SEBASTIAN BACH Selects Producer For New Solo CD

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has selected Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) to produce his upcoming solo album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Eagle Rock Entertainment. The follow-up to 2000's "Bring 'em Bach Alive!" will be recorded later in the year and will include the track "Always & Never The Same", which appears in ...

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LES CLAYPOOL/BUCKETHEAD Project To Release Album In September

MTV.com reports: Two years after debuting at the 2002 Bonnaroo festival, COLONEL CLAYPOOL'S BUCKET OF BERNIE BRAINS, featuring PRIMUS bassist Les Claypool, GUNS N' ROSES drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia, PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC keyboardist Bernie Worrell, and former GN'R guitarist Buckethead, are preparing to release their debut album, "The Big Eyeball in the Sky", September 7. The group ...

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OZZFEST 2004: Unsigned Band Search To Be Televised?

Sharon Osbourne has spoken to the TV show "Extra" about the recently announced "twist" to the ninth annual Ozzfest tour — the Osbournes will choose one unsigned band and take them on the road. Asked if this this going to be the newest reality show, Sharon replied, "It might be, it might not be. But ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Live CD/DVD Set Due In October

DREAM THEATER's three-CD/two-DVD document of the band's April 26 show at Tokyo's Budokan Hall is scheduled for an October release, drummer Mike Portnoy has told Billboard.com. In the meantime, two previously released video collections will be packaged as a double-DVD and arrive in stores July 13 via Rhino Home Video. "Images and Words: Live in ...

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RED TIDE Sign With NEOBLAST RECORDS

Edmonton, Alberta-based progressive death metal doomsters RED TIDE have inked a deal with Neoblast Records for the release of their second album. "Para Bellum" will be made available worldwide in September 2004. The complete track listing for the 27-minute CD is as follows: 01. Pact Of Steel 02. Insurrection 03. Prussian Blue 04. Infallible (

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EVANESCENCE Begin Work On New Material

EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has told Billboard.com that the writing process for the group's sophomore album is going well. "I've had the chance to really write [this year]," she said. "I bought a house — I'd been homeless forever. I've been playing my piano in the middle of the night, whenever, lighting candles and writing. ...

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THE FIFTH SUN: New Album Cover Posted Online

Minnesota-based melodic death metallers THE FIFTH SUN have uploaded the cover artwork for their second album, "The Hunger to Survive", at this location (conceived by renowned artist Mattias Noren). "The Hunger to Survive" is being recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden and features the drumming talents of Patrik J. Sten (PASSENGER, KEROZENE, ...

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