AEROSMITH Singer To Be Honored At MAP AWARDS

The Musicians' Assistance Program will honor AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, Jimmie Vaughan and John Branca at its 4th annual MAP Awards, Nov. 5 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to Hits Daily Double. The evening, hosted by Sharon Osbourne, will feature performances by Tyler and Vaughan as well as Diane Schuur. Tyler will receive the ...

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MARLON BRANDO Is COURTNEY LOVE's Grandfather

GQ magazine's U.K. web site is reporting today that Marlon Brando is the unexpected grandfather of former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love. The widow of Kurt Cobain has just discovered this tidbit of info from her mother, psychologist Linda Carroll, who has taken DNA tests to confirm she is the star's daughter. A flabbergasted ...

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SPEEDEALER: More Tour Dates Announced

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Aug. 13 – Austin, TX @ Emo's Aug. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Green Door Aug. 15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad Aug. 16 – Phoenix, AZ ...

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NIGHTRAGE: Live Pictures Posted Online

NIGHTRAGE, the brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" led by guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION), made their live debut at Göteborgs Kalaset festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 11. The four-piece live line-up included Marios on guitar, Brice Leclercq on bass, Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH) on drums, and Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'My Dad The Rock Star' Cartoon To Bow In September

Bill Brioux of the Toronto Sun reports that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is "the dude behind 'My Dad The Rock Star', one of several fall gems unveiled yesterday (August 12) in Toronto at a press conference for various Alliance Atlantis networks. " 'My Dad The Rock Star', featuring a platform-wearing, clown-faced guitar slasher named Rock ...

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TRAIL OF TEARS To Record New Album In November

Norway's TRAIL OF TEARS will enter the studio in November to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Napalm Records. The group are currently writing material for the effort and will soon make a pre-production recording of all the songs, according to a post on the band's web site. In other ...

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ASSASSIN Are Ready To 'Go Fight Kill'

ASSASSIN, the reunited German thrash act that released a couple of promising albums in the late '80s via the SPV label (1987's "The Upcoming Terror" and 1988's "Interstellar Experience"), have posted the following message to their official web site: "First of all the whole band wanna thank all the crazy headbangers who saw our recent ...

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TED NUGENT Calls Illinois Residents 'Spineless Wimps'

TED NUGENT took the people of Illinois to task Monday (August 11) just hours before he performed for them at the state's fair, according to the Associated Press. Nugent appeared on a WJJG-AM radio show in Springfield, Ill., hosted by John Cox, a Republican candidate for United States Senate. During the show, he told Cox ...

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