GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Names Solo Debut

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has set "Village Gorilla Head" as the title of his solo debut, due on August 3 through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles studio owned by Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Frank Black) with contributions ...

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APARTMENT 26: Dropped By ATLANTIC?

APARTMENT 26, who feature in their ranks singer Biff Butler (son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), have reportedly severed ties with Atlantic Records less than three months after the release of their sophomore album, "Music For The Massive". The split with Atlantic marks the second time the British band have been dropped by a ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Added To ROLLING ROCK TOWN FAIR FIVE

VELVET REVOLVER have been confirmed for this Rolling Rock Town Fair Five at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in Western Pennsylvania on July 31. Other bands set to perform at the festival include STAIND, DISTURBED, N.E.R.D., THE CRYSTAL METHOD, HOOBASTANK, SEVENDUST, FINCH, FINGER ELEVEN and THREE DAYS GRACE. Tickets for the show are $49 and are on ...

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AKERCOCKE To Perform At METAL HAMMER Awards

U.K.'s leading satanic metallers AKERCOCKE been nominated in Metal Hammer magazine's second Golden God Awards in the "Best Underground Act" category. In addition, the group have been chosen by the Metal Hammer editors to play live at the awards ceremony on Monday, June 7 at The Ocean in Hackney, London. AKERCOCKE will be joining other ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Film Video For 'Peace'

New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT have posted the following message on their official web site: "We just finished our new vedeo for 'Peace' featuring Matt Henderson on guitar! It came off awesome! We are getting ready for Europe and are very excited about our new set list. More than ever have we been anxious ...

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DINO CAZARES On New FEAR FACTORY CD: 'True Fans Know What's Up'

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was recently interviewed by HitThePit.com about his recent and upcoming activities. Asked for his opinion on the new FEAR FACTORY record, "Archetype" (the group's first since Dino's departure), Cazares replied, "I don't think my opinion matters, the true FF fans know what's up, they know where it started." With ...

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MORTIIS Name New CD

Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS has set "The Grudge" as the title of his new album, due in September through Earache Records. The follow-up to 2001's critically acclaimed "The Smell of Rain" was recorded over a six-month period at Silvertone Studios in Fredrickstad, Norway by Mortiis (vocals, synths, programming, sound design), Levi Gawron (guitar), Asmund ...

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INTO THE MOAT Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida's INTO THE MOAT have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The quintet, who are described as "a technical metalcore band with elements of grind, death metal, and tech," have almost completed the songwriting process for their new album, which they plan on recording in August. A late 2004/early 2005 release is ...

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