HALFORD Manager On Cancelled Tour: 'We Are Moving On'

HALFORD manager John Baxter has issued a statement defending the band's decision to travel with three buses on the ill-fated The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour and rejecting as baseless accusations that the group's allegedly over-inflated traveling costs ultimately contributed to the tour's cancellation. Baxter's latest statement reads as follows: "3 buses. "1 for ...

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TROUBLE Announce Illinois Club Show

Reunited Chicago doomsters TROUBLE have announced a one-off club show at Penny Road Pub in Barrington, Illinois on Saturday, May 31. Also set to appear on the bill are TWELFTH GATE, GOLDFISH NAMED BLADE, MINDBOMB, STONEHENGE and CUTTLASS. TROUBLE are slated to perform at Rock Hard Festival 2003 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on June 7-8 and ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Go XBOX Crazy!

JANE'S ADDICTION spent some time at Culver Studios in Culver City, California on Thursday (May 8) taking promotional photos for Microsoft's Xbox, the presenting sponsor of the Lollapalooza music tour this summer. Check out pictures from Wire Image. The Redmond, Wash., company paid more than $1 million for the sponsorship, according to Adweek. ...

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UNHOLY GHOST To Film Video

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), will begin shooting a video for the track "Under Existence" later this week. The group, whose lineup is completed by original DIABOLIC guitarist and PESSIMIST founder Kelly McLauchlin, will enter the studio in July to ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Frontman Has 'Incredibly Prolific' Winter

VIRGIN STEELE frontman David DeFeis has completed over 40 pieces of music for the much-anticipated "Lilith Project", according to the group's official web site. "He has recorded and sent over to the theatre for the upcoming performances 11 (eleven) instrumental pieces and 18 (eighteen) songs. Hopefully the majority of these compositions will actually be heard ...

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HALFORD Guitarist Regrets Cancellation Of THE METAL GODS Tour

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has posted the following message to his official web site: "Greetings all. Metal Mike coming at you from the Metal Land. We regret to say that The Metal Gods 2003 tour dates have officially been suspended. We were really having a great time on the tour with our friends in ...

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