DESTRUCTION: 'The Ravenous Beast' Video Posted Online

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have uploaded their video for the track "The Ravenous Beast" at this location. "The Ravenous Beast" comes off the band's most recent album, "Metal Discharge", which was released last September through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" was the first DESTRUCTION album to feature drummer Marc Reign, ...

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STRYPER Singer Working On New Solo Album

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has been working on "several different projects" over the past few months, including a brand-new solo album. "We started working on [the new record] in April and it will be finished by mid-July," Sweet writes on his web site. "[Webmaster] Jeff [Wollschlager] and I will be adding a new newsletter giving ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Contribute Song To GUITAR WOLF Tribute Album

THE WILDHEARTS are one of the bands featured on the Japanese GUITAR WOLF tribute album "I Love Guitar Wolf Very Much". The following is an explanation from THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger: "We were asked by Hijaku (GUITAR WOLF manager) at the tail-end of the last Japanese tour if we would like to record a song ...

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THE SEX PISTOLS Frontman To Host New TV Show

THE SEX PISTOLS frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) is hosting a new TV series about animals after his stint on "I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!", according to Sky News. Lydon is appearing on Channel Five after securing a £100,000 deal. The 48-year-old punk is hosting one show about ...

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SUPREME MAJESTY To Enter Studio In October

Swedish melodic metallers SUPREME MAJESTY will enter the studio On October 1 to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2005. "10 songs are almost finished and the band are currently writing the lyrics and rehearsing all songs," reads a posting on the group's web site. "It's the most interesting SUPREME MAJESTY material ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Play One-Off U.S. Date In August

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES will play a one-off U.S. date on August 11 at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California. Support will come from DOHENY, the new band featuring ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and former PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden. BACKYARD BABIES' latest full-length album, "Stockholm Syndrome", was issued in Scandinavia in November ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: Only Bands Without Original Members Survive

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has defended his band against criticism that the group's current lineup — featuring Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley as the sole remaining original members — is nothing more than a glorified cover band masquerading as the real thing. "We're still KISS. If you want to talk about original members, you can't ...

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