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Vendetta Red Quit
Mammoth Press reports: Epic Records act Vendetta Red released a statement today on their myspace, stating that the band has decided to call it quits. Here's the full statement: 

"hey everyone. we are gonna call it a day after 7 amazing years its been a blast and we would love you all to come out and say goodbye.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smile Honored
Mammoth Press reports: According to Billboard, Brian Wilson's Smile, a documentary about the path to one of rock's most celebrated and mysterious albums, won the best music DVD award at last night's second annual Music DVD Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Best of Guns
Blabbermouth reports: Tracii Guns, the hard rock guitarist that helped launch such bands as GUNS N' ROSES, L.A. GUNS and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, is getting ready to hit the road this April with a band of merry pirates to play all the best songs he has been involved with in the past 20 years. Joining Guns on the trek will be Paul Black (vocals, ex-L.A. GUNS), Jeremy Guns (bass) and Nickey Alexander (drums; ex-L.A. GUNS). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Marshall Law New Hire
Blabbermouth reports: Long-running Birmingham-based heavy metal band MARSHALL LAW, who at one time featured Lee Morris of PARADISE LOST, have announced the addition of drummer Pete Hunt to the group's ranks. "Pete hails all the way from Australia and has worked with bands such as DRAGONFORCE and GEARED 4," the group write in a press release.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Trucks Auction
Press Release reports: The T. J. Martell Foundation is proud to announce it will auction off on eBay a limited number of one-of-a-kind, numbered and framed concert poster prints of legendary guitarist Derek Trucks, beginning March 15, 2006, at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST, with proceeds going to Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research. The framed Derek Trucks concert poster prints will be autographed by Derek Trucks and the poster's creator, world-renowned album cover artist, Ioannis. The Derek Trucks poster commemorates his November 25, 2005 performance at the Premier Music Hall in Danbury, Connecticut. Those individuals interested in bidding on these very special Derek Trucks collectible poster prints can access all of the T. J. Martell Foundation eBay auctions by clicking on the "T.J. Martell Auctions on eBay" link found at www.tjmartellfoundation.org[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Misery Factory
Relapse reports: MISERY INDEX will provide direct support for FEAR FACTORY during their extensive seven-week European tour.

The European-wide tour, which begins March 18 in Bologna, Italy, covers 15 countries and over 42 shows. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sabbath Beatle
TEE-M reports: "TEE-M's UNsigned Music Show, Thanks The Beatles" Black Sabbath's Bill Ward and 13 other UNsigned Artists pay their homage to the Beatles. Live on Mike Stark's "Rock 50" www.wpmd.org Cerritos College, CA Sat. Apr. 15th '06 11am-1pm. (pacific standard time)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Press Release reports: Over the summer your old friend Blastro.com met a brain of a girl who shared his love of music videos. They talked all night, ran laughing through flowery meadows, shared ice cream cones, you get the picture. Before you know it they're wild in love and nine months later, you guessed it, Blastro proudly presents ROXWEL.COM, the future of rock videos on the web.

In its first few weeks of life, ROXWEL has already partnered with both major labels and independent producers to deliver the best indie, metal, pop, country, electronic, and rap videos available today. ROXWEL's unique tabbing interface and (overall brilliant genetics) allows users to watch videos on demand, read complete information on each video and browse for related videos... ALL AT THE SAME TIME.- Click Here for the Full Story 


John Kay & Friends
Noble PR reports: John Kay, the legendary vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and founder of the classic rock band, Steppenwolf brings you �John Kay & Friends'; a Black Hill Pictures live experience to be released by Warner Home Video (WHV) on 8th May 2006. This two hour DVD was recorded in 2004 for a PBS special and sees the celebrated rocker Kay lend his voice and songwriting skills to a more private realm of folk, blues and rock tunes. The passion and idealism of youth, combined with the maturity and insight of years of musical experience, are all found within Kay's thought-provoking songs, and fans certainly won't be disappointed with this 19 track concert.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Euro Benedictum
Kayos reports: San Diego CA-based power metal force BENEDICTUM, featuring bombshell vocalist Veronica Freeman, guitarist Pete Wells, drummer Blackie Sanchez, keyboardist Chris Morgan, and bassist Jesse Wright, have announced their first ever European shows in support of their Uncreation debut due to be released on March 14 (Locomotive Records).

BENEDICTUM will be kicking off the June 4th Gods of Metal festivities in Milan, Italy, headlined by Guns N' Roses, Korn and the reunited Alice In Chains, before embarking on a string of headline club shows in Belgium and Holland. "We are incredibly pumped to finally get in front of our European fans. The support we've been getting so far has been beyond our wildest dreams," said Freeman who has been hailed as "the vocal discovery of the year" by CLASSIC ROCK editor Geoff Barton, and "a female Dio with twice the power and bigger balls" by KERRANG!'s Dom Lawson.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chart Victory
Victory reports: Victory Records Artists dominated the Billboard charts this week, with Hawthorne Heights' stunning #3 debut with 113,816 sold and total sales of 114,215 on their sophomore release, If Only You Were Lonely. With The Silence in Black and White in its 62nd week on the top 200, at #144 this week (7,721 sold and a total of 788,190 scanned to date)and Bayside's Acoustic CD/DVD debuting at #200 with 5,293 scanned and total sales of 5,455, Victory Records claims three spots on the Billboard Top 200. The chart story doesn't end there, as Victory Records charted twelve albums on the Independent Chart, three albums on the New Artist Chart and five on the Alternative New Artist Chart. No other independent label is performing at this level.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Live Preview
Special Ops reports: Live's new album Songs From Black Mountain will be released on May 9th, 2006 and the guys from Live will shortly embark on a national tour. Stay on the look out for more Live tour information, and in the meantime, please enjoy Live's Songs From Black Mountain media player at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Agent Sparks
Day in Rock reports: Agent Sparks featuring Ben Einziger and Paul Fried of Audiovent fame are getting ready to release their debut album, 'Red Rover,' produced by Ben's brother Michael Einziger (yes of Incubus.) The album will be in stores on May 30th on Immortal Records.

Leading up to the release the band will hit the road with Daphne Loves Derby, Waking Ashland and Quiet Drive and selected dates with 311. They will also take part in a special SxSW showcase for Tagworld on March 16 at the Soho Lounge. The band has people buzzing named as one of the Ten Bands to Break in 06 by the Los Angeles Times and 100 Bands you need to know in 06 by AP. You can check out an mp3 of the first single "Pollyanne" at the full story link.
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Bombs Below
Day in Rock reports: Living Things are preparing to release "Bombs Below," the next single from their full length debut Ahead of the Lions. But we've been given a preview so you can hear it right now. 

About Living Things: It is a band of brothers: Lillian, Eve and Bosh Berlin. Born and raised in the socially conservative St. Louis suburbs, they've been playing together since their hands were big enough to hold instruments, which gives their angst-ridden roar an organic relentlessness. You can get bombed at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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