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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Recalls Days Of Road Excess

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash has told the U.K.'s Guardian that in the decade since he left GUNS N' ROSES, he has become an enthusiastic husband and father, having just flown in from L.A., where his wife had given birth to their second child. "I woke up the other day in my hotel room and I ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'I Feel Sad For DAVE MUSTAINE'

METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich recently spoke to the San Francisco Bay Guardian about the making of their $4.3-million documentary "Some Kind of Monster". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the sequence when former METALLICA guitarist Dave Mustaine joins Ulrich for a one-on-one therapy session: James Hetfield: "When I saw that footage, I ...

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MEGADETH: Complete Reissue Details Revealed

www.cdon.com has posted what appears to be the complete track listing for the upcoming MEGADETH reissues, due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A total of seven albums from the group's back catalogue as well as the MD45 record re-sung by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine have been remixed and remastered and will feature ...

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STRATOVARIUS Tribute Album Due In November

KALEDON, DARK HORIZON and HIGHLORD are among the band confirmed to appear on an upcoming tribute to STRATOVARIUS, "Within Infinity - Tribute to Stratovarius", tentatively due in November 2004 through Steelborn Records. The provisional track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. HIGHLORD – "Against the Wind" 02. DARK HORIZON – "Hunting High and ...

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AT THE GATES Tribute Album To Arrive In September

MÖRK GRYNING, VILE, ILLDISPOSED and ETERNAL GRAY are among the bands featured on the upcoming AT THE GATES tribute album, "Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute to At The Gates", due in September through Drowned Scream Records and Goi Music. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. TAETRE (Sweden) – "At the ...

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FIREBIRD To Tour U.S. East Coast In September

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will release their latest CD, "No. 3", in the U.S. on August 31 through SPV Records. An American tour is in the works to coincide with the release. The band plan to play dates across the East Coast in late September. More details ...

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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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