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Everclear Dates
Tunelab reports: Everclear have announced the following one-off dates:

May 5th in Louisville, KY @ Churchill Downs
May 6th in Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
May 25th in Kansas City, MO @ Harrah's Casino
June 3rd in Eugene, OR @ Secret House Vineyard
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Sabbath Rules
KNAC reports: Here's the top 10 greatest metal songs of all time according to VH1:

10. MOTÖRHEAD - 'Ace Of Spades' (1980)
9. OZZY OSBOURNE - 'Crazy Train' (1980)
8. SLAYER - 'Raining Blood' (1986)
7. IRON MAIDEN - 'The Number Of The Beast' (1982)
6. KISS - 'Detroit Rock City' (1976)
5. JUDAS PRIEST - 'You've Got Another Thing Coming' (1982)
4. AC/DC - 'Back In Black' (1980)
3. METALLICA - 'Master Of Puppets' (1986)
2. GUNS N' ROSES - 'Welcome To The Jungle' (1987)
1. BLACK SABBATH - 'Iron Man' (1971)
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Hatebreed Ink Deal
The PRP reports: Hatebreed have officially signed a deal with Roadrunner and will issue their new album "Supremacy" through the label on August 29th. Speaking on the effort, band frontman Jamey Jasta had the following to say: "We feel that our new material is beyond anything we've ever done as far as ferocity and pure adrenaline goes. It is our most brutal and focused album to date while remaining true to our hardcore roots. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Shadows Fall Unplugged
The PRP reports: Shadows Fall guitarist Matt Bachand will be performing a number of solo acoustic dates this month, here's the schedule:
May 21st Northampton, MA - The Basement (Feat. Mark Schwaber, Matthew Hebert)
May 24th Brattleboro, VT - The Weathervane (Feat. Mark Schwaber, Hayseed Chrome)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Blackout Pact Arrest was "Bullsh*t"
punkbands reports: More details have come out regarding the recent incident which saw half of the Blackout Pact arrested and locked up by Indianapolis police officers. According to a local report: Seth Piracci, 25, was jailed on preliminary charges of criminal mischief and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Wisam Alshabi, 21, faces the same charges. The band responded: 

Basically, this is all bullsh*t, we didnt buy alcohol for anybody, and all that happened is we went to sleep and woke up with coppers dragging us around. We are really f**king sorry about the fact that we have had to cancel two shows, but we are in Lancaster right now, ready as ever. The shows continue, the band continues. No worries. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Not The Boss at Record Stores
antiMusic reports: Have American rock fans fired the Boss? Critical darling Bruce Springsteen only managed a third place finish on the Billboard charts this week after selling 145,000 copies of his new album, "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions". A number that isn't anything to sneeze at. But which two artists beat the Boss at his own game? Godsmack topped the chart after selling 211,000 copies of "IV" and Taking Back Sunday denied Springsteen second place by moving 156,000 copies of their new one "Louder Now". Of course, Bruce is still the boss at concert venues and will likely outsell both bands easily, especially since his ticket prices are almost four times higher than TBS and judging by the Canadian show prices, twice as expensive as Godsmack tickets. So at least the Boss still gets paid more. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kreator Down Under
SMN reports: According to an advertisment placed by Sydney's Gaelic Theatre (which has this year played host to BEHEMOTH) in Street Press Publication Drum Median, as well as Australia's PyroMusic.net, German thrash legends KREATOR will be in Australia, and playing Sydney on August 25, 2006.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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From A Second Story Window Cancel Tour
The Gauntlet reports: From A Second Story Window have been forced to cancel their May tour, which kicked off yesterday and was to run through May 21st, due to some vehicle issues. Here's a statement from the band:

"We are super f***ing bummed about this but we've had to cancel our tour out to the California Metal Fest. We have been riding around on illegal plates because we havent received our new ones and our registration... [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Godsmack Rule US Charts
Press Release reports: Universal Republic rock band Godsmack has notched the coveted #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with impressive first-week sales for their new CD, Godsmack IV. With a formidable 211,000 units sold, this is the second #1 album debut of their career. The chart-topping debut came ahead of other sturdy rock bows this week, such as Bruce Springsteen and The Goo Goo Dolls, buoyed by the band's soaring first single from the disc, "Speak." "Speak" has locked down the #1 spot for 9 straight weeks, which makes this their fourth #1 at Active Rock radio, affirming Godsmack as the only rock band to have scored 13 Top 10 hits in the format. The group has been showcasing the scorching new single with a flurry of TV appearances, including recent performances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live, as well as upcoming performances on Last Call With Carson Daly scheduled to air on May 10 and CD USA airing on May 13.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Alien Sebastian
Day in Rock reports: AlienRockPodcast.com has posted episode 4 of their "Alien Rock" podcast. This all-Sebastian special episode features a 20-minute interview host John Ostronomy conducted with Damnocracy vocalist Sebastian Bach. Topics include VH1's "Supergroup" and "40 Greatest Metal Songs," Ted Nugent's "Weekend Warriors," Ace Frehley, KISS, Alexi Laiho, Children of Bodom, and Bach's upcoming "Angel Down" solo album. Additional podcast topics include VH1's "Rock Honors" and their Air to the Throne contest. The 30-minute podcast can be downloaded at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Ides of March Reissues
conqueroo reports: The Ides of March from suburban Berwyn, Ill., who scored a No. 2 national hit with "Vehicle" in 1970, will have their first two albums reissued on Collectors Choice on June 6. The debut album Vehicle and its 1971 successor, Common Bond � both originally issued on Warner Bros. Records � will be released on CD as individual albums for the first time with remastered sound and liner notes from original band members Jim Peterik and Larry Millas.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eagles of Death Metal Expand Tour
Press Release reports: Continuing the success of previous shows, EODM has lined up another round of tour dates. Be sure to catch Jesse this time around if you haven't already. Eagles of Death Metal will also be on the Late Show with David Letterman on May 18th.

5/23 - Cabazon, CA - Key Club at Morongo Casino
5/24 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theater
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Def Leppard/Journey 2nd Leg
ABC reports: In what is already one of summer's most successful and sought-after concerts, Def Leppard and Journey's rockin' US tour has been extended due to an overwhelming demand from music fans for tickets. Dates for the second leg have been announced today. The tour will kick off on June 23rd in Camden, NJ. 

The bands--along with VH1 Classic and Live Nation-- had only announced a few short weeks ago that they were pairing up for a summer tour that would run from June until the end of August. Since then, the call for tickets has far surpassed all expectations, delighting and amazing promoters across the country.[see full story for more including those dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Can you Beat Navarro or Method Man?
Press Release reports: �Game with Fame' is the new form of the meet-and-greet. It gives fans the once in a lifetime opportunity to not only play video games against Jenny, Panic Channel and Method Man via Xbox Live, but they are able to chat with them through a headset that's hooked up to the television. Rather than a quick hello and maybe an autograph, fans now have the opportunity to get a little more personal, and a little more competitive with the superstars. 

Dave Navarro and his band Panic Channel
2 to 4 p.m. PST, Thursday, May 11
Game: Project Gotham Racing 3 (PGR3) on Xbox 360
Gamertags: PanicChannel & PanicChannelGWF

Method Man
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. PST, Friday, May 12
Game: NBA 2K6 for Xbox 360
Gamertag: MethodManGWF
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Big Sandy Bringing Back Rock N Roll
conqueroo reports: From the very first song on Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys's forthcoming Turntable Matinee album, you know where this journey is headed. "Drop the needle in the groove and start to move," he sings in the lead track, "The Power of the 45, Part 1," a spitcurl rockabilly number in which Sandy cites many of his influences by name: Little Junior Parker, Lazy Lester, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Ronnie Dawson. 

The new album, Big Sandy's eleventh, which ships July 11 on Yep Roc Records, also features the Western swing of "(Yes) I Feel Sorry for You" to the old-time country of "Lonesome Dollar," the Stax-style Memphis soul sendup "Slipping Away" and the bossa nova "Spanish Dagger.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Johnny Dowd Set US Release
conqueroo reports: American original Johnny Dowd completes 'Cruel Words,' Set For July 4 Release. Guests include the Mekons' Sally Timms & Jon Langford. Following a very successful European tour, Johnny is set to swing through the U.S. and Canada starting in late July. 

Johnny Dowd is an American original, his vision distilled from the raw detritus of primal rock'n'roll, free jazz, swamp blues and greasy funk - all anchored by a voice channeling Johnny Cash through Chet Baker. Cruel Words, his sixth album and second for Bongo Beat Records, follows a trajectory set in motion by the self-released Wrong Side of Memphis in 1998. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Staff Meeting: Patrick Muldowney
antiMusic reports: A lot of people work hard to make antiMusic what it is. So with our 8th anniversary we felt it was time to spotlight each writer so you can get to know them a little better. Over the next few weeks we will be posting a small portion of each staff person's new profile page. So let's begin and get to know Patrick Muldowney a little better.

Patrick is from New York State and has been with antiMusic for 3 months. The first album he purchased was 'In Heat' by The Romantics and his first concert was AC/DC in 1990. He lists The Replacements, Polvo, Guided by Voices, Bruce Springsteen, Archers of Loaf, Superchunk, Yo La Tengo, Tom Waits, David Bowie andThe Pixies as his Top 10 Favorite artist. His musical pet peeves are "Double Kick Drum, Finger Tapping, Operatic singing". His favorite parts of antiMusic are "The CD reviews, the Day in Rock, and Keavin Wiggins (Mr. Editor)" Click the full story to learn more about Patrick and discover which concert he almost mistook for Cypress Hill Smokeout, who he said he'd be sure to meet if he ends up in hell and a lot more!
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