Former NIRVANA Bassist May Run For State Office

NIRVANA co-founder and bassist Krist Novoselic, who announced in August that he was fed up with the music industry, says he may run for Washington state lieutenant governor, according to the Associated Press. Already active in Democratic party circles, Novoselic indicated he was wary about challenging two-term Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, also a Democrat and ...

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MARDUK: Vocalist LEGION Out!

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have parted ways with vocalist Legion. No explanation was given for his departure. A replacement for Legion has already been found and will be announced very soon, according to a post on the band's web site. As a result of Legion's departure, MARDUK have been forced to cancel their previously announced ...

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RAMMSTEIN Get The Symphonic Treatment

"Mein Herz Brennt", performed by the Dresden Symphony Orchestra and based on texts written by RAMMSTEIN, will celebrate its world premiere on Thursday (Nov. 20), according to DW-World.de. The band themselves were not involved with the project, but their lyrics captured the imagination of Sven Helbig. The founder of the Dresden Symphony Orchestra came up ...

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ANTHRAX, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MAYHEM Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ANTHRAX, BAL-SAGOTH, CATHEDRAL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DESTRUCTION, EKTOMORF, HYPOCRISY, MAYHEM, SCHANDMAUL and ZODIAC MINDWARP are the latest bands confirmed for the 2004 edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany According to an official newsletter from the festival's organizers, next year's event will be a ...

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EVANESCENCE Postpone Tour

EVANESCENCE's previously announced Nov./Dec. U.S. tour dates with SEETHER and FINGER ELEVEN have been postponed. Tickets will be honored for rescheduled shows or refunds are available at point of purchase. The new dates will be announced soon. EVANESCENCE, who recently parted ways with founding guitarist Ben Moody, were joined by COLD axeman Terry Balsamo during ...

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OZZY, KELLY's 'Changes' Video To Premiere On MTV

A video for Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly's rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Changes" (photos) will begin airing on MTV on Monday, November 24. The song, the original version of which appeared on BLACK SABBATH's 1972 album, "Black Sabbath, Vol. 4", is included on the reissued edition of Kelly Osbourne's 2002 debut, "Shut Up" ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Store Open For Business

S'Crue Online, the new official MÖTLEY CRÜE store, has been re-launched at this location. The store, which was originally open five years ago as a retail outlet on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, will stock merchandise from MÖTLEY CRÜE's 22-year career, including the complete CRÜE CD catalog, DVDs, collectables, books, JVC signature line ...

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SHAMRAIN To Release Full-Length Debut

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, will release their debut full-length album, "Empty World Excursion", on November 28 through Watch Me Fall Records. The follow-up to the group's "Pieces" mini-CD was recorded at F-Field Studio in Lahti and features a musical style which is being described ...

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