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John Mayall Tribute to a King
PR reports: John Mayall, the "Godfather of British Blues", returns with the Bluesbreakers for his latest studio album "In The Palace of The King". This new album is John's tribute to one of his blues heroes, the late, great Freddie King. King was a blues guitar pioneer from the mid-50's through to his tragically early death in the mid-70's and he influenced everyone from Peter Green to Dave Edmunds to Stevie Ray Vaughan and probably most of all Eric Clapton, who produced and played on King's final album. "In The Palace of The King" features John Mayall's take on his personal selection of Freddie King favorites and is a fabulous combination of two true blues legends.

TRACKLISTING: 1. You Know That You Love Me * 2. Goin' Down * 3. Some Other Day, Some Other Time * 4. Palace Of The King * 5. I'd Rather Be Blind * 6. Time To Go * 7. Big Legged Woman * 8. Now I Got A Woman * 9. I Love You More Every Day * 10. Help Me Through The Day * 11. Cannonball Shuffle * 12. You've Got Me Licked * 13. King Of The Kings * 14. Living On The Highway 

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Free Hatebreed For Ladies
PR reports: HATEBREED will be headlining the 2007 Monsters of Mayhem II Tour featuring metal and hardcore brethren God Forbid, Terror, The Acacia Strain, Evergreen Terrace and After the Burial. Sponsored by Jagermeister and Monster Energy Drink, the Monsters of Mayhem tour has launched its very own "Ladies Night," putting the females front and center by offering FREE admission for the first 150 females over 21 attending each show. Advance tickets will be available for pre-sale on Hatebreed's official website, as well as advance pre-order consideration for Hatebreed's official fan club. VIP tickets will also be available, enabling fans to meet the band before each performance. Select dates will include dual stage festivities, affording local acts the opportunity to reach out to audiences along side the supporting acts. A savvy marriage of hardcore and metal's finest talents, the Monsters of Mayhem tour marks Hatebreed's return to the US after a successful UK tour with the Acacia Strain. 

Spanning over 21 cities, Monsters of Mayhem II will kick off on May 18th lasting until June 9th. Hatebreed will then head over to Europe for select dates, before returning to headline the second stage at this year's free Ozzfest.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Details about the Beastie Boys Dramastically Different CD
PR reports: Mike "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch and Adam "Adrock" Horovitz have confirmed a June 26 release date for their seventh studio album, "The Mix-Up", on Capitol Records. The Mix-Up is Beastie Boys' first-ever full album of all-new instrumental material. The follow-up to 2004's To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix-Up features Diamond, Horovitz and Yauch back on drums, guitar and bass, with able assistance from Keyboard Money Mark and percussionist Alfredo Ortiz, on 12 brand new wordless, sample-less, scratchless originals. Sure to please fans of the instrumental cuts from Check Your Head and Ill Communication and the cult hit compilation album made up largely of those tracks, The In Sound From Way Out!, The Mix-Up finds NYC's favorite sons drawing on one of their arsenal's primary strengths and pushing it into bold new directions.

Beastie Boys will kick off a summer's worth of worldwide touring May 26 & 27 with two sets at the Sasquatch! Festival at the Gorge in Washington State. The band will be playing at several European festivals throughout June and July, including Live Earth at Wembley Stadium on July 7.[see full story for the tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Jeff Buckley Anthology
PR reports: Buckley's "lamentably brief career," as it has been characterized by his mother, Mary Guibert, came to a tragic and untimely end on May 29, 1997 (at age 30) when he died in a swimming mishap outside Memphis by the banks of the Mississippi River, during a recording stint in Memphis. One week prior to the 10th anniversary of that date, SO REAL: SONGS FROM JEFF BUCKLEY the first official anthology of his work (including two previously unreleased performances) will arrive in stores on Columbia/Legacy,

Of primal interest to fans, collectors and completists will be the two tracks making their album debuts on SO REAL: SONGS FROM JEFF BUCKLEY. "So Real," originally the centerpiece of Grace, is heard in an acoustic version recorded in Japan. [have a listen to "Last Goodbye" at the full story link]
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Wu-Tang Clan Bodog'd
PR reports: Bodog Music is proud to announce the European signing of legendary hip-hop crew Wu-Tang Clan. Bodog Music will release The 8 Diagrams, Wu-Tang's first studio album in 6 years, in Germany on September 7, with a separate release in the UK and the rest of Europe on September 10.

The album contains new tracks by the eight remaining original members, as well as unreleased vocals by the late Ol' Dirty Bastard, which were recorded during sessions for the group's first album. There will also be a tribute song to ODB called "Life Changes."[see full story for their tour plans]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bravery on the Road
PR reports: The May 22nd release date is just five weeks away for THE SUN AND THE MOON, the eagerly awaited second album by Island Records group the Bravery, as the first new single, "Time Won't Let Me Go" moves up the R&R (Radio & Records) BDS Alternative chart to #19-bullet, and the band prepares for its first major headlining tour of North America in support of the new album.

On the road with fellow Island group The Photo Atlas, the five week, 17-city tour will open at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on May 14th, and wrap up on June 20th at Pop's in St. Louis.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Iggy's TV Picnic
PR reports: "I didn't want a reunion. I did not want to have a picnic anywhere and run through our old s***." - Iggy Pop on The Henry Rollins Show this Friday

Henry sits down with Iggy Pop and The Stooges as they appear as both the sit down AND musical guest, performing 'ATM' off their new album "The Weirdness".

The Henry Rollins Show - Season Two - Fridays @ 11pm ET/8pm- Check out a second musical performance by The Stooges exclusively on IFC.com (see the full story link)- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Munky Business for Monster In The Machine
PR reports: Monster In The Machine's BUTTERFLY PINNED is more than just music--it's an active aural experience. The debut album by the California band--Shannon Crawford (vocals/keyboards/guitars), Doug Ardito (bass) and Josh Freese (drums)--is due out July 10 (online) and August 21 (retail). It's one of two releases on Emotional Syphon Recordings (ADA Distribution), the independent label owned by Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer.

Artistic freedom remains paramount to Emotional Syphon Recordings. "When Korn was on Sony," explains Shaffer, "we were so lucky the label never came in and said we couldn't say things on our records. We were able to have 100 percent creative freedom. One of my main goals is to maintain that. I'm never going to tell artists on my label what they can and can't say. I want them to push the envelope."[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The White Stripes Tickets on sale details
PR reports: Tickets for The White Stripes' upcoming North American tour officially go on sale starting as early as today. Please see below for general info on sale dates.

On Sale dates:
May 3rd: Mile One Center/St. John's, NF (7/16)

May 4th: All Canadian dates
Madison Square Garden/NYC, NY (7/24)
Chevrolet Theater/Wallingford, CT (7/25)

May 5th: Grand Opera House/Wilmington, DE (7/27)
House of Blues/Myrtle Beach, SC (7/29)
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Wish Upon A Dog Star Video
PR reports: Perry Farell's Satellite Party "Wish Upon A Dog Star" video has been released. Check it out at the full story link. It comes from the Ultra Payloaded cd which hits stores May 29. 

If you like the song you can grab it now at iTunes. 
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McCartney Explains New CD
PR reports: Paul McCartney's 21st solo album, Memory Almost Full will be released June 5th. Memory Almost Full is the first release on the new Hear Music label (formed by Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Music Group). Memory Almost Full will be available at Starbucks locations and traditional music retail outlets internationally. Below is a letter written by Paul McCartney introducing Memory Almost Full and explaining its creation.

I started this album, Memory Almost Full, before my last album Chaos And Creation In The Backyard (released September 2005). The first recording session was back in the autumn of 2003 at Abbey Road with my touring band and producer David Kahne. I was right in the middle of it when I began talking with Nigel Godrich about a brand new project (which became Chaos And Creation In The Backyard). 

After the Grammy nomination when everything concerning Chaos was finished I returned to making this album. I was wondering if I would enjoy it, but actually I really loved it. In places it's a very personal record and a lot of it is retrospective, drawing from memories of being a kid from Liverpool and summers gone. The album is evocative, emotional, rocking, but I can't really sum it up in one sentence. [see full story for more including a link to listen to the first single]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Nickelback Cares
PR reports: "If Everyone Cared," the latest single from Nickelback's five-times platinum album All The Right Reasons, reached # 1 on last week's Hot A/C chart, making it the sixth consecutive single from the album to reach #1. An unprecedented feat, all singles from All The Right Reasons have reached #1 at various formats. On January 29th, Nickelback announced a charity initiative that has the band, along with Roadrunner Records, WEA Corp. and Warner Chappell donating 100% of the proceeds from the digital sales of the single and video for "If Everyone Cared" to charity. Since the single's February release, the band has raised $500,000 for Amnesty International and International Children's Awareness Canada. Now, just halfway through the campaign, YouTube is reporting 1,000,000 streams of the track, while the single has been downloaded over 500,000 times.

Hot off the heels of a sold-out North American spring arena tour, the band has announced new summer tour dates. Kicking off on June 28 in St. Johns, NF, the routing takes the band through Canada to the Northeast and Midwest states, ending in Alberta on July 30.[see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lifesavas Tour
PR reports: Portland-based hip-hop group Lifesavas are hitting the road for a seven-week headlining run, "The Gutterfly: Urban Legend Tour," in support of their newly released album GUTTERFLY: The Original Soundtrack (April 24/ Quannum Projects). Along for the ride are Strange Fruit Project and DJ Marc Sense.

WED 5/9 --- SEATTLE, WA @ Chop Suey **
THU 5/10 --- NELSON, BC @ Spirit Bar @ Hune Hotel
FRI 5/11 --- MISSOULA, MT @ Other Side *
SAT 5/12 --- BOZEMAN, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge **
MON 5/14 --- MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Triple Rock Club
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SQY Rocking Team Kick Off UK Tour Tonight
PR reports: In order to promote their latest CD, "Top Fuel Tendencies", SQY Rocking Team is touring the UK for the 7th time. The major event in this tour will be the Paignton based BMAD-festival. Together with local heroes and major acts Wishbone Ash and Lucie Diamond, SQY Rocking Team is headlining on Friday May 4. 

The complete UK tour will look as follow : 

May 03, 2007 Ford Hall Newton Abbot
May 04, 2007 BMAD Bike Festival Paignton
May 05, 2007 Good Companions Plymouth
May 06, 2007 Lime Tree Paignton

After their UK tour SQY Rocking Team will be busy promoting their new video-DVD called "Get it Done", stay tuned for more info about this ! Special shows in New York are part of much more to come ! For more information, dates and gigs, please visit : www.sqy.nl 
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Peel Buzz
PR reports: Rousing. Stylish. Playful. Fun. Boisterous. These are some of the words used by the influential All Music Guide to describe Peel's self-titled debut. Pavement. Stereolab. Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Roxy Music. The Pixies. The Hold Steady. These are some of the bands critics have mentioned in reviews of the record. So basically, what we're saying is that these wild and crazy kids in Peel have gone and made a highly enjoyable record that is essentially impossible for even the biggest indie rock connoisseur to resist. Whether it was the band's intention or not, Peel has placed itself in the company of some of the most critically praised indie favorites of our generation. 

Listen and decide for yourself with the album stream at the full story link or see Peel live at the following dates. 

*w/ The Octopus Project
**w/ Page France
05/11 Austin, TX Emo's
06/02 Austin, TX Emo's *
06/08 Denton, TX Hailey's
06/13 Wilmington, NC Bella Festa
06/14 Washington, DC The Black and the Red**
06/20 Fort Wayne, IN The Firehouse
06/21 Chicago, IL The Darkroom
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The Used Paralyze YouTube
PR reports: Check out the latest addition to The Used Youtube Channel a stop-motion self-made instrumental version of the new track "Paralyzed." You check it out along with more videos from The Used including "The Bird and the Worm," at the full story link. 

"Paralyzed" is off Lies for the Liars, out May 22nd- Click Here for the Full Story 

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