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THE WILDHEARTS Frontman Addresses Bassist's Departure

THE WILDHEARTS mainman Ginger has posted a lengthy message via his official web site addressing bassist Danny McCormack's recent departure from the group in order to go into a rehabilitation center to seek out help for his heroin addiction. "Ever thought that things have gone as bad as things can possibly get, only for things ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Early Ticket Sales 'Soft'

Is this year's Lollapalooza being negatively impacted by JANE'S ADDICTION not having a new record out? Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, says that some are wondering just that as they mull soft ticket sales for the summer tour, which this year features AUDIOSLAVE, INCUBUS and QUEENS OF ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD: 'Rehab Is Like College For Your Head'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his battle with alcohol addiction and the much-publicized trip to rehab in 2001 that has seemingly enabled the singer to emerge a much healthier and more positive-thinking person that he was during much of the group's 20-plus-year career. In the latest issue of the magazine (dated ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Co-Host 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash will co-host ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" all next week. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs in most markets at 12:05 a.m. Musical performers on the March 28 show will be CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Dates Announced!

The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Billboard. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New York (Randall's Island) and at the Aug. 30 finale in Syracuse, N.Y. (Vernon Down's Raceway). As previously reported, ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Make National TV Debut

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be making their national TV debut on ABC's "Jimmy ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

Photos of CAMP FREDDY rehearsing for their Feb. 22 appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show have been posted online at this location. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: STALEY Biography Includes Personal Drawings, Letters

Hot on the heels of Kurt Cobain's "Journals", a biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, dubbed "Angry Chair", chronicles the singer's heroin addiction and his death by overdose and includes Staley's last interview, photos and personal drawings and letters from his journal. Author Adriana Rubio began the book with the Staley family's ...

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DEE SNIDER, GAVIN ROSSDALE To Jam With CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and BUSH singer Gavin Rossdale are the latest celebrity musicians to have confirmed their participation in an all-star jam set to take place during CAMP FREDDY's appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. Also set to ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Initial Details Released

The revived Lollapalooza summer tour — which is set to feature JANE'S ADDICTION, AUDIOSLAVE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5 and INCUBUS, among others — is scheduled to visit the following cities, according to the organizers: Atlanta, GA Boston, MA Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Dallas, TX Denver, CO Detroit, MI ...

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THE CULT, FUEL Members To Join CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

THE CULT's Billy Duffy, MOBY and FUEL's Bret Scallions will be among the guest stars performing with CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, QOTSA, JANE'S ADDITION Confirmed For LOLLAPALOOZA 2003

Lollapalooza will return this summer with a heavy-hitting lineup featuring INCUBUS, AUDIOSLAVE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5 and festival founders JANE'S ADDICTION, it was confirmed Friday. Members of all five bands will be on hand at Ameoba Music in Hollywood on Monday for a press conference announcing details of the tour. The traveling ...

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CAMP FREDDY Announce New York City Show!

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, have announced a one-off East Coast concert on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The group, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Going Electronic On New CD

The forthcoming JANE'S ADDICTION album, "Hypersonic", will feature a musical direction that has been influenced in part by vocalist Perry Farrell's passion for electronic music. "I love to listen to and play electronic music but rock n' roll doesn't always go with electronic music," Farrell told Australia's Beat magazine. "It can if you have a ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Split With WARNER BROS.?

JANE'S ADDICTION have parted ways with Warner Bros. Records and are close to inking a new deal with a West Coast-based major label, according to Hits Daily Double. The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER), recently completed work on their new studio ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Admits To Stint In Rehab: 'It's Like School'

AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell spoke with Spin magazine for their February issue. Asked about the rumors that he just got out of rehab for an OxyContin addiction, Cornell revealed, "OxyContin? Who told you that? That's a weird rumor, because the truth is that I'm in rehab right now. I've been there for a month. I'm ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Putting Finishing Touches On 'Totally Raw' Live CD

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have tapped Steve Duda to edit and mix their upcoming live record. Duda, a longtime friend of the band and Pro-Tools operator on PITCHSHIFTER's MCA Records debut with producer Dave Jerden (ALICE IN CHAINS, JANE'S ADDICTION, THE OFFSPRING), has been working in Los Angeles with singer J.S. Clayden for some time now. The ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Manager Joins SANCTUARY

JANE'S ADDICTION manager Adam Schneider has officially joined the Sanctuary Artist Management division of The Sanctuary Group, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Merck Mercuriadis, has announced. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Business School, Schneider worked for Bill Graham from 1988-1994, most notably on the Lollapalooza Festival, and produced the same year's JANE'S ADDICTION ...

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Revolusongs - SEPULTURA

Ever since METALLICA popularized the concept of recording other artists' songs for use as either single B-sides or bonus tracks, cover songs in metal have been as commonplace as the CDs themselves — much to the dismay of the record-buying public, who have been subjected to some hideous attempts at other people's material over the ...

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HALFORD To Embark On THE 2003 METAL GODS WORLD TOUR

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued the following statement regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates and the group's upcoming touring activities: "Well, hello from Walsall, England. "I'm pleased to see that all information regarding my misfortune has been disclosed. I've always enjoyed a very close relationship with my supporters ...

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CAMP FREDDY Perform At Strip Club Opening

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, performed at the opening of what is purported to be "the world's largest strip club", Sapphire Gentlemen's Club, on Dec. ...

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