AMY LEE Says EVANESCENCE's Music Is 'Something Completely New'

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee recently spoke to Tacoma's The News Tribune about the overhelming media attention that is helping her band become the first hard-rock act in recent memory to produce a female frontperson who generates anything resembling the kind of star power and charisma of icons such as Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, or more ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Publish Collection Of Short Stories

ROB ZOMBIE will publish a book titled "Rob Zombie Presents: Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen" in summer 2004 through HarperEntertainment, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. Described as "a collection of creepy and edgy short stories from the authors who inspire him, such as Poe, Dickens, Stoker and more", the book will include an introduction by Zombie ...

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BESEECH To Release New Album In February

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH have set a tentative February 2004 release date through Napalm Records for their fourth full-length album, "Drama". BESEECH have spent the past few weeks at Studio Mega recording the follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway", the group's first effort since the departure of longtime guitarist Klas Bohlin. According to guitarist Robert ...

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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a post on Skolnick's web site. "Hands-on with lots of playing. In addition, ...

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AGGRESSION CORE Split Up

AGGRESSION CORE, the Washington-based band featuring former NEVERMORE and current ANNIHILATOR guitarist Curran Murphy, have split up. Click here to read the complete tale of internal bickering and finger-pointing that led to the band's break-up. Former AGGRESSION CORE drummer Dale Puckett, who was ousted from the group in the fall of 2002, is ...

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KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY. As previously reported, KING DIAMOND have set an October 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their new album, "The Puppet Master". The CD will contain a bonus disc of King telling the story ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: Japanese Dates Announced

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the details of their upcoming Japanese tour in support of their sophomore album, "II", due on September 29 through MTM Music. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 03 - Shinsaibashi-Club Quatro – ...

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