HENRY ROLLINS Questions Timing Of U2 Singer BONO's Activism

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently questioned U2 activist frontman Bono's motives in getting involved in so many causes, implying in no uncertain terms that the Irish singer may be using his high-profile involvement in politics to promote the group's current "greatest hits" album. "I think if the guy is doing something, it's better than ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Film New Video, Hit The Road

AUDIOSLAVE are shooting the music video for their second single, "Like A Stone", this week in Los Angeles with director Meiert Avis. Avis directed the first eight U2 videos and has also worked with Bruce Springsteen. The group have also announced their first appearances outside the U.S., set to take place later in the month. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Not Waiting Around For SLASH And Co.

In a brand new interview with Asheville Citizen-Times, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach reiterated his desire to join the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, but expressed his concern that the two parties' conflicting schedules may ultimately make such a union impossible. "We're talking ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY To Issue DVD, Studio Album In March

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's forthcoming DVD, tentavely titled "Broozed, Boozed & Broken-Boned: Live With The Detroit Chapter", is due in March. It features a live performance recorded at Harpo's Concert Theater in Detroit, Michigan on Sep. 14, 2002. Also scheduled for release in March is the new studio album from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, titled "The Blessed ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Cover PESTILENCE On Upcoming CD

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE will lay down a total of nine tracks, including a PESTILENCE cover, during the recording sessions for their fourth full-length album, "My Passion // Your Pain", due in late spring through Metal Blade Records. The band are currently ensconced at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany with producer Andy ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's TANKIAN Says Tour With AUDIOSLAVE Is 'A Possibility'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian recently talked about the possibility of touring with AUDIOSLAVE in the not-too-distant future. AUDIOSLAVE feature in their ranks former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist and Tankian's Axis Of Justice partner Tom Morello. "There's always a possibility — always a possibility," Serj said. "But we got off tour about ...

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DEATHRIDE To Begin Recording In Early February

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are set to begin recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", on Feb. 3 for a July release through Roadrunner Records. The following is Fafara's latest update on the group's activities, as posted on the band's official message board: "DEATHRIDE goes to the NAMM ...

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GRAVEWORM Complete Songwriting Sessions For Upcoming Album

Italian "gothic black metal" act GRAVEWORM have completed the songwriting sessions for their fourth album, and are planning on recording the effort at Stage One studio in Bühne, Germany in March/April with producer Andy Classen. A tentative September release through Nuclear Blast Records is expected. "The songs are generally faster but we [didn't] forget our ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Get Certified

THE HELLACOPTERS' "By The Grace Of God" opus has been certified gold in Sweden for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. It is the second gold album for THE HELLACOPTERS, who achieved the same feat with their last release, 2000's "High Visibility". THE HELLACOPTERS, based in Stockholm, feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke ...

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