Report: MARILYN MANSON Faces Swiss Criminal Probe

The Associated Press reports that MARILYN MANSON is under criminal investigation in Switzerland after a religious group made a formal complaint about his stage act. Zurich District Prosecutor Michael Scherrer said Manson was under investigation for allegedly breaching Swiss law protecting religion as well as making incitements to violence during a concert in the city ...

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Report: LIMP BIZKIT Cancel Southeast Asian Tour, Cite 'Security Risks'

Thailand's The Nation reports that LIMP BIZKIT cancelled their Southeast Asian tour due to security risks, the organizer of their Bangkok concert said Tuesday (Dec. 2). Following recent warnings from the U.S. State Department of increased security risks in the region, the band cancelled upcoming concerts in Bali, Manila and Bangkok, BEC Tero Entertainment Co. ...

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GENE SIMMONS Domain 'Hijacked' by Indie Rock Musician

In a bold attempt to gain notice in Simmons Records' increasingly competitive new-to-be-signed artist selection, Seattle rocker Jason Frost has mysteriously posted a message at GeneKlein.com aimed directly at Gene Simmons of the rock band KISS. For those unfamiliar, Gene Klein is KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' real name which he has not used ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Publishes 'Greatest Albums Of All Time' List

The editors at Rolling Stone magazine recently polled an array of musicians, critics, and influential industry figures to come up with these 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Nearly 300 such music experts (including METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, ANTHRAX's Scott Ian, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, THIN ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine Salutes THE OSBOURNES

The Billboard Information Group salutes the pop culture impact of "The Osbournes", the hit MTV series fronted by flamboyant rock veteran Ozzy Osbourne, with the publication of a special report in the Dec. 20 issue of Billboard. The issue is available on newsstands from Dec. 13 when the content also will also be posted on ...

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TENEBRE To Begin Recording New Album

Sweden's TENEBRE will enter Cherryfields Studio later this month with producer Mikael K├Ârner (FUNHOUSE) to begin recording their fifth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Regain Records. Among the songtitles set to appear on the CD are "Shine", "Black Void Nirvana", "Silverflame" and "Blue". According to a post on the band's web site, Mikael ...

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Former WHITE ZOMBIE Guitarist Produces ROCK CITY MORGUE

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, have posted the following message on their official web site: "The MORGUE has just finished recording 4 new songs with J Yuenger (WHITE ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist, CATHEDRAL Frontman To Form Grindcore Band

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has confirmed plans to form a "grindcore" project with CATHEDRAL frontman (and ex-NAPALM DEATH member) Lee Dorrian. "Me and Lee have been talking about doing something for ages but I think hopefully next year we will get something together," Embury said, "Hopefully Roy Mayorga, who was playing drums in SOULFLY, ...

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