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Talking Lizzy
PR reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 72 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with the great Lizzy Borden . Topics include John Bush, Joe Holmes, Starwood, W.A.S.P., Ozzy Osbourne, Ratt, and Motley Crue as well as L.A.'s Troubadour and Country Club. Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy also discuss topics including aliens, Dave Grohl, Gilby Clarke, "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years," London, Odin, and SleazeRoxx.com. The 30-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Retro Old 97's
PR reports: Rhino Records will be releasing an Old 97's retrospective, Hit By A Train: The Best Of Old 97's, on June 20th. The 1st-ever retrospective from these pop-savvy roots rock icons spans 1994-2001 including 18 songs from the band's first five studio albums, plus singles, live performances and a soundtrack contribution. Includes indie-era standouts ("Stoned," "Victoria"), the cream of their Elektra catalog ("Timebomb," "Niteclub"), and two live cuts ("Barrier Reef," "Nineteen"). 

The Old 97's, led by Rhett Miller, have a rich, organic sound that effortlessly fuses roots rock, alt-country, and pure pop. Known for the raw intensity of their live shows and the authentic Americana punch of their recordings, the band formed in Dallas in the early '90s. Their early singles and 1994 indie debut, Hitchhike To Rhome, led to a trio of critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing albums for Elektra, beginning with 1997's stellar Too Far To Care and running through 2001's Satellite Rides. 

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Frampton Comes Again
PR reports: As a boy growing up in England, Peter Frampton adored the music of instrumental bands like the Shadows and the Ventures, as well as a potpourri of the popular jazz, blues and classical guitarists that were vital to youth at the time. Before long, he set out on an influential career in music of his own, eventually selling out arenas and garnering multi-platinum sales. Frampton returns to his roots with Fingerprints, finally culminating his lifelong dream of recording an instrumental album in the spirit of his first musical heroes. A&M/New Door Records/UME will release the album September 12. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Leaving Amber
PR reports: Amber Pacific has just made a new song available on their myspace page [see full story link]. Leaving What You Wanted was recorded several years ago before the band released their debut EP on Hopeless Records, and was only previously available on the Hopeless records compilation-Hopelessly Devoted To You vol 5. The band is offering the download free to all their fans as a thank you and celebration of the start of Warped Tour.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dissection Nix Israel
PR reports: Swedish metal pioneers Dissection cancelled their June 17th show in Tel-Aviv, Israel yesterday due to "practical and technical reasons." A representative of Dissection Management says: "Until the last minute it was still unclear if the proper technical/practical arrangements had been made. There have also been indications of sabotage from rival local promoters. We are very sorry for the fans but in the end too many things were still unclear." [see full story for the shows they will play and info on reissues]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Apollo Up Hit The Road
PR reports: Apollo Up have scheduled some upcoming tour dates in support of their recently released album Chariots of Fire, including shows at the Desdemona Music Festival in Cincinnati and the Midwest Music Summit in Indianapolis. The itinerary is as follows:

06/17 - 3 Crow Bar (CD Release show) - Nashville, TN
06/22 - Symposium - Lakewood, OH
06/23 - The Daily Double - Akron, OH
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Sounds of the Underground Hot Topic CD/DVD
PR reports: Sounds of the Underground Tour has once again combined forces with Hot Topic to release an exclusive CD/DVD. This limited edition collection will be available in select stores beginning June 20th and Hot Topic nationwide by June 27th. This 2CD/1DVD set is available for a limited time for the low price of $9.99. The two CDs feature a total of 22 tracks from not only bands on the tour, but also some amazing bands from the labels that are bringing you the tour. Not only will you hear the latest from As I Lay Dying, In Flames and Trivium, but you will get new tracks from SOTU alumnus - Unearth and All That Remains from their upcoming records. The DVD features 17 videos from all your favorite SOTU bands and more![see full story for tracklisting and more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Have a Nice Plug
PR reports: Winner of the first leg of the national "Have a Nice Gig" Bon Jovi contest, JODY RAFFOUL and his band will be opening the first of three shows for Bon Jovi's home stand gigs at Giant's Stadium, New Jersey on Tuesday July 18. 

While this will be the second show that JODY RAFFOUL opens for Bon Jovi, the first being the winner of the preliminary Have a Nice Gig contest in Detroit, it will be the biggest crowd that Jody has performed for to date.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beach Products
PR reports: The surf's always up, the sun is forever at high noon and the summer never ends in the fun and frenetic life of founding Beach Boy member Al Jardine, who has his customary slate of exciting activities happening throughout 2006-including dates with his own Endless Summer Band (which includes sons Matt and Adam), a pending endorsement deal with a bottled water company, and an upcoming limited edition Signature Fender Guitar based on the classic 1962 Stratocaster he used on tour in the 70s and 80s.

For Jardine, "Endless Summer" isn't simply the name of his band or a perpetual state of mind-it's also a brand. His Endless Summer Brand, an extension of the harmonies of sun, surf and music, is being developed as a license for application on products in virtually every merchandise category. From sunscreen to schnapps, board wax to wearables, the label will resonate the popular theme, offering shoppers a never ending summer experience.[sounds like someone has been hanging out with Gene Simmons... see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gimme Jonny
PR reports: Director Albert Maysles is back in action this time directing the latest video for the band Jonny Lives! Maysles is best known for his work work on the infamous Gimme Shelter film which followed the Rolling Stones on their 1969 tour, ending violently at Altamont. This latest work on Jonny Lives! " No Good " has the band spun back in time rocking out a set that very well could have come from 1969. The track appears on the soon to be released full length Get Steady Until the album is released you can check out Jonny Lives! on Mtv-U's download at the full story link.
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Mini Yorn Shows
PR reports: In response to venues selling out for his very first acoustic tour, Columbia Records artist Pete Yorn is scheduling special free afternoon mini-concerts day-of-show at local independent record stores along his tour route.

The set lists for Pete's in-store performances will uniquely vary from location to location. Each of Pete's in-store performances will be recorded for a limited edition souvenir CD series, "Live From...," to be sold exclusively at the local independent record store originally hosting the mini-concert. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bowling For Freshmen
PR reports: California independent rock success, Army of Freshmen (AOF) is gearing up for a national tour with the Grammy nominated band, Bowling for Soup. The "Get Happy Tour" will start in Austin, TX on June 22 and travel across the country ending in the mile high city, Denver, CO on August 27. AOF are already rising stars in Japan, where their out of the ordinary take on pop, punk and rock has landed them heavy rotation on MTV and festival appearances in that country, sharing the stage with acts like Radiohead. This summer's tour will be in support of their new record, Under the Radar, which won't be released to stores until this fall but will be available to purchase on the tour, digitally on itunes and directly from the band's website. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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If Hope Dies Auditions
PR reports: If Hope Dies will be holding auditions for a new guitarist on July 15, 2006 in Auburn , NY . Candidates must be willing to tour 7-10 months a year or more & preferably be straight edge or drug free. Relocation is not necessarily required but you must be able to practice 5 days a week & be available for shows/tours on a moment's notice. Download Burned Out, Anthem for the Unemployable & Death of a Salesman - available on our Myspace page. You must learn the lead guitar parts to all three songs & be ready to play them & rock when you show up. Once you download the songs email us (band@ifhopedies.com) with Auditions as the subject & your Name, Age, Location & Phone Number so we can contact you with information on where & when to show up. If you have any questions feel free to ask away. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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As I Lay Dying Ball
PR reports: Hi everyone... I ( Tim ) will be making an appearance this Friday June 16th at 1pm in the MTV studios for a Headbangers Ball interview. MTV has decided to allow a handful of fans to come up to their studios at 1515 Broadway, New York City to hang as well. If you are in the New York City area and would like to be a part of this, please email your name, phone number, and email address to Strongmanagement@stronghq.com ASAP to let us know. There are only a limited number of fans that MTV has room for so please respond quickly...thanks - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Metal for a Cowboy
PR reports: Metal Blade is very pleased to announce the addition of AZ metal mayhem quintet Job for a Cowboy to the Metal Blade Records roster. They are currently on the Steers & Beers Tour with From A Second Story Window, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, and Animosity which just kicked off on June 10th and is already receiving very positive feedback. Their EP ‘Doom' is still available for purchase from the band's site, select stores, and you can get it from the band at their shows. Job For A Cowboy will be going into the studio to record their first full length release at the end of the year and will be out in Spring of 2007.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Studdard's Big Win
AP reports: American Idol winner Ruben Studdard has been awarded $2 million in his lawsuit against his ex-manager for misappropriating the singer's money and credit cards.[First he beats Clay Aiken now his ex-manager, he should have a zip code or something. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Cycle Sluts Return
Blabbermouth reports: According to Rockdetector.com, the legendary New York female biker band CYCLE SLUTS FROM HELL are reuniting for a one-off performance on June 24 at Delancey's (168 Delancey St.) in New York City. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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