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Hatesphere Drop Tour
SMN reports: HATESPHERE have posted the following update: "We are very sorry to inform, that we have pulled out of the US tour with UNLEASHED, KRISIUN and BELPHEGOR that was taking place in February 2007. It was a very hard decision for us to make, and we apologize to everybody who worked their asses off to get this up and running, but unforeseen stuff got in our way, and caused us to cancel.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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From Autumn To Ashes Vocal Switch
DiR reports: Francis Mark of From Autumn To Ashes has announced that he has replaced Ben Perri as the frontman for the band. Francis offered up a long explanation as to why Ben's out of the group that boiled down to Perri not pulling his weight in the band and then leaving them hanging high and dry when they needed him most. Not cool. You can read the full explanation with all of the details at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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K-Fed Won't Go Away
TMZ reports: In one of the the most ridiculous displays of shameless self-promotion ever, a spokesman for a lawyer repesenting Kevin Federline issued a press release yesterday to promote a dinner "event" featuring Federleezy stuffing his face. Wait -- K-Fed's lawyer has a publicist?! 

Several media outlets were invited to cover the "event," to ask Federleezy hard-hitting questions like, "Where do you see yourself in a year?" Kevin smiled and responded, "Making movies!" This is one case where we actually encourage K-Fed to follow his rap dreams instead.

The power-packed press release also said that Federline has forgone his "signature gold chains that he wore around his neck" in place of "a fabulous well-stated sport jacket with open collar shirt." Stop the presses!!![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Taking Back The Road
PR reports: Taking Back Sunday kick off their North American headlining tour on February 22, 2007 at Penn State accompanied by openers Underoath and Armor For Sleep. The upcoming tour takes the band through secondary U.S. markets, giving fans outside of major cities the opportunity to see them live. Additionally, March 2007 will mark the first ever stint of headlining dates for Taking Back Sunday in Canada. On sale dates vary per market, check www.takingbacksunday.com for additional information on how to purchase.

Thu, 2/22/07 Univ Park (Penn State), PA Bryce Jordan Center
Sun, 2/25/07 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium
Tue, 2/27/07 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
Thu, 3/01/07 Oklahoma City, OK 
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John Sebastian Reissues
conqueroo reports: From his days as an insider on the Greenwich Village folk scene to his role as leader of the Lovin' Spoonful and through his subsequent solo work, John Sebastian has been a central figure in American pop music. And now, Collectors' Choice Music will "welcome back" Sebastian's Reprise solo albums from the 1970s with five CDs shipping to stores on February 20, 2007. The reissues feature liner notes by Richie Unterberger containing quotes from Sebastian himself. [see full story for more details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Submitted News reports: A brand new start up company "Sico Productions" will debut it's first DVD release, BEFORE KISS. Bands have fan clubs but KISS has a loyal army of fans. This DVD shows the dedication of 3 such fans. Originally filmed back in 1999, 3 die-hard KISS fans set themselves on a 6 month Pre-"KISS"toric journey to visit as many places as possible in New York City that had to do with the band's old stomping grounds, includes interviews and more. 

They travel through New York City visiting such locations as Paul Stanley's childhood home, the loft on 23rd street and Electric Lady studios. Over 15 locations are on the dvd. They were also able to get inside some places, one of which "The Daisy" (considered one of the key starting places for KISS in the early 70's)was burned down approximately 2 months after the filming back in 1999. To our knowledge nobody else has footage of the legendary location. The dvd contains interviews with fans that saw KISS back in the early 70's, along with collections of original KISS merchandise. There's even an interview with a lady that knew Paul before they made it big.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sevendust Update
PR reports: Recording artist, Sevendust, and their wholly owned record label, 7Bros. Records, today announced a partnership with Asylum Records, part of Warner Music Group's (WMG) Independent Label Group. Asylum Records is distributed by WEA Corp., WMG's U.S. sales and marketing company.

The first project together will be Sevendust's sixth full-length album, Alpha, due in stores, March 6, 2007. To coincide with the release the lead track "Deathstar," has been made available via stream at www.sevendust.info. 

Sevendust will also embark on a 57-date headline run beginning February 8, 2007 though April 28, 2007. Holiday tour dates previously announced are as follows: [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Free Ataris
PR reports: Flash Concerts 2006 presents a free, exclusive performance by Ataris & Kill Hannah Thursday, December 14, 2006 at The Showbox 1426 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98101 - Doors open at 8:00pm. Music fans register to "Get in and Win" by sending the text message city code "SEA" to "FLASH" (35274). Registrants will receive "Alerts" including: event details, exclusive free concert invites, VIP access, meet & greets and special music prizing. Text "SEA" to "FLASH" or visit your local Cingular Wireless store for more details.

The Ataris are a seven- piece alternative rock band whose seventh album is being released in 2007. Kill Hannah released their second album, Until There's Nothing Left for Us, on August 1st, 2006.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Heart In the Studio
PR reports: Continuing with its 'In the Studio' series, Rock n' Roll Books will release 'HEART: In the Studio' in June, 2007. Featuring a chapter-by-chapter account of the recording of the entire Heart catalog, including the making of hits like 'Magic Man', 'Crazy On You', 'Barracuda', 'These Dreams', 'Alone', 'All I Wanna Do (Is Make Love To You)', and others Ann and Nancy Wilson made famous over their 25+ year career, the book will feature exclusive interviews with all of the band's producers, including Rick Flicker, Keith Olsen, Ron Nevison, Ritchie Zito, Duane Baron, and others, as well as interviews with band members chronicling the recording of the band's catalog of multi-platinum albums. Authored by biographer Jake Brown, the publishing house will also release 'Rick Rubin: In the Studio' in June, 2007- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Take Action Dates
PR reports: The 2007 Take Action! Tour, the nationwide, charity tour that brings the issues of suicide and depression to the front page, has announced their confirmed 2007 tour dates. Kicking off February 1, 2007, in Baltimore, the tour will crisscross the country for seven weeks and appear in over 40 cities across the US and Canada, personally bringing the message of help and hope to thousands of young people. Headlining the sixth annual Take Action! Tour this year is The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, performing with Emery, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, A Static Lullaby and Kaddisfly. 

02/01/07 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
02/02/07 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
02/03/07 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vegas New Year's
PR reports: Las Vegas is the new place for New Year's Eve as DIRECTV's exclusive live music performance show, CD USA takes over the famous Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas during America's Party for its live, nationally televised celebration featuring today's hottest music artists and special celebrity guests including All American Rejects, Five for Fighting, OK GO, Rock Star Supernova, Smash Mouth and Chicago 

The gates open on Fremont Street at 5:30 p.m., and all ticket holders must be at least 18 years old. Tickets are $80.00 per person and available at www.VegasExperience.com. Fremont Street Experience guests receive admission to all concerts, a specially created New Year's Eve Viva Vision light and sound show and access to all the action on the four-city blocks that are Vintage Vegas at its best.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Surreal Allstars
Vh1 reports: Audience favorites from all six seasons of Surreal Life kick-off 2007 in a new competition series. VH1's first ever "The Surreal Life Fame Games" hosted by the certified bearer of champagne wishes and caviar dreams, Mr. Robin Leach himself (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous), determines who is an A-list celebrity and who is a B-list wanna be.

Premiering Sunday, January 7 at 9PM ET/PT on VH1, "The Surreal Life Fame Games is a competitive twist on Celebreality. This time, eleven of the most memorable cast members from Surreal Life will come together in Las Vegas to compete in a series of "fame games" which will whittle them down to just one winner of a $100,000 grand prize. [see full story to see who's involved]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mute Kimmel
PR reports: For those of you who neglected to tune in to Mute Math's stellar performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live - you're in luck! Footage of the band's performance of "Typical" is now posted on Youtube. This performance really captures the energy of a live Mute Math show, if you haven't had the opportunity to see for yourself. Be sure to watch till the end for Mute Math's signature smash-up moves. Check it out at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Key Shows at the Key Club
DiR reports: The bookers over at the Key Club in Hollywood have been busy and have a ton of killer shows coming up. Aside from the must see Monday night residency of Metal Skool (you really have to see it), they have a number of notable shows in the works in the coming weeks. Here are the highlights: 

12.09.06 Kotton Mouth Kings / Subnoize Souljaz, Boondox And Potluck
12.10.06 Toys For Tots And Star 98.7 Present A Night With John Mayer Listen To Star 98.7 For Your Chance To Win Tickets
12.13.06 Christmas Balls - Century Media Presents Dream Evil, Himsa, Fu Manchu, In This Moment
12.14.06 Rock To Roll Holiday Bash 2006 - Wheels For Humanity Presents: Against Me! Punk Rock Karaoke (With Performances By Jim Lindberg Of Pennywise, Matt Skiba Of Alkaline Trio, Trever Keith And More), The Bronx, Chuck Ragan With Members Of Flogging Molly, The Riverboat Gamblers. All Proceeds Go To Wheels For Humanity.
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