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Full Report for 10/13/2008
Today's Day in Rock is a limited edition due to the U.S. Holiday. We will return to full strength on Tuesday. For now here are today's stories:
Gojira Week: Day 1
antiMusic reports: France isn't exactly the country you think of when you think of heavy metal but heavy rockers are out to change that perception. The band return to record stores this week with their new album ''The Way of All Flesh," and to celebrate the release we asked frontman Joe Duplantier to pick his favorite tracks from the disc and tell us a little about each one. Here is Joe with today's song:

"Oroborus": This song is about the immortality of the soul. I thought it was interesting to start an album about death with a song about eternal life. The "Oroborus" or "Oroboros" is also called "The Tail Devourer," a serpent or dragon devouring his own tail, a mystical animal from ancient mythology.

The first riff is a weird thing, asymmetric and dissonant, there's an impression of cycle motion that fits with the idea of circle of lives. It's the first song we composed and it's the opening song for the album.

Preview songs from the album to hear Gorija's unique brand of metal, learn more about the disc and the group plus more right - here!

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Marilyn Manson Member Found Dead?
NME reports: Marilyn Manson's former bandmate Gidget Gein has been found dead, according to reports.

The bass player, whose real name was Brad Stewart, played in Manson's band from 1989 until 1993, when he was fired and replaced by Twiggy Ramirez.

Stewart was found dead at his home in Burbank, Los Angeles on Thursday (October 9) after a suspected drug overdose. He was 39. - more on this story

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U2 Penning Spider Man Tunes?
Music Radar reports: You'd think that Bono and The Edge, still finishing U2's new album, No Line On The Horizon, would have little time for outside projects.

But the two are writing the score for the upcoming Broadway production of Spiderman: The Musical.

Although the lavish production, said to feature state-of-the-art lighting and sets, isn't due to open till sometime next year, it's already making history of sorts. - find out how

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Travis Barker Blogs To Fans
E! reports: Three weeks after narrowly surviving a Learjet plane crash , Travis Barker has taken to his MySpace blog to thank fans for their support and to update his condition.

"Like the doctors said from the beginning, its [sic] been a slow recovery process. I am coming up on the 7th of my surgeries Monday," the former Blink-182 drummer wrote Saturday.

"Today I finally was able to move all my fingers on my right hand. Every step seems huge at this point, and I'm doing EVERYTHING I can possibly do to get back to my kids. Yes, I did start eating meat again, but if it helps me to be home holding my little humans sooner, than its all worth it." - more on this story

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Meat Loaf Hospitalized
AP reports: A publicist for Meat Loaf says the 57-year-old rocker was hospitalized in London for three days following an awards ceremony earlier this week.

Publicist Kirt Webster says Meat Loaf was admitted to a private hospital in central London on Monday, immediately after winning Q Magazine's "Classic Song" award for his rock epic "Bat Out of Hell."

Webster said in an e-mail Friday that Meat Loaf stayed at The London Clinic for three days for "testing and evaluation." - more on this story

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Classic Neil Young Performance Being Reissued
PR reports: Just five days shy of his 23rd birthday, Neil Young's solo career launched in earnest with an engagement at The Canterbury House in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having left the Buffalo Springfield only six months earlier, Neil brought just his guitar along to the facility operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan as a ministry to University of Michigan students, faculty and staff.

The truth was that the engagement was something of a "stealth" booking, an experiment to determine if audiences would accept Neil's music in its most elemental form. Having performed previously in the context of a band, he was unsure if he could deliver his music as convincingly alone. The Canterbury House experience erased all doubts and set the stage for the succession of Neil Young solo albums that continues to this day.

The night of November 9, 1968 (and the night following), he performed his music and told stories between the songs to a rapt audience. The performances were recorded those evenings on a TEAC 2 track tape recorder, the tapes kept in storage over the intervening years.

More than 40 years will have passed when Reprise Records releases Sugar Mountain Live At Canterbury House 1968 as part of the continuing Neil Young Archive Performance Series. - more on this story

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Good Charlotte Show Punk Cred with Dance Music, Metallica Star Eyes Art Record, T.I. Tops Himself, Elvis Grand Twins, Suicidal Drummer and more
antiMusic reports: Nothing says poser punk like a pop group that calls themselves punk but releases dance music. Hot Topic friendly punk indeed! Putting a club-friendly twist on the greatest hits compilation, Good Charlotte will on Nov. 25 unveil "The Greatest Remixes," featuring new, dance-y versions of tracks like "Little Things," "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," "The Anthem" and "I Just Wanna Live." more.

Lars Ulrich, songwriter and drummer for the heavy-metal band Metallica, is selling a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting from his art collection that could set a new auction record for the artist, Christie's said Friday. more

Albert Hammond Jr's Lillywhite Session on World Café will be broadcast on this coming Wednesday - October 15th, 2008. National Public Radio's World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide. You can find your local station here

Former Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins comes yodeling back with his new band Hot Legs. Yeah, that's what he's calling it. Billboard has more info on it here.

Oasis have shot straight to the top of the UK album chart with their seventh studio collection, Dig Out Your Soul. more

Killing Joke played their first US show in 20 years at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles last week (October 9) for a star-studded crowd that included Morrissey and members of Guns N Roses, Sex Pistols and The Cult. more.

On October 13th, Famous Stars And Straps will release the "Chris & Che" tee, available in Mens, Womens, and Juniors sizes at www.famoussas.com and The Fast Life store in Los Angeles. 100% of the proceeds will go to the families of both Chris Baker and Charles Still, whose lives were lost in the fatal Blink-182/DJ AM South Carolina plane crash on September 20, 2008. To purchase, please visit www.famoussas.com for details.

T.I. broke his own recently set record for the largest leap to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on Thursday, as "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna leaped 79 places. The track sold 335,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, besting Mariah Carey's prior digital debut week high-water mark of 286,000 with "Touch My Body." more

Slash is slated to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's tribute concert for guitar hero Les Paul. The lineup of guitar virtuosos for the November 15th concert also includes Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, The Ventures, Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi and more

William Claxton, a celebrated photographer who worked with such entertainers as Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra and who helped establish the organization that runs the Grammy Awards, has died. He was 80. Claxton died Saturday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications stemming from congestive heart failure more

Lisa Marie Presley is a mom again. A publicist says the 40-year-old singer gave birth Tuesday to twin girls, whose names were not released. One baby weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and the other came in at 5 pounds and 2 ounces. more

Lollapalooza has announced its dates for 2009. The annual festival, founded by Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, is set to take place August 7-9, 2009 at Chicago's Grant Park. more

Reggae star Alton Ellis, known as "the Godfather of rocksteady", has died at the age of 70. The Jamaican-born singer, who moved to Britain in the 1970s, achieved fame with a number of hits, including I'm Still in Love and I'm Just a Guy. more

Suicidal Tendencies have brought on Eric Moore to fill their vacant drummer chair. According to a statement by the band Moore is not a temp, but rather their official new skins man. more

Stereomud is scheduled to release a new DVD early next year, however the release will not result in the band reuniting. - more

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Jars Of Clay Team With Sixpence None The Richer for Christmas Tour
PR reports: Jars Of Clay are excited to announce Love Came Down: A Christmas Pageant. Jars of Clay will be joined by the recently reunited Sixpence None The Richer, along with Sara Groves and Leeland, as they embark on a 13city tour filled with holiday songs and stories in celebration of the Christmas season.

Last year, Jars of Clay gave their fans a Christmas gift. CHRISTMAS SONGS was the first holiday release from the band in their 12year career. The band brought new light to memorable Christmas songs such as "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "In the Bleak Midwinter," and broke new ground with their own original holiday songs such as "Winter Skin" and "Evergreen." When they decided to go out on tour this season, they asked their friends Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum of Sixpence None The Richer to come along. - more on this story

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Goldfrapp Special Edition
PR reports: Mute Records plans to release a special edition of Goldfrapp's acclaimed album Seventh Tree. Due in the U.S. on November 25, the special edition features DVD footage, new artwork and additional photos.

The DVD contains videos for "Happiness," "A&E" and "Caravan Girl," televised performances of "Clowns" and "Road to Somewhere," a variety of live tracks from Goldfrapp's June 21 performance at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-sea, as well as exclusive backstage footage from the show. Released earlier this year on Mute Records, Seventh Tree went Gold its first week of release in the U.K. and has received immense praise from the likes of People, The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, Details, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and more.

In addition to Seventh Tree, Goldfrapp's iTunes Originals Session was released on September 30, and is available for download. - more on this story

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Science Faxtion Go Online
PR reports: The much anticipated album by all-star conglomerate Science Faxtion is a mere month away from being unleashed on the masses. Living on Another Frequency, an outrageous creation concocted from the minds of Bootsy Collins, Buckethead, Brain, and Greg Hampton (producer of Alice Cooper's recent album Along Came a Spider) is set to hit stores November 11.

This electric intersection of funk, rock, pop, metal, and techno delivers a sound both jolting and manic, yet surreal and decadent, sending the listener on a spacey mind-trip.

In preparation for this new album, the band is utilizing the information super highway's ultimate hub to get the word out – Living on Another Frequency now lives on MySpace. Launched October 8, 2008, the page features two tracks – "Life-IS IN-Deliver" and "Lookin' For Eden". The latter is also the first single, and will be going to Modern Rock radio stations.

The by-line on the page says it all: "Space-Age Metalloid Funk." This introduction, with the leak of the two singles, will surely get the fans salivating for more. Check it out at
- www.myspace.com/sciencefaxtion

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Mother Mother U.S. Tour
PR reports: In support of their critically celebrated second album O My Heart, Vancouver's Mother Mother is embarking on a 10-date U.S. tour.

Mother Mother U.S. tour dates
October 22 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bear's Place
October 23 – New York City, venue TBA
October 24 – New York City @ The Mercury Lounge (CMJ showcase)
- more on this story

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Hadouken Set US Release
PR reports: UK band Hadouken! will release their debut album, Music For An Accelerated Culture, on their own in North America on October 28. The album will be available digitally through iTunes and other digital retailers, as well as on their website, and Myspace page.

Hadouken! took the UK with storm earlier this year when they released their debut album 'Music For An Accelerated Culture' in May and it landed into the official UK album charts at an impressive number 7.

The last year and a half has seen them blow the packed BBC Radio 1 tents away at UK's Reading and Leeds festivals as well as performing on Glastonbury's John Peel Stage and most other English festivals over the summer. - more on this story

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Singled Out: Stereophonics
antiMusic reports: Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today Kelly Jones from Stereophonics tells us about "You're My Star" from their new album "Decade In The Sun: The Best Of Stereophonics" which hits stores on Nov 18th. We now turn it over to Kelly for the story:

'You're My Star' is a song I wrote in a hotel room in Chelsea, London. I wrote it quite quickly, although the recording of it took longer and in many directions. It's a song about how amazing and inspired someone can make you feel and how much you want to be around them every day."

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album - right here!

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