LIMP BIZKIT: New Single Posted Online

A radio-quality rip of LIMP BIZKIT's new single, "Eat You Alive", has been posted in MP3 format at this location. The song is the first single from LIMP BIZKIT's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled fourth album, due on September 23 through Flip/Interscope Records. The single is expected to impact radio as early as Monday, August 4, ...

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TOMMY LEE Flips The Bird

The New York Post is reporting that former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee kept his temper in check when Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto asked him about his checkered past. But New York magazine reports the rocker, once arrested for beating his ex-wife, Pam Anderson, showed his anger off camera. Lee returned to the ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Guests On NEAL MORSE Solo CD

DREAM THEATER's Mike Portnoy is the featured drummer on the forthcoming solo CD, entitled "Testimony", from former SPOCK'S BEARD frontman and Portnoy's TRANSLATLANTIC bandmate Neal Morse, due on September 23 through Radiant Records. "I guess now that the cat is out of the bag, it is safe for me to report that I do indeed ...

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THROES OF DAWN To Begin Recording Fourth Album

Finland's THROES OF DAWN are set to enter Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki on August 17 for five days to record the drums and bass for their fourth full-length album. According to the band's official web site, "10 new brilliant songs will be recorded in three parts," with guitars and synths scheduled to be tracked ...

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Taiwanese Heavy Metal Band CHTHONIC Win Top Music Prize

Taiwanese heavy metal quintet CHTHONIC (web site), affectionately dubbed "the BLACK SABBATH of Asia", won the award for "Best Rock Group" at Taiwan's 14th annual Golden Melody Awards, held Saturday night (August 2) in Taipei. President Chen Shui-bian presented the award to the Taiwanese rockers, who wore long black leather coats and dark ...

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Rocky Mountain News: METALLICA Fans Do Themselves Justice

RockyMountainNews.com is reporting that "thousands of METALLICA fans packed Invesco Field at Mile High [in Denver] on Friday night (Aug. 1), ready to thrash, mosh, point fingers, sneer, yell and be antisocial. " 'They're the best metal band that's ever been,' said Adam Anderson, 25, of Denver. 'That's music history, not an opinion.' "As the ...

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AC/DC To Finish New Album By The End Of The Year

Australian hard rockers AC/DC plan to have a new album finished "by the end of the year," guitarist Angus Young told Billboard.com. "I'd love to get it done and so would [guitarist/brother] Malcolm [Young]. And then once we do that, the whole [touring] ballgame goes on again." As previously reported, the upcoming set will be ...

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TED NUGENT Challenges Illinois Governor

TED NUGENT says Gov. Rod Blagojevich is more than welcome to visit him backstage before his Aug. 11 performance at the Illinois State Fair, according to the Associated Press. The rocker and gun-rights advocate, known for the song "Cat Scratch Fever", is itching to tell Blagojevich how much he dislikes Illinois' gun laws. "I challenge ...

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AEROSMITH Won't Compete With KISS In Terms Of Staging And Effects

AEROSMITH and KISS kick off their co-headlining tour on Saturday (August 2) in Hartford, Connecticut. AEROSMITH will be closing the shows every night, and lead guitarist Joe Perry says they're deliberately steering clear of KISS-style theatricality: "It's gonna be pretty minimalistic," Perry told Launch. "I mean, you can't compete with — nor would we want ...

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