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Reunited EXTREME To Play At New York City Benefit Concert

The original lineup of EXTREME will reunite for a benefit concert and auction in New York City in honor of music manager Steven Hoffman. Hoffman, who worked with RUSH, VAN HALEN and EXTREME, died of lung cancer in 2003. The event will take place on May 18 at the 450-capacity Canal Room, 285 West Broadway, ...

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PERRY FARRELL's 'Satellite' Ready For Takeoff

AOL Music reports that former JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has set a May 15 release date for his long-awaited new album, "Ultrapayloaded Satellite Party". Joining Farrell are ex-EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, as well as newcomers Kevin Figg on drums, Etty Lau Farrell (Farrell's wife) on background vocals and Carl Restivo on keyboards ...

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PERRY FARRELL Recites MORRISON, Jams With STRING CHEESE

MJI Interactive reports that ex-JANE'S ADDICTION singer Perry Farrell will be participating in a musical performance and reading of late DOORS frontman Jim Morrison's poetry Wednesday (Nov. 8) at a Los Angeles bookstore (book Soup, located at 8820 Sunset Blvd.). The event is among the festivities surrounding the DOORS' 40th anniversary celebration in the city ...

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PERRY FARRELL Project Features Guest Appearance By JIM MORRISON

Launch Radio Networks reports: Perry Farrell has enlisted contributions from BLACK-EYED PEAS singer Fergie and members of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS for his new project, the SATELLITE PARTY, according to MTV.com. The band's debut album, which is due out early next year, includes appearances from CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante, ex-CHILI ...

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FIREWIND Guitarist Reports On Asian Tour

Greek metal act FIREWIND has just completed three successful shows in Taiwan and Japan. Guitarist Gus G. has issued the following report: "We just got back home from an 18-hour trip from Tokyo. "Our journey started out in Taiwan where we played the Indie 2006 Wild Scream festival. We had some unforgettable times there. The ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer VINCE NEIL To Guest On Tonight's 'Criss Angel Mindfreak'

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil will be a guest on tonight's (July 12) episode of "Criss Angel Mindfreak", airing at 10:00 p.m. on the A&E network. The episode, dubbed "Celebrity Minds", will feature illusionist/escapologist/stunt performer Criss Angel using "hypnosis techniques to drop entire crowds of people to the ground before putting an entire restaurant's patrons ...

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Portugal's GOD To Release 'Hell & Heaven' EP

Portuguese viking/pagan metal combo GOD, which was formed by the Romanian brothers Gelu and Costel Lapusneanu, has inked a deal with Khæotica Productions. The group's new EP, "Hell & Heaven", contains five songs that are described in a press release as containing "a smooth gothic sound embraced by trickled drops of melancholy that are now ...

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PERRY FARRELL's SATELLITE PARTY Sign With COLUMBIA

Billboard.com is reporting that Perry Farrell's new band SATELLITE PARTY has signed with Columbia, which will release the group's self-titled debut album later this year. The project boasts guest appearances by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS members Flea and John Frusciante, plus NEW ORDER bassist Peter Hook. The group also features former EXTREME guitarist ...

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Illusionist CRISS ANGEL Talks About Working With GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA

Illusionist/escapologist/stunt performer Criss Angel recently spoke to MTV.com about his upcoming album, "Criss Angel: Mindfreak", which he says will be the official soundtrack to his popular television series "Mindfreak". The 22-track LP was produced mostly by Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, VAN HALEN) and features a DVD loaded with making-of footage and behind-the-scenes action. ...

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PERRY FARRELL Planning Summer Arrival For New Band

Launch Radio Networks reports: Ex-JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell is hoping to release the debut album from his new band, SATELLITE PARTY, this summer, according to Billboard.com. The self-titled disc will feature guest appearances from RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea and guitarist John Frusciante, as well as BLACK EYED PEAS vocalist Fergie, NEW ORDER ...

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GODSMACK's 'IV' Tops BILLBOARD Album Chart

GODSMACK's latest album, "IV", has sold 211,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 1 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This figure is a bit less than the 267,000 units registered by GODSMACK's third CD, "Faceless", back in April 2003, and the 256,000 first-week ...

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Original EXTREME To Reunite For New England Dates In June

Boston radio station WAAF has announced that original EXTREME members Gary Cherone (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Paul Geary (drums), and Pat Badger (bass) will be reuniting for a show at the Bank of America Pavilion (formerly Fleet Pavilion) in Boston on Friday, June 30. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, April 15 ...

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LANFEAR Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

German power metallers LANFEAR have parted ways with frontman Tobias Althammer. Replacing him in the vocal department is Nuno Miguel de Barros Fernandes, who has previously fronted the now-defunct German band ANGUISH. "Nuno was our number one candidate from the beginning and we're absolutely sure that he's going to convince you all as well as ...

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Portugal's [BEFORE THE RAIN] Commence Work On Full-Length Debut

Portuguese doomsters [BEFORETHERAIN] have just entered the studio to begin recording their debut album, entitled "One Day Less", tentatively due in early 2006. The CD will contain "six slabs of melancholy and despair," according to the band. In other news, [BEFORETHERAIN] are scheduled to play two gigs along with SWALLOW THE SUN and PROCESS OF ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: 'Best Of' Album To Surface In January?

Even though alternative rock pioneers JANE'S ADDICTION called it quits last year, it has been reported that a brand new "hits" compilation, tentatively titled "Best of Jane's Addiction", will hit shelves next year. The album, which will be the group's first official hits compilation, is scheduled to be released January 24, 2006. Perry Farrell fan ...

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