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Apologies if this week's Day in Rock seems a bit off, been battling a bad case of strep throat coupled with what appears to be bronchitis but the show must go on. The good news is that if you drink enough Nightquil you can see some rather interesting things. With that said, we should be back to normal next week. - Keavin
|Van Halen Add Dates|
If you have few extra hundred dollars laying around, the VIP packages for these dates went on sale Wed for half of the shows and the rest go on sale today (Thurs) for the rest. You can grab those at Vanhalen.com by clicking on the I Love All Access VIP graphic on the tour page and using the password vanhalen
Here is the email blast the VH camp sent over: In just a little more than one week, Van Halen kick off their eagerly awaited 2007 Fall tour in Charlotte, NC! The band are making final preparations and are just as eagerly looking forward to taking the stage and rocking your asses off!- for all the dates, onsales etc etc jump over here
|CBGB Vaults Opened|
MVD is donating a portion of sales to the Hilly Kristal Foundation for Musicians and Artists. Hilly Kristal, the famed founder of CBGB, passed away on August 28, 2007 at the age of 75 due to complications from lung cancer. As a singer, songwriter, and musician, he ran CBGB for 33 years until it closed in 2006. He is credited with giving the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, and Television their first gigs. His friendship and partnership with MVD throughout the years has been extremely cherished and will be missed greatly according to Ed Seaman, COO of MVD Entertainment Group. - more on this story
|Mutemath Play Backwards|
The video was filmed over a two-day period in Nashville in February 2007. The high-action shoot was captured in one continuous take by a single camera divided in two parts. The resultant clip first appeared on You Tube in March of 2007 and views seem to skyrocket into an orbit all its own. Over 1 million viral views later, "Typical" found its way to MTV's Discover and Download, MTV2 and MTVU this past summer making it one of the most viewed video clips in recent years.- more on this story
|Dead Kennedys Milking The Sacred Cow|
The collection will enable fans to have both a hard copy as well as a digital copy of their favorite DK tunes at an affordable price. The collection features the top ten DK's downloaded songs plus two previously unreleased live tracks, "Kill the Poor" and "Viva Las Vegas" from Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. Milking the Sacred Cow will be available online and in stores on October 9, 2007 via Manifesto Records.- more on this story
|No More Drugs for Britney|
According to the judge in the Britney Spears/ Kevin Federline custody bitchfight over their two young children, Britney Spears is a "habitual, frequent, and continuous" abuser of both drugs and alcohol, and if Britney Spears is serious about keeping her children, she'll need to submit herself to random drug tests to ensure that she's keeping her nose clean.
"Huh?" you're probably thinking, "If Britney
Spears is on drugs then why doesn't the judge immediately hand custody
over to Kevin Federline?" And the answer to that is simple - because he's
Kevin sodding Federline. Seriously, Britney Spears would need to set one
of her babies on fire and throw it out of an aeroplane to make Kevin Federline
even look like a halfway suitable custody prospect.
- more on this story
|Bono and Geldof Bashing is Normal but Has Ian Brown Gone Round The Bend?|
In an extraordinary interview with London's The Guardian, Brown said they hadn't achieved anything with the Live 8 concert other than helping Pink Floyd sell millions more albums.
Elsewhere the ex-Stone Roses frontman claimed that groups of Taliban fighters should be made to patrol inner-city areas at night, that lambs should be made to graze on the roof of the White House, and that a panel of dolphins should be recruited to advise on crisis planning.- more on this story
The 2 cd collection will come in standard and deluxe editions. Gorillaz first released a b-sides compilation in 2001 titled G-Sides.
tracklisting is- here
|Sum 41 Tour|
9/18 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
9/20 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
9/21 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero & The Balcony
9/22 Rochester, NY Rochester Institute of Technology
9/23 Toldeo, OH Headliners
9/26 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
9/27 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
9/28 Chicago, IL Metro/Smart Bar
9/29 Louisville, KY Waterfront Park
9/30 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
10/02 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom- more on this story
|B-Side Players Kick Off Tour|
The veteran multicultural band is no stranger to the road. Many years and thousands of miles have been spent on evangelizing unity and equality to the masses through musical expression.
What will make this tour more than just a simple outing is a group of distinguished guests who will share the journey. Piano prodigy and singer, Salvador Santana—son of the great Carlos Santana—and Cipes and the People will be holding it down for B-Side Players for key dates- dates
|British Sea Power EP and Mini Tour|
The hard copy will feature some live footage and a experimental music video for the track, "Water Tower".
With krankenhaus meaning hospital in German, the album will surely do its best to make you feel better.- Track info and tour dates
|Disney Censorship Doesn't Stop Cattle Decapitation From Winning San Diego|
Thanks to your votes, Cattle Decapitation won the Best Hard Rock Band at the San Diego Music Awards this past Monday, September 17th! This is their fourth win at the SDMAs and their first win that was based on public votes. The band would like to thank everyone who voted!
The deluxe LP version of Karma.Bloody.Karma is on its way!!! An extremely lavish gatefold package embossed on the front and back covers, on picture disc vinyl and limited to 500 copies worldwide!!! Preorders will begin shortly. We will have them for our tour in November. The best way to preorder and get your hands on one of these is to regularly check the- Myspace page
|Steriogram Set Indie Release|
Having issued their debut, "Schmack!" in 2003 while signed to Capitol Records, the five-piece decided to go indie with their latest release. The do-it-yourself ethic has been important to Steriogram since day one. When it came to recording TINTTM, they took the same approach; the band decamped to Kare Kare beach just outside of Auckland for several months to write and record the bones of what would later become "This Is Not The Target Market." Having just returned from two years touring hard in the U.S., it was like gasping for air after too long underwater.- more on this story
|Gucci Mane Sets Release|
"This album is perfect for my major label debut. It felt like the first time all over again, just so fresh and driven," Gucci Mane says, describing the energy he felt when recording it. "I bring a lot of experience, creative wordplay, and a crazy style, and I can't wait to showcase the album to my fans and open up to millions of new fans."
Gucci Mane is confident that this latest release will place all eyes firmly on his music, putting the controversy that seems to follow the rapper behind him.- more on this story
|The Heavy Metal Box in Rocktober|
Rhino dives into the mosh pit with a four-disc collection of musical wickedness that packs more fire and brimstone than an Aleister Crowley barbeque. The Heavy Metal Box invokes some of metal's biggest names with Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies"; Black Sabbath's "Neon Knights"; "Highway Star" by "the loudest group in the world," Deep Purple; Iron Maiden's "The Phantom Of The Opera" with singer Paul Di'Anno and "The Number Of The Beast" with singer Bruce Dickinson; Judas Priest's "The Ripper" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"; Metallica's "Whiplash" and uber-doom-ballad "One"; Megadeth's searing political statement "Peace Sells"; Slayer's soul crushing "South of Heaven"; and Pantera's marriage of metal and hardcore on "Cowboys From Hell." The boxed set also includes songs by Ted Nugent, Kiss, W.A.S.P., Diamond Head, Venom, Living Colour, and a pair of tracks featuring leather-lunged Lemmy Kilmister who appears on Hawkwind's "Lost Johnny" and Motorhead's "Ace of Spades."
The set will be offered in limited edition packing that resembles an amplifier- more on this story
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(To save on download time, longer reports will now be spread over two pages)