VANILLA 'FUDGE-d' On MSNBC

On the MSNBC show "Scarborough Country" this past Monday — from The Intrepid in New York City — the host, former congressman Joe Scarborough, had as his guest the members of legendary '60s rock band VANILLA FUDGE. Prior to the interview, the spot was promoted as "Rock band supports the war." In the standard pre-interview, ...

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DIO To Enter Studio In January

The songwriting process for the new DIO record is coming along nicely, and if all goes as planned, the band should be ready to start recording sometime in January 2004, according to a post on the group's web site. In other news, DIO have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air ...

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STRATOVARIUS Guitarist Tells Detractors To 'Fuck Off!'

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Unfortunately my trip was delayed for one day because I had to travel to Orimattila and Lahti. "I am writing this in my beautiful suite in New York after trying to talk some sense to [keyboardist Jens] Johansson. Next ...

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DEZ FAFARA: 'I Had To Get Away From COAL CHAMBER'

Former COAL CHAMBER/current DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Farafa recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the breakup of his previous band and his decision to go in a heavier, more aggressive direction with his new outfit. "COAL CHAMBER were a democracy where everybody ran the business together, and it just didn't work," he said. "They didn't want ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'MTV Icon', 'Farewell' Tour Set For 2005

MÖTLEY CRÜE's webmaster has addressed the group's persistent reunion rumors with the following message posted on the band's official web site: "MÖTLEY CRÜE reunion tour rumors have been posted all over the Internet the last few days. The reports have the band touring anywhere from this December to sometime in 2004. With all of these ...

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Review: Energy Lacking From DEFTONES' Performance In Montreal

Bernard Perusse of The Gazette reviewed the DEFTONES' show at the Verdun Auditorium Tuesday night (Nov. 25). "That cat-caught-in-a-breadmaker scream, which brings us most of the anger inherent in the DEFTONES' sound, will surely land vocalist-guitarist Chino Moreno in the hospital if he doesn't start pacing himself," he wrote. "And yet that element is not ...

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Update: DANZIG Sign European Deal With REGAIN RECORDS

Sweden's Regain Records (web site) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to inform us that the label's previously announced deal with DANZIG (which was reported here yesterday) includes the rights for the entire European continent — not just Scandinavia. According to a company spokesperson, "DANZIG is still looking into offers from several U.S. labels ...

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REQUIEM Ink Deal With REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

Swiss death metal band REQUIEM have signed a worldwide deal with Reality Entertainment. The group will enter Silvercloud Studios in Los Angeles in early 2004 to record their sophomore album, tentatively due in the spring. REQUIEM were recently rejoined by drummer Adi Fuhrer, who had previously played with the band from 1999 to 2002. In ...

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