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Switchfoot Tour
PR reports: Switchfoot releases long awaited tour dates for 2007. The alternative rock band has a made a name for themselves in the rock world, fans are eagerly anticipating the new album Oh! Gravity in stores December 26th, 2006.

02.13.07 Anaheim, CA House of Blues 
02.14.07 San Francisco, CA Slims
02.16.07 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre 
02.17.07 Spokane, WA Big Easy 
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Joni Tribute
Gigwise reports: Bjork and Prince are amongst the artists set to feature on a Joni Mitchell tribute album. 

All acts who appear on �A Tribute To Joni Mitchell' cover versions of classic tracks by the songstress. Also performing renditions include Sufjan Stevens, James Taylor, Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris. 

The album hits the shelves Stateside on March 5 via Nonesuch records and should get a similar release date in the UK. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Primal Scream Leave Columbia?
Gigwise reports: Gigwise has learnt that Primal Scream are set to leave their record label Columbia in the new year. 

Their album 'Riot City Blues' will be their last on the label before they move on to pastures new. According to a source close to the band, the departure will by no means signal the end of the legendary outfit.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The New Voice of Darkness?
Gigwise reports: The Darkness have signalled their intent to soldier on despite the loss of charismatic singer Justin Hawkins by apparently replacing him with their bass player. 

According to the Daily Star � who, let's face it, could be just making this up � the mock-rock band will now be fronted by Richie Edwards, who joined the band last year to replace the acrimoniously departed original member Frankie Poullain.[But can he yodel? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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RIAA's $1.65 trillion Lawsuit
punkbands reports: Russian music site allofmp3.com has been sued by the RIAA. RIAA is suing the website AllofMP3.com on behalf of EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music, and Warner Music in the amount of $150,000 for each of the 11 million songs that were downloaded from June to October of 2006. That comes to a lawsuit totaling $1.65 trillion![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


A Clockwork Halloween
SMN reports: Rob Zombie has posted the following casting news for his upcoming "remake" of Halloween:

"Well, here is the news you've all been waiting for. Who is Dr. Loomis? Well, the answer is..... the one and only MALCOLM McDOWELL ! Yes, lengendary actor Malcolm McDowell will be the new Dr. Loomis.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The First Adverband
PR reports: RockdotRock was formed in late Summer 2006 by Symantec Corporation as an alternative to broadcast advertising. The band was selected from a pool of 20 competing acts who were ready to lend their chops to the cause of internet freedom. As the world's first adverband, their goal is to create awareness for their sponsor through the majesty of rock n' roll. And in addition to having CD EPs available for reviews and giveaway, I also have assets ranging from links to audio streams of the entire EP and free MP3s (please distribute) to the link to the YOU THINK YOU KNOW ROCK? quiz (where you have to determine rock stars by their poses � give it a shot�).

As Sasha the lead singer puts it, "Being adopted as Symantec's official BOR (band of record) is not something I'd ever considered, but now that it's happening, I'm seeing a lot of possibilities. I mean, what is rock and roll anyway but an advertisement for the rock and roll lifestyle? So why can't it be an advertisement for software...or anything for that matter? It's the 21st century already. I know what I want and I don't have time for your sales pitch. Just give me some rock n' roll." Check out the official site for the whole story/experience- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Society 1 Tramp Stamp Britney
Submitted News reports: If you haven't heard from one of the 100 of gossip sites, Dirt (Society 1 bassist) recently tattooed Britney Spears in his Devil Doll tattoo studio in Studio City, CA. The photo's and video were just released days after a video surfaced on You Tube of Society 1 frontman, Matt Zane, and Kelly Clarkson in the back of a van going to toilet paper Amy Lee's (Evanescance) house. What is it with these pop stars interacting with the boys of Society 1? Society 1 is currently in the studio working on the follow up album to 'Years of Spiritual Dissent' which they plan on releasing through a soon to be determined label. [see a vid at the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queers on the Road
MVD reports: The QUEERS are coming to your city! Get ready for an aural invasion from the LEGENDARY pop punk veterans ...

In addition to a new DVD, The QUEERS will have a new album entitled "Munki Brain" out in February...

Jan 9 2007 6:00P - Downtown Records - Lafayette, Indiana
Jan 10 2007 8:00P - Night Owl - Dayton, Ohio
Jan 11 2007 8:00P - Bernie's Distillery - Columbus, Ohio
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Manowar Release Dates
PR reports: The new MANOWAR album " GODS OF WAR " will hit the stores on the following dates :

February 23, 2007 ( Germany )
February 26, 2007 ( Rest Of Europe, excl. France/UK) 
March 5, 2007 (France/UK) 
April 3, 2007 (USA / Canada )

More details will be released soon, including the cover artwork !- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Broken Teeth Tour
Black & White PR reports: Austin rockers Broken Teeth will be wasting no time ringing in 2007 in the only way they know � on the road. The band will be taking a break from recording their third album tentatively titled Electric to head out to the West Coast to bring fans a taste of some of the new songs. Broken Teeth recently struck a new distribution deal with Corporate Punishment Records, which is distributed by Navarre. The new deal will ensure that fans all over the country will be able sink their teeth into Electric when it hits stores later this year. Fans will also be able to hear Broken Teeth on the debut edition of XM Radio's new show The Breaking Bones Hour on The Boneyard Channel which debuts January 7.

1/19 Burt's Tiki Lounge Albuquerque, NM
1/20 Surly Wench Pub Tucson, AZ
1/21 Knitting Factory Los Angeles, CA
1/22 Elbo Room San Francisco, CA
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Indian New Year for Nelly Furtado
PR reports: Nelly Furtado will celebrate 2006 and welcome the new year by headlining a show in Mumbai, India on December 31. 

The concert is part of Nokia New Year's Eve, a global music event being held in five party capitals of the world, starting in Hong Kong's Ocean Terminal, followed by Mumbai's Andheri Stadium, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janerio and rounding off the night in New York City. Stretching across four continents, the events are expected to have a combined television and internet audience of 150 million.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jacko Wants His Money Backo
TMZ reports: Michael Jackson blames his financial mess on his former accountants, and he's suing to make things right.

TMZ has obtained a lawsuit filed by Jacko against Bernstein, Fox, Whitman, Goldman & Sloan, the singer's former CPA's. In the suit, filed late Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Jackson claims the firm withdrew $2.5 million a year from his accounts but did not pay the bills as ordered. 

Jackson alleges the firm hired and paid people on Jackson's dime, without his authorization. Jackson has been dogged recently by claims he has stiffed his staff.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Acacia Strain Address Lost Guitarist
PR reports: Fresh off supporting THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and From A Second Story window along with labelmates LIGHT THIS CITY, Massachusetts? THE ACACIA STRAIN has returned home before hitting the road again in January and February. Vocalist Vincent Bennett has offered a bulky band update: Hello everyone in heavyland. Vincent here with a large update. We haven't spoken in a while so I figured I'd bring you guys up to speed. The Daniel [Dan Daponde, guitar] has bowed out gracefully. For those of you have been asking about Daniel J. Daponde, here are your answers: due to health problems, Dan has been forced to leave his position as a badass guitar player in The Acacia Strain. We miss him a whole bunch, and we are sure you all do as well. Wish him luck in his future endeavors!

We are NOT currently looking for a replacement. Please stop asking. When we do end up looking for another guitarist, we will let you know.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Talking Roach
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 118 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach. Interview topics include recording their new album, "The Paramour Sessions," touring with Guns N' Roses, the Zippo Hot Tour, the Papa Roach Channel on YouTube, and Fight of Your Life. Additional podcast topics include Twisted Sister and a multiple Papa Roach poster and autographed CD giveaway. The 35-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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