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JEFF PILSON Jams At STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his web site: "I jammed at the Benefit for the Station Family Fund on Friday the 7th — what a blast! I played with Vinny Appice (still one of my dearest friends, along with wife Justine), Alan Krigger (also long-time friend and drummer for ...

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Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS Bassist To Release Solo Album In February

Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur will release her self-titled debut album in February through Capitol Records. The CD, which was produced by MASTERS OF REALITY mainman Chris Goss at several studios, including Stratosphere in New York City (owned by former SMASHING PUMPKINS and current A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist James Iha), will feature guest ...

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Former PESTILENCE Singer To Record With Germany's DEATH BY DAWN

Former PESTILENCE/ASPHYX/BOLT THROWER frontman Martin Van Drunen will be appearing on the new CD from German death metallers DEATH BY DAWN. The singer, who played two shows with the group in early October (in Germany and Italy), will continue to make music and perform live with the band during the coming months. For more information ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH: Back On The Road

Former VAN HALEN frontman Dave Lee Roth has announced the following dates during the coming months: Nov. 18 - Carling Apollo Hammersmith – London, UK Nov. 20 - Carling Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK Nov. 21 - Clyde Auditorium (The Armadillo) – Glasgow, UK Nov. 23 - Civic Hall – Wolverhampton, UK Nov. 25 - ...

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THE GATHERING Singer Guests On LAWN CD

THE GATHERING frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen has recorded a guest appearance for the new CD from Dutch post-rockers LAWN. A release party for the album, titled "Backspace", will take place on October 24 at Vera in Groningen, Holland and Anneke will join the group on stage to perform the track live. For more information, visit ...

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BULLETBOYS: New Album To Include Guest Appearance By SEBASTIAN BACH

BULLETBOYS will release a new album, titled "Sophie", on October 24 through their own Bulletboys Records. The group's first studio album of new material since 1995's "Acid Monkey", "Sophie" was recorded and mixed at Jet City Studios in Hawthorne, California with producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, CINDERELLA, VAN HALEN). The new record will contain nine ...

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KISS, AEROSMITH Planning Separate Arena Tours Next Year

Billboard.com reports that KISS and AEROSMITH are prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004. KISS and AEROSMITH have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Mountain View, California Friday night (Oct. 10), ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary

Norway's THEATRE OF TRAGEDY have posted the following message on their web site: "Well, today, it is exactly 10 years since we had our first practice together of what would be known as THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. "It was a dark and misty October night and we drove in our then band van, Raymond's Ford Transit ...

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NINE INCH NAILS' DANNY LOHNER Comments On TAPEWORM Project

NINE INCH NAILS' Danny Lohner recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his TAPEWORM project, the semi-mythical supergroup that has, in five or so years since its inception, featured contributions from NIN mastermind Trent Reznor, A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo. Lohner insists that TAPEWORM remains a separate entity from his other ...

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DARKANE Guitarist Names Solo Project

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has set NON-HUMAN LEVEL as the name of his forthcoming solo project, which will feature appearances by MESHUGGAH bassist Gustaf Hielm, DARKANE drummer Peter Wildoer (on vocals!) and THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen. "[Christofer] came up with the name to describe all the craziness of what's ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH Postpones Remaining Tour Dates

Former VAN HALEN frontman Dave Lee Roth has postponed all his remaining concerts indefinitely. "It's due to medical reasons," Colyn Bohan, assistant to the vice president of Fantasma Productions, Roth's booking agency, told Southwest Florida's News-Press.com. Bohan would not discuss what is ailing the former VAN HALEN singer other than noting that "he's not seriously ...

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MTV: EDDIE VAN HALEN Tried Out For LIMP BIZKIT

Legendary axeman Eddie Van Halen was one of 11 guitarists that auditioned for LIMP BIZKIT during their lengthy search for a replacement for Wes Borland earlier this year, according to a MTV.com news feature on the making of BIZKIT's new album, "Results May Vary". Not being 100% satisfied with any of the candidates, ...

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TED NUGENT To Speak Out Against Drug Use In Arkansas

Ted Nugent will speak out against alcohol and other drugs in Russellville, Arkansas during a regional planning meeting aimed at addressing the methamphetamine problem in a 10-county area, according to The Courier. The meeting will be held Sept. 29 at Tucker Coliseum at Arkansas Tech University. The event is being hosted by the prosecuting attorneys ...

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SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABORITAS Premiere Their New DVD

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony were on hand as SAMMY HAGAR AND THE WABORITAS premiered their new DVD, "The Long Road To Cabo", and performed live for a radio broadcast on KLOS 95.5 on Wednesday (September 17) at The Grove Theatre in Anaheim, California. Check out pictures ...

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SUN CAGED: Full-Length MP3 Available For Download

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Hollow" at this location. "Hollow" comes off the group's self-titled debut album, due on October 22 through Finland's Lion Music. "Sun Caged" was mixed by AYREON/STAR ONE mastermind ...

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VICTORY FLAG Name New CD

VICTORY FLAG have set "Red Right 88" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due late 2003/early 2004 through Sin Klub Entertainment. The follow up to their EP, "The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life", will be their second release with the label. Art will be done once again by Jeff Gaither (THE MISFITS, THE ACCUSED, ...

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NEVERMORE To Be Joined by TESTAMENT Guitarist For European Tour

Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD) will be handling second-guitar duties on NEVERMORE's "Enemies Of Reality" European Tour 2003 with special guests ARCH ENEMY. Says Steve: "I am very excited and would to thank Jeff, Warrel, Van and Jim for inviting me, and I would also like to thank Chuck and Eric of TESTAMENT for all their ...

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KISS Members Attend Florida Screening Of 'Symphony' DVD

Ivette M. Yee of South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that "KISS members Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer appeared at Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 theater [Tuesday night, September 9] to watch 'Kiss Symphony', a documentary film that captures the band in concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia in February. The band will ...

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