PAIN Postpone Plans For 'Covers' CD, Begin Work On New Album

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, have postponed plans to record a full-length album of covers and are instead working on a new CD of original material, due in the spring/summer through Stockholm Records. Tägtgren, a notoriously prolific songwriter, made the decision to delay the recording of ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Speaks Out On LIONEL RICHIE/TRINA Collaboration

ROB ZOMBIE recently commented on his collaboration with Lionel Richie and female rapper Trina on "Brickhouse 2003", a version of the '70s pop and R&B hit. The Zombified track will appear as part of the soundtrack for ZOMBIE's movie "House Of 1000 Corpses", which hits stores March 18. The soundtrack will also feature five new ...

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THE CULT, FUEL Members To Join CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

THE CULT's Billy Duffy, MOBY and FUEL's Bret Scallions will be among the guest stars performing with CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, ROB ZOMBIE Get Certified

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Steal This Album" has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. "Steal This Album" was released on Nov. 26 through American/Columbia Records. Meanwhile, ROB ZOMBIE's "The Sinister Urge" has been certified platinum for sales in excess of ...

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KRISIUN To Begin Recording New CD

Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN will begin recording their new album on Feb. 21 at BeBop Studios in Sao Paulo, Brazil with producer Pierre Rémillard (CRYPTOPSY, VOIVOD, ANVIL). The follow-up to "Ageless Venomous" is tentatively scheduled for a late spring/early summer release through Century Media Records. ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Star In Reality TV Show

Former members of GUNS N' ROSES — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum — plus newcomer guitarist Dave Kushner (formerly of McKagan's post-GN'R project LOADED) are holding tryouts in Los Angeles to fill the vacant singer slot in their new band, and VH1 is filming the proceedings for a new show. "I ...

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METALLICA Address Bassist Rumors, Upcoming CD

On Wednesday (Feb. 5) after announcing the Summer Sanitarium 2003 Tour, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was asked about the vacant bassist position in the group and rumors of ex-MARILYN MANSON member Twiggy Ramirez or OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo joining. "It's not our job to... I hate to confirm or deny horseshit that they say," ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, QOTSA, JANE'S ADDITION Confirmed For LOLLAPALOOZA 2003

Lollapalooza will return this summer with a heavy-hitting lineup featuring INCUBUS, AUDIOSLAVE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5 and festival founders JANE'S ADDICTION, it was confirmed Friday. Members of all five bands will be on hand at Ameoba Music in Hollywood on Monday for a press conference announcing details of the tour. The traveling ...

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