METALLICA, LINKIN PARK Against Legal Downloading

Rolling Stone reports that METALLICA and LINKIN PARK are among the artists that are refusing to make their songs available for download via online music services such as Apple's recently launched iMusic Store. The bands and their managers claim that their concerns are artistic, not monetary. "Certain songs might not fit on radio for one ...

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ANDREW W.K. Finalizes Track Listing For 'The Wolf'

ANDREW W.K. has finalized the track listing for his sophomore full-length effort, "The Wolf", due on September 9 (a day earlier internationally) through Island DefJam Records. The follow-up to W.K.'s 2002 debut, "I Get Wet", will contain the following tracks: 01. Victory Strikes Again 02. Long Live the Party 03. Tear It Up 04. Free ...

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SEPULTURA: Hungarian Live Report Posted Online

A four-minute video report from SEPULTURA's appearance at the Wanted Festival in Budapest, Hungary on June 28, including a short interview with drummer Igor Cavalera, has been posted online at this location (file size: 35 MB). You can also check out live pictures of SEPULTURA, taken at the Waldrock Festival in Bergum, Holland ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce Another Reunion Show

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) have announced another reunion show, this time in New Jersey. The group will be performing Birch Hill Concert Hall in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Saturday, August 2. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE To Star In 'Malice In Sunderland'

Kelly Osbourne has reportedly signed on to star in "Malice In Sunderland", a contemporary reworking of "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", according to ScreenDaily.com. Simon Fellows is to direct the U.K.-German co-production, with shooting scheduled to begin later this year. Mark Byrne of the U.K.'s What's The Story is producing, while Christian Beutel of MagicWorx GmbH ...

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Producer ANDY SNEAP Offers Update On Latest Projects

Acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) has posted the following update to his official forum: "Finished tracking new EXODUS album Tuesday night [June 24] 1am, flew home [to England] Wednesday which means I'm pretty useless until Monday [June 30], so having a few rare days off, then begin mixing ...

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BRUJERIA To Release 'Greatest Hits' Album

BRUJERIA, the extreme metal project led by former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, are working on a "greatest hits" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The band, who are no longer signed to Roadrunner Records, have yet to announce a new record deal. Look for BRUJERIA to play a Los Angeles-area live ...

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Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Guitarist To Join A PERFECT CIRCLE?

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist James Iha has reportedly been approached to replace Danny Lohner (NINE INCH NAILS) in the current A PERFECT CIRCLE lineup. According to Australia's Undercover News, Iha — who has remained relatively low-key since the breakup of SMASHING PUMPKINS — became "suddenly available" just as A PERFECT CIRCLE were about to audition ...

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