KID ROCK Paid $30,000 To Shut Up!

KID ROCK reportedly drew in buckets of cash for charity when he was paid $30,000 so that he wouldn't sing, according to KEGL-FM. At a charity auction to benefit the New York Restoration Project in late October, Rock offered to sing "dirty sex songs if the kids will leave the room" — and if somebody ...

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JOHN SYKES: I Will Not Be Touring With WHITESNAKE

Former WHITESNAKE guitarist John Sykes will NOT be participating in the legendary group's upcoming reunion tour, according to a posting from the axeman on his official web site. "To set the record straight, I will not be participating in the upcoming WHITESNAKE tour," Sykes said. "I hope this answers the numerous questions that have come ...

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TWELFTH GATE Complete Work On New CD

TWELFTH GATE, featuring former members of SYRIS, have completed work on their as-yet-untitled new album at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin under the watchful eye of producer Chris Djuricic (SOIL, NOVEMBER'S DOOM, ENFORSAKEN, DISINTER, JUNGLE ROT, MICHAEL ANGELO). A January release through Crash Music Inc. (formerly Pavement Music) is expected. The album's cover artwork, courtesy ...

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PEAVEY ELECTRONICS CORP Launches EDWARD VAN HALEN CUSTOM SHOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Peavey Electronics Corp., is proud to introduce the Edward Van Halen Custom Shop. That totally tricked-out, customized Wolfgang electric guitar you've been pining for all these years is now only a few mouse clicks away at www.Peavey.com. Peavey's EVH Custom Shop offers guitarists a brilliantly simplistic online user interface where they can ...

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DEATHRIDE Kick Off Showcase Gigs

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have kicked off a series of showcase gigs with a view towards signing a record deal and issuing a debut CD in early 2003. "Yesterday afternoon: November, 13th DEATHRIDE showcased at The Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California," Fafara wrote ...

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BORKNAGAR Announce Recording Plans, Launch Side Project

Norway's BORKNAGAR will enter the studio early next year to begin recording the follow-up to "Empiricism". "We estimate to use about 4-6 months to record the album, as we want to use the time needed to get the album as close to perfection as possible," mastermind Oystein G. Brun said in a statement. "The album ...

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TED NUGENT For Governor?

TED NUGENT is reportedly considering a bid for the governor of Michigan in 2006. Following the recent election of Jennifer Granholm as Michigan governor, radio station WOOD-AM in Grand Rapids asked its listeners who they'd like to see oppose her in four years. The survey is still going on, but Nugent has been named in ...

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CHIMAIRA Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

CHIMAIRA will start recording their new album, "The Impossibility Of Reason" on Nov. 25 at Spider Studios in Cleveland, Ohio with producer/frontman of SW1TCHED, Ben Schigel. Ben was responsible for producing the band's EP, "This Present Darkness", three years ago. Commented CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter: "Working with Ben is what this band needs. We get ...

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