MTV VMAs Score Record Numbers

MTV's 2002 Video Music Awards, fueled in no small part by GUNS N' ROSES' "surprise" appearance in the show's finale, earned record overnight ratings, according to Hits Daily Double. An average of 7.8 million people watched the show, with a 11.1 rating for persons 12-34, up 5% from 2001. That made the VMAs ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON: New Album Will Have More Of NEUROSIS Vibe

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has described the material written for the band's next album as "a lot like Iowa, but more experimental." Says Jordison: "It's got more of a NEUROSIS vibe. We're doing a more extreme album, but this time it's not the heaviness of the double-bass drumming, it's the heaviness of the experimental-type shit." ...

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IRON MAIDEN Raise £8,000 In Auction For Former Drummer

IRON MAIDEN have managed to raise nearly £8,000 (approximately $12,400) from their Clive Burr auction and will donate the proceeds to the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund. According to the group's official web site, bids were received from around the world. The Stage Eddie was bought by an eager Japanese Fan and is currently ...

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KREATOR To Record São Paulo Show For Live CD/DVD

KREATOR will be filming the São Paulo, Brazil show on September 1st at the Direct TV Music Hall for an upcoming live CD/DVD, due in January/February 2003 through SPV/Steamhammer. Commented frontman Mille Petrozza: "There has been a special relationship between KREATOR and the Brazilian audience from day one to now. So when we thought about ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman's Dad Passes Away

Our condolences go out to former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, whose dad, artist David Bierk, passed away on Wednesday, August 28th at the age of 58. Bierk had painted the cover for SKID ROW's #1 Billboard album Slave To The Grind, which was voted the 4th best album cover of the year in 1991 ...

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MEGADETH To Issue Posthumous Compilation CD

On September 10th, MEGADETH will issue a posthumous CD, entitled Still, Alive... And Well?, containing studio and live recordings spanning their entire career, including previously unreleased live performances of "Use The Man" and "Conjuring". The album will surface via Sanctuary Records. The title of the CD was chosen by frontman Dave Mustaine himself. "You may ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Party With Stranded Models

JUDAS PRIEST had a stroke of luck while touring the West Coast last week when they allegedly happened upon a broken-down bus between Montana and San Francisco that was full of stranded models, according to the New York Post. "Jaime Rishar and other leggy lovelies on the L.A. Look Model Search tour were on a ...

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