DEF LEPPARD To Headline Kansas Festival In Late June?

DEF LEPPARD have issued a "non-denial" via their official web site in response to the rumors of the group's participation as a headliner in a festival to take place in Kansas on June 29th. According to the band, "unfortunately, due to legal and organizational issues, we are not able to give you any details at ...

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JAMES MURPHY Confirms Upcoming SUMMON Collaboration

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy, who is presently receiving treatment for a brain tumor with which he was diagnosed last August, has confirmed that he will be producing the forthcoming album from Michigan-based black metallers SUMMON, entitled The Blood Runs Black. The recording is tentatively scheduled to take place in June for a late 2002 ...

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SLIPKNOT: No New Music Until Summer 2003

SLIPKNOT will not commence work on the follow-up to Iowa until early next year, according to frontman Corey Taylor. A summer 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. In the meantime, the group will perform at several European festivals in August, including the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals, and Germany's Off Limits festival. In related ...

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LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE: New Demo Makes The Rounds

LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE, featuring PRIMUS mainman Les Claypool, are currently shopping a four-song demo in hopes of securing a record deal shortly and issuing a studio album before the end of the year. The tracks included on the demo are as follows: 01. Ding Dang 02. Buzzards Of Green Hill 03. Up On The ...

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INFERNAL To Record Mini-CD, Prepare Full-Length Album

Sweden's INFERNAL, featuring former DARK FUNERAL guitarist Blackmoon, will enter the studio in late May to record a mini-CD entitled Summon Forth The Beast. Among the cuts set to be included on the CD are an as-yet-undisclosed album track, an exclusive non-album track and the covers "Bleed For The Devil" (MORBID ANGEL) and "Of Doom" ...

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VACANT STARE: Upcoming Live Gigs Galore

Britain's VACANT STARE have confirmed as "special guests" on the forthcoming AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and SKINDRED UK tours, and have also been tapped to headline a number of festivals, including the Uxfest and TMF in Thurrock, with more to be announced shortly. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: w/AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE May 20 ...

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