THE WILDHEARTS To Release Collection Of B-Sides And Rarities

THE WILDHEARTS will be issuing "Coupled With", the "definitive" collection of post-reformation b-sides and rarities, on March 29 through Gut Records. The album contains 20 tracks, including "Stormy In the North, Karma In the South" the band's biggest single to date and previously only available as an isolated release. Also featured on the album is ...

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METAL CHURCH And KROKUS Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD Festival

METAL CHURCH and KROKUS are the latest acts confirmed for this year's Rock Hard Festival, a two-day event set to take place May 29-30, 2004 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: MACHINE HEAD STRATOVARIUS IN EXTREMO RAGE EXODUS METAL CHURCH DARK ...

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KING'S X Drummer To Release Solo Album Next Month

KING'S X drummer Jerry Gaskill will be issuing his first solo album, "Come Somewhere", on April 27 through InsideOut Music. KING'S X colleague Ty Tabor provided his studio for the recording and was involved as bassist, guitarist, and producer. Commented KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick: " 'Come Somewhere' makes me jealous and proud at the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Spokesperson Defends Band's Producer Choice

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted a statement on the group's web site defending the band's decision to work with producer Roy Z (HALFORD, HELLOWEEN, BRUCE DICKINSON) on their much-anticipated "reunion" album. "I really cannot believe some of the comments that are being made [on the band's official 'Noticeboard']. Have those people who ...

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RAGE Guitarist To Guest On DER BOTE CD

RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski and former KINGDOM COME studio musician Marcus Deml have recorded guest appearances for the solo project of FEUERENGEL frontman Boris, dubbed DER BOTE. Also appearing on the recording are former STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael and current HELLOWEEN skinsman Stefan Schwarzmann. More information on the project, including audio and video samples from ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: I Gave TED NUGENT Oral Sex At Age 12

Courtney Love phoned in to "The Howard Stern Show" on Monday (March 22) before eventually coming into the studio where she made the shocking allegation that one of the first times she had oral sex was with Ted Nugent. She said she was young and she didn't want to say exactly how old she was, ...

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PUMPJACK, SINNOCENCE, LORD SLUGG Confirmed For SLUG FEST 2004

PUMPJACK, the Texan band featuring vocalist Thurber T. Mingus of PANTERA offshoot group GASOLINE, will be headlining the Slug Fest 2004 on Saturday, April 17 at Lone Star Country Club in Coppell, TX. A total of 14 bands will be performing at the all-day event, including SINNOCENCE, LORD SLUGG, BENEATH THE BLACK SKY and AS ...

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Norwegian Black Metal Photo Exhibition To Be Held In April

Photographer Peter Beste has scheduled three exhibitions of his "Norwegian Black Metal" photographs in April. One will be held at the Horse Hospital in London, while the other two will be taking place in conjunction with the Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway (one at the Rockefeller Center, and one at Elm Street Pub). The dates ...

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GURD To Part Ways With Guitarist SPRING

Switzerland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, will be parting ways with guitarist Spring at the end of the year. Spring's official statement on the matter is as follows: "After five years, two studio albums and countless concerts, I have decided to leave GURD at the end ...

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