AMEN's 'Death Before Musick' To Surface In March

AMEN have set "Death Before Musick" as the title for their new album, tentatively due in March through SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian's EatUrMusic label. "[Daron]'s a music guy," AMEN frontman Casey Chaos told Rolling Stone. "We were getting ready to do a tour of the U.K. and Daron was like 'What's going ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist: New Songs 'Sound Like Crap'

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen has posted another entry to the band's studio diary on their official web site. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH have begun the final preparations for the recording of the follow-up to 2002's double platinum (in Finland) "Century Child" effort, tentatively due in June 2004 through Spinefarm Records. The following is Holopainen's latest ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES: Studio Update

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, have posted the following update on the songwriting/recording sessions for their new album: "INFECTIOUS GROOVES has been writing songs for the new CD and will start pre-production tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday we'll all be busy working on STudio and Saturday ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Postpones European Tour (Again)

OZZY OSBOURNE has been forced to postpone a six-week string of European tour dates set to begin next week due to side effects of medication he was taking to control a tremor, MTV.com reports. Osbourne's personal physician, Dr. Allan H. Ropper, chief of neurology at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, had been treating the singer ...

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GODHEAD Pull Out Of PARADISE LOST's European Tour

GODHEAD have been forced to drop off the forthcoming PARADISE LOST European tour in order to allow their drummer Ken Jay (ex-STATIC-X) sufficient time to recover from an undisclosed illness. The following is the official statement on the matter from GODHEAD's management: "Unfortunately, it is with great regret I must announce that GODHEAD will not ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's 'Creative Juices Are Flowing Hard And Fast': Spokesperson

JUDAS PRIEST are "working very hard" on the material for their much-anticipated reunion album with vocalist Rob Halford and are "really enjoying writing together again," PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews has revealed in a brand-new online posting. "The creative juices are flowing hard and fast!!" JUDAS PRIEST's first new studio album to feature Halford since ...

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Former ANNIHILATOR Drummer Sets The Record Straight About His Departure

Former ANNIHILATOR drummer Randy Black has issued a statement countering the band's official account of his departure from the group. In ANNIHILATOR's press release announcing their split with Black (dated October 9), mainman Jeff Waters claimed that "despite having guaranteed the band that he would be performing on their upcoming new release, and being scheduled ...

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Brain Tests For OZZY?

Britain's Daily Record is reporting in its October 15 online edition that OZZY OSBOURNE is undergoing tests for Parkinson's disease. The ex-BLACK SABBATH frontman has been seen shaking throughout the MTV hit reality show "The Osbournes". Former heavy-duty drug abuser Ozzy, 54, is allegedly having checks for the brain disease in a Boston ...

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