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Full Report for 07/03/06
The Day in Rock will be celebrating American independence on the 4th by lighting off illegal fireworks. So we won't have a report on Wednesday but we'll see you on Thursday! 
Silverstein Week: World's Apart
DiR reports: Silverstein's new CD ' Arrivals and Departures' hits stores this week and to celebrate we asked Shane to pick his favorite five songs from the disc and tell us a little bit about each. We'll be giving you Shane's picks all week. We continue today with " World's Apart," here is Shane!

" This is one of the songs that came to me super quickly. I was actually on vacation in Hawaii and just got the verse riff in my head. I figured it out and then the parts just came to me. It was really crazy. I think it's the fastest I have ever written a song."

Listen to the song, learn more about the group and grab their latest tour dates at the following link. And don't forget to pick up a copy of "Arrivals and Departures"! in stores today. 
- http://www.myspace.com/silverstein

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Van Halen Reunion Tour Back On?
antiMusic reports: Melodic Rock is reporting that Van Halen are going ahead with their planned reunion tour with David Lee Roth. The band now consisting of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Eddie's son Wolfgang Van Halen have reportedly gotten together and are "penciling in" dates and venues for what Melodic Rock says will be a US tour starting in September. No official word has come out yet.

In February, after much hype and tentative announcements the planned Van Halen reunion tour was called off. The band then cancelled plans to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

What happened? In March Eddie Van Halen entered rehab for a month long stay to be treated for alcohol-related problems. - more on this story

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Timbaland Retiring
Launch reports: Timbaland has reportedly said that he is ready to quit the music industry and name a successor. 

The superproducer, who has masterminded hits by Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado and released a solo album earlier this year, said in a recent interview that he is "about to throw in the towel" because he is bored with the current state of affairs in the music industry.

"Music is boring right now. I'm too innovative for the world," he told Gigwise.
- more on this comedy

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Heaven and Hell Fall Tour Dates
antiMusic reports: Dio era Black Sabbath, now known as Heaven and Hell had so much fun touring America they decided to do it again. The band will head out on the road in September for a cross country trek that will also include Alice Cooper and Queensryche. 

The tour is set to kick off on September 5th in Binghamton, New York and conclude on October 6th in Irvine, Ca. Heaven and Hell features Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and drummer Vinny Appice. 

09/5 - Binghamton, NY - Broom County Arena 
09/7 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 
09/8 - Long Island, NY - Jones Beach Amphitheatre 
09/9 - Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center - more dates

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George McCorkle RIP
CMJ reports: George McCorkle, original member and rhythm guitarist of the Marshall Tucker Band, died of cancer Friday morning in Nashville at age 60. 

Having written MTB's first top 40 hit, "Fire on the Mountain", and many others, including "Everybody Needs Somebody," McCorkle retired from the band in 1984 to became a professional songwriter. 

In recent years he played with The Renegades Of Southern Rock and made a guest appearance with the Marshall Tucker Band in Nashville last August- more on this story

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Slash Ignoring PC Law
Gigwise reports: Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has revealed that he plans to ignore the new smoking ban. 

As of July 1st the whole of the UK is now covered by the smoking ban which means that anyone caught smoking in places of work will face a fine. 

The current Velvet Revolver guitarist has said that it won't affect him, however. "It's what I do - unless I giving up smoking altogether, which I don't see happening."- more on this story

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MTV's Senseless Censorship
Idolator.com reports: Today's TRL had at No. 7 My Chemical Romance's "Teenagers". But as is the case with much of the music that sees actual airtime on MTV, the song was pockmarked with bleeps. While some of the x-ed-out words were to be expected, tallying up which words were and weren't blocked by MTV's standards and practices department led to some odd results: 

"your shirt"


Now, it's understandable--sort of!--why "your shirt" and "pay" were bleeped; the verse in question is about whipping out a concealed weapon as revenge for high school kids' cruelty. But if you're going to get rid of those words and not also ding words that actually conjure up violent imagery, what's the point?- more on this story

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Maiden to Headline Wacken
KNAC reports: Iron Maiden are the confirmed headliners for next year's Wacken Open Air, scheduled for July 31st-August 2nd in Wacken, Germany. 80 more bands will be announced soon. 

Meanwhile, Turisas The bill is as follows:

1349, All That Remains, Amorphis, Animal Alpha, Michael Angelo Batio, Belphegor, Benedictum, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Majesty, Blind Guardian, Blitzkrieg, Cannibal Corpse, Chthonic, Communic, Destruction, Die Apokalyptischen - more bands

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Pelican Team with Clouds for US Dates
Lambgoat reports: Following their previously announced July dates with Priestbird, Pelican will tour the Midwest and West with Clouds in tow. Here are the dates:

7/31 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Fatal Flying Guillotines
8/1 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club w/ Fatal Flying Guillotines
8/3 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Fatal Flying Guillotines
8/4 Austin, TX @ Emo's Jr. w/ Fatal Flying Guillotines
8/5 Denton, TX @ Hailey's w/ Fatal Flying Guillotines
8/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
8/8 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
- more dates

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Madball and Death Before Dishonor Go North
punkbands reports: Madball and Death Before Dishonor are hitting Canada for a quick run starting later this month. Death Before Dishonor is supporting their latest release, Count Me In. Madball is preparing to release Infiltrate The System. Dates below.

all dates with Outbreak 
07.13 Quebec City, Quebec @ L'Anti 
07.14 Trois Rivieres, Quebec @ Maquisart 
07.15 Montreal, Quebec @ Foufounes Electrique 
07.16 Ottawa, Ontario @ Babylon 
07.17 Barrie, Ontario @ Foundation Night Club- more dates

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What To Buy
punkbands reports: Ready to spend some cash on great albums this week? Not that many releases coming out this week - the release schedule for this week is as follows: 

Silverstein - Arrivals And Departures
Kill Your Idols - Salmon Swim Upstream 7"
Motorhead - Videobiography (Double Disc) DVD
Creepy - The Triple EP
Andrew Liles - Black Mamba
Armed Suspects - Time Will Tell
Astro - Astral Orange Sunshine
Behemoth - The Apostacy
Black Lips - Aint Comin' Back 7"
- more cds hitting stores this week

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The New Voice of Fjord
Lambgoat reports: Fjord has now announced a replacement for frontman Matt Tarpey, who left the band in May. 

Fjord bassist Jordan Smith has stepped into the singer spot while bass duties will handled by new member, Charlie.- more on this story

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UMG Nix iTunes Deal
TuneLab reports: Universal Music Group, the worlds largest music group, has opted not to renew a two-year contract with iTunes. 

Instead the music giant will sign month-to-month deals which will allow them to be "flexible" and offer exclusive launches with other digital services.- more on this story

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