AUDIOSLAVE To Work On Next Album After LOLLAPALOOZA

AUDIOSLAVE, currently on the road with the Lollapalooza tour in support of their self-titled platinum debut, have been working on material for their next album during free time backstage and on the bus. "We have a few ideas that we've recorded, you know," bassist Tim C. told Launch. "And that process is starting up again ...

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STAIND Guitarist Speaks Out On LO-PRO

STAIND's official web site Staind.com has posted an audio recording of guitarist Mike Mushok talking about LO-PRO, the first signing to STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, 413 Records. Listen to it here. As previously reported, LO-PRO feature in their ranks former ULTRASPANK members Pete Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey (guitar), ...

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It's Official: VINNIE MOORE, JASON BONHAM Join UFO

As first reported here on July 18, guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore has now officially joined UFO as the replacement for Michael Schenker. Moore will reportedly join the rest of the group — vocalist Phil Mogg, bassist Pete Way, keyboardist Paul Raymond and drummer Jason Bonham — at an undisclosed studio in September to ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Support MOTÖRHEAD In The U.K.

THE WILDHEARTS will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on their U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 05 – Norwich, UK @ UEA Oct. 06 - Leas Cliff, UK @ Hall Folkestone Oct. 08 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Oct. 09 - Newcastle, UK @ City Hall Oct. 10 - Glasgow, UK @ ...

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HAMMERFALL To Participate In Swedish Game Show

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hello Templars, I have some very exciting news for you (us, really) today: HAMMERFALL have been invited to tape an episode of the popular game show 'Fångarna' (formerly 'Fångarna På Fortet')! For those who don't know what this is, the ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: 'Weak And Powerless' Video In The Works

A PERFECT CIRCLE fan site APerfectCircle.us is reporting that "filming for [the group's] 'Weak And Powerless' video began early last week in L.A. The band has not been involved thus far due to their busy schedule, however it is underway, and it is being directed by The Brothers Strause, who you may know from their ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Album Is Done

LIMP BIZKIT have completed work on their much-delayed, still-untitled fourth album, tentatively due in September or October. "It's done," Fred Durst told Rolling Stone. "There's eighteen songs, and I'd like to get them all on there." New guitarist Mike Smith (ex-SNOT) co-wrote some of the tracks after the band decided to scrap a finished album's ...

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OIL Announce New Bassist

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have announced the addition of bassist Jonathan Thiemens to the group's ranks. "Jonathan has made a huge difference in our sound and [the fans] won't be disappointed," the band write on their official web site. OIL recently issued their first-ever live album, "Choice ...

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DOL AMMAD Enlist RHAPSODY Drummer For Debut CD

Greek "electronic art metal" act DOL AMMAD have enlisted RHAPSODY's Alex Holzwarth to lay down the drum tracks for the group's full-length debut, "Star Tales", tentatively due before the end of the year. The recordings will take place in August at Sascha Paeth's Gate Studios (RHAPSODY, ANGRA, KAMELOT, HEAVEN'S GATE) in Wolfsburg, Germany. DOL AMMAD ...

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