Guitarist DAVE NAVARRO Rejects MÖTLEY CRÜE Internet Report

Former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro has rejected an Internet report that he will be replacing guitarist Mick Mars on the upcoming MÖTLEY CRÜE tour. The report states that Navarro will be replacing Mars due to Mick's ongoing health problems. Writing on his official web site, Navarro said, "There is a rumor ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM: Tentative Release Date For New Album Revealed

CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Blacksmith has revealed that the group's new album will be recorded in Helsinki, Finland with producer Mikko Karmila but not at the Finnvox studio, where Karmila had previously mixed some of the group's previous output. It is not presently clear if the recordings, which were scheduled for March, will be ...

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THE HUMAN CONDITION Name New EP

THE HUMAN CONDITION, the Arizona-based band featuring former SACRED REICH guitarist Wiley Arnett, have set "The Means" as the title of their recently completed six-song EP, tentatively due on February 1 via the group's official web site. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows 01. Smoke & Dust 02. Straw 03. Feed ...

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NIGHTWISH Frontwoman To Embark On Christmas Concert Tour

In the wake of the tremendous success of her Christmas solo single in Finland, NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen has agreed to embark on a Christmas concert tour in December 2005. Exact cities and dates will be announced during the coming months. As previously reported, Turunen's single, "Yhden Enkelin Unelma" ("One Angel's Dream"), has been certified ...

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GORGOROTH To Enter Studio This Week

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH will enter Grieghallen studio on January 5 to begin recording their new album, entitled "Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam". The CD will contain eight tracks and is tentatively expected late spring/early summer through an as-yet-undisclosed label. GORGOROTH were most recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, who released the band's last three efforts: ...

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SCORPIONS To Perform On German TV

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will perform on German TV channel SAT.1 Monday night, January 3 at 8:15 p.m. (Central Europe Time). It is a charity event for the victims of the earthquake in East Africa and South Asia. SCORPIONS recently completed a North American tour in support of their new album, "Unbreakable", which was ...

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SKID ROW To Work With Producer MICHAEL WAGENER

SKID ROW will begin rehearsals and pre-production this month at Koda Studios in Decatur, GA and move to Wireworld Studios in Nashville, TN sometime in February for the recording of their new CD. Producing the effort will likely be veteran knob-twiddler Michael Wagener, who had previously worked with the band on their first two albums. ...

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