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AC/DC Bus Auction
BW&BK reports: The AC/DC Highway To Hell website (www.buoy.com) reports that a 1957 Flxible Clipper Bus, which supposedly belonged to AC/DC during this period (1974-1976) and was used as the band's tour bus has been put up for auction on eBay.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scars of Tomorrow Tour
TuneLab reports: Scars of Tomorrow will being a co-headlining tour with Calico System on June 7th. Confirmed dates are:

June 7th in Oklahoma City, OK @ The Glasnost
June 8th in Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
June 9th in Sauget, IL @ Pop's
June 10th in Indianapolis, IN @ The Emerson Theatre
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Less Quality to Steal = Less Pirates?
tinfoil reports: When not producing reports about the state of software piracy in China, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) produces reports about the state of software piracy among children. Their newest report is interesting because it claims that children (ages 8 to 18) are now downloading significantly less music, movies, and software than they were only two years ago.

The study shows that 57 percent of all respondents said that they have never downloaded media from the Internet without paying for it, up from 40 percent in 2004. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Wannabes Wanted
KNAC reports: The champion of the air guitar competition will win a trip to the "VH1 Rock Honors" event in Las Vegas where he or she will perform on the red carpet and be crowned VH1's "Air to the Throne". 

The champ will also win a coveted spot in the official U.S. Air Guitar Championship Finals in New York. Additional prizes include "Gibson New Century Flying V" guitars and "Guitar Hero" video games. [wouldn't most emo guitarists quality automatically? see full story for details on signing up]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Opeth Download
The Gauntlet reports: Opeth has just been confirmed for Download Festival 2006. 

The legendary and most inspirational Killing Joke have confirmed that they will play Download 2006. This week also sees the announcement of Fightstar and a host of other bands both old and new that continues to make the breadth of the Download Festival one of the most admired in the world.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Loser Dropped
The Gauntlet reports: Loser, featuring John 5 (ex-Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie) has been dropped from Island/Def Jam's roster lineup. No reason has been given for their departure, but a statement on the matter is forthcoming. The group's debut was to be released on May 9th[our friends over at Talking Metal have also heard that John 5 MAY have joined GNR or is at least in the running.. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Major Vie Release
antiMusic reports: UMe Digital, the world's first digital major label, has announced the release date for the solo debut of Enuff Z'nuff frontman Donnie Vie. The album ironically entitled "Just Enough" will be available through UMe Digital on April 25th. 

In related news, Vie has just inked a deal with Cargo records to release "DVieD: Baby Pictures" in Europe. The cargo version of the DVD will feature several different video clips from the domestic version including a brand new music video for the song "Code Red" as well as a duet with John Corabi on the Beatles classic "Don't Let Me Down". The Cargo version will also be package with a bonus EP that features three new original tracks (Code Red, I Love the Way, Somewhere) as well as three cover tunes (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Country Roads, If you could read my mind). Release date TBA. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Starkweather Preview
Earsplit reports: Candlelight Records has premiered "Machine Rhythm" from Starkweather's forthcoming album, Croatoan, at the label's official My Space page. Bring your browser to [the full story link to have your first listen.

Produced by Pierre Remillard (Cryptopsy), Croatoan features artwork by renowned artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, Earth, Godflesh), and is scheduled for a May 2 American release date.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Iron Anthology
Chipster reports: Sanctuary Visual Entertainment is proud to announce UK triple disc DVD release of Bruce Dickinson 'Anthology' on 20th June 2006. This is the definitive Dickinson package, and includes nearly/over six hours of videos and live performances, and previously unreleased and archive material.

Bruce Dickinson is still the proverbial human whirlwind of activity, having made his mark both as the frontman of the legendary Iron Maiden and as a longstanding solo artist, with a catalogue that includes six studio albums of his own plus several concert releases. In addition to his musical talents, Bruce is also well known as a BBC Radio deejay, TV broadcaster, Airline Pilot, sword-fencing expert, novelist, family man and voice of modern music. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Association Revisited
conqueroo reports: Collectors Choice Music has completed its comprehensive reissues of the Association's eight albums with the release of 1966's And Then . . . Along Comes The Association and 1969's Goodbye Columbus. Street date for the volumes is May 16.

The albums were annotated by Ritchie Unterberger, with copious quotes from founding bandmember Jim Yester. Remastering guru Bill Inglot ensured top quality audio.

And Then . . . Along Comes the Association and Goodbye Columbus join Collectors Choice's previous roll-out of six key Association albums: Renaissance, Insight Out, Birthday, The Association, Live and Stop Your Motor.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dual Parsons
Press Release reports: After it's critically acclaimed release in 2004 on CD format, Alan Parsons' A Valid Path was re-released on April 4th (via immergent) as a specially-designed DualDisc featuring extensive interviews with the album's guest collaborators and a personal track by track artist commentary, all packaged in a deluxe jewel case. Re-issuing the album in the cutting edge DualDisc format is a natural progression for Parsons, who has long been a technological master and innovator in music production.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tommy James Returns
Kayos reports: Tommy James is pleased to announce his March 28 signing with St. Clair Entertainment Group to distribute his own record label, Aura Records. Hold The Fire, Tommy James' first all-new studio album of the 21st Century, will be released July 2006, as the first release under the new agreement. "Love Words," to be released to AC Radio April 10, will be the first single. ("Isn't That The Guy," also slated for Hold The Fire, reached top 5 on AC radio last year.)

In celebration of Tommy James' 40 years of creating timeless pop music, a special deluxe box set, Tommy James and The Shondells 40 Years, is in the works for this fall. Throughout four decades, his songs have been covered over 300 times by artists as diverse as Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, The Boston Pops, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Tiffany and REM. Even baseball's Minnesota Twins used "Hanky Panky" as its unofficial theme song. "We are thrilled to be partners with one of America's greatest artists and to enable Tommy's millions of fans to find his music through our many retailers," adds St. Clair CEO Ron Ford.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dennis McClung Live Blues
Press Release reports: Baltimore-born blues guitarist, Dennis McClung of the Dennis McClung Blues Band, has released an incredible new CD, "Live! Out of the Ordinary," that's demanding the attention of the blues community here and abroad. Maybe it's no coincidence that McClung took up residence in Fairmont, WV, which was the hometown of legendary blues pianist, the late Johnnie Johnson. McClung, like Johnson, has developed his blues from deep within the core. He illustrates in this new release that living, breathing, and playing the blues is as essential to his survival as air and water is to the rest of us.

Recorded live in a local blues club called The Ordinary, "Live! Out of the Ordinary" is one of the purest, most honest live blues performances out today. As a tribute to electric Blues Greats, it was purposely recorded "low-tech" using only two microphones which hung above the audience. With no production tricks, this CD absolutely explodes the limits of the "rough perfectness" that blues music was originally loved for.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anberlin World
MSO reports: Currently in midst of the nationwide sold-out co-headlining U.S. Tooth and Nail Tour, ANBERLIN--who fuse frenzied and potent rock with gorgeously crafted pop--have announced they'll join Story Of The Year and Hawthorne Heights for a Canadian trek that begins July 13 in Quebec City and wraps July 25 in Vancouver. In addition, the band will join Hawthorne Heights for a handful of U.S. shows, to be announced soon. First, ANBERLIN will head to Haiti in May to help build an orphanage for underprivileged youth outside the capital of Port-Au-Prince. ANBERLIN frontman STEPHEN CHRISTIAN explains the inspiration for the trip: "Ghandi has a quote, ‘Become the change you wish to see in the world.' This opportunity came along and we decided to make it happen. Hopefully, it will inspire others to make an impact and volunteer in their communities."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Taking Back MySpace
Fanscape reports: Taking Back Sunday is THE FIRST artist featured on MySpace's THE LIST, a new show featuring live concert footage from small intimate venues and re-broadcast on MySpace. The LIST hopes to bring the fans closer to their favorite bands. 

Taking Back Sunday performed live for THE LIST at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on March 20, in front of an audience of 200 fans who gained access into the show by answering questions posted on the band's MySpace profile. Taking Back Sunday's live performance will be featured on the MySpace home page and is currently live on MySpace.com/TheList. Content also includes new photos and an exclusive interview with the band.[see full story to check it out]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Editors AOLcast
antiMusic reports: AOL Music has a new series entitled "Just Stopping By" where artists drop by their office for audio interviewa, acoustic sets, and/or DJ for them. In this week's interview and podcast, AOL Music is talking with the EDITORS. Better yet the series is entirely podcastable. 

AOL Music tells us that they have quite a few already in the can including The Raconteurs, Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos, Hard-Fi, Josh Rouse, KT Tunstall and more that will be featured in the coming weeks. But for now go check out that Editors podcast or rather AOLcast at the full story link. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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