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CROWN OF THORNS To Issue "Karma" In August

CROWN OF THORNS will issue their new album, entitled Karma, in Europe on August 5th. It features 11 tracks, including a cover of GEORGE HARRISON's "My Sweet Lord" and a duet with Doro Pesch entitled "Shed No Tears". In other news, COT mainman Jean Beauvoir has co-written two songs, "Sister Darkness" and "Untouchable" for the ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Issue First-Ever Live Album

On September 24th, 2002, CRADLE OF FILTH will release their first-ever live album, Live Bait For The Dead, on their own imprint label AbraCadaver through Snapper Music. The 2-disc collection will have a strictly limited edition pressing. Never known for doing things by half, CRADLE OF FILTH once again deliver a bumper package with two ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Settles Copyright Infringement Suit Against MAZDA

ROB ZOMBIE settled his federal copyright infringement lawsuit against Mazda Motor of America over the use of music from his 1998 album Hellbilly Deluxe in a TV commercial, according to Hollywood.com. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. ZOMBIE alleged that Mazda and its advertising agency, W.B. Doner & Co., used the song "Demonoid Phenomenon'' ...

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THE CULT's IAN ASTBURY To Perform With THE DOORS

THE CULT's Ian Astbury will perform with the surviving members of THE DOORSRay Manzerek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore—on September 7th at the California Motor Speedway, just outside L.A. County, according to Undercover. At this stage it is planned that Densmore will be part of the show although THE DOORS have advised fans he is ...

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DORO: "Fight" Details Unveiled

DORO's brand new studio album, entitled Fight, is set for a September 24th release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Fight 02. Always Live To Win 03. Descent (feat. TYPE O NEGATIVE's Pete Steele) 04. Salvaje 05. Undying 06. Legends Never Die (written by KISS' Gene Simmons) ...

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TED NUGENT Announces Tour Dates, Book Signings

TED NUGENT recently turned into a Los Angeles Times top 10 cookbook, Kill It & Grill It, which he co-wrote with is wife Shemane. To promote the book and his upcoming album, Craveman (due on September 24th through Spitfire Records), NUGENT will intersperse book signings with tour dates, beginning this Wednesday, July 3rd. Confirmed dates ...

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PRIMUS Frontman To Issue Solo Debut

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool has set a September 24th release for his solo debut, The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion, which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first time I've actually sat down and written material without other musicians in mind," Claypool told Billboard.com. "It was the ...

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MURDERDOLLS Track Listing Unveiled

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, entitled Beyond The Valley of The Murderdolls. It ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Kid Sister Breaks Out On Her Own

Deborah Bonham, kid sister of the legendary LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham, has made her latest CD, entitled Old Hyde, available via Amazon.com. Featuring performances by Mick Fleetwood, Deborah's nephew Jason Bonham, Dougie Boyle (ex-ROBERT PLANT solo band), Robbie Blunt (ex-ROBERT PLANT solo band) and Robbie Mcintosh (ex-PRETENDERS/PAUL MCCARTNEY), the package comes with a three-song ...

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PAIN To Release BEATLES Cover As Next Single

Sweden's PAIN, the brainchild of HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren, will be issuing a new single, "Eleanor Rigby", on June 24th through Stockholm Records. The title song, a "brutal" remake of the BEATLES cut featuring a full orchestra, is a different version to the one that appears on the group's current album, Nothing Remains The Same, ...

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SEAN MALONE Speaks Out On Much-Anticipated Supergroup

GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has posted another comment via his official web site at www.seanmalone.net about the as-yet-unnamed project featuring Malone, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw. According to Sean, "Jim sent the demos to ...

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ROTTING To Begin Work On "The Original Christcrusher"

Canadian death metallers ROTTING are preparing to enter the studio to record their second full-length CD, entitled The Original Christcrusher, for a late 2002 release through United Guttural Records. Among the song titles set to appear on the effort are the following: 01. Fisted Sister 02. Shaved Alive 03. Rotting 04. H.S. Grave Robber 05. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Sued By Former Producer For Back Royalties

Veteran producer Tom Werman is suing MÖTLEY CRÜE and their record company for back royalties. According to the papers filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, MÖTLEY CRÜE and Beyond Music have "deliberately, persistently, and repeatedly breached" Werman's agreement with the band by purposely withholding financial statements and monies owed him for his work ...

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DEE SNIDER East Coast Dates Announced

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and his current touring band—AJ Pero (ex-TWISTED SISTER, drums), Dan McCafferty (guitar), Tony Palmucci (guitar), and Freddy Villano (bass)—have lined up the following dates during June: Jun. 14 - TBA - NJ Jun. 15 - The Webster Theatre - Hartford CT Jun. 21 - The Downtown – Farmingdale, NY ...

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GRAVITY KILLS Keyboardist Injures Hand, Group Cancels Dates

GRAVITY KILLS suffered a minor setback last weekend as keyboard player Doug Firley sustained serious injury to his hand in Allentown, Pennsylvania while performing in front of a sold-out crowd. The injury occurred when Firley dropped the custom-made, springloaded keyboard on his hand during the band's single, "One Thing". GRAVITY KILLS were touring to support ...

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LOCOBAZOOKA 2002: First Dates Announced

SEVENDUST, FILTER, GRAVITY KILLS, AUDIOVENT, NONPOINT, REVEILLE, and MUSHROOMHEAD are scheduled to take part in the first-ever Locobazooka Tour, which is due to kick off on June 27th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Summerfest Jun. 28 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Hilgers ...

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Finland's Premier Metal Record Label Gets Bought Out By Universal

Finland's Spin-Farm Oy, the parent company of Spinefarm Records, Spikefarm Records, Ranka Recordings, Odor, Freeride and Hawaii Sounds and the home to such acts as NIGHTWISH, THE BLACK LEAGUE and CHARON, among many others, has had a controlling interest in the firm bought by Universal Music. According to an official statement from Spinefarm, the deal ...

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HEKILL THREE To Open For JERRY CANTRELL At Austin Showcase

Austin-based band HEKILL THREE will be the opening act for former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell at the guitarist's SXSW (South By Southwest) music and media conference showcase on Saturday, March 16th at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas. The full line-up for the March 16th show is as follows: HEKILL THREE 9:00 PM COMES ...

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BYFIST Confirmed For Texan Version Of BANG YOUR HEAD

Texas' BYFIST have just been confirmed for the American version of the Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in San Antonio, Texas on April 5th. Other bands set to appear include HELSTAR, GAHDZILLA MOTOR CREW, plus many more. BYFIST's Adrenalin EP was produced by WAYNE/REVEREND mainman David Wayne (ex-METAL CHURCH) and ...

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DEE SNIDER: Too Twisted For ABC?

The following item comes to us courtesy of The New York Post: TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider may have been a bit too twisted for the suits at ABC's late night info-fest, "World News Now". Snider, formerly known as the hulking drag queen who snarled the '80s anthems "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Cancels Detroit Appearance Due To Family Crisis

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has pulled out of his scheduled stint as the host of the WRIF-presented Ritz Reunion Bash, which is taking place tonight, February 14th at the Emerald Theater in Detroit, Michigan. Specifics are sketchy at the moment, but it appears that the Bierk family (Sebastian's real last name) is going ...

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Former LOVE/HATE Frontman Makes Rarities Available Online

Former LOVE/HATE and current RATT frontman Jizzy Pearl has made available for download via his official web site LOVE/HATE's entire fourth album, I'm Not Happy, as well as a host of LOVE/HATE demos recorded at various points during the band's career. According to Pearl, “I have included the fourth LOVE/HATE record I'm Not Happy as ...

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Former TWISTED SISTER Frontman Becomes Official Promo Voice Of MSNBC

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is now the official promo voice of MSNBC. The raspy-voiced Snider has been doing voiceovers for the likes of Brian Williams, Ashleigh Banfield and Alan Keyes since last winter, according to an article published in the New York Observer. The Long Island-based vocalist, of course, very publicly fought with ...

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