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MOTOGRATER Guitarist Joins CROOKED

San Francisco Bay Area's CROOKED have announced the addition of MOTOGRATER guitarist J.R. to the group's ranks. The band are going to be wrapping up production for their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled release in Iowa later this month with producer Tom Tatman (STONE SOUR). Mastering duties will be handeld by Ted Jensen (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE, MARILYN MANSON, MUDVAYNE, ...

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KORN Frontman To Present 'South Park' Episode

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be presenting a special "South Park" Halloween episode this Thursday (Oct. 28) on Comedy Central at 9:30 p.m. EST. KORN's new album, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1", featuring highlights from the first 10 years of the band's recording career, was released earlier this month via Immortal/Epic. In addition to KORN's biggest ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Off To London For Some Studio Work

MCBRAIN DAMAGE, the Florida-based band featuring IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-BLACK SABBATH/GREAT WHITE bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz, along with members of DEEPSET and FAILSAFE, have posted the following message on their web site: "Nicko is off to London for a week to do some studio work. He'll be home for a bit, ...

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MARILYN MANSON Talks About Playing QUEEN OF HEARTS

Marilyn Manson recently spoke to MTV.com about playing the Queen of Hearts in a cinematic re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" called "Living in Neon Dreams". It won't be too much of a stretch, as Manson played a drag queen in "Party Monster", but he said this role requires a bit more commitment, since it's less ...

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KISS Perform At Surprise Birthday Party

KISS members Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer performed at the surprise birthday party of former Penthouse Pet of the Year Cheryl Rixon Davis last weekend in Hollywood. Stanley was asked by Davis' husband to perform at the party, according to a posting on KISS' web site. Having known Cheryl since the '70s, Paul ...

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KORN Frontman To Host MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be hosting the October 30 edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". KORN's new album, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1", featuring highlights from the first 10 years of the band's recording career, was released last Tuesday via Immortal/Epic. In addition to KORN's biggest songs, "Greatest Hits" also includes two brand-new covers. The first ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Star In 'Alice In Wonderland' Re-Telling

Marilyn Manson is co-starring in an upcoming re-imagining of "Alice in Wonderland" called "Living in Neon Dreams", according to MTV.com. MGM was originally aboard to distribute, but the film has been retooled as a smaller, indie film, and so far Daryl Hannah, Nia Vardalos, Alan Cumming and Jonathan Pryce are also aboard. In an inspired ...

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LARS ULRICH's Father Talks Art, Tennis

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's father, Torben, is currently preparing an exhibit of his artistic renderings on rice paper. Samples of his work can be viewed at the following links: #1, #2, #3, #4. Torben Ulrich recently spoke to the Sports Illustrated about his days as a fixture ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Attend 'Dance To The Music' Benefit

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate is among the celebrities scheduled to appear at the "Dance to the Music" benefit supporting elementary-level music instruction in the Seattle Public Schools on Thursday (Sept. 30) at the Armory on South Lake Union in Seattle, WA. Other celebs expected to appear at the event include, among others, fellow rocker Chris ...

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JONATHAN DAVIS: 'Word Up' Video Shows Lighter Side Of KORN

KORN singer Jonathan Davis recently spoke to Westwood One about the video for their cover of CAMEO's "Word Up". According to Davis, the clip features the band members with their faces on a bunch of dogs. Davis' dog, named Ricky, comes strolling into Tijuana only to upset the local pack of dogs, played by the ...

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KORN: Upcoming Hits Album To Mark 10-Year Anniversary

KORN's upcoming album, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1", compiles highlights from the first 10 years of the band's recording career. Singer Jonathan Davis told Launch Radio Networks that when the group first started out, he never imagined they would last this long. "Well, I had no clue," he said. "I just know at the time that ...

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F5 To Perform Showcase Gig In Hollywood

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, will be performing a label showcase gig at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California on Monday, October 4. Also set to appear are METAL SKOOL, SOUND OF STRUGGLE and ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Release New Maxi-Single

FEAR FACTORY will be releasing a CD maxi-single, entitled "Bite the Hand That Bleeds and Related Archetypal Imagery", on November 16 through Liquid 8 Records. The disc, which will come with a bonus DVD EP, will feature an audio track for "Bite The Hand That Bleeds" as well as the video for the first single ...

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KORN: 'Greatest Hits' Collection To Include Bonus Live DVD

A limited-edition version of KORN's greatest-hits package, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1", will be released alongside the standard version of the album on October 5 via Epic. The limited-edition disc comes with a DVD capturing the band's concert at New York's CBGBs last November. The tentative track listing for the DVD portion of the set is ...

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F5: Former MEGADETH Bassist Schedules Arizona Gigs

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, will be performing at the Venue of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, September 11. The group are also expected to make a live appearance at Coconuts in Tucson, ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To Play Free Show In Illinois

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band formed by ex-PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), will play a free concert at at Davis Park in Rockford, IL on September 18, according to the Rockford Register Star. No opening acts have yet been announced for the show. Gates open at 4 p.m., with the first band ...

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KORN Singer Visits PETER FRAMPTON's Home Studio

MTV.com reports: "While in Cincinnati on the Projekt Revolution Tour earlier this week, KORN's Jonathan Davis visited Peter Frampton's home studio to use a special mixing console for recording vocals. Frampton was in Nashville at the time, working on a signature model Gibson guitar, but Davis met the classic rock singer's daughter, a big KORN ...

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KORN Set Release Date For Greatest-Hits Collection

KORN have set an October 12 release date through Epic Records for their upcoming best-of set, singer Jonathan Davis revealed this past weekend during an interview with Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz 99.7 FM. Several new cover songs have been recorded for possible inclusion on the CD, including PINK FLOYD's "Another ...

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