GOD FORBID To Tour East Coast with E.TOWN CONCRETE

New Jersey thrash quintet GOD FORBID will join fellow hometown heroes E.TOWN CONCRETE for a three-week East Coast tour beginning in early October. This will mark the first time that both famed Jersey acts have united for any shows outside of their immediate area. The group are currently wrapping up the highly successful "Bitter, Broken, ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Box Set Details Revealed

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", is due on November 4, according to Rolling Stone. The collection will feature remastered versions of the band's albums with Ozzy Osbourne behind the mike, as well as a live DVD with previously unseen footage. Retailing for $99.98, the set ...

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PAPA ROACH Name New Album

PAPA ROACH have set "Dancing in the Ashes" as the title for their forthcoming effort, tentatively due in March 2004 through Dreamworks Records. The group say that they are not letting the fact that their last CD, "Lovehatetragedy" sold less than 20 percent of the copies of their previous album, "Infest", affect their enthusiasm for ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Publicist: 'I Wasn't Fired'

VELVET REVOLVER publicist Arlett Vereecke has released a statement in response to a posting by VR singer Scott Weiland claiming, among other things, that Vereecke gave out incorrect information about the band and suggesting that she was relieved of her duties as the band's publicist. Vereecke's statement reads as follows: "In response to ...

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DEZ FAFARA To SEVENDUST Drummer: 'Please Grow Up'

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has responded to SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's revelation that the new SEVENDUST single, "Enemy", was inspired by Rose's hatred for the former COAL CHAMBER singer. Writing to DEVILDRIVER's official web site, Fafara says, "With all my focus being on my new project, DEVILDRIVER, I hate to take the time ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Signs With SANCTUARY RECORDS

Kelly Osbourne has signed a multi-album recording contract with Sanctuary Records Group, according to Billboard.com. The singer's 2002 debut, "Shut Up", will be re-released on September 30 under the name "Changes", featuring a duet with her father, Ozzy, on the title track. The re-packaged album will also contain four bonus live cuts. "Changes" is a ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: 'Violadead' Due In January

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have set "Violadead" as the title for their sophomore album, tentatively due in January through Sound Pollution Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Repent" was recorded and is currently being mixed at Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording with producer Richard Larsson. The album will be released both in ...

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