BLACK CROWES Singer Expecting First Child

BLACK CROWES singer Chris Robinson and wife/actress Kate Hudson ("Almost Famous") announced Thursday they are expecting their first child. The couple has been married since December 2000. The child is due sometime early next year, according to the couple's publicist, Brad Cafarelli. He refused to say how far along the pregnancy is. Hudson, 24, currently ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN Launches Side Project

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has teamed up with vocalist Brandon Darner and guitarist/bassist Stevan Robinson in a new band called TO MY SURPRISE (formerly THE ORNGE). The project, whose musical direction is being described as "a hybrid of folk, '70s rock fuzz and schizophrenic grooves . . . [not a million miles removed from] ...

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Former STATIC-X Drummer To Join GODHEAD?

Former STATIC-X drummer Ken Jay has spent the past few weeks rehearsing with GODHEAD and is reportedly considering the possibility of joining the band as a permanent member. An official announcement has yet to be made. GODHEAD's new album, "Evolver", is set to hit stores July 15 through Reality Entertainment/Sony. The band's new single, "The ...

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KISS' PAUL STANLEY Working On Solo Album

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley is working on his first solo album in 25 years, according to Billboard.com. Stanley is working with a crop of songwriters that includes Sweden's Andreas Carlsson, who has written songs with or for the likes of DEF LEPPARD, CELINE DION, BON JOVI, BACKSTREET BOYS, LEANN RIMES, BRITNEY SPEARS and 'N SYNC. ...

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DEEP PURPLE: 'Bananas' Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for DEEP PURPLE's forthcoming album, "Bananas", has been posted online at this location. The group are performing two songs from the album during their current European tour: "I Got Your Number" (a partially rewritten version of "Up The Wall", which was played on last year's February U.K. tour) and a ...

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ANTHRAX: First U.S. Dates Released

The first couple of dates for ANTHRAX's upcoming U.S. tour have been released via Ticketmaster.com. They are as follows: Jul. 29 – Canes - San Diego, CA Aug. 02 - House of Blues – Anaheim, CA According to the House Of Blues Anaheim web site, support at the Anaheim date will come from ...

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COLD Take A Break From Touring, Skip LOLLAPALOOZA

After four months of non-stop touring in support of their newly released "Year Of The Spider" CD (Flip/Geffen) — which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart — COLD will take a short break from the road, according to an official press release. The group were scheduled to appear on this summer's ...

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KID ROCK Performs In The Persian Gulf: Photos Available

KID ROCK was among those who performed for the troops Wednesday night (June 18) at Camp Doha in Kuwait as part of the kickoff show of the USO (United Service Organization)'s Project Salute 2003, the first large-scale entertainment tour in the Persian Gulf since Operation Iraqi Freedom began. Check out the pictures from

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