FIREBIRD To Support FU MANCHU In Europe

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will support FU MANCHU on their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 06 – Manchester, UK - Academy 2 Jun. 07 – Dublin, IRL - The Village Jun. 08 – Belfast, IRL - Limelight Jun. 09 – Glasgow, SCO - ...

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EXCITER To Re-Record Classics For Upcoming 'Best Of' Compilation

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER will enter the studio next month to re-record 16 of their "best" songs for an upcoming "Best Of" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The group, who were recently rejoined by frontman Jacques Belanger, will re-record material from the following albums: "Heavy Metal Maniac", "Violence and Force", "Long ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: I'm Losing Sleep Over War In Iraq

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently spoke to Australia's Beat magazine about the war in Iraq. "It's a whole new thing," Rollins said. "I really wonder about that guy [George Bush]. In fact now I'm losing sleep over it. I'm serious — I'm actually losing sleep. What worries me is that there's a lot more ...

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SADUS: In Writing Mode!

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS, who feature in their ranks current TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Jon Allen, are working on the material for their next album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004. "We're not casting illusions or any visions of anger on you," the band said in a statement on their ...

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ST. VITUS Announce One-Off Gig In Chicago

The classic "Born Too Late"-era lineup of doom legends ST. VITUSDave Chandler (guitar), Scott "Wino" Wienrich (vocals), Armando Acosta (drums) and Mark Adams (bass) — will take the stage together for the fist time since 1991 on Tuesday, July 1 at the Double Door in Chicago, Illinois. Dave Chandler had this to say ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Members Refuse To Rule Out Reunion

Despite previous reports to the contrary, former LED ZEPPELIN members John Paul Jones (bass/keyboards) and Jimmy Page (guitar) have refused to rule out persistent rumors that they would perform again as LED ZEPPELIN. "You can never say never about anything," Paul Jones told BBC News in an interview published Tuesday (May 6). "Maybe we could ...

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Original SLIPKNOT Singer Retires From Music Scene

Original SLIPKNOT singer Andy Rouw (a.k.a. Anders Colsefini) has announced his decision to retire from the music scene. On the message board of his most recent band, ON A PALE HORSE, he wrote: "I, Andrew Rouw (aka Anders Colsefni), have decided to retire. My chords (vocal, that is) are a bit tired anymore, and they ...

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METALLICA: Some Kind Of Monster

The much-anticipated film documenting the trials and tribulations that led to the creation of METALLICA's upcoming CD, "St. Anger", has reportedly been dubbed "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster". This tidbit was revealed during the credits of "mtvICON: Metallica", which used parts of the footage of the band at their Northern California headquarters, including a scene ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Host 'Headbanger's Ball'

Rob Zombie has been tapped to host three successive episodes of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" — on May 24, May 31, and June 7. Zombie will reportedly interview several acts during his hosting sting, including his brother Spider One's band POWERMAN 5000. The new "Headbanger's Ball" is set to premiere on Saturday, May 10, and ...

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