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Full Report for 10/01/2008
Attack! Attack! UK Week: Day 3
antiMusic reports: The British are coming, the British are coming. That is Attack! Attack! UK's new self-titled album is coming out next week. To celebrate the pending release from these buzz worthy Welsh rockers, we asked the band's frontman Neil Starr to pick some of his favorite songs from the album and tell us about them. Here is Neil with today's song:

Honesty: Ryan remembers writing the melody and lyrics for the verse on top of the bassist cabs in the rehearsal room , surrounded by t-shirts and equipment. It wasn't an ideal layout for song writing haha. I think we were listening to a lot of Nirvana 'In Utero' at the time and this I think kinda influenced the music of this track. There is something sleezy about it. Lyrically, for me anyway, it kind of speaks for itself , "Honesty didn't get me anywhere" there are a lot of people out there who wanna f*ck you over and not play by the rules, sometimes you gotta get nasty

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New RATM CD?, iNIN phone, Beenie Man Not Guilty Mon, Idol Cooks Up New Song, Backstage With Linkin Park, Von Bondies Set Release, Thursday's Epitaph and more
antiMusic reports: A bit of a slow news day today but never fear, we got you covered on what happened. Before we being we want to put the word out that we will be looking for some new contributors soon. We'll have details posted up shortly but something to think about in the meantime. Now here are today's Quicks!

According to a Twistedear.com, Rage Against The Machine is apparently readying to record their first album of new material in nearly ten years. The report says that the band is in talks of recording their new album for their longtime label Sony and expect to release it in 2009. Before you get your hopes up this comes from a "source". We know how reliable they are. But read more here.

Nine Inch Nails, which is planning to release a branded version of the popular iPhone music game TapTap Revenge. The special edition of the game will feature 16 tracks from the recent albums "The Slip" and "Ghosts I-IV," some of which were edited or remixed specifically for the game.more

A Jamaican judge has cleared Grammy-winning musician Beenie Man of tax-evasion charges, saying the government never informed him of his legal rights. If only the IRS worked that way! more

American Idol winner David Cook will release his debut album on November 18th, 2008. The first single, "Light On," produced by Grammy winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) is available at all digital providers today.

Official French Arch Enemy fan club, The Dark Enemy Fan Club, report that a new DVD+CD set entitled Tyrants Of The Rising Sun: Live In Japan, will be released in Europe on November 7th through Century media. details

If you missed out on this year's Projekt Revolution Tour featuring Linkin Park, here is your chance to get a firsthand, backstage view of the tour. NowWhat.com is offering fans the next best thing to actually being there, so visit www.nowwhat.com/festival to view the exclusive interviews and behind the scenes.

After months of searching, the Von Bondies have finally found a home. The Detroit rock group has signed to Majordomo Records, a division of Shout Factory, and will release its third album, "Love, Hate, and Then There's You," on Feb. 3. more

Thursday has officially inked a deal with Epitaph Records. The group's Epitaph debut will be available in spring 2009. more

Three Fearless bands: Mayday Parade, The Maine and Every Avenue have joined up with All Time Low and are headed to Ventura on October 30, San Diego on October 31, West Hollywood on November 1, Anaheim on November 2, San Francisco on November 4, and Orangevale on November 5 for the nationwide "Compromising of Integrity, Morality, & Principles in Exchange for Money" tour.

Gogol Bordello will sweep Southern California this week as part of their Forces of Victory Tour 2008 including a performance at LA Weekly's Detour Festival on Saturday, October 4 in Downtown Los Angeles. The bands electrifying show can also be seen this week at 4th and B in San Diego (Wednesday, October 1) and the Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim on (Thursday, October 2).

Fourteen months after the album was recorded, Queen Elephantine's debut full length Surya has finally been released! Available from All That Is Heavy (CD), iTunes (Download), and several other vendors. Click Here for more information about the album.

A Norway consumer agency said it aims to take computer group Apple to court over what it calls unfair barriers to playing music from the iTunes music store on devices other than Apple's iPod. more

Turmoil and frontman Jon Gula have parted ways. Gula was a founding member of the group, which originally formed in 1992. Last February Turmoil signed with Eulogy Recordings and has slowly been working on a new full-length.
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Axl in Velvet Revolver? Yeah Right
antiMusic reports: This is an interesting way to plug an interview. Check out this promo from MusicRadar: "I heard that too. Yeah right. Anyway..." That was Slash's reaction to the news of MusicRadar's recent poll that found fans want Axl Rose to join Velvet Revolver.

Slash took time out to speak with MusicRadar to coincide with his latest signature Gibson and Epiphone six-strings being unleashed on the world. And Slash loves Les Pauls. That's for sure: "I've got somewhere between 80 and 90 guitars and I'd say 75 percent of them are Les Pauls. It's ridiculous � but they all have a unique purpose."

Visit MusicRadar on Wed (interview not up at press time but keep checking) to get the skinny on everything from his forthcoming solo album, to how he's been affected by the European smoking ban, to his favorite hat-wearing rock stars. - http://www.musicradar.com/

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Dave Grohl Vs Drunken College Dork
Jam! reports: Quick-thinking security guards saved Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl from an onstage attack at the Austin City Limits music festival in Texas on Sunday night when they wrestled a fan to the ground.

Grohl's rockers were headlining the last day of the weekend festival when an audience member clambered up onto the stage and ran towards the singer.

Initially startled, Grohl played down the drama by telling the crowd, "He's just a drunken college dork." - more on this story

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Janet Jackson Postpones Concerts After Hospital Stay
Reuters reports: Janet Jackson on Tuesday postponed two concert tour dates this week after the singer was rushed to a hospital with an unexplained illness minutes before a performance in Montreal.

Jackson's representatives said in a statement the singer on Monday night "got suddenly ill during her sound check ... and had to be rushed to the hospital just before showtime."

Jackson checked into Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and was discharged two hours later, said Rebecca Burns, a spokeswoman for the hospital. - more on this story

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AC/DC Extend Tour and Announce Video Game
PR reports: AC/DC has extended its trek across North America by adding sixteen more shows to its Black Ice World Tour as they announce a new video game offering. Newly added dates begin on December 20, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and wrap up on January 31, 2009 in Nashville, TN. The tour kicks off on October 28, 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Tickets for the Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and Cleveland concerts go on sale October 4 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Toronto concert go on sale October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Omaha, Fargo, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, Tulsa, and Nashville concerts go on sale October 11 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Little Rock and Memphis concerts go on sale October 18 at 10:00 a.m.

As if that wasn't enough we got this news in today as well: AC/DC comes exclusively to Rock Band beginning this November for the worldwide release of AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack by Harmonix. This exclusive deal with Columbia Records and AC/DC marks the first time ever the band has included an entire album for video game play, with 18 live tracks from their prolific live performances becoming available in one electrifying, standalone game. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack allows players to experience this amazing set list with Rock Band, Rock Band 2 or other compatible music game peripherals. Full of the band's classic songs, the game will be available exclusively in the U.S. at Walmart and Sam's Club this November as a part of the retailer's upcoming AC/DC program, and in retailers throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December. - More on this plus all of the new dates are here

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Tom Morello To Rage On The Road
PR reports: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine is set to release his anticipated solo album, The Fabled City, on September 30th. The 11-song album, produced by Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam), is the first release to his birth name and features appearances by System of a Down's Serj Tankian and Shooter Jennings.

With more complex electric arrangements than displayed on the sparse solo debut One Man Revolution, The Fabled City is the synthesis of his groundbreaking work as an innovative rock guitarist and revolutionary acoustic troubadour. For the first time, this album bridges the gap between Tom Morello, the acoustic protest singer and Tom Morello, the guitar legend.

The tour in support of The Fabled City will display both sides of Morello's guitar prowess with both an acoustic set and full-band electric set performed each night. In regards to the format of the performances, Morello stated "On The Fabled City Tour, I will be playing both acoustic and electric guitar. I want to start off with the darker acoustic songs and then build to some of the wildest electric guitar playing I have ever unleashed on stage in my career. The idea is half Dylan/Half Hendrix. I have been practicing my ass off and can't wait to rock."
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Wanna Meet Disturbed?
PR reports: Disturbed will be signing copies of their new single 'Indestructible' on Sunday 5 October at 4:00pm at the zavvi Oxford Street.

Nearly a decade after the release of their groundbreaking debut 'The Sickness', Disturbed have become one of the most respected bands in the hard-rock universe thanks not only to pummeling riffs and jackhammer beats but passionate insights into our troubled times. The band have sold over 10 million albums with three US #1 albums in a row have led to 'Indestructible', the group's darkest, angriest outing yet. - more on this story

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Preview The New Dylan
PR reports: NPR Music is exclusively streaming Tell Tale Signs, the highly-anticipated forthcoming album from Bob Dylan, as of Tuesday, September 30 at midnight, one week ahead of the album's release on October 7.

The entire 2-CD, 27-song set will be available to hear on-demand at NPR Music for the week leading up to its official release.

Tell Tale Signs is the 8th installment in Dylan's "Bootleg Series," and features previously unreleased recordings, live performances and alternate versions of songs recorded during sessions for some of his most acclaimed albums, Oh Mercy and Time Out of Mind among them. Also included on the album are Dylan's recordings for the soundtracks of the films Lucky You, Gods & Generals and North Country, and "32-20 Blues," his first ever release of a Robert Johnson song.
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Slash Solo Plans
Sleazeroxx reports: Velvet Revolver and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash has revealed that he has demoed 14 songs for his forthcoming solo album.

He told NME Radio that he has recruited a slew of singers to appear on the album, but would not reveal who he has enlisted yet.

He added that he wasn't sure whether the album would be released before the next Velvet Revolver album. The band are currently in the process of recruiting a new singer, following the departure of Scott Weiland earlier this year. - more on this story

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Travis Returns In Nov
UMe reports: On November 4th, 2008; Travis will release their sixth album Ode to J Smith on their own recently reignited label, Red Telephone Box which will be distributed by Fontana International in the United States.

Red Telephone Box was first created in 1996 when Travis frontman, Fran Healy borrowed �600 from his mum to pay for the recording of Travis' debut single. That track, the rousingly self-descriptive 'All I Wanna Do Is Rock,' was released on the then spanking new, band-owned label with a sleeve designed by Healy.

Fast forward twelve years � during which time they have sold ten million albums, scored numerous accolades and headlined festivals all over the world � and Travis are back at the helm of Red Telephone Box for the release of Ode To J Smith.
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Music Acts To Abandon Myspace Because of New Music Service?
BBC reports: There will be an "exodus" of music artists from MySpace in a row over the website's new music download service, a record label boss has warned.

Independent record labels have cried foul after failing to reach a deal for their acts to appear on MySpace Music.

"MySpace has been floundering lately already, and people have been moving toward [a similar site] and so on," said Tom Silverman, boss of Tommy Boy Records. - more on this story

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A Look at Jon Foreman's Musical Year
PR reports: Acclaimed Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman releases Limbs and Branches Oct. 28 on lowercase people records / Credential Recordings / EMI CMG. The full length, 12-song recording features two new tunes, "Broken From the Start" and "Over the River," as well as the most popular hits from his widely acclaimed Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer solo EPs that have sold the equivalent of 150,000 copies to date.

Each EP serves as a chapter of Foreman's stripped down, intimate and direct vision. It is one that begins with a foray into death and decay, but eventually transforms into reflections on growth and rebirth. All four discs were produced by Foreman with GRAMMY-nominated Charlie Peacock serving as the executive producer.
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Alice Cooper Vs CBS Censors
Kayos reports: Alice Cooper, appearing on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson last night, was the victim, yet again, of corporate meddling in his rock'n'roll. It's called censorship and Cooper, currently promoting his Along Came A Spider (SPV) album, has met this particular beast numerous times during his 40-year career.

The album tells the story of a serial killer and as part of the song, Alice was going to re-enact a piece of his video by picking a female victim from the audience to choke with a silk scarf during the band's live performance of "Vengeance is Mine". (Both the album version of the song and the video feature ex-Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash.) What viewers saw was a truncated version of what actually happened. Unfortunately, the "murder" of one of his victims was just too much for CBS-TV's censors (although Ferguson loved it) and, as such, his request was denied.
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Singled Out: Greg Camp
antiMusic reports: Welcome to Singled Out where we ask artists to give us the inside story about their latest single. Today's edition comes from Greg Camp and he tells us about his song "Cat's Game" from his new album 'Defektor.' And what a story it is, we'll turn it over to Greg now so he can give you the 411:

The song "Cat's Game" was inspired by a film that was never made. The independent director contacted me and needed a song for a film set in the late 70's- early 80's and needed to have a Joy Division vibe. So I set the "way back machine" and tried to write about the complexities of relationships from a point of view I could only imagine.

The character in the song being a confused punker strung out on model glue and wondering why girls are so elusive, always playing games and tricks on him. I spent a lot of time in my garage as a teen so I found it fitting to pen the song in a garage but I was NOT under the influence of model glue on this one.

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