SUPERJOINT RITUAL Frontman Sacrifices His Health For Metal

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "August 20th - I did my regular thing today with some extremely unimportant variations. Sharing a bed with a beautiful woman is absolutely some sweet perfection. Especially at night. Especially in the morning. Warm skin on skin. That ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Compares New Album To The Early Classics

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's upcoming album, "Dance Of Death", due on September 9 through Columbia Records. "It's a bit more sophisticated than [classic MAIDEN albums like 'Killers', 'Piece of Mind' and 'Number of the Beast'], I suppose," Dickinson said, "but in terms of the energy, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's School Of Hard Rocks

IcBirmingham.co.uk reports that the Ozzy Osbourne Academy of Performing Arts could soon help youngsters forge a showbiz career if community leaders in Aston, England have their way. The former BLACK SABBATH singer, who was born in Lodge Road, Aston, and attended Birchfield Road School, is being invited to be patron of the new facility to ...

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MORTICIAN Announce New Drummer

New York-based death metallers MORTICIAN have announced the addition of drummer Sam Inzerra to the group's ranks. The band will be touring Europe in the fall as part of the "Bonded By Metal Over Europe 2003" tour, also featuring EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, GOD DETHRONED, GRAVE, CALLENISH CIRCLE and OCCULT. "Bonded By Metal Over ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist: Just Don't Call It A Comeback

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently told Canada's Chart Attack that he's slightly miffed that their latest album, "We've Come For You All", is being touted as their "comeback album" when they never left in the first place. "We didn't have a studio album for five years, so they put a 'comeback album' spin on it?" ...

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BBC News: Rock Is Back!

Stephen Dowling of BBC News Online reports that "as THE DARKNESS, METALLICA and LINKIN PARK toast Kerrang! Awards success, rock music is enjoying rude health at the expense of pop and dance. What has happened to bring rock back into favour? "When clubbing became the musical culture of choice in the mid-90s, dance purists claimed ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Wants To Avoid Being Labeled a Nostalgia Act

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson recently admitted to The Arizona Republic that the band skirt dangerously close to the nostalgia circuit. "In the States, most of the audience comes to the show expecting nostalgia," said Dickinson, 45. "Only about half of the crowd is familiar with our newest work. We have a difficult balancing act ...

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