GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' In Stores By June

GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy" should be in stores by June, according to keyboardist Dizzy Reed. "There are just a few odds and ends left to do - a couple of finishing touches, a couple of vocals — and we need to mix it," he said. In the meantime, GN'R — long ...

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CREED Frontman Gets Assaulted By Ex-Wife!

Hillaree Stapp, ex-wife of CREED frontman Scott Stapp, was arrested Nov. 14 on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly striking Scott in the face with a cell phone. The incident reportedly took place at Scott's Orlando, Florida-area home during a heated argument over custody of their son, Jagger, and other ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'DAVE LEE ROTH Is Unreasonable And He's Shot'

In a recent interview with CNN, vocalist Sammy Hagar revealed that the possibility of rekindling his friendship with the Van Halen brothers was his primary motivation for touring with Dave Lee Roth this summer as part of the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of ...

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DEEP PURPLE's ROGER GLOVER Offers Update On DVD, Upcoming Album

In his latest letter to the DEEP PURPLE fans, the group's bassist, Roger Glover, comments on the band's upcoming "Machine Head" DVD and the progress of the songwriting/recording sessions for their next studio album, due sometime in 2003. On "Machine Head": "I have seen the DVD and it is wonderful, a lot of extra material. ...

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THE HAUNTED Rock MTV's 'CRIBS'

THE HAUNTED's blistering thrash anthem, "Bury Your Dead" (off their 2000 breakthrough album, "The Haunted Made Me Do It"), will be featured on an upcoming episode of MTV's "Cribs". Scheduled to air on Wednesday, Dec. 4, the episode takes a peek into the life of MTV newsman and rabid HAUNTED fan, Iann Robinson. A long-running ...

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FIREBIRD To Issue New Album In February

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will release their as-yet-untitled new album in late February 2003 via JVC Records in Japan. A European release should follow a short time later. Recorded at Berno Studios in Malmö, Sweden, the CD will include most of the following cuts tracked during the sessions: 01. ...

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COMES WITH THE FALL Continue Work On DVD

Los Angeles-based COMES WITH THE FALL, which consists of members of JERRY CANTRELL's touring band, are continuing work on their first DVD, "Comes With The Fall - Live 2002", for a 2003 release. "[The DVD] is coming along nicely, though we obviously missed our originally hoped for Halloween release date," the band wrote on their ...

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