KID ROCK Joins GOV'T MULE, NEWSTED For SABBATH Covers

KID ROCK joined GOV'T MULE onstage at the latter's Wednesday, April 17th performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for renditions of BLACK SABBATH's "Sweet Leaf" and "War Pigs", as well as MARSHALL TUCKER BAND's "Can't You See". According to Allstar, KID ROCK left midway through "War Pigs" because he didn't know the ...

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THE GATHERING To Issue "Black Light District" In June

Holland's THE GATHERING have set Black Light District as the title of their forthcoming CD, which is tentatively due to appear in June via the group's own Psychonaut Records. Commented drummer Hans Rutten via the band's official web site: Just returned from an exhausting 2 weeks session at the E-sound studio, Weesp, but it was ...

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V.O.D. Part Ways With TVT Records, Deny Band Split

V.O.D. have officially parted ways with TVT Records following the disappointing sales performance of the group's From Bliss To Devastation CD. However, contrary to recent rumors, the band have not broken up and will presumably regroup in the near future to begin demoing new material with a view toward landing another record deal. The members ...

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OPETH To Release Special Double-CD Edition Of "Blackwater Park"

On June 3rd, Music For Nations Records will be releasing a special version of OPETH's Blackwater Park CD, featuring a second disc with two previously-unreleased acoustic tracksreportedly an as-yet-undisclosed new song and a version of "Patterns in the Ivy 2" with vocalsand an enhanced portion containing bonus video footage of the band in the studio ...

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COAL CHAMBER Experience "Dark Days" Ahead

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara reportedly walked off stage 20-25 minutes into the group's set last night in Lubbock, Texas after announcing to the confused audience that they had just witnessed “the last COAL CHAMBER song...ever!” The three remaining members then proceeded to play two more songs with guitarist Meegs at the mic, before the ...

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AFTER FOREVER Record Gig For Radio Broadcast

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal act AFTER FOREVER's first live performance with new guitarist Bas Maas, which took place at Paradiso in Amsterdam on April 7th, was recorded for the radio program Leidsekade Live. According to the band, “Bas had only been given little time to master the songs and [vocalist] Floor is still being haunted ...

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FIELDY, Don't Give Up Your Day Job!

Interesting fact: KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu's hip hop project FIELDY'S DREAMS has sold only 16,000 copies of its debut CD, Rock N Roll Gangster, according to Soundscan. Meanwhile, KORN's most recent release, 1999's Issues, has shifted 3.05 million units. Despite this, Fieldy is threatening to begin work on a second solo album later this ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH To Make 2002 Live Debut At Atlanta's MUSIC MIDTOWN

DAVE LEE ROTH's current touring band—consisting of Roth (vocals), Brian Young (guitar), James Lomenzo (bass) and Ray Luzier (drums)—will perform their first show of 2002 on May 3rd at the Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The event, which takes place over a three-day period between May 3rd and 5th, will also include appearances by ...

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