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Clor No More
CMJ reports: Those on this side of the Atlantic waiting with bated breath for a stateside Clor tour will be saddened to hear that the English electro-pop group has just announced its breakup. A statement from the band's manager said that group leaders Barry Dobbin and Luke Smith were "unable to reconcile the yin and yang of wanting to be both wildly creative and chart-bothering" and that their future plans "are unclear, though both are likely to continue making music along their divergent routes."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Led Heart
Blabbermouth reports: World Entertainment News Network is reporting that LED ZEPPLIN's Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, and Lulu raised $3.4 million for charity by playing a gig under the name of RD CRUSADERS last night.

The supergroup raised the cash for a children's hospital while playing for an audience of celebrities and businessmen, including Kevin Spacey and Mohamed Al Fayed at London's Old Billingsgate Fish Market.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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What About Frank?
Press Release reports: Capitol Records has won the major label bidding war over Red Bank, New Jersey's What About Frank?. The genre-breaking band formed in 2004 and has since earned the adoration of fans and critics alike. With experimental rock songs that put a youthful twist on the sounds of the 60s and 70s, What About Frank? are set to lead a musical revolution that will capture audiences of all ages.

In late May, What About Frank? will head to Los Angeles to record a five-song EP, to be released this summer. Summer tour plans are being secured and may include a stint on the Van's Warped Tour.[see if they live up to this hype at the full story link]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Xtina Lounge Act
RCA reports: Paying tribute to the music that inspired her, pop icon Christina Aguilera will release her third studio album, Back To Basics, August 15th on RCA Records. A modern take on vintage jazz, soul and blues from the 1920s, '30s and '40s, the album is wildly inventive with a throwback style creating a sound that's gritty and raw. Back To Basics reunites her with producer Linda Perry as well as creating new collaborations with producers such as DJ Premier.

The sexy upbeat first single, "Ain't No Other Man," produced by DJ Premier and Charles Roane, is set for release on June 12th. It will be world-premiered on the MTV Movie Awards on June 8th. [see full story for more - sounds like another Clive Davis brainstorm. Why not get Clay Aiken to do a Christian pop CD next? ]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Aberdeen Elefant
Red Music reports: Aberdeen City hits the road for an 18 date run with Elefant (Kemado/Hollywood) and Sound Team (Capitol) fresh out of the studio with executive producers Steve Lillywhite (U2, Echo And The Bunnymen, Morrissey) and Nic Hard (The Church, Jesse Malin, The Bravery. The band's set draws heavily from their debut album The Freezing Atlantic (being re-released through Dovecote/RED INK on August 8th), featuring newly recorded versions of "God Is Going To Get Sick Of Me" and "Another Seven Years." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rose Hill Drive Coming
Megaforce reports: Rose Hill Drive will release its first self-titled EP on June 6, 2006 via Megaforce Records/Sci Fidelity. After spending the last couple years building an enormous underground buzz with its thrilling live shows and building a rabid congregation of followers, the Boulder-based power trio will also release its debut full studio album on August 22, 2006. 

Rose Hill Drive's accomplishments in the music world are as stellar and intense as the performances. Rose Hill Drive has done dates with Robert Randolph, Wilco, Queens Of The Stone Age, and also performed at Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Austin City Limits, and the Warped Tour. Even Eddie Van Halen requested Rose Hill Drive to open for them. In 2006, the band will have the honor of playing the same stage as The Who at the Wireless Festival on June 25 in Leeds, UK and also the Hyde Park Calling Festival on July 2nd in London.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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VH1 Rock Honors Details
antiMusic reports: VH1 is set to host the first annual "VH1 Rock Honors", honoring Kiss, Queen, Def Leppard and Judas Priest as well as performances by the Foo Fighters, The All-American Rejects, Godsmack, and Paul Rodgers. Premiering on Wednesday, May 31st 9PM, "VH1 Rock Honors" will be taped at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 25th. Tickets are on sale now and are available at all ticketmaster outlets.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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F**k Spiders, Black Widow Bite Won't Stop Full Blown Chaos
Press Release reports: After a great show in Ft. Lauderdale, Full Blown Chaos went back to their hotel room to party. Vocalist, Ray Mazzola states, "I had a couple of large Jager beverages and passed out on the floor of the room." The next day Ray felt a lingering pain in his knee. "I have never felt such a sense of inner blight," says FBC's frontman. Still not missing the show that night, Ray became immobilized after their set and "took a bunch of antihistamines to bring the cantaloupe sized swelling down." Ray continued to feel soreness and cramping in his joints/muscles. He felt his blood boiling and having fever, nausea, sweats, and shakes. 

With concern, Ray asked nature buff, Gary Holt of Exodus to take a look at his knee. Gary instantly told Ray that he was bit by a black widow. After going with the hospital, Ray found out the truth to Gary's claim. He was bitten by a Southern Black Widow in his sleep. Too late to receive treatment, Ray had to endure the symptoms and deal with sporatic pain and stiffness. With all this pain, FBC only missed two Canadian dates to follow up with the doctor. In conclusion, Ray states, "f*** spiders."

Full Blown Chaos will continue to tour through Ozzfest in support of their upcoming album "Within the Grasp of Titans" out on Stillborn set to be released on July 11th [see full story for dates]
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Burn In Silence Summer CD & Tour
Prosthetic reports: Fresh off an appearance on the main stage at the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Massachusetts-based metal act Burn In Silence have been confirmed as support for The Autumn Offering through the US in June and July. The band is currently on tour with Scars of Tomorrow, and will be appearing First Annual California Metalfest on May 13. 

The full-length debut from BURN IN SILENCE, entitled Angel Maker, is scheduled for a July 25 release through Prosthetic Records. Production duties were handled by Ken Susi (Unearth), while mixing was handled by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Himsa). Previous releases for the band include 2004 Pure As Your First Day EP, and a split 7-inch with Ironclad Recording artists If Hopes Dies.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Billy Talent CD/Tour
Atlantic reports: Billy Talent has announced details of "BILLY TALENT II," a 13-track collection that is the band's first new music since the 2003 release of their breakthrough self-titled debut. "BILLY TALENT II" is set to land in stores across North America on June 27th.

Billy Talent are currently in England, introducing fans to their new material as second-stage headliners at the sold-out Give It A Name Festival, sharing the bill with such artists as My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, and Taking Back Sunday. In June, they'll return to the UK for an appearance at the Download Festival, the world-famous hard rock celebration at Castle Donington. From there, the band head to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for a series of headline dates and festival showcases. In late July, the band will join up with the Vans Warped Tour for a three-week run towards the trek's final date, set for August 13th at Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Black Eyed Axl
TMZ reports: The students at LA's San Fernando High School probably weren't alive when 'Sweet Child O' Mine' was a hit song for Guns N' Roses in 1987. But that didn't stop Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas from belting out her own rendition for them on Thursday and it was... interesting. 

The high school won the Verizon Wireless' Rock Ur Skool contest; the prize was a private, Black Eyed Peas concert. The Peas rocked the stage for an hour as students jumped and screamed for the hip-hop group. 

But in the middle of 'Don't Lie,' the band transitioned into the hit GNR song and things went quickly south. Fergie's voice was as out of control as Patrick Kennedy driving at 3:00AM.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Staff Meeting: antiGUY
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 antiGUY a little better.

antiGUY pays rent in Yorba Linda, Ca and has been with antiMusic since the summer of 99. The first album he purchased was a Star Wars record and his mom took him to his first concert: Elton John on the "Still Standing Tour" . He lists Clutch, Rush, Guns N' Roses, Dio, AC/DC, Motorhead, The Damned, The Ramones, Rolling Stones and Tool as his Top 10 Favorite artist. His musical pet peeves are "So called music without any musicians. Talking dirty accompanied by a drum machine is not music. I'm not saying all rap sucks, I love some of the earlier stuff like Ice T, Eazy-E, Public Enemy, 2 Live Crew etc but rap seems to be in its hair-metal phase now; all posing with very little substance. Also out of touch rock stars that think they should tell us which out of touch politician to vote for. Like a rock star is going to have the same concerns as most ordinary working folks´┐Ż." His favorite part of antiMusic is "The variety of music covered and the quantity of coverage. You can easily spend over an hour each day just reading the new stuff posted." Click the full story to learn more about antiGUY and discover more about his deep hatred of accordions, his secret words to a happy marriage and a lot more! 
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