Former NIRVANA Bassist Testifies At Senate Hearing

Washington's The Olympian is reporting that former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic provided star power for last week's Senate hearing on replacing the primary. Clad in a sober business suit and sounding as serious as a banker, he testified on his plan for 11 legislative "superdistricts," an overhaul that would eliminate the need for legislative primaries. ...

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KORN, SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE Confirmed For Japan's SONICMANIA Festival

KORN, SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE and INSOLENCE are among the artists confirmed for Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January 31-February 1, 2004. The lineup for the festival currently looks as follows: Osaka – Jan. 31, Tokyo – Feb 01: KORN SLIPKNOT EVANESCENCE JESUS JONES PLEYMO FINCH SHAKALABBITS ...

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Report: OZZY OSBOURNE Claims Doctor Overprescribed Medication

A Beverly Hills physician who prescribed a host of powerful medications to Ozzy Osbourne, causing the star of the hit reality series "The Osbournes" to be in a perpetual stupor, was under investigation for overprescribing drugs to other celebrity patients while he was treating Osbourne, according to a report published in the Los Angeles Times. ...

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MADBALL: Live Dates Announced

Reunited New York hardcore heavyweights MADBALL have lined up the following dates during December/January: "Stillborn Fest" w/ AGNOSTIC FRONT, SICK OF IT ALL, SUBZERO, HATEBREED, MADBALL and more: Dec. 26 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA Dec. 27 - The Worcester Palladium - Worcester, MA Dec. 28 - Starland Ballroom - Sayerville, NJ Dec. 29 ...

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Original CRYPTOPSY Vocalist Rejoins The Fold

Canadian technical death metallers CRYPTOPSY have been officially rejoined by original vocalist Lord Worm. Lord Worm, who sang on the band's first two albums — 1994's "Blasphemy Made Flesh" (Displeased) and 1995's "None So Vile" (Wrong Again) — has announced his return to CRYPTOPSY via the following posting on the group's web site: " 'Un ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND To Support ARCH ENEMY In Europe

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND have been confirmed as the support act for the forthcoming ARCH ENEMY European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in mid-February. ARCH ENEMY/STAMPIN' GROUND tour dates: Feb. 17 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, GER Feb. 18 – RockIt - Stuttgart, GER Feb. 19 - New Backstage - Munich, GER ...

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SAVATAGE Mastermind To Perform Series Of Solo Gigs

Jon Oliva, founding member and mastermind of SAVATAGE, has recruited the former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE (Matt Laporte - guitar, Kevin Rothney - bass, Christopher Kinder - drums, and John Zahner - keyboards) to perform a series of concerts showcasing his new solo material as well as classic SAVATAGE songs, some of which have ...

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U.D.O. Name New Album

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have set "Thunderball" as the title for their next studio CD, tentatively due in late February through AFM Records. The band are currently recording guitar solo and vocals tracks before producer (and U.D.O. guitarist/former ACCEPT drummer) Stefan Kaufmann commences work on the final mix ...

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EVANESCENCE Singer Talks Band Status

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee told E! Entertainment during a short interview Thursday morning (Dec. 4) that the band are no longer bothered by the sudden departure of founding guitarist Ben Moody. "EVANESCENCE is healthier than it's ever been. We're all very happy actually — including Ben. We're doing something that's just growing. The band is ...

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