WEEZER To Open For GUNS N' ROSES In London

WEEZER will open for GUNS N' ROSES at the London Arena on Monday, August 26th. The two bands shared a stage at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo last week, at which Axl Rose watched Rivers Cuomo and company's show from the side of the stage. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I'm Still Dealing With LAYNE STALEY's Loss

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Launch that he's still trying to deal with the loss of late AIC singer Layne Staley, who was found dead on the couch in his apartment from a heroin and cocaine overdose on April 19th, surrounded by drug paraphernalia. "Everything's different now that Layne's gone and I'm ...

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SKINLAB To Support SOIL On UK Tour

SKINLAB have been confirmed to support SOIL on their upcoming UK tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 15 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront Oct. 16 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall Oct. 17 - Manchester, UK @ Academy Oct. 19 - Bristol, UK @ Academy Oct. 20 - Edinburgh, UK @ Liquid Rooms Oct. ...

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EYES ADRIFT Announce U.S. Tour

EYES ADRIFT, the new "supergroup" featuring former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, ex-SUBLIME drummer Bud Gaugh, and MEAT PUPPETS guitarist/vocalist Curt Kirkwood, will embark on a tour next month in support of their self-titled debut album, which is set for a September 24th release. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 - Dallas, TX - Curtain ...

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MARDUK Prepare To Record New Album

Sweden's MARDUK will enter Abyss studio in early September to begin recording their new, as-yet-untitled full-length album for a tentative February 2003 release. According to the group's official web site, "the band will record the basics of the album at first and then go back in November to put the final touch to the opus. ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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