TEMPLE OF THE DOG Reunion Among Surprises At PEARL JAM Benefit Gig

PEARL JAM were joined by a host of famous musical friends on stage last night (Oct. 28) in Santa Barbara, Calif., at a benefit for the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Among the guests appearing on stage during the performance were PEARL JAM's former drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, veteran ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN, JERRY CANTRELL Attend ROCK DA HOUSE Benefit

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, ex-ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, and PAPA ROACH drummer Dave Buckner and his new wife Mia Tyler were on hand at a Rock da House-A Benefit for Convenant House-Fashion Show and All Star Jam on Monday (October 27) at Quixote Studios in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Guru's Seedy Sex Secret

Guy Newey of Britain's Evening Mail reports former BLACK SABBATH manager Jim Simpson has a secret sideline — running a seedy sex business from his Birmingham home. An Evening Mail probe has revealed that Simpson (photo) is touting erotic videos and allows punters to film their sexual fantasies at his Edgbaston abode. Simpson, ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. BLITZKRIEG will perform in the slot originally occupied by the reunited SATAN, who cancelled their appearance at the event ...

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KAMELOT: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Florida-based power metal gods KAMELOT have lined up a three-date tour of Mexico during February. The details are as follows: Feb. 13 – Monterrey, MEX @ TBA (w/ IRA, CALVARIA) Feb. 14 - Mexico City, MEX @ Epicafest (w/ CAGE, CALVARIA, GUARNERIUS, VALINOR, EROGENA) Feb. 15 – Guadalaja, MEX @ TBA (w/ CAGE, CALVARIA) KAMELOT ...

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H.I.M. Announce European Tour Dates

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up the following European tour dates during the winter: Dec. 19 – Astoria - London, UK Dec. 31 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN Jan. 15 - Arena - Oberhausen, GER (w/ OZZY OSBOURNE) Jan. 17 - Ahoy - Rotterdam, Holland (w/ OZZY OSBOURNE) Jan. 19 - Alcatrazz - Milan, ITA ...

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SHINING FURY Complete Work On 'Last Sunrise'

Italian metallers SHINING FURY have finished recording their Metal Blade Records debut, "Last Sunrise", for a January 12, 2004 European release. The band recorded and mixed the CD at the FP Recording Studios with producer Freddy Delirio. The complete track listing for "Last Sunrise" is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Broken Hopes 03. 060501 04. ...

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BUSH Frontman Loses Rhythm Section

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale is no longer working with guitarist Chris Traynor (HELMET, BUSH) and drummer Charlie Walker (CHAMBERLAIN, NEW END ORIGINAL) on his debut solo album, the singer has revealed in his latest online posting. The split with Traynor and Walker was "very unexpected," according to Rossdale. "It threw me for a couple of ...

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