METALLICA To Hold By-Satellite Press Conference

The four members of METALLICA will be beamed into Park City, Utah Thursday night (January 22) for a by-satellite press conference from their tour in Australia to coincide with the Sundance Film Festival premiere of their much-anticipated documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", according to Newsday. As previously reported, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" is ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Set First Single, Schedule Promotional Appearances

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have selected "Slither" as the first single from their forthcoming debut album, "Contraband", due on May 11 through RCA ...

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NAMM 2004: Even More Photos Posted Online

Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH, Dan Donegan of DISTURBED, DOPE, DROWNING POOL, KORN, Paul Stanley of KISS, SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, STATIC-X, SLAVES ON DOPE and Michael Anthony of VAN HALEN were on hand for the NAMM convention on Saturday (January 17) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out pictures from Wire Image. ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Helps SANCTUARY Buck The Downbeat Trend

Richard Wray of The Guardian is reporting that live music's return to popularity helped Sanctuary Group, one of the world's largest independent music companies, buck the downbeat trend set by the industry last year. The group, which counts IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER and JANE'S ADDICTION among its bankable live acts, saw sales for the year to ...

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NAMM 2004: More Photos Posted Online

Launch has posted exclusive photos from the NAMM 2004 (National Association of Music Merchants) convention, which took place in Anaheim, California over the weekend. Among the artists featured in the photos are current and former members of such bands as SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, MURDERDOLLS, MEGADETH, QUEENSRĊ¸CHE, GUNS N' ROSES and ALICE IN CHAINS. Check out the ...

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