AC/DC Benefit Concert Raises $69,000 For Hurricane Relief

A benefit concert on Sept. 10 which featured AC/DC members Brian Johnson (vocals) and Cliff Williams (bass) raised $69,000 for The American Red Cross of Collier County to help those hurt by the recent hurricanes in Florida. Local radio broadcast company Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. presented the check to Red Cross officials Tuesday ...

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Former DRAIN STH Bassist To Tour With HANZEL UND GRETYL After All

Despite previous reports to the contrary, former DRAIN STH/SUPERFIX bassist Anna Kjellberg will in fact be joining New York-based industrial metal band HANZEL UND GRETYL on their "Evil DoER Tour" with MINISTRY and MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT. "First I was not gonna do this tour, but the universe wanted something else and ...

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EXODUS: Rescheduled Brazilian Tour Dates Announced

The rescheduled dates for EXODUS' Brazilian tour have been announced. They are as follows: Oct. 22 - São Paulo, BRA @ Ledslay Oct. 23 - Ribeirão Preto, BRA @ Apoteose Oct. 24 – Recife, BRA @ Clube internacional de Recife As previously reported, EXODUS were forced to postpone their South American dates following the departure ...

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Brother Loses Claim to JIMI HENDRIX Estate

The brother of rock legend Jimi Hendrix is not entitled to any money from the guitarist's estate, a Seattle judge ruled Friday, according to Reuters. King County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell ruled instead that Janie Hendrix, stepsister to Jimi and to Leon who brought the lawsuit, will continue to manage the bulk of the ...

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TURMOIL To Release Two-CD Retrospective

Philadelphia's hardcore legends TURMOIL will be issuing a retrospective CD through Abacus Recordings. The release, tentatively titled "Staring Back", will consist of two CDs containing all of the band recordings, including three brand new songs that the band will record later this year. The retrospective collection is due out in early 2005. In other news, ...

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SLUDGE: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new SLUDGE track, entitled "Blind Man", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Blind Man" comes off the Swiss extreme metallers' third full-length album, "Yellow Acid Rain", due in November via Denmark's Mighty Music. Described as "a mix of ENTOMBED, CELTIC FROST, CARCASS and the early material of SAMAEL," ...

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KOTIPELTO: Touring Lineup Announced

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has announced the touring lineup for his KOTIPELTO project. Joining Timo on the road in South America and Finland will be Mirka Rantanen (drums), Lauri Porra (bass), Tuomas Wainola (guitars) and Jens Johansson (keyboards, STRATOVARIUS). The keyboard duties for KOTIPELTO's European summer festival appearances were handled by CHILDREN OF BODOM's Janne ...

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IRON MAIDEN Bassist Talks About His Technique And Influences

IRON MAIDEN founding member Steve Harris is featured in the "Legends of Rock Bass" issue of Bass Player magazine. The focus of the interview is mainly on Steve's technique and influences. A couple of excerpts follow: Bass Player: Is there any particular reason why you’ve never done bass solos onstage? Steve Harris: "Because they're bloody ...

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