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21st Century Boston
BW&BK reports: BOSTON leader Tom Scholz spent eight non-stop days earlier this year remixing the Boston and Don't Look Back albums for reissue on CD, and says he couldn't be happier. 

Scholz was always unhappy about how his music sounded on CD, and he told us that his hard work paid off, and he's finally satisfied: "I've always wanted to fix the sound on these CDs. I was really happy with the way those albums sounded back in the '70s on vinyl and tape, but I never liked the way they sounded after they were transferred to 16-bit CDs. This gave me the opportunity to, sort of, bring those mixes into the 21st Century." [only 8 days? Not years? Tom must be mellowing with age. He needs to call Axl up and give him some advice. See full story for more ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Otep Recording
PR reports: Capitol recording group OTEP has entered a New Orleans studio to begin recording their highly anticipated third album. The acclaimed band, led by charismatic vocalist/songwriter Otep Shamaya, is widely regarded as one of today's most uncompromising and sonically inventive hard rock outfits.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Voivod Party
PR reports: On Thursday July 27th at 6 p.m. EST, VOIVOD fans and music fans worldwide can catch the gala launch of the unique metal band's latest album 'Katorz,' live on www.bandeapart.fm and on SIRIUS satellite radio (channel 93) with the band. The two-hour audio/video special will also air again Canada-wide at midnight on Espace musique (100.7 FM in Montreal). 

This exclusive event presented by Bande à part will enable Internet users and radio listeners to join the band members for a complete listen and discussion of the album (out July 25th on THE END RECORDS), an album assembled with the guitar parts recorded by legendary guitarist Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour before his death from cancer last summer. The Bande à part team has also a memorable surprise in store for the bandmembers in attendance: Snake (Denis Bélanger), Away (Michel Langevin) and Jasonic (Jason Newsted). The audience will discover the special surprise the same time VOIVOD does! - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deadsy Values
PR reports: Deadsy's reign continues. PHANTASMAGORE, their genre-defying sophomore LP, will be released in time with the quintet's stint on this year's Family Values Tour, kicking off July 27 in Virginia Beach. 

Family Values Dates
07/27 - Virginia Beach, Va. - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/29 - Nashville, Tenn. - Starwood Amphitheatre
07/30 - Atlanta, Ga. - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crystal Method Tour
antiMusic reports: Crystal Method's hitting the road in support of "Drive". Here is a little about that from a press release followed by the dates. Nike and The Crystal Method today announce the release of "Drive: Nike + Original Run" via the new Sport Music section of Apple iTunes Music Store. "Drive" is an original soundtrack composed by The Crystal Method to guide athletes through a 45-minute run, from warm-up through cool down.

The Crystal Method Tour Dates: 
7/21 - NYC - Crobar 
7/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Giant Village 
7/28 - Tampa, FL - Amphitheatre 
7/29 - Atlanta, GA - Eleven50 
8/11 - Houston, TX - M Bar 
8/12 - Dallas, TX - Seven 
8/19 - Denver, CO - Vinyl 
See the full story for a sampler of the release - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Everything New with Poison
DiR reports: Sarah from Sleazeroxx.com sat down with Poison's Rikki Rocket prior to their recent gig in Fargo, North Dakota to discuss the band's 20 year anniversary among other things, including the evolution of the band and the dysfunction within it. Here they discuss what fans can expect from this tour. 

SR: Is there anything new or different fans can expect on this tour since it's the 20th anniversary tour?

RR: "Everything is different; it's an entirely new stage. We lost the stage a couple years ago to a truck fire. We had an axle fire on one of the trucks so we lost everything, our backdrops, the stage itself, we lost everything. We were due for a change anyway; it was almost like God smiled on us. So now we have everything new, new drum riser, new props, and new video, so all of that. Obviously we are playing a lot of the same songs because people want to hear the hits, we also pulled a few old ones out, we got 'We're An American Band', so there is a lot of new stuff to see." [see full story to read the full interview] 
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Joseph Arthur a Lonely Astronaut
thetripwire reports: One of The Tripwire's favorite artists, Joseph Arthur, has announced plans to release his next album on his own. The multitalented musician has opened shop to a new label that he will run called Lonely Astronaut Records; the first release being his own Nuclear Daydream. 

The new LP is slated to come out September 19 and will host twelve songs in classic Joseph Arthur form.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sony BMG Blocked
CMJ reports: An EU court has overturned the European Commission's approval of the 2004 merger between Sony Music and BMG.

The decision, announced July 13, annulls the merger, forcing the Commission to re-examine the case and requiring Sony and BMG to request clearance for the deal again. BMG released a statement saying: "Today's judgement does not affect the validity of the Sony BMG joint venture, which has been up and running since August 2004."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Jacko Vs Ex
hecklerspray reports: Who'd be Michael Jackson's wife? It's a job that comes with many tasks, like mixing up fresh batches of Jesus Juice before Michael wakes up and occasionally lending him your clothes so he can go shopping in peace.

Debbie Rowe was Michael Jackson's wife for a while last decade, and she's also the mother of his children. Although Debbie Rowe had previously signed away all her parental rights following her divorce from Michael Jackson, she's now embroiled in a bitter custody battle for them. The only thing is, Debbie Rowe doesn't have the money for a legal battle, so she's suing Michael Jackson for failing to pay her the amount of money they agreed on after their divorce in order to be able to continue the custody battle to take back her children from Michael Jackson. Are you confused yet? It's OK, you're doing well.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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McAuley Survivor Group
PR reports: Hot off the presses�former McAuley Schenker Group (MSG) frontman Robin McAuley has replaced Jim Jamison as the new lead vocalist for Survivor. Jamison first joined the band in 1984 after original lead singer Dave Bickler encountered voice problems before a tour supporting the band's CAUGHT IN THE GAME album. 

The band has crossed paths with McAuley here and there over the years, but now is finally the right time for them to join forces. As guitarist Frankie Sullivan explains�"When we made the decision to replace Jamison, I had no idea what we would do. Then it hit me-Robin McAuley! Is he available? How can he possibly be available?! Can I be lucky yet again in my career to work with such a talented singer? Well, the short answer, he was available, we gave him the songs of a set list we would perform, he came to the Windy City and blew our socks off! Robin is a pure pleasure to work with and he's such a great person. With Robin, what you see is what you get. And boy do you get it!" - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Roots Daughters
PR reports: MVD Visual and Fari Int. Productions are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Roots Daughters for worldwide distribution on DVD August 29, 2006. 

Beautifully shot on location by the award winning cinematographer Derek Rogers, the film focuses on the Rasta-women's fight for equality in a male dominated culture. Nyahbinghi, the central ritual of Rastafari, which includes drumming, chanting, and reasoning, is featured for the first time. Also, critical Rastafarian figures are profiled, including Emperor Haile Selassie (the spiritual leader of Rastafari), Marcus Garvey (Jamaica's Black Freedom fighter), and musical prophet/reggae superstar Bob Marley, who helped spread the movement around the world through his music.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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John Holt Hits
PR reports: Heartbeat Records proudly announces the next installment in its definitive Studio One Series, celebrating 50 years of Jamaican music from the pioneering reggae producer Clement Seymour "Sir Coxsone" Dodd. Out now are the latest additions to this acclaimed series: John Holt's I Can't Get You Off My Mind; 18 Greatest Hits, a brand new collection of classic sides by one of Studio One's all-time greatest soul voices; and Version Dread: 18 Dub Hits From Studio One, a new compilation of rare dub versions from the B-sides of original Studio One 7" singles, many making their first ever appearance on CD. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Homo a Go Go
PR reports: Building on the success of their 2002 and 2004 festivals, Homo a Go Go is proud to announce the dates of their 2006 festival. Homo a Go Go 2006 is slated for August 1-6 in Olympia, WA at the Capitol Theater (206 E. 5th Ave.)

Confirmed performers for this year's festivities include a very special evening with director John Cameron Mitchell of Hedwig fame. The artist arrives with a sneak homo peek at his new film Short Bus, which was the talk of the town on the glorious French Riviera in a little burg called Cannes. The musical stage features a dazzling variety of talent including BLOWOFF (featuring legendary Bob Mould and Richard Morel), The Gossip (Kill Rock Stars), Xiu Xiu (5RC), Shoplifting (Kill Rock Stars), Hey Willpower (Cochon) [see full story for lots more] 
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Cerberus EP/Tour
PR reports: CERBERUS will release a 5-song EP, entitled "What Have We Become?", due on July 15th through Hell and Death Records. Two tracks off the EP are available at the full story link.

CERBERUS was recently confirmed for the Better off Dead Fest, taking place on August 1st in San Antonio, TX. Other acts include NEURAXIS, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, DISFIGURED, VICTIMAS and many more. More information can be found at www.myspace.com/betteroffdeadfest06 . To support the release of "What Have We Become?", CERBERUS will be taking part in the "Cultivating the Masses Tour" alongside YEAR OF DESOLATION (Prosthetic) and FOREVER IN TERROR (Metal Blade).- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wayne Hancock Tour
PR reports: Wayne "The Train" Hancock, the artist who Hank Williams III claims sounds more like his grandfather than he himself does, actually finds a more applicable comparison to the legendary Texan and big-band leader Bob Wills. Hancock's latest release on Bloodshot Records, Tulsa (Out Oct 10), is a tip of the ten-gallon hat to Wills, who settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma early in his career. As Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys did in the '40s and '50s, Wayne Hancock takes his show out on the road for more than 250 days out of the year, filling dance halls with uncompromising sets of his infectious brand of Western swing. Wayne Hancock will kick off a summer/fall U.S. tour on July 21 in Houston.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Light This City
PR reports: Light This City has unveiled the artwork, track listing, and a new song from the Bay Area band's forthcoming album, 'Facing The Thousand.' The band returned to Castle Ultimate Studios in March to record with producer Zach Ohren, and has enlisted Mario Garza of Robot Plague for the album's artwork. Both worked with the band on its previous release, 'Remains of the Gods'.

Tapping The Black Dahlia Murder front man Trevor Strnad for a guest appearance on the track "Fear of Heights," 'Facing The Thousand' will hit stores Sept. 19 through Prosthetic Records. In the meantime, Light This City is heading out on a massive string of tour dates all across the United States with Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, Too Pure To Die, and Nights Like These. As a pre-cursor to the record's release, a new track dubbed "Cradle For A King" has been posted along with track listing information and artwork for the record, and can be viewed online at the full story link. 
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