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Derek Sherinian – Video feat. Billy Idol and Slash Now Online

DEREK SHERINIAN’s new video for ‘In The Summertime’, featuring BILLY IDOL and SLASH, has been posted online. Directed by Chad Michael Ward, you can view it here.

Slayer – New Press Shots Online – Signed Album Offer

A wealth of new press shots of SLAYER have been made available online.You can check them out  at this location. Pre-order SLAYER’s CD “Christ Illusion” and be automatically entered to win one of 10 lithos of the album cover signed by the artist himself, Larry Carrol.  Go to WBR’s official site to order the album at a special price of $13.98.

Sublime – “Sublime: Deluxe Edition” Featuring Original Recordings, Remixed Tracks, and New Bonus Music

To mark the 10th Anniversary of Sublime’s self titled album UMe is releasing Sublime: Deluxe Edition on August 15. Sublime was the bands first major label effort, and tragically their last studio album to be released. Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Bradley Nowell died before the release and monster success of the album.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of it’s release, the original album, which featured hits like “What I Got”, “Wrong Way”, “Santeria” and “Doin’ Time”, has been fully digitally remastered and includes, for the first time, the original version of “Doin’ Time” with original vocals. The release also contains a second disc which includes 15 bonus tracks, 8 previously unreleased, remixes and videos.

Now, a decade later, the original recording of “Doin’ Time,” un-edited, with Nowell singing “doin’ time” throughout, heard for the first time on Disc One of Sublime Deluxe Edition and in the original sequence as Nowell intended.

Disc Two contains 15 bonus tracks including 8 unreleased tracks including instrumental versions of “Doin’ Time,” “April 29th, 1992”; “Caress Me Down”; and “What I Got”; an acoustic version of “Zimbabwe”; an alternate take of What I Got”; and the song “I Love My Dog” Nowell’s tribute to both his constant Dalmatian companion, Louie, and Bad Brains’ “I Love I Jah.”

Other gems include mixes of “Doin’ Time” by the Fugees’ WYCLEF JEAN and the MARTIAL ARTS feat. THE PHARCYDE, plus videos for “What I Got,” “Wrong Way,” “Santeria,” “Doin’ Time” and “What I Got (Reprise).”

SUBLIME began recording Sublime in late 1995 at Total Access Recording in Redondo Beach, Calif.  Of the self-produced tracks cut there, “Paddle Out” appeared on the disc.  In January of ’96, the band began work on Sublime in Los Angeles with David Kahne, who produced “Doin’ Time,” “What I Got,” “April 29, 1992 (Miami)” and “Caress Me Down” but also headed to Austin, Texas to record with BUTTHOLE SURFER Paul Leary, who presided over “Wrong Way” and “Santeria.”  Kahne and Leary both sensed that Sublime was knee-deep in hits, and they wanted to record some of the same songs so both versions of “What I Got” on the 1996 release of Sublime and “April 29, 1992 (Miami)” can be found on the release.

Strike Anywhere, Ignite – Tour Dates Released

The following dates have been released for the upcoming tour featuring STRIKE ANYWHERE, IGNITE, A GLOBAL THREAT, and MODERN LIFE IS WAR:

September 1 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club  
September 2 – Binghamton, NY @ SUNY / Binghamton  
September 3 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club  
September 4 – New York, NY @ CBGB  
September 5 – Revere, MA @ Club Lido  
September 7 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon  
September 8 – Toronto, ON @ The Reverb  
September 9 – Hamilton, ON @ Underground  
September 10 – London, ON @ Call The Office  
September 12 – Buffalo, NY @ Icon  
September 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop  
September 15 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen  
September 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club  
September 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre  
September 19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats  
September 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Fun House
September 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight  
September 22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony  
September 23 – Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz

Also, from October 6th to October 30th, STRIKE ANYWHERE, BANE, A GLOBAL THREAT, and THIS IS HELL are expected to team up for a tour.

Rise Against, Thursday – Tour Dates Released

RISE AGAINST and THURSDAY have announced the following tour dates:

October 23 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues  
October 24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution  
October 26 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater  
October 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues  
October 31 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA  
November 4 – Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center  
November 5 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre  
November 6 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater  
November 7 – Seattle, WA @ The Premier  
November 9 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air  
November 10 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium  
November 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club  
November 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club  
November 14 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre  
November 15 – Detroit, MI @ State Theatre  
November 16 – Columbus, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion  
November 17 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Dome Theatre  
November 18 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium  
November 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory  
November 21 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

Black Label Society – Tour Dates Released

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have announced the following US tour dates with BLACK STONE CHERRY:

October 14 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues  
October 16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade  
October 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live  
October 19 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom  
October 20 – New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre  
October 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory  
October 24 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre  
October 25 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights  
October 27 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom  
October 28 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium  
October 29 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall  
October 31 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues  
November 1 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall  
November 2 – Detroit, MI @ State Theatre  
November 4 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre  
November 5 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant  
November 7 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom  
November 9 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 
November 10 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues  
November 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club  
November 14 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom  
November 15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Coca Cola Bricktown Event Center  
November 17 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live  
November 18 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall  
November 19 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater  
November 21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre  
November 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot  
November 24 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre  
November 25 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom  
November 28 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues  
November 30 – Cabazon, CA @ Key Club at Morongo  
December 1 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre  
December 2 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre  
December 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 
December 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore  
December 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern LG 

DJ Starscream – Sid Wilson / #0 of Slipknot – Performing Live on July 27/28

DJ STARSCREAM, better known in some circles as Sid Wilson or #0 of SLIPKNOT, is set to rock the US Open of Surfing and Arnette Eyewar in Huntington Beach, California on July 27 and 28. Wilson will be on hand to spin tracks from his upcoming disc “The New Leader” at 3pm each day, to meet fans, and to sign stuff. Later on in the day on the 28th, Wilson will do a rare live performance at a special VIP after party.

Unholy Alliance – San Diego, Long Beach Live Pics

Pictures from two dates of the UNHOLY ALLIANCE TOUR 2006 featuring SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MASTODON, THINE EYES BLEED have been made available online courtesy of Dirt Junior. The shows in questions include:

July 20 – San Diego July 22 – Long Beach
You can find them at

N Sync – Lance Bass Comes Out the Closet

LANCE BASS, band member of N SYNC, says he’s gay and in a “very stable” relationship with 32-year-old actor Reichen Lehmkuhl, winner of season four of CBS’ “Amazing Race.”

“I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys’ careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything,” he tells the People magazine.

You can read the entire news article at Yahoo! News.

Metallica – Set to Break the Mold – Makes Music Available via iTunes

As revealed in a Reuters article today, METALLICA, one of the biggest acts yet to make its music available for sale via Apple’s iTunes Music Store, has ended its holdout.

The enduring hard rock outfit’s work went on sale Tuesday via the U.S. and Canada editions of the digital store.

METALLICA albums have previously been available for download via services such as MSN Music, but have never been broken up for single-song purchase until now. At iTunes, the group’s first four albums (“Kill ‘Em All,” “Ride the Lightning,” “Master of Puppets” and “…And Justice for All”) have been expanded with previously unreleased live tracks recorded in Seattle in 1989.

“We chose these four because, unlike the more recent releases, we were only capable of writing 8-9 songs for each of these albums,” the band said on its Web site.

The iTunes rollout covers only the U.S. and Canada for now, due to a dispute with METALLICA’s overseas record label, Mercury. The company “doesn’t seem to want to play ball with us on this at the moment,” the band said. (Atlantic handles the band in North America.)

Among the other major artists who have yet to come to an agreement with iTunes are the BEATLES, LED ZEPPELIN, RADIOHEAD and GARTH BROOKS.

In other METALLICA news, the group will appear in animated form on the season premiere of “The Simpsons,” which will air September 10 on Fox.

DragonForce – Announce Headlining US Tour In September

DRAGONFORCE will be embarking on a headlining US tour this September with ALL THAT REMAINS and HORSE THE BAND. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

September 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
September 9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
September 23 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

Nonpoint – First Clips off ‘In the Air Tonight’ Video Online

First scenes out of the video of NONPOINT’s cover of PHIL COLLINS’ ‘In The Air Tonight’, which is the first single off of the Miami Vice movie soundtrack along with an accompanying commentary can be found on NBC6 Miami at this link:

The video was shot by Darren Doane and will have clips of the movie spliced into it in the final cut.  Nonpoint will be hitting the road with SEEMLESS, ANKLA, SILENT CIVILIAN starting in August.

Dates for the trek can be found here.

Rev.Nine – Prepare to Release Drew Mazurek Produced Full Length – Release New Tunes to MySpace

Virginia based REV.NINE are gearing up to release their self-funded debut full-length “Ghosts” this coming August. The band, who is currently unsigned, worked with acclaimed producer and engineer Drew Mazurek (NOTHINGFACE, GWAR, SINCH) on “Ghosts”.

REV.NINE, who have toured with the likes of LAMB OF GOD, CANDIRIA, SKINLAB, DOG FASHION DISCO, and more, have just added up the track ‘Kiss the Murdered’ onto their MySpace for all to check out – you can listen to it, along with two other cuts from the album, at this location.

Billboard Top 200 – Chart Rundown for Metal/Rock/Alternative

Billboard Top 200 Charts have been released for this week. Results are 
as follows...

#20 - THOM YORKE - THE ERASER  @ 29,984
#21 - THE FRAY  -  HOW TO SAVE A LIFE  @  29,583   

#26 - HINDER - EXTREME BEHAVIOR  @  26,526 
#34 - TOOL  -  10,000 DAYS @ 21,698 
#38 - BLUE OCTOBER  -  FOILED @ 20,446
#45 - BUCKCHERRY - 15 @ 17,974

Audioslave – New Disc “Revelations” – Release September 5

AUDIOSLAVE will be returning to the charts this September with their new album “Revelations”. The new effort is set for a September 5 release with the band expected to embark on a full tour this Autumn.

The Black Dahlia Murder – Heading to Australia this November – Dates Revealed

Soundworks deliver yet another international metal tour in 2006. This time, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be heading Down Under:                                                                                         

November 7 @ Amplifier Bar – Perth
November 8 @ Uni Bar – Adelaide
November 9 @ The Corner Hotel – Melbourne
November 10 @ Gaelic Club – Sydney
November 11 @ HMB Basement Bar – Brisbane

Into Eternity – Line Up Headlining Performance for Southern Alberta Hardcore & Metal Festival

Organizers of the Southern Alberta Hardcore & Metal Festival are proud to announce the confirmation of Century Media Recording Artists INTO ETERNITY as the headliners for the first ever installment of the festival.

Also confirmed for the event are fellow Regina, Saskatchewan metallers THE ORCHARD and Calgary post-Thrash outfit VOA.

The SAHC&MF takes place at Heritage Hall in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on Sunday, September 3rd, 2006 and is being presented by CKXU 88.3FM’s award-winning metal show THE CRYPT.

 So far, the line-up for the festival is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


A limited supply of $15 advance tickets are on sale now at or at local retailers.

ZAO – New Live Performance for ‘Lies Of Serpents, A River Of Tears’

There is another new live performance video of ZAO available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website:  The footage was taken in Rochester NY and is for their track “Lies Of Serpents, A River Of Tears”. ZAO’s latest effort “The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here” is available now via Ferret Records.

Council of the Fallen – Entering Mana Studio to Record New Demo on August 5

COUNCIL OF THE FALLEN will be entering Mana Studios on August 5 to record a new three song demo with the new line-up.

Kevin Quirion-guitars, vocals
Scott Patrick-bass
Dave Kinkade-drums

 Tracklisting for the demo is below:

1. As If A Rose I Wither
2. Introspection And The Loss Of Denial
3. Reflection, An Endless Endeavor

Radio Rebellion Tour 2006 – Feat. Norma Jean, Between the Buried and Me, FBTMOF, Misery Signals, nd More

The first-ever RADIO REBELLION TOUR 2006 Presented by Hurley,, Nike 6.0, Fuel TV and Hot Topic is set to kick off October 6 in Nashville.

Showcasing cutting-edge artists who’ve built a massive grassroots fanbase without the help of commercial radio, RADIO REBELLION TOUR 2006 signifies the shift in how today’s youth discovers and identifies new music and lifestyle trends through the media and the Internet. The inaugural eight-week trek will visit 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada between October 6 and December 2.  Stay tuned for the fall 2006 itinerary to be announced soon.

Tickets will first be available via the tour’s Internet pre-sale beginning nationwide on August 15 at 9:00AM PST via In addition, the RADIO REBELLION TOUR 2006 CD sampler will be distributed at Hot Topic stores nationwide as well as on the remaining Vans Warped Tour ’06 dates.

“The idea behind Radio Rebellion is simple. We created a tour that showcases artists who’ve achieved some solid commercial success without the traditional drivers of commercial radio,” says Graham Day, founder of and tour partner/sponsor. “Some of the Radio Rebellion artists have now sold a few hundred thousand records without having a single spin on commercial radio. We’ve witnessed first-hand the power of this new breed of artist as well as their tight connection with their very active fan-base and now we’re offering these bands that fans want to see in an intimate and ideal environment.”


“The Radio Rebellion Tour is representing a small portion of bands who are doing something different in the music industry as a whole without having a lot or any radio play at all,” says NORMA JEAN lead vocalist Cory Brandon. “The truth is, I think radio should conform to what bands like us are doing, instead of us conforming to what they’re currently playing just to get on the radio.  It doesn’t and shouldn’t work like that in music. We’re making headway without their support and we’re not at all against the idea of heavier bands having radio play, but this doesn’t and won’t change what we are doing artistically whatsoever.”

Brand New Sin – Acoustic Version of ‘Crank it Up’ Available

BRAND NEW SIN’s recorded theme music for WWE Wrestler ‘The Big Show’ has received a bit of a twist on WWE Television where the band recorded a live special acoustic version of ‘Crank it Up’. A clip of the acoustic version of the tune, which first appeared on the compilation album “WWE: Wreckless Intent”, can be seen online here. Fans can purchase the full version for $1.99 online at

ActionReaction – ex-FurtherSeemsForever – Finish Shooting Video, Release Tune to Net

Today you can hear a brand new song from ACTIONREACTION‘s upcoming album, “3 Is The Magic Number”, called ‘Can You Hear The Sun’ exclusively on . The band also finished shooting the music video for that song, which they co-directed and produced themselves. Keep an eye out for that to hit the
internet soon.

“3 Is The Magic Number” hits stores on August 22.

Dragonforce – Announce Headlining Gig in San Francisco for September 9

DRAGONFORCE have announced a headlining gig at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA on September 9. No support acts have been announced as of yet, however, tickets go on sale July 30.

Norma Jean – New Song Posted Online

A new song from NORMA JEAN entitled “Blueprints For Future Homes” has been posted over at their official MySpace page. The song comes off their upcoming new album, Redeemer, which is due out September 12th through Solid State.

The Rolling Stones – Fall Tour Dates Released

THE ROLLING STONES have announced the following fall North American tour dates:

September 20 – Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium  
September 23 – Halifax, NS @ Halifax Commons  
September 27 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium  
October 2 – Wichita, KS @ Cessna Stadium  
October 6 – Missoula, MT @ Grizzly Stadium  
October 8 – Regina, SK @ Taylor Field  
October 11 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field Stadium  
October 17 – Seattle, WA @ Qwest Field & Event Center  
October 20 – El Paso, TX @ Sun Bowl Stadium  
October 22 – Austin, TX @ Zilker Park  
October 27 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall  
November 3 – Vancouver, BC @ B.C. Place Stadium  
November 5 – Oakland, CA @ McAfee Coliseum  
November 8 – Glendale, AZ @ Cardinals Stadium  
November 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena  
November 14 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center  
November 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium