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ALICE COOPER Stars In STAPLES Commercial

Alice Cooper will star in Staples, Inc.'s newest back-to-school commercial campaign. The commercial, created by Minneapolis-based Martin||Williams Advertising, humorously utilizes Cooper's legendary anthem "School's Out" to support the company's 2004 back-to-school brand position as a one-stop, in-stock shopping destination for everything on school lists. The 30-second spot, entitled "Alice," is currently airing in select markets, ...

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GOATWHORE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "We are all very excited about this and will be doing a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid-2005," the band said in a statement. "This ...

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SOILENT GREEN To Release New Album In Early 2005

SOILENT GREEN have issued the following update: "First off, we would like to thank everyone that came out on Friday, June 18th for the benefit show in support of the late Scott Williams. Former SOILENT GREEN bassist Scott Williams (a.k.a. James Scott Williams) was killed Monday, April 26, 2004, in an apparent murder-suicide. ...

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CODE BLACK To Release New Album Next Week

Burlington, VT-based CODE BLACK will release their new album, "Penetration", on July 27 through Arctic Music Group. Recorded at Studio Victor in Montreal with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX), "Penetration" pairs "the precision of metal with the aggression of modern hardcore," according to a press release. Artwork duties were executed by Travis ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC To Film First Video

DRY KILL LOGIC will be filming a video for their track "Paper Tiger" this Sunday, July 11 with director Dale Restighini (SHADOWS FALL, FEAR FACTORY, 36 CRAZYFISTS) in New York City. In other news, the band's new album, "The Dead & Dreaming", is now slated for a September 27 release date in Europe via Psychodrama/SPV ...

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BLOODSIMPLE: Demo Tracks To Be Sold Online

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), will be making demo versions of the tracks "Sell Me Out", "Running From Nothing" and "Path to Prevail" available for sale at 99 cents ...

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BLOODSIMPLE: Demo Songs Posted Online

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have uploaded demo versions of three of their songs at their official web site. Check out the tracks "Sell Me Out", "Running From Nothing" ...

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MUDVAYNE Singer Talks About Label Imprint, First Signing

MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray has commented on BLOODSIMPLE, the first signing to his label, Bullygoat Records (with distribution through Warner Bros Records). Based in New York, BLOODSIMPLE is the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Enter Studio To Record Debut Album

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have entered a Vancouver studio to begin recording their debut album for MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's label imprint (via Warner Bros.). Producing the effort ...

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DUNGEON: New Album Nearing Completion

Australian melodic power metal band DUNGEON have almost completed recording the follow-up to 2003's, "A Rise To Power". Titled "One Step Beyond", the new album will be the band's second for the German label LMP. DUNGEON will be supporting EDGUY on their Australian tour beginning in late June. Filling in on drums and bass for ...

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POISON Frontman To Perform At COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Festival

Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Exciting and fresh musical collaborations." "The fact that ...

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Veteran Rock Drummer CARL PALMER Jams With MOTÖRHEAD Offspring

Tryst Williams of The Western Mail is reporting that veteran rock drummer Carl Palmer (ELP) treated students at a school in South Wales to a percussion lecture and workshop during a recent visit. Teacher Richard Thomas, who helped arrange the visit to Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School, Beddau, near Pontypridd, said, "The day was superb, Carl ...

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BOB GELDOF: No Plans For 'Live Aid II'

Reuters is reporting that Irish rock star Bob Geldof has denied he has teamed up with U2 singer Bono for a repeat of the 1985 Live Aid concerts to raise money to help ease third world debt. The Sun newspaper had earlier run a front page story saying Prime Minister Tony Blair was backing "Live ...

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THERAPY? To Begin Recording New Album

THERAPY? bassist Michael McKeegan has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Folks, It might have looked like we've been quiet for a while but we have actually been busy, busy boys. The UK tour with THE WILDHEARTS was amazing, we had an awesome time and received much, much love from the ...

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METALLICA Drummer Explains Label Switch

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has spoken to Billboard magazine about the group's switch from longtime home Elektra to sister label Warner Bros. "The fact that we can start a relationship with Warner Bros. 20-plus years into our career and be considered a priority there, that's a great thing," he said. Ulrich told Billboard that METALLICA's ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Select Producer For Debut CD

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have enlisted Garth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, KITTIE, SPINESHANK) to produce their debut album, tentatively due before the end of the year ...

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METALLICA: The World's Smelliest Band?

METALLICA have been awarded the dubious title of the world's smelliest band by Swedish showbiz expert Mikael Jagerbrand. The Swedish tabloid writer ranked the top ten smelly stars for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, basing it on interviews in the press where other celebrities talked about their co-stars' hygiene. METALLICA came in ninth overall, with Hollywood ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Sign European Deal With SPV RECORDS

DRY KILL LOGIC have signed a European deal with SPV Records for their new album, "The Dead & Dreaming". The upcoming CD will be issued via a partnership between SPV and a new joint venture formed by DKL's own label Psychodrama and longtime DKL producers Scrap 60. "Having finished the record before having a record ...

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Did METALLICA Use Strong-Arm Tactics To Land At WARNER BROS.?

Hits Daily Double reports: "Amid ongoing Atlantic-Elektra roster cuts, money-minting rockers METALLICA choose to leave, causing a stir by opting out of the new WMG East Coast order and heading for Tom Whalley's Warner Bros. How did they pull it off? Buzzers buzzing that the band’s tactics involved telling Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Lyor Cohen ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Sign With WARNER BROS.

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), have inked a deal with Warner Bros. (via MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's imprint), according to a posting on the group's official message ...

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VINDIKATION Finalize Track Listing For Debut CD, Full Song Available For Download

VINDIKATION, the new band featuring former STEEL PROPHET members Jim Williams (guitar) and Karl Rosqvist (drums), vocalist Jason McCrarey (SANCTUS) and keyboardist Rob Rampley (WINDS DIED DOWN), have finished mixing and mastering their debut release, "Chamber of Discontent", with engineer Erik Norlander (AYREON, LANA LANE). The recording features "a unique combination of progressive metal music, ...

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VINDIKATION Finish Mixing Debut CD

VINDIKATION, the new band featuring former STEEL PROPHET members Jim Williams (guitar) and Karl Rosqvist (drums), vocalist Jason McCrarey (SANCTUS) and keyboardist Rob Rampley (WINDS DIED DOWN), have finished mixing their debut CD, "Chamber of Discontent" for a summer release. The recording contains 10 tracks with a running time of 45 minutes. Mastering for the ...

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