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Full Report for 09/24/2009


KISS, Genesis, Stooges, RHCP Lead Rock Hall Nominations
PR reports: The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced Wednesday. The twelve nominees are: ABBA, Darlene Love, Donna Summer, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, KISS, Laura Nyro, LL Cool J, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chantels, The Hollies and The Stooges.

Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will select artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 25th Annual Induction Ceremony on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Five of the twelve nominees will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. This year's nominees had to release their first single no later than 1984. - more on this story

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Megadeth Better Than Metallica?
antiMusic reports: Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine was on 92.5 WZUU FM The Big Dumb Radio Show. During the chat Mustaine talked about a magazine comparing his latest effort to Metallica's as well as the rumored "Big Four" tour. Blabbermouth is running streams of the interview but below are a couple of excerpts that they transcribed.

On how "Endgame" has been received thus far - Mustaine: "The record is a complete smash success right now for us. Even web sites that are notorious for hating Megadeth, like Blabbermouth, we got an 8.5 out of 10 there. I mean, go figure. And they even said something that was kind towards me, saying, 'Well, maybe it's time for us to take a lesson from Professor Dave.' And I'm thinking, 'Huh?!' I guess hell must be frozen. [laughs] And I just heard that there's a magazine a very high-ranking, established institution... magazine in the U.K., one of the guys there said that Megadeth is better than Metallica. And I was like, 'Oh, my God. The next thing you know I'm gonna wake up and I'm gonna be 16 again and I'll have somebody really hot and young laying in my bed.'"

On whether it gets annoying being asked about Metallica all the time- Mustaine: "Nah, it depends on what they're talking about. If it's the 'he-said-she-said' stuff, that's not OK, because they weren't there. But if it's stuff like talking about anything that was to happen, currently or in the future, it's total speculation and it's up in the air. I really don't like talking about it, because I have a new record out and I've heard both records [referring to Metallica's 'Death Magnetic' and Megadeth's 'Endgame' Ed.], and I think mine's better. And that's not a dig at [Metallica]; it's just how I feel. And I know that they've got a lot of records that are better than the stuff I've put out, but not all of it, and certainly not the stuff that we made together." - Find out his latest take on the Big four tour rumor and listen to streams of the entire interview

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Papa Roach and Jet Winter Tour
10th St reports: Papa Roach and Jet will usher in Winter 2009 with a co-headlining tour of the U.S. The affordable and eclectic rock show with a festival feel starts off in late October through the end of November and offers four bands for less than forty dollars.

Fans will be treated to no less than fourteen hits in one night, which will include radio smashes like Papa Roach's "Last Resort," "Forever," "Scars," "Lifeline" (which remained at #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart for 9 weeks) and JET's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl," "Cold Hard Bitch," "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" and their latest, "She's A Genius."

Known for their electrifying live shows, Papa Roach have been touring nonstop behind their new album and fifth studio recording, Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Album Chart earlier this year. Fresh from the road alongside fellow powerhouse Nickelback, frontman Jacoby Shaddix says, "Playing shows every night is what we're built for. We make a club feel like an arena and we make an arena feel like a club." Indeed Hit Parader raves, "Papa Roach's live energy is like a pack of wild horses unbridled and uncontainable."
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AC/DC Countdown Exciting Announcement
BW&BK reports: Although Classicrockmagazine.com, reported unconfirmed reports that AC/DC are to release a major box set later this year, the band's MySpace site has added fuel to the (highway to) hellfire!

"AC/DC have launched a special website called ACDCBacktracks.com and tells fans that they'll be making an "exciting announcement on September 29th."

Classicrockmagazine.com said that the aforementioned Amplifier box set would contain three CDs, two DVDs and a vinyl album. - more

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Sebastian Bach, K-Fed and Bobby Brown Lead Celebrity Fit Club Cast
BW&BK reports: VH1 has revealed the identities of the eight celebrities who will be attempting to shed unwanted weight on Celebrity Fit Club's seventh season, which the network recently began filming.

Celebrity Fit Club's seventh-season cast members include: ex-SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach; former Britney and Kevin: Chaotic co-star Kevin Federline; his pre-Britney Spears ex Shar Jackson

Project Runway first-season winner Jay McCarroll; R&B star Bobby Brown; former Charles in Charge star and Baywatch babe Nicole Eggert; High School Musical's Kaycee Stroh; and Bad Girls Club alum Tanisha Thomas.
- more on this story

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Pearl Jam To Top Charts- Gary Numan Nine Inch Nailed- Bob Dylan Vs Arctic Monkeys for Mag Prize- Stooges Raw Power Party- New Foo Songs and more
antiMusic reports: Pearl Jam is on course to nab its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in 13 years. Industry prognosticators suggest the band's new "Backspacer," released on Sunday (Sept. 20), could sell anywhere between 175,000 to 200,000 copies by week's end.more

Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor is set to collaborate with Gary Numan. Numan who recently appeared on stage at the last ever Nine Inch Nail gig, has said that he is likely to be heading into the studio to write and record some material with the frontman. more

Metallica has donated CAD $21,462 from the box-office take of their two sold-out shows at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday and Sunday (September 19-20) to Sun Youth, a local community services organization. more

Foo Fighters have revealed the tracklisting for their Greatest Hits due out November 3, 2009. The album will feature two new tracks, "Wheels" and "Word Forward." A deluxe edition will be released with a 28-page book of never before seen photos of the band accompanying a bonus DVD. check out the tracklisting here

Bob Dylan, Doves, Arctic Monkeys and Madness are among 25 acts longlisted for this year's Uncut Music Award. Kings of Leon and Graham Coxon are also in the running for the prize which is awarded to the "most inspiring and rewarding" album of the past 12 months. more

The Stooges will be performing their classic proto-punk album, Raw Power, in its entirety at All Tomorrow's Parties in the U.K. next year. more

Here is another new track from the upcoming Chester Bennington's Dead by Sunrise album, "Inside of Me". listen

When Billy Morrison heard his friend, bassist Scott Ford (Twilight Singers, the Gutter Twins, Camp Freddy), was suffering from an advanced bone loss medical condition resulting in severe blood infections, the guitarist and former member of The Cult sprung into action. The result is the Scott Ford Benefit show, which features a who's who list of Los Angeles musicians getting together Sept. 26 at The Roxy. more

Ace Frehley's first solo release in 20 years, Anomaly debuts 27 on the Billboard 200, and #2 on the Independent Billboard chart. Ace also debuts #7 in his hometown of New York.

Alice In Chains will be returning to the U.K. at the end of their European tour to play Brixton Academy in London on 12/7 and Nottingham Rock City on 12/6. more

Saosin premiered their new video for the 1st single "Changing" from their brand new album 'In Search of Solid Ground' on myspace last Friday and it has been viewed over 120,000 times Watch it here

Chris Robley finally gets a "proper" episode of Parlour to Parlour this week. At his home in Portland, Oregon, Chris shows off his album art and demonstrates a musical parallel with Julian Lennon. Check it out here

Word on the street is that He Is Legend has disbanded.more

Former Helloween singer Michael Kiske has joined forces with acclaimed bassist and producer Dennis Ward (Place Vendome, Pink Cream 69) in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed band. more
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Joe Perry Denies Aerosmith Rumor
Nightwatcher reports: Aerosmith's Joe Perry has denied rumors that the band are about to split up, by saying a new album "Will happen".

Perry who hasn't spoken to frontman Steven Tyler since he fell off the stage, was "Upset" that the band had to cancel their North American tour, but has dismissed rumors of the band splitting.

"Maybe we have three more records in us. Maybe we have five [and] seven years of touring," Perry told the Boston Herald. "[We're] Taking a breather" he added, but hoped the band would reconvene in spring to begin recording their next album and map out a tour for next Autumn. - more on this story

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Tour Sidelined By Bizarre Skating Accident
PR reports: Smile Empty Soul have been forced to cancel their next four tour dates after vocalist Sean Danielson broke his leg and tore his ACL in a skateboarding accident prior to Sunday night's show in Kansas City.

Danielson has issued the following statement: "I'm really sorry to disappoint all the fans who were anxious to see us on the tour dates we've had to cancel, but I'm in the hospital and out of commission," he commented. "I was skateboarding before a show in Kansas City, when a car pulled out in front of me and I had to jump off to avoid being hit. As soon as I hit the ground, I heard my leg crack and there was intense pain shooting through my body. This all happened less than an hour before I was slated to be on stage opening for Buckcherry.

"After being rushed to the hospital, they did some X-rays and discovered I had broken my leg in four different spots and tore my ACL during the fall, which required immediate surgery on my leg. The doctors told me that I can't tour for a little while to make sure everything heals properly or run the risk of permanently injuring my leg. It really sucks to have to cancel the rest of the dates on this tour as the shows have been packed every night and we've been having a blast. We'll be back out on the road later this year, so please stay tuned for a major tour announcement from us. In the meantime please drop us a line on MySpace or Facebook and let us know what you think of the new album. You can also check out some pics of my leg there as well....FUBAR" - more on this story

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Shadows Fall Go Top 40
PR reports: With the creation of Everblack Industries and its premiere independent release Shadows Fall proves that D.I.Y. is the key to success. Taking matters into their own hands Shadows Fall unleashed Retribution on the masses.

This critically acclaimed album has won the fans over as well, with staggering record sales placing them in the Top 40 of the Billboard Top 200 Chart, number 3 on Billboard's Hard Music Chart and number 3 on Billboard's Independent Chart.

The band had the following to say about their chart debut: "We're really excited about the debut! It feels good knowing that we own the album and it's on our own label. We want to thank all of our fans who have supported us through the years and especially the ones that bought Retribution. If you downloaded it without purchasing, we're on tour, we're coming to town and you better lock your doors!"
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Genesis Lives On In New Boxset
Rhino reports: Following the reissue of the 14 Genesis studio albums in the stunning boxed sets Genesis 1976 1982 and Genesis 1983 1998 in 2007, and Genesis 1970 1975 in 2008, on September 29, Rhino will release Genesis Live 1973 2007, a boxed set gathering the four live albums recorded by the legendary British group from 1973 to 1992. Featuring brand new stereo mixes, the boxed set also includes the long-awaited release in stereo and 5.1 of Live At The Rainbow 1973 only available with this collection.

Genesis Live 1973 2007 is a sumptuously presented boxed set that includes: Genesis Live, the band's first Top 10 album in the UK, recorded in Leicester and Manchester and issued in 1973, and featuring the classic line-up of Tony Banks (keyboards), Phil Collins (drums, vocals), Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute), Steve Hackett (guitars) and Mike Rutherford (bass, guitars). Genesis Live, for this box-set release, has been extended to feature five bonus tracks recorded at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles on January 24, 1975 and the full album is also presented in 5.1 for the first time.

The double set Seconds Out, a Top 5 entry in 1977 that documented the group's Paris dates as a quartet with Collins on lead vocals following Gabriel's departure in 1975. The tour featured touring drummers Bill Bruford and Chester Thompson. Exclusive to this boxed set, Seconds Out is presented in stereo and 5.1 versions. - more on this story

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Muse Reach Career High With The Resistance
Warner Bros reports: The Resistance - the new album from British rock trio Muse - debuts at No. 1 on the Alternative, Rock, and Internet album charts, and No. 2 on the Overall Digital Album chart this week. In addition, Muse have scored their highest-ever U.S. debut on the Billboard album chart with the No. 3 bow of their fifth studio album, which sold 128,481 copies (the band's best-ever sales week) in its first seven days of release and No.1 on the top 200 Canadian albums chart. Muse's previous album, 2006's gold Black Holes and Revelations, peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard album chart.

The Resistance is also an international smash with 16 No. 1 debuts around the world, including Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, and the U.K., where the album sold close to 150,000 copies, making it the best-selling album by a UK artist this year.

The Resistance's impressive chart debut is due in part to Muse's stunning live appearance on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on September 13th where the British rock trio performed their No. 1 Alternative Rock radio hit "Uprising." Another track from the album, "I Belong To You," has been confirmed for inclusion on the upcoming soundtrack to the motion picture New Moon.
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Singled Out: Flying Machines
antiMusic reports: It's been a wild couple of years for the classic rock inspired Flying Machines. Last year they won Converse's 'Get Out of The Garage' 2008 music contest and now a year later EMI released their self titled debut album. The first single from the album, "Talk About It," is the No 1 most-played song on Yahoo Music's "Who's Next" radio station. So we wanted to find out the powerful story behind this hit song and frontman William Ryan George delivers below:

The song focuses on two situations in where I found myself unable to appropriately communicate my emotions and just deal with the problem at hand. In the past I've often found that in moments of great emotional stress I have to fight from shutting down and ultimately avoid any such conversations by yelling "I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT." The opening stanza interrupts a failing romantic relationship I was having at the time; I had met this young lady late one night at a bar I used to frequent playing open mic nights. I had never seen her there before and I wanted her. She seemed to think she was all anyone was interested in that night and I thought she was full of herself but interesting. I kept my distance from her until the bar closed up. We jumped in a cab and drove to her place, making out in the car and spent the night together. After a few months of dating it was clear that I did not share the emotional intensity she had for me but that I had wanted her to inspire in her. I couldn't deal with it so instead of simply talking with her I just started acting weird and unfriendly. She's much smarter than I am and eventually caught on to my pathetic behavior... and let me go. I didn't say a word when she walked away from me, leaving the subway car we were both in, saying sadly while trying to sound un-affected " ugh! it's okay William, don't worry about it dude" rubbing my long hair as she left. She had made me feel pretty great and I couldn't even look up at her. I miss her very much and care for her well being deeply but I guess it makes sense that last time I tried to call her, her boyfriend answered screaming "who the hell is this". great right?

The next verse starts with the most memorable bowl of soup I will ever have. I was sitting at a kitchen table in Williamsburg Brooklyn across from my new girlfriend in late January, enjoying some Progresso New England clam chowder. Oddly enough the same flavor of soup that was a shared favorite of mine with my father, especially when he and I would travel to San Francisco when I was allowed to join him on business trips as a child. I was half way through my meal, my spoon not yet hitting the bottom of the bowl when the phone rang. My girlfriend answered and soon handed me the phone explaining that it was my mother and she sounded upset. "Ryan?" she said. "Hey mom! yeah it's me, what's up?" I answered. " ...Your father died...". Our call didn't seem to last long and as soon as we hung up I went into shock. A feeling I hadn't had since I was 11 or so, living with my father and one night while walking barefoot in his kitchen, I stepped on a shard of glass and while blood literally poured from my pudgy foot he ran to get a camera so that he could photograph me sitting in a pool of blood while in a state of pure disbelief. I wish I could've found that film before his belongings were thrown out. It would be a full year before I was told how my father had passed away. My grandmother believed he had died of a broken heart because in the three years before his death his wife, my mother, had divorced him. a family court judge had ruled that he only be allowed to see me, my brother and my sister while under supervision by a court appointed counselor ( when and if we wanted to see him) and had lost his job as a teacher. It finally came out that he had died of a morphine overdose. A drug that he and his friend would fool around with by injection in the same living room I grew up in. His friend later told me "Ryan I'm so sorry, he ( my dad) stood up and walked into the kitchen to get some water and just slumped over the counter! " I started going by William after I returned to NYC and I still find it funny and bizarre that after the phone call from my mother, that late and cold January evening about my fathers passing... I finished my bowl of soup.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album - right here!

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