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Full Report for 05/05/2008
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Emmanuel Jal Week: Day 2 "Vagina"
antiMusic reports: This week we have a Day in Rock first as a hip-hop artist gets the spotlight. But Emmanuel Jal is no normal hip-hopper, as you'll soon discover when he tells us the stories behind the songs of his new album "Warchild". Emmanuel uses his music to touch upon on real subjects from his incredible journey in life from being a child soldier in Africa to the recording studio. "Warchild" hits stores next week, but this week will give us a preview of what we can expect from the album. We'll now turn it over to him for today's song:

Vagina: This song was inspired by some of the trading issues facing Africa, for example oil, gold and diamonds. One of the main reasons that conflict is killing my people in Sudan is the ongoing demand and trade of oil, so myself, Roachie my producer and Jah Miracle, came together, sat down in the studio and said let's write down the truth. And that's how the track Vagina was born.

As you can see this isn't your everyday hip-hop. Even if you don't like rap you can agree that he has something far more important to say than his contemporaries. You can learn more about Emmanuel's incredible story, preview some tracks from Warchild, find out where to see him live and more at his - Myspace page.

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Free NIN Album
antiMusic reports: Nine Inch Nails promised a big announcement today and it's a big announcement for fans. The band is offering up a absolutely free download of their new album entitled "the slip". All you have to do is submit your email and it's all yours. Here is what they had to say about it, followed by the link:

"as a thank you to our fans for your continued support, we are giving away the new nine inch nails album one hundred percent free, exclusively via nin.com. the music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options - all free. all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.

"for those of you interested in physical products, fear not. we plan to make a version of this release available on CD and vinyl in july. details coming soon." Tracks include: 999,999 - 1,000,000 - letting you - discipline - echoplex - head down - lights in the sky -
corona radiata - the four of us are dying - demon seed
- Grab it here

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Court To Keep R. Kelly's Secrets
antiMusic reports: If you were hoping to read lurid details about the R. Kelly child porn case, you probably still will, but the news organizations won't be getting the details from sealed court records and transcripts.

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a motion filed by Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and The Associated Press to have the Supreme Court order the Cook County Circuit Court to unseal the records immediately.

The court simply denied the motion on Monday. According to AP "Judge Vincent Gaughan has said he's trying to protect Kelly's rights and prevent information from influencing prospective jurors."

Kelly's trial starts on Friday. He has been charged with videotaping himself engaging in sexual activities with an underage girl. - Read more about the ruling here

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The Offspring Offer Free Song Download
antiMusic reports: The wait is over, we can now hear what kind of influence Bob Rock has had on the Offspring, as the band is offering fans a free download of the first single from their forthcoming coming album.

The song is "Hammerfall," and is being offered for free at www.offspring.com. You just type in your email and your country and you'll receive a link for a one time download of the track as a 320kbps DRM free MP3.

The song comes from the album, "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace," which is set to hit stores on June 17th. According to Billboard, aside from the CD and digital release, they also plan to offer "a gatefold vinyl edition of 'Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace' will come bundled with a free digital download of the album." - tracklisting

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Disturbed Prevents Suicides
antiMusic reports: When it comes time for Disturbed to release a video, it can't just be a regular video. Not when the song carries a personal heavy meaning for David Draiman. So the band's new video has a good cause behind it. Here is what their PR firm sent over: Disturbed have just unveiled their video for "Inside the Fire," the first single from the forthcoming, Indestructible, which hits stores June 3rd.

The video was directed by Nathan "Karma" Cox who has also helmed videos for Bleeding Through and HIM among others. Both the lyrics of "Inside the Fire" as well as the video's storyline tell the real life tale of a suicide that personally affected Disturbed vocalist, David Draiman.

Knowing the pain and sensitive nature of the subject Draiman precedes the video with a public service announcement for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The video can be seen - here

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Court To Keep R. Kelly's Secrets
antiMusic reports: If you were hoping to read lurid details about the R. Kelly child porn case, you probably still will, but the news organizations won't be getting the details from sealed court records and transcripts.

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a motion filed by Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and The Associated Press to have the Supreme Court order the Cook County Circuit Court to unseal the records immediately.

The court simply denied the motion on Monday. According to AP "Judge Vincent Gaughan has said he's trying to protect Kelly's rights and prevent information from influencing prospective jurors."

Kelly's trial starts on Friday. He has been charged with videotaping himself engaging in sexual activities with an underage girl. - Read more about the ruling here

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Candlebox Return
PR reports: Candlebox make their triumphant return to the modern music game this summer with their first new record in ten years. Into The Sun will be released July 22nd on Silent Majority Group in conjunction with Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group.

The original Candlebox songwriting team of singer Kevin Martin and guitarist Peter Klett along with original drummer Scott Mercado, reunited shortly before the 2006 Rhino/Warner Brothers retrospective, Best Of Candlebox was released. Candlebox's 2008 lineup features 3 of the founding 4 members Only bass player Bardi Martin has been replaced by Adam Kury. After being apart for more than 7 years, Martin and Klett discovered that the time and tide apart had nurtured enhanced chemistry and mutual personal evolution that has now manifested in a cache of new songs that leave their past works, for lack of a better phrase, far behind. - more on this story

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Foxy Brown Warrant
antiMusic reports: She's been out of jail less than a month and already Foxy Brown is wanted by the law! NME has the report: Foxy Brown is in trouble with the law again, just weeks after being released from Rikers Island prison in New York.

The rapper, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was released on April 18 having serving 8 months for violating her probation after assaulting workers at a nail salon in Chelsea, and was due to appear in Brooklyn Supreme Court today (May 6) on charges relating to assaulting her neighbour with a BlackBerry device.

However, she was a no-show in court this morning, resulting in a bench warrant issued by Judge John Walsh. - oops. more details here

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Dandy Warhols Go Solo
PR reports: The Dandy Warhols are back and ushering in a rockin' return to form with Earth To The Dandy Warhols, the band's debut album as masters of their own destiny. Pulling together the diverse sounds and influences that have always characterized their music, it's quintessential Dandys, and it's set to be self-released this summer via the Dandys' newly minted Beat The World Records.

But you don't have to wait until then to hear the new tracks! Beginning today, May 5, the new album is featured in over 10,000 AMI Jukeboxes across the nation. May 5th also marks the re-launch of the Dandy Warhols website: visitors to www.dandywarhols.com will be treated to a download of the opening track, the party-starting "The World The People Together (Come On)."

The Dandy Warhols will kick off their 2008 touring extravaganza with a Pacific Northwest run in June, followed by European Festival dates in July, and a fall North American tour. - more on this story

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Sweet Tour Coming
BW&BK reports: Popular rock band Sweet, led by bassist/vocalist Steve Priest, will begin their Are You Ready Steve? 2008 tour their first in many years, it was announced today.

The original Sweet was formed by Priest along with vocalist Brian Connolly, drummer Mick Tucker and guitarist Frank Torpey (later replaced by Andy Scott) in the UK and rose to fame with such hits as 'Ballroom Blitz', 'Fox on the Run', 'Love is Like Oxygen', 'Little Willy', 'Hellraiser', 'Teenage Rampage', 'Blockbuster', 'Action' and many others.

The 2008 Sweet tour will be a tribute to Connolly and Tucker whose tragic deaths were terribly pre-mature. - more on this story

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Lamb Of God Vinyl Debut
PR reports: Prosthetic Records is pleased to announce the release of the vinyl edition of Lamb Of God's debut album, 'New American Gospel,' featuring all 10 songs remastered along with "Nippon," a bonus track previously only available on Japanese pressings of the record, and three early demo tracks across a double LP gatefold with altered artwork and exclusive poster.

Since the 2000 release of 'New American Gospel,' Lamb Of God has gone on to release 'As The Palaces Burn' and the 'Terror And Hubris' before signing with Epic Records for the band's next three albums, 'Ashes Of The Wake,' 'Killadelphia,' and 'Sacrament,' as well as the forthcoming DVD release 'Walk With Me In Hell,' as well as several appearances on Ozzfest and hugely successful headlining tours both Stateside and in Europe.

The LP edition is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and is now available - here

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A Clockwork Jagger
antiMusic reports: A Clockwork Orange is one of the greatest novels of the 20th century and ended up one of the greatest films ever! But imagine for a moment is Mick Jagger had played the lead in the film instead of Malcolm McDowell. Strange as that sounds it was a possibility. And the Fab Four almost got involved too!

Gigwise has the story: Members from rock and roll music's two biggest bands wanted to contribute to the movie A Clockwork Orange, according to a letter from the film's executive producer.

Writing to John Schlesinger, who was considering directing the film, Si Litvinoff said that the Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger wanted to play the psychotic criminal, Alex. He also revealed that The Beatles had shown an interest in writing the score for the film.
- more on this and some more interesting trivia about the film

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