HANOI ROCKS To Tour Japan

The reformed HANOI ROCKS will tour Japan in February/March 2003. Meanwhile, the group have yet to announce a release date for their recently-completed full-length effort, "13 Shots On The Rocks". ...

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PUFFBALL To Issue 'Leave Them All Behind' In January

Sweden's "high-speed punk 'n' roll" act PUFFBALL will issue a new CD, entitled "Leave Them All Behind", in January 2003 through Burning Heart Records. The group's fourth full-length release, "Leave Them All Behind" was recorded at Studio Sutare in Västerås, Sweden by Lasse Holmgren and Matt From during late August/early September and it sees the ...

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KATATONIA Enter Studio To Record New Album

Sweden's KATATONIA have entered a "very exquisite studio, located just outside Stockholm" to begin recording their sixth full-length album, due in early 2003 through Peaceville Records. The group will spend four weeks tracking 15 songs, which guitarist Anders Nyström has described as the "hardest" the group have ever written. ...

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VANIZE Members Leave En Masse

Germany's VANIZE — who feature in their ranks Peter Dirkschneider, the younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider — have parted ways with bassist Marcus Bielenberg, drummer Pierre Fienhold and guitarist Rolf Munkes. "I don't want to deal with the reasons for that right here," Marcus wrote on the band's official web site. ...

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TOMMY LEE Parts Ways With MCA RECORDS

TOMMY LEE has parted ways with MCA Records following the disappointing sales performance of his second solo offering (first under his own name), "Never A Dull Moment". The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer is believed to have started shopping around for a new record deal. Lee's debut solo CD, "Methods of Mayhem" (released under the METHODS ...

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'THE OSBOURNES' To Return In November?

"The Osbournes", the hit MTV show about Ozzy Osbourne and his family, could return to MTV with its second season as early as November. MTV President Brian Graden says "all systems are go" for the show, which is expected to feature Sharon Osbourne's battle against cancer as she undergoes chemotherapy sessions. However, the network may ...

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SPINESHANK Prepare To Enter Studio

SPINESHANK will enter Hollywood's Henson Studios (formerly the legendary A&M Studios) on Monday, October 28 to begin recording their new CD, "Violent Mood Swings", with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE). An early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. ...

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NORTHER To Issue New Single In January

Finland's NORTHER are currently mixing the first single from their as-yet-untitled second full-length album at Finnvox studios for a January 20 release through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Dreams of Endless War" effort was recorded at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta with producer Anssi Kippo. ...

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