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VELVET REVOLVER To Present At WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

VELVET REVOLVER are among the presenters at the World Music Awards on Wednesday, September 15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be broadcast live by ABC between 9 and 11 p.m. Other presenting or performing artists include Usher, Josh Groban, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, ...

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JOSH HOMME Leaves EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

MTV.com reports: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme is temporarily leaving the EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, the side band he drums in under the alias Carlo Von Sexron. In a cryptic letter posted on www.qotsa.com, Homme said he was being replaced by sometime Homme-collaborator Joey "Sexy Mexy" Castillo on the group's upcoming West ...

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CAMP FREDDY Play NASCAR Event: Photos Available

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band featuring JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-JANE'S ADDICTION drummer Stephen Perkins, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), played a NASCAR event e California Speedway in Fontana, CA last Saturday (Sept. 4). The band ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's FREESE Lays Down Tracks For WES BORLAND's Solo CD

A PERFECT CIRCLE member/session drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese is currently laying down tracks for the new solo album from LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland. Borland, who recently rejoined LIMP BIZKIT after a three-year break, posted the following message on his web site earlier today (Sept. 9): "Drums on three tracks, three more tomorrow. Yes, we're ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA 2004

DAMAGEPLAN are the latest act confirmed for Locobazooka 2004, an all-day music festival set to take place September 26 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. Also scheduled to appear are SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, UPO, CLUTCH, TESLA, MONSTER MAGNET, NONPOINT, DROPBOX, EARSHOT, CROSSFADE, JOSH TODD, KITTIE, SILVERTIDE, CANDIRIA, ALL THAT REMAINS and SHADOWS FALL. In ...

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NICK OLIVERI Shoots Back At JOSH HOMME On New DWARVES Album

MTV.com reports: "After staying relatively quiet in the wake of his ousting from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ex-bassist Nick Oliveri has shot back at his former bandmate Josh Homme on the new record by his former group the DWARVES. The track 'Massacre' on the disc 'Dwarves Must Die' features Oliveri cackling in the background ...

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TEOS To Support MCBRAIN DAMAGE In Philadelphia

Philadelphia power metal quintet TEOS will open the MCBRAIN DAMAGE show at the Trocadero Theater on Tuesday August 31. MCBRAIN DAMAGE features IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-BLACK SABBATH/GREAT WHITE bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz, along with members of DEEPSET and FAILSAFE. The band's live show will concentrate on an IRON MAIDEN format, playing ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Lines Up More Solo Dates

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd and his solo band have added more tour dates to their ongoing U.S. trek in support of their "You Made Me" album, available through a partnership between Todd Entertainment, LLC and XSRecords. They will be playing a bunch of gigs with TESLA, a show with ORGY, and they will be ...

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ON A PALE HORSE Select New Producer For Upcoming CD

ON A PALE HORSE, the band featuring ex-SLIPKNOT guitarist Josh Brainard, will now be utilizing the services of producer Warren Riker (DOWN, C.O.C., CROWBAR) for their sophomore album, "Riding the Wind", tentatively due in early 2005 through Mushroom Cloud Records. The follow-up to "Black Is Not the Darkest Colour" will contain 12 songs, including "Eye-In-Hand", ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: New CD To Feature Guest Appearances By GARBAGE, DISTILLERS Frontwomen

GARBAGE frontwoman Shirley Manson and the DISTILLERS' Brody Dalle contributed vocals to an as-yet-untitled cut earmarked for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's in-progress new studio album, according to Billboard.com. Dalle is the girlfriend of QOTSA leader Josh Homme. "It was so much fun," Manson wrote on GARBAGE's official web site. "[Dalle] has a crazy voice. ...

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ON A PALE HORSE To Enter Studio In September

ON A PALE HORSE, the band featuring ex-SLIPKNOT guitarist Josh Brainard, will enter Junior's Motel studio in Otho, Iowa in September with producer Kirk Kaufmann to record their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Riding the Wind". The follow-up to "Black Is Not the Darkest Colour" will contain 12 songs. Two additional cuts will surface on a ...

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Ex-BUCKERRY Singer JOSH TODD To Perform At The X GAMES

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd and his solo band have been tapped to bring their hypnotic rock 'n' roll and raw punk power to the X Games at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 7. The band will perform songs from their acclaimed debut album, "You Made Me", in stores now and available ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist TOMMY STINSON: More Tour Details Revealed

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson will be embarking on a solo tour in August/September. Stinson will be touring in support of his solo debut, "Village Gorilla Head", which was released this week through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los ...

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HELMET, CLUTCH, KITTIE Confirmed For LOCOBAZOOKA 2004

HELMET, CLUTCH, JOSH TODD, KITTIE, MONSTER MAGNET and TESLA are among the bands confirmed to appear at Locobazooka 2004, a two-day event set to take place September 25-26 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. Also scheduled to appear are BREAKING BENJAMIN, CROSSFADE, DROPBOX, EARSHOT, SALIVA, SHINEDOWN, TANTRIC and UPO. For more information, click ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Embark On Solo Tour

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson will be embarking on a solo tour in August/September. Stinson will be touring in support of his solo debut, "Village Gorilla Head", due on July 27 through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles ...

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STATIC-X Frontman Can Read The Writing On The Wall

Josh Bell of Las Vegas Weekly writes: Wayne Static can read the writing on the wall. The frontman for industrial-influenced nu-metal band STATIC-X knows the genre that helped push him to success is on the wane. "The hard rock that MTV's playing and the radio's playing now is all that new, like, I call it ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Drops DEAD KENNEDYS Suit

The Associated Press is reporting that former DEAD KENNEDYS lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against members of his band. In May 2000, a jury convicted Biafra and his record label of breach of contract and fraud. In June 2003, a state appeals court upheld that decision and ordered Biafra to pay ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 'Strip' For New Album

MTV.com reports that Joe Barresi, who worked on the QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's self-titled, 1998 debut, is back in the QOTSA fold, assisting frontman Josh Homme in producing the next album, the follow-up to 2002's "Songs for the Deaf". Singer and guitarist Josh Homme is reportedly handling most of the instruments, except for drums. ...

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