ROCK CITY MORGUE Line Up New Orleans Gig

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-SYRUP drummer Michael Brueggen, will be performing at El Matador in New Orleans on Friday, Jan. 10. Joining them on the bill will be THE SCRIPTS. ROCK CITY MORGUE recently finished recording a six-song ...

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EXCITER Add New Bassist

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER have announced the addition of bassist Paul Champagne to the group's lineup. The band — Champagne, recently-acquired vocalist Rob Degroot, guitarist John Ricci and drummer Rik Charron — are "currently writing new material, heavy and aggressive, in the EXCITER tradition," according to the group's official web site. "Intense rehearsals have started ...

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GBH To Hit U.S. Shores

Legendary punk rock act GBH are tentatively due to embark on a North American tour during late January/February. Exact venues and dates have yet to be announced, but the group are expected to perform alongside CIRCLE JERKS, AMAZOMBIES, THE FORGOTTEN, 46 SHORT, DAYCARE SWINDLERS and TOXIC NARCOTIC, among others. ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist Begins Work On New WAR & PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has commenced work on a new WAR & PEACE album, tentatively due in late 2003. "I'm starting to talk to people about a new WAR & PEACE record which I've already begun recording," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "Finding 'spare' time has been difficult, to ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Manager Calls U.K. Story 'Crap'

Jim Barber, the manager of Courtney Love, has branded a story about Courtney that ran in the UK press over the weekend as "crap". The story reports bizarre behavior by Courtney at the funeral of THE CLASH's Joe Strummer. Barber told Australia's Undercover News that "She was in fact at the funeral because, uh, she ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Guitarist To Jam With GRAHAM BONNET

JEFF SCOTT SOTO guitarist Howie Simon will be joining former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Graham Bonnet for a special concert at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, Feb. 21, 2003. The one-off show, which will also include appearances by Graham's bandmates from the IMPELLITTERI "System X" sessions (excluding mainman Chris Impellitteri), will reportedly consist of ...

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SILVERCHAIR Frontman Gets Engaged

SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns has gotten engaged to Australian singer/actress Natalie Imbruglia. A wedding date has yet to be set. The couple have issued the following statement through SILVERCHAIR's Australian record label, Virgin: "In response to recent media speculation, Natalie Imbruglia and Daniel Johns have confirmed that they are indeed engaged. The couple made the ...

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