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ROB ZOMBIE Speaks Out On LIONEL RICHIE/TRINA Collaboration

ROB ZOMBIE recently commented on his collaboration with Lionel Richie and female rapper Trina on "Brickhouse 2003", a version of the '70s pop and R&B hit. The Zombified track will appear as part of the soundtrack for ZOMBIE's movie "House Of 1000 Corpses", which hits stores March 18. The soundtrack will also feature five new ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's 'House Of 1,000 Corpses' To Open In April

ROB ZOMBIE's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses" is finally slated to open April 11 in the U.S., with the accompanying soundtrack available March 18, according to Billboard.com. The Geffen album will contain five previously unavailable ZOMBIE songs, as well as instrumental tracks and selections from a wide range of artists, including ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist Begins Work On New WAR & PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has commenced work on a new WAR & PEACE album, tentatively due in late 2003. "I'm starting to talk to people about a new WAR & PEACE record which I've already begun recording," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "Finding 'spare' time has been difficult, to ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Mingles With Other Rock Star Offpsring

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of the New York Post: Jack Osbourne seems to fraternize only with other rock star offspring. Ozzy's teenage son recently gawked at topless models sporting the ROLLING STONES' lingerie line with Keith Richards' daughters Theodora and Alexandra, Lizzy Jagger, Ron Wood's daughter Leah, Roy Orbison's ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: 'Alive And Kicking'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted a message on their official site revealing that his recent spell in rehab was "the best thing that has ever happened" to him. The message runs as follows: "Hi, this is Richard again, I'm alive and kicking! Rehab was the best thing that ever happened to me, my mind ...

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PRIMER 55 Part With Bassist, Enlist Temporary Replacement

PRIMER 55 have parted ways with bassist Kobie Jackson due to "personal and creative problems" and have temporarily replaced him with former 12V NEGATIVE EARTH four-stringer Toomey. "Due to personal and creative problems, Kobie Jackson has been asked to leave the band," said PRIMER 55 guitarist Bobby Burns in an official statement. "Jason and I ...

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SHADOWKEEP Announce New Vocalist

ANGEL WITCH bassist/TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Richie Wicks has joined Britain's SHADOWKEEP as the group's new lead vocalist. This development follows the amicable departure of Rogue M. Vox, who will now be pursuing his own projects. The band are currently working on tour arrangements in support of their new album, A Chaos Theory, which ...

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MR. BIG To Reform?

MR. BIG are rumored to be planning a reunion after Billy Sheehan sat in with guitarist Richie Kotzen and drummer Pat Torpey during the latter pair's recent trip to Japan in support of Richie's solo release. According to Melodicrock.com, things went well enough for the trio to record some tunes together, although it is presently ...

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DEEDS: New Music Posted Online

Britain's DEEDS (formerly DIRTY DEEDS) have posted three cuts from their latest CD, Blown, via the group's official web site at this location. Blown was produced by IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris and is DEEDS' third full-length album — the group's first since acquiring guitarist Richie Faulkner as a replacement for Barry Fitzgibbon. ...

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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up consisting of [guitarist/vocalist] Kevin Heybourne (naturally), [bassist] Richie ...

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Former EARTHTONE9 Guitarist Forms Video Production Company

Ex-EARTHTONE9 guitarist Owen Packard has teamed up with Bristol-based filmmaker Stuart Brereton to form a new music video production company. Called 46&2 Productions, the firm has already created two promos — VACANT STARE's "A Head Start" and FONY's "Chore Again". The FONY clip features a dramatic starring role from Richie Mills (ex-drummer for SUNNA, CABLE ...

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Ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG Singer Sells NEAT RECORDS To SANCTUARY

Former TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Jess Cox, who has spent the last several years as MD of Neat Records (incorporating Neat Metal Records & Eldethorn Records) has sold the label to Sanctuary Records. He will, however, continue with his label Edgy Records with releases through the rest of the year. Upcoming titles include: BLITZKRIEG ...

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Tributes To Fallen Ex-WHIPLASH Bassist Continue Pouring In

Since our announcement of the tragic passing of ex-WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono due to a heart attack, a number of friends, former bandmates and fans have posted heartfelt tributes to the man that was universally considered to be among the most down-to-earth, friendly and good-natured people one could ever hope to meet. Among those ...

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MR. BIG Issue Farewell Message Following Split

MR. BIG have posted a farewell message via their official web site explaining the reasons for their decision to disband and go their separate ways. Here is the message in its entirety: "MR. BIG has had 12 great years of making music all over the world. We thank all of our friends and fans everywhere. ...

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SOULFLY Unveil Final Track Listing For "3"

The absolutely final track listing for SOULFLY's forthcoming CD, entitled simply 3, will be as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'N' Strike 03. Enterfaith 04. One (feat. ILL NINO's Cristian Machado) 05. L.O.T.M. (formerly "Last Of The Mohicans") 06. Brasil 07. Tree Of Pain (feat. Asha + Max's stepson Richie) 08. One Nation (SACRED REICH ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Join SEBASTIAN BACH's Touring Line-Up

Former MEGADETH/current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli will join ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and his touring group (which includes former ANTHRAX axeman Paul Crook), for several live dates beginning with a two-night stint at Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 10-11. The confirmed dates are as follows: May 10 - Asbury Park, ...

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DEEDS Set Title, Release Date For Third CD

Britain's DEEDS (formerly DIRTY DEEDS) have set Blown as the title of their third full-length album, which was recently produced by IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris. Due to be released in August, the album will be the band's first with new guitarist Richie Faulkner, who replaced Barry Fitzgibbon last year. DIRTY DEEDS recently signed a ...

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SOULFLY Complete Mixing New CD

SOULFLY have completed the mixing process for their third full-length effort, entitled III, at Record Plant studios in Los Angeles with Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) at the helm. The track listing for the album is shaping up as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'n' Strike 03. Enterfaith 04. One (feat. ILL NINO's Cristian Machado) ...

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ACE FREHLEY Guests On New RICHIE SCARLET CD

Fans of KISS guitarist Ace Frehley should check out the new RICHIE SCARLET CD, entitled The Insanity of Life, which was recently released via Gem 3 Productions. Ace blasts leads on two tunes, "Johnny's in Love" and "Too Far Gone", the latter of which Ace also co-wrote. Sitting in on drums is longtime Ace and ...

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SOULFLY Enlist TERRY DATE To Mix New CD

SOULFLY have enlisted veteran producer Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) to remix their recently-recorded third full-length effort, entitled III, for a tentative June 25th release through Roadrunner Records. The group's first album to be produced by mainman Max Cavalera, III will tentatively include the following track listing: 01. Downstroy 02. Enterfaith 03. Seek And Strike ...

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EARTHTONE9 To Split Up Following London Show

Britain's EARTHTONE9, once considered to be among the country's brightest metal hopefuls, will be splitting up following their April 13th gig at The Garage in London. Here is a statement on the matter from guitarist Joe Roberts: As many people are already aware, the future of EARTHTONE9 has been hanging in the balance for a ...

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THE MISFITS Plot 1950s Cover CD, Central American Tour

The current line-up of THE MISFITS, featuring Jerry Only (bass/vocals), Marky Ramone (drums) and Dez Cadena (guitars), are in the studio recording an album consisting of punk covers of classic 1950s rock and roll hits. Among the tracks slated to appear on the CD are "This Magic Moment" (JAY AND THE AMERICANS), "Dream Lover" (BOBBY ...

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SOULFLY: More Details Revealed About Upcoming CD

SOULFLY's forthcoming CD is likely to be called simply III and not the previously reported Soulfly III: Enterfaith when it surfaces during the summer, according to informed sources. It is also highly unlikely that the album will be issued on the previously projected date of June 25th, with a mid-summer release currently expected for the ...

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MR. BIG's Farewell Live Album Due In April

MR. BIG's final live album, which was recorded on the band's recently-completed farewell tour of Japan, is due to receive a Japanese release through WEA Japan on April 24th. As a result of the band's recent split with Atlantic Records, there is no release date yet scheduled for other territories. The album's tentative track listing ...

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