ANTHRAX, CRADLE OF FILTH Confirmed For Spain's PIORNO ROCK Festival

ANTHRAX, CRADLE OF FILTH, IN EXTREMO, SARATOGA, and TRAIL OF TEARS are among the artists currently confirmed to perform at Piorno Rock, a three-day festival set to take place Mar. 27-29 at Pinos Puente in Granada, Spain. More confirmations are expected to be announced shortly. ANTHRAX, who recently inked a North American deal with ArtistDirect/BMG ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Lets Success Go To His Head

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead (who wears a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket and white face mask over his head) refused to take the headgear off backstage at the band's Madison Square Garden show on Dec. 5, according to New York Magazine's Intelligencer column. "[Comedian] Chris Rock was saying what a great show it was," reported ...

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NIKKI SIXX Speaks Out On BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's Live Debut

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "The first BRIDES shows went really well. We walked onstage sans intro tape, effects, or anything — just cold and raw. It was announced that a local band was playing and that's all ...

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NICKELBACK Pass Two-Million Mark In Europe

NICKELBACK's "Silver Side Up" CD has passed the two-million mark in albums shipped in Europe, according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. Meanwhile, the album is said to be approaching five-million copies sold in the U.S., where the group's previous album, "The State", was awarded gold status (500,000 copies shipped). ...

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SINERGY Singer To Publish Autobiography

Finland's SINERGY have posted the following update via their official web site (www.sinergy.org): "[SINERGY frontwoman] Kimberly [Goss] recently received a phone call from a writer who was interested in telling her life story in an exclusive autobiography. After meeting with the biographer and having gotten the green light from the publishing company, the book deal ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS To Tour Japan

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have announced the details of their Japanese tour, set to take place in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 17 – Nagoya, JAP @ Club Quattro Apr. 18 – Tokyo, JAP @ Shibuya AX Apr. 20 – Osaka, JAP ...

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GORDIAN KNOT To Release 'Emergent' Next Month

The long awaited new GORDIAN KNOT album, "Emergent", will surface on Jan. 14, 2003 through Sensory Records. GORDIAN KNOT is the project of former CYNIC and current OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) bassist Sean Malone. "Emergent", the project's second album, will feature guest appearances by Bill Bruford (YES, KING CRIMSON), Jason Gobel (ex-CYNIC), Steve Hackett ...

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Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Guitarist To Raise Charity Funds

To help raise badly-needed funds for the Bury Hospice in the UK, former LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page has donated a rare three-CD LED ZEPPELIN promo set from his own personal home collection. This limited-edition, numbered mini box-set is being offered to the public for the first time ever. Best of all, it was owned ...

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