KISS: No Pyro At Las Vegas Gig

The Las Vegas Sun reports that KISS and the Las Vegas-based fireworks company they work with mutually decided Wednesday not to have any displays when the band plays at Rain in the Desert at Palms on March 16. Bob Ross, president of Pyrotech explained, "Two reasons for the change. First is out of respect for ...

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PALE FOREST To Release New EP, Tour With THE GATHERING

Norway's PALE FOREST will release a new limited-edition mini CD digipack, titled "The Anonymous Caesar" to coincide with their European tour as openers for THE GATHERING in March/April. The CD will include four live tracks, a new song and a cover of PINK FLOYD's "Welcome To The Machine". In other news, PALE FOREST have announced ...

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THE USED's MCCRACKEN: Why I Broke Up With KELLY OSBOURNE

Playboy magazine recently caught up with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken who explained how he broke up with Kelly Osbourne. "I did it over the phone. I'm such a dickhead. She's the most important girlfriend I've ever had. We're best friends. It was just always so pleasant when she was around. And it smelled better. ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: Complete Lineup Announced!

The complete lineup for the upcoming the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" has finally been announced. According to the organizers, Belgium's Metallysee Productions, the trek — which is scheduled to begin in October — will feature appearances by the following groups: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL BEHEMOTH MORTICIAN CARNAL FORGE OCCULT ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Video Gets RN'R HALL OF FAME Staffer Fired

Julius Davis, an education programs manager at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, lost his job Friday, about two weeks after screening a video featuring Jimi Hendrix to a large group of fifth-graders, according to Cleveland's The Plain Dealer. Davis' dismissal came after one teacher complained to the Hall that the presentation ...

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GREAT WHITE Concert Death Toll Reduced By One

The death toll in last week's nightclub fire in Rhode Island was reduced by one to 96, and all the victims have been identified, the governor said Thursday. Gov. Don Carcieri said the final toll was determined after the medical examiner finished examining all the remains. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the discrepancy. The ...

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FINNTROLL Complete Work On New CD

Finland's FINNTROLL have set "Visor Om Slutet" as the title for their recently-completed "acoustic/experimental" CD, the group's first with new singer Tapio Wilska. The group had originally planned on recording only an EP's worth of material, but reportedly had so much fun during the sessions — which took place at a studio just outside Helsinki, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Dishes Dirt On BRITNEY

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst made an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" this morning and discussed at length his alleged relationship with pop singer Britney Spears. Durst, who had previously accused Britney of having "played me out," claimed that his relationship went beyond a mere platonic friendship and offered a lengthy account of how ...

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KONKHRA Set Release Date For 'Reality Check'

Denmark's KONKHRA have set an April 27 G.A.S. (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) release date through Code666 Records for their new album, "Reality Check". The rest of the world will receive the CD on May 10. "Reality Check" was recorded at KONKHRA frontman Anders Lundemark's own Starstruck Studio and is the group's first since their split with ...

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