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SOILWORK To Tour Europe In October

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I know that there's been a lot of people asking when we'll do the next European tour… Well, all I can say that the tour is shaping up right now and will start sometime in the very beginning of ...

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CRISIS To Guest On FUSE TV's 'Metal Asylum'

Karyn Crisis and Jwyanza Hobson of CRISIS will be special guests on the Fuse TV's "Metal Asylum" with Juliya airing Friday, July 8. It will also be the "Metal Asylum" premiere of CRISIS' "Waking the Dead" video on Fuse. The "Waking The Dead" video was filmed at the site of an abandoned women's hospital in ...

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BLACK SABBATH Bassist Checks In From Europe

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has posted the following message in the "Journal" section of his official web site: "Well, the SABBATH European Tour is well underway — thanks to everyone who came to see us in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Greece, Czech Republic, Holland, Bulgaria; it has truly been a privilege to ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Play 15-Minute Set At LIVE 8

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover has spoken to The Stamford Advocate about the group's appearance at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario later today. The show outside Toronto will be one of eight staged to raise awareness of poverty in Africa, in advance of next weekend's G8 summit, when the leaders of the world's ...

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AOL RADIO Launches METALLICA Channel

Ultimate-Guitar.com is reporting that the #1 AOL Radio Network has announced that it has added the All Metallica station to its lineup of best-of breed programming offerings and exclusive All Artist stations. Now available, the station boasts a playlist of every song ever released by one of the world's best and most influential ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist Talks About GIGANTOUR

Denmark's Antenna webzine recently conducted an interview with NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Antenna: How did you get involved in Gigantour? Jeff Loomis: "What happened is that Dave Mustaine [MEGADETH] was trying to find some great U.S. metal bands for his tour, and I happen to ...

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OZZY And SHARON Cut Asking Price On Beverly Hills Home

According to the Wall Street Journal, Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, have cut the asking price on their Beverly Hills, Calif., home by $1 million to $10.9 million — one of several recent discounts to multimillion-dollar houses in the area. The family has lived in the six-bedroom, seven-bath house for the past six years ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Management Clear Up Backstage-Pass Confusion

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "There appears to some confusion about what I have said to fans about backstage passes. The backstage area is a working area for us. However, of course we have people backstage — whether it is record company personnel, ...

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Western Canada's First-Ever WHIPLASH OPEN-AIR FESTIVAL Scheduled For September

ACANTHA, BLACKSKY, CESSATE, DECIPHER, DIVINITY, NECROBIOSIS, NECRONAUT, OPERATION WINTER MIST, SUFFERANCE and WORMBOX are among the bands confirmed for the first-ever Whiplash Open-Air Festival, set to take place September 3-4 in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada. Nestled in the gorgeous foothills near Calgary, Alberta, Strathmore is the perfect location for such an event. Whiplash will be modelled ...

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TOMMY LEE's New Single To Be Distributed By PROMO ONLY MPE

Leading digital distribution service Promo Only MPE and technology partner Destiny Media Technologies announced today that famed rocker and MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer, Tommy Lee, has requested "Tryin To Be Me", the new single off his album "Tommy Lee Presents: Tommyland The Ride", be distributed exclusively through the Promo Only MPE system. Tommy Lee is currently ...

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KISSWORLD Product Available From Melbourne's WORLD OF STARS

The KissWorld.net web site has been updated with the following message: "Many fans have been asking to purchase or pick up Kissworld product in person and whilst the fate of the store is still being discussed between the operators and KISS. Melbourne memorabilia and paper goods manufacturer, World of Stars, the owners of Kissworld have ...

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Former HEATHEN Bassist Died Trying To 'Get Clean'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have issued an official statement regarding the tragic passing of their former bassist Mike "Yaz" Jastremski. The statement reads as follows: "We are numb and deeply saddened by the death of our brother Mike 'Yaz' Jastremski, who passed on May 23, 2005 [at the age of 42] of a ...

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Blood Run - UNSANE

There's a classic left-brain, right-brain dilemma at work when trying to review UNSANE albums. From a strictly analytical point of view, all their shit pretty much sounds the same — Chris Spencer writes a bunch of harsh, angular riffs and yells a lot over them, and the rhythms are all angular and quirky, and jeez, ...

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LINKIN PARK's SHINODA Can't Wait To Unleash FORT MINOR Side-Project

LINKIN PARK rapper Mike Shinoda will be releasing his highly anticipated side-project FORT MINOR later this summer. Shinoda, the producer and beat-maker behind JAY-Z's and LINKIN PARK's "Collision Course", sees FORT MINOR as an extension of who he is as a musician, producer and visual artist: "I did nothing but hip-hop before LINKIN PARK started, ...

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