SCOTT WEILAND Gets 'Thumbs Up' From Judge

MTV.com is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland got the thumbs-up from a judge presiding over his probation-status-report hearing Thursday (Oct. 7) in Pasadena, California. He's due back for another check-in on December 17, according to the Los Angeles district attorney's office. Weiland had pleaded no contest to the driving-under-the-influence-of-drugs charge in July, which ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Star In 'Alice In Wonderland' Re-Telling

Marilyn Manson is co-starring in an upcoming re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" called "Living in Neon Dreams", according to MTV.com. MGM was originally aboard to distribute, but the film has been retooled as a smaller, indie film, and so far Daryl Hannah, Nia Vardalos, Alan Cumming and Jonathan Pryce are also aboard. In an inspired ...

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Atlanta's UNCROWNED Wins National Rock Competition

UNCROWNED, an unsigned band based in Atlanta, has won the "Shot at the Cabo Wabo" national battle-of-the-bands competition. Beating out more than 250 of the country's hottest unsigned bands, UNCROWNED won an all-expense paid trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and will perform both nights (October 8 and 9, 2004) at the Cabo Wabo Meltdown ...

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COLD Announce New Album Title

COLD have set "And a Sad Song Lives On" as the title of their new album, tentatively due early next year via the group's new label, Atlantic. The band will commence pre-production on the CD on October 14 with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (CHEVELLE, IGGY POP). Back in April, COLD parted ways with guitarist Kelly ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Play Free Rooftop Show In Hollywood

VELVET REVOLVER are planning a free rooftop show on the West Hollywood Sunset Strip around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12. The exact location of the show is expected to be announced early next week. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER want their fans to vote for the group's next single. You can now pick any ...

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PARADISE LOST: Greek Dates Announced

PARADISE LOST will be playing two shows in Greece in December. The details are as follows: Dec. 11 – Idrogios – Thessaloniki, GRE (w/ ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) Dec. 12 - Rodon – Athens, GRE PARADISE LOST announced earlier this week that the title of their newest album will be "Paradise Lost" — in celebration of ...

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EXMORTEM Sign With WICKED WORLD RECORDS

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have signed a new deal with Earache Records subsidiary Wicked World. The group's fifth album, "Nihilistic Contentment", was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC) and is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2005. Ten songs were recorded and mixed during the four-week ...

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12 STONES Drop Off MEGADETH's 'Blackmail The Universe Tour'

Christian hard rockers 12 STONES have officially dropped off MEGADETH's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. Previously announced openers EARSHOT will act as support for the entire trek except for six West Coast dates, which will feature San Francisco thrashers EXODUS. The dates are as ...

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