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ANTHRAX To Tour Japan, Australia In April

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "[Fiancée] Pearl and I went to our friends Mia and Dave's wedding. It was a killer wedding. It was a rock wedding. Mia's dad is Steven Tyler and Dave plays ...

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AC/DC Begin Writing New Material

AC/DC have started writing material for their next album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Fifa Riccobono, the chief executive of Albert Productions, AC/DC's Australian record label and international publisher, has confirmed to Undercover that songs have been written for the next record but the band are yet to start recording. One thing ...

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New Found Power - DAMAGEPLAN

The fall of PANTERA could have been predicted by anyone keeping an eye on the band for the last few years. Increasingly erratic performances and behavior from singer Philip Anselmo, as well as his predilection for going off and attempting enough side projects to fill a record store, made it clear that the quartet was ...

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TILES: Back Catalog To Be Reissued

Detroit-based progressive rockers TILES will have their back catalog reissued in March as part of InsideOut Music's Special Edition series (March 1 in Europe, March 16 in North America). According to a posting on TILES' web site, "[guitarist and chief songwriter] Chris [Herin] wrote an essay for each Special Edition outlining the details of the ...

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DOKKEN: 'Japan Live' DVD Set For Release Next Month

Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will be issuing DOKKEN's live DVD, titled "Dokken: Japan Live '95", on Monday February 16, 2004. Originally filmed at Tokyo's Kosei Nenkin Hall on March 2, 1995, this "spectacular, adrenalin-pumped" live rock concert experience features the original DOKKEN lineup consisting of Don Dokken (vocals, guitar), George Lynch (lead guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass, ...

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MARILYN MANSON, MAYHEM Among 'Craziest' Rockers Of All Time

MARILYN MANSON and Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM were included in a list of the "100 most insane moments in rock" released last week by British music magazine Q. Topping the list was the late WHO drummer Keith Moon, who was singled out for a life of excess that included countless drug-fueled brawls, a food fight ...

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Ex-GEEZER Vocalist Forms New Project

Vocalist Clark Brown (GEEZER, LD/50, BEWKENHEIMER) has reportedly teamed up with members of popular Worcester, Massachusetts-area hardcore bands CHANGE OF SYSTEM, HOOD and SEVEN HILL PSYCHOS in a brand new project dubbed CHAGRIN. The group, whose sound is said to be "heavier" than that of BEWKENHEIMER while still featuring Clark's "catchy hooks", are currently working ...

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Former C.O.C. Drummer Releases Benefit EP

BROWN, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based band featuring former CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin on guitar/vocals, have released a special Christmas CD containing two older tracks backed with two brand new numbers. All proceeds from the disc, dubbed "Brown Xmas – Red Cross Benefit", will go to the American Red Cross. The complete track listing ...

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DOWN Sever Ties With ELEKTRA RECORDS

DOWN, the New Orleans supergroup featuring Philip Anselmo (vocals, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA), Pepper Keenan (guitars, C.O.C.), Jimmy Bower (drums, EYETHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL), Rex Brown (bass, ex-PANTERA) and Kirk Windstein (guitars, CROWBAR), have severed their ties with Elektra Records, according to DOWN's official webmaster Justin. Anselmo, who has made it clear in recent interviews that he ...

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CROWBAR Complete New CD, Seek Record Deal

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey ya'll, Kirk here again. We just want to let ya'll know that things are moving along well, albeit, rather slowly with the new CROWBAR deal. We want to take our time and get the best deal for this new ...

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Ex-PANTERA Drummer: 'PHILIP ANSELMO Was Afraid Of Success'

Ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the circumstances that led to the group's demise two years after the release of their critically acclaimed "Reinventing The Steel" CD. "With the last couple of PANTERA records, we kept getting more and more narrow-minded because of Phil," Vinnie said. "He didn't want to experiment ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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DEEP PURPLE's Tribute To Victims Of SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA Tragedy

The instrumental song "Contact Lost", the bittersweet finale of DEEP PURPLE's new album "Bananas", was inspired by the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. It was written by guitarist Steve Morse. Columbia broke up over Texas upon re-entry on February 1, 2003, after a successful 16-day scientific research mission. The accident claimed the lives ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Guitarist Signs Endorsement Deal

GRAVE DIGGER guitarist Manni Schmidt has signed a new endorsement deal with the German amp company Earforce. He plays the "Booster", which he co-developed as well. On December 13-14, you can watch Manni presenting his new guitar, KXK M.S.II, and the latest Earforce amps at a workshop to be held at the Principal Studio in ...

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DEVILDRIVER: Video Posted Online

DEVILDRIVER's video for the track "I Could Care Less" has been posted online at this location (Quicktime required). The clip was directed by P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and was shot on October 5. "I Could Care Less" is the first single off the group's self-titled debut album, out now on Roadrunner ...

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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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CROWBAR Change Album Title, Set Tentative Track Listing

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR have changed the working title of their forthcoming CD to "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" from the previously announced "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War". The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form" was recorded in Louisiana with producers Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, ...

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CAMP FREDDY Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

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), have signed a deal with Sanctuary Records and will begin ...

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DEVILDRIVER Film Video For 'I Could Care Less'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, shot a video for the track "I Could Care Less" with director P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) on Sunday (October 5). "I Could Care Less" is the first single off the group's self-titled debut album, due on October 28 ...

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PYREXIA To Record New Album In October

Reunited Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA, who recently signed an exclusive distribution deal with Crash Music, will be entering Sabella Studios in October to record their newest full-length opus, "Cruelty Beyond Submission". A January 2004 release via a partnership between Rex Records (PYREXIA's label) and Deepsend Records is expected. ...

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METALLICA Dress Up As LED ZEPPELIN For Magazine Photo Shoot

METALLICA dressed up as LED ZEPPELIN for a photo shoot for Esquire magazine's special 70th anniversary issue, which is scheduled to hit the newsstands next week. "The idea behind the photo shoot, which was held on July 8 at the Hit Factory in New York City, was to have current artists portray certain music icons," ...

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