GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Guests On KIMYA DAWSON CD

GUNS N' ROSES drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia, also of PRIMUS fame, has laid down the drum tracks on the new album from Kimya Dawson, one half of quirky anti-folk duo THE MOLDY PEACHES, according to MTV.com. The follow-up to last year's "I'm Sorry That Sometimes I'm Mean", which features THIRD EYE BLIND's Arion Salazar on ...

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Teenager Dies At England's READING Festival

The unexplained death of an 18-year-old man at England's Reading music festival Monday (August 25) is being investigated by police, according to The Guardian. The man collapsed and stopped breathing at around 5:00 a.m., and could not be revived despite attempts for almost an hour by emergency services, on-site medical staff and the teenager's friends. ...

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BUSH Frontman Records Solo Material

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale recently spent time in a Los Angeles studio recording a three-song demo with former HELMET guitarist Page Hamilton (who also produced), bassist Cache Tolman (RIVAL SCHOOLS), drummer Charlie Walker (CHAMBERLAIN, NEW END ORIGINAL) and guitarist Chris Traynor, who has played with both BUSH and HELMET, Billboard.com reports. Rossdale reportedly has more ...

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MELIAH RAGE Reform, Complete Work On New CD

The Boston-based metal band MELIAH RAGE have reformed and recorded a brand new studio album titled "Barely Human". It is scheduled for release in early 2004 on Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The official release date is forthcoming. Guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist ...

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SEVENDUST Finalize Acoustic Tour Dates

SEVENDUST have finalized the dates for their 14-date acoustic tour in support of their upcoming album, "Seasons". The trek will kick off September 3 in Chicago, and each stop will also include a listening party for the new set and a Q&A with band members. The fan deemed to have asked the best question at ...

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RAUNCHY Set Tentative Track Listing For New Album

Denmark's RAUNCHY have set the tentative track listing for their sophomore album, due in early 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Velvet Noise" was recorded and mixed at producer Jacob Hansen's (INVOCATOR) Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark. 12 songs were reportedly tracked for the CD, including a cover ...

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SLAYER, HATEBREED, ARCH ENEMY: First Dates Announced

The first two dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. According to Ticketmaster, the two-month-long trek will make the following stops: Oct. 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Nov. 21 - San Diego, CA @ 4th and B More dates will be released during ...

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HELMET Reunion A No-Go: Spokesperson

Contrary to published reports, HELMET have no plans at present to reunite for a tour in conjunction with a retrospective of the group's three studio albums for Interscope, due on November 4 through Universal Records. A management spokesperson for HELMET frontman Page Hamilton told Billboard.com that he was unsure how the rumor began, but confirmed ...

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MASTERS OF REALITY: No Rest For The Wicked

MASTERS OF REALITY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Rumors are spreading of an upcoming Los Angeles MASTERS OF REALITY show. We've been told that Halloween night at the Greek Theater in L.A. will feature QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOMAHAWK and MASTERS OF REALITY!!! Confirmation coming soon. Stay tuned right ...

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