VELVET REVOLVER: Studio Update!

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have finished laying down basic tracks for 14 songs with producer Josh Abraham and engineer Ryan Williams, according to ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer To Face Third-Degree Assault Charges

IRON MAIDEN drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain will appear in Hempstead District Court in New York next month to face third-degree assault charges. On Tuesday (October 7), a judge set a November 7 date for the case, which involves McBrain intentionally running his car into a parking-lot attendant before an IRON MAIDEN show in ...

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GODSMACK: 'The Other Side' Track Listing Announced

Despite rumors to the contrary, GODSMACK intend to go through with their previously announced plans of releasing an acoustic EP on November 18. Titled "The Other Side", the disc features seven tracks recorded earlier this year in Hawaii after the band finished their tour of Asia. Among the cuts recorded for the EP are two ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 'Thank You' DVD Details Revealed

Billboard.com reports that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You", will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends and fans. The 15-track audio anthology — due on November 11 — will be available with and without the DVD. The DVD will ...

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HELL ON EARTH To Perform Live This Weekend

Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH have announced plans to perform live at the Brass Mug on Sunday, October 12. The performance is a rescheduling of their previously announced concert which was to feature an on-stage suicide of a terminally ill person. Last Saturday's show, which drew international attention, was postponed because of problems with the ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Planning Separate Arena Tours Next Year

Billboard.com reports that KISS and AEROSMITH are prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004. KISS and AEROSMITH have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Mountain View, California Friday night (Oct. 10), ...

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EMERALD Complete Work On New Album

Swiss melodic metallers EMERALD have competed work on their third full-length album, "Forces Of Doom", at Mohrmann Studios in Bochum, Germany with producers Detlef Mohrmann and Axel Thubeauville. Included on the CD is a guest appearance by MAJESTY guitarist Tarek Maghary, who played a solo on the title cut, "Forces Of Doom". A January/February 2004 ...

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DEEP PURPLE Receive Musical Space Shuttle Remnants

At their show in Mexico City on September 23, DEEP PURPLE were presented with remnants of CDs they gave to astronaut Kalpana Chawla for her mission on the Columbia space shuttle, which crashed on its return to earth. The three discs were presented by Chawla's husband Jean-Pierre Harrison and came with certificates of authenticity signed ...

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EXMORTEM To Release EP, 7" Single

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have several releases planned for the coming months. Among the items scheduled for release through Osmose Productions is the "Pest Campaign 2003" CD/EP featuring three profesionally recorded live tracks (recorded in Valencia, Spain during our European tour in April 2003), plus a re-recorded version of "Intoxicated By Death" from the "Labyrinths ...

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