THUNDERSTONE Begin Mixing Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore album, "The Burning", at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Until We ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'How Black Was Our Sabbath' To Be Published Soon

A brand new BLACK SABBATH biography, titled "How Black Was Our Sabbath", is due soon through Panmacmillan/Sidgwick & Jackson books. Described as "the definitive BLACK SABBATH story, covering the Ozzy Osbourne years, from the band's inception in 1968 through to the demise of the 'Prince of Darkness' at the end of the 1970s," "How Black ...

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New Hampshire Woman Sues TED NUGENT For Child Support

A New Hampshire woman says Ted Nugent fathered her 8-year-old son and she's suing the 1970s rock star for child support and legal custody, according to the Associated Press. Karen Gutowski, 42, of Dover, has filed petitions in Strafford County Superior Court against Theodore Nugent of Concord, Mich., according to court documents. Her lawyer, Jeffrey ...

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Former NEUROTICA Frontman Unveils New Band

STARRFACTORY, the new project led by former NEUROTICA/ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have announced the details of their current lineup. Joining Shaefer in the new band are ex-SANCTUARY (pre-NEVERMORE) drummer Dave Budbill, and guitarists Donny Jaurols (ex-E3, SERRAPHINE) and Noah Thompson (ex-MEGALABLATTA). Says Shaefer: "Donny has been a friend of mine for the last few years, ...

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NEVERMORE To Be Joined by TESTAMENT Guitarist For European Tour

Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD) will be handling second-guitar duties on NEVERMORE's "Enemies Of Reality" European Tour 2003 with special guests ARCH ENEMY. Says Steve: "I am very excited and would to thank Jeff, Warrel, Van and Jim for inviting me, and I would also like to thank Chuck and Eric of TESTAMENT for all their ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': Date Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a special guest on Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show, dubbed "The Sharon Osbourne Show", on Monday, September 22. Sharon will reportedly "get personal" with rocker Lee as he take her on a fast-paced tour of L.A. to reveal "5 Things You Didn't Know" about Tommy ...

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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Dismisses Rumors Of Drummer's Departure

ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters has issued a statement refuting rumors of a possible departure from the group of drummer Randy Black. The skinsman, who recently became an official member of PRIMAL FEAR, had previously released a press release of his own confirming his intention to remain involved with the Canadian group. "A lot of rumors ...

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Former NINE INCH NAILS Man To Remix P.O.D. (Again)

Former NINE INCH NAILS member Chris Vrenna has signed on to create his third remix for P.O.D. for the track "We Will" from their upcoming CD, "Payable On Death", according to Undercover News. Vrenna has worked with P.O.D. previously on movie soundtracks, remixing "Set It Off" for "The Scorpion King" soundtrack as well as "The ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Release New Single

JANE'S ADDICTION will release a new single to coincide with their forthcoming U.K. tour, according to NME.com. "True Nature", the second track to be lifted from the band's comeback LP "Strays", is scheduled for release on October 27, and will feature a number of bonus tracks across the formats, including a live version of the ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Film 'Behind Blue Eyes' Video This Weekend

LIMP BIZKIT will film a video for their new single, a cover of THE WHO's "Behind Blue Eyes", this weekend at an as-yet-undisclosed location. Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry is expected to star in the video, which is said to have a similar feel to that of Berry's next flick, the supernatural thriller "Gothika". In other ...

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