PAPA ROACH: Done With Pre-Production, Prepare To Record

PAPA ROACH have almost finished pre-production on their new album, tentatively titled "Dancing In The Ashes". The group have been working with producer Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D.) for two weeks, making adjustments to some 15+ songs the group have written at both home and on the bus during last year's Lovehatetragedy tour. Video footage ...

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KISS' PETER CRISS: 'I Miss ACE'

KISS drummer Peter Criss has admitted in a recent interview with Rocky Mountain News that he wishes for the return of original guitarist Ace Frehley. "I've got a knot in my gut at times for Gene (Simmons) and Paul (Stanley)," Criss explained. "And I miss Ace. I really do. I wish he was up here. ...

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CARNAL FORGE Side Project ASPERITY Sign With ARISE RECODS

ASPERITY, the Swedish heavy metal act featuring drummer Stefan Westerberg (CARNAL FORGE, ex-IN THY DREAMS) and guitarist Petri Kuusisto (CARNAL FORGE, ex-IN THY DREAMS), have inked a deal with Spain's Arise Records. The group's debut album will be recorded at Black Lounge studios in Avesta, Sweden during November/December for a tentative February 2004 release. ASPERITY's ...

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Former BESEECH Drummer Launches Solo Project

Former BESEECH drummer Morgan Gredåker has posted MP3 samples of 11 songs from his new solo band, THE PROJECT EVERSOUND, via the group's official web site. Check them out here. The songs available for preview are as follows: 01. She's The One 02. An Epic Tale Of Life 03. The Easy Song 04. ...

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All-Star BEATLES Cover Band Appear On 'Modern Drummer' DVD

YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD, the BEATLES cover band consisting of Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG) on guitar, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) on drums, Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) on guitar and keyboards, and Matt Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH) on bass, have contributed three tracks ("While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "I Am The Walrus" and "A Day In ...

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SNAPCASE: New Song Posted Online

A new SNAPCASE track, titled "Believe, Revolt (Relocation Blueprint)", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Believe, Revolt (Relocation Blueprint)" comes off the group's forthcoming collection of exclusive material and rarities, "Bright Flashes", due on November 4 through Victory Records. "Bright Flashes" includes four covers of songs by DEVO, JANES ...

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Rock Legend TED NUGENT Tells Arkansas Teens To Scratch Drug Use

Misty Hale of The Courier News reports that rocker Ted Nugent used biting quotes and edgy humor to pound his message into the brains of about 500 Arkansas-area teenagers Monday afternoon (September 29). Excuses are for wimps, drugs are for puking hillbilly hippies, and hunting is the most blessed activity ever granted to mankind. The ...

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LINKIN PARK Show Will Erode Morals, Claims Malaysia's PAS YOUTH

Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) Youth has voiced its objection to the LINKIN PARK concert on October 15, claiming that the show will erode the morals of the young as the audience will comprise males and females, reports Malaysia's The Star Online. Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub said the concert would lead to zina (illicit sex), kissing, ...

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Visual Effects Company R!OT Does Time With KORN

VFXPro reports that visual effects company R!OT Santa Monica arranged a face-to-face encounter between "Lara Croft" star Angelina Jolie and KORN for the band's latest video "Did My Time". Artists composited images of Jolie, who was shot in Canada, into the Los Angeles alley where the rest of the video was filmed and made it ...

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BESEECH Set Track Listing For 'Drama'

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH set finalized the track listing for their fourth full-length album, "Drama", due in early 2004 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway" was recorded at Studio Mega and was mastered at Cutting Room. The group's first effort since the departure of longtime guitarist Klas Bohlin will include an ...

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