AEROSMITH Guitarist Speaks Out On His Label's First Signing

PORCH GHOULS, the first signing to AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry's new record company, Roman Records, will record their forthcoming album in the band's hometown of Memphis, according to Launch. Stuart Sikes, engineer of the WHITE STRIPES' White Blood Cells, has been enlisted for the project. Perry will likely be the executive producer, but the band ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Embark On Farewell Tour In 2003

MÖTLEY CRÜE will embark on a farewell tour in late 2003/early 2004 to coincide with the release of the film version of the group's autobiography, The Dirt, bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed via his latest posting on the band's official web site. "Been knee-deep in getting all the T's crossed and I's dotted with Paramount ...

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NECROPHAGIA Mainman Speaks Out On PHILIP ANSELMO, Upcoming Projects

Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no bad blood between NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy (whose real name is believed to be Frank Pucci) and PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo over the demise of their joint label venture, Housecore/Baphomet Records, Killjoy revealed in an interview conducted with Korea's RockNew.com two weeks ago. "Philip is a great guy, ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Tour With CREED

SEVENDUST will be kicking off a month-long touring stint with CREED on September 20th in Selma, Texas. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 20 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Sep. 22 - North Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena Sep. 24 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre Sep. 25 - The Woodlands, ...

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SUPERFIX Joined By SINISSTAR Guitarist

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based act featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, are strongly rumored to have been joined by SINISSTAR guitarist China in the band's current line-up. The group, which also recently recruited an as-yet-undisclosed drummer, performed a showcase gig at Hollywood, ...

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PARADISE LOST To Play 'Secret' London Gig With SOIL

PARADISE LOST will reportedly perform as direct support to Chicago's own SOIL at the very last date of the latter's headlining UK tour, which is also rumored to include SUGARCOMA in the support slot. The Yorkshire quintet will reportedly appear right before the headliners at the Astoria in London Thursday, October 24th in what is ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist To Play On Next SONATA ARCTICA Album

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson (ex-DIO) has agreed to play on SONATA ARCTICA's next studio CD if the group don't find a replacement for the recently-departed Mikko Harkin in time for the upcoming album's recording sessions. "I really love [SONATA ARCTICA] the way they were," Jens stated in a post on the official STRATOVARIUS message board. ...

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Former GREAT WHITE Singer Postpones Solo Dates

Former GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell has postponed all solo dates scheduled through September 18th due to a "viral infection," according to the singer's official web site. The following dates remain unaffected and will go ahead as planned: Sep. 19 – Kingman, AZ @ The Alamo Sep. 20 – Scotsdale, AZ @ Cajun House Sep. ...

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TED NUGENT Offers To Give LANCE BASS Hunting Lessons

'N SYNC singer Lance Bass may have been rejected this week in his bid to visit the International Space Station because his sponsors were unable to come up with the $20 million fee in time, but for just $1 million, Ted Nugent has offered to have the boy band member over to his Michigan ranch ...

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