MARILYN MANSON Cleared In Swiss Criminal Probe

Swiss authorities have decided not to bring criminal charges against MARILYN MANSON following complaints by a religious group about the artist's stage act, according to the Associated Press. The Zurich district prosecutor's office said on Monday (December 15) it had found no evidence to back allegations that the artist had incited violence and ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Joins KISS Onstage For 'Strutter' Jam

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry joined KISS onstage during their show at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Sunday night (December 14) for a rocking version of the KISS classic "Strutter". According to unconfirmed reports, Perry even donned a pair of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's platform boots for the occasion. As previously reported, KISS will ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Enlist Porn Director For Video Debut

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, have shot a video for the track "Breathing New Life" in their hometown of Dallas, Texas with porn director Red Ezra ("Serenity In Toyland", "Riders", "Love Shack"). "Breathing ...

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CROWBAR Complete New CD, Seek Record Deal

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey ya'll, Kirk here again. We just want to let ya'll know that things are moving along well, albeit, rather slowly with the new CROWBAR deal. We want to take our time and get the best deal for this new ...

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OZZY and KELLY Make U.K. Number One

Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly stormed into the U.K. singles charts at No. 1 with their remake of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Changes". Despite Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne's success they are only fourth favorite to hold on at the top for another week and bag the coveted Christmas No. 1 slot. THE DARKNESS and POP ...

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ZERAPHINE To Support H.I.M. In Germany

German "gothic rock" outfit ZERAPHINE, featuring former DREADFUL SHADOWS singer Sven Friedrich, have been confirmed as main support on H.I.M.'s upcoming March/April tour of Germany. There will also be a local support band in each city selected from the entries to the J├Ągermeister band pool competition. The support at the other European shows will be ...

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