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Ann Wilson Week: Immigrant Song
antiMusic reports: Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson is releasing her very first solo album, Hope and Glory, next week. The album not only showcases Ann's amazing talent but she also got a little help from her friends including Elton John, Gretchen Wilson, Alison Krauss, Rufus Wainwright, and of course her sister Nancy. This week we get a little preview with Ann telling us a little bit about a few of the tracks on the CD. Here is Ann with today's song: Immigrant Song

My love of Led Zeppelin is very much a matter of public record. Have I heard from the guys yet? No, and as Helen Mirren said when she was asked about the Queen seeing The Queen, I don't think we'll ever really know what they think of this. If you're going to re-record a Zeppelin song, I think you have to reinvent it and that's where Ben Mink just shone. Ben said, "Why don't we just start you out like Yma Sumac and take the song way, way North African?" Our version starts a little like a little dot on the horizon, but by the time it's done you've been overrun by all the barbarians. - Preview a couple tracks off the CD, grab tour dates and more right here!

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It's Ok to Urinate On Fans
antiMusic reports: Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has gotten away with urinating on a fan. The band's label issued a short statement: "A charge of Common Assault against Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service on grounds of not enough evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction. 

"The 20-year-old singer was charged with Common Assault on the 8th of April this year after a 26-year-old woman he met at Rock City, Nottingham, accused him of splashing urine on her dress whilst she was present on their tour bus." 

Drowned in Sound tell a bit different story of the incident. They say that he was said to have urinated on a female fan before throwing a bottle at her, leading to a facial injury and a witness at the time reported: "He called her a dyke and first pissed on her before him and the rest of the band threw her and her friend off the bus"?
- Read the DiS story

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R.Kelly Kiddie Porn Trial Delayed Again
antiMusic reports: Just when you thought R.Kelly was finally going to get his day in court over those child porn charges, the case has been delayed once again. But this time it's because of the prosecution. 

Jam! Reports: Five years after being charged with child pornography, the R&B star's trial had been set to start on September 17. But a Cook County judge has postponed it because the lead prosecutor had a baby recently. 

Kelly was charged in 2002 and is accused of engaging in videotaped sex acts with an underage girl. Since his arrest, the case has been hit with numerous delays. A new date hasn't been set.- the full Jam! story

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Anthony Explains Van Halen Snubbings
antiMusic reports: As we reported a couple weeks ago Van Halen's snubbing of founding bass player Michael Anthony has gone beyond not inviting him to participate in the reunion, the band also removed his songwriting credits from the 1984 album and briefly removed his image from the album art on their official site, replacing it with Eddie's son Wolfgang. Now Anthony reveals that the bad blood reaches back to before the band's 2004 reunion with Sammy Hagar. 

In a new interview, Anthony says that he found out about the current reunion with David Lee Roth online and confirmed the rumor that Eddie Van Halen tried to keep him from taking part in the band's 2004 reunion with Sammy Hagar. He explained where the bad blood came from. "[Eddie] was always put off that I was going out and playing with Sammy when we weren't doing anything. It wasn't like I was doing it to spite anybody. I was just tired of sitting at home and doing nothing," Anthony tells Rolling Stone. "Sammy asked me one day if I would like to come out and maybe make an appearance at one or two of [his] shows and have some fun, and I said, 'Yeah, great.' It kind of snowballed into me coming out and doing a few songs with him here and there."- more on this story

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Klaxons Win Mercury Prize
antiMusic reports: Klaxons have won the 2007 Mercury Prize. They beat out stiff competition from Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal and more with their Geffen debut Myths of the Near Future. They also plan to give the cash prize to charity. 

When receiving the award bassist/vocalist Jamie Reynolds stated "The Mercury Prize is about pushing music forward and this is what we did." Reynolds also said the band was "stunned'' because of the competition from Winehouse and the Arctic Monkeys especially. "A year ago today we were in the studio recording our album and watching the Arctic Monkeys win the Mercury,'' Reynolds said, "...we did not imagine that we would ever follow them or at least not so soon.''

Gigwise caught up with Reynolds and he tells them of the band's plans for the prize money- more on this story

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The Game Going To Trial
AP reports: The Game was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on three felony charges after he allegedly pulled a gun during a pickup basketball game at an educational center in South Los Angeles. 

The rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, faces counts of making criminal threats, possession of a firearm in a school zone and exhibiting a firearm on the grounds of a facility for minors.

A Superior Court commissioner ordered him arraigned on Sept. 25. Taylor remains free on $50,000 bail. If convicted, he could face more than five years in prison.- more on this story

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Metallica Unplugged Gig
antiMusic reports: Metallica are gearing up for an acoustic benefit. they issued the following statement: Does two acoustic gigs in our hometown mean that we're sick of the studio again? Nah . . . not really . . . but we are honored that we have been invited to appear at the annual Bridge School Benefit concerts. Held on October 27 and 28, 2007 at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, CA, this will be our second time participating in the all acoustic shows, and the 21st year that the benefit has been held in the Bay Area. 

As usual, the line-up is stellar and we're looking forward to seeing TOM WAITS, Eddie Vedder (with Flea & Jack Irons), JOHN MAYER, of course NEIL YOUNG, and others perform those days. Tickets are on sale this Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 10:00 AM and for more details, please see the official press release below. Met Club members should check www.metclub.com for Clubber pre-sale information. 

Started by Neil and Peggy Young, the Bridge School is a non-profit organization assisting individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities and is an internationally recognized leader in the education of children who use augmentative and alternative communication. The annual benefit concerts provide the majority of the funding for the school's operation.- more on this story

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Strokes Delay Again
Gigwise reports: Fans of The Strokes will have to wait longer for the band's forth album after it has emerged that the band's guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr. is to record a second solo album later this year.

Hammond Jr. and his band have booked five weeks in the Electric Lady Studios in New York starting at the end of October to record the follow-up to last years', 'Yours To Keep.'

Announcing the news on his Myspace page, here, Hammond Jr. also thanked fans who had supported him over the past nine months, admitting that he'd "had to time of my life."
- more on this story

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Lamb Of God Go Platinum
PR reports: Lamb Of God announce "Killadelphia" DVD goes Platinum. The band celebrate receiving the platinum award for "Killadelphia" DVD while they currently deliver their unruly brand of Heavy Metal as direct support to Ozzy on the mainstage at Ozzfest.

As a band we are extremely humbled by this achievement - it's rare that a band like ourselves receives this honor. Again, we pass along the thanks and praise to those of you who picked up Killadelphia. This is an accomplishment that we share with all of you. Thank you, congratulations and cheers! See you all soon - Stay Metal 'till then!"

Lamb Of God's "Killadelphia" highlights every facet of the bands unforgiving live performance recorded from two unforgettable Sold-Out concerts at Philadelphia's legendary Trocadero.- more on this story

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Going to China
antiMusic reports: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are confirmed to headline the Modern Sky Festival in Beijing on Oct 4. The band seem pretty excited about the prospect. They announced the appearance on their Myspace page. Here is what they had to say:
YEAH YEAH YEAHS TO ROCK CHINA! China to rock yeah yeah yeahs is more like it...

The far east beckons and YYYs are off to play our mad music at the MODERN SKY FEST in HAIDIAN PARK BEIJING on October 4th- What better year to make our debut than the year of the Fire Pig? It's a dangerous cocktail: China, YYYs, pigs, fire...anyone got a light?- more on this story

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Extra Helping of the Beatles
PR reports: Apple Corps Ltd have announced the eagerly anticipated DVD release of The Beatles' second feature film 'Help!' on October 30th in the UK and October 29th for the rest of the world, which will be marketed and distributed by EMI Music. Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band's debut feature film 'A Hard Days Night', 'Help!' made its theatrical debut in 1965. 

The DVD will be a 2-disc set. Disc 1 will feature the original film digitally restored with a newly created 5.1 soundtrack, while Disc 2 contains an hour of extra features, including: -- The Beatles in Help! -- 30 minute documentary about the making of the film with Richard Lester, the cast and crew. Includes exclusive behind the scenes footage of The Beatles on set. -- A Missing Scene -- Featuring Wendy Richard -- The Restoration of Help! -- An in depth look at the restoration process. -- Memories of Help! -- The cast and crew reminisce -- Theatrical Trailers -- 2 US trailers and 1 Spanish trailer. -- 1965 US Radio Spots -- Hidden in disc menus. 

There will be 2 editions of the DVD -- a standard digipack and a deluxe boxed set- more on this story

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Los Lobos Join Mellencamp Tour
PR reports: It has just been announced that Los Lobos will join John Mellencamp on the first leg of his fall tour that kicks off October 26, continuing through mid-November. Los Lobos, the East Los Angeles rock band that has crossed cultural and generational boundaries for more than thirty years, will share stages with Mellencamp and his band in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Indiana, Mellencamp's native state.

Mellencamp and his band have just completed work on tracks for a new, as yet untitled album recorded at Mellencamp's studio, produced by T Bone Burnett. While a broad spectrum of Mellencamp's repertoire, reflecting four decades of recording, will be represented in the fall tour dates, it is also expected that some of the unreleased songs from the new sessions will be previewed as well.

Likewise, Los Lobos will be highlighting songs from the breadth of their career, including their latest album Town and City, using musical molds built on the blues, rockabilly, jazz, Latin and their own Mexican-American heritage.- more on this story

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Hatebreed Lose More Hardcore Cred with New Clothing Line
antiMusic reports: Hatebreed were once the darling of the hardcore underground but they disappointed fans when they signed to the leading mallcore label (Roadrunner) and it looks like they are taking the next step in going Hot Topic with a new clothing line.

Metal Underground reports that bassist Chris Beattie has launched a clothing line called Bridgeport Republic. "Bridgeport Republic is dedicated to reflecting individuality with a universal line of quality apparel which honors and represents an independent yet unified lifestyle rooted in the streets," says Beattie. "We plan to inspire a whole new generation and breathe new life into the way apparel industry."

Can Hatebreed lunchboxes be far behind? - Metal Underground Story

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Ministry & Co-Conspirators
PR reports: Al Jourgensen's band Ministry may be releasing their final studio album - The Last Sucker - on September 18th on 13th Planet/Megaforce Records, but that doesn't mean Jourgensen is saying good-bye to the inside of a recording studio. As a matter of fact, Jourgensen plans to spend significantly more time in the studio doing what he loves best - collaborating. 

And collaboration is at the root of Cover Up, a soon-to-be-released album of some of Al's personal favorite songs being recorded by Ministry & Co-Conspirators in his El Paso, TX compound, 13th Planet Studios. Ministry and Co-Conspirators' Cover Up is expected to street in April 2008.

In addition to core Ministry members guitarist Sin Quirin (Revolting Cocks) and bassist Paul Raven (Killing Joke/Prong/Mob Research) Jourgensen enlisted an impressive group of co-conspirators for Cover Up - Fear Factory front man Burton C. Bell (also Ascension of The Watchers) sings on the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb," Tony Campos (bass) and Wayne Static (vocals) from Static X are on the Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," and Prong's Tommy Victor (vocals) and Mountain's Leslie West (guitar) do justice to Mountain's classic "Mississippi Queen." - more on this story

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