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WATCH THEM DIE Commence Songwriting Process For New Album

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 and wraps up on August 19. The group have just returned home after completing a highly successful run with GWAR, which also included a ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Talks About His Throat Problems

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has spoken to the Boston Herald about the throat problems that forced Boston's biggest rock band to cancel their shows last week. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Boston Herald: So, Steven, how's your throat? Steven Tyler: "It's simple. We're on tour for 5, 6, 7 months. If you get a ...

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AEROSMITH: TYLER & PERRY Appearance To Re-Air On 'World Café'

The AEROSMITH "World Café" session will re-air on Thursday, July 1. It will include an extensive interview with host David Dye and a historic acoustic performance with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of "Back Back Train" and "Hangman Jury". The "World Café" airs regularly Mon-Fri with David Dye on over 160 AAA public radio affiliates ...

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WIDOW To Release 'On Fire' Early Next Year

Raleigh, NC-based melodic thrashers WIDOW have set "On Fire" as the title of their new album, due in early 2005 on Tribunal Records. They have also added new vocalist Lili to the group. "Lili adds a new dimension to our music," stated lead guitarist Cristof. "I will continue to sing and so will John E, ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

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AEROSMITH To Resume Touring Tonight

AEROSMITH are in a "holding pattern," guitarist Joe Perry told The Boston Globe, after canceling three shows because Steven Tyler blew out his voice. The band hope to resume its tour tonight in Pittsburgh, then next Thursday play the Tweeter Center with CHEAP TRICK. "It's a miracle how Steven does what he does," Perry said. ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Play Reunion Show At London's MELTDOWN FESTIVAL

The NEW YORK DOLLS played a one-off reunion gig on Wednesday (June 16) at London's Royal Festival Hall as part of this year's Meltdown Festival, according to Hits Daily Double. Original members David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain and now-Mormon Arthur "Killer" Kane were joined by guitarist Steve Conte and LIBERTINES drummer Gary Powell, replacing the late ...

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STEVEN TYLER, OZZY OSBOURNE Guest On SARAH HUDSON's Debut CD

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and Ozzy Osbourne have reportedly contributed vocals to the debut CD from Sarah Hudson, daughter of longtime AEROSMITH collaborator Mark Hudson (who has also written and produced material for Ozzy). The CD, titled "Naked Truth", is scheduled for release on July 13 though S-Curve/EMI Records. The first single, "Girl on the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: VH1 Documentary To Air On June 16

"(Inside)Out: The Rise of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes look at how VELVET REVOLVER got constructed, from the songwriting process to the singer search and studio sessions, will premiere on VH1 on Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 p.m. CST. "Over a year in the making, '(Inside)Out' follows the ups and downs of ...

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AEROSMITH Concert In Alabama Canceled Due To Illness

AEROSMITH's concert near Birmingham was canceled within hours of its opening Sunday night (June 6) because of illness, according to the Associated Press. A faxed statement from Clear Channel Entertainment said the concert, which was also featuring rock band CHEAP TRICK, at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Oak Mountain State Park has been rescheduled ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Enter Studio In November

ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will enter the studio in November/December to record their debut album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Shrapnel Records. As previously reported, Kelli ...

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Report: AEROSMITH To Rock With BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA

AEROSMITH are in talks to appear alongside the Boston Pops Orchestra at their annual Independence Day concert, according to the Boston Herald. According to a source close to the band cited by the newspaper, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and the rest are discussing the prospect of rockin' the house with Keith Lockhart and the Pops ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Baby Please Don't Go' Video Posted Online

AEROSMITH have released the first video, "Baby Please Don't Go", from their critically acclaimed album, "Honkin' On Bobo". Directed by Mark Haefeli with some help from one of the band's closest friends, the high-energy camera work and editing "allows AEROSMITH to explode into every frame with the kind of raw, rough and raucous energy the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Air Date For VH1 Documentary

The projected air date of the upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES has been changed to Wednesday, June 16, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of ...

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KISS Bassist GENE SIMMONS Offends Australian Muslims

Alex Wilson of the Australian Associated Press is reporting that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has caused an uproar among Australia's Muslim community by launching an attack on Islamic culture while in Melbourne. Simmons, who is currently touring Australia with KISS, launched an attack on Muslim extremists during an interview on Melbourne's 3AW radio. "Extremism believes ...

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AEROSMITH: Berklee Scholarship Created in STEVEN TYLER's Honor

Berklee College of Music has honored AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler by announcing an online scholarship program in his name. The Steven Tyler Online Scholarship Program is designed to provide gifted musicians throughout the world with unique opportunities to attend Berklee from anywhere, enabling them to interact with renowned faculty and world-class music instruction. More information ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: More Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up a couple of U.S. dates at the end of May before heading over to Europe a headlining ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Tentative Air Date Set For VH1 Documentary

The upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES is tentatively set to premier Sunday, June 20, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes ...

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