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Full Report for 10/10/2008
Godhead Week: Final Day
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 Origin of Suffering": I wanted to portray a man at the end of his life, looking back and giving his commentary on the world. I also purposely didn't have any choruses repeat, so that I could tell more of the story. In Buddhism it is a belief that we are all in an endless cycle of suffering, and I wanted to convey that feeling in this song.

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

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Guns N' Roses CD Gets Firm Release Date
antiMusic reports: The sky has fallen. The speculation is over. The false starts have stopped. Chinese Democracy will arrive this year. Billboard reports: More than a decade after its conception, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" will finally see the light of day before year's end, sources close to the situation confirm to Billboard.

As first reported by Billboard, the set will be a Best Buy exclusive and will be available Sunday, Nov. 23, rather than the usual Tuesday.

Beyond enticing pre-Thanksgiving shoppers, the move is tied to the structure of Best Buy's sales week, which runs from Sunday to Saturday. As such, "Chinese Democracy" would not be eligible to chart on The Billboard 200 until the week of Dec. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan. - more on this story

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Exclusive: Bon Jovi Facing $400 Billion Dollar Lawsuit
antiMusic reports: Bon Jovi might be the next in line to lobby the Feds for a multi-hundred billion dollar bailout if they lose a copyright infringement case that was filed against them on Thursday. We very much doubt that Jon has a high enough credit limit on his Bon Jovi Mastercard to cover the bill he may face: $400 billion dollars. Yes, billion!

We recently told you about Boston musician Bart Steele who wrote a theme song for his home town baseball team, The Boston Red Sox, which he believed was later rewritten by Bon Jovi (see story). Steele filed a Federal lawsuit Thursday in the Massachusetts District Court's Boston Office against the veteran rockers and a host of other defendants.

The basic claim (that we could make out) in the lawsuit revolves around a song Steele wrote in September in 2004. In the suit Steele's composition is described as a "love song for his beloved Red Sox and a baseball playoff anthem fans could sing along with. He titled his song '(Man I Really) Love this Team', also known as 'Man I Love this Team.'" Steele says that through local airplay and public performances the song became well known by fans of the team as well as members of the team and their organization.

Steele claims that Bon Jovi recorded a promotional track for Major League Baseball called "I Love This Town" which Steele contends is a "unauthorized derivative version" of his song. Three years after Steele's song was first released to the public, the Bon Jovi track began to appear in on-air promotions for Major League Baseball and the song was also included on the rock group's 2007 CD "Lost Highway". - more on this story

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Who's Opening For AC/DC? Here Is The Answer
PR reports: THE ANSWER, an emergent and award-winning rock band from Northern Ireland, has been selected as the opening act for the imminent North American leg of AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour. The itinerary kicks off October 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA and concludes on January 31 at Nashville Sommet Centre, Nashville, TN.

Highlights on the road also include dates at NYC's Madison Square Garden on November 12-13 and The Forum in Los Angeles on December 6. Prior to the AC/DC shows, The Answer will perform a unique US debut club headline show at as part of the RED CMJ music festival at The Crash Mansion, New York on October 25. This will be a rare opportunity to savor the band's first-ever thunderous and explosive headlining club gig before they head off to tour with AC/DC. - more on this story

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Van Hagar Supergroup Member Speaks
antiMusic reports: There is a buzz building about the new supergroup comprised of former Van Halen rockers Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony plus Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith. With such a lineup it would be almost impossible to find a player to fill the guitar god role that is expected. But the band hit one out of the park when they recruited Joe Satriani as their final member. Our good friend Ross CAT from Bestofwny.com spoke with Satch about all of the things he has on his plate at the moment including this new group and their plans. Here is part of that conversation where Satch is asked about this still nameless group:

Satch: Yeah I guess I'd have to say I'm surprised at how people are jumping all over this thing but I guess I shouldn't be. We had spent some time playing together on stage and we really clicked as a band. Sammy and I have written 2 albums worth of material already and we will be heading into my studio to polish up the arrangements in a few days.

Needless to say it's a really high energy band as you can imagine; Sammy alone is a volcano ready to erupt at any time and Mike and Chad are always ready to jump in. It's been a fantastic few months for me on so many levels especially having a specific band to write music for, they are a bunch of talented guys who really just want to Rock Hard.

I know Sammy took some heat for a comment that was taken just a little to serious when he compared this band to Led Zeppelin. As a musician when your influenced by bands like Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix and you've played with bands like Van Halen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers it's interesting to see where you go when you step outside of that. This project is a musical release, its given us a uniquely creative outlet which has generated a combustible intensity that is very exciting. I'm looking forward to finally getting this thing down on tape as they say.
- So will we see a CD? How about a tour? Find out here!

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Osbournes Blacklisted
BBC reports: US television writers have been warned against working on a new comedy-variety show hosted by the Osbournes.

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has written to its members telling them they could be subject to a fine if they accept work on the series.

The WGA refuses to work with the show's production company Fremantle over claims that it underpays staff. In a letter the WGA said: "Any members who perform writing services on that show do so at their own peril." - more on this story

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Lamb of God Banned From Metallica Gig
antiMusic reports: Metallica had the following news for their southern California fans: "As you may have heard, the owners of the Los Angeles Forum have a little issue with our friends from Lamb of God, so unfortunately they will not be joining us for the two shows at the Forum on December 17 and 18.

"That's the bad news... the good news is that our bros in Machine Head are rushing back to the States from Europe to step in on those two nights. And of course no show would be complete without The Sword kicking things off, so they'll be there too."

Lamb of God was previously banned from performing at the church-owned (then-named) Great Western Forum in April of 2005 on the Subliminal Verses tour with Slipknot because church leaders were offended by the group's previous name, Burn the Priest.
- more on this story

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Headbangers Ball Turns 20
Adrenaline reports: MTV2's Headbangers Ball, the longest running show on the network celebrates its 20th anniversary with a bang. Beginning on October 20th, Headbangers Ball takes you on a hard rock journey with noteworthy interviews, archive footage from the past 20 years, a roundtable discussion from Headbanger VJ's themselves, and many more.

Headbangers Ball, the hardest show in the world, which airs on approximately 400 channels worldwide, replaced Heavy Metal Mania, helmed by Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame. The Ball's first long term host was Adam Curry who was then replaced by Riki Rachtman in 1990. Moving from MTV to its current home on MTV2, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed-fame took over the reigns and interviewed some of the sickest metal bands around. Jamey may be gone now, but keep on the look out constantly for special guests and the freshest videos on the web and TV.

This week includes exclusive content and footage, killer music, and in-depth interviews. Some of these interviews include many of heavy metal's best such as Metallica, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Testament, Anthrax and more. - see what's coming up

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X Announce Final 08 Show Dates
PR reports: X, the legends of the L.A. punk scene, have entertained thousands of fans across the nation with their 31st anniversary 13 – 31 Tour. Since the tour's kick-off in March, the band's sold-out shows have earned rave reviews from the faithful and music critics alike.

X will close out the tour with five final dates in December, split between two venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Look for an extra special twist on the X-mas holiday theme throughout these final shows.

Adding to the fun-filled frenzy for all X fanatics, the band will be making a special October 28th appearance CBS's The Craig Ferguson Show. In keeping with the holiday festivities, X will also appear in the Tribute Feature of Filter Magazine's Holiday issue this November.
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Austin Powers Star Busted For Gang Rape
antiMusic reports: Not music related but it's Friday so what the hell: TMZ has learned the actor who played Random Task in the first "Austin Powers" movie has been charged with a vicious gang rape.

Joe Son's arrest has been all over newspapers in the O.C., but no one connected the dots -- that the suspect is actually Dr. Evil's henchman -- until now.

Here's how it all went down. Son pleaded guilty back in May to felony vandalism. The plea required him to fork over a DNA sample. Investigators ran his sample and found Son's DNA connected him to an unsolved gang rape back in 1990, in which a woman was pistol-whipped, raped, threatened with death and eventually blindfolded and released naked. - more on this story

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3 Doors Down Returning To The Road
PR reports: 3 Doors Down have rescheduled a series of U.S. shows from their hugely successful [lame ass corporate tour name sponsorship removed] Summer Tour, the last leg of which was postponed due to Brad Arnold's bout with laryngitis. 1

6 shows were postponed in all, with rescheduled dates being added in December and this coming January. The band was urged to postpone the remainder of their September dates on Doctor's orders so that the tireless vocalist could properly rest his voice. The new December dates will also include on the bill San Diego band Switchfoot and Nashville Rockers American Bang.

Shows have already been rescheduled for December, with the band setting up pre-sales for the rescheduled dates. - more on this story

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The (International) Noise Conspiracy Taking Back Tour Dates
PR reports: Sweden's The (International) Noise Conspiracy today announce select performances in the U.S. in mid-November.

The band will be opening for Taking Back Sunday in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco just a few days before their latest disc, The Cross Of My Calling, is released on November 25, 2008 on Vagrant/American.

The quartet recorded the fourteen-track set at Sunset Sound in Hollywood with legendary producer Rick Rubin at the helm.
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Opeth DVD Screening
PR reports: The Roundhouse Tapes, the long awaited new DVD from Opeth is released on Peaceville Records on October 27th (UK – November 10th, USA – November 11th).

The DVD will be premiered at 7pm on November 4th with a special screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in London. The screening will be introduced by the band, who will also be available to sign copies of the DVD following the screening. In addition to the DVD, exclusive merchandise will also be on sale at the cinema.
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