KID ROCK: Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Has No Merit

KID ROCK recently had a few choice words for those suing him for copyright infringement over his hit "Cowboy" (from 1998's multi-platinum selling Devil Without a Cause). "Honestly, the only thing I know about that at this point is [that there is] some attorney that buys rights to songs and tries to find lyrics that ...

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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN: JON LORD To Return For UK Tour

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has confirmed plans for former keyboardist Jon Lord to join the group for the upcoming UK tour. "I have it on good authority, i.e. from Jon Lord, that he will be joining us for the UK dates in September," stated Gillan. "Given the circumstances then and now, we've all decided ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Unmasked In SLITHERYN's "Lost" Video

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor appears sans his trademark mask in the video for the track "Lost" from the Chicago quintet SLITHERYN, whose four-track EP Taylor produced at the end of last year. The video for the song, which features Corey's distinctive vocals during the chorus, can be viewed via SLITHERYN's official web site at

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DORO Added To Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DORO has replaced MAGNUM on the bill of this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28th and 29th in Balingen, Germany. MAGNUM had reportedly cancelled their appearance due to the failing health of guitarist Tony Clarkin. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at the event ...

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DECEMBER Complete Work On "Host" Video

Aggro-tech machine DECEMBER have finished work on their first video, for the song "Host". Filmed on an airstrip in the desert outside DECEMBER's hometown of Reno, Nevada, the video contains "fighter jets, old cars, and heavy fucking metal", according to guitarist Julian Peach. Director Pete Bridgewater (i.e. MORTIIS, AUTONOMY) says it's the best work of ...

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POWERGOD To Record HELLOWEEN Cover, Embark On European Tour

Germany's POWERGOD will soon be entering the studio to record a version of HELLOWEEN's "Starlight" for a spanish tribute to the German melodic metal pioneers. In other news, POWERGOD, CHINCHILLA, and VALLEY'S EVE will be embarking on a European tour during October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 - L├╝beck, GER @ Treibsand Oct. ...

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AMON AMARTH Set Title For Next CD

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have set Versus The World as the title of their forthcoming CD, which is due to be recorded at Berno Studios in Malmo, Sweden in August for a late 2002 release through Metal Blade Records. Among the cuts set to be included on the CD are the following: 01. Bloodshed 02. Vs. ...

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PRIMUS Frontman To Issue Solo Debut

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool has set a September 24th release for his solo debut, The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion, which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first time I've actually sat down and written material without other musicians in mind," Claypool told Billboard.com. "It was the ...

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