AEROSMITH Members Contribute Music To ESPY AWARDS Intro Song

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry contributed music to a piece that PUBLIC ENEMY's Chuck D wrote for the introduction to the ESPY Awards. The cut, "Let's Get Loud", features music by the AEROSMITH members and rapping by Chuck, Busta Rhymes, MC Lyte and Fife. The ESPYs will air July 16 on ESPN. ...

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DEATHSTARS Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings — will be released through Nuclear Blast on November 10. DEATHSTARS, in existence since January 2000, were previously known as SWORDMASTER and feature in their ...

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HALFORD, TIPTON Discuss Emotional JUDAS PRIEST Reunion

Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton have spoken to MTV.com about their decision to reform the most celebrated lineup of the pioneering heavy-metal band JUDAS PRIEST for a world tour and a new album next year. Rumors that negotiations were under way for a reunion were circulating for months prior to the band's announcement last Friday ...

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Journal News: METALLICA's Web Site Of Unreleased Music A Huge Success

Walter Dawkins of Journal News reports that METALLICA's Metallicavault.com web site, which contains hours of downloadable live recordings, demos and B-sides for free, has been a great success. "The response has been really positive," says Edward Bender, director of multimedia at Speakeasy, the company that developed the web site. "Our latest numbers are around 110,000 ...

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SEPULTURA: Live Recordings Posted Online

A SEPULTURA fan site containing a lot of live recordings of the group — of both the audio and video variety — can be accessed at www.sepulive.com. As previously reported, SEPULTURA have officially inked a North American and Australian deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The Brazilian metallers, who were previously signed to SPV only ...

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Myanmar to Export Heavy Metal to U.S.

Dominic Whiting of Reuters reports that five long-haired Burmese men, calling themselves IRON CROSS, are looking to conquer the United States after taking military-ruled Myanmar by storm. The heavy-metal musicians, who have packed open-air stadiums across the insular Southeast Asian country for a decade, plan to head off this month for a tour taking in ...

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KATAKLYSM To Enter Studio In November

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will enter Studio Victor in Montreal in November to begin recording their new album, "Serenity In Fire", for an early 2004 release through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be produced by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais (MISERY INDEX, MALEVOLENT CREATION) and will be mixed at Wildsound studio in St-Zenon, Quebec. KATAKLYSM ...

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WAYSTED: First Interview In 20 Years Posted Online

The reunited hard rockers WAYSTED, featuring UFO bassist Pete Way and ex-UFO guitarist Paul Chapman, sat down for their first interview in 20 years on June 3. Click here to download or stream the interview. As previously reported, WAYSTED recently started recording a new CD, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an ...

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