METALLICA: Atlanta's Damaged Field Sings Heavy Metal Blues

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the next time METALLICA plays a concert at Turner Field, the Braves — and opposing teams — would prefer they do it in the parking lot. The heavy-metal act headlined a July 11 concert on the field while the Braves were on the road before the ...

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KID ROCK To Assist Michigan Fund-Raiser

KID ROCK will serve as grand marshal at a three-day fund-raiser in his home state next weekend, according to the Associated Press. He will also lead a motorcycle event at the Lapeer Forum Summer Fest, about 60 miles north of Detroit. Proceeds from the events will benefit three charities. Kid Rock, a Michigan native, didn't ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Not Part Of The G3 '03 Tour

When legendary Swedish guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN hits the road this fall as part of the G3 '03 tour (also featuring JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI), he will be doing so without his current singer, Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW). "If any singing is to be done [during Malmsteen's set] then I think [Yngwie] will do it himself," ...

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THE CROWN To Film Video For 'Face Of Destruction/Deep Hit Of Death'

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN will film a video for the track "Face Of Destruction/Deep Hit Of Death" in Germany later this week. The song comes off the group's upcoming album, "Possessed 13", due on October 20 through Metal Blade Records. The self-produced effort, which was recorded at Gothenurg's Studio Fredman during May/June, will be released ...

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GREAT WHITE Unlikely To Be Indicted Over Rhode Island Concert Tragedy

Six months after the deadly West Warwick nightclub fire, state prosecutors are completing their investigation, according to a report published Sunday. Prosecutors are expected to seek involuntary manslaughter indictments against the nightclub's owners and a rock band's tour manager, the Boston Globe reported in its Sunday editions. The charges would be brought against Jeffrey and ...

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OVERKILL Announce U.S. Dates In Support Of 'Killbox 13'

New Jersey thrash metal legends OVERKILL have the first dates as part of their full U.S. headlining tour in support of their latest album, "Killbox 13". The details are as follows: Sep. 12 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Sep. 13 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Sep. 14 - Harrisonberg, VA @ Main Street Sep. ...

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Former KITTIE Guitarist Pens Online Advice Column

Former KITTIE guitarist Fallon Bowman, who recently released a full-length album with her solo project AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT, has launched a part-time career writing an online advice column. Dubbing herself "Dr. Fallon", she writes, "School getting you down? Boyfriend or girlfriend dumped you? Confused of your sexual orientation? Does it burn when you urinate? Want to ...

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Review: Can't-Miss KISS Outdoes AEROSMITH

David Lindquist of IndyStar.com reports that "in a highly anticipated clash of hard-rock titans, the big dumb fun of KISS trumped the sustained relevance of AEROSMITH on Sunday night (August 17) at Verizon Wireless Music Center. "The outcome may have surprised some in the audience of 22,110. "After all, AEROSMITH makes hit records decade after ...

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