AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Joins KISS On Stage Again

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry once again joined KISS on stage during their show at the Forum in Los Angeles, California Thursday night (December 18) for a rocking version of the KISS classic "Strutter". Just as he did in Oklahoma City last Sunday, Perry donned a pair of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's platform boots ...

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LUPARA Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

LUPARA, the new Illinois-based band featuring former BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, have parted ways with their bassist and are currently seeking a replacement. "LUPARA's original bassist recently left the group as he was unable to adhere to the work-ethic demanded by the band," reads a post on the band's web site. "LUPARA now seeks ...

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Report: OZZY May Not Be Home For Christmas

The family of Ozzy Osbourne are hoping to reunite for Christmas, their agents have said. Son Jack, 18, flew in from Los Angeles to London's Heathrow Airport Friday (Dec. 19) to see his hospitalized dad but it is still not clear if the 55-year-old singer will be allowed home for Christmas, according to The Scotsman. ...

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Report: New SLIPKNOT Album To Surface In May Or June

SLIPKNOT's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", which is currently being recorded in the Hollywood Hills, California with producer Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AUDIOSLAVE, SLAYER), has had its projected release date pushed back to May or June 2004, according to a studio report posted at MTV.com. "The cool thing about ...

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DISINCARNATE, NAILBOMB Albums To Be Reissued

DISINCARNATE and NAILBOMB's classic debuts will be issued in new "remastered" editions, featuring bonus material, including rare b-sides and demo tracks, as well as brand new artwork and liner notes. Due in late February through Roadrunner Records, DISINCARNATE's "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind" (featuring former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) will contain the following track listing: ...

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STRATOVARIUS, RAGE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

STRATOVARIUS, RAGE, DESASTER and DEAD SOUL TRIBE are the first four bands confirmed for next year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Tickets to the festival, which will mark STRATOVARIUS' only German festival appearance of 2004, will cost 50 euros (including one parking ...

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DISILLUSION: Debut Album Delayed

Leipzig, Germany-based metallers DISILLUSION have pushed back the release date for their full-length debut, "Back To Times Of Splendor", to April 5, 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The CD is currently being mixed at Tam Recording Studios in Zwickau, Germany before being mastered at Mastersound Studios in Fellbach, Germany with ATROCITY mainman Alex Krull. The ...

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RAG MEN Finalize Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

RAG MEN, the New York-based band featuring frontman Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER, GOD IS I), guitarist Mitts (SKARHEAD, CROWN OF THORNZ), bassist Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (FREYA, ex-EARTH CRISIS), and drummer Rigg Ross (SKARHEAD, ex-HATEBREED), have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut album, due on February 17, 2004 through Eulogy Records. The CD, which will ...

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DEEP PURPLE: Spreading Bananas Around The Globe

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has posted the following message on his official web site: "On the road again, again, again. "The Bananas tour unpeeled its way across Europe through November and December, with much success. The start, in Barcelona, seems distant now. We covered a lot of ground and spent many an ...

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