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MÖTLEY CRÜE 1981 'Paperback Writer' Performance Unearthed

Never-before-seen footage from MÖTLEY CRÜE's second concert (see below) has been unearthed to promote the hard rock/heavy metal-themed auctions of eBay seller EliteWorks. On April 25, 1981 MÖTLEY CRÜE was opening for Y&T at The Starwood, and their manager at the time (Allan Coffman) hired Bell Piper to videotape the performance which featured the CRÜE's ...

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NEVERMORE Bassist Recovering From Surgery

Bassist Jim Sheppard of Seattle metallers NEVERMORE underwent surgery this past Wednesday (February 16) to remove a benign brain tumor. According to a post on the band's Facebook page, "Jim made it through surgery and [was] in the recovery room already cracking jokes" as of Wednesday night. Sheppard in 2006 missed a number ...

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KILLER DWARFS Singer Prepares To Hit The Road

In a surprise and brilliant turn of events, Russ Dwarf has decided to break out the library and tour wit his new band THE RUSS DWARF BAND. Known for his inexplicable, incomparable and slightly insane stage antics as lead sing of the '80s metal band KILLER DWARFS, this is an event that needs to be ...

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'Lemmy' Documentary: Making-Of Footage Posted Online

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the acclaimed documentary examining the life and career of the MOTÖRHEAD frontman and rock icon Lemmy Kilmister, "Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch", can be viewed below. For five decades, Lemmy has been a pounding force in heavy metal, both onstage and afterhours. With a tolerance for ...

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EDEN'S CURSE Single Featuring JAMES LABRIE Now Available

AFM Records has released the brand new digital download single "No Holy Man" from multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE, featuring a guest appearance by DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie. "No Holy Man" is the first track to be released from EDEN'S CURSE's forthcoming third studio album, "Trinity", which will hit the stores on March 18. ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman Talks About Making Of 'Relentless Reckless Forever'

Steven Rosen of Ultimate-Guitar.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Ultimate-Guitar.com: How did you get into recording mode for the "Relentless Reckless Forever" record? Are you someone who woodsheds ideas? Alexi: Usually it's like it's always ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Still Feels After-Effects Of LSD

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Ozzy Osbourne claims that he still feels affected by LSD, even though he quit the drug back in his BLACK SABBATH days. He said, "I still get the after-effects. I call them my 'wobblers'. In a flash every little problem freaks me out and becomes the end of the ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Guitarist Talks AXL ROSE

Before forming A PERFECT CIRCLE with TOOL singer Maynard James Keenan in 2000, guitarist Billy Howerdel spent several years working as a guitar tech and computer programmer on the GUNS N' ROSES album "Chinese Democracy", which finally came out in 2008 after a 15-year wait. With all the stories about GUNS frontman Axl Rose being ...

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Singer DOOGIE WHITE Records New Album With DEMON'S EYE

Scottish rock vocalist Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, RAINBOW, CORNERSTONE, TANK) has recorded an album of original material with the DEEP PURPLE tribute band DEMON'S EYE. "The Stranger Within" will be released on March 18 in record stores in most European countries and digitally via iTunes and Amazon. White is firmly convinced that "The Stranger Within" ...

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THUNDER To Release 'Live - Rough & Ready'

U.K. rockers THUNDER, who split nearly two years ago, will release a live CD, "Live - Rough & Ready", on March 1. The album will be made available in a double gatefold four-CD digipack exclusively via the band's official web site. THUNDER will also reunite for a one-off appearance at the High Voltage Festival at ...

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THE UNGUIDED Signs With DESPOTZ RECORDS For 'Nightmareland' Single

THE UNGUIDED — the new project featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals) and Roland Johansson (vocals), along with current SONIC SYNDICATE guitarist (and Richard's brother) Roger Sjunnesson — has inked a deal with Despotz Records for the release of the band's two-track "Nightmareland" single. Commented the group: "THE UNGUIDED will together with Despotz ...

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SIXX: A.M.: 'Lies Of The Beautiful People' Video Released

MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx's new book, "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx", is due on April 12 via the HarperCollins imprint William Morrow. SIXX: A.M.'s companion album, "This Is Gonna Hurt", will be issued on May 3, while the first single, "Lies Of The ...

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SLIPKNOT, TYPE O NEGATIVE 'In Memoriam' GRAMMY Snubs Explained

Even though Ronnie James Dio, SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray and TYPE O NEGATIVE's Peter Steele all died last year, only Dio made the list of faces and names showcased during Grammy Awards' "In Memoriam" segment (see video below) last Sunday (February 13). Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), ...

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SIXX: A.M.: 'Lies Of The Beautiful People' Video To Premiere Tonight

Premiere Radio Networks has announce that this month marks the one-year anniversary of "Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx" and "The Side Show Countdown With Nikki Sixx". In the last year, the international rock icon, founder/bassist/songwriter of the world-renowned band MÖTLEY CRÜE and chart-topping band SIXX: A.M. (Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael), New York Times ...

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NEVERMORE Bassist To Undergo Surgery To Remove Benign Brain Tumor

Bassist Jim Sheppard of Seattle metallers NEVERMORE will undergo surgery today (Wednesday, February 16) to remove a benign brain tumor. The band's vocalist, Warrel Dane, says, "Please, all metalhead brothers and sisters, send your positive energy for our brother." Sheppard in 2006 missed a number of NEVERMORE shows after undergoing a minor procedure for Crohn's ...

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FOO FIGHTERS: Complete Details Of New BUTCH VIG-Produced Album

The title and track listing of FOO FIGHTERS' upcoming seventh full-length studio album has been revealed. "Wasting Light" will be released April 12 by Roswell/RCA and will consist of the following tracks: 01. Bridge Burning 02. Rope 03. Dear Rosemary 04. White Limo 05. Arlandria 06. These Days 07. Back & Forth 08. A Matter ...

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AVULSED To Re-Record Classic Songs For 20th-Anniversary Compilation

Veteran Spanish death metallers AVULSED will celebrate their 20th anniversary this year by re-recording 18 of the band's "best" songs for a CD entitled "Fleshcube". According to a press release, "Instead of just doing a compilation with the original recordings (that would be too easy and cheap), [AVULSED] decided to re-record all these songs with ...

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HELLOWEEN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6, 2011 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCU§ER ALBERLOUR'S APOCALYPTICA AS I LAY DYING AVANTASIA BATTLE ...

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