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METALLICA To Be Spotlighted On MTV's 'mtvICON'

METALLICA's 20-year career will be spotlighted on MTV's annual music tribute, "mtvICON", to premiere Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The show will be taped before a live audience in Los Angeles on May 3, featuring performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who have been influenced by the band, their videos and music. ...

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SLASH And STEVEN ADLER Hang Out In Las Vegas

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Steven Adler (drums) and Slash (guitar) were reunited during CAMP FREDDY's appearance at the Whiskey Sky Bar in the Green Valley Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, March 7, according to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. "It was the club's one-year anniversary, and what a celebration it was! ...

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JACK BLADES Signs Solo Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Jack Blades, frontman, bassist, lead singer and songwriter for such million-selling rock bands as NIGHT RANGER and DAMN YANKEES, has secured a home for his highly anticipated solo debut with Frontiers Records, signing a deal for European and Asian territories. "I am so excited about having this opportunity to do my own record after 20 ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Chooses Name For New Project

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler is reportedly eyeing SUKI JONES as the name of his new band, which apparently includes RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/BLACK N' BLUE/RATT bassist Robbie Crane. The group's upcoming tour — which is scheduled to kick off ...

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AC/DC To Perform Special New York City Show

AC/DC will perform a special one-off show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Tuesday, March 11. Tickets for the show are not availabe for sale, and the only way for fans to get into the gig is to win tickets from select retail, radio promotions or the group's official web site,

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AEROSMITH Drummer Demolishes House, Builds New Home

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer has taken the bulldozer to his 15-room mansion south of Boston to build cozier quarters in its place, according to the Associated Press. The 52-year-old rocker had put the 1910 Georgian colonial on the market in 2001 for $3.75 million but opted to downsize the residence instead after it failed to ...

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AEROSMITH Perform Unannounced Gig At Boston Jazz Club

AEROSMITH performed a 10-song set at the Boston jazz club Regattabar Saturday night following a fund-raiser that was also attended by actors Michael J. Fox and Dan Aykroyd, among others. BLUES BROTHER Aykroyd joined the band for one tune and Fox took a break from dancing on a table to play guitar with his friend ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Teams Up With SILVER MOUNTAIN Guitarist In LEGACY

LEGACY, the Hollywood, California-based quartet featuring bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN), guitarist Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN), vocalist Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig, have just issued their self-titled debut via Chavis Records. Previously available in Japan, the 11-song CD was recorded at Master Groove Studios with the help of studio owner Dave Morse (AEROSMITH, GUNS ...

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IRON MAIDEN Finish Tracking Another New Song

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We tracked another new song [Tuesday], and as these are the last tracks for the album, the guys don't know ...

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AEROSMITH To Pay Tribute To The Blues At Special NY Gig

AEROSMITH will team up with other music biz stars and legends B.B. King, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Macy Gray, and Buddy Guy for a special performance at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 7. This once-in-a-lifetime lineup of music greats will benefit the Blues Music Foundation — ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS Tour To Kick Off In August

AEROSMITH and KISS will embark on a co-headlining North American tour beginning in August and running through October, according to Billboard.com. The tour of approximately 40 dates will be produced by Clear Channel Entertainment and is expected to play 90% amphitheaters, with arenas and possibly a couple of stadiums also in the mix. KISS will ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS Summer Tour Back On?

The joint AEROSMITH and KISS tour is apparently back on for this summer, according to Launch. Promoters are said to be reporting that the two bands are currently putting together an itinerary that is likely to play mostly in arenas, although some stadium dates are also possible. When asked about the possibility of an AEROSMITH/KISS ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer Offers Another Recording Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "IRON MAIDEN/London. Got in to the studio yesterday [Jan. 9] at 11.30am. [Vocalist] Bruce [Dickinson] was the ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVE TYLER Remembers RUN-DMC's JAM MASTER JAY

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler remembered the life of RUN-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay in "The Best of 2002" edition of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Tyler wrote, "AEROSMITH toured with RUN-DMC this past summer, and Jay and I became really close. Our encore was always 'Walk This Way', and we'd bring out RUN-DMC, and the place would ...

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OZZFEST 2002 Top-Grossing Festival Tour Of The Year

OZZY OSBOURNE's travelling metal extravaganza, Ozzfest, was the lone festival tour among the top 25 tours in the world for 2002, grossing $24.5 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was the top performer of the year, raking in $126.1 million. Rounding out the top five were the ROLLING STONES ($90 million), CHER ($67.6 ...

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AEROSMITH Cop Lands On Desk Duty

The NYPD (New York Police Department) inspector under investigation for allegedly helping AEROSMITH rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry get gun licenses was placed on modified duty yesterday, the New York Post has reported. Inspector Bernard Petrofsky, former head of the NYPD License Division, was assigned to desk duty — and his gun and badge ...

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AEROSMITH: Summer Tour With KISS Unlikely

AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford has confirmed that talks have taken place of a possible pairing with KISS for a summer tour, but doesn't think that it's likely to happen: "The truth to the rumor is that KISS would like us to do the show with them," he said. "AEROSMITH's just not that keen on doing ...

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AEROSMITH Contemplating OZZFEST-Style Tour

Legendary hard rockers AEROSMITH are tentatively planning on launching their own Ozzfest-style tour next summer. "We're looking at going out again next summer, but we kinda want to do something a little different, and maybe put on our own event," guitarist Brad Whitford told Launch. "We're looking at doing something more like an Ozzfest-type thing, ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Appears On 'Lizzie McGuire'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler made a special appearance on the Disney Channel program "Lizzie McGuire" Friday night (Dec. 6) playing himself and Santa Claus. Tyler said he was first made aware of the show when he was in Disney World with his daughter Chelsea. "We went to Disney World in Florida, and we were there ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Pay Tribute To ELVIS

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will join Britney Spears, Bono, Dennis Hopper, Sheryl Crow, Hugh Hefner, and others to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley via a one-hour documentary, titled "Elvis Lives", on NBC this Thanksgiving night. Renowned Rolling Stone music journalist David Wild interviewed Steven for the show. "Like everything he does, Stevenbecame obsessed with ...

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