BRAZEN ABBOT: European Tour Planned, New Album In The Works

Bulgarian guitarist and BRAZEN ABBOT mastermind Nikolo Kotzev is currently in Germany working on the new MOLLY HATCHET album. On the BRAZEN ABBOT front, Nik has been in contact with some new musicians for a tour, which would tentatively run through spring and summer. "It's still a bit too early to announce who will be ...

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WES SCANTLIN's Arrest: Video Footage Posted Online

Ohio's WTOL-TV has posted video footage of PUDDLE OF MUDD singer Wes Scantlin onstage at Toledo's Headliners Bar Sunday night (Feb. 22) shortly before he was arrested after announcing he was "too fucked up" to play. Check it out here (Windows Media). Scantlin spent four hours in the Lucas County Jail early Monday ...

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RUSH Guitarist's Arraignment Postponed, LIFESON's Daughter-In-Law Charged

The Associated Press reports that the Florida State Attorney's Office postponed an arraignment Monday (Feb. 23) for RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson, but charged his daughter-in-law with resisting arrest. It was the third arraignment delay for Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) on charges stemming from a New Year's Eve fight with sheriff's deputies at a posh hotel. ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To 'Crush The World' With New DVD

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have confirmed that they have signed a multi-album recording contract with Holland's Mascot Records (as first reported here last week). "Mascot Records is a very 'guitar shred'-oriented label signing guitar legends such as Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman and now VICIOUS RUMORS' Geoff ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Gets DUI Trial Date

According to MTV.com, VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) finally got a trial date for his drug charges. The singer will stand trial for his charge of driving while under the influence of drugs starting March 15, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office. VELVET REVOLVER's debut CD, "Contraband", is scheduled for ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Co-Host 'Headbanger's Ball'

LAMB OF GOD will be co-hosting the March 7 edition of "Headbanger's Ball" on MTV2. The band will world premier the video for "As the Palaces Burn", the title track off of their current CD. The "As the Palaces Burn" clip was shot February 5-7 in Los Angeles, California and was directed by Dan Rush, ...

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TESTAMENT Announce Hometown Show

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have announced a hometown headlining show at the Avalon Ballroom on March 27. As previously reported, TESTAMENT are continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 1999's "The Gathering" and are planning on entering the studio in April/May to begin recording the album for a late 2004 release ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Drummer To Perform At Swedish Eurovision Song Contest!

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee will perform live at the "Swedish Eurovision Song Contest" in Gothenburg on Saturday, February 28. He will join Swedish Euro-pop superstar E-TYPE, who is competing with a brand new song, "Paradise", produced by highly respected pop/rock producer Max Martin (BACKSTREET BOYS, BRITNEY SPEARS, BON JOVI, PAIN). "Mikkey Dee played on my ...

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Report: PUDDLE OF MUDD Singer Arrested After Drunken Performance

PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin was placed in police custody Sunday night (Feb. 22) after cutting the band's set short in Toledo, Ohio and announcing he was too wasted to play, according to MTV.com. Scantlin's bandmates reportedly walked off the stage four songs into the band's performance at Headliners club, leaving a "stumbling, hostile" ...

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