NICKELBACK to Film New Video In Vancouver

NICKELBACK will film the video for "Someday", the first single from the band's as-yet-untitled fourth album, July 8 and 9 in Vancouver, British Columbia, with director Nigel Dick (BRITNEY SPEARS, GUNS N' ROSES). The follow-up to the four-times platinum "Silver Side Up" is due September 23 through Roadrunner Records. ...

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WITCHERY To Record New Album In The Fall

Sweden's WITCHERY, the group featuring THE HAUNTED guitarist Patrik Jensen and ARCH ENEMY bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, have begun composing material for the follow-up to 2001's "Symphony For The Devil", tentatively due in early 2004. The following is a recent online posting from Jensen outlining the group's current activities: "New songs have been written. [Guitarist] Richard ...

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EVANESCENCE: 'Fallen' Certified Double Platinum

EVANESCENCE's major label debut album, "Fallen", has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for sales of two million records, according to Launch. Sales have been fueled by the multi-format smash "Bring Me To Life", which features Paul McCoy of 12 STONES. The follow-up single, "Going Under", is at Number ...

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KREATOR's 'Live Kreation' Enters German Charts At No. 59!

KREATOR's first-ever live album, "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory", has entered the German Media Control charts at No. 59. The CD features 24 tracks of the group's inimitable, blue-collared "extreme aggression," recorded around the world and produced by renowned knob-smith Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, FOZZY, SKINLAB). KREATOR will be teaming up with NILE, ...

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Former VEX RED Members Launch New Band

Former VEX RED members Ben Calvert, Ant Forbes, Nick Goulding and Keith Lambert have reformed as SCENES, according to Kerrang! The group's lineup is completed by vocalist Fraser McGuinness. Says Nick, "We had no luck with finding the right singer, so we genetically engineered Fraser in Keith's lab. He's coming along very well." Regarding the ...

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SPEEDEALER To Tour West Coast, Canada In August

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), will launch a tour of the West coast and Western Canada beginning August 13. Support at all dates will come from BAD WIZARD and BOULDER. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. SPEEDEALER have just completed work ...

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HADES Drummer Update: More Chemotherapy Needed

HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has issued the following update on the condition of bandmate Ron Lipnicki (drums), who is currently battling testicular cancer: "Ron had this HUGE operation 2 weeks ago to remove the cancerous tumor. They were concerned they might have to remove one of his kidneys. It was supposed to be a four-hour ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Release All-QUEEN Set On DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jeff Scott Soto has been locked away editing a two-and-a-half-hour all-QUEEN set filmed and recorded at this year's Queen Convention for a potential DVD, tentatively due in early September. The disc will be mixed by Jeff and longtime friend/engineer John Ellis, and the video footage will be authored once again by ...

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