KID ROCK Hard At Work On New Album

KID ROCK and his TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER band are hard at work in his suburban Detroit studio, Clarkston Chophouse, recording material for his next album. Word is that Rock has more than 70 songs written for the project, and he's said he wants to record 50 of them before choosing a final track listing. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, H.I.M. Confirmed For Holland's BOSPOP Festival

MOTÖRHEAD, H.I.M. and ZZ TOP are among the artists confirmed to appear at this year's Bospop festival, which is set to take place on July 11-12 in Weert, Holland. Other acts scheduled to perform at the event include SUBWAY TO SALLY, DANKO JONES and ANOUK. For more information, visit the official festival web site at ...

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MORGION Revamp Lineup, Continue Work On New CD

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have parted ways with vocalist Adrian Leroux (formerly of MINDROT) following the completion of the group's recent Doomination of Europe tour. In his place, the band have enlisted longtime fan and friend Justin Christian, who will be taking up the role of bass guitarist. Additionally, keyboardist and guitarist Gary Griffith will be ...

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SYSTEMATIC: New Photos Posted Online

A bunch of pictures taken during a recent SYSTEMATIC photo session have been posted online at this location. SYSTEMATIC's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", was released Tuesday (April 15) through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel ...

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HORTUS ANIMAE To Release Debut Next Week

HORTUS ANIMAE, the prog-black metal project of ANCIENT drummer Diego "GroM" Meraviglia, will release their debut album, "Waltzing Mephisto", on April 22 through Black Lotus Records. The initial release will be made available in a limited-edition (1,500 copies) slip-case, featuring an alternate cover with an embossed logo. ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Unveil New Lineup

MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) — featuring Michael Schenker (guitars), Chris Logan (vocals), Stu Hamm (bass) and Jeremy Colson (drums) — are in the studio recording the follow-up to 2001's "Be Aware Of Scorpions", scheduled for a June release via Mascot Records in Europe and Shrapnel in the U.S. Guitarist Schenker assembled MSG in the early ...

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ANGEL 13 Showcase For Labels, Post New Music

New York-based ANGEL 13 have posted two recently-recorded demo tracks for download via their official web site at this location. The band, who consist of Luke Brian (vocals), Timothy Falzone (bass), Marcelo Vaz (guitar), and Scott Harris (drums), have been playing out locally and are currently shopping their music to interested major labels, ...

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MS2 Announce Upcoming Dates

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, who feature in their ranks former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have lined up a couple of gigs in early May. They are as follows: May 02 - Topeka, KS @ Bobbie Trap May 03 – Wichita, KS @ Champs Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), ...

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EVANESCENCE: Interview Controversy Leads To Product Recall

EVANESCENCE's record label, Wind-Up Records, has officially recalled the group's products from Christian stores, Christian radio, and Christian charts, citing "recent statements by band members [which] have made it abundantly clear that EVANESCENCE is a secular band." In a letter dated Thursday, April 10, Alan Meltzer, the Chairman and Owner of Wind-Up Records, explained the ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Seeks 'Celebrity Justice'

Sharon Osbourne is set to appear on the television show "Celebrity Justice" Tuesday (April 15), according to MTV.com, to tell her version of how an altercation with a talent agent left her with a fist-size bruise on the left side of her face. "I honestly thought my jaw was broken," Osbourne says on the program. ...

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