Ex-DEATH, MALEVOLENT CREATION Members Team Up To Record DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller are teaming up to record a DEATH tribute CD to benefit Murphy and the family of late DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner. A bassist is still being sought for the project, which may surface through the ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: Proud To Be Reliable

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott believes that the band's consistency has been a significant part of their appeal — when the fans go to a DEF LEPPARD concert, they expect to hear the hits, and the group are happy to play them. "They've come to terms with the fact that it's OK to like a ...

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LINKIN PARK Document Making Of New Album

The making of LINKIN PARK's next album has been documented by their "Frat Party at the Pankake Festival" DVD director Bill Berg-Hillinger for a series of upcoming online shorts collectively called LPTV. "He's got footage of us writing, mixing and hanging out," reports MC Mike Shinoda. "He's got footage of us writing, mixing, and hanging ...

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THE CROWN: Heading For The Ultimate!

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN, recently rejoined by original vocalist Johan Lindstrand, are in the process of writing material for their next studio album, tentatively due in the summer. "This time we are heading for the ultimate and so far it sounds very promising," bassist Magnus Olsfelt stated. "The new material is pretty diverse but in ...

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VOIVOD: New CD Sampler Makes The Rounds

A limited-edition three-song VOIVOD CD sampler, containing the tracks "Gasmask Revival", "Rebel Robot", and "We Carry On", was recently sent out to select media/press contacts as well as fans that signed up for the Chophouse Records message board. The tracks — which are being described as "picking up where 'The Outer Limits' left off" — ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Prepare To Record New Album

Sweden's BACKYARD BABIES are presently working on material for the follow-up to their third album, 2001's "Making Enemies Is Good". The band are talking to several potential producers for the project and are expecting to enter Stockholm's Polar Studios early next year to begin recording the CD for a late 2003 release. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Goes After AVRIL LAVIGNE

Globe magazine reports LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has the hots for 18-year-old Avril Lavigne. Days before his appearance at the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas earlier this month, Durst was busy advertising his affections for Lavigne. A fan asked him to sign a giant guitar pick backstage, and Durst begged the fan to show ...

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THERAPY? Ink New Record Deal

Britain's THERAPY? have inked a new worldwide record deal with Eagle Rock Records. The band, who were previously signed to Ark 21 Records, have commenced the recording sessions for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003. "It's exciting to be with a label who understand rock bands and we're looking forward to giving ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Record Long Island Performance For Upcoming DVD

VIRGIN STEELE's "very special" concert at The Downtown in Farmingdale, Long Island on Saturday, Dec. 21 was recorded for an upcoming live CD/DVD, due in late 2003. The group's set list for the three-hour (!) performance was as follows: 01. Invictus 02. Life Among The Ruins 03. Voice As Weapon 04. Conjuration Of The Watcher ...

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