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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist STRADLIN Subject Of Upcoming Biography

Black Market Publishing has formally announced plans for the first-ever biography of legendary GUNS N' ROSES rhythm guitar player and lead songwriter Izzy Stradlin. Set to be released in the spring of 2004, this biography promises to deliver for fans the full story on one of hard rock's most intriguing and elusive icons, chronicling Izzy's ...

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KID ROCK, SLASH Jam On 'Sweet Home Alabama' At Barnstable Brown Gala

Kid Rock, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and country crooner Travis Tritt rocked the house with a version of "Sweet Home Alabama" at the Barnstable Brown Gala at this year's Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. The Barnstable Brown Gala, known as one of Louisville's most glamorous fund-raising events, benefits diabetes research at the universities ...

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FATES WARNING Frontman To Appear At PROGPOWER USA IV

FATES WARNING/ENGINE frontman Ray Alder has been confirmed to make a special guest appearance at Progpower USA IV, which takes place at Atlanta's Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6. Alder will perform at the event with Sensory recording artists REDEMPTION, now featuring vocalist Corey Brown, formerly of PSYCO DRAMA and currently in MAGNITUDE NINE ...

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KID ROCK Hard At Work On New Album

KID ROCK and his TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER band are hard at work in his suburban Detroit studio, Clarkston Chophouse, recording material for his next album. Word is that Rock has more than 70 songs written for the project, and he's said he wants to record 50 of them before choosing a final track listing. ...

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PEARL JAM Respond To Rocky Mountain News Article

PEARL JAM have responded to the story from the Rocky Mountain News claiming uproar of the action of singer Eddie Vedder impaling a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slamming it to the stage. The newspaper reported what sounded like a mass walkout, but according to the band about two-dozen ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH To Issue New Solo Album

Former VAN HALEN frontman DAVID LEE ROTH will issue his new solo album, "Diamond Dave", through Magna Carta/Magnatude Records on July 8. The album features several originals and a few covers. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Medicine Man 02. Thug Pop 03. Act One 04. Slip Away 05. Bold ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Complete Work On 'Oculus Infernum'

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL have finally completed work on their new album, "Oculus Infernum", for a summer release through Arctic Music. A limited-edition (limited to 500 copies), gatefold vinyl version of the album will surface through Regimental Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Rex Infernum In ...

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IN FLAMES: Cleveland Show Cancelled!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been forced to cancel tonight's show at Odeon in Cleveland, Ohio "due to a major bus breakdown in the middle of nowhere," the band announced via a posting on their official web site. "We are, of course, truly for this and we will make it up for [the fans] on the ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: BLACKY Will Never Rejoin The Band

VOIVOD fans hoping for a reunion of the band's original — and most celebrated — lineup are unlikely to get their wish, according to drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away). "Unfortunately we don't really get along with [original bassist] Blacky," Langevin told Metal Update. "He is the one who will never be back in the fold. ...

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PROGPOWER USA IV: The Official Press Release

Finland's NIGHTWISH and Germany's RAGE have been confirmed to make their American debuts as headliners of ProgPower USA IV, which returns to Atlanta's Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6. "It is always exciting for us as a band to take on new areas and see how our stuff goes down there," said NIGHTWISH bassist ...

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BEWKENHEIMER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Worcester, Massachusetts' BEWKENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER), who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have parted ways with bassist Matt Cole and have replaced him with Brendan Cheever (ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION). The group, who recently added a second guitarist in the shape of Dan Bongiorno (also ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION), are working on the material for the ...

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CHIMAIRA's Video Set Goes Up In Flames

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA met with misfortune earlier this week when the Los Angeles studio where they were about to shoot the video for their upcoming single "Down Again" caught fire. The video was to feature the band playing inside a giant mass of gauze, but before shooting could begin, the gauze ignited and the flames ...

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Updated: PANTERA, Ex-HALFORD Members Join Forces In NEW FOUND POWER

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have teamed up with DIESEL MACHINE/ex-HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman (on vocals!) and ex-JERRY-CANTRELL guitarist Shawn Matthews (on bass) in a brand new band called NEW FOUND POWER. The group are said to be in the process of writing material for their debut album, tentatively due later in ...

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DOWN/CROWBAR Guitarist Joins VALUME NOB

DOWN/CROWBAR guitarist Kirk Windstein has joined New Orleans' VALUME NOB as the band's temporary bassist. Windstein, who recently commenced the songwriting process for the next CROWBAR album, made his live debut with the group on Friday (Jan. 17) at Dixie Taverne in New Orleans and will reportedly be appearing with the band at all of ...

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NIKKI SIXX Biography Available For Pre-Order

Black Market Publishing has released "An Education in Rebellion: The Biography of Nikki Sixx", by Jake Brown, on paperback, and available for order at www.blackmarketpublishing.com prior to its April in-store release. Featuring exclusive interviews with ex-girlfriend Lita Ford, legendary producer Tom Werman, former RIP magazine editor Lonn Friend, legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower, substance-abuse specialist ...

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Police Make Arrest In 1993 MIA ZAPATA Slaying

The 1993 killing of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, which baffled police and her fans for nearly a decade, appears to have been solved with the arrest of a man in Miami, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 48-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women ...

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BLACK CROWES Guitarist Resurfaces In HOOKAH BROWN

HOOKAH BROWN, the new band launched by BLACK CROWES guitarist Rich Robinson, will kick off an eight-date tour on Jan. 21 in Baltimore, according to Rolling Stone. In addition to Robinson on guitar and vocals, HOOKAH BROWN features drummer Bill Dobrow, and a pair of British musicians, bassist Fionn O'Lochlainn and singer John Hogg. Hogg, ...

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POISON Drummer To Issue Solo Album

Rikki Rockett, drummer of the multi-platinum group POISON, is set to release his first solo record Tuesday, Jan. 7. The album, entitled "Glitter 4 Your Soul", contains 11 tracks of remakes of 1970's "glitter" songs by such artists as DAVID BOWIE ("Fame"), T. REX ("Rock On"), THE NEW YORK DOLLS ("Trash'), THE ROLLING STONES ("Star, ...

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BROWN Prepare New CD, Live Dates

Raleigh, North Carolina's BROWN, featuring former CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin on guitar/vocals, will spring back into action in April with the announcement of upcoming live dates and "some new releases," the details of which have yet to be divulged. BROWN, who no longer include in their ranks producer John Custer (C.O.C., DAG, CRY ...

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IMPALED Push Back EP Release

IMPALED have pushed back the release date of their upcoming EP, "Medical Waste", to early February via Necropolis Records in the U.S. and Century Media Records in Europe. "The delay may be fortuitous, though, as IMPALED have completed their first music video!," according to the band's official web site. "Directed by Sean 'Bloodbath' McGrath himself, ...

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KID ROCK: 'I've Got Two Albums In The Can'

KID ROCK is set to take a huge leap back into the music world in 2003. "I got two albums in the can and more to come," Rock told MTV News. "I want to do a country album, a rap album, another KID ROCK album, a TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER BAND album and some other side ...

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