PRIMUS' LES CLAYPOOL To Appear On LYNYRD SKYNYRD Tribute Album

Les Claypool (PRIMUS) and GOV'T MULE are among the artists paying homage to to one of America's greatest rock bands on "Under The Influence - A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd", out October 5 via Sanctuary Records. For the special 11-song disc, Sanctuary recruited some of the top names in guitar-driven rock to re-interpret ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Sign With EPIC RECORDS?

Reunited New York metal band LIFE OF AGONY are rumored to have inked a deal with Epic Records. The group, who were previously signed to the Roadrunner label, will shortly enter the studio to begin recording their first album of new material since 1997's "Soul Searching Sun", tentatively due in early 2005. Songtitles set to ...

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QUEEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Surviving QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Wednesday (Sept. 8) following the Las Vegas premiere of the musical "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits. Their handprints will be placed in cement along with a special plaque in memory of ...

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TESTAMENT Drop Off Japan's THRASH DOMINATION Tour

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued the following update on the band's current and upcoming activities: "TESTAMENT's founding guitarist, Eric Peterson, fell down a flight of stairs prior to showtime at a club in Martin, Slovakia, on June 14th, during their 2004 European Tour. His leg was severely broken in 3 places ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Complete Recording History' Book Due Next Year

Rockdetector.com executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young has been working on a leviathan account of BLACK SABBATH's complete recording history, from the earliest demos through to the "Reunion" album and, possibly, beyond. Already having two highly praised SABBATH-related titles under his belt, "The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band" and "Black Sabbath – Never Say Die", Garry ...

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New ZACK DE LA ROCHA Song To Appear On 'Fahrenheit 9/11'-Theme Album

New songs from former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman Zack de la Rocha and THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, an alter ego of Tom Morello, the former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist, will be included on a "Fahrenheit 9/11"-theme compilation album being spearheaded by director Michael Moore, The New York Times reports. The collection, which will be issued ...

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