METALLICA: The World's Smelliest Band?

METALLICA have been awarded the dubious title of the world's smelliest band by Swedish showbiz expert Mikael Jagerbrand. The Swedish tabloid writer ranked the top ten smelly stars for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, basing it on interviews in the press where other celebrities talked about their co-stars' hygiene. METALLICA came in ninth overall, with Hollywood ...

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KISS: Sydney Show Filmed For Upcoming DVD?

According to KissFanShop.de, KISS are rumored to have had their concert in Sydney, Australia professionally filmed, possibly for a future DVD release. The show, which took place on May 18 at the Enmore Theatre, included a rendition of "Goin' Blind". KISS will launch their Japanese tour on May 27 in Tokyo. They will then hit ...

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SLASH Defuses 'Fuck AXL ROSE!' Chant VELVET REVOLVER's Chicago Gig

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed VELVET REVOLVER's sold-out concert at The Riviera in Chicago, Illinois Wednesday night (May 19). "Not surprisingly, VELVET REVOLVER sounds exactly like what would happen if one melded parts of GUNS [N' ROSES] with parts of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS," he wrote. "Liberated from [Axl] Rose's penchant for bombastic excess, ...

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CHIMAIRA Film Video For 'Power Trip'

CHIMAIRA recently shot a video for the track "Power Trip" in San Francisco with director Lex Halaby. Expect the video in rotation next month. "Power Trip" comes off CHIMAIRA's sophomore full-length release, "The Impossibility of Reason", which came out last May through Roadrunner Records. CHIMAIRA recently replaced drummer Andy Herrick with former SOILWORK skinsman Richard ...

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RAGNAROK Cancel Dates In Russia, Norway

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK have been forced to cancel their previously announced concerts in Moscow, Russia (May 27) and Fredrikstad, Norway (May 29) "because of circumstances which we can't go further into at this time.," according to a posting on the group's web site. "The band is very sorry about this and hope that the ...

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PEGAZUS Announce New Drummer

Australia's PEGAZUS have announced the addition of drummer Ange "Vuggs" Sotiro to the group's ranks. "Ange actually filled in on drums very last minute (3 hours before the show!) at the band's previous live gigs at the HeadBanger's Ball 3 in late January," the band explain in a statement. "He did such a great job ...

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LANA LANE: Live Album, DVD Due In July

Frontiers Records will be issuing LANA LANE's newest live release, "Return to Japan", a double CD release over two hours in length that chronicles the vocalist's last four Japanese tours from 1998 to 2002. Disc One contains full band performances from the concerts at Club Citta (2002) and Club Quattro (1999) and Disc Two contains ...

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