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Both Jimmy Eat World’s and Motion City Soundtracks scheduled TV appearences have been canceled due to the Writers Guild of America strike.

Avenged Sevenfold’s new self titled disc debuted at number four on the Billboard Top 200 selling 93K records. This is Huge. The First single “Almost Easy” is in the Top 10 at Active Rock and Top 20 at Alternative.

Seattle grunge act Candlebox signed deal with the label Silent Majority Group that is distributed by Warner and Making April negotiated a deal with Republic/Universal.

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Tool’s frontman Maynard Keenan’s Puscifer project sold 27,000 copies its first week. Target banned the album because of the controversial artwork.
Maynard also provides us with an entertaining rant on a myspace blog…

1 on the Billboard INDIE chart.
25 on the Billboard top 200

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No overpriced full page ad in every silly magazine ever printed
No Promotions Dept Payola hand jobs.
No shove it down your throat anything.

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

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