TESTAMENT Cancel U.K. Dates

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have cancelled their previously announced U.K. dates, originally scheduled to take place in late July. No reason was given for the cancellation. The group's revised European tour dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Speyer, GER @ Halle 101 Jul. 26 - Hirschaid, GER @ Earthshaker Festival Jul. ...

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HORNA Part Ways With Guitarist

Finnish black metallers HORNA have parted ways with guitarist Aarni T. Otava. "The festival gig at Tuska [Festival this weekend] will be his farewell appearance in the band and after that we will begin a serious search for a new devoted soul," the band said in a statement. "Otava had begun to lose his dedication ...

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ANAL CUNT Reform

ANAL CUNT have reformed and have announced a live show at Bill's Bar in Boston, Massachusetts on November 10. The following is the official statement on the group's reformation from the band's vocalist Seth Putnam: "Well, I guess the biggest news to start off with is that ANAL CUNT are back together. You might think ...

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MY DYING BRIDE To Release New Album In October

MY DYING BRIDE have set up camp in the Academy Studios to record the follow-up to the 2001 release, "The Dreadful Hours". As yet, the album has no title, but as the band recently celebrated their 13th anniversary, the working title is "The Thirteenth Chapter". According to objective observers who have eavesdropped around the studio, ...

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KID ROCK Charmed By ALYSSA MILANO

The National Enquirer reports that Pam Anderson's relationship with Kid Rock is a lot rockier now that he's been spending intimate time with actress Alyssa Milano behind her back. The busty blonde and her tattooed rocker fiancé were already having problems before Kid and the "Charmed" star traveled together to the Middle East in late ...

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It's Official: JAMES IHA Is A PERFECT CIRCLE's New Guitarist

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist James Iha has officially joined A PERFECT CIRCLE, according to MTV.com. Although Iha didn't contribute to the band's new album, "Thirteenth Step", he'll be onstage for the band's 12-date club tour, which begins July 26 in Denver. In related news, on August 5, A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese will release ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist Joins BRUJERIA

NAPALM DEATH's Shane Embury has joined BRUJERIA as the replacement for ex-FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould. Embury is joined in the group's current lineup by vocalist El Brujo, guitarist El Asesino (a.k.a. Dino Cazares, ex-FEAR FACTORY), and drummer Nick Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH). As previously reported, BRUJERIA will join SOULFLY on the ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Sets Release Date For Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has reportedly set an October 28 release date through Virgin Records for her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". A U.S. tour is scheduled to begin on November 10, with a European trek to follow in January. The singer is expected to tour Japan and Australia beginning in March. As previously reported, ...

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