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BLISSED Complete Work On Debut CD

BLISSED, featuring former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet, have completed work on their debut album, which they are planning on making available soon via music stores, online retailers and through the group's official web site. In the meantime, a four-song sampler is now available via www.blessed.biz in a limited-edition run of 444 numbered and ...

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LED ZEPPELIN To Tour Next Summer?

LED ZEPPELIN are set to re-group after 22 years for a stadium tour of America, according to Britain's Sun newspaper. The three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones — plan to hit the road next summer and hope to pocket £6.4million (approximately $10 million) for the shows. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Jams With GOV'T MULE

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover joined GOV'T MULE for a jam onstage at New York's Beacon Theatre on Friday, October 11th. Glover reportedly played two songs with the group — "Going Down" and "Maybe I'm A Leo" — as part of GOV'T MULE's three-hour set, which also included renditions of LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX and ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Tour With VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has confirmed plans to tour with the latter outfit following the release of the band's next album, The Multiverse, tentatively due in early March. "We plan to tour together... the original members and myself," Newsted wrote in an Oct. 11 post on the official Chophouse Records message ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman Launches Attack On British Pop Star

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant has launched an outspoken attack on British pop star Robbie Williams (ex-TAKE THAT), branding him a "jerk" who will never crack the lucrative American market. Speaking at the launch of a new college record label in Kidderminster, near where he lives, Plant said Williams "can't sing". Robert hoped the ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following dates in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation: Oct. 15 - Berkeley, CA @ Blakes on Telegraph Oct. 17 - San Jose, Ca @ Plant 51 Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Perform Free Concert

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS fans who just happened to be hanging out at Lummas Park in Miami on Monday got a real treat when the band showed up for a free concert. The one-hour performance, part of the Nissan Z tour concert series across the USA, took place in front of 2,500 fans, according to published ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Representative: SANCTUARY Have No Say In Management Of Band

JUDAS PRIEST Management Coordinator Jayne Andrews has dismissed the suggestions that Sanctuary Group's recent acquisition of Trinifold Group — which handles PRIEST — will significantly impact the group's future activities. "Some of you will have read about The Sanctuary Group acquiring Trinifold Management," Andrews said. "This is correct, but does not make any difference to ...

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VOIVOD To Issue 'The Multiverse' In March

VOIVOD have set The Multiverse as the title of their 13th studio album, which is scheduled to be recorded and mixed at The Plant in Sausalito, CA from October 13 through November 13, 2002. Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has officially confirmed his role as the group's latest addition alongside original VOIVOD vocalist Snake (a.k.a. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Management Bought Out By SANCTUARY

The Sanctuary Group said Monday it has acquired the Trinifold Group, which handles such acts as JUDAS PRIEST, THE WHO, OPERABABES and LED ZEPPELIN alumni Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. The Sanctuary Group, which earlier this year bought music company Air Edel, has diverse activities including records, music publishing, film and TV production and artist ...

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ROBERT PLANT Guests On PRIMAL SCREAM CD

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant makes a guest appearance on the brand new PRIMAL SCREAM CD, Evil Heat, due on November 26th via Epic Records. Plant reportedly plays harmonica on the track "The Lord Is My Shotgun". The collaboration came about because of a conversation on the street with PS singer Bobbie Gillespie: "Robert ...

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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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