THE CLASH's JOE STRUMMER: 1952-2002

Joe Strummer (real name John Graham Mellor), one of the key members of the seminal British punk rock band THE CLASH, died died on Sunday at his farmhouse in Somerset, southwestern England at the age of 50. The cause of his death was not announced. A message dated Dec. 23 on strummersite.com confirmed the singer's ...

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GUANO APES: Elephant Tales Gone Wrong

Germany's GUANO APES filmed the video clip to their new single, "You Can't Stop Me", at the famous William Circus in Berlin in early December. However, the shoot didn't go entirely smoothly, according to the group's official web site. "Besides the four [members of the group], an elephant was supposed to play a special main ...

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NICKELBACK To Perform At AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

NICKELBACK will perform their smash single, "How You Remind Me", at the American Music Awards, on Jan. 13, 2003 at 8 p.m. (EST)/7pm (CST). In addition to this being the band's first U.S. music awards performance, they are up for one nomination in the pop/rock category for "Best Band/Group/Duo". The show, which will be hosted ...

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DENATA Prepare To Record Third Album

Swedish thrashers DENATA will enter studio Hell Smell in Linköping, Sweden in early January to begin recording their third album for a March/April release through Arctic Music Group. 13 tracks of "brutal thrash holocaust" will be recorded during the sessions, including a cover of CELTIC FROST's "Morbid Tales". In other news, DENATA is a featured ...

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METAL RULES! Magazine Returns With Issue #15!

Metal Rules! magazine has released their 15th issue. This issue features interviews with Chris Jericho (WWE, FOZZY), "Half Baked" and "Saturday Night Live"'s Jim Breuer, RATT, SAXON, JETHRO TULL, GOD FORBID, FALL SILENT, W.A.S.P., Paul Di'Anno (IRON MAIDEN), THY DISEASE, FIREHOUSE, DOKKEN, ROTTEN SOUND, WARRANT, 100 music reviews and, believe it or not, a back ...

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SHAPE 68 To Play NAMM Convention

SHAPE 68, a new pop-oriented project featuring Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on bass/vocals, Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE) on guitar, and Robin DiMaggio on drums, will perform at the NAMM convention as part of the Sabian show on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003. Also performing will be TOWER OF POWER and EARTH WIND AND ...

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SINERGY Perform Special 'Covers' Gig In Helsinki

Finland's SINERGY performed a special "party gig" in Helsinki at On The Rocks on Dec. 18 featuring a variety covers from some of heavy metal's finest old-school bands. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) 02. GUNS N' ROSES - My Michelle 03. ...

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SATYRICON's 'Volcano' Tops Norwegian Polls

SATYRICON's latest CD, "Volcano", was voted Norwegian album of the year by two of the country's biggest daily newspapers, VG and Aftenposten. A third daily, Dagbladet, voted the record #5 for the year, according to the band's official web site. In other news, the vinyl version of "Volcano" will be released via frontman Satyr's own ...

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