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Report for 08/11/06
Picks of the Day
Before we get to today's news here are our picks of the day featuring our latest reviews and the song of the day to listen to while reading today's report!

Song: Mars Volta - "Viscera Eyes" 

Reviews: (hed) pe | Rye Coalition | Thousand Yard Stare | Behemoth

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Clinton Stoned
Launch reports: The Rolling Stones will play a special fundraising show in New York to mark the 60th birthday of Bill Clinton, it has been announced. 

Mick Jagger and company, who are currently on the European leg of their Bigger Bang world tour, are scheduled to appear at the Beacon Theater on October 29.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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My Chemical Burn
punkbands reports: My Chemical Romance was not in a car crash as speculated earlier this week. The dorks burned themselves while they were shoting their new video. Here is the official statement from the band: 

Here are the facts for you all and please know that none of the injuries sustained were permanent nor intentional and it really proves that sometimes these things happen and every person should truly value what they have. Last week, while shooting a new video for our new record, 2 of us sustained some damage more than we normally would have. Gerard tore multiple ligaments in his ankle and Bob received a bad burn to the back of his leg. [ooh pyro is so cool! See the full story for the full statement] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Evanescence Theatre Tour
antiMusic reports: Evanescence's new album 'The Open Door" hits stores n October 3rd. Two days later the band will hit the road to support the effort. The twist is that the 1st leg will take place in theatres across North America, giving fans a more up close and personal show. The first string of dates are out and you can check them out below: 

10/5 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus 
10/6 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis 
10/7 - Boston, MA - Avalon Ballroom
[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jay-Z All Wet
hecklerspray reports: Since he retired from music a few years ago, Jay-Z has been content to sit back and occasionally pop up two thirds into someone else's pop song and make up a lot of words that rhyme about how brilliant he is.

But that's not enough for Jay-Z - he only wants to be bloody Angelina Jolie, doesn't he? After spending a decade rapping about what lovely shoes he gets to spend all his money on, Jay-Z is determined to help out those more needy than himself. And that's why Jay-Z has joined up with MC Kofi Annan and the UN allstars to try and raise awareness about the global water crisis. And quite right too, the lawn in our back garden is starting to look rather tatty, so imagine how bad the lawns in Africa must be.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Placebo Tour?
thetripwire reports: It has been nearly three years since North American fans have last seen Placebo rock a USA tour. That wait seems like it may be almost over, as the band has hinted that they may be coming back to our shores this October and November. No specific dates have been listed on their site yet, so we'll be on pins and needles until the official announcement is made.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Warped Loses Another
punkbands reports: It seems like we should just have a special column for this kind of thing...but gypsy punks Gogol Bordello have joined the ranks of mewithoutYou, Spitalfield, Gatsby's American Dream etc. in dropping off of this years Vans Warped Tour. In their case, they blame an injury to drummer Eliot Ferguson as the reason for ending their tour plans. [maybe they should rename the SmartPunk stage the dumbpunk stage as, according to MTV, the band's aren't paid to play it. Then again it could be Ozzfest where they have to pay TO play. ] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Flogging College
punkbands reports: There is big tour news in the Flogging Molly camp. The band will be heading out in September and October to headline the SideOneDummy College Tour presented by Fuse and featuring special guests Bedouin Soundclash, Zox and the comedy styling of The Whitest Kids You Know. 

09/14/06 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing 
09/15/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution 
09/17/06 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues - Orlando
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P.O.D. Leave Label
Blabbermouth reports: According to Hits daily Double, San Diego Christian rockers P.O.D. have left their longtime label Atlantic Records. "We've been proud to be Atlantic recording artists, but it's not the same place anymore," reads a statement from the band. "For most of our stay, we were blessed by a staff that was gracious towards their vision, faith, and love of music... It's time to dream again with a new staff and we leave with grateful hearts."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Paul Rodgers UK
Noble PR reports: Paul Rodgers, the legendary British rock singer, who has fronted Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and more recently Queen, has just announced 8 exclusive UK concerts, kicking off at the Sheffield City Hall on Sunday October 1st, taking in the London Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday October 3rd, and ending at the Glasgow Clyde Auditorium on Friday October 13th. [see full story for full tour details and ticket info] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bob Seger Returns
PR reports: On September 12th, Capitol Records will release Face The Promise, Bob Seger's first studio album in 11 years. Face The Promise opens a masterful new chapter in a songbook that has captured the dreams, ideals, yearnings and truths of the American experience for a remarkable forty years. The album's lead-off single is entitled "Wait For Me."

Tracks: 1. Wreck This Heart * 2. Wait For Me * 3. Face The Promise * 4. No Matter Who You Are * 5. Are You * 6. Simplicity * 7. No More * 8. Real Mean Bottle (with Kid Rock) * 9. Won't Stop * 10. Between * 11. The Answer's In The Question (with Patty Loveless) * 12. The Long Goodbye --- Take a listen at the full story link.
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EPMD Reunite
SMN reports: Legendary New York hip hop group EPMD have announced a reunion show set to take place on October 14th at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. It will be the group's first New York City show in eight years.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scissor Sisters Elton
PR reports: Scissor Sisters new album 'Ta Dah' will be in stores via Universal Motown on September 26, 2006. They continue to deliver an exuberant mix of rock, pop and dance with their own glam-rock-meets-burlesque flavor, and the first single, "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," is their uniquely upbeat take on feeling down (co-written with Elton John).

The very colorful video premiered yesterday on Yahoo, click the full story link to check it out. 
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Year of Desolation Preview
PR reports: Indiana-based thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION have posted an early mix of the band's song "Flavor Of The Weak" on its MySpace page as a pre-cursor to the band's forthcoming Prosthetic Records debut.

Currently on tour across the United States with Cerberus and Forever In Terror on the "Cultivating The Masses" tour, YEAR OF DESOLATION just recently completed recording of the band's Prosthetic debut, tentatively dubbed 'Year of Desolation.' Recorded with producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Through The Eyes of The Dead), the record is due out in early 2007 through Prosthetic. Touring plans for the fall are currently in the works, tentatively teaming YEAR OF DESOLATION up with label mates BURN IN SILENCE. More details will be announced when they are available.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spread Eagle Bitch
PR reports: The touring lineup for Spread Eagle's Back On The Bitch Tour 2006 will consist of founding members Ray West on vocals and Rob De Luca on bass. Joining them will be John Macaluso on drums (Yngwie Malmsteen, TNT) who played on the group's "Open To The Public" album. On guitar will be Chris Caffery who is best known for his work with Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Spread Eagle's Debut Album was recently reissued by Lovember Records
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Jack MTV Black
AP reports: The MTV Music Video Awards are about to get a dose of Jack Black. The actor-slash-rocker will host this year's version of the anything-can-happen extravaganza, set for Aug. 31, MTV announced Thursday.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nashville Walk of Fame
Reuters reports: Nashville will honor leading music industry figures with a "Music City Walk of Fame," city officials announced on Thursday.

Open to performers, songwriters, musicians, producers and other outstanding figures, honorees will be chosen periodically by a special committee, Mayor Bill Purcell said at a news conference held near the Country Music Hall of Fame. [wonder if they have to buy their star like Britney and that American Idol bozo?] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Candlebox/Whitestarr Tour
PR reports: Whitestarr are hitting the road with Candlebox in support of Luv Machine, their debut album, released earlier this year. 

9/12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
9/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
9/14 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
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