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Tesla Week: I've Got A Feeling
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 conclude the special today with the Tesla version of the Beatles 'Let it Be' classic "I've Got A Feeling". Here is Frank: 

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 2:42:13 PM - This is a song that JK and BW are always fooling around with at sound check. Brian is a die hard Paul McCartney fan so we had to pick at least one Beatles song that hasn't been overdone yet and this was it. It has a great bass line and a cool Jam feel. We tracked it several times after learning but again it was the first take that had the swagger. After listening to our takes a bunch, we felt it needed to be a little tighter so Troy came in the next day and re-played his drums to the second take, and this is the one we used. Dave is playing a tele that used to belong to Stevie Ray Vaughn and the tone is amazing. 

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Claymate Musical
DJ Rossstar reports: Let me start off by saying that this is not a joke. Sometimes the news I post is so extreme that I wouldn't blame you for not believing it.

Spinner has spilled the beans on "Idol: The Musical" which will open Off Broadway in New York City on July 5th 2007.

The show is described as ""a satirical look" at the phenomena known as Clay-Mania -- a thumbnail that strikes us as being almost as redundant as "a soporific rendition of 'You Light Up My Life,'" although it fails to mention who actually gave the description. (perhaps they are embarrassed)[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Hard Rock Disneyland
Day in Rock reports: The Hard Rock Cafe will be getting into the theme park business. The company plans to open a rock n' roll theme park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina next Spring. Here is what they have to say about it. "Hard Rock Park will be an approximately 140-acre theme park celebrating the spirit of rock and roll located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

"The world's first rock n' roll theme park - Hard Rock Park has been designed to be an innovative and distinct extension of the global Hard Rock brand. The Park will provide visitors of all generations a fun and exciting full-day entertainment experience, becoming one of the largest and most innovative attractions in the Myrtle Beach market. 

"The nearly $400 million Hard Rock Park is billed as a totally immersive, full-day attraction, appealing to visitors of all generations. The groundbreaking park will reflect the brand's commitment to music featuring six unique, custom-designed zones celebrating rock's culture, lifestyle, legends and irreverence. Positioned to blow traditional park visitors away, Hard Rock Park will include more than 40 attractions, a multi-purpose live music amphitheater, shows and state-of-the-art sound systems - uniquely developed for the project, roller coasters, children's play areas, restaurants, cafes and retail stores."- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Martin Luther King Benefit
AP reports: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana are among the headliners announced Thursday for a concert to raise money to build a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall. 

Quincy Jones, Russell Simmons and Tommy Hilfiger are organizing the Dream Concert, which will be held Sept. 18 at New York's Radio City Music Hall[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lost Strummer Track
BBC reports: A previously unplayed track by Clash legend Joe Strummer is to be aired on BBC Radio Ulster's Late Show. 

"Divorcing Jack" was written by the Clash singer for the film of the same name, but was never used. 

The Late Show with Stuart Bailie is on BBC Radio Ulster on Friday at 2200 BST. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Day the Music Died Online
CMJ reports: On June 26, Internet radio stations will observe a day of silence, shutting down regular programming to protest the Copyright Royalty Board's royalty increase, to be enforced July 15. Thousands of webcasters are slated to take part, such as Live365, KCRW, AccuRadio, as well as college stations like WUSC-FM, among others. The day of silence is aimed at showing their listeners and the community at large what it will sound like after the ruling. With the royalty increase exceeding 100 percent of most webcasters' total revenues, the majority of stations would be forced to shut down if the ruling is enforced. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Smashing Tracks
TuneLab reports: The Smashing Pumpkins have released the track listing for their new album 'Zietgeist', which is due out on July 10th. Check it out below:

1. "Doomsday Clock"
2. "7 Shades of Black"
3. "Bleeding the Orchid"
4. "That's The Way (My Love Is)"
5. "Tarantula"
6. "Starz"
7. "United States"
8. "Neverlost"
9. "Bring The Light"
10. "(Come On) Let's Go!"
11. "For God And Country"
12. "Pomp And Circumstances"
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Hank Medress RIP
Contact Music reports: Singer and music producer HANK MEDRESS has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 68. Medress passed away in New York City on Monday (18Jun07). He sang the U.S. number one single The Lion Sleeps Tonight with The Tokens in 1961.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Gorerotted Lose Member
Blabbermouth reports: U.K. extreme metal band GOREROTTED has parted ways with guitarist Matt "Robin Pants" Hoban. 

Commented Hoban: "Well, people, after six long years of hangovers and vomiting I have decided to call it a day and part ways with GOREROTTED. I wish the boys great success for the future and would like to thank everyone I ever met at shows for being cool, especially the ones that let me smoke all their weed before being told to f**k off." [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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GNR Auction
Blabbermouth reports: GUNS N' ROSES fans, get ready to bid on several one-of-a-kind, exclusive autographed items through eBay and help a family get their lives back together. Here's bassist Tommy Stinson with the details:

"I'm reaching out to you because I'm helping out with a benefit show that was in Waseca, Minn., on June 9 at the Waseca Fairgrounds. It was a day-long event of music, food and family activities. 

"On February 3, 2007, my sister-in-law, Hilary Kruger, and her family were devastated in a horrible act of violence when a stranger broke into their home and murdered her husband, Tracy, and Alec, one of her two young sons. 

"Hilary is still in critical condition as I write this. We are trying to raise money to get her and her son, Zak, back on their feet, as they have a long and very difficult road ahead of them.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Andrew W.K. Vinyl
Blabbermouth reports: On August 28, 2007, Andrew W.K. and Load Records will release a special limited U.S. edition of ANDREW W.K.'s third album, "Close Calls With Brick Walls", on double colored vinyl. 

This two-LP album will include a deluxe-bound full color gate-fold jacket, an eight-page, full-color 10" x 10" insert booklet, new photos and special artwork[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Queensryche to Rocklahoma
Blabbermouth reports: The powerful, dramatic, diverse and electrifying QUEENSRčCHE has joined Rocklahoma's already historic line-up. QUEENSRčCHE joined the Rocklahoma's line-up following unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances that prevented W.A.S.P. from appearing on Sunday, July 15 at the four-day festival, explained Mark Nuessle, General Manager of Catch the Fever Music Festivals.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Icky Dump
Idolator.com reports: When the White Stripes had the idea to rechristen the abandoned Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard "Icky Thump Records" and allow their fans to indulge in a little midnight-madness shopping this past Monday, they probably had no idea that the sheer devotion of their fans would result in a massive opportunity for blindingly obvious puns: 

The trouble started when the band announced that the first 200 CD's sold at the temporary store when it opened at midnight Monday night and re-named "Icky Thump Records" for the occasion, would receive free tickets to the concert.

White Stripes fans began congregating in front of the closed retailer on the Sunset Strip in the early evening Saturday, even though no public facilities existed for them. That was when neighbors began reporting that they were witnessing incidences of public urination and defecation.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Kelly Denies Idol Tour Plans
Idolator.com reports: Yesterday's rumor that Kelly Clarkson would be joining the American Idol tour for select dates has been flat-out denied by her publicist: 

The [Idol tour] report says that Kelly's response to the offer is "still up in the air," but Clarkson's rep tells Access Hollywood that the report is "not true." Furthermore, a Publicist for the "Idol" tour tells Access that this is the first she has heard of this, and that she has no idea where it is coming from. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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