IRON MAIDEN Filming New Video?

According to former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain left his home base in Florida for the U.K. last Saturday (April 26) to begin work on the first video for MAIDEN's new album, tentatively due in late summer through Sony/Columbia Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World" will contain "a lot ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Appear At LUCIANO PAVAROTTI's Bash

DEEP PURPLE are scheduled to perform at Luciano Pavarotti's annual bash, "Pavarotti & Friends", on May 27 at the Parco Novi Sad in Modena Italy. Also set to appear at the event are Eric Clapton, U2's Bono, members of QUEEN, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin. PURPLE last appeared at the bash in 2001, performing "Smoke ...

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EIDOLON Finalize Track Listing For 'Apostles Of Defiance'

Toronto, Canada's EIDOLON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Apostles Of Defiance", due in October through Metal Blade/Skyscraper Music Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Coma Nation", which is scheduled to be mixed in early July, will contain the following cuts: 01. Scream From Within 02. Volcanic Earth 03. Demoralized 04. Twisted Morality ...

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HOLOCAUST To Release New Album This Month

Reunited NWOBHM legends HOLOCAUST have set a May 19 release date for their ninth album, "Primal". The CD, which was recorded in both the States and Scotland, marks a return to the group's metal roots and marks the recording debut with the band of new members John McCullim (guitar), Ron Levine (drums) and Bryan Bartly ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Seeks Bassist And Guitarist

Courtney Love is looking for a bassist and guitarist for her debut solo project, but she's only interested in girls. "Join Courtney Love's touring band and get famous, see the world!" reads an ad in this week's Village Voice. "Must play bass or guitar (really play), and look like a goddess. No boys!" Send your ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Apprehends Knife-Wielding Intruder At Gunpoint!

This past weekend, David Lee Roth apprehended and detained a knife-wielding man who trespassed on the singer's Southern California estate. At 3:00 AM on Saturday April 26, the former VAN HALEN frontman was awakened by the sounds of breaking branches to discover a man had scaled his manor's 10-foot high wall. Roth grabbed his shotgun ...

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COLD Bassist: 'We Don't Pay Any Attention To FRED DURST'

Despite LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst's assistance in securing the band COLD a record deal, COLD bassist Jeremy Marshall says that they are no longer in regular contact with their former mentor. "We don't pay attention to him," Marshall told Launch. "I mean, Fred helped us out in a lot of ways in the beginning ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Enter Billboard Chart At #50!

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's "The Blessed Hellride" has entered the Billboard Pop Album chart at position #50 with almost 20,000 copies sold in its first week of release. The reaction to BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman Zakk Wylde's new album has gone through the roof. The first single, "Stillborn", featuring a guest appearance by Ozzy Osbourne, is ...

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