AXL ROSE: 'Lost' Early Tapes Unearthed?

Several years prior to landing in GUNS N' ROSES, Axl Rose was apparently in a band called RAPIDFIRE. A picture of Axl purportedly performing with RAPIDFIRE and a track listing for a demo the group recorded in May 1983 has been posted online at TheAxlTapes.com. No further information is currently available. (Thanks:

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FOZZY Part Ways With Guitarist

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and former members of STUCK MOJO, have parted way with guitarist Ryan "The Kidd" Mallam. "Ryan 'The Kidd' Mallam has officially let the band know that he will be leaving the band to pursue a full time position as a university swimming coach," reads ...

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Can LINKIN PARK Sustain Their Massive Success?

Fayola Shakes of Sun-Sentinel.com writes: "Every track LINKIN PARK touches turns to gold, platinum and multi-platinum. Their debut album, 'Hybrid Theory', crashed the music industry's mainframe when it dropped in late 2000, and went on to move more than 8 million units. "Its remixed version, 'Reanimation', earned the So-Cal sextet credibility in the ...

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SLIPKNOT Finish Filming Two New Videos

SLIPKNOT shot videos for the songs "Vermilion" and "Vermilion Pt. 2" this past weekend in Los Angeles. Both tracks come off the band's most recent studio CD, "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)". "Vermilion" is also featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming film, "Resident Evil: Apocalypse". The album arrives in stores on August 31. ...

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SAMAEL To Release New Single

Switzerland's SAMAEL will be issuing a new single, "Telepath", prior to the release of their forthcoming full-length CD, "Reign of Light", which is expected to arrive in October. The complete track listing for the single is as follows: 01. Telepath 02. Inch'Allah 03. Telepathic (remix) 04. Inch'Allah (karaoke version) 05. Telepathic (instrumental version) A "Reign ...

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NIGHTRAGE Enter Studio To Record Sophomore Album

NIGHTRAGE, the Swedish melodic death metal band featuring singer Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCKUP, DISFEAR, ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN), and guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, MYSTIC PROPHECY, FIREWIND), have entered Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, THE HAUNTED) to begin recording ...

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THE DARKNESS Writing Songs For Second Album

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that members of THE DARKNESS have begun writing songs for their next album, but singer Justin Hawkins recently said that — although the creative process is moving along — the group could have been a lot further along if they had not had some missteps along the way. "We've got ...

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EUROPE: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have finalized the track listing for their much-anticipated new studio album, "Start From the Dark", due in Europe on September 27 through Epic Records. The group's first collection of new material since 1991's "Prisoners In Paradise" was produced by Kevin Elson (who had previously worked with EUROPE on their multi-platinum ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Hired By Phliadelphia Radio Station

Philadelphia rock station WMMR-FM (93.3) has hired TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider to host the 7 p.m.-to-midnight weekday shift, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "They made me an offer I couldn't refuse," Snider said. After his premiere, Snider will host mostly from his home studio on Long Island. He's been married for 28 years and ...

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