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4/24- Brand New is back and has announced their summer tour. Click here to see the dates. It's about time!
 
4/22- Smashing Pumpkins reunited? It seems to be that time of year. Their website confirms: "It's official, The Smashing Pumpkins are currently writing songs for their upcoming album, their first since 2000. No release date has yet been set, but the band plans to begin recording this summer.
 
4/12- Shai Hulud is back? Shai Hulud are gearing up for a return to the road, with more to come. Next month you will be able to catch Shai Hulud heading out with the almighty Red Chord (Metal Blade Records). Dates and venues will be announced shortly. For updates check out www.hulud.com.


2/6- We Are The Fury in Van Accident: "Hey everyone. Friday afternoon we were involved in a serious accident while driving through Colorado. We crashed our van around the Vail Passage area of Route 70 near Breckenridge...." Click here to read the full statement.

2/3- With Honor has released the following statement regarding changes within the band: "Despite the recent departure of our singer, we will still be appearing on all upcoming tours and shows, including the East Coast run with Strike Anywhere and a European tour this summer with Ignite. We are stoked to announce that our longtime friend Kevin White "Whitey"(former Sick of it All tech/current Scream Out vocalist) has agreed to take on vocal duties for all upcoming shows. Kevin has been sounding rad and we can’t wait to debut new and old material that we haven’t played to date, as well as some new shoes. Thanks to Todd for his time and effort into the band for the past 3 ½ years, we wish him luck. Future plans for the band will be determined at a later time." - With Honor

2/2- Death Cab for Cutie and Franz Ferdinand are celebrating the arrival of spring with a major co-headlining North American concert tour. The tour is slated to kick off on March 22nd in Portland, Oregon. Click here for a full list of dates. In other Death Cab news, Directions, the innovative anthology of 12 short films inspired by each song on Plans, has begun rolling out on the band's website, www.deathcabforcutie.com. The series began with "Marching Bands Of Manhattan" on January 23rd and was followed on January 30th by "Soul Meets Body." A new film will be debuted each week - and can be seen for one week only - until the entire collection has been unveiled. On March 28th, the videos will be available on iTunes, followed by the wide release of the complete Directions DVD on April 11th.

12/24- Happy Holidays from Musichead. Wishing all the heads a great year in '06! Looking for some good holiday music? Check out Tooth & Nail's Happy Christmas Vol. 4 featuring tracks from Switchfoot, Emery, Anberlin, Mae, and Relient K. To buy the CD click here.

12/19- TheAcademyIs... kicks off the Truckstops and Stateline Tour February 2nd in Toronto. The tour will feature Panic! at the Disco, Acceptance, and hellogoodbye. To purchase tickets and see dates click here. Panic! at the Disco is one of Musichead's bands to watch in '06. Listen to them now before you are the last one to know.

12/2- Matchbook Romance has been confirmed as the headlining act for the 2006 Take Action! Tour with most major North American markets on tap. The annual benefit tour is organized by Sub City Records and raises awareness and funds for the prevention of teen suicide; namely the Kristin Brooks Hopecenter and the Youth America Hotline. Joining Matchbook Romance on the bill will be artists such as Silverstein, Amber Pacific, The Early November, and Paramore. In the meantime, Matchbook Romance has completed their sophomore effort, Voices, which is set to street on February 14, 2006. For more on the tour click here and for more on Matchbook go to matchbookromance.com

10/31- Bayside Drummer John Holohan was killed in an accident in Wyoming. Here is the official press release:
There has been a tragic loss. Bayside was in a terrible accident this morning while driving to today’s concert on the “Never Sleep Again” Tour, which includes their friends and label mates Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein and Aiden. Their drummer John “Beatz” Holohan was killed when their van flipped after hitting a patch of ice outside of Cheyenne, WY. Their bass player Nick Ghanbarian was also seriously injured. Anthony and Jack have thankfully been discharged from the hospital. Members of the band’s crew also remain hospitalized. Tonight’s show in Salt Lake City is cancelled. An announcement regarding the rest of the tour will be made later today.
Donations to John’s family can be made via Paypal to the John Holohan Bayside Memorial Fund by clicking here.
For more information on Bayside visit www.baysiderocks.com.

10/24- Matisyahu? If you don't know who or what this is then you better listen up. Matisyahu is a 26-year-old orthdox Jew lyricist, MC, and beatboxer whose music is a fusion of reggae, hiphop, and rock. If you want to see what he is all about click here to watch the QuickTime version of his live performance of "King Without A Crown." Be sure to pick up his Live at Stubb's CD off Epic Records today. For more info go to http://www.matismusic.com.

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