JOHN SYKES: Z RECORDS Agreement Not A Done Deal

Despite previous reports to the contrary, legendary English guitar superstar John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) has NOT yet signed a European deal with Z Records. "Contrary to what has been reported on various web sites, I have not signed any contracts with Z Records," Sykes wrote on his ...

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SATYRICON: European Dates Announced

Norway's SATYRICON have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Feb. 14 - Essen - Zeche Carl Feb. 15 - Oss, NETH - Groene Engel Feb. 16 - Vosselaar, BEL - Biebob Feb. 17 - Amsterdam, NETH - Melkweg Feb. 18 - Hengelo, NETH - Metropool Feb. 19 - Groeninge, ...

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DEATHRIDE Name Debut, Prepare To Record

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set "Swinging The Dead" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in July through Roadrunner Records. "We start preproduction [with producer Ross Hogarth] sometime around January 12th to the 15th," Fafara says in an official statement. "We will begin the ...

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Rape Threatened During GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Several female ushers at Philadelphia's First Union Center were threatened with rape by hooligan GUNS N' ROSES fans following the cancellation of the group's Dec. 6 concert, Philadelphia Daily News has reported. Mob mentality reportedly took over as irate fans vented their anger on the arena and the First Union Center staff instead of on ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST Hooks Up With ALYSSA MILANO

Actress Alyssa Milano has swapped pop prince Justin Timberlake for LIMP BIZKIT singer Fred Durst, according to British tabloid the Daily Star. The actress — who hooked up with the 'N SYNC singer after his split with Britney Spears — was spotted smooching with Durst on a secret date at Los Angeles' Whiskey Bar on ...

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MUDVAYNE Announce U.K. Tour

Peoria, Illinois-based "math metallers" MUDVAYNE will embark on a U.K. tour early next year. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 17 - Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms Feb. 19 - Manchester, UK @ University Feb. 20 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall Feb. 21 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Go 'Hypersonic' In Early Summer

JANE'S ADDICTION are completing work on their new studio album, "Hypersonic", for an early summer release via Warner Bros. Records. The CD, the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", is being produced by Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, LOU REED) at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) in Los ...

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SLIPKNOT's 'Disasterpieces' Nearing Platinum Status

SLIPKNOT's "Disasterpieces" DVD debuted last month at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Video Chart and is rapidly approaching platinum-shipment status (100,000 copies), according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. The Des Moines, Iowa-based nine-piece, whose last album, "Iowa", came out in August 2001, are slated to reconvene next month to begin working on their third ...

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