Speaking of previews, Blabbermouth has a preview posted for the new Alice in Chains album. Check that out right here

Poison The Well had their van and trailer (including all of their gear) stolen in Detroit following the first show of their tour with Billy Talent. The band does indeed have insurance, and they will resume the tour in a day or two. Here's a statement from the group

Simple Plan announced via their official Twitter, that they'd begun recording the follow-up to their 2008 self-titled album. They're working on it in Los Angeles and have written a few songs for it so far. more

Ozzy Osbourne appears to have a soft spot for canines. Or in this case, K9s. He recently was persuaded by his son and former "Armed & Famous" celebrity cast member, Jack Osbourne, to buy the Muncie Police Department a new K9 officer, said Sgt. Jay Turner. "Jack and Ozzy are sending the check either this week or next week, and then we'll go get him," Turner said. They already have a name picked out: Ozzy. more

Joey Vera tells fans: Armored Saint is now on Twitter, so if' you're so inclined to follow us in our daily activities whilst recording the new record, please join: www.twitter.com/thearmoredsaint more on that album

Vain Talk: The latest episode of "Talking Metal," contains an interview host Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Lizzy DeVine of Vains of Jenna. Topics include "The Art Of Telling Lies," the Gilby Clarke demos, Stevie Rachelle, Brent Woods, Dirty Pennies, Bam Margera, and Kat Von D. The podcast can be downloaded here

Children Of Bodom will be holding an in-store signing session in Quebec City, QC on Tuesday, September 22nd at HMV (Place Laurier) between 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Check out their cover of Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell" here

Haemorrhage will see the release of their new full-length album through Relapse Records. The long-running goregrind band will begin work on their sixth studio album this winter. In the interim, Relapse will reissue the band's classic Grume album as well as Apology For Pathology.more

Meeting of Important People have posted their new music video for "Brittney Lane Don't Care" online. The video was directed by Thom Glunt (Anti-Flag) and features impressive stop animation and a cardboard city that took over 30 artists and fans to build. The band is for fans of Vampire Weekend, The Shins and My Morning Jacket. Watch it here.

This week's episode of Parlour to Parlour, features the Purrs at guitarist Jason Milne's home in Seattle, where he talks about their new album, "Amused, Confused and More Bad News," and the host gets a little too buzzed on bourbon. Check it out right here
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Eddie Van Halen Sitcom Airs Next Week
Blabbermouth reports: Eddie Van Halen will play himself in an episode of "Two and a Half Men" when the CBS comedy returns September 21. Van Halen's scene was taped in early August in Burbank, California.

Executive producer Chuck Lorre approached the guitarist after learning he was a big fan of the sitcom. "He was gracious enough to do a cameo, which is really cool," Lorre told Entertainment Weekly.

Van Halen said, "I was asked to do a cameo for 'Two and a Half Men'. I typically shy away from these requests as I am not an actor, but [actor] Charlie [Sheen] and I are friends and since it was a scene with him, I agreed. Charlie and I had a great time, even though I was very nervous. The cast and crew were a pleasure to work with and helped me feel a little more at ease."

- Check out photos here

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Buckcherry Set Album Release
PR reports: Buckcherry will release their first live album, Live & Loud 2009, on September 29th. Buckcherry are giving their fans what they've never had before – a live album that combines their raw and explosive on-stage energy with their catalogue of smash rock staples. The album will be released on Eleven Seven Music with distribution through RED.

Live & Loud 2009 will feature the band's biggest hits like 'Sorry' (#2 on Billboard's Hot AC chart), 'Crazy Bitch' (#3, Mainstream Rock), 'Lit Up' (#1, Mainstream Rock), 'Ridin'' (#9, Mainstream Rock) and 'Everything' (#5, Active Rock). The new live album will also feature songs from Buckcherry's current release Black Butterfly (named Album of the Year for 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and Best Rock Album of 2008 by iTunes critics), including 'Talk To Me' which was recently the #1 most added track at active rock radio.

This fall, Buckcherry will tour with KISS on a trek being routed through www.eventful.com/KISS. The site allowed fans to vote at the website to "demand" what cities they want to see the tour hit. More than 8,000 cities and towns were represented on the fan-submitted list. - Track Listing

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Mick Taylor Not Really Broke and Not Suing his Former Rolling Stones Bandmates
Rock Radio reports: Mick Taylor's manager says the former Rolling Stones guitarist is "horrified" over the contents of a Daily Mail interview which stated he was preparing to sue his ex-bandmates. Jeff Allen, who also plays drums in the Mick Taylor Band, says there's no need to take legal action. The Mail quoted Taylor as saying he hadn't been paid since 1982 and he was considering a lawsuit over the immorality of the situation.

"Mick certainly didn't say he was going to sue the Stones," Allen says. "He's got a very good relationship with them....The last time we met up, him and Keith Richards were like long-lost lovers, hugging each other and happy to see each other. When Mick was ill some weeks ago Mick Jagger had his office phone up to see what was going on, then phoned the hospital just to check on Mick.

"So there's no animosity between Mick and the Stones. You can imagine the shock, horror and disbelief when that article came out in the Daily Mail. The emphasis was that Mick was some kind of run-down tramp living in Suffolk. The reality is Mick's having the house done up, and he's living in Holland at the moment with his girlfriend."
- more on this story

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Devo Whips Up New Major Deal And Tour
Yahoo reports: Devo is headed back to the future thanks to new deal with Warner Bros. Records, the group's original major label, and a series of concerts celebrating a pair of older albums.

The company has announced a "unique, ground-breaking worldwide partnership" during which it will "internationally service all aspects of the band's career, including recorded music, touring, merchandising, web services, promotion, e-commerce, sponsorships, licensing and endorsements."

It begins with the November 3 release of deluxe editions of 1978's gold album "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" and 1980's platinum "Freedom of Choice" on both CD and limited-edition colored vinyl, as well as a seven-inch vinyl single featuring "Jocko Homo" and "Mongoloid." - more on this story

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Between The Buried And Me Debut New Song
Victory reports: Victory's metal focused web platform, VictoryMetal.com, is set to debut the first full length track from Between The Buried And Me's forthcoming album The Great Misdirect.

A track from the album, Obfuscation had its world "streaming" premier at 6:00pm EST on Wedesday, September 16. The nine minute and fifteen second song is a testament to the technically otherworldly original and proficient musicianship of BTBAM.

Between The Buried And Me will yet again redefine the progressive metal genre on October 27th when The Great Misdirect is in stores. - Listen to Obfuscation and help spread the word!

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