VELVET REVOLVER: First No. 1 Album In U.S. To Be Loaded With Anticopying Protections

VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" is the first No. 1 album in the United States to be loaded with anticopying protections, marking a clear step into the mainstream for the controversial technology, according to CNET News. According to figures released by Nielsen SoundScan, VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" was the top-selling album in America last week, despite being prominently ...

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POISON Frontman Plays Country Show

POISON frontman Bret Michaels was the special guest of country star Chris Cagle at The Coliseum in Nashville last Sunday (June 13) as part of the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair. The two sang a reworked version of POISON's 1988 Number One hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Michaels told Launch Radio Networks that was thrilled ...

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MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA To Co-Headline ROADRAGE 2004 Tour

MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA, THREE INCHES OF BLOOD and TRIVIUM will be teaming up for the RoadRage 2004 U.S. tour beginning in August. MACHINE HEAD and CHIMAIRA will be co-headlining the trek, which is expected to last through September. Exact cities and dates will be announced during the coming weeks. ...

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DEEP PURPLE's STEVE MORSE Is Looking For Fans To Jam With

Before DEEP PURPLE's show in Szczecin, Poland on June 28, PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse will perform "Smoke on The Water" with volunteer guitarists on a special stage set up at Boguslawa street in Szczecin. The event will start 3:00 p.m. Anyone who wants to play with Steve should contact the promoter (Andrzej Malcherek). Phone: 501075910, ...

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SAMAEL To Play In Egypt Next Month

Switzerland's SAMAEL will be performing at the Acoustica Festival in Alexandria, Egypt on July 16. In other news, the band completed work on their new studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Sweden's Regain Records. More information will be made available soon. SAMAEL fulfilled their contractual obligations to longtime label Century ...

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FU MANCHU Contribute Music To 'Motorcycle Mania 3' TV Movie

FU MANCHU have contributed much of the music featured in the upcoming TV movie "Motorcycle Mania 3", starring Kid Rock and Jesse James of "West Coast Choppers". Several FU MANCHU songs will appear in the movie, including special "FU riffs" in between the scenes, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Motorcycle Mania ...

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