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Tool Reschedule North American Tour

Posted Feb. 21, 2007, 5:32 p.m.
Tool has been forced to reschedule their North American tour as a result of an injury in the band. Drummer Danny Carey tore a bicep over the weekend and he underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair the damage. The operation went well and he is now recovering. Rescheduled tour dates will be announced shortly. In related news, the band also announced that they will be recording select dates on the North American tour for a live CD and DVD.

Jesu Delay Tour

Posted Feb. 19, 2007, 4:09 p.m.
Jesu have been forced to delay their U.S. tour with Isis as a result of work permits not being issued on time. The band is still planning on joining the tour, however, the question of when is still up in the air. Jesu mastermind Justin Broadrick posted the following statement on his personal blog in regards to the situation:
We are sorry to report that Jesu are still stuck in England and will NOT be playing the Spaceland, L.A headline/release party ; work permits for Jesu have still not been cleared by U.S officials/customs and the band are not allowed into the U.S until the permits are officially cleared. The band are yet to receive a date of clearance and simply have to wait until they do so before entering the U.S, hence Jesu will not be appearing at any shows with ISIS until the permits are available and Jesu can leave England. Please watch this space for further news ; once Jesu have their permits we will post confirmation of this and the first show that Jesu will play in the U.S. Hopefully the band will not miss more than the first week of this tour, being the bands first tour of the U.S. In related Jesu live line up news, Jesu bass player Diarmuid Dalton will not be playing any of the U.S dates due to being refused a work permit for the U.S for this tour. Diarmuid has been replaced for this tour by long time collaborator (and fellow Birmingham, England native) bass player Dave Cochrane (Justin and Dave played together in Head Of David, Sweet Tooth, Ice, God and now their new project together GREY MACHINE). Drummer Ted Parsons has also been unable to make this first Jesu U.S tour due to family commitments and has been replaced by drummer Danny Walker, a Los Angeles native who plays for many bands including Intronaut. Thank you.
Jesu's Conqueror is out in stores today via Hydra Head Records.
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Breaking News Chris Cornell Departs Audioslave

Posted Feb. 15, 2007, 5:11 a.m.

A press release for Chris Cornell's new solo record, Carry On, has stated that: "Additionally Cornell is permanently departing super-group Audioslave stating, “Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I ...

Breaking News The Geeks Robbed In California

Posted Feb. 13, 2007, 5:48 p.m.

Last night in San Francisco, The Geeks (South Korea) had their van broken into, and a lot of belongings were stolen. Here is a statement from the band's label, Think Fast! Records: No, they ...

Breaking News These Arms Are Snakes' Van & Trailer Stolen

Posted Jan. 15, 2007, 2:49 a.m.

These Arms are Snakes had both their van and trailer stolen over the weekend. The band issued the following statement via Myspace: I guess it happens to every band at some point. Our van and ...

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Breaking News Rivalry Fest 2007

Posted Dec. 1, 2006, 4:42 p.m. in Breaking News by Zed

Kyle Whitlow, of Rivalry Records, announced Rivalry Fest 2007. The festival will occur over two nights, February 23rd and 24th at 924 Gilman St. of ...

Breaking News Glassjaw Reunion Show @ Stillborn Fest

Posted Nov. 14, 2006, 2:08 p.m. in Breaking News by Michael

Glassjaw will be playing a reunion show at the 2006 edition of Stillborn Fest. The event will take place over two days, December 30th and ...

Breaking News Men, Women & Children Robbed In Detroit

Posted Oct. 24, 2006, 2:16 a.m. in Breaking News by Michael

Yesterday, Long Island-based funk/indie/disco-revival group Men, Women & Children had their van and trailer stolen, losing all their gear and merchandise as a result ...

Breaking News Botch DVD/CD Release Date

Posted Oct. 18, 2006, 10:49 p.m. in Breaking News by Michael

Yes, this is breaking news, this is Botch news. 061502, the DVD/CD of the band's final show will be released on December 5th ...

Breaking News The Pound SF To Close Its Doors

Posted Oct. 18, 2006, 11:19 a.m. in Breaking News by Michael

San Francisco venue The Pound will be closing its doors next Wednesday. The venue primarily catered to the hardcore and punk communities hosting thousands of ...

Breaking News Set It Straight Members Arrested

Posted Oct. 15, 2006, 1:58 a.m. in Breaking News by Michael

Members of Set it Straight were arrested yesterday after they protested the shutting down of a legitimate skate demo in a public park in Redding ...

Some of you might have heard, but half of Set it Straight was arrested today for protesting the Redding Police Department shutting down the show in the middle of our set. We were playing a Skate demo at the Redding Skatepark when 6 cop cars showed up and demanded everyone to vacate, including the kids skating, who had nothing to do with anything (they shut down the park, as well). This was a sponsored event, with permits. The Redding Parks and Recreation committee came out and unlocked the power box, and set up trash cans around the area we were playing. The show was 100% legit, so we didn't stop playing, finished our set, and took our sweet time breaking down, but when they surrounded our friend who was riding the park and hit his bike with their batons, things got lame. He was arrested, no explaination. Harry, Ben, John and Tim were sitting down in the skatepark when RPD told them to leave, they asked why, and immediately they cuffed Ben. Harry told them he wasn't going to move so they choked him to the pavement and cuffed him too, along with Timmy and John. Later they also arrested Brittny and Sara for standing too close, bringing the total to seven. Harry's dad got most of it on the video mode of his digital camera, which is below. My favorite part is where one of the officers jokes that Harry's taxes pay his salary. What a dick. After the arrests, and multiple threats from the RPD cops, Harry's Dad, myself, and a few others went to Redding's Channel 7 news. A small story aired tonight highlighting each side of the story, but the overwhelming theme was the Sargeant's quote:

"The didn't have a permit. Bands of this nature lead to beatings and stabbings."

At the station, one of the cops said to Harry; "You're that band that played last week where someone got stabbed." He told them that definitely wasn't us, and the cop replied "Yes, it was". Awesome. When one of the sponsors, the owner of Johnny Rad's skateshop, showed up at the news station to contribute to the story, an officer told him if he didn't leave he would be arrested for tresspassing. Luckily, we were already inside with the reporter. Anyway, there should be a longer story on the news Monday, once we have the permits in line we can hopefully have all the charges dropped and then some, and the story on the monday evening news will show way more of our side (and if we're lucky, show the cops for the bullying jocks they are). All seven are being charged with loitering and unlawful assembly, and Harry and Ben are being charged with Resisting Arrest.

If you live in redding or chico, send an email to info@krcrtv.com and tell them they need to bump this story up. We can't let them just get away with roughing us up and kicking us out, especially since it was all legal. Send a letter to the editor of the Record Searchlight at letters@redding.com, we need to flood these inboxes. This is a small town and we need to do everything we can to keep the cops out of our scene, and if we can use the media to achieve that, good.

Needless to say, we won't be playing the Good Clean Fun show tomorrow... sorry everyone.

Curt/Set it Straight

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Breaking News These Days Reform!

Posted Oct. 14, 2006, 1:21 a.m. in Breaking News by Michael

It is official - Nor Cal hardcore outfit These Days are back in action. The band played a surprise show yesterday and has lined up two ...

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