ROB ZOMBIE Settles Copyright Infringement Suit Against MAZDA

ROB ZOMBIE settled his federal copyright infringement lawsuit against Mazda Motor of America over the use of music from his 1998 album Hellbilly Deluxe in a TV commercial, according to Hollywood.com. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. ZOMBIE alleged that Mazda and its advertising agency, W.B. Doner & Co., used the song "Demonoid Phenomenon'' ...

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MURDERDOLLS Announce US Dates

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 30 - San Diego @ Epicenter Jul. 31 ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Drop Off COAL CHAMBER Tour

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have announced via their official web site that they have dropped off the tour with COAL CHAMBER and MEDICATION following last night's performance in St. Cloud, Minnesota. No reason was given for the group's decision to withdraw from the trek. More details will be available soon. ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Is Over For Good!

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar revealed several interesting items about VAN HALEN's comeback plans during a recent interview with reporter Patrick Berkery of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Among the revelations that are due to be detailed in the article—which is set to be published on August 16th—are the following: **VAN HALEN is over for good, ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Cancel Mexican Tour

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have cancelled their entire Mexican tour, according to the band's official web site. The move reportedly followed the cancellation of two dates—in Guadalajara and Leon—for reasons that are not entirely clear at this time. "The band is very sorry about this and hope they can make up for it some time ...

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AVANISH To Utilize Session Bassist For METAL DAYZ Appearance

Germany's AVANISH will be utilizing the services of session bassist Andreas Gentner for their appearance at the Metal Dayz festival, which is scheduled to take place in Pratteln, Switzerland on August 3rd. Also set to perform at the event are SAVATAGE, SAMAEL, CANDLEMASS, GAMMA RAY, THRESHOLD, HEAVENLY, DIE SCHINDER, STYGMA IV, EVEREVE, LUNATICA, PURE YEAST ...

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ANTHRAX: Rumors Of Tour With HALFORD "Totally False"

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, there are currently no plans for ANTHRAX to team up with HALFORD for a North American tour in the fall, according to ANTHRAX's webmaster, who added that "it would be a cool tour, though…" As previously reported, ANTHRAX's ninth studio album, entitled We've Come For You All, is scheduled ...

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