BLACK SABBATH Box Set Delayed Until 2004

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", has had its release date pushed back to early 2004, according to a Rhino Records spokesperson. No reason was given for the delay, but an official press release on the matter is expected by the end of the week. Retailing ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Rocked, KISS Handled Fireworks At Denver Gig

Matt Sebastian of The Daily Camera reports that the difference between KISS and AEROSMITH became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (September 30), when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking". Taking ...

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PUNKVOTER: Musicians Take Anti-BUSH Message Directly To The Fans

Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE), Jello Biafra (ex-DEAD KENNEDYS), Fat Mike (NOFX), Billy Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY), THE OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION and FOO FIGHTERS are among the musicians that have come together to form Punkvoter, a coalition to educate, register and mobilize over 500,000 progressive voters. In an interview with Hotline, NOFX's Fat Mike said ...

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LIFE AFTER DEATH To Appear On METALLICA Tribute CD

LIFE AFTER DEATH, the Los Angeles-based band featuring ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo and guitarist Phil Sandoval, have been asked by producer Bob Kulick to contribute a song to an upcoming METALLICA tribute album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Cleopatra Records. "We decided to do the masterful 'Eye of the Beholder'," the ...

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Report: 'Underground' Heavy Metal Is Alive And Well In Iran

Scott Peterson of The Christian Science Monitor reports that in East and West, the language of rock 'n' roll is one of rebellion and pushing the limits. And in the Islamic Republic of Iran, musicians like guitarist Nurick Misikian and bassist Babak Riahipour are creating a parallel reality that could not be further removed from ...

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GENE SIMMONS Donates Voice To 'King Of The Hill' Episode

KISS star Gene Simmons has donated his voice to the November 9 episode of Fox's "King Of The Hill", titled "Reborn To Be Wild", according to Canada's Chart Attack. Simmons will play the role of Jessie. Also featured in the episode are members of SUM 41, who play a gang of Christian youths who express ...

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BUTTONHOOK: New EP Available For Download

Atlanta's BUTTONHOOK, the band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, have posted their recently completed three-song demo/EP in MP3 format at their official web site. The EP was recorded at Tree Sound studios in Atlanta with producer Jimmi Bleacher (former singer of Geffen recording artists SALTY DOG) and ...

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Concertgoers Warned: Link Found In Meningitis Cases

Investigation into two suspect bacterial meningitis cases has found a possible link between attendance at a punk rock concert on September 20at WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon, according to The Associated Press. Christina Norton, a sophomore at South Eugene International High School, became ill Sunday and is in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center. ...

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MY RUIN: Upcoming Appearances Announced

Los Angeles-based MY RUIN, led by "infamous" frontwoman Tairrie B (ex-TURA SATANA, MANHOLE), have lined up the following appearances during October/November: Oct. 04 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater Oct. 17 – "The Horror Of Beauty" Listening Party @ Silent Movie Theater in L.A. Oct. 28 – Hollywood, CA @ Live Performance & In-Store Signing ...

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KAIZEN Begin Work On New Material

French metalcore act KAIZEN have started writing material for the follow-up to this year's "Clear the Path", tentatively due in late 2004 through XIII Bis Records. So far, the band have secured distribution deals in France, Scandinavia, U.K., and Switzerland, and will shortly make their debut album available in Spain and Russia. The group also ...

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