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Bottle Rockets release live 7-inch single

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 – The Bottle Rockets will release a new live 7-inch single through Euclid Records store on Dec. 15.

Recorded during the band's in-store performance on Record Store Day this past April 18, the release, like all the 6 previous in the series, will be strictly limited to 300 copies. The 45s are sold exclusively at Euclid Records (www.euclidrecords.com) for $9.99.

For each one pressed, $1 will be donated to the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund (NOMRF) to benefit musicians displaced or suffering loss of equipment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Euclid Records is located at 601 East Lockwood in Webster Groves, Mo.

The single contains The Long Way, the song which kicks off the latest Bottle Rockets album, "Lean Forward," and Slo Toms, from the "24 Hours a Day" album from 1997. On Record Store Day, surrounded by 150 fans, the Bottle Rockets - Brian Henneman, lead vocals and guitar; Mark Ortmann, drums; John Horton, guitar; and Keith Voegele, bass - played at the record store.

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