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SEVENDUST To Release Acoustic DVD/CD

SEVENDUST are currently putting together an acoustic DVD/CD and are asking their fans for their feedback. "Tell us about your experiences at the acoustic shows, and if you have pictures with the band from the acoustic tour send them in!" reads a post on the group's official web site. "Take pictures of your signed swag, ...

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BORISLAV MITIC To Participate In INTERNATIONAL GUITARART FESTIVAL

Acclaimed Yugoslav guitarist Borislav Mitic (currently residing in Montreal, Canada) has issued the following update regarding his current and upcoming activities: "I made a guest appearance on the track 'Message of Hope' from the new instrumental album of the virtuoso keyboard player Vitalij Kuprij. The album is titled 'Forward and Beyond' and is out now. ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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FLESHGRIND To Play Texas In March

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND will be embarking on an 8-to-10 date mini-tour of Texas at the end of March. The band are asking anyone in Texas interested in booking this show to contact Dave from PitBulls Productions at [email protected] As previously reported, FLESHGRIND are scheduled to perform a one-off concert in Bandung, Indonesia on August ...

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MIKE CHLASCIAK: 'HALFORD Has Not Broken Up'

Former HALFORD guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak recently gave an interview to HeavyMetalRadio.net in which he spoke about the possibility of another HALFORD album coming out and his plans for his current project, PAINMUSEUM. Asked to clarify the future of the HALFORD band, Mike said, "I think its safe to say that HALFORD is in sleep ...

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Argentine Tribute To KYUSS To Surface In Late February

Argentine label Dias de Garage Records, home to such acts as BUFFALO and DRAGONAUTA, will be issuing a tribute CD to the stoner legends KYUSS in late February. The as-yet-untitled album, which features an all-Argentine cast, will contain the following tracks, among others: 01. NATAS – "Allen's Wrench" 02. BUFFALO - "Oddysey 03. TAURA - ...

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Former QUIET RIOT Singer Discusses The Band's Breakup

Former QUIET RIOT singer Kevin Dubrow recently spoke to Classic Rock Revisited about the group's decision to split up and his future plans. Asked about the band's breakup, Dubrow said, "Everyone always asks, 'Why did you break up?' The question they should be asking is, 'Why did you stay together so long?' Considering the dynamics ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Frontman To Guest On EXECUTION CD

Former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske is preparing to enter the studio to record a guest appearance for the forthcoming solo project of THOTEN frontman Renato Tribuzy, dubbed EXECUTION. "I will take a while to sing the song," Michael said. "It's nothing impossible, but [it calls for] very high-pitched vocals. I have to train for that ...

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Ex-STRATOVARIUS Singer: TIMO TOLKKI Has 'Really Gone Over The Top'

Former STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto has broken his silence regarding his departure from the band. The following is Kotipelto's official statement regarding his split with the group and his future plans: "Dear Friends, "There's been so many rumours out lately that I wanted to sort things out with a short comment from my side. First ...

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SODOM Working On First DVD, Seeking Help In Locating Footage

Long-running German thrashers SODOM are currently compiling footage for their first-ever DVD, which looks likely to be a double-disc release. The band have already sifted through almost 200 hours of video tapes and boxes full of early photos and are currently asking the public's help in locating old/rare/obscure material, especially photos (promotional shots, live pictures, ...

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It's Official: STRATOVARIUS Have A Female Singer!

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have announced the addition of a new singer and drummer to the group's ranks. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "New vocalist for STRATOVARIUS is called 'Miss K' (photos). "The vocal talents of this sultry Finnish lady vary from raunchy rock to classical operatic. Her voice range ...

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MURDERDOLLS Frontman Talks About Upcoming Solo Tour

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13) has issued the following statement regarding his upcoming U.K. tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early March: "A lot of questions have been coming in, asking what I will be doing at these shows. I will not ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Leaves Intensive Care

Ozzy Osbourne has been moved out of intensive care as he recovers from the crash of an all-terrain vehicle two weeks ago, his family said Tuesday (Dec. 23). Osbourne, 55, fractured his collarbone, eight ribs and a neck vertebra when the 600-pound ATV flipped and landed on top of him at his estate in Buckinghamshire, ...

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SHARON: OZZY Will Take Six Months To Recover

Ozzy Osbourne will take six months to recover from his quad bike crash injuries, his wife Sharon said Tuesday (Dec. 16), according to Scotsman.com. Ozzy is said to be breathing unaided and joking with nurses — even asking two of them to marry him. But in an interview with Lorraine Kelly on GMTV, Sharon said ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform At SUPER BOWL Pre-Show

AEROSMITH will make their second Super Bowl appearance in four years just before kickoff at Super Bowl XXXVIII (38) on February 1 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, according to Launch Radio Networks. The band haven't yet decided what songs they'll play, but at least one will likely come from their upcoming "Honkin' On Bobo" ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Mother Says Plan To Release Incomplete CONTROL DENIED Album Is 'Sacrilege'

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has issued a statement in response to Hammerheart Records' announcement that they will be releasing the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED early next year. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare ...

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CONTROL DENIED: Unfinished Album To See Light Of Day

Holland's Hammerheart Records have announced plans to release the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED over the objections of Jane Schuldiner, mother of late CONTROL DENIED/DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner. Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor, began work on the album (tentatively titled ...

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POWERMAN 5000: Is The End Near?

POWERMAN 5000 are strongly rumored to have been dropped by Dreamworks Records as a result of the disappointing sales performance of the band's last outing, "Transform". "Transform", which debuted at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 album chart in late May, has shifted 148,561 copies in the U.S. so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan — ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Debut Album Delayed, New Bassist Announced

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "New Found Power", to February 10 through Elektra Records. The group, who have just announced the addition of bassist Bobzilla to their ranks, are fronted by Patrick Lachman, who used ...

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KONKHRA: The Israel 'Reality Check Tour' Report

KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark has sent us the following report from the band's recent tour of Israel: "After confirming our involvement in this festival we did get some calls from family, asking us what we were thinking. In Denmark, nothing much happens, so if there is something happening in Israel, preferably a suicide bombing, it ...

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Mexican Evangelists Pray For 'Evil' MARILYN MANSON

Variety reports that dozens of Bible-wielding Mexican evangelical Christians prayed for the soul of MARILYN MANSON on Thursday (October 16) in a protest against a planned concert by the shock rocker. About 100 people sang hymns and prayed outside local government buildings in the center of the northern city of Monterrey, where MANSON, infamous for ...

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