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Sony, meanwhile, is trying to play both sides of the fence, making sure the Chicks stay put but not trying to tick them off in the process. "We filed this complaint to confirm that the Dixie Chicks remain signed to an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music," the label said in a statement. "We take great pride in the work we've done in establishing the Dixie Chicks as the most popular and biggest selling female country group of all time. We have tremendous respect for all of the Dixie Chicks, as well as for their extraordinary music." In other words, don't even think about leaving...because we love you. Expect their "love" for the band to only increase until a settlement is reached...
The Adventures of Jet posted a pair of new tunes to its MP3.com site (http:// artists.mp3s.com/artists/58/the_adventures_of_jet.html) recently, including "To Be Number One," which served as the theme song for ESPN2's broadcast of the U.S. Open Racquetball Championships. How did that happen, you ask? Well, AOJ front man and avid racquetball player Hop Litzwire's day job (television producer) allowed him to use some of his band's music when he was hired to work on ESPN2's coverage of the event. And that's not the only place it will appear: "To Be Number One," Litzwire says, will be reworked into a different song for the group's forthcoming album. Also on AOJ's MP3.com site is "The Flaming Ghost," which Litzwire describes as "an epic about the curious desire to do more when you're dead than when you're alive. Although, if we keep writing smoking songs like this with no fanfare, it may be The AOJ's destiny." Don't let that happen, folks. Look for a new Adventures of Jet album possibly later this year, probably on My Records. Look for us to mention the album in less vague terms eventually. Maybe...
Shows and whatnot: [DARYL] plays in-store at Good Records on July 28 at 4 p.m.; Legendary Crystal Chandelier, The Rocket Summer and Motorskills are at Club Clearview on July 26, and The Rocket Summer plays again on July 27 at The Door in Fort Worth; BIOpresents David Florer, DJ Freeze, Sub Oslo, Charlie Brown and Demarkus at Trees on July 26; Slowride and Armstrong are at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on July 27 and the next night at Bar of Soap.
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