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TRACII GUNS: NIKKI SIXX Can't Stand POISON

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) has commented on bandmate Nikki Sixx's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) vow to never tour with "fake bullshit" band like POISON. As previously reported, Sixx responded to the rumors that BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION would be touring with KISS and POISON this summer by saying in an online posting, ...

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NIKKI SIXX Shoots Down KISS/POISON Tour Rumors

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has shot down reports that BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION will be touring this summer with POISON and KISS. "No way in fucking hell would we (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION or MÖTLEY CRÜE) ever, ever tour with a fucking band like POISON," he said in an online posting. "We have had ...

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KISS: Australian Support Acts, Tour Dates Announced

GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT have been announced as the support bands on KISS' upcoming tour of Australia, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. KISS Australian dates w/ GRINSPOON and SPIDERBAIT, according to GRINSPOON's web site: May 08 – Perth, AUS @ Burswood Dome May 11 – Adelaide, AUS @ AEC May 13 – ...

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H.I.M.: Limited Edition 'Best Of' CD To Include DVD

A limited-edition version of Finnish goth-metalers H.I.M.'s upcoming "best of" collection, "And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004", will include a bonus DVD with the following tracks: 01. Soul On Fire 02. The Funeral Of Hearts 03. Beyond Redemption 04. Sweet Pandemonium 05. Buried Alive By Love 06. The Sacrament "And Love Said ...

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H.I.M.: 'Solitary Man' Video Posted Online

H.I.M.'s video for their brand-new single, "Solitary Man", can be viewed online at this location. "Solitary Man" comes off the Finnish goth-metallers' upcoming "best of" collection, "And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004", due next month. Along with "Solitary Man", the set includes the new track "And Love Said No", which ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Issue 2-CD Collection Of Rarities

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will celebrate their 15th birthday by releasing a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. A May 31 release through Century Media Records is expected. "For many years, we've received lots of questions regarding the possibility of our pre-album material ever being released on CD, and we're very happy to provide ...

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POISON Singer To Embark On Solo Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will be embarking on an eight-week solo tour beginning March 31, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Confirmed dates for the tour take Bret Michaels through the Midwest and East coast through April, with additional dates to follow. The tour will return to such venues as Jaxx in Springfield, VA, Exit/In in Nashville, ...

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ENFORSAKEN Finalize Track Listing For 'The Forever Endeavor'

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", due on March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. As previously reported, "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who also contributed a guitar solo to the ...

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H.I.M. Name 'Best Of' Album

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have set "And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004" as the title of their upcoming "best of" collection, tentatively due in March. The upcoming CD will include the new tracks "And Love Said No" and "Solitary Man", which the band shot videos for in Philadelphia and Los Angeles earlier this ...

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SACRED CRUCIFIX Sign With POISON ARROW RECORDS

Reunited Finnish death metallers SACRED CRUCIFIX have inked a two-album deal with Poison Arrow Records. The group will enter the studio in March to record their full-length debut, tentatively due late summer. The quartet — who consist of Janne Kela (drums), Miku Mertanen (bass & vocals), Tommi Määttä (guitars) and Sami Taimela (guitar) — have ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Sign With POISON ARROW RECORDS

Reunited Finnish speed/thrash metal masters NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have inked a deal with Poison Arrow Records. The group, who feature in their ranks the original guitar duo — Markku Jokikokko and Jukka Kyrö (BURNING POINT) — responsible for composing all of the group's early material, plus former ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW/current FOR MY PAIN vocalist ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR To Open For REVIS In South Carolina

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have been "selected by a Epic Records representative" to open for REVIS on December 5 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, South Carolina, according to a post on the group's web site. Upcoming SHAITAN MAZAR tour dates: Dec. 05 ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR: More Live Dates Announced

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), will play the following dates in late November/early December: Nov. 27 – Masquerade - Atlanta, GA (w/ PSYCHOTIC SUSPENSIONS, MIRAGE) Nov. 28 - Uncle Doctors - Columbia, SC (w/ DROP COMIX, GODS OF MARS, SOUTHPAW) Dec. 12 - ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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CENTURY MEDIA Brings Metal To The Masses

On November 18, the Century Family brings the metal back to the masses with a specially priced double-disc set. This compilation, "Metal For The Masses Volume II", is exclusively available at all Hot Topic retail outlets nationwide and features one 20-track disc clocking in over 75 minutes with new tracks from such groundbreaking and up ...

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS Explains VINCE NEIL Shoving Incident

In a brand-new interview published in the January 2004 issue of Metal Edge magazine, POISON frontman Bret Michaels commented on the scuffle that occurred on one of the last dates of the band's summer tour involving MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, one of the supporting acts on the bill. Michaels was very reluctant to divulge ...

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THE END Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Mississauga, Ontario quintet THE END have signed a deal with Relapse Records. The group will release their first proper Relapse full-length in North American on January 13 and in Europe on January 26. THE END (Aaron Wolff – vocals, Steve Watson – guitar, Andrew Hercules – guitar, Sean Dooley – bass, Anthony Salajko - drums), ...

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