FOO FIGHTERS Donate Pyro Cash To Australian Firefighters

FOO FIGHTERS have been asked to extinguish their stage pyrotechnics during their current Big Day Out gigs due to fire bans enacted because of Australia's raging bushfires. Rather than sulk, the group has decided to make the best of the situation. "We are going to take the money it would have cost for the fireworks ...

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NICKELBACK Singing Record Label's Praises

NICKELBACK have boosted Roadrunner Records to a status to compete with the major labels of the record business. Thanks to NICKLEBACK's Grammy nomination for "How You Remind Me" and "Silver Side Up" selling several million copies, the band and the label are both gaining notoriety. It hasn't all been NICKELBACK carrying the label on its ...

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DARKSEED Set Release Date For 'Astral Adventures'

Germany's DARKSEED have set an April 28 European release date through Massacre Records for their new album, "Astral Adventures". The band, who were previously signed to Soundland Records, are set to perform at this year's Summer Breeze Open Air festival on Aug. 21-23 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Film New Video

SHADOWS FALL will film a video for the track "Destroyer Of Senses" at their hometown show at the Fat Cat in Springfield. Massachusetts on Sunday, Feb. 16. "Destroyer Of Senses" will be directed by Zack Merek (CONVERGE, ATREYU) and is set to feature guest appearances by members of HATEBREED, LAMB OF GOD and CONVERGE, among ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Frontman To Write Score For ICE CUBE's New Movie

MONSTER MAGNET frontman Dave Wyndorf has been hired to write the score for Ice Cube's next movie, "Torque". Wyndorf is currently working on the music with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.) and former MÖTLEY CRÜE skin-basher Tommy Lee, who will play drums on some of the material. "[Tommy Lee is] a friend ...

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WINTERS BANE Hard At Work On New Album

Akron, Ohio-based WINTERS BANE — best known as the former home of current JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens — are currently writing material for their next album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 1997's "Girth" — which will mark the recording debut with the group of new vocalist Alexander Koch (POWERGOD, SPIRAL ...

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Holland's DYNAMO OPEN AIR 2003 A No-Go

The organizers of the legendary Dutch metal festival Dynamo Open Air have announced the cancellation of this year's festivities — the second time in three years that they've been forced to abandon plans to stage the event. "Unfortunately there will NOT be a Dynamo Open Air in 2003, although we have actually found a new ...

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