BURST To Enter Studio In Early 2005

Sweden's BURST are writing material for the follow-up to "Prey On Life" (Relapse) and they hope to enter the studio in early 2005 to begin recording the effort for a summer release. In other news, Spanish label Throne Records will release the LP version of the CD "In Coveting Ways" in December. The album was ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Birthday Report From Cabo

According to a report at ZRock.com, VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar headed back to northern California yesterday after wrapping up a record-breaking six-night run at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas. Joined onstage each night by his beloved WABORITAS (drummer David Lauser, bassist Mona and guitarist extraordinaire Vic Johnson), Sammy spread ...

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SLASH Picks His Ultimate Compilation Guitar Mix CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash picked his ultimate compilation guitar mix CD in the November 2004 issue of Q magazine. The tracks he chose are as follows: 01. JIMI HENDRIX - Machine Gun 02. LED ZEPPELIN - No Quarter 03. AEROSMITH - Nobody's Fault 04. AEROSMITH/RUN DMC - Walk This ...

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MANTICORE Forced To Cancel Shows Due To Lineup Problems

Ohio-based black/death metal-merchants MANTICORE have had to unexpectedly drop out of their upcoming scheduled dates supporting MORTICIAN, AKERCOCKE, and VEHEMENCE in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Long Island, New York due to sudden lineup problems. Long-running U.S. black metal act ABAZAGORATH will replace MANTICORE at New York's upcoming Deathtoberfest, headlined by VITAL REMAINS, on Saturday, October ...

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SLIPKNOT: Live Special To Air On FUSE

On the last Friday of this month (Oct. 29), Fuse will be televising a one-hour SLIPKNOT live special. It will air at 9pm, right after their "Uranium Viewers' Poll" Special. The live footage was filmed at the Astoria Ballroom in the U.K. back on May 23, right before the release of "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Planning More Surgery

ContactMusic.com is reporting that Sharon Osbourne is going to treat herself this Christmas to more cosmetic surgery. The 52-year-old wife of Ozzy has admitted to having confidence-boosting procedures performed in the past and jokes that after her upcoming operation she will look like British glamour model Jordan. The reality TV star says, "After Christmas I'm ...

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REPULSION Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Guitarist Aaron Freeman has left death metal/grindcore pioneers REPULSION "due to other commitments," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Unfortunately this is a permanent decision. He will be sorely missed. "Taking over guitar duties will be EXHUMED's Matt Harvey. We are very excited to have him aboard, thanks Matt!!!" In other news, ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES: Californian Tour Announced

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, have lined up a short Californian tour in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 14 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern Nov. 15 - Los Angeles, ...

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VANISHING POINT Change Projected Title Of New Album

Australian progressive metal band VANISHING POINT have changed the projected title of their new album to "Embrace the Silence" from the previously announced "A Life Less". "We are currently speaking to labels about the release of the new album and we are hopeful that if all goes correctly then it will be out early in ...

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