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W.A.S.P. Still Touring
KNAC reports: Despite yesterday's announcement that W.A.S.P.'s July European Festivals dates had to be cancelled due to singer Blackie Lawless being diagnosed with an abnormality in one of the arteries leading to his heart, the band have now announced the following tour dates: 

9/6 - Kavarna, Bulgaria at Kaliakra Stadium 
9/10 - Raims, France at Raims Fest 
9/12 - Dudley, UK at JB's 
9/13 - Woughton, UK at Woughton Center
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TuneLab reports: Microsoft has revealed details on their new music device and service which will compete with Apple's iTunes and iPod. The device, called Zune, will have a Wi-Fi connection and use a hard drive to store music. Zune is also expected to have wireless capability to share music with other Zune devices and should be available later this year. [will it only play inferior copies of the real music between crashes?] - Click Here for the Full Story 


Neil's Hot Air
Wenn reports: Rocker NEIL YOUNG is making a video for each track on his latest album LIVING WITH WAR. The video for AFTER THE GARDEN incorporates images from former US Vice President AL GORE's global-warming documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. The singer will offer the videos as free downloads in the coming weeks at his website NeilYoung.com. [Is it global warming or just a lot of hot air? And since politicians are responsible for 99.9% of hot air, should we turn to them for solutions? Then again, scientist can't even agree but it should be an interesting video as long as Al's wife doesn't try and censor it - see full story for more] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Secret Slayer Mastodon Show
PR reports: Slayer and Mastodon are supposedly playing a Myspace secret show tonight (July 25th) at In the Venue in Salt Like City, Utah. All Ages and Free. However the Myspace page for the secret shows that was included in the PR email came up with a missing page notice� Then again it wouldn't be surprising if it was an incorrect link considering the source. The official Secret Shows page gives a clue that the next band performed at the BET Awards� On the other hand, if you click Slayer's Myspace photo it's a flyer for the show� Click here for the real Secret Show page- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Police DVD
PR reports: Universal Music Group are pleased to announce the November 2006 (TBC) DVD premiere of Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out - a fascinating behind-the-scenes, never-before-seen documentary capturing The Police from their inception in 1978, their peak in 1982, and their split in 1984. 

Directed by and culled from original Police drummer Stewart Copeland's Super 8 archive, the film was originally premiered earlier this year at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival on 22nd January 2006. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pixies loudQUIETloud
PR reports: MVD and are pleased to announce the home viewing release of The Pixies - loudQUIETloud for worldwide distribution on DVD November 7, 2006.

loudQUIETloud is an intimate portrait of the band members and their difficult, tense and ultimately triumphant return as one of rock music's greatest bands. When college rock darlings the Pixies broke up in 1992 on the cusp of mainstream success, their fans were shocked and dismayed. When the Pixies reunited in 2004, those same fans and legions of new listeners were ecstatic and filled with high hopes. loudQUIETloud follows the rehearsals and the warm up shows for the full-fledged, sold out reunion tour. It also catalogs, in the cinema verite style of the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" and Bob Dylan's "Don't Look Back", the less glamorous side of the touring band lifestyle, getting as close to this enigmatic act as anyone is ever likely to get. Old wounds have not completely healed and the extreme pressure of the tour takes its toll on the band, but nevertheless, they deliver the goods onstage. loudQUIETloud captures the Pixies, their families and their fans in what seems to be a once in a lifetime chance at rock n roll redemption.[see full story for tracklist and trailer link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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F**k the Law! Chaos Forever!
PR reports: Swedish metal pioneers DISSECTION have cancelled their two scheduled appearances in North America.. 

After continued delays via the US Immigration Services, vocalist and guitarist Jon Nödtveidt has been denied legal entry into the United States. The reason being his previously prison sentence from 1998. The band was supposed to play two stateside concerts, at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on September 1st and the BB King's in New York on September 6th. About the shows being cancelled, Nödtveidt states: "We knew from the beginning that there was a risk that I might be denied entry into the US because of my past but we (the band and the agencies involved) were prepared to take that risk. It's very unfortunate for everybody involved; the fans, the band and its representatives as well as the promoters. I have served my time and we were really looking forward to these final gigs. To our American fans: In spite of everything; see you in spirit! F**k the Law! Chaos Forever!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Maiden The U.S.A. 
PR reports: Iron Maiden are pleased to announce they will be beginning their 2006 World Tour with eight dates across the USA and three dates in Canada starting October 4th in Hartford, CT. This follows the recent announcement that their highly anticipated new studio album A Matter Of Life And Death, will be released by Sanctuary Records on September 5th. 

4 OCT USA - New England Dodge Music Center - Hartford, CT 
6 OCT USA - Agganis Arena - Boston, MA
7 OCT USA - Tweeter Center At the Waterfront - Camden, NJ
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10 Years Family Values
PR reports: After selling more than 320,000 CD's of their latest release, "The Autumn Effect," their last single for "Wasteland" charting #1 on the Active Rock chart and #1 on the Alternative chart for more than 9 months, 10 Years will hit the road with the Family Values Tour.. Along with 10 Years, the tour boasts the heavy hitting lineup featuring; Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Dir En Grey, Flyleaf, Bury Your Dead, Deadsy, along with Bullet and Octane making this the "must see" tour this summer. 10 Years is also getting ready to release their highly anticipated next single for the track "Waking Up." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Talkin Trunk
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 83 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This episode features an 35-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with VH1 Classic VJ and Q104.3 DJ, Eddie Trunk. Interview topics include Trunk's thoughts on the next Ace Frehley album, Frehley's recent work with former Lynch Mob bassist Anthony Esposito, VH1 Rock Honors, Slash, Rob Zombie, KISS, Peter Criss, Axl Rose's historic appearance on Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks," Sebastian Bach, Scott Ian, Chris Jerricho, Jim Breuer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica, the future of Van Halen, and Eddie Van Halen's health. Additional podcast topics include Rammstein, 3 Inches of Blood, Strapping Young Lad, Gene Simmons, CJ Sleez, The Absence, the Metal Injection "Injected" podcast, the "Rock and Roll Geek Show," and Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan. The 50-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Deadstar Assembly Vid
PR reports: Florida theatrical/industrial metallists Deadstar Assembly have recently shot a lead off video, "Killing Myself Again," from their just-released sophomore full-length, 'Unsaved.' Comprised of members Dearborn (vocals), the Dro (bass), Cygnus (drums), DreGGs (guitar) and new member sKuz (who replaces Mubo on keyboards), the video proves to be the group's most over-the-top yet, according to Dearborn - thanks to producer Rey 'Darkhak' Gutierrez.

"We showed up to the set with meal worms, giant African millipedes, Jager, a bag of blood we got from an animal clinic, Tasers, violet wands, ball gags, etc. We knew this wasn't a concept video, so we did things more for an aesthetic appeal. The color, the grain, the antics and props were all real and we just had fun and experimented with them. Rey had no idea what we were going to show up with, he thought it was just five guys in make-up with our instruments, next thing you know we are smashing his fluorescent lights and eating live worms and doing shots of Jager. It was by far the easiest and most exciting video the band has done to date." [see it at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Razorlight Tracks
PR reports: Britain is already a-buzz and US audiences will soon be hearing it for themselves as the much-anticipated new album from Razorlight is coming August 22nd on Universal. 

Track List: 1. In The Morning * 2. Who Needs Love * 3. Hold On * 4. America * 5. Before I Fall To Pieces * 6. I Can't Stop This Feeling I've got * 7. Pop Song 2006 * 8. Kirby's House * 9. Back To The Start * 10. Los Angeles Waltz 

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McAlmont and Butler Return
PR reports: On August 8th, Rough Trade America will release "Speed", the new download-only single from McAlmont and Butler. This will be the first US release from legendary guitarist Bernard Butler (Suede, The Tears) and the iconic smooth-voiced singer David McAlmont, since their first album came out in US shops a whopping TEN years ago. This release is for fans of the duo's previous musical incarnations and for anyone who loves sweeping guitars and unabashed melodies.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Secret Deal
PR reports: Triple Crown Records signs The Secret Handshake - New Disc Scheduled for a Spring 2007 release. What is the Secret Handshake? Luis Dubuc is the one man musical mission known as The Secret Handshake. It's pop. It's electronic. It's indie. And it's all written and played by Luis with his Wurlitzer piano and Apple computer. Triple Crown would like to welcome you to Luis' world. 

Triple Crown Records (Brand New, As Tall As Lions, TREOS, Hit The Lights) welcomes The Secret Handshake to their family. They will be recording their debut full length with Cory Kildruff, formally of The Rise. The band will hit the road with new label mates As Tall As Lions in August. Previously, The Secret Handshake released an EP on Doll House Recordings entitled "This is Bigger Than You and I." You can check out The Secret Handshake on their MySpace page at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jucifer Tracks
PR reports: Super sonic rock duo JUCIFER prepare for the release of its long-awaited new record If Thine Enemy Hunger and subsequent touring. 

JUCIFER will see the release of If Thine Enemy Hunger, the band's first for Relapse, on September 5th in North American (September 11th internationally). If Thine Enemy Hunger's track listing is as follows: "She Tides", "Deep", "Centaalia", "Lucky Ones Burn", "Hennin Hardine", "Antietam", "My Benefactor", "Four Suns", "Pontius of Palia", "Backslider", "Luchamos", "Ludlow", "The Plastic Museum", "In A Family Way", "Medicated" and "Led". An e-card previewing If Thine Enemy Hunger, featuring the tracks "Hennin Hardine" and "The Plastic Museum", can be viewed at the full story link. 
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American Heartbreak in Japan
PR reports: The critically acclaimed, self-titled sophomore album by Bay Area rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK - who feature in their ranks former Exodus bassist Michael Butler and Jetboy guitarist Billy Rowe - will receive a Japanese release on Wednesday (July 26) through Big M.F./B-Gram Records.

Later this year, AMERICAN HEARTBREAK will travel to Japan for their first-ever concerts in the Land of the Rising Sun. "We've toured Europe four times, but we have been waiting to tour Japan for a long time now," Rowe says. "Good things are worth waiting for, and this is going to be one fun rock n' roll tour!"[see full story for dates including U.S. stops]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crash Kelly Tour
PR reports: With the group's new album, the Gilby Clarke-produced Electric Satisfaction, in stores tomorrow (July 25), Canadian rockers CRASH KELLY have scheduled a series of concerts that will take them across America over the next three weeks and see them perform alongside some of the biggest names in rock. 

7/29 FYE Walden Galleria Mall - Buffalo, NY (2 p.m.)
7/29 Club Desiderios - Buffalo, NY (8 p.m.)
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