IRON MAIDEN Producer Defends 'Dance Of Death' Sound

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who has worked with the group on their last two studio releases as well as the live album "Rock In Rio", has taken the unusual step of publicly defending the production on MAIDEN's latest CD, "Dance Of Death", calling it a perfect replica of the band's live sound. Writing to ...

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RHINO BUCKET: New EP Details Revealed

RHINO BUCKET, the Bon Scott-era AC/DC sound-alike band that recorded two albums for Warner Bros./EMI back in '90 and '92 and an independent album in '94 with former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright, are in the process of recording a new EP which they will use to procure a record contract and manager. The three songs ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION, MARILYN MANSON Line Up East Coast Dates

JANE'S ADDICTION and MARILYN MANSON will be joining forces this winter for a series of co-headlining dates that kick off right after Christmas. Only a handful of dates have been scheduled so far, beginning with a Dec. 27 performance in Auburn Hills, MI. Plans also include a New Year's Eve show at New York City's ...

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BORKNAGAR Debut To Get Reissue Treatment

Norway's BORKNAGAR will be reissuing their self-titled debut album on December 28 through Displeased Records. Originally released in 1996 via Malicious Records and re-released in the U.S. in 1999 through Century Media, the new version of the CD will feature a brand-new booklet layout and will also be made available on vinyl. BORKNAGAR are currently ...

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LINKIN PARK, P.O.D. To Team Up For U.S. Tour

LINKIN PARK will be hooking up with P.O.D. for about six weeks of North American dates beginning in early January. The tour will start in early January and will feature LINKIN PARK in the headlining slot. "Their success is huge. You can't knock LINKIN PARK's sales," P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval told MTV.com about playing second ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Begin Recording New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Album

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde will enter the studio on November 19 to begin recording the next BLACK LABEL SOCIETY album, tentatively due next spring through Spitfire Records. Wylde will spend approximately five weeks working on the follow-up to this year's "The Blessed Hellride", which has sold 126,960 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen ...

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DISTURBED Part Ways With Bassist

DISTURBED have parted ways with bassist Fuzz. According to a statement from the group's manager on their official web site, "the band has yet to start the process of finding a replacement. They are currently in the studio writing new material for their upcoming third record and the process is going very well. Projections for ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist To Play BODY BAG Reunion Show

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has spent the past two weeks in Portland rehearsing with death metallers BODYBAG for their reunion gig, which is scheduled to take place tonight (Nov. 7) at Club DV8 in Portland, Oregon. "Things are going great," says drummer BODY BAG drummer Jimmy Littlefield. "Dino is a true pro and ...

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