GURD Ink Deal With DIEHARD MUSIC

Swizterland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the Swiss power-thrash metal legend POLTERGEIST, have inked a new record deal with Denmark's Diehard Music. The band's already-completed new album, "Encounter", will surface in April 2003. The complete track listing for "Encounter" is as follows: 01. Razorblade 02. Can't Take Back 03. Mayday 04. ...

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INIQUITY To Release 'Best Of' Compilation

Long-running Danish death metallers INIQUITY will release a compilation/best-of album containing brand new songs, old previously unreleased promo/demo/live material going back to the beginning of the band, as well as a wide selection of the best INIQUITY songs done culled from their official releases, "Serenadium", "The Hidden Lore", "Five Across The Eyes" and "Grime". Entitled ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' In Stores By June

GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy" should be in stores by June, according to keyboardist Dizzy Reed. "There are just a few odds and ends left to do - a couple of finishing touches, a couple of vocals — and we need to mix it," he said. In the meantime, GN'R — long ...

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CREED Frontman Gets Assaulted By Ex-Wife!

Hillaree Stapp, ex-wife of CREED frontman Scott Stapp, was arrested Nov. 14 on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly striking Scott in the face with a cell phone. The incident reportedly took place at Scott's Orlando, Florida-area home during a heated argument over custody of their son, Jagger, and other ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'DAVE LEE ROTH Is Unreasonable And He's Shot'

In a recent interview with CNN, vocalist Sammy Hagar revealed that the possibility of rekindling his friendship with the Van Halen brothers was his primary motivation for touring with Dave Lee Roth this summer as part of the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of ...

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DEEP PURPLE's ROGER GLOVER Offers Update On DVD, Upcoming Album

In his latest letter to the DEEP PURPLE fans, the group's bassist, Roger Glover, comments on the band's upcoming "Machine Head" DVD and the progress of the songwriting/recording sessions for their next studio album, due sometime in 2003. On "Machine Head": "I have seen the DVD and it is wonderful, a lot of extra material. ...

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