SCOTT WEILAND's Soho 'Photo Session'

The day (Friday, July 30) that VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland was scheduled to appear at a probation status hearing at a Los Angeles court, he was photographed posing with a "Mommy & Daddy Made You Here" sign and a cigarette in Soho, New York City. Check out pictures from LFI. As previously ...

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The Economic Scale Of Heavy Metal And Drugs

Seb Hunter spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his memoir "Hell Bent For Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict" (view cover here), profiling his time in failed bands RAG 'N' BONES and the TRASH CAN JUNKIES. Asked his most ridiculous tale of chemical excess, Hunter responded, "There's a sliding economic scale. ...

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DROWNING POOL Turned Away At Canadian Border — Again

DROWNING POOL have once again been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel their scheduled July 30 date at Toronto's Opera House. In an online posting, DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton wrote, "As you all know, we were once again denied entrance into Canada. We feel like the trouble makers who ...

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ANATHEMA To Support BLACKFIELD in London

ANATHEMA will be playing a special acoustic show at London's Mean Fiddler as special guests to BLACKFIELD, a new project featuring Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE and Aviv Geffen. The show will take place on September 10. Tickets are now available from Ticketmaster. BLACKFIELD's London date is a special one-off album launch show. The exact ...

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ENSIFERUM: NORTHER Singer To Join The Fold?

Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM are currently negotiating with fill-in vocalist Petri Lindroos of NORTHER about Petri joining the group as a "regular" member following the departure of singer/guitarist Jari Mäenpää earlier in the year. "It is certain though that Petri is doing the ENSIFERUM concerts this year," reads a posting on the ...

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DISIPLIN Select Producer For Sophomore Album

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have selected Steve Austin (TODAY IS THE DAY) to produce their sophomore album, "Quimbanda", due in early 2005 though Moonfog Records. The follow-up to the group's 2003 self-titled debut will be recorded in August at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio. Songititles set to appear on the CD include ...

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ULI JON ROTH Writes Orchestra Score For SCORPIONS Classic

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth will spend the next five days conducting and recording Sky Orchestra. He has prepared further new scores for "Requiem For An Angel", which are going to be recorded at Skylight Manor Studios. As a special treat for his North American fans, Uli has also written a full symphony orchestra score ...

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SYMPHONY X: Solo Projects Revealed

Prog-metallers SYMPHONY X are currently splitting time between writing material for the new CD and some solo project work. Keyboardist Mike Pinnella's solo album is just about complete, and singer Russell Allen's solo CD is currently being recorded. In other news, SYMPHONY X's Jason Rullo will conduct a drum clinic on August 21 at the ...

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