SKID ROW Announce New Drummer

SKID ROW have announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An Orlando, Florida native, DiDuro replaces Phil Varone, who abruptly left the band due to "personal reasons." Tim has signed on to play with the band for the first leg of SKID ROW's 2004 World Tour, which starts in Vernal, UT ...

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LULLACRY: 'Killer' New Album In The Works

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Killer" as the working title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in January 2005. "We have made lots of new amazing songs and I must say they're heavier, faster & more hellish heavy rock than ever," stated main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen. "We'll make something like 20-30 songs and choose the best ...

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RELAPSE RECORDS Announces 'Contamination Tour 2004'

Relapse Records has announced plans for the "Contamination Tour 2004", a 14-city tour comprised completely of acts on the label's burgeoning roster. The two-week jaunt is the first of several planned 2004 Relapse label tours and begins March 12 in Salt Lake City, UT, running through March 28 in San Francisco, CA. The tour will ...

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THE GREAT DECEIVER Complete Work On New Video

THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have completed work on a video for the track "Lake of Sulphur" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION) of Revolver Film Company. The clip, which was shot in the Arizona dessert and at The ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: 'America's Sweetheart' Details Revealed

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has finalized the track listing for her debut solo album, "American Sweetheart", due on February 10 through Virgin Records. "America's Sweetheart" is Love's first full-length release since her band HOLE's 1998 swan song, "Celebrity Skin". That set debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.5 million ...

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TWISTED SISTER Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

Reunited '80s hard rockers TWISTED SISTER are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are MONSTER MAGNET, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, CRADLE OF FILTH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and FINNTROLL. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: Two-Disc Retrospective Due In March

ALICE IN CHAINS' impressive legacy will be celebrated on a two-disc retrospective, "The Essential", due March 16 from Columbia/Legacy, according to Billboard.com. The 29-track album features familiar songs such as "Them Bones", "Rooster", "No Excuses", "Heaven Beside You", "Would?" and "I Stay Away", plus two contributions to the 1993 "Last Action Hero" soundtrack ("What the ...

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THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL To Play Headlining Show In London

THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, the side-project of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme, have confirmed a headline date in London. The trio, which features Homme on drums, will support THE DISTILLERS at the London Brixton Academy on February 11. In addition, they will will also play their own headline date at the ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Confirm Drummer's Departure, Vow To Carry On

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have issued an official statement confirming the departure of drummer Nick Barker (as exclusively reported here yesterday). Their statement reads as follows: "Nicholas has been removed from the line up of DIMMU BORGIR. A session drummer will be used in the future. Don't waste your time speculating ...

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