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Godhead Week: Day 2
antiMusic reports: Underground industrial metal heroes Godhead release their latest album "At The Edge Of The World," this week and to celebrate we asked frontman Jason C. Miller to pick his favorite five tracks and tell us a little about each one.

But first he gives us this introduction, "I don't like revealing TOO much about my songs, because I like people to interpret them their own way, but I think I can give you my overall inspiration without spoiling it for others…" Now here is Jason with today's song:

"The Decline": This is a rather bleak view of today's world. Some would say our entire society is in decline, and on some days I'm inclined to believe them. It's also a warning to stop procrastinating or you will be passed by.

Preview songs from the album, learn more about it and the group and more - right here!

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Update: Former Guns N' Roses Members Form Guns of Destruction
antiMusic reports: There is the new super group that has been formed by former members of the Guns N' Roses family of bands. A member of the group tells antiMusic that the project is named Guns of Destruction and they will make their live debut later this year.

The band features former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, the Guns in the original Guns N' Rose Tracii Guns (LA Guns/Brides of Destruction) as well as Chip Z'nuff (Enuff Z'nuff / Missing Persons / Adler's Appetite).

Chip Z'nuff spoke with antiMusic on Tuesday and told us that the band is really looking forward to their first show and there might also be some very special guests in attendance.

Update: We updated the story after hearing back from Chip that some of the original information we reported wasn't finalized. When it is we will let you know. Sorry for the confusion but it's rock n' roll after all! -

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Travis Barker Thankful To Be Alive
AP reports: Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who always has been afraid of flying, says he's glad to be alive after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash last month.

"I hate planes," Barker said in an interview with Us Weekly magazine. "My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened ... well, I'm just thankful to be alive! I'm just grateful to be here at all."

The 32-year-old musician and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM were the only survivors of the crash just before midnight Sept. 19 at the main airport in Columbia, S.C. - more on this story

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Dimebag Bio Coming
Blabbermouth reports: Da Capo Press has set an April 6, 2009 release date for a 288-page paperback book from Zac Crain entitled "Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times, and Tragic End of 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott".

According to the book's official description, "'Black Tooth Grin' is the first biography of 'Dimebag' Darrell, the Texas-bred guitarist of the heavy metal band PANTERA, who, along with three audience members, was murdered on stage by a deranged fan in 2004 — twenty-four years to the day after John Lennon met a similar fate.

Darrell Abbott began as a teenage guitar prodigy, inspired by KISS and winning local talent contests. With his brother, drummer Vinnie Abbott, PANTERA was formed, and it became one of the most popular and influential metal bands of the '90s, selling tens of millions of albums
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Weezer Trouble, Britney Lacks Appeal, R. Kelly 3.4 Million Richer, Flaming Halloween, KISS Shoes, Duran Duran, Billy Joel and more
antiMusic reports: Wanna see that five world record breaking new Weezer video? Their PR peeps sent us this along with a link: Weezer is proud to announce the Yahoo! Music premiere of their new video for "Troublemaker" off their critically-acclaimed album "Weezer" (Red Album). Featuring custard pie fights, dodgeball matches, the largest Air Guitar Ensemble, and the longest Guitar Hero Tour Marathon, "Troublemaker" is exactly what you'd expect from the playful minds of these inventive musicians. Watch Weezer's "Troublemaker" here

Britney Spears may have to stand trial in Los Angeles for driving without a valid license after all. A three-judge panel in Los Angeles has denied a motion by Spears' attorney seeking a delay in the trial and a possible reduction in the charge. more

R. Kelly has won a $3.4 million award against his former tour promoter and is asking a Los Angeles judge to help him collect. Kelly's company claimed that Rowe Entertainment and owner Leonard Rowe failed to pay him in full for shows scheduled for late last year and early 2008. more

The Flaming Lips will be taking over the streets of Oklahoma City on Halloween. Their March of 1,000 Flaming Skeletons parade will take place on Saturday, October 25th. more They have also announced screening dates of their highly anticipated feature film 'Christmas On Mars' throughout the US. details

John Legend will begin a short fall tour Nov. 19 in Minneapolis in support of his upcoming album, "Evolver," due Oct. 28. Columbia labelmate Raphael Saadiq will support on the trek more

Former "American Idol" champion Taylor Hicks has aligned with artist services company Artist to Market for the release of his next album, due Feb. 10. more

New York Classic Rock station Q104 will hold a special charity event with Billy Joel to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Charity Begins at Home, the organization which he founded in 1978. more

Duran Duran have announced the dates of the final leg of their tour in support of their most recent album 'Red Carpet Massacre'. The band will close out the tour with 11 shows in North America this December. more

The Supersuckers will play a special 20th anniversary show on November 29 at the Showbox Theater in Seattle, and they will be joined by the reunited Green River, featuring members of Pearl Jam and Mudhoney. more

Not content with just selling Kiss branded cycling shorts, Frisbees and red wine, the band have added Vans Sk8-Hi shoes to their online shop. The shoes feature all four members (two faces per shoe), as seen on the cover art of four albums they released in September 1978. more

Doomriders and Disfear will team up to release split 7" EP this fall. The release will be a joint effort between Disfear's own label, Disfear Records (European territories), and Doomriders' label home, Deathwish Inc. (all other territories). more

Birmingham indie punk trio Johnny Foreigner are creating a huge buzz in the US. The band is set to unleash their angular art-pop stateside at CMJ Music Marathon, and have just released their debut album Waited Up Til It Was Light on Nettwerk. (You gotta love press release hype. It was of course followed by not one, but two quotes from Pitchdork. )

Time And Distance have recently signed to Not Alone Records. The group will be hitting the studio this January with Rob Freeman (Cobra Starship, Hit The Lights, Houston Calls) to record their third release. Along with T&D's new full-length, Not Alone will be putting out a limited 7" pressing of unreleased acoustic tracks. Are they any good? Find out here.

Austin City Limits is set to take place October 2-4, 2009 at the Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. more

Extreme metallers Brujeria, whose current touring lineup includes Carcass frontman Jeff Walker (a.k.a. El Cynico) on bass, ex-Cradle Of Filth drummer Adrian Erdlandsson (a.k.a. El Podrido), and Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury (a.k.a. Hongo) on guitar, will embark on the "No Acceptan Imitaciones Tour 2008" in December. - more

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Pearl Jam, Aerosmith and The Doors Members To Experience Hendrix
PR reports: The Experience Hendrix tour, a five-week long cross-country tour featuring an all-star line up of music greats paying homage to the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix launches this month. As the 19-date tour that kicks off in New Hampshire on October 14 barnstorms the continent, it will be joined by numerous special guests along the way.

Guests committed to joining the touring group for performances across the country includes Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, Robby Krieger of the Doors, Cesar Rosas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, blues scion Bernard Allison, Texas blues rocker and Eric Clapton sidekick Doyle Bramhall II and legendary Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson.

These phenomenal guest players will be joining a group of guitar greats that include Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Hubert Sumlin, Jonny Lang, Mato Nanji of Indigenous, Double Trouble's Chris Layton, along with Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix Experience/Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys) and Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience). Cox recently commented to Rolling Stone, "Nothing can compare to playing with the original master. But this tour is helping to validate the musical genius that I knew, by bringing Jimi Hendrix into the new millennium."
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Coldplay Announce Deluxe Edition of Viva La Vida
PR reports: Capitol Records will release Coldplay's Viva La Vida - Prospekt's March edition on November 25th. The two-disc deluxe package includes Viva La Vida, the band's fourth full-length album, plus a brand new EP entitled The EP, which will also be for sale separately in CD and 12" vinyl configurations, includes six recently-completed songs that the band had begun recording during the Viva La Vida sessions and brand new versions of two album tracks - "Lost +" (featuring Jay-Z) and "Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun mix)." Viva La Vida was released in June 2008 and went on to chart at No. 1 in 36 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

Coldplay picked up two Q Awards - "Best Album" and "Best Act In The World" - at yesterday's ceremony in London. Both awards were voted by readers of the magazine. The band will be featured as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" with host John Hamm on October 25th.
Following its hugely successful tour of Europe, Coldplay will resume its North American tour on October 20th in Ottawa, ON. A November 25th show at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA has just been added; tickets for this date go on sale this Saturday, October 11th, at 10 AM. After the tour concludes in Glendale, AZ on November 26th, the band will return home and close out the year with a series of U.K. dates.
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Pennywise Not Playing Liskfest
antiMusic reports: Bad news for Pennywise fans that were planning to see Pennywise at the Liskfest this coming Saturday. The band will not be performing.

Here is what they had to say: "We apologize for any confusion regarding Liskfest taking place October 11. When the show was initially cancelled by Goldenvoice, we moved on and decided to concentrate on other projects. When Liskfest was back on we never reconfirmed, contrary to web spread rumors.

"We do apologize for any inconvenience and believe that Liskfest will be a great show, but we WILL NOT be on the bill that day." - The festival's website

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From Fergie Prom Date To Bank Robber
TMZ reports: Fergie's high school prom date has a record, too! Back in September, a man wearing a Guitar Hero t-shirt and carrying a silver handgun was caught on surveillance video robbing a Wells Fargo bank inside a Ralphs supermarket in Santa Ana, Calif.

Vincent Dean Malicek was arrested last Friday on armed bank robbery charges. And guess what we found out -- Malicek was Fergie's 1993 prom date. - It fits. She robs suckers out of their money with her so-called singing. TMZ has Photos

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Dimmu Borgir Enlist Susperia Guitarist
PR reports: Susperia guitarist Cyrus will join Dimmu Borgir on Danzig's Blackest Of The Black North American Tour, which starts at The Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL, USA on October 9th 2008.

Due to a recent addition to his family, Dimmu Borgir guitarist Galder will not be able to do the tour. Cyrus has been long time friends with both Galder and Silenoz, so was apparently the natural choice to fill the role.

States DIMMU guitarist Silenoz: "We have some new, temporary personnel on this tour. We needed an experienced live guitarist and found him in an old friend of mine and Galder: Cyrus of Susperia. We're happy he can step in and don't plan on giving him a hard time on the road" - more on this story

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Depeche Mode Set First Release Under New Deal
antiMusic reports: We told you a little bit about this yesterday but here is the official announcement: EMI Music is thrilled to announce that it has signed an exclusive worldwide deal with multi-platinum recording artists Depeche Mode. EMI Music's Mute label has been the best-selling British trio's international home since 1981 when the label released the group's debut single "Dreaming of Me" in the U.K. The new deal means that EMI Music will now release Depeche Mode's music in the U.S. for the first time, as well as in the rest of the world.

The first release under Depeche Mode's worldwide agreement with EMI Music is a new studio album, the band's twelfth, due outside the U.S. on April 20th, 2009, and in the U.S. on April 21st. Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Andy Fletcher are currently in New York working on the album, which will be the follow-up to Depeche Mode's 2005 release Playing the Angel, which reached No. 1 in 18 countries.

In addition, Depeche Mode has announced dates for the European leg of its "Tour of the Universe 2009" — the group's first-ever stadium tour in which they will perform in 28 cities across 21 countries. The tour, which kicks off in Israel on May 10th, is the band's first since 2005's "Touring the Angel" trek, which smashed European sales records with 1.8 million tickets sold across 87 shows. - more on this story

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A Expert Look at Dylan's Bootlegs
PR reports: Music journalist and culture critic Greil Marcus is best known for shedding new light onto rock music by referencing its impact in a broader spectrum of culture and politics. In 1997, he analyzed Bob Dylan bootlegs and dove into the subconscious of America in Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes.

This week on the Barnes & Noble Review, Marcus reviews Tell Tale Signs, the newest installment of rare and unreleased Dylan bootlegs from 1989-2006:

"The music Bob Dylan has made since 1992 has been based in a hunch that there is a body of American song, or an American ethos of expression, that is a constant. It's a scattered form that in words and metaphors, riffs and moans, hesitations and shouts, can always be rediscovered, and can rediscover and renew whoever remembers it, as if one can not only speak but listen in tongues."

You can find out just how much Dylan you've been missing by checking Marcus' review - here

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My Ruin's Frontwoman Discusses The Accident That Almost Ruined Her Life
antiMusic reports: "There is something truly deep and heartfelt about this record, more so then anything that My Ruin has produced before. There is something more mature about the sound but yet it has lost none of its edge, or its evocative strength or most importantly its honesty and that is what makes My Ruin's music a cut above the rest." So says our very own Morley Seaver in his five star review of My Ruin's latest album, "Throat Full Of Heart". Morley also had the chance to talk with the group's frontwoman Tairrie B. recently about a wealth of topics. That full interview will be published on Friday but we wanted to give you a little taste of it. The following exchange is where Morley asks Tairrie about a major accident she was involved in and if there was any fall out from it.

Tairrie B: On September 29, 2006 I was the passenger in a car which swerved and hit a flatbed truck which was parked with a street cleaner on the back of it which had some sort of metal rod sticking out. The metal rod went through the passenger side window and ripped through my arm and tore it up from top to bottom. It all happened very fast and many of the details still come and go to this day. Sometimes it's hard for me to remember exactly what happened and sometimes it's very vivid. It's weird. I can't explain it. I was pulled from the car and began bleeding pretty badly on the street. I eventually passed out and when I woke up I was in the trauma room at Cedars Sinai Hospital and they were about to operate on me. I was covered up so I really had no idea how bad it all was and neither did Mick when he arrived however, the next day they said they were thinking about amputating my arm because the damage was so deep. I went through a few surgeries and a skin graft before I could really think about the idea of ever using my arm again. To be honest, I did not think it was going to happen for a very long time.

There really wasn't any fall out from my accident. In fact, oddly enough only really great things have happened to me since. Let's just say I have been very well taken care of on many levels thankfully. As for people's reactions to what happened, I think it brought me closer to certain people in and around my life and showed me that I have some truly amazing friends. It also reassured me that many of the decisions we have made over the previous two years were the right ones. I am glad we parted ways with many of the people from our past because it gave us the opportunity to meet new people who have become so important in our lives. Chris is one of those people. Besides my relationship with Mick, one of the things I have missed having within my former and present bands over the many years and various members who have come and gone was a real friendship with someone like the one I have developed with Chris these past 4 years.

The band is just about the hit the road! Check back here on Friday for the full interview and you can check them out on the road at the dates listed
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