AC/DC: No New Music Until Late 2003

Contrary to previously published reports, AC/DC's next studio effort will not surface in March. The band, who last album, "Stiff Upper Lip", was released in 2000, will meet in New York in March for the first time since the end of the "Stiff Upper Lip" tour to talk about the upcoming CD, vocalist Brian Johnson ...

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DEFTONES To Issue New Album In May

DEFTONES' forthcoming studio album, which looks likely to be a self-titled affair, is tentatively scheduled to surface in May through Maverick Records, frontman Chino Moreno confirmed during an appearance yesterday (Jan. 19) on Australia's Channel V. The follow-up to 2000's platinum-certified "White Pony" is currently being mixed by longtime collaborator Terry Date and is said ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer: New Nine-Minute Song Sounds 'Incredible'

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Friday [Jan. 17] saw us concentrating on a 9-minute song again, as we had been all day Thursday. I ...

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STAIND Set Release Date For New CD

STAIND have set a May 6 release date through Elektra Records for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to their multi-platinum 2001 effort, "Break the Cycle". When asked if the success of "Break The Cycle" put more pressure or lessened the pressure on the band when writing and recording the forthcoming album, STAIND vocalist Aaron Lewis said, "When ...

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DOWN/CROWBAR Guitarist Joins VALUME NOB

DOWN/CROWBAR guitarist Kirk Windstein has joined New Orleans' VALUME NOB as the band's temporary bassist. Windstein, who recently commenced the songwriting process for the next CROWBAR album, made his live debut with the group on Friday (Jan. 17) at Dixie Taverne in New Orleans and will reportedly be appearing with the band at all of ...

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FRED DURST Follows BRITNEY To SUNDANCE Film Festival

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: "Britney Spears definitely has her hands full. The pop tart, in Sundance to try and drum up a movie career, is juggling both [LIMP BIZKIT frontman] Fred Durst and ['N SYNC singer] Justin Timberlake while partying around town. During Saturday night's Express/Project ...

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SLIPKNOT DJ Auctioning Off Bike

SLIPKNOT DJ Sid Wilson (a.k.a. DJ Starscream) is auctioning off a bike via eBay at this location. Says Sid, "I bought the bike on June 9th of 2002. It has just under 8900 miles. Comes completely stock, except for custom paint job!! Has had all scheduled check-ups that are required by Honda, still ...

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FOR MY PAIN Finalize Title, Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have set "Fallen" as the ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS: THE WHO Guitarist Was 'Looking For Answers'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless came to the defense of THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend during an interview conducted last Friday (Jan. 17) with EletricBasement.com, saying that the latter's decision to download pornographic images of children over the Internet could have been perfectly justified. "When somebody's had a problem in their childhood past, no matter what ...

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