STAIND Sell Out Hometown Gigs

STAIND, who are currently enjoying a short break from their current tour in support of their album, "14 Shades Of Grey", will end this leg of their U.S. tour with a pair of shows on August 3 and 4 in the group's hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts. Guitarist Mike Mushok was so thrilled to learn how quickly ...

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IMMOLATION Frontman To Appear On All-Star DEATH Tribute CD

IMMOLATION frontman Ross Dolan is the latest musician added to the list of guest performers set to appear on the forthcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller. As previously reported, SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's HILL: 'The Timing For Reunion Is Perfect'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill has issued a statement via the group's official web site commenting on their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford and thanking former singer Tim "Ripper" Owens for his contributions to the band. Hill's statement reads as follows: "Greetings Metalions, the long awaited event has happened! After twelve years, the Metal Gods ...

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CHAOSBREED Announce Another Live Show

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will play at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on August 14. Also appearing on the bill will be FINNTROLL. Tickets will be ...

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JAMES HETFIELD's Tribute To WAYLON JENNINGS Posted Online

The official Waylon Jennings Tribute web site has posted streaming audio clips (in Real Audio format) of the upcoming tribute album "I've Always Been Crazy", including METALLICA frontman James Hetfield's rendition of "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand". Check it out here. As previously reported, Hetfield's contribution comes ...

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The Hartford Courant: Eddie Stole The Show At IRON MAIDEN Gig

John Jurgensen of The Hartford Courant reviewed IRON MAIDEN's "Give Me Ed… 'Til I'm Dead" tour when it came through town Tuesday night (July 22). "As usual, when IRON MAIDEN performed at the ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre Tuesday night, Eddie was everywhere," he wrote. "On T-shirts. On tattoos. On stage in huge air-brushed murals and ...

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MORBID ANGEL Filming New Video

Veteran death metallers MORBID ANGEL are currently filming a video for the track "Enshrined by Grace" (song #2) from their upcoming "Heretic" album, due in the U.S. on September 23 (a day earlier internationally) through Earache Records. The band are planning to embark on an extensive world tour in early 2004 to promote the release. ...

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SEVENDUST Scrap 'Seasons' As Album Title

SEVENDUST have reportedly scrapped "Seasons" as the title for their fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in October through TVT Records. A new title for the CD has yet to be announced. As previously reported, SEVENDUST have recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the upcoming album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE To Support OZZY On Entire European Tour?

KELLY OSBOURNE is strongly rumored to have replaced GODSMACK on the entire OZZY OSBOURNE European tour, set to kick off in early September. Kelly has been officially confirmed to support OZZY and local heroes H.I.M. at Helsinki, Finland's Hartwall Arena on September 13, and it is expected that she will play additional dates on the ...

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