VIO-LENCE Begin Work On New Material, Prepare To Issue Live CD/DVD

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have commenced the songwriting process for a new studio album, according to a posting by guitarist Phil Demmel on the group's official web site. "Label heads are getting backing and distro ducks in a row," wrote Demmel. "All the releases ([reissue of] Eternal Nightmare, live album and the ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Debuts At British #3 With 'Papa Don't Preach'

KELLY OSBOURNE's version of "Papa Don't Preach" (originally recorded by MADONNA) has entered the English singles chart at number three, according to Kelly's official web site. "It's a great start and we're certain it's only to get better as The Osbournes debuts on Channel 4 in the U.K. November 1. The Emmy-award winning show ran ...

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LINKIN PARK, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Latest Certified Platinum

LINKIN PARK's CD of remixes, Reanimation, has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of one million copies since its July 30th release. Also certified platinum was RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' latest, By The Way, which shifted over a million copies since it came out on August ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Nonsensical Drivel Pt. 15

MARILYN MANSON has posted the following message via his official web site: "The Negative Use of Space — I find all the cells we have molted away, clustering and fucking in the dirt. Growing into little flowers. A blank canvas and pigment makes me see odd things. "A fly with clown makeup, on a pile ...

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DIO To Issue Special Tour Edition Of 'Killing The Dragon'

DIO will be releasing an updated version of his Killing the Dragon CD, entitled Killing the Dragon: Tour Edition, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. Included on the CD will be the following bonus items not found on the original version: 01. Ronnie James Dio (with DEEP PURPLE) - Fever Dreams (live) 02. Ronnie James ...

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NEUROTICA Split With SMACKDOWN RECORDS

NEUROTICA have parted ways with Smackdown Records less than three months following the release of their self-titled third full-length album through the WWE-affiliated label, NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer has confirmed via a posting on the band's official web site. "We are no longer on Smackdown Records," Shaefer wrote. "We must keep our momentum going coming ...

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