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AEROSMITH: 'Honkin' on Bobo' Certified Gold

AEROSMITH's "Honkin' On Bobo" has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. "Honkin' on Bobo", released in March through Columbia, features classic blues songs by MUDDY WATERS, FISHER/HOPKINS, BLIND WILLIE MCTELL and others done AEROSMITH-style, and one original, a track called ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY: Doing Acid Gives You A New Angle On Things

MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister has spoken to the U.K.'s Guardian about a variety of topics, including his collection of Nazi memorabilia, his drug use and his past and current relationships. What follows are some of the highlights of that interview: On his collection of Nazi memorabilia: Lemmy: "It's full of Nazi memorabilia, which horrifies ...

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NAPALM DEATH: CENTURY MEDIA Deal Officially Confirmed

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively revealed on May 6, Century Media Records have now officially announced that they have signed British extreme metal legends NAPALM DEATH to a worldwide deal (excluding Japan). The first release under the new alliance will be the follow-up album to the "Leaders Not Followers" EP, the long-awaited collection of covers, ...

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NECROPHAGIA Axeman Opens The SEVEN GATES OF HELL

NECROPHAGIA axeman Frediablo has finished recording a seven-song demo with his latest musical offering, SEVEN GATES OF HELL. Described as an intense hybrid of death, hardcore and modern metal, SEVEN GATES OF HELL have launched the search for a record label "to help support this new monster," according to an official press release. The track ...

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KISS: Sydney Show Filmed For Upcoming DVD?

According to KissFanShop.de, KISS are rumored to have had their concert in Sydney, Australia professionally filmed, possibly for a future DVD release. The show, which took place on May 18 at the Enmore Theatre, included a rendition of "Goin' Blind". KISS will launch their Japanese tour on May 27 in Tokyo. They will then hit ...

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MANITOU: Debut Album Samples Posted Online

MANITOU, the Finnish traditional/progressive heavy metal band who feature in their ranks members of OMNIUM GATHERUM, have released MP3 samples from their forthcoming debut album, "The Mad Moon Rising", on their official web site. The CD was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki and is scheduled for release on June ...

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NAPALM DEATH Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

British extreme metal pioneers NAPALM DEATH have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The group's first release through the label is expected to be the long-completed collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". Commented NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway: "I'm very happy to announce that NAPALM DEATH ...

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FIREBIRD To Record New Album In The Summer

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will enter the studio in the summer to record their fourth album, tentatively due later in the year through Japan's JVC Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Needle In The Groove", "Flying Blind", "Play The Fool" and "Bread, Butter & ...

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RAGE: DVD Details Revealed

RAGE bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner and guitarist Victor Smolski are currently at the Blind Guardian Studio in Germany with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN) completing work on their upcoming DVD, tentatively titled "From the Cradle to the Stage". The two-disc set will consist of the complete January 2004 in Bochum, Germany in 5.1 ...

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Former HADES Guitarist Engages In Old KISS Worship

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent us the following update: "I know a lot of people out there hate KISS...but a lot of us worship the old stuff...last weekend I sang and played guitar on 'Rip It Out' by Ace Frehley and 'Going Blind' from the 'Hotter Than Hell' album. Jimmy Schulman played bass ...

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FREEDOM CALL Set Release Date For Live Album

German power metallers FREEDOM CALL, who feature in their ranks GAMMA RAY drummer Dan Zimmermann, have set a May 10 release date through SPV Records for their long-awaited live album, "Live Invasion". The disc, which was recorded on the band's tour with BLIND GUARDIAN, will include a special bonus CD featuring the "Tears Of Taragon" ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: DVD Details Revealed

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have set a tentative June 14 German release date for their upcoming live DVD, "Imaginations Through The Looking Glass". The disc, which was recorded primarily at the Blind Guardian Open Air festival in Coburg, Germany last June, will come with a bonus DVD, featuring interview and behind-the-scenes footage as well ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Talks About New Album, Upcoming Tour

Swedish melodic metal outfit EVERGREY will release their new album, "The Inner Circle", on April 27 through InsideOut Music America. The follow-up to 2003's "Recreation Day", "The Inner Circle" sees EVERGREY intensifying their musical ability with the utilization of a string quartet, courtesy of the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, as well as handling all of the ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR Cancels Los Angeles Show

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf der Maur was forced to cancel her show Tuesday (March 23) at Spaceland in Los Angeles following the unexpected death of her grandmother. The following is Melissa's official statement on the matter: "I regret to announce that we have cancelled our show this Tuesday at Spaceland in Los Angeles. ...

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SLIPKNOT Issue Maggot Casting Call

SLIPKNOT are holding open auditions for "maggots" across the country to be a part of the filming of their new video, "Duality". The auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 24 at Fairfield Inn & Suites in West Des Moines, Iowa between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. CST. "Maggots" coming from out of state or ...

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GAMMA RAY, BLIND GUARDIAN Singers To Guest On New ANGRA CD

GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen and BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kürsch are among the guests confirmed to appear on ANGRA's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Rebirth", tentatively due this summer through SPV Records (NTS Records in France). According to an official press release from NTS, the as-yet-untitled effort "is a conceptual one. It tells a very interesting [story] ...

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Report: How GUNS N' ROSES Tore Themselves Apart

GUNS N' ROSES are the subject of a three-page article in the March 13 edition of the U.K. newspaper The Guardian. The article, headlined "Thorn In Their Side. How Guns N' Roses Tore Themselves Apart," chronicles the original group's rise to the top of the rock heap and their eventual demise, with comments from a ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Honkin' On Bobo' Setlist Revealed

AEROSMITH fanatic Aerofanatic.com has posted the setlist from the opening night of the group's "Honkin' On Bobo" tour. The trek, which also features CHEAP TRICK, kicked off on Thursday, March 11 at United Spirit Arena In Lubbock, Texas. AEROSMITH's setlist for the Lubbock show was as follows: 01. Toys In The Attic 02. Love In ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL's 'Kings And Queens' Enters German Chart At No. 40

AXEL RUDI PELL's new album, "Kings And Queens" enter the German Media Control chart at position No. 40. The CD also debuted at position No. 75 on the Swedish Album chart. The follow-up to 2002's "Shadow Zone", "Kings And Queens" was produced by Axel and co-produced, mixed and engineered by Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, ...

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GODSMACK: New Single Available For Download

The new acoustic GODSMACK single, "Running Blind", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Running Blind" comes off the group's all-acoustic EP, "The Other Side", due on March 16 through Republic/Universal Records. The set was originally intended to drop last fall, but the band decided to postpone its ...

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