KID ROCK Set For MOTORCYCLE MANIA 3

Kid Rock, who is currently finishing up his new album in Los Angeles, is making time to attend the upcoming Motorcycle Mania 3 event, sponsored and organized by Jesse James and his motorcycle company West Coast Choppers. Rock will join James for a ride through Mexico as part of the event, according to Launch. The ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Singer To Release Solo Compilation

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant is currently putting together a two-CD compilation album entitled "Sixty Six to Timbuktu", according to Concert Live Wire. The set, which is expected to surface before the end of the year, is scheduled to include not only Plant's own solo hits, but also pre-ZEPPELIN solo tracks from 1966-67 along ...

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ANTHRAX Perform In Colorado

ANTHRAX performed at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado on Tuesday (august 5). Check out pictures from Wire Image. In other news, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante recently told BoulderWeekly.com that his band are focused on restoring the legacy of inventive, aggressive music that they started over 20 years ago. "I just think music, ...

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GODHATE To Cover AT THE GATES Classic

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) will enter Studio Underground shortly to record a cover of AT THE GATES' "Kingdom Gone" for an upcoming tribute album. The group's recently released sophomore full-length CD, "Godhate" (issued under the band's previous moniker), contains "furious, blasphemous and uncompromising death metal in the vein of SLAYER, DEICIDE and MORBID ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Announces In-Store Appearances

ROB ZOMBIE will be making three in-store appearances next week in conjunction with the DVD release of his horror-flick directorial debut, "House Of 1000 Corpses". The details are as follows: Tues., Aug. 12 Best Buy 1000 West 78th St. Minneapolis, MN 55423 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wed., Aug. 13 Hastings 2311 Colorado Blvd. Dallas, TX ...

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Australia's DESTRUCTION OF OZ Festival Canceled!

Australia's Destruction Of Oz festival, which was set to include appearances by DORO, CRYPTOPSY, SODOM and MARDUK (among others), has been officially canceled due to poor ticket sales. The following is a letter from the festival's organizer, Mark of Extreme Noize magazine, explaining the cancellation: "To The Metal Community, "As of today (August 6, 2003) ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Completing Work On Sophomore Album

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, who recently replaced Bobby Hewitt (ex-ORGY) with original the group's drummer Neil Taylor, are currently recording their sophomore album, which they expect to complete by the end of the month. The band are still seeking a record deal following their split with Reprise Records in 2001. Among the tracks tentatively set to ...

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ANDROMEDA Announce New Bassist

Acclaimed Swedish prog-metal band ANDROMEDA have announced the addition of bassist Fabian Gustavsson to the group's ranks. Gustavsson is a permanent replacement for Jakob Tanentsapf, who apparently left the band despite only having joined the fold in February of this year. ANDROMEDA's next live performance will take place at the ProgPower Europe festival on October ...

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