STATIC-X: New Pain

STATIC-X are hard at work on the follow-up to 2001's "Machine", due in the fall through Warner Bros. Records. The album will feature the first writing collaborations between frontman Wayne Static and guitarist Tripp Eisen, who replaced Koichi Fukuda in December 2000. "It's refreshing for me," Static told Rolling Stone about his new writing partner. ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE To Release 'One Lie Fits All' In June

Britain's ONE MINUTE SILENCE have set "One Lie Fits All" as the title for their third full-length album, due in June through Taste Media, a joint venture between Dennis Smith at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall, U.K. and Safta Jaffery at SJP Producer Management. The follow-up to 2000's "Buy Now... Saved Later" was produced by John ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's Free Speech

THE DIXIE CHICKS faced a radio ban when they spoke out negatively about George Bush at a recent concert overseas, but no has raised an eyebrow over an AUDIOSLAVE concert Monday night (March 17). Just hours after President Bush announced his plans to invade Iraq, the band took the stage in Hollywood with message scrolled ...

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CHARGER Complete Work On Full-Length Debut

Britain's CHARGER have set an April 21 release date through Peaceville Records for their debut full-length album, "Confessions Of A Man Mad Enough To Live Amongst Beasts". The long-awaited follow-up to 2000's "The Foul Year Of Our Lord" was recorded at Mighty Atom Studios in Swansea, Wales with legendary producer Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Co-Host 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash will co-host ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" all next week. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs in most markets at 12:05 a.m. Musical performers on the March 28 show will be CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison ...

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GUANO APES To Release New Single

Germany's GUANO APES will release their next single, "Pretty In Scarlet", on April 7. "Pretty In Scarlet" comes off the group's latest CD, "Walking On A Thin Line", which entered the German Media Control charts at position #1. The band's previous CD, "Don't Give Me Names", achieved the same feat three years ago. The band ...

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ROB HALFORD: I Have No Plans To Reunite With JUDAS PRIEST

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued a statement dispelling the persistent rumors of a possible reunion with his former bandmates and placing much of the blame for the proliferation of false information about his activities on his former management company, Sanctuary Music Group. Halford's statement reads as follows: "Briefly, I want to apologize to ...

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