GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY To Guest On VH1's 'Icon' Special

KISS bassist Gene Simmons and guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley were recently interviewed for a huge VH1 10-hour special airing in July called "The 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons". They were interviewed in full makeup and answered questions about being icons, their influence on other pop culture icons and offered comments on other icons, some of which ...

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STRATOVARIUS Cancel Asian Dates

STRATOVARIUS have cancelled all dates in Taiwan and Southeast Asia due to the growing threat of the S.A.R.S. virus. The following is the group's official statement on the matter: "We are very sorry that we had to make the decision to cancel all our shows after the tour in Japan. This is due to the ...

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BIOHAZARD: Japanese, East Coast Dates Announced

BIOHAZARD will be embarking on a Japanese tour in late May, to be followed by the Jailhouse Rock U.S. tour, also featuring HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, THROWDOWN and FULL BLOWN CHAOS. The dates are as follows: May 28 – Osaka, JAP @ TBA (BIOHAZARD only) May 29 – Tokyo, JAP @ TBA (BIOHAZARD only) May 30 ...

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MUDVAYNE Line Up Headlining Shows

MUDVAYNE have announced several headlining dates in late April/early May. They are as follows: Apr. 27 - Fargo, ND @ Playmaker's Pavillion Apr. 28 - Lincoln, NE @ Royal Grove Apr. 30 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's Entertainment Center May 01 - Perrysburgh, OH @ The Mission MUDVAYNE will embark on the Summer Sanitarium ...

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CELTIC FROST: New Song Posted Online!

Reunited Swiss avant-garde metallers CELTIC FROST have made available for exclusive use via www.celticfrost.com one of the demos for the new album currently in the works. The song is called "Ground", written in 2002/2003, and is said to be "a mere pre-production demo," recorded earlier this year at the band's rehearsal space in ...

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KATAKLYSM Added To THE HAUNTED U.S. Tour

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been added to the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring THE HAUNTED, SHAI HULUD, and BLEEDING THROUGH. Prior to joining the THE HAUNTED tour, the group will perform several solo headlining dates as well as a few gigs with DARKEST HOUR. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 – TBA - South ...

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No ROSS For P.O.D.

P.O.D. will not be utilizing the services of producer Ross Robinson for their forthcoming full-length album and will once again team up with longtime collaborator Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, REVEILLE), who also helmed P.O.D.'s last two albums, "Satellite" (2002) and "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown" (1999). P.O.D. are tentatively set to enter the studio in May ...

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SUMMER SANITARIUM 2003: Final Date Announced

METALLICA have announced the final date for their Summer Sanitarium 2003 tour, which is also scheduled to include appearances by LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, MUDVAYNE and the DEFTONES. The trek, which is set to kick off on July 4 in Detroit, Michigan, will conclude on August 10 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. METALLICA's ...

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