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Full Report for 07/14/2009

Aerosmith Injury Mystery Solved
antiMusic reports: Leave it to Danny Bonaduce to solve the Aerosmith injury mystery. The band's camp has been rather vague about the reason behind their recent string of concert cancelations, but Bonaduce cut through the PR red tape and got the real answer right from the source.

Aerosmith Drummer Joey Kramer appeared on The Danny Bonaduce Show on WYSP in Philly Monday morning to talk about his new autobiography and Bonaduce got the straight answer about the gig killing injury.

Kramer explained that it is indeed frontman Steven Tyler who was injured and gave the following details, "There's two big muscles in your legs, one's the quadricep, and he ripped that muscle. And it's painful, it hurts; for the first couple of days, he couldn't even stand up or walk or anything, so... [He injured it] jumping around on the stage." As for when they will return to the road? "We're hoping it's in the next week or so, but everything that has been canceled will be rescheduled," Kramer said. - Listen to the full interview

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AC/DC Add New North American Dates
Band Statement reports: Mexico City, Phoenix and Austin dates have been added to AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour!

-October 1, 2009: Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center (tickets on sale starting Sat., July 18)

-November 6, 2009: Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center (tickets on sale starting Sat., August 1)

-November 12, 2009: Mexico City, MX - Foro Sol (tickets available now) - full list of upcoming dates

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Chickenfoot Expand Tour Plans
antiMusic reports: Chickenfoot have expanded their tour plans once again as their debut album continues to sell. Here is the official announcement: Having sold over 225,000 albums in one month, Chickenfoot, featuring guitarist Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), bassist Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen), and vocalist Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), maintain a #2 position on the Billboard Indie Albums Chart and #21 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. These positions follow a strong debut at #4 for two weeks in a row and a top 10 position for the first three weeks.

The band has also announced two more summer tour dates in Denver, CO on September 11th at The Fillmore and in San Antonio, TX at Sunset Station on September 20th for their recently announced first major North American tour.

Chickenfoot's North American tour will begin on August 2nd in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will run through the summer. This upcoming tour will visit larger venues than the May North American club tour, which sold out in a matter of minutes and received strong reviews. The North American tour includes a free show on August 15th at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. - more on this story

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Zakk Begs Ozzy Not To Fire Him?
TMD reports: In what is turning out to be the biggest heavy metal soap opera in recent memory, TMD has now learned that Zakk Wylde just might still have a job playing lead guitar for the Ozzy Osbourne band after all.

According to the bearded one's wife, Barbaranne Wylde, maybe there still is "No Rest for the Wicked"!

Here's a post from July 12th, directly off her Twitter page: "Z meeting with Ozzy tomorrow. All's good... we're family!" - more on this story

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Band and Fans Fight Bouncers at 10 For $10 Show- Oasis Clubbed- Arctic Monkeys Add Dates- Hate Mexico- Band Blames Downloaders For Break Up and more
antiMusic reports: Monday's "10 For $10" show in Knoxville, Tennessee, featuring Poison The Well, War Of Ages, Terror, Madball and This Is Hell ówas shut down after a fight broke out inside the concert and nearly a dozen people were arrested. Police say when the club's bouncers tried to intervene, they found the band and crowd had turned on them. The fight spilled out into the parking lot. more

Oasis have announced a one-off show next month. The band, who finished their three night run at Wembley stadium last night (July 12), will play Bridlington Spa on August 20. Support will come from Detroit Social Club. more

Arctic Monkeys have added several dates to their extensive tour of North America this summer and autumn in support of their forthcoming third album, 'Humbug' . details

J.R. Richards' new music video for "A Beautiful End" is now up on his website. Check it out here

Rehasher, the side project from Less Than Jake's Roger Manganelli and members of Army Of Ponch and Bullets to Broadway, have announced their sophomore album. The record is titled High Speed Access to my Brain and is due out August 18, 2009.more

Hate, has confirmed a 10-date tour in Mexico this fall. This will be in promotion of the latest album "Morphosis" released on Listenable in 2008.more

Those damn downloaders! Celtic Legacy, has announced that the band is to be put on hold indefinitely with immediate effect. The band comments on their decision with the following statement, "We had already begun the process of following up 'Guardian Of Eternity', but financial woes have put paid to the prospect of a new album. The band is in heavy debt following the recording of the previous CD. It was hoped that sales of the last release would finance new recordings but subsequent heavy downloading massively outstripped actual album sales." more

Carrie Underwood will headline the Salute to the Troops concert on August 14 for the soldiers and families of Fort Campbell, KY, whose 101st Airborne Division is returning from their service in the Middle East.more

Clutch debuted their video for "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" this weekend on Headbanger's Ball. Did you miss it? Well you are in luck. Watch it here

Bassist Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium was forced to sit out the first show of this year's Mayhem Festival on Friday, July 10 in Marysville, California because he was getting his wisdom teeth done. more -

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The Fall Of Troy Finish New Album
HER reports: The Fall Of Troy, one of the hottest developing bands in the post-hardcore genre, has completed its brand-new album, In The Unlikely Event, which is set for release on October 6, 2009 (Equal Vision).

Recorded in Seattle, Washington with producer Terry Date (Deftones, Slipknot, Smashing Pumpkins), the band's 12-song follow- up to their 2007 breakthrough Manipulator, The Fall of Troy has expanded its progressive punk sound to craft the band's most focused and fully realized album to date. In The Unlikely Event is also the band's first album to feature new bassist Frank Ene who now joins guitarist/vocalist Thomas Erak and drummer Andrew Forsman.

"I feel like this album is a new direction for The Fall of Troy," Erak explains. "We want to keep growing and become something that nobody expected we'd become...even ourselves," he continues, adding that the group has never felt as if they've been a part of any regimented "scene." "It's all in the pursuit of experimentation; I think this is us growing up and taking all those early experiments and trying to filter them down to come up with the best possible representation of who we are." The album also shows how much the band has grown by touring with everyone from Deftones to Coheed And Cambria over the past few years. - more on this story

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Live Nation Expand Hot Dog Deal
Live Nation reports: Since launching "No Service Fee Wednesday," June 3rd, Live Nation has helped concert goers save millions of dollars on ticket fees at LiveNation.com. With last week's first ever All-In Ticket Concert Experience resonating with music fans across the country, Live Nation is now expanding its offer even further.

On Wednesday the 15th, in addition to the All-In $29.99 lawn ticket, fans can now also choose from select $49.99 All-In reserved seats for hundreds of concerts across the country. These All-In prices include a ticket, parking, all fees, a hot dog and a soda. [sorry no $12 beers] The special offer, which is good at Live Nation ticketed amphitheaters, runs for 24 hours beginning on Wednesday, July 15 only at LiveNation.com.

"Last week's offer was one of the most popular of the summer," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation. "So we've decided to expand our all-in price concert experience into the reserved section of our amphitheaters, making even more tickets more affordable for music fans across the country." - more on this story

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Gary Moore Boxset
Kayos reports: Arguably one of the greatest blues and rock guitarists to come out of Ireland, Gary Moore has made the Montreux stage his personal playground, having taken the Swiss crowd by storm on numerous occasions. Eagle Rock has captured several of these sonic performances, and is proud to present the Essential Montreux 5CD box set on July 28 .

Pulled from five different concerts at the acclaimed jazz festival, Essential Montreux spans over a decade's worth of performances. Clocking in at over six hours, this special edition box set features Moore's appearances from 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001.

Proving that this blues-rocker has only sounded better with time, Essential Montreux is a cornucopia of his signature sound. It's the perfect showcase of Moore's brand of gritty blues, swinging rock, and the wailing, howling intricacy of his guitar-work. - more on this story

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Phish Philharmonic
PR reports: The New York Philharmonic will give the New York premiere of Time Turns Elastic a work for vocals, electric guitar, and orchestra composed by Trey Anastasio, lead singer and guitarist of Phish, and his longtime collaborator, Don Hart - at Carnegie Hall, Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.

An Evening with Trey Anastasio and the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Asher Fisch - a benefit for the Kristine Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund and the New York Philharmonic - will also include orchestrations of classic Anastasio songs, featuring Anastasio in his Philharmonic debut. The concert will be presented by Princeton Entertainment and the New York Philharmonic.

Time Turns Elastic blends classical music with rock-blues guitar. "Initially," says Anastasio, "I thought it would be a Phish song, but after I sent a demo of it to Don, it just grew organically into an orchestral piece. I grew up loving Ravel and Eric Clapton equally," Anastasio continues, "so I kept saying to Don, 'why can't we have a piece of music that's half Ravel and half Cream's Disraeli Gears?'"
- more on this story

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The Reverend Horton Heat Returning with New Studio Album
Yep Roc reports: The Reverend Horton Heat will release their first original studio effort in over 5 years September 1st on Yep Roc Records. Laughin' and Cryin' with the Reverend Horton Heat is the band's first (non-holiday) album since 2004s Revival.

In celebration of the album, Yep Roc will a limited edition innovative deluxe version of the album through it's web shop which will include custom metal speedometer packaging designed by Gamil Design, a bonus CD of some of your favorite artists covering The RHH songs and a commemorative shot glass.

The band will kick off a tour for the album with headlining dates in the US followed by a co-headline US tour with Motorhead getting underway 8/28 in Minneapolis. - more on this story

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August Burns Red Week: Day 2
antiMusic reports: August Burns Red's new album, Constellations hits stores this week. To celebrate the release we asked JB Brubaker and Matt Greiner to pick some of their favorite tracks from the album and tell us the stories behind the songs. They more than came through! Here is today's song "Existence":

JB Brubaker The first riff of "Existence" came to be from me modifying a slow sludgy riff Dustin had written. We'd jam on it for fun and one day I was like "hey, this would be cool if we played it higher and sped it up like 70 BPM." It went through a few more tweaks as I was fitting all the parts together, and I really like how it turned out. We haven't really done a whole lot of repeating parts in the past, but the opening riff made perfect sense to come back in the middle of the song and tie everything together.

"Existence" is the first time I've ever written in any sort of pentatonic guitar solo. I was definitely a little nervous when presenting the idea to the rest of the guys, though I thought it was pretty awesome. Dustin always thought the solo sounded too "80's metal" but everyone else liked it so, to my great satisfaction, we left it in there.

I think "Existence" is one of the most complete metal songs we've ever written. It has a lot of different parts but they all tie together nicely. It has a sweet guitar solo towards the end and a heavy powerful ending. We think this will probably be a song we'll eventually shoot a music video for but we're a fickle bunch so who knows.

Matt Greiner I worked for a local landscaper for 5 years, prior to quitting college and pursuing August Burns Red as a fulltime gig. The lyrics for Existence came to me as I was mowing yards in a local, ritzy development called Stonehenge. To own a house in the development meant you had to be (or at least appear to be) rich. From their nice cars to their private tennis courts to their obnoxious dogs (treated more like humans then pets), these places looked like they were straight out of the movie Chum Scrubbers. And, like the movie, these people faked happiness; they lived life like it was a game. They had all that money could buy but would hide their insecurity under their glitz and glamour. They were financially secure, personally insecure people that depended on their own accomplishments to provide happiness.

The song ends with one of the most dramatic and one of my favorite vocal parts where Jake screams, "You're hurt, you're broken, that's alright, that makes us who we are."

We decided that the 'flammy, Foo Fighters inspired' drum fill after the first breakdown would work well in transitioning from Thirty and Seven into Existence. I think it helps tie tracks 1 and 2 together quite nicely, and helps make Existence one of our most cohesive songs to date.

I had jaw surgery in mid-2008 and was bedridden for about 3 weeks. During this time I had the idea for the polyrhythm near the end of Existence. The rhythm is in 13/4 and repeats 4 whole measures before the 6/8 lead comes in for 8 measures. I'm really happy with how this part translates; especially with Jake's vocals and JB's lead complementing the rhythm's odd time signature. This polyrhythm is definitely the hardest part of the song for me and took me forever to get tight in practice. Naturally my ear wants to follow JB's lead in 6/8 and it's a constant struggle to zone it out and focus only on the rhythm.

Learn more about the band, preview tracks from the album and more - right here!

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