BLAZE Announce Third Annual BIG BASH

On December 27, former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley and his band return to JB's Dudley for the third annual BLAZE Big Bash. In its first year the band played songs from their sophomore effort, "Tenth Dimension", for the first time. Last year, the band recorded their first live album, "As Live As It Gets", ...

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KAMELOT: Second Phase Of Songwriting To Take Place In December

KAMELOT will begin the second phase of the new album songwriting in December when vocalist Khan leaves the cold regions of Norway for the sunny seaside town of Anna Maria, Florida to write with the other band members. As previously reported, KAMELOT have written five new songs for the follow-up to this year's "Epica", including ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE: Wave Of Talk TV Future?

Pat Nason of United Press International reports that "The Sharon Osbourne Show", one of the more successful new entries in the field of syndicated TV talk shows, may be helping to push the genre away from the sensationalism typified by Jerry Springer, toward a more family friendly tone. Sharon Osbourne began her life of celebrity ...

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DESTRUCTION To Team Up With DEW-SCENTED For European Tour

German thrashers DESTRUCTION will be teaming up with DEW-SCENTED for a European tour beginning in February 2004. The exact cities and dates will be announced soon. DESTRUCTION's latest CD, "Metal Discharge", was released in the U.S. late last month through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" marks the recording debut with the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Part Ways With Drummer

MONSTER MAGNET have parted ways with drummer Micheal Wildwood (ex-CHROME LOCUST). No reason was given for Wildwood's departure. The band are currently recording their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as ...

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SUFFOCATION Name New CD

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have set "Souls To Deny" as the title for their first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From Within", tentatively due in the spring through Relapse Records. The songwriting process for the follow-up to the 1998 "Despise The Sun" EP has reached the midway point and plans exist for the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Debut To Be Mixed By ANDY WALLACE

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) to mix their debut album, tentatively due in ...

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Renowned Session Drummer Loses Battle With Cancer

Renowned drummer Tony Thompson, who performed with LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones during the 1985 Live Aid reunion, and who also rehearsed with the members of ZEPPELIN for a short-lived project in 1986, passed away earlier today after a battle with renal-cell cancer. Donations can be made at

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AC/DC On New THE ROLLING STONES DVD

THE ROLLING STONES' new 4-DVD box set "4 Flicks" includes a four-minute twenty-second piece on the jams with AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young, with snippets of the jams in Sydney, Leipzig & Hockenheim, as well as comments from the STONES and AC/DC. Also included is a report from the Toronto SARS concert with some ...

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