DIMEBAG DARRELL, KID ROCK, CHAD KROEGER Collaborate On ELTON JOHN Cover

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell, KID ROCK and NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger have collaborated on a cover of ELTON JOHN's "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)". The joint effort, which was apparently spearheaded by Kroeger, was more of a "virtual" collaboration than a conventional one, since the three parties never actually shared studio space but e-mailed music ...

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Pollstar: GUNS N' ROSES 'Not An Arena Act' In 2002

GUNS N' ROSES have greatly reduced their chances of landing another arena tour following frontman Axl Rose's mysterious failure to show up for a concert in Philadelphia last Friday, according to Gary Bongiovanni, editor of concert-industry trade mag Pollstar. "Rose has damaged his career," he told Entertainment Weekly. "This makes the band a riskier situation ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Meets EMINEM (Sort Of)

In next month's edition of The Face magazine, Sharon Osbourne recounts her meeting with EMINEM at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. "It happened that my daughter's dressing room was on the same floor as Eminem," she explained, "and he's got all these bodyguards and they're going: 'Don't you look down here — nobody ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003 Festival

Finland's NIGHTWISH have been confirmed to headline the second day of the Bloodstock 2003 metal festival. The Finnish act, who are taking most of next year off and are only playing selected key dates, will be performing their first-ever U.K. show at Bloodstock, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the ...

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KING'S X Announce Headlining Tour

KING'S X have announced the initial dates for their "More Manic" headlining tour in February/March. They are as follows: Feb. 06 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Hoopla's Bar & Grill Feb. 07 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Feb. 08 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony Feb. 11 - New London, CT @ El-N-Gee ...

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THE CROWN Move Up Italian Dates

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, have moved up their planned Italian concerts to late February. The group have also added a Slovenian show to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 20 – Pavia, ITA @ Thunder Road Feb. 21 – Vicenza, ITA @ - Midian Feb. ...

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