QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Cancel Tour Dates

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have cancelled the first two dates — in Washington D.C. on August 30th and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 31st — of their current North American tour. AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD will still be playing and will be headlining these shows. "These shows WILL be ...

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AEROSMITH Two-Hour 'Behind The Music' Special To Premiere On Sunday

AEROSMITH will be profiled in a special, first-ever two-hour episode of VH1's Behind The Music that marks the series' fifth anniversary, premiering Sunday, September 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Behind The Music: AEROSMITH features footage from a trove of several thousand hours of original and archived film and video (much of it never before seen), ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH's Show Deemed "Too Loud" By Vermont Officials

Last weekend's Champlain Valley Exposition fair in Vermont was fined $5,000 for violation of Essex Junction's noise ordinance after former VAN HALEN singer DAVE LEE ROTH's performance there was deemed "too loud" by the local officials. Essex Police Chief David Demag said there were 32 calls complaining about the noise at Sunday night's show, according ...

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DISTURBED, HATEBREED, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA! Festival

The Locobazooka! festival, which this year spawned a 16-date tour featuring SEVENDUST and FILTER, will revert to its original incarnation as a single-day festival on September 22nd in Worcester, Massachusetts, according to Billboard. DISTURBED, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, NONPOINT, FLIPP, BLINDSIDE, FLAW, and HATEBREED have all signed on to appear. The day-long concert is sponsored by ...

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HALFORD Guitarist Launches Side Project, Seeks Vocalist

HALFORD guitarist Mike Chlasciak is currently assembling a side project called PAIN MUSEUM, which "will record and tour coinciding with my HALFORD schedule," according to the axeman. "I'm looking for an unbelievable METAL vocalist (male or female) — a cross between Angela from ARCH ENEMY and Warrel from NEVERMORE. The remaining musician slots are currently ...

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NIRVANA's Greatest Hits CD Due By Christmas: COURTNEY LOVE

NIRVANA's forthcoming "greatest hits" compilation will be simply titled Nirvana, according to a posting by Courtney Love on HOLE's official web site. "There's [still] a few details [to work out], but they are fine," said Love about the current state of affairs between her and ex-NIRVANA members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, with whom she ...

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SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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ORGY To Issue Special EP To Accompany DVD

ORGY are reportedly planning on releasing a special EP to go along with the group's long-awaited DVD in early 2003. In the meantime, the band continue to write and record new music for their much-anticipated third CD. At this time, no release date has been set for the effort. In other news, ORGY drummer Bobby ...

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MY RUIN's TAIRRIE B: 'Major Labels Are Afraid Of Us'

MY RUIN frontwoman Tairrie B has posted a message via the group's official web site describing the inspiration behind the band's forthcoming album, tentatively due in early 2003. The statement reads as follows: "Over the past couple of years, we have experienced so many things that we feel needed to be addressed with our next ...

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