It's Official: AC/DC Sign With EPIC RECORDS

AC/DC have signed a multi-album deal with Epic Records, according to Billboard.com. The first releases under the deal will be refurbished reissues of classic albums such as "Back in Black", "Highway to Hell", and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", due early next year. Further reissues will follow, all of which will sport new liner notes ...

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NIGHTWISH Push Up DVD Release Date

NIGHTWISH have pushed up the release date of their second DVD by week. It is now scheduled for release on May 26, 2003 through Spinefarm. As previously reported, the as-yet-untitled DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. No further ...

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THERAPY? Enter Studio, Announce New Drummer

THERAPY? are in the studio writing and rehearsing new material which they hope to begin recording by mid-December for an early 2003 release. The band are currently utilizing the services of drummer Neil Cooper as a replacement for Graham Hopkins, who left the group at the end of last year. "Some of [the fans] may ...

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TOILET BOYS To Open For RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS In Europe

New York-based gender-bending rockers TOILET BOYS have secured the opening slot on the upcoming RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 23 – Lisbon, POR @ Atlantic Pavillion Jan. 24 - Lisbon, POR @ Atlantic Pavillion Jan. 25 - Lisbon, POR @ Atlantic Pavillion Jan. 27 – Madrid, ESP @ ...

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GLASSJAW Singer Rushed To Hospital, European Tour Cancelled

GLASSJAW vocalist Daryl Palumbo was rushed to a London, England hospital today (Dec. 5) after suffering a relapse of recurring Crohn's Disease, according to NME.com. The band have been forced to cancel their British tour as they wait for their frontman to recover. Other European dates — in Germany, France and Italy — will also ...

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Former LULLACRY Frontwoman To Guest On SILENTIUM CD

Former LULLACRY and current SOULGRIND frontwoman Tanja Kemppainen will sing the part of "Prudence" on the forthcoming album from Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM, according to the group's official web site. Kemppainen will sing the vocal lines originally written for previous singer Tiina Lehvonen, who left the group last month due to "personal" reasons. SILENTIUM ...

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SINNER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Veteran German metallers SINNER are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Go Head-To-Head With QUEEN OF ENGLAND

Sharon Osbourne will go head-to-head with The Queen of England by delivering the alternative Christmas message to Britons on England's Channel 4, according to the channel's spokesperson Channel 4 said Osbourne's message — which, like the Queen's will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on Christmas Day — will be targeted to viewers "who crave more ...

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