THE DARKNESS Frontman Excited About VMA Nominations

Justin Hawkins from THE DARKNESS phoned Radio 1 to react to news they've been nominated for two MTV "Video Music Awards". They're in the running for Best Rock Video and the Best New Artist in a Video. "I found out about that this morning, actually," he said. "There's a special piece in the Eastern Daily ...

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Report: AC/DC Laneway Decision Deferred

News.com.au is reporting that a council decision on renaming a Melbourne central business district laneway in honour of legendary band AC/DC has been deferred until later in the year. Melbourne City Council said last month it was considering changing the name of Corporation Lane, a narrow alley which runs off Flinders Lane, to AC/DC Lane ...

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THE DARKNESS Cancel Miller Concert Appearance, ALICE COOPER Added

British rock sensation THE DARKNESS have cancelled their previously announced participation in the upcoming Miller Brewing Company concerts celebrating 50 years of rock and roll. THE DARKNESS will not be returning to the United States this fall and therefore will be unable to appear at the event, according to an official statement. The group will ...

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FATAL SMILE Complete Work On New Album

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE have completed work on their new album, "Neo-Natural Freaks", tentatively due before the end of the year through GMR Music. The recording sessions took place at Gig and Soundtrade studios in Stockholm with producer HP Camper (a.k.a. former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Jonas Östman), while the mixing duties ...

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THE ETERNAL Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Australian doom metal band THE ETERNAL (formerly CRYPTAL DARKNESS) have parted ways with guitarist Chris Burton. Former NEPLUSULTRA guitarist Matt Castles will be taking Burton's spot in the band for their upcoming tours, including a show in Hong Kong and a slot on the Doomination of Europe II festival. "We will decide when we get ...

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DEADSY To Support ORGY In Hollywood

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), will be playing with ORGY at The Key Club in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 26. It is an all-ages show with those under 18 being required to buy two drink/food tickets ($6 total) ...

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MORBID ANGEL Part Ways With EARACHE RECORDS, Seek New Label Home

Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL have parted ways with longtime label Earache Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The band, whose last Earache album, 2003's "Heretic", has sold 21,295 copies in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, are actively seeking a new label home. The SoundScan figures for the group's entire catalog are as ...

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