LED ZEPPELIN Break Sales Records

"Led Zeppelin DVD" achieved by far the highest-ever first-week and single-week sales for a music DVD, its 120,000 SoundScan figure doubling the previous sales record set by PAUL MCCARTNEY's "Back In The U.S." "How The West Was Won" is LED ZEPPELIN's first #1 Billboard album since their final studio album of all-new material, 1979's "In ...

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BOLT THROWER Pull Out Of Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

British death metal veterans BOLT THROWER have pulled out of this weekend's Rock Hard festival in order to allow vocalist Dave Ingram to be present for the impending birth of his first child (his wife's original due date was said to have been ten days ago). The organizers of the event — set to take ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Go Bananas In August

DEEP PURPLE's new album, "Bananas", is set for release in Europe on August 25 through EMI Records. "Bananas", which was recorded in Los Angeles early this year with KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford, is the follow-up to 1998's "Abandon". ...

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REBELLION Pull Out Of OVERKILL Tour

Germany's REBELLION, featuring former GRAVE DIGGER members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tommi Goettlich (bass), have pulled out of their previously announced European tour with OVERKILL due to "organizational problems." The group, who released their second album, "Born a Rebel" (Drakkar Records/BMG) in April, are tentatively planning on embarking on a headlining tour in the fall. ...

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MARILYN MANSON Guitarist To Guest On New GARBAGE Album?

MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 (a.k.a. John Lowery) has reportedly collaborated with songwriter James Michael (who co-wrote SALIVA's "Rest In Pieces" with MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx) on a new GARBAGE song, to be included on the group's next studio album. "[GARBAGE drummer/producer] Butch Vig is such an amazing producer, and I was honored to be ...

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