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Winehouse Settles Songwriting Suit
antiMusic reports: The last thing Amy Winehouse needs to worry about right now is claiming songwriting credits for songs she didn't fully write herself. Amid all of the drug abuse controversies surrounding the singer she must have had a momement of clarity because she decided that a legal battle with someone named P*Nut over credits and royalty for a song wasn't worth the effort. So she's giving the producer/songwriter with a silly name his due.

Gigwise has the report: Amy Winehouse has settled a copyright infringement suit over a song from her album 'Back To Black' out of court. The singer has agreed to pay songwriter and producer P*Nut - real name John Harrison - a share of the copyright from the song and payment of costs for co-writing the song 'He Can Only Hold Her'. 

P*Nut received only a thankyou, and no songwriting credit, when the album was released last year. His solicitor says, "This represents a very satisfactory outcome for P*Nut, who considered his contribution to the song to be perfectly obvious."- more on this story

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VMA Winners
antiMusic reports: Yes there are some people actually still interested in the MTV Video Music Awards in the year 2007 and are even interested in the vapid music that gets nominated for the awards on the Music Television station that rarely plays music. 

So for the less than 5% of our readers under 14, that for some odd reason missed the show, here is the full list of predictable winners. (and no we didn't make any of these up, these are the actual award names. We may have played a little with the artist names):

Monster Single of the Year : Haven't I heard that before? aka Rihanna "Umbrella" * Quadruple Threat of the Year : Justin "poodlehead" Timberlake * Best Collaboration : Beyoncé and Shakira "Beautiful Liar" * Male Artist of the Year : Justin Timberflake * Female Artist of the Year : Queen Vapid aka Fergie * Best Group : MTV Bitchboys a.k.a. Fall Out Boy * Best New Artist : Tiger Beat Rawkas aka Gym Class Heroes * Video of the Year : Generic R&B Girl aka Rihanna "Umbrella"

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Project/Object Announce Fall Surge for Zappa Music
PR reports: Project/Object, the acclaimed and internationally known Frank Zappa repertoire band, is back with its "Fall Surge for Zappa Music" tour, October 10 thru 24, 2007. With former Zappa vocalist/saxophonist Napoleon Murphy Brock as the focal point of this particular installment of Project/Object, longtime fans can expect a unique and fresh lineup from the seasoned touring band - highlighting not only material from Brock's albums and tours with Zappa that started in 1974 - but also many tracks people have not heard him sing before. Napoleon's soulful vocals, and "exotic dancing" as Frank used to call it -- will help make Project/Object's fall tour a phenomenon. Brock is fresh off his lengthy stint as lead vocalist for Dweezil Zappa's ZPZ tour, and with Project/Object he just played the highlight set to record attendance at the annual Zappanale festival in Germany in August 2007.

Project/Object continually seeks to celebrate this successful insurgency into the minds of so many brand new young fans, as well as seasoned Zappa listeners. Featuring: Napoleon Murphy Brock - sax, vocals * Andre' Cholmondeley - guitar, vocals * Dave Johnsen - bass, vocals * Eric Slick - drums, vocals, electronics * Eric Svalgard - keys, vocals and special guests!- more on this story

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Sister Hazel Announce Santa's Playlist
PR reports: Gainesville, Florida five-piece Sister Hazel is planning to release a holiday record on September 25th. Entitled "Santa's Playlist," it incorporates classics and standards remade in their own unique way, obscure Christmas tunes, and several of the band's originals. The album, which comes in response to countless requests from fans, follows the release of a b-sides disc, "BAM! Volume 1," back in June, as well as the band's latest studio album, "Absolutely," which was released in October 2006. 

The making of the record became a unique endeavor in and of itself. Lead singer Ken Block explains: "We were all really motivated to make this CD, but in order for us to finish it in time for this year's holiday, we had to do a lot of tracking on the road. We recorded in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, Dallas, and Gainesville while we were touring. That in itself created a great energy. It was a lot of work, but we had a blast." That was not the only new experience for the Hazel boys. "Each of us got to bring in three songs and produce them," explains guitarist Ryan Newell. "Being in a band with five equal voices, it was a great experience to see each one of us take turns in the producer seat," adds vocalist/guitarist Drew Copeland. - more on this story

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Momentary Talk
PR reports: The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with In This Moment's Maria Brink and Chris Howorth. 

Topics include Blasko, Ozzfest, Static X, Megadeth, Tyler Fyre, fame, songwriting, and future plans. The podcast also includes an interview Strigl conducted with Black Metal Ray from Dirt Talk. 

Additional podcasts topics covered by Strigl and Ostronomy include Chthonic, Tin Man, Battlestar Galatica, Verizon Fios, AC/DC digital downloads, and Rock Nation Radio. The podcast can be downloaded at this- location

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Invitro Release Parties
PR reports: Invitro has lined-up two CD release performances in Los Angeles and San Diego in support of the band's debut, "When I Was A Planet," which hits stores this Tuesday. The parties will take place Sep 10 2007 THE ROXY Los Angeles, CA and Sep 12 2007 Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA w/UNSET

Invitro is the new project from ex-Snot/Soulfly guitarist Mikey Doling that has been creating a whirlwind of attention from critics and fans. The Los Angeles based group has been leaving audiences stunned with their energetic live shows and quirky tin-foil costumes on tours with Sevendust, Static-X, Hellyeah and Family Values.

An exclusive stream of Invitro's debut album, "When I Was A Planet" has been posted on the group's MySpace page The album will land on September 11th, 2007 through Gridiron Records. Check it out- here

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Snoop Balls For Charity
PR reports: The Exotic Erotic Ball proudly announced that it has combined with legendary rap artist, Snoop Dogg, to raise much-needed funds for The Healing Circle. Snoop Dogg will perform live at a benefit concert at the Cow Palace on Friday evening, October 26, 2007, during the hours of the Exotic Erotic Expo. The Ball's initial $45,000 deposit for Snoop's services was committed to The Healing Circle in a personal presentation made by Snoop on August 12,2007. Additional funds for the Healing Circle will be raised when Snoop Dogg performs live on Friday, and then returns Saturday night at the Ball, where he will join Tera Patrick and Danny Bonaduce as judges of the Ball's World Famous Costume Contests.

"We are excited about Snoop Dogg's live performance and his involvement with the show," says Ball producer Howard Mauskopf, "but we are blown away by his generosity. This is a true case of an artist doing the right thing. Snoop's people came up with the idea for all the initial money to go to a neighborhood charity called The Healing Circle these are mothers who have lost children to inner city violence. The Healing Circle provides support for them, as they have already suffered the worst loss a mother can suffer, and are so easily forgotten by our harsh society. We think these are the most real victims of violent crime. We also like the fact that this is a charity you don't read about in the society pages no fancy dinners here. Money is paid directly to those in need; we sincerely hope to change lives. Snoop is doing a wonderful thing. We're just glad the Ball can assist."- more on this story

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From Autumn To Ashes Correction
antiMusic reports: A quick correction to last Friday's story about From Autumn To Ashes. Josh Newton contacted to let us know about a big error in our story. Turns out that Josh decided to leave the band and they then invited Mike Pilato to rejoin them. 

We apologize to Josh for getting that wrong. He didn't issue a statement about his decision to leave the band but the band did and had this to say: "We will miss Josh Newton very much and have enjoyed the last 3 years of making music together. We could have never survived the hardships of the last year and could have never rebuilt the band without his efforts and humor. I'm sure whatever he does next will be amazing so keep your eyes and ears open for that." 

The regrouped From Autumn To Ashes will head out on tour with Silverstein, Strike Anywhere, And A Day To Remember on October 2nd. Dates etc etc can be found- here

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LucaBrasi Set Release
PR reports: The much anticipated full length release from LucaBrasi is set for November 23rd, 2007 Featuring former members of The Urge, Adair, Helmet and Ulcer Inc., LucaBrasi (formerly known as Seven) is gearing up for some action. Rock action. 

Currently in the studio with friend, cohort and co-conspirator, John Pessoni, LucaBrasi is recording and crafting their first - and yet to be titled - full length release. 

Their brand of organically grown rock - cultivated with friendship, a mutual love for music and the desire to be a part of something special - is being captured at a high level in Pessoni's studio in Affton, MO...and the members of LucaBrasi are looking forward to sharing the songs with everyone...hence the early demos on this page. Rock them well, tell a friend, check back for more updates and keep your eyes peeled for LucaBrasi.- Myspace page

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Alter Bridge and Another Animal Tour
antiMusic reports: Alter Bridge (Creed sans Stapp) and Another Animal (Godsmack, Ugly Kid Joe) are hitting the road together this month.

Here are the dates at press time: 
9/14 Orlando, FL The Social
10/2 Tallahassee, FL Flyd's Music Store
10/4 Charleston, SC The Plex
10/5 Chattanooga, TN Club Fathom
10/6 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
10/8 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/9 Cleveland, OH House of Blues- more on this story

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Fall From Grace Win Bodog Battle of the Bands
PR reports: Seattle rock band Fall From Grace are the official winners of the first-ever Bodog Music Battle of the Bands. Their win aired live September on the series finale at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on the fuse network. Fans made the ultimate decision by voting via SMS text messaging, and the Seattle-based foursome Fall From Grace was awarded the $1 million dollar Bodog Music record contract. Battle finalists Blaxmyth and Fear Nuttin' Band also performed at the packed venue.

Musicians and celebrities, such as A. Jay from Lit, John 5, Fletcher Dragge from Pennywise, Scott Shiflett of Viva Death (ex-Face To Face), members of I am Ghost, rock drummer Carmine Appice, Chris Slade (ex-AC/DC), actor Anthony Michael Hall, actress Rena Riffel and Average Joe bachelorette Anna Chudoba, joined Bodog Music Battle of the Bands judges Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited (PiL), Billy Duffy of The Cult and punk-goddess/Bodog Music recording artist Bif Naked, along with host Stryker (co-host of syndicated radio show "Loveline") at the show's live finale.- more on this story

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Evans Blue Rockline
PR reports: Evans Blue will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show, "Rockline," hosted by Bob Coburn, airing Monday, September 10th at 11:30p EST/8:30p PST. 

The band will perform four acoustic songs from the new album, The Pursuit Begins When This portrayal Of Life Ends, which is in stores now. 

Fans can talk live with Evans Blue by calling 800-344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you or if you miss the show Monday, go to- http://www.rocklineradio.com

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Critical Bill Go Downtown The World
PR reports: Critical Bill's new CD "Downtown The World" comes out September 18th. Here is a little bit about that: No formulas, no fashions, no formats. Detroit-based urban rock outfit, Critical Bill, is a band loved by thousands of fans for being what it is. Real. Since its start in 2002, Critical Bill has brought its powerful blend of dirty rock guitar, rap influences and hip hop beats to radio stations nationwide including hometown stations WRIF and WTDW and to countless live audiences all over the U.S. and Canada - and continue to do so on their latest release, "Downtown the World."

The band built a massive following headlining shows and touring extensively with the formidable "Kansas City Rap King" Tech N9ne. They've also shared stages with DMX, Uncle Kracker, Puddle Of Mudd, Hed PE, Dope, and Mushroomhead, among others. Within the last eighteen months, the band has played 300+ shows, to more then 250,000 people, with no end in sight.- more on this story

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Rammstein Guitar Contest
PR reports: To celebrate the release of Völkerball, Rammstein are giving one lucky winner the chance to play Richard Z. Kruspes brand new Limited edition ESP RZK guitar. This guitar has been signed by all Rammstein band-members!- Enter here

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