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Super Hair Group
Blabbermouth reports: Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has taken a little side step and has recorded some new rock tunes under the moniker ANGEL CITY OUTLAWS. RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer and a few other '80s-era rockers are part of the band. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kalodner Retires
BW&BK reports: According to Melinda Newman from Billboard, A&R executive John Kalodner is retiring after 35 years in the music business, effective June 20. Kalodner, whose tenure spanned posts at Atlantic, Geffen, Columbia and, most recently, Sanctuary, was legendary for discovering, signing and working with a wide array of artists, and for his signature style—trademark JOHN LENNON glasses, long hair and beard and always wearing white.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mega Halloween?
BW&BK reports: According to BW&BK sources, MEGADETH's as-yet-untitled new album will be released on Halloween - October 31st. Leader Dave Mustaine is currently working with co-producer Jeff Balding, who helmed 2004's The System Has Failed. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Everclear Drama
TuneLab reports: Everclear have announced the title and set a release date for their Eleven Seven Records debut. The disc 'Welcome to the Drama Club' will see a September 12th release[see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silly News: Jolie is So Punk Rawk
punkbands reports: A few different entertainment websites are reporting that new mom and all-around psycho, Angelina Jolie if a fan of what she calls "punk rock." Of course what you and I consider "punk" may be slightly different than what the actress claims is. "I love punk rock because it's honest and there's a lot of feeling behind it" she says. "Bands like The Clash and Matchbox 20 are great." Ok, The Clash I'll give you... but Matchbox 20? - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jello Art
antiMusic reports: Do you have artistic talent? What about far left political beliefs? If you fit that bill you may be able to help Jello Biafra (Ex Dead-Kennedy) with the artwork to his new spoken word album "In the Grip of Official Treason". While the album will take on contemporary political issues and figures, he doesn't want a "dated" album cover. "Rough concepts or even found photos or old art is possible. I don't want anyone to go to too much work when the image might not be used," Jello wrote in an email soliciting submission. "I've also talked to Winston Smith, John Yates and others about this, so we'll see what happens. I don't want any designs too reliant on Bush, Saddam, Condosleezza, etc., that will date the whole thing like an '80s Hardcore album with Regan on the cover. But if you feel inspired, deadline is July 4." [see full story for submission info but be warned Greenmuse will most likely be at the top of the list!]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bored Radiohead
antiMusic reports: As many of you know Radiohead's Thom Yorke has decided to release a solo CD dubbed "The Eraser" which hits stores in North America on July 11th. Some have wondered why Thom would take a break from working on the new Radiohead album to work on this effort and he explained to The Observer that part of the reason was that he immense amount of time working with Radiohead "was getting boring." 

"It felt like everyone was under obligation to do it rather than because we wanted to do it," Yorke told the paper. "And one of the things I had wanted to do for ages was get stuck into a bunch of things that I had been mucking around with that didn't fit into the Radiohead zone." 

Now you know. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Circle of Dead Children Dies?
SMN reports: Pennsylvania based grinders CIRCLE OF DEAD CHILDREN have posted the following update:

"Mike Bartek is no longer a part of CODC and for the indefinite time being we are forced into hiatus. We apologize to the promoters and bands we have had shows booked with as well as the fans, as we were about 3/4 of the way through the next full-length release. There was absolutely no way around this. Mike had a list of "qualities" that would have had him tossed from most bands, but friendship was what mostly kept him with us. This time he crossed way over the line and defecated on any concepts of friendship and respect possible and stooped lower than we thought even he would ever go.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dead Waste Tour
SMN reports: MUNICIPAL WASTE have lined up the following West Coast dates with DEADFALL for July:

July 22 - Seattle, WA @ Town Hall (Vera)
July 23 - Portland, OR @ Sabala's
July 24 - Portland, OR @ Foodhole
July 25 - Richmond, CA @ Burnt Ramen!
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Moonspell Return
antiMusic reports: After a five years off from headlining North America, Portugal's Moonspell plan to return to U.S. shores this October for a month long tour in support of their latest effort "Memorial". 

The tour has been dubbed Nocturnal Mourning Tour and Katatonia and Daylight Dies will join them as supporting acts when the tour kicks off on October 20th in Poughkeepsie, NY. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Joshua Radin Is Here
PR reports: Joshua Radin's We Were Here; the album hit shelves on June 13th. Previously available exclusively on iTunes (where it became the #1 bestselling folk album and reached Top 30 overall after its initial release in February 2006), We Were Here includes the iTunes Top 10 singles "Closer" and "Only You" as well as "Winter," "Star Mile," and "Everything'll Be Alright (Will's Lullaby)." "Closer," "Star Mile," and "Winter" may be heard on Joshua's myspace webpage (see full story link) where the three tunes have racked up more than 127,000 plays.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sessions Ministry
PR reports: Ministry Of Sound proudly presents Sessions - Mark Farina's first ever mix album for the pioneering UK label. Mark Farina is yet another renowned figure of inspiration for the acclaimed Sessions series which has seen releases from Josh Wink, Steve Angello and DJ Sneak earlier this year. One of America's most revered DJs, Mark has pulled all the stops out for this one with nearly 40 tracks of absolute jackin' house madness!

Mark is doing a full world-tour to promote this release, which sees him stopping off in Europe, Australia, Asia and of course America.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Karma is a Bitch
Reader Submission reports: I don't want to make this another "against mental illness" thing. I'd rather dance in the livin' room with the little B! You know, I've had 22 psychiatric hospitalizations,and that's an awful lot of work at nothing for nothing..."The Wind" is a mudbubblin' mess of a suit of armor that got snatched up real fast...because insofar as five million dollars are at stake, "We All Shine In"! And that goes double for my family, While I sit in a senior citizens group in a "Mrs. Robinson" affair...You know, "Reisa, take off your glasses and break them" and "Buy that poor redhaired chick a cup of coffee tomorrow." You know what it's like, man? It's like there's a big cuecard in your tummy that "is telling you what to do", and you just do it! And "We All Shine On", like "Instant Karma"...like John Lennon's song. So, you know, sue me for telling the truth...I don't care. Good luck to you,1,2,3....- Click Here for the Full Story 


Rosanne Cash Tour
PR reports: After a rapturously-received series of U.K. live performances Rosanne Cash has confirmed new U.S. live dates for the remainder of 2006. A full list of confirmed dates is below.

7/07 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
7/15 Ottowa, ONT Cisco Systems Blues Festival
7/17 Ocean City, NJ Ocean City Music Pier
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Skinless North
PR reports: Skinless have announced tour dates in support of their recent release, Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead. The quartet will begin by performing shows around their native New York before embarking into Eastern Canada, visiting cities in the Ontario and Quebec providences. A listing of tour dates follows this message with more to be announced shortly. 

June 23 Yonkers, NY Club Pure (w/ Antipathy, Skeleton Proof Tanks, Goatamentise) 
June 24 West Islip, NY Almost Home Café (w/ Whorelord)
June 25 New York, NY CBGB's
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Talking Canada Eh
Day in Rock reports: TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 74 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode titled "Canada Rocks I" was taped on location at the Grand Banks Bar in Jersey City, NJ. It contains an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Bullet For My Valentine drummer, Michael "Moose" Thomas during their four night stint with Guns N' Roses in New York City. Interview topics include the history of Bullet For My Valentine, the Trustkill Records Tour, Guns N' Roses, and Sanctuary Management. The episode also contains an interview Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy conducted with "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen. Topics in this interview include Bruce Dickinson, Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Chuck Klosterman, and the "Lords of Chaos" book. Strigl and Ostronomy also discuss Mastery and Satyricon as well as Axl Rose, the new Guns N' Roses, and their long awaited album "Chinese Democracy." The 40-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sick Puppies
PR reports: Straight from the dog pound from Down Under are SICK PUPPIES, who are "Off the Chain" so to speak in the USA and ready to ROCK the States!

Their first digital release, HEADPHONE INJURIES will be released June 20th! Be sure to check out their first single "My World" [click full story link].

Hear for yourself why SICK PUPPIES was named the ‘Best Live Act' at the Australian Live Music Awards! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Quickies: Ozzy- Dinosaur Jr- Super Score- Anberlin- March of Flames- Fair Warning- Hammerfall- Agent Sparks
Day in Rock reports: Ozzy will be on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight (June 20th) * If you dig J Mascis and Dinosaur Jr., then tune into The Henry Rollins show this Saturday, June 24th on IFC. * On June 27th, Rhino Records will release the Superman Returns: Original Motion Picture Score CD featuring music by acclaimed composer John Ottman (Fantastic Four, X2, The Usual Suspects). * Anberlin will be recording their new yet-to-be titled album this fall and are shooting for a February/March 2007 release date through Tooth And Nail. * Fear Before The March Of Flames' new album will be called "The Always Open Mouth" and is expected to hit stores on Sept 19th via Equal Vision. * Fair Warning's reunion album, Brother's Keeper, will be released on Frontiers Records in Europe on August 25th * Hammerfall's new album will hit stores on October 20th * For this week only, Agent Sparks is offering their full new album, "Red Rover" for stream on their purevolume page (see the full story link for that)!- Click Here for the Full Story 

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