FRAMESHIFT: New Studio Report Posted Online

Shawn Gordon, president of ProgRock Records, has posted a new studio report on the progress of the recording sessions for the new FRAMESHIFT album, the progressive rock project written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN. As previously reported, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has been confirmed as a guest vocalist on the CD, ...

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KAMELOT: 'The Black Halo' Release Dates Confirmed

SPV Records has set a March 15 North American release date (one day earlier internationally except Japan, where it's due on Feb. 16) for the new KAMELOT album, "The Black Halo". The first release for Europe will be a limited-edition digipak with bonus material. As previously reported, KAMELOT were recently scheduled to head to Sweden ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: New Lineup Revealed

According to a posting at The NIN Hotline, NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about his new band, confirming that Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, A PERFECT CIRCLE, ex-MARILYN MANSON) and Jerome Dillon (drums) are on board, along with "newcomer guitarists Ralph Dieter and Alessandro Cortini." The group's ...

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Rare 1970s AEROSMITH Photographs Being Auctioned

The Boston Globe is reporting that a former fashion photographer, Jeff Lipsitt, who shot pictures of Boston-area up-and-coming bands some 30 years ago is auctioning numerous boxes of early 1970s photographs, slides, and contact sheets of various groups, including AEROSMITH. Lipsitt has decided to put the pics up on eBay in a 10-day auction. The ...

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MUCHMUSIC VJ's Best Moment Of 2004: Meeting DIMEBAG

MuchMusic asked their VJs what their best moments were in 2004, and Matt Wells talked about hanging out with DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was murdered on stage in Columbus, Ohio last month. "Before December 8th, my favorite moment of my 10 years in the music industry was by far meeting, interviewing and playing ...

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TONY IOMMI Erases Sex Offender From 'DEP Sessions'

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) and Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE) were forced to call in TEARS FOR FEARS drummer Jimmy Copley to revamp the beats on their lost "The 1996 DEP Sessions" because they no longer wanted to be associated with a sex offender. Jailed former JUDAS PRIEST star Dave Holland was ...

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THE RED CHORD To Begin Recording This Week

Massachusetts-based metal/grind band THE RED CHORD will enter Planet Z studios in Hadley, MA on January 6 with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) to begin recording their sophomore full-length album, "Clients". The follow-up to 2002's "Fused Together in Revolving Doors" (Robotic Empire) will be recorded over a three-week period and is scheduled for release in ...

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