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COURTNEY LOVE Delays Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pushed back the release of her upcoming solo album, "America's Sweetheart", to February 10. As previously reported, "America's Sweetheart" features a number of tracks that were reportedly co-written with 4 NON BLONDES' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for PINK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. In addition, Love is said to ...

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KORN Set Release Date For 'Take A Look In The Mirror'

KORN have set a November 18 release date through Epic Records for their sixth album, "Take a Look in the Mirror". The album's first single, "Right Now", is due to hit U.S. radio outlets in early October. The self-produced CD is the follow-up to the Grammy-winning 2002 album "Untouchables", which debuted at No. 2 on ...

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PRIMUS: DVD Preview Posted Online

A preview of PRIMUS' forthcoming DVD, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", has been posted online at this location. A DVD/CD set, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", is due on October 7 through Prawn Song/Interscope Records. The DVD will contain all 13 PRIMUS videos, including the little-seen "Lacquer ...

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KORN To Release 'Take A Look In The Mirror' In November

KORN plan to release their sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror", in November. "We've got that spark in us again," frontman Jonathan Davis told Rolling Stone. "This is a really aggressive record. More edgy. The last record we were experimenting. This album is back down to the basics and heavy grooves and getting ...

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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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VELVET REVOLVER Comment On RCA Signing

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have issued an official press release confirming their recent signing with RCA Records. "We're thrilled to partner with RCA ...

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FU MANCHU To Record New Material For Possible EP

FU MANCHU will enter the studio shortly to record "5 or 6 new songs," according to the latest online post by singer/guitarist Scott Hill. "3 or 4 [of the tracks] and maybe a cover song will be released soon. We want to release a few new songs before we sign to a new record label. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Percussionist Leads Drum Circle In Thousand Oaks

Sue Davis of InsideVC.com reports that DEF LEPPARD drummer "Rick Allen knows the healing power of drums and came to share it in Conejo Valley on Sunday afternoon [September 7]. "Allen's nonprofit organization, Raven Drum Foundation, sponsored a drum circle at Chumash Interpretive Center in Thousand Oaks that was attended by about 70 people. "The ...

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WEILAND, Ex-GNR Members Were Free Agents Prior To Signing With RCA

Hits Daily Double reports that last week's announcement that the Immortal-managed VELVET REVOLVER were inking with RCA/J Records Group ruler Clive Davis and RCA A&R kingpin Ashley Newton sparked some questions as to the bandmembers' past label obligations. According to inside sources, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS owe Atlantic one record — but the band will be ...

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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a post on Skolnick's web site. "Hands-on with lots of playing. In addition, ...

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VILE Split With Longtime Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced the departure of longtime guitarist Aaron Strong. "Our last tour was quite successful and hinted at what the future holds for VILE," reads a post on the band's web site. "It was this realization that caused vocalist Juan Urteaga and now Aaron Strong to leave their positions in ...

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TED NUGENT Comments On California Recall Election

Ted Nugent was a guest on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" on Tuesday (August 12). Asked by guest host Steve Malzberg about the upcoming California recall election of Governor Gray Davis, and his thoughts on Arnold Schwarzenegger's liberal beliefs, which include gun control and pro choice regarding abortion, Nugent said, "That doesn't disturb me, because it's early ...

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DAVE GROHL Ties The Knot

People magazine reports that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, 34, and former MTV producer Jordyn Blum (photo), 27, wed at their Los Angeles home Aug. 2. Hundreds of guests, including label honcho Clive Davis and Grohl's former NIRVANA bandmate Krist Novoselic attended the nuptials. It is the first marriage for Blum, the second ...

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OIL Announce New Bassist

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have announced the addition of bassist Jonathan Thiemens to the group's ranks. "Jonathan has made a huge difference in our sound and [the fans] won't be disappointed," the band write on their official web site. OIL recently issued their first-ever live album, "Choice ...

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DEADSY: New Song Posted Online

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), have posted a demo snippet of the new track "Better Than You Know" in streaming audio format at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media (56K, DSL/Cable),

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MORBID ANGEL/NOCTURNUS Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

Former NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery is currently auctioning off via eBay a guitar owned and used by both Mike Davis of NOCTURNUS and Trey Azagthoth of MORBID ANGEL. Says Emo: "[The guitar] was used by Mike on the first two NOCTURNUS albums ('The Key' and 'Thresholds') and all three NOCTURNUS tours. After the first demise ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Sets Release Date For Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has reportedly set an October 28 release date through Virgin Records for her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". A U.S. tour is scheduled to begin on November 10, with a European trek to follow in January. The singer is expected to tour Japan and Australia beginning in March. As previously reported, ...

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The Press-Enterprise: Metal Fans' Journey Leads To OZZFEST

Matt Surman of The Press-Enterprise reports in the paper's Sunday edition that the Ozzfest concert Saturday (July 5) at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in Devore, California was attended by thousands of people representing various classifications of metal fans: the black-wearers, the muscled and tattooed, the shockers with dyed hair and piercings, the women ...

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NEPENTHEAN: Undulating Doom

NEPENTHEAN, the new doom metal project featuring MORGION's Rhett Davis (drums) and Justin Christian (bass), ex-TRENCH guitarist Ron Slater, and TORTURE WHEEL vocalist E.M. Hearst, are due to record their debut demo, "The Suffering", in September. The demo will feature appearances by "special guest musicians and will contain three tracks of undulating doom," according to ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Guitarist: New METALLICA 'Represents Everything Wrong With The Music Business'

Former TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, whose previous group was once considered to be among the natural successors to the San Francisco Bay Area metal throne held by METALLICA, has slammed his one-time heroes, calling their latest opus, "St. Anger" a "sloppy mess" and insisting that Hetfield and Co. "represent everything wrong with the music business." ...

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OZZFEST 2003 Kick-Off: The First Report

Hector Saldana of San Antonio Express-News has filed an early-afternoon report from the inaugural date of Ozzfest 2003, which kicked off this morning at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Selma, Texas. "By noon, nearly 7,000 fans had arrived, said a Verizon spokesperson," he writes. "But thousands had been there since the gates opened at 9 a.m. ...

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KORN Singer Gives 'Thumbs-Up' To ADEMA's New Album

KORN singer Jonathan Davis has reportedly given the "thumbs-up" to "Unstable", the forthcoming album by ADEMA, whose vocalist is his half-brother Marky Chavez. "Yeah, he likes it," Chavez said. "He really... My brother has been the type not to really comment on any work that we've done, and he really thought this record was a ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer Enters Rehab

DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks is in the process of completing a month-long stint in a California rehabilitation center for treatment of a crystal methamphetamine addiction. Immediately following his July 1 release, he will return to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he is scheduled to play his first concert of the year ...

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