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Sugarcult Spill Canvas
PR reports: Thanks to a strong underground following and a relentless touring schedule, sales of The Spill Canvas' sophomore album One Fell Swoop have surpassed 45k. The band has been on the road non-stop sharing the stage with Motion City Soundtrack, Plain White T's and Straylight Run. Following a stint on this summers Warped Tour and a July/August tour with Mae the band readies for a September/October trek with Sugarcult. [see full story for dates] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gillan Novelist
BW&BK reports: According to Reuters, singer and songwriter Ian Gillan, the frontman of the rock band DEEP PURPLE, is trying his hand at a new form of writing - a novel. Gillan, 61, said he had already lined up a publisher for his novel, which is a political thriller titled Wessex. 

"This is my one and only novel. This really is a labour of love. It's the only idea I have ever had for a book which has inspired me to write it," Gillan told Reuters in an interview on Monday while on a solo tour on North America called Smoke This![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kweller Hymns
PR reports: Rock Ridge Music/Blackland Records band Hymns is set to tour with Ben Kweller in October. So far, twelve dates are confirmed in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast. Hymns will also be on the road themselves beginning later this week, playing a series of shows in their home state of North Caroline and a show in Virginia. Hymns' debut album, "Brother/Sister," hits stores on October 10, 2006. Entitled "Brother/Sister," the album was recorded during the summer of 2005 at Blackland Records' in-house studio in Celeste, Texas, with John Kent in the production seat. The foursome, who now call New York City home, reference and recall early Stones, Neil Young, and Gram Parsons, mashed together with Pavement, Spoon, Wilco, and The Kings of Leon.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ozzfest Inc?
Blabbermouth reports: In his only interview for Swedish media in support of IRON MAIDEN's new album, "A Matter of Life and Death", vocalist Bruce Dickinson talked candidly to Close-Up magazine about last year's Ozzfest and the infamous egg incident.

"It was my usual love/hate relationship with corporate America," says Dickinson. "Ozzfest is a corporate rock event at which they sell the front 10-12 rows to corporate seats and not to kids. Most of the bands pay a lot of money to be on the Ozzfest, they get paid next to nothing. The whole way it's being portrayed as being some kind of altruistic holiday for all the bands is absolute nonsense, it's complete bulls***. Most of the bands are there because they paid to be there. That's the way it's run. We went out and we were like, 'Okay, why aren't there any people down the front?' Well, because it's restricted seating and because they don't have tickets. 'What?!' That's f***ed, so we said so. I said so every night. Some fat c*** with greasy hair sat eating his hamburger with 50 seats empty all around him. Where are all the kids? They're held behind the barrier and they can't get any closer, because that's the way the venue is run. That sucks." [he has some choice words about $haron Osbourne, you can read those at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Korn Filter
Blabbermouth reports: A big surprise happened at the Family Values tour stop in Devore, CA Saturday, August 19 when Richard Patrick - now lead vocalist for ARMY OF ANYONE - came out onstage during KORN's set and performed "Hey Man Nice Shot", the signature tune from his previous band FILTER.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Madonna Off the Cross
AP reports: German prosecutors said Monday they have decided against opening an investigation into Madonna after the pop diva performed a controversial mock crucifixion scene at a weekend concert.

The crucifixion scene recently drew criticism in Italy, and Duesseldorf prosecutors said last week that they would monitor reports about the concert. They did not, however, send observers.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Koldborn Set Release
SMN reports: Newest LISTENABLE RECORDS signee, KOLDBORN, was formed by drummer Rasmus and axeman Heinz (current guitar player in HATESPHERE) in 1997 with the intention of playing catchy brutal music with an emphasis on groove. 

This is the year 2006 and KOLDBORN are once again ready to blast their way to the top of European metal with their new CD "The Uncanny Valley". Due to be released on October 16th, 2006 in Europe [see full story for more including link to previews]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jedi Mind Tricks Tour
SMN reports: Philadelphia based underground hip hop group JEDI MIND TRICKS have announced North American tour dates with R.A. THE RUGGED MAN and OUTERSPACE. 
September 19 - New York, NY @ SOB's
September 20 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
September 21 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
September 22 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
September 23 - Montreal, QC @ TBA
[see full story for more dates, link to two new songs, cover art, etc, etc. ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Entombed Sodom
Blabbermouth reports: Candlelight Records has set a November 14 U.S. release date for ENTOMBED's latest EP, "When in Sodom".

Planned just prior to the band's upcoming U.S. dates alongside countrymen DISMEMBER and GRAVE, "When in Sodom" finds its long-awaited U.S. release before the band's upcoming new full-length, "Serpent Saints", expected early 2007. It is the band's first new material since 2003 with this limited-edition EP. [see full story for more including tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Falcon Tracks
punkbands reports: Red Scare Industries have given us the official track listing for the upcoming album from Chicago übergroup the Falcon. Due out September 26, 2006 the record is titled Unicornography and follows their debut EP, God Don't Make No Trash Or Up Your Ass With Broken Glass. 

The tracklisting is as follows:
The Angry Cry Of The Angry Pie 
The La-Z-Boy 500 
The Celebutard Chronicles 
Little Triggers 
The Routes We Wander 
The Longshoreman's Lament
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Hannah's Gold
PR reports: 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist snowboarder Hannah Teter is not only one of the youngest and most accomplished athletes in the world-she's also a self-proclaimed lover of independent music and at 19 years old, the organizer of her own charitable organization, Hannah's Gold, which, partnered with World Vision, sells beautifully packaged, handmade gourmet maple syrup from her home state of Burlington VT, the proceeds of which go directly to benefit impoverished children throughout Africa and AIDS research. But her fundraising efforts do not stop there. On September 15, 2006, Hannah will host a night of world-class music to help raise money for Hannah's Gold. Featuring the Afro-Brazilian rock of Delta Nove and the industrial roots funk of Strive Roots, attendees are not only in for a night of soul shaking music, but Hannah will also be on hand to sign merchandise and chat with the crowd about her work. [see full story for show details]
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Leno a Zero… 7
PR reports: José González to perform with Zero 7 on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Monday August 28th. José González will be joining Zero 7 on the Tonight Show to perform 'Futures,' from Zero 7's new album, "The Garden" (Atlantic Records). The album features González on four songs, 'Futures,' 'Today,' 'Left Behind,' and the stunning Zero 7 rework of González' own 'Crosses.' The original recording of 'Crosses' is the current single off of González' debut album "Veneer" (Mute Records). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lamb Of God Instores
PR reports: Don't Miss Lamb Of God Instore Appearances To Celebrate Their Release Titled "Sacrament" August 22, 2006

Tuesday, August 22 @ Noon - instore
Looney Tunes 31 Brookvale Ave West Babylon, NY 11704

Tuesday, August 22 @ 7 PM - instore 
Vintage Vinyl 51 Lafayette Rd. Fords, NJ 08863- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Got Ink?
PR reports: (Don't know why they sent this but we figured some of you would definitely be interested) Tattoo icon, Paul Booth has moved The Last Rites Tattoo Theatre - After 8 years of spreading darkness on East 4th Street in NYC's East Village, The LAST RITES TATTOO THEATRE has relocated from it's street-level storefront to a spacious new studio in Upper Chelsea. In addition to a tattoo studio, the new space will also house a fine art gallery in conjunction with the German-based STRYCHNIN GALLERY; showcasing artworks from around the globe. [see full story for addy]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Drum Fest
PR reports: Modern Drummer, the world's first and most popular magazine for drummers and percussionists, has scheduled the Modern Drummer Festival Weekend 2006 for September 16-17 at Prudential Hall at NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center) in Newark, New Jersey. Shows begin at 1:00 p.m. each day. 

Special guest artists confirmed to take part in the event at this time include The Police's Stewart Copeland, Steve Smith (Journey, Vital Information), Brann Dailor (Mastodon), Mike Mangini (Steve Vai), Thomas Lang, Teddy Campbell (American Idol), Chicago's Danny Seraphine, and many others. [see full story for full lineup]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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