Record Store: LINKIN PARK's 'Meteora' Is Not Good Value For Money

A chain of stores in Maryland and Virginia has decided not to sell LINKIN PARK's "Meteora" during its first two weeks of release because of the album's suggested retail price of $19.98. Olsson's Books And Records General Manager Brooke Higdon explains the decision by saying, "It is our buyers' opinion that 'Meteora''s list price does ...

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SPEEDEALER Reform, Plan To Record New Album

SPEEDEALER have reformed and are working on material for a new album, which they plan to record in late April/early May with Jeff Pinkus (BUTTHOLE SURFERS). The revamped lineup, which includes bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS) will play at The Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas, Texas on Friday, ...

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KITTIE File Lawsuit Against Their Record Label

Canadian metal band KITTIE are suing their U.S. record label, Artemis Records, for $900,000, the London Free Press has reported. KITTIE and their producer, Garth Richardson, filed suit yesterday in New York against Artemis, citing numerous counts of breach of contract, a statement from the band said. The band are seeking $900,000 from Artemis, KITTIE's ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Corrected/Updated Itinerary Released

Century Media Records have released a corrected tour itinerary for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's forthcoming trek with MESHUGGAH and the group's subsequent headlining dates. The updated itinerary is as follows: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD w/ MESHUGGAH Apr. 25 - Graceland - Seattle, WA Apr. 26 - Roseland - Portland, OR Apr. 27 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, ...

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HATEPLOW To Tour Europe, Record New Album

HATEPLOW, the Florida-based band featuring MALEVOLENT CREATION guitarists Phil Fasciana and Rob Barrett, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, KULT OV AZAZEL bassist Julian Hollowell (a.k.a. Xaphan), and vocalist Kyle Symons, will return to action with a headlining performance on the first night (May 29) of the three-day Fuck The Commerce Open Air Festival in Germany. ...

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TO/DIE/FOR To Be Presented With Gold Single

Finland's TO/DIE/FOR will be presented with a gold single for their cover of SANDRA's "In The Heat Of The Night" during their performance at Tavastia in Helsinki on Wednesday, April 2. TO/DIE/FOR's version of "In The Heat Of The Night", which featured a guest appearance by Tanja Kemppainen (ex-LULLACRY, currently in SOULGRIND), was originally released ...

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VANDERHOOF Split With Singer, Announce Replacement

VANDERHOOF, the band led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, have parted ways with vocalist Drew Hart (ex-TIMELESS HALL). "VANDERHOOF vocalist Drew Hart has apparently moved on to greener pastures pursuing a full-time career in massage therapy," reads a message on the band's official web site. "He went home to Indiana before the holidays and ...

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THE OFFSPRING On 'Solid Legal Ground' In Title-Snatching Stunt

THE OFFSPRING are on pretty solid legal ground despite having openly admitted to having snatched the title for their next album from GUNS N' ROSES. "Trademark law does not come into existence unless the title is used in interstate commerce," according to copyright lawyer and co-author of "Musician's Business & Legal Guide", Greg Victoroff, who ...

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LINKIN PARK: Two PROJEKT REVOLUTION Dates Postponed

Due to a scheduling conflict with LINKIN PARK's video shoot for their second "Meteora" single, the band have been forced to postpone two of the Projekt Revolution tour dates — Valley Center, Kansas and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Both concerts will be rescheduled this summer, according to the group's official web site. In other news, latest ...

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