Report: AEROSMITH Sales Are A Big Honkin' Letdown

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News is reporting that the sales performance of AEROSMITH's latest CD, "Honkin' on Bobo" has the band singin' the blues — not only on the album, but over its commercial prospects, as well. The CD, a spirited collection of covers of 12-bar standards, has sunk to No. 73 ...

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RAM Confirmed For Sweden's METALTOWN Festival

According to a posting on their web site, RAM, the Swedish "traditional" heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (bass, ex-FROZEN EYES) and Morgan Pettersson (drums, ex-B-THONG), have been confirmed for the Metaltown festival, a one-day event scheduled to take place June 19 at Bananpiren in Gothenburg, Sweden. The lineup of acts currently scheduled to appear ...

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TO/DIE/FOR Schedule Finnish Gigs

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR have lined up the following dates in July: Jul. 02 - Kouvola, FIN @ Koria-Roll (w/ NEW DAWN FOUNDATION) Jul. 18 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tuska Postmortem Party (w/ HEVEIN, KORPIKLAANI, THE SLAYTANICS) The current TO/DIE/FOR lineup once again features vocalist Jape Perätalo, who allegedly decided to reclaim the T/D/F name for ...

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DISPATCHED: New Album Produced By IN FLAMES Frontman

Swedish death metal act DISPATCHED have signed a three-album worldwide recording deal with Rising Realm Records. The first release under the new contract will be the band's sophomore album "Terrorizer", due in Japan on July 21 through Soundholic Co. Ltd and rest of the world in November-December. The follow-up to "Motherwar" (Music For Nations) was ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Vol. 3' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 5

SLIPKNOT's "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" entered the U.K. album chart at No. 5, according to Billboard magazine. Topping the chart is AVRIL LAVIGNE with her sophomore album, "Under My Skin", which is also expected to end USHER's reign atop the U.S. charts when data are issued Wednesday. SLIPKNOT's new album is expected to sell ...

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