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LED ZEPPELIN Involved In Royalty Dispute With Atlantic Records

Over 30 years after Jerry Wexler signed them to the label, LED ZEPPELIN are suing Atlantic Records for copyright infringement, according to Rock's Back Pages. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and the heirs of late drummer John Bonham contend that the U.S. label has refused to pay increased royalty fees — currently almost ...

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DARKSIDE Split With Guitarist, Exchange Verbal Jabs

Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE have parted ways with bass player and founding member Peter Böhm shortly after the group's return from their European tour with MORTICIAN and CARNAL FORGE. Peter reportedly left the band because he felt DARKSIDE were “trapped in a musical one-way street and at a dead-end image wise,” according to DARKSIDE's official ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bassist Speaks Out On Upcoming Solo CD

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo recently offered the following update on the status of his long-awaited solo album: “I am compiling a number of songs that have not made their way onto STP records—not because they're bad songs—just because they never found a place. Though they're different from STP, they still mean a lot ...

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ROBERT PLANT/THE WHO US Dates Announced

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will open the following shows on THE WHO's upcoming summer tour: Jul. 20 - Cadott, WI @ RockFest Festival Jul. 26 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center Jul. 27 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center Jul. 29 Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Amp. Jul. 31 - New York, NY @ ...

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German Masseuse To Metal/Hard Rock Stars Writes Tell-All Book

Members of PANTERA, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MACHINE HEAD, BIOHAZARD and TYPE O NEGATIVE have all served as one-time clients of sexy German masseuse to the stars Dot Stein, aka Dr. Dot, who is writing a tell-all book called Butt Naked And Backstage about her sessions with such celebrities as Bruce Willis, Mick Jagger, Sting, ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Duo Perform (Separately) At Charity Event

LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant took the stage at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday, February 9th, but did so in separate performances, as was widely anticipated. Plant and his STRANGE SENSATION band, who are currently putting final touches on a ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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SPEEDEALER Announce Release Date For NEWSTED-Produced CD

Texas aggro rockers SPEEDEALER will issue their fourth album, entitled Second Sight, on May 14th through Palm Pictures, a division of Island Records. Produced by Jason Newsted of METALLICA fame, Second Sight was recorded during September/October at The Plant in Sausalito, California with Kent Matcke (i.e. STABBING WESTWARD) engineering. SPEEDEALER reportedly recorded 17 songs, 12 ...

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MACHINE HEAD Announce Rescheduled West Coast Dates

MACHINE HEAD have announced the rescheduled dates for the west coast shows on their ongoing Supercharging America tour (also featuring DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM and 3RD STRIKE) that had to be postponed to the tail end of the trek due to an unfortunate snowboarding mishap over the holidays that left frontman Robert Flynn's wrist severely sprained. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL's "Degradation" Track Listing Finalized!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has finalized the track listing for Degradation Trip, the axeman's first solo CD under his deal with Roadrunner Records. Tentatively due to be issued on May 14th, Degradation Trip will include the following songs: 01. Psychotic Break (4:08) 02. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes (5:36) 03. Anger Rising (6:15) 04. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Issue "Degradation Trip" On May 14th

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will issue his long-awaited sophomore solo effort through Roadrunner Records on May 14th, the guitarist told WMRQ Radio 104 in Hartford, Connecticut. When asked if the label's success with SLIPKNOT and NICKELBACK influenced his decision to sign with Roadrunner, Cantrell stated: "Sure it did. I think they're doing some ...

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MACHINE HEAD's Flynn: "We Can Succeed"

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has issued the following statement—dubbed “Robert Flynn's Diary”—to the group's fans via the band's official web site at www.machinehead1.com: “Life can indeed be crazy sometimes. It's kind of hard to believe that one minute, your single is gonna be the #1 most added Rock track in America, you're ...

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MACHINE HEAD Win Trademark Lawsuit, Reschedule Dates

MACHINE HEAD announced a favorable and decisive ruling by the United States District Court, Northern District of California, in the band's trademark case against Dewey Global Holding, Inc., a commercial sound design company based in Venice, California, which also conducts business under the name MACHINE HEAD (the same company that has registered the web domain ...

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TUFF's Rachelle To Guest On SHAMELESS CD!

TUFF frontman Stevie Rachelle will be contributing vocal tracks to the new SHAMELESS CD, which is set to be recorded in January. Like the Munich, Germany-based group's previous two releases, the upcoming album will feature various musicians as guests. Among the people that had appeared on the group's earlier recordings are the likes of Bruce ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Men Get Charitable!

A Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar signed by former LED ZEPPELIN axeman Jimmy Page was the star prize at the auction held by The Bath International Guitar Festival for the ABC Trust to help the plight of Brazil's street children. Incredibly, the winner of the guitar generously donated it back to the ABC Trust to ...

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ENTOMBED: Opera Bound!

Sweden's ENTOMBED are currently working on songs that they will be performing during a string of performances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm in February as part of a show called Unreal Estate, with the band doing a 45-minute set of brand new, specially-composed original material while surrounded by 30 ballet dancers and a ...

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MACHINE HEAD Live CD On The Way!

MACHINE HEAD's performance at London's Brixton Academy on Saturday, December 8th was recorded in audio format for an upcoming live CD that will be mixed by producer Colin Richardson during January for a late 2002 release through Roadrunner Records. Elsewhere on the MACHINE HEAD-related front, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to MACHINE ...

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Scars - SOIL

It doesn't seem all that long ago that Chicago's SOIL were struggling to get themselves heard amid a sea of LIMP BIZKIT and KORN wannabes whose musical output was deemed far more “marketable” than the southern rock-tinged sounds practiced by the Illinois quintet. All that changed when a radio programmer in Orlando, Florida, ...

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Supercharger - MACHINE HEAD

One of the year's most highly anticipated releases, MACHINE HEAD's Supercharger is a surprisingly diverse and defiantly "untrendy"-sounding effort that is likely to disappoint everyone who is expecting the Bay Area quartet to return to the ultra-testosterone-charged sounds of their first two albums, 1994's Burn My Eyes and 1997's The More Things Change.... While ...

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Perfect Self - STEREOMUD

Consisting of former LIFE OF AGONY guitarist Joey Z and drummer Dan Richardson, ex-STUCK MOJO bassist Corey Lowery (brother of SEVENDUST's Clint Lowery), ex-BELT FED vocalist Erik Sebren (aka Erik Rogers), and ex-WARDANCE guitarist John Fattoruso, STEREOMUD is an unsurprisingly musically accomplished group who perform a fairly unique brand of guitar-charged, melodic rock that, for ...

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