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Full Report for 07/25/06
Evans Blue Week: Kiss The Flag
DiR reports: We're celebrating the release of Evans Blue new CD, "THE PURSUIT BEGINS WHEN THIS portrayal OF LIFE ENDS," this week. We asked the band to pick their five favorite tracks from the CD and tell us a little bit about each one. 

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

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Beer Saves Band
PR reports: Late Friday night while driving to Calgary the members in National Product totaled their van. Luckily everyone in the band is fine. The following is written by singer Danny Casler: 

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

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Tupac Vs Death Row
PR reports: Lawyers for Amaru Entertainment and Afeni Shakur, co-administrator of the Tupac Shakur Estate, filed for an injunction against Death Row Records, Inc. and R. Todd Neilson, as Chapter 11 Trustee, to prohibit the inclusion of Tupac Shakur's unreleased tracks, compositions or sound recordings in the auction of Death Row Records. The adversary complaint was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles today, July 20, 2007.

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

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Inane Lyrics Land Sum 41 in Trouble
Contact Music reports: Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley was threatened with deportation from the U.S. after a journalist took offence at negative lyrics he wrote about President George W. Bush. The Canadian rockers' song March of the Dogs contains the words: "The president of the United States of America is dead... And now the president's dead/ Because they blew off his head..." [such deep thinkers]

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

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Original Sabbath Manager Don Arden Dies
BBC reports: Sharon Osbourne's music mogul father Don Arden has died at the age of 81. 

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

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Coheed and Cambria in October
punkbands reports: Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez has announced the release of the bands next full length for Columbia Records. The record is titled Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World For Tomorrow and is due out October 23, 2007.

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Lotsa Victory Vinyl Coming
PR reports: Make some room on your record shelves, VICTORY RECORDS is releasing five more titles on limited-edition, colored vinyl on Tuesday, August 14th, 2007. Following the successful response of the last wave of releases that included BAD BRAINS, BAYSIDE and COMEBACK KID, the label will be pressing SILVERSTEIN's newest release, Arrivals & Departures, and DARKEST HOUR's newest release, Deliver Us, on colored wax.

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

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UK Deal Royalty Blow to Aging Artists
BBC reports: The Who singer Roger Daltrey is among the artists who have spoken out against the UK government's decision not to extend music copyright laws.

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

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Rogue Wave Sets Release
PR reports: Asleep At Heaven's Gate, the third studio album for Rogue Wave has been confirmed for a September 18th release on Brushfire Records. The 12- track record finds the Oakland, CA foursome creating one of the most affecting and beguiling records of recent memory. Produced by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney, Elvis Costello) with Zach Rogue Asleep At Heaven's Gate features guest appearances by Matthew Caws from Nada Surf and John Vanderslice. - more on this story

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Rough Trade Sold To Beggars
Filter reports: A home to many indie rock staples for many years, British labet, Rough Trade has been sold. Bought out by The Beggars Group, current Rough Trade artists will easily find a new home within the impressive roster of other labels such as: Matador, 4AD, XL Recordings, Too Pure Labels and Playlouder. 

This eclectic mix will make for some easy transitions for artists such as Super Furry Animals and Jarvis Cocker.- more on this story

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Lohan's DUI Sequel
BBC reports: US actress Lindsay Lohan has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and possession of cocaine after spending a second stint in rehab. 

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

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Pearl Jam Clubbed
Reuters reports: Pearl Jam will play a private show for fan club members in Chicago on August 2, three days before its headlining stint at the city's Lollapalooza festival, the rock group said on Tuesday. 

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

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Klaxons Injury
Gigwise reports: Klaxons have been forced to cancel two upcoming DJ appearances after bass-player Jamie Reynolds fractured his ankle last weekend (July 21st). 

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

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Britney Knocked Up By Mystery Father?
Launch reports: According to gossip tabloid NW Magazine, Britney Spears is pregnant with her third child. 

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

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Ben Folds Cruise Sinks
Contact Music reports: BEN FOLDS has been forced to scrap his cruise plans due to poor ticket sales. The former Ben Folds Five leader was to set sail with a floating gig in February (08), as part of a series of celebrity cruise concert concepts.

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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