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Invitro Week: ridiculist
antiMusic reports: Invitro is the new project from ex-Snot/Soulfly guitarist Mikey Doling that made quite a name for themselves on the Family Values tour this summer. Their debut ' When I Was A Planet' hit stores this month and to celebrate we asked frontman Jeff Weber to pick his favorite five tracks from the CD and tell us a little bit about each one. We'll now turn it over to him for today's song "ridiculist":

Recording ridiculist was amazing because of how quickly and easily we were able to get the vocals on the track. We were ready to leave the studio and decided we'd try to finish just one more song. It was probably around three in the morning when we started, and by four thirty we were done. 

We listened back to the track at then end of the night, not sure of what we thought at the time. We knew we'd had a good time recording it, so we decided to go home and sleep on it. When we woke up in the morning and listened again we were all pleased and glad that we'd stayed.

Got you interested? Then check it out and learn more about the group right- here

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Britney Hit and Run
antiMusic reports: It's not a poorly written Fox nighttime soap although it may seem very similar to one. No, it's the life of pop singer Britney Spears and in this week's episode the falling pop tart gets criminally charged with hit and run and driving without a license after hitting a parked car and driving off on her marry way. Maybe she was late to lip-synching practice? 

Apparently Spears played bumper Mercedes outside a vitamin store in Studio City back on August 6th. Her Mercedes reportedly dinged a parked Mercedes and she was photographed getting out of her car to examine the damage before she decided to hit the road. The owner of the car that Britney hit, hoped that the poptart would somehow do the right thing and make good on the damages but after three days, gave up hope and filed a police report. - more on this story

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System of a Down Beating Puts Rocker in Hospital
antiMusic reports: It turns out that Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds' mysterious head injury suffered following the MTV Video Music Awards wasn't inflicted by random thugs, it seems the injuries that landed him in a Las Vegas hospital came courtesy of System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian and musician by the name of William Hudson.

A quick refresher for those that do not remember the original report, Hinds suffered brain hemorrhaging, a broken nose, and two black eyes as a result of the beating. The Las Vegas weekly did some digging and found out more about the incident as well as who is involved, they report: "an inebriated Hinds was leaving Mandalay Bay around 3 a.m. when he encountered Odadjian and musician William Hudson at the hotel's west valet area. Hinds took off his shirt and hit Odadjian with it, then struck Hudson in both the face and chest, prompting Odadjian to advise Hinds 'to relax,' several times. 

"The police report then indicates both Odadjian and Hudson punched Hinds in the face, knocking him to the ground. An unidentified friend of Hinds, who reportedly witnessed the event, rushed to the musician's aid and apologized to Odadjian and Hudson, saying Hinds was 'just drunk,' according to the police report. Odadjian and Hudson were both questioned by police on the scene. No charges had been filed at press time, though the police report lists Hudson as a 'suspect,' facing a possible charge of 'battery with substantial bodily harm.' The police report lists Odadjian as a 'witness.'"- Read the Las Vegas Weekly report

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Sex Pistols Add 2 Dates, Double Ticket Prices
antiMusic reports: You have to love Johnny Rotten, he spent last week blasting other "reunited" bands like the Police as he jumps on the reunion band wagon himself. Seems Brit fans are rather keen on seeing the Sex Pistols as their one-off reunion show to celebrate the anniversary of the release of "Never Mind the Bollocks" sold out. As a result they have added two more dates but more than doubled the ticket price. Punk at Gucci prices.

The original show scheduled for November 8th at the Brixton Academy sold out in just 10 minutes and never refusing a chance to cash-in in true punk style, the Sex Pistols (John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock) added to new dates at the venue for the following two nights BUT while the original show was priced at £37.50 a ticket (roughly $75 bucks), these new shows seemed aimed at the richer punks with tickets going for £85 (roughly $170) according to Gigwise.- more on this story

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Former Ramone Sues over Online Songs
antiMusic reports: Richie Ramone "Can't Say Anything Nice" about the songs from his short tenure in The Ramones being licensed for online sales with him not getting a cut. He filed a lawsuit again leading online music merchants, the estate of late guitarist Johnny Ramone, the music publishing company and the band's management company. 

Richie, real name Richard Reinhardt claims in his lawsuit filed in the federal court in Manhattan that he is the author of six Ramones songs - "Smash You," "Somebody Put Something In My Drink," "Human Kind," "I'm Not Jesus," "I Know Better Now" and "(You) Can't Say Anything Nice." 

His lawsuit is seeking "at least $900,000 in damages, all profits the defendants made from the songs, and a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendants from using the songs in the future," according Punknews.org. - more on this story

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Lemonheads tour
Filter reports: Evan Dando's fall dance card is booking up fast! Following a handful of solo shows supporting The Jesus And Mary Chain, Dando is hooking up with his citrusy cohorts for another Lemonheads tour. 

For the first time, the touring line-up will include both drummer Bill Stevenson and bassist Karl Alvarez, who recorded the 2006 album The Lemonheads with Dando. 

Stevenson, who also drummed for The Decendents and Black Flag, co-produced the album and co-wrote several of the tracks.- tour dates

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Metallica To Sell Acoustic Recordings
antiMusic reports: Can't make it to Metallica's unplugged appearances at this year's Bridge School benefit concerts next month? You're in luck as the band plan to offer recordings of their performances online on their official bootleg site livemetallica.com. Here is the brief announcement from the band: 

"We're still stuck in the studio, but when we were invited to participate in the 21st Annual Bridge School shows, we just couldn't say 'no'. We're going to record both nights (October 27th and 28th at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, CA) and have them (at www.livemetallica.com) for you shortly after. 

"It's an acoustic show that NEIL YOUNG puts together each year in the Bay Area, and this is the second time for us. And all proceeds from the sale of downloads from these two shows will go to the Bridge School."- more on this story

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Chris Cornell Tour Plans
antiMusic reports: Chris Cornell is hitting the road again this week. Right now it looks like he plans to hit Canada and the western US before he heads Down Under with Linkin Park. After that outing wraps he'll return to the US for a longer 2nd leg. 

He'll first head up to Canada for a string of dates beginning on Tuesday that will run through October 2nd. He'll then head down to the US for shows in Washington, Oregon, Utah and Nevada. Earl Greyhound will supporting Chris on these dates. 

On October 10th he'll head Down Under for a series of shows with Linkin Park in Australia and New Zealand scheduled to hit Auckland, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darling Harbor and Brisbane. He's also booked two solo shows while there, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne, according to Pollstar. 

He'll return stateside on October 28th for a 2nd US leg which kicks off in Woodlands, TX- more including tour dates

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Mogwai Pacemaker Auction
antiMusic reports: Mogwai drummer Martin Bulloch just underwent heart surgery on Thursday where his pacemaker was replaced. Having the big heart that he does, Martin plans to auction off his old pacemaker to raise funds for a heart foundation and while the band have not finalized the details of this auction, they do make it sound like he has done this before. 

The band posted the following on their official website on Thursday: Martin has in the last few hours come out of surgery fitting a new pacemaker. As happened last time we will have a charity auction for his old one with the proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation. Details will follow in the next few days. Get well soon Martin! Stuart

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Hi Def Hendrix
PR reports: Experience Hendrix and Geffen, in association with Universal Music, are pleased to announce the October 29th UK release of Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At Monterey (Definitive Edition) on DVD and Hi-Def DVD. This special edition DVD features all of the existing film footage from Jimi's incendiary June 18, 1967 concert newly transferred to high-definition specs from the original 16mm camera reversal original. The concert footage has been re-edited, making this the first time Jimi's legendary performance will be captured on DVD in its original performance sequence. 

In addition to the legendary Monterey performance, the Definitive Edition DVD boasts several bonus features including a new documentary entitled "American Landing", which traces Jimi's rise from obscurity to his triumphant U.S. debut at the Monterey Pop Festival, "The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At Monterey: A Second Look"; a unique feature that enables viewers to view the concert via different camera angles, "Music Love and Flowers" - a behind-the-scenes documentary about the origins of the Monterey Pop Festival, plus rare performance footage of Jimi performing "Stone Free" and "Like A Rolling Stone" in Chelmsford, England on February 25th 1967.- more on this story

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T.S.O.L. and Mercy Killers Team for West Coast Tour
antiMusic reports: T.S.O.L. appear to be back at it and will head out on the road with Mercy Killers in Rocktober for a West Coast tour that will kick off in Spokane Washington on October 10th and conclude on October 21st in San Francisco. We're not sure of the lineup for T.S.O.L. on this outing.

While the T.S.O.L. camp has only posted two dates so far on their Myspace (their website is hopelessly out of date), Mercy Killers' Myspace lists quite a few more which include stops in Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Tempe Az, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, San Jose and San Francisco. (MK's former website is now in cybersquarters hands). 

T.S.O.L. are a few years away from their last CD release so we're not sure if we could consider this tour in support of "Divided We Stand" and Mercy Killers appear to be touring behind their 2006 effort "Bloodlove".- dates

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Vader DVD Preview
PR reports: Vader's new live DVD entitled "And Blood Was Shed in Warsaw" is scheduled for release on the 15th October 2007 (Europe) / 5th November 2007 (USA) but today you can have a look at a sneak preview. It's available on MMP's official YouTube and Myspace websites

Live DVD features the footage from the band's fantastic concert at Stodola Club in February 2007, which was the final stop of the tour promoting their latest album "Impressions in Blood". The show was filmed with 7 cameras so you can expect a truly amazing recording with great lights and dynamic shots - over 80 min. of brutal, fast, uncompromising death metal!! As a special surprise for the fans, the concert featured also a guest appearance of Orion: a member of two other great Polish metal acts: Vesania & Behemoth. 

The DVD also includes: fully animated menu, band bio, discography, interview with Peter, brand new video clip "Sword of the Witcher" (taken from the forthcoming RPG game "The Witcher"), desktop images, photo gallery, weblinks, and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Artwork and layout was done by young and very talented Brazilian artist Marcelo HVC, known from great works for such bands as GORGOROTH, LORD BELIAL, NECROPHAGIA to name a few... "And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw" DVD will be also available in a special DVD+CD limited swing case edition! It's a must have for fans of good quality metal music!- Now for that preview

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Hanson Aids Africa
PR reports: With HANSON's fourth studio album, The Walk, which debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard's Independent Chart, the band kicked off their nearly sold-out The Walk Tour this week in Nashville. Additional dates have just been announced and will go on sale next week.

After recording the song, "Great Divide" in Africa (the proceeds of which are donated to AIDS relief in Africa), HANSON is continuing their efforts by teaming with TOMS Shoes on a unique initiative to help with the fight against poverty in Africa. On The Walk Tour, HANSON and TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie will be speaking about the importance of taking simple action, like purchasing a pair of TOMS shoes (for each pair purchased, a pair is given to a child in need). Shoes will be made available on each tour stop. Said TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, "the message (and beauty) of TOMS is that massive change is possible...we need only work together and each contribute a little bit. I cannot think of a better partner to help spread this message than HANSON."- more on this story

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The Head Cat Set Rare Appearance
Metal Underground reports: The Head Cat, Motörhead mainman Lemmy Kilmister's psychobilly side-project also featuring the Stray Cats' Slim Jim Phantom on drums/percussion and guitarist Danny B. Harvey (Rockats, 13 Cats, Lonesome Spurs), are playing Hollywood, CA next week. The band will be performing at Safari Sam's on Sunset Boulevard this coming Thursday, September 27th. Doors open 7pm. More info www.myspace.com/headcat, www.Safari-Sams.com. 

According to a press release, The Head Cat are a "take no prisoners combo just to remind the world how rock'n'roll is supposed to f***in' sound. Forget all those rock posers, who have nothing new to say, passing themselves off as the real thing. When it comes to real rock'n'roll these three guys have lived it, breathed it, bled it and have set the lifestyle example that all you rebels, rockers and outcasts should strive to follow!" - Metal Underground

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