God Forbid — MARILYN MANSON Coming to Korea

Han Hyun-woo of Chosun.com is reporting that MARILYN MANSON will play a concert in Seoul in October, after government authorities recently gave the promoters the nod for the show. Concert organizers had tried to bring the shock rock group to Seoul in 1999 and 2001 but the Korea Media Ratings Board withheld permission both times. ...

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Former HELSTAR Singer Joins Forces With SYMPHONY X Bassist

Former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END frontman James Rivera has teamed up with ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Eric Halpern (who played a "major role" in the recent HELSTAR reunion shows, according to Rivera) and SYMPHONY X bassist Mike Lepond in a new band called DISTANT THUNDER. The primarily Houston, Texas-based group are "what I would say is the real ...

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KROKUS Singer To Guest On WARRIOR CD

KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace has been recruited to sing on the next WARRIOR album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "I have been working on lyrics and vocals in between a bunch of very, very exciting kick-ass KROKUS gigs over the past couple of months," Storace writes in on online posting. "[Fans shouldn't] ...

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CRUACHAN Part Ways With Flutist (Again)

Ireland's CRUACHAN have once again parted ways with flutist John O' Fathaigh. John, who left the band last summer for personal reasons, had "sorted his life out" earlier in the year and was once again named a member of the group. However, the pairing didn't last long, according to a post on the band's official ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist: 'I Want A Happy Life'

Extra TV recently caught up with JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro at Crunch Fitness in Los Angeles, where he works out with personal trainer Will Thompson. Dave says, "I want a happy life. I want a healthy life. I want to feel good. I want to be able to do my craft the best I ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Exhibit Art At WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit

Marilyn Manson and Exene Cervenka will exhibit pieces of their art at "Cruel and Unusual: An Exhibition to Benefit the West Memphis Three" from September 6-20 at Sixspace Gallery in Los Angeles, according to MTV.com. Ex-DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra will provide a taped lecture for the event. An opening-night reception will be hosted by ...

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SLAPSHOT: European Tour Dates Announced

SLAPSHOT will be teaming up with BLOOD FOR BLOOD and THE BLUE BLOODS for a European tour this fall. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 18 – Chemnitz, GER - AJZ Talschock Oct. 21 – München, GER - Feierwerk Oct. 22 – Schweinfurt, GER - Alter Stattbahnhof Oct. 23 – Berlin, GER - ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: Live CD/DVD Delayed

LIFE OF AGONY's forthcoming double live album and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003", has been pushed back to an October release through SPV Records worldwide. A special limited-edition box set entitled "River Runs Again: Complete", containing digipak versions of the two live audio CDs and the DVD, will also be issued. LIFE OF ...

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