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Full Report for 06/04/2008

Bangkok Five Week: Day 3 "Straight Fell Off"
antiMusic reports: The Bangkok Five have been favorites of antiMusic since before they were even the Bangkok Five. We celebrate the release of the band's sophomore album, 'We Love What Kills Us,' by asking frontman Frost to give us the inside story on his five favorite tracks from the album.

Here is Frost with today's song "Straight Fell Off": Love never hurt so bad. We were on the road and were getting played by our girls back home in one way or another. Blanco's fianc� ran off with the singer of Spoon for a week and my lady wound up in rehab for six months for cocaine addiction.

This life takes a toll on you in the deepest of ways. I remember rehearsing this, eyes locked to my drummers while we both sat there trying not to break into fits of pathetic, furious sobbing. Blanco almost killed himself over his loss. I will never be the same as a result of my experience. It's a really honest song and I love it for that.

The album hits stores next week but you can grab a taste right now, plus get the latest on the band and more - more on this story

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Linkin Park Tour Bustad
antiMusic reports: Linkin Park has added another big name to the Projekt Revolution 2008 tour. Here is the Live Nation press release with most of the BS removed: Linkin Park has announced that Busta Rhymes will join their Projekt Revolution 2008 lineup. Rhymes and Linkin Park recently collaborated on "We Made It," the first single and video from Rhymes' upcoming album, Blessed.

The fifth installation of Linkin Park's raging road show will see them headlining an all-star bill that features former Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, The Bravery and Ashes Divide featuring Billy Howerdel, known for his work with A Perfect Circle.

The Revolution stage will be headlined by DisneyCore act Atreyu and features 10 Years, Hawthorne Heights and Armor For Sleep. Also performing will be Street Drum Corps. The tour launches July 16 at the Tweeter Center in Boston. - more on this story

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Hannah Montana Film Accident
TMZ reports: The new Hannah Montana movie suddenly became an action flick when a freak ferris wheel accident on the set left several extras in bad shape.

According to witnesses on the set, all hell broke loose when high winds blew a giant piece of lighting equipment into a ferris wheel full of people on the Tennessee movie set.

Miley Cyrus, the star of the film, for all you out of touch people, had just wrapped a scene on the stage next to the ferris wheel when the accident occurred.
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Metallica The Game, Green Day UK, Digital Radiohead, Def Exec, Linkin Park, Randy Castillo Song Surfaces,
antiMusic reports: It's hump day, so let's start off with this bit from Billboard about how to fill the time when you should be working, but don't feel like it: With "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" just weeks away from release, the much-rumored Metallica version of the game appears imminent. An analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities found reference to the upcoming, but as of yet unannounced game in a recent SEC filing by Activision more

Green Day have dropped an enormous hint that they are set to tour the UK as their alter egos, Foxboro Hot Tubs, soon. The band left a cryptic blog on the Foxboro Hot Tubs MySpace page suggesting a British jaunt is on the cards. more

Through a new arrangement between Wolfgang's Vault and Universal Music Group, vintage concert recordings from such acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix will soon join the nearly 500 recordings already available for download purchase more

Shakir Stewart has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Def Jam Recordings. Stewart will assume overall responsibility for the day to day activities of the Def Jam label, including the acquisition and development of new talent, overseeing producers and guiding the creative vision and brand recognition of the label.

Radiohead's back catalog became available for sale via Apple's iTunes Music Store this morning (June 3) in DRM-free files, removing the band from the ever-dwindling list of major holdouts more

It's the time of the season.... to do a reunion tour. The Zombies have announced details of a North American tour, kicking off July 3 in Detroit at the Comerica CityFest. The 1960s legends who reformed in 2006 after 30 years, are comprised of two original members more

Linkin Park has released their latest music video, "Leave Out All The Rest," directed by Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn. The video can be viewed now at www.linkinpark.com.

'80's Metal Pioneer, Willie Basse has posted the track "Danger Zone" featuring ex- Ozzy Osbourne/Motely Crue drummer, Randy Castillo online. The track is taken from Basse's new album "The Money Grind" which was recently released on New Empire Media. Hear it Here

Ace Young was a finalist on American Idol's season 5. He's coming out with his self-titled debut album on July 15th, but you can check out the first video for the effort for the track "Addicted" - right here

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Reality Show Singer Joins L.A. Guns
PR reports: Marty Casey, the "new blonde guy," as the band has affectionately referred to him on their website, is the new voice of L.A. Guns (featuring guitarist Tracii Guns).

Casey gained recognition as a vocalist along with millions of fans during his run on the hit CBS show "Rock Star: INXS." He was also instrumental in writing and creating new material on the upcoming L.A. Guns album.

The band will be hitting the road this month with another new member on board. In addition to Tracii Guns on lead guitar, Jeremy Guns will be on bass along with Chad Stewart on drums, and the band has enlisted new rhythm guitar player Alec "Big Al" Bauer, who has been touring with the band since 2007. [so he's not really new]

The band is currently in Canada recording their new album with Multi Grammy Award Winning Producer Steve Thompson. - more on this story

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Cult Of Luna Go Mental On New CD
Hooked on Caps Lock Records reports: With the July 8th release date drawing nearer for Eternal Kingdom, the brand new album from Cult Of Luna, the hype is growing and the story behind the album is certainly adding to the excitement.

Based on an actual journal found in an old mental home, Eternal Kingdom takes listeners on a weird and wonderful journey through the mind of a former patient as he tells the tale of how his wife came to be murdered and of the mythical creatures he claims to have encountered during the time of the harrowing event.

Cult Of Luna guitarist Johannes Persson recently gave a track-by-track explanation of the songs from the upcoming album. To hear Johannes discussing the meanings behind the songs over exclusive clips from the songs themselves - go here

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Get A Little Furry Help On New CD
antiMusic reports: We got this rather strange update from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs: YYYs have been hopscotching down the road less traveled, from a barn in the Northeast to a ranch in the Southwest on our journey for the next sound. Why go RURAL? We're not yet sure ourselves, but one thing the city don't have that the country got is SPACE and there has been plenty of spacing out in the studio as of late.

Fuzzy soft muses aka kittens have played a major role in the writing process of Yeah Yeah Yeahs current and past records. Show Your Bones was written in Sam Spiegel's home studio amidst the birth of a litter of kittens, little gold lions scrambling around. Amazingly therapeutic, nothing turns a frown upside down (there are many frowns in the record writing process) as a purring kitten in your lap.

Alas our favorite kitten of all beloved SQUEAKER arrived just in time for record three! Abandoned by his mother, we've watched him grow before our very eyes from a blind and helpless little thing into a frisky and fierce little beauty- much like the tunes we're writing. Go figure. - more on this story

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Slash A Cokehead, Not A Pepper
Blabbermouth reports: Mojo asked former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash what his feelings were about getting snubbed by Dr. Pepper as part of the drink manufacturer's recent "Chinese Democracy" promotion.

(Dr. Pepper has vowed to give everyone in the U.S. a free can of the drink if GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", is released this year. Everyone, that is, apart from Slash and Buckethead [Guns N' Roses guitarist 2000-2004].)

"Yeah, someone sent me a text about that at 3:00 a.m. last night," Slash replied. "I thought, 'What kind of left-field ---- is that?' It's pretty funny, actually. I guess Buckethead and I will just have to make do with Coca-Cola." - more on this story

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Steve Vai To Play Hank Williams in New Film
House of Rock reports: He's already played the devil's guitarist, Jack Butler, in 'Crossroads', and now Steve Vai is portraying another conflicted sort, Hank Williams, in the new film 'Crazy'.

'Crazy' tells the story of Hank Garland, the emotionally unstable guitarist who rose to fame in the early 1950s as Nashville's top session player. Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams - all of them turned to Garland for his innovative artistry on the guitar.

Actor/southern rocker Waylon Payne , who also was featured as Jerry Lee Lewis in the 2005 Johnny Cash bio pic 'Walk The Line', plays Garland, whose career was cut short in 1961 after a crippling near-fatal car accident (the guitarist died in 2004). Ali Larter portrays Garland's beautiful but troubled wife, Evelyn. - more on this story

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Lost Chicago Album Coming Out This Month
PR reports: Rhino Records will release the "lost" Chicago studio album, Stone of Sisyphus (XXXII), on June 17. Chicago will be appearing on A&E's Private Sessions this Sunday June 8 at 9am and on the CBS Early Show on June 20.

In his book, The Greatest Music Never Sold, author Dan Leroy writes about the Stone Of Sisyphus, the great lost Chicago album. Recorded in 1993 and produced by Peter Wolf, Sisyphus became a cult record immediately after Warner Bros. refused to release it because it wasn't the Chicago record that was expected. Knowing what they had created and not willing to compromise, the band left Warner Bros. and took the album with them.

Now, 15 years later, on June 17, this 11-song album with four bonus tracks will finally be available from Rhino Records at all physical and digital outlets. Powered by Chicago's celebrated horn section, the tracks on SISYPHUS have bite, power and swing, and the "fire in the belly" that one associates usually with debut albums. - Wanna hear it?

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Earth To The Dandy Warhols
PR reports: The Dandy Warhols' sixth LP, Earth To The Dandy Warhols, is set for release on August 19, 2008, via their label, Beat The World Records.

This month the Dandys are playing four shows in the Pacific Northwest, with European festival dates to follow in July, and a fall North American tour to kick off in September.

For the June dates, Beat The World artists the Upsidedown and Monstrous are the special guests.

June 17 Victoria, BC @ Element Nightclub (w/the Upsidedown)
June 18 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre (w/the Upsidedown)
June 20 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo (w/the Upsidedown & Monstrous)
June 21 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (w/the Upsidedown & Monstrous)

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Uriah Heep Tour Nixed
Blabbermouth reports: Uriah Heep has cancelled its previously announced nine date tour of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus which was scheduled to commence in Chisinau, Moldova tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4.

According to the band, "the last-minute cancellation comes as a result of the tour promoter's complete lack of adherence to contractual stipulations concerning PA, lights, backline equipment, visas, tour itineraries, travel arrangements and failure to make scheduled payments.

"Uriah Heep bitterly regret having to cancel the tour, but over the past few weeks it has been impossible to finalize arrangements for the tour due to the promoters total failure to fulfil[l] their contractual obligations or supply the band with the correct advance information. - more on this story

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Beach Boys 16 Disc Boxset
PR reports: On June 10, Capitol/EMI will release the first complete collection of The Beach Boys' early Capitol Records singles, spanning the years 1962 to 1965. The Beach Boys: U.S. Singles Collection � The Capitol Years (1962-1965) will be released in a highly-collectible, limited edition boxed set of 16 CDs and as a digital collection.

Each of the deluxe boxed set's CDs includes an original single's A and B-sides, plus other versions of most tracks, from additional mono and stereo mixes to live recordings. Eight previously unreleased mixes are among the new collection's 66 tracks.

The CD boxed set's lavish packaging includes 16 individual CDs in digipaks with faithfully reproduced original single artwork, plus a 48-page hardbound photo book with faux sand finish, housed in a striking '60s hotrod and surfboard-inspired red and yellow box with wood inlay. - more on this story

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Edgar Winter Rockline
PR reports: Currently gearing up for his second summer tour with Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band, legendary rocker Edgar Winter will offer a sneak peak of his upcoming new album Rebel Road on the popular syndicated radio show Rockline on Wednesday, June 4 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. PST.

In addition to premiering tracks from the album, which features exciting guest performances by Slash, country superstar Clint Black and Winter's brother, blues guitar great Johnny Winter, the singer and multi-instrumentalist will be interviewed by longtime Rockline host Bob Coburn. Coburn, a rock radio institution who was an on-air personality on Los Angeles' KLOS from 1980-1994, will also play what he calls "a frighteningly good version" of Winter's classic 'Frankenstein' that the artist performed live on the show several years ago.

Rockline is still the only national call in radio show that gives listeners a chance to speak directly with the artists in a setting comfortable enough to accommodate the superstars of rock and roll. - more on this story

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