ROB ZOMBIE: Legendary Effects Man Joins 'The Devil's Rejects' Team

According to a posting on Rob Zombie's web site, legendary effects man Bob Kurtzman has joined the behind-the-scenes team of "The Devil's Rejects", the much-anticipated sequel to Zombie's directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses", tentatively due in early 2005. "Bob has worked on many classic films, including 'Once Upon A Time In Mexico', 'The Green ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Perform At Italian Festival

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes will perform a number of DEEP PURPLE classics with Italian band CALIFORNIA JAM at the Rock In The Park festival on Saturday, July 17 in Arenzano (25km from Genoa), Italy. The gig will be held in an open-air arena that can hold 2,500 people. Opening bands include WINE ...

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FOR MY PAIN… Enter Finnish Single Chart At No. 8

FOR MY PAIN…, the Finnish "gothic metal" band featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have entered the Finnish single chart ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Tour With ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has posted the following message on his web site: "My part of THE FIGGS dates have been cancelled do to a logistical snafu, and now I'll be going out with the ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE starting in the Northwest around the 3rd week of August. I'm aiming to stick with ...

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DESTINY: In Re-Recording Mode

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY have almost completed the basic tracks for the re-recording of the band's debut album, "Beyond All Sense", originally released almost twenty years ago. On DESTINY's most recent album, "Future of the Past" (yet to be released outside of Scandinavia and the U.K.), Mats Olauson guested on keyboards on the title track. ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: MINISTRY, SCORPIONS, MOTÖRHEAD, HOLLYWOOD ROSE

MINISTRY's new album, "Houses of the Molé", has sold 5,081 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, SCORPIONS' latest, "Unbreakable", shifted 4,541 units, while MOTÖRHEAD's "Inferno" registered a first-week sales tally of 3,178. Perhaps most surprisingly, "The Roots of Guns N' Roses", a collection of the very ...

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PETER CRISS On HBO's 'Oz': Encore Presentation Scheduled

An encore presentation of original KISS drummer Peter Criss's guest appearance as inmate Martin Montgomery on HBO's "Oz" in episode "#41 Visitation" has been scheduled for July 8 at 11:00 p.m. EST on HBO Zone. For more information, click here. As previously reported, Criss will be guest-starring on the new animated show called ...

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