LINKIN PARK Singer Released From Hospital

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington was released from a Los Angeles hospital Monday (June 9), according to MTV.com. Bennington had checked into the facility on May 30 complaining of intense chest and stomach pains. Doctors determined that either a parasite or an intestinal disorder was likely responsible for the ailment. LINKIN PARK emcee/vocalist Mike Shinoda ...

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MERCENARY To Open For EVERGREY In Sweden

Denmark's MERCENARY will be supporting EVERGREY at Kulturbolaget in Malmö, Sweden on Aug. 2. The group will also be opening for TYPE O NEGATIVE at Train in Århus, Denmark on June 22. MERCENARY recently entered producer Jacob Hansen's (INVOCATOR, RAUNCHY) newly-built recording studio to finish laying down the basic tracks for their third full-length album, ...

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PANTERA To Issue 'Best Of' CD Through RHINO

Veteran metallers PANTERA, who have been the subject of breakup rumors for the past couple of years, will be issuing a "Best Of" CD on September 9 through Rhino Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. The tentative track listing for the album, titled "The Best Of Pantera: Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys Vulgar ...

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THE DICTATORS To Embark On West Coast Tour

Legendary New York rockers THE DICTATORS embark on a five-date West Coast tour starting on Tuesday, June 10. Confirmed dates are as follows: June 10 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA June 11 - Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA June 12 - Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA June 13 - Dante's ...

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CITADEL Complete Work On Debut Album

Finnish power/heavy metal quartet CITADEL have completed work on their debut album, "Transition", due in Japan on July 24 through Soundholic Co Ltd. A European release through Low Frequency Records is expected in late 2003. "Transition" was recorded and mixed at Pop Studios (DEMIGOD) in Loimaa, Finland and was mastered at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios by ...

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SLAYER: No BLOOD In London

Contrary to our previous report, Canadian metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will NOT be opening for SLAYER at their two London shows in early July, a spokesperson for Sanctuary Artist Management (who handle SLAYER) has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Instead, it is strongly rumored that support at the dates will come from LAMB OF GOD. As previously ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Raves About The New CORNERSTONE Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of recording their third album, tentatively due in the fall. "I am bursting at the seams, waiting to get on the plane and get started on the singing," White writes on his official web site. ...

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M3 To Record Live Album

M3, the new British group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), will reportedly record a live album during their appearance at The Robin 2, Mount Pleasant in Bilston, U.K. on ...

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