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Canadian Ban
punkbands reports: Recently defunct Tooth and Nail act Further Seems Forever ran into some trouble at the Canadian border and have apparently been banned from the country. The group was originally scheduled for a farewell performance in Calgary, Alberta on the 26th and explained the cancellation: Imagine you leave Fort Lauderdale at 6 AM fly to Houston. Run to your plane and fly to Calgary Canada. You arrive only to deal with a Power tripping Immigration lady who is pissed about an incorrectly filled out form. The promotor tries to reason with her and her boss for an hour be she won't budge. 

She files papers to have you removed from Canada or go to jail! She also informs you that you are banned from Canada for 1 year under penalty of arrest and a $5,000 fine if you try to return.[They should have just said they were terrorist seeking asylum. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ignite Tracks
punkbands reports: The new Ignite cd will be released on May 16th on Abacus Recordings. The tracklisting for "Our Darkest Days" is as follows:
1. Intro (Our Darkest Days)
2. Bleeding
3. Fear Is Our Tradition
4. Let It Burn
5. Poverty For All
6. My Judgment Day
7. Slowdown
8. Save Yourself
9. Are You Listening
10. Three Years
11. Know Your History
12. Strength
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
14. Live For Better Days
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Vanna Voiceless
punkbands reports: Epitaph`s Vanna has parted ways with vocalist/screamer Joe Bragel; below is a message from the band: Unfortunetly due to Personal reasons Joe Bragel will no longer be performing in Vanna. The band and Joe are still on great terms and we wish him the best of luck in his future.we are currently working with possible replacements and we will still be playing all of our currently booked shows. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deftones Mixing
punkbands reports: The Deftones have finally completed recording their upcoming new album which now needs to be mixed. In addition, the group also plan to embark on a headlining North American run this summer[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kanye Coldplay
Rockdirt reports: The Daily Star reports that Kanye West has collaborated with Coldplay singer Chris Martin on a song called 'Homecoming'. A source revealed that the song "sounds like a Coldplay song with a beat, which is exactly what [Kanye] wanted."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Freaky Green Day
Reader Submission reports: Billie Joe of GREEN DAY sings a new song "Mechanical Man" featured on the just released animated puppet movie produced by Tim Armstrong of Rancid, "Live Freaky Die Freaky." The audio file is posted for free on the band's Official Fan Website: www.GreenDay.Net. The animated movie also features Armstrong as the voice of Charles Manson as well as these rockers: Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool, Tim Armstrong, Travis Barker, Lars Frederiksen, Davey Havok, Jane Wiedlin, Benji and Joel Madden, Theo Kogan, Asia Argento, The DVD includes the audio soundtrack.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Buckingham Nicks DVD
Noble PR reports: lack Hill Pictures in association with Warner Home Video (WHV) invite you to share the magic of an intimate concert performance from the multi-platinum enigma, 'Lindsey Buckingham with Special Guest Stevie Nicks'. Hailing from the hugely successful super-group, Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham's productive and storied solo career has continued to evolve 18 years after his departure from the band. Released on DVD on 24th April 2006, this classic Soundstage performance was captured on eleven high def cameras, mediating a close concert feeling, and with a recording in 5.1 Surround Sound, this is essential viewing for fans of Fleetwood Mac and Buckingham's unique style and sound. Having reunited with Fleetwood Mac in 2003 to embark on a world-wide tour for the album Say You Will, Buckingham's Soundstage performance spans the various eras of his career. Whether performing Rumours hits "Never Going Back Again" and "Go Your Own Way", "Red Rover" and "Peacekeeper" from Say You Will, or 1981's Law and Order single "Trouble" and the title song from Go Insane, Buckingham seamlessly ties the decades together with reverent detail. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Listening Problem
Release reports: The seminal instrumental band DON CABALLERO has set World Class Listening Problem as the title of its forthcoming Relapse Records debut.

World Class Listening Problem, the bands first record in almost five years, will feature ten new tracks. The finished track listing is "Mmmmm Acting. I Love Me Some Good Acting", "Sure We Had Knives Around", "And and and, He Lowered the Twin Down", "I Agree…….No!.......I Disagree", "Palm Trees In the Fecking Bahamas", "World Class Listening Problem", "Railroad Cancellation", "Theme From Bricktop Clowns", "Savage Composition" and "I'm Goofballs for Bozzo Jazz." [see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hawthorne Heights No Chickens
Peta reports: With their forthcoming album, If Only You Were Lonely, hitting shelves and three months of touring still ahead of them, Hawthorne Heights is one very busy quintet. That's why the folks at peta2—PETA's Youth Division—were thrilled when Hawthorne Heights guitarist and veteran vegetarian Casey Calvert offered to narrate a brand-new TV public service announcement (PSA) urging fans to boycott KFC. 

Says Casey in the PSA, "Did you know that many of the 850 million chickens killed for KFC's buckets each year have their wings and legs broken and are scalded to death while they're still conscious? Probably not, because KFC doesn't want you to know." The PSA is part of PETA's international "Kentucky Fried Cruelty" Campaign.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stupid Girls
Day in Rock reports: Zomba has released some fun "outtakes" from Pink's video shoot for "Stupid Girls" You can check it out at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Domeshots Soph
Press Release reports: After touring nonstop for past two years in support of their debut album Self-Titled, Domeshots took a break from life on the road to record their sophomore effort Reception. All songs on the album were written and produced by the band which was recorded at Skyline Studios in Oakland, CA in Fall 2005. The 12 track CD will be released on Rock Ridge Music March 21, 2006. Look for Domeshots to rock a city near you with tour dates throughout Spring and Summer 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Harry Shearer SxSW
Courgette Records reports: Courgette Records presents a distinctive evening of entertainment in a showcase at CENTRAL PRESBYTARIAN CHURCH 200 E. 8th Street) on Friday, March 17 at 6pm. Featuring actor/humorist and radio show host Harry Shearer, who for the first time brings Le Show out of the studio and on to the stage, jazzy Welsh chanteuse Judith Owen, plus performances by Texas' own Lyle Lovett, New Orleans legend Henry Butler, and others to be announced, the event will offer a wholly alternative experience to traditional SXSW showcases. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Have A Nice Gig
i.e.marketing reports: Bon Jovi in association with AEG Live, XM Satellite Radio and WDVD-FM today announced the winner of Bon Jovi's "Have A Nice Gig" opening act competition from the first leg of the tour. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora selected Detroit's own JODY Raffoul Band to receive a demo recording contract and perform in the opening slot at their Giants Stadium concert this summer. The Jody Raffoul Band beat out hundreds of Detroit's best unsigned bands to be Bon Jovi's opening act at The Palace at Auburn Hills on Friday, November 18th. That win qualified them to compete on XM Satellite Radio against 23 other winning bands from the first leg of Bon Jovi's sold-out "Have A Nice Day" World Tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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We Can't Make it Here
conqueroo reports: "We Can't Make it Here," James McMurtry's musical commentary on the current state of the union, is creating a stir with critics, radio programmers, and politicians around the country. "I've always been a little put off by activists. So you know it's a dire situation when I have to become one myself," says McMurtry. McMurtry made the song available as a free download on his website during the 2004 presidential election. The response to the track was immediate, overwhelming, and prompted McMurtry to set up an online discussion board on his website where fans could share their thoughts on the song. Author Stephen King named "We Can't Make It Here" the number two single of the year in his influential Entertainment Weekly music column (Childish Things was his number two album of the year). Robert Christgau, the "Dean of American Rock Critics," also declared it the second best single of the year in the Village Voice's Annual Pazz and Jop Poll. Entertainment Weekly declared it the "protest song of the decade." The disc became available for the first time without FCC censorship on McMurtry's latest album, 2005's Childish Things.

Radio stations across the country are making a bold move by adding the single (which clocks in at over seven minutes) into regular rotation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Learn How To Walk The Line
Cherokee Studios reports: MusicPlusTV video jockey Gerrad Hall has some Love to share with his "Daily Dose" viewers during the week of Oscar frenzy. Hollywood's favorite vocal coach Roger Love will be making an appearance on the live Internet TV station's morning news program to discuss his recent work with Academy Award nominees Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix on Walk the Line. 

During his MusicPlusTV interview, Love will also offer some advice to Hall's target budding artist audience about vocal technique. The interview will air on Hall's show on Wednesday, March 1st at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, and will subsequently be stored on "The Stash," a section of MusicPlusTV's official website that makes previously aired content available for on-demand downloading. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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