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Former DIO Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist TRACY G has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Deviating From The Set List", featuring covers of classic rock tunes. The album, which reportedly took a year to record, includes guest appearances from 24 artists, among them Ralph Saenz (vocals - ATOMIC PUNK, METAL SHOP), Ray Luzier (drums - ...

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HEAVENSHALLBURN, EIDOLON Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

HEAVENSHALLBURN and EIDOLON are the latest acts to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA RAY ...

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AUDIOSLAVE: More European Dates Announced

AUDIOSLAVE, the band made up of former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and SOUNDGARDEN members, have announced two additional concerts as part of their upcoming European tour in January. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 14 – Paris, FRA @ Olympia Jan. 17 – London, UK @ Astoria Jan. 20 – Tilburg, NETH @ ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Announce European Dates

AUDIOSLAVE, the band made up of former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and SOUNDGARDEN members, have announced two European shows in January. They will play at Olympia in Paris, France on Jan. 14 and Astoria in London, U.K. on Jan. 17. Other dates are set to follow. AUDIOSLAVE recently completed two brief headlining slots in New ...

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LORDI Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Finnish "sensation" LORDI are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA RAY ...

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SINNER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Veteran German metallers SINNER are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Frontman Strikes Out At BUSH

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has joined an increasingly vocal US rock community in condemning President George Bush, insisting his rise to power was a bloodless coup. Speaking exclusively to NME.com during a SYSTEM OF A DOWN in-store at an Glendale, California record shop last week, Tankian said Bush's controversial victory in the ...

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RUNNING WILD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

German heavy metal pirates RUNNING WILD have been confirmed to headline the opening night's festivities (dubbed "Night To Remember") at next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. Among the other artists scheduled to perform at the event are DARK ANGEL, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, ...

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ASSASSIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

ASSASSIN, the reunited German thrash act that released a couple of promising albums in the late '80s via the SPV label (1987's "The Upcoming Terror" and 1988's "Interstellar Experience"), have been officially confirmed to appear at next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, ...

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KATAKLYSM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists, among others: DARK ANGEL DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EXTREME NOISE TERROR GAMMA ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, MUDVAYNE Debut In BILLBOARD's Top 20

AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut, featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members, has entered The Billboard 200 Pop Album chart at position No. 7 after selling 162,000 copies in its first week. SOUNDGARDEN's final studio release for A&M, 1996's "Down on the Upside", opened at No. 2 on sales of 176,000 units, ...

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Audioslave - AUDIOSLAVE

When word first surfaced about the teaming of ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell with the remnants of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE — guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk — it seemed that there were two immediate reactions among fans of both bands: either this was the most ill-conceived collaboration ever, or a ...

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ARTENSION To Issue 'New Discovery' In January

ARTENSION, the symphonic/neoclassic power prog "supergroup" featuring in its ranks Vitalij Kuprij (RING OF FIRE) on keyboards, Kevin Chown (MAGNITUDE 9, TILES) on bass, Mike Terrana (RAGE, AXEL RUDI PELL) on drums, John West (ROYAL HUNT) on vocals, and Roger Staffelbach on guitar, will issue their sixth studio album, titled "New Discovery", on Jan. 27, ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Studio Update

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you guys know what has been going on lately. We have been working 12 hours a day and things are moving along. We have 17 drum ...

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AUDIOSLAVE To Headline K-ROCK'S CLAUS-FEST 2002

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), will be headlining K-Rock's Claus-Fest 2002 at the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday, Dec. 12. Also set to appear at the event are KELLY & OZZY OSBOURNE, QUEENS OF THE ...

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AUDIOSLAVE'S CORNELL, MORELLO Speak Out On Band Chemistry

Former SOUNDGARDEN and current AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell is confident that fans of his previous group will find plenty on AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut to keep them happy. "I don't think that fans of RAGE [AGAINST THE MACHINE] or SOUNDGARDEN will be disappointed," Cornell told Kerrang! magazine recently. "The album was written in the first three ...

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RAGE's Back Catalog To Be Reissued

RAGE's G.U.N. Records back catalog will reportedly be reissued in the form of two boxed sets. According to the group's official web site, "the band was not participated at this decision and was not informed by G.U.N. Records" of their plans to re-release the recordings. ...

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RAGE Drummer Launches Rock Fusion Band

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current RAGE drummer Mike Terrana has teamed up with French musicians Cyril Achard (electric & acoustic guitar) and Ivan Rougny (electric bass) in a three-piece instrumental rock fusion band called TABOO VOODOO FUSION BAND. The new TABOO VOODOO CD, entitled "Something's Cooking", will be released on Lion Records in November. It ...

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SYMPHORCE: New MP3 Available For Download

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, have made available for download the track "Slow Down", taken from their forthcoming "phorcefulAhead" CD, at this location. Due on November 18 through Metal Blade Records, "phorcefulAhead" will contain the following track listing: 01. Speak My Mind 02. Unbroken 03. Slow Down 04. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Collaborate With DMX!

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper DMX, according to Billboard.com. One of the two collaborations with DMX is a pairing of the rapper and all ...

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SPINESHANK Prepare To Enter Studio

SPINESHANK will enter Hollywood's Henson Studios (formerly the legendary A&M Studios) on Monday, October 28 to begin recording their new CD, "Violent Mood Swings", with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE). An early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Cough Up Cash For Rights To Name

The following article comes to us courtesy of NME.com: AUDIOSLAVE, the supergroup featuring former members of SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, have handed over $30,000 just to share their name with an unsigned Liverpool, UK band. AUDIOSLAVE were formed in 2001 with ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell on vocals and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO: Material For Second CD Already Written

Despite the fact that AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut has yet to see the light of day, the band are already thinking about a follow-up. "There's almost another album's worth of stuff [already done]," Morello told MTV.com. "The most difficult part of the process was narrowing down the [tunes for the first] record because the other songs ...

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