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Ann Wilson Week: Isolation
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: Isolation

For me this brilliant John Lennon song was always a very personal, very human response to being messed with -- to being totally kicked around. It's about what it feels like to be on "the human trampoline," as Paul Simon would say. 

Because my own response to being treated that way is always to get very isolated, this song means a lot to me. Recording "Isolation" meant even more because I cut that vocal and that track only a few days after our mother passed away. That's actually the first take. We didn't add much of anything. We didn't have to.- Preview a couple tracks off the CD, grab tour dates and more right here!

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Plant Confirms Zeppelin Reunion?
antiMusic reports: Could the long rumored Led Zeppelin reunion really be happening? First it was an anonymous source saying that Plant, Page, and Jones were in talks for a one-off reunion show and now apparently Robert Plant is talking to random people on the street and confirming the reunion. Of course another anonymous source now claims to also know the date of such a reunion. 

In a story that's a bit hard to believe, someone emailed NME.com saying that he or she spoke to Robert Plant in London on Wednesday and the Led Zeppelin frontman confirmed the reunion plans and said that he was on his way to a meeting with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. 

The fan reportedly walked up to Plant and asked him about the reunion and maybe Robert has been on a deserted island this past week as the rumor mill has been churning at full speed because he reportedly asked the fan, "How did you find out about this?" And even more unbelievable he supposedly told the fan, "Well we've got a band meeting about it this afternoon about it. There's not a lot to work out as it's only going to be one-off gig."- now about that date for the reunion

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Quicks: My Chemical Wedding- Great White Settlement- Top of the Charts- Dillinger Escape UK Plan- Lucky Stiffs- The Wallflowers- Manilow Snubs Rosie- BBC DJ Stars- Busta Justice Delay
antiMusic reports: The High School Musical 2 soundtrack has topped the album charts for the third week running. Casting Crowns came in at number two with The Altar And The Door and rapper Yung Joc took third place with Hustlenomics. Ben Harper's new one Lifeline debuted at number nine.

Several defendants being sued by relatives of the 100 people killed in the 2003 Station nightclub fire that sparked during a Great White concert have tentatively agreed to a $13.5 million settlement, a lawyer for one family in the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The Dillinger Escape Plan and Meshuggah November UK tour has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances according to Live 4 Metal. No official word has been made at press time.

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way married his long-term girlfriend backstage at a gig in Denver, Colorado on Monday, according PerezHilton.com

The Lucky Stiffs have decided to break up. The band made the semi announcement on their website "Well after 7 years the great Lucky Stiffs ride you know and love is coming to an end, and all will be explained BUT until then we have a few more shows!" 

Barry Manilow has broken Rosie O'Donnell's heart by dropping a duet with the windbag from his forthcoming The Greatest Songs Of The Seventies album. The two covered the Elton John/Kiki Dee classic "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" but Manilow tells Billboard that he dropped it from the CD because it "fit on this album ". 

Paul Mccartney, Arctic Monkeys, Ozzy Osbourne Noel Gallagher, Dave Grohl, Paul Weller, Paul Oakenfold, Debbie Harry, Fatboy Slim Norman Cook, and Gwen Stefoni will help BBC Radio 1 celebrate their 40th anniversary by DJ'ing for one hour on the famed radio station. McCartney will debut the series on September 17th.

Busta Rhymes' trial on charges of assault, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license has been delayed until November 7th.

Bo Diddley is out of the hospital following surgery for treatment of a heart attack last month. He suffered the heart attack following a medical check up at a Florida medical center. He underwent surgery where doctors inserting a stent to improve cardiac blood flow.

Tunelab reports: The Wallflowers have announced dates for a short tour next month:
October 18th in Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 19th in Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
October 20th in Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Music Box
October 21st in Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
October 22nd in New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom

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Evanescence Fall Tour
antiMusic reports: Evanescence evidently couldn't get enough of the road with this summer's outing on the Family Values tour. The band will hit the road again next month for a tour that will cover the United States and Mexico. This time playing a full headlining set at each stop on what has been dubbed the "The Open Door" tour.

No one wants to take a road trip alone so Amy and co have invited Sick Puppies and Julien-K along to support the tour. Australian indie-rock trio Sick Puppies will be supporting their Virgin Records debut, Dressed Up As Life, which hit stores in April. Julien-K, the electronic dance/rock side-project of Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck from Orgy just spent the summer out on the Projekt Revolution tour. According to their MySpace page "Julien-K was originally formed in 2003 by Orgy guitarists Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh, and now consists of Anthony "Fu" Valcic, Brandon Belsky, Chester Bennington, and Elias Andra. We are a remixing and production team, as well as two live bands Julien-K and Dead by Sunrise."

The tour kicks off on October 23rd in Miami, FL and will run through December 4th where they'll conclude the outing in East Rutherford, NJ.- dates and some ticket info

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Iron Maiden Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008
antiMusic reports: Iron Maiden have listened to their fans that wanted a tour that highlighted the band's mid 80s era and as such they are not only releasing their famed "Live After Death" home video on DVD for the very first time, they plan to embark on a world tour focusing on music from that time in their career. An it will be a world tour!

Here is part of the press release: Iron Maiden announce their most ambitious and extraordinary touring plans ever - and are very pleased to announce that this will include Australia for the first time in 15 years! The Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008 will be in three sections, starting in February and March 2008 with the first leg encompassing major concerts in 20 selected cities on five continents in seven weeks including India, Japan, North America, Central and South America, and, of course, Australia.

The tour then continues with more concerts in North America in late May and June before finishing with a third leg in July and August encompassing major stadiums and festivals all over Europe. During the tour the band is expected to play to well over one and a half million fans and travel close to 100,000 miles. - a lot more info including the stage set, the DVDs and what songs to expect

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Diddy or Diddy't He Buy Drugs?
Gigwise reports: P Diddy has denied allegations that an internet video shows him buying drugs in a club in Ibiza. The footage which has appeared on video sharing site youTube shows the rapper talking to a blonde haired man at the Island's DC 10 nightclub. 

Comments have since appeared claiming that the rapper can be seen buying drugs in the footage, reports the Sun. The rapper's lawyer has strenuously denied the allegations, however, insisting that P Diddy is doing nothing wrong. 

He said in a statement: "Any suggestion he is buying drugs would be patently false. He does not use drugs." [You can judge for yourself by watching the video
- here]

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Hot Hot Heat This Fall
Filter reports: With fall ushering in cooler temperatures, don't fret. The heat wave will continue on. Canadian dance-rockers, Hot Hot Heat have announced dates for their upcoming North American trek. 

Beginning with a taping at Jimmy Kimmel Live, the tour will last for a couple weeks in September and a majority of October. 

The shows will support the release of their latest album, Happiness LTD, which drops September 11 on Sire. Bedouin Soundclash and De Nova Dahl are set to open on various dates.- grab the dates

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Robbers on High Street Tour
Filter reports: Behind the release of their sophomore album Robbers on High Street have announced plans to embark on back to back co-headling tours with Longwave and Great Northern. 

From September 21st until November 18th, Robbers on High Street will be rocking North America. As a bonus, they will also be playing a show with We Are Scientists in New York on September 28.

Robbers on High Street's sophomore album Grand Animals hit stores on July 24th in the US.- grab the dates

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