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Free Disturbed Show- Rockline Maiden- Ivy League Cobras- Top Sellers- The Secret To Getting Wasted In LA- NOFX Tour- Copyright Czar Bill Stalled


05/08/2008
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(antiMusic) A lot of morning quicks for you today, but first a note on the Day in Rock and Rocknews.info newswire changes. If you missed last week's note, we are updating the Day in Rock throughout the day now instead of waiting until the end of the day to post all of the stories. If you click on the main Day in Rock link you will get the latest stories but older stories are being rotated off as new ones are posted. We're doing our best to keep the links at the end of the page for "more stories" following correctly so you won't miss any news. But you can also view all of the previous days stories from the links on the frontpage and right hand menu. They are listed by date and the previous 3 days are linked. - Rocknews.info newswire is now updated every twenty minutes so you can get the absolutely latest headlines from some of the top music sites on the net. The newswire is at antimusic.com/rocknews or rocknews.info. If you know of a good site we should add, find the contact link at the bottom of the page. Ok now on to the evening quicks!

Iron Maiden will be guests on the US nationally syndicated radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, May 21st at 8:30 PM (PT) / 11:30 PM (ET). Fans are encouraged to speak with the band by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the internet for the broadcast go to RocklineRadio.com. new info on the tour documentary that's underway. 5.1 baby!

Almost 400 attended This Is Ivy League's CD release show on a Monday night at New York's famous Knitting Factory, the band's first live performance in almost a year. For those not familiar with the group, it features Alex Suarez and Ryland Blackinton of Cobra Starship and their sound is reminiscent of the pop of the late 60s. Think Simon and Garfunkel, The Birds, Peter & Gordon, etc etc. Curious? Take a listen to the full CD and see if you are ready to join the Ivy League. Stream is here

Attention all Californians and west coast thrashers! Municipal Waste have set up a "surprise" show 7PM this Friday, May 9th at Relax Bar in Los Angeles, CA. This is a special one-off show and will be their only west coast gig until they come back in July with the legendary AT THE GATES. the 411 is here

Who knew that Neil Diamond was still so popular? Ok, his tours tend to sell out but go under the media radar, and he has sold millions of albums. So it should be surprising that his new album, Home Before Dark, is going to add to that sales tally. But what is surprising is that the album may be headed to the top of the charts. A first for Neil who made his first entry into the charts some 41 years ago. Billboard has the story Having heard 'Home', the new Elvis Costello is a still a far better buy. Grab a listen here

Speaking of the charts. For this week it seems that Americans were craving candy. Madonna's "Hard Candy" captured the top spot on the charts, giving Mariah Carey a wedding gift by dropping her album to No. 2. Leona Lewis dropped a spot to 3, Lyfe Jennings' "Lyfe Change" came in at 4, Def Leppard scores its 11th consecutive top 20 album with the bow of "Songs from the Sparkle Lounge" at No. 5. The Roots, Portishead, and Tom Petty's Mudcrutch were 6-8. Tim McGraw's Wal*Mart only hits album rounded out the Top 10. more placement and all the gory details.

NOFX has confirmed some East Coast tour dates for this October. Other than the four sold out shows planned this weekend in Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland, these are the only NOFX shows slated in the US for 2008. dates

Yesterday we had a little mini-rant about the "do nothing important" Congress moving to pass the "Payback The RIAA/MPAA For All Of Their Campaign Contributions Act." Seems that the full (of it) House wasn't able to pass the measure that will create what boils down to a Copyright Czar. The bill was expected to pass on Tuesday night but partisan bickering stalled it. But the bill is still expected to pass this week. Meanwhile, while our elected officials are busy working on new laws to payback their biggest contributors, oil reached a new record of almost $124 a barrel on Wednesday. This could be bad news for the film and music industry since people won't have enough money left over to buy CDs or DVDs after filling up their cars.

DeepRockDrive has launched a global free concert series starring Disturbed. Disturbed will be performing to global audiences on Thursday May 29th, 2008 @ 7PM PST. During the set, fans will be able to communicate and interact with the band in real time. Free tickets are limited and it's first come first serve. Users may redeem their free ticket to the show - here

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