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Starpulse.com's Music To Look For In 2007

January 4th, 2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.

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Buckcherry's Classic Down-And-Dirty Rock Debut Reissued As Special Edition CD & DVD; Win It!

November 8th, 2006 12:28pm EST
Buckcherry
"When (Buckcherry comes) out playing hard and fast and trying to blow your ears out of your head, it's so reassuring to know someone still does that. It brings back the uncomplicated and unapologetic rock of bands that look and sound like they just rolled out of the gutter, strapped on their gear and turned up their amps. The world needs more romanticizing of good sleaze-rock." -Contra Costa Times, September 28, 2006

Down-and-dirty rock's Buckcherry returned in 2006 with a hit album, 15, and the band's biggest-ever crossover track, "Crazy Bitch." But the group's decadent hard rock s...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 27

October 27th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kelly Osbourne Bad Hair Day
Happy Birthday to singer/actress Kelly Osbourne (1984), Minnesota Twins pitcher Brad Radke (1972), Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland (1967), British pop icon and "Duran Duran" lead singer Simon Le Bon (1958), New York crime boss John Gotti (1940), British actor John Cleese (1939), author of "The Bell Jar" Sylvia Plath (1932), African-American actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee (1924), American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923), 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Italian composer Niccolo Paganini (1782), and British naval captain James Cook (1728).
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Swedish Rock Quintet Europe Reunites; Will Release "Secret Society" On Nov. 7

October 6th, 2006 3:01pm EDT
Europe
Few songs in the history of hard rock can whip up a concert frenzy like "The Final Countdown." And Europe, the composers of that anthemic classic, are back for more with a brand new album, Secret Society, out November 7, via Sanctuary Records.

With their original lineup - singer Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist John Leven, keyboardist Mic Michaeli, and drummer Ian Haugland - back in place, Europe reunited in the early 21st century, before issuing their first studio album in thirteen years, Start from the Dark, in 2004.

As evidenced by such standout tracks as the Led Z...
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Toadies Singer Releases Third Album With New Band, Burden Brothers, Oct. 31; Hear Two Tracks

October 6th, 2006 11:02am EDT
Burden Brothers
From the heart of Texas, the Burden Brothers are hard hitting rockers who have been making quite a racket since the release of their debut CD, Buried in Your Black Heart, in 2004. Formed by platinum-selling Toadies vocalist, Vaden Todd Lewis and acclaimed drummer Taz Bentley (Reverend Horton Heat, Izzy Stradlin), the band has shared the stage with the likes of Velvet Revolver, Papa Roach, and Finger 11. The Burden Brothers latest effort, Mercy, featuring the single, "Everybody is Easy (we sink / we swim)" will be in stores on Oct 31.

Mercy took a little over a year from pre-production ...
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The Exies Sign With A New Label; Featured On "Van Wilder 2" Soundtrack

October 4th, 2006 1:03pm EDT
The Exies
Los Angeles modern rock band The Exies have signed with Eleven Seven Music to release their forthcoming album, "A Modern Way Of Living With The Truth," the band's first studio album in two years. The Exies first two studio albums (Inertia & Head for the Door, Virgin Records), have yielded such hits songs as "Ugly" and "My Goddess." The new studio album on Eleven Seven Music will be part of the label's "upstreaming" business model with ADA and is slated for release in March of 2007. Eleven Seven's model was proven to work via the label's inaugural release (Buckcherry's new album 15) whic...
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Alice In Chains' Career-Spanning 2 CD Collection "The Essential Alice In Chains" Hits Stores Sept. 5

August 24th, 2006 11:57am EDT
Alice In Chains
Fueled by the energy and rebellion of heavy metal, and tempered by the demons that hastened the reactionary blowback of grunge, Alice In Chains has forever been the source of myth and legend since first emerging from Seattle onto the national scene in 1990, on Columbia Records.

Ten years after their last concerts, the band decided to reclaim their heritage and embarked on a surprise U.S. club tour as a warm up for their 5-month tour of the UK and Europe. They returned for a several U.S. festival dates and will pick up again in the fall (dates to be announced soon). The band looks ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 23

July 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Happy Birthday to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" star Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams (1980), actress Stephanie March (1974), Travis lead singer Francis Healy (1973), country/bluegrass singer Alison Krauss (1971), actress Charisma Carpenter (1970), supermodel Stephanie Seymour (1968), "Capote" star Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash (1965), "White Men Can't Jump" star Woody Harrelson (1961), Depeche Mode singer Martin L. Gore (1961), prolific character actress Edie McClurg (1951), "The Limey" star Terence Stamp (1939...
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Avenged Sevenfold Announced As Final Addition To Ozzfest Mainstage

May 26th, 2006 12:20pm EDT
Avenged Sevenfold
The Huntington Beach quintet Avenged Sevenfold has been revealed as the mystery mainstage act of this summer's Ozzfest kicking off on June 29th in Seattle. "Ozzfest has so much history," says frontman M. Shadows. "We are honored to be sharing the stage with so many great bands and even more excited to be a part of the legacy that is Ozzfest."

Avenged Sevenfold featuring M. Shadows (vocals), Synyster Gates (lead guitar), Zacky Vengeance (guitar), Johnny Christ (bass) and The Reverend (drums) is embracing the ride of their wildly successful release City of Evil on Warner Bros. Records. T...
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Former Guns N' Roses Band Members Take Axl to Court

March 9th, 2006 9:38am EST
Guns N
Axl Rose is taking his former Guns N' Roses bandmates to court to stop their back catalogue being sold commercially. The rocker filed court papers on Friday to gain "ownership of all creative works" by the band. The move comes after former guitarist Slash and ex-bassist Michael 'Duff' McKagan filed a lawsuit in August, accusing the flame-haired singer of trying to cheat them out of royalties.

Slash and Duff, now members of Velvet Revolver, alleged that Axl's "arrogance and ego" kept them from receiving their fair share of a multimillion-dollar publishing deal he signed with Sanctuary G...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 5

February 5th, 2006 3:00am EST
Laura Linney
Happy Birthday to "Peter Pan" star Jeremy Sumpter (1989), Manchester United footballer Christiano Ronaldo (1985), country singer Sara Evans (1971), singer Bobby Brown (1969), baseball player Roberto Alomar (1968), Guns 'N Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagen (1964), actress Laura Linney (1964), actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962), Elton John's drummer Nigel Olsson (1949), actress Barbara Hershey (1948), actor/director/writer Christopher Guest (1948), British actress/former model Charlotte Rampling (1946), Blood, Sweat & Tears founder Al Kooper (1944), action film director Michael Mann...
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Axl Rose Says New GNR Album Will Be Out By The End Of 2006

January 19th, 2006 11:01am EST
Axl Rose
Guns 'n' Roses frontman Axl Rose has promised fans the band's long-awaited new album is to finally be released this year. The wild rocker, the only remaining original member of the hugely popular rock band, has been working on LP 'Chinese Democracy' for the past 10 years. Now Axl - real name William Baley - claims the record is finally finished and insists it will be out by the end of 2006.

He said: "People will hear music this year. It's a very complex record. I'm trying to do something different."

Axl - whose former bandmates, guitarist Slash, drummer Matt Sorum and bassist Duff...
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Atreyu Finish Up New Album, Hit The Road

January 18th, 2006 7:15pm EST
Atreyu
Southern California's Atreyu are roaring back after a few months of recording with a brand new album, "A Deathgrip on Yesterday" set to hit stores on March 28th. Produced by Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver), the new album is chock full of great metallic rock songs with the mind-boggling guitar runs and dynamic brutality they are known for. They kick off the new album with a track on the new movie, Underworld Evolution, complete with a new video with footage from the movie. Atreyu will soon head out on the Taste of Chaos tour with Deftones, Dredg and Thrice among others, running from February ...
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Atreyu Back In The Studio

November 28th, 2005 10:42am EST
Atreyu
In 2002 Atreyu exploded out of Orange County. Previously unknown, the band released their stunning debut album, Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses (click for review), grabbing the attention of a wide spectrum of music fans by demolishing the barriers between rock, melodic hardcore and metal. The band’s unique music hit like a lightning bolt in hard music circles, critical raves poured in from publications like LA Times, Guitar World, and Metal Maniacs, who commented, "The Southern California five-piece brings new definition to overnight success."

Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses wen...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 27

October 27th, 2005 2:20pm EDT
Kelly Osbourne
Happy Birthday to daughter of "the Prince of #$%!*@^ Darkness" Kelly Osbourne (1984), Minnesota Twins pitcher Brad Radke (1972), Velvet Revolver & Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland (1967), British pop icon and Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon (1958), New York crime boss John Gotti (1940), British actor John Cleese (1939), author of "The Bell Jar" Sylvia Plath (1932), African-American actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee (1924), American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923), 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Italian composer Niccolo Paganini (1782), and Briti...
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