LIMP BIZKIT Cut Set Short At Manchester Apollo

Iain Hepburn of Manchester Online reviewed the LIMP BIZKIT concert at Manchester Apollo on Thursday (September 4). The band "left town to a chorus of disgruntled boos after doing a disappearing act that left the fake encore generation more than a tad upset when they declined to come back out after finishing their frenetic-but-spotty 75 ...

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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER End Reunion Bid, Change Name To BELOW

Reformed speedcore pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER have officially changed their name to BELOW following the departure of vocalist Bill Treadway (formerly Bill Crooks). "Initially, we were planning on reforming the band with three of the four original members including myself, [bassist] Rob [Nicholson], and Bill," guitarist Les Evans told Belgium's Pull The Chain. "Brian ...

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RUSH Live DVD To Be Screened In Movie Theaters

RUSH's forthcoming "Rush In Rio" DVD will be screened in Regal Theaters in more than 30 U.S. markets on October 21, according to Billboard.com. A full list of cities has yet to be announced. The "Rush in Rio" CD/DVD sets — both of which are scheduled to arrive in stores on October 21 — chronicle ...

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TWISTED SISTER Pumps Up ARNOLD

Joal Ryan of E! Online reports that "We're Not Gonna Take It", the head-banging TWISTED SISTER anthem, denounced nearly 20 years ago as a kiddie-corrupter by a Tipper Gore-led group of Washington, D.C., powermoms, has been reborn as the "unofficial theme song" of Schwarzenegger's California gubernatorial campaign. Dee Snider, who has heard his band's song ...

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Review: EVANESCENCE Gives Fans What They Want At Saltair

Dan Nailen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "EVANESCENCE could end up as this year's Norah Jones, minus the critical hoopla and substituting Jones' yuppie fan base with rabid, fist-pumping teenagers. "Like Jones, the Little Rock, Ark., band led by singer Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody seemingly appeared from nowhere. They scored a ...

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FIREHOUSE Guitarist Comments On Bassist's Passing

FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty has issued a statement regarding the tragic passing of former FIREHOUSE bassist Bruce Waibel, who was found dead at his Florida home on Tuesday (September 2). No word on the cause of death will be released until an autopsy is completed. Waibel, who was 39, was born in Dover, New Jersey, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Confirmed To Appear At The 2003 Gravity Games

JANE'S ADDICTION have been confirmed to appear at the 2003 Gravity Games, the world's premiere action sports, music and lifestyle festival, which is scheduled to take place September 10-14 in Cleveland, Ohio. JANE'S ADDICTION are slated to perform Friday night, September 12. Other artists set to appear include SIMPLE PLAN, THE ANTHEM and YELLOWCARD. Over ...

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BALL Change Name To BLEED DEFEAT

BALL, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE AND GLORY and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy on guitar/vocals, have changed their name to BLEED DEFEAT. "We switched some guys around and sent out a new CD with some new songs," Tichy writes on his web site. "We sent them to all kinds of ...

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