TED NUGENT Endorses 'Gun Nut' Ice Cream

WorldNetDaily.com reports that Ted Nugent, rock musician, avid outdoorsman and defender of gun rights, has come out in support of "Gun Nut" ice cream, a new flavor unveiled by a company billing itself as "the conservative alternative to liberal Ben & Jerry's." Star Spangled Ice Cream Company announced the new partnership Monday (October 6) in ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Pull Out Of Australia's BIG DAY OUT Festival

A PERFECT CIRCLE have pulled out of Australia's Big Day Out festival, citing reasons "too complex to explain," according to the festival's organizers. In an official statement announcing the cancellation, the organizers wrote, "after previously confirming their appearance in writing, the representatives of A PERFECT CIRCLE have now advised us that for reasons too complex ...

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CAMP FREDDY Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), have signed a deal with Sanctuary Records and will begin ...

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DEAD HEAD Prepare To Record Fourth Album

Veteran Dutch thrashers DEAD HEAD will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark in January 2004 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, INVOCATOR, HATESPHERE, etc) to begin recording their fourth full-length album for a late spring release through Cold Blood Industries. Download two recently recorded demo tracks: "Hateland" (mp3) and "Desire" (mp3). ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Completing Work On Live DVD

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finished mixing the live recordings made during the band's Bulgarian appearances in July. Kotzev is hoping to have the video portion edited by mid-November and have the entire product ready for release on DVD before the end of the year. As previously reported, the band's ...

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ABORTED To Record New EP In February

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED will enter Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark in February 2004 with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, ILLDISPOSED, INVOCATOR, HATESPHERE, etc) to record a new mini-CD, tentatively titled "Bloodfix". The follow-up to this year's "Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done" will contain three new songs, a reworked version of "The Sanctification ...

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LAKE OF TEARS Finalize New Record Deal

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS are in the process of finalizing a new record deal with an as-yet-undisclosed label. "This is with a lot of mixed emotions," guitarist/vocalist Daniel Brennare said of the signing process. "These guys [at the new record company] seem really good, honest and supportive so we're really looking forward to work with ...

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Original OMEN Vocalist J.D. KIMBALL Passes Away

J.D. Kimball, the former lead singer of OMEN, passed away on October 3 after a three-year battle with cancer. OMEN guitarist Kenny Powell had these words to say about his former bandmate: "He was a great writer, one of the true innovators in the early years of power metal. I am extremely proud of the ...

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SKINDRED To Support VOODOO GLOW SKULLS In Europe

Welsh combo SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have been confirmed for the upcoming European tour featuring VOODOO GLOW SKULLS and 4FT FINGERS. The dates are as follows: Nov. 05 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK Nov. 06 - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, UK Nov. 07 - Mean Fiddler - London, UK Nov. 08 ...

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