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Full Report for 11/02/2009

More Metallica Guitar Hero
antiMusic reports: Metallica had big news for Guitar Hero fans this week. Here is what they had to say: "If you've been playing Guitar Hero on the Wii, you may have noticed that we were short a few songs when it came to 'Death Magnetic' - well no more!

Our friends at Guitar Hero have been working long and hard with Nintendo so that Wii fans can now play the eight 'Death Magnetic' songs not previously available for that gaming system.

Starting November 24, additional tracks from 'Death Magnetic' will be available as downloadable singles for 200 Wii points each. If you're keeping score, that would be 'All Nightmare Long', 'That Was Just Your Life', 'The Day That Never Comes', 'The Judas Kiss', 'The End Of The Line', 'The Unforgiven III', 'Suicide & Redemption J.H.' and 'Suicide & Redemption K.H.' Enjoy!

In other news that band provided a massive recap of their Rock Hall concert performance with photos etc. Check it out - here

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Nirvana TV Broadcast Tonight
PR reports: On November 2 at 11pm ET, Fuse, Madison Square Garden's national music television network, will televise the worldwide premiere of Nirvana Live at Reading, the band's legendary, never-before-released 1992 Reading concert. The show, marking the first time that Nirvana fans will experience the epochal August 30, 1992 headlining appearance at UK's Reading Festival, will debut as an hour long broadcast the night before the limited edition 90 minute CD+DVD Deluxe Edition is released by Geffen/UMe.

Featuring 25 songs including "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "All Apologies" and "Come As You Are," Nirvana's performance at Reading ranked No. 1 in Kerrang Magazine's "100 Gigs That Shook The World" chart and was voted as "Nirvana's No. 1 Greatest Moment" by fans in a recent NME poll. [The new set also scored 5 stars in our review]

"Fuse is excited to provide Nirvana fans with the first opportunity to witness this historic music event since the concert 17 years ago," said David Weier, vice president, programming, Fuse. "Not only are we airing a highly anticipated, never-before-seen concert in more than 65 million homes, we are providing Nirvana's loyal fan base with companion programming for a comprehensive and unique viewing experience."
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Free Crooked Vultures- Deftones Add 2nd Benefit Date- Chicken Final 09 Show- Steve Miller Band Member Dies- Nickelback Delay- Rise Against Get Twisted and more
antiMusic reports: A few weeks back we asked you to tell us which artists you wanted us to include in the Day in Rock. We're about a quarter of the way through the list and will continue adding artists ever week, but we wanted you to know that 90% today's Quicks and over half of the full Day in Rock came from these suggestions! If you don't see your submission, hang in there. We are working on it. Now here are today's not so quick quicks:

Due to overwhelming demand, Deftones have decided to add a second show to benefit Chi Cheng November 20th at the Avalon. You can purchase tickets here

Them Crooked Vultures, aka Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones, have confirmed November 17 as the release date for their eponymous debut and to celebrate the news, the band has put together a special little Halloween treat for those hungry for a little more Vulture, featuring a new song, Gunman. Check it out here along with some U.S. dates!

In related news, FMQB reports that Them Crooked Vultures will release a free song via iTunes on Tuesday. It's called "Mind Eraser, No Chaser." more

Speaking of supergroups, Chickenfoot is doing one final date for the year and for the tour before taking a break for the holidays. The gig is set to take place at The Joint in Vegas on Dec 5th more

Blues and rock harmonica great Norton Buffalo, who spent the past 32 years as a member of The Steve Miller Band, has passed away October 30 at the age of 58 after a short bout with cancer. more

Nickelback has been forced to cancel the first date of its Australian tour by one day due to production delays, which simply means that the tour will not be ready to kick off as planned on November 10th in Brisbane at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The sold out show on Wednesday, November 11th at Brisbane Entertainment Centre will take place as scheduled. more

Dave Matthews Band will kick-off their 2010 tour with a return to Europe for eighteen shows planned throughout February and March. DMB toured Europe briefly in June shortly after the launch of Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. Many of the songs from the new album have now become part of DMB's live performance and will be heard for the first time by our European fans. more

Rise Against are playing the last night of Q101's Twisted Christmas at the House Of Blues with the mighty Street Sweeper Social Club along with American Taxi on Thursday December 17th. more

Johnny Plague (vocals, Winds Of Plague) is a pretty intimidating individual and this is exactly what makes him a perfect candidate to scare the living ---- out of people while getting paid for it. Johnny spends every Oct. chasing people in a demented clown mask at the famed Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt. This is one of Johnny's favorite things to do outside of the band and click here to see him in action.

Say Anything's new self-titled album is in stores Tuesday. They'll be on Jimmy Fallon Monday night and will headline two sold out NYC shows this week. Tuesday, November 3rd- The Fillmore Ny At Irving and Wednesday, November 4th – Highline Ballroom

In a recent interview, Motorhead's iconic frontman Lemmy confirmed that the band will be entering the recording studio in February of next year to begin work on their next studio album. This will be the follow up to 2008's 'Motorizer' album. more

In Baroque And Roll, a radio program on BBC Radio 4, The Who guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend talks about the band's career and reveals the influence on his songwriting of Baroque composer Henry Purcell, comparing, among many other factors, the quintessential Englishness of Purcell's writing with his own. You can listen to it on BBC iPlayer by clicking here

Chris Cornell and his brother-in-law Nicholas Karayiannis have optioned crime writer Philip Carlo's famous book "The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez" and are collaborating with the author to develop it as a movie script. more

Man Raze are delighted to announce that they will be appearing on the Alice Cooper UK tour in November and December 2009. more

You have the chance to score FREE tickets to see Switchfoot's outdoor performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Nov 13 in Los Angeles, CA. info here

For only the second time in their career, Porcupine Tree are returning to Australia to bring The Incident to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. This news comes after the record's impressive showing in the Australian album charts (entering at #35) in September. more

Wednesday 13's new band Gunfire 76 have added East Coast dates to their tour. The tour is in support of their new self-titled album, which hit stores last month. You can grab the dates and more here

U2's 360 Tour played the Pasadena, California, Rose Bowl on October 25 to a sellout crowd of 97,014 -- the highest attendance on record for one U.S. show by a single headliner based on box office totals reported to Billboard. They broke their own record of 22 years. more

On November 6 at 10pm EST, Fuse TV will be airing the best performances from this year's Voodoo Experience 2009 festival in New Orleans, LA which will feature highlights from the Voodoo sets of KISS, Down, Wolfmother, Jane's Addiction and many more. Wanna preview?

Longtime Radiohead collaborator/producer/sixth member Nigel Godrich recently found time to launch a brand new website. And a rather unique one at that. more

The UK's Classic Rock station Planet Rock is reporting The Black Crowes are to release a brand new DVD entitled Cabin Fever on November 23.more -

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Joe Elliott's Down'N'Outz Recording An Album
antiMusic reports: Did you miss Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott's Down'N'Outz one off gig at the Hammersmith Apollo? Have no fear, the one-off nature of the project has changed according to this update from the Def Lep site:

Classic Rock can exclusively reveal that Joe Elliott's Down'N'Outz are in the process of recording a studio album. The Down'N'Outz are the supposedly 'one night only' group comprising Leppard frontman Elliott on vocals, rhythm guitar and piano, plus assorted members of The Quireboys - guitarists Paul Guerin and Guy Griffin, keyboard player Keith Weir and drummer Phil Martini - and completed by bassist Ronnie Garrity (a member of the band Raw Glory which features former Gillan drummer Mick Underwood and ex-Heavy Metal Kids guitarist Cosmo).

The Down'N'Outz got together to open for Mott The Hoople on the final night of the reunited band's recent string of dates at London's Hammersmith Apollo, ostensibly to perform material the members of Mott The Hoople had been involved with after splitting in 1974. This treat included material from the back catalogue of Ian Hunter, the band Mott and British Lions. - more on this story

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Smile Empty Soul, Anthrax, Fuel, White Zombie, The Cult, and Candiria Stars Rock New Leiana Album
Kerosene reports: Leiana, one of the freshest and most articulate artists to emerge in the alt-rock scene in quite some time, has signed with FOF Label Group for the release of her upcoming new album "Lucky #3", which is slated to hit stores on January 26th, 2010.

Leiana's Lucky #3 is an action packed rock/metal/punk extravaganza that features an all star line-up of musicians, which include Sean Danielson form Smile Empty Soul, Rob Caggiano of Anthrax, Brett Scallion of Fuel, John Tempesta of White Zombie and The Cult, and Ken Schalk of Candiria.

The Philadelphia-based band is spearheaded by writer and singer, Leiana, who provides the soundtrack for people who love for nothing more than to surf, skate and have their fill of great live music. Leiana utilizes the same "do it yourself" work ethic that was the foundation for early punk-rock movement.
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Anthrax Talks Reunion
HeadbangerNYC.com reports: Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has told HeadbangerNYC.com that the band is "in the process of regrouping with" singer John Bush following the departure of Dan Nelson in late July.

"We played two shows with [John] [Sonisphere festival in the U.K. in early August and Loud Park festival in Japan earlier this month], and we are looking forward to proceeding with this lineup."

Regarding why the band doesn't try to reunite with Joey Belladonna, the singer during Anthrax's heyday and part of the band's most commercially successful lineup, Benante said, "It's a difficult thing to talk about."

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Alice in Chains Recruit Project Runway Model
Blabbermouth reports: "Project Runway" season three model Amanda Fields is featured in the new video from Alice In Chains, "Your Decision", which was recently shot by director Stephen Schuster.

In a posting on Blogging Project Runway, Fields writes, "I just shot a music video today for the song 'Your Decision' by Alice In Chains! It was so much fun and I felt like I was dreaming — the location was so surreal!

"It was this giant house between Santa Monica and Malibu off of the Pacific Coast Highway. You look out the window and see the beautiful blue Pacific!"
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Jason Ellis & Benji Madden's Taintstick Debut
PR reports: Taintstick, featuring Sirius XM Radio host Jason Ellis and Good Charlotte's Benji Madden, have debuted the song "Moto Dick" online at Myspace. The band recently made their live debut with a sold-out show at Wasted Space in Las Vegas, NV, where the band was joined on stage by Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko for a cover of "Crazy Train".

"Shoutout to everyone who came to Ellismania and Taintstick this weekend," said Ellis in a statement. "Mad love to all the fans that came out, I really love you all. Thanks to Blasko for coming on stage and playing "Crazy Train" with us, that was one of the craziest things ever! We are releasing the 'Monkeys of War' video when I get back from Australia and then shooting another video. Watch out for all that ----. Boom!"

Quite possibly the best thing to hit rock n' roll since the Beatles, Taintstick is a once-in-a-generation explosion of heavy metal ecstasy. The band arouses the once-proud demons of rock and roll from their long and shameful slumber with their debut album, "6lbs of Sound". Fronted by none other than pro skateboarder/MMA fighter Jason Ellis, alongside drummer/studio mastermind Shoebox, Cow----er on guitar, and Good Charlotte's Benji Madden handling the bass, Taintstick are a powerful musical wrecking crew.
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Chuck Biscuits Death Hoax Exposed
Sleazeroxx reports: Mike Usinger of Straight.com reports that rumors of the demise of Chuck Biscuits have evidently been greatly exaggerated. Earlier today, everyone from AbsolutePunk.net to Entertainment Weekly reported that the former D.O.A. drummer--who left the music business in 1999--has died of throat cancer on October 24 after a long illness.

The "death" was reported by blogger James Greene Jr., who wrote that he had spent the past six months corresponding via e-mail with Biscuits and his wife. In the hours after the story went viral, Greene's website, www.jgtwo.wordpress.com was bombarded with posts demanding proof of the death.

The Straight contacted Biscuit's former bandmate Joey Keithley, singer-guitarist of D.O.A.. He confirmed that Biscuits is very much alive. - more on this story

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Kid Rock and Zac Brown Band Jam, DVD Planned
Band Statement reports: Kid Rock made an appearance at a charity benefit concert hosted by Zac Brown Band this past Friday night at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta to help raise money for The Georgia Theatre Rehabilitation Fund that was gutted in fire on June 19, 2009.

Rock joined Zac Brown band on stage and performed a cover of Marshall Tucker's "Cant You See" and his mega summer anthem "All Summer Long". Other guests in the evening included Atlanta's Shawn Mullins and Angie Aparo, the duo Joey and Rory, Texas man Nic Cowan, Dacula songwriter Levi Lowrey, vocal quartet Little Big Town and female vocalists Aslyn and Sonia Leigh.

A DVD of the show will go on sale nationwide in spring 2010. All concertgoers will also receive a free copy of the DVD as a gift for purchasing tickets.

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Filter Score 2012
PR reports: Filter return to the airwaves with their new song "Fades Like A Photograph," which will hit Rock Radio this week. The track will be featured in the upcoming big-budget action thriller 2012 and its accompanying soundtrack. 2012 stars John Cusack and was directed by Roland Emmerich. The soundtrack will be released Nov. 10 and the film hits theaters Nov. 13.

"Fades Like A Photograph," written by Filter's Richard Patrick and the film's producer/composer Harald Koser and Thomas Wander, was produced by Richard Patrick and features the band's John Spiker, Mitch Marlow and Mika Fineo, as well as former Filter member Brian Liesegang. "Photograph" marks the first time Patrick and Liesegang have worked together on recorded material in over a decade.

Filter is no stranger to movie soundtracks. Their music has been featured on such soundtracks as "The Stepfather," "Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight," "Cable Guy," "Crow: City of Angels," Songs in the Key of X: Music Inspired by 'the X-Files', "Spawn: The Album"; "X-Files" Original Soundtrack; and "The Crow: Salvation" among many others.
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Armor For Sleep Split
antiMusic reports: Armor For Sleep is no more according to Ben's blog post on the band's Myspace page: so long, and thanks for all the fish! D.Neeht, it's been a little over a year since our last tour and some of you out there have kind of figured out whats been going on with us. we never wanted to burden you all with a formal announcement of any kind and cause some type of commotion- we just thought it would be better to kind of drift away nice and easy…

i am writing this strictly speaking for myself and i honestly don't really know how pj anthony and nash will react to me being the one to write this, but i feel like it should come from me because ultimately it was me who decided it was best to leave things where they were. to me a song is like a snapshot of a moment, real or made-up, and the band that takes that snapshot is like a camera. i was really happy and proud of the pictures that came out of our little camera, but i would have much rather put in on a shelf for me and all of us to look at with fond memories than to feel this intense need to make it take high-def panoramic mosaics when maybe it was constructed to handle polaroid film. it's as simple as that.

i guess someone could examine our inter-personal relationships and weird habits and attribute them to the reason for this decision, but we were like brothers and no clash was ever too great to slow us down. i hope that time won't obscure that fact…i know it won't for me. that being said, i think the real and only reason i am writing this is for you who have been fans of armor for sleep. even though it hasn't been a secret that we are not working on an album or touring, it has felt really weird to not come out and say that the needles been lifted from the record.

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