AMERICAN HEARTBREAK To Support NEW YORK DOLLS In San Francisco

San Francisco-based rockers AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, featuring ex-JETBOY guitarist Billy Rowe and former EXODUS bassist Mike Butler, will be opening for the NEW YORK DOLLS at SF's famed Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. The DOLLS have added former JETBOY bassist Sam Yaffa (recently seen gigging with JOAN JETT, also formerly with HANOI ROCKS) to the ...

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SEX PISTOLS Frontman Is Wild For Bugs

According to Britain's the Sun newspaper, SEX PISTOLS frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) has signed up to front a wildlife show all about insects. Lydon is already presenting two wildlife shows for Five about gorillas and sharks. Now he will be revealing his love of creepy-crawlies in a Discovery Channel documentary. During filming for ...

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MINDGRINDER To Enter Studio In November

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, will enter Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, WINDIR) in Norway in November to record their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 via Nocturnal Art Productions. MINDGRINDER issued their debut album, "MindTech", in April through Nocturnal Art Productions. The CD was recorded in December 2002 ...

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MARILYN MANSON Visits RADIO 1: Audio Available

MARILYN MANSON visited BBC Radio 1's Jo Whiley on Wednesday (Sept. 22) in London to discuss his new "best of" album, "Lest We Forget", his friendship with Sharon Osbourne, reality TV, Michael Moore and DEPECHE MODE. Manson said of reality television and its negative influence on music: "It's a very fine line between being a ...

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BABOON RISING Sign With STATUE RECORDS

Virginia-based metal band BABOON RISING have inked a deal with Statue Records. The group's latest album, "Megland", is available through the label at this location. BABOON RISING formed in 1987 as a satirical underground rock and metal band and has since grown into a speed metal band with a touch of death metal ...

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OUTBURST Finish Recording Debut Album

Dutch thrashers OUTBURST have finished recording their debut album, "From Hell", at Double Noise studio in Tilburg, Holland with producer Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES, HIDING WITH GIRL). The CD will feature two guest appearances: TEXTURES vocalist Eric Kalsbeek can be heard on "Attack of the Overfiend" and CEPHALIC CARNAGE frontman Leonard Leal unleashed his grunts on ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On 'The Polar Express' Soundtrack

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has contributed a new song, entitled "Rockin' on Top of the World", to the holiday-themed soundtrack to "The Polar Express", due Nov. 2 on Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, according to Billboard.com. The Warner Bros. Pictures animated film of the same name, based on the best-selling children's book, opens Nov. 10 in U.S. ...

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ORPHANAGE Part Ways With Keyboardist

Dutch gothic doom/death metal band ORPHANAGE have parted ways with keyboardist Lasse Dellbrügge. "It was a tough decision to make, as Lasse is a very friendly and honest guy," the band write on their web site. "[On] the other hand we still want to grow as a band in several ways and we need a ...

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