Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Completing Work On Autobiography

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, "Dawn of the Metal Gods", scheduled for publication before the end of the year through Firefly Publishing. The book will recount the origins of the band from 1969 onward and includes exclusive photographs donated by friends, including Robert Plant, among others. ...

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ZYKLON Members Participate In WINDIR Tribute

ZYKLON's Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), both formerly of EMPEROR, recently participated in a WINDIR tribute along with Cosmocrator (MINDGRINDER) and Invictus (DISIPLIN). They recorded a "brutal" cover version of a WINDIR track in honor of late WINDIR singer Valfar. It will be released on a WINDIR tribute album this fall. In other news, ZYKLON ...

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MORGION Auctioning Off Recording/Touring Guitar

Californian death-doomsters MORGION are auctioning off a Les Paul Special Ebony Worn guitar used to write material and record their latest album, "Cloaked by Ages, Crowned in Earth", as well as during live performances on MORGION's "Doomination of Europe 2003" tour, and, most recently, at Canada's Northern Lights Festival. "This is a great guitar, and ...

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METALLICA Accommodate Czech Soccer Fans

METALLICA's show at Prague's T-Mobile Park Thursday night (July 1) began more than an hour earlier than originally scheduled so as to accommodate the thousands of the group's Czech fans who wanted to watch their national soccer team play against Greece in the Euro 2004 semifinal (the Czech Republic ended up losing 1-0). METALLICA's next ...

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Remembering The St. Louis GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Jordan Harper of The Riverfront Times writes: This Friday, July 2, marks the thirteenth anniversary of the St. Louis GUNS N' ROSES riot. We'll not soon forget the smoke and shame, broadcast to the world on CNN, when Axl Rose jumped into the crowd to battle a man with a camera before leaping back onstage ...

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ILLDISPOSED: European Release Date Set For New Album

Roadrunner Records Europe has set an October 4 release date for the new ILLDISPOSED album, "1-800 Vindication". Release dates for other parts of the world will be announced soon. As previously reported, "1-800 Vindication" was produced by Ziggy and was mixed at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark, with producer Tue Madsen. The Danish death metal ...

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SCOTT WEILAND's DUI Trial To Start Today

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland finally got a start date for his DUI trial in Los Angeles — on Wednesday (June 30), a judge decided that the case should go to trial on Friday (July 2), according to MTV.com. Last October, Weiland was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after crashing his BMW ...

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STATIC-X: Preview Album Of Rarities

STATIC-X have set July 20 as the release date for their remix and rarities disc, "Beneath, Between, Beyond". The album collects the bands soundtrack releases as well as early demos, exclusive remixes and never before heard material. To preview three tracks from the release — "Breathe", "Head" and "Push It (JB's Death Trance Mix)" — ...

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