H2O, MADBALL, NEW FOUND GLORY Collaboration Finds New Name

H2O frontman Toby Morse, NEW FOUND GLORY guitarist Chad Gilbert, MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien, BOX CAR RACER guitarist Dave Kennedy and MADBALL bassist Hoya Roc have set F.T.W. as the name for their brand new collaboration (the previously-announced ALL AGES has now apparently been scrapped), which is expected to release a debut album later in ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003 Festival

HAMMERFALL are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, PARADISE LOST, BLAZE, DRAGONFORCE, POWER QUEST, and WAYLANDER. A total of 18 bands will perform ...

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LINKIN PARK Add U.K. Dates

LINKIN PARK have added two U.K. dates to their upcoming European warm-up tour for their new album, "Meteora". "Meteora" is due out in the U.S. on March 25 and internationally on March 24. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Feb. 23 - Milan, ITA @ Alcatraz Feb. 27- Hamburg, GER @ Docks Mar. 02- Paris, ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Donate Pyro Cash To Australian Firefighters

FOO FIGHTERS have been asked to extinguish their stage pyrotechnics during their current Big Day Out gigs due to fire bans enacted because of Australia's raging bushfires. Rather than sulk, the group has decided to make the best of the situation. "We are going to take the money it would have cost for the fireworks ...

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NICKELBACK Singing Record Label's Praises

NICKELBACK have boosted Roadrunner Records to a status to compete with the major labels of the record business. Thanks to NICKLEBACK's Grammy nomination for "How You Remind Me" and "Silver Side Up" selling several million copies, the band and the label are both gaining notoriety. It hasn't all been NICKELBACK carrying the label on its ...

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DARKSEED Set Release Date For 'Astral Adventures'

Germany's DARKSEED have set an April 28 European release date through Massacre Records for their new album, "Astral Adventures". The band, who were previously signed to Soundland Records, are set to perform at this year's Summer Breeze Open Air festival on Aug. 21-23 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Film New Video

SHADOWS FALL will film a video for the track "Destroyer Of Senses" at their hometown show at the Fat Cat in Springfield. Massachusetts on Sunday, Feb. 16. "Destroyer Of Senses" will be directed by Zack Merek (CONVERGE, ATREYU) and is set to feature guest appearances by members of HATEBREED, LAMB OF GOD and CONVERGE, among ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Frontman To Write Score For ICE CUBE's New Movie

MONSTER MAGNET frontman Dave Wyndorf has been hired to write the score for Ice Cube's next movie, "Torque". Wyndorf is currently working on the music with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.) and former MÖTLEY CRÜE skin-basher Tommy Lee, who will play drums on some of the material. "[Tommy Lee is] a friend ...

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WINTERS BANE Hard At Work On New Album

Akron, Ohio-based WINTERS BANE — best known as the former home of current JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens — are currently writing material for their next album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 1997's "Girth" — which will mark the recording debut with the group of new vocalist Alexander Koch (POWERGOD, SPIRAL ...

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