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Fall Out Boy will play the Palace on November 20th. The band is holding an internet presale through their official fan club/website right now. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information regarding the onsale date for the rest of the tickets.


Coheed & Cambria will be at the Fillmore Detroit on November 1st. An internet pre-sale is going on right now over here. You have to register first, but the registration is free. The rest of the tickets will go on sale at a later date. Keep it on 89x for further ticket information.

Coheed will release a new cd, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Volume II No World For Tomorrow, on October 23rd. The first single, "the Running Free" is streaming on myspace, and it is available to purchase from digital websites such as iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster and others.


8am hour

David Bowie "China Girl"
Peter Gabriel "Solsbury Hill"
Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me"
REM "Everybody Hurts"
Cure "A Forest"
Smithereens "Yesterday Girl"
Erasure "Chorus"
Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Lips Like Sugar"
Aztec Camera "Oblivious"

9am hour

Duran Duran "Rio"
Yaz "Don't Go"
Morrissey "Hairdresser On Fire"
U2 "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
Tears For Fears "Mad World"
Plimsouls "A Million Miles Away"
Beastie Boys "Sure Shot"
B-52's "Rock Lobster"
Jane's Addiction "Had A Dad"
Social Distortion "Ball & Chain"
Pixies "Gigantic"
Ministry "Everyday Is Halloween"

10am hour

New Order "Loveless"
Alarm "Rescue Me"
Simple Minds "Up On the Catwalk"
They Might Be Giants "Ana Ng"
Cult "Wild Flower"
Cars "Since You're Gone"
Divinyls "I Touch Myself"
Ramones "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
David Bowie "Let's Dance"
REM "Don't Go Back To Rockville"
Elvis Costello "Alison"
Alice In Chains "No Excuses"
Elastica "Connection"

11am hour

World Party "Ship Of Fools"
Ned's Atomic Dustbin "Grey Cell Green"
INXS "Don't Change"
Bjork "Human Behaviour"
Psychedelic Furs "Heaven"
Helmet "Unsung"
Smiths "How Soon Is Now"
Killing Joke "Eighties"
Devo "Whip It"
Clash "Rock The Casbah"
Happy Mondays "Step On"
REM will release their first ever live cd/dvd package on October 16th. This release was shot in February of this year in Dublin. Twenty two tracks are featured, including one unreleased track, "I'm Gonna DJ."

Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth will release a new solo cd on September 18th. The cd is titled, Trees Outside of the Academy. Moore is hitting the road for a short solo tour. A Detroit date is not on the itinerary.

The Cure has postponed their fall North American tour. The band decided to spend the fall working on their new cd. The plan is to release a new Cure cd in April or May of 2008.

The Jesus & Mary Chain is working on a new studio cd. They've also line up a handful of live dates in October. No, they won't be coming here.

Dave Gahan will release his second solo cd, Hourglass, on October 23rd. Gahan is set to relaunch his website tomorrow.


Morrissey is planning one last run of the United States in the fall. Luckily, he's found it fit to return to the Detroit area. Don't miss Morrissey at the Royal Oak Music Theater on October 19th. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.
Hot Hot Heat will release a new cd, Happiness LTD, on September 11th. You can pre-order the cd now through the band's official website.

Don't miss Hot Hot Heat at St. Andrew's Hall on October 5th. Tickets are on sale now for this 89x show.
Dashboard Confessional will release a new cd titled, The Shade of Poison Trees, on October 2nd. You can check out two songs from the cd here.

Don't miss Dashboard at Clutch Cargos on November 2nd.


Bad Religion will be at Clutch Cargos on October 4th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am.

Ween will be at the Fillmore Detroit on October 27th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am.

Queens of the Stone Age will be at the Fillmore Detroit on October 23rd. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am.


New Found Glory will be at the Fillmore Detroit on November 3rd. Tickets will go on sale next Wednesday at 10am.


Relient K and Switchfoot will be hitting the road together for a tour in the fall. The Detroit date will be November 13th at the EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.
The Beastie Boys have announced a second show in Detroit. The 2nd show will be a special "gala" event at the Fillmore Detroit on September 25th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

Here's the info on the show straight from the official press release:

The Beastie Boys, hot on the heels of their sold-out Fillmore Detroit show on Sept. 24, have announced a second Detroit date! This second show is the Beastie’s Gala Event, which will be primarily an instrumental / live band performance showcasing a side of the band that fans don’t usually get to see. Here’s what the Beastie Boys themselves have to say about the Gala Event shows:

“THE GALA EVENTS will be in smaller spots, more exclusive, more intimate. This will be more like quality time, our time, just you and the band sitting by a fire on a tropical beach late at night being serenaded with love songs. These shows are for people that are into our weird stuff, so if you want to get weird together, this is your call. These shows will be based around the instruments. Some songs will have vocals, others will be instrumental. BUT if you'd like to come to one of these shows, then DRESS TO IMPRESS, wear a suit, a tie, a dress, a gown or whatever you feel dressed up in... AND PLEASE leave your cargo shorts, Birkenstocks and t-shirts at home, this is not that kind of party.”


Egads! Time Warp is now on myspace!


8am hour

Duran Duran "Wild Boys"
Smashing Pumpkins "Rocket"
Generation X "Dancing With Myself"
Dominatrix "The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight"
Sinead O'Connor "The Emperor's New Clothes"
David Bowie "Space Oddity"
INXS "Devil Inside"
Trio "Da Da Da"
P.J. Harvey "Down By The Water"
Fun Boy Three "The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)"
Psychedelic Furs "Pretty In Pink"
U2 "The Unforgettable Fire"

9am hour

Cure "Pictures Of You"
999 "Homicide"
Modern English "Melt With You"
New Order "Run"
Roxy Music "Love Is The Drug"
Sebadoh "Rebound"
Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Bring On The Dancing Horses"
Sonic Youth "Teenage Riot"
Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated"
REM "Orange Crush"
Specials "Rudy, A Message To You"
Naked Eyes "Always Something There To Remind Me"

10am hour

Clash "Train In Vain"
ABC "Poison Arrow"
Cult "Love Removal Machine"
Til Tuesday "Voices Carry"
Peter Murphy "All Night Long"
Talk Talk "It's My LIfe"
Belly "Feed The Tree"
OMD "Secret"
New Order "True Faith"
Queen/Bowie "Under Pressure"
Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored"
Smitheens "Blood & Roses"
Flaming Lips "She Don't Use Jelly"

11 am hour

Pixies "Monkey Gone To Heaven"
Depeche Mode "Behind The Wheel/Route 66"
REM "Can't Get There From Here"
Cure "Just Like Heaven"
Waterboys "A Girl Called Johnny"
Berlin "The Metro"
Yaz "Only You"
Morrissey "Suedehead"
INXS "The One Thing"
Catherine Wheel "Crank"
U2 "When Love Comes To Town"
Radiohead "High & Dry"


The Flaming Lips will release their long awaited DVD on Tuesday. The live DVD is called UFOs at the Zoo.

Don't miss the Flaming Lips when they roll through town...the show is October 1st at Clutch Cargos.
A new Coheed & Cambria song is available on iTunes. "The Running Free" will serve as the first single to the band's forthcoming disc, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume 2: No World For Tomorrow. The full length release will drop on October 23rd. Coheed just launched a website to promote the new cd. Check it out here.
A couple of Muse b-sides have been posted on purevolume. These are not new b-sides, but if you haven't heard them, they're new to you!
Beck will release a new single on Tuesday. "Timebomb" will be available digitally on August 21st. Apparently this is a one-off single, as there are no plans at this time to release a full-length cd anytime soon.
The Rob Zombie cd, Live, has been pushed back to October 23rd.
An Oasis DVD will be released in October. The two disc set will feature a concert from 2005, as well as interview footage, and a very special question and answer session with Noel Gallagher. The still untitled DVD set will be released on October 29th.
NIN's most recent release, Year Zero, will be issued on vinyl on August 28th.

In other Nine Inch Nails news, a remix cd is due out in the fall. Y34R Z3R0 R3MIX3D will be a big compilation of remixes that fans have submitted through garageband.com
A new Dashboard Confessional song has been posted on myspace. The song, "Thick As Thieves" will serve as the first single from the band's new cd. The full length disc, The Shade of Poison Trees will be released on October 2nd. The new material is said to be more acoustic-leaning than what we've heard on the past couple of Dashboard releases.
The Ataris will be at the Chubby Pickle in Windsor on October 2nd.

Finger 11 will be at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario on October 30th.

The Flaming Lips are at Clutch Cargos on October 1st.

Queens of the Stone Age will appear at the Fillmore on October 23rd.


The Beastie Boys will be at the Filmore on September 24th. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 10am.

Seether will play Harpos on October 13th. Tickets go on sale next Friday morning at 10am.

She Wants Revenge will appear at St. Andrew's Hall on October 18th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am.


8am hour

Pretenders "Message Of Love"
X "The New World"
Tears For Fears "Change"
James "Laid"
Go Go's "We Got The Beat"
For Squirrels "Mighty K.C."
XTC "Generals & Majors"
Erasure "Chains Of Love"
Radiohead "Let Down"
Social Distortion "Story Of My Life"
Big Audio Dynamite II "Rush"
Blondie "Heart Of Glass"

9am hour

Smiths "What Difference Does It Make"
New Order "Touched By The Hand Of God"
Police "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
Depeche Mode "Personal Jesus"
U2 "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
English Beat "Mirror In The Bathroom"
Clash "Clampdown"
Oasis "Supersonic"
Talk Talk "Talk Talk"
Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You"
Cure "Love Song"
Replacements "Hold My Life"
INXS "New Sensation"
Elvis Costello "Pump It Up"

10am hour

Talking Heads "And She Was"
David Bowie "Changes"
Echo & the Bunnymen "The Killing Moon"
Buffalo Tom "Taillights Fade"
Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning"
REM "The One I Love"
Peter Murphy "Cuts You Up"
Mission U.K. "Tower Of Strength"
Fad Gadget "Collapsing New People"
Radiohead "Just"
Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way"
Tears For Fears "Change"

11am hour

Violent Femmes "Gone Daddy Gone"
U2 "The Electric Co."
Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Primitive Radio Gods "Standing Outside A Broken..."
Depeche Mode "Everything Counts"
Blur "There's No Other Way"
Love & Rockets "All In My Mind"
Afghan Whigs "Rebirth Of The Cool"
Cure "Boys Don't Cry"
Garbage "Special"
Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime"
Smiths "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
Tony Wilson, co-founder of Factory Records and the legendary Hacienda night club in Manchester, England has died at the age of 57. He had been receiving chemotherapy for kidney cancer, however it was a heart attack that killed him. He died Friday, August 10th.

Here's a story that ran on sky news:

TV presenter Tony Wilson, one of the leading lights in the Manchester music scene, has died after suffering a heart attack while receiving cancer treatment aged 57.

Mr Wilson, who set up the Factory Records label and the Hacienda Club, was associated with groups like New Order and the Happy Mondays.

He was also a reporter and presenter on TV and radio in the Manchester area.

His life was depicted in the film 24 Hour Party People.He had been suffering from kidney cancer.

Mr Wilson was surrounded by family at his when he passed away.

A spokesman for Christie Hospital in Manchester said: "Tony Wilson died peacefully at 6.05pm this evening with his family by his bedside."

Tony was a very great supporter of the Christie and this is extremely sad news.

"We would like to extend our sympathy to Tony's family."

An outspoken campaigner for regional self-government in the North West, Wilson was passionate about his home city of Manchester.


Check out the video for "Bleed It Out" by Linkin Park here.
The New Pornographers will be back with a new disc on August 21st. Challengers can now be heard in its entirety on myspace. The band is currently on the road, however Detroit is not on the itinerary!


The MTV Video Music Award nominees were announced today. Linkin Park is up for 3 awards (Best Group, Best Editor, and Best Director). Fall Out Boy received two nods, and the White Stripes, U2, and Peter Bjorn & John have one nomination apiece. To view the entire list of nominees, check out mtv.com.

The awards will be doled out September 9th at the Palms Casino Resort.
Click here to check out Helmet's new song, "Revenge Destroys Everything." The song will be featured in the upcoming film Tatua.

Helmet is currently on the road promoting the 2006 cd Monochrome. Don't miss Helmet at the Magic Stick on August 29th.
New Rock News for August 7th
Here's the video for "Pretty Handsome Awkward" by the Used.


New Rock News for Monday, August 6th


Don't miss Helmet at the Magic Stick on August 29th...
8am hour

XTC "Senses Working Overtime"
David Bowie "Heroes"
Clash "London Calling"
REM "Pop Song 89"
Generation X "Kiss Me Deadly"
Smithereens "Girl Like You"
Duran Duran "Save A Prayer"
Morrissey "Every Day Is Like Sunday"
Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Sonic Youth "Bull In The Heather"
Elvis Costello "Accidents Will Happen"
K's Choice "Not An Addict"

9am hour

New Order "Blue Monday"
Joy Division "Transmission"
U2 "Ultraviolet"
Depeche Mode "Master & Servant"
Iggy Pop "The Passenger"
Blondie "One Way Or Another"
Pavement "Cut Your Hair"
The The "Uncertain Smile"
Crowded House "Something So Strong"
Midnight Oil "Blue Sky Mine"
Radiohead "Fake Plastic Trees"
English Beat "Tears Of A Clown"
Michael Penn "No Myth"

10am hour

World Party "Ship Of Fools"
Julian Cope "World Shut Your Mouth"
INXS "Don't Change"
Helmet "Unsung"
Sex Pistols "God Save The Queen"
Pixies "Gigantic"
Ride "Leave Them All Behind"
Placebo "Pure Morning"
Smiths "How Soon Is Now"
Jesus & Mary Chain "Far Gone & Out"
Clash "I Fought The Law"

11am hour

Iggy Pop "Lust For Life"
Billy Idol "White Wedding"
Alarm "Rain In The Summertime"
New Order "Regret"
Erasure "A Little Respect"
Nirvana "Verse Chorus Verse"
REM "Stand"
Radiohead "My Iron Lung"
Skinny Puppy "Smothered Hope"
U2 "God Part II"
Cars "My Best Friend's Girl"
Iggy & the Stooges will be at Meadowbrook on Tuesday. If you'd like to enter to win a pair of tickets to the show, e-mail me before 11:30 am. I'll put you in the drawing...



Click here to check out the new single from the Foo Fighters. "The Pretender" is the first single from the band's new disc, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. The cd drops September 25th.