Former W.A.S.P. Members Regroup As ANIMAL

ANIMAL, the new group featuring three original W.A.S.P. members Randy Piper (guitar), Chris Holmes (guitar), and Tony Richards (drums), have inked a deal with Perris Records. More information about the band's upcoming full-length debut is expected next week. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Management Bought Out By SANCTUARY

The Sanctuary Group said Monday it has acquired the Trinifold Group, which handles such acts as JUDAS PRIEST, THE WHO, OPERABABES and LED ZEPPELIN alumni Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. The Sanctuary Group, which earlier this year bought music company Air Edel, has diverse activities including records, music publishing, film and TV production and artist ...

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KITTIE To Release New EP, Hit The Road

KITTIE will release Safe, a seven-song EP featuring live tracks and remixes of the title song by KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko, on November 19. The original version of "Safe" appears on KITTIE's sophomore album Oracle, released October 30, 2001. "I am totally into doing this remix for KITTIE," said Konietzko. "My own project, KMFDM, has a ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Embark On SIRIUS-Sponsored Tour

The FOO FIGHTERS will embark on an eight-city U.S. tour later this month. Dubbed The Brandtidos trek, the tour is sponsored by Sirius Satellite Radio and comes in support of the group's fourth album, One by One, due on October 22nd through RCA Records. The only dates confirmed so far are October 22nd in Los ...

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ROBERT PLANT Guests On PRIMAL SCREAM CD

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant makes a guest appearance on the brand new PRIMAL SCREAM CD, Evil Heat, due on November 26th via Epic Records. Plant reportedly plays harmonica on the track "The Lord Is My Shotgun". The collaboration came about because of a conversation on the street with PS singer Bobbie Gillespie: "Robert ...

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DARK ANGEL Launch Official Web Site

The reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have launched their official web site at www.thebiitch.com. A greeting from guitarist Eric Meyer on the site states: "I want to take a second and give a huge 'THANK YOU' to all of the 'Legions of Darkness' ut there. It was your relentless enthusiasm that has ...

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PISSING RAZORS Part With Vocalist, Announce Replacement

Texas' PISSING RAZORS have parted ways with vocalist Jason Bragg due to "creative differences." Bragg, who joined the band in early 2001 and appeared on the band's last album, Where We Come From, has gone on to start his own ventures. He is replaced in the group by Andre Acosta, a "very talented and dedicated ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO On Next SLAYER CD: 'I'm Definitely In'

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has once again reaffirmed his desire to play on the group's forthcoming studio effort, which is not expected to surface before 2004 at the earliest. "I didn't jump in right away and say, 'OK, yeah, I wanna do this and that,' " Lombardo told MTV.com about his decision to record the ...

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PAPA ROACH Undergo Management 'Adjustment'

PAPA ROACH have undergone a management "adjustment," parting ways with Big Time Management's Bret Bair and upping road manager Dennis Sanders to full-time management duties, according to Hits Daily Double. Sanders previously co-managed the band with Bair. ...

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