LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Goes After AVRIL LAVIGNE

Globe magazine reports LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has the hots for 18-year-old Avril Lavigne. Days before his appearance at the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas earlier this month, Durst was busy advertising his affections for Lavigne. A fan asked him to sign a giant guitar pick backstage, and Durst begged the fan to show ...

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THERAPY? Ink New Record Deal

Britain's THERAPY? have inked a new worldwide record deal with Eagle Rock Records. The band, who were previously signed to Ark 21 Records, have commenced the recording sessions for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003. "It's exciting to be with a label who understand rock bands and we're looking forward to giving ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Record Long Island Performance For Upcoming DVD

VIRGIN STEELE's "very special" concert at The Downtown in Farmingdale, Long Island on Saturday, Dec. 21 was recorded for an upcoming live CD/DVD, due in late 2003. The group's set list for the three-hour (!) performance was as follows: 01. Invictus 02. Life Among The Ruins 03. Voice As Weapon 04. Conjuration Of The Watcher ...

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ENDO Decide On Album Title (Again)

Miami, Florida's ENDO have finally settled upon "Songs For The Restless" as the title for their sophomore effort, tentatively due in March through DV8/Columbia Records. "We have an art concept and ideas that fit the title perfectly," the band explained. "We mulled through a few titles that might have suggested the same idea, but none ...

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EIDOLON Hard At Work On New Material

Toronto's EIDOLON have set "Apostles Of Defiance" as the title for their next studio album, which is currently being recorded for a tentative September 2003 release through Metal Blade/Skyscraper Music Records. According to drummer Shawn Drover, "we are taking our time with this record to make sure that this is the ultimate heavy metal statement ...

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AMEN Lose Bassist

Bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock has left AMEN. The following is Tumor's statement regarding his departure from the group: "I am honored to have been a part of such a legendary, groundbreaking band for over the past three years. I wish [AMEN frontman] Casey Chaos all the best and I am honored to have shared the ...

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NASTY SAVAGE To Issue Collection Of Early Demos, New Tracks

Reunited Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE will issue a six-song EP containing early demo tracks and newly-recorded compositions on Feb. 18, 2003 through Crook'd Records. "Wage Of Mayhem" will contain the four tracks from the group's 1983 demo of the same name, plus two brand new tracks, recorded in 2002. Two of the four original demos ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'New VOIVOD Is Best Album I've Ever Been Part Of'

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic) has posted the following message via the Chophouse Records web site: "Howdy Friends - OK - WHEW!! We have been super busy...the whirlwind has begun. Since I last posted here in the last week of November, tons of great things have transpired. I'll bring you ...

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