DREAM THEATER Cancel 'The Early Show' Appearance

DREAM THEATER have been forced to cancel the appearance on the CBS' The Early Show, originally scheduled for September 14th. According to an official statement from the band, "the show was only able to provide us with a performing situation that would have been 'musically compromising' and one which would have given an improper representation ...

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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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MARDUK To Lens Two Promo Clips For New CD

Sweden's MARDUK are scheduled to film two promo clips in connection with the release of the next album, which is scheduled to be recorded in September at Abyss studio with producer Peter Tägtgren. Plans also exist for the group to record a full-length concert for a DVD release, which will also contain all of the ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN Part With Guitarist

British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN have parted ways with guitarist Pete O'Malley, who left the group in order to pursue other projects, including his artwork (which can be seen at this location). The band will continue as a four-piece and have no plans to seek a replacement for O'Malley. ORANGE GOBLIN's next show will ...

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Former SYSTEMATIC Bassist Joins DOPESICK

Former SYSTEMATIC bassist Nick St. Denis has reportedly joined Bay Area metal act DOPESICK. The band, who also feature in their ranks original SKINLAB guitarist Adam Albright, performed their first show with St. Denis at famed Berkeley nightclub Blakes On Telegraph on Wednesday, August 28th. The group's next show will take place at Pine St. ...

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TOMMY LEE Reality Show Dropped In Favor Of Two Specials

The proposed Tommy Lee reality show for VH1 has been dropped in favor of two hour-long specials that will air on VH1 at a not-yet-determined date, according to Allstar. Although no official reason was given, it is believed that the flood of celebrity-driven TV reality shows like MTV's The Osbournes and Making the Band II ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Perform At VMAs?

According to Hits Daily Double, GUNS N ROSES will perform as tonight's "surprise" guests at the MTV Video Music Awards, which will also include a special presentation to Michael Jackson. If the reports are to be believed, GNR will be given a full eight minutes (!) to do their thing. We'll believe it when we ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Helps Out California Parks

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently purchased a large plot of land in San Rafael, California, and he has donated 438 acres to the Marin County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services, according to MTV.com. Marin County will never exercise development rights on the land, according to Ron Miska, Assistant General Manager for the ...

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