Brother Loses Claim to JIMI HENDRIX Estate

The brother of rock legend Jimi Hendrix is not entitled to any money from the guitarist's estate, a Seattle judge ruled Friday, according to Reuters. King County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell ruled instead that Janie Hendrix, stepsister to Jimi and to Leon who brought the lawsuit, will continue to manage the bulk of the ...

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TURMOIL To Release Two-CD Retrospective

Philadelphia's hardcore legends TURMOIL will be issuing a retrospective CD through Abacus Recordings. The release, tentatively titled "Staring Back", will consist of two CDs containing all of the band recordings, including three brand new songs that the band will record later this year. The retrospective collection is due out in early 2005. In other news, ...

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SLUDGE: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new SLUDGE track, entitled "Blind Man", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Blind Man" comes off the Swiss extreme metallers' third full-length album, "Yellow Acid Rain", due in November via Denmark's Mighty Music. Described as "a mix of ENTOMBED, CELTIC FROST, CARCASS and the early material of SAMAEL," ...

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KOTIPELTO: Touring Lineup Announced

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has announced the touring lineup for his KOTIPELTO project. Joining Timo on the road in South America and Finland will be Mirka Rantanen (drums), Lauri Porra (bass), Tuomas Wainola (guitars) and Jens Johansson (keyboards, STRATOVARIUS). The keyboard duties for KOTIPELTO's European summer festival appearances were handled by CHILDREN OF BODOM's Janne ...

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IRON MAIDEN Bassist Talks About His Technique And Influences

IRON MAIDEN founding member Steve Harris is featured in the "Legends of Rock Bass" issue of Bass Player magazine. The focus of the interview is mainly on Steve's technique and influences. A couple of excerpts follow: Bass Player: Is there any particular reason why you’ve never done bass solos onstage? Steve Harris: "Because they're bloody ...

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AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support NEW YORK DOLLS In San Francisco

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be opening for the NEW YORK DOLLS at SF's famed Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. The DOLLS have added former JETBOY bassist Sam Yaffa (recently seen gigging with JOAN JETT, also formerly with HANOI ROCKS) to the ...

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SEX PISTOLS Frontman Is Wild For Bugs

According to Britain's the Sun newspaper, SEX PISTOLS frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) has signed up to front a wildlife show all about insects. Lydon is already presenting two wildlife shows for Five about gorillas and sharks. Now he will be revealing his love of creepy-crawlies in a Discovery Channel documentary. During filming for ...

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