APOCALYPTICA: First-Ever North American Tour Announced

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced the details of their first-ever North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 15 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory Mar. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ El Mocambo Mar. 20 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Mar. 21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent Mar. 22 ...

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SODOM Confirmed For MINNEAPOLIS MAYHEM 2 Festival

Legendary German thrashers SODOM have been confirmed to perform at next year's Minneapolis Mayhem 2 festival, set to take place on May 7, 2005. This will be SODOM's only North American performance. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are Las Vegas, NV thrashers AVENGER OF BLOOD. More bands will be announced soon. For more ...

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KURT COBAIN's Letter To COURTNEY LOVE Sold For $19,000

A never-before-seen letter from NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain to his then-wife Courtney Love, written as the doomed rock star was hallucinating on LSD in a British hotel, sold for over $19,000 as part of a sale of rock 'n' roll memorobilia at Christie's on Friday (Dec. 17), according to ABC ePrep. The undated two-page letter, ...

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GODSMACK Singer Revising First Draft of Autobiography

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is currently revising the first draft of his autobiography, which will look at his life up until the point GODSMACK signed its major label recording contract. Erna said that the as-yet-untitled book "is about what it took to get from Point A to Point B. ...

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RAGE Schedule Korean Appearance

German power metallers RAGE will perform at the Rolling Hall in Seoul, Korea on February 3, 2005. The upcoming show will mark the group's second-ever appearance in Korea. RAGE had previously headlined the Busan Rock Festival in 2003 alongside SKYFIRE, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and NEIL ZAZA, among others. RAGE released a DVD and live album, ...

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ZEBRA: 30th Anniversary Concert To Be Webcast

According to MelodicRock.com, veteran hard rockers ZEBRA will celebrate their 30th anniversary by playing at The Downtown in Famingdale, New York on January 28, 2005. Those who cannot attend the concert can listen to it in the comfort of their own home. If you have Winamp (www.winamp.com), and a broadband connection, you are ...

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WORLD BELOW Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

WORLD BELOW, the new band consisting of CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren and ex-SIDEBURNERS bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, have replaced drummer Stefan Westerberg (CARNAL FORGE, ex-IN THY DREAMS) with Ronnie Bergerståhl (CENTINEX). "We wanna thank Stefan for the years and wish him all the best for the future," the band write on their web site. WORLD ...

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P.O.D. Working On Their 'Heaviest' Album Yet

MTV.com is reporting that P.O.D. have spent the past three months living and brainstorming in the former Palm Springs, California, home of sunny '60s folk-rock quartet the MAMAS AND THE PAPAS working on what is shaping up to be their heaviest album yet. "We probably brought it back more to the old-school P.O.D., like the ...

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CHEVELLE, HELMET Confirmed For SNOCORE Tour

CHEVELLE, HELMET, CROSSFADE, FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD and STRATA will be teaming up for the 10th Winterfresh SnoCore tour, according to Billboard.com. The trek will play 32 North American dates this winter and spring, beginning Jan. 22 in Vail, Colo., and wrapping March 13 Orlando, Fla. "Originally, we just wanted to go snowboarding and ...

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