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Stone Sour Come Early
The PRP reports: Stone Sour's new album "Come What(ever) May" has been bumped up for an August 01st release date via Roadrunner.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Thursday Keep it Real
punkbands reports: Katie Ellsweig of punkbands.com recently did an interesting interview with Thursday's Tim Payne. In this except Tim explains the direction the band took with 'A City By The Light Divided' and how they tried to distance themselves from the copycat bands that came after them: 

Tim: We set out to do something that we have never done before. If people don't like it, I think that there's an issue with a lot younger people who will say "oh, there's no screaming." At this point, there are so many bands that scream for the sake of screaming and we've never been a band that wanted to do that for the sake of doing it. There were a lot of decisions we made as far as what kind of album we wanted to write that weren't based on what's happening in music in the present day; it's based on the people that we were. That's really how we wrote Waiting and Full Collapse: we were just friends making music together. [see full story for the full interview and kudos to Katie for coming up with some interesting questions.]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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AFI Bonus
punkbands reports: AFI is planning to include two bonus track exclusively to iTunes users who pre-order the band's upcoming album, Decemberunderground. The first is called "On The Arrow" and may or may not be the secret track on DU. The other track is exclusive to iTunes pre-orders and is a cover of Morrissey's "Jack The Ripper".[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Napalm Death Recording
SMN reports: Commenting on recording material for the follow-up album to last year's "The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code", NAPALM DEATH vocalist Barney Greenway said, "After working our arses off on new stuff for the last couple of months, we kind of slipped into the studio when noone was looking. This thing is already sounding totally immense - even better than Code..., from where I'm standing. It's fast and furious, as you'd expect, but we're also throwing a few curveballs in, in true NAPALM DEATH tradition. Can't wait for everyone to hear it.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Daughtry Rejects Fuel
TMZ reports: It's looking like Chris Daughtry isn't going to accept the rock band Fuel's offer to become their new lead singer.

The band offered Daughtry the gig 13 days ago after his surprise elimination from 'American Idol.' But TMZ has learned that Fuel isn't expecting a thumbs-up from Daughtry, and has started to look at other options.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Zombie KISS
The Gauntlet reports: On today's Howard Stern show on Sirius Satellite radio, Rob Zombie announced he will be honoring KISS with a super group consisting of Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Slash (Velvet Revolver, Guns n' Roses), Scott Ian (Anthrax), and Rob Zombie (White Zombie, Rob Zombie). There will also be a special guest. The song they are planning to perform is "God of Thunder". The show will be taped on May 25th and will air Wed May 31 on VH1.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Drowning Civilian Tour
The Gauntlet reports: Drowning Pool will be heading out on tour with Silent Civilian in June.

The tour dates are:
06/13/2006 07:00 PM - Remmington's Springfield, MO 
06/14/2006 07:00 PM - Pierre's Ft. Wayne, IN - 
06/15/2006 07:00 PM - House Of Blues Chicago, IL
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Sick Jani
Sleaze Roxx reports: [Jani Lane took to Myspace to inform fans why he nixed some shows]To all of you concerned; Just returned from the Motion Picture Hospital. I have fluid in one ear, bronchitis, the flu! Hopefully I don't have fluid in my lungs. We won't know until tomorrow, until the Doctor has looked at the X-rays. I love you all. Sorry for anyone who was dissapointed! All shows will be made up. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Silversun Pickups Parties
thetripwire reports: Check out the official Silversun Pickups release parties below. Remember who loves ya. 

Carnavas comes out July 25 via Dangerbird Records. 

SILVERSUN PICKUPS RELEASE PARTIES:
07.20.06 - San Diego, CA (Manoeuver @ Beauty Bar)
07.21.06 - Denver, CO (Lipgloss @ La Rumba)
07.21.06 - Brooklyn, NY (Crashin' In @ Supreme Trading)
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H2O DVD
MVD reports: MVD and 5 Year Plan Recordings are pleased to announce the home viewing release of H2O – One Life, One Chance for worldwide distribution on DVD. This DVD contains the complete live performance from H20's historic 10-year Anniversary show at NYC's Knitting Factory! It was an ass-kickin' night in which no one who was present will soon forget, and indeed a fitting evening for their token blend of searing hardcore and melodic punk.

Also included on the DVD is the original longform home video "F.T.T.W." shot between 1994 and 1999 which includes interviews, H20 in the studio recording their first 2 records, tons of on the road footage and live songs from all over the world. All of H2O's promo videos are also included such as "Spirit of '84", "Family Tree", "Everready", "One Life One Chance", "Role Model", their cover of Ice Cube's classic, "It Was a Good Day". The DVD also comes strapped with an EXTRA BONUS FOOTAGE section.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Danielle Evin Release
Special Ops reports: Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist DANIELLE EVIN is set to release her self-titled debut album on the newly formed independent label, LateralView Records (distributed by Red/Sony BMG) on June 27, 2006. Produced and mixed by the Grammy-award winning team of Jack Douglas (John Lennon, The Who, Aerosmith), and Michael H. Brauer (Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan), respectively, DANIELLE EVIN's self-titled debut CD is a stirring collection of original songs which captures EVIN's unbridled passion with her powerful signature vocals, layered with acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, and laden with contagious hooks. [see full story for a preview] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Desperate Idol
TMZ reports: As Hicks and McPhee were filming Tuesday night's 'Idol' finale, just a few blocks away, 'Idol''s second-season finalist, Corey Clark, was outside a Coffee Bean on Sunset Boulevard selling his rock CD, titled 'Corey Clark.' 

Even before Tuesday night, the Hollywood hopeful has been seen numerous times in the area peddling his CD -- even in crosswalks. Corey and his friends carry a box of CDs, along with a boombox and posters with the CD cover on them in hopes the public will take interest.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Knife US
Mute reports: ...A cracked smile and a silent shout…I caught a glimpse, now it haunts me… 

Strange, bewitching, subversive and surreal… this is the world of The Knife. Swedish brother and sister Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson make music left of center and on the avant tip. Mute records releases "Silent Shout," their first domestic release and third album July 25, 2001. The album, which debuted at #1 on the Swedish charts, features Olof and Karin's lurking, textured vocals tangled in a web of steely electronic pop. See the video, by acclaimed director Andreas Nilsson, for the album's first single and title track at the full story link- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rock n Women: Maxine Petrucci
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 we look at Maxine Petrucci. When people think of shredders they think Van Halen, Vai etc but Maxine can shred with the best of them as Morley discovered when listening to her latest solo effort. Here is a bit of what he had to say in the introduction to his interview and review: 

Rock fans were rejoicing the return of Maxine Petrucci last year with her new solo record Titania. Most will remember Maxine from her days as leader of Madam X, the band which also featured her sister Roxy (who later joined Vixen) and a young Sebastian Bach. Titania is a blistering record full of melodic but crunchy rock fare. Known as a shredder, Maxine doesn't disappointment, steaming through 10 tracks with blazing solos, saving the best for last with a ferocious "Max Attacks". Truly a solo record, she also played bass and does all vocals. Sister Roxy played drums on all tracks, even co-writing one song with Maxine, who wrote everything else herself. Titania is a terrific record that should put Maxine back into the scene in a big way. Look for a follow-up record later on this year. [now click the full story link to read Morley's interview with Maxine and his review of the CD]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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