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Early BON SCOTT Recordings To See The Light Of Day

A retrospective CD by THE VALENTINES, one of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott's former bands, will be released on June 2 via Ascension Records. Titled "Peculiar Hole In The Sky", the album will feature the following track listing: 01. Peculiar Hole In The Sky 02. Love Makes Sweet Music 03. To Know You Is To ...

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Hard Rock Musicians Get Charitable

Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE), and Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) are among the hard rock musicians scheduled to appear Saturday night (May 31) at the "Meatloaf & Friends All Star Jam & Pool Party" at Skin at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be ...

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SKIN Performs Solo In Milan

Former SKUNK ANANSIE singer Skin performed a solo gig in Milan, Italy Thursday night (May 22). Check out pictures from Wire Image. Skin will issue her debut solo effort, "Fleshwounds", on June 2 through EMI Chrysalis/Capitol Records. The CD was recorded in two bursts — first in 2001, in Belgium, with producer David ...

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LEADFOOT Announce Tour Dates

LEADFOOT, the North Carolina-based group featuring former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: May 23 - The Cavern - Greenville, NC May 25 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC Jun. 24 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC Jul. 02 - Jocco's ...

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Festival Cancels TED NUGENT Gig Over Racial Remarks

Derogatory racial remarks from Ted Nugent have cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration, according to The Associated Press. Festival officials canceled Nugent's concert following an interview last week with two Denver disc jockeys in which the DJs say he used slurs for Asians and blacks. The festival was scrambling to ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Singer's Solo Debut: Track Listing Unveiled

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin has announced the track listing for her debut solo effort, "Fleshwounds", due on June 2 through EMI Chrysalis/Capitol Records. The CD, which is being described as a much more personal affair than anything Skin has previously done, will contain the following cuts: 01. Faithfulness 02. Trashed 03. Don't Let Me ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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SKIN: Photos From Liverpool Gig Posted Online

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin played Academy 2 in Liverpool. England on Saturday, May 3. Click here to check out the photos. Skin's debut solo album, "Fleshwounds", is due on June 9 through EMI Records. "Fleshwounds" was recorded in two bursts — first in 2001, in Belgium, with producer David Kosten, and then ...

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LEADFOOT Recall Defective Discs

The 1,400 copies that make up the initial pressing of LEADFOOT's third album, "We Drink For Free" (released on April 22 through Abstract Sounds Records), reportedly contain multiple digital errors which are causing the CD to skip and pause on several songs. All persons that purchased the disc are advised to return their faulty discs ...

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SKIN: 'Trashed' Video Posted Online

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin's new video, "Trashed", can be seen via her official web site at this location. "Trashed" comes off Skin's debut solo album, "Fleshwounds", due on June 9 through EMI Records. "Fleshwounds" was recorded in two bursts — first in 2001, in Belgium, with producer David Kosten, and then a ...

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STEEL PROPHET Announce New Lineup

STEEL PROPHET have announced the addition to the group's ranks of vocalist Nadir D'Priest (ex-LONDON, D'PRIEST). D'Priest replaces Rick Mythiasin (currently in TARAXACUM), who left the group last July due to "musical and personal differences". "Nadir's vocal power fits right in with the STEEL PROPHET sound, and his delivery of the older material is without ...

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SKIN: New Single Posted Online

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin's new single, "Trashed", can be heard in streaming Real Audio at this location. "Trashed" comes off Skin's debut solo album, "Fleshwounds", due on June 9 through EMI Records. "Fleshwounds" was recorded in two bursts — first in 2001, in Belgium, with producer David Kosten, and then a year ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Bassist Back In Rehab

THE WILDHEARTS bassist Danny McCormack has dropped out of the band's forthcoming U.K. tour with AMEN to go into a rehabilitation center, according to Kerrang!. Frontman Ginger stresses the tour will still go ahead, with bass duties being handled by SILVERGINGER 5/CARDIACS bassist John Poole. "We are incredibly shocked and saddened by the revelation that ...

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Former NEUROTICA Singer Auditions For DROWNING POOL

Former NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer has reportedly tried out for the DROWNING POOL singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. Shaefer, who was recently linked with the new group formed by the former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, didn't land the DROWNING POOL gig and has since ...

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LEADFOOT Set American Release Date For 'We Drink For Free'

North Carolina's LEADFOOT, who feature in their ranks former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, have set an April 22 American release date through Abstract Sounds Records for their third album, "We Drink For Free". The CD was recorded early last year with the help of Grammy Award-nominated engineer Mark Williams. ...

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Former HELMET Drummer Launches New Project

TOMAHAWK/ex-HELMET drummer John Stainer has teamed up with DON CABALLERO guitarist Ian Williams in a new project called BATTLES. The band will make their live debut on May 21 at the Irving Plaza in New York City. Also set to appear are TOMAHAWK, the MELVINSFANTÔMAS BIG BAND and MONDO GENERATOR. ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Frontman Discusses New Album, Absence Of Spacesuits

POWERMAN 5000's forthcoming album, "Transform", will include a bonus Enhanced CD portion containing videos for the tracks "Free" and "Action", as well as other undisclosed extras. "Transform", due on May 20 through DreamWorks Records, is the fourth album from the platinum Los Angeles-based quintet. Its arrival finds frontman Spider One characteristically reflective, in this case ...

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NEVERMORE: Nearly Done Recording

NEVERMORE are nearly done tracking their new CD, "Enemies Of Reality", at a Seattle studio with producer Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE, SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, DOKKEN). According to drummer Van Williams, "drums, bass, guitars are finished except Warrel [Dane] has to finish up vocals. So far It's turning out great, I don't think it will disappoint!" ...

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Second Lawsuit Filed In GREAT WHITE Concert Tragedy

A second lawsuit was filed today in connection with the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy fire in Rhode Island — this one on behalf of a young girl who lost her 27-year-old mother in the blaze which took 99 lives, according to The Providence Journal. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Zoe Jean Kingsley, the 6-year-old ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Lands Snack Deal

Kelly Osbourne has landed herself a role in the new Doritos advertising campaign. The 18-year-old daughter of Ozzy Osbourne will appear in two U.K.-only commercials for Doritos going out from March 17. Kelly and her bandmates will be seen sitting in a flat listening to their forthcoming single, "Come Dig Me Out", while munching on ...

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FIX 8 Become BLOODSIMPLE

FIX 8, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, have officially changed their name to BLOODSIMPLE. The band are currently recording a new demo and playing select dates in the Northeast. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Announce U.K. Dates

MOTÖRHEAD will embark on a U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 05 – Norwich, UK @ Uea Oct. 06 - Folkstone, UK @ Leas Cliff Hall Oct. 08 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Oct. 09 - Newcastle, UK @ City Hall Oct. 10 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands Oct. 12 ...

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MEDICATION Split Up!

MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have announced their decision to disband following the cancellation of a European tour and a split with their record label, Locomotive Music. "While [the ...

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