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Full Report for 06/$d/2009

Limp Bizkit Reunion Kickoff Cancelled- Pixies Go Hollywood- Pirate Bay Retrial Denied- Springsteen Tributes Joe Strummer- Sentenced Death Natural Cause and more
antiMusic reports: While the Trash Media Zombies, as well as a lot of legitimate media outlets, are milking the death of Michael Jackson, we decided to forgo that kind of coverage. If something significant develops, we will report it, but count us out of the blatant exploitation we have seen this past weekend. With that said, here are some of the other top stories that slipped through that deluge.

UFC announced today that the Limp Bizkit concert event planned for Friday, July 10 at the Mandalay Bay Beach has been cancelled, according to Metal Underground. Tickets will be refunded at place of purchase. The show was to kick off the band's "Unicorns N' Rainbows" tour in their first North American concert with the original line-up in eight years.

Bruce Springsteen closed the second night of the Glastonbury festival Sat (June 27) by paying tribute to the late Clash man Joe Strummer. Springsteen, a huge Clash and Strummer fan, chose to open the set with a solo rendition of Strummer's track 'Coma Girl'.more

Pixies frontman Black Francis has revealed that he is planning to record the band's first new album since 1991's Trompe Le Monde with a Hollywood film director. Francis told NME.COM that he would like to work on a film and music tie-in project, but did not rule out recording a standard new album . Pulp Pixies? more

Sweden's Court of Appeal has ruled the judge in the high-profile Pirate Bay copyright infringement case was not biased and has rejected calls by Pirate Bay founders for a retrial.more

The surviving members of the long-defunct Finnish band Sentenced have issued a new statement regarding the passing of the group's former guitarist and main songwriter, Miika Tenkula, who was found dead at his home on February 19, 2009. He was 34 years old. The statement reads as follows: "To stop rumours about Miika Tenkula's cause of death, his family wishes to state the following: Miika had a genetic heart condition and died from a sudden attack at his home on February 18, 2009."more

After a year-long hiatus, Harlots has apparently decided to permanently disband. The group has announced that their final shows will take place in mid-August.dates

Bleeding Through will embark on a special West Coast tour in August to celebrate the band's ten-year anniversary. Along for the ride will be Carnifex, Miss May I and Motionless In White. more

The scheduled October Australian/New Zealand tour of Florida death metal legends Deicide has been cancelled yet again.more

Hate Eternal was forced to miss their weekend shows in Chile and Argentina. Here's an explanation from the band: "Due to not being provided the proper paperwork to process the working visas we were cleared for, we're not able to perform for our fans in Chile and Argentina this weekend." more

Warbringer has announced their addition to Vader's North American tourmore

The Wildhearts will return with their ninth studio album, Chutzpah!, on August 31st and head out on a full UK tour in September and Octobermore

Immolation has signed a worldwide, multi-album contract with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's eight studio album will surface in early-2010. more

Hydra Head has announced the official North American edition of Envy / Jesu's split release, out now on CD and in the fall on 2x10."more

E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records) has announced the signing of the Canadian all-girl heavy metal band Kittie to a three-album deal.more

Through a partnership with newly launched media website gimmesound.com, Magic Bullet Records has posted much of their catalogue for free, no-strings-attached download.more

Flotsam And Jetsam are heading to Europe, grab the dates here The band has set "The Cold" as the title of its new album, due later in the year via Driven Music Group, the label created by former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch.

Imperial has announced the addition of Marco "The Shredder" Mendoza to their line-up. Here's a statement from the band: "Marco brings his experience from writing, recording and touring with hardcore/metal act From The Shallows and will be taking his position as full time Shredder with Imperial. Josh Lightfoot will be moving to Synth/Keyboards full time for the band as our new music will focus more on the symphonic elements that we have experimented with in the past" more

In an attempt to raise money to buy new shoes, Minneapolis, MN's Pretty Boy Thorson and the Falling Angels are going on a five week tour of the Midwest and East Coast.more -

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Swine Flu At Music Festival
BBC reports: Three people attending the Glastonbury Festival have been diagnosed with suspected swine flu.

Two students and a 10-year-old child from a family of four showed symptoms of the illness when examined by festival medical staff.

The students, from Exeter and Edinburgh universities, and the family were moved off the festival site and into an isolation facility. - more on this story

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Men At Work Accused of Stealing Down Under
antiMusic reports: A couple decades late and a copyright short? Aussie rockers Men at Work who enjoyed a couple of big hits in the 80s, are now being accused of stealing the melody to one of those hits.

According to Billboard.biz, a music publishing company, Larrikin Music, is suing over the song "Down Under," claiming the "flute riff" in the song was lifted from the "refrain of a 1934 children's tune, 'Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.'"

The band's record labels are asking that the case be tossed out. And according to the Billboard report, "They also question whether Larrikin even holds the copyright to that song -- a Girl Guide campfire favorite from New Zealand to Canada -- and therefore whether it has the right to sue." - Read more about the case at Billboard

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Eddie Van Halen No Longer Solo
People reports: Guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen is no longer a solo: Saturday night he married Janie Liszewski, his girlfriend of three years.

The ceremony took place in the garden of his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, Calif., starting at 7 p.m., when Liszewski walked down the aisle to Van Halen's 'When It's Love', performed by the Sonus Quartet.

The 54-year-old groom's 18-year-old son, Wolfgang, served as best man, while brother Alex Van Halen, an ordained minister, officiated at the 20-minute, nondenominational service. - more on this story

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Paramore Set New Album Release
Atlantic Records reports: Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has announced details of their [excessively overused cliche removed] new album. "brand new eyes" will land in stores and at all online retailers on September 29th.

Produced by Grammy Award-winner Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock, My Chemical Romance) and co-produced by the band, "brand new eyes" is the long-awaited follow-up to 2007's RIAA platinum certified second album, "RIOT!" The 11-track collection is unquestionably Paramore's best and brightest album to date, fit to burst with all the exuberant melodies, breathless hooks, and irrepressible energy that has made the Nashville-based band one of the most popular rock outfits in recent memory (see attached tracklisting).

"brand new eyes" will be preceded by the first single, "Ignorance," which is slated to hit Alternative Rock outlets nationwide in early July. A digital single will be available via all DSPs on July 7th. A companion video for "Ignorance" is now in pre-production and will premiere in August. - more on this story

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Great White Fire Nightclub Owner Gets Early Prison Release
Blabbermouth reports: WBZTV.com reports that the former co-owner of the Station nightclub in Rhode Island — where one hundred people were killed in the February 2003 blaze at a Great White concert — has been released early from prison for good behavior.

A spokesman for the state prison said Michael Derderian was freed Thursday. He was initially due out this fall.

Derderian spent less than three years behind bars after pleading no contest to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the West Warwick nightclub fire. - more on this story

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Paul McCartney and Neil Young Jam
MusicRadar reports: Paul McCartney joined Neil Young at London's Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park Saturday night for a riotous rendition of The Beatles' classic A Day In The Life.

The crowd, perhaps expecting Young's encore set-closer of the Fab Four, went wild when McCartney ran on stage right on time for the middle section.

Young and McCartney hugged and sang together, and then Macca darted off to thunderous applause. But as Young proceeded to wreak havoc on Old Black, his trusty '53 Les Paul - another nightly ritual - for the song's crescendo, McCartney came back out to take part in the fun.
- more including a video

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Summer Slob Tour
Adrenaline reports: Massachusetts' The Acacia Strain are proud to announce their Summer Slob Tour presented by [corporate sponsors names removed].

The self-proclaimed "greasiest tour of the year" kicks off on July 17 in Doylestown, PA and features Evergreen Terrace as direct support, along with Cruel Hand and Unholy.

The Acacia Strain are touring to support 2008's Continent, which debuted at #107 on the Billboard 200. The band took home this year's MySpace Readers' Choice Award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. - more on this story

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TO/DIE/FOR Ponder Reunion
BW&BK reports: After disbanding a mere three months ago in April, Finland's TO/DIE/FOR is already comntemplating a reunion. Vocalist Jape Perätalo has issued the following statement:

"I have been talking about things with TDF original drummer Tonmi Lillman, and also with TDF bassist Josey, and it seems like there would be possibility to continue with TDF and record a sixth album. But it will take some time. If it happens it will happen in 2010 or 2011.

But it will happen only if Tonmi is with me and Josey. We need him to create unique TDF sound. We do not know about guitarists yet.
- more on this story


Abolish Are Stillborn
Adrenaline reports: Stillborn Records has signed South Florida's up and coming Abolish to their roster. The metallic-hardcore band has entered Connecticut's Dexter's Lab Studios with engineer Nick Bellmore (Hatebreed, The World We Knew, Phantoms, Death Threat) to record their debut full length, "Beyond Redemption," which is slated for a fall release.

The band commented: "We are very excited to be working with Stillborn, a label that is so well respected and has released some of the staple records in the hardcore and metal genres. With our new record, we wrote songs with the heavy groove we wanted to hear. We hope everyone enjoys the record as much as much as we do. See you on tour." - more on this story

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Portugal. The Man Says 'Download, But Support Your Favorite Artists'
HER reports: Portugal. The Man's upcoming album, The Satanic Satanist, which is due out July 21, leaked on the Internet Wednesday morning. While albums leak all the time, this was a true sucker-punch for the entire P.TM team as the person responsible for the leak was a national journalist.

The leak prompted P.TM's front man, John Baldwin Gourley, to post a very passionate, straight-from-the-heart blog on the band's site. The members of Portugal. The Man fully support downloading and have always been very vocal about it. But, according to Gourley, the support of downloading is just one-half of the equation: download all you want, but still, for the music, for the art, and for the sense of community, it's important to support your favorite artists.

You can read Gourley's "The Leak" blog, but here are some highlights from it: "We play music because we love it and nothing will change that ever. We tour because we love it and not because of money. If I wanted money, I would have stayed in Alaska and worked construction rather than starve for this. Rather than fight through three dollar meals and countless nights sleeping in the van. The point we are at now is so far from where we have come and yet still so far from a standard of living." - more on this story

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Gregg Rolie Band Releases New Live CD
Glass Onyon reports: Legendary Santana / Journey founding member, and Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Gregg Rolie has released a limited edition CD of his band in concert in 2007. On this 12-track CD, the Gregg Rolie Band whip up a blistering performance featuring all the beloved Santana hits, as well as tracks from his 2001 critically acclaimed solo CD 'Roots' and a few new songs. Songs include "No One To Depend On", "Jingo", "Evil Ways". "Black Magic Woman", "Soul Sacrifice" and others.

The final track on the CD, "Bailamos El Son", was taken from Gregg Rolie's performance on the PBS special Trini Lopez Presents The Legends of Latin Music. Filmed at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles last October, the program will be aired in June 2009. Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, this year Warner Home Video's will be releasing a Blu-ray and DVD Ultimate Collector's Edition with high definition picture and sound of 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music', which will also feature two hours of bonus material, some of it newly-discovered. Much to the elation of fans worldwide, extra footage of Santana's historic Woodstock performance will be included. He ld at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas on March 23rd, along with Santana alumni Michael Shrieve, Gregg resided on a discussion panel of performers, filmakers and key technicians who helped create the timeless music classic and Oscar winning 'Best Documentary' Woodstock. Also, the Gregg Rolie band recently performed at the Hard Rock Cafe New York for the premier of the new 'Woodstock' DVD / Blue-ray release. Audience members were treated to a guest appearance by drummer Michael Shrieve during the set.

"The first time I played with Gregg everything just clicked. In a humble way, it was very much like McCartney and Lennon. You know when there's chemistry there. Drummers came and went; congeros came and went, but his feeling and my feeling...sometimes it was hard to tell who was the needle and who was the thread." Carlos Santana - more on this story

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