Moroccan Court Grants Bail for Heavy Metal Fans

A Moroccan court has freed on bail 11 heavy metal music enthusiasts controversially jailed for offences against morality and linked by the prosecution to a "Satanist" cult, according to Reuters. Three others were refused bail. Defense lawyer Mahfoud Billeh said on Wednesday the 11 were freed on Tuesday night by the Casablanca court pending hearing ...

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SKID ROW Postpone Club Tour

SKID ROW have postponed all of their previously announced club dates due to scheduling conflicts with the summer amphitheater tour that includes POISON and VINCE NEIL. According to an official press release, "the shows are being rescheduled for the fall. The band apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused for the fans and venues. ...

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H.I.M. Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

H.I.M. guitarist Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström and his girlfriend Manna are the proud parents of a baby girl born on Thursday, March 6. Both the baby and the mother are doing well. If you want to send congratulations by e-mail, please use the following address: [email protected] All other mail to Linde and Manna can be ...

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THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER Offers Iraq Solution

Frontman Ginger of the British band THE WILDHEARTS has issued yet another message condemning President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. It reads as follows: "I believe that to make this world work efficiently we need to unify and act as a world, and not ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Posthuman Affairs

The proposed partnership between MARILYN MANSON manager Tony Ciulla and Spivak-Sobol Entertainment Management seems to have fizzled after just two weeks, according to Hits Daily Double. Ciulla has returned to his Posthuman Management company, where his client list also includes ABANDONED POOLS. Spivak-Sobol represent QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, A PERFECT CIRCLE and TORI AMOS, ...

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MONSTROSITY: Former Vocalist Returns

MONSTROSITY have announced the return of former vocalist Jason Avery to the group's lineup. Current vocalist, Sam Molina, will not leave the band but will instead take over the second guitarist duties. The revamped lineup, which is rounded out by Tony Norman on guitars, Mike Poggione on bass, and Lee Harrison on drums, will make ...

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PROGPOWER USA IV: The Official Press Release

Finland's NIGHTWISH and Germany's RAGE have been confirmed to make their American debuts as headliners of ProgPower USA IV, which returns to Atlanta's Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6. "It is always exciting for us as a band to take on new areas and see how our stuff goes down there," said NIGHTWISH bassist ...

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