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Nonpoint Tour
SMN reports: Starting in August, NONPOINT will be hitting the road for a national headline tour. NONPOINT have chosen SILENT CIVILIAN, SEEMLESS and label mates ANKLA as the tours opening acts. [see full story for more metal news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blood Brothers Rocktober
SMN reports: THE BLOOD BROTHERS have confirmed the title and U.S. release date of their fifth album: Young Machetes will be released October 10, 2006 on V2.

Already named one of Alternative Press' Most Anticipated Albums of 2006, Young Machetes was recorded at Robert Lang Studios in the band's native Seattle with the help of producers Guy Piccioto and John Goodmanson, who produced the band's acclaimed 2004 release Crimes[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Massive American Attack
thetripwire reports: Bristol's very own Massive Attack is finally returning to North America for a full tour, something they haven't done in eight years. Besides their Coachella performance earlier this year, the triphop pioneers haven't graced our shores since they toured in support of Mezzanine back in '98. NME posted that collaborators Elizabeth Fraser and Horace Andy may be coming along for the dates, but Massive Attack has yet to confirm these rumors. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crazy Messiah
sleazeroxx.com reports: In a recent interview former Shotgun messiah vocalist Zinny J. Zan had the following to say about his firing from that band.

"The situation in Shotgun was getting more strained and at the end it was Tim & Harry doing their stuff and Stixx and I doing ours, so the whole we against the world feeling was gone so to speak. I had hard feelings, yeah, cause they painted a picture of me being a crazy guy, out of my mind and never gave me credit for anything. Trying to make me a laugh, and that did hurt. Now I do not have any hard feelings towards them at all, it is in the past. Harry is doing his thing, Tim is doing his and I do mine and Stixx and I keep in touch every now and then. We meet, have a beer or Stixx joins Zan Clan and plays drums on "Care Bout Nothin", a Shotgun song that Zan Clan always play."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden Radio
sleazeroxx.com reports: Next Thursday (the 13th July), Bruce Dickinson returns to BBC Radio 2 for 6 weeks with the fifth series of "Masters Of Rock" at 21:00 UK time. Over the run of the 6 weeks, not only will he be playing classic rock from the likes of AC/DC, Heart, Black Crowes, Cheap Trick and Van Halen, to new bands like Lostprophets, AFI, Rye Coalition, Coheed And Cambria and Wolfmother to obscurities from the likes of Alcatrazz, Stryper, Loudness and others. There will also be exclusive new interviews from the the following:

13th July - Phill Collen of Def Leppard
20th July - Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top
27th July - Andy Cairns from Therapy?
03rd August - Adam Carey and Maynard Keenan from Tool
10th August - Tom Morello from Audioslave
17th August - Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron from Pearl Jam [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Musicfest NW
PR reports: Musicfest NW announces this year's festival line-up which will be held at various clubs in Portland, OR on September 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2006. Highlights include The Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre on September 7th and The Silver Jews and Stephen Malkmus on September 8th, both shows at the Crystal Ballroom. Little Steven's Underground Garage Showcase will also participate, routing the tour featuring The Zombies, The Mooney Suzuki, The Woggles and Phantom Planet through Portland at Berbati's on September 8th. Proceeds will benefit the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls and The Oregon Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who will use the donation to increase music education in high schools.

Confirmed Line-up: Brian Jonestown Massacre * Britt Daniel * Centro-matic * Dead Moon * DJ Rehka * Eric Bachmann * Fall of Troy * Helio Sequence * Husky Rescue * Jeremy Enigk * Judah Johnson * Kristin Hersh * Little Brother * M-1 of Dead Prez * Ohmega Watts * Phantom Planet * Richard Buckner * Sunset Valley * Swords (final show) * Talkdemonic * The Black Keys * The Blow * The Dandy Warhols * The Evening Episode * The Joggers * The Lifesavas * The Melvins * The Mooney Suzuki * The Woggles * The Zombies * Tractenburg * Family Slideshow Players * Viva Voce
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Boy Hits Car Passage to Rock Ridge
PR reports: Los Angeles, California-based Boy Hits Car recently signed with Rock Ridge Music. Their first release on Rock Ridge is "The Passage," which was previously available online and at band shows. "The Passage" hits stores across the country July 11th. The album was self-financed and self-made, with Steve Bruno helping on production and mixing.

Says band lead singer CRegg Rondell: "Rock Ridge takes a grassroots, hands-on approach to breaking a band, and more importantly, building a career." Boy Hits Car wraps their tour with Flyleaf soon, and fans can look for the band ongoing on the road in support of "The Passage" this summer. The band is already getting radio love on The Buzz in Atlanta and XM Satellite Radio.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Journey Loss Voice
PR reports: Due to a chronic throat infection, Journey's lead singer, Steve Augeri, has been forced to leave the band's current nationwide tour with Def Leppard. Jeff Scott Soto, who has previously performed with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, will assume the band's lead singer duties starting with the July 7th show in Bristow, VA. Steve Augeri's condition will be closely monitored by his physician to determine when he may be able to rejoin the tour.

According to Journey, "Steve's been suffering with an acute throat condition since before we kicked off the tour with Def Leppard. We were hoping he'd be in well condition to handle the rigors of the road but unfortunately it appears to be a chronic condition requiring total voice rest. We all wish Steve a speedy recovery."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mars Volta Tracks
antiMusic reports: Amputechture, the brand new album from The Mars Volta, will be released August 22nd. Here is the tracklisting. 

1. a vicarious atonement * 2. tetragrammaton * 3. vermicide * 4. meccamputechture * 
5. asilos magdalena * 6. viscera eyes * 7. day of the baphomets * 8. el ciervo vulnerado

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Puffy AmiYumi Tour
PR reports: Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura are celebrating ten remarkable years together as Puffy AmiYumi, yet the duo's sound and style continues to feel fresh, as one listen to their brand new album Splurge will instantly confirm. The album features collaborations with indie icons Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion), Dexter Holland (the Offspring) and Butch Walker (writer-producer for Avril Lavigne and Pink). 

Don't miss Puffy AmiYumi on tour this summer!

July 8 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts
July 9 Washington DC 9:30 Club
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Suffocation Strhess
PR reports: Legendary metal giants SUFFOCATION have recently completed work on their forthcoming new album, Suffocation. The self-titled new album was recorded at Full Force Studios in Long Island, NY and will feature artwork from tattoo artist JonZig. Suffocation is set for a September 19th release in North America (September 25th internationally.) 

Additionally, SUFFOCATION will appear as part of the North American Strhess Tour August 1st through the 12th along with SHADOWS FALL, POISON THE WELL and more. Immediately following their Strhess Tour dates, the band will embark on an 11-city European Tour that includes performances at Up From the Ground Open Air Festival, Mountains of Death Festival and Els Rock Open Air amongst others.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zep Origins DVD
PR reports: MVD Visual and Sexy Intellectual are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Led Zeppelin: The Origin of the Species for U.S. distribution on DVD.

This 70-minute film covers the years of struggling before Led Zeppelin, including the session studios and amateur band scene of the 1960s. It then focuses on the modest success of outfits like The Yardbirds and Band of Joy, and eventually culminates in the formation of Led Zeppelin, the first two albums, international acclaim and popularity. It features exceptional musical performances, obscure footage, uncommon interviews, and rarely seen photographs. 

The program is injected with review, comment, criticism and insight from; Alan Clayson, author of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin � How Why and Where It All Began; Chris Welch, former Melody Maker journalist; Keith Altham, ex-1960s NME editor; Chris Dreja, Yardbirds guitarist; and many more. 
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Tricky Bizzniss
PR reports: Electro-rock duo TRICKY BIZZNISS prepares to release their debut self-titled album, releasing September 12, 2006 on EsNtion Records. The duo is none other than the former vocalist for the highly-acclaimed group The Crystal Method Trixie Reiss and 2-time Grammy nominee Ernie Lake. 

Coming from two diverse backgrounds, Trixie Reiss and Ernie Lake had their first meeting on September 10th, 2001. Their goal was to collaborate their talents and make music that was new and exciting. The very next day was the day the world changed forever. Every artist, including Trixie and Ernie, had to re-think their ideals and how to deal with their music and audience. They put their project on hold and reconvened a while later to reignite their discussions, and ultimately TRICKY BIZZNISS was born. The name was fitting, as entering into a new venture during the difficult emotional era post-9/11 was, in itself, a tricky business move.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ready for Redding?
antiMusic reports: We've been teasing you for months on antiMusic but the wait will be over next Tuesday when Redding's debut album finally hits stores! Who is Redding? A promising Midwest Indie Rock / Shoegaze band that blends together the best elements of Britpop and Brit-alt rock, think Coldplay meets Radiohead as expressed in the following portion of their bio. 

Redding's four members are students at Greenville College, a small liberal arts school in town -- full-time students, aged 19 to 25. But Redding's not your garden-variety Midwest rock band. Devout anglophiles, these four young gentlemen have created a mature, melodic and atmospheric album that defies age and geography, venturing into the anthemic turf of Britpop (Coldplay, Travis) and the dark, intricate sensitivity of bands like Doves, Elbow, and Radiohead.

antiMusic has always been about diversity and quality and our editor Keavin Wiggins explains how we became involved with helping promote the Redding debut, "One of our biggest goals at antiMusic is to expose promising new artists to our readers and when I heard Redding the first time I knew right away that they were a band we would get behind. So when Rock Ridge asked if we would be interested in partnering with them to help launch Redding's debut album, I jumped at the opportunity to lend our support because not only does the music deserve as much exposure as possible but I know Rock Ridge is one of the few labels out there that is actually in the business for the music first and foremost." [If Indie Rock / Shoegaze is your thing click the exclusive previews on the right hand menu across the antiMusic network (just below the Redding banner) and pick up a copy of the album next Tuesday. Even if it's not you usual thing, check it out anyway!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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