COURTNEY LOVE: 'America's Sweetheart' Details Revealed

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has finalized the track listing for her debut solo album, "American Sweetheart", due on February 10 through Virgin Records. "America's Sweetheart" is Love's first full-length release since her band HOLE's 1998 swan song, "Celebrity Skin". That set debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.5 million ...

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TWISTED SISTER Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Reunited '80s hard rockers TWISTED SISTER are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: Two-Disc Retrospective Due In March

ALICE IN CHAINS' impressive legacy will be celebrated on a two-disc retrospective, "The Essential", due March 16 from Columbia/Legacy, according to Billboard.com. The 29-track album features familiar songs such as "Them Bones", "Rooster", "No Excuses", "Heaven Beside You", "Would?" and "I Stay Away", plus two contributions to the 1993 "Last Action Hero" soundtrack ("What the ...

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THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL To Play Headlining Show In London

THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, the side-project of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme, have confirmed a headline date in London. The trio, which features Homme on drums, will support THE DISTILLERS at the London Brixton Academy on February 11. In addition, they will will also play their own headline date at the ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Confirm Drummer's Departure, Vow To Carry On

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have issued an official statement confirming the departure of drummer Nick Barker (as exclusively reported here yesterday). Their statement reads as follows: "Nicholas has been removed from the line up of DIMMU BORGIR. A session drummer will be used in the future. Don't waste your time speculating ...

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Former RADAKKA Members Launch New Project

SLICK, the Illinois-based band featuring former members of RADAKKA and REBELS WITHOUT APPLAUSE, have launched their official web site at www.slickband.com. Consisting of Dean Maltese (lead vocals, bass), Jon Dobbs (guitar, backing vocals), Mark Alano (guitar) and Frank Alongi (drums, backing vocals), the quartet describe their material as a mixture of "the crushing ...

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THE DARKNESS To Embark On First U.S. Tour

Rising British rockers THE DARKNESS will embark on their first U.S. tour on March 26 in Milwaukee, according to Billboard.com. 18 dates have been confirmed, with the trek set to wrap on April 19 in Denver. THE DARKNESS will be touring in support of their debut album, "Permission To Land", which has sold 165,000 copies ...

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SYRENS CALL Mixing Sophomore CD

French progressive metal band SYRENS CALL are currently mixing their second CD, "Emoceans", with Bruno Levesque of the band SILENCE. The follow-up to 2000's "Fantasea" contains about 70 minutes of music and features the following track listing: 01. The World of Emoceans 02. Fears and Hopes 03. Mission To Earth 04. Legasea 05. The Druidesses ...

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THE 69 EYES To Begin Recording New Album

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES are currently in pre-production for the follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills", tentatively due late summer/early fall. THE 69 EYES' "best of" CD, "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes", and the group's first-ever DVD, "Helsinki Vampires", were issued on the same day last September. "Framed In ...

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