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Navarro's Panic Channel Update
Rockdirt reports: The Panic Channel guitarist Dave Navarro checked in with the following report on the progress of the album's recording sessions: "We have been working long hours in the studio and it looks like we are pretty much finished with most of the songs. Today [Friday, Nov. 4] we are tracking two more from scratch in a different studio. I am personally looking forward to these as they are really all about the sonic journey. Apart from these two I can't think of much more that needs to be done. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock TV
Rockdirt reports: Rock acts on television this week include stellastarr*, who visit 'Daily Download' on Tuesday; Simple Plan, who visit 'Total Request Live' on 'Daily Download' on Tuesday; Switchfoot, who perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Wednesday; My Morning Jacket, who perform on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' on Wednesday[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Opeth 2nd Leg?
siN's metal news reports: OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt announced Friday night at the Showplace Theater in Buffalo, NY that the band will be returning for another U.S. tour in February.[see full story for remaining dates on this leg plus set lists]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Violent Valentine Release
siN's metal news reports: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have confirmed their debut full length album, "The Poison" will hit US shop shelves on February 14 of next year through Trustkill/Visible Noise. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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10 Second Drop EP
Impress Media reports: On Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 10 Second Drop will release 10 Second Drop EP a three song, digital-only EP on Rock Ridge Music. This is the next in Rock Ridge's fall lineup of special, digital-only releases. This digital-only EP will be available everywhere digital tracks are sold in the US, including outlets such as Napster, iTunes, MusicMatch, and Real.com.

The three songs featured on 10 Second Drop EP are "Bitter Again," "Fall Apart," and "Learn." The songs showcase the Florida-based band's powerful, melodic, hard-rock sound and include highlights from the band's upcoming Rock Ridge Music debut. 10 Second Drop, which includes Artie Edmonds (vocals/guitars), Justin Malinchak (guitars/vocals), Craig Heneveld (drums), and Ryan Gerardi (bass), will release their full-length, self-titled album in January, 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cat Stevens Gold
Universal reports: With the CD debut of "Indian Ocean," Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) gives an inkling of a new creative dawn and lends hope that more music will soon be heard from a man who wrote and recorded some of his generation's most beloved songs. Penned and co-produced by Islam, "Indian Ocean" was digitally released in early 2005 to benefit, through Islam's Small Kindness charity, children in the region of Aceh decimated by the December 2004 tsunami. Now the recording highlights Cat Stevens: Gold (A&M/UMe), the singer-songwriter's definitive two-CD retrospective, released November 15, 2005.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Shadows are Security Tour
Adrenaline PR reports: A Life Once Lost have had quite a busy year since the release of their critically acclaimed Ferret Music Debut ´┐ŻHUNTER'. The band laid fans to waste on this summer's unforgettable twenty one band bill on The Sounds Of The Underground Tour performing along side such giants as Lamb Of God, Opeth, Clutch, From Autumn To Ashes, and label mates Every Time I Die. Recently ALOL finished up an extremely successful tour with Unearth / Dillinger Escape Plan and Zao.

And now ALOL will continue their non stop attitude taking it to the road on the "Shadows are Security" tour in November / December with As I Lay Dying, Norma Jean and Madball.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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High On Fire NA Tour
Relapse reports: HIGH ON FIRE have announced the plans for a full North American headlining tour starting in January. 

The Decibel Magazine sponsored tour, in support of the band's critically acclaimed album Blessed Black Wings, includes special guests THE BRONX, BIG BUSINESS and labelmates BURIED INSIDE. The new year will kick off with this headlining tour after HIGH ON FIRE spent most of 2005 touring as part of the The Sounds of The Underground Tour with LAMB OF GOD and supporting EVERY TIME I DIE and CLUTCH. A complete listing of North American tour dates will be announced shortly. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Moz Guitarist Solo Tour
Press Release reports: Morrissey collaborator and guitarist Alain Whyte has completed an as-of-yet-untitled debut full-length release by his new project Red Lightning (http://www.redlightningmusic.com/). 

Having only played a handful of live shows to date, Red Lightning are currently booked on a six-state U.S. tour/record label showcase beginning November 30th at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

11/30 @ Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, Ca. 
12/2 @ The Brigg, Huntington Beach, Ca.
12/4 @ House of Rock n Roll, El Paso, Tx. 
12/6 @ MoMo's, Austin, Tx.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Secret Lennon Songs?
Direct Hit Promotions reports: The existence of a treasure trove of unreleased material written by ex-Beatle John Lennon and Bruce Bierman, a covert friend and collaborator during the 1970's, has been disclosed, a certain boon to Lennon fans around the world.

Never publicized, Lennon befriended Bierman during 1972 when he was a member of the "David Peel and The Lower East Band," a music group which Lennon and wife Yoko Ono produced, releasing an offbeat album under the Apple Records label.

By mutual consent, the friendship was kept private. Bierman enjoyed a comradeship which involved "hanging out, showing John around New York City, playing and writing songs together - just having fun." He continued, "I was sort of John's protégé. He loved that my interest was in learning from him, and not the typical thing... to be seen with him... he despised that," Bierman said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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R.Kelly Song Theft?
Day in Rock reports: [a reader sent this in]R.Kelly is before court in Europe/ Brussels for copyright infringement. The song "YOU ARE NOT ALONE" that he presented in 1995 to Michael JACKSON is original composed in 1993 by 2 Belgian songwriters. The case was examined by the experts of the Belgian authors right society SABAM. This case is currently before the Court of Appeal in BRUSSELS[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Fiddy Game
Press Release reports: Vivendi Universal Games ("VU Games") announced today that the highly anticipated gritty urban video game 50 Cent: Bulletproof boasts more than eight hours of classic, current and exclusive music from 50 Cent and G Unit. Fans and gamers will appreciate the 13 never-before-released tracks and remixes including new exclusive songs from 50 Cent -- "Pimp Pt2," "I'm A Rider" and "Maybe We Crazy," and more than 100 instrumental tracks. The game features exclusive remixes by renowned hip hop and G Unit executive producer Sha Money XL, as well as tracks from 50 Cent's multi-platinum albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre. Hit songs from G Unit's Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Tony Yayo are also featured in the game. 50 Cent: Bulletproof will be available in stores November 22 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and will carry an MSRP of $49.99.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stroke 9 Cuts
Press Release reports: On Tuesday, November 22, 2005, Stroke 9 will release Café Cuts, a digital-only EP on Rock Ridge Music. This San Francisco-based rock group's EP is the next in Rock Ridge's fall series of special, digital-only releases. This digital-only EP will be available everywhere digital tracks are sold in the US, including outlets such as Napster, iTunes, MusicMatch, and Real.com.

The songs featured on the EP are "Little Black Back Pack," "Make It Last," and "Washin' and Wonderin'." Additionally, the song "Letters" is included exclusively via iTunes. These are acoustic versions of some of Stroke 9's most beloved songs. "Little Black Back Pack" is a new version of the band's #1 smash hit from their debut CD Nasty Little Thoughts.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smashing Tribute
Adrenaline PR reports: It's been over 17 years since The Smashing Pumpkins formed in Chicago; with their intention of bringing together the group's love of progressive, goth, psychedelic, glam, and arena rock into a potent mixture that had designs on assaulting the pop charts. In those magical moments of music in the late 80's and 90's; the members of this four piece phenomenon didn't even look like the popular bands coming from the hair-rock mecca of Los Angeles. Even their name sounds as subversive as it does antagonistic´┐Żhardly suggested the machismo of contemporaries like Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, or Warrant. Hell, the Pumpkins had a female bassist, a guitarist who had never even picked up a guitar before he joined the band, a drummer with talent bordering on preternatural (who also had brushes with substance abuse), and a singer/lead guitarist who gave the term "control freak" new meaning. Yet, with the release of the band's first record, Gish, and later their breakthrough album, Siamese Dream, the gave the world such hits as" Today," "Disarm," and "Cherub Rock," among others. 

Even though The Smashing Pumpkins' recorded output was slim, the band left an indelible mark on genres as diverse as punk rock, mainstream pop rock, and the burgeoning emo/screamo scene currently ravaging its way across the world.

Reignition Recordings, a label out of New York City, spawned from the late Law of Inertia Records (long association with the magazine), brings the world their second tribute CD, but arguably their best: The Killer In You: A Tribute To Smashing Pumpkins. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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