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Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2008 3:00am EDT
Neil Peart
Happy Birthday to "Phantom of the Opera" actress Emmy Rossum (1986), "The O.C." actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978), "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (1978), "Into the Blue" actor Paul Walker (1973), Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968), musician Ben Folds (1966), Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965), actress Amy Yasbeck (1963), French singer Mylene Farmer (1961), British actress Rachel Ward (1957), XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews (1956), "Bosom Buddies" actor Peter Scolari (1954), America co-founder Gerry Beckley (1952), author and Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), "The Matrix" actor J...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 27

8/27/2008 3:00am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Happy Birthday to "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (1988), R&B singer Mario (1986), rapper Mase (1978), "Scrubs" actress Sarah Chalke (1976), skiier Jonny Moseley (1975), Chicago White Sox DH Jim Thome (1970), No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal (1970), "Wonderfalls" actress Diana Scarwid (1955), Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (1953), "Fargo" actor Peter Stormare (1953), Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens (1952), actor Harry Reems (1947), actress Barbara Bach (1947), actress Tuesday Weld (1943), singer B.J. Thomas (1942), jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock (1940), d. 1994), actor Tommy Sands (1937), 36th President...
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Five Most Underrated & Overrated TV Shows At Comic-Con

8/8/2008 10:31am EDT
Heroes
Two weeks ago, nerds, geeks, and those "just going to San Diego for the weekend to check out the beaches" poured into Comic-Con 2008 in all their "Babylon 5"-clad glory.

Comic-Con is an ever-evolving beast. It started as a few dozen collectors meeting in a basement in San Diego to trade and discuss comics. Now it is an event so massive it shuts down an entire city for the weekend.

Comic-Con also holds a tremendous amount of power nowadays. Nervous directors unveil scenes from their latest superhero big-screen opus to the attendees, well-aware that a lukewarm response could spe...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 29

7/29/2008 3:00am EDT
Geddy Lee
Happy Birthday to "Blade" actor Stephen Dorff (1973), "Stand By Me" actor Wil Wheaton (1972), country singer Martina McBride (1966), WWE wrestler Scott Steiner (1962), Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953), documentary producer Ken Burns (1953), "The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942), Canadian actor David Warner (1941), late Newsman Peter Jennings (1938; d. 2005), jazz soloist Charlie Christian (1916), silver screen actress Thelma Todd (1905; d. 1935), actress Clara Bow (1905; d. 1965), and "The Thin Man" star William Powell (1892; d. 1984).View more Celebrity Birthdays

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Rush Play 'Rock Band' After 'Colbert Report' Appearance; Check It Out

7/23/2008 4:09pm EDT
Rush
After Canadian rock legends Rush made their first national televsion appearance in 30 years on The Colbert Report last Wednesday, the band plugged in and belted out "Tom Sawyer" once again. This time it was backstage-- and they did it on the smash hit video game Rock Band.

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The Lamest Walk Of Fame Stars

7/22/2008 8:30am EDT
Ryan Seacrest
To the everyday person, it seems like having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is completely unattainable. Yet it may not be that hard to achieve even if you have a minimal amount of fame.

According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, there is a process one must go through to get a star on the Walk of Fame. There are five categories of stars: motion pictures, television, radio, recording and live theatre. A person must be nominated to one of these categories by an organization, agree to attend the presentation ceremony within five years of selection and pay a $25,000 fee. If you ...
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A List of The Most Identifiable And Influential Drummers Of Our Time

7/16/2008 10:33am EDT
Keith Moon
Even though drummers are beat makers of a band, the recognition they often get is nothing compared to that of the lead singer and resident guitarist who both tend to attract the most attention at first. The best thing about drummers is that whatever band that they are in, they are uniquely appropriate for that particular band. For example, Ringo Starr's drumming is perfect for The Beatles, but his style would be considered unimaginable behind any Rolling Stones songs. Here's our thumbs up list to some cool Rock Drummers who we feel are immediately identifiable for their drumming techniqu...
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Rush To Perform On National Television For The First Time In Over 30 Years

7/15/2008 7:00pm EDT
Rush
Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush will make a very rare national television appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday, July 16th at 11:30pm ET/PT.

The band will be performing their timeless hit, "Tom Sawyer." Eschewing these types of opportunities for most of their career, the band made an exception for the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated show. It is the renowned rock trio's first television appearance since 1975.

In other news, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – are featured in the current issue of Rolling Stone. The multi-p...
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'Rock Band 2' Setlist Revealed, See The Entire List

7/14/2008 3:35pm EDT
Rock Band 2
Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2, the next evolution of the groundbreaking Rock Band music platform. The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of Rock Band’s original set list and...
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Rush Resumes Touring In April; To Release 2-CD Set, 'Snakes & Arrows Live,' April 8

2/25/2008 7:30pm EST
Rush
Anthem/Atlantic recording group Rush have announced early details of their upcoming new album, Snakes & Arrows Live. The 2-CD live set will arrive in stores on April 8th.

"Snakes & Arrows Live" was recorded last October at the Netherlands' Ahoy Rotterdam arena during the renowned rock trio's lengthy world tour, and mixed by frequent collaborator Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Mick Jagger). The five month trek celebrated Rush's acclaimed 2007 studio release, "Snakes & Arrows," which includes the Grammy Award-nominated track, "Malignant Narcissism."

The new album features an explosi...
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Shadows Fall Garners Grammy Nom For 'Best Metal Performance'

12/10/2007 9:00pm EST
Shadows Fall
Atlantic recording artist Shadows Fall has received a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song "Redemption" off their critically acclaimed label debut, Threads Of Life.

Clearly a leader in their genre, this marks the band's second Grammy nomination in the category, following their nod at the 2006 awards for "What Drives The Weak" off of their Century Media release, The War Within.

Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair said the following, "We walked off stage in Milan Italy last night after a killer set on the Black Crusade tour and my phone started buzzing. After cr...
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Coheed And Cambria To Hit The Road Supporting Linkin Park

11/30/2007 2:01pm EST
Coheed and Cambria
Columbia Records is proud to announce that Coheed and Cambria will be supporting Linkin Park on all dates of their upcoming national tour. The tour goes from February 12 to March 10 and will be hitting 19 cities, including Madison Square Garden in New York. The dates come on the heels of Coheed's successful sold-out 25-date national headlining tour that wrapped at New York City's Roseland Ballroom on November 29, 2007.

In their live review of the Los Angeles show at The Wiltern, the "LA Times" raved: "Self-indulgence is frequently seen as a crime in modern rock music, but without it th...
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Starpulse Q&A With Kenny Vs. Spenny: Bigger Egos and Bigger Herpes

11/8/2007 3:33pm EST
Kenny Vs. Spenny
Kenny Vs. Spenny just might be Canada's biggest exports since Rush and BTO, but this duo is taking care of business in moving pictures as opposed to in sound, competing not just for your entertainment but to document what executive-producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of South Park, have called, "The most accurate examination of male friendships that we've ever seen." Starpulse sat down with Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice to discuss their forthcoming Comedy Central debut, how their friendship has survived for so long, and the philosophical underpinnings of humiliation and cheating....
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'Rock Band' Set List Finalized

10/29/2007 12:31pm EDT
Rock Band
Cambridge, Massachusetts – October 29, 2007 – Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with distribution partner Electronic Arts, announced today the final song list for its highly anticipated music videogame Rock Band. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes 58 tracks and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk. With multiple instruments and an impressive selection of online and offline game mo...
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Coheed And Cambria Organize Alzheimer's Benefit

10/15/2007 12:43pm EDT
Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria have organized a benefit show in New York City for Alzheimer's Disease on October 19, 2007 at the Highline Ballroom, as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. The band has joined forces with the New York Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association (www.alznyc.org) for what's billed as "A concert to help end Alzheimer's."

Coheed will perform a full set with some surprises at this rare club appearance. All proceeds from the concert will go to the organization, and donations will be requested online.

On October 23rd, Coheed and Cambria will release its new album, No World For ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2007 3:00am EDT
Neil Peart
Happy Birthday to "Phantom of the Opera" actress Emmy Rossum (1986), "The O.C." actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978), "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (1978), "Into the Blue" actor Paul Walker (1973), Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968), musician Ben Folds (1966), Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965), actress Amy Yasbeck (1963), French singer Mylene Farmer (1961), British actress Rachel Ward (1957), XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews (1956), "Bosom Buddies" actor Peter Scolari (1954), America co-founder Gerry Beckley (1952), author and Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), "The Matrix" actor J...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2007 3:00am EDT
Neil Peart
Happy Birthday to "Phantom of the Opera" actress Emmy Rossum (1986), "The O.C." actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978), "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (1978), "Into the Blue" actor Paul Walker (1973), Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968), musician Ben Folds (1966), Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965), actress Amy Yasbeck (1963), French singer Mylene Farmer (1961), British actress Rachel Ward (1957), XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews (1956), "Bosom Buddies" actor Peter Scolari (1954), America co-founder Gerry Beckley (1952), author and Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), "The Matrix" actor J...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 27

8/27/2007 3:00am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Happy Birthday to "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (1988), R&B singer Mario (1986), rapper Mase (1978), "Scrubs" actress Sarah Chalke (1976), skiier Jonny Moseley (1975), Chicago White Sox DH Jim Thome (1970), No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal (1970), "Wonderfalls" actress Diana Scarwid (1955), Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (1953), "Fargo" actor Peter Stormare (1953), Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens (1952), actor Harry Reems (1947), actress Barbara Bach (1947), actress Tuesday Weld (1943), singer B.J. Thomas (1942), jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock (1940), d. 1994), actor Tommy Sands (1937), 36th President...
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Charlie Hunter Makes Fantasy Debut With 'Mistico'; Returns To His Trio Beginnings

7/31/2007 4:10pm EDT
Mistico
It's been two and a half years since Charlie Hunter's last release, Copperopolis. This is certainly not too long to wait if you're happy with the jazz status quo. But for those of you who are Hunter fans Mistico has been a long time coming.

With Mistico, Hunter's first release on Fantasy Records, he continues the quest he's been on since he left Blue Note years ago; a quest no more complicated than the enjoyment of music-his own and others'. And he seems at least a few steps closer to what he's been looking for. "I wanted everything to sound like one kind of large instrument that will ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 29

7/29/2007 3:00am EDT
Geddy Lee
Happy Birthday to "Blade" actor Stephen Dorff (1973), "Stand By Me" actor Wil Wheaton (1972), country singer Martina McBride (1966), WWE wrestler Scott Steiner (1962), Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953), documentary producer Ken Burns (1953), "The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942), Canadian actor David Warner (1941), late Newsman Peter Jennings (1938; d. 2005), jazz soloist Charlie Christian (1916), silver screen actress Thelma Todd (1905; d. 1935), actress Clara Bow (1905; d. 1965), and "The Thin Man" star William Powell (1892; d. 1984).
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Live Nation Announces US Summer Tour Lineup

5/18/2007 10:41am EDT
Gwen Stefani
Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, announced a preliminary slate of summer concert tours that includes artists as diverse as Alan Jackson/Brooks & Dunn, Beyonce, Brad Paisley, Chicago/America, Dave Matthews Band, Def Leppard/Styx/Foreigner, Fall Out Boy, Family Values (Korn/Evanescence), Genesis, Gwen Stefani, Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, Ozzfest, Poison, Projekt Revolution (Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance), The Police, Rascal Flatts, Roger Waters, Rush, Stevie Nicks/Chris Isaak, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Toby Keith.

The summer tour schedule is preced...
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Music Picks From The Stars Of 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters'

4/2/2007 4:10pm EDT
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters hits cinemas April 13 and if you're like me, you gotta wonder what the four main characters of rock to in their boom boxes. What follows is an odd eclectic mix of tunes - from Carl's big hair rock to Master Shake's collection of tunes about promiscuous women.

Carl:

Jailbreak - AC/DC

If you go to jail, why stay there? Get some friends with guns and dynamite to get you out.

Mr. Roboto - Styx

There's more to this song than meets the eye. He's like, in this jail for kick ass rockers, and he kills this robot and hides inside th...
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Rush Announce 'Snakes + Arrows' World Tour

3/28/2007 5:00pm EDT
Rush
Canadian power rock trio Rush (Geddy Lee, vocals, bass guitar, keyboards; Alex Lifeson, guitars; and Neil Peart, drums) is set to kick off their latest tour in support of their new album, Snakes + Arrows, June 13 in Atlanta, GA. The New album drops May 1.

Jun. 13 - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Amphitheater

Jun. 15 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheater

Jun. 16 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater - Florida State Fairgrounds

Jun. 18 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek

Jun. 19 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Jun. 22 - Virginia Beach - Verizon Wireless Amphitheat...
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The Strange Synopsis Of 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters'

3/26/2007 10:30pm EDT
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is an action-adventure epic that tackles the mysterious circumstances that brought Meatwad, Frylock and Master Shake together. An immortal piece of exercise equipment threatens the balance of galactic peace, and it is up to the Aqua Teen Hunger Force to run away from it. Complicating matters, the Plutonians team up with the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past for ultimate control of the deadly device.

Spanning the globe, outer space and even time itself, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters was written and produced b...
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Listen To Rush's New Single 'Far Cry;' New Album 'Snakes + Arrows' Out May 1

3/21/2007 1:06pm EDT
Rush
Five Things You Didn't Know About Rush:

1.The Canadian power trio have sold More records in the U.S. than The Police, The Who, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Paul Simon, R.E.M.....do we really need to go on here, people?*

2.Rush was named "Group of the Millenium" by the Harvard National Lampoon (and Harvard kids are wicked smart).

3.Rush has 2 annual, intenational fan conventions (RushCon and EuCon). Highly doubtful we'll see BritneyCon or J-LoFest anytime soon.

4.*The New Rush album Snakes + Arrows hits stores May 1st!!!* (#4 is always r...
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The Bad Plus Announce May 8 Release of 'PROG'

3/6/2007 3:28pm EST
The Bad Plus
Do The Math and Heads Up International are proud to announce the release of the new record by sound-pioneering trio The Bad Plus. Entitled "PROG," the record will be released on May 8. Tony Platt, the man most famous for engineering AC/DC's "Back in Black," produced.

Neither progressive jazz nor progressive rock, "PROG" is the first record on the band's own imprint Do The Math, and it firmly keeps the band on its iconoclastic trajectory, forging a sound that defies any easy definitions or categories. "PROG" is the group's fifth studio album, following 2001's The Bad Plus (Fresh Sounds)...
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Rush Announce New Album

2/15/2007 1:17pm EST
Rush
Rush has unveiled details of its upcoming new album, entitled "Snakes & Arrows." The renowned rock trio's first new collection of original material in nearly five years, the album will be released on May 1st.

"Snakes & Arrows" was recorded in the fall of 2006 with Grammy Award-winner Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver) and Rush co-producing. The album's first single, "Far Cry," will impact at rock radio outlets nationwide in mid-March.

Rush -- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart -- will trumpet the release of "Snakes & Arrows" with a full-scale North American tour...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 12

9/12/2006 3:00am EDT
Neil Peart
Happy Birthday to "Phantom of the Opera" actress Emmy Rossum (1986), "The O.C." actor Benjamin McKenzie (1978), "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard (1978), "Into the Blue" actor Paul Walker (1973), Primus guitarist Larry LaLonde (1968), musician Ben Folds (1966), Fishbone bassist John Norwood Fisher (1965), actress Amy Yasbeck (1963), French singer Mylene Farmer (1961), British actress Rachel Ward (1957), XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews (1956), "Bosom Buddies" actor Peter Scolari (1954), America co-founder Gerry Beckley (1952), author and Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), "The Matrix" actor J...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 27

8/27/2006 3:00am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Happy Birthday to "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (1988), R&B singer Mario (1986), rapper Mase (1978), "Scrubs" actress Sarah Chalke (1976), skiier Jonny Moseley (1975), Chicago White Sox DH Jim Thome (1970), No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal (1970), "Wonderfalls" actress Diana Scarwid (1955), Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (1953), "Fargo" actor Peter Stormare (1953), Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens (1952), actor Harry Reems (1947), actress Barbara Bach (1947), actress Tuesday Weld (1943), singer B.J. Thomas (1942), jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock (1940), d. 1994), actor Tommy Sands (1937), 36th President...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 29

7/29/2006 3:00am EDT
Geddy Lee
Happy Birthday to "Blade" actor Stephen Dorff (1973), "Stand By Me" actor Wil Wheaton (1972), country singer Martina McBride (1966), WWE wrestler Scott Steiner (1962), Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953), documentary producer Ken Burns (1953), "The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942), Canadian actor David Warner (1941), late Newsman Peter Jennings (1938; d. 2005), jazz soloist Charlie Christian (1916), silver screen actress Thelma Todd (1905; d. 1935), actress Clara Bow (1905; d. 1965), and "The Thin Man" star William Powell (1892; d. 1984).
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