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Day in Rock Report for 06/17/2011

Van Halen Play New Album Live For Creed Guitarist
(hennemusic) The first Van Halen album with David Lee Roth in 27 years has at least one fan: guitarist Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge and Creed. Tremonti says he witnessed a live performance by Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen of the full new album at Eddie's 5150 studios.

In a new interview with Austria's Mulatschag TV, Mark was asked about his band friendship with VH bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. "We played with Van Halen years and years ago at Madison Square Garden and Palace in Detroit," said Tremonti. "The first time I saw Wolfgang, he was just a little… probably five-year-old kid or six-year-old kid.Eddie, [VH] that day, gave me one of his guitars, so I got to know Eddie.

"Then years went by and Wolfgang ended up being a fan of Alter Bridge, so we got to know him through Alter Bridge," he continued. "And Wolfgang invited us to go see soundcheck when Van Halen did a tour a couple of years ago, and we were the only in there, so it was quite a treat. And then recently, I was in Los Angeles and Wolfgang invited me to his Dad's house and I got to go to 5150 studios and watch Eddie and Alex and Wolfgang play their new record from front to back. So I was one of the only people who have heard the new Van Halen. It was incredible." more on this story

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Thin Lizzy Recruit Guns N' Roses Guitarist For Judas Priest Tour
(Gibson) Thin Lizzy have announce their lineup for their upcoming North American tour with metal gods Judas Priest on Priest's "don't call it a farewell" Epitaph Tour which also features Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society.

Thin Lizzy has enjoyed a major resurgence over the last year, playing to packed houses all over the U.K., and reports they are set to bring their assault to the States with their most formidable roster in years.

Led by a trio of long-time Phil Lynott-era Lizzie alumni, guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey and keyboardist Darren Wharton, the current line-up is rounded out by singer-guitarist Ricky Warwick (The Almighty) and Guns N' Roses' axeman Richard Fortus, who takes over for Vivian Campbell, who has just rejoined Def Leppard for the Lep's massive North American tour.

"We love playing in the U.S.A., and it will be great to show the rest of the States what we are made of," the California-born Gorham said. "We are all fired up and ready to kick some [expletive]." more on this story

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George Clinton and Bootsy Collins Abducted By Aliens
(Gibson) Funk legend George Clinton will give a lecture on outer space at the British Library in London on Saturday, June 18. According to the talk is part of the Out of this World exhibition.

Clinton has a long-held fascination with space and aliens. In the '70s, he featured a flying P-Funk Mothership during Funkadelic stage shows. Clinton told the Guardian newspaper about one of his alien encounters: "One day Bootsy Collins [bass player in Parliament and Funkadelic] and I were in a car. It was 11 in the morning, broad daylight, and we were only a few miles from home. Suddenly a beam of light from a UFO hit us and we couldn't see a thing.

"It felt like only a few moments later when I got to my house, but my daughter said it was late and she was ready for bed. I'm telling you, time disappeared on that journey. We were taken to a weird place." more on this story

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KISS Almost Finished With New Album
(Gibson) Gene Simmons has announced that KISS are close to finishing their new album. According to Blabbermouth, the bass player and reality TV star said:

"We have all the songs arranged and written and all that. Like Sonic Boom, all the songs were written by the band. Paul [Stanley] is producing this one, too. The first day in the studio, we cut two songs. So we're steaming ahead, not thinking too much about it."

As for the sound and musical direction, Simmons said: "It's the classic sound of all time. Styles come and go; the only thing that sticks is The Stones and AC/DC, meat-and-potatoes stuff. That stuff is forever." He also spoke about the love of his life. (And it was not Ms Tweed)

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Lou Reed Talks Perfect Collaboration With Metallica
(Rock News Desk) Lou Reed insists his collaboration with Metallica is "a marriage made in heaven" and the thrash giants claim the experience has made them a better band.

Fans were astonished yesterday when the "secret project" guitarist Kirk Hammett had alluded to turned out to be a ten-track album made with art-rock icon Reed, 69.

Reed met Metallica at the 25th anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert in New York in 2009, when they backed him for two tracks. "I knew from the first day we played together: 'Oh, man, this is perfection right in front of me. It's a marriage made in heaven," Reed says. "They're bringing Metallica with all that power. And because they're pretty sophisticated, wherever I go they're still with me." more on this story

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Gene Simmons Mistake- Spy on Incubus- Rob Woolite Zombie- Taking Back Sunday Plan Another CD- Soilwork Member Skipping Tour- Social Distortion Sharks- more
(Winnipeg Sun) Giving Gene Simmons the key to the city was "a big mistake for our city," the speaker of Winnipeg's city council said Thursday. One day after the 61-year-old KISS frontman and reality TV star was handed the key to the city, Coun. Grant Nordman spoke out against the move, revealing that he advised the mayor's office against it because of Simmons' unabashed claims of having slept with thousands of women over the years. more

(Billboard) The Incubus members are taking stalking to a new level by offering up their lives to the world for eight hours a day in a new "Incubus HQ Live" experience, starting July 12 in L.A. and on computers everywhere. more

Alt Press has a video of Sharks performing "Lude Boy" with Social Distortion's Mike Ness at the National in Richmond, VA... this is the first time Mike Ness has performed with someone else on stage in 12 years... the last person was Bruce Springsteen... Check it out here

(Billboard) While rocker Rob Zombie may be known for his horror flicks "The Devil's Rejects" and the remake of "Halloween," Zombie takes a detour by directing a Woolite commercial. more

(Billboard) The original recording lineup of Taking Back Sunday has been back together for barely a year and a half, and its first new album isn't even out yet. But the group's Adam Lazzara says a follow-up is already in the quintet's sight. more

(Jam!) A plan by U2's lead guitarist, the Edge, and his associates to build several mansions overlooking the Pacific Ocean was denied Thursday by California officials, who said the project would be a visual blight on a pristine ridgeline. more

Soilwork guitarist Peter Wichers has posted the following statement online; "Thanks for all the great feedback and kind words of encouragement regarding my back injury! I'm feeling much better after several months of resting, but I'm not 100% yet, so I've decided to sit out some of the summer festivals" more

(Billboard) Arcade Fire, Neil Young, the Weeknd, Colin Stetson, Ron Sexsmith and Black Mountain are among the 40 artists that made the 2011 Polaris Music Prize long list more

(BW&BK) Nashville Pussy's Blaine Cartwright and Ruyter Suys have started a new band called Buzzard which also features Earl Crim guitarist of Nine Pound Hammer and The Yellow Belts on guitar. Brian Malone of The 45's on bass and Rob L Hulsman of The Scissorman and Nine Pound Hammer in on drums. And Andy Brasher on vocals and guitar and all around Southern Charm.. more

(Lambgoat) Misery Index has officially joined the Season Of Mist roster. "Needless to say, we are very excited to start working with Season of Mist and to join an exceptional roster that includes many of our favorite bands," bassist/vocalist Jason Netherton states. more

(PNO) Seminal 1990s metalcore outfit Harvest has returned to action after twelve years. The band, originally together from 1994-1999, will be releasing a new 7-inch entitled Years of Defiance. Years of Disgust. on August 2, 2011 more

(PNO) Greg Attonito of Bouncing Souls has announced his solo debut, Natural Disaster. It's set for release on July 12, 2011 more

On this day in 1965, The Kinks and the Moody Blues made their U.S. concert debut at the Academy of Music in New York City.

On this day in 1971, Carole King went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with Tapestry for the first of 15 consecutive weeks. The album contained "It's Too Late," "I Feel the Earth Move," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" and "You've Got a Friend."

On this day in 1972, Don McLean had his first U.K. #1 single with "Vincent." The song was written about the 19th century artist Vincent Van Gogh. The song is played daily at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here

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Rush Named Best Live Act
(Rock News Desk) Rush have been voted the best live act in the world today – and rock and metal bands make up 24 of the top 30 list, while locking out the top 8.

MusicRadar readers have shown their favour for prog rock in the poll, which sees Porcupine Tree and Dream Theater in fourth and fifth positions, following Iron Maiden and Guns N' Roses.

The publication says: "The Canadian trio have been taking their hugely popular brand of progressive rock on the road for nigh-on four decades. more on this story

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Ozzy Osbourne Explains Split With Black Sabbath
(Rock News Desk) Ozzy Osbourne has recalled his difficult times on the road with Black Sabbath towards the end of his tenure with the metal pioneers.

He says the band could barely bring themselves to talk to each other in 1979, following a series of drug-fuelled underperforming albums and lacklustre live shows which led to his sacking.

"We never knew what was happening from one day to the next. We tried to manage ourselves for a while, but we were always at the bar," Ozzy tells the Guardian. "We were sick of each other – you don't even want to be around your wife all the time and you married her. And none of us wanted to drag the black magic sh*t around for ever." more on this story

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Blue October Get Personal With New Album and Video
Blue October have set a August 16th release date for their new album, Any Man In America, which will be released on singer Justin Furstenfeld's own Up/Down Records.

The band has released a video for the song "The Feel Again (Stay)," just in time for Father's Day and the song and video carry a special meaning for Furstenfeld.

"The Feel Again (Stay)" chronicles the dissolution of his marriage and separation from his daughter. "I was separated at the time, and my daughter was in Nebraska while I moved back to Texas alone," Furstenfeld explains. "I decided to document everything. If I messed up along the way, I'd tell that too. I called the album my 'Audio Journal' as I was writing. I didn't want the music to just be about me though. I wanted it to help other fathers in America who might be going through the same thing."

watch the video here

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The Damned Add US Leg To 35th Anniversary Tour
Pioneering UK punk legends The Damned are celebrating their 35th anniversary with a tour of their homeland and have just announced that they are bringing the fun across the pond for a 9 date US trek.

According to the tour flyer for the UK run, the band will be playing two of their classic albums on the trek, The Black Album and Damned, Damned, Damned.

Many credit The Sex Pistols as being the first UK punk band but that honor actually belongs to The Damned who were not only the first English punk band to release a single, but the first ones to release an album, hit the UK charts and tour the United States. more on this story

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Guns N' Roses Fall Tour Shaping Up
(hennemusic) News of another South American date for Guns N' Roses this fall has surfaced. Living In Peru says GNR will perform in Peru, while the Paraguayan media reported "they [the band] will confirm their Peru date shortly."

GNR will be in South America to headline the closing night of Rock In Rio on October 2, and will follow that up with some additional dates.

Last week, word leaked that GNR will play the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile on October 5, and Estadio Unico in La Plata, Argentina on October 8. more on this story

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L.A. Guns The McDonalds of Rock
(RockAAA) Tracii Guns has insisted he has no motivation to reform the original L.A Guns line-up and while he admits it is something he would do for the right amount cash, he doesn't feel it is something which will ever happen.

The founder of the band is currently touring with an alternative line-up with the same name meaning there are somewhat confusingly TWO L.A Guns bands on the circuit – Tracii's line-up and another led by classic-era singer Phil Lewis.

But Guns reckons having both bands on the road is the best compromise and gives both camps something they never had in their 1980s hey-day. In an exclusive interview with RockAAA, Guns said: "For me it is really a better situation for everyone. Those guys in the other band get to do what they want and I get to do what I want. And this is something we never ever got to do in the past. We never got to do what we all wanted to do before.

"Now it's kind of like a franchise at this point and we're McDonald's." more on this story

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John Hiatt Announces New Album and Tour Plans
(Sacks & Co.) John Hiatt will release his new album Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns, on August 2nd via New West Records.

As an added bonus, a deluxe version of the album will be made available, which will include a special behind-the-scenes DVD, The Making of Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns and 24/96 High Resolution audio mix of the entire album. As a preview to fans, the album's opening track and first single, "Damn This Town," is currently available to stream on Hiatt's Facebook page here.

Additionally, Hiatt will tour continuously in support of the record, including co-headling tours with Lyle Lovett and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. more on this story

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Grohl Explains Foo Fighters Riders
(Rock News Desk) Foo Fighters mainman Dave Grohl says the main reason the band's tour riders are full of specific catering instructions is to take care of their crew.

They've become known for their comedy riders, written by tour manager Gus Brandt. The latest edition includes ten pages of line drawing for promoters to colour in, with the advice: "Pencils work best, remember to stay outside the lines; originality, creativity and pure sarcasm are what we're looking for; and no one likes a straight-A student."

A word-square, when solved, reveals the secret message "Don't forget the bacon," – a nod to Metallica's rider which asks for the meat to be available at every meal. "That's Gus' personality and sense of humor. He's a wicked smarts, and after the last rider got so much positive attention we were all very proud someone got it," Grohl tells Rolling Stone. "The first idea for this one was to make it look like a laminated waffle house menu, with suggested servings and sh*t like that. But that was a little too tricky, so we opted for the coloring book." more on this story

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Never Before Seen Deep Purple Footage Coming To DVD and Blu-Ray
Deep Purple fans mark your calendars for June 28th as that's the day Eagle Rock will release Phoenix Rising, a two-hour-plus revelatory documentary including 30 minutes of never-before-seen (not even on bootleg) onstage footage from Japan. Phoenix Rising will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and in a special two-disc DVD/CD package.

The release is cause for celebration amongst Purple fans due to the rarity of material. Extensive interviews with keyboardist Jon Lord and bassist Glenn Hughes tell the tale of a band caught by circumstance into one of its most controversial, extreme and exciting eras of its long career. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover were gone. A young unknown singer by the name of David Coverdale was recruited as was bassist Hughes. The results were the albums Burn and Stormbringer (both released in 1974). But then Ritchie Blackmore left the band. Against all odds, they rocked on, recruiting Tommy Bolin (from Zephyr and The James Gang). The album Come Taste The Band (1975) documents the short-lived Bolin era, an era that all came crashing down when the band announced in July of 1976 that it was breaking up. By December, Bolin would be dead due to a heroin overdose. Nine years of silence would ensue.

The never-before-seen 30 minutes, "Rises Over Japan," has the Coverdale/Lord/Bolin/Hughes/Paice lineup delivering the goods in 1976 on eight songs: "Burn," "Getting Tighter," "Love Child," "Smoke On The Water," "Lazy," "Homeward Strut," "You Keep On Moving" and "Stormbringer." (The double-disc package contains these eight songs on CD.) This segment is some of the only video footage that showcases Tommy Bolin performing in Deep Purple.
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U2 Top Forbes List
(Rock News Desk) U2 was the highest-paid musical act in the past year, earning $195m in the time, according to financial magazine Forbes.

The Irish outfit top the chart ahead of Bon Jovi, who made $125m, and Elton John, who took home $100m.

Rock acts Paul McCartney, Eagles, the Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty also make the list, made up from industry analysis, figures and interviews with experts. more on this story

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B.B. King Kicks Off UK Tour Next Week
(Noble) Blue legend B.B. King will perform three UK concerts in Manchester, Edinburgh and London next week. The concerts mark King's first UK appearances in over 2 years.

With his London and Edinburgh concerts already sold out, tickets are still left for the opening night of his tour at the Manchester o2 Apollo on Saturday June 25th.

Dates include - Manchester O2 Apollo (Saturday 25th June), Edinburgh Playhouse (Sunday 26th June - SOLD OUT) and London Royal Albert Hall (Tuesday 28th June - SOLD OUT).

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Paul McCartney Drawings Auction Blocked
(Gibson) A set of drawings by Sir Paul McCartney, which were expected to fetch more than $40,000 at auction, will not be hitting the auction block after all, BBC News has reported.

The drawings, which were done by McCartney in the early '70s as prototypes for a part-animated film, were being sold by the daughter of animator Eric Wylam, who died in 1997. Maggie Thornton, Wylam's daughter, said the drawings have been in her family for 40 years. "My father was given a pile of scrap paper covered in rough drawings and I always believed they belonged to my father," she said.

On the eve of the sale, however, attorneys stepped in and asserted the drawings were, in fact, the property of McCartney. "The lawyers say they're still Paul McCartney's property, as the film was made by his company, MPL Communications," said Chris Albury, a representative of Dominic Winter auctioneers. "As such,[according to the attorneys], any work done by Paul or the team working on the film should have been returned to MPL or Paul at the end of its usage." more on this story

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Gwar-B-Q Details
We received the following update about the upcoming Gwar-B-Q: The 2nd Annual Gwar-B-Q will ACTUALLY be on Sep. 17th, 2011, not Aug. 27th as previously advertised. It will be held at Hadad's Water Park in lovely Richmond, VA.

The standard ticket price will be 20 bucks, with all kinds of cool extras and discounts. That includes all of the events and especially the bands!

And that is this year's biggest news-because this year, for the very first time, GWAR is playing their own GWAR-B-Q But almost as cool as that (and for some people a lot more so) is the big reunion of Richmond's own KEPONE for one very special show. more on this story

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Duane Eddy Sets New Album Release
(Gibson) Guitar legend Duane Eddy will release a brand new album on June 20 in the U.K. He's also playing London's prestigious 100 Club on June 21, as well as Britain's premier outdoor festival, Glastonbury, on June 26.

This is Eddy's first album in 24 years and was produced by singer Richard Hawley. Eddy lived in England for the duration of the project and enjoyed his time in Sheffield: "The people there are like the people in Nashville – friendly, sweet and wonderful people."

He also told that he enjoyed the Yorkshire beer: "I like to have my pint! I like the occasional pint of Guinness, too, but that's a little thick. You can almost chew it! But I love the taste of English ale." more on this story

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Mike Portnoy Details New Band The Adrenaline Mob
(Gibson) Not content with being named one of the top drummers of all time by, Dream Theater founding member and drummer for 25 years, Mike Portnoy has given details of his new music project.

The band is called Adrenaline Mob and features Russell Allen from Symphony X on vocals, Mike Orlando from Sonic Stomp and Rich Ward of Fozzy on guitar, alongside bass player Paul DiLeo.

The band will make their live debut in New York on Friday, June 24 at The Hiro Ballroom, 16th Street and 9th Avenue. The Adrenaline Mob are also currently working on a debut album. more on this story

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Cold Chisel Frontman Jimmy Barnes Slams Idol TV Shows
(RockAAA) Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes has slammed reality shows which turn wannabe singers into overnight sensations and he warns they need to always remain mindful to why they first picked up a microphone in the first place.

The Scottish born Australian rocker, who has had a remarkable 13 No1 albums in his adopted home land as Cold Chisel frontman and as a solo star, admits he hates shows like American and Australian Idol and he recalls the impact being catapulted into the glare of the spotlight had on Men At Work.:

"I hate those shows. A lot of good young singers have come through them but I don't like singing competitions," Barnes told RockAAA. "It's a very tough thing to do (turning people into stars overnight). Hopefully they get a lot of training on the job but I've seen a lot of bands support us one week then a week later have a big show – like Men At Work. more on this story

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Mars Attacks Kirk Windstein
(Sub) The new episode of the Mars Attacks Podcast features Kirk Windstein from Crowbar, Down, and Kingdom of Sorrow fame.

Host Victor M. Ruiz discusses (among other things) Crowbar's latest album Sever The Wicked Hand with Kirk.

Also if he or the other members of Down have ever felt pressure to follow up the band's classic debut Nola, as well as what he has taught or learned over the years while working with two of metal's premier frontmen in Phil Anselmo, and Jamey Jasta. Check it out here

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Eyehategod Kick Off Retox and Nihilism Over Europe Tour
Eyehategod kick off their Retox and Nihilism Over Europe summer tour today at Hellfest in Clisson, France.

The trek will include stops at the Kriston Festival in Spain, GSM Fest in Portugal, the Roskilde Festival in Denmark and the Stoned >From The Underground Festival in Germany. Eyehategod will be joined by Church Of Misery.

Said Mike Williams of the journey: "Breaking news to the bastard sons of all unemployed and dysfunctional tribes of homeless malcontents worldwide! Louisiana's Eyehategod have finally been granted a set of much-maligned overseas work visas today in an unprecedented governmental and congressional decision upheaval. EHG have been given legal permission to invade the European continent... and more. For tour dates, see below. The threat to rock 'n' roll, and music in general, is imminent. Kill your Facebook. Smash your Twitter. (R.I.P. Seth Putnam...)."
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Van Halen Classic Unchained Live Online
(The Metal Den) TMD has obtained rare concert audio of Van Halen performing "Unchained" at Reunion arena in Dallas, Texas on November 18, 1982.

No longer home to major rock concerts and sporting events, demolition on
Reunion arena was officially completed on November 17, 2009.

The listener is treated to the original Van Halen lineup in all its glory: when Eddie, Alex, David, and Michael were undoubtedly at the top of the Rock N Roll game. Check it out here

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Arcade Fire Turn Florence Into a Crying Machine
(Gibson) Florence Welch, the charismatic voice of Florence and the Machine, recently admitted that meeting Arcade Fire took a toll on her tear ducts. In a video interview with Nylon Magazine TV, Welch copped to being star-struck when she met the Grammy-winning band.

"I love Arcade Fire so much," she gushed. "Ever since Funeral. I'd love to work with them." She may have scuttled her chances of impressing her heroes, though, when she met the group's frontman.

"I met Win Butler and I was so star-struck that I cried," she laughed. "It was so embarrassing, 'cause I saw them play at the O2 [Arena] and then we went back to their after-party area and then they all came in. I was trying to talk to him and I just kind of [teared up]. And it was such a disaster. I was so star-struck that I cried, yes. It was a big, big moment for me… and I played it really cool." more on this story

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Not Tonight Josephine Tour Kicks Off Next Week
Not Tonight Josephine are hitting the road next week on for 'The Horizon Strikes Back' tour.

The band will kick off the tour in Chicago, IL on June 22nd, and will continue to tour the eastern portion of the US through July 13th when the tour comes to an end in West Plains, MO.

Not Tonight Josephine are touring in support of their recently released their album, All On The Horizon, which was produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Dark New Day, Framing Hanley).
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Animals As Leaders Release Delayed
(Prosthetic) The vinyl version of Animals As Leaders' self titled debut has been delayed a week and will now be released on June 28th.

Pre-orders will begin shipping this Monday, June 20th. The 180-gram double-LP set, which includes the song "Wave of Babies" (previously an iTunes exclusive) as a bonus track, comes in a high-quality Stoughton gatefold jacket with enhanced album artwork that includes 3D imagery and custom AAL 3D glasses.

The set is available on black and a green/yellow swirl and is limited to 1000 pieces total. There is also be a brand new, exclusive T-shirt available on its own or in a bundle with the LPs. The LP can still be ordered through Prosthetic's Webstore.

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The Contortionist Announce Tour With Periphery, The Human Abstract, and Textures
The Contortionist are hitting the road this summer for the Frak The Gods North American tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and Textures.

Tour dates are scheduled to be announced soon, but the tour has been confirmed to run from September 2nd to October 8th throughout the country.

The Contortionist just added five new Northeastern tour dates with Whitechapel to their summer touring schedule. The dates lead directly into recently announced dates with Veil of Maya! The run with Veil of Maya will take the guys through Illinois and Indiana on four dates in June, serving as an excellent and rare opportunity to witness the band in their hometown! See below for all tour dates with Whitechapel and Veil of Maya.
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All Else Fails Set New Album Release
(Sub) Suicidal Bride Records have set an August 19 release date for All Else Fails' third release, "The Oracle, What Was, Is And Could Have Been".

The twelve track album explores their most extraordinary sound to date. Ranging in themes from the apocalypse (This World In Flames, Rebirth) to drug abuse (Fallen), to religious persecution (Monster Eats The Pilot), to being haunted by the sins of one's past (The House At The End of The World), All Else Fails delivers a stunning and compelling release of aggressive rich metalcore to the masses.

"We are extremely excited and proud of the work we have done on our upcoming full length album "The Oracle: What Was, Is and Could Have Been". It's our darkest, heaviest, deepest and ultimately, most beautiful album thus far. I'd happily put a no money back guarantee on that." comments AEF vocalist/ guitarist Barrett Klesko. more on this story

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Rock Sugar Mash AC/DC
(RockAAA) Rock Sugar insist their pop-rock mash-ups are the ultimate compliment as they only work up versions of songs they love and of bands they admire.

The band have earned cult status thanks to their unique blending of songs together like 'Don't Stop The Sandman' – a mash-up of Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' and 'Don't Stop Believing' by Journey.

It has taken the band around the world and further up the Download Festival bill every year and they say the response to their tracks by the original artists with Motley Crue singer Vince Neil dubbing them his new favourite band.

Two brand new Rock Sugar tracks are now available and they gave RockAAA viewers an exclusive live sneak peek at their rendition of an AC/DC classic. more on this story

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Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project Announces Four New Releases
The fourth installment of the Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project will feature four titles and be released on September 13th. Here is the official word with all of the details:

The fourth round of titles from the artist Rolling Stone magazine called "the greatest guitarist of all time" focuses on Hendrix the concert performer with four outstanding releases underscoring the artist's electrifying on-stage prowess: Winterland (a 4 Disc Deluxe Box Set), Hendrix In The West (Expanded), Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle Of Wight on DVD, and Jimi Hendrix: The Dick Cavett Show (every Hendrix appearance on the celebrated talk show on DVD).

Jimi Hendrix Experience- Winterland (versions available: 4 Disc Deluxe Box Set or 8 12" 180 gram Vinyl Audiophile LP Deluxe Box Set or 1 CD Winterland "Highlights") more on this story

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Singled Out: Jon Anderson (Yes) - New New World
As many Yes fans know, the group's legendary original frontman Jon Anderson released a brand new solo album, "Survival & Other Stories," this week. To celebrate we asked Jon to tell us a little bit about one of the songs from the album. Here is Jon with the story behind "New New World":

New New World....the Music is from Jamie Dunlap, he sent me the track last year when I was in Paris, I just sang the song right away, the feeling of power was so great, and the words came in an instant.

My life has become a 'new world' on so many levels, it's as though we will rediscover 'why' we are here, and the understanding that we are 'Mother Earth', on this sacred journey of 'Life'

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

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