MONSTER MAGNET Name Producer For Upcoming CD

MONSTER MAGNET have tapped Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) to co-produce their next studio album, tentatively titled "Radiation Day", for an early 2004 European release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band, who have yet to secure a North American deal following their split with A&M Records early last year, will ...

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Heavy Metal Is Music Of Choice For Discriminating Gay Couples

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien on Thursday (June 19) introduced a bill to permit same-sex marriages, a move that follows court rulings in Canada striking down the country's definition of marriage because it specified a union between a man and a woman. Joel McConvey of Toronto's Eye Weekly examined the musical choices available to a ...

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EINHERJER Sign With TABU RECORDINGS

EINHERJER have signed a deal with Norway's Tabu Recordings and are currently in the studio recording their as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in September. Among the tracks set to appear on the follow-up to 2000's "Norwegian Native Art" are "Ware Her Venom", "Dead Knight's Rite", and "The Eternally Damned". The band have most recently released ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: Bulgarian Tour Details Revealed

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have announced the details of their upcoming tour of Bulgaria, scheduled to take place in late July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 27 – Varna, BUL @ TBA Jul. 29 - Plovdiv, BUL @ TBA Jul. 31 - Sofia, BUL @ TBA BRAZEN ABBOT's lineup ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Guest On SIRIUS RADIO's 'Hard Attack'

An interview with ARCH ENEMY members Michael Amott (guitar), Christopher Amott (guitar), and Angela Gossow (vocals) will air on Sirius Radio's "Hard Attack" on Saturday, June 21 at 3:00 PM EST. "Hard Attack" is the only radio channel carrying extreme metal nationwide in the U.S., 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The interview ...

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KISS Guitarist ACE FREHLEY Suffers Concussion

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley suffered a concussion from a bad spill in his home, an injury that kept him from serving as a counselor at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, which began this week, according to MTV.com. His doctors are taking a "wait and see" approach to whether the axeman will be able to join ...

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BLACK CROWES Singer Expecting First Child

BLACK CROWES singer Chris Robinson and wife/actress Kate Hudson ("Almost Famous") announced Thursday they are expecting their first child. The couple has been married since December 2000. The child is due sometime early next year, according to the couple's publicist, Brad Cafarelli. He refused to say how far along the pregnancy is. Hudson, 24, currently ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN Launches Side Project

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has teamed up with vocalist Brandon Darner and guitarist/bassist Stevan Robinson in a new band called TO MY SURPRISE (formerly THE ORNGE). The project, whose musical direction is being described as "a hybrid of folk, '70s rock fuzz and schizophrenic grooves . . . [not a million miles removed from] ...

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