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Dopes on tour
SMN reports: DOPE will be hitting the road this summer with BLEED THE SKY, MAKESHIFT ROMEO, A NEW REVOLUTION - the latter who feature in their ranks former members of UNLOCO and SLAVES ON DOPE. The trek will be billed as the Jagermeisters "Drink, Mosh, and You-Know-What Tour 2006". [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zombie With Anthrax Dates
SMN reports: Initial dates have been released for the American Witch Across America tour featuring ROB ZOMBIE and ANTHRAX:

June 30 - El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
July 2 - Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
July 5 - McAllen, TX @ La Villa Real Special Events Ctr.
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Symphony X Illness
The Gauntlet reports: Symphony X bassist Michael LePonds is undergoing surgery to combat symptoms of Crohn's disease, with which he has recently been diagnosed. As a result, the band's summer festival dates in Sweden and Spain will all be cancelled.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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French Will Protest Anything
BBC reports: Demonstrators in Paris have protested against proposed laws which will make online file-sharing illegal in France. 

The law, being debated by the French Senate, will ban the unauthorised downloading of copyrighted files. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Short Attention Span Web TV
FMQB reports: Multi-taskers will likely find a match made in heaven this summer when MTV launches a new initiative that will marry the programming being shown on TV with programming being streamed on its broadband channel, MTV Overdrive. Beginning in August with the MTV Video Music Awards and continuing in the fall with the Total Request Live (TRL), MTV will offer two simultaneous versions of each show, one on television and one online, according to the New York Times. Overdrive's online component will feature a kind of backstage digression that will continue to stream live while the television show is breaking for commercials.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Idol Chick Flick
AP reports: Fantasia Barrino, who won the third season of the popular Fox talent competition, "American Idol," will star as herself in a Lifetime Original Movie.[Why her why not the Clay Aiken story? see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Apollo Up Soph
Press Release reports: Nashville-based indie rock trio Apollo Up are set to release their sophomore album, Chariots of Fire, on June 13th via Theory 8 Records. The album is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut, /Light the End and Burn It Through/, and features a more polished and mature approach to songwriting along with cathartic guitars, emotive vocals and raw production. Fronted by singer and guitarist Jay Phillips, and rounded out by bassist Mike Shepherd and drummer Jereme Frey, Apollo Up delivers an energetic live show that features forceful vocals and guitar acrobatics. The band has showcased at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, and they have shared the stage with the likes of Shipping News, Bloodthirsty Lovers, Matt Sharp, The Pink Spiders, and Decahedron. Preview "Walking The Plank" from the new album at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Road Raitt
Press Release reports: Road Tested was the apt title for longtime road warrior Bonnie Raitt's 1995 live double album and film, and the title is more than a catch phrase to the nine-time Grammy winner � it's a way of life. For every album she releases, the true test for Raitt is how the songs come across live. In the case of her latest CD, Souls Alike, her new material has elicited resoundingly rave reviews. Raitt began her current tour last October following the debut of Souls Alike at #19 on the Billboard 200 and fans will be happy to hear she doesn't plan to wrap it up anytime soon. In fact, after a series of spring dates in the U.K. and Europe, she'll embark on the third North American leg of the tour on June 15th. And, in classic Raitt fashion, she'll be bringing along another one of her favorite songwriters to open: Keb'Mo'. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jam Cruise
Press Release reports: Quite a few new faces will grace the lineup of Jam Cruise 5. The fourth annual floating festival is proud to announce that Derek Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers, Los Amigos Invisibles, Tea Leaf Green, ALO, New Mastersounds, and Hot Buttered Rum will join Jam Cruise favorites Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Jam Cruise also welcomes first timers Perpetual Groove, Zero (featuring Steve Kimock), Greyboy Allstars, and Deep Banana Blackout. Each artist will play multiple shows during the cruise and will be accessible for autograph signings, casual interaction, and other activities including music workshops, solo musician performances, and a special Artist Jam Room. Additional artists, including late night DJ performers, will be announced shortly.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Free EP
Press Release reports: Starting today, Sherwood's latest release Summer EP is available for free download at AbsolutePunk.net. "We want to give away these songs because we think the best way to get Sherwood on your iPod is to just let you have it free-of-charge," says Sherwood songwriter, Dan Koch. "This is not rocket science..." With buzz of major label interest, Sherwood is taking their time to choose the best label for their forthcoming full-length. The band chose to give away five songs to add some punch to their fanbase before heading out on tour this summer. [see full story for the free tunez]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Katie is coming
Special Ops reports: The UK's biggest selling star, Katie Melua, is releasing her album Piece By Piece in the U.S. on June 9th! Following her sold-out performances all over Europe, this young, talented artist will be joining Il Divo on tour in North America to support the release. 

Riding high on the success of her multi-platinum debut album Call Off The Search, Katie Melua's latest album Piece By Piece, has sold over 2.5 million copies and holds steady at the top of the charts throughout Europe. She is currently Britain's biggest-selling female artist for two consecutive years (2004 and 2005). Katie's soulful, acoustic sound has captured audiences around the world and this summer she will be a special guest on the North American leg of Il Divo's 2006 World Tour. [see full story for a taste]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Punk Stickers
MSO reports: Punk super-group OSAKA POPSTAR--fronted by JOHN CAFIERO and featuring the legendary MARKY RAMONE (THE RAMONES), JERRY ONLY (MISFITS), DEZ CADENA (BLACK FLAG) and IVAN JULIAN (RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS)�have made pop culture history by teaming with the world famous Topps trading card company to add a limited-edition and highly collectible Osaka Popstar "Wacky Packages" bonus sticker available exclusively in specially-marked packages in the first run of CDs. John Williams from Topps Company, Inc. had this to say about the collaboration: "Wacky Packages and Osaka Popstar share some of the same basic ingredients--a playful mix of fun, humor and good-natured rebellion. In the 70s, Wacky Packages achieved pop icon status after spawning a feverish collecting craze among kids. Now Wacky Packages are back to tickle the funny-bone of a whole new generation. John Pound has produced yet another Wacky masterpiece for the Osaka Popstar CD."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disfear Tour
Relapse reports: Sweden's DISFEAR are set to kick off their North American headlining tour with a pre-tour celebration in conjunction with Relapse Records, the Philly Roller Girls and R5 Productions this Thursday May 11th at Manny Brown's (512 South Street) in Philadelphia, PA. DISFEAR will be hanging out all night long during this event that will run from 8:00 pm to 12 midnight EST and feature a raffle to help raise funds for the Relapse Records sponsored Philly Roller Girls derby team, The Heavy Metal Hookers, where attendees will have a chance to win DISFEAR and Relapse Records merchandise, concert tickets and more. This party will also celebrate the coming of The Heavy Metal Hookers debut bout this Sunday, May 14th at Millennieum Skateworld in Camden, NJ.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Raconteurs US Debut
Day in Rock reports: Amazon is featuring two live Performances of the Raconteurs at their first US show at Irving Plaza on April 7th. Check out "Hands" and "Yellow Sun" at the full story link. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Orange Goblin Tour
Press Release reports: The time for Orange Goblin to swing through America for a quick set of midwest/east coast dates on the way to Emissions From The Monolith draws near. The band comes over next week for a short but long-awaited 10-show blitz.

5/16 Middle East - Boston, Ma 
5/17 Lucky Dog Music Hall - Worcester, Ma
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Editors Tour
Press Release reports: There's something to be said about doing it the old fashioned way. EDITORS decided from the start that the fate of their band lies in complimenting a great album with an absolutely blinding live show. 

Get ready for Editors to blaze a trail through the heat and humidity of the Southeast, Northeast, Lollapalooza and beyond this summer.... 

Tuesday, July 25: Atlanta, GA The Roxy
Thursday, July 27: Washington DC 9:30 Club[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Orange Yngwie
Press Release reports: Orange Sky, the pride of the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, is announcing its second tour with legendary guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen for May 2006. Dates are scheduled in the United States and Canada. Orange Sky first toured with the Swedish six-string master in the winter of 2005.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Staff Meeting: Morley Seaver
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 get to know Morley a little better.

Morley is from Moose Creek, Ontario Canada and has been with antiMusic since last year. The first album he purchased was The Osmonds 1st record when he was 9 and his first concert was Rush on Farewell to Kings tour. He lists Cradle of Filth, KISS, Bjork, Imogen Heap, My Ruin, Swollen Members, Green Carnation, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath. Van Halen as his rotating Top 10 Favorite artist. His musical pet peeves are "Closed-minded people or someone who won't allow their favorite band/artist to evolve. Also rock stars who think they can start a show an hour late or cancel if they have a hang nail." His favorite part of antiMusic is "Today's Rock News!" Click the full story to learn more about Morley and discover which artist inspired this comment, "Who does this loser think he is to yap about anybody else?", who he lists as one of the most influential bands that not many take seriously and a lot more!
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