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TED NUGENT's Family Forced From Home By Mold

Ted Nugent's family had to move to one of his northern Michigan cabins after their home became contaminated with mold, according to the Associated Press. "It's been an absolute nightmare," said Shemane Nugent, who is residing in one of her husband's cabins in northern Michigan with the couple's 12-year-old son, Rocco. "We've been told that ...

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TED NUGENT Explains His Political Incorrectness

Ted Nugent phoned into the "Steve and DC" morning show on May 29 to address his recent controversial remarks that cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration. Ted's response to the cancellations: "Eat me!" Nugent talked about how he has celebrated the legendary black artists, and how he's dedicated products to James Brown ...

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KISS To Publish Official Biography

KISS will release their official biography in the fall, according to Launch. It's called "Kiss: Behind The Mask", and it features recollections from the band and photographs from the KISS archives, many of which have never been published. The book also includes comments from AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, THE WHO's Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian ...

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[S1FT]: Final Demo Songs Available For Download

San Francisco Bay Area's [S1FT], the band featuring current DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar (who originally stepped in for D.A.'s Gus Pepa after Pepa was unable to take part in the group's reunion shows), have posted the last four songs they recorded prior to splitting up late last year. The songs available for download are ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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AC/DC Honored For 'Outstanding Service' At Australia's APRA Awards

AC/DC members Angus and Malcolm Young, along with late frontman Bon Scott, were honored with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Service To Australian Music at this year's APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association Limited) Awards, held at Sydney's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday (May 19). Speaking in a recorded message from London, Malcolm paid special ...

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Festival Cancels TED NUGENT Gig Over Racial Remarks

Derogatory racial remarks from Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration, according to The Associated Press. Festival officials canceled Nugent's concert following an interview last week with two Denver disc jockeys in which the DJs say he used slurs for Asians and blacks. The festival was scrambling to ...

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DARKTHRONE Set Working Title For Next CD

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE have set "Sardonic Wrath" as the working title for their next album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Moonfog Productions. According to DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto (a.k.a. Ted Skjellum), "two [new] morbid tunes have reached planet earth already. Material that will surprise...now easy, we shall not sell our asses, like so ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN Bassist Passes Away

Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN touring bassist Rana Ross passed away on May 3 due to liver failure. She was 34 years old. Rana joined PHANTOM BLUE in 1994, shortly after the release of their second album, "Built To Perform", and toured with VIXEN in 1997 before forming SINBOY with singer/programmer Elysa Grey, whom Ross had dubbed ...

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BARRY SPARKS Checks In From TED NUGENT Tour

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG), who is currently touring with TED NUGENT on his North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, has posted the following message to his official web site: "Hello! I am here in Dallas — things are good, we drove all night from Tulsa, and we really ...

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DOKKEN Bassist To Tour With TED NUGENT

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG) will be joining TED NUGENT on his upcoming North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, who has prior European touring commitments with WHITESNAKE. As previously reported, TED NUGENT will team up with ZZ TOP for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin ...

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DAVE GROHL Lays Down Drums For New KILLING JOKE Album

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has laid down the drum tracks for the new KILLING JOKE album, tentatively titled "Axis of Evil", according to Billboard. The project, which will be out in June on Sony worldwide, was produced by GANG OF FOUR's Andy Gill and is the veteran U.K. rock act's first since 1996's ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Spotted With Younger Model In Paris

E! Online's Ted Casablanca reports AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell was spotted ignoring the anti-French hoopla and shopping with a gorgeous, much younger model-type along the Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Loaded down with heaps of purchases, SOUNDGARDEN's former singer was wearing a black leather jacket despite unseasonable 70-degree weather. Cornell has been married to former SOUNDGARDEN ...

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TED NUGENT, ZZ TOP To Team Up For U.S. Tour

TED NUGENT and ZZ TOP will join forces for the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers tour, set to begin April 25 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La. The 30-plus date tour, which will play amphitheaters and arenas, wraps June 14 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. Also appearing on the bill will be ...

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GODFLESH: Rare EP To Be Re-Released

GODFLESH's ultra-rare "Messiah" EP, originally recorded in 1994 and issued six years later in a limited-edition pressing of 700 through frontman Justin Broadrick's ill-fated Avalanche Inc. label, will be re-released through Relapse Records on April 1. The re-issue will be remastered and will also feature alternate artwork, according to the unofficial GODFLESH page Crumbling Flesh ...

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WHITESNAKE 2003 Lineup Confirmed!

WHITESNAKE have finalized and confirmed their 2003 touring lineup. It is as follows: Vocals - David Coverdale Drums - Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, THIN LIZZY) Guitar - Doug Aldrich (DIO, LION, BURNING RAIN) Guitar - Reb Beach (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, DOKKEN) Bass - Marco Mendoza (TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) Keyboards - Timothy Drury (EAGLES, DON ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: 'I Can't Confirm Or Deny' WHITESNAKE Lineup Rumors

WHITESNAKE mastermind David Coverdale has refused to comment on the growing rumors that he has enlisted guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION), bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) to perform as his backing band on the group's upcoming reunion tour. "I can't confirm, or ...

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DARKTHRONE Record And Mix New Album In 26 Hours!

Norwegian black metallers DARKTHRONE spent a total of 26 hours recording and mixing their latest opus, "Hate Them". The album — which is scheduled for a February 2003 release through Moonfog Productions — contains material that is being described by DARKTHRONE guitarist/vocalist Nocturno Culto (a.k.a. Ted Skjellum) as "spontaneous black metal with spirit. Well, that's ...

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WHITESNAKE And DOKKEN 2003 Lineup Details Unveiled

According to Melodicrock.com, the lineup for WHITESNAKE's upcoming reunion tour will likely consist of frontman David Coverdale, bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLUE MURDER), guitarist Doug Aldrich (DIO, HURRICANE, LION) and drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY). Rumors also abound that Warren DiMartini (RATT) was asked to fill the second-guitarist slot, but ...

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TED NUGENT Pens Love Letter To America

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Just in time for Turkey Day, bow-hunting enthusiast Ted Nugent has penned a love letter to America in today's Wall Street Journal. "America is alive and prospering," notes the rocker, whose biggest hit was "Cat Scratch Fever". "America isn't at any crossroads as ...

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TED NUGENT Sets New Record

Over 3,000 people turned out for TED NUGENT's Nov. 14 CD/book signing at Borders Books & Music in Traverse City, Michigan, where the Motor City Madman signed copies of his latest album "Craveman" (his first in seven years), his newest book "Kill It And Grill It" (co-written with wife Shemane) and his New York Times ...

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TED NUGENT For Governor?

TED NUGENT is reportedly considering a bid for the governor of Michigan in 2006. Following the recent election of Jennifer Granholm as Michigan governor, radio station WOOD-AM in Grand Rapids asked its listeners who they'd like to see oppose her in four years. The survey is still going on, but Nugent has been named in ...

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KILLING JOKE Complete Comeback CD, Prepare To Hit The Road

The reunited KILLING JOKE — featuring vocalist Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie, bassist Paul Raven (ex-PRONG), and drummer Ted Parsons (ex-GODFLESH/PRONG) — have set "The Death & Resurrection Show" as the title for their new album, which was recently tracked in London and Los Angeles with producer Andy Gill for an early 2003 release. The track ...

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[S1FT] To Change Name, Return With 'Crushing' New Material

San Francisco Bay Area's [S1FT], who feature in their ranks DEATH ANGEL touring guitarist Ted Aguilar (filling in for D.A.'s Gus Pepa, who is unable to take part in the reunion shows), are in the process of changing their name before returning to the live circuit in early 2003 with a "FUCKING CRUSHING set of ...

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