DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL Becomes A 'PIG'

Apart from doing the occasional acoustic show, working with his side band CLOCK, doing some little bits with the RIVERDOGS and, of course, his DEF LEPPARD activities, guitarist Vivian Campbell has found time to work with yet another project: REDFELTPIG, a group of artists who improvise and record live, resulting in experimental music. REDFELTPIG was ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: Entire New Album Streamed Online

MOTÖRHEAD's entire new album, "Inferno", is available for streaming online at VH1.com. The group's first album of new material since 2002's "Hammered" is scheduled for release on June 22 through Metal-Is Records, a division of the Sanctuary Records Group (the CD will arrive in Europe on June 21 via SPV/Steamhammer Records). The complete ...

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TOMMY LEE: Caught In A Mash?

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has told The Miami Herald that he is "over" hip-hop, explaining his fondness for a movement called "mashing," in which rock 'n' roll is infused with some dance beats so that "the dudes who love rock and the chicks who love dance will come together in an ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

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OBITUARY Singer: New Songs Are 'Very Heavy'

OBITUARY frontman John Tardy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with an exclusive update on the songwriting sessions for the group's first collection of new material since 1997's "Back From the Dead", tentatively due in early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label (most likely Roadrunner). Read on: On the new songs: John Tardy: "We are busy writing new material ...

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THROCULT: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metal band THROCULT have announced the tentative track listing for their new album, "Stormbringer - Conjuration Of The Nighthorde", due on October 5 through Crash Music Inc. The CD was recorded at Flatline Audio Studios (formerly Hellion Studios) with producer Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, SERBERUS) and is currently being mixed. "Stormbringer - ...

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AEROSMITH To Resume Touring Tonight

AEROSMITH are in a "holding pattern," guitarist Joe Perry told The Boston Globe, after canceling three shows because Steven Tyler blew out his voice. The band hope to resume its tour tonight in Pittsburgh, then next Thursday play the Tweeter Center with CHEAP TRICK. "It's a miracle how Steven does what he does," Perry said. ...

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DISFEAR Confirmed For Philadelphia's POINTLESS FEST

DISFEAR, the Swedish crust rock outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, have been confirmed to appear at the Pointless Fest, a four-day event set to take place August 12-15 at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include TRAGEDY, ...

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