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Was Rihanna Pregnant?
Hecklerspray reports: The Chris Brown/ Rihanna saga is like a soap - a really bad soap about the most inexplicable pregnancy ever.

Oh yeah, you heard. Rihanna was pregnant. Or Rihanna is pregnant. Or Rihanna wasn't ever pregnant at all. But definitely one of those three. Unless there's a fourth option that we haven't accounted for, like it was Chris Brown who was pregnant. We don't know, we're not obstetricians.

But anyway, some reports are suggesting that Rihanna was pregnant with Chris Brown's baby when he allegedly attacked her this month. Goodness, Chris Brown and Rihanna really want be on Maury, don't they.
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REO Speedwagon, Styx and 38 Special Team Up for Vh1 Tour
Vh1 reports: VH1 Classic and Rock Band are proud to bring the Can't Stop Rockin' 2009 Tour to America, featuring REO Speedwagon, Styx and 38 Special, three of the hardest working bands in rock n roll.

Can't Stop Rockin' kicks off on May13th in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will feature hit-packed sets spanning the course of these three unparalleled rock legacies. The tour is geared to give the ultimate classic rock experience at a fan friendly ticket price. Confirmed tour dates are listed below, with additional concerts to be announced shortly.

To celebrate their upcoming trek together, Styx and REO Speedwagon teamed up to record a new single, "Can't Stop Rockin'," co-written by REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and Styx's Tommy Shaw. "Can't Stop Rockin'" makes its radio debut in March and will be available for download.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Coming In May
PR reports: Paris, France's Phoenix are set to release their eagerly-anticipated new album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, on May 26th, 2009. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is the follow-up to 2006's critically acclaimed It's Never Been Like That, and a release between Glassnote Records and the band's own newly-formed imprint Loyaute.

Born out of restlessness and a steady hunt for inspiration, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is a career-defining album, filled with the band's signature melding of synthetics and organics, sharp, danceable rhythms, infectious choruses with a considerable dose of aural panache, and candy-colored pop sensibilities. These songs are some of their most exuberantly playful, yet also some of the most complex they've recorded, more layered and intensely propulsive than previous efforts. Indeed, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is nothing short of elative, creating what is sure to be the soundtrack to late-night summer adventures all over the globe. Staying true to what makes Phoenix so special, a sense of whimsical breeziness envelopes these songs, as if they've sprung fully-formed from the band's collective creative hands in a state of utter pop perfection.
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Tiny Masters Of Today Announce Album and SXSW Plans
PR reports: Brooklyn, New York's Tiny Masters Of Today announce details of their new album, "Skeletons," out on Mute June 16, 2009 and a show at SXSW on Saturday March 21, 2009.

The Brooklyn, NY teen punk sensations have finished up 11 new songs and will be debuting them live at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The core unit of siblings Ivan and Ada (ages 15 and 12 respectively) is joined by drummer Jackson Pollis. The SXSW show will be their first live performance following a six-month hiatus.

It has certainly been an action packed journey for Tiny Masters Of Today. Almost overnight, the band went from a few homemade recordings on a MySpace page to collaborating with Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kimya Dawson, Fred Schneider (B-52s) and Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), being remixed by CSS and Liars, and touring the world. David Bowie even lauded their first homemade single as "Genius." Not bad for a band that double as full-time students in the New York Public School System. - more on this story

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Angel Taylor Touring with Gavin DeGraw and Brandi Carlile
PR reports: Angel Taylor, one of New York Post's "6 Who'll Sizzle" in 2009 and Billboard Magazine's "Faces To Watch," will hit the road in March.

Recently performing on sold out shows with two-time Grammy Award winner Adele and singer/songwriter Brett Dennen, Angel returns to the road with Gavin DeGraw starting on March 27th in Portland, OR. She wraps her tour dates with Brandi Carlile in Missoula, MT on April 21st

Angel is touring in support of her forthcoming debut album, Love Travels. The album is produced by Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat) and will be available digitally April 14th. - more on this story

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Azure Ray's Maria Taylor Sets Solo Release
PR reports: Critically acclaimed songstress Maria Taylor, who you may already know from Saddle Creek's Azure Ray, is gearing up to release her third solo album titled LADYLUCK on March 31.

Teaming up with producer friends Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes, Azure Ray and a host of Saddle Creek label mates), Mike Mogis and Lukas Burton and featuring collaborations with Michael Stipe, Nate Walcott of Bright Eyes and Mckenzie Smith of Midlake, LadyLuck showcases Taylor's ability to pull at your heart strings while proving sheÂ's not a woman down on her luck.

Already available on iTunes, "Time Lapse Lifeline" is about how fast life moves and how in a moment everything can change. - more on this story

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Judy Collins' Wildflower Records Anniversary Party
PR reports: Wildflower Records celebrates 10 years of working with an incredible roster of artists, including Americana Rock singer-songwriter Amy Speace who will be performing songs from her upcoming album "The Killer In Me".

Amy will be joined her label mates Ezio, Ali Eskandarian, Andy White, Eric Schwartz and Kenny White at Joe's Pub to celebrate with host Judy Collins on Thursday, March 12th.

Named by WFUV to its "Top 16 To Watch" list last year, Amy Speace is an Americana-rock artist who draws comparisons to Roseanne Cash, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case. Her sophomore album "The Killer In Me", produced by James Mastro and engineered by Mitch Easter, features 12 new songs and 2 duets with Ian Hunter and "is a collection of alt-country gems, a little dark around the edges…As a singer, she's got a soulful voice that grabs your ears. Take note, Amy is one artist you won't want to miss." (John Platt, host of "The Sunday Breakfast " WFUV). - more on this story

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UK Tabloid Rumors Has It That Lily Allen and Lindsey Lohan Plan CD
antiMusic reports: Lily Allen and tabloid darling and part time actress Lindsey Lohan may be heading to the studio together if you believe UK tabloid reports based on unnamed sources.

Angry Ape's report (based on a report from The Sun) says, "The two friends, who recently got matching tattoos, are said to be in talks about collaborating on a new album whilst holidaying in the Bahamas."

"They've discussed making a record together, possibly at a pre-arranged studio, while they're away on holiday," a source told The Sun. Who is the source? A source that knows them or works for one of them? Was it the editor of the tabloid or another writer? They could make up anything that way and claim a source told them. That would work with a random person on the street as well. If you actually give a damn, you can read more from this source - at Angry Ape

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From Monument to Masses Tour
PR reports: Post-rock trio From Monument to Masses are hitting the road this April, just after releasing their new album On Little Known Frequencies.

The band's epic compositions burst with an intensity that demands being witnessed live. The guys will be joining Dredg and Torche on the stint, making it a must-see tour for fans of brainy, heavy rock. - dates

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.... Road Trip: Oh Lordi!: Finnish "Safari" Visits the Metal Monsters' Lair!
Rovaniemi is the hometown of world-famous Finnish rock band Lordi, a five-piece metal band known for wearing outrageous monster costumes during their performances. Kevin didn't get to meet the band but he did get to see Lordi's Rocktaurant and more! - Read the full Oh Lordi!: Finnish "Safari" Visits the Metal Monsters' Lair! Road Trip article

. East of the Wall - Farmer's Almanac
Lush and inviting, Farmer's Almanac really is all about the music. The rhythmic, complex arrangements on offer here are a sort of canvas, upon the likes of which listeners can paint almost any scenario. - Read the full East of the Wall - Farmer's Almanac review

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