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Vader Support Illdisposed to Tour
Blabbermouth reports: Danish metallers ILLDISPOSED have issued the following statement:

"Because of family- and job-related obligations that cannot be ignored, we are forced to cancel our appearance at the Battle Of Metal Festival in Geiselwind, and unfortunately the entire VADER tour that was planned for this fall. This really sucks for us because we were looking forward to finally playing all over Europe on a good tour with VADER and meeting some old friends and making some new ones.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jane's Hits
MTV reports: A Jane's Addiction compilation titled Up From the Catacombs will land in stores on September 19. The disc will feature 16 cuts, all plucked from the band's discography - there will be no fresh or unreleased tracks on the record.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Satyricon UK
thegauntlet.com reports: Black metal ground-breakers Satyricon are set to bring their "Tour Diabolical" to the UK this September.

This will be the band's first UK tour in over three years and with new album, 'Now Diabolical' picking up plaudits from all corners and rave reviews coming in from their recent summer festival appearances, Satyricon are ready once more to push the boat out for the forthcoming shows. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crossfade Tour
TuneLab reports: Crossfade will begin a headlining touring in support of their new album, 'Falling Away', on August 5th. Current dates are as follows:

August 5th in West Allis, WI @ Wisconsin State Fair
August 9th in Columbus, OH @ Ohio State Fair
August 26th in Lincoln, NE @ Nebraska State Fair
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Cinderella Finished Recording? 
PR reports: As part of his month-long Bananiversary Celebration, rock & roll comic C.C. Banana spoke to guitarist Jeff LaBar about the future of his bands Cinderella and Naked Beggars.

C.C. Banana: We hear that there are certain legal complications preventing Cinderella from releasing a new studio album. This situation dates back to the late 1990s when you first signed with Sony, so wouldn't any statute of limitations be up by now? Is there anything you're allowed to tell us about the status of this phantom album?

Jeff LaBar: It's not a legal matter, we simply don't have a record deal. That's all there is to it. Sony never prevented us from putting out a record, they just never released one. Our legal problems with them are over. After we signed with Sony, we wrote material and made demos for the next 3 years. But they never put us in the studio with a producer to make a record because John Kalodner felt that the writing wasn't strong enough. So he just kept telling us to write.

C.C. Banana: Is a new album something that Cinderella would still like to pursue at this point?

Jeff LaBar: It's all up to Tom (Keifer). I don't think he'll do it. He probably won't do his solo album, either. Eric (Brittingham) and I can put out Naked Beggars albums all by ourselves, but I don't think Cinderella will ever put out another record.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pharcyde Tour
PR reports: Hip-Hop legends The Pharcyde have embarked on a nationwide summer tour. They will be joined on select dates by fellow legends The Roots, Talib Kweli, and Common. For those who haven't seen a 'Cyde show in a minute, they may be surprised to find Bootie Brown and Imani kicking it onstage with a live band. The live instrumentation adds a new dimension to such classics as "Passin' Me By", "Pass the Pipe", and "Runnin'". The tour kicks off in the Midwest and finishes up in mid-August with shows in New York, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia. [see full story for dates and details]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Wouldn't That Hurt Your Thumb?
SMN reports: Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Darrell Roberts has joined FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, the new band featuring drummer Jeremy Spencer (a former W.A.S.P. accomplice) better known for his double bass shreddage on the "Drums From Hell - Extreme Metal Loops" CD, ex-U.P.O. axe man Zoltan Bathory, ex-DEADSETT bassist Matt Snell, and former MOTOGRATER vocalist Ivan Moody (aka- Ghost).

The band is currently in negotiations with various labels about the release of the album. Street date is TBA.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Atheist Injuries
SMN reports: ATHEIST drummer Steve Flynn has posted the following update/review of their recent live performances: 

�.The show at Evolution was going great - as we all had our own equipment (minus my drums) and we were playing very well - until Tony fell through the stage injuring his arm and destroying his bass. Though, he sprung back and completed the set in fine fashion despite the pain. We even did a little bass/drum jam session. Not only that, after the show, Chris cut his head open on the big SAXON metal bird prop that was hanging backstage. Kelly was standing back stage after the show and saw Tony taken to the ambulance after the show only to see Chris being brought in a few minutes later on a stretcher with blood streaming down his face. Kelly was like "what the f*** is going on????" Nothing is ever easy for us.. 
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Head Automatica Tour
SMN reports: Head Automatica have lined up the following tour dates:

August 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa 
August 18 - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush 
August 19 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room 
August 20 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues 
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Pat Green's Cannonball
PR reports: Pat Green's new album Cannonball will be in stores August 22nd! 

Pat Green commands a position in the music world uniquely his own. He sells out stadiums like the Houston Astrodome and Dallas' Smirnoff Center as well as the Nokia Theater in New York City as a headliner, yet he also gets the opportunity to tour with major artists like Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and the Dave Matthews Band. That dichotomy underscores one point: As hugely popular as Pat Green is, as rabid as his loyal fan base is, there's still an enormous audience getting their first exposure to his one-of-a-kind music and performances. With his first album since signing with BNA Records, the three-time Grammy nominee looks to take his music to the masses. Cannonball, his explosive new album, captures Green's joyous, provocative songwriting style with new sharpness and swagger. Working for the first time with a powerhouse Nashville label, Green and his supporters expect Cannonball to transform him from massive cult star to emerging country superstar. [see full story for a preview of the CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Reel Big Releases
PR reports: Reel Big Fish is back with a double live album (their first) and DVD to pay tribute to their fans, and the DIY spirit that helped to propel the band to the forefront of the punk scene in the mid 90's. The band became a staple of Modern Rock radio with hits such as "Sell Out", "Beer", and "The Set Up". They set up their own independent record deal, with digital distribution through Rock Ridge Music! Recorded during the band's stint on the Deep Freeze tour in January 2006, the audio discs feature a total of 30 songs, including an unreleased track written during the sessions of We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy, "So Much For Rock N' Roll," and a cover of The Cure's "Boys Don't Cry." 

The music is available now everywhere digital tracks are sold. CDs will be available in stores in August. [see full story for more info and tour dates][see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rise To Addiction
PR reports: Brit rockers RISE TO ADDICTION who feature former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar) and Steve Wray (guitar), have confirmed details of forthcoming UK dates. They play Wakefield Snooty Fox August 17, Bolton The Alma 18, Doncaster Woolpack 22, Bradford Gasworks 24, Mexborough Civic 25, Nottingham Junktion 7 26, Sheffield West Street Live 27, Sheffield The Bedroom 28, Lincoln Rock Haven September 3. 

In other news RISE TO ADDICTION are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album. With the music now recorded, all that remains is for Leigh Oates to add his vocals and for mixing to be completed. A total of 12 songs have been laid down for the album which has a working title of 'All Human Life'. The band are once again working with Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Trivium ) who produced last years self titled EP.Discussions with labels are underway for the albums' release- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Macy Gray Goes Country
PR reports: Zane Williams of Nashville, Tennessee, was presented with the $20,000 Maxell Song of the Year check for his winning song "Hurry Home," his entry in the Country music category. Multi-award winning recording artist Macy Gray and the Contest's Executive Director Brian Rothschild, as well as Maxell Corporation's Daniel Lee, Marketing VP, and Cheryl Severini, Senior Marketing Manager, were on hand to congratulate the winner at the opening evening's festivities at NAMM (International Music Products Association) Summer Session in Austin, TX. A total of $225,000 in cash and prizes is distributed each year by the JLSC to 96 talented songwriters. Mr. Williams' song was first recognized as a Grand Prize winner in the Country category, and went on to be named the recipient of the Contest's Lennon Award through an online public vote at www.themusicedge.com. The Maxell Song of the Year was selected from the twelve Lennon Award winners by a panel of renowned judges includes performers, songwriters and music industry executives, that includes Robin Gibb, Al Jarreau, D12, Black Eyed Peas, Elton John, Wyclef Jean, Carlos Santana, and more.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Anna Troy Blues
PR reports: Though only twenty two, guitarist Anna Troy already has a lifetime of experience when it comes to music. A respected guitar instructor, multiple San Diego Music Award Nominee and former Elektra Records recording artist, Troy has seen the ups and downs the music business can offer- perhaps the perfect introduction to the blues. Following her four year stint alongside her sister in pop duo, The Troy's, and with the support and influence of several established blues artists, she began writing and performing her own songs in the genre a year and a half ago. Her passion has been evident from the start; little more than twelve months after beginning to craft those tunes, Troy was selected as one of the top three finalists in the International Blues Challenge at the San Diego House of Blues in November 2005. Even with a whirlwind schedule that regularly sees her playing up to three times a day, she still managed enough time in the first half of 2006 to record her debut, Aint No Man.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Elektra Rarities Pt II
PR reports: Collectors' Choice Music, one of the most venerated pop music reissue labels, will launch its second series of 15 "Elektra Rarities" CDs from the vaults of Elektra Records on August 29, 2006. Carefully curated with the input of Elektra founder Jac Holzman, and licensed from Rhino Entertainment, each of the reissues have been mastered from the original tapes with original album art plus liner notes featuring quotes from Holzman himself.

The second batch of Elektra Rarities CDs include Ronee Blakley's Ronee Blakley and Welcome; Oscar Brand's military-themed classics The Wild Blue Yonder/Every Inch A Sailor/Tell it to the Marines/Cough!; Paul Clayton's Sings Unholy Matrimony; Dian & the Greenbriar Boys' Dian & the Greenbriar Boys; Cyrus Faryar's Cyrus and Islands; Diane Hildebrand's Early Morning Blues and Greens; Susan Reed's Sings Old Airs From Ireland, Scotland and England and Susan Reed; Joshua Rifkin's The Baroque Beatles Book; Sailcat's Motorcycle Mama, Mark Spoelstra's Five and Twenty Questions and State of Mind; and David Steinberg's Disguised as a Normal Person.
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Marion Raven is Coming
PR reports: The acclaimed international rock vixen, Marion Raven makes her big US debut with her new music video, "Heads Will Roll" premiering on rock/sex site, BurningAngel.com beginning Thursday, July 20. 

"Heads Will Roll," co-written with Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. The video also features the talents of members from Buckcherry (Xavier Muriel on drums and Jimmy "Two Fingers" Ashhurst on bass) and Scott Stephens from The Exies on backing vocals and guitar. 

A huge success in Japan where her album, Here I Am debuted at #6 on the charts and her single hit number 1. US audiences can get a taste of Marion September 12th when her EP is released on the internet. Her full length will be released first quarter 2007.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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