MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer's Court Hearing Postponed

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil's pretrial motions hearing, which was scheduled for Monday at the Beverly Hills Superior Court, has been postponed. He's due back in court Dec. 26, at which point a trial date in his misdemeanor battery charge — he allegedly attacked a record producer in a nightclub parking lot in April — ...

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METALLICA: More European Festival Appearances Announced

In addition to their appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival on Jun. 26, 2003, METALLICA have confirmed that they will perform at Rock Am Ring in Nürburgring, Germany and Rock Im Park in Nürnberg, Germany. The specific dates have not yet been determined, but the festivals take place Jun. 6-8, 2003. Save for a handful of ...

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SLIPKNOT To Begin Work On New CD In January

SLIPKNOT will begin work on the follow-up to their 2001 breakthrough album, "Iowa", in January. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will be produced by Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), is tentatively scheduled to be recorded in the spring for a late summer/early fall release through Roadrunner Records. STONE SOUR, the ...

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AMORPHIS Complete Instrumental Recordings For New CD

Finland's AMORPHIS have finished recording all instrumental parts for their upcoming album at Helsinki's Finnvox studios. 15 songs were reportedly tracked during the sessions, with 10 tentatively scheduled to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD, which is set to surface in the spring. AMORPHIS frontman Pasi Koskinen will shortly begin tracking vocals for the album at ...

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PORCUPINE TREE Cite MESHUGGAH And OPETH As Main Inspiration For New CD

Underground U.K. prog rockers PORCUPINE TREE have cited MESHUGGAH and OPETH as the main musical influences for the band's latest CD, "In Absentia" — widely described as the group's "heaviest" release to date. "The big influences when I was writing the record were MESHUGGAH and OPETH, no doubt about that," PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson ...

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METALLICA Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

METALLICA have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Roskilde Festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 26-29, 2003 in Roskilde, Denmark. The group's performance at Roskilde will mark their only appearance in Scandinavia next summer, according to the event's official web site. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are IRON MAIDEN, among others. ...

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TROUBLE: New Bassist Found?

Former THIS TORTURED SOUL bassist Chuck Robinson is rumored to be the prime candidate to fill the vacant bassist slot in TROUBLE following the departure of longtime four-stringer Ron Holzner. TROUBLE — whose last studio album, "Plastic Green Head", came out in 1995 — will record their first-ever live album on Jan. 21, 2003 at ...

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