MEGADETH DVD Certified Gold

MEGADETH's "Rude Awakening" DVD has been certified gold by the International Recording Media Association (IRMA) for sales of more than 25,000 copies in the U.S. Commented ex-MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson: "I want to thank all of you who helped make the live MEGADETH DVD for 'Rude Awakening' such a huge success, as it has been ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVE TYLER Remembers RUN-DMC's JAM MASTER JAY

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler remembered the life of RUN-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay in "The Best of 2002" edition of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Tyler wrote, "AEROSMITH toured with RUN-DMC this past summer, and Jay and I became really close. Our encore was always 'Walk This Way', and we'd bring out RUN-DMC, and the place would ...

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THE CROWN Line Up Finnish Dates

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have announced the following Finnish dates in January: Jan. 22 - Tavastia – Helsinki, FIN Jan. 23 - Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN Jan. 24 - Pakkahuone - Tampere, FIN Jan. 25 - Säätämö – Turku, FIN Support at all dates will come from SACRAMENT ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Completes Work On 'Solo' Demo

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have completed work on a six-song demo, titled "Iconoclast". The tracks featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Evading 02. Moonshine 03. Residual Presence 04. On The River 05. Hypnotized (FLEETWOOD MAC cover) 06. Quintessence ...

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DORO PESCH Involved In Car Accident, Cancels German Dates

Veteran metal vocalist Doro Pesch was involved in a car accident in Germany a couple of days ago and was hurt, albeit not seriously, according to the singer's official web site. As a result, the last three concerts on her current tour have been cancelled. The following is the official statement on the cancellation as ...

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VILE To Reissue Debut, Embark On European Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE will re-release their much sought-after debut album, "Stench Of The Deceased" (originally issued in 1999), in February in a special package that will include three live tracks and a previously-unreleased song. The re-release will coincide with the group's European tour with MANGLED, INHUME, DISAVOWED, and SPAWN OF POSSESSION. Confirmed dates ...

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DISTURBED To Launch MUSIC AS A WEAPON 2 TOUR Next Spring

DISTURBED are set to launch the Music As A Weapon 2 Tour in the spring with TAPROOT, CHEVELLE and possibly one other band, along with a local opener in each city. "[It's] just something that we want to do to kind of keep each area's local scene revived," DISTURBED frontman David Draiman explained to MTV. ...

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