IMAGIKA To Enter Studio In January

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA will enter Prairie Sun studios in Cotati, California to finish tracking their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. "All new vocal tracks and bass will be laid down," reads a post on the band's web site. "There's also going to be some more guitar since ...

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IGGY POP Says He Plans On Recording A New STOOGES Album

Iggy Pop has told MTV.com that a possibility exists that he will collaborate with WHITE STRIPES frontman Jack White on a full STOOGES studio album that veteran producer Rick Rubin will likely produce. Pop said he decided to work with the STOOGES on their first disc since 1973's "Raw Power" because he was inspired by ...

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ANTHRAX To Record Live Shows For Upcoming CD/DVD

ANTHRAX will record their upcoming shows in Chicago (Dec. 5), Flint (Dec. 6) and Cleveland (Dec. 7) for a live CD/DVD that will accompany the group's previously announced collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs sung by current vocalist John Bush. As previously reported, the studio portion of the set, dubbed "Metallum Maximus Aeternus", will be ...

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PLACE OF SKULLS Part Ways With WINO

Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS have officially parted ways with guitarist Wino (THE HIDDEN HAND, ex-SPIRIT CARAVAN, ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED). The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "A year and a half ago, armed with an idea to bring together our styles and imagery to a single musical force, we laid ...

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'VINCE NEIL's Rocktails': Casting Call Announced

Producer J.C. Calciano is accepting submissions for "Vince Neil's Rocktails", a HD TV pilot a la "Red Shoe Diaries" hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil and directed by Mindy Debaise. Shoot starts Dec. 6 in L.A. and Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit, meals, and travel & lodging (if required) provided. There is pay. Breakdown: Males ...

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METALLICA To Ring In 2004 Via FOX TV Appearance

METALLICA will perform on Fox's second annual New Year's Eve show staged on the Las Vegas Strip and again hosted by "American Idol"'s Ryan Seacrest, according to the Daily Variety. The San Franciscian heavy metal quartet — along with other guest musical acts ASHANTI, WYCLEF JEAN, OUTKAST and KEITH URBAN — will perform in a ...

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EVANESCENCE: First Rescheduled U.S. Dates Announced

EVANESCENCE will make up their recently cancelled U.S. tour dates in late February/early March. So far, two newly rescheduled shows have been announced: St. Cloud. Minnesota's Halenbeck Hall on Feb. 20 and Madison, Wisconsin's Alliant Energy Center on Feb. 21. Tickets for each of the postponed shows will be honored on the make-up dates, according ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN: New Video Available For Download

ORANGE GOBLIN's video for the track "Some You Win, Some You Lose", taken from their forthcoming "Thieving From The House Of God" album, has been posted online in Quicktime format at this location (.zip file, 18.4 MB). The clip, which was directed by Muckspreader Productions, comprises footage taken during the recording sessions at ...

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'KISS Symphony' DVD Certified Double Platinum

KISS's "Kiss Symphony" DVD has been certified double platinum in the U.S., according to the web site of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The DVD, which features KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer playing classic songs such as "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Deuce", "Love Gun", and "Detroit ...

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