QUEENSRŸCHE's EDDIE JACKSON: We've Never Had This Many New Ideas To Choose From

Progressive rockers QUEENSRŸCHE have begun writing songs for their new, as-yet-untitled studio album for a late 2002 release through Sanctuary Records. The band is undertaking intensive songwriting sessions at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington, and have already come up with “more than enough ideas to choose from,” according to bassist Eddie Jackson. “I don't ...

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WARLORD Secure Management, Ink Record Deal

The reunited '80s metallers WARLORD, featuring guitarist William J. Tsamis, drummer Mark S. Zonder (i.e. FATES WARNING), and latest addition, vocalist Joacim Cans (i.e. HAMMERFALL), have signed with manager Fabrizio Giruzzi, whose list of clients includes ANGRA, LABYRINTH, and VISION DIVINE, and have inked an international record deal with Drakkar Records/BMG Entertainment, Atrheia Records/Edel Distribution. ...

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MARDUK Confirmed For WITH FULL FORCE

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have been confirmed for the With Full Force festival, which is scheduled to take place between July 5th and July 7th near the town of Leipzig, Germany. The group's only live appearance this summer, the festival will see the band officially introducing their new drummer Emil Dragutinovic and previewing some of ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Pays Tribute To Fallen Country Star

According to an MTV.com report, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield wrote a letter of condolence that was read to the crowd at the March 23rd memorial service held in honor of country superstar Waylon Jennings, who passed away in February. Hetfield's lengthy message was reportedly very heartfelt and was greeted by a great cheer from the ...

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BUSH Set New Single, Continue Live Work

BUSH have set "Inflatable" as the next single from the group's lukewarmly-received Golden State CD, which was released in October of last year. According to frontman Gavin Rossdale, I am scared for such a vulnerable song to go head-to-head with a bunch of the stuff at radio--could be a disaster. The jury is out. BUSH ...

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METAL MELTDOWN IV: EXODUS Out, VIRGIN STEELE In

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have officially pulled out of next week's Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 5-6 at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. No reason was given for the group's cancellation. Meanwhile, VIRGIN STEELE have now been added to the bill as a ...

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