IN FLAMES Set Title, Release Date For New Album

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set "Soundtrack To Your Escape" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in Europe on March 29, 2004. The follow-up to 2002's "Reroute To Remain" was recorded at a rented house/converted studio in Denmark with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (ex-MISERY LOVES CO.) and is ...

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Former MISERY INDEX Guitarist Bounces Back With KOMMISAR

Former MISERY INDEX guitarist/vocalist Mike Harrison has posted several tracks from his solo project, dubbed KOMMISSAR, at this location. KOMMISSAR's debut CD, titled "Equalizing Mediocrity", will contain seven songs that will "pick up where the original MISERY INDEX debut CD 'Overthrow' left off," according to Harrison. The four songs available for download are ...

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THE KOVENANT: In Writing Mode

Norway's THE KOVENANT are currently working on the material for the follow-up to this year's "S.E.T.I." (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence), tentatively due in late 2004. "You can expect some real extravaganza," reads a post on the band's web site. "This time the band will break new grounds again and set the standards for the future ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO: Monkey Business

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno will be accompanied by his new live band, SCREAMING MONKEY, during his upcoming solo dates in November/December. More details will follow shortly. PAUL DI'ANNO tour dates, according to his web site: Nov. 15 – Kantiere - Misano, ITA Nov. 16 - Uagamama - Pordenone, ITA Nov. 20 - O'Learys ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Rock The House Of Blues

Former BLACK SABBATH/DEEP PURPLE vocalist Glenn Hughes will play with Chad Smith (of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS fame) at "The Drum Off", sponsored by Guitar Center at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The gig will take place on Sunday, November 23 and will start at 6:00 p.m. "The Drum Off" features ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Special To Air On The Biography Channel

The Biography Channel U.K. will be airing an Ozzy Osbourne special premiering on Sunday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. The 30-minute program promises to show Ozzy's "tenderer side" and includes comments from his wife/manager, Sharon. The air times for the special are as follows: Sunday, November 23 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 24 – 8:00 ...

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ALICE COOPER: 'Brutally Live' on DVD, CD And On The Airwaves

ALICE COOPER's "Alice Cooper: Brutally Live: Special Edition" DVD/CD combo package, filmed Live at the Hammersmith Apollo London in July 2000, will be available November 18, 2003 from Eagle Rock Entertainment. In other Cooper news, Alice will be hosting Rolling Stone magazine's "Top 500 Albums of All Time" on Premiere Radio Network over Thanksgiving Weekend ...

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QUIET RIOT Frontman Seeks Original Video Footage

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin Dubrow has sent out the following message: "In the course of compiling material for a QUIET RIOT/Randy Rhoads DVD, it seems that in 1999 when I gave VH-1 7 of the 3/4'' video masters of QUIET RIOT from the Starwood and the Whisky they were never returned to us. They seem ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Produce 'Taboo' Soundtrack?

Newsday is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has approached Rosie O'Donnell about producing the soundtrack to her troubled $10 million musical, "Taboo", on the Sanctuary Group record label. "The music stands on its own," Simmons said. "This isn't a nostalgia show. It's got nothing to do with 'Karma Chameleon'," Simmons added, referring to the ...

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From The 'Where Are They Now?' File: Ex-SINDROME Frontman TROY DIXLER

Straight from the "Where Are They Now?" file: Former SINDROME/DEVASTATION vocalist Troy Dixler has reinvented himself (photo) as the director of network and security solutions at Forsythe Technology, Inc., a leading national provider of technology infrastructure solutions to organizations across all industries. SINDROME, whose lineup also included current SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass (ex-BROKEN ...

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