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Full Report for 06/18/06
Tesla Week: Thank You
Day in Rock reports: We're celebrating the recent release of Tesla's 'Reel to Reel' this week. Frank Hannon will be giving us some insight into the making of several songs from the new CD with his studio diary. We kick things off with the Tesla version of the Led Zeppelin classic "Thank You". Here is Frank: 

Tues, Nov 21, 2006 at 10:12:55 PM - This is the last day of recording before we go home for Thanksgiving break. We had a dreaded band meeting trying to decide which songs to record for 2 hours. We had originally thought of recording the "Song Remains The Same," but felt this song would really be a great song for JK to sing. ZUT tried to tell me it wasn't possible to track this song tonight, so when he and Jeff left to make dinner, I worked with the band and we recorded it. (Thank God you don't hear my scratch vocal!) Troy nailed the Bonham drum fills and we ended up breaking for dinner. I knew we had a great take of the song and I was psyched for Zut to hear it since he said it was impossible. After dinner at about 3am Mike and I recorded the acoustic part in 1 take. The guitars solos I played are from the scratch track and are live. JK sang the song beautifully and we made a hybrid of the original Zep 2 version and the "un-ledded" version to make our own. 

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God Vs Music Fest
Punkbands reports: Several audience members have been hurt at the Heineken Jammin' Festival in Italy yesterday after a lighting and sound system collapsed. According to early reports from the site, following strong winds and heavy rain, the ground under the delay towers on site, which support the lights and amps, became unsteady and fell down.

"I've never seen weather like it," one eyewitness said "My Chemical Romance were due to play but then the sky just went black. There were really strong winds and massive hailstones and everything just got blown away. The sound desk, tops of stages, everything. It was really shocking."

Ambulances have been called to the site, and it is believed at least nine people have been hurt and have been taken to hospital, suffering leg fractures and head injuries.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Avril Xmas
Jam! reports: Avril Lavigne may revive the Christmas album some day. 
And Lavigne's take on a potential Christmas album will surprise some people. 

"I would make it completely traditional," Lavigne said. 

Talk of a possible Christmas album came up when it was pointed out to Lavigne that at this stage of her career -- having "made it," so to speak -- the 22-year-old really can do whatever she wants, musically or otherwise. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Van Halen Tell All
Sleazeroxx.com reports: Better finish the books on your summer reading list by the end of August. That's when Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga (Wiley Publishing) hits bookstore shelves. Written by noted metal journalist and radio host Ian Christe, the book recounts the life and times of the L.A. group that rose to hard rock dominance in the late Seventies. 

The book begins with an account of Van Halen's explosive arrival on the California hard rock scene in 1978, revealing the powers of lead singer David Lee Roth, wunderkind guitarist Eddie Van Halen, good-natured bassist Michael Anthony and complex drummer Alex Van Halen. 

The story follows the band's development and success, through Sammy Hagar's replacement of Roth in 1985, and his own replacement by former-Extreme singer Gary Cherone in the late Nineties. 

Along the way, appearances are made by prominent supporting players, including Eddie Van Halen's wife Valerie Bertinelli, musical collaborator Michael Jackson and business partner Gene Simmons of Kiss.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tripp Eisen Released from Jail
Sleazeroxx.com reports: Former Static-X star Tripp Eisen has been released from custody after serving time for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in January 2005. The guitarist, real name Tod Rex Salvador, served his time at the Mid-State Correctional Facility in New Jersey. 

He was arrested in Orange County, California after courting a New Jersey girl on the Internet, and then meeting her, and reportedly assaulting her in a shopping center. The unnamed teenager girl told her mother about the encounter and the worried mum called the police.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sanctuary Sold
CMJ reports: Centenary Music Holdings, a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group, announced today that it has agreed to purchase the UK-based Sanctuary Group for a sum of approximately 44.5 million pounds (roughly 88 million US dollars). The deal comes on the heels of an announcement this past April that the struggling Sanctuary would cease to release new music in the United States, though their cataloging operations would continue as normal.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sarzo Joins BOC
KNAC reports: Starting today, June 16th, Rudy Sarzo joins Blue Öyster Cult as bassist for the balance of 2007. Former bassist with Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake and long time friend of the band, Rudy will play until Ronnie James Dio returns from touring with Heaven And Hell. (Rudy is the current bassist in Dio). [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dillinger Escape Plan Replacement
Lambgoat reports: Dillinger Escape Plan has officially acknowledged the departure of drummer Chris Pennie, who will apparently dedicate his time to Coheed and Cambria. Taking his place is drummer Gil Sharone, who has previously performed with Fishbone and Plus-44, among others. [see full story for more a message from the band and a link to the video intro for Gil]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lambgoat reports: Carlos (aka C-Loc), singer for Northern California hardcore band On A Warpath (Hand Of Hope Records) passed away on Friday night following a brief coma. His untimely death was reportedly linked to diabetes. Carlos was 22 years-old. RIP.[see full story for metal news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ramones Double DVD
punkbands reports: There's been progress with the upcoming Ramones double DVD release It's Alive; 1976 - 1996 which is based to the bands live shows. The DVD is being made by the same people people behind "inside the Ramones family". The double DVD is scheduled for release on September 24, 2007. The two discs will hold about 5 hours of material.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Leng Tch'e Sabotaged
SMN reports: LENG TCH'E have issued the following statement:

"It has come to our attention that our ex-drummer Svencho has been contacting several festival promoters to force us off the bills. Not only did he screw us over by cancelling our appearances at Summer Blast and Queens of Metal in Germany, but he's also succeeded in getting us off the bill at Flanders Fields of Death and Caos Emergente in Portugal. Since we are grown men we feel no need to start an Internet war but it's fairly obvious that this is blatant sabotage. Therefor please contact us directly concerning all future shows.
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Men Women and Children Dropped
SMN reports: MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN, featuring former members of GLASSJAW, have hung up their dancing shoes and announced their departure from Warner Bros. Records:

"Men women & children would like to proudly proclaim our freedom from our now former home at warner/reprise records. We are free to explore the best options for the future of the band. Our forthcoming album will NOT be affiliated with WBR nor will it suffer from the poor distribution our debut endured. We are very lucky for this freedom to explore the "right" options for us since most contractually obligated bands can end up crippled by a lack of both passion and resources.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Atreyu Go Hollywood
TuneLab reports: Atreyu will release their Hollywood Records debut 'Lead Sails and a Paper Anchor' on August 28th. The first single "Becoming the Bull" will impact radio on July 23rd.

The track can currently be pieced together on their website.

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Zakk Leaves The Mall
TuneLab reports: Black Label Society have announced they have parted ways with Roadrunner Records. An "exciting announcement" will be made in the coming weeks.[see full story for more metal news]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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