BRIAN PERRY Leaves PRONG

Bassist Brian Perry has left PRONG. No reason was given for his departure. Perry has previously played with JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, and DIRTY LOOKS and was featured on PRONG's recently-issued live album, "100% Live". For more information, visit Perry's official web site at www.brianperry.net. PRONG have just completed work on their ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Name Live CD

German melodic metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have set "Live" as the title for their upcoming live album, due on May 26. The two-disc collection, which is currently being mixed at a German studio, will contain 20 songs recorded last year on the band's world tour. The full track listing for the CD is as follows (in ...

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EVANESCENCE's 'Fallen' Certified Platinum

EVANESCENCE's major-label debut, "Fallen", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. Sales have been fueled by the multi-format smash "Bring Me To Life", which features Paul McCoy of 12 STONES. The single is at Number Two on the Radio & ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Tape 'Late Call With Carson Daly' Appearance

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will tape their "Last Call With Carson Daly" appearance on ...

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THE PRODIGY's KEITH FLINT Remixes MARILYN MANSON's New Single

THE PRODIGY's Keith Flint has remixed MARILYN MANSON's forthcoming single, "mOBSCENE". "Keith Flint presented me with his remix of 'mOBSCENE' on which he sings," writes Manson on his official web site. "We discussed illegal behavior, participated in illegal behavior and became the best of friends over a bottle of Absinthe." MARILYN MANSON will release his ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Making Good Progress On New CD

LIMP BIZKIT are making good progress finishing their next album. The album had been fully or partially completed when frontman Fred Durst decided to re-write and re-record the album with newly-recruited guitarist Mike Smith. "I want to let you in on something and that is that this new album is off the fuckin' hook!!!!!!!!!," wrote ...

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DESTRUCTION Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Metal Discharge'

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Metal Discharge", due in late September through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Antichrist" -will contain the following cuts: 01. The Ravenous Beast 02. Mortal Remains 03. Metal Discharge 04. Savage Symphony of Terror 05. Made To Be Broken ...

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FIREBIRD To Release 'No. 3' In Europe

Britain's FIREBIRD, the band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have set a June 2 European release date through SPV/Steamhammer Records for their new album, "No. 3". The CD, which was recorded at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden, was released in Japan in February through JVC Records. The complete track listing for "No. ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Name New CD

SIX FEET UNDER have set "Bringer of Blood" as the title for their upcoming album, due in late 2003 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001's "True Carnage", which is being recorded at Morrisound Recording and Hit Factory studios in Florida, will contain 11 tracks that frontman Chris Barnes describes as "crushing. It's a ...

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PAUL BOSTAPH Breaks Silence On Departure From SLAYER

Former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph has finally broken his silence regarding the real reason he left the group in December 2001 (he has since been replaced by his predecessor in the band, original SLAYER skinsman Dave Lombardo). An official press release issued by the SLAYER camp had listed a chronic elbow injury as ...

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