PLANET US Begin Recording Debut CD

PLANET US — the new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar, JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums, JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass, VAN HALEN) — entered a San Francisco Bay Area studio this week to begin recording an album the band are hoping to release in 2003. Schon told Launch that after ...

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ANTHRAX Sign North American Deal

ANTHRAX have inked a North American deal with ArtistDirect/BMG Records. The group's long-awaited new CD, "We've Come For You All", is slated for release on Apr. 1, 2003 in all territories outside Japan and Europe, where it is scheduled to surface on Feb. 4 and Feb. 24, respectively. Guitarist Scott Ian had the following comment ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Lands In Gay Gym

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose unknowingly ended up in a mostly gay gym in Tacoma before the group kicked off their U.S. tour, Star magazine has reported. "The boys were frantic," a source at the gym revealed. "They didn't know if he was even going to stay. He looked pretty surprised. But he stayed, ...

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SEPULTURA Start Pre-Production For New CD

SEPULTURA have begun pre-production for their next studio CD with producer Steve Evetts (EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE). The band, who have just issued a brand new EP, "Revolusongs", in Brazil, are said to be in the process of demoing 12 new songs for the as-yet-untitled effort, tentatively due in late spring. The follow-up to last year's ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Singer Apologizes For U.K. Tour Cancellation

CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth has issued an apology to the group's U.K. fans over the postponement of their December gigs. Dani's official statement on the matter reads as follows: " 'My Nightmare Before Christmas' by Dani Filth, (physically) aged one hundred and thirteen and three quarters. "Sincere and enormous apologies must go out ...

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BILLY MILANO: 'Fuck Iraq, Let's Take The Oil!!'

Unlike SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian, former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano appears to be in favor of the U.S. going to war with Iraq. The following is Milano's "open letter" to Tankian, written in response to the S.O.A.D. singer's growing criticism of President Bush's policies in the Middle East: "Hey Serj, ...

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THE HAUNTED Finalize Track Listing For 'One Kill Wonder'

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED have finalized the track listing for their new album, "One Kill Wonder", due on Feb. 17, 2003 through Earache Records. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Privation of Faith 02. God Puppet 03. Shadow World 04. Everlasting 05. D.O.A. 06. Demon Eyes 07. Urban Predator ...

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STUCK MOJO To Reunite For New Year's Eve Show In Atlanta

For the second year in a row, acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta. The four-piece — guitarist Rich Ward, frontman Bonz, drummer Bud Fontsere, and bassist/vocalist Keith Watson (SICK SPEED, formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina's OBEY BIZAR) — will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the ...

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