LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Plays Down Chin-Slicing Incident

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Oh my gosh!! Stop the press!! Headlines are coming!! Fred Durst has a weeeeee cut on his chin!! Must have been some fan/band violence, eh? Come on now. I went into the pit in NY and climbed onto a ...

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SKINLAB: 'Expect Nothing Less Than A Sick-Ass Record'

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Yo yo, what up everyone, we're back and coming to you proud and clear!! The SLAYER tour has been an experience that we'll never forget. We had such a killer time hanging with all the bands/crews and of course all our ...

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It's Official: JUDAS PRIEST To Headline SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

JUDAS PRIEST have been officially confirmed to headline next year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. This is the first word of any live dates from the British heavy metal band since they announced their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford in July after more than ...

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H.I.M. To Release U.K. Single In January

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will release their new single, "Funeral of Hearts", in the U.K. on January 12, 2004. The single, which comes off the group's "Love Metal" CD, will be available in three stunning formats. The full formats and track listing are as follows: Vol 1. - DVD Maxi Single 01. Funeral Of Hearts (Video) ...

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MARILYN MANSON Performs In London After Delay

MARILYN MANSON performed at Alexandra Palace in London on Wednesday (November 26). The show, which featured openers PEACHES, was apparently delayed for close to an hour, causing a number of audience members to have to wait to enter the venue for a far longer period of time than originally expected. The following is the official ...

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HELLOWEEN: U.S. Tour Announced

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN will be returning to the U.S for another short run of dates in late January. The details are as follows: Jan. 15 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Jan. 16 - Farmingdale, NY @ Downtown Jan. 17 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Jan. 18 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx ...

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BLOOD OF TYRANTS Label Imprint Announced

Early 2004 will see the formation of a new exclusively metal label, Blood of Tyrants, formed as an imprint of seminal Indianapolis-based punk/hardcore label Happy Couples Never Last Records. "I have just passed up too many killer releases that I desperately wanted to do but didn't think that they were logical or appropriate for the ...

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GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY's Drug Problem Was Life-Threatening

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told the Bradenton Herald that he became a rock star for three things: money, girls and fun. Not necessarily in that order. "I've often heard some notions growing up — peculiar notions — that money is the root of all evil," Simmons said. "But that's nonsense. The truth is, lack ...

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THE KOVENANT To Record New Demo In December

Norway's THE KOVENANT will enter the studio in December to record a demo of some of the songs planned for inclusion on the group's follow-up to this year's "S.E.T.I." (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence), tentatively due in late 2004. The forthcoming CD, which is tentatively titled "The Dreaming Spires", will be THE KOVENANT's last for Germany's ...

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KROKUS: Live Album Details Revealed

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have just finished production on their double live album, "Fire & Gasoline". A DVD, entitled "Live at Montreux", will come with the album as a special bonus. "Fire & Gasoline" is due January 23, 2004 in Switzerland, with release dates for other territories still pending. The complete track listing for ...

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