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Peter Bjorn And John USA
CMJ reports: Though they've already won over many American critics, appearing on reams of best-of-2006 lists, Swedish power poppers Peter Bjorn And John are only now officially releasing their most recent album, Writer's Block, in America. The record has been out in Europe since June, but stateside indie pop aficionados have the folks at Almost Gold, the new label partnership of StarTime's Isaac Green and Scott "I Manage Arcade Fire" Rodger, to thank for the upcoming February 6 release. Those who waited for the album's US arrival will be rewarded for their patience with loads of extras, including the single version of "Let's Call It Off" and a bonus disc that includes that song's original version and five other tracks[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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George Michael For Hire
BBC reports: Singer George Michael has been paid a reported £1.5m for an hour's concert at a Russian billionaire's New Year party. 

The unnamed businessman paid for Michael to entertain his 300 guests on his private estate 20 miles outside Moscow, the star's spokeswoman said.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Moss Denies Shambles Marriage
BBC reports: Kate Moss has denied marrying Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty while on holiday in Thailand. 

The model and rock star reportedly made a formal commitment to each other in a beach ceremony on New Year's Day. 

But Moss's spokesman denied the pair had tied the knot, and were simply on holiday on the island of Phuket. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Coke Indie Band Rip-Off
BBC reports: An unsigned British band have claimed the music and design of one of their videos were "substantially" copied on a TV commercial made for Coca-Cola. 

Several dancing, swivelling characters were created to accompany Seven Seconds of Love's track Ninja in 2005. 

But fans directed them to an advert, shown in Argentina, which appeared to have a similar look and sound. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 


Switchfoot Letterman
PR reports: With an eagerly-awaited new album, Oh! Gravity., available now, the multi-platinum-selling San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot will hit the road for a series of North American concert dates beginning in February (see full itinerary at the full story link).

The upcoming Switchfoot tour marks the band's first U.S. concerts since an extensive American tour which ran from October 17 through November 22, 2006. Switchfoot's Columbia Records labelmates, Copeland, will open the shows.

In celebration of the new album and in anticipation of the upcoming tour, Switchfoot will appear on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Thursday, January 4 (check your local listings) to perform the title track from Oh! Gravity.
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Blue Room Yorn
PR reports: Pete Yorn recently taped a session for CBS Radio / ATT Blue Room. You can watch brand-new performances of "The Man," "Bandstand In The Sky," "For Us," and "Vampyre" at the ATT Blue Room website (http://blueroom.att.com). Also additional dates have been added to Yorn's headlining "Morning, Day, & Night" 2007 North American Tour and Aqualung will be supporting from February 6th to March 9th. Pete Yorn's latest release Nightcrawler is in stores now. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Modest Mouse Preview
PR reports: The wait is over! Check out the official version of "Dashboard" from the forthcoming Modest Mouse record, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank set for release early this year with a full world tour to follow.[see full story for the song]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Making of Heaven & Earth DVD
PR reports: Black Star Records in conjunction with executive producers Dan Pavlik and Dave Honaker are proud to announce the official release of the "Making of Heaven & Earth" DVD.

The "Making of Heaven & Earth" DVD will include interviews, previously unseen live and studio footage, both acoustic and electric, featuring: Stuart Smith & Richie Onori (Heaven & Earth), Keith Emerson (E.L.P.), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Howard Leese (Heart/Paul Rodgers), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Kelly Hansen (Foreigner), Jay Schellen (Hurricane/Asia), Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck/Vanilla Fudge) and many others.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Pantheon Set Release
PR reports: Pantheon I has set "The Wanderer and His Shadow" as the title of its upcoming CD, due on April 2nd through Candlelight Records. Clocking in at just over 40 minutes, the album was recorded and mixed by Christian Wibe at Nye Losjen studios in Sofiemyr, Norway and features artwork by Kjell Åge Meland, who did the front cover to the band's debut release, "Atrocity Divine". "Coming to an End" features a guest appearance by SOLEFALD vocalist Lazare Nedland, while Nachtgarm from NEGATOR appears on "Chaos Incarnate". Former PANTHEON I member Gunhild contributes her great violin skills on "Where Angels Burn". [see full story for track list]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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k-os Tour
Virgin reports: Virgin Records Toronto-based, Trinidad-born, alternative breakthrough artist k-os will launch a comprehensive, coast-to-coast U.S. tour in early 2007. Running from mid-February all the way into early April, the tour will find k-os sharing the stage with Gym Class Heroes, RX Bandits, and P.O.S (tour dates follow below). The tour supports the U.S. release of his bracingly eclectic album ATLANTIS Hymns for Disco on February 20, 2007, and the multi-format lead-off single "Sunday Morning," k-os' unpredictable, uplifting and irresistibly melodic ode to downtime, recharging and togetherness.

k-os on U.S. tour with Gym Class Heroes, RX Bandits and P.O.S.

02/17/07 Boston, MA Avalon Ballroom
02/18/07 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
02/20/07 Indiana, PA Ohio Room - IU
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30 Seconds to Platinum 
Virgin reports: A BEAUTIFUL LIE, the second album by Virgin Records' 30 SECONDS TO MARS has been certified platinum for U.S. sales of over a million copies, the label announced today. The album was released on August 30, 2005.

30 SECONDS TO MARS just wrapped up headlining the MTV2 $2 Bill "Welcome To The Universe" tour -- also dubbed the "Environmentour" for its conscientious use of earth-friendly alternatives. They will next headline the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour which kicks off February 15th in Seattle. See dates below.

2/15/07 Everett, WA Everett Events Center 
2/17/07 San Francisco, CA Civic Auditorium 
2/18/07 Reno, NV Lawlor Events Center 
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Wednesday 13 Tour
PR reports: Shock-rocker Wednesday 13 is set to perform in support of his latest release Fang Bang. Wednesday 13 originally emerged during the late 90s as the frontman for Frankenstein Drag Queens, an oft-overlooked horror-laced metal band that managed to issue five full-lengths between 1996-2001. The early 21st century saw the singer unite with Slipknot¹s Joey Jordison in the Murderdolls, a group that issued a lone release, 2002's Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls, before Wednesday 13 launched a solo career.

 01/12/07 Huntington WV Monkey Bar
01/13/07 Cincinnati OH Sudsy Malone's
01/14/07 Indianapolis IN Ugly Monkey
01/15/07 Springfield MO Remmingtons
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Carey Ott's Lucid Dream Release 
PR reports: Dualtone Music will officially release the debut album by singer/songwriter Carey Ott, Lucid Dream, on January 23, 2007. Songs from the album are currently available digitally on iTunes and all major download sites. Upon its digital release, Lucid Dream entered in the top five downloads on eMusic, landing alongside The Raconteurs, Sufjan Stevens, Dashboard Confessional, and Johnny Cash. In addition, "I Wouldn't Do That To You" aired on the season finale of ABC's Kyle XY and "Am I Just One" was featured on two episodes of Grey's Anatomy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kimmel Musical Guests
Jimmy Kimmel Live reports: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE welcomes the following musical acts: 

January 4 Matisyahu ** 
January 9 Shiny Toy Guns 
January 11 Gran Bel Fisher 
January 12 Spank Rock 
January 18 Robin Thicke & Pharrell 
January 24 & 25 John Mellencamp 
February 6 Paul Weller 

** Notes Performances that will take place on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE'S Outdoor Pontiac Garage Stage. - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Illness Sidelines Ignite Tour
PR reports: Ignite have released this statement: "We are very sad to announce that our upcoming European tour from February 15. - March 10. is going to be postponed. Our singer Zoli Teglas will be undergoing a series of tests on his stomach at that time which will followed by surgery. Obviously the health of Zoli takes precedent over any show that we have booked. As soon as we have any news on when the European dates will be re-scheduled we will post them on our website and myspace immediately. Thanks to all of our fans for their continued support and for making 2006 the most successful year for Ignite ever! We are very excited about 2007. IGNITE"

The limited tour edition of IGNITE's acclaimed album "Our Darkest Days" will be postponed until their European tour is rescheduled. Obviously what's most important right now is Zoli getting well soon.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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