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AMONG THIEVES Announce Upcoming Dates

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, have lined up two shows during October. They are as follows: Oct. 11 – Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Nite Club (w/SUPERJOINT RITUAL) Oct. 18 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Nite Club (w/KITTIE) ...

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UNWRITTEN LAW Bomber Pleads Guilty To Felony Charges

A man accused of using homemade bombs in a quarrel with his neighbor, a member of the punk rock band UNWRITTEN LAW, pleaded guilty to felony charges of assault and possession of an explosive, according to the Associated Press. Martel Duvigneaud, 21, faces up to four years in prison and a $10,000 fine at sentencing ...

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AMONG THIEVES: New Demo Posted Online

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, have posted their recently-completed three-song demo via their official web site at this location. Produced by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, etc.), the recording includes a guest appearance by TYPE O ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Photo Collection: By ROBERT JOHN

From their inception in 1985 right to the present, GUNS N' ROSES have been one of the most popular and controversial groups in music. Wherever the band went, from the studio to the stage and everywhere in between, photographer Robert John was there with them. His photos serve as visual history of the band, documenting ...

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BIOHAZARD Drummer Joins AMONG THIEVES

BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler has officially joined New York's AMONG THIEVES as a replacement for Will Shepler (ex-AGNOSTIC FRONT/MADBALL), who left the group to pursue other interests outside of the music industry. Schuler will continue to be a member of BIOHAZARD and will perform with both groups as the schedule allows. AMONG THIEVES, who feature ...

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VOIVOD Prepare To Record New CD

The current incarnation of VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — will enter the final phase of pre-production for the group's much-anticipated comeback album on September 24th at Newsted's home studio in Walnut Creek, California. 13 songs (including one ...

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DIABOLIC Replace Singer, Commence Work On New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have amicably parted ways with vocalist Paul Ouellette and have replaced him with ex-COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas. The revamped outfit are currently writing material for their upcoming fourth release, due out in spring 2003. "The new material promises the unrelenting intensity and dynamics that DIABOLIC is known for," reads an ...

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AMONG THIEVES Complete Work On New Recording

New York's AMONG THIEVES, featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert, have completed three-song recording with producer Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, etc.). The tracks will be mixed and mastered shortly. Longtime friend of the band, Danny Schuler (BIOHAZARD) filled in on drums for the session, and will be performing with the ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN: New Songs Are 'Sick As Hell'

MACHINE HEAD have been "writing [new material] like crazy" during the past few weeks, and "have about 10 songs/rough ideas written, and three others that have already been sent to the scrap yard for parts," guitarist/vocalist Robert Flynn revealed via his latest diary entry posted at the group's official web site. Among the working song ...

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VOIVOD Set Tentative Release Date For Comeback CD

VOIVOD are tentatively planning on releasing their next studio effort on March 4th, 2003, according to former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, who will play bass on and co-produce the album. Vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) and guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour) are currently composing and demoing the material for the ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: No Reunion Planned!

LED ZEPPELIN fans shouldn't hold their breath for a much-rumored reunion, representatives of the three surviving ZEPPELINites have told The Toronto Sun. Despite last week's Launch report claiming a reunion "could well be in the offing" for 2003, according to "sources inside band management," there are no concrete plans for the guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH's Show Deemed "Too Loud" By Vermont Officials

Last weekend's Champlain Valley Exposition fair in Vermont was fined $5,000 for violation of Essex Junction's noise ordinance after former VAN HALEN singer DAVE LEE ROTH's performance there was deemed "too loud" by the local officials. Essex Police Chief David Demag said there were 32 calls complaining about the noise at Sunday night's show, according ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's '1000 Corpses' Finds Home At LIONS GATE FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles – Lions Gate Films has secured rights from Andy Gould of The Firm to musical superstar/filmmaker Rob Zombie's controversial horror film House of 1000 Corpses, it was announced today by Tom Ortenberg, president of Lions Gate Films Releasing. The film will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2003. ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Reunion In 2003?

A reunion of ex-LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones is a strong possibility for 2003, sources in the band's management have told Launch. Page is currently working on a DVD set of unreleased live performance footage and other video material, due next year. Plant, on the other hand, ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "Helen Of Troy" Musical Gets Postponed

Helen of Troy, the much-anticipated collaboration between AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and the Sarasota Ballet has been postponed until November, with a production of Swan Lake replacing the show during its originally-announced late March slot. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the ballet has cited fund-raising problems for the postponement of the $1.2 million production, ...

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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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SILVERCHAIR's DANIEL JOHNS To Appear On "Rockline"

SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns will appear on the syndicated radio program Rockline on Monday, August 26th. Johns will be introducing some older SILVERCHAIR songs plus some songs from the new album Diorama. He will also field questions for 90 minutes live on air from Los Angeles where he is currently receiving medical treatment for his ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Makes Deathbed Vow To Cancer Mom

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: In an emotional deathbed vow, big-hearted rocker OZZY OSBOURNE kissed a single mom stricken with cancer and told her he'd fund every need of her teenage son, family members said yesterday. Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, made their dramatic promise exactly one week ...

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OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE "Adopt" Cancer Orphan

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are opening their hearts and wallets to their daughter's best friend — who lost his mom to the same cancer Sharon is battling, according to the New York Post. Robert Marcato's mom, Regan, died last week at 36 of colon cancer. Now Ozzy and Sharon will "adopt" Robert, pay for his ...

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BIOHAZARD Drummer To Guest On AMONG THIEVES Promo CD

BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler will be handling the drumming duties during an upcoming recording session by AMONG THIEVES, which is scheduled to begin on August 26th at Water Music studio in Hoboken, New Jersey with legendary producer Michael Barbiero (i.e. METALLICA, GUNS 'N ROSES, BLUES TRAVELER, LIFE OF AGONY, LOSTPROPHETS). Three songs will be tracked ...

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BOB DAISLEY Explains Merits Of OSBOURNES Lawsuit

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are scheduled to go to trial in Los Angeles on February 18th, 2003 in their long-running dispute with former bandmembers Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake. Bassist Daisley and drummer Kerslake, who recorded 1980's Blizzard Of Ozz and 1981's Diary Of A Madman, have been suing the Osbournes for 20 years regarding ...

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SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY Complete Work On New Demo

Oakland, California's SCORCHED-EARTH POLICY are completing work on a six-song recording containing five new originals and a cover of "Don't Let it Bring You Down", which will appear on a forthcoming NEIL YOUNG tribute album. In the meantime, the group have lined up the following gigs during August: Aug. 08 – San Jose, CA @ ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Push Back Single Release Date

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM, featuring SINERGY guitarist Alexi Laiho on guitar/vocals, have pushed back the tentative release date of their new single, "You're Better Off Dead", to August, most likely through Spinefarm Records. Also included on the CD will be the group's cover of THE RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink". "People think ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Enter Studio With MICHAEL BARBIERO

New York's AMONG THIEVES, featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and ex-AGNOSTIC FRONT drummer Will Shepler, will enter Water Music studio in Hoboken, New Jersey during September to record a three-song demo with legendary producer Michael Barbiero (i.e. METALLICA, GUNS 'N ROSES, BLUES TRAVELER, LIFE OF AGONY, LOSTPROPHETS). The cuts set to be ...

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DOWN's Flames Of Wrath Caught On Tape

A fire that erupted from a stage monitor during DOWN's set in Mansfield, Massachusetts last week was filmed and audio recorded by Thom Panunzio and the Record Plant Mobile team, who were taping the July 16-17 Ozzfest 2002 shows for Ozzfest 2002: The Live Album, due out on CD via Columbia Records next month. DOWN ...

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