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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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CROWBAR: New Studio Photos Available Online

A bunch more photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — recording their new album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, CROWBAR ...

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AC/DC Bassist Covers VAN MORRISON Classic

Bosnian-American act EMIR & FROZEN CAMELS have posted their cover of the VAN MORRISON classic "Brown Eyed Girl" in Wave format at this location. The song, which comes off the act's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "San", reportedly features a guest appearance by AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams. A fall 2003 release is expected. ...

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Woman Raped Outside IRON MAIDEN Concert In Chicago

Cathleen Falsani of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Tinley Park police are searching for a man they say raped a woman outside the Tweeter Center on the evening of Aug. 10. The woman told police the man assaulted her between 10 and 10:30 p.m. in the Tweeter Center parking lot, just as a rock ...

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METALLICA: Atlanta's Damaged Field Sings Heavy Metal Blues

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the next time METALLICA plays a concert at Turner Field, the Braves — and opposing teams — would prefer they do it in the parking lot. The heavy-metal act headlined a July 11 concert on the field while the Braves were on the road before the ...

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Former BIG WRECK Frontman Signs With CHAD KROEGER's Label

Jam! Music reports former BIG WRECK frontman Ian Thornley has signed with his friend Chad Kroeger's Universal-distributed label 604 in Canada, and Roadrunner for the rest of the world. He will begin recording with Toronto producer Gavin Brown (THREE DAYS GRACE, BILLY TALENT) in September. The album, expected in the first quarter of 2004, will ...

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CROWBAR: More Studio Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — rehearsing for and recording their upcoming album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online at this location. As ...

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CROWBAR: New Lineup Photos Posted Online

A couple of photos of the new CROWBAR lineup — guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein (DOWN), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Craig Nunenmacher (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) — rehearsing for the recording of their upcoming album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", have been posted online. Check them out:

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DOWN/C.O.C. Guitarist To Join CROWBAR?

DOWN/C.O.C. guitaristPepper Keenan will be in New Orleans during the recording sessions for CROWBAR's seventh studio album, tentatively titled "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", and there is a "slight chance" he will join the band as their new guitarist, according to a post on CROWBAR's official web site. As previously reported, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Guitarist Taken To Hospital After New York Show

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Mike Smith (ex-SNOT) injured his back in New York during a one-off concert on Wednesday (July 16) and was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a pinched nerve, according to MTV.com. Smith suffered the injury at Webster Hall when he jumped while playing and landed wrong. Despite being hurt, ...

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GREAT WHITE Working Out Details For Kansas Concert

Lawrence Journal-World is reporting that "organizers are working out details for an Aug. 22 concert in Russell [Kansas] by GREAT WHITE, the 1980s band whose pyrotechnics are blamed for starting the Feb. 20 fire that killed 100 — including the band's guitarist — at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. "The concert would be ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE To Tour Spain

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, will embark on a 10-date tour of Spain in late September. Prior to the Spanish trek, the band will play a host of East Coast ...

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JETHRO TULL Leader To Embark On Solo Tour

JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson will embark on a two-month solo tour in the fall in support of his forthcoming disc, "Rupi's Dance". The solo tour — dubbed "Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson" — is described on JETHRO TULL's web site as "an intimate evening of acoustic songs, music and bawdy tales." "Rupi's Dance", due ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Guitarist Gets Behind RIFFATHON 2003

Guitarist, Total Guitar and Guitar Techniques, in association with the Academy of Contemporary Music, have announced the first-ever U.K. Riffathon 2003. Supported by none other than former LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page, the Riffathon is designed to encourage players of all ages to get out there and riff. And it's all in a good cause ...

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PYREXIA Announce New Drummer

Reunited Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA, who recently signed an exclusive distribution deal with Crash Music, have added drummer Justin Dipinto to the group's lineup. "Justin is best known for his recent work behind the kit on MALEVOLENT CREATION's 'The Will To Kill' [album] and is a welcome addition to the group, solidifying ...

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CROWBAR Frontman: The New Record Will Smoke!

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR, the long-running band founded by DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein, will enter the studio on July 28 to begin recording their seventh studio album, "You Don't Need An Enemy To Have A War", tentatively due at the end of the year through Spitfire Records. "I know ya'll haven't heard anything about CROWBAR ...

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ROCK CITY MORGUE Announce New Tour Dates

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, the band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-THE B MOVIE RATS drummer Andy Baker, have lined up a host of gigs during August. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 01 - Continental Club - New York, NY Aug. 02 ...

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PYREXIA Sign Distribution Deal With CRASH MUSIC

Reunited Long Island, New York-based death metallers PYREXIA have officially signed an exclusive distribution deal with Crash Music. The group's next release will be an album titled "Deliverance", containing eight of the band's favorite songs from their back catalog plus three brand-new cuts to tide the fans over until the next full-length studio album is ...

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TED NUGENT Explains His Political Incorrectness

Ted Nugent phoned into the "Steve and DC" morning show on May 29 to address his recent controversial remarks that cost him a gig at the Muskegon Summer Celebration. Ted's response to the cancellations: "Eat me!" Nugent talked about how he has celebrated the legendary black artists, and how he's dedicated products to James Brown ...

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Edmonton Sun: Beyond The Bluster, OZZY's A Nice Guy

Kerry Diotte of the Edmonton Sun reports that a pair of local salon employees got up close and personal with Ozzy Osbourne. And one of the two women says Ozzy's not really like the ill-tempered, foul-mouthed man he comes across as on his reality TV show "The Osbournes". Nor did he seem like the scary ...

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