VELVET REVOLVER Comment On RCA Signing

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have issued an official press release confirming their recent signing with RCA Records. "We're thrilled to partner with RCA ...

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W.A.S.P.: No New Music Until 2004

According to a posting on W.A.S.P.'s official web site, www.waspnation.com, "the highly anticipated new albums by W.A.S.P. will be in stores next year as a two-part series. The first album will be out worldwide in February of 2004 and the second album, part two of the story, will be released in late April/early ...

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SLAYER Guitarist Launches Clothing Line

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has launched his very own clothing line, dubbed KFK Industries. An official web site (www.kfkindustries.com) is currently under construction and will reportedly include SLAYER merchandise as well as details on King's "Guitar Abuse" clinics that he has recently been doing. A source close to SLAYER told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "[Kerry]'s very ...

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SKID ROW Explain Rochester Cancellation

SKID ROW have issued the following statement regarding their decision to cancel their previously announced gig in Rochester, New York on September 4: "We were told that we were playing a rock 'club' with a stage 20' x 10' in size. (very small but we've done it before) The club owner told that to the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Unveils New Band!

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has revealed the details of his new band, BACH TIGHT 5. Joining Bach in the new group are guitarist Adam Albright (ex-SKINLAB, DOPESICK), bassist Cheeze (BLACK BONE, DEAD TIGHT 5), guitarist Randall X Rawlings (DEAD TIGHT 5), and drummer Mike Dover (DEAD TIGHT 5). Says Bach: "Adam is from ...

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GENE SIMMONS Reality Show On The Way

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is currently "negotiating with a television outlet for a Gene Simmons reality show," according to Gene's latest posting on his web site. "Also, [I] am having discussions about a SECOND possible show — different in concept. But, that's all I can say for now about these two projects." "[I] am proud ...

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THE HAUNTED: New Album Planned For 2004

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have "started rehearsing" material for their forthcoming fourth full-length CD and plan on releasing the follow-up to this year's "One Kill Wonder" in 2004, according to a post on the band's web site. The group, who played their last date at Malmöfestivalen in Malmö, Sweden on August 18, have no plans ...

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SENTENCED Record Hockey Song In Finnish

Finnish metallers SENTENCED have recorded a song in support of their local ice hockey team, Oulun Kärpät, who hail from the group's hometown of Oulu. Titled "Routasydän", the track is the first-ever SENTENCED song sung in Finnish. The music for the cut was composed by guitarist Miika Tenkula and the lyrics were written by guitarist ...

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NAPALM DEATH: Covers Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

NAPALM DEATH have pushed back the projected release date of their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2", to early 2004 through the band's own Feto label. "[We're] finally gonna get the mixing underway next week which is a relief," writes bassist Shane Embury on the band's web site. As previously reported, "Leaders ...

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