Former HALFORD Guitarist Hits The Road

PAINMUSEUM/HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak is hitting the road with a two-part series of heavy metal guitar clinics across Guitar Center, Sam Ash and Independent locations. Metal Mike's Flurry Of Black Notes Clinic Tour 03/04 is a celebration of metal guitar. Metal Mike will perform selections from his solo catalogue, answer questions & talk about ...

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CANCER To Headline U.K.'s BLACK WINTER DAY Festival

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have been confirmed to headline "Black Winter Day", an all-day extreme metal festival set to take place on December 13 at the Empress in Bradford, England. Other bands scheduled to perform at the event include THE ENCHANTED, SHALLOW GRAVE, LIQUEFIED SKELETON, CRUEL HUMANITY, KHANG, CONQUEST OF STEEL, BUMSNOGGER and BLOODSTEAM. ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE's Breast Molds Up For Auction

The Associated Press reports that Sharon Osbourne is putting a little bit of herself into the fight against breast cancer. Hand-painted molds of Osbourne's breasts were being auctioned online to benefit the Boarding for Breast Cancer Foundation, or B4BC, a nonprofit group co-founded by professional snowboarder Tina Basich. The molds were displayed during Tuesday's (October ...

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DAVE GROHL Only Wanted To Meet JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE At GQ Awards

Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, once part of the legendary rock group NIRVANA, only to wanted to meet Justin Timberlake Tuesday night (October 21) at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. In fact, Grohl — who came to the fashionable event wearing just a plain white T-shirt and ...

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ROBERT PLANT On VH1 Classic

VH1 Classic will air a one-hour "Robert Plant Special" on November 1 and 4 to coincide with the release of his solo career "best of" double album, "66 to Timbuktu". The show will feature an interview with Robert (during which he talks of his experiences at The Festival in the Desert 2003) and will include ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: Original Members Return To The Fold

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have been rejoined by original members Trevor Strnad (vocals) and Dave Lock (bass). The group are currently preparing for their appearance at the New Jersey Metal & Hardcore Fest in November and their three-week run of dates with HIMSA and FREYA in December. Commented Strnad, "It is my pleasure to announce ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack To The Apocalypse' Track Listing Revealed!

SLAYER have announced the complete track listing for their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, due on November 25 through American Recordings/Ume. "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, and a DVD of live performances spanning 20 years, all digitally ...

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DECAPITATED Finalize Track Listing For 'The Negatron'

Polish tech-death masters DECAPITATED have finalized the track listing for their third full-length album, "The Negatron", due in February 2004 through Wicked World/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nihility" was recorded at Hertz Studio in Poland with engineers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski and is being described by bassist Martin as "very very strong," with a ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer To Guest On New AYREON CD

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has been officially confirmed as one of the guest performers on the new AYREON CD, tentatively due early next year through an as-yet-undetermined label. "LaBrie has known AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen's (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) music for a long time and did not hide the fact that he would love to be ...

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NEVERMORE: TESTAMENT Guitarist To Handle The Axe On North American Tour

Seattle-based NEVERMORE have announced that TESTAMENT axeman Steve Smyth will handle rhythm guitar duties during the band's upcoming North American tour. The trek, which kicks off on November 7 in Buffalo, New York, will also feature appearances by CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR and HYPOCRISY. Jeff Loomis (guitar) checks in with the following update, "To ...

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