Former NEUROTICA Guitarist Resurfaces In BUTTONHOOK

Former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau has teamed up with ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson in an Atlanta-based act named BUTTONHOOK. The group, whose sound is being described as a cross between SOUNDGARDEN and GUNS N' ROSES, recently issued a self-titled debut CD, available online via the group's official web site at this ...

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MAGUS NOCTUM Added To LORD BELIAL European Tour

Slovenian melodic black metallers MAGUS NOCTUM have been added to the upcoming European tour featuring Sweden's LORD BELIAL and Norway's FORLORN. The trek is expected to kick off on Jan. 30, 2003 at Headbangers Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany. Exact venues and dates will be announced soon. ...

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RAGE To Promote Events At German Club

Veteran German metallers RAGE have announced a special partnership/involvement with the Tenne-Club in Hamm-Pelkum, Germany. According to the group's official web site, "On 2nd February RAGE will start to present 'Metal Events' such as Live-Shows, Metal-Discos and Work-Shops at the Tenne-Club in Hamm-Pelkum. More infos will follow in the beginning of January!" For more information, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'People Think I'm Crazy For Liking CREED'

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: He may be the king of metal, but Ozzy Osbourne prefers a quieter, gentler brand of music at home. "THE BEATLES are my favorite thing," Osbourne told mtv.com. "A lot of people think I'm crazy for liking CREED . . . ...

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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN: 'We Recorded The New Album Twice'

SKID ROW recorded their recently-completed album, "ThickSkin", twice in order to make sure that it was a worthy follow-up to their final release with frontman Sebastian Bach, 1995's "Subhuman Race". "We thought we were done, and then after it was mixed decided that it didn't sound like SKID ROW," bassist Rachel Bolan revealed in an ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY On Relationships: 'I Like To Be Surprised'

A lifelong bachelor, MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister revealed during a recent interview with Britain's Observer that he has been involved in a serious relationship with a Los Angeles-based woman for the past several years. However, don't expect the singer to tie the knot anytime soon. "I've been going out with this one girl for ...

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USURPER Listening Party To Be Held In Chicago

On Jan. 11, 2003, USURPER and Earache Records will be hosting a listening party for the new USURPER album, "Twilight Dominion". The party will be at a bar in Chicago called Delilah's [2771 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL, (773) 472-27711]. Although USURPER will not be performing, it will be three hours of non-stop free beer, and ...

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HALFORD Frontman Denied Entry Into U.S., West Coast Tour Postoned

HALFORD have been forced to postpone their scheduled three-date West Coast tour until late January after frontman Rob Halford was denied entry into the United States from London, England due to his work visa not being thoroughly processed by The United States Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). The following is HALFORD's official statement on the ...

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