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Kaiser Chiefs Hit n Run Accident
thetripwire reports: Kaiser Chiefs' frontman is lucky to be alive. Ricky Wilson was crossing a street in Leeds, where he was suddenly struck by a car. The hit and run accident happened to Wilson this past weekend, somehow only walking away with somewhat minor injuries. 

The band's official website posted the following statement: "He's the luckiest man alive, because he is still alive, it sounds daft, but a 'Ricky trademark jump' has probably saved his life. The jump meant he was flipped over the top of the car, hitting the windscreen, rather than getting trapped under it. He was crossing on a green pedestrian light." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dirty Rig Escapi
Press Release reports: Dirty Rig has joined the Escapi Music (Ryko/Warner Brothers) family. The band has signed a world wide deal for 5 cases of beer. Joking of course. Their CD will be released on June 27th titled "Rock Did It". 

The band will be filming a DVD on June 12 with director David Brodsky (All That Remains, God Forbid & The Smash Up) from My Good Eye here in NYC. The video will be for the lead off track "Suck It". [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Five Foot Thick Split
Eclipse reports: Spokane metal act Five Foot Thick has released the following statement, citing their decision to break up and move on to other things... "So it is with sad hearts, that we the 5 members of FFT have to bid you all a very heartbroken farewell! It has been a very successful 9 years for us and we look back on all of our accomplishments and feel very proud to have had all of the opportunities that we did and also to have had all of you in our lives. We thank each and every fan that bled for us for all of these years. The fans who branded their bodies for life w/ FFT logos & tattoos and came out to every show with a hungry heart and poured out your souls with and for us, we will definitely miss you the most!! It has been a very rewarding 9 years and we thank you all, for all of the love and memories!" The band's catalog titles are still available in stores everywhere, as well as direct from Eclipse.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Seacrest American Idiot
Extra TV reports: Extra has learned the hardest working man in showbiz today Ryan Seacrest had a few scary moments Monday as he cut himself while falling through a glass table. 

Ryan says he's just fine, but it was "Just typical. I am the biggest klutz on the face of the earth."

"I was in a meeting with [Idol Executive Producer] Nigel," Ryan said Tuesday morning on his radio show on Los Angeles' KIIS-FM, "It was a closed door meeting. We're walking through details of what's coming up tonight and tomorrow night. There's a bulletin board with all these cards on the bulletin board and on those cards are the different moving parts of the show so they can change things around. So I go walk over to see the board a little bit closer and there's a glass table next to the board that's framed by a little bit of metal... I decide �I'm 155 lbs, I can sit on this thing!'" Think again Ryan! The next thing he heard was a "huge pop" and "I fall between the framing, into the middle, my legs up in the air in a pool of glass. I felt like the biggest idiot!"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Digital Boost
BBC reports: Strong demand for music downloads and successful albums from Coldplay and Gorillaz helped boost EMI profits. 

The music group posted a 13% rise in pre-tax profits to £159.3m for the year to 31 March from £141.1m in 2005. [see full story for more - imagine that, downloads make money... ]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Flaming Youth Tour
cornerstone reports: Sonic Youth has just announced dates for their summer tour. The Flaming Lips will serve as openers.

 August 4 State Theater Detroit, MI
August 24 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
August 25 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cove at Harrah's
August 28 Columbus, OH Promowest Pavilion
August 31 Allentown, PA Allentown Fair
September 1 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
September 3 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion

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Cerberus Preview
Hell and Death Records reports: Los Angeles melodic thrash/death metallers CERBERUS have uploaded two new tracks from their latest offering, "What Have We Become?", entitled "Obsidian" and "In Contempt" onto their MySpace page at the full story link . "What Have We Become?" will be released via Hell and Death Records on July 15th.

Following the release, they will head out on a full U.S. tour with YEAR OF DESOLATION (Prosthetic Records) and FOREVER IN TERROR (Metal Blade), who recently changed their name from 7TH PLAGUE due to trademark issues. Confirmed dates will be posted in the next few weeks.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Peeping Patton
Press Release reports: Years in the making, PEEPING TOM, noise rock renaissance man Mike Patton's most accessible work since his days in Faith No More, is finally a reality. The 11-track opus, featuring a lengthy and incongruous cast of guest performers, is set for a May 30 release on Patton's own Ipecac label. 

In keeping with the landmark 1960 psychological horror film that inspired its name, PEEPING TOM had its genesis a modus operandi devoid of physical intimacy. Patton would write songs with a wishlist of theoretical collaborators in mind, then hope for a reply in the form of a finished track. "It's an exotic way of working for someone accustomed to a band environment," Patton says. "It was charming, really. None of the usual Animal House stuff. Instead of swapping spit and underwear, we were swapping files." The band will make their worldwide live debut on the Conan O'Brien show on May 26th. (Peeping Tom performs "MOJO" featuring Mike Patton, Dan the Automator, Rahzel, Rob Swift, Miho Hatori of Cibi Matto and the might Dub Trio) [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Press Release reports: If you want rock and roll all night, KISS Coffeehouse will be the place to be. On Tuesday, June 27th, legendary KISS band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will be on hand at Myrtle Beach South Carolina's Broadway at the Beach to cut the ribbon on the most outrageous coffee and dessert shop ever constructed.

To add to the Grand Opening festivities, KISS tribute band, KISS Army, will be performing on the Celebrity Square Stage at Broadway at the Beach from 8:00- 10:00 p.m., when a KISS- style fireworks display will light up the sky in front of the shop. Myrtle Beach's classic rock station, Wave 104.1, will promote the event and will be on site broadcasting live. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Chappelle Party DVD
Special Ops reports: Comic genius Dave Chappelle takes his explosive humor and raw energy on the road in a freewheeling and heartwarming journey from small-town Ohio to the vibrant streets of New York City in Dave Chappelle's Block Party, coming to DVD June 13, 2006 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Available for the first time in an unrated, extended DVD version, Dave Chappelle's Block Party features over 20 minutes of additional material not shown in theaters plus more than 45 minutes of bonus features that give viewers a chance to go behind-the-scenes of the most outrageous event of the decade. Directed by Academy Award® winner Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Dave Chappelle's Block Party follows the funnyman as he treats a Brooklyn neighborhood and a group of out-of-towners to a hilarious, no-holds barred, once-in-a-lifetime celebration. The unforgettable daylong party that results is loaded with humor, as well as a historic showcase of today's most influential musical artists, including Kanye West, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Common, Jill Scott, the Roots plus the legendary Fugees, who reunite for the first time in eight years! Dave Chappelle's Block Party is available in Unrated and Rated DVD versions; both are priced at $29.98. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Big Bill Broonzy Box
conqueroo reports: Two CDs capturing live performances by Big Bill Broonzy will be released in the U.S. as a box set by Munich Records on September 19. Featuring the long awaited recordings of two shows from February of 1953, Big Bill Broonzy: Amsterdam Live Concerts 1953 contains 25 songs and between-song storytelling, plus extensive liner notes about Broonzy's legacy and his little-known second life as a European, and dozens of previously unseen photos.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dissection Split
The End Records reports: DISSECTION singer/guitarist Jon Nödtveidt announced yesterday in an exclusive interview segment with fans only on the band's website forum, titled 'An Interview by the Fans for The Fans,' that the band has come to a close. In the words of founder Jon Nödtveidt: "With 'Reinkaos' we have reached the ending chapter. Dissection's work is done and this is our legacy."

On June 24th, 2006 the first European gig based on the material of 'Reinkaos' will be performed. The first, as well as the last. The Midsummer Massacre will mark the victorious end of Dissection. "We will also make our first and last concert in Israel, as well as two final concerts on the American continent."
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Rock n Women: Sam Lombardi
antiMusic reports: A while back antiCat's kitty litter lining supplier did a sham special touting the women of rock but put Britney on the cover. That left a lot of people scratching their heads because there are plenty of real women with real talent that really rock. We waited in vain for a major publication to correct this error but none took up that responsibility. That doesn't matter because we are doing it! For the next month, we will be showcasing rock n women with a brand new article each weekday by our very own Morley Seaver. Morley understands that women can rock along with the boys and hold their own. So join us as we celebrate the real women of rock from superstars to the up-and-coming artists you should know about. Today looks at Sam Lombardi's debut 'Take Your Pic'. 

Like a more rock and roll Avril Lavigne, comes the debut disc of 16 year-old Sam Lombardi from Melbourne, Australia. There are 12 cuts here and Ms. Lombardi co-wrote three herself. The powers that be should just let Sam herself control the reins because her songs are among the best on the record. Perhaps it's because she's just closer to the material but those songs ring real a bit more.[click the full story link to read the entire review]
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