VELVET REVOLVER Explain Why Free Show Was Important To Pull Off

VELVET REVOLVER played a 45-minute free show for an estimated 3,000 fans last Wednesday (Oct. 13) in a Hollywood parking lot, after they were denied a permit to play on the roof of Sunset Boulevard's Hustler store on October 12th. Bassist Duff McKagan explained to Launch Radio Networks why it would have been too reckless ...

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METALLICA: 'Vinyl Box' Delayed

Due to "manufacturing delays," Elektra/Rhino Vinyl has pushed back the release date of METALLICA's "Vinyl Box" to November 23 from the previously announced October 26. The set will collect special editions of the heavy metal act's first four studio albums, plus the "Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP and the import-only "Creeping Death" picture disc. The albums ...

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LAMB OF GOD Film Live DVD In Philadelphia

LAMB OF GOD, currently headlining a sold-out tour with FEAR FACTORY, CHILDREN OF BODOM and THROWDOWN, performed two nights at Philiadelphia's Trocadero on October 16 and 17. The 1,200-seater played host for two nights of "unforgettable" LAMB OF GOD performances that were filmed by High Roller Studios under the direction of Doug Spangenberg. Singer Randy ...

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Israel's ORPHANED LAND Play Shuni Fortress

Over the weekend Israel's progressive metal masters ORPHANED LAND played for over 1,000 people in a Shuni Fortress for over two and a half hours. They performed both an acoustic and an electric set, and played tracks from all three of their albums (track list below). The band was impressed to see the crowd respond ...

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DOPE Frontman Discusses Upcoming Album

DOPE frontman Edsel Dope recently spoke to RockConfidential.com about the group's upcoming fourth album, "American Apathy", tentatively due in early 2005 via Artemis Records. Several excerpts from the interview follow: RockConfidential.com: The new record will be out in February, right? Still the same record label? Edsel Dope: "Yeah, February or March. Last time ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Release 'Alien' In March

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have set "Alien" as the title of their upcoming album, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can reveal. The follow-up to 2003's "SYL" is tentatively scheduled for release in March 2005 via Century Media Records. It took drummer Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, ex-DEATH) only three days in late August to pound through 11 tracks ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album Pushed Back To February

JUDAS PRIEST have once again pushed back the release date of their new studio album — this time to February 1, 2005 (January 31, 2005 internationally) from the previously announced January 4, 2005. The release date was moved at the request of the band's record label, Sony/Epic Records in order "to make sure that we ...

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