Report: Have A Bad Night At The Concert? Better Think Twice Before Suing

Jim Derogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that rock fans are routinely treated like second-class citizens and willing dupes: They are regularly subjected to high ticket prices, unpleasant, uncomfortable and sometimes unsafe venues, exorbitant Ticketmaster service charges and poor sound quality. Fans of classical music, theater or dance would never put up with such conditions. ...

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SoundScan Report: LIMP BIZKIT, STATIC-X, SEVENDUST

LIMP BIZKIT will land at No. 11 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart after shifting 78,000 copies of their fourth album, "Results May Vary", in its third week of release, for a total sales-tally of 530,000 — roughly one half of the first-week figure of their previous album, "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog ...

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Former SOULFLY Members Join Forces In ABLOOM

Former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums) have rejoined forces in ABLOOM, the California-based group formerly known as MOTHRA. The band, whose lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO), played two shows (in San Diego and Santa Barbara) last weekend ...

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Ex-BLOOD FEAST Guitarist To Record Full-Length CD With WITHOUT END

WITHOUT END, the new band featuring former BLOOD FEAST guitarist Adam Tranquilli, will be entering Big Blue Meanie Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey to record a full-length album, tentatively slated for release in the spring. After hearing WITHOUT END, fans will be able to "tell who in BLOOD FEAST was the [musical] driving force," according ...

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KERRY KING Talks About METALLICA, Next SLAYER CD

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King gave a lengthy interview to Metal Edge magazine in which he discussed a number of topics, including the progress of the songwriting sessions for SLAYER's next album and METALLICA's evolution from an underground thrash phenomenon to one of the most commercially successful heavy rock bands in the world. The following are ...

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AMEN's 'Death Before Musick' To Surface In March

AMEN have set "Death Before Musick" as the title for their new album, tentatively due in March through SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian's EatUrMusic label. "[Daron]'s a music guy," AMEN frontman Casey Chaos told Rolling Stone. "We were getting ready to do a tour of the U.K. and Daron was like 'What's going ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist: New Songs 'Sound Like Crap'

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen has posted another entry to the band's studio diary on their official web site. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH have begun the final preparations for the recording of the follow-up to 2002's double platinum (in Finland) "Century Child" effort, tentatively due in June 2004 through Spinefarm Records. The following is Holopainen's latest ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES: Studio Update

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, have posted the following update on the songwriting/recording sessions for their new album: "INFECTIOUS GROOVES has been writing songs for the new CD and will start pre-production tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday we'll all be busy working on STudio and Saturday ...

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