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|Evans Blue Week: Kiss The Flag|
Today they tell us about Kiss The Flag:
A song that describes a situation of someone going off and
fighting for their country. I don't say whether I think war is right or wrong. I don't feel it is my place to force my opinion on such an intense subject because is the grand scheme, who am I? I merely relay what has happened in the past and I put the burden on the listener to decide how they feel about it. I feel that being subtle is the most effective way of creating change. If people come to their own conclusions on an issue they are much more likely to take that point of view and be passionate about it and perhaps do something that causes a change for the positive.- Grab a preview of the CD, get tour dates and more here
|Beer Saves Band|
Long story short, we were driving from an amazing show in Regina to Calgary . We started to smell brakes burning and assumed it was the semi truck in front of us. As we were coming down the hill going about 70+ mph our driver mentioned that he felt we were losing power and not more than 30 seconds after that our van slammed to the pavement and we started to fish-tale with a full trailer. Everybody was scared to death just from the slamming down. We thought our tire blew. That's when we looked out the window, still skidding 150 yards towards a revine/stream and light pole, and we saw OUR tire on FIRE rolling past us. We finally came to a stop and our breakwell completely burst into flames and the majority of the dudes took off. Our tour manager and I grabbed the cooler which contained melted ice, 5 Pabst Blue Ribbons and a bottle of water.- more on this story
|Tupac Vs Death Row|
The injunction sought to restrain the sale of certain assets belonging to the Tupac Estate which are being touted as part of the Death Row Records bankruptcy assets. With closed bidding ending today, lawyers for the Tupac Estate sought full disclosure by the Bankruptcy Trustee's counsel that the unreleased master recordings in question were not part of the sale. In actuality, the recordings should have been turned over to the Tupac Shakur Estate in 1997, pursuant to a settlement agreement reached with Death Row Records.- more on this story
|Inane Lyrics Land Sum 41 in Trouble|
And one writer went to extreme lengths to have the band removed from the country over the controversial words - by calling on politicians to exercise their power against Sum 41.
Whibley explains, "He (the reporter) went to the House minority leader in the States (a Republican), who tried to have me deported, trying to say I'm threatening the president." [what no name for this reporter?] - more on this story
|Original Sabbath Manager Don Arden Dies|
Arden died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon, and son, David. His wife, Hope, died in 1998.
Dubbed the Al Capone of Pop for his uncompromising business practices, he steered acts like ELO, The Small Faces and Black Sabbath to stardom. Osbourne became estranged from her father after fighting him for control of husband Ozzy Osbourne's career. - more on this story
|Coheed and Cambria in October|
|Lotsa Victory Vinyl Coming|
The other three releases include a reissue of the 2002 breakthrough debut from TAKING BACK SUNDAY, Tell All Your Friends, as well as a new pressing of BLOOD FOR BLOOD's classic, Revenge On Society. The fifth title is a special, combined 12" of EARTH CRISIS' first VICTORY EPs, Firestorm and All Out War. - more on this story
|UK Deal Royalty Blow to Aging Artists|
Ministers have ruled the 50-year limit on sound recordings will stay in place, meaning musicians will stop receiving royalties for old songs in later life.
Daltrey said thousands of artists had "no pensions and rely on royalties". - more on this story
|Rogue Wave Sets Release|
|Rough Trade Sold To Beggars|
This eclectic mix will make for some easy transitions for artists such as Super Furry Animals and Jarvis Cocker.- more on this story
|Lohan's DUI Sequel|
The 21-year-old star was pulled over by officers in Santa Monica, California. She already faces a drink-driving charge in Beverly Hills.
Ms Lohan was also charged for driving while her licence was suspended, Santa Monica police said.- more on this story
|Pearl Jam Clubbed|
Tickets for the show at the Vic Theatre will go on sale on Thursday, priced at $150 per pair (plus applicable fees). The Vic's capacity is about 1,400 people, according to the venue's web site.- more on this story
Klaxons were playing a gig in Angouleme, in France when Reynolds injured his ankle jumping from the stage.
As a result, the band had to cancel an appearance at Festival Les Vieilles Charrues on Sunday (July 22nd) because Reynolds had to fly back to the UK for surgery.- more on this story
|Britney Knocked Up By Mystery Father?|
NW reports that Spears has told close friends that she is pregnant, and that she does not know who the father is.
A source told the magazine: "She's been secretly filling her pals in on the good news since last week. [in other news Batboy has emerged from his cave again. Maybe he's the father?]- more on this story
|Ben Folds Cruise Sinks|
But it seems Folds' fans suffer from seasickness - because the pop pianist's at-sea show undersold and has now been scrapped, according to Rolling Stone magazine- more on this story
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