BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour Cancelled

The much-anticipated "Blackest of the Black" U.S. Tour, which was set to feature headliners DANZIG alongside DOYLE (ex-MISFITS), MAYHEM, DEATH ANGEL, DEVILDRIVER and EYES OF FIRE, has been cancelled. "We are extremely upset by this news as the band has prepared for months and are in top shape to conquer the country!" MAYHEM guitarist Blasphemer ...

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JOHNNY RAMONE Dies At 55

Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band THE RAMONES, has died at the age of 55. Ramone, who had been fighting a five-year battle with prostate cancer, died in his sleep Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his Los Angeles home surrounded by friends and family, said the band's longtime artistic director Arturo ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Release New Maxi-Single

FEAR FACTORY will be releasing a CD maxi-single, entitled "Bite the Hand That Bleeds and Related Archetypal Imagery", on November 16 through Liquid 8 Records. The disc, which will come with a bonus DVD EP, will feature an audio track for "Bite The Hand That Bleeds" as well as the video for the first single ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Gets 'Punk'd' By DEAD KENNEDYS Drummer

DEAD KENNEDYS drummer D.H. Peligro (ex-RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, NAILBOMB, SSI) will release a "punk" version of the JIMI HENDRIX classic "Purple Haze" this fall through the Los Angeles-based record label Dirrty Records. "Jimi Hendrix's company Experience Hendrix heard the remake and loved it," said Dirrty Records founder Lunden De'Leon. "DH Peligro recently toured South ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Manager To Auction Off Memorabilia

Backstage Auctions has just announced their next offering, "Mötley Crüe: The Early Years". Exclusively from the estate of CRÜE's first manager/producer, Allan Coffman, this auction includes historic collectibles such as recordings, videos, hand written lyrics, signed contracts, outtake photos, vinyl, handbills, and more. "Because these items are from the band's earliest days, when they were ...

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