ROCKDETECTOR Database: Metal Divas Wanted!

Rockdetector, the world's biggest rock and metal devoted database, is now working on the 10th in its "A-Z" series of reference books — "A-Z of Rock & Metal Divas". This book, which includes a compilation CD, covers the entire spectrum of female contributions to all forms of rock right through from LEE AARON to AMBER ...

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LINEA 77 To Release 'Numb' In May

Italy's LINEA 77 have entered Red House studios in Senigallia and are currently mid-way through recording their new CD, titled "Numb". The album, which is being produced by the U.K.'s Haggis (DUB WAR, SENSER), will include the following cuts: 01. Gradiva 02. Venus 03. I Fall Asleep 04. Ants 05. SS Is Reality 06. Fantasma ...

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LARS ULRICH: 'METALLICA Have Never Sounded So Good'

The April 3, 2003 issue of Rolling Stone magazine features a short write-up on METALLICA recent bassist addition, former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES/OZZY OSBOURNE veteran Robert Trujillo, and includes a couple of quotes from drummer Lars Ulrich and Trujillo about the auditioning process that led to Robert being chosen to fill the slot left vacant by Jason ...

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MAYHEM's Flying Sheep Head Incident: The Aftermath!

The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet has published a photo of the aftermath of MAYHEM's sheep's head-throwing incident, which resulted in the fractured skull of 25-year-old Per Kristian Hagen, a member of the audience at the group's March 6 gig in Bergen (about 302 miles west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo). Hagen, a MAYHEM fan, ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI: I Can't Handle MARILYN MANSON's Fakeness

CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth has slammed MARILYN MANSON as "fake" and recounted an incident a couple of years back where the two parties came face-to-face — a meeting that ended with less than spectacular results. When asked by Britain's Metal Hammer magazine if he is interested in the kind of all-encompassing, multi-faceted career ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Meets Canadian Guitarist For Tea

Canada's internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Liona Boyd and Ozzy Osbourne finally sat down for a tete-a-tete last week, according to Jam! Osbourne and Boyd live across the street from each other in Beverly Hills. Boyd made headlines in Canada last summer after being mistaken for a noisy neighbor that the Osbourne family was feuding with. ...

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ABATTOIR Frontman Joins DREAMS OF DAMNATION

Los Angeles-based thrashers DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the addition of rhythm guitarist Steve Gaines (ABATTOIR, PAGAN WAR MACHINE) into the band. The new, five-piece lineup debuted at the Metal For Cancer benefit on March 1. Steve Gaines shared his thoughts on joining D.O.D.: "I am honored and ...

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PITCHSHIFTER's Live CD Takes A Detour

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have issued an apology to their fans who tried to buy their new live album, "Bootlegged, Distorted, Remixed & Uploaded", on the day of release. Due to very unexpected circumstances, instead of arriving in the shops on time, the CDs took a swift detour into the offices of HM Custom & Excise. Commented ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Frontman To Reissue Solo Album

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Al Atkins will re-release his 1994 solo album, "Heavy Thoughts", on May 5 through Market Square Records. Worldwide distribution will be handled by Koch International. Atkins' last solo album, "Victim Of Changes", was released through Neat Records in 1998, and featured several classic PRIEST songs written by Al, such as "Never ...

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