MARILYN MANSON Settles Lawsuit Against Former Guitarist

Marilyn Manson's lawsuit against former bandmember Scott Putesky (a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz) and Empire Musicwerks Records has been settled, according to MTV.com. In the suit, filed on April 28, Manson sought to stop the continued distribution of an album and DVD of material from his former band THE SPOOKY KIDS, as the cover made ...

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Review: RUSH Treats Fans With Classics, Recent Hits

Joshua Klein of the Chicago Tribune was on hand for RUSH's concert at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park Saturday night (June 5). Klein writes, "If many of RUSH's erstwhile peers were weighed down by classical and jazz aspirations, RUSH has remained at heart a rock band, and no matter how busy its music gets ...

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Review: GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole' Has Slight Odor

Darryl Sterdan of the Winnipeg Sun reviewed Gene Simmons' new solo album "Asshole", giving it 2 1/2 out of 5 stars. Sterdan writes: "Unfocused and misguided, this 13-song vanity project finds the God of Plunder vainly trying yet again to escape his arena-rock straitjacket by pin-balling between styles with a determination bordering on desperation." He ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON: It Was An Honor To Play For METALLICA

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has commented on filling in for METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich for their headlining performance at the Download festival in England Sunday (June 6). "It was an honor last night to play for a band I've looked up to for so long," Jordison said in a statement. "[Before this,] I could not ...

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BLOWSIGHT To Support LIFE OF AGONY In Stockholm

BLOWSIGHT, the Swedish band featuring former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel on bass, will be supporting LIFE OF AGONY on July 1 at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden. As previously reported, BLOWSIGHT's video for the track "Breather" can be viewed in the "Media" section of their official web site. The band's lineup is completed ...

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Report: METALLICA Drummer 'Waiting On Test Results'

NME.com is reporting that METALLICA's Lars Ulrich is in a German hospital waiting for the results of tests after falling ill in Europe. As previously reported, the group had to play last night's (June 6) Download headline slot with SLIPKNOT and SLAYER drummers Joey Jordison and Dave Lombardo. According to NME.com, the drummer had "a ...

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VOIVOD To Revisit 'Nothingface' Era On Upcoming Album

According to a Chophouse Records newsletter, there are approximately 25 songs in progress for the next VOIVOD album. Guitarist Piggy "is churning up evil with some very metal riffage and leading the way as we are charting our course of execution for the months ahead. "As of now, [VOIVOD] plan to return to the same ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: VH1 Documentary To Air On June 16

"(Inside)Out: The Rise of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes look at how VELVET REVOLVER got constructed, from the songwriting process to the singer search and studio sessions, will premiere on VH1 on Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 p.m. CST. "Over a year in the making, '(Inside)Out' follows the ups and downs of ...

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