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Crucified Barbara US Release
Black & White PR reports: Liquor and Poker Music has set a May 30 U.S. release date for "In Distortion We Trust," the debut full-length by Sweden's Crucified Barbara. The all-female quartet, who have been called a cross between Motorhead and The Runaways, will be touring Europe throughout the spring and the summer.

On its overdue North American release, "In Distortion We Trust" features one bonus track - a blistering cover of Motorhead's "Killed By Death" - as well as music videos for each of the group's three singles released in their home country. And even though English isn't their native tongue, it's clear they've mastered the language on songs like "My Heart Is Black," when vocalist Coldheart issues a warning-cum-mission statement: Life's a bitch, and so am I, you see / I dedicate my love to a Flying V.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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End of Fashion
Capitol reports: On May 23rd, Capitol Records will release the self-titled debut from Australia's End of Fashion. O Yeah!

The band will launch a U.S. tour on March 15th, opening for Metric and Islands on most dates. They'll also play a few shows at Austin's SXSW: March 16th at Exodus, The Aussie BBQ on the same day at Brush Square Park and a WAM showcase on March 18th. [see full story for more including tour dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ike Reilly Film Debut
Skye Media reports: Chicago-based musician Ike Reilly plays himself [in] James' Marsh's forthcoming film "The King" and shot his scenes for the movie in Austin, Texas in the summer of 2004. The movie is set to debut at the film conference portion of South By Southwest in Austin on Tuesday, March 14th at 9:30 p.m. at the Paramount.

For his part in the film, Reilly performed "Put A Little Love In It," a song from his debut album, Salesmen and Racists. The twist was that Reilly sang the song, originally performed and written in English, in Spanish. His performance and song are part of a pivotal bar fight scene in the movie. Reilly "love[d] the script" and was thrilled that director Marsh is a fan of his music. Marsh, best known previously for "Wisconsin Death Trip," co-wrote the script with Milo Addica ("Monster's Ball"). "The King" stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Laura Harring, Paul Dano, and William Hurt, and will be released by THINKFilm. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pretenders Box
Press Release reports: American expatriate Chrissie Hynde formed The Pretenders in 1978 while working in London and continues to be the band's driving force today. More than 25 years after the hard rocking quartet's original lineup-Hynde, guitarist James Honeyman Scott, bassist Pete Farndon and drummer Martin Chambers-launched the band's hit-making expedition, Rhino Records shivers ye timbers with PIRATE RADIO. The Pretenders' career-spanning boxed set includes four discs and a single DVD and is available March 14 at regular retail outlets for a suggested price of $74.98.

The collection-81 tracks and 19 videos-contains more than five hours of The Pretenders' best from all eight of the band's studio recordings plus soundtrack contributions and live recordings[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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More Gary Moore
Kayos reports: Ireland's greatest guitarist, Gary Moore, who's been singing the blues and rocking the house since the 1960s�be it with Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II or as a solo artist�is set to enjoy a career resurgence with the April 4 release of One Night In Dublin: A Tribute To Phil Lynott on DVD and the May 2 release of Old New Ballads Blues on CD. Both events are from Eagle Rock Entertainment. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Buckcherry Set Release
MSO reports: 2006 marks the return of BUCKCHERRY with their first studio album in four years, FIFTEEN, out April 11 on Eleven Seven Music in association with ADA, a Warner Music Group Company.

After a month-long North American tour, BUCKCHERRY founders lead singer JOSH TODD and co-writer/guitarist KEITH NELSON as well as three new members--XAVIER MURIEL (drums), STEVIE D. (guitars) and bassist JIMMY ASHHURST--will return to Los Angeles with a March residency at The Whisky on March 14, 21 and 28. In addition, the band has been invited to perform at the NCAA Final Four event on April 1 in Indianapolis at the WFBQ/WRBX Budweiser Tourney Tent directly following the first game. Expect the group to debut new material on the road, in addition to performing fan favorites. [see full story for more including full tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bodom Instores
Adrenaline PR reports: Children of Bodom are back in the States supporting their latest album, "Are You Dead Yet?" After selling out their Fall 2005 tour, COB are back and will perform in cities that were not Bodomized during their first Fall 2005 run! 

COB will be doing a few in-store signings and, in selected cities along the tour, fans who purchase "Are You Dead Yet?" at participating retailers will receive a limited edition laminate which gets them admission to an exclusive after show meet and greet autograph session with the band. The laminate does not include admission to the show. 

3/19 - Vintage Vinyl -@ 4pm - 51 Lafayette Rd. - Fords, NJ 08873 - 732-225-7717
4/05 - Hot Topic @ 5pm - Coronado Center - 6600 Menaul Blvd. - Albuquerque, NM 87110 - 505-883-2888

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Ricky Parent Benefit CD
Press Release reports: The Ricky Parent benefit cd that was originally scheduled for world wide release last year is finally going to see the light of day. Labour of Love will be released April 1st according to 34 West spokesperson Aaron Duke. "We've survived a fire, a lot of tough losses personally and professionally but we've persevered." 

The final track listing has been released and features 2 previously rare and unreleased tracks from Enuff Z'nuff and Trixter plus appearances from Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Foreigner's Jeff Pilson and The Sy Klopps Blues band featuring members of Journey, The Tubes and Europe. Proceeds from the CD are being given to help defray medical costs for Ricky Parent and a portion will also be given to the American Cancer Society. Parent (Sass Jordan, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil, War & Peace), drummer for Chicago's Enuff Z'nuff was diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and continues his recovery.

Fans can preview and preorder the disc at www.34west.net. See the full story for more details including tracklist.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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303s Are Coming
Magnum PR reports: The 303s Announce their Debut LP "Lines of Parallel Minds" to be released April, 11 on Cult-Hero Records. Electronics, rock, ephemera, and mood make New Jersey's The 303s an ingenious meld of power and fragility. Ingrid Dahl and Parixit Davé learned most of their musical savvy together, unknowingly creating their own reverb-eclectic pop sound that resonates with intense attention to detail. [see full story for a free mp3 from the CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Genghis Tron Tour
antiMusic reports: Genghis Tron kick off their March tour today in NYC. The band's new CD will be out later this year via Crucial Blast. Grindcore at its finest can be had at the following dates: 

3/8/06 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory - Tap Bar w/ Akimbo
3/9/06 - Brooklyn, NY @ Tommy's Tavern w/ Hot Cross, USAISAMONSTER & Akimbo 
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Tipton on Priest Reunion, Next CD will Be Surprising
antiMusic reports: antiMusic's Morley Seaver recently spoke with Glenn Tipton about his two recent releases Baptizm of Fire and Edge of the World. Glenn spoke about working with John Entwistle and Cozy Powell on Edge as well as working with Shannon Larkin, Billy Sheehan, Robert Trujillo, Neil Murray and Don Airey on Baptizm� and how he approaches his solo work differently than Judas Priest. But they also touched upon how the Judas Priest reunion came about and what they plan next. Here is an excerpt. 

antiMUSIC: Before you go, I just have to ask. Were you surprised at the reception given to Angel of Retribution?

Glenn Tipton: It was fantastic. It was very special when we reunited. And I'll never forget the day we did it. We were at Rob's in England. We had no intention of discussing the reunion. It just cropped up and before you knew it, we had reunited. When we started to write, you know it's magical when we write because we don't really know what we're going to come up with. But what we decided to do�obviously there was a big expectation after 14 years. People, even if you did something really good, can be disappointed, because they're over-anticipating. So we decided to take the pressure off us because the whole world was watching us. The whole metal world anyway. And we just decided to enjoy. And we did that. We'd get together and just kick ideas around until the room lit up and we just enjoyed ourselves. And I think that comes across with Angel of Retribution. It's a comfortable album. It retraces steps from back away but it has some new things in there as well. It's very much vintage Priest. 

antiMUSIC: Can you see the next record being very much in that same vein?

Glenn Tipton: Well, we're going to start writing this month so we've all got our ideas together. We always get our individual ideas together first and then we pool them. I have a feeling that our next record will surprise everybody. I think it's going to be something special (*you can almost see the sly grin through the phone). 

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John Junkin RIP
Contact Music reports: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT star JOHN JUNKIN died of lung cancer in the early hours of this morning (07MAR06). He was 76. The comedian and writer passed away in Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England after suffering from lung cancer. Junkin starred in a series of TV and radio series and films, and played THE BEATLES' road manager in their 1964 film A Hard Day's Night.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Overcast Reunion
MTV reports: Overcast, an influential, erstwhile Massachusetts metal band that counted among its members Killswitch Engage bassist Mike D'Antonio and Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair, will regroup after eight years apart for a special appearance at this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for April 28-30 in Worcester, Massachusetts.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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CD Swap
Reuters reports: A new online music service called La la Media Inc. aims to offer full-length CDs for $1 by letting members trade used physical discs, in a new twist on the popular but legally challenged practice of online song swapping.[lawyers for a certain organization are probably looking for a loophole in the law to explain how this isn't "fair use".. see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Ali Farka Toure RIP
AP reports: Two-time Grammy Award winner Ali Farka Toure, one of Africa's best-known performers, died Tuesday in his native Mali after a long illness. He was either 66 or 67.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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