TOMMY LEE Bassist Lines Up Session Gig

TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien was hired for one show to play bass for a new solo artist named Brooks Buford, according to a posting on Marty's official web site. "We got into [New York City] on Sunday and rehearsed for a couple days," O'Brien wrote. "[Monday] afternoon [March 24] we played a private showcase ...

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AGRESIÓN To Support SEPULTURA In Holland

Venezuelan metallers AGRESIÓN (currently based in the Netherlands) will support SEPULTURA at Melkweg in Amsterdam on April 3. AGRESIÓN hit the stage at 9:00 p.m. AGRESIÓN's second full-length album, "Cultura 3", came out in June 2002 through 4Tune/Suburban Records. Upcoming AGRESIÓN tour dates: Apr. 03 – Amsterdam, NETH @ Melkweg (w/ SEPULTURA) Apr. 04 – ...

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LITHIUM To Play Stockholm Showcase

Sweden's LITHIUM, the new band featuring former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel on keyboards, will play two songs at the MNW showcase at Debaser in Stockholm on Thursday, March 27. For more information, please contact: [email protected] LITHIUM's debut album, "Cold", was released last October through MNW/No Fashion Records. ...

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FOR MY PAIN: Promotional Photos Posted Online

A bunch of promotional photos of FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on ...

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GRAVE Explain European Tour Cancellation

Long-running Swedish death metallers GRAVE have issued a statement clarifying their decision to cancel their European tour with DEFLESHED. According to a message posted on the band's official web site, "The European tour that was planned for March and April 2003 has been cancelled due to problems with the bookings and scheduling of the tour. ...

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HELLOWEEN Duo To Make Special Appearance During SHAMAN Gig

HELLOWEEN guitarist Michael Weikath and singer Andi Deris will make a special appearance during SHAMAN's gig at at the Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 5. SHAMAN, who feature in their ranks former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), released their debut album, "Ritual", through Italy's Lucretia ...

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NY Daily News: LINKIN PARK Relies On The Worst Musical Cliches

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News reviewed LINKIN PARK's new album "Meteora" and appeared unimpressed. "The group not only has failed to progress significantly, its album relies on what have became the genre's worst cliches. Each cut finds the group crooning, rapping and shouting in nearly the same order and ratio. It's as ...

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GODSMACK Guitarist: 'We're Getting Along Better Than Ever'

Aaron M. Fontana of Entertainment Today recently asked GODSMACK guitarist Tony Rambola how the members of the band were getting along and if they expected a big breakup in the near future. "Actually, we get along better now than we ever have," Rambola said. "We lived in a house together for five fucking months without ...

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KISS SYMPHONY Pay-Per-View, DVD, CD On The Way

KISS' recent one-off collaboration with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, Australia, dubbed the Kiss Symphony, will be shown on pay-per-view in the U.S. and will eventually be made available on DVD, complete with behind-the-scenes and "making of" footage, according to KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. In addition, a live album recorded at the concert is ...

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