THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER Offers Iraq Solution

Frontman Ginger of the British band THE WILDHEARTS has issued yet another message condemning President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. It reads as follows: "I believe that to make this world work efficiently we need to unify and act as a world, and not ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Posthuman Affairs

The proposed partnership between MARILYN MANSON manager Tony Ciulla and Spivak-Sobol Entertainment Management seems to have fizzled after just two weeks, according to Hits Daily Double. Ciulla has returned to his Posthuman Management company, where his client list also includes ABANDONED POOLS. Spivak-Sobol represent QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, A PERFECT CIRCLE and TORI AMOS, ...

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MONSTROSITY: Former Vocalist Returns

MONSTROSITY have announced the return of former vocalist Jason Avery to the group's lineup. Current vocalist, Sam Molina, will not leave the band but will instead take over the second guitarist duties. The revamped lineup, which is rounded out by Tony Norman on guitars, Mike Poggione on bass, and Lee Harrison on drums, will make ...

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PROGPOWER USA IV: The Official Press Release

Finland's NIGHTWISH and Germany's RAGE have been confirmed to make their American debuts as headliners of ProgPower USA IV, which returns to Atlanta's Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6. "It is always exciting for us as a band to take on new areas and see how our stuff goes down there," said NIGHTWISH bassist ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY Guitarist Revises Solo Demo

Former SOULFLY/MACHINE HEAD/MEDICATION guitarist Logan Mader has revised the track listing for his recently completed rock demo, where he performs lead vocals. The recording, which was produced by Mader, is now being shopped with three tracks as opposed to four. The new track listing is as follows: 01. Wounded 02. Hold On 03. Home Again ...

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SEPULTURA To Release 'Roorback' In May

SEPULTURA have set "Roorback" as the title for their upcoming CD, due in May through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe, JVC Records in Japan, and FNM/Universal Records in Brazil. The group are still negotiating a North American deal following their split with Roadrunner Records early last year. The complete track listing for "Roorback" (which apparently stands ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA Festival

Finland's NIGHTWISH have been confirmed as the headliners of the fourth annual Progpower USA festival on Friday, Sept. 5 in Atlanta, Georgia. A one-off club show in Montreal, Quebec will take place immediately following the group's Progpower appearance. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH's upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", is due in June through Spinefarm. The DVD ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: Flying V Guitar For Sale

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, THE SCORPIONS, MSG) is now offering his #2 Flying V, the guitar he favored for "The Unforgiven" tour, for sale on eBay. Listing details are as follows: Item name: Michael Schenker's 1979 Gibson Flying V real Item number: 2514879283 Listing duration: 7 days Start date: March 09, 2003 at 19:15:06 ...

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EVANESCENCE, VOIVOD First-Week Sales Numbers Revealed

Little Rock, Arkansas-based EVANESCENCE have shifted 141,765 copies of their major label debut, "Fallen", to land at position #7 on next week's Billboard 200 Pop Album chart. Meanwhile, VOIVOD's self-titled effort — the group's first to feature former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — sold 3,030 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. ...

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