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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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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Added To CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

According to a posting on Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, the legendary Swedish guitarist has been confirmed to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 5 in Austin, Texas. As previously reported, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will feature a "Metal Clinic" by Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) ...

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TERROR Sign With TRUSTKILL RECORDS

Los Angeles tough-core unit TERROR have inked a deal with Trustkill Records. The group's debut full-length CD, "One With The Underdogs", was produced by DEATH BY STEREO's Paul Miner (ATREYU, THRICE) and is scheduled for release in August. The follow-up to the group's nine song EP "Lowest Of The Low" (Bridge 9) features guest vocal ...

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THE NIGHTWATCHMAN: TOM MORELLO's Alter Ego Schedules May Day Eve Performance

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello's political folk alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN have lined up a special Los Angeles May Day eve performance at Spaceland in Silverlake, California on Friday, April 30. For advance ticket information, go to www.clubspaceland.com or call 323-661-4380. In related news, you can now download AUDIOSLAVE ringtones, including "What You ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole': An In-Depth Review

Joop van Pelt of KissKollector.com has written the following track-by-track "review" of "Asshole", the much-anticipated new solo album from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: 01. Asshole (Frank Tostrup) "Title track 'Asshole' is a catchy, up-tempo bubblegum rocker reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's recent hit 'Skater Boy'. Hearing it once, makes it stick to your mind instantly. Especially ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Announce 'Honeymoon From Hell' Tour Dates

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will kick off the "Honeymoon From Hell" U.S. tour in late April on the East Coast. Pre-sale tickets are scheduled to go on sale ...

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CINDERELLA Drummer Seeking Guitarists For Dance Project

Fred Coury of CINDERELLA is currently looking for two guitarists for an upcoming tour by his electro-dance project EFFCEE. Please send all packages (demo, photo and bio) to: Fred Coury c/o BCM 1155 N. Cienega Blvd. Suite 909 Los Angeles, CA. 90069 As previously reported, EFFCEE will be releasing their debut album, "Perfect", in May. ...

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BALD DAISY: CD-Release Party Scheduled

BALD DAISY, the "dark/ambient narcotic metal band" led by former NEUROTICA guitarist Shawn Bowen, have scheduled a record-release party for their debut CD, "Ethereality", on Saturday, March 27 at Ground Xero Records in Sarasota, Florida. Also scheduled to appear at the show are eco-terrorist grindcore band STRAY BULLET, experimental metal duo ASTHMA ATTACK and BYAM ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Release Tribute To His Influences

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be issuing a new solo album, entitled "Furious George", in April through Shrapnel Records. "It is a compilation of sometimes-obscure songs that were inspirational to me growing up playing guitar," George said. Songs set to appear on the CD are: 01. Blood of the Sun (MOUNTAIN) 02. Precious and ...

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CINDERELLA Drummer Launches Dance Project

EFFCEE, the new dance project formed by CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury, will be releasing their debut album, "Perfect", in May. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Digital World 02. Dance With You 03. Perfect 04. Gentle Devastation 05. Damaged Girl 06. Fake 07. Star 08. Worship You 09. Only Human ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Film Video For 'Build A Bridge'

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has reportedly told fans following the group's gig in Lisbon, Portugal Friday night (Feb. 27) that the band will be shooting a video for the song "Build A Bridge" this week. No further information is available at this time. "Build A Bridge" comes off LIMP BIZKIT's fourth full-length album, "Results ...

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THE NIGHTWATCHMAN To Perform At BOYCOTT TACO BELL Rally

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello's political folk alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN will be performing a couple of songs at the Boycott Taco Bell Rally that is happening March 5 at the Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine, California. THE NIGHTWATCHMAN will be performing around 1:00 p.m. For more information on the boycott, go to ...

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BALD DAISY: Audio Preview Available Online

BALD DAISY, the "dark/ambient narcotic metal band" led by former NEUROTICA guitarist Shawn Bowen, have posted a preview of their debut album, titled "Ethereality", at their official web site. "Ethereality" features artwork by Bowen and was recorded using a "brainwave synchronizer" which is "an effect that spatially cycles stereo sounds in a manner that, when ...

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SOILENT GREEN To Record New Album In March

SOILENT GREEN are planning on entering the studio in March/April to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late summer through Relapse Records. An extensive tour will be lunched immediately following the completion of the album's recording sessions. In other news, SOILENT GREEN's split seven-inch single with EYEHATEGOD is now available in a limited-edition run ...

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Design The GENE SIMMONS Alter-Ego: FIRESTARTER!

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is busy readying his highly anticipated solo record, "Firestarter", the debut release on Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group, and is looking for the best and most creative designer to come up with the image for his alter-ego. "We want to leave the creative vision to the individual designer, but as a point ...

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H.I.M. To Film Two New Videos This Weekend

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. will be shooting new videos in Philadelphia and Los Angeles this weekend to the new tracks "And Love Said No" and "Solitary Man". The first new single is scheduled to be released in Europe in mid-February to be followed by a compilation album in mid-March. The name of the album has not ...

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SOCIETY 1: Live Suspension Show Scheduled For March

Before entering the studio to record their second album for Earache Records, SOCIETY 1 will give one final performance in support of their Earache debut, "Exit Through Fear"...and this won't be any ordinary show! Thursday, March 11, at The Key Club in West Hollywood, California... Not only will SOCIETY 1 play a full set of ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: String Quartet Tribute Due In January

A string quartet tribute to LIMP BIZKIT, titled "Break Stuff", is scheduled for release on January 27, 2004 through TMRPro.com. Pre-orders are now being taken and usually ship about three weeks prior to release, according to the web site. The complete track listing for "Break Stuff" is as follows: 01. Rollin' 02. My Way 03. ...

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MACABRE Confirm First U.K. Date In Almost 10 Years

Chicago's MACABRE will play Underworld in London on Saturday, February 21, 2004. The band have not played in the United Kingdom in almost ten years and are planning something very special to mark the occasion. MACABRE have also added a hometown gig to end the string of March U.S. dates at Oasis 160 in Chicago ...

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