MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Gets Trademark Hat Back

The distinctive hat owned and worn by MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister has been returned to its rightful owner after it was stolen from the backstage area last May. "It's got everything still on it!" Lemmy waxed enthusiastically to Reality Check TV's Edward "Ace" Annese, referring to the various ornaments the hat had on ...

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ALICE COOPER: Mega Box Set On The Way

Rhino Records is reportedly planning to release a 16-CD ALICE COOPER box set containing all of the rocker's official Warner Bros. albums, from "Pretties For You" to "Dada". The discs will all be re-mastered with bonus tracks and with extended packaging with rare photos and new liner notes. The complete list of albums set to ...

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DIMENSION ZERO To Reissue Original EP

Sweden's DIMENSION ZERO — featuring IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad (on bass), ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungström, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Göthberg, LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, and PATHOS guitarist Daniel Antonsson — will shortly reissue their original EP, "Penetrations From The Lost World", along with two previously-unreleased songs and five live tracks from their Japanese tour ...

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GRAND MAGUS Announce Stockholm Gig

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have lined up a Stockholm show on May 29 with ABRAMIS BRAMA and TERRA FIRMA. GRAND MAGUS have yet to announce the official release date through Rise Above Records for their sophomore album, "Monument". The complete track listing for "Monument" is as follows (not in ...

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Former NEUROTICA Drummer Joins PITBULL DAYCARE

Former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West has joined San Antonio, Texas-based band PITBULL DAYCARE. West made his live debut with the group on April 14 at the Sunset in San Antonio as the support act for MINISTRY. PITBULL DAYCARE, who recently acquired a new guitarist by the name of Andy "Loosey" Escalante, are currently in negotiations ...

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TARAXACUM Hard At Work On 'Rainmaker'

TARAXACUM, the group featuring former STEEL PROPHET vocalist Rick Mythiasin, EDGUY bassist Tobias Exxel, drummer Franky Wolf, ex-HAGGARD guitarist Danny Klupp and ROUGH SILK/AXEL RUDI PELL keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg, are continuing work on their sophomore album, "Rainmaker", due in the fall through MTM-Metal Records. "Eggi and I are back in the studio hard at work ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Name New Album

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, have set "Striking Fear Into The Enemy: A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred" as the title for their sophomore full-length effort, due in July through Sanctuary Records. The follow-up to last year's "Use Once And Destroy", which was recorded earlier this spring, is ...

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NIKKI SIXX: 'The Heroin Diaries' Will Tell It Like It Was

The Ear magazine spoke with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx about his soon-to-be-published book of journal entries, dubbed "The Heroin Diaries", which he expects to have out by Christmas. "There are two different ways to look at it," Sixx said. "One is a bird's-eye view of a story, 'The Year In A Life Of…' and ...

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