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Classical Joe & Todd
Noble PR reports: Critically acclaimed classical string quartet, ETHEL, are special guests of Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren on a massive full-scale 2005 US and European Tour. The European tour starts on May 30th at the Portsmouth Guildhall (UK) and will also include concerts in Bristol, York, Gateshead, London, Leicester, Edinburgh and Liverpool. In June Ethel the tour will continue with shows in Holland, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Guru Update
Music Notes reports: Musicnotes.com announced today a new version of their popular Guitar Guru software. Slated for an April 21st release, Guitar Guru 2.0 features a variety of upgrades to the interactive guitar learning software. The upgrades make Guitar Guru 2.0 even easier to use for advanced guitarists, and more accessible to beginners.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SFU Chat
Abrasive Rock reports: After Abrasive Rock's first celeb chat of this year went Down The Drain (Bret Hoffman's Down The Drain), this time we're Six Feet Under! That's right, we will be honored with the presence of Six Feet Under bassist Terry Butler. A true pioneer in heavy music, Terry started out in the late 80's with the extreme metal legends Death, later worked with Earache recording artists Massacre, and has been with Six Feet Under since they formed in 1995. This chat is of course to celebrate the new release of the band's CD, "13", on Metal Blade records. 

The chat will happen this Saturday, April 9th at 12:00 noon Pacific (3:00 p.m. Eastern) and last until 1:00 p.m. Pacific (4:00 p.m. Eastern). Fans will be able to chat live and direct with Terry himself. Although Abrasive Rock staff will be on hand to make sure things run smoothly, fans will not have to go through the moderators. A full transcript of the chat will be posted on the Abrasive Rock website the morning of Monday, April 11th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aparo Dates
Day in Rock reports: New Angie Aparo and the Infidels dates! 

SAT APR 09 - Clinton, SC - Presbyterian College
TUE APR 12 - Chapel Hill, SC - Local 506
WED APR 13 - Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head Tavern
THU APR 14 - Washington, DC - Iota Club
FRI APR 15 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
SAT APR 16 - New York, NY - Crash Mansion
THU APR 21 - Columbia, SC - 5 After 5
FRI APR 22 - Atlanta, GA - Earthlink Live
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Misery Index Booted
Blabbermouth reports: MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS) and Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), have posted the following message on their official web site: 

"Due to persistent issues and problems over the last few months with the booking agent, we were summarily booted from the upcoming DEICIDE/IMMOLATION tour in June.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mastodon Major Deal
Blabbermouth reports: According to the U.K.'s Terrorizer magazine, MASTODON have inked a worldwide record deal with Warner Music and are expected to issue a new album in early 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rush Trial Set
Blabbermouth reports: According to the Naples Daily News, a judge set a trial date of April 18 on Wednesday (April 6) for Justin Zivojinovich, the son of RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (real name Alex Zivojinovich). Justin and his father are accused of resisting deputies in a scuffle at the Ritz Carlton-Naples as they were ringing in 2004 on New Year's Eve. 

Justin is facing one count of resisting an officer with violence, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. 

Alex Zivojinovich is facing two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer related to the fracas in the stairwell of the posh hotel. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Haunted Nix Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have dropped off MACHINE HEAD's upcoming States Turn Blue To Gray North American tour, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. THE HAUNTED's cancellation is said to be the result of guitarist Patrik Jensen's desire to spend time with his very sick father back home in Sweden.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metallica VH1
BraveWords reports: This Saturday, April 9th at 10pm the documentary METALLICA: Some Kind Of Monster will be premiering without commercial interruption on VH1. For more info, be sure to visit VH1.com. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lemmy Classic
BraveWords reports: PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) reports that VH1 Classic presents Metal Mania With Lemmy Kilmister Of Motorhead, premiering Saturday, April 9th at 11 AM and 11 PM. 

Throughout the two-hour event, the front man of Motorhead discusses with VH1 Classic host Eddie Trunk everything from his days as a roadie for JIMI HENDRIX to his desire to work with JANET JACKSON. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Early Melvins
IAYM reports: The Melvins will be releasing some early sessions dubbed the "Mangled Demos From 1983" through Ipecac on May 31st. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sublime Tribute
Punk Bands reports: "Look At All The Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime" - this Summer's musical pinnacle drops June 21, 2005 through Cornerstone. This is a celebration of epic proportions. Portions of everything made from this project will be donated to MAP- the Musician's Assistance Program and Carlos Santana's Milagro Foundation. Look into these guys, get righteous! 

The album is a collaborative effort between 3 companies in the Sublime family - Martian Church, Silverback Management, and Cornerstone Recording Arts Society. This is a release straight from the heart. [see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eagles Tour West
liveDaily reports: The Eagles forever associated with "Hotel California," will spend chunks of August and September touring the state that inspired the hit song and album. 

Seven California stops, plus a show at Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border, are currently on the group's itinerary, which is booked into venues ranging from indoor arenas to fairgrounds.[see full story for more including dates and tickets]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Elton Praises Eminem
AP reports: Elton John says that Eminem is on par with Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, the rapper is listed in the magazine's second "Immortals" edition, featuring another 50 of the greatest figures of rock `n' roll with appreciations written by other artists. In his immortalizing of Eminem, John writes that he got goose bumps when he first rehearsed with him for their performance at the 2001 Grammy Awards. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pearl Benefit Jam
Contact Music reports: PEARL JAM star MIKE McCREADY is paying back an organisation which has helped him come to terms with his Crohn's disease by headlining an awareness concert for them. 

Advisers at America's Crohn's and Colitis Foundation encouraged McCready to go public about his ongoing battle with the debilitating stomach disorder in 2003, and now he's saying thank you. 

The guitarist will perform at a benefit concert for the charity tomorrow (08APR05) in Seattle, Washington. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spinal Snub
Contact Music reports: SPINAL TAP icon CHRISTOPHER GUEST has disappointed fans by refusing to make any more "mockumentary" movies - because he no longer finds them funny. 

The actor/director realised he'd made too many comic documentaries when he helped compile BEST IN SHOW, the Museum of Modern Art's retrospective of his movies in New York. 

Guest and his A MIGHTY WIND co-stars HARRY SHEARER, MICHAEL McKEAN, PARKER POSEY and BOB BALABAN will discuss the demise of their trademark movies when they introduce the show tomorrow night (08APR05). 

Guest explains, "I had always intended to do just three movies in that format, and then do something else. I don't think I'll go back to the documentary-style genre. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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