CHRIS CORNELL Celebrates Engagement In Paris

The New York Post reports that Chris Cornell, who sang for grunge gods SOUNDGARDEN and now fronts AUDIOSLAVE, celebrated his engagement to Paris-based publicist Vicky Karayiannis at Le Bar at the Plaza Athenee Hotel the other night. After Cornell gave his fiancée a Harry Winston diamond, the happy couple partied with supermodels Adriana Lima and ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Contribute New Song To 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

More information has surfaced about "Archetype", FEAR FACTORY's contribution to the forthcoming "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" soundtrack, due on November 4 through Nitrus Records. The track, which was composed by the group's bassist-turned-guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera and features lyrics written by frontman Burton C. Bell, was self-produced at the band's own recording ...

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THE BLACK LEAGUE To Release New Single In November

Finland's THE BLACK LEAGUE, the band featuring former SENTENCED frontman Taneli Jarva, will release a brand-new single next month through Spinefarm Records subsidiary Ranch (web site). The disc will contain an as-yet-undisclosed track off the group's third full-length album, "Man's Ruin Revisited", which is currently being recorded at Seawolf Studios (web ...

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SADUS Cancel European Tour, Cite 'Urgent Family Situation'

Long-running San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS have cancelled their previously announced European dates at the end of December. According to SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio (who also plays bass in TESTAMENT), "the cancellation is the result of a very extremely fragile and urgent family situation. To be more specific — Jon Allen, our [and TESTAMENT's] ...

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MY RUIN To Tour U.K. With CHARGER, MURDER ONE

Los Angeles-based MY RUIN, led by "infamous" frontwoman Tairrie B (ex-TURA SATANA, MANHOLE), will be teaming up with CHARGER and MURDER ONE for a U.K. tour in November/December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 27 – Swindon, UK @ Furnace Nov. 28 - Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller Nov. 29 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Releases Solo Album In Indonesia

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman released his latest solo CD, "Music For Speeding", in Indonesia on October 15 and sold over 700 copies in two days, which — according to Friedman's web site — is "an extremely impressive number. Even more impressive is that this is despite Marty having yet to ever visit the beautiful ...

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STRYPER To Film Live DVD In Denver

STRYPER will be filming a live DVD at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado on October 24. The show is part of the band's first-ever reunion tour — their first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. The tour, which is coinciding with the quartet's 20th anniversary, will stop in Sauget, Illinois on Saturday ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Begin Recording New Album

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, the band featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, have commenced the recording sessions for their new album, "Carnage Carnival", for an early 2004 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "Some of the recording will take place in our own studio Annoying Sound Factory and some of it in [producer] Mike [Wead]'s ...

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