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Full Report for 10/04/2008
Attack! Attack! UK Week: Final Day
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:

You and Me: Will, the bassist, had just agreed to join the band and myself and Ryan said do you have any song ideas you can play us. He put a cd in my player and it played a rough demo version of the song that he had recorded on his PC. I was instantly in love with the groove and totally loved the riff! it triggered something in my head and I kinda just blurted out the melodies straight away . Sorry that may sound boring haha but that's how it happened , I think this is my fav song on the album!

Check out tracks from the album, get tour dates, read the members blogs and learn more about the coming attack right - here!

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Rage Against CD Rumors
Music Radar reports: Yesterday, a rumor quickly made its way across the blogosphere that the reunited Rage Against The Machine were beginning work on an album of new material.

Apparently, a "source," possibly from within the band's label, Sony, said that the band was readying new songs to be released in 2009."We're hopeful," the source explained, "but a new album is far from definite."

Make that very from from definite. MusicRadar spoke with a spokesperson for guitarist Tom Morello, who said the story was "officially and unequivocally without merit. I can categorically deny this rumor. The band has no plans on recording new material." - more on this story

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iTunes Saved: Feds Decide Royalty Rate, Everyone Claims Victory
Jam! reports: The big dust up over the feds changing royalty rates that had iTunes singing a tune of shutting down now has all sides singing a song of victory. Jam! has the story:

The federal Copyright Royalty Board on Thursday left the royalty that songwriters receive on sales of CDs and digital downloads at US 9.1 cents per song for the next five years.

Both songwriters and music sellers applauded the ruling - but for different reasons. Apple Inc., which had threatened to shutter its iTunes store if the rate increased, appeared to have scored a clear win. - more on this story

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AC/DC Vinyl Not At The Store You Were Expecting
Blabbermouth reports: Stores across America have reached a happy compromise over AC/DC's exclusive deal with Wal-Mart. Independent outlets will now have the exclusive vinyl release of the new AC/DC album, "Black Ice", and the 7" vinyl release of the single "Rock N' Roll Train" backed with "War Machine".

AC/DC has extended its trek across North America by adding sixteen more shows to its Black Ice World Tour.

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. - more on this story

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Ted Nugent's Electrified Loins
Music Radar reports: At nearly 60 years of age, Ted Nugent is still singing to the women of the world, and he claims that his tunes have the same effect on the female persuasion today as they did in his heyday during the '70s.

"The girls love my music," the 'Motor City Madman' states happily. "It's so genuine, it's so sensual. Listen to the intro of Love Grenade or Girl Scout Cookies. Listen to Stranglehold or Cat Scratch Fever. Dear God, that's as primal as primal can be!"

Still, one question persists. For a musician who celebrates sexuality as unabashedly as The Nuge, why did he stop wearing his trademark loincloth onstage? "Well, Mrs Nugent, who happens to be my campaign manager and, I would like to think, my overall quality-of-life manager - while I was sleeping many years ago, Mrs Nugent actually implanted an electronic dog-training collar on my scrotum." Nugent says, laughing. - Listen to the full podcast for more gems like this one.

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T.I. Release Show
PR reports: MySpace Music is proud to announce that the self-proclaimed "King of the South," T.I., will be performing a free show for his MySpace friends at the Key Club in Los Angeles, CA, on Friday, October 3.

200 limited tickets will be available for pick-up for the 15+ show from 10 a.m - 1 p.m. on Friday, October 3 and no early line-ups will be allowed for the 8:30 p.m show. Admittance will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. - more on this story

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Oasis Leak, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith for Mac, Kingston Trio Death, Wu-Tang TV, Bonuses Unearthed, AC/DC Listening Parties and more
Blabbermouth reports: The full album stream for Oasis' 'Dig Out Your Soul' is playing now on their MySpace The CD hits stores next week. Noel is also on the mend following his injury in Canada. "The doctor said that at my age it should take about another four weeks to heal. It's making me walk and stand different though 'cos of the pain. I've been rehearsing though, so I know I can do the rest of the tour." more on that

Aspyr Media has announced work on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith for Mac, a stand-alone musical rhythm game which lets players play as virtual versions of the band. It features over 40 songs including 25 Aerosmith master tracks. more

Nick Reynolds, a founding member of the Kingston Trio who jump-started the revival folk scene of the late 1950s and paved the way for artists such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, has died. He was 75. more

Gerald K. Barclay's documentary "Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan" will premiere November 13 on BET, five days before its release on DVD. Through interviews and rare footage, the film chronicles the pioneering hip-hop group's rise from Staten Island. more

Unearth will release their new album, "The March", in North America on October 14 via Metal Blade Records. The CD will be made available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy on October 10 and in the rest of Europe on October 13. The limited European-exclusive edition of "The March" will include a bonus track called "Our Callous Skin" and an exclusive bonus DVD. more

Long Beach rockers and multi year winner of best live band at the OC Music Awards, Wonderlove have reunited after a five year absence. The first announced show back is set for Nov 14th at the Gypsy Lounge in Lake Forest, California. Myspace page

Hard Rock International has announce that all four Hard Rock Caf�s in the UK are set to host official fan-only listening parties for the eagerly awaited new AC/DC album "Black Ice". The listening parties will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16 at Hard Rock Caf� London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff more

I want you to reissue me... Cheap Trick's Live At Budokan now becomes a "Sight & Sound" event at 1978 concert footage is released for the first time, alongside newly mixed and mastered audio of the original concert of 3 CDs. DVD features original concert that aired once on Japanese television in 1978more

Vocalist/guitarist Dave Hewson of the legendary Canadian band Slaughter (which later evolved into Strappado) has issued the following update: "[I] just wanted to let everyone know that longtime drummer for Slaughter and Strappado, Brian Lourie, has died of a heart attack at the young age of 39. more

It's been no secret that YOB is once again active, and in turn, Profound Lore will indeed be releasing the next YOB full-length album. Now joined by new bass player Aaron Reiseberg, YOB is in writing mode for its monolithic comeback effort, to be released sometime in the first half of 2009. more

The Black Dahlia Murder, Soilent Green and Misery Index will team up for a North American tour in December. The dates are here

On October 16 "This Is Spinal Tap" hits the big screen at The Majestic Crest Theater in Westwood, California. This special event is a fundraiser for the Hollywood Rock Academy Foundation which provides "rock school" classes and musical instruments to underprivileged kids in the Los Angeles area. more

Less than a month after splitting with U.K.-based ie: music, Morrissey has signed with Irving Azoff for managementmore

Van Morrison is set to play his legendary 1968 album 'Astral Weeks' in its entirety in Los Angeles next month.more

Norwegian death metal veterans Blood Red Throne have cancelled all previously announced live shows for the remainder of 2008 in order to focus on completing the songwriting process for their fifth studio album. - more

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Celeb Bowling With Ratt Revolver
Blabbermouth reports: Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses) and the members of Steel Panther will take part in the VH1 Classic Celebrity Bowl-Off tournament on Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m. PST at Lucky Strike Lanes at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California.

They will join an already exclusive list of actors, celebrities and members of the music industry who will take to the lanes and showcase their bowling skills to raise awareness for autism at this tournament.

The evening will be hosted by Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION) along with actress Holly Robinson Peete and former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and will include both a live and silent auction with rare rock 'n' roll photography from legendary photographers Jim Marshall and Richard E. Aaron, music, food, drinks and Rock Band video game.
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Girls Aloud Murder Blog Bust
BBC reports: A civil servant is being prosecuted over an internet blog which detailed the kidnap, torture and murder of the pop group Girls Aloud.

Darryn Walker, 35, of South Shields, South Tyneside, is accused of writing and posting the 12-page "Girls (Scream) Aloud" story on a fantasy porn site.

He was arrested by Scotland Yard officers earlier this year and charged under the Obscene Publications Act. - more on this story

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Neil Young Taps Everest For Support
PR reports: It's not every day a young band gets invited to join a legend on stage, for what's shaping up to be a most anticipated tour. Los Angeles-based quintet Everest had that very experience when Neil Young asked them to support his national tour, joining Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie, East coast and West coast, respectively.

This collective of talented musicians is no stranger to touring, having just returned from a European jaunt with My Morning Jacket, in addition to each individual's resume, ranging from stints in The Watson Twins to Sebadoh. As the Los Angeles Times pointed out, the band members "sport resumes longer than the intro to 'Cortez The Killer.'"

Everest's debut album, Ghost Notes (Vapor Records), is sonically reminiscent of the classic vintage equipment used to capture it. Recorded at Elliott Smith's former studio, New Monkey Studio, one can't help wonder if the album title reflects more than just a name. - more on this story

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Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD
PR reports: The world's biggest, most brutal, murderous and, well, incompetent heavy metal band will once again step into the spotlight in the upcoming Adult Swim DVD release, Metalocalypse: Season Two.

From Adult Swim and Warner Home Video, this DVD will be available while the band is at the top of its game � in both the real and animated worlds. Not only does the band's mega-stardom rank them as the world's 12th largest economy � but the animated band, Dethklok, has also achieved unparalleled success in the real world.

The level of brutality is raised to a whole new level as the band tries its hand at electrocutions, weddings and the glamorous world of publicity in the Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD, which includes all 18 second season episodes and a slew of hidden special features that fans will have to find. That's right. Anything worthwhile demands some work. So buried within the DVD's two discs will be a host of bonus features for fans to track down and blog about. Available on December 2nd for the suggested retail price of $29.98, the Metalocalypse: Season Two DVD's preorder date is October 28th. - more on this story

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Kanye TV Rated X?
NME reports: Kanye West's TV comedy has been deemed too hardcore by TV bosses, who have shelved the project indefinitely.

Larry Charles, who directed the pilot, says that "It was really good, but again I think it was too hardcore for HBO"

"People gave it a very good response and it seems to be on the shelf right now. The management has shifted at HBO so we're waiting to see." - more on this story

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Paul Turner Coming To America
PR reports: Combining rootsy folk with intricate, droning guitar tracks and soulful vocals, Australia's Paul Turner announces autumn U.S. national tour.

A delicate mix of string-ridden tracks that reflect a meditation on life and music, Turner releases his debut CD, Clear Blue, in the U.S. on October 21, 2008, through his own independent record label, White Lotus Records. - more on this story

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