MACHINE HEAD To Issue Limited-Edition Two-Disc Version Of New Album

MACHINE HEAD's fifth studio album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", will be released as a standard as well as a limited-edition double CD. Due in Europe on October 27 through Roadrunner Records, the follow-up to 2001's "Supercharger" was recorded at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California, and features production by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn. Mixing ...

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TED NUGENT: 'I Invented The Middle Finger'

Donna Petrozzello of The New York Daily News reports that Ted Nugent, musical wild man and avid hunter, in a period of four days this summer reduced a group of city-dwelling strangers to sniveling ranch hands. It was all for his VH1 special, "Surviving Nugent", and he makes no apologies for how he treated the ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman To Perform At SCHWARZENEGGER Rally

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will perform the group's '80s smash song "We're Not Gonna Take It" at an Arnold Schwarzenegger rally on Sunday (October 5) in Sacramento. Schwarzenegger's campaign made the announcement Tuesday (September 30) that the song was selected to be the California gubernatorial candidate's official campaign anthem. "It is a fabulous song, ...

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LORD BELIAL Part Ways With Drummer (Again)

Sweden's LORD BELIAL have parted ways with drummer Daniel Moilanen (half-brother of former SHOTGUN MESSIAH guitarist Harry K. Cody) less than four months after recruiting him to replace Michael Backelin. No reason was given for his departure. Moilanen (ex-RELEVANT FEW) will reportedly focus all his attention on his main band RUNEMAGICK and the recording sessions ...

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IN FLAMES: Back In Recording Mode

Sweden's IN FLAMES have entered a rented house/converted studio in Denmark to record the follow-up to 2002's "Reroute To Remain", tentatively due in early 2004. The CD, which is being produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (ex-MISERY LOVES CO.), will surface through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe, with whom the ...

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KISS' 'Symphony' DVD Enters Australian Chart At No. 1

KISS's "Kiss Symphony" DVD has entered the Australian Music DVD chart at No. 1, according to the official web site of the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). The DVD, which features KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer playing classic songs such as "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Deuce", ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: MUIR Reports From Kentucky's FEST FIVE

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir has posted the following report from the band's appearance at last weekend's 105.1 WLRS' Fest Five event on the Great Lawn in Louisville, Kentucky: "Lori, the bands booking agent called Wednesday, saying she just got a call asking if we were available and willing to fly out a play a ...

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