STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Enter Studio To Record Third CD

Innovative cult metallers STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have entered Armoury Studios (FEAR FACTORY, KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, VAN HALEN) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to record their third full-length studio album — their first since 1997's wildly-received City. Devin Townsend, SYL mastermind and guitarist, enthusiastically states: "I often have heard about people wanting a new dominating metal ...

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HEALING SIXES To Embark On U.S. Tour

HEALING SIXES, featuring Jason Bonham on drums, are putting together a short 4-6 week club tour of the U.S. in preparation for their Enormosound album release on Holland's Corazong Records. The SIXES are focusing on venues east of the Mississippi starting October 1st and ending the middle of November in Toronto, Canada. Doug Henthorn, singer/guitarist ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT Cancel Berlin Gig

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, were forced to cancel their show in Berlin, Germany this past weekend after the promoter failed to show up at the venue, according to a statement posted on Hughes' official web site. "Glenn and ...

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'THE OSBOURNES' Wins EMMY Award For 'Best Reality Series'

The Osbournes, the hit MTV show about Ozzy Osbourne and his family, won an Emmy on Saturday night for best "reality series." The series was named the year's outstanding nonfiction reality program at the Creative Arts Emmys, which are mainly awards for technical achievements given out eight days in advance of the main Emmy awards, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' To Surface In December?

GUNS N' ROSES are rumored to have set December 10th (December 9th in Europe) as the release date for their long-awaited new album, Chinese Democracy, through Interscope/Geffen Records. If the unconfirmed reports are to be believed, the album's first single, "Catcher In The Rye", is scheduled to surface on November 25th with an accompanying video ...

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COAL CHAMBER Bass To Be Auctioned Off

A bass guitar originally used by COAL CHAMBER bassist Nadja Peulen during the group's 1999 tour has been put up for sale via eBay at this location. Personally autographed by Nadja, the guitar is a Fernandes Tremor deluxe 4 custom with hipshot and one volume knob and comes with the original hard case ...

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Former VAN HALEN Frontman Jams With Tribute Band

Former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone joined VAN HALEN tribute band DIVER DOWN on stage for a rendition of "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" during the group's performance at club Good Times in Somerville, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 14th. Based in Massachusetts, DIVER DOWN are the longest-running, and perhaps the first, VAN HALEN tribute band, established ...

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HALFORD To Perform New Year's Eve Show In Las Vegas

HALFORD are tentatively scheduled to perform a special New Year's Eve show in Las Vegas, Nevada along with two other, as-yet-undisclosed acts, according to a posting by frontman Rob Halford's longtime personal manager John Baxter on HALFORD's official web site. No further information is available at this time. In other news, HALFORD's headlining appearance at ...

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KISS' PETER CRISS Catches Acting Bug

KISS drummer Peter Criss is concentrating on pursuing a career in acting while preparing to release new music through his own Catapult label, the drummer has revealed via a lengthy interview published in the second issue of Gene Simmons Tongue magazine. "I've really got the bug [for acting]," Criss told KISS bassist Gene Simmons, who ...

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