KID ROCK And PAMELA: Romance Heating Up Again

Dirk Meissner of Canadian Press is reporting that "Detroit rapper Kid Rock and Canadian bikini knockout Pamela Anderson gave all indications the couple's reportedly on-again, off-again romance was definitely back on during a celebrity fundraising event in Victoria, star watchers said Wednesday (July 16). "But there still isn't a wedding date. "It was reported last ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Syracuse Show Canceled!

The Lollapalooza concert scheduled for July 26 at Vernon Downs in Syracuse, New York has been canceled, according to the Post-Standard. Dave Armstrong, of The Creative Entertainment Group out of Binghamton, said Wednesday in a news release that poor ticket sales forced the cancellation. "Due to the costs of production versus the estimated ticket sales ...

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SOLEFALD: Going After A 'Purer, More Focused Sound'

Norway's SOLEFALD are presently in Iceland writing material for their fifth full-length album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. "Composition has been going great, in a more classic Black Metal 1993-ish style...," the band write on their official web site. "Much of the material is now written, it sounds unmistakably like SOLEFALD. ...

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DARKWELL: Festival Appearances Announced

Austrian "gothic metal" band DARKWELL, featuring ex-ABIGOR and current SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jul. 19 – Eberschwang, AUT @ Bulldog Festival (3:55 p.m.) Jul. 19 – Helfenberg, AUT @ Dark Moon Festival (7:00 p.m.) Aug. 08 - St. Johann im Walde, AUT @ Open Air ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On BOO YAA TRIBE CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will appear on a "rap-metal album" currently being worked on by the veteran rap outfit BOO YAA TRIBE, according to Billboard. No further details are available at this time. BOO YAA TRIBE rose to prominence with its 1990 debut, "New Funky Nation", but in later ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's LAIHO: 'We Ain't Ready To Fucking Die Yet!'

As first reported here on Monday, Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM have now officially confirmed the departure of rhythm guitarist Alexander "Aku" Kuoppala. "We just wanted to make the point clear that there is absolutely no bad blood between us whatsoever," guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho writes on the band's official web site. "We really try not to ...

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GREAT WHITE Working Out Details For Kansas Concert

Lawrence Journal-World is reporting that "organizers are working out details for an Aug. 22 concert in Russell [Kansas] by GREAT WHITE, the 1980s band whose pyrotechnics are blamed for starting the Feb. 20 fire that killed 100 — including the band's guitarist — at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. "The concert would be ...

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GAMMA RAY: 'Skeletons In The Closet' Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have finalized the track listing for their new live album, "Skeletons In The Closet", due on August 25 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. The final track listing, which was voted on by the band's fans on the Internet, is as follows: CD 1: 01. Welcome (1:06) 02. Gardens Of The Sinner (5:48) ...

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