THE HEAVILS Continue Work On Sophomore Album

Illinois-based metal band THE HEAVILS have set the tentative track listing for their sophomore album, which is currently being recorded at Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DECEMBER). The follow-up to 2003's "The Heavils" will feature a guest appearance by CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen. A ...

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THUNDERSTONE Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland on Friday, June 11. Also set to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM and DIABLO. Sauna Open Air is being organized by Partysan Productions, who have previously arranged gigs for acts like H.I.M., STRATOVARIUS, ENTOMBED, ...

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ANGEL Keyboardist Invests In Hard Rock Biloxi

Greg Giuffria, the keyboardist for the 1970s hard rock band ANGEL, is one of the investors in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, according to SunHerald.com. Construction of the $235 million resort is set to begin next week. Roy Anderson Corp., which will build the casino, already has trailers on the property. For Giuffria, ...

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ALICE COOPER: The Billion-Dollar Man

Ruben Hernandez of The Business Journal of Phoenix reports that when Phoenix's Alice Cooper titled the best-selling song and album, "Billion Dollar Babies" in 1973, the original shock rocker may have foretold his own financial future. While Alice Cooper the musician was faking decapitating himself on stage, Alice Cooper the businessman was creating an empire ...

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GENE HOGLAN Joins OPETH For Two Songs At Vancouver Show

Legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, STRAPPING YOUND LAD, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OLD MAN'S CHILD) sat behind the kit for OPETH at the Vancouver stop of their current North American tour Friday night (Jan. 23) (as first reported here yesterday). Hoglan stood in for regular OPETH skinsman Martin Lopez, who is said to be ...

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KORN Shooting Video For 'Ya'll Want A Single'

KORN are in the process of filming a video for "Ya'll Want A Single", a song railing against their record label's insistence on including some radio-friendly fare on their heavy-handed new album, "Take a Look in the Mirror". "This sucker is being directed by Andrews Jenkins who is a hot young talent who comes from ...

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EXODUS Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, ...

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SCORPIONS Photographer Dies

Acclaimed German photographer Helmut Newton was killed in a car crash in Hollywood, California on Friday (Jan. 23). The 83-year-old Newton was pulling out of a parking lot at the Chateau Marmont Hotel off Sunset Boulevard when he lost control of his Cadillac and crashed into a wall. The vehicle sustained major damage and Newton ...

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