THE OFFSPRING's NOODLES: GUNS N' ROSES Will Cancel Tour

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Noodles had the following to say to Britain's Metal Hammer about the prospect of GUNS N' ROSES performing, as scheduled, at the Leeds Festival in the UK later this month: "Those guys ain't gonna show, we were supposed to have played with them in Italy last year and they blew out. Man, ...

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VOIVOD In Process Of Recording New Demos

The current incarnation of VOIVOD—vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted—are in the process of recording demos for their much-anticipated new studio album, according to a July 9th posting on the web site of Newsted's Chophouse Records. "The quartet and ...

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KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE Ink Deals With METAL BLADE, MASSACRE

KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE are on the verge of signing new record deals with Metal Blade Records and Massacre Records for the North American and European territories, respectively. Licensing deals for Japan, Australia, and South America are still pending. In an official statement posted at KING DIAMOND/MERCYFUL FATE's official web site, King Diamond (the ...

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GRAVE: "Back From The Grave" Track Listing Unveiled

Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE have completed work on their much-anticipated comeback album, entitled Back From The Grave, for an October release through Century Media Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Rise (5:25) 02. Behold The Flames (4:30) 03. Dead Is Better (3:47) 04. Four (5:02) 05. No Regrets ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Return To Studio: The Official Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: POWERMAN 5000 HEADS BACK INTO THE STUDIO WITH NEW RHYTHM SECTION - BASSIST SIGGY SJURSEN AND DRUMMER ADRIAN OST JOIN PLATINUM ROCK BAND LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2002 — "We've had personnel changes before, but the group always survives," says POWERMAN 5000 leader Spider One. "I'm reminded of something Charles Bukowski once ...

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SINERGY Joined By THE IRON MAIDENS Bassist

Finland's SINERGY have recruited bassist Melanie Sisneros to permanently replace Marco Hietala, who left the group earlier year to join NIGHTWISH on a full-time basis. "Sisneros [is] no stranger to playing in metal bands," reads a statement on SINERGY's official web site. "She's been playing bass for over 11 years and has lots ...

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CANDLEMASS Announce Additional European Dates

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh— have made several additions to their upcoming summer touring schedule. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 02 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 03 – Pratteln, SWI @ Metal ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Broadcast Concerts To Movie Theaters

LIMP BIZKIT are reportedly thinking about broadcasting concerts by satellite to movie theaters, following a similar move by KORN. The band's management company The Firm said LIMP BIZKIT and another client, STAIND, could use satellite relays for show and for record launch events as well. Last month's transmitted concert by KORN at New York's Hammerstein ...

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