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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

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Jack White reportedly put the icky thump a DJ for leaking the new White Stripes record. A DJ for Chicago station Q101 reportedly played the Stripes record Icky Thump in its entirety last Wednesday. But, Jack White was not happy with what he viewed as an early airing of the record. On her blog, DJ "Electra" tells how White called the station to express his displeasure that the record was played. She says she was just trying to tell the world how great the record is. White still wasn't happy with her explanation and stuck to his view that no record should be played before its time.

If you're in the DC area tonight, Wes Tucker and the Skillets will be playing with Laura Tsaggaris at Iota to benefit The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and implements programs designed to prevent sexual assault and help victims. Chrisitina Ricci serves as the national spokeswoman for the organization. Stop in for a good show and a good cause.

Chris Cornell is set for a North American tour in support of his new album, Carry On. The former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman kicks off his tour with a July 10 show in San Francisco. Cornell will also perform Wednesday on Jay Leno and Thursday on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. You can listen to Carry On in its entirety on Chris' MySpace page.

If you're in the Philadelphia area this Friday, the Pawnshop Roses will play Milkboy Coffee with Justin Jones. The show starts at 8pm and is all ages.

Mp3 Offerings:
Ryan Adams (w/Sheryl Crow): Two (via WXPN)
Peel - "In the City"
Mooney Suzuki - "99%"
People Noise: "A Million Lives"
The Polyphonic Spree: Running Away (via

The soundtrack for the upcoming documentary Kurt Cobain About a Son, is due out Sept. 11 on Barsuk Records. The will feature songs by R.E.M., Iggy Pop as well as a new song by Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard. In addition to the 21 tracks, the record is said to include audio excerpts of archived Cobain interviews.

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