STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: DVD Details Revealed

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUG LAD will release their first-ever DVD, entitled "For Those Aboot To Rock (Live at the Commodore)", on November 15 through Century Media Records. "For Those Aboot To Rock (Live At The Commodore)" track listing: 01. Dire [Intro] 02. Consequence 03. Relentless 04. Rape Song 05. Home Nucleonics 06. S.Y.L. 07. ...

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CANCER Part Ways With Guitarist

Reunited U.K. death metallers CANCER have parted ways with guitarist Rob Engvikson following the completion of their recent European tour dates. "This was a totally amicable decision by both parties," reads a posting on the group's web site. Commented CANCER drummer Carl Stokes: "There is no malice between the band and Rob, and we wish ...

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PANTERA's 'Best Of' CD Certified Gold

PANTERA's career overview CD, "The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!" (Elektra/Rhino), has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. The 16-song "Vulgar Hits!" CD, originally issued in September 2003, was packaged with a bonus DVD ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Fall To Pieces' Video To Be Banned In U.K.?

According to the U.K.'s Daily Star newspaper, "VELVET REVOLVER are on a collision course with TV bosses over an explicit video. The promo to new single 'Fall to Pieces' is set to be banned because of its graphic content — the video recounts their singer Scott Weiland's battle with heroin and features scenes of drug-taking ...

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TOMMY LEE To 'Rap The Vote' On Hip Hop Mixtape

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is one of the guest artists on a mixtape aimed at mobilizing the hip hop generation to register to vote. The mixtape, which was compiled by G UNIT's DJ Whoo Kid in conjunction with Rock the Vote, the leading non-profit, non-partisan youth voter organization, features 29 exclusive songs and ...

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JOSH HOMME Leaves EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

MTV.com reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme is temporarily leaving the EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, the side band he drums in under the alias Carlo Von Sexron. In a cryptic letter posted on www.qotsa.com, Homme said he was being replaced by sometime Homme-collaborator Joey "Sexy Mexy" Castillo on the group's upcoming West ...

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APARTMENT 26 Split Up

APARTMENT 26, the British band featuring singer Biff Butler (son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), have announced their decision to disband following their recent parting-of-the-ways with the Atlantic label. The split with Atlantic, which took place less than three months after the release of the group's sophomore album, "Music For The Massive", marked the ...

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Former CRIMSON GLORY Guitarist To Perform With KAMELOT At PROGPOWER V

BEN JACKSON GROUP, featuring former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson, are currently searching for "a tight, strong, enthusiastic bassist (male or female) with backing vocal ability that will be a dedicated addition to an original project of high caliber and direction," according to a posting on the band's web site. Interested parties should send a ...

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