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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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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Speaks Out On Upcoming Solo Album

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has released a lengthy update via his official web site on the status of his upcoming solo album, "Beyond Aston", his Internet-only single, "Straws", his health and the possibility of future live appearances. "My company, Aston Cross Music, Inc., is making 2,000 copies of 'Straws'," writes Ward. "1,000 ...

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DOKKEN Bassist Sits In With FIREHOUSE

Bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, on Friday night I was just settling down for the normal kind of weekend us rockstars have - you know, watching the cartoon channel and picking the green bits from inside the deepest recesses of my toenails ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Shop New Demo, Make Film Appearance

MONSTER MAGNET are currently shopping a new three-song demo to interested record companies following their split with longtime label A&M Records earlier in the year. Recorded in August 2002, the demo features the following cuts: 01. Master Of Light 02. Oh Baby 03. Blow Your Mind In other news, MONSTER MAGNET reportedly filmed a scene ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Manhood Up For Sale

On February 25, 1968, Cynthia Plaster Caster cast the manhood of JIMI HENDRIX at the Chicago Hilton and the rest is history. "He was certainly a tough act to follow," says Cynthia who made a lasting first impression and gave a whole new meaning to band "member." The Plaster Casters of Chicago went ...

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UPDATE: DROWNING POOL Frontman Died From Heart Disease

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams died of cardiomyopathy, a disorder affecting the heart muscle resulting in inadequate heart pumping, according to a spokesperson for the Medical Examiner's Office for the Northern District of Virginia. The disorder can be caused by several factors, including viral infections, heart attacks, alcoholism, and severe hypertension, among others. On August ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Died Of Natural Causes

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams' death was due to natural causes and was not drug or alcohol related, as had been widely speculated. On August 14th, the 30-year-old frontman was found dead in a bunk on his tour bus. The band was in Manassas, Virginia, on its way to the next day's Ozzfest show in ...

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LIMP BIZKIT DJ Threatens To Kill THE ICARUS LINE

LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal allegedly threatened to kill Travis Keller from Buddyhead and Joe Cardamone (a.k.a. Jack Mormon) from THE ICARUS LINE after the duo taunted the short-tempered DJ while hosting an underground hip hop/rock show last week. The following account was posted at the web site of British rock magazine Rock Sound: ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: Synthetic Leather Rebels?!

JUDAS PRIEST may look and act tough when performing onstage, but the legendary headbangers have big hearts when it comes to animals. In a recent letter to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the band's manager revealed the hard rockers' softer side, noting, "The members of JUDAS PRIEST are all animal lovers, and ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Kick Off North American Tour In October

GUNS N' ROSES will kick off a 40-plus date North American arena tour in late October in the Northeastern U.S., according to Billboard Bulletin. So far, no dates have yet been announced, although rumors suggest that an October 22nd date at Chicago's Allstate Arena is in the works. Reports that the band is asking for ...

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JOE SATRIANI Offers Reward For Stolen Guitar

JOE SATRIANI has had one of his Chromeboys (chrome Ibanez guitars) stolen after the Clearwater, Florida show at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday, August 21st. Here is a message from Joe on the matter: "My 'Pearly' Chrome Ibanez guitar was stolen last [Wednesday] during load out at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL. If ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Targeted By PETA Over "Hell Bent For Leather"

JUDAS PRIEST have become the latest targets of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to EntertainmentIdaho.com. PETA fired off a letter to band members last week, asking that they change their 1978 album Hell Bent for Leather to Hell Bent for Pleather. "Actually, I'm a big JUDAS PRIEST fan," spokeswoman Lisa Franzetta ...

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