LACUNA COIL Tour Cancellation: The Official Statement

LACUNA COIL have officially dropped off the forthcoming North American tour with OPETH and PARADISE LOST (as first reported here last night). The following is an official statement from the group's label, Century Media Records, regarding the cancellation: "Italy's LACUNA COIL will regretfully be unable to participate on the upcoming '4 Absent Friends' ...

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ACCU§ER Reform, Record New Demo

Germany's ACCU§ER, one of the country's leading thrash metal bands of the '90s, have reunited and recorded a new four-song demo. Th tracks featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Downcast 02. Be None The Wiser 03. Reveal 04. Lost For Words For more information, including samples of the band's recently-recorded music, visit the ...

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GRAMMY AWARDS Nominees Announced!

The nominees in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" and "Best Metal Performance" categories for the 45 Annual Grammy Awards are as follows: Best Hard Rock Performance: FOO FIGHTERS – "All Of My Life" GODSMACK – "I Stand Alone" P.O.D. – "Youth Of The Nation" QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – "No One Knows" SYSTEM OF ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: The Thing That Shouldn't Be

TYPE O NEGATIVE keyboardist Josh Silver has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "[TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman] Peter [Steele] sleeps on the couch in Systems Two Brooklyn, mainly holding his penis. When asked why he sleeps holding his penis — 'I'm afraid someone will take it.' With that said... "Johnny and ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On New YARDBIRDS CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, ex-DAVID LEE ROTH/WHITESNAKE axeman Steve Vai and QUEEN's Brian May are among the guest musicians appearing on YARDBIRDS' "Birdland", the group's first new studio album since 1967. The album, which was recorded primarily at Vai's Mothership studio in Los Angeles, features Vai on a newly recorded version of the ...

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FRED DURST Recording With BRITNEY SPEARS??

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: If pop tart Britney Spears insists on popping out of her clothes, she can hardly fault her fans for causing a commotion. Cruising around Los Angeles in her brand-new $150,000 Mercedes SL-600 convertible on Sunday, Spears and a gaggle of galpals stopped ...

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KID ROCK To Appear On ALLISON MOORER Live Album

KID ROCK has recorded a guest appearance for ALLISON MOORER's upcoming live album, due later in the year. The CD, which was recorded at a Nashville club Saturday (Jan. 4), will feature Rock on the track "Bully Jones", according to the Tennessean. Moorer's duet with Kid Rock, "Picture", holds the Number One spot on the ...

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MARDUK Announce WORLD FUNERAL 2003 European Tour Dates

Sweden's MARDUK have announced the initial details for their forthcoming World Funeral 2003 Tour, set to kick off in early April in London, U.K. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Apr. 08 - London, UK - Astoria Apr. 09 - Paris, FRA - La Locomotive Apr. 10 - Essen, GER - Zeche Carl Apr. ...

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M.O.D. Complete Basic Tracks For 'The Rebel You Love To Hate'

M.O.D., the band led by former S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano, have competed the basic tracks for their new album, titled "The Rebel You Love To Hate", due in April through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which was recorded at Wayne Manor studio with producers Paul Crook (ex-ANTHRAX guitarist) and Scott Metaxas (ex-NUCLEAR ASSAULT bassist), will ...

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