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NILE: New Album Update

NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's new album: "We are home now, on break for the holidays. The drums are completely finished tracking, and [drummer] George [Kollias, of NIGHTFALL/SICKENING HORROR fame] is on his way home to Greece. Actually we have been finished with drums ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Members To Partake In MSN LIVE Online Chats

MÖTLEY CRÜE members Nikki Six, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee will each be participating in an online chat on MSN Live in January. The guys are expected to talk about their upcoming tour and some of their infamous moments together as a band. The chat dates/times are as follows: Nikki Sixx - Tuesday, ...

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RAGE Schedule Korean Appearance

German power metallers RAGE will perform at the Rolling Hall in Seoul, Korea on February 3, 2005. The upcoming show will mark the group's second-ever appearance in Korea. RAGE had previously headlined the Busan Rock Festival in 2003 alongside SKYFIRE, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and NEIL ZAZA, among others. RAGE released a DVD and live album, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Host VH1 CLASSIC's 'Metal Mania'

MÖTLEY CRÜE will reportedly be hosting the "Metal Mania" show on VH1 Classic Saturday night beginning at 11:00 p.m. As previously reported, MÖTLEY CRÜE will release a "greatest hits" collection, "Red, White & Crüe", chronicling the band's entire career. Scheduled for release on February 1 via the Hippo/Motley/UTV imprint, the set includes three brand-new CRÜE ...

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IRON MAIDEN's MCBRAIN, VAN HALEN's HAGAR To Raise Money For After-School Activities

Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN), Neil Schon (JOURNEY, SOUL SIRKUS) and Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN) are among the artists that will be helping to raise money for super-producer Narada Michael Walden's foundation for after-school activities on Friday (Dec. 17) at the Mill Valley Community Center in Mill Valley, California, according to the San Francisco Examiner. More ...

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SLAYER Guitarist KERRY KING: 'I'll Never Forget You, DIME'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "First of all, I want to thank everyone for the e-mails, gifts and overall well-wishing in the aftermath of this tragedy. It's unimaginable how this could ever happen. I don't know if I'll ever get over the reality ...

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New MÖTLEY CRÜE Single Is A SIMPLE PLAN Leftover

Karen Bliss of JAM! Music is reporting that the new MÖTLEY CRÜE single, "If I Die Tomorrow", is actually a leftover song from SIMPLE PLAN's recording sessions for their latest album, "Still Not Getting Any..." The common denominator is Bob Rock, who produced the CRÜE's new material after completing work with the Montreal ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Play Puerto Rico In February

MÖTLEY CRÜE will play the first official reunion show with the group's original lineup on February 14, 2005 at Coliseo De Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The band's tour will kick off three days later — on February 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As previously reported, MÖTLEY CRÜE will release a "greatest hits" ...

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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer PAUL DI'ANNO Attacked By Crazed Fan

According to TotalRock.com, former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno was attacked during his show in Tel Aviv, Israel on Friday (Dec. 10). A crazed fan apparently got onstage, and lashed out at the shaken singer. Fortunately, Di'Anno suffering only minor injuries, and was able to finish the gig. Di'Anno performed in Israel as part of ...

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DANZIG Bassist: 'Gods Never Die; DIME Lives'

DANZIG bassist Jerry Montano has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I just wanted to say my heart goes out to Vince, Rita, and the entire PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN family. We lost undoubtfully the greatest metal guitarist of all time and a great friend. "I had the honor of ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: Behind-The-Scenes Report From Palladium Gig

MÖTLEY CRÜE's webmaster has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Today [Monday, Dec. 6] was huge, there's just no other way to describe what happened today! I knew things where going to get crazy, especially when the MÖTLEY server was shut down at 9AM due to all of the traffic we where ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist Clears Up 'Bullshit' Session Musician Rumors

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has rejected Internet reports that the group's reunion single, "If I Die Tomorrow", features guest appearances by session musicians DJ Ashba (ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) and Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE) on guitar and drums, respectively, in place of regular members Mick Mars and Tommy Lee. The song, which was co-written by ...

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