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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ANTHRAX to Unleash 'Music Of Mass Destruction' DVD In April

ANTHRAX will release their much-anticipated live DVD, "Music Of Mass Destruction", on April 6 through Sanctuary Records. Filmed at a sold-out Metro in Chicago on Friday, December 5, 2003, "Music Of Mass Destruction" reportedly captures what is being described as "the show to define the band's legendary career." According to drummer Charlie Benante, "In the ...

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Report: METALLICA Land Distribution Deal For 'Monster' Documentary

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" has been picked up for U.S. theatrical distribution by IFC Films, according to Zap2it.com. The film, which is owned by METALLICA, was directed and produced by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The filmmakers and the band agreed to pursue an unusual way of managing ...

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CROSSFADE To Release Debut In April

CROSSFADE, the Swedish band featuring vocalist Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STREET TALK, KHARMA, MADISON), are scheduled to release their debut album, "White on Blue", on April 5 through MTM Music. Joining Edman in the new group are Per Lindvall on drums, Sven Lindvall on bass, Lars Hallbäck on guitars, and Richard Stenström on keyboards. The ...

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ADDICTION CREW Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

ADDICTION CREW, the Italian band formerly known as ADDICTION, have inked a worldwide deal with Earache Records. The group's new album, "Break In Life", will be released before the summer. ADDICTION CREW, who were recently joined by two new members (Marta Innox on vocals/emcee and Ale Lera on drums & grooves), are currently filming a ...

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BORISLAV MITIC To Participate In INTERNATIONAL GUITARART FESTIVAL

Acclaimed Yugoslav guitarist Borislav Mitic (currently residing in Montreal, Canada) has issued the following update regarding his current and upcoming activities: "I made a guest appearance on the track 'Message of Hope' from the new instrumental album of the virtuoso keyboard player Vitalij Kuprij. The album is titled 'Forward and Beyond' and is out now. ...

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Former HADES Guitarist To Film Video

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo will be filming a video for the track "Frozen Planet" off his solo CD, "Cassius King". "I have two versions of that song on my CD because Johnny Milnes (MUCKY PUP) and Ron Lipnicki (HADES) both wanted to play drums on it," Lorenzo said. "I recorded two separate versions of ...

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