STATIC-X To Enter Studio Next Week

STATIC-X will enter the studio next week in Los Angeles to begin recording their fourth album with producer Ulrich Wild. An early 2005 release through Warner Bros. Records is expected. STATIC-X's last collection of new recordings, "Shadow Zone", was released in October 2003. A remix-and-rarities disc, "Beneath, Between, Beyond", featuring the band's soundtrack releases as ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Prepares For A New Beginning

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, EVANSCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee said that not having band co-founder Ben Moody around for the songwriting process for the group's sophomore major-label effort gives her liberty. "Ben has a certain kind of pop structure that he follows that I wouldn't," the 22-year-old singer said. "He would always ...

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ANDREW W.K. Begins Recording New Album: Studio Photos Available

ANDREW W.K. has entered the studio to begin recording his third full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. "The new songs are building to an even higher level of power and exaltation!!!" reads a posting on Andrew's web site. "Radiance, resplendence, and richness will coarse through every moment of every flourishing grandstand! Effulgence will surge ...

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AC/DC To Allow Legal Music Downloads

Microsoft Corp. has struck up a deal with AC/DC, the seventh-best-selling band in the U.S., to allow its music be sold over the Internet exclusively via Microsoft's MSN Music service for one month. MSN Music offers a library of more than one million licensed tracks, and now the addition of four new European markets and ...

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TESTAMENT: In Recording Mode

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT have issued the following press release via their official web site: "Eric Peterson [guitar] has been given the green light to drive again by his doctor following his long recovery from a triple-fracture leg surgery. On tour in June, he fell down a flight of stairs resulting in ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Set Record Straight Regarding Band Lineup

GUNS N' ROSES have issued a statement refuting reports that the band are close to finding a replacement for departed guitarist Buckethead. The statement reads as follows: "There have been numerous reports over the last few weeks from various sources claiming that one person or another has been invited to join GUNS N' ROSES. To ...

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GENE SIMMONS Wants To Blast Into Space

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities that have expressed their desire to travel into space via Virgin Galactic, a space travel venture founded by British airline and entertainment magnate Sir Richard Branson, according to CNET.com. The cost for the two-hour flight, five minutes of which will be spent weightless, hovering above Earth, is ...

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