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Exies Peek
TuneLab reports: The Exies have posted a demo of a new track titled "Once in a Lifetime" in their MySpace player. The band is almost finished recording their follow-up to 2004's 'Head for the Door' with producer James Michael. The disc is expected to hit stores in September '06[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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B.I.G. Lies?
MTV reports: Lawyers representing the city of Los Angeles in the long-running Notorious B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace) wrongful-death lawsuit lashed out against the slain rapper's family in court papers filed Tuesday, The Associated Press reports. The attorneys accused the Wallace family of going to "odious" and "absurd" lengths to "satisfy their ambition to extract hundreds of millions of dollars" from the municipality[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Legal P2P
tinfoil reports: EMI Music, the world's largest independent music company, and e-commerce software developer LTDnetwork Inc. today announced that EMI is the first major music company to make its catalog of recordings available to what will be the world's first advertising-supported, legal peer-to-peer music distribution service. The service, called Qtrax, was developed by LTDnetwork, and at launch, will provide fans with free, advertising-funded access to high-quality, high-fidelity digital music files, as well as the option to subscribe to a premium version of the service or to purchase music tracks and albums on an a la carte basis. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


RIAA Useless
tinfoil reports: Hilary Rosen, the woman who once ran the Big Four Organized Music cartel's RIAA, says she believes the RIAA lawsuits against students have, "outlived most of their usefulness". It's also time for another look at DRM, she says.[see full story for more. Ok we admit that headline is misleading but seemed perfect.]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Norway Vs iTunes
tinfoil reports: The Consumer Council of Norway won support for almost all its complaints regarding iTunes Music Store. This is a great victory for the digital rights of Norwegian consumers.

On 25th January, the Consumer Council lodged a complaint with the Consumer Ombudsman against iTunes Music Store Norge for breach of fundamental consumer rights. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


DVD Of Disorder
The PRP reports: Vision Of Disorder will be extending their temporary reunion throughout the summer. In addition to the bands previously announced performances on the "Sounds Of The Underground Tour" (July 16th) and the "Strhess Tour 2006" (August 12th), the band will be playing an August 11th show at Club Ritual in Levittown, NY with God Forbid which will be filmed for an upcoming live DVD release. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Converge Recording
punkbands reports: Here is the latest from Converge: And so it begins...We started tracking for our new album today. We plan on recording 13 songs for the release. The songs? These songs are a freight train, to us sounding larger and harder than any of our previous efforts. With Kurt being the guiding light, we are handling all of the recording and engineering ourselves this time around.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Oysterhead Tour?
SMN reports: Rock trio OYSTERHEAD is hoping to mount its first tour since 2001 later this year, drummer Stewart Copeland said during a teleconference with journalists today (June 6). As previously reported, the group, which also features guitarist Trey Anastasio and bassist Les Claypool, will return to live duty later this month at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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KISS & Tell
sleaze roxx reports: Lydia Criss, former wife of original KISS drummer Peter Criss, will make her KISS book, "Sealed with a Kiss," available in late summer 2006 exclusively through her Web site, www.lydiacriss.com. Lydia (who was married to Peter from 1970-1979) is self-publishing this insider's look at the glory years of KISS. "Sealed with a Kiss" is an imposing book in both size and scope. Measuring 10" x 12", "Sealed with a Kiss" is over 350 pages overflowing with more than 1,500 never-before-published images. The 125,000-word manuscript is already finished and the graphic-rich layout is nearing completion as well. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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All That Remains Preview
PR reports: Thursday June 8th WAAF's Harder Faster will feature All That Remains and four songs from the upcoming album "The Fall of Ideals." The album hits stores July 11th in the midst of the band's national tour with Ozzfest and features 11 tracks of heavy metal that build on the elements of 2004's "This Darkened Heart." Tune in at 11pm to www.WAAF.com. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Acid Drinkers DVD
PR reports: MVD and Metal Mind are pleased to announce the home viewing release of ACID DRINKERS - The Hand That Rocks The Coffin for U.S. distribution on DVD August 8th.

Acid Drinkers is the most accomplished and intense thrash metal band in Poland having played over 500 concerts, including still well remembered gigs at Jarocin festival, Metalmania, Wgorzewo, Przystanek Woodstock or Odjazdy. They have won the Fryderyk Award (the Polish equivalent of a Grammy Award) in 1998, 2000 and 2004 for "Best Hard & Heavy Act". This DVD features an extremely energetic show recorded at Metalmania 2006. Acid Drinkers are a unique mixture of thrash/heavy metal and hard rock, all spiced with lead singer Titus' rock'n'rollish sense of humor. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Supergroup Porno?
PR reports: This week on VH1's "Supergroup" airing Sunday, 6/11 @ 10 PM ET/PT Evan Seinfeld's wife (Porn Superstar Tera Patrick) arrives, as does Sebastian's wife, Maria (aspiring Porn Superstar?). Will what happens in Vegas cause problems back home?

"Supergroup" - VH1's "SuperGroup:" Ted Nugent, Scott Ian, Sebastian Bach, Evan Seinfeld and Jason Bonham, are poised to re-conquer the rock world (and hopefully spread a little debauchery in the process) in the ultimate musical experiment. "SuperGroup" will bring together these five hard rocking icons and present them with the opportunity to create the heaviest 'SuperGroup.' Ultimately viewers will see whether or not the band will come together as hard rock's saviors or simply implode- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock n Women: Joan Jett
antiMusic reports: Today's Rock n Woman is a legend! Joan Jett and Morley takes a look at her new album: You know with a Joan Jett record you're not going to get too many surprises and that's the case with her new record "Sinner". For the most part straight-ahead rock & roll is the order of the day and Ms. Jett does not disappoint. 

"Riddles" kicks off the record, a chugging collection of riffs that is highlighted by a gaffer from Dubya at the end. "A.C.D.C." opines the fact her girlfriend is getting a little something on the side, sometimes with a guy. "Five" is your standard rock fare. "Naked" is one of the better cuts on "Sinner". Simple yet memorable, the song has more of a vibrancy about it as if it was produced by somebody else.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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