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Bono In The Red
FMQB reports: Advertising Age is reporting that Bono's highly-publicized RED campaign of merchandise is not reaping the rewards it was expected to. The line of products, with proceeds going to global charities, has only brought in $18 million worldwide thus far. However, approximately $100 million has been spent on marketing. [is this Bono's way of showing us how 3rd world countries run their budgets and go into debt? See full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Eclectic Covers
PR reports: Next Tuesday, March 13, Santa Monica, CA public radio station KCRW and Starbucks Entertainment will co-release Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project exclusively at select Starbucks locations in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Boston and Washington, D.C. as well as online at www.starbucks.com/hearmusic. This unique CD features cover songs performed live in the studio by various artists including R.E.M., Rufus Wainwright, K.D. Lang, Paul Weller, Damien Rice and The Flaming Lips during the acclaimed Morning Becomes Eclectic program hosted by Nic Harcourt. [see full story for full tracklisting some eclectic stuff on there for sure including Robert Plant covering himself]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Robert Plant Remastered and Expanded
PR reports: Rhino Entertainment will release all nine of Robert Plant's solo albums in expanded and re-mastered forms starting on March 20th. Pictures At Eleven, Shaken N Stirred, Manic Nirvana, Fate of Nations and Mighty Rearranger will be released on Tuesday, March 20th. The Principle of Moments, The Honeydrippers, Now & Zen and Dreamland will be released on Tuesday, April 3rd. [check out a listening party at the full story link] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Crock List
PR reports: The Crock Hall of Fame has issues their "definitely 200" CDs of all time. The irony is that Rolling Stone is bitching about the list and how it differs from their worthless list from four years ago and somehow see themselves as separate from the Crock Hall although they were both founded by the same wiener… oops it's pronounced Yon Winner not Jan Weiner.. sorry, don't want to upset a rich hippy. Love it when they bash themselves (and keep an eye out for another pat ourselves on the back special edition soon according to Idolator.) Anyway, back to the crock list. The top 10 isn't too bad with a couple of exceptions. (we know Carole King inspired far more artists than Black Sabbath who didn't even make the top 50 and just barely beat Kid Rock!) Maybe their top 10 is a little pandering and predictable just like the crock hall, but consider the source. Here is their Top 10 see the full story for the rest of the list for a good laugh and to see where their heads are at. 

1 Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 Rock 
2 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon 1973 Rock 
3 Michael Jackson Thriller 1982 Pop 
4 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Iv 1971 Rock 
5 U2 Joshua Tree 1987 Rock 
6 Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street 1972 Rock 
7 Carole King Tapestry 1971 Adult Contemporary 
8 Bob Dylan Highway '61 Revisited 1965 Rock 
9 Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966 Rock 
10 Nirvana Nevermind 1996 
[see full story for more but there is no way Santana's Supernatural deserves such high marks and was more definitive than Back In Black and The Wall. And what in the hell is Shania Twain doing so high on the list even above Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Pink Floyd's The Wall? They smoke crack at the crock hall? Aren't lists fun?]
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The Dead See on Pluto
PR reports: Pluto Records welcomes experimental metal veterans THE DEAD SEE to their roster. Consisting of Mark Key (guitar/vocals), Josh Paul (drums), Marcos Morales (bass), and Neil Barrett (guitar/vocals), this West Texas-based band brings sludgy riffs with down-tuned deliverance which bring to mind such bands as Neurosis, Isis, and Mastodon. The band's Pluto debut will arrive on May 22nd, in the form of their new full length album "Through The Veil".

Listen to two new songs from the album at the full story link.- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Michael Weston King Tour
PR reports: Freeform American Roots (FAR) report #90 announces that Michael's new CD, A New Kind Of Loneliness, has entered the FAR charts at #13!Don't miss him on these North American dates…

3/11/07 Vancouver The Media Club 
3/13/07 Edmonton City TV / Breakfast Television show 
3/13/07 Edmonton The Druid (780) 454-9928 
3/14/07 Edmonton O'Byrne's 
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Lily Allen Maps More US Dates
PR reports: Lily Allen just wrapped up MTV's first-ever "Discover and Download" tour, but the spirited U.K. artist is already plotting her return to the States. She'll kick off a headlining tour in Houston, TX on March 16th after a pair of appearances at SXSW. Allen, who will be the guest on the acclaimed public radio showcase World Cafe®, on March 16th, is confirmed to perform at KCRW's "A Sounds Eclectic Evening" in Los Angeles on April 14th, at Coachella in Indio, CA on April 29th and at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on June 15th.

Allen will follow her recent tour de force performance on "Saturday Night Live" with appearances on the "Today Show" (April 13th) and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (April 16th).[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Ike Reilly To Assassinate Ireland
PR reports: Ike Reilly, the leader of the Chicago-based band The Ike Reilly Assassination, has just confirmed a small number of dates in Ireland next week as follows:

March 11 - The Roundy - Cork, Ireland
March 12 - Whelans - Dublin,Ireland
March 13 - The Crane - Galway, Ireland
March 15 - The Ross - Killarney, Ireland

Reilly will be heading to Ireland sans his Assassination, but he hopes to tour with the full band throughout the U.K. and Ireland later this year.
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Six Ounce Gloves Tour
PR reports: Fresno, CA-based Six Ounce Gloves may have released its debut album, "Timing Is Everything," last year, but the band continues to tour extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest and California, much to the pleasure of its growing fanbase. The band plans to continue hitting those areas hard and heavy with dates throughout March and April with shows in California, Washington, and Oregon

3/8 Fresno, CA The Blitz
3/9 Fresno, CA The Crossroads
3/10 Alameda, CA Rooster's Roadhouse
3/14 Klamath Falls, OR Waldos Bar[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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In Theory Kroqed
PR reports: Sometimes getting kicked out of religious school can be good for a band's development. Case in point: In Theory whose debut album, THIS IS IT, is due out June 5 on Shelter From the Storm Records (distribution by ADA). The first single, "A New Medication," is officially being serviced to radio on March 13, although it had its broadcast premiere on the "Locals Only" show on KROQ-FM in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 5, helping to give the single an early buzz.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Led Zeppelin: The Montreux Concerts
PR reports: Formidable publisher and record label, Crossfire Records, has some ambitious new releases lined-up for Spring 2007. Crossfire, who has blazed a name in the rock music publishing field by issuing invaluable documentations on music legends like Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, Manfred Mann and The Zombies, are sole distributors of Led Zeppelin: The Montreux Concerts. Led Zeppelin can be considered the quintessential rock stars of the 1970s with their special brand of classic hard rock. Written by Gilles Chateau and Sam Rapallo, the book explores the band's special relationship with the legendary concert venue, home of the famous Montreux Jazz Festival. Co-author and photographer of Led Zeppelin: The Montreux Concerts, Gilles Chateau, shares his incredible never-before-seen collection of photographs along with insightful interviews, research and text by Sam Rapallo. A portion of the proceeds from the book's sales go to two of Jimmy Page's charities - The ABC Trust and Casa Jimmy. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nas Touring a Dead Horse
PR reports: After releasing the most controversial album of his career, the prophetically titled #1 pop/ #1 R&B/ #1 rap RIAA gold HIP-HOP IS DEAD, Def Jam Recordings artist Nas is ready to embark on the "Hip-Hop Is Dead" tour of North America. The 26-city tour, one of the biggest ever undertaken by Nas, opens March 31st at University of Pittsburgh, and ends May 3rd in San Francisco.

03/31 Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh 
04/2 Cleveland, OH House of Blues 
04/3 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Vh1 Goes All YouTube
PR reports: VH1, along with executive producers Jack Black, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab and the team from Channel 101, have announced the first step in reforming the runaway user-generated content movement with the newly formed "Acceptable.TV.". Each week television viewers will see 6 new three-minute episodes of six proposed TV series - five produced by the Acceaptable.TV staff, one produced by web users. Viewers will then be able to vote, via the Web site www.acceptable.tv, for two of those series to return with a new episode. The four with the least votes are cancelled and replaced by four new pilots the following week. All shows - acceptable and unacceptable - will be shown on the Web site. Acceptable.TV Premieres Friday, March 23 at 10 PM ET/PT[at least it looks more interesting than celebretardity]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Today's Reviews
....Underoath & Taking Back Sunday Live
The Vans Warped Tour generation was treated to an evening of emo's brightest stars on February 23rd .in the form of Taking Back Sunday, Underoath and Armor for Sleep. The strongest act of the night, Underoath brought their "A" game and put out one excellent set.- Read the full Underoath & Taking Back Sunday Live review
 
....Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
This disc shows KSE moving in a direction to avoid the death of the genre. The end result is a disc full of heavy yet melodic songs that should please current KSE fans and might draw back some people disenfranchised with the genre as well. (4 stars) - Read the full Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies review
 
....Hawkwind - Out of the Shadows DVD
Perhaps the most tragically overlooked of the English "B-list" of prog-rockers is Hawkwind. A viewing of Out of the Shadows will have you wondering just why the band never clicked like its more famous peers did. (Lemmy's band before Motorhead) (4 stars) - Read the full Hawkwind - Out of the Shadows DVD review
 
....Enter the Haggis - Soapbox Heroes
The lads have retuned with their fifth album "Soapbox Heroes". This time the Toronto quintet has added something new to the album – keyboards played by the fiddle playing lead singer Brian Buchanan. (4 stars) - Read the full Enter the Haggis - Soapbox Heroes review
 

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