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KORN: New Album Pushed Back A Week

KORN have pushed back the projected release date of their sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror", to November 25 through Epic Records. The album's first single, "Right Now", is due to hit U.S. radio outlets during the coming days. According to the band's official web site, the forthcoming album "will contain between 10 ...

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PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X Among Artists Featured On 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X and SOIL are among the artists featured on "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Album", the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the classic '70s horror flick. Based loosely on true events that inspired the original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", the new film centers around a group of friends whose free-spirited roadtrip ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman To Perform At SCHWARZENEGGER Rally

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will perform the group's '80s smash song "We're Not Gonna Take It" at an Arnold Schwarzenegger rally on Sunday (October 5) in Sacramento. Schwarzenegger's campaign made the announcement Tuesday (September 30) that the song was selected to be the California gubernatorial candidate's official campaign anthem. "It is a fabulous song, ...

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Visual Effects Company R!OT Does Time With KORN

VFXPro reports that visual effects company R!OT Santa Monica arranged a face-to-face encounter between "Lara Croft" star Angelina Jolie and KORN for the band's latest video "Did My Time". Artists composited images of Jolie, who was shot in Canada, into the Los Angeles alley where the rest of the video was filmed and made it ...

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KISS Frontmen Subpoenaed Before Chicago Concert

William Hageman of Chicago Tribune reports that KISS leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were served subpoenas by a private investigator Friday night (September 26) before their performance at the Tweeter Center in connection with a former business manager who is now a fugitive living in South Africa. The case involves Jesse M. Hilsen, 63, ...

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Update: GREAT WHITE Drummer Hurt In Car Crash

Timothy C. Barmann of The Providence Journal reports that GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a head-on collision Saturday near Allentown, Pa., a few hours before the band was to perform in a charity concert there to benefit victims of The Station nightclub fire. Pontier, 36, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was driving in ...

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GREAT WHITE Drummer Involved In Three-Vehicle Accident

GREAT WHITE drummer Derrick Pontier was involved in a three-vehicle accident near Allentown, Pennsylvania Saturday (September 27), just hours before a scheduled evening concert, according to the Associated Press. Pontier was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and was released. GREAT WHITE were performing in West Warwick, R.I., in February when a pyrotechnics display ...

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PRIMUS: Cautious Comeback

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool recently spoke to Billboard magazine about the possibility of the band returning for good following the completion of their upcoming North American theater tour. Tickets for the road trip, titled "Tour de Fromage", are selling fast, and that sort of attention is encouraging PRIMUS to remain an active band. "The touring ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Delays Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pushed back the release of her upcoming solo album, "America's Sweetheart", to February 10. As previously reported, "America's Sweetheart" features a number of tracks that were reportedly co-written with 4 NON BLONDES' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for PINK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. In addition, Love is said to ...

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KORN Set Release Date For 'Take A Look In The Mirror'

KORN have set a November 18 release date through Epic Records for their sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror". The album's first single, "Right Now", is due to hit U.S. radio outlets in early October. The self-produced CD is the follow-up to the Grammy-winning 2002 album "Untouchables", which debuted at No. 2 on ...

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PRIMUS: DVD Preview Posted Online

A preview of PRIMUS' forthcoming DVD, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", has been posted online at this location. A DVD/CD set, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", is due on October 7 through Prawn Song/Interscope Records. The DVD will contain all 13 PRIMUS videos, including the little-seen "Lacquer ...

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KORN To Release 'Take A Look In The Mirror' In November

KORN plan to release their sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror", in November. "We've got that spark in us again," frontman Jonathan Davis told Rolling Stone. "This is a really aggressive record. More edgy. The last record we were experimenting. This album is back down to the basics and heavy grooves and getting ...

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VICTORY FLAG Name New CD

VICTORY FLAG have set "Red Right 88" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due late 2003/early 2004 through Sin Klub Entertainment. The follow up to their EP, "The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life", will be their second release with the label. Art will be done once again by Jeff Gaither (THE MISFITS, THE ACCUSED, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Comment On RCA Signing

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have issued an official press release confirming their recent signing with RCA Records. "We're thrilled to partner with RCA ...

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FU MANCHU To Record New Material For Possible EP

FU MANCHU will enter the studio shortly to record "5 or 6 new songs," according to the latest online post by singer/guitarist Scott Hill. "3 or 4 [of the tracks] and maybe a cover song will be released soon. We want to release a few new songs before we sign to a new record label. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Percussionist Leads Drum Circle In Thousand Oaks

Sue Davis of InsideVC.com reports that DEF LEPPARD drummer "Rick Allen knows the healing power of drums and came to share it in Conejo Valley on Sunday afternoon [September 7]. "Allen's nonprofit organization, Raven Drum Foundation, sponsored a drum circle at Chumash Interpretive Center in Thousand Oaks that was attended by about 70 people. "The ...

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WEILAND, Ex-GNR Members Were Free Agents Prior To Signing With RCA

Hits Daily Double reports that last week's announcement that the Immortal-managed VELVET REVOLVER were inking with RCA/J Records Group ruler Clive Davis and RCA A&R kingpin Ashley Newton sparked some questions as to the bandmembers' past label obligations. According to inside sources, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS owe Atlantic one record — but the band will be ...

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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a post on Skolnick's web site. "Hands-on with lots of playing. In addition, ...

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VILE Split With Longtime Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced the departure of longtime guitarist Aaron Strong. "Our last tour was quite successful and hinted at what the future holds for VILE," reads a post on the band's web site. "It was this realization that caused vocalist Juan Urteaga and now Aaron Strong to leave their positions in ...

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TED NUGENT Comments On California Recall Election

Ted Nugent was a guest on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" on Tuesday (August 12). Asked by guest host Steve Malzberg about the upcoming California recall election of Governor Gray Davis, and his thoughts on Arnold Schwarzenegger's liberal beliefs, which include gun control and pro choice regarding abortion, Nugent said, "That doesn't disturb me, because it's early ...

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DAVE GROHL Ties The Knot

People magazine reports that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, 34, and former MTV producer Jordyn Blum (photo), 27, wed at their Los Angeles home Aug. 2. Hundreds of guests, including label honcho Clive Davis and Grohl's former NIRVANA bandmate Krist Novoselic attended the nuptials. It is the first marriage for Blum, the second ...

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OIL Announce New Bassist

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have announced the addition of bassist Jonathan Thiemens to the group's ranks. "Jonathan has made a huge difference in our sound and [the fans] won't be disappointed," the band write on their official web site. OIL recently issued their first-ever live album, "Choice ...

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DEADSY: New Song Posted Online

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), have posted a demo snippet of the new track "Better Than You Know" in streaming audio format at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media (56K, DSL/Cable),

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MORBID ANGEL/NOCTURNUS Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

Former NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery is currently auctioning off via eBay a guitar owned and used by both Mike Davis of NOCTURNUS and Trey Azagthoth of MORBID ANGEL. Says Emo: "[The guitar] was used by Mike on the first two NOCTURNUS albums ('The Key' and 'Thresholds') and all three NOCTURNUS tours. After the first demise ...

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