GUNS N' ROSES: Breaking New Records

GUNS N' ROSES, who opened their Chinese Democracy Tour in Hong Kong last week to rave reviews, broke both festival attendance records and venue capacities at whilst headlining Tokyo's Chiba Marine Stadium (35,000 plus) and Osaka's WTC Open-air stadium (25,000 plus) for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, according to a statement posted on the group's official ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Guitars To Be Auctioned Off

Former FOO FIGHTERS guitarist Pat Smear is auctioning off a few of his guitars, including several pieces used at various FOO FIGHTERS shows. To bid on the guitar used by Smear during the FOO FIGHTERS' appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1995, click here. ...

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IGNITE Part Ways With Drummer

Former TVT Records recording artists IGNITE have parted ways with drummer Craig Anderson. No reason was given for Anderson's departure. Craig has recently been playing shows with Metal Blade recording artists ENGINE, filling in for drummer Pete Parada who is on tour with FACE TO FACE. ENGINE will be playing at the Blackbird Rock Festival ...

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LEGENDS OF ROCK: The Classic Rock Extravaganza

Legends Of Rock is the name of a unique three-hour classic rock extravaganza, hosted by ex-SCORPIONS guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Due to the phenomenal success of his Legends of Rock headlining appearance at the Castle Donington festival in 2001, the decision was made to take the Legends format out on the road. With an ...

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UPDATE: DAISLEY/KERSLAKE Case Dismissed By Judge

The following article appears in today's edition of The New York Times: Here is a scene viewers won't see on the MTV show The Osbournes: OZZY OSBOURNE handing over millions in royalties to his onetime bass player and drummer. The bass player, Bob Daisley, and the drummer, Lee Kerslake, sued Mr. Osbourne in federal court ...

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OPETH To Begin Mixing In September

The two full-length albums currently being recorded by Sweden's OPETH at Nacksving/Maestro Music studios with producer Fredrik Nordström are scheduled to be mixed during September — the "heavy" one under the watchful eye of Andy Sneap (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE) and the "mellow" one by PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steve Wilson. As previously reported, the ...

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JAGUAR: Full Track Listing Unveiled

NWOBHM legends JAGUAR are about to start mixing their new studio album for a fall release through an as-yet-unspecified label. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Run Ragged 02. Living Hell 03. Wrong Side Of Nothing 04. As The Crow Flies 05. Nailed 06. Eighties 07. Feng Shui 08. This ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Commence Recording Sessions For New CD

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY went into the studio several weeks ago and recorded a brand new track, provisionally entitled "The Unholy", for inclusion on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due sometime in 2003. The recording in question was premiered last Friday via the Raleigh, North Carolina's radio station WKNC 88.1 FM, where bassist Mike Dean appeared ...

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