POWERMAN 5000: Stripping Away Hidden Messages

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One recently spoke to the Las Vegas Mercury about the change in the group's musical and lyrical direction betweem their last two albums. Where 1999's "Tonight the Stars Revolt!" traded on B-movie sound effects and hijacked sci-fi narratives about all-seeing eyes and man-eating cyborgs, 2003's "Transform" was all serious, ...

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DREAMTALE Name New Album

Finnish metallers DREAMTALE have set "Difference" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in early 2005 via Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Ocean's Heart" was recorded at Timo Tolkki's (STRATOVARIUS) Goldenworks studio with Tolkki producing and will be mixed at Finnvox studios by Mikko Karmila beginning on Monday, October 25. 11 ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Has Been Clean For Six Months

ABC ePrep is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne has been clean of recreational drugs and alcohol for six months, thanks to a 12-step program. He told "Access Hollywood"'s Billy Bush that it's really made a difference for his family, too. Ozzy explained, "I'm going to these meetings that they have. I'm back on track and my ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Confirm Release Date For Debut Album

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), will release their debut album on December 7. The CD will be priced at $16.99. Initially ...

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AEROSMITH Drumhead To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

A drumhead autographed by the members of AEROSMITH is among the items being auctioned at a fund-raiser for the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra at the Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, MA Friday (Oct. 22), according to The Boston Globe. The event, which is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., will feature music by DJ Steve ...

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THE FIFTH SUN Launch New Web Site

Minnesota-based melodic death metallers THE FIFTH SUN have announced the launch of their new web site. Short audio clips from their upcoming second album, "The Hunger to Survive", can be found at the site. Check out the samples: "Nameless" (mp3), "The Hunger to Survive" (mp3). "The Hunger to Survive" ...

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