IRON MAIDEN: Latest SHIRLEY Studio Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Widdleywiddleywiddleywiddley-Weeeeeeeeee!!! went Tuesday. 'Day of the Solos'. Janick and Adrian are headlining, guitars screaming like Pete Townsend's hard drive. ...

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METALLICA Sue METALLICA!!

The following article appeared in today's edition of The Edmonton Sun: Against its record label, MP3 swappers and even a French perfume company, the monster metal band METALLICA has been involved in many controversial legal battles. Now its sights are aimed at the Edmonton punk band called ... METALLICA. The California former heavy ...

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TOMMY LEE, PAMELA Reach Deal On Kids

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-wife Pamela Anderson have agreed to end their bitter custody battle over their two sons, a lawyer for the actress said yesterday. Suzanne Harris, Anderson's lawyer, said the couple signed an agreement and submitted it to the court, where it is expected to be signed by Superior Court ...

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IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, ANTHRAX Euro Tour A No-Go

Contrary to a posting on the SHADOWS FALL web site (which has since been removed), there is no truth to the rumor that IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, ANTHRAX and SHADOWS FALL are planning a European together. In an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, a spokesperson for Direct Management — who handle IN FLAMES and LACUNA COIL, among ...

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HELLOWEEN Set Release Date For New CD

HELLOWEEN have set a May 5 European release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their as-yet-untitled new album, which is currently being mixed by producer Charlie Bauernfeind at Mi Sueno studio in Tenerife, Spain. A North American release date has yet to be announced. The CD, which features a guest appearance by MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey ...

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HAMMERFALL To Film Hometown Gig For Upcoming DVD

HAMMERFALL will film a live DVD during their hometown show in Göteborg, Sweden on Feb. 20. The group, who are currently touring Europe with MASTERPLAN and NOSTRADAMEUS, will be presented at the gig with Swedish gold albums for sales in excess of 30,000 copies of their new album, "Crimson Thunder". ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Duet With PAT BOONE On The Way?

OZZY OSBOURNE's former neighbor Pat Boone is hoping to record a duet with the BLACK SABBATH singer for an upcoming CD. "[Ozzy] and Sharon both enthusiastically said yes, so there may be an Osbourne-Boone duet in the offing, I hope," Boone announced backstage at the American Music Awards Monday night (Jan. 13). As to which ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Back In Court

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee lost his bid Tuesday to add someone else to the lawsuit blaming him for the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool. Attorney Philip D. Weiss, representing Lee in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres, said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf's ...

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LINKIN PARK Select First Single From Upcoming CD

LINKIN PARK have set "Somewhere I Belong" as the first single from their forthcoming album, "Meteora", due on March 25 through Warner Bros. Records. As previously reported, the album's release will coincide with a short European trek, to be followed by the 2003 installment of the group's Projekt Revolution U.S. tour. Exact dates and venues ...

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