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The Infinite Staircase Release CD As They Hit The Road With Black Label Society, Sevendust, and Dope
antiMusic reports: You'll be hearing a lot more about DIY hard rockers The Infinite Staircase in the coming weeks as they've agreed to keep Day in Rock readers in the loop about the Black Label Bash with a tour diary. While the tour kicks off next week, here is an introduction to the band today!:

The Infinite Staircase, the unsigned & self-managed NY/NJ based band who will be touring alongside Black Label Society, Sevendust, and Dope on this Spring's Black Label Bash, has officially made their debut full length album entitled "The Road Less Taken" available to order through their website

"Forever For Now" is the band's first single and can be streamed on their Myspace along with clips of several other new tracks. The Road Less Taken was recorded on Staten Island, New York at Majickly Malicious Studios and later sent to be Mixed by Guitar Virtuoso Blues Saraceno. Saraceno also makes a special guest appearance on the album, lending his signature chops and tone to the track "Happy Fields". Guitar Legend Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon, etc...) also makes an appearance on "Lately." - more on this story

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No Hope For Stones Roses Reunion
NME reports: John Squire has told BBC Newsnight that he will never reform The Stone Roses.

Squire appeared live on the programme last night (March 19), insisting to host Gavin Esler that despite recent newspaper reports suggesting otherwise, the band will never play together again.

When Esler asked if there was "any chance" Squire would reunite with The Stone Roses, the guitarist answered: "None whatsoever." - more on this story

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Judas Priest World Wide Web
BW&BK reports: Today is the launch of the website www.judaspriestworld.com This website is a global fan-project supported by Judas Priest fans from all over the world to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

It took us six months to set up the site. We have collected a huge archive from unseen video footage and very rare photographs. Some of them are already uploaded, but we chose to update the site every week with items from the vault and with the latest news about the band and their ex-members.

Our link section contains a huge overview from all the producers, fansites, writers, tribute bands, ex-members etc.. Beside that we have for the first time published a fact sheet about the band. The fact sheet shows the visitor what Judas Priest has achieved in the past 40 years. - more on this story

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Cannibal Corpse, The Faceless, and Misery Index Rising Sun Tour
MBR reports: Florida death metalers Cannibal Corpse have just confirmed their first Japanese tour in support of Evisceration Plague.

Extreme metal magazine BURRN! brings you Extreme the Dojo Vol.22 featuring Cannibal Corpse, The Faceless, and Misery Index hitting Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya starting June 8th 2009.

Bassist and founding member Alex Webster states: "We haven't played in Japan since 1996 so we are completely psyched about our three show tour we will be making there in June. We are also looking forward to playing with the Faceless and Misery Index; two killer bands that will add a lot to an already exciting tour. Our Japanese fans have been waiting for us for a long time so we plan on giving them our best and putting on the heaviest show we possibly can." - more on this story

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Hans David Rearick Takes Pages >From My Songbook
PR reports: From exclusive Grammy and Peoples Choice events to star-studded parties, singer-songwriter Hans David Rearick is spending his Hollywood nights on the red carpets and his homegrown days in the studio while he's putting down tracks for his new album, Pages >From My Songbook, scheduled for release in June.

In the meantime, he's debuting tracks from the new album and performing songs from the popular Beautiful Life EP at his upcoming shows at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood on Tuesday, March 31 at 9:30 pm and a special solo show at Room 5 Lounge in Los Angeles on April 17. - more on this story

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Comedy Metaller's Psychostick Take A Bite Out Of Radio
Adrenaline reports: Psychostick's campaign for their upcoming album, Sandwich, is really heating up, with the band moving up on the FMQB Metal Detector chart from #52 to #21! Psychostick has also climbed the CMJ Loud Rock Select Albums chart from #56 to #28, doubling in spins. The band remains in the Top Ten on the CMJ Loud Rock chart, and Psychostick's first single, "Passive Vengeance," debuted at #38 on the CMJ Loud Rock Select Singles chart.

Sandwich, which streets May 5 on Rock Ridge Music, is the full-length follow-up to 2006's We Couldn't Think Of A Title. The album was recorded by guitarist Josh Key at Toxic Recording in Gilbert, Arizona, and features new members Jake McReynolds on second guitar and former Indorphine vocalist Jimmy Grant on bass. Rounding out the band roster are Alex Preiss (drums), and Rob Kersey (vocals).

Currently streaming on Psychostick's official MySpace page are three new tracks from Sandwich "This Is Not a Song, It's a Sandwich," "Girl Directions," and "You've Got Mail Enhancement" - and fan response has been overwhelmingly favorable. The band is also taking pre-orders for Sandwich.
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Kanye West Now A Cartoon
Angry Ape reports: Kanye West is to star in a spin-off of hit cartoon series Family Guy. The Cleveland Show is due to air in the Fall on Fox and the rapper has already recorded his voice for the spot last week in LA.

Kanye will play the character of an up-and-coming rapper called MC Kenny West. Confirming the part is Executive Producer Mike Henry.

Henry told People: "We knew Kanye was a big Family Guy fan because he invited Seth [MacFarlane - creator of the show] to his house a year or two ago." - more on this story

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Free Thrash Fest
Hooked on Caps Lock Records reports: BONDED BY BLOOD will be bringing the gift of FREE thrash when they, alongside their Masters of Disaster tourmates EXMORTUS and WITCHAVEN play a very special show at The Water Grill in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, March 28th at 7pm.

It's special, not only for it being BONDED BY BLOOD's first NY appearance, but also because admission is COMPLETELY FREE.

"We're all real psyched to be playing in NYC for the first time;" says the excited BONDED BY BLOOD vocalist, Jose "Aladdin" Barrales. "A bunch of our favorite thrash bands started there. Spider Man lives there and now we're coming with a gift for all our NY fans who've been dying to see us." That gift is that of a FREE show. With the crowd being able to save money due to no admission fee, Barrales suggests that they instead invest it in pizza. "Everyone should buy pizza. We want to throw the world's largest thrash pizza party." - more on this story

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Quiet Nights With Diana Krall
UMe reports: Diana Krall's twelfth album, Quiet Nights, hits stores on March 31st. Here is a little about it: Some music is intended to paint a romantic scene a candlelit dinner, a walk along a moonlit beach. Quiet Nights ain't about that. Using Brazil as a musical point of reference, the award-winning pianist and singer is not suggesting a night out; she means to stay in.

"It's not coy. It's not 'peel me a grape,' little girl stuff. I feel this album's very womanly like you're lying next to your lover in bed whispering this in their ear."

She's not kidding. From Krall's refreshing version of "Where or When," to an utterly soul-stilling rendition of "You're My Thrill," the ten songs on Quiet Nights are disarming in their intimacy. Even those already familiar with the breathy vocals and rhythmic lilt in Krall's music and now there are millions will be taken aback by just how far the music pushes, unabashedly, into the realm of sweet surrender. "It's a sensual, downright erotic record and it's intended to be that way." - more on this story

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. Yes - Symphonic Live
The word symphonic is an adjective that has long been used to describe the music of Yes but for this release they actually work with a full symphony orchestra. Its doubtful that any Yes fan will be disappointed with this. (4 stars) - Read the full Yes - Symphonic Live review

. U2 Month: Passengers - Original Soundtracks 1
When U2 became the alternative to what is on the radio, as they did during grunge, they are a perfect balance of what makes them a great rock band, as well as what makes them great creative artists. Much of that comes from a willingness to fall flat on their faces. - Read the full U2 Month: Passengers - Original Soundtracks 1 review

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