TED NUGENT, ZZ TOP To Jam At Presidential Inaugural Ball

According to Launch Radio Networks, Ted Nugent is coming to town in January for the presidential inauguration. The Motor City Madman, now a resident of Crawford, Texas — where re-elected President George W. Bush also has a ranch — will perform along with ZZ TOP at the Texas State Society Black Tie & Boots Ball ...

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DEICIDE: European Dates Cancelled

Floridian death metallers DEICIDE have cancelled the remainder of their European tour and have flown home from Spain, where they performed this past weekend. An official statement on the matter is expected shortly. ...

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Have A Slice Of Pizza For DIMEBAG DARRELL

Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram reports that the original New York-style pizza restaurant around Dallas is Charlie's, serving the best of Long Island since 1982 off Loop 820. Now an Arlington man who grew up on Charlie's pizza is gone too soon. Charlie's was a 1980s hangout for the young heavy-metal rockers of ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Film 'Dirty Little Thing' Video Next Week

According to MVWire.com, Motion Theory will direct RCA artist VELVET REVOLVER "Dirty Little Thing" music video. The video is commissioned by Lorin Finkelstein and will be shot on December 21 in Los Angeles. VELVET REVOLVER will perform live action inside an animated runaway train while the exterior and surrounding environment is animated. The train flies ...

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MANNHAI Announce New Singer

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI have announced the addition of Norwegian singer Trond Skog (HONCHO) to the group's ranks. "We had a very fruitful session recently, as we rehearsed loads of old songs and composed some new stuff as well," the band said in a statement. Added Trond: "I personally think that the chemistry was extravagant ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Hard At Work On Debut Album

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, have finished recording more than half of their debut album, according to Billboard.com. "We've got close to 10 or 11 songs written ...

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