ROBERT PLANT On VH1 Classic

VH1 Classic will air a one-hour "Robert Plant Special" on November 1 and 4 to coincide with the release of his solo career "best of" double album, "66 to Timbuktu". The show will feature an interview with Robert (during which he talks of his experiences at The Festival in the Desert 2003) and will include ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: Original Members Return To The Fold

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER have been rejoined by original members Trevor Strnad (vocals) and Dave Lock (bass). The group are currently preparing for their appearance at the New Jersey Metal & Hardcore Fest in November and their three-week run of dates with HIMSA and FREYA in December. Commented Strnad, "It is my pleasure to announce ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack To The Apocalypse' Track Listing Revealed!

SLAYER have announced the complete track listing for their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, due on November 25 through American Recordings/Ume. "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, soundtrack cuts, Japan-only tracks, more than a dozen rarities, and a DVD of live performances spanning 20 years, all digitally ...

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DECAPITATED Finalize Track Listing For 'The Negatron'

Polish tech-death masters DECAPITATED have finalized the track listing for their third full-length album, "The Negatron", due in February 2004 through Wicked World/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nihility" was recorded at Hertz Studio in Poland with engineers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawski and is being described by bassist Martin as "very very strong," with a ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer To Guest On New AYREON CD

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has been officially confirmed as one of the guest performers on the new AYREON CD, tentatively due early next year through an as-yet-undetermined label. "LaBrie has known AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen's (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) music for a long time and did not hide the fact that he would love to be ...

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NEVERMORE: TESTAMENT Guitarist To Handle The Axe On North American Tour

Seattle-based NEVERMORE have announced that TESTAMENT axeman Steve Smyth will handle rhythm guitar duties during the band's upcoming North American tour. The trek, which kicks off on November 7 in Buffalo, New York, will also feature appearances by CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR and HYPOCRISY. Jeff Loomis (guitar) checks in with the following update, "To ...

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UNEARTH Sign With METAL BLADE

Massachusetts' UNEARTH have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records, the label announced today. "We are extremely excited and honored to be able to work with UNEARTH," Metal Blade Owner/CEO Brian Slagel said in a statement. "They are one of the leading bands of the new generation and we can't wait to get started helping ...

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Updated: More OZZY OSBOURNE Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for OZZY OSBOURNE's rescheduled European tour, which is now slated to kick off in January. Dates confirmed so far are as follows: Jan. 15 – Oberhausen, GER @ KöPi-Arena Jan. 20 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Valbyhallen Jan. 22 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Scandinavium Jan. 24 - Oslo, NOR @ Spektrum ...

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Drummer Sues HENDRIX Estate

Reuters reports that drummer Buddy Miles is suing the estate of Jimi Hendrix and several record labels for millions of dollars, alleging he was not paid royalties for his collaborations with the guitarist more than 30 years ago. The drummer in Hendrix's short-lived BAND OF GYPSYS, Miles, 56, said in the suit filed on Monday ...

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