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What To Buy This Week
antiMusic reports: Here are just some of the CDs hitting stores this week according to punkbands.com: 

Tokyo Rose - The Promise In Compromise
At All Cost -Circle Of Demons
Municipal Waste -Art Of Partying
Starting Line - Direction
Bed Light For Blue Eyes - Life On Life's Terms
1990s - Cookies
40 Below Summer - Rain
A Study In Her - Another Year In Philadelphia
- the list goes on here

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Undriveable Bus Sidelines Ozzfest Band
antiMusic reports: Daath fans at recent a Ozzfest stop in Arizona may be curious why the band wasn't there. (and may miss more shows) Turns out it was a case of a company renting the band a junker "bus" that has caused nothing but problems for the band since the tour kicked off. 

The band explained what has been happening via a post on their Myspace page on Sunday night: We've been getting lots of mail from pissed off DAATH fans that either wanted to see us at the Phoenix Ozzfest last week, or in Oklahoma City tonight. I'm going to explain what happened. At the start of the tour a company which will remain nameless rented us a converted airport shuttle bus. On paper it sounded perfect for us but in reality it was an uninhabitable, undriveable piece of sh*t. We were roughing it out with that thing but finally last week, right outside the House of Blues in Hollywood, the transmission on it fell out. That's why we missed the Phoenix Ozzfest. We didn't have a way to get there. The company we rented it from did nothing to help us out
- more on this story

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Fallon Tipped To Replace Conan
Contact Music reports: [note really music related per se but this story may be of interest to a lot of readers] When Late Night's Conan O'Brien takes over the Tonight show in 2009, he will most likely be succeeded by former Saturday Night Live co-star Jimmy Fallon, Broadcasting & Cable reported in its current issue, citing people familiar with the talks between NBC and Fallon representatives. 

The trade publication said that the network won't make an official announcement until after the first of the year, , but it quoted NBC late-night chief Rick Ludwin as saying of Fallon, "I think he'd be terrific, and he is at the top of our short list."- more on this story

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And The Award for Coolest Album Title of 2007 Goes To...
PR reports: Perhaps there is no other band on the planet that the word 'screamo' fits best than for Of Hearts and Shadows. Hailing from San Diego, California, the group - which includes singer Scott Bixby, guitarists Ricky Vazquez and Ian Archer, bassist Isaiah Herevia, and drummer Matt Williams - is readying the release of their first-ever full-length, 'Touching Base with a Chainsaw,' which is one of the first releases for the newly-launched Tyburn label. "We had two years worth of writing for this album," explains Williams about the sessions. "We were able to knock it out in three weeks - we didn't have to sit and write a bunch of stuff."

With a scheduled release date of October 24th, 'Touching Base with a Chainsaw' contains countless hard-hitting highlights, including the prog metal-esque "Make Sure You Tell Your Friends," as well as "Pretty for Nostalgia," which shows that Bixby is one of the more intense screamers in all of hard rock today. 

"This band is about the future," explains Vazquez. "Five young guys who appreciate the music that came before, play the music of today, but are going to keep creating and stepping outside the box into the future. Music is the last free thing left to do. There are no limits, and that is going to allows us to grow with every album we put out." And as evidenced by their debut, Of Hearts and Shadows are certainly off to a good start.- Check em out here

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Guilty Bootlegger
BBC reports: A man has admitted bootlegging charges after hearing evidence from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. 

Robert Langley, 57, from Buckingham, originally denied three trademark and two copyright infringements after being caught at a record fair in Glasgow. 

The seizure of CDs and DVDs two years ago included £11,500 of counterfeit Led Zeppelin material. 

[Page] last week told Glasgow Sheriff Court he would never sanction the sale of his material.- more on this story

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Full Blow Chaos for Obituary
BW&BK reports: FULL BLOWN CHAOS has announced that they will be heading out on a full US tour this September with OBITUARY. 

Vocalist Ray Mazzola tells that the bands have been hoping to tour together for a long time, but it never happened until now. "We've been talking about and planning this tour for years. It's something we are very excited to do, to see Obituary every night, because we love their music and it will totally blow our minds. We aren't going to be backstage when they perform; we'll be right out in the crowd, moshing it up."

While this tour leans much more to the metal side of the musical spectrum, Ray says that the band is ready to jump right in. "We love our hardcore roots, but we are metal heads in the same sense, and Obituary has always been very prominent in our metal listening. - More including dates can be found here

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Kimmel Lines Up Tons of Music Stars
antiMusic reports: Jimmy Kimmel Live's booking department have apparently been working overtime as they have lined up a pretty eclectic mix of musical guests for the next few months including Public Enemy, Joss Stone, Gogol Bordell, 50 Cent, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Hot Hot Heat, Will.i.Am, James Blunt and others.

Here is a look at who is coming up on the show:
July 31 Common**
August 2 Sean Kingston
August 3 Rooney**
August 7 Eldar
August 9 Public Enemy**
August 10 El-P (pre-taped)
August 28 The Almost**
August 29 Joss Stone**
August 30 Yung Joc- more more more here

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Simian Mobile Disco Set Release and Select American Dates
PR reports: Simian Mobile Disco debut album, Attack Decay Sustain Release, is set to hit North America on September 11th, and will contain the following track listing which includes 2 bonus tracks for North America. 1) Sleep Deprivation 2) I Got This Down 3) It's The Beat 4) Hustler 5) Tits & Acid 6) I Believe 7) Hotdog 8) Wooden 9) Love 10) Scott 11) Clock **Bonus Track 12) System **Bonus Track 

To coincide with the release of Attack Decay Sustain Release, Simian Mobile Disco will be playing a select number dates on this side of the pond.- more on this story

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How To Drum Like Atreyu
PR reports: Atreyu have filmed a 5-part video series documenting the recording process of their new album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor, due out August 28th. Atreyu teamed with producer John Feldman (The Used, Good Charlotte) on the follow-up to A Death-Grip On Yesterday. 

The second installment of the video focuses around drummer/co-vocalist Brandon Sallers and his methods for recording his drum tracks on the new record.- check it out here

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Five O'Clock Heroes Set Release
PR reports: Five O'Clock Heroes have set the release of their debut album "Bend To The Breaks" for 9/18 via Glaze records and are planning a US tour to promote it. 

Transatlantic Brit-Rock saviors certainly hold a deep routed and unconditional place in most New Yorkers and Londoners heart. Having carved their way amongst the masses from the indie rock explosion back in the early "Noughties" they ventured on the road, the old school way, without funds and equipped with an array of amazing new songs, top notch live performances and a presence hip and dark enough to attract the hearts and eyes of any rock n'roll dude and doll.

Indeed, Five O'Clock Heroes have garnered a loyal legion of fans, on both sides of the Atlantic, after playing a string of European festival dates and about to throw themselves on the road herein the US this Fall prepare yourselves for an onslaught of intense and good old fashioned mod rock beats and riffs. Melodies accompanied by the quirky and immediately recognizable vocals of Antony Ellis, singing tales of his tribulations with tracks such as "Knocked Her Up", "Corporate Boys" and "White Girls", it's not impossible to understand the charm, wit and appeal this band so blatantly possess.- Watch Time On My Hands Live at Pinkpop 2007

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Music To Help Stop War in the Middle East
PR reports: A couple of Middle Eastern based rock bands believe that rock & roll can help change the world. Seek Irony (from Israel) frontman, Kfir, and Blood Ink (from Lebanon) frontman, Rab, first met via My Space in early 2006. Over time, they shared music, a blossoming friendship, and a mutual frustration that they probably would never be able to meet in person and perform together. When war broke out between Hezbollah based in Lebanon and Israel, the two contacted one another to make sure that they, their bandmates and families were okay in the midst of all the violence and bloodshed. They would email or instant message back and forth almost daily to check on one another and in time the conversation evolved into one of political views. These two young men agreed that the world had a very lopsided view of how most people in their respective countries felt about one another when the seemingly never-ending conflict is usually about smaller extremist groups on either side. The two singers talked about possibly doing a show together, but it quickly became evident that there was no way to get the two bands from these two countries in the same place at the same time. Eventually, they started discussing writing a song about it and "Everything We Are" was born. - more on this story

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Pray For Nikki Sixx
PR reports: Nikki Sixx's new band, Sixx: A.M., have released the second track, "Pray for Me," from The Heroin Diaries album at www.myspace.com/theheroindiaries in support of the upcoming release of the soundtrack on August 21st with the book to follow for release on September 21st. 

Also Nikki just released the first clip in a new video podcast series for The Heroin Diaries. Check out Nikki speaking on what it was like to transform his diary entries into music.- Watch that here if you must DUDE

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Correction: Minus The Bear Laser Show
antiMusic reports: Just a quick correction from the Minus the Bear story from yesterday. Turns out the press release had an error in it and referenced the upcoming laser show at Pacific Science Center as a "Laserium event." This event is not being produced by Laser Images, Inc., the company that holds the registered trademark for Laserium. 

Laser Images Inc are the ones behind the famous Laserium shows at Griffith Park in Hollywood (and elsewhere including past shows at Pacific Science Center) and they have been kind enough to forward us a preview of their "entirely new Laserium experience" set to launch next year. You can check that out at the link at the end of this story.

The Minus the Bear laser show is set to take place on August 21 at Seattle's Pacific Science Center where the show will be set to music from the band's brand new CD "Planet of Ice".- Laserium Preview

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