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Madonna Speaks Out
antiMusic reports: If you've been following the Madonna adoption controversy, the material girl took to the Oprah Winfrey Show to answer some of the charged leveled against her like she "bought" the baby David Banda against the wishes of the baby's father. 

"There are no adoption laws in Malawi. And I was warned by my social worker that . . . they were more or less going to have to make them up as we went along," Madonna told the talk show host. 

"I assure you it doesn't matter who you are or how much money you have, nothing goes fast in Africa."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Outkast Battle in Seattle
MTV reports: Outkast's Andre 3000 will co-star with Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson and Ray Liotta in "The Battle in Seattle," a drama set against 1999's World Trade Organization meeting, Variety reports.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Brian Setzer Returns
PR reports: Brian Setzer has delivered a kick-ass, straight-up, guitar, bass and drums rock record featuring unbelievable playing and solid songwriting. Fans of his prior work will be blown away by the versatility he demonstrates on this, his 13th album of original material. All 13 tracks have a unique feel, from the southern-influenced "Drugs & Alcohol (Bullet Holes)" to the classic-rock / new-wave sounding "Rocket Cathedrals" and the almost-metal "Back Streets of Tokyo." A highlight is the guest appearance by Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom on "Really Rockabilly." In support of "13," Brian will embark on a 5-week U.S. tour in November/December, and continue with a 12-week North American run in 2007. 

11.20.06 :: Milwaukee, WI :: Potawatomi Casino - Northern Lights Theatre
11.21.06 :: Oneida, WI :: Oneida Casino
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Valient Thorr Tour
PR reports: Having recently completed a 7 show run on the Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Eagles of Death Metal tour, Valient Thorr continue on to The Fest V this weekend where they will play a daytime Volcom/Vestal/Skate Park of Tampa Showcase w/High Voltage (kick ass AC/DC cover band), ASG, Thunderlip, The Hold, Blacksnake, Frozen Cobra on Saturday October 28th. Following the Fest V, Valient Thorr will headline a series of dates taking them out West to meet up with Nebula and Artimus Pyledriver for a short West Coast tour, confirmed dates are below with more being added soon.

The Fest V
10/28/2006 @ Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL

Valient Thorr headlining tour dates
11/06/2006 @ The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
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A Life Once Lost To Napalm Death
PR reports: PA's finest, A Life Once Lost, will be hitting the road with the legendary Napalm Death, along with new school shredders Dead To Fall and Animosity. Prepare for nationwide destruction as the tour will rampage its way through the States (and one stop in Mexico) through late November and December. Also, ALOL will be re-issuing their landmark, A Great Artist, through Ferret. Once available on Deathwish, Inc, the record has been out of print for two years now. It will be available nationwide on Oct 31st.

11/24/06 - Club Ritual - Levittown, NY
11/25/06 - Club Infinity - Williamsville (Buffalo), NY
11/26/06 - I-Rock Nightclub - Detroit, MI
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Big in 06
Vh1 Press Release reports: For the fifth time, VH1 will honor winners in categories that captured the year in music, news, politics, arts and gossip with "VH1 Big In 06 Awards." Hosted by actor and comedian D.L. Hughley, the annual year-end celebration will premiere on Sunday, December 3 at 8PM. Performers, presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

VH1 is again letting America choose who this year's winners will be. Viewers can vote for each category online at http://big.vh1.com beginning October 25 at 4PM ET through December 1 as well as determine the "write-in" nominees for the "Big Reality Star" of 2006, which is sponsored by Burger King. Viewers will also be able to cast their vote using their mobile phones by texting keyword "BIG" to the number 22422. Voters will receive the first category ballot and can opt to receive a new ballot each day until all categories are voted on. The "VH1 Big in 06" mobile voting is sponsored by Alltel.- Click Here for the Full Story 


Tub Ring Filter
The End reports: Chicago's spazzed-out, high-energy rock ensemble TUB RING has set 'The Great Filter' as the title of their debut album for the THE END RECORDS due out sometime in early 2007. The album, co-produced by keyboardist Rob Kleiner and Neal Ostrovsky, is being recorded at B-Side Audio studios in Chicago.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sinatra Box
Special Ops reports: Rhino Entertainment will release the Sinatra: Vegas 4-CD/1-DVD boxed set on November 7, 2006. Frank Sinatra, more than any other performer, turned Las Vegas into "The Entertainment Capital of the World." Whether it's "Come Fly With Me," "Luck Be A Lady," or "My Way," Sinatra in VEGAS is the Sinatra of legend. On November 7, audiences can experience the Chairman at his pulse pounding best with the release of Sinatra: Vegas, a 4-CD/1-DVD boxed set of live performances. 

This deluxe set of previously unreleased material from Reprise Records includes five unforgettable performances in legendary Vegas venues by Sinatra in his prime. The set includes never-before-heard versions of the his most iconic hits including: "Come Fly With Me," "Witchcraft," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Fly Me To The Moon," "Luck Be A Lady," "Theme From New York," "New York," "My Way", and many more. [see full story for a listening party]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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SeepeopleS's Apocalypse Cow March
PR reports: Asheville, NC-based SeepeopleS are excited to announce the release date for their third album, Apocalypse Cow Vol. I. The album will be released on the band's own imprint, Razcalz Recordz, on March 20, 2007. Produced by Will Holland (The Pixies, Devo), the album was recorded at Chillhouse Studios in Boston, MA. 

With an intensive focus on memorable songwriting, coupled with the band's trademark psychedelic touches, SeepeopleS' latest effort leaps forward into the sonic side of rock and roll, offering up 15 songs that reveal a previously under-explored facet to the band's often politically-minded themes.[see full story for more including tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disciple's Scars Remain
PR reports: S/R/E Recordings/Columbia Records band Disciple returns with their major label sophomore effort Scars Remain - in-stores nationwide on November 7th. Filled with hard-rock and metal anthems and power ballads, it's a heavier, meatier album than their previous self-titled release. 

In the rock and metal scene, everyone displays power and volume. DISCIPLE goes beyond that and also displays their eclectic style. From the chugging rhythms and muted licks exploding into a powerful riff of squealing harmonics on the title track to the political statement via head-banging guitars in "Game On" and the rock ballad of "After The World," complete with acoustic guitars, DISCIPLE leaves no genre omitted.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Five Star Iris Debut
PR reports: Five Star Iris' first full-length release is in stores now. The new self-titled CD, produced by Grammy®-winning producer Sylvia Massy Shivy (Tool, R.E.M., Tom Petty and Johnny Cash) and Rich Veltrop, includes two tracks, "Anyway" and "All I Am," which were co-written with Collective Soul's Ed Roland. Be sure to check out Five Star Iris at a venue near you this fall. Five Star Iris' contagious rock melodies and pop-inspired bridges will have you hooked! [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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10cc Hits
PR reports: Get ready for "10cc - Greatest Hits.And More" - a fantastic 2CD greatest hits compilation album is to be released in the UK on 13th November 2006 (by UMTV). 

This is the first 'best of' album for almost ten years and represents a complete history of 10cc and the projects the four members were involved with before and after, including unreleased material from Graham Gouldman (performing the songs he wrote for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, Herman's Hermits). [see full story for more including track listings] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Persephone's Bees Support Cars
PR reports: Oakland, CA based Persephone's Bees have been selected to support The New Cars on their upcoming Road Rage Winter Tour. The tour begins November 1st in Elmira, NY and wraps up on December 17th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA

11.01.06 Elmira, NY Clemens Center 
11.02.06 Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center 
11.04.06 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square 
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Manilow DVD for Halloween
PR reports: Hot on the heels of his Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Music/Comedy/Variety Series or Special for "Barry Manilow: Music and Passion" comes FIRST & FAREWELL, Barry Manilow's new double-DVD set from Rhino and STILETTO New Media. One DVD features never-before-seen, footage from Manilow's inaugural tour rehearsal at Carroll's Studio in New York City in 1974. The second DVD captures the final concert of the historic "One Night Live! One Last Time! farewell tour in 2004 - recorded at The Pond in Anaheim - with Manilow performing many of the songs that helped him sell 75 million albums, collect 29 platinum records and become the #1 Adult Contemporary artist of all time. 

Bonus features include excerpts from concerts in Las Vegas and Chicago, as well as two personal and reflective interviews with Barry. FIRST & FAREWELL will be available October 31 at all retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The DVD will be released on the same day as his latest CD, Greatest Songs Of The Sixties - the follow-up to his million-seller, Greatest Song Of The Fifties.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lee Added to Motley Tribute
PR reports: As Versailles Records wraps production on its forth-coming 22 song, DOUBLE album 'Too Fast For Love: A Millennium Tribute to Motley Crue', a last minute addition, 'Blue' from Tommy Lee's second solo album, Never a Dull Moment, has been added to the roster, with renowned Hong Kong programmer Anthony Chue doing musical production and Afton Markham on lead vocals. Picked by Tommy himself to be on the album, 'Blue' rounds out a roster that includes former Motley Crue singer John Corabi, Vince Neil's son's group, the Rock N' Roll Junkies, Grammy winning keyboardist Randy Cantor, current and former members of Lillian Axe, L.A. Guns, Quiet Riot, Brides of Destruction, Warrant, Ratt, Love/Hate, Cinderella, Dio, Union, Poison, Vince Neil Band, WASP, The Scream, Dad's Porno Mag, and Pretty Boy Floyd, as well as hot new Millennium rock acts like Pretty in Stereo, American Heartbreak, Crash Kelly, Richard Kendrick, One Bad Son, Robot Lords of Tokyo, Jessie Seely, Chris Catena, Chris Heaven, Reckless Fortune, Corey Craven, Fuel From Hell, 12 Years Coming, and Straight Jacket Smile. Due in mid-spring, 2007, this promises to be the most definitive Motley Crue Tribute ever released! - Click Here for the Full Story 

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