THE KOVENANT Add Session Members

Norway's THE KOVENANT will be joined by two session musicians during their upcoming world tour in support of their long-awaited new album, "S.E.T.I." (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence), due in Europe on Mar. 31 through Nuclear Blast Records. RAM-ZET drummer Küth and APOPTYGMA BERZERK keyboardist Geir Bratland have reportedly signed on to tour with the group, ...

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MTV EUROPE Issues Video Censorship Guidelines

A purported internal memo from Mark Sunderland, Broadcast Standards Manager from MTV Networks Europe, outlines the network's censorship policy after the invasion of Iraq began. Included in the videos the network has blacked out during the conflict are "Boom!" from SYSTEM OF A DOWN, "Holy Wars" from MEGADETH and "Don't Want To Miss A ...

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SUKI JONES Perform To 'Unbelievable' Crowd Reaction In Vegas

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, made their live debut this past weekend at sold-out shows in Kingman, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. The group performed an all-cover ...

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SAXON Begin Songwriting Sessions For New CD

SAXON members Nigel Glockner (drums), Paul Quinn (guitar) and Doug Scarratt (guitar) have been getting together at Nigel's studio over the past couple of weeks writing material for the group's next album, due before the end of the year through SPV/Steamhammer Records. Bassist Nibbs Carter is expected to join them for the next session next ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'MTV Makes Me Sick To My Stomach'

KELLY OSBOURNE doesn't think she's getting enough love from MTV. The network's hesitance to push her new video, "Come Dig Me Out", into heavy rotation has sent her to the brink. "MTV makes me sick to my stomach," Osbourne told The Detroit News. "Did you know they only play 35 videos a week? It's so ...

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OPETH Mainman To Collaborate With PORCUPINE TREE Singer

OPETH mastermind Mikael Akerfeldt and PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson will reportedly collaborate on a LINDA PERHACS cover for a tribute CD to the early '70s U.S. singer/songwriter, due later in the year. OPETH's new album, "Damnation", will be released in a limited-edition digipak version (around 20,000 copies) as well as a standard jewel-case edition. ...

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THYRANE Set European Release Date For 'Hypnotic'

Finland's THYRANE have set May 19 as the European release date through Century Media Records for their third full-length effort, "Hypnotic". The album, which is due in Finland on May 5 through Spikefarm Records, was mixed in November/December at SundiCoop Studios and mastered at Finnvox Studios. The complete track listing for "Hypnotic" is as follows: ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Perform In Orlando

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will perform at The Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 27. He will be joined at the gig by guitarist Jeff Kollman, keyboardist Dave Schulz and drummer Gary Ferguson. In other news, Hughes will embark on a short tour with Alex Ligertwood and Robin McAuley ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Tarzana Set List Revealed

Former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP/ALCATRAZZ frontman Graham Bonnet's set list for his one-off solo appearance at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, Feb. 21 consisted of the following: 01. God Blessed Video (ALCATRAZZ) 02. Stand In Line (IMPELLITTERI) 03. Don't Look Down 04. S.O.S. 05. Love's No Friend (RAINBOW) 06. Island In The Sun (ALCATRAZZ) 07. ...

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