MARILYN MANSON, MAYHEM Among 'Craziest' Rockers Of All Time

MARILYN MANSON and Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM were included in a list of the "100 most insane moments in rock" released last week by British music magazine Q. Topping the list was the late WHO drummer Keith Moon, who was singled out for a life of excess that included countless drug-fueled brawls, a food fight ...

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KONKHRA Announce South African Dates

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA will be playing three shows in South Africa at the end of the month. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 22 – Burn - Durban, RSA Jan. 23 – Sting - Johannesburg, RSA Jan. 24 – Turtle - Cape Town, RSA Commented the band: "We are absolutely psyched about these shows, ...

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RUNEMAGICK Complete Work On New Album

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have completed work on their new album, "On Funeral Wings", at their own Magick Sound Studio for a spring release through Aftermath Music. As previously reported, RUNEMAGICK's new material is said to be "much in the vein of the latest album 'Darkness Death Doom', with some new ideas and ...

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IN BATTLE Name New Album, Set Release Date

Sundsvall, Sweden-based death metallers IN BATTLE have set "Welcome To The Battlefield" as the title of their upcoming album, tentatively due on August 4 through Cold/Metal Blade Records. The CD, which will contain 10 songs (plus one bonus track on the Japanese release), will be mixed at Mana studio in Florida with producer Erik Rutan ...

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DEF LEPPARD: No Plans To Tour With KISS

DEF LEPPARD have issued a statement via their official web site refuting the rumors that they are in talks with KISS about touring together later in 2004. "No matter what you read on any web site, no matter what you read in any article, no matter what you hear or see on any station, and ...

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TED NUGENT To Speak At Miami University

Jon Gambrell of The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Ted Nugent will talk about his political views for this year's Conservative Week at Miami University. His speech is scheduled for February 19 and will be sponsored by Miami's College Republicans. Matt Nolan, a junior political science and history major and president of College Republicans, says ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist, Wife To Become Parents

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has announced that he and wife Ravinder are going to be parents. "We are so excited we can hardly contain ourselves," he writes on his web site. "My beautiful, glowing bride is due July 9th, and I'm still radiating the afterglow of such amazing, and much-wanted, news." ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Perform Special Acoustic Show

VIRGIN STEELE singer David DeFeis and guitarist Edward Pursino performed a special set consisting of acoustic interpretations of the VIRGIN STEELE catalogue New Year's Eve at DeFeis' residence on Long Island, New York. A "review" of the show, which was described as "a very intimate, private showcase," has been posted online at this ...

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