PUDDLE OF MUDD: In Songwriting Mode

PUDDLE OF MUDD have written eight songs for their next album and hope to have 13 ready when they enter the studio in three weeks. "We have enough ideas and incomplete songs for about 10 more," reported guitarist Paul Phillips. "Things could be worse." In other MUDD news, the band's debut disc, "Come Clean", will ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Land Clothing Endorsement

PITCHSHIFTER have struck up a collaboration/endorsement deal with Wales-based "board" clothing company Underbelly Clothing. Underbelly had previously hooked up with PITCHSHIFTER on their recent UK headlining tour for the "P.S.I." album and are now supplying the guys with their threads on a more "permanent basis", according to the band's official web site. Commented bassist Mark ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Release Date Of Demo Collection Moved Up

The Japanese release date via Pony Canyon Records of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled "Genesis", has reportedly been moved up to Dec. 4. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Birth Of The Sun 02. Plague In Lucifer's Mind (instrumental) 03. Dying Man ...

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SEPULTURA: New Songs Are 'Fast And Heavy'

SEPULTURA have come up with rough skeletons of eight new songs for their forthcoming album, tentatively scheduled to be recorded early next year for a spring/summer 2003 release. According to a message from the band's webmaster on their official web site, "the new songs are fast and heavy, but it's impossible to compare it to ...

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VOIVOD: Why We Cancelled NILE Tour

VOIVOD have issued an official statement explaining their decision to withdraw from the upcoming North American tour headlined by NILE. The statement reads as follows: "To Our Fans, "This past summer, we were approached about playing on a package tour starting in January. At the time, we only had tentative plans for recording a new ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE To Employees: Sign, Or Else

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of the New York Post: Everyone working on Sharon Osbourne's birthday party on New Year's Eve at the Beverly Hills Hotel — where Sharon and Ozzy will also celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows — has been forced to sign a confidentiality ...

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GUANO APES Announce Spring 2003 European Tour

Mega-successful German rockers GUANO APES have announced the dates for their spring 2003 European tour. The details are as follows: Jan. 17 – Oberhausen, GER @ Ebertbad (Viva Overdrive/RR-Show) Mar. 31 - Budapest, HUN @ Petöfi Csarnok Apr. 01 - Graz, AUT @ Orpheum Apr. 03 - Linz, AUT @ Posthof Apr. 04 - Wien, ...

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DESTRUCTION Cancel UK Tour

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially cancelled their participation in the "Hell Comes To The UK" tour with KREATOR due to a broken hand suffered by bassist/vocalist Schmier. The band hope to make up the dates in early 2003. "[The members of DESTRUCTION] feel terribly bad about the circumstances: 'Schmier's hand is fucked big time' and ...

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KID ROCK Slapped With Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

KID ROCK's former business associates Alvin Williams and Earl Blunt, of EB-Bran Productions, are accusing Rock of trademark infringement in connection with the Top Dog Records name and logo, which appears on many of his albums and merchandise. Top Dog Records was formed by EB-Bran Productions and Kid Rock in 1988, but never had its ...

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