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Legend Honor
Contact Music reports: Grammy Award-winner JOHN LEGEND will add another trophy to his growing collection when he is named the Soul Train Music Awards' Entertainer of the Year next week [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nine Inch Sasquatch
MTV reports: The fifth annual Sasquatch! Music Festival will hit Washington's Gorge Amphitheatre Memorial Day weekend. Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, the Flaming Lips, Queens of the Stone Age and the Shins are among the 40 bands set for the three-day festival's lineup. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Steamy Springfield Flic?
hecklerspray reports: Kate Moss is rumoured to be cast in her first Hollywood film role as a lesbian, in the new flick by awards hoover Ang Lee.

Apparently, the acclaimed Hollywood director of Brokeback Mountain has decided to go from gay to lesbian, as he is rumoured to be casting Kate Moss in his upcoming film about 60s soul singer Dusty Springfield. Moss is up for the role to be the first lover of the singer.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Billy Sheehan Guitar Shredder too! 
Day in Rock reports: antiMusic's Morley Seaver caught up with legendary bass man Billy Sheehan to discuss a variety of topics. Below are just two of the tidbits from the interview, be sure to click the full story link to read it all. It's a great read!

antiMUSIC: One of the biggest surprises to me in listening to Cosmic Troubadour was the amazing guitar runs in addition to your usual phenomenal bass lines. How long have you played guitar and considering your unique style, is it very different to play guitar?

Billy: Wow--thanks! It's very unexpected to hear things about my guitar playing. I've actually played for as long as I've played bass (about a million years), but I never really pursued much "lead" stuff. Mostly chordal, songwriting type things. In my mind there is a very definite difference and a bold line separating the two instruments. Most of what I do on one does not translate to the other. I use a stone pick on guitar (http://www.realrock.us/) & love playing mostly 12 stringed baritones. Bass is fingers only. There are similarities, but viva la difference!

antiMUSIC: With the critical success of Cosmic Troubadour, can we expect another solo record in the near future?

Billy: Yes! I'm working right now. I learn a lot each record---each DAY actually! Music is all I do. I'm so lucky to be able to make records, get them released & play live in front of people. I never forget that for even a microsecond. I'll try to top my last record of course, but I know I'll always gravitate towards a challenge.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Charlatans UK Return
Sanctuary reports: Classic British rock band The Charlatans UK are set to release Simpatico. on May 2nd on Sanctuary records. This record is their first American release since 2001 and the band's first for Sanctuary Records. To help announce their return, they have confirmed a showcase at this year's SXSW Festival. Appearing at the XFM Manchester showcase at Exodus on Saturday March 18, the band will then return for a proper tour in May after the record is released.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Look What I Downloaded
Day in Rock reports: The members of Look What I Did love their fans, they really do. so much so they are giving away their entire debute album "My First Time" (2003). If you wanna grab it to get motivated to buy their latest then head on over to the full story link! (they also have some of their newer stuff up for grabs too. click on the albums link to get it all)- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Death Cab for Teeth
drillTEAM reports: Wanna check out the video stream for "Crooked Teeth", the second single from Death Cab for Cutie's album Plans? Click the full story link. This video, directed by Ace Norton, is the finest use of claymation, since Peter Gabriel's groundbreaking "Sledgehammer". - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Grand National USA
Cornerstone reports: Recall Records is pleased to announce the highly anticipated North American release of Grand National's Kicking The National Habit. Released on February 21, 2006, the North American package will feature seven bonus tracks not available on the original UK release, including remixes by Sasha and The Glimmers. Also added is a bonus video for "Drink To Moving On," directed by Ramon & Pedro. (They'll be playing SXSW on 3/18 as part of the French Music Office showcase, as well as NYC's Bowery Ballroom on 3/11.)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Just for the F of it!
Fanscape reports: fuse, the nation's only viewer-driven music network will once again provide quality entertainment with the unveiling of a brand-spanking, new music entertainment website entitled "JUST FOR THE F OF IT." The site features vibrant, cutting-edge design elements along with music, gaming and entertainment content--all beginning with the letter F. The site unofficially launched on January 26, 2006 at www.justforthefofit.com. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rix Glassmeyer
Press Release reports: NCM East has produced 21 records in the last few years and is pleased to announce its best ever, the debut of the smashing duo, Rix Glassmeyer. Tastefully minimal without monotony, 24,200 miles is a collection of powerfully subtle songs about insects, Incas, angels, farmers, human-powered planes, Satan, snowmobiles, and, of course, women. Each track presents a fresh mood, maturely keeping tabs on the duo's vast musical vocabulary.

Although the 13 tracks have a common thread in vocal sound, vivid lyric imagery, and rock backbeats, the approach of each song varies widely, contrasting the familiar power trio sound with ukulele, Moog bass, and horns. These guys owe as much to Al Green as to Van Halen. The ear-snagging melodies and solid songwriting is built on invented instruments and adventurous recording techniques, somewhere in the territory of Tom Waits or Mitchell Froom. The memorable choruses grab you at first listen, but ten more passes in headphones only raise your interest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Megadeth Anthology
Chipster reports: Megadeth has teamed with Capitol Records/EMI Music Catalog Marketing to unleash Arsenal of Megadeth, a new comprehensive two-disc DVD collection available March 21. A visual career anthology containing 32 previously unreleased clips, Arsenal of Megadeth chronicles the rise and evolution of the band, providing fans with a heavy metal armory of music videos, interviews, home video shot by Megadeth's own Dave Mustaine and hidden tracks. Clocking in at almost three hours, Arsenal of Megadeth's track list was personally compiled by Mustaine, ensuring the ultimate head-hammering Megadeth experience. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SxSW Sanctuary
Press Release reports: Here is an overview of Sanctuary Records performers at South By Southwest along with the venue details and set times (where available). 

Thursday, March 16: Morrissey 

1.15pm Convention Center (500 East Cesar Chavez Street) 
Morrissey interview with David Fricke 

9.45pm Morrissey performance at Austin Music Hall (208 Nueces Austin, TX 78701) [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Locomotive Expands
Kayos reports: Spain's eclectic and adventurous Locomotive Music Group, is excited to announce two new additions to its family; Al Compas is a new label specializing in flamenco music, and Dynamo Records will specialize in Latin pop music.

Headed up by Carlos Herrero, formerly of Virgin Music Spain, Al Compas is planning an aggressive release schedule for the US market this year. The label plans to cover the entirety of the flamenco world with new releases from up �n' coming as well as premier artists in this genre. Along with CDs, Al Compas also plans to release performance and tutorial DVD's highlighting the magnificent dancers and their diverse styles. Dynamo Records was created as a means to release the vast amount of albums in genres not fitting to the Locomotive label. Dynamo will start the year off with a bang with new releases from Cuban cultural icon Ibrahim Ferrer and Spanish pop sensation Monica Naranjo. Next month, Dynamo will continue�.with the first solo release from German celebrity Ralf Richter. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Gogol Bordello Hot Seat
PFA reports: mtvU has Gogol Bordello in the Hot Seat this week as their featured artist! Lead singer of the �gypsy punk' collective Eugene Hütz recently took a moment out of his relentless schedule for a turn in mtvU's "Hot Seat," where he talks about The Stooges, growing up Ukrainian, Gogol Bordello's indestructible soul and more.

To read the Q&A with Hutz visit the full story link and see why mtvU thinks Gogol Bordello is achieving an audience as broad as their sound.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Judas Who Preview
Special Ops reports: Baptizm of Fire (Expanded & Remastered): Originally released in 1997, this is gale-force metal, as Judas Priest axeman Glenn Tipton collaborates with ace hard rock players, including John Entwistle, Shannon Larkin, Cozy Powell, Billy Sheehan, and Robert Trujillo. Expanded with two previously unreleased bonus rarities: "Himalaya" and "New Breed." In stores March 7th. but you can preview it now at the full story link!- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Purple iTune
Cornerstone reports: Live as of 12.01 February 21, is the completely awesome Prince "Purple Ticket" contest on iTunes. You Could Win a Private Show by Prince at His Home

In the first sweeps of its type in iTunes, fans who purchase both "Black Sweat" and "Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed" will be automatically entered for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Prince's home! Four lucky winners will win a trip for two (2) to enjoy a private show by Prince in the comfort of his home. To automatically enter, simply purchase Black Sweat & Beautiful, Loved & Blessed at iTunes now.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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