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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THE HOUSE OF SHOCK Announce Horror Dates 2002

Louisiana-based haunted house The House Of Shock, the "sick creation" of founding members/owners Phil Anselmo (PANTERA), Ross Karpelman, and Jay Gracianette, has announced its Horror Dates 2002: October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 30, 31 and November 1, 2. Located five minutes outside of New Orleans, the 10-year-old The House of Shock has become "a local ...

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DOKKEN Split With Drummer Following Punch-Up

DOKKEN have reportedly parted ways with drummer Mick Brown following an alleged physical altercation between Brown and frontman Don Dokken several days prior to the completion of the band's Rock Fest 2002 tour. As a result, the group performed a show in Tucson, Arizona with L.A. GUNS bassist Adam Hamilton filling in on drums while ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Perform With RAMONES Cover Band

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and undisclosed "pals" will be performing a set of THE RAMONES covers at "Rocket To Russia", an annual event taking place at The Mason Jar in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 12th. The guitarist will also be conducting several guitar clinics in late October/early November, including an October 21st appearance in ...

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SKID ROW Line Up Club Dates

SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger, have announced a month's worth of club dates beginning in early October. The group's current itinerary is shaping up as follows: Sep. 28 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa State Fair Oct. 03 – Syracuse, NY @ Bridge Street Music Hall Oct. 04 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance ...

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