AC/DC To Allow Legal Music Downloads

Microsoft Corp. has struck up a deal with AC/DC, the seventh-best-selling band in the U.S., to allow its music be sold over the Internet exclusively via Microsoft's MSN Music service for one month. MSN Music offers a library of more than one million licensed tracks, and now the addition of four new European markets and ...

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TESTAMENT: In Recording Mode

San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT have issued the following press release via their official web site: "Eric Peterson [guitar] has been given the green light to drive again by his doctor following his long recovery from a triple-fracture leg surgery. On tour in June, he fell down a flight of stairs resulting in ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Set Record Straight Regarding Band Lineup

GUNS N' ROSES have issued a statement refuting reports that the band are close to finding a replacement for departed guitarist Buckethead. The statement reads as follows: "There have been numerous reports over the last few weeks from various sources claiming that one person or another has been invited to join GUNS N' ROSES. To ...

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GENE SIMMONS Wants To Blast Into Space

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities that have expressed their desire to travel into space via Virgin Galactic, a space travel venture founded by British airline and entertainment magnate Sir Richard Branson, according to CNET.com. The cost for the two-hour flight, five minutes of which will be spent weightless, hovering above Earth, is ...

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ANTHRAX Schedule South American/Mexican Tour Dates

ANTHRAX have lined up the following South American/Mexican dates during February/March 2005. Feb. 25 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA @ Claro Hall Feb. 26 - São Paulo, BRA @ Credicard Hall Feb. 27 - Buenos Aires, ARG @ Estádio Obras Mar. 01 – Santiago, CHL @ Estádio Victor Jara Mar. 02 – Bogotá, COL @ ...

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FIREWIND Finalize Track Listing For 'Forged By Fire'

FIREWIND have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Forged by Fire", due in Japan on November 10 via EMI Records. The rest of the world will receive the album in early 2005. The disc features lead vocals by Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO), who replaced Stephen Fredrick in February. Band leader/guitarist Gus G. acted ...

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MARILYN MANSON Talks About Playing QUEEN OF HEARTS

Marilyn Manson recently spoke to MTV.com about playing the Queen of Hearts in a cinematic re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" called "Living in Neon Dreams". It won't be too much of a stretch, as Manson played a drag queen in "Party Monster", but he said this role requires a bit more commitment, since it's less ...

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