POISON's ROCKETT Says Touring 'Ain't All A Party'

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett recently spoke to Perris Records about his 2002 solo album, "Glitter 4 Your Soul", and the group's current U.S. tour with KISS, among other subjects. The following are a few excerpts from that interview: Perris Records: In the past did you give rules to your opening acts? Rikki Rockett: "Sure, in ...

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SCORPIONS: Japanese Bonus Tracks Posted Online

Samples of the Japanese bonus tracks from the SCORPIONS' latest release, "Unbreakable", have been posted online at the group's official web site. Check out the tracks "Dreamer" and "Too Far" at this location. The follow-up to 1999's "Eye II Eye", "Unbreakable" is being released in the U.S. on Tuesday (June 22) through Sanctuary ...

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POWDERBURN To Perform At VANS WARPED TOUR In San Antonio

Austin-based metal band POWDERBURN will be appearing at this year's Vans Warped Tour 2004 at San Antonio's Verizon Ampitheater. The Sunday, June 27 show will feature numerous acts, including NEW FOUND GLORY, COHEED & CAMBRIA, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, FLOGGING MOLLY, BOUNCING SOULS, NOFX, BAD RELIGION, ALL AMERICAN REJECTS, YELLOWCARD, and many more. POWDERBURN is said ...

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LINKIN PARK, FINGER ELEVEN Among Winners At MUCHMUSIC Video Awards

LINKIN PARK (People's Choice Favorite International Group) and FINGER ELEVEN (Best Video) were among the winners at Sunday night's (June 20) 15th annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The event boasted live sets by EVANESCENCE, THREE DAYS GRACE, HOOBASTANK and the BEASTIE BOYS (who also were honored with the special Trail Blazer Award). Click

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DAVE GROHL To Play Acoustic Show In Support Of JOHN KERRY

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/PROBOT mastermind Dave Grohl will be playing an acoustic show to support Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's campaign July 6 at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre. Grohl will be joined on the bill by comedy-rockers TENACIOUS D and pop singer LIZ PHAIR. Tickets for the event are available for purchase here. ...

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PANTHEON I: Norwegian Dates Announced

PANTHEON I, the Norwegian extreme metal band featuring vocalist/guitarist Andrè Kvebek (1349), guitarist John Espen Sagstad (ABIOTIC) and drummer Eirik Renton (SARKOM), will be teaming up with Hamar-based brutal death metallers BEYOND INSANITY for a short Norwegian Tour in late July/early August. The dates are as follows: Jul. 30 - Lloyds Pub - Hønefoss Jul. ...

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NOMINON: Former Guitarist/Vocalist Explains His Departure

Guitarist/vocalist Jonas Mattsson has issued the following statement regarding his departure from the Swedish death metal band NOMINON: "To part with something you have given your whole life and was ready to die for is of course never easy. I have so many memories I gladly share over a beer. But as time goes on ...

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Tasmanian Black Metallers RUINS Sign With BLACKTALON MEDIA

Tasmanian black metallers RUINS have inked a deal with Blacktalon Media. The group's first release for the label will be the forthcoming "Atom and Time" MCD, due on July 1, to be followed by the group's debut album, which is expected to arrive in 2005. Founded by Alex Pope, RUINS' current lineup also features David ...

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