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Full Report for 11/11/2009

Steven Tyler Backtracks on Aerosmith Split
(antiMusic) The right hand apparently doesn't know what the left hand is doing in Aerosmith. Last week frontman Steven Tyler made comments that led many, including guitarist Joe Perry, to believe that he's quitting the band. Now he has reportedly denied the split and blamed the misinformation on the "people behind" Joe Perry's new solo album.

AceShowBiz reports that Tyler attended the 2009 Glamour Women of the Year awards on Monday and when asked if he was leaving the band, he responded, "does it look like I'm leaving Aerosmith?" He then reportedly added, "You know what it is, it's those people who are putting out Joe's [Perry's new solo] album." Actually it came from the following comments that Tyler made to Classic Rock magazine, " I don't know what I'm doing yet, but it's definitely going to be something Steven Tyler: working on the brand of myself — Brand Tyler."

Joe Perry spoke to the Las Vegas Sun after those comments were published and said, "Steven quit as far as I can tell. I don't know any more than you do about it. I got off the plane and saw online that Steven said he was leaving. I don't know for how long." And then on Monday he wrote on his Twitter page that the rest of the band were "positively looking for a new singer to work with." - Steven reportedly jammed with Joe on Tuesday night

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Video Director Accuses This Providence of Plagiarism
Music video director Andrew Bowser posted a letter that he sent to the This Providence camp, where he accuses them of plagiarism. Here is part of the letter:

I am ashamed at the lack of integrity coming from This Providence and their record label. I submitted a treatment for their song "Keeping on Without You" in early October.

The band/label/management passed on my idea and moved on with another director. Now weeks later, I see the premiere of the music video for said song. There are numerous elements syphoned from my treatment and implemented into the final video. - Read the full letter here

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Nine Inch Nails Spawns The New Regime
We've been warned. "Things are about to get MANIC," so says Rock Sound magazine. What's behind that declaration? The New Regime, the "true solo project" of current Nine Inch Nails and former Lostprophets drummer Ilan Rubin. No mere time-keeper, the adept multi-instrumentalist wrote and recorded every note of bass, drums, guitar, piano and vocals on THE NEW REGIME's 2008 debut, Coup (Command! Music).

Feeling energized by the new crop of fans he's collected due to Nine Inch Nails' recently concluded "Wave Goodbye" tour, RUBIN has put together a special limited edition deluxe package of Coup set for release November 10 exclusively on the band's website (www.thenewregimemusic.com). For the low price of $45, fans will get a 180 gram vinyl, the CD, a DVD featuring live performances and an interview with RUBIN, a 16-page full color 12" x 12" booklet, and an exclusive website link to download instrumental mixes from The New Regime's website. All 1,000 limited edition copies will also be hand-numbered and signed by Rubin. A stand alone digipak CD will also be available on the band's website for $7. To celebrate the package's release, the band will be performing at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, November 19. Tickets are currently on sale.

In a true sign of support for his new band member, Trent Reznor is encouraging his hardcore fans to get to know The New Regime by offering a free download of the album in its entirety on NIN.com the same day as Coup's release. Nine Inch Nails' camp will also host the download on a direct link, http://thenewregime.nin.com, starting at midnight on November 10.
- more on this story

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Stone Temple Cancelation- Bon Jovi Album for 4 Bucks- Slash Preview- Roger Daltrey Throat Problems- Nickelback RAW- The Ocean Has A New Voice and more
It was a pretty slow news day, but here are some of the stories that caught our attention: There will be a little less rock in Grande Prairie, Alberta Thursday night (November 12th): Stone Temple Pilots at the Crystal Centre has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation has been summed up as a scheduling conflict, with little available in the way of specifics. more

Bon Jovi' new album The Circle is being featured as an Amazon Daily Deal this week where you can buy the entire album for only $3.99. Get it here

Speaking of Bon Jovi and in the interest of fairness, we let Bart Steele tell his side yesterday in his appeal of the lawsuit against the band, Time Warner, Major Legue Baseball etc. Hollywood Report did a story on the appeal on Tuesday and reports that in the original court case, "Steele's own musicologist testified that the songs weren't very similar. The district judge ruled that no reasonable jury could conclude there was substantial similarity between the songs and dismissed the claim." more

Slash will release the two-track 'Sahara' CD single in Japan on November 11th via Universal Music - the single also features a cover of the Guns N' Roses classic 'Paradise City' featuring Cypress Hill and Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson from the Black Eyed Peas. Check out both tracks here

Roger Daltrey has cancelled his Baltimore show on November 10th at The Lyric Theater due to a throat issue. Roger has been advised against performing and the singer has reluctantly complied. more

In this week's episode of Parlour to Parlour, Michael Fortes chats with Bill Spooner, former singer/guitarist for the Tubes and co-founder of the legendary San Francisco band more

Nickelback's new single "Burn It To The Ground" has been chosen as the new theme song to WWE Monday Night RAW. more

The Ocean has found a replacement for vocalist Mike Pilat, who left the group this past spring. Here's the official word from guitarist Robin Staps: "We are happy to announce Mr. Loïc Rossetti as tour new vocalist." more

The Rolling Stones' 1991 live film Live At The Max, the first-ever concert film shot for IMAX, has been released today on DVD and BluRay. more

Augury sadly report the departure of their drummer Antoine Baril. "I'm very sad to have to announce my departure from Augury. Some personal and professional reasons have made multiple tours impossible for me at the moment." more

Pennywise has unveiled some of their plans for 2010. Even though a new singer has not been formally announced, the band is aiming for a new record in Spring 2010 more

Ethereal Collapse has issued the following update regarding the departure of guitarist Dave Kline "It is with a very heavy heart that I announce Dave Kline's departure from Ethereal Collapse. Dave has been with the band since the very beginning, and it goes without saying that we are deeply saddened by his departure. Simply put, things won't be the same without him, and it will be quite an adjustment for all of us." more

Seems fitting to end with news on Veteran's Day: Kottak has just posted their new song, "Daddy You Are My Star", on their MySpace page here Athena wrote the lyrics and Jimmy Ratchitt wrote the music and the song will be released on Kottak's upcoming CD, Scream With Me, in early 2010. Athena dedicated this song to her father, David, who was a Korean War Veteran who served the United States of America proudly for 20+ years. -

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Fear Factory Release First Song From New Album
iTunes today premieres "Powershifter," the first song from Fear Factory's upcoming new album as an exclusive digital download. Due in stores February 9th, Mechanize is the first album to feature the lineup of vocalist Burton C. Bell, returning guitarist Dino Cazares, bassist Byron Stroud and veteran drummer Gene Hoglan. The anticipated album also welcomes back keyboardist/producer Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly).

Announced last week, Mechanize bridges the musical gap between between 1995's groundbreaking Demanufacture and 1998's more texturally nuanced Obsolete. While the album is instantly reminiscent of Fear Factory's most potent moments of discovery, it's hardly a stroll down the old assembly line. Through a combination of technological advancements and experience, Fear Factory have evolved like a computer virus, constantly reconfiguring itself to maximize its destructive impact.

In the six years that have passed since Fear Factory originally splintered, lots of transformation has taken place. Bell has formed the gothic rock band Ascension Of The Watchers and recently formed the new band City Of Fire (also featuring Stroud with Terry Murray and Bob Wagner of ShoCore) while Cazares has put out two Divine Heresy discs and toured extensively. Stroud and Hoglan have recorded and toured with Strapping Young Lad, Zimmers Hole and Dethklok. For Bell, the myriad of projects have only provided creative ideas and inspiration for Fear Factory. He notes, "in this day and age you gotta keep busy. You can't just rely on one band; something we've all learned from time and years of experience. Not only is it good to support yourself, but it also keeps you going creatively." - more on this story

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Beatles TV for Thanksgiving Eve
(History Channel) In 1962, an unknown group from Liverpool walked into Abbey Road Studios in London to record their debut single. Over the next eight years, they would create what many consider to be the greatest collection of studio recordings of the 20th century.

The Beatles On Record, a new documentary premiering on History on Wednesday, November 25 at 10pm, charts The Beatles' extraordinary recording journey from Please Please Me to the epic Abbey Road LP and reveals how they developed as musicians, matured as songwriters and created an enduring body of work that pushed the boundaries of studio recording, changing the course of musical history and popular culture. There will be additional airings of the special at later dates across A&E Television Networks (AETN).

Narrated entirely by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Sir George Martin, THE BEATLES ON RECORD features over 60 songs, rarely seen footage and images from The Beatles' archives along with never-before-heard outtakes of conversation from the original recording sessions. - more on this story

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Metallica Going South
Metallica are going south in the New Year, south of the U.S. that is. The band announced that they will kick off their 2010 road plans with a tour of Central and South America.

On Monday they said, "We are super psyched to confirm that we will indeed be visiting South America in the first part of the year. It is extra special because we're actually going to places that Metallica has NEVER played before, including our first show in the new year in Lima, Peru on January 19, 2010 at Estadio San Marcos."

But that apparently wasn't enough because on Tuesday they announced they will also be touring Central America, "We are looking forward to visiting cities we have never played before . . . San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama to be specific. And as we've only had the chance to visit Caracas and Bogota once before in 1999, this leg of the World Magnetic tour is sure to be a memorable one. - more on this story

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Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory Acoustic Tour
(antiMusic) It seems like just week that Dashboard Confessional pulled out of their tour with New Found Glory due to "a family situation." It was last week, but this week we learn that members of both bands are plotting another kind of tour.

Chris Carrabba from Dashboard Confessional took to the band's Myspace blog on Tuesday with this announcement: So, our new album is out today...but wait, there's more....

On November 30th, John and I will grab our guitars and hit the road. Our friends in New Found Glory will be coming with us and they'll leave the electric instruments at home. That's right....NFG acoustic. - dates

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Neal Morse To Release Live 3-CD Set
Neal Morse To Release a Live 3-CD Set November 16th, 2009 featuring 29 Songs from Neal Morse, Spock's Beard and Transatlantic Performed by Neal & His Band During Their 2008 European Tour. Here is some background: Renowned as one of prog's leading solo artists, Neal Morse is better known for his epic studio releases than for lengthy tours. His acclaimed solo live DVDs (Testimony Live, Sola Scripture &More) and CD set (Question Live) have captured amazing performances from his live North American and Eurpean bands, and performers from bands ranging from Dream Theater to Christina Aguilera. Never before, though, has there been a definitive live Neal Morse experience. Over almost 20 years, Neal has recorded 22 studio albums with Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, and on his own. His career has followed an unconventional path, leading him to reject 10 years chasing a dream, and at another time, leave music altogether. His experiences andperspective have lead to some of progressive rock's most memorable music.

The challenge of bringing these songs to life requires some of prog's best musicians—a lot of them. In Europe, Neal came to know his band by chance email from an unknown Dutch drummer: Collin Leijenaar. Collin was trying to persuade Neal that his group of friends—all tremendous Morse fans—could not only play Neal's material, but own it. Three and half hours worth. With one week's rehearsal.

Morse was…skeptical, to say the least. The unknown performers were up against Mike Portnoy, Kerry Livgren, Roine Stolt, Steve Hacket, Jordan Rudess, Phil Keaggy, Randy George, Pete Trewavas, Kevin Gilbert, and the cast of Spock's Beard. Neal had been down many roads he never expected, though, and something told him to take this one. The entire tour was booked before Neal even met his band. - more on this story

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Jon Bon Jovi Unplugged Benefit Show Tonight
Jon Bon Jovi Unplugged For One Night Only To Benefit The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation And City Harvest.

American Express is giving its Cardmembers exclusive access to Jon Bon Jovi. The first and only link to purchase tickets for $50 will be posted exclusively on the @AmericanExpress Twitter feed< the morning of Wednesday, November 11, 2009 and all proceeds will >herebe donated to City Harvest via the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

The night includes an acoustic set from Jon Bon Jovi & Friends, a screening of the trailer from the Bon Jovi documentary, "When We Were Beautiful" followed by Q&A with Jon and the documentary's director Phil Griffin. All attendees will receive a copy of the documentary, Bon Jovi's new album "The Circle" and book "When We Were Beautiful." -

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Singled Out: Izz
(antiMusic) Welcome to Singled Out! where we ask artists to tell us the inside story of their latest single. Today John Galgano from Izz tells us about "Regret" from their brand new album "The Darkened Room," which hits stores next week. We now turn it over to John for the story:

"One of my biggest fears in life is having a regret that I can never escape or forget. I've always pictured a regret as a sort of ghost that never quite leaves you alone. A regret is always there, haunting you, almost mocking you. All of the actions you never took - all of the steps you didn't take - they are still alive somewhere, and they never leave you. So I had this idea to write a song about someone falling into this world of regret and not being able to leave. And in a way, I think we all sometimes live in this world of regret. I think a lot of great music has probably been written from this world as well. It's stifling because we are trapped in a world of dead actions - things never done, words never spoken - yet we allow ourselves to drown in this dead sea. It's scary stuff and I think the band really took this song and gave it just the right musical treatment. The music is at once both mysterious and real, ethereal and heavy. I think we all hope that at the end of the story of our lives, we don't look back and say "I wish I could've..."

Now that you know the story behind the song learn more about the album - right here!

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