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Doherty Vs Sharon
Rockdirt reports: After Contactmusic.com quoted Sharon Osbourne saying that Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty "needs a bleedin' good slap," and that he "needs someone who loves him, who really gives him some love... He needs to be knocked out a couple of times...and thrown into rehab - It's his only chance of survival," Metro's Green Room column sought a reaction. "I never like to be disrespectful to the elderly and I guess she is knocking on a bit despite all that surgery," he said. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mega News Coming?
Rockdirt reports: Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site: 

"So, off to L.A. on Friday to view the 'Gigantour' DVD, and take a few other meetings. All good, and very busy! 

"I have some really good news, but you know me, I won't say until it is done. Really good news!" ...[see full story for a lot more from Dave]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dark New Dates
siN's metal news reports: DARK NEW DAY, who previously cancelled select shows in October due to guitarist's Troy McLawhorn wife having a baby, have rescheduled a number of tour dates for this month. Dates are below:

November 20 - Ft Myers, FL @ Bridgeport
November 21 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
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Ben Folds DVD
Epic reports: On December 6th Epic Records will release the live DVD Ben Folds & WASO - Live in Perth. Featuring Folds performing with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in front of sell-out crowds at Kings Park in Perth, Australia, the DVD was recorded during a two-night stand in March of 2005. Folds, with his piano and the 83 piece symphony delivers nearly 90 minutes of music to his fans in a way never heard or seen before.

Currently on a fall tour in the U.S., Ben Folds will make a special stop in the Baltimore area to perform for three nights with the world-renowned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on November 10, 11, and 12. Armed with his signature piano, Folds and the BSO will play songs from his impressive catalogue of songs, including the current hit single "Landed."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gary Hoey On Ozzy
Rock N Roll Universe reports: In a brand new exclusive interview conducted by Rock N Roll Universe, guitarist Gary Hoey discusses his new album 'Monster Surf,' the days on the Strip in L.A., auditioning for Ozzy Osbourne in the wake of Randy Rhoads' untimely death, the state of modern guitar playing and much, much more.During the interview Hoey recalled the events leading up to being flown out to California and subsequently playing with Osbourne. A short excerpt from the interview follows:

RNRU : Speaking of Black Sabbath, there may be some people who aren't aware that after Randy Rhoads passed away, you auditioned for the spot in Ozzy's band. How did that come about, and what was that experience like for you?

GH : It was awesome. I was one of the biggest Black Sabbath fans, their music to me was just so awesome. I was in Boston, and Ozzy came through on a radio tour looking for guitar players. He had kind of an open casting call all over the United States, he had over nine hundred people try out. I overheard him on the radio, he said "Hey man, we're looking for a guitar player, call up the station and let's hear what you've got." So, I called up, I put the phone down and actually played right over the air. They said, bring a tape down, so I went down to the station and gave it to them. About a week later, I got a call that said Ozzy really liked your tape and we want to fly you to Los Angeles for another audition. That was a really big thing for me, and we flew out and I tried out for the band. I didn't get the gig, but I had a great experience, got to actually play with Ozzy a couple of times, they had me back. Ozzy and Sharon told me "Gary, if you come out to California, you'll probably do really well if you're actually living out here." So, I immediately left the East Coast, relocated and I found my manager and signed with Warner Brothers Records in 1991. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rundgren Liars Live DVD
Noble PR reports: 'Todd Rundgren Liars Live' Filmed During The Critically Acclaimed 2004 Tour Released on DVD in the UK/Europe: January 30, 2006 Includes Rare Performance Of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment UK is pleased to announce the Monday January 30th 2006 release of Todd Rundgren Liars Live, the state-of-the-art concert DVD - produced, edited and mixed by in 5.1 Surround Sound by legendary singer/songwriter, Todd Rundgren. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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McCartney Instore
Press Release reports: On Thursday, November 10th at 12:00pm - 12:30pm, Borders - Westwood located at 1360 Westwood Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA will be hosting rock legend PAUL MCCARTNEY. He will be reading portions of his first children's book, High in the Clouds, to a group of 6 to 8 year old students from Fairburn Elementary School.

With thousands of fans expected to be on hand to catch a glimpse of the rock and roll star Paul McCartney will be meeting as many of them as possible with an in-store appearance and signing immediately following the reading.

Nearly 10 years in the making, Paul McCartney's High in the Clouds was inspired by his love of literature and the animated film "Tropic Island Hum" on which Paul collaborated with animator Geoff Dunbar and features characters from the book. In addition to the award-winning "Tropic Island Hum", he has also worked with Geoff to create the animated award-winning "Rupert And The Frog Song," and "Tuesday", based on the book by David Wiesner.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Slave To The System
Chipster reports: Spitfire Records To Release Slave To The System In February 2006 Self-titled Debut Features Members of Brother Cane and Queensrÿche 

"We wanted to make music without knowing what to expect and with boundaries left open," says drummer Scott Rockenfield of Slave To The System. Rockenfield, along with vocalist/guitarist Damon Johnson, guitarist/vocalist Kelly Gray and bassist Roman Glick, set out to do something they had never done before: they wanted to create music without rules, without corporate influence, and without being part of "the system".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Twisted Beatle
Press Release reports: StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 18 of their Talking Metal podcast. The show, hosted by John Ostronomy, spotlights the United States premiere of Twisted Sister guitarist Eddie Ojeda's cover of the Beatles classic "Eleanor Rigby" featuring Dee Snider on lead vocals. The track comes from Ojeda's Axes 2 Axes solo album, which will be released in the United States by Black Lotus Records in early 2006. The album is currently available in Europe.

The guitar-based episode also features a G3 Live In Tokyo DVD giveaway and covers topics including Power Quest, Steve Vai, Michael Angelo Batio, and Jim Gillette. The podcast can be downloaded at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Story of the Year Dates
Total Assault reports: Story Of The Year have announced a string of December shows with various acts. You can find their itinerary for the month below:

12/02 � Fort Myers, FL � City of Palms Park w/ Staind, Taproot, 30 Seconds to Mars, Makeshift Romeo
12/03 � West Palm Beach, FL � Sound Advice Amphitheatre w/ Staind, Our Lady Peace, Nonpoint, 30 Seconds to Mars, My Chemical Romance
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Kittie Ridge
Press Release reports: Canadian hard rock group Kittie has signed with Rock Ridge Music to release a digital EP and ringtones in early 2006. Kittie, which features sisters Morgan and Mercedes Lander (guitar/vocals and drums, respectively), Trish Doan (bass), and Tara Macleod (guitar), has sold over 1 million records in the United States since making its recording debut with Spit (Artemis) in 2000. Morgan Lander says: "We are excited to finally have the ability to get new music out to our fans and delighted to be doing so with the help of Rock Ridge Music and Jason Spiewak. This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of the technology that is out there to introduce new material while we complete our forthcoming album."

Kittie is currently working on material for their next full-length record. In the meantime, the band has signed with Rock Ridge Music to release a digital-only EP of new songs in the first quarter of 2006. Rock Ridge will also release Kittie's first-ever official ringtones around the same time. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Thousand Foot Success
Press Release reports: EMI/Tooth and Nail rock group THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH has been doing more than just playing music these days. In addition to their recent 23 city tour, they recently received three Covenant awards at the 27th Annual Canadian Music Awards, held in Toronto. The categories were, Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, and Modern Rock Album of the Year. 

Also, their current single, "Move," is having continued success. Released August 23, it is currently #22 on the Active Rock Chart, #32 on the Rock Chart, and getting new adds/increased spins at Alternative, all according to Radio and Records. The video for "Move" was shot in late September and is being serviced this week to video networks. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Classic Case Dates
Total Assault reports: Classic Case have confirmed their dates on the upcoming From Autumn To Ashes / Emery tour. They are as follows:

12/01 � Indianapolis, IN � Emerson Theatre
12/02 � Detroit, MI � St. Andrews Hall
12/03 � Cleveland, OH � Agora Ballroom[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stapp Ball
Press Release reports: Wind-up Records, Grammy Award winner Scott Stapp and Major League Baseball Advanced Media have announced that Scott Stapp's solo debut The Great Divide will be featured as part of MLB.com's "Best Records" campaign. The promotion will run on November 17, 2005 through January 15, 2006. Stapp recently recorded an exclusive audio/video acoustic performance consisting of his new single and a second song from the debut at MLB.com's unique, state of the art studios in New York City. The two songs will be featured on MLB.com, the league site, alongside an interview with the musician. Additionally, a fly-away sweepstakes will be offered wherein a grand prize winner will be awarded the opportunity to select from a list of four U.S. cities and then travel to see Stapp on his upcoming The Great Divide 2006 spring tour.

Numerous songs from The Great Divide album will be featured on MLB.com. Any individual who visits MLB.com and or Scottstapp.mlb.com during the promotion period can access this material. Fans who pre-order the album on the site will be directed to a secure web page where access to five full-length streams from The Great Divide album can be located.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dryline Preview
Zero-Sum Recordings reports: Dallas, TX based Dryline has posted the 1st track, "Last Day To Forget", from their upcoming Zero-Sum Recordings debut titled Reach For The Surface. You can listen to the track via their Myspace page at the full story link.

Dryline recently completed the recording with producer D. Braxton Henry (Jacknife, A Dozen Furies) at 379 Productions in Dallas, TX. Their Zero-Sum debut will be released in February/March of 2006. In the meantime Dryline will be touring regionally with Vena Amori and in 2006 with label mates Jacknife.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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