TAPROOT's Label Lands With COLUMBIA, Band To Remain On ATLANTIC

Hits Daily Double reports: "David 'Beno' Benveniste's Velvet Hammer label has struck a new joint-venture agreement with Columbia, whereby Velvet Hammer will sign and develop new talent. Velvet Hammer formerly had a similar deal with Atlantic, signing acts including TAPROOT, POISON THE WELL and GRATITUDE, all of which will continue to be worked through Atlantic. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Schedules In-Store Signing Session

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be signing copies of his "Forever Wild" DVD and anything else the fans want him to sign at Best Buy (237 Crossroads Blvd.) in Cary, North Carolina on Saturday, October 16 between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. As previously reported, Bach will reprise his Broadway role in the ...

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HATESPHERE Negotiating New Record Deal With SPV

Danish thrashers HATESPHERE are negotiating a new record deal with SPV Records. If all goes well, the contracts will be signed during the coming weeks. HATESPHERE's third album, "Ballet of the Brute", was released in Europe in June through Scarlet Records. A North American release through Century Media Records followed in July. The follow-up to ...

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DESTINY Drummer To Guest On HAMMERFALL Bass Player's Solo Tour

DESTINY drummer Birger Löfman will be joining HAMMERFALL bassist Magnus Rosén for a few clinics/shows in São Paulo and Rio, Brazil this month. The music they will be playing together will be funk rock-oriented material from Magnus' forthcoming album called "Arose". The tour starts in Peru and moves through Chile to Brazil where it ends. ...

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Report: KISS' Atlanta Concert Was Less Than 25 Percent Full

Hits Daily Double reports: "How bad was this summer’s touring season? At an Aug. 4 at an Atlanta amphitheatre that seats 18,389, veteran rockers KISS — used to doing big business — sold only 4,345 tickets, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of what observers are calling 'one of the slowest summers ever.' Despite ...

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