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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Escape Music would like to confirm that David Reece (Bangalore Choir / Accept) now is the lead vocalist for Gypsy Rose.

Kraftwerk are expected to release their back catalogue in a special box set called 'The Catalogue'.

The Cure are to headline the American Download Festival, which takes place at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 6 2007. Kings of Leon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Modest Mouse, Incubus and The Shins will be joining the Cure with many more to be confirmed.

PRESTO BALLET, who feature METAL CHURCH's Kurt Vanderhoof, have started work on their second album for release via Inside Out later this year.

NUNO BETTENCOURT (ex-EXTREME now in SATELLITE PARTY) has been writing recently with former JOURNEY vocalist STEVE PERRY.

THE CULT have signed with Roadrunner Records and release their new album on Sep 25th.

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin's new album, "Miami", is now available for purchase via iTunes. No CDs will be made available in stores.

Ann Wilson's first ever solo record, Hope and Glory will be released on September 11, 2007 via Rounder (Zoe) Records.
Track Listing: Goodbye Blue Sky, Where to now St. Peter, Jackson, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Immigrant Song, Darkness Darkness, Bad Moon Rising, War of Man, Get Together, Isolation, A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall, Little Problems Little Lies.
Guests include: Elton John, Wynonna, Gretchen Wilson, k d Lang, Alison Krauss, Shawn Colivin, Rufus Wainwright and Nancy Wilson.

Norwegian progressive metal band Circus Maximus issued the following update: "It's been a while, but for the last 9 months we have been preparing a new album for you and now it is finally done!!
The name of the album is Isolate and has this dark approach to it, although we have of course still kept the melodic touch that Circus Maximus is all about. The album ended up being a concept-album although that was never the intention, but as the songs and the lyrics went along the story just added itself.
To make it short ... The story is about how much you can loose until you go completely mad, and how much have lost when insanity finally embraces you. It's really up to the listener (and reader...) to interpret the story themselves, because it can be understood in different ways and we don't want to spoil the surprise..."
There's one instrumental among the 9 songs, 1 real epic tune clocking in at almost 13 minutes as well as another 9 minute tune.
Final tracklisting is: 01. A Darkened Mind, 02. Abyss, 03. Wither (also included in the forthcoming Frontiers Records sampler CD Rock The Bones Vol. 5), 04. Sane No More, 05. Arrival Of Love, 06. Zero, 07. Mouth Of Madness, 08. From Childhood's Hour, 09. Ultimate Sacrifice.
The release date is settled in Europe on August 31 on Frontiers Records. In the meanwhile the band has announced the following Festival gigs:
2007/06/06-09 - Sölvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
2007/07/12-15 - Kvinesdal, Norway - Kvinesdal Rock Festival
2007/08/24-25 - BotngÄrd, Norway - Fosen Rock Festival
2007/08/17-18 - Notodden, Norway - MetalHeart Festival
2007/10/05-07 - Baarlo, Holland - ProgPower Europe Festival
2007/11/09 - Copenhagen, Denmark - ProgPower Scandinavia Festival
2008/03/28-29 - Bristol, UK - ProgPower UK Festival
Circus Maximus released its critically acclaimed debut album, The First Chapter, in 2005 via Frontiers Records.

DEEP PURPLE
Jul. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater
Jul. 13 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
Jul. 14 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater
Jul. 15 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jul. 18 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
Jul. 19 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
Jul. 21 - Farwell, MI - Mountain Rock Music Festival
Jul. 22 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Jul. 23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Jul. 24 - Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant
Jul. 26 - London, ON - Rock The Park
Jul. 27 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Jul. 28 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Jul. 31 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Aug. 02 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theater
Aug. 04 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Aug. 07 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
Aug. 09 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest

The line up for the 2007 Glastonbury Festival has been leaked over a week before the official announcement. As expected, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and The Who will headline the sold-out event and the line up for the two main stages is below:
Friday June 22
Pyramid Stage
Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, The Fratellis, Bloc Party, The Magic Numbers, Amy Winehouse, Gogol Bordello, The Earlies, Adjagas

Second Stage
Bjork, Arcade Fire, Mr Hudson and the Library, Super Furry Animals, The Automatic, The Coral, The Cribs

Saturday June 23
Pyramid Stage
The Killers, The Kooks, Paul Weller, Paolo Nutini, Lily Allen, The Good The Bad And The Queen, Guillemots, The Pipettes, Seasick Steve, Liz Green

Second Stage
Iggy & the Stooges, Editors, Brakes, Klaxons, Maximo Park, The Enemy, The Long Blondes

Sunday June 24
Pyramid Stage
The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Shirley Bassey, James Morrison, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, The Waterboys

Second Stage
Chemical Brothers, Babyshambles, The Rakes, The Sunshine Underground, The View

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