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Pollstar: GUNS N' ROSES 'Not An Arena Act' In 2002

GUNS N' ROSES have greatly reduced their chances of landing another arena tour following frontman Axl Rose's mysterious failure to show up for a concert in Philadelphia last Friday, according to Gary Bongiovanni, editor of concert-industry trade mag Pollstar. "Rose has damaged his career," he told Entertainment Weekly. "This makes the band a riskier situation ...

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CENTINEX To Re-Release Back Catalog

Sweden's CENTINEX spent a day at Black Lounge Studios in early December editing and digitally mastering their back catalog, planned for re-release by Candlelight Records in 2003. Each CD will include bonus material previously unavailable and new artwork. Of special interest are the band's remakes of KREATOR's "Ripping Corpse" and DEATH's "Mutilation", the latter of ...

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New York Post: Dead End For GUNS N' ROSES

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Welcome to the bungle: Thanks to Axl Rose's bizarre behavior, GUNS N' ROSES had the plug pulled yesterday on the band's first tour in almost a decade. Clear Channel, the promoter, halted the long-anticipated tour after the band canceled Friday's concert at ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tour Cancelled!!!

The remaining shows of GUNS N' ROSES' North American tour have been cancelled, according to Pennsylvania's CKY, who were tapped to provide support at all the dates through Jan. 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The following is a message from CKY posted in the "Band Journal" section (dubbed "Shit Talk") of their ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Cancel Philadelphia, Angry Fans Riot

GUNS N' ROSES fans at Philadelphia's First Union Center began rioting after being told that the group were a no-show Friday night (Dec. 6). About 14,000 people in the center were informed over the public address system at approximately 11:15 p.m. that a band member had fallen ill and the concert had been postponed. The ...

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AEROSMITH Duo Embroiled In Guns For Tickets Probe

The following article was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: A top NYPD official is being probed for helping rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry obtain pistol licenses in return for alleged VIP treatment at an AEROSMITH concert and ritzy after-party, The Post has learned. Deputy Inspector Benjamin Petrofsky, the former ...

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Finnish Benefit Gig In Honor Of CHUCK SCHULDINER Set For Next Month

DIABLO, ROTTEN SOUND, MOKOMA and TIMO RAUTIAINEN & JARKKO MARTIKAINEN have been confirmed to appear at The Fragile Art Of Existence, a charity concert honoring late DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner to be held on Dec. 13 (one-year anniversary of Chuck's death) in Tampere, Finland. All acts, with the exception of TIMO RAUTIAINEN & JARKKO MARTIKAINEN, ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Speaks Out On Upcoming Solo Album

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has released a lengthy update via his official web site on the status of his upcoming solo album, "Beyond Aston", his Internet-only single, "Straws", his health and the possibility of future live appearances. "My company, Aston Cross Music, Inc., is making 2,000 copies of 'Straws'," writes Ward. "1,000 ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Host VH1's 'Graveside Groupies'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx will host VH1's "Graveside Groupies", a one-hour special that "takes a close look at what happens when musicians break on through to the other side, and how some fans continue to honor their memory," according to the channel's official web site. "We'll join handpicked fans as they embark on pilgrimages ...

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GORGUTS Issue Statement Regarding Drummer's Passing

GORGUTS mainman Luc Lemay has issued an official statement regarding the untimely passing of drummer Steve MacDonald, who hung himself last week after battling depression for the past few years. It is as follows: "It's with great sadness that I write these words for you, Steve, my acolyte, my accomplice, my friend. Your talent hit ...

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PAT BOONE Loved His OSBOURNE Neighbors

According to the Osbournes, Pat Boone is the best neighbor one could ever have. As for Boone, the feeling was mutual, he tells the Associated Press. "I've visited with Ozzy and Sharon, and nights when they had loud music playing, they never heard any complaints from me." He says as a fellow musician, he "expected ...

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DARK ANGEL Launch Official Web Site

The reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have launched their official web site at www.thebiitch.com. A greeting from guitarist Eric Meyer on the site states: "I want to take a second and give a huge 'THANK YOU' to all of the 'Legions of Darkness' ut there. It was your relentless enthusiasm that has ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: More U.S. Dates Leaked

GUNS N' ROSES have lined up the following dates as part of the American leg of their world tour: Nov. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena Dec. 02 – Boston, MA @ FleetCenter Dec. 05 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Dec. 06 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center Tickets for ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Take Lengthy Break, Pursue Outside Projects

JUDAS PRIEST have announced that they will be taking a lengthy break following the completion of the group's recent world tour to rest before beginning work on the band's next album, which is not expected to surface before late 2004. "I want to make at least two more albums with JUDAS PRIEST," guitarist Glenn Tipton ...

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KORN Announce Additional Dates For POP SUX! Tour

KORN have announced additional dates for their upcoming Pop Sux! Tour, also featuring DISTURBED and TRUST COMPANY. The full itinerary is as follows: Oct. 08 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena Oct. 09 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena Oct. 11 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center Oct. 12 - Mansfield, MA ...

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Requiem Of The Apocalypse - RUNEMAGICK

I'd pretty much given up on this Nicklas Rudolfsson before I started believing in him. Known largely for his SACRAMENTUM and DEATHWITCH outfits, with SACRAMENTUM being no better than average and DEATHWITCH being excruciatingly boring, checking out any other Rudolfsson-led band didn't seem worth the effort. Well, RUNEMAGICK is a better-late-than-never surprise. Their fourth release ...

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Mondo Medicale - IMPALED

We need bands like IMPALED so badly in the death metal scene, it hurts. It hurts, in fact, possibly as much as one of the ludicrous intestine-removing scenarios the Californians dream up in their lyrics — tittering behind their hands as they do so, no doubt. And therein lies the rub. Where this band are ...

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ANTHRAX Film Scene For HELEN MIRREN Movie

ANTHRAX filmed a scene last week for an upcoming Helen Mirren movie, Calendar Girls, due sometime next year. Commented guitarist Scott Ian: "It's a true story about these British women that posed for a sexy calendar to raise money for charity. It became huge and they came to LA to be on Jay Leno. Our ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Tour With CREED

SEVENDUST will be kicking off a month-long touring stint with CREED on September 20th in Selma, Texas. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 20 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Sep. 22 - North Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena Sep. 24 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre Sep. 25 - The Woodlands, ...

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Boston backdrop missing in VH1's portrayal of AEROSMITH

Despite the fact that AEROSMITH is a Boston-based band, references to the city are largely absent from VH1's much-hyped Behind the Music segment on the group, which premiered in a two-hour special this past Sunday. The producers of the show "interviewed almost no one in Boston (no one even at WBCN-FM 104.1, which supported the ...

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ENDO's ZELICK Pays Tribute To Fallen DROWNING POOL Frontman

Zelick, bassist for Miami, Florida's ENDO, has posted the following message in memory of late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, who was found dead last Wednesday: "Our deepest condolences go out to our brothers in DROWNING POOL and all of their friends and families. We have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with DP ...

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DECEMBER, CEPHALIC CARNAGE Lay Canada To Waste

Reno, Nevada's aggro-tech metal-core machine DECEMBER and avant-death grinders CEPHALIC CARNAGE are in the middle of a 13-date Canadian tour prior to the start of the two groups' North American trek with thrash legends KREATOR and DESTRUCTION. The remaining dates on the DECEMBER/CEPHALIC CARNAGE current jaunt are as follows: Aug. 16 - Cafe Chaos - ...

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RUSH Add New Leg Of North American Tour Dates

Veteran Canadian prog-rockers RUSH have tacked on a new leg of North American tour dates in support of their latest Anthem/Atlantic Records album, Vapor Trails. Vapor Trails debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 254,000 copies in the US, according to SoundScan. RUSH's new tour dates are as follows: Oct. 05 ...

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