AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON To Collaborate With THE CRANBERRIES Singer

Irish magazine Hot Press reported Thursday (July 17) that AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is collaborating with THE CRANBERRIES singer Dolores O'Riordan on a project related to "Helen of Troy", a musical that Johnson has been working on for nearly seven years. "Helen of Troy" is a humorous "Les Miserables"-style musical with rousing anthems, tender ballads ...

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METALLICA Trade Tickets For Tee Times

Deb Peterson of St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that a foursome from the METALLICA entourage is scheduled to play the newly refurbished Forest Park course today (July 22). Kevin Kroll, marketing manager for American Golf, said the heavy metal band's road manager offered to trade METALLICA concert tickets for tee times. Kroll said he would ...

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DOPESICK To Play Acoustic Show In Hollywood

San Francisco Bay Area's DOPESICK, featuring former SKINLAB guitarist Adam Albright, will be playing an acoustic show this Thursday (July 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood, California. The band go on at 8:00 p.m. DOPESICK are scheduled to enter Trident studios in Pacheco, California on August 1 with producer Juan Urteaga (40 ...

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ILL NINO Finalize Track Listing For 'Confession'

ILL NINO have finalized the track listing for their sophomore effort, "Confession", due on September 30 through Roadrunner Records. "Confession" was produced by Bob Marlette and ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri and was mixed by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, SNAPCASE). The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Te ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's K.K. DOWNING: 'We Are Primed And Ready To Rock!'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has issued a statement via the group's official web site commenting on their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford and thanking former singer Tim "Ripper" Owens for his contributions to the band. Downing's statement reads as follows: "HELLO TO THE WORLD! "Well I guess you have all heard by now - ...

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LOST DOG To Play Record-Release Party In Chicago

LOST DOG, the Chicago-based act featuring in their ranks bassist/vocalist Stephen Reichelt (REBELS WITHOUT APPLAUSE/ex-IDIOT POLICE), will perform August 27 at the record release party for their latest effort, "Antiphonal Revolver". The show will be held at Nightcap's, 5007 W. Irving Park Ave., Chicago. "Antiphonal Revolver" is due to be released July 29 through Straight ...

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AUTUMN TEARS Announce New Members

Dark Symphonies recording artist AUTUMN TEARS are proud to announce that Laurie Ann Haus (ex-RAIN FELL WITHIN, EPHEMERAL SUN) will be joining the band to perform lead and backing vocals on the new album, "Eclipse", scheduled to be released in early 2004. Laurie performed backing vocals on RAIN FELL WITHIN's last release, "Refuge", as well ...

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More Bands Rumored For NEW JERSEY METAL AND HARDCORE FEST

CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DEICIDE, NEVERMORE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, KRISIUN, HATE ETERNAL, ENTOMBED and KING DIAMOND have reportedly been tapped to perform at New Jersey Metal And Hardcore Fest, a two-day event set to be held at Asbury Park's Convention Hall complex on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The complete lineup ...

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HENDRIX Classic Named Greatest Guitar Album Of All Time

JIMI HENDRIX's classic "Are You Experienced" has been named the greatest guitar album of all time, according to Daily Record. The 1967 release, with famous songs such as "Foxy Lady" and "Fire", was chosen by "experts" from Mojo magazine. THE WHO came second for their early album "My Generation", while blues legend HOWLIN' WOLF's self-titled ...

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