Former NIRVANA Bassist To Receive NORTHWEST IMPACT AWARD

Former NIRVANA bassist and JAMPAC (Joint Artists and Music Promotions Political Actions Committee) founder Krist Novoselic has been selected as one of the recipients of the new Northwest IMPACT Award. The Pacific Northwest Branch of the Recording Academy will hold the first annual Northwest IMPACT Awards on Wednesday, April 2 at the Westin Grand Ballroom ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD: New Album Delayed

PUDDLE OF MUDD have pushed back the projected release date of their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Life Of Display", to August. The band recorded 17 songs for their follow-up to 2001's "Come Clean", but will remain in the studio to lay down three newly written tunes. "Recording new songs is gonna push the record back ...

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STRATOVARIUS Cancel Russian Concert

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have been forced to cancel their previously announced show in Moscow, Russia on May 2. According to the group's official web site, "The promoter, 'Ghost Music', did not fulfill the terms we agreed on twice and didn't send the money to pay the flights to Moscow. After the second deadline ran out last ...

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STEVEN ADLER And NIKKI SIXX Reunited!

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx were recently reunited after not being in contact with one another for several years. According to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site, Steven ran into his "old buddy" Sixx "at a recent fashion expo in Las Vegas . . . The ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Demo Tracks Posted Online!

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have posted several new demo cuts in streaming audio in Windows Media format at this location. The tracks available for listening are as follows: 01. Killers (IRON MAIDEN cover) 02. Metal Discharge 03. Vendetta 04. Mortal Remains 05. Savage Symphony 06. Prevention Is Better Than The Cause All songs ...

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IRON MAIDEN Begin Mixing New Album

IRON MAIDEN have commenced the mixing process for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World" at a London studio with producer Kevin Shirley. "Well, I started mixing the MAIDEN album [on Monday, March 17], and kicked off with a blistering and heavy rocker, which turned out quite nicely — well wicked son, indeed!" Shirley ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

SAXON are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. SAXON will headline the "classic" night on Friday, Aug. 29 with BLAZE, POWER QUEST and one other band yet to be confirmed. Also scheduled ...

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LINKIN PARK Tape MTV2's '2$Bill Concert Series'

LINKIN PARK taped an episode of MTV2's "2$Bill Concert Series" on Monday (March 17) at the State Theatre in Detroit. The show will air at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday (March 25), the same day the group's new album, "Meteora", comes out. The episode will be repeated on MTV the following week. LINKIN PARK reportedly ...

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