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My Morning Releases
Gigwise reports: My Morning Jacket have revealed the first details for their forthcoming live albums and DVD.

Entitled 'Okonkos: Double Live Album' the CD portion will arrive in America on September 26 with the DVD following a month later on October 31. Expect UK release dates to be one day earlier but nothing has been confirmed as yet.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sparta Tracks
PR reports: Hollywood recording artists Sparta are gearing up for the October 10 release of THREES, the much-anticipated new album featuring lead single "Taking Back Control." On July 12, the band will debut the single, which is also featured in the new Madden 07 video game from EA Sports, with an exclusive 24-hour stream on their MySpace page (see full story link) 

Tracklisting: 1. Untreatable Disease * 2. Crawl * 3. Unstitch Your Mouth * 4. Taking Back Control * 5. Erase It Again * 6. Atlas * 7. The Most Vicious Crime * 8. False Start * 9. Weather The Storm * 10. Red.Right.Return. (Straight In Our Hands) * 11. Without A Sound * 12. Translations (featuring guest vocalist Merry Clayton, who sang with Ray Charles and sang backup vocals on The Rolling Stones classic,"Gimme Shelter")
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Blind Faith Debut DVD
PR reports: Blind Faith's debut gig was in front of a cool 100,000 people on a warm day in Hyde Park. Since June 7th, 1969, when this concert took place, footage shot that afternoon has never been seen in its entirety. On September 19th the entire concert will be released on DVD for the very first time. Hyde Park 1969 is the only Blind Faith DVD available on the market.

Fusing the psychedelic blues of Eric Clapton and the soulful vocals and keyboards of Steve Winwood, with Rick Grech on bass and the phenomenal Ginger Baker on drums, fans at that historic performance were treated to a selection of timeless tracks including "Presence of the Lord," "Can't Find My Way Home" and The Rolling Stones' classic "Under My Thumb."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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When Kittens Attack
Blabbermouth reports: Tiamat frontman Johan Edlund, who is currently residing in Thessaloniki, Greece with his girlfriend Joanna, posted the following message on his official MySpace profile earlier today (Tuesday, July 11):

"Last night I was enjoying a few cocktails together with my girlfriend and a friend from Russia. When I walked home alone around three o'clock in the morning, I passed a little band of very young kittens. Two of them were black and there was a very cute white one with brown and grey spots. I'd guess they were about ten weeks old and I wanted to take them home but they were too afraid to get close to�..All of a sudden a car stopped in front of me and two men of my own (ripe) age stepped out. One of them stayed by the car but the second guy shouted something at me which I couldn't understand. He walked up to me and pushed me on my shoulder while repeating his words which were all Greek to me. Then everything happened very fast. I pushed him and then there's hitting, pulling and pushing and rumbling, probably for less that half a minute and then I felt a much harder hit against my face as if hit by something more than a bare fist and I tried to get out of it while making sure my camera was still with me. The camera bag was destroyed, my shirt was shredded with a bit of blood on it, most of it from my own fists.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ty's Garden
Blabbermouth reports: KING'S X guitarist Ty Tabor has revealed the track listing for his new solo album, "Rock Garden", due on September 12. 

"Rock Garden" track listing: 01. Ride (4:53) * 02. Stalker (4:47) * 03. I Know What I'm Missing (3:11) * 04. Afraid (3:39) * 05. Play (6:51) * 06. Beautiful Sky (4:07) * 07. She's a Tree (3:32) * 08. Take It Back (3:00) * 09. Wading In (3:26) * 10. Thankful (3:26) * 11. Pretty Good (4:00) [see full story for more including a link to a couple preview tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Toni Stranius RIP
Blabbermouth reports: Former XYSMA guitar player Toni Stranius (a.k.a. Minister Stranus), who played with the band from 1991 until 1998, reportedly passed away on July 7, 2006. He was 34 years old. No further details are currently available.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ween's Shinola
PR reports: MVD Audio and Ween are pleased to announce Ween - Shinola Vol. 1 for US distribution on CD September 19, 2006.

Originally released by Ween's own Chocodog label, Shinola Vol. 1 is the first in a series of rarities collections by the ever-wacky Pennsylvania-based duo. Here Dean and Gene Ween's giddy, genre-hopping sound careens from distorted lo-fi ditties (the bizarre "Tastes Good on th' Bun") to surprisingly straightforward pop/rock tunes (the blatantly Elvis Costello-like "Gabrielle"). While this isn't the best starting point for newcomers to the band's absurd world (that would be THE MOLLUSK or CHOCOLATE AND CHEESE), Shinola Vol. 1 is sure to entertain the Ween faithful.[see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bonnie Raitt and Friends
PR reports: Less than a year after VH1 Classic debuted "Decades Rock Live!", the network breaks new ground with the first-ever DVD/CD release from the innovative concert series. VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live! Presents Bonnie Raitt and Friends Featuring Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Alison Krauss and Keb'Mo' will be released by Capitol Records on August 15th. [see full story to find out who all of the friends are]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scum of the Earth Soph
PR reports: Scum of the Earth, featuring x-Rob Zombie guitarist RIGGS have begun pre-production on their follow-up to the successful debut album, "Blah...Blah...Blah... Love Songs for the New Millennium". The new album is planned to be released by Eclipse Records in late 2006. The band states on their official website ( www.scumoftheearth.com) that "We have started pre-production for the new scum CD . There are 8 songs finished so far, and its turning out to be a bone-crushing, stripper extravaganza... We have a temp title of SLEAZE FREAK, among others. " - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mushroomhead Set Date
PR reports: Megaforce Records has announced the new Mushroomhead album Savior Sorrow will be released on September 19, 2006. It was produced by Steve Felton and Mushroomhead at Cleveland's Filthy Hands Studios in April 2006. 

The visionary masked band combines theatrics with a mixture of rock, metal and atmospheric elements. The first single will hit radio in mid-August. The band will begin a world tour starting September 12, 2006. 
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Hagar Livin It Up
PR reports: Sammy Hagar's new studio album - Livin' It Up, in stores July 25th! 

Sammy Hagar sings about what he knows best on his fifteenth studio album - parties, beaches, and love. Livin' It Up contains 11 new studio tracks featuring Hagar and The Wabos-drummer David Lauser, guitarist Vic Johnson, and bassist Mona. It's safe to say the hedonistic mix Hagar and his band The Wabos conjure is working. The album's first two singles- "Let Me Take You There" and "Sam I Am" - both spent more than two months at #1 on Classic Rock radio. Rhino Records lifts its glass to the hard rock icon and tequila mogul who put the Wabo in Cabo with the release of Livin' It Up. Livin' It Up also spotlights two covers-a boozy take on Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women" and country superstar Toby Keith's hit "I Love This Bar." This summer Hagar and The Wabos bring a little taste of Cabo to amphitheatres across America as they tour to support Livin' It Up. [preview the entire CD at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pixies DVD Tracks
PR reports: Eagle Rock Entertainment, through its wholly-owned Eagle Vision imprint, announces the August 22 release of Live In Newport by arguably the most influential American band of the last 20 years -- the Pixies. A bonus 21-minute mini-documentary of the Pixies rehearsing and deconstructing some of their favorite originals (including "Debaser" which didn't make the final set list) is included. And, like previous films spotlighting the Newport Folk Festival, the experience was captured on film by director Michael B Borofsky, rather than with digital or high definition video.

Tracklisting: 1) Bone Machine * 2) Cactus * 3) Ed Is Dead * 4) All Around The World * 5) Subbacultcha * 6) Monkey Gone To Heaven * 7) Is She Weird? * 8) Here Comes Your Man * 9) River Euphrates * 10) Velouria * 11) Wave Of Mutilation * 12) I Bleed * 13) Crackity Jones * 14) Gouge Away * 15) Hey 16) The Holiday Song * 17) Nimrod's Song * 18) Mr. Grieves * 19) Caribou * 20) Vamos * 21) Where Is My Mind? * 22) Gigantic - Click Here for the Full Story 

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RIAA Outta Sync
DiR reports: A Little bit of a follow up about a story from a couple days ago about the Top 10 songs to Lip-sync to. Bolt sent us an explanation about how the list came about. 

A few weeks ago a couple of people at bolt made this video, called "Do Not Disconnect" - (http://www.bolt.com/bolt/video/1347477) - it's a satire aimed at the RIAA's ineffectual attempts to thwart people from doing web karaoke. 

The RIAA recently targeted YouTube for hosting certain music videos. If/when they turn their sights to Bolt, we'll oblige their requests to remove any unlicensed content, but we'll replace it with our version of the story! Check out our reply to NBC's recent cease and desist letter which required Bolt to remove "Lazy Sunday" and was promptly replaced with Hazy Monday [see full story for that]
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Sordid Grind
PR reports: antiMusic's very own Hobo is one of the masterminds behind Grindhead records. Here is a quick update on Grindhead's latest release: On the fifth of July in 2006, Sordid discharge their debut full-length Sordid Remains on Grindhead Records. Crustier than a pregnant crack-whore with a yeast infection, this is a whirlwind of filthy death infused crust insanity in the vein of Phobia, Infest and Unholy Grave coupled with some truly sickening cover-art. Prepare yourselves for Grindhead Record's most disturbing release to date. Preview and buy this one and more at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Stolen Babies
PR reports: The End Records have signed extravagant gothic/industrial/carnival/rock ensemble Stolen Babies. 

With elements of gothic rock, industrial, punk and metal brewing within, it's not hard to see why the band has been able to impress fans and critics who have stumbled upon their mischievously power-packed numbers. The band's well-received debut release 'There Be Squabbles Ahead' will be released in digipak format on THE END RECORDS on October 3rd, 2006. [see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Unpretty Release
DiR reports: Canadian rockers Anti-Hero just released their new album 'Unpretty' via Fontana North/Universal. Canadian fans can pick it up at your favorite music store and the rest of us can order online or pick up a few songs at iTunes. You can also catch them at selected Warped Tour dates as well as assorted festivals. Check the full story link for all of that. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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