Report: GUNS N' ROSES May Sue To Block 'Greatest Hits' Album

GUNS N' ROSES may pursue legal action to block the release of the upcoming "Greatest Hits" CD, according to Billboard magazine. The band, led by Axl Rose, did not give their consent for "Greatest Hits" CD to move forward and is contemplating the possibility of suing Geffen Records to prevent the album from coming out, ...

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MISTRESS OF REALITY Drummer To Join STRATOVARIUS?

Speculation is running rampant that STRATOVARIUS leader Timo Tolkki is focusing his attention on Simona Bressi (a.k.a. Jill Ward) from the Los Angeles-based BLACK SABBATH cover band MISTRESS OF REALITY (web site) as a possible replacement for of Jörg Michael in the new STRATOVARIUS lineup. Rumors of Bressi's addition to the group were ...

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HALLOWS EVE Reunite!

Steve Cannon, editor-in-chief of the world's oldest and longest running Internet-based music magazine Vibrations of Doom, has joined the reunited Atlanta thrash band HALLOWS EVE. "It all started with an interest in getting an interview with HALLOWS EVE," explained Steve. "Tommy Stewart and I discussed what it would take to get this band back together. ...

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DEATH ANGEL Set U.S. Release Date For 'The Art Of Dying'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have set a May 4 U.S. release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their much-anticipated comeback album, "The Art of Dying". The CD will arrive in Europe and South America one week earlier (April 27). The group's first CD since 1990's "Act III" was recorded at SF ...

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EINHERJER Split!

Norway's EINHERJER have officially called it a day. The following is the group's statement on the matter: "After 11 years, 4 albums and 2 mini-albums, we've decided to split up EINHERJER. We feel that we've made the album we wanted with 'Blot' and therefore a journey of 11 years has come to an end. We ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's Debut Cracks BILLBOARD Top 40

DAMAGEPLAN's much-hyped debut CD, "New Found Power", sold 44,676 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group, which includes ex-PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), fared substantially better than their former ...

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DISGORGE To Play Indonesia In April

Southern California death metallers DISGORGE will play two shows in Indonesia in late April. More information will be made available soon. DISGORGE will be entering Studio One in August to record their fourth album, "Parallels of Infinite Torture", tentatively due in early 2005 through Unique Leader Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Consume The Forsaken" will ...

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OZZY And His Team Of Doctors On OZZFEST Tour

Richard Johnson of The New York Post's "Page Six" reports: "Ozzfest is going to be a little less raucous this year due to Ozzy Osbourne's recent all-terrain-vehicle accident in England. 'His doctors have said he needs six to eight months of rehab, which will end exactly when Ozzfest begins,' said our insider. 'His doctors did ...

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