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OPETH Reveal Titles For Upcoming Albums

OPETH have set Deliverance as the title of their forthcoming "heavy" CD, which is due on October 28th, while the more "mellow" follow-up will be called Damnation. As previously reported, Damnation is tentatively set for release in March 2003. OPETH have spent the last two months recording their two-album project in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer ...

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OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE Complete Work On Debut Album

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) — the new "prog" supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone — have finished mixing their debut album, Office of Strategic Influence, for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Records. Among the ...

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AEROSMITH Two-Hour 'Behind The Music' Special To Premiere On Sunday

AEROSMITH will be profiled in a special, first-ever two-hour episode of VH1's Behind The Music that marks the series' fifth anniversary, premiering Sunday, September 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Behind The Music: AEROSMITH features footage from a trove of several thousand hours of original and archived film and video (much of it never before seen), ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: New MP3 Posted Online

The current line-up of the classic Canadian metal act INFERNAL MAJESTY—guitarist Steve Terror, vocalist Chris Bailey, guitarist Kenny Hallman, bassist Kiel Wilson, and drummer Kris DeBoer—have posted an MP3 of the track "Death of Heaven" via MP3.com at this location. According to the band, "this is the demo version and differs from the ...

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Ex-Wife Of AEROSMITH Singer To Get Hitched

The following article appears in today's edition of the New York Post: The ailing ex-wife of AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler is getting married today in a private bedside ceremony at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Cyrinda Fox, mother of plus-size model Mia Tyler, exchanges vows with musician Keith Waa in the same hospice-like hotel room where ...

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OPETH To Begin Mixing In September

The two full-length albums currently being recorded by Sweden's OPETH at Nacksving/Maestro Music studios with producer Fredrik Nordström are scheduled to be mixed during September — the "heavy" one under the watchful eye of Andy Sneap (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE) and the "mellow" one by PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steve Wilson. As previously reported, the ...

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PORCUPINE TREE Frontman To Appear On OSI Debut

PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson has contributed lead vocals to two songs on the forthcoming debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), which features in its ranks DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone. Moore and Matheos reportedly commenced ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Perform Rare PAPA WHEELIE Gig In San Francisco

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will be the final band to play at Nadine's Wild Weekend on August 25th. The closing-night party will take place at San Francisco's Bottom ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Was Getting Burnt Out On SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with SLIPKNOT prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from — ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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STAR ONE To Embark On European Tour

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will embark on a short European tour in late September/early October. Dubbed Intergalactic Space Crusaders, the tour will cover Holland, Germany, France and Belgium will feature renditions of STAR ONE and AYREON material. The nine musicians that will reportedly partake in the festivities ...

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AEROSMITH Lens Video For "Girls Of Summer"

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler spent last weekend in Miami, Florida filming the video for "Girls of Summer", one of the two new cuts featured on the band's upcoming O, Yeah!-Ultimate Aerosmith Hits CD. Rumored to include an appearance by over 250 female models on the sand in South Beach, the video was directed by Dave ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Gets Miserable With PINK

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler joined pop artist PINK on stage at Boston's Orpheum this past weekend for a rendition of the PINK song "Misery". At the end of this week, AEROSMITH will be reportedly headed to a warm climate at an undisclosed location to film the video for the song "Girls of Summer", one of ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Mom To Publish Book

Deanna Adler, mother of former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, is seeking a literary agent to assist her in securing a publishing deal for her "much-anticipated" book No Bed of Roses, according to Adler's official Fan Site. If you are an established, legitimate literary agent, you can contact Deanna by sending an e-mail to: ...

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AEROSMITH To Appear At R&R Convention, Hit Movie Theaters

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and bassist Tom Hamilton will appear in an intimate setting to discuss their careers and perspectives on the music industry in a general session on Friday, June 14th at R&R Convention 2002. At the R&R session, Steven and Tom will debut the studio tracks from AEROSMITH's forthcoming album and play the ...

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AEROSMITH VH1 "Behind The Music" Special In The Works

An AEROSMITH Behind The Music special is currently being produced by VH1 for a tentative early July air date, according to AEROSMITH fan site Aero Force One. "Over the last couple weeks they caught up with old managers and producers," states a message on the site. "They once again sat down with [drummer] Joey Kramer ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Set Release Date For "Unipsycho"

PAPA WHEELIE, the “stoner punk metal” crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will issue their debut CD, entitled Unipsycho, on May 26th through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. "Produced" by Jave Steson and recorded at Jason's home ...

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STAR ONE Shine With Impressive Dutch, German Chart Debuts

STAR ONE's Space Metal CD debuted at position #3 in the Dutch alternative chart list and at position #60 in the Dutch Pop Album charts. The album also debuted at position #70 in the German Media Control charts. STAR ONE's Space Metal, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), features a cast ...

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AEROSMITH To Disband?

The following report was posted at MSNBC's The Scoop: Are the members of AEROSMITH planning to walk their own way? A source close to the long-lived group says that in-fighting among the members has gotten so bad that the band is on the verge of splitting. "They would be fighting except that they're ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: The Canadian Metal Veterans Return To Action

The current line-up of the classic Canadian metal act INFERNAL MAJESTYguitarist Steve Terror, vocalist Chris Bailey, guitarist Kenny Hallman, bassist Kiel Wilson, and drummer Kris DeBoerwill be performing tonight (May 4th) at Studebakers Cabaret in Vancouver, British Columbia. Also appearing on the bill are VOLATILE, SEVERED SERENITY, and STONE HEAD. INFERNAL MAJESTY recently recorded a ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Sample Available Online

A sample of the track "The Real Me", taken from PAPA WHEELIE's forthcoming Unipsycho debut CD, can now be heard via the Chophouse Records web site at this location. PAPA WHEELIE is a self-proclaimed stoner punk metal crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE: Full Track Listing Unveiled

PAPA WHEELIE, the stoner punk metal crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will shortly be issuing their debut CD, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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