A PERFECT CIRCLE: New Single Named

A PERFECT CIRCLE have reportedly set "The Outsider" as the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album, tentatively due on August 19. In related news, A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez) is slated to lend his voice to the forthcoming animated/puppetry (a la "The Nightmare Before Christmas") film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", ...

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KISS: New Compilation CD To Surface In August

A brand new KISS compilation, titled "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection", is scheduled to be released on August 5 through Universal Music, according to ICE magazine. This is the latest in a long series of best of albums from Universal artists (there are literally over 100 of these titles in the series). Other groups ...

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CRISIS Announce West Coast Dates

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until recently performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 11 - Hollywood, CA @ The Garage Jul. 12 - Huntington Beach, CA @ Liquid Den Jul. 16 - Newport Beach, CA @ Hogue Bar Michaels Jul. ...

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NARNIA To Support DIO In Sweden

Swedish neo-classical metallers NARNIA will support DIO in Västerås, Sweden on July 4. NARNIA will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. As NARNIA's keyboard player (Linus Kåse) is temporarily unavailable, the band will use Andreas Lindahl from PLATITUDE. In other news, NARNIA filmed their March 29 headlining appearance at Owener Rocknacht in Owen, Germany for ...

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BÖHSE ONKELZ/STONES Controversy Rages On

Worried sponsors severed their links with a planned ROLLING STONES concert in a continuing row over the group's support band. T-Mobile and NDR 2 radio station earlier this month scrapped plans to help publicize the August 8 concert in protest over the act who are alleged to have had a racist past. A spokesman said ...

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DREAM EVIL Announce One-Off Gig In The U.K.

Sweden's DREAM EVIL, the band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.) and drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), have announced a one-off U.K. date in London on September 27. Also set to appear on the bill are fellow Swedes FALCONER. Guitarist Gus G. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer To Appear On ALEX HARVEY Tribute

According to last week's U.K. Sunday Mail newspaper, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott has been invited to take part in an upcoming Alex Harvey tribute album. The CD, which is due later in the year, will feature THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND accompanied by a host of singers such as Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, punk ...

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EVANESCENCE Top U.K. Singles And Albums Charts

EVANESCENCE have held on to the U.K. No. 1 spot for the third week running with their debut single, "Bring Me To Life" — and their album "Fallen" has also shot up to No. 1. LINKIN PARK slipped from 15 to 25 with "Faint" and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS entered the U.K. Top 40 ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Joins ILL NINO!

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Ahrue Luster has officially joined ILL NINO as the replacement for recently departed axeman guitarist Marc Rizzo. Also newly appointed in the ILL NINO camp is percussionist Danny Couto (ex-POINT4HOPE/GOD IS I), who replaces Roger Vasquez. ILL NINO are currently mixing their sophomore release, "Confession", with Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ...

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