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Status Quo Set Studio Album Release
Kayos reports: Eagle Rock Entertainment is delighted to announce that Britain's Status Quo, will release their much-anticipated forthcoming studio album In Search Of The Fourth Chord on September 15.

One of the world's most enduring live acts, this seminal British band has influenced a generation of musicians and entertained millions with their driving, no-nonsense brand of rock.

Their 33rd album to date, In Search Of The Fourth Chord features a brand new set of future classic Quo songs. Originally released overseas in September 2007, it finally hits stateside for the US Quo fans.
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As Tall As Lions Added To Mutemath Tour
PR reports: As Tall As Lions' hard work has paid off in spades. Their heavy touring history and solid fanbase has helped land them the coveted direct support slot to MUTEMATH's 35-date "Armistice Tour," this Fall, starting September 22nd in Cincinnati, OH.

"This is a great tour, we have been waiting for one like this," said ATAL frontman, Dan Nigro. "Mutemath writes intelligent songs and has a passionate audience, and we like to think that we do too."

As Tall As Lions' 3rd full-length, "You Can't Take it with You" is in stores next Tuesday, August 18, but premieres today (through Saturday) on Myspace, www.myspace.com/astallaslions - The album comes in 3 formats, a standard version, a deluxe version, that comes with a DVD featuring a 30 minute documentary about the making of YCTWY (it took well over a year) as well as live songs from the band's sold out 2007 NYC performance. The vinyl album also comes as a 2-disc gatefold, with 4 bonus tracks. - free song link and tour dates

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McCartney's Guitarist Releases Solo Album
PR reports: In concert and on recordings, Rusty Anderson has supplied guitar pyrotechnics for everyone from Regina Spektor to Elton John, Willie Nelson to Gwen Stefani. Most notably, he has been Paul McCartney's right-hand man for the last eight years both in the studio and on a number of record-breaking world tours.

With the release of his second solo album BORN ON EARTH - a head-spinning collection of richly embroidered original songs - the L.A.-based Anderson makes it clear he's much more than just your average sideman. Anderson is a guitarist/singer/songwriter who's anxious to get his freak on, freed from the understandable boundaries placed on him by other artists. He may be the world's most successful guitarist waiting to be discovered as an artist. [We assume it is out already since the PR didn't contain a release date]

BORN ON EARTH is a bold, sparkling statement from a guy whose worldview is eclectic and consistently left field. The new album's title song is a microcosm of Anderson's artistry. It opens with circus snare drum hits and cymbal crashes under a dramatic string section (Is this Wagner?) then slams straight into fourth gear with a titanic guitar riff that sounds like it's leveling the earth (Black Keys or Black Sabbath?). Anderson's vocal enters with a throat-shredding howl, crying "Shoot out! Vengeance on the street!" (John Lennon?) That guttural howl is then followed by a bouncy, catchy melody (MGMT?). All this and we haven't even reached the first chorus... - more on this story

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Son Volt and Death Cab for Cutie Stars Team Up
PR reports: One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur, a new album featuring 12 original songs composed and performed by Jay Farrar of Son Volt and Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie--with lyrics based on the prose of Jack Kerouac's landmark 1962 novel Big Sur--is set for an October 20 release on F-Stop/Atlantic Records along with a feature-length documentary of the same title in which both Gibbard and Farrar appear.

Gibbard and Farrar, having never previously met, discovered a mutual kinship in their passion for Kerouac's work while recording several songs for the documentary, produced by Kerouac Films.

After the initial San Francisco recording session in July 2007, they decided to develop the project further to create an album using Kerouac's own words from the book as the lyrics.
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Mike Peters Sounding The Alarm Against Cancer
PR reports: The Love Hope Strength Foundation, an international foundation that harnesses the power of music to make a difference in global cancer care, today announced that Mike Peters, lead of Welch band, The Alarm and LHS Executive Director, Shannon Foley, will represent the organization at the premiere LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit in Dublin, Ireland, August 24 - 26.

The Summit is the landmark event of the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Campaign, an effort of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). The duo will represent the organization's commitment to fight cancer globally and engage with world media, political leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations and corporate leadership.

"Cancer is a major public health problem that affects every country in every region of the world regardless of economic and social situation," said Lance Armstrong, LAF founder and chairman, cancer survivor and champion cyclist. "Through collective action, we will make a renewed commitment to reducing the burden of cancer around the world and break down the stigma and silence too often associated with the disease."
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Regina Spektor Taps Jupiter One For Tour
PR reports: Jupiter One has landed the highly coveted opening slot on Regina Spektor's upcoming North American tour. The acclaimed chanteuse personally chose the indie rockers who are gearing up for the release of their second album Sunshower. It is set to drop September 15th on Ryko.

"We are honored that Regina selected us to open her shows," said Jupiter One's frontman K Ishibashi. "Her fans are dedicated, song-loving people. They'll be there early and know that the music was hand-picked and approved by her."

While most of the cities are being finalized, the dates will run from September 24 to November 20. - announced dates

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Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who Star Remembers Les Paul
PR reports: Randy Bachman (Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who) issued this tribute to Les Paul: "I am deeply touched by the passing of Les Paul who I first met in 1959. As a guitarist, composer, electronic innovator and inventor, he was beyond genius and there was none other like him. He was a true musical gift from God to the world and spent his life honoring that gift. I proudly play my Les Paul guitars every night on stage and never forget the moments we shared." - more on this story

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7th Son Change Name To Taking Dawn and Hit The Road
Road Runner reports: Taking Dawn (formerly 7th Son) may be the busiest band you've never heard of… yet. The band is experiencing a flurry of activity and is going to actively exercise its road legs for the rest of 2009, embarking on an extensive spate of dates, which are spread over three separate tours.

The band's first tour, with Saliva, begins next week and runs for two weeks. The band will then hit the road and support its labelmates DragonForce for a month. TAKING DAWN will follow that tour up as part of the second leg of the first-ever, 43-date, "HardDrive" tour, where they will be supporting All That Remains and Lacuna Coil. The tour is sponsored by the nationally syndicated "HardDrive" radio show, which has been blasting on the airwaves since 1996. There are 125 stations broadcasting the show, hosted by Lou Brutus.

A 3-song EP, simply titled Taking Dawn, is currently available at all digital retailers. Additionally, the band will be selling the EP on the road and it will be available for sale via The Omega Order staring September 1. The band's Roadrunner full length debut is expected in early 2010. The EP tracklisting is "Time to Burn," "Like a Revolution" and "Godless." The band, who make rowdy hard rock, is psyched to hit the road, saying, "We are so excited to finally rock with all of you crazy mother----ers. We are gonna bring the rock pretty ----in' hard so you better dust off those dancing shoes and get ready to bang your heads with us! Get ready for a good time!" You've been warned.
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More Red Eye For The Gwar Guy
Adrenaline reports: This just in from Slave Pit Headquarters! The world's first and only "Intergalactic Correspondent", the ever-affable Oderus Urungus, made his fifth and most memorable appearance on Fox News "Red Eye", hosted by Greg Gutfeld.

The appearance went so well in fact that "Red Eye" has given Oderus the opportunity to have more airtime by being a member of the panel for an entire show.

Mr. Urungus had the following to say about this recent development: "After weeks of scrutiny, the fools...I mean the people at Fox News have decided to give me more airtime. This marks yet another step in the transformation of Oderus from lead singer to leading man-thing. I won't stop until my career eclipses that of Carrot-top, who will be forced to eat his own genitals in a desperate attempt at publicity. The humans need programs like "The GWAR Show", or "GWAR TV" or even "Everybody Loves Oderus". Considering we are GWAR, we are the perfect choice to play ourselves!"

Gwar's new album "Lust in Space" hits stores this Tuesday August 18th - Check out video footage of Oderus' fifth appearance Here.

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Adelle Headed Down Under And Cover The Doors
PR reports: Darther Music and Serotonin Productions are proud to present psychedelic shamans Adelle in their next live music adventure. After a chaotic touring schedule throughout 2008 and 2009 including a stellar performance at the Big Day Out, Adelle are set to unleash their new album 'Hello Sane Age Sins' in August. In promotion of the release Adelle will be releasing a string of music videos and embarking on an international tour spanning Australia and Japan (dates below).

Available via iTunes and other online stores, 'Hello Sane Age Sins' has received critical acclaim, "A rendering of raw sound with cunningly astute production…To me this disc is an anti-movement" (fasterlouder.com). You can experience Adelle live at any of the tour dates listed or alternatively tune in to their free live web broadcast performance to kick off the tour on August 23rd.

Furthermore Adelle will be releasing a cover of The Doors 'People Are Strange' via their web show on the 23rd of August. - more on this story

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Bands Needed For Film Soundtrack
PR reports: Indie bands clamor for the attention of fans around the world, but fans have hundreds of digital outlets to choose from. With so much competition, how can an indie band rise above the fray? One way: get your tracks into an award-winning movie.

The Graduates, a hysterical award-winning independent film is looking for bands to introduce to the nation. Starting next week, indie bands will be able to submit their hottest tracks to the producers. The Top 25 will be posted on the movie's official website and the public will vote on the top songs.

Winners will be included on The Official Graduates Soundtrack, and promoted around the nation, as The Graduates embarks on a year-long, coast-to-coast college tour.
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Blues Cruise Documentary Coming
conqueroo reports: Since the 1960s, generations of fans have adopted outdoor festivals as the ideal place to experience live musical performances. But in recent years, the best American roots music festivals have moved onboard specially chartered cruise ships. One of the first and most successful of these, Roger Naber's Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, is nowadays considered to be the true "Woodstock of the Waves." At the same time, these "blues cruises" are a welcome contemporary refuge for artists who once performed the juke joints and Chitlin' Circuit clubs throughout the South, most of which have now disappeared.

Deep Sea Blues, renowned documentary filmmaker Robert Mugge's two-hour portrait of the January 2007 Blues Cruise to the Caribbean, captured many of the 70 performances by 14 artists. The festival featured blues performers Bobby Rush, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Otis Clay, Taj Mahal, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Commander Cody band, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Michael Burks, Deanna Bogurt, Ruthie Foster, Phantom Blues Band, Joey Gilmore, Mel Waiters, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Watermelon Slim, Mitch Woods, Earl Thomas, Leon Blue and Tasha Taylor. The commercial DVD of Mugge's film is set for release October 6, 2009 on Micro Werks, distributed through the Infinity Entertainment Group (also the home of Collectors' Choice Music). List price is $19.98.

Executive producer Roger Naber recently celebrated his 30th anniversary as a promoter of blues concerts and cruises. Multi Grammy Award winner Taj Mahal, who appears on Deep Sea Blues, says of the floating festival, "It's not Disney World. It's about people relaxing, enjoying themselves, and spending time with others who enjoy the same kind of music as they do. It's amazing how people can really connect through the blues and R&B. Every year you can set your clock by it."
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More Acid Drinkers Reissues
MMP reports: Metal Mind Productions presents two more rereleases of the albums of the best and the most spectacular thrash metal band in Poland: Acid Drinkers.

"Amazing Atomic Activity" and "Broken Head" are both limited to 2000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for 24th August in Europe and 6th October in USA (via MVD).

"Amazing Atomic Activity"Acid Drinkers' 9th studio album from 1999. The album was recorded in a new and improved line-up with Przemek "Perła" Wejmann on guitars. The band claim that while writing this album they worked collectively, with each musician contributing to the creative process to an extent unprecedented in Acid Drinkers' history. It was promoted by a Rolling Stone's cover song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". The new digipak edition includes 2 bonus tracks.

"Broken Head" The band's 10th full length album from 2000. "Broken Head" was a return to the extreme sound known from their previous offerings like "Infernal Connection" and "High Proof Cosmic Milk". The 'thrash/hard rock' rhythm of the 90's was used once again. This album showed the band from a slightly different perspective – the songs' arrangements were much more complex, mostly due to a new guitarist. The album won the most prestigious award in Poland – Fryderyk. The new digipak edition includes 3 bonus tracks: 2 audio and 1 video.
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Tim Williams Releasing Careful Sophomore Album
PR reports: Tim Williams is poised to release his sophomore album, Careful Love, digitally on October 20, 2009 via Dovecote Records (Ed Harcourt, Mason Proper, Trevor Giuliani). Careful Love falls in line behind the release of the "I Hit Another Wall" EP and "Murderous Air" single and is Williams' first full length since 2007s acclaimed When Work Is Done. "Murderous Air" was recently featured on the CW series One Tree Hill and both "Murderous Air" and the "I Hit Another Wall" EP are available via iTunes.

Careful Love chronicles Williams' battle between life and death, joy and pain. Following the release and touring around When Work Is Done, Williams' frail heart required intensive surgery where his left pulmonary valve would need to be replaced. After agonizing months of planning, Williams underwent the painstaking procedure in the summer of 2008, which left him in recovery -- physically, mentally and emotionally. Enduring an event of this magnitude inevitably makes its way to expressions in Williams' songs. Using the surgery as his muse, Williams penned "I Hit Another Wall." "I wrote the song as a reminder of how lucky I was to make it through," he explains. "It was physically the most painful experience in my life."

In the midst of Williams' physical healing, he was also dealing with perils of a long-distance relationship. He wrote all the songs for Careful Love within a week upon returning home from his first trip to Los Angeles. Williams recalls, "Having lived in Brooklyn for such a long time prior to moving to Nashville, I was programmed to hate the sun soaked city. I was still recovering from heart surgery at the time and was trying to get over the feeling that all the work they did inside me would somehow unravel causing an emergency trip to a hospital or worse." Instead, Williams fell in love with LA and those thoughts were almost immediately removed from his mind. Williams penned six songs that would find their way onto Careful Love, packed his bags and moved back to NYC, to be close to family and the doctors who saved his life. - more on this story

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. (500) Days of Summer Soundtrack
We now finally have a soundtrack up to par with Garden State, (500) Days of Summer. The film is just hitting theaters and these songs help you sense the visceral emotions of the characters through the albums fifteen songs. - Read the full (500) Days of Summer Soundtrack review

.... Rudra - Brahmavidya: Transcendental I
No matter what, Rudra never loses sight of their bottom line: this is an extreme metal album, so it is the aggressive songs that take center stage and there are plenty to go around. - Read the full Rudra - Brahmavidya: Transcendental I review

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