NIRVANA, GUNS N' ROSES Songs Among Best of Past 25 Years

NIRVANA's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and GUNS N' ROSES' "Sweet Child O' Mine" are among the 10 greatest songs of the past quarter-century, according to VH1. The Seattle band's groundbreaking grunge anthem is No. 1 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years", which will air on the video music ...

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SICK OF IT ALL To Play 'Secret' London Gig

New York hardcore veterans SICK OF IT ALL will play a "secret" show in London at the end of the month — under the name SCRATCH THE SURFACE. The band will open for NORA and EVERY TIME I DIE on Monday, June 23 at London's Underworld. They will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Solo Album To Feature Songs From DYLAN, ZAPPA

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has reported. In addition, Simmons is courting a number of singers, including GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, for guest vocals. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums released through ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY Gets An Erection

A statue honoring late QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury has been erected at the Dominion Theatre in London, home of the stage show "We Will Rock You", according to Undercover News. Brianmaynews.com reports the statue is eight meters tall (approx. 27 feet) and was placed at the Dominion in Tottenham Court Road on Saturday morning to ...

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H.I.M.'s 'Love Metal' Certified Platinum In Finland

H.I.M.'s latest CD, "Love Metal", has been certified platinum for sales in excess of 30,000 copies in the group's native Finland. "Love Metal", the group's fourth full-length effort, has reportedly shifted over 300,000 copies worldwide. The follow-up to 2001's "Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights", "Love Metal" marks a return to a heavier sound for the ...

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ILLDISPOSED To Embark On Headlining Tour

Denmark's ILLDISPOSED will go on a headlining tour in September with recent Nuclear Blast signings MNEMIC as support. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. ILLDISPOSED will play two concerts in Germany next month with American death metallers HATEPLOW. The dates are as follows: Jun. 14 - Münster bei Dieburg, GER @ Live Arena ...

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