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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For PRINCE CHARLES

Scotsman.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne will perform at this year's Royal Variety show, it was announced today. The rocker — who grappled with a burglar at his Surrey mansion earlier this week — will give his only U.K. performance of the year. Wife Sharon will also take the stage at the event, held at ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Finish Mastering New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have finished mastering their new EP, "Wounded", at Polar Studios in Stockholm. Photos from the mastering session can be viewed at this location. "The sound is killer, and we even got 'Wounded' [the song] sounding better as we decided to re-master it for ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: 'Wounded' EP Track Listing Revealed

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have revealed the track listing for their new EP, entitled "Wounded". The CD, which was recorded at Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH), will contain three brand new songs and the "Wounded" video. "Wounded" track listing: 01. Human Harvest 02. Misery 03. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Record New Material

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson is in the process of writing material for a b-side he will be putting out with a single and a video early next year, according to a posting on his web site. In addition, he is planning on embarking on a tour of the U.K. and U.S. in January/February. ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Offers Exclusive First Look At 'Bigfoot'

Rob Zombie's web site is currently offering "an exclusive first look" at "Bigfoot", the latest slice of devastating horror from the new masters of all things morbid — Zombie and one of the biggest names in horror comic books, Steve Niles. This is their second collaboration since forming Creep Entertainment International, the first being a ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: Studio Update

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have posted a 14-second video clip of the recording sessions for the group's new EP, entitled "Wounded". Download it at this location (MPEG, 327 KB). The CD, which is being recorded and mixed over a three-day period (Oct. 29-31) at Fear And Loathing ...

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ROB ROCK Guitarist RICK RENSTROM: Solo Album Receives U.S. Release

ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom's solo debut, "Until the Bitter End", has been made available in the U.S. through Thrash Corner Records via distribution from The End. The critically acclaimed album now features new cover layout and two bonus videos of "Opus Lix" and "Towers of Babylon". The videos are from the November 2002 performance ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Set Title For New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) on October 29 to record a new EP, entitled "Wounded". The CD, which will be recorded and mixed over a three-day period (Oct. 29-31), will contain three brand new songs and the 'Wounded' video. ...

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CKY's DERON MILLER Offers Updates On DEATH Tribute Album, FOREIGN OBJECTS Side Project

CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has issued the following update on the highly anticipated DEATH tribute album "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", his FOREIGN OBJECTS side project (featuring legendary ex-DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) and the upcoming CKY album: "It's been a while since anyone has heard an update ...

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KILLING MIRANDA: New Song Available For Download

Britain's KILLING MIRANDA have uploaded an MP3 of their new track "Conspiracy Theory" at this location. "Conspiracy Theory" comes off the group's new album, "Consummate", due on October 25 via Cadiz Music. Distribution is being handled by Pinnacle (U.K.) and Soulfood/Sony (Europe). U.K. dates in support of the album will be confirmed shortly. ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Unreleased Song Posted Online

A 53-second MP3 sample of an unreleased BLACK SABBATH song called "When I Came Down" has been posted online at the OZZY OSBOURNE fan site Ozzyhead.com. According to the Sept. 2003 edition of Record Collector magazine, "When I Came Down" was included on a two-track BLACK SABBATH acetate 45 rpm record, which was ...

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GENE SIMMONS Wants To Blast Into Space

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities that have expressed their desire to travel into space via Virgin Galactic, a space travel venture founded by British airline and entertainment magnate Sir Richard Branson, according to CNET.com. The cost for the two-hour flight, five minutes of which will be spent weightless, hovering above Earth, is ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Checks In From The Road

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has posted the following message on his web site: "Spent my B-day in Brussells. Got a lot of love from the people at the show. Thank you Brussells. In Copenhagen today. First time here. What a beautiful place! Been cruising around looking for an Internet Cafe seeing the sites ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Record New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) in late October to record an EP. "The CD will contain three brand new songs and the 'Wounded' video!" the band write on their web site. "No release date has been set yet for ...

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THE KILL Hard At Work On Material For Sophomore Album

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have finished writing four of the ten tracks that are projected to appear on the group's second effort, tentatively set for an early spring 2005 release. The group, whose lineup also includes former members ...

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TENEBRE Part Ways With Guitarist

Sweden's TENEBRE have parted ways with guitarist Peter Mårdklint. According to a tongue-in-cheek posting on the group's web site, Peter "has left for Australia for studies of feces and will therefore not be a part of TENEBRE anymore." As a result of Peter's departure, bassist Richard Lion will switch to guitar while the bass duties ...

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Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Talks About Landing ICED EARTH Gig

Former HALFORD and current ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about how he landed the ICED EARTH gig and his gear and technique. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: How did you get the Iced Earth gig? Did you have to audition? Bobby Jarzombek: "I got the ...

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KILLING MIRANDA Set Release Date For New Album

Britain's KILLING MIRANDA have set an October 25 release date through Cadiz Music for their new album, "Consummate". Distribution is being handled by Pinnacle (U.K.) and Soulfood/Sony (Europe). U.K. dates in support of the album will be confirmed shortly. Commented singer Richard Pyne (a.k.a. Filthy Rikky): "[The new CD] is way beyond anything we've done ...

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WITCHERY: In Mixing Mode

WITCHERY guitarist Patrik Jensen (THE HAUNTED) has posted the following message at the Earth-Dog.com message board: Alright, so where do I start... It's been a long time since WITCHERY has done anything... I think the last thing we did was the tour of Mexico we did together with THE HAUNTED and TO/DIE/FOR.. can't even remember ...

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PIG DESTROYER Announce U.K. Headlining Tour

Virginia's extreme sound nihilists PIG DESTROYER have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their forthcoming album, "Terrifyer". PIG DESTROYER will kick off a week-long U.K. headlining tour beginning November 12 in Nottingham at the Old Angel. The tour will conclude on November 19 in London with a special PIG DESTROYER CD release ...

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KISS To Kick Off CHEVY ROCK N' ROLL WEEKEND

WhoWon.com reports: Kevin Harvick, Inc.'s No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado will don the special paint scheme of America's legendary rock band KISS in Thursday night's (Sept. 9) running of the Kroger 200 at Richmond International Raceway. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 6 GM Goodwrench truck for KHI, will be the first of three ...

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TOMMY LEE To Star In New Reality TV Series

The Futon Critic is reporting that former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be the focus of NBC TV's latest reality entry, a half-hour unscripted comedy in which Lee will enroll in college with cameras following his every move (as first reported here on August 22). Eddie October ("Bands Reunited", "Wanda Does It") ...

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