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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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TONY IOMMI And GLENN HUGHES Working On New Album

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and occasional collaborator Glenn Hughes are recording a new album, which they hope to release in 2005. Iommi told Launch that the pair — who recently released some recordings they made together in 1996 — will resume working in December and finish early in ...

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GUANO APES: Digipak Version Of New Single To Include Two Previously Unreleased Tracks

GUANO APES' brand new single, "Break the Line" (video) will be released on Monday, November 15 in two different versions — a standard three-track version and as a limited-edition five-track digipak featuring two previously unreleased tracks, "Stay" and "Underwear". Commented guitarist Henning Rümenapp: "We got together at the beginning of the year thinking ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce Headlining Dates

MONSTER MAGNET have announced several headlining gigs in December. Support at all shows will come from New York City rockers SLUNT. The dates are as follows: Dec. 06 - Colorado Springs, CO @ 32 Blue Dec. 09 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club Dec. 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club Dec. ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: With Teeth

NINE INCH NAILS have apparently set "With Teeth" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in March 2005. The follow-up to 1999's "The Fragile", which previously carried the working title of "Bleedthrough", is currently being mixed with Alan Moulder (THE CURE, SMASHING PUMPKINS) and the final track listing is being discussed and determined, ...

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ORGY's 'Vague' Video Is A 'Smashing Success'

MVWire.com is reporting that ORGY's new music video for "Vague" has been a smashing success. "Vague" is currently #1 on the charts for rock/alternative music videos, according to CVC reports. "Vague" was directed by 1171 Production Group's Michael Sarna, who has worked with artists such as SMASHMOUTH, COUNTING CROWS, ANTHRAX, BLINK-182, and 50 ...

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AC/DC Singer To Perform At Los Angeles Club Tonight

According to an online posting by Hollywood promoter Happenin' Harry, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will be performing at The Joint in West Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, September 29. Johnson and "friends" are expected to run through a set of AC/DC classics and other selections beginning at 10:00 p.m. Also appearing on the bill will ...

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KID ROCK Pulls Out Of Charity Concert

In Touch magazine reports that KID ROCK pulled out of a charity event thrown by Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings at the House of Blues in Chicago recently, even though hundreds of fans shelled out $80 to see him perform. Rock told fans coming into the venue that he was "getting out of ...

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H.I.M. Sign With SIRE RECORDS

Following several months of negotiations, Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have confirmed that they have signed an exclusive worldwide recording contract with Sire Records. The agreement covers four successive releases and an option for fifth, and includes not only Europe but also the U.S., Japan and Australia. Sire Records, part of the Warner Music Group, is one ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Perform Surprise Gig With MELISSA AUF DER MAUR

ROCK CITY MORGUE, the New Orleans, Louisiana-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult and ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, played a surprise gig July 24 with fellow friend and musician Melissa Auf Der Maur (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS, HOLE), just two days before their official debut as a quartet at Lounge Lizards. "Both ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE: Live DVD And Remix Album To Be Packaged Together

A PERFECT CIRCLE's upcoming live DVD and remix album will be packaged together and released as one item in November, according to APerfectCircle.net. In other news, guitarist James Iha's (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS) remix of "Blue" has been made available for purchase on the iTunes music store, as well as some other online music stores. In addition, ...

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Weight Of The World - METAL CHURCH

That characteristic chug from the Bay Area is perhaps as much of a reference point in these times as it was back in the heyday of scrotum-squeezing pants and decent METALLICA albums. Wisely, it could be argued, bands like TESTAMENT have brutalized their sound further to keep up with the seething new breed (THE HAUNTED ...

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KATAFALK Guitarist Stars In TV Commercial: Video Available

Guitarist Chris of Dutch death/thrashers KATAFALK recently starred in a TV commercial for Internet company Chello, broadcasted on Dutch MTV, TMF and Nickelodeon. The clip features the Dutch axeman smashing a guitar into the computer of an unsuspecting computer "nerd" to the sounds of the KATAFALK track "Cannonfodder". An MPG file of the clip (as ...

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SECTION 16 Hard At Work On Sophomore CD

Colorado-based SECTION 16 have finished recording the basic tracks for the first three songs for the follow-up to their debut CD, "Identity Crisis" (DCA Recordings) and "they are sounding great!' according to vocalist Corey Brown. "Vocals will be going on next." SECTION 16 are recording the album with producer Bill Douglas, who has previously worked ...

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SECTION 16 Prepare To Enter Studio

Colorado-based SECTION 16 will be entering the studio soon to record the follow-up to their debut CD, "Identity Crisis" (DCA Recordings). The band will be recording the album with producer Bill Douglas, who has previously worked with such acts as STATIC-X, STABBING WESTWARD and the SMASHING PUMPKINS. SECTION 16's lineup consists of vocalist Corey Brown ...

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Nerve Damage - SKINLAB

Despite having only three full albums in the can, these Bay Area die-hards have lovingly pieced together a two-disc celebration of their decade-long tenure, featuring demos, remixes, out-of-print EPs and all the kind of stuff lying around cassette drawers. Basically all the material you'd hope fans would go out and buy because they love you ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's HOWERDEL Slams BILLY CORGAN Over IHA Comments

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel has slammed former SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan over his recent disparaging comments against ex-PUMPKINS/current A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist James Iha, calling Corgan "sick" and speculating that he " probably has seven therapists telling him seven different things." In a February posting to his official web site, Corgan blamed ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR To Support THE OFFSPRING In North America

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur will support THE OFFSPRING on their North American tour beginning May 11 in Minneapolis, according to Billboard.com. Auf Der Maur will be on the road to promote her solo debut, "Auf Der Maur", due on May 18 through Capitol Records. "We did a three-week tour in Europe ...

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