RUSH: Busy, Not Hurried

The Toronto Sun spoke to RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson about the group's upcoming two-DVD set, "Rush In Rio", due in September. "I've been in the studio with the mixing portion of it for the last seven weeks," he said. "We still have another couple of weeks to go on it. [Bassist/vocalist] Geddy [Lee] has been ...

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SEPULTURA To Embark On First-Ever Tour Of South Africa

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA will embark on their first-ever tour of South Africa in early September. The four-date trek is being organized by Witchdoctor Records, the good folk who delivered THE HAUNTED and ENTOMBED to South African stages earlier in the year. Sep. 03 – The Bat Hall – Durban, RSA Sep. 05 - Mega Music ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH To Take Over Airwaves

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich will be taking over local radio station KBPI in Denver, Colorado Thursday night (July 31) from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Mountain Time. This show will be broadcasted live to various stations across the U.S. (11:00 p.m. EST, 8:00 p.m. PST) Here is a partial list of participating radio stations. Please ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Sign New Record Deal, Album Due In Early 2004

The reformed FEAR FACTORY — now consisting of Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar/bass), Raymond Herrera (drums), and Burton C. Bell (vocals) — are strongly rumored to be on the verge of signing a new record deal with the Los Angeles-based D3 Entertainment (INSANE CLOWN POSSE, OL' DIRTY BASTARD, and MACK 10 offshoot group DA HOOD), BLABBERMOUTH.NET ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: Demo Tracks Available For Download!

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have posted nine demo tracks in MP3 format at their official web site. Says Guns, "Instead of trying to sell the demos, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Label Bidding War 'Out Of Control'

Label bidding for VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, is reportedly "out of control," according to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS. The group, who ...

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SUMMER SANITARIUM TOUR 2003: More Attendance Figures Released

The following are some of the latest attendance figures for Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, featuring METALLICA, LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT, DEFTONES and MUDVAYNE, as reported by Billboard magazine: Venue: Giants Stadium City/State: East Rutherford, N.J. Event Dates: July 8, 2003 Gross Sales: $3,500,780 Attendance/Capacity: 51,934 / 56,600 Shows / Sellouts: 1 / 0 Prices: $85, ...

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FATES WARNING Cancel Dates

FATES WARNING have been forced to cancel their appearances with DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE in Spokane, Washington Wednesday night (July 30) and Boise, Idaho Thursday (July 31). "We are all bummed to announce this (especially as I was to be playing their set with them tonight in Spokane), but it is a situation out of ...

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