Precious Jules’ debut album is 11 slices of glam, garage, punk and pop in the tradition of Ramones, NY Dolls, T-Rex and Bowie; it plays up to, and scrutinizes the notions of rock ‘n’ roll that have been distilled since its early days. The tracklist  –  ‘Cheap N Nasty’, ‘You’re a Backlash’, ‘Pearls Before Swine’ and ‘ The Urban Swamp’ – alone tells you where these guys are going and where they’ve been – Punk, Glam and Rock ‘n’ Roll filtered through the post modern nineties and naughties and brought up to the minute by a couple of master-pop theoreticians THAT is Precious Jules.

Having been repeatedly invited by various international touring artists to fill their support spots, Kim Salmon tired of playing alone and eventually asked producer friend Mike Stranges to accompany him on the drums. The pair of them would rock out on punk back catalogue and standards adding their own newies with each successive show.

The duo eventually tracked 9 songs and it was clear from the results that a suitable moniker was needed. Given that they’d just recorded ‘Cheap ‘n’ Nasty’ by Kim’s 1977 Perth Punk outfit The Cheap Nasties it wasn’t difficult to come up with something opposite yet similar and Precious Jules came into being.

Precious Jules have carefully cut, added to and indeed ‘polished’ their collection of gems. They may well move onto some other unlikely genre in the future but for this album, P.J.s have got something to prove – that even though there are just two of them, their rock is the hardest. Diamond hard in fact!


07-Nov  London  Rough trade In store (West)     6.00pm

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This specially commissioned Pre Mix from St Etienne is available on i Tunes from Tuesday 1st of November and precedes the band’s debut album provisionally titled ‘MUSIC FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE THEMSELVES’ which will be available in early 2012 – just before the world comes to an end.
The St Etienne Pre Mix and The Pre New debut album will both be available through iTunes on the band’s own PRE WAR BLACK GHETTO label.
Live dates are expected early in the New Year.


 THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM  The Magic of Youth      New studio album in stores December 5th on Rude Records    If you haven’t realized it yet, there are truly only three constants in any ska-punker’s life: death, taxes and the Mighty Mighty BossToneS. The Boston-bred skacore octet have been in business for nearly 25 years—but just because they’re eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame doesn’t mean they have nothing left to say. “If the question is why at this point in time, in 2011, do we need a Mighty Mighty BossToneS record, then the same question should be asked: Why do we need good music?” says frontman Dicky Barrett. “We make really good records, and this one that we are currently making is no exception—it’s damn good. On top of that making damn good music with each other is something we love doing”  The Magic of Youth is an eleven song album that has everything a BossToneS fan could ever want.  Ripping sing along choruses, classic ska core beats, vibrant horn lines and of course the raspy heartfelt voice and lyrics of Dicky Barrett.  The writing of the album started shortly after the release of Pin Points and Gin Joints in 2009 and will also be released on the bands own Big Rig Records.  Produced by Ted Hutt (the Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys), The Magic of Youth arrives just in time for the band’s annual Hometown Throwdown which will take place Dec 28-30 at the House of Blues in Boston.   The BossToneS recently played two sold out nights at Boston’s Fenway Park with Dropkick Murphys and did a string of shows in Europe including the Reading and Leeds festivals.     
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 ALICE COOPER once again takes control of Halloween this year, bringing all the thrills, blood spills, guts and gore we can take as his ‘Halloween Night Of Fear’ tour hits the UK.  ROCKHEART PR are pleased to announce that the legendary NEW YORK DOLLS will be joining ALICE COOPER’s ‘Halloween Night Of Fear’ tour from Oct 27th-31st, supporting the following shows:  Thurs 27 Oct   NIA, Birmingham Sat 29 Oct      Alexandra Palace, London Sun 30 Oct     O2 Apollo, Manchester Mon 31 Oct     Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow  Tickets are available via Live Nation    Buy NEW YORK DOLLS latest release, ‘Dancing Backwards In High Heels’ CD/DVD, exclusively from GLOBAL MUSIC ONLINE STORE  ~*~
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29.10. 2011 – ENGLAND, London at the Lexington
Label Halloween special night w/ The Monsters, Mama Rosin and
Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers + Hank Haint

DATE : OCT 29, London

DOORS : 8:00 p.m
VENUE : THE LEXINGTON, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB                                                     LIVE:


DJ SCRATCHY & Luchador
Voodoo Rhythm merchandise  by CARGO UK

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mit bestem dank an Stadt und Kanton Bern sowie Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kultur Stiftung

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 Rebellion Festivals Limited - Newsletter  October 2012  Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August 2012 The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, UK  TICKET PRICES  WEEKEND TICKETS (All 4 Days)   £95 until 31st October £115 1st November £130 1st May onward  -------------------------  DAY TICKETS (Available 1st Nov)   Thursday - £30 Friday - £50 Saturday - £50 Sunday - £50   Limited to a maximum of 1000 per day.  -------------------------  All prices inclusive of VAT at the current rate -------------------------  Unless paying by Cheque or Postal Order directly to Rebellion, a BOOKING FEE will apply. Please check with the ticket supplier for rate.  BUY TICKETS    DIRECTLY FROM REBELLION BY CHEQUE / P.O. OR CREDIT CARD   Cheques / POs payable to: Rebellion Festivals Ltd   Please send to: 65 Whitecross Rd Hereford HR4 0DQ, UK   PLEASE ENCLOSE AN SAE (Stamped Adressed Envelope) for your tickets to be returned.   There is NO booking fee for tickets purchased by Cheque / Postal Order  REBELLION CREDIT CARD PAYMENT DETAILS  To pay by credit card securely over the phone, please call: 02476 601 678 (00 44 2476 601678 from outside the UK) BOOKING FEE WILL APPLY   Alternatively, please email us for further information at:   WE NOW ACCEPT PAYPAL   Please email for details on how to make a payment via PayPal  OTHER TICKET AGENTS  We have a list of other approved agents that will be selling tickets for this event. These will be published from November 1st  LINE UP SO FAR...    RANCID SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS THE BOYS THE SLACKERS THE SUBHUMANS D.O.A. AGNOSTIC FRONT ZERO BOYS SNFU HARDSKIN LAST RESORT UK SUBS ARGY BARGY THE CREEPSHOW CHELSEA RANDOM HAND SPLODGENESSABOUNDS GOLDBLADE THE RESTARTS MENACE CHOKING SUSAN HAGAR THE WOMB RUST (Australia) SEGISMUNDO TOXICAMO (Basque) TV SMITH THE GRIT SECTION 5 THE BLAME DRONGOS FOR EUROPE GIMP FIST RUNNIN RIOT NEWTOWN KINGS TYRANNOSAURUS ALAN SARAH BLACKWOOD (the Creepshow) FIRE EXIT H.D.Q PINK HEARSE DUN2DEF 3CR MONKISH BOOZE & GLORY ON TRIAL UK FOREIGN LEGION BITE BACK            MORE TO FOLLOW  Welcome to Rebellion 2012!!  This is our first newsletter for next years festival. First off, a big thank you once again to all the bands, punters, stall holders, staff, helpers and various crew members who made this years festival so amazing.   Regular visitors to our website ( will notice that the site has been redesigned for 2012 - as has this newsletter. We hope that the information you need is easier to find. Righto - without further waffle lets get stuck in to updating you on next years festival which is already taking shape.....  Cheap Tickets - LAST FEW DAYS!  TICKET PRICE RISE ON NOVEMBER 1st   As usual, we always make some tickets available early on at a discounted price. Our early bird tickets are currently £95 saving you at least £35 on the price nearer the event and saving £20 on the next increase.   This is the last week to take advantage of the early savings as the price rises to £115 on Monday 1st November.   DAY TICKETS   Day Tickets go on sale on November 1st at the following prices:    Thursday - £30 Friday - £50 Saturday - £50 Sunday - £50   Please note these are limited to 1000 per day.  Rancid Confirmed for 2012  We are happy to announce our first headline band for Rebellion 2012……. And its Rancid!!!    They will be headlining the Sunday in the Empress Ballroom – we can’t think of a better way of closing the 2012 festival.   We’re really happy that after 16 years of having them on our ‘wants’ list, they are finally going to be playing REBELLION. They’re a band that we’re constantly asked to book, so we know that we’ve  made quite a few people very happy indeed!!    The response has already been amazing - very positive. Of course we expect a few moaners no matter who we book - that's why there's another 4 stages to choose from!  Bands Booked So Far....  You can see from the band list on the left hand side that we're already underway booking bands for next year.   Joining Rancid in their Rebellion debut are the excellent Ska band THE SLACKERS.   Last year over a quarter of bands had NEVER played the festival before. There's plenty of new talent spread across the 4 days....   We aim to repeat that this year and bring you a mix of young bands, new bands, bands that have never played, the regulars, the must haves and of course the headliners.   For a lot of people, Rebellion is their one social event of the year where they can get to see their favourite Punk bands, so we make no apology in re-booking some of the same bands. However, we're always keen to bring in fresh bands and give them a chance to shine. 2012 will make this even more apparent as we're going to have a NEW BAND STAGE - more details to follow.....  CockSparrer & Infa Riot in AMSTERDAM  Tickets are now on sale for the Sparrer gig in Amsterdam. The full line up is confirmed as:   COCKSPARRER INFA RIOT MENACE CONTROL   Tickets are £35 / €35 and available from us (see ticket contact info on the left) or from the venue directly - or in Germany from   INFO:   WHEN:  Saturday June 16th 2012 WHERE: The Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL   For more info check out:    JOIN US ON OUR SOCIAL WEBSITES  REBELLION FESTIVALS Ltd, 65, Whitecross Rd, Hereford, HR4 0DQ U.K. 
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 THE WOMBLES-AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ‘Wombling Merry Christmas’ – single release December 12th   ‘The W Factor' – album release – November 21st         Britain’s favourite furry eco-warriors are going head-to-head with The X Factor for this year’s Christmas Number One with the release of ‘Wombling Merry Christmas’. The chart stars will also be bringing ‘The W Factor’ to the festive season with the release of their greatest hits collection, a remastered compilation album of 20 Wombling greats including ‘Remember You’re A Womble’, ‘The Wombling Song’, ‘To Wimbledon With Love’, ‘Nashville Wombles’ and the much-loved ‘Minuetto Allegretto’      Speaking about Wombling Merry Christmas, which reached number two in 1974 spending eight weeks in the charts, Uncle Bulgaria said: “I don’t watch much television myself – I leave that to the young Wombles – but I hear The X Factor is jolly popular. However, W comes before X. Let’s see what people think of The W Factor! It should appeal to the common people.”     He added: “We wish everyone a Wombling Merry Christmas.”     The Wombles will be out and about in the run-up to Christmas enjoying their overdue renaissance and the season of goodwill. The 70s rock-legends were the hit of this year’s Glastonbury festival with their acclaimed comeback performance on the Avalon Stage. The release of The W Factor follows the reissue of all four of their gold-achieving albums plus the soundtrack to the 1977 film ‘Wombling Free’ in the summer.     Immaculate pop is The Wombles’ trademark sound - an eclectic range of music including blues, country, folk, barbershop harmonies, glam rock, military brass and classical. Starting from a single song, ‘The Wombling Song’ written by Mike Batt for the TV series, The Wombles pop group became a phenomenon in pop history. In 1975 The Wombles received the Music Week magazine award for the “best selling singles group” beating Slade, The Bay City Rollers and many other chart favourites of the time. In total, The Wombles, who regularly appeared on Top of the Pops wearing costumes made by Batt’s mother Elaine, have had 8 Top 30 hits in the UK and 1 top 50 hit in the USA.        Band members:   Orinoco – lead vocals and sax  Wellington – lead guitar  Madame Cholet – bass guitar  Bungo – drums  Great Uncle Bulgaria – violin & percussion     The W Factor Tracklisting:    1 Remember You're A Womble  2 The Wombling Song  3 Superwomble  4 Invitation To The Ping Pong Ball  5 Wipe Those Womble Tears From Your Eyes  6 Wombling White Tie And Tails  7 Wombling In The Rain  8 The Orinoco Kid  9 Exercise is Good For You  10 Wellington Goes To Waterloo  11 To Wimbledon With Love  12 The Womble Shuffle  13 Minuetto Allegretto  14 Down At The Barbershop  15 Nashville Wombles  16 Tobermory  17 Banana Rock  18 Madame Cholet  19 Bungo's Birthday  20 Wombling Merry Christmas  
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 Dear friends          As a present for their new fans, London glam punks Bubblegum Screw are offering their long sold-out debut, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP, as a FREE download.          The four tracks on St. Valentine's Day Massacre catch Bubblegum Screw at their earliest and rawest.        You can download them at             Sez Punk Globe magazine of Los Angeles,                       "Bubblegum Screw is one of the best new bands, and Screwphoria! is one of the best albums of 2011"          Download Screwphoria! at                      Please spread the word and feature this info in your online news and blogs. Cheers!          Your pals,        Bubblegum Screw  
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 ALICE COOPER’S WELCOME 2 MY NIGHTMARE AIR ROCK APP  THE NIGHTMARE RETURNS... TO YOUR iPHONE!     Alice Cooper launches his one-of-a-kind app that transforms your iPhone or iPod Touch into the perfect AIR GUITAR or AIR DRUM kit - rock out to Alice’s ace new album like you’ve never rocked before.     Continuing in the trailblazing vein that has marked his career, Alice Cooper has set yet another world-first by being the first artist to use the incredible AirJ interactive music engine, which puts you in the virtual heart of Alice’s badass band.     Play-along with exclusive interactive songs from the epic new album ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ or remix tracks with Alice’s freaky AIR FX – you control the nightmare!  Using the iPod Touch and iPhone’s gyroscope, players can remix, effect and play along with Alice’s songs through physical gestures.     You’ll learn to lock-in time with the ghoulish groove to hit high scores, nailing fiery fills and licks to catch ‘crowd freakouts’ to set your screen (and soul) on fire!  The greater your accuracy, the higher your score, and the closer you’ll get to being an air rock legend.     When you need a rest from all that rockin’, you can follow Alice on Twitter and Facebook without ever leaving the app, so you’ll never miss a thing in the Alice Cooper Runaway Train of rock and roll.     Get the official Alice Cooper “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” app this Halloween, and bring a brand new kind of nightmare right into your pocket... or he might just Bite Your Face Off...  OUT NOW           APP FEATURES:  - PLAY-ALONG with tracks from Alice Cooper’s epic new album ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ on AIR GUITAR and AIR DRUMS   - REMIX tracks with the AIR FX  - CHALLENGE your friends and post scores via Facebook and Twitter  - FOLLOW Alice with direct access to Facebook and Twitter feeds  - GRAB ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ direct on iTunes, CD or coloured-Vinyl!  - ROCK more interactive tracks via in-app updates (coming soon)  - SIGN-UP for the latest Alice Cooper news, downloads and exclusive competitions     AirJ’s engine and app were conceived by Adam Friedman and developed by his Amplifier team in Melbourne, Australia. The Alice Cooper “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” app was developed in conjunction with Universal Music Group. |        Alice Cooper’s No More Mr. Nice Guy tour continues to storm throughout Europe before he brings his Halloween Night of Fear spectacular to the UK and beyond.        2011 TOUR DATES:  October 21, 2011             Göppingen, Germany EWS Arena  October 22, 2011             Mannheim, Germany Rosengarten (Mozartsaal)  October 23, 2011            Zoetermeer, Netherlands Silverdome  October 25, 2011            Sheffield, UK Oval Hall  October 26, 2011            Bristol, UK Colston Hall  October 27, 2011            Birmingham, UK NIA Birmingham  October 29, 2011            London, UK Alexandra Palace  October 30, 2011            Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester  October 31, 2011            Finnieston Glasgow, UK Clyde Auditorium  November 2, 2011            Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique  November 3, 2011            Lille, France Zenith  November 5, 2011            Toulouse, France Zenith  November 6, 2011            Lyon, France Halle Tony Garnier  November 8, 2011            Paris, France Zenith  November 9, 2011            Rouen, France Zénith de Rouen  November 10, 2011            Rennes, France Liberté  November 12, 2011            Bremen, Germany Pier 2  November 13, 2011             Mülheim An Der Ruhr, Germany RWE Halle  November 14, 2011            Berlin, Germany Columbiahalle  November 17, 2011            St Petersburg, Russia Oktyabrsky Concert Hall  November 19, 2011            Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall    
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 WILKO JOHNSON IS IN ISSUE 5 OF VIVE LE ROCK!!!  Following his recent TV appearance on BBC 2 Television's Later With Jools Holland, WILKO JOHNSON, the legendary former guitarist of Dr. Feelgood, is pleased to announce an April 2012 UK Tour with very special guest Virgil and the Accelerators.      Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday October 28th. Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898. Book Online: Fans can take advantage of a special 48 hour ticket pre-sale from 10am on Wednesday October 26th via and  April 2012 Tour Dates -     Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre (April 5)  Sale Waterside Arts Centre (April 6) Clitheroe Grand (April 7) Newbury Arlington Arts Centre (April 12) Tavistock Wharf (April 13) Penzance Acorn Arts Centre (April 14) Bristol Tunnels (April 15) Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Theatre (April 19)  Stockton ARC (April 20)  Lincoln Drill Hall (April 21)  Bury St Edmunds Apex (April 22) Leeds Wardrobe (April 26) Dunfermline Carnegie Theatre (April 27) Stafford Gatehouse Theatre (April 28) Bridport Electric Palace (April 29)  In April, Wilko will release his autobiography ‘Looking Back At Me’. Fender will issue a Wilko Johnson customised signature Fender Telecaster. Wilko will also reprise his role as The Executioner in the second series of HBO's ‘Game Of Thrones’, broadcast on Sky Atlantic. EMI will release a boxed set of three CDs and DVD in April. The CDs will include a mix of the first four Dr. Feelgood albums, along with previously unreleased material. A new Wilko Johnson studio album is also in the pipeline.
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 VICE SQUAD release their brand new album PUNK ROCK RADIO, the follow up to the highly acclaimed LONDON UNDERGROUND album of 2009.  Tracks include 'Stuck In Reverse', 'Punk Rock Radio', 'Punk Is The Blues', 'Sick Of Being Poor', 'Seventies Misogyny', 'End Of The Line', 'Advance Britannia', 'LA Low', 'Him Indoors', 'Punk Rocker', 'Done Before', 'Are You Looking At me' and 'UK OK'. Songs tackle serious subjects as diverse as the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, sexism and the recession as well as tongue-in-cheek pops at slobs ('Him Indoors') and gloomy Brits invading California ('LA Low').  The band retain their trade mark less-than-three minutes fusion of power and melody and merge memorable riffs with incisive lyrics and lush backing vocals. There are a few surprises, notably 'Advance Britannia' which features an orchestra and a chorus to stir the hearts of many a disillusioned UK inhabitant, our new National Anthem perhaps?  The sleeve and 12 page booklet has been put together by the highly talented designer Barry Kade and the artwork has been drawn by the amazing American artist Landon Armstrong.  PUNK ROCK RADIO is only available on the band's own DIY label 'Last Rockers Records' via and at the band's live performances. Punk Rock Radio comes in 3 different packages: album CD plus sticker and badge, album CD plus limited edition 4 track numbered CD EP and album CD , limited edition numbered CD EP and t-shirt in a size of your choice.  To pre-order your copy please click here:
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 The Jim Jones Revue will play O2 Shepherds Bush Empire this Thursday to celebrate the conclusion of our marathon 15 month worldwide tour to promote The JJR album Burning Your House Down. This will be the last JJR show in the UK until at least Spring next year when  we head off to the studio to record our new album.      WIN A JJR LEWIS LEATHERS JACKET!     To commemorate the show our friends at Lewis Leathers have joined forces with Mojo magazine to give away a made to measure leather jacket like Jim wears in the Dishonest John video ( ).      The comp closes today so to enter  follow this link to our facebook page or    Huge thanks for all of your support over the last 15 months, it really is appreciated  and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday or very soon. One of the many highlights of this insane journey was playing the David Letterman show at The Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York in September-If you haven't seen it, check it out at     Cheers!     Rupert    The Jim Jones Revue       Metropolis in association with NTSOBC & ITB presents….    The Jim Jones Revue     At O2 Shepherds Bush Empire    On Thursday 27 October 2010    w/ Sissy & The Blisters + Y Niwl  DJs Joss Hutton & Wayne Northern    Doors: 7.00 pm  Tickets:   Address: Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT    
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 TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK                          PUNK ROCK ROAD TRIPS NZ PRESENTS                         THE BUSINESS (UK) | 2011 Australian Tour                          UK Oi! Punk legends The Business will arrive on Australian shores this week. After a rapturous response from the initial tour announcement tickets to all shows are SELLING FAST. We recommend you get in while you can. Some of the country's finest local punk bands will be sharing the stage on tour and most shows will be in intimate venues with limited tickets available for what is a highly anticipated tour for 2011. Tickets available from except Adelaide show (see details below).                          Wednesday 26th October | Enigma Bar | Adelaide                         w/Wolfpack, Murder City Hooligans, Standard Union                         Tickets available from moshtix                                                    Thursday 27 October | The Lewisham Hotel | Sydney                         w/RUST + Topnovil                          Friday 28 October | The Tote | Melbourne                         w/Bloody Hammer + Marching Orders                          Saturday 29 October | The Prince of Wales Hotel | Brisbane                         w/Plan of Attack, Mouthguard + Topnovil                          Sunday 30 October | Shed 5 | Gold Coast                         w/The Scam, Plan of Attack + The Lost Cause For media enquiries please contact Major Label Ent.                                     
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  Suggs of Madness fame returns to the stage this December with his show, Live Suggs.  Due to popular demand, Sugg¹s first show of its kind, ŒLive Suggs¹ returns this December, a stand up memoir, that hands the audience an access-all-areas pass to the backstage windmills of the Madness front man'smind, as he attempts to unravel the unsolved mysteries of his life, while going in search of the father he never knew.  On his way he takes the audience on the emotional rollercoaster of his incredible thirty-year career, with occasional  musical accompaniment from his loyal pianist. 
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Confirmed os far for 2012 are-


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VIVE LE ROCK can exclusively reveal that we have heard the reformed original lineup of Sham 69 rehearsing and it sounds -well amazing!! We are looking forward to the bands first show in years at Londons Brixton Electric on Oct 29th. See you there for a Borstal Breakout!!!

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