SYSTEM OF A DOWN Prepare To Begin Recording New CD

SYSTEM OF A DOWN are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album, tentatively due later this year through American/Columbia Records. The as-yet-untitled set will be the follow-up to 2001's "Toxicity", which bowed at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 3.3 million copies in the United States, according to ...

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KISS Fan Pays $7,000 For PAUL STANLEY Guitar Lesson

KISS frontman Paul Stanley auctioned off a guitar lesson to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The lesson went for $7,100, according to KissFanShop.de. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit foundation, based in Santa Monica, which provides funds for prostate cancer research. ...

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MASSEMORD To Record 'Halloween'-Inspired Song

Norwegian black metal band MASSEMORD have entered the studio to record a song inspired by the "Halloween" movie. "It is [leader] Warmachine's personal tribute to the saga," reads a posting on the band's web site. A title for the track has yet to be decided. As previously reported, MASSEMORD recently spent time in the studio ...

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Killer Who Chanted METALLICA Lyrics Set To Die Tomorrow

A San Antonio man who chanted the chorus to METALLICA's "No Remorse" — "Another day, another death, another sorrow, another breath" — after fatally shooting a man in the head in Corpus Christi and robbing him of $13 twenty years ago is set to die Wednesday night (July 7), according to the Associated Press. An ...

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EDGUY: Montreal Date Confirmed

According to www.capitaledumetal.com, German power metallers EDGUY will play a headlining show at Club Soda in Montreal, Quebec on September 16. Also set to appear are HANKER and SOUTHERN CROSS. As previously reported, EDGUY will perform at B.B. King's in New York City on September 15 and the Key Club in Hollywood, California ...

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AC/DC: 'Back In Black' Certified 20 Times Platinum

AC/DC's landmark album "Back in Black" was certified for U.S. shipments of 20 million copies by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), according to Billboard.com. Released in August 1980, "Back in Black" peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for a total of 131 weeks. It was certified ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Jams With BARON ROJO In Spain

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker joined long-running Spanish heavy metal band BARON ROJO on stage during their gig on June 24 at the Pavello Olimpic de Badalona in Barcelona, Spain for a version of the MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) classic "Assault Attack". Check out a review and photos of the gig (which featured JUDAS PRIEST in ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO To Release New Single

STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto will release his new solo single, "Take Me Away", in Finland on July 7. The single, which will be available in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, has already been "pre-sold out," according to a posting by Timo on his web site. "Unfortunately [for] my foreign fans, this single is only ...

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