AEROSMITH's TOM HAMILTON: Next Album Will Explore Our Roots

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton has told Launch that the group is starting to think about its next album, which might take a different path from the group's last few efforts. "We're exploring doing a record that's sort of about our roots, and whether that's a blues record or something like that, we're really not sure. ...

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DOWN Punch Out ADEMA Guitarist Backstage at OZZFEST

Members of DOWN and ADEMA reportedly got into a scuffle backstage at the St. Louis stop of Ozzfest, where one of the guitarists for ADEMA got punched in the mouth while he was on DOWN's tour bus and it almost led to a showdown between Phil Anselmo and the DOWN boys and Jonathan Davis' little ...

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BLACK SABBATH Displays Classic "Symptoms" On Rhino Set

On October 15th, Warner Bros./ Rhino Records will issue a 29-track, two-CD package from BLACK SABBATH, entitled Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978), containing studio cuts spanning eight albums, from the group's self-titled 1970 debut to 1978's Never Say Die, the last studio album recorded before frontman Ozzy Osbourne exited the band ...

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MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Next Leg Of TOOL Tour

As first reported here on August 11th, MESHUGGAH have now confirmed that they will join TOOL on the next leg of their North American tour. So far the following dates have been announced: Oct. 02 - Seattle WA - Key Arena Oct. 03 - Boise ID - Idaho Center Oct. 06 - Edmonton, ...

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NIRVANA's "Greatest Hits" Due In October

NIRVANA's Greatest Hits is set to hit stores on October 22nd, according to a Universal Music release schedule. It's the first greatest hits package by the trio, and it's rumored to feature a previously unreleased track, "You Know You're Right". Although the song's inclusion hasn't been confirmed, it's thought that the track is part of ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Threatens Interviewer Over "Gay" Comment

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde snapped during an interview with St. Louis DJ Guy Favazz (of KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio) on Monday, August 19th after being asked about the rumors of baseball superstar Mike Piazza (Zakk's "best friend" and Godfather of one of his children) being gay. The following is Favazz's account of ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS To Have Book Reprinted In Paperback

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will reportedly have his sold-out book KISS and Make-Up reprinted in paperback in time for his upcoming Speaking in Tongues lecture tour, which is scheduled to hit Australia in late October. Rumor also has it the book will include two brand new chapters. ...

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