ALICE COOPER's Snake Undergoes Emergency Surgery

The Associated Press is reporting that just hours before ALICE COOPER was to take the stage at the careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Cooper's 8-foot-long snake ate a live rat and then mistakenly swallowed a 12-by-14 inch heating pad, wires and all, left in its cage by mistake. Before Saturday night's show, Cooper's roadies saw ...

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DROWNING POOL To Open For KISS In Memphis And New Orleans

DROWNING POOL will be opening for KISS on their "Rock the Nation" world tour on Friday, August 6 at The Pyramid Arena in Memphis, TN and Saturday, August 7 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones recently told The Hartford Courant that he is slowly finding a place ...

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SUPLECS: New Album Produced By CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Frontman

Long-running New Orleans sludge-rock act SUPLECS have completed work on a new album with producers Pepper Keenan, best known for his long tenure with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and DOWN, and Dave Fortman, the former UGLY KID JOE guitarist and producer behind the multimillion-selling EVANESCENCE major-label debut, "Fallen". The new album, tentatively titled "Pouting On The ...

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FIREWIND Set Tentative Title For New Album

FIREWIND have set "Forged By Fire" as the tentative title of their new CD, due before the end of the year through Leviathan Records. Handling lead vocals on the album is Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. is acting as producer and the CD will once again ...

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DEFIANCE Considering Reunion Show, New Web Site Launched

Long-defunct San Francisco Bay Area thrash band DEFIANCE (which at one time featured current SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel) are reportedly considering a reunion show on October 30 at The Pound in San Francisco. To help keep news updates available to anyone who might be interested, along with music, photos, interviews etc., a new web site ...

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Former FIREWIND Singer Joins Forces With VAINGLORY Guitarist

Former FIREWIND/KENZINER vocalist Stephen Fredrick has completed work on new CD with guitarist Corbin King (VAINGLORY, CORBIN KING), drummer Stian Kristoffersen (PAGAN'S MIND, FIREWIND) and bassist James Martin (ZANISTER). Producer David T. Chastain comments: "Corbin and Stephen basically live in the same part of Atlanta and I had to get them into a band together ...

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EVERGREY To Film Live DVD

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY will be filming a hometown show in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 9 for an upcoming DVD. "We will for sure make this is a night to remember," says bassist Michael HÃ¥kansson in a posting on the group's web site. "It will be the most glorious thing in EVERGREY history and ...

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KAMELOT: New Album Nearing Completion

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "We are nearing the end of our visit to Germany and we are very, very pleased with the sessions. [Vocalist Roy] Khan has once again surpassed himself and the vocals are killer! Guitars are quite killer if I do ...

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