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Record Stores Suck
BBC reports: Download retailer iTunes now sells more music in the US than some of the country's biggest traditional retailers, according to analysts. 

The Apple-owned computer store made the top 10 US record sales list for the first time, said NPD, which tracks downloads and people's buying habits. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Glitter School
Reuters reports: British rocker Gary Glitter has denied child molestation allegations in Vietnam, telling police he was just teaching English to young girls, state media reported on Tuesday.[We could put a snide comment here but that would be in poor taste. You should have seen what we originally put down as the headline, let's just say it sounds like Rock school but isn't. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Warner Payola Settlement
Reuters reports: Warner Music Group Corp., one of the largest U.S. record companies, will pay $5 million to settle a New York state probe into how it influenced which songs are played on the radio, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Tuesday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Jacko Sued Again
Reuters reports: A former adviser to Michael Jackson has filed a $64 million lawsuit against the pop star, alleging breach of contract and fraud. 

Dieter Wiesner filed a civil suit against Jackson on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming he paid Jackson millions of dollars for rights to merchandise his name and likeness that were not Jackson's to sell.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Haste the Vocalist
punkbands reports: Vocalist Jimmy Ryan has left Haste the Day. The singer made this statement: I've decided to leave the band. Before anyone jumps to any conclusions, it was my own decision. I feel like this chapter in my life is coming to a close and it is time for me to move on. The guys in my band are my best friends and my brothers and my decision to leave has been a difficult one. I will miss them quite a bit as they continue on and as the band continues to grow as I am confident it will. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anti Warped
punkbands reports: Anti-Flag has been confirmed for Warped Tour 2006. The band joins the previously announced acts including Thursday, Rise Against, NOFX, Motion City Soundtrack, and From First to Last. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Darkness Leaked
Day in rock reports: The new batch of yodels and guitar screams can be heard in all of its cheesy glory (or horror depending on your taste) at the full story link. According to MTV Asia "Everything you've heard is true. All of it. The exhaustion and the fear, the pressure, paranoia and pan pipes, the breakdowns and break-ups, the sackings, sitar solos and endless studio sessions, and now ultimately -- with this, their second album - the rebirth and redemption of The Darkness." Judge for yourself. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bronx Escape Plan
siN's metal news reports: It appears as if THE BRONX will not be joining the THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, and HORSE THE BAND tour as previously expected.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mask Debut
Press Release reports: The old and the new merge as ambient melodies blend with electronic rhythms creating one of Britain's most exciting new performance groups, MASK. Their debut US album release, Heavy Petal � The Tenebrous Odyssey of Jack and Virginia, finds cult icon/singer Sonja Kristina (Curved Air) joining forces with internationally-renowned ambient cellist/violinist, Marvin Ayres (Mille Plateaux) to produce a unique and experimental sound that cuts across generations and cultures capturing the powerful ambience of their live shows. MASK takes the listener on a journey of mystical magic, blending strains of ancient harmony with rays of futuristic themes and beats. Los Angeles-based Globe Music Media Arts, a cross-genre artists' label formed by acclaimed musician Eddie Jobson, will release MASK's new album on January 24, 2006. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Shimmer Tour
Cake Records reports: Cake Records group Shimmer, whose music has been described as "Prince meets Led Zeppelin," are on an extensive tour in support of the band's self-titled debut CD, a dazzling display of R&B-influenced pop/rock that showcases a young band with well-crafted songs, solid musicianship and a stage presence that delivers the goods without any posturing. 
11/12 The Osprey Club Medford, OR
11/16 Red Devil Lounge San Francisco, CA
11/18 The Mint Los Angeles, CA
11/19 Downtown Brewing Company San Luis Obispo, CA
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06 Action Action
Victory reports: Action Action emerged from the New York scene in 2004. With the release of their Victory Records debut album Don't Cut Your Fabric To This Year's Fashion, Action Action took their unique mix of pop, rock and new wave on the road, touring with bands like The All-American Rejects, Midtown and Bayside to help spread their word. Critical accolades came in from newspapers and magazines, with Long Island Press calling the album, "�a dark, moody, melodic voyage into a world of buzzing �80s electronica and chainsaw guitars�" Action Action have just completed their new album, produced by Cyndi Lauper's iconic producer, William Wittman, and titled An Army Of Shapes Between Wars. Action Action can be found on tour with Men, Women and Children from November 30th through December 12th[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Atreyu Spring
Victory Records reports: n 2002 Atreyu exploded out of Orange County. Previously unknown, the band released their stunning debut album, Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses, grabbing the attention of a wide spectrum of music fans by demolishing the barriers between rock, melodic hardcore and metal. The band's unique music hit like a lightning bolt in hard music circles, critical raves poured in from publications like LA Times, Guitar World, and Metal Maniacs, who commented, "The Southern California five-piece brings new definition to overnight success." Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses went on to scan 217,000 units and set the stage for The Curse, which hit stores in June of 2004. Named "Hot New Metal Band" by Rolling Stone and featured in countless music magazines, The Curse has sold over 300,000 copies. The world-spanning "Thick As Thieves Tour" and Warped Tour 2005 cemented Atreyu's reputation as an incredible live act. With the year's touring coming to a close, Atreyu has entered the studio to record their third Victory Records release with producer Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Courtney Love, Korn), due in Stores March 28st[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hawthorne Heights DVD
Victory reports: After two years, a certified gold album, over 45 consecutive weeks in the Top 200, a headlining stint on Warped Tour 2005 and the "Never Sleep Again Tour" in late 2005, Hawthorne Heights is giving their rabid fan base a bird's eye view of life on the road. This Is Who We Are is their first full length DVD and not only gives the world a backstage pass to the Hawthorne Heights experience with never-before-seen footage, it includes the first listen of three new songs. This Is Who We Are features an entire live set from the "Never Sleep Again Tour", backstage footage at ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and goes into the depths of the recording studio in New Jersey with where If Only You Were Lonely was being created. The new songs Light Sleeper, Where Do I Stab Myself In The Ears and This Is Who We Are are only available on the DVD until the February 2006 release of their full length sophomore release, If Only You Were Lonely. This Is Who We Are documents the band's journey through touring, radio shows, television appearances and recording and gives fans a candid glimpse of their lives. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Roadrunner Infected
ElectricArtists reports: Providing a thundering musical backdrop to "infect" by, Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL) and developer Planet Moon Studios have teamed with Roadrunner Records and several top heavy metal bands, including Slipknot, Fear Factory, Chimaira, Trivium, Ill Nino, and The Agony Scene to provide licensed music for the in-game soundtrack for Infected, now available on PSP � (PlayStation ®Portable).

In addition to providing tracks, all nine members of Slipknot appear in-game as unlockable characters for use in either single player or multiplayer modes. 3volution Studios, co-owned by Raymond Herrera, drummer of Fear Factory, will be responsible for creating all the sound F/X and recording voice-overs for Infected.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Why Soccer Moms Need to have their credit cards destroyed
Epic reports: Since making its debut on the Billboard Jazz Chart and Billboard Classical Chart three weeks ago, Martha Stewart Living Music: The Holiday Collection continues to pick up momentum as pre-holiday sales increase. Classical Favorites for the Holidays rose to #11 on the Billboard Classical Chart and Jazz for the Holidays ascended to #13 on the Billboard Jazz Chart.

Compiled by Martha Stewart, The Holiday Collection includes three individually released CDs, which are also available as a three-disk, deluxe box set. Each individual release includes a special recipe from Martha Stewart Living magazine and the box-set collection includes as assortment of 30 recipe cards, useful decoration tips, and creative craft ideas. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Straight Shot Derailed
Press Release reports: JD & The Straight Shot has placed four original songs in the new Weinstein Company film "Derailed." Featured in the film are: "Wish I
Had a Life", "Gonna Kill That Dog", "Something Wrong" and "Back Again" from the JD & The Straight Shot debut album "Nothing to
Hide" released on JD Records and distributed by Rhino Entertainment. Other musical artists featured in the film include Pink and Strong
Arm Steady featuring Xzibit and Jellyroll. "Derailed," the sexy, psychological thriller starring Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen was the 2ND
highest grossing film in its first week of release. 

"I have always been a big fan of the kind of cool Blues Rock that JD& The Straight Shot represents. I wanted to find a song of theirs for
my film and ended up with four. That kind of says it all," stated "Derailed" Director Mikael Håfström.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scum of the Earth Jagertour
Press Release reports: Led by former Rob Zombie guitarist Riggs's, Scum of the Earth have just confirmed that they are to support Disturbed on select dates of early 2006's Jagermeister Music Tour. Confirmed dates with Scum as support will be as follows:

2/17/06 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle 
2/16/06 - Miami, FL - Cinema Club 
2/14/06 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues 
2/13/06 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues 
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Circuit Breakout
Press Release reports: HelloGoodbye and Hidden In Plain View were chosen to participate in the Circuit Breakout battle-of-the-bands competition on MTV2! The winner will receive awesome prizes including an opening spot on a national tour and a future guest appearance on MTV2.

Watch MTV2 Monday November 28th at 9pm eastern (re-airs 1 am, 4 am, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm) to see Hidden In Plain View compete and perform in NYC.

Watch MTV2 Wednesday November 30th at 9pm (re-airs 1 am, 4 am, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm) to see HelloGoodbye compete and perfrom in LA.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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