AC/DC Bassist Covers VAN MORRISON Classic

Bosnian-American act EMIR & FROZEN CAMELS have posted their cover of the VAN MORRISON classic "Brown Eyed Girl" in Wave format at this location. The song, which comes off the act's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "San", reportedly features a guest appearance by AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams. A fall 2003 release is expected. ...

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VILE Split With Longtime Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced the departure of longtime guitarist Aaron Strong. "Our last tour was quite successful and hinted at what the future holds for VILE," reads a post on the band's web site. "It was this realization that caused vocalist Juan Urteaga and now Aaron Strong to leave their positions in ...

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SINISTER Shuffle Bandmembers, Launch Side Project

Long-running Dutch death metallers SINISTER have parted ways with guitarist Pascal Grevinga and bassist Alex. Ron van de Polder, who was involved in the songwriting process for 1992's "Cross The Styx" and this year's "Savage Or Grace", has been named the group's permanent guitarist. Polder, singer Rachel Heyzer and drummer Aad Kloosterwaard have already started ...

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Woman Raped Outside IRON MAIDEN Concert In Chicago

Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Tinley Park police are searching for a man they say raped a woman outside the Tweeter Center on the evening of Aug. 10. The woman told police the man assaulted her between 10 and 10:30 p.m. in the Tweeter Center parking lot, just as a rock ...

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DANZIG Finish Writing Nine Songs For New CD

DANZIG have finished writing nine songs for their forthcoming album and will complete six more before heading into the studio to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up 2002's "777: I Luciferi". 11 tracks will likely appear on the new CD, with the rest possibly used for B-sides. A late 2003/early 2004 release through Spitfire Records is ...

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METALLICA's Therapist Urged LARS ULRICH To Meet With DAVE MUSTAINE

METALLICA's "performance coach" Phil Towle, a 64-year-old former psychotherapist who was brought into the picture in January 2001 to help James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich repair their relationship with Jason Newsted, recently spoke to Classic Rock magazine about his work with the group to help them connect to each other, to their loved ...

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ROB HALFORD Says He Will Sing RIPPER-Era JUDAS PRIEST Material

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, who recently rejoined the group after more than 12 years apart, revealed during an online chat Saturday (August 16) that the songwriting process for PRIEST's next studio album has already begun. "We are writing now, slowly bit by bit putting the pieces together," he said. "All I can see is ...

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METALLICA: Atlanta's Damaged Field Sings Heavy Metal Blues

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the next time METALLICA plays a concert at Turner Field, the Braves — and opposing teams — would prefer they do it in the parking lot. The heavy-metal act headlined a July 11 concert on the field while the Braves were on the road before the ...

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KID ROCK To Assist Michigan Fund-Raiser

KID ROCK will serve as grand marshal at a three-day fund-raiser in his home state next weekend, according to the Associated Press. He will also lead a motorcycle event at the Lapeer Forum Summer Fest, about 60 miles north of Detroit. Proceeds from the events will benefit three charities. Kid Rock, a Michigan native, didn't ...

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