Friday, June 15, 2007

The Rawk Report

Finger Eleven and the Used will take the stage at Sunday night's MuchMusic Video Awards 2007. If you are unable to watch it live at 9 p.m. ET on the Canadian cable network, webcasts will be available. Both bands are competing for Best Video honors at the ceremony, along with many top selling rock acts including My Chemical Romance, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fall Out Boy, Evanescence and AFI.

Yellowcard's new record Paper Walls is due out July 17th. In an interesting marketing partnership, the band will play a free concert on June 22nd to launch the 2007 NHL Entry Draft Weekend in Columbus, Ohio's Battelle Plaza. Yellowcard has also been selected as July's artist of the month at NHL.com. Beyond the NHL show, the band will also play 14 dates on the Warped Tour, before joining Blue October for a fall tour.

Bon Jovi reportedly turned down a $1 million dollar book advance because they didn't want to reveal private details of their personal lives. Jon Bon Jovi is quoted as saying "One of those big publishers gave us a million dollars recently to write a book about our experiences but we just gave the money right back because it's no one's business." Good thing some things aren't for sale.

But, speaking of things that are for sale...KISS are asking fans to help create their set list for a mini U.S. tour. Fans can vote from a list of rare KISS tracks, some the band say they've never even performed live. The song getting the most votes will be added to the show, which will no doubt include all the blood-spitting staples KISS fans come to expect.

Linkin Park ("What I've Done") and the Smashing Pumpkins ("Doomsday Clock") are featured on the soundtrack for the Transformers movie. The disc wall also include cuts from The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Disturbed and HIM. The soundtrack is set to hit stores the same day the film opens on July 3rd.

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Grace Potter Rocking The Gear circa 2006!