KISS, AEROSMITH Planning Separate Arena Tours Next Year

Billboard.com reports that KISS and AEROSMITH are prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004. KISS and AEROSMITH have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Mountain View, California Friday night (Oct. 10), ...

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EMERALD Complete Work On New Album

Swiss melodic metallers EMERALD have competed work on their third full-length album, "Forces Of Doom", at Mohrmann Studios in Bochum, Germany with producers Detlef Mohrmann and Axel Thubeauville. Included on the CD is a guest appearance by MAJESTY guitarist Tarek Maghary, who played a solo on the title cut, "Forces Of Doom". A January/February 2004 ...

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DEEP PURPLE Receive Musical Space Shuttle Remnants

At their show in Mexico City on September 23, DEEP PURPLE were presented with remnants of CDs they gave to astronaut Kalpana Chawla for her mission on the Columbia space shuttle, which crashed on its return to earth. The three discs were presented by Chawla's husband Jean-Pierre Harrison and came with certificates of authenticity signed ...

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EXMORTEM To Release EP, 7" Single

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have several releases planned for the coming months. Among the items scheduled for release through Osmose Productions is the "Pest Campaign 2003" CD/EP featuring three profesionally recorded live tracks (recorded in Valencia, Spain during our European tour in April 2003), plus a re-recorded version of "Intoxicated By Death" from the "Labyrinths ...

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TheSTART Sign With NITRO, Prepare To Hit The Road

Los Angeles-based , featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, have signed a new deal with Nitro Records. "After a year and a half on our own, we felt the next logical step was to find a safe home for us to grow with people that understand who we are," the band said ...

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PARADOX To Record New Album In Early 2004

Veteran German metallers PARADOX have announced plans to record a new studio album in early 2004. The as-yet-untitled effort will feature the same lineup as 2000's "Collision Course" (including current RHAPOSODY/occasional BLIND GUARDIAN fill-in drummer Alex Holzwarth), and will surface in late 2004 through Germany's AFM Records. As previously reported, PARADOX are confirmed to appear ...

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BUSH Singer's Online Posting Revives HELMET Reunion Rumors

Despite Page Hamilton's denials that a HELMET reunion is in the works in conjunction with the upcoming retrospective of the group's three studio albums for Interscope, a new online posting by BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale — whose forthcoming solo debut is being produced by Hamilton — suggests that Page is currently working on a new ...

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MUDVAYNE To Release 'Bootleg' CD

MUDVAYNE have announced plans to release a new "bootleg" live CD from the Summer Sanitarium tour. This release will be available exclusively online through MUDVAYNE's web site and a limited quantity will be autographed by the band. In addition, the package will include "another special MUD-surprise," according to a post on the band's web site. ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Explain New Album Delay

MY DYING BRIDE have issued a statement regarding their decision to push back the release date of their new album, tentatively titled "The Thirteenth Chapter", to the beginning of 2004. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios and features material that is being described as "objective" observers as "very dark ...

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RATT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

RATT will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning in late October. Confirmed/tentative dates are as follows: Oct. 23 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Gardens Oct. 24 - Gillette, WY @ Jakes Oct. 25 - Verval, UT @ Club Excess Oct. 26 - Ogden, UT @ Kamikaze's Oct. 28 - Norfolk, NE @ The ...

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