SLASH's Wife Confirms Guitarist's Dad-To-Be Status

Perla Hudson, wife of former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, has confirmed via a posting at the official forum of Slash's now-defunct group SLASH'S SNAKEPIT that she is pregnant with the couple's first child, due in early September. Here is Perla's posting in its entirety: “Hi Everyone! Pitmaster was here showing me your wonderful messages ...

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BLAZE: The German Dimension

BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley, performed the following tracks at their gig with SAVATAGE and VICIOUS RUMORS at Stadhalle in Langen, Germany on January 29th: 01. The Launch 02. Futureal (IRON MAIDEN) 03. Kill & Destroy 04. Silicon Messiah 05. Ghost In The Machine 06. Speed Of Light 07. Man On The ...

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AYREON Mastermind To Perform At Dutch Music Event

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) will be performing live at the Dutch music event Vrienden van Amstel between February 2nd and 6th at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland. Vrienden van Amstel Live is a Dutch festival where lots of homegrown artists perform, either individually or together in a jam-style situation. Hosted by singer Manuëla ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Re-Masters On The Way, HALFORD Speaks Out

The third and final phase of the JUDAS PRIEST re-masters is scheduled to be released in early March (March 4th in Germany). There will be only two unreleased studio songs on them—"All Fired Up" (Turbo) and "Living Bad Dreams" (Painkiller)—30-seconds sound excerpts in Real Audio of which can be heard at this and ...

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KORN: No Europe 'Till The Summer

KORN will not tour Europe until between June and August, Britain's Kerrang! magazine is “exclusively” reporting. Contrary to previously published that the band were planning on hitting parts of the continent in May, KORN appear unlikely to arrive in Europe before the summer. Or so they say. ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: "Shadow Zone" Track Listing Unveiled

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has announced the track listing for his upcoming solo effort, entitled Shadow Zone. It is as follows: 01. The Curse Of The Chains (intro) 02. Edge Of The World 03. Coming Home 04. Live For The King 05. Follow The Sign 06. Heartbreaker 07. Saint Of Fools 08. Time ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Dent Charts With DVD, CD, VHS

The multiple formats of NINE INCH NAILS' first-ever live project (the live CD, the deluxe audio edition (2 CDs), the DVD and the VHS), entitled And All That Could Have Been, were all the top Soundscan debuts in their first week of release. The DVD entered the DVD music video chart at #1, and the ...

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SLIPKNOT To Film London Show For Upcoming DVD

SLIPKNOT's performance at the London Arena on February 16th will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in September through the Roadrunner label. Some of the live footage, along with scenes from the Resident Evil movie, will be spliced together to form the video for the track “My Plague”, ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR: No Rest For The Wicked

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf der Maur is currently juggling five music projects, among them a debut solo album, a collaboration with former HOLE drummer Samantha Maloney, A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lenchantin and former NEED guitarist Radio Sloan called THE CHELSEA, and a BLACK SABBATH tribute band that calls itself HAND OF DOOM, ...

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TOOL/CIVILIAN Summer Outing Rumored

Unsubstantiated rumors indicate that the new band of former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), along with ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell—who are reportedly calling themselves CIVILIAN—will be making their first live appearances this spring/summer as the support act for TOOL. CIVILIAN's Rick Rubin-produced debut CD is ...

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