BUTTONHOOK Being Work On New Demo

Atlanta's BUTTONHOOK, the band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, are in the process of recording a new four-song demo. The project will be produced by Mike and Roman, and engineered by Paul Dunaway. In other news, the band are lining up several shows in March. Confirmed dates ...

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TURBONEGRO To Issue 'Scandinavian Leather' In April

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have set "Scandinavian Leather" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on April 28 through Sweden's Burning Heart Records. The cover art for the new album is going to be designed by Klaus Voormann, an artist and musician from Hamburg who received a Grammy ...

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Ex-RATT Frontman To Pen Band Autobiography

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is working on a book called "RaTales", which is set to chronicle the Los Angeles band's rise to fame and eventual implosion due to much-publicized personal differences. "I've read some things and heard some things from people that say they know us," Pearcy explained to Rock Confidential. "Even ...

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SEETHINGS Add New Bassist

SEETHINGS, the new Swedish band fronted by former DARKANE vocalist Lawrence Mackrory, have announced the addition of ex-DIABOLICAL bassist Lars Söderberg to the group's lineup. Söderberg made his live debut with the group at a concert Thursday (Jan. 30) at club Nirvana in Stockholm. SEETHINGS are in the process of signing a European record deal ...

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Ex-STRYPER Bassist: God Is Good!

Former STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines has posted the following update via his official web site: "This really has been an exciting month for us and a wonderful beginning to a new year 2003. On New Years morning, my wife took me to the airport and there I met [ex-STRYPER guitarist] Oz [Fox]. We departed for ...

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H.I.M. To Play Pre-Launch Show In Germany

Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have announced a pre-launch show for their upcoming album on March 8 at the Grosse Freiheit Club in Hamburg, Germany. This is the first time all songs featured on the forthcoming album will be performed live. The tickets are free and the group's official web site (www.heartagram.com) has 600 tickets for ...

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KARI RUESLÅTTEN Begins Work On New CD

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten, presently known simply as Kari, has started writing material for next solo album and expects to begin recording in the summer for a tentative late 2003/early 2004 release. According to a recent interview with Kari, the new material is "folky and up-tempo" ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'Music For Speeding' Promo Tour Underway!

The official web site of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released the following update on Friedman's current and upcoming activities: "Marty is in Japan now continuing a massive promotional tour for 'Music For Speeding'. The tour started with 2 weeks of all day live radio interviews and jam sessions, with stations in Tokyo and ...

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NAPALM DEATH Add Columbus Date

NAPALM DEATH have added a headlining date at The Billiard Club in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 4 as a replacement for the cancelled Royal Oaks, Michigan "Art Of Noise" show that was called off due to the venue closing down. Also set to appear at the show are DOWNCYDE and CAUSE FOR CHAOS. ...

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