AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO Believes BUSH 'Can Be Beaten'

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello will assume his NIGHTWATCHMAN persona on the Rock Against Bush tour, which is being launched by activist organization Punk Voter this fall. The lineup will also feature MIDTOWN, ANTI-FLAG, the AKAS and others, with Morello confirmed to perform on about half of the 15 scheduled ...

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Guitarist AMY SCHUGAR Pens Track For Wrestler HAVOK

Acclaimed female guitarist/songwriter Amy Schugar has finished writing and recording an all-instrumental track for an Arizona-based wrestler named Havok. "This song is a customized, personalized song just for him," Amy writes on her web site. "When he walks out on to the stage (all 6 foot 7 of him), this song pumps up the crowd!! ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Vs. JACK KOSHICK: Bounced Checks And Threats Of Bodily Harm

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost and ex-HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have issued the following press release regarding their dealings with well-known heavy metal concert promoter Jack Koshick (Milwaukee Metalfest, March Metal Meltdown): "To date, SEVEN WITCHES has played three Koshick events, and until recently, was always treated well. However, following ...

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WIZARD Commence Songwriting Sessions For New Album

German power metallers WIZARD have commenced the songwriting sessions for their sixth album, tentatively due in May 2005 through Limb Music Products. The follow-up to 2003's "Odin" will be recorded during January/February 2005 and will feature "WIZARD-style" lyrics again, "just as the fans expect them to be," according to a posting on the Limb Music ...

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STORMWITCH, EVIDENCE ONE To Team Up For Special German Show

German melodic metallers STORMWITCH and EVIDENCE ONE will be teaming up for a special show at Die Halle in Reichenbach (near Göppingen), Germany on September 17. Both STORMWITCH and EVIDENCE ONE will be releasing brand-new albums through Nuclear Blast on November 15 — "Witchcraft" and "Tattoed Heart", respectively. The upcoming show will mark the first ...

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