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DIMMU BORGIR Singer To Guest On Norwegian Talk Show

DIMMU BORGIR vocalist Shagrath will be a featured guest on Norway's most popular talk show, "Først & Sist". The show had previously aired interviews with such celebrities as Robbie Williams, Paul McCartney and Nicole Kidman. In addition, DIMMU BORGIR were recently featured in the biggest Norwegian newspaper with a two-page article. As previously reported, DIMMU ...

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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Memorial Service Held

A ceremony held Thursday to honor the victims and survivors of a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island was filled with messages of hope and transformation, as Gov. Don Carcieri urged the suffering to find a reason to keep on living, according to the Associated Press. Rescue workers who responded to the Feb. ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS To Issue Split 7" Single

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, who feature in their ranks former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, will be releasing a split 7" single with ADAM WEST on March 15 through People Like You Records. THE HELLACOPTERS have recorded "I Get a Sensation" (ADAM WEST cover) and a cover of the LARRY WILLIAMS classic "Boney Maronie", while ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Among Top 10 Earners In 2003

Long-running British heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN has made it into a list of the music world's biggest earners. The band made £17.9 million (approx. $34 million) last year thanks to the massive success of their world tour in support of their last studio album, "Dance of Death", according to Heat magazine's annual rich list. ...

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DROWNING POOL Announce New Singer, Audio Clip Posted Online

In a widely expected move, DROWNING POOL revealed during a "Headbanger's Ball" (MTV2) appearance Saturday night (Jan. 24) that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams (as exclusively reported here back in June 2003). While Jones' ferocious singing-mixed-with-screaming ...

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DROWNING POOL To Announce New Singer On 'Headbanger's Ball'

DROWNING POOL are advising their fans to tune in to "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m. for a "special announcement that you don't want to miss!" The Texan band are expected to reveal that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Helps SANCTUARY Buck The Downbeat Trend

Richard Wray of The Guardian is reporting that live music's return to popularity helped Sanctuary Group, one of the world's largest independent music companies, buck the downbeat trend set by the industry last year. The group, which counts IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER and JANE'S ADDICTION among its bankable live acts, saw sales for the year to ...

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THE DATSUNS Comment On Collaboration With Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Bassist

New Zealand-based quartet THE DATSUNS are currently recording their second album with producer John Paul Jones (ex-LED ZEPPELIN bassist) for a tentative late May release through Hellsquad/V2 Records. According to The New Zealand Herald, the recordings are taking place at Jacob's Studio, a residential farm in Surrey, about 50 minutes from London's Waterloo Station, where ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Voted Rock Star Of 2003

Injured singer Ozzy Osbourne has been voted rock star of the year in a poll of music fans, according to BBC News. Osbourne, who is recovering from a quad bike crash and recently secured his first U.K. No. 1 single, won the accolade from Virgin Radio listeners. Justin Hawkins, frontman with THE DARKNESS, came a ...

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KISS: GENE And PAUL on 'Monday Night Football'

KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley recently completed a video shoot for their appearance on the last "Monday Night Football" game of the season — the "Wild Card" game on January 3, 2004. They will be seen performing with Hank Williams Jr. in the opening sequence. KISS, who recently concluded a 60-date tour with ...

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METALLICA 'Myths' To Be Addressed In Upcoming Biography

The career of the seventh-biggest recording act on the planet will be chronicled in April 2004 in "Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica", a weighty 472-page hardback by writer Joel McIver. Published by the industry heavyweight Omnibus Press, the book, McIver's sixth, is the result of over five years of research and contains unpublished ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Begin Writing New Material

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, will be taking a break following the completion of their current tour to write new music, tentatively due late next year through Sanctuary Records. According to a post on the band's web site, plans exist for the group to head back out on ...

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COLOUR TRIP To Record New Album

Metalcore veterans COLOUR TRIP will enter Studio Victor in Montreal, Canada this month to record their fifth album, "Penetration". The follow-up to last year's "Kill My Super Ego" will be engineered and produced by Jean-Francois Dagenais, best known for his outstanding work with KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, and MISERY INDEX. COLOUR TRIP recently joined forces with ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

New York-based DRY KILL LOGIC have parted ways with bassist Dave Kowatch and are currently seeking a replacement. "After 10 years with the band Dave Kowatch has decided to leave [DRY KILL LOGIC], and we wish him the best with all his future plans," vocalist Cliff Rigano said in an official statement. "That being said, ...

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SKRAPE Added To LIFE OF AGONY U.S. Tour

SKRAPE will be filling the opening slot on the upcoming LIFE OF AGONY/FLAW U.S. tour, which is slated to kick off in late January. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 20 - Northern Lights - Albany, NY Jan. 21 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA Jan. 23 - Palladium - Worcester, MA Jan. 24 ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce New Jersey In-Store Appearance

Reunited New York metallers LIFE OF AGONY will be making an in-store appearance at Vintage Vinyl on Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. Vintage Vinyl is located at 51 Lafayette Rd. Fords, NJ 08863. Tel. #: (732) 225-7717. LIFE OF AGONY are currently preparing for their upcoming U.S. tour, which will kick off in early ...

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CORETEZ Reveal Band Lineup For Long Island Gig

CORETEZ, the new group featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (vocals) and Marc Rizzo (guitar, also in SOULFLY), have announced their band lineup for the group's live debut, which is scheduled to take place on November 13 at The Downtown Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF ...

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The Lost CLIFF BURTON Videotape — Found!

Video footage of late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton's headbanging 1982 performance with the heavy metal group TRAUMA, shot only 24 hours before Burton was discovered by METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, is finally being made available to METALLICA and Cliff fans everywhere. Don Wrege, director of "TRAUMA Live", explains how he ended up with this historic ...

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CORETEZ To Make Live Debut In November

CORETEZ, the new band featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez and Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), will make their live debut on November 13 at The Downtown in Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle ...

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AC/DC Return To Their Roots

Australian Associated Press reports that when AC/DC played at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on their first tour outside Australia in 1976, lead singer Bon Scott took the train to the gig and had to buy a ticket to get into the venue after he couldn't get past bouncers. But when AC/DC on Tuesday night ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Studio Update!

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have finished laying down basic tracks for 14 songs with producer Josh Abraham and engineer Ryan Williams, according to ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For Charity

OZZY OSBOURNE is among the artists that will be performing on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall on October 15 for Fashion Rocks for The Prince's Trust. Other acts set to appear include BEYONCE, SHERYL CROW, KELIS, BRYAN ADAMS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, and BRYAN FERRY. Supermodel, actress and singer Milla Jovovich will also be performing and ...

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AC/DC: London Show Confirmed

To celebrate the re-launch of the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London, England, an extremely rare and exclusive appearance will take place by one of the greatest and most influential rock bands in the world: AC/DC. For ONE night only, on Tuesday 21st October, Carling will bring Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and ...

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