Florida County Bans Public Suicide In Response To Rock Band

Pinellas County commissioners have banned public suicide, directly responding to a rock concert that promised such an act this month in St. Petersburg, Florida, according to the Associated Press. The band HELL ON EARTH never delivered on a promise to feature a suicide as a statement in support of euthanasia at an Oct. 4 show. ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Leave NUCLEAR BLAST?

Finnish power metallers STRATOVARIUS will be leaving their current label Nuclear Blast Records after the release of their next album, "Elements Pt. 2", which is due later this month. In an interview with Russian Darkside E-Zine conducted on October 20, keyboardist Jens Johansson said the band is considering various options, but the return ...

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NASHVILLE PUSSY: DVD Details Revealed

NASHVILLE PUSSY's new DVD, entitled "Keep on F*cking In Paris" (view cover here), will be released on November 11 through Music Video. The video will be presented in 4:3 full-frame and the disc will carry a Dolby Digital 2.0 (Stereo) soundtrack. The track listing includes: 01. Something Nasty 02. Struttin' Cock 03. Piece ...

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ANCIENT To Enter Studio In January

Norwegian black metallers ANCIENT will enter the studio in January to record their new album, tentatively due in the spring through Metal Blade Records. The CD will be recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and the mixing and mastering will take place in early February at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to ...

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Original SAXON Members Comment On Settlement In Name Dispute

Original SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, who have spent the past few years battling with Biff Byford and Paul Quinn over the group's name, have commented on the settlement recently reached between the members of the original band SAXON over the usage of the name and logos belonging to the original partnership. OLIVER/DAWSON ...

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JASON NEWSTED Teaches Kids How To Rock

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted was among the special guest teachers who came to San Francisco's Spring Valley Elementary school Tuesday (October 21) to share their knowledge and excitement about music to kids, according to KPIX.com. Popular music is a regular part of Ms. Chinn-Smoot's classes of 8, 9, 10, and 11-year-olds ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Name New Album

Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "The Wretched Spawn" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in February through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed" is currently being recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST). The complete track listing for "The Wretched ...

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IRON MAIDEN Rock AOL

Jonny Evans of Macworld U.K. reports that IRON MAIDEN chose to use AOL — an ISP with a global reach — when they were touring. AOL's service seemed a simple-to-implement, cost-effective communications choice for a band on a world tour. "We have travelled across the world promoting our new album," explained IRON MAIDEN's chief technician, ...

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