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The Used have been banned from touring Canada. The band talked about the ban which stems from singer Bert McCracken’s criminal record which includes trespassing, in a new interview with Rolling Stone. The group is currently out on the Warped Tour. [Rolling Stone]

Gallows, christened the best British punk band since The Clash by many music outlets in the U.K., have partnered with Bridge Nine, after a short stint at Warner Bros. With old friend and ex-Alexisonfire guitarist Wade MacNeil taking over on vocals, the band will drop a new album this fall. 11 tracks have been laid down for this effort. The dangerously devastating band declared, “We are excited to become a part of Bridge Nine Records. Having been following the releases of label since Chris started it, it’s cool to become a part of that legacy. We plan to be touring the USA a lot on this new record and we’re happy to have found our new American home.” Bridge Nine head honcho Chris Wrenn echoed those sentiments, saying, “Our partnership with Gallows has been in the works for a little while now. All of us here are fans of the band and this new record is on point. I think the best way to sum up our collaboration with Gallows is: It’s about time.” [Bridge Nine Press Release]

Congrats are in order for ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist/current Velvet Revolver bassist and Seattle Weekly columnist Duff McKagan. He received his high school diploma. Duff dropped out of Seattle’s Roosevelt High over 30 years ago when he was in 10th grade. He tweeted the good news, posting: “I did the not-so-popular 48-year plan.” McKagan, now 48, was eligible for receipt of a diploma since he got his GED and it was a matter of formality. The bassist gave a speech at the school’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2012 and also received his own piece o’ paper declaring him a graduate. [Twitter]

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Grab “Cauterize,” a brand new song from As I Lay Dying‘s upcoming Awakened, as a free download from Facebook. That’s what we call utilizing social media. Grab it and don’t forget to mosh (or throw ‘em a “Like”) on your way out. [Facebook]

Need more Staind in your life? Well, the rockers will release their first live CD + DVD, Live From Mohegan Sun. The concert was recorded and filmed live in high def at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Montville, Ct.on Nov. 25, 2011. The CD will be released July 10, followed by the DVD and Blu-ray release on Aug. 14. It’s a 16-song performance of career-spanning hits – Lord knows they have plenty of those. Watch this video clip to get you excited for what’s to come. [Staind Press Release]

Axl Rose, Marilyn Manson, Vince Neil and more got ready for their close ups. Actually, their mug shots. Front-facing shots and profile pictures about for your viewing pleasure. Mug shots are never flattering but they often become a badge of honor for those who were arrested. Check ‘em out and see if you remember when your favorite rocker was booked, cuffed and fingerprinted and for what! [Loudwire]

Madball will drop their Rebellion EP via the BNB label. It’s owned and operated by frontman Freddy Cricien, so it’s all in the family. The six songs were produced by Erik Rutan: four are new and two are re-recorded tracks from the band’s earliest period of 1988, when lil’ Freddy was just 12. Madball have been droppin’ many suckas for quite some time. [Via Press Release]

Atheist will play a headline gig at Jake’s Tavern in Sarasota, Florida on June 29. It’s a warm up gig for their Death to All tour performance. The show is special since it marks the return of bassist Tony Choy to the band. Band founder Kelly Shaefer said, “We’re very excited to announce that Tony Choy will be appearing on our upcoming dates: a headlining club gig and the Orlando date of the Death to All Tour 2012. It’s been more than two years since Tony has played live with us. Just having him along will make this Death to All show with the Cynic guys, Gene Hoglan, Steve DiGiorgio, and everyone else a night to remember. ” [Atheist Press Release] [Facebook]

This or the Apocalypse have partnered up with eOne for their next effort. “On behalf of This or the Apocalypse Enterprises, I’m proud to let everyone know that our new American home is located at eOne Music. Please make a note on all outgoing packages. Honestly, I couldn’t believe we would be making one signing announcement, so the third feels pretty surreal. It’s humbling and a reminder that hard work pays off,” said vocalist Ricky Armellino in a press release. The band dropped Haunt What’s Left in 2010; it was co-produced by Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler. Congrats on the new label deal, boys. We can’t wait to hear the new album. [Via eOne Press Release]

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