Former HYPNOSIA Drummer Dies Of Cancer

Former HYPNOSIA drummer Mikael Sjöstrand passed away on Thursday, January 8 after a battle with skin cancer. He was 27 years old. A highly acclaimed Swedish thrash/death metal act, HYPNOSIA split up in June 2002 after a seven-year existence that produced a seven-song EP (1999's "Violent Intensity", Iron Fist Productions) and one full-length album (2000's ...

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Girlfriend Of Ex-MEAT PUPPETS Bassist Says He's Being Mistreated While In Custody

Ruth Wilson, the girlfriend of former MEAT PUPPETS bassist Cris Kirkwood, has issued an update on his condition via the Cris Kirkwood Yahoo! group [email protected] Kirkwood, 43, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon at a federal facility for allegedly striking a security guard with the guard's baton after an argument over a parking ...

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MINISTRY: New Studio Photos Posted Online

Industrial rock pioneers MINISTRY are at Sonic Ranch studio in Tornillo, Texas the studio recording the follow-up to 2003's "Animositisomina". Entitled "Houses of the Molé", the album is tentatively scheduled for release in the spring through Sanctuary Records. Check out a few pictures from the studio at this location. MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen ...

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DEAD KENNEDYS Announce Mexican Tour Dates

DEAD KENNEDYS will play Mexico City and Monterey, Mexico for the first time ever. The Mexico City show will take place on January 31, 2004 at El Rayo and the Monterey date is set for February 1, 2004 at Café Iguana. Additionally, the band announced two dates in California to coincide with the Mexico shows. ...

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EDGUY To Play 'Secret' Club Show In Germany

A "secret" EDGUY show has been announced for January 21 or 22 in Cologne, Germany. The exact date of the show is expected to be announced later today at the group's official web site. EDGUY are going to play an exclusive "secret" show in Cologne's mini-club Underground that will be video-taped for the German music ...

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Former MEGADETH Leader To Make Appearance At NAMM

Former MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine will make an appearance at the ESP booth at NAMM on Saturday, January 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. In other news, MEGADETH have entered into an agreement with merchandise company Bandmerch to bring high-quality apparel and other MEGADETH-related items for sale at MEGADETH's official web site, ...

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'The Sharon Osbourne Show' To Feature 'Tribute' To OZZY

Monday's (Jan. 12) episode of "The Sharon Osbourne Show" will feature a tribute to Ozzy Osbourne that chronicles the singer's life before and after the all-terrain vehicle accident that nearly killed him last month, according to the Associated Press. Osbourne, 55, fractured his collarbone, eight ribs and a neck vertebra when the 600-pound vehicle he ...

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