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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Offers Free Download

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer is making available for download the solo track "Spinning Round" "on account of the war in Iraq," the singer wrote on his official web site. "The overwhelming feedback that I've received tying together the lyric in this song seems appropriate for the times, so to all that wanted this ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Stage EDDIE Finds New Home!

You may remember that last year IRON MAIDEN ran an eBay auction to raise money for the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund... and one of the most interesting items up for grabs was a genuine "Stage Eddie" from the "No Prayer For The Dying" tour. He's been cooped up on a container ship for ...

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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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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Checks In, Offers Another MP3 Download

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have updated their official web site with another personal message from Bell and another full-length MP3 from their recently completed "Iconoclast" six-song demo. The following is Burton's latest posting in its entirety: "It has nearly been ...

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Attorney: GREAT WHITE Singer Wants Immunity

A lawyer for GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell said the singer is asking for immunity from prosecution before agreeing to testify to a grand jury investigating last week's tragic nightclub fire in Rhode Island, according to Billboard. "We'll be there [Friday]," attorney Neil Philbin, who represents Russell, said. "What happens next remains to be determined." ...

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COURTNEY LOVE's Meltdown

The following article was published in the current edition of the National Enquirer: Shortly before Courtney Love was busted by cops for an air-rage outburst, the rude rocker tore through a Hollywood newsstand and wreaked havoc, charges the irate owner. "When Courtney came in, it was like a hurricane suddenly hit my newsstand," a still ...

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SONY MUSIC Strike Back In INCUBUS Contract Dispute

Sony Music struck back in its contract dispute with INCUBUS on Tuesday (Feb. 11), asking a federal court to block the band's bid for free agency, according to the Los Angeles Times. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, said the band owes four more albums under an exclusive recording contract that band members signed in 1996. ...

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DIONYSUS To Enter Studio In The Spring

Swedish/German melodic power metal act DIONYSUS, featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, are tentatively planning to record their new album in late spring for a fall release through AFM Records. According to Ronny, "The second album will include 'Paradise Land' and also the continued story ...

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INCUBUS Sue To Break Free From Record Contract

INCUBUS have filed a lawsuit against Sony Corp. in an attempt to break free from their contract that requires the group to make four more albums with the company's Epic Records label, according to Billboard.com. The band are asking a judge to rule that California's labor law allows them to stop recording for Sony and ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Revise Live Album Track Listing

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have revised the track listing to their upcoming live CD, "Bootlegged, Distorted, Remixed & Uploaded". According to the band's official web site, 'SHIFTER favourite "Triad" (from the 1993 Earache Records album "Desensitized") has now been added to the disc. An exuberant Mark Clayden (bass) had this to say: "A lot of fans were ...

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JEFF PILSON Gets Excited About L/P Marketing, Touring Plans

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following update to his official web site: "As of the meeting with Spitfire [Records] on January 30, the release date for L/P [Pilson's collaboration with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch] will be April 22nd. As of today [Feb. 4th] it still says April 8th on ...

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BODY COUNT Commence Work On New CD

BODY COUNT, the Los Angeles-based band led by rapper Ice-T, have commenced work on a new studio album, tentatively due at the end of the year. "I can't walk down the street without people asking me, 'Where's BC?'," Ice told MTV.com. "It's funny that BODY COUNT was 10 years ago and since then there hasn't ...

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Ex-STRYPER Bassist: God Is Good!

Former STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines has posted the following update via his official web site: "This really has been an exciting month for us and a wonderful beginning to a new year 2003. On New Years morning, my wife took me to the airport and there I met [ex-STRYPER guitarist] Oz [Fox]. We departed for ...

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KREATOR's MILLE Offers Update On Live CD/DVD

KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza has posted the following update via the band's official web site: "Dear friends, fans and supporters, "We currently spend a lot of time in the studio with [producer] Andy Sneap, listening to and mixing the material we've recorded on the last tour. Most of the songs came out great, well maybe ...

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MANOWAR Seek Acts For Label Imprint

MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label imprint are asking all unsigned metal bands to please submit their CD, photos, bio, phone and e-mail to the following address: Magic Circle Music PO Box 7214 Auburn, NY 13021 USA For more information, visit Magic Circle Music's official web site at this location. ...

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CHRIS HOLMES' Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is auctioning off a custom-built guitar via eBay at this location. Built in 1985, the guitar bears what is supposedly the only red Jackson logo painted on a headstock — a design originally created for W.A.S.P.'s "Inside the Electric Circus" album and tour. The axe, the current bid ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Prepare To Record New Album

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "Hey all you sick fucks!!!! Just wanted to say what's up and let you all know what's been goin' on with SIX FEET UNDER. First off, the X-Mass festivals that we've just completed in Europe a ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I Have Complete And Utter Faith In My Wife'

OZZY OSBOURNE believes that there is nothing wrong with having his wife as his manager, telling Launch in a recent interview that "every married man's business adviser is his wife. Here's a typical thing: The other day, a truck got delivered to my house. I'm like, 'What's this all about?' My wife comes running in, ...

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DEATHRIDE To Begin Recording In Early February

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are set to begin recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", on Feb. 3 for a July release through Roadrunner Records. The following is Fafara's latest update on the group's activities, as posted on the band's official message board: "DEATHRIDE goes to the NAMM ...

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REB BEACH: 'WHITESNAKE's Music Runs Through My Veins'

Former DOKKEN and current WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach has posted the following message via his official web site: "Well, friends... I finally got the WHITESNAKE gig. It is no secret that I have been pursuing David [Coverdale] for a long time, as WHITESNAKE's music runs through my veins. The time has come for me to ...

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ACE FREHLEY: No Plans To Rejoin KISS

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, guitarist Ace Frehley has no plans to rejoin KISS in time for their appearance at the Kiss Symphony concert in late February. Frehley, who is believed to be working on a solo album for a late 2003 release, told Eddie Trunk, host of a New York hard rock radio ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Hard At Work On New Album

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent (a.k.a. Vincent Cusano) has been writing and recording new material at a Los Angeles studio for an album that may or may not surface under the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION moniker. No further information on the project is available at this time. In related news, the jury deciding the fate of ...

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DEATHRIDE Kick Off Showcase Gigs

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have kicked off a series of showcase gigs with a view towards signing a record deal and issuing a debut CD in early 2003. "Yesterday afternoon: November, 13th DEATHRIDE showcased at The Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California," Fafara wrote ...

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