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VINNIE MOORE To Appear On RUSH Tribute CD

Guitar shredder Vinnie Moore is currently recording tracks in his studio for a RUSH tribute CD that will be released by Magna Carta Records. Moore is said to be playing all of the rhythm guitars and also a solo or two on the upcoming album, which will feature Mike Mangini (STEVE VAI, EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on ...

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RUSH: European Tour Off The Table!

It's official: RUSH will not be touring Europe in support of their latest CD, "Vapor Trails". "[The European tour] is off the table," guitarist Alex Lifeson recently confirmed. "To be honest, we know we have fans there but the album sales and interest in promoters is seriously lacking in Europe. A lot of that is ...

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COSMOSQUAD Line Up Hollywood Appearance

Los Angeles-based instrumental trio COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Barry Sparks, are celebrating the release of their new "Live at the Baked Potato" CD with a Tuesday, November 5 appearance at that very venue, located at 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood, CA. In related news, Kollman and Gaalaas will ...

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'KISS Alive Forever': More Excerpts Posted Online

The second of four excerpts from "KISS Alive Forever - The Complete Touring History", a unique reference of more than 1,900 performances of the storied rock band's career, bolstered by interviews with members of the KISS road crew, as well as opening acts such as IRON MAIDEN, RUSH, CHEAP TRICK, and STYX, is available online ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: More MP3 Samples Posted Online

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), and vocalist London LeGrand, have now posted clips of four recently-recorded demo tracks via their official web site at the following locations: ...

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DEFTONES' CHI CHENG: No New Album Until 2003

DEFTONES' forthcoming CD, tentatively titled Lovers, will not surface before early 2003, bassist Chi Cheng has confirmed via a posting on the band's official web site. "We're not going to rush this mug, so I can tell you it will be sometime next year but I will tell you I think it will [be] well ...

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RUSH To Issue Best-Of Collection In January

RUSH will issue a new best-of collection, entitled The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987), on January 28th through Mercury/UME. All the selections on the 16-song set — which comprises tracks taken from the band's Mercury Records output — have been digitally remastered, and a 16-page booklet is included in the packaging. The complete tracklisting ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Offers Update On New CD

CRADLE OF FILTH are continuing work on their much-anticipated Damnation And A Day CD at New Rising studios in Essex, England for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Sony Music. "Basically, we are busy doing a million and one things all worth absolutely nothing and suffering badly from the 'hurry up and wait' process that ...

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RUSH To Be Inducted Into Canada's HALL OF FAME

RUSH will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame at a special ceremony on February 27th, as part of Canadian Music Week. They will be joined by this year's other inductee, talent manager Bernie Finkelstein. Finkelstein is a legendary manager who currently takes care of names like BRUCE COCKBURN and BLACKIE AND ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Update On New Album

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's forthcoming album, Violent Mood Swings, which they will shortly begin recording with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE): "Hi everybody! I'm writing to let you all know what the deal is and why this ...

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OVERKILL Announce Producer For Forthcoming CD

OVERKILL have enlisted veteran British metal producer Colin Richardson to produce the group's next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Spitfire Records. "We've used Colin in a mix capacity in the past... [but this is the] first time, in a long time, that we're in this position [where we can have the album ...

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Still Going Strong - ANVIL

Still going strong? Well, that's certainly subjective. ANVIL's umpteenth album opens with two tracks of pure and total greatness. They've got the power, dynamics, passion and drive that ANVIL used to fill entire albums with. They rush out of the starting gate in a torrent, screaming "ANVIL is fucking back!" "Race Against Time" and "In ...

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KISS Book Rush-Released Due To 'Overwhelming Demand'

Due to overwhelming demand, Billboard Books is rush-releasing their newest title, the 288-page, KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History. The book will now be released on Tuesday, October 1st, a full three weeks ahead of schedule. Seven years in the making, KISS Alive Forever was written by authors Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs and ...

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ROB ZOMBIE And PETE'S WICKED ALE Team Up To Rock Halloween

ROB ZOMBIE will team up with Pete's Brewing Company for a special Halloween-themed promotion. A national sweepstakes winner will be sent to Los Angeles for the world premiere of the horror-rocker's movie, House of 1,000 Corpses. Here's an official press release on the matter: Pete's Brewing Company has joined forces with Lion's Gate Entertainment, Spencer ...

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RUSH Add New Leg Of North American Tour Dates

Veteran Canadian prog-rockers RUSH have tacked on a new leg of North American tour dates in support of their latest Anthem/Atlantic Records album, Vapor Trails. Vapor Trails debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 254,000 copies in the US, according to SoundScan. RUSH's new tour dates are as follows: Oct. 05 ...

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THROES OF DAWN Postpone Recording Sessions

Finland's THROES OF DAWN have postponed the recording sessions for their next album until November/December. An early 2003 release through Avantgarde/Wounded Love Records is expected. According to the band, "the reason why the studio sessions were postponed is that we felt that we needed more time to rehearse and didn't want to rush things. We ...

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RUSH Drummer Breaks Silence On Death Of Daughter, Wife

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has broken his silence on the tragic deaths of his 19-year-old daughter Selena and wife Jackie, both of whom passed away within a 10-month period back in 1997-1998. In his new book, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, which is being published by Canada's ECW Press, Neil provides a personal ...

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TILES To Work With RUSH Producer On Forthcoming CD

Detroit-based prog rockers TILES will once again be utilizing the services of former RUSH/VOIVOD producer Terry Brown during the recording sessions for their upcoming album, tentatively titled Window Dressing. According to guitarist/songwriter Chris Herin, the band "experimented a lot, drew upon new influences, and tried to knock down some of our more obvious musical signposts. ...

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AHRUE LUSTER: "I Was Creatively Unfulfilled In MACHINE HEAD"

Having left MACHINE HEAD due to what is officially being called "creative differences", guitarist Ahrue Luster has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about the circumstances that led to his departure from the group his decision to pursue his own musical vision with his next project, the details of which are still being finalized. What follows is ...

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KORN's "Untouchables" Debuts At German #1!

Here is how the metal/hard rock genre fared in the German Media Control (Top 100) chart for the week ending June 24th (as reported by Rock Hard magazine): 01. KORN - Untouchables 08. MANOWAR - Warriors Of The World 19. BÖHSE ONKELZ - Dopamin 27. PUDDLE OF MUDD - Come Clean 28. P.O.D. - Satellite ...

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DOG EAT DOG Side Project MP3 Posted Online

BAD KARMA, the new group featuring DOG EAT DOG bassist Dave Neabore, have posted an MP3 of the track "Struggle" at this location. "Struggle" comes off BAD KARMA's forthcoming 10-song CD, which is currently being recorded for a late summer release. For more information on BAD KARMA—whose musical output has been described by ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist In Finishing Stages Of New SPASTIC INK CD, Joins Texas Cover Band

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has finally found a drummer to lay down the tracks for the last remaining tune, "A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood", for the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, Ink Compatible. Originally scheduled to be handled by Jarzombek's brother Bobby (i.e. HALFORD), the drum parts on the above-mentioned track were ...

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DOG EAT DOG: No Record Deal, Plenty Of Side Projects

DOG EAT DOG have yet to secure a new record deal following their split with the Roadrunner label and are continuing to write material in anticipation of a new album, according to the latest online posting from bassist Dave Neabore. In the meantime, Neabore has reportedly been jamming with a new group called BAD KARMA, ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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