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Former KING KOBRA Vocalist Opens Archives To Public

Former KING KOBRA/SIGNAL/UNRULY CHILD vocalist Marcie Free (known before her sex-change operation as Mark Free) has just opened up her archives to the public. Hundreds of unreleased songs will be available with new updates monthly including rare demos, unreleased, live audio as well as vintage and unreleased video. The main web site will be ungoing ...

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DEEP PURPLE: New Compilation Album Released In Sweden

EMI in Sweden has just released a double CD collection from DEEP PURPLE entitled "Deep Purple Forever - Very Best 1968-2003". The complete track listing for the set is as follows: 01. Woman From Tokyo 02. Burn 03. Speed King 04. Knocking At Your Back Door 05. Mistreated 06. Smoke On The Water 07. Haunted ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY: Solo Album Details Revealed

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley checked in with KissOnline.com and chatted briefly about his upcoming solo album. According to Stanley, the album should be done and ready to mix by mid-May. Drumming on all the tracks to date is Victor Indruzzo who has toured and recorded with MACY GRAY, toured with BECK and appears on various ...

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STAIND Name New Album

MTV News is reporting that STAIND have set "Chapter V" as the title of their fifth album and the band's first album on Flip/Atlantic Records. While a definitive street date hasn't been firmed up yet (STAIND singer Aaron Lewis' wife is pregnant and due in May, "so it will be sometime shortly after ...

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STATIC-X Rejoined By Guitarist KOICHI FUKUDA

Guitarist Koichi Fukuda has officially rejoined STATIC-X. In a statement posted on the group's official web site, STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static said, "Koichi was with us back in the club days here in Los Angeles, played on our first record, 'Wisconsin Death Trip', and did the first two years of touring with the band. He's ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Perform With BLACKFIELD

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be appearing on keyboards with the band BLACKFIELD at their East Coast acoustic shows next week. BLACKFIELD is the brain child of Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE and Israeli singer/songwriter Aviv Geffen. Commented Jordan: "BLACKFIELD's music is very melodic rock. When I heard this beautiful album I wrote a ...

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STATIC-X Part Ways With Guitarist TRIPP EISEN

STATIC-X have split with guitarist Tripp Eisen following reports that Eisen was arrested by authorities in two states on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from two separate incidents involving sexual relations with minors. The group's official statement reads, in part, "STATIC-X has parted ways ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Is Believed To Have Met Teenage Victim Via Online Singles Community

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) is believed to have met the 14-year-old Sayreville, New Jersey girl he is accused of sexually assaulting in January on the web site FetischMusic.com (via their "Find-a-Freek" online singles community), where he used the screen name "groverygodadat" under the heading "never married male looking for female." ...

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KISS To Perform At ROCKIN' THE CORPS Patriotic Celebratory Concert

According to a posting at KissOnline.com, KISS, along with Cedric the Entertainer (Master of Ceremonies), DESTINY'S CHILD, GODSMACK, Jay Mohr, Louis Anderson and TED NUGENT, have been confirmed for an April 1 performance at the Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California. Rockin' the Corps is a patriotic celebratory concert for an audience of ...

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NIGHTWISH Pick Up Five Awards At Finland's EMMA-GAALA

NIGHTWISH won five prizes at at the Emma-Gaala (Finnish Grammy Awards-equivalent), which were held Saturday (Feb. 26) at Kulttuuritalolla in Helsinki. According to a posting on the group's web site, the Tarja Turunen-fronted outfit took home the awards for Finland Metal Album Of The Year (for "Once"), Best Selling Album, Band Of The Year, Export-Emma ...

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THE GATHERING Singer Gives Birth To Healthy Son

THE GATHERING frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen and Rob Snijders (ex-KONG) welcomed a son, Finn, on Sunday, February 20 at 7:30 a.m. The couple's first child, Finn weighed in at 7.5 pounds. Both mother and son are said to be doing "really fine." If you wish to congratulate Anneke and Rob on their firstborn, you can ...

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Report: Children Who Lost Parents In GREAT WHITE Fire Coping

The following report was issued by the Associated Press: Nathan Mattera's summers now include bereavement camp, and his after-school activities have been pared to counseling and playing near home. He stays close to his grandmother, now his legal guardian, and occasionally sleeps at the foot of her bed. The 11-year-old boy's life was uprooted when ...

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GODSMACK Drummer Defends AMEN Frontman

Former AMEN and current GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin has posted a statement on AMEN's message board defending AMEN mainman Casey Chaos against accusations of fraud and mishandling of funds by other ex-members of the group. His message reads as follows: "Hello, humans. Larkin here. Remember me? I'm the drummer on 95 percent of everything since ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Release 'The Collection' In April

According to RockRage.com, Legacy Recordings will be issuing a JUDAS PRIEST compilation, entitled "The Collection", on April 5. The three-disc set will chronicle JUDAS PRIEST's musical history with 35 tracks. Each CD will also include one live song ("Grinder", "Desert Plains" and "Devil's Child"). "The Collection" track listing: Disc 1: 01. Rapid Fire ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' DVD-Audio Release Delayed (Again)

According to a posting on the group's official web site, the release date of NIGHTWISH's DVD-Audio version of their latest album, "Once", has been pushed back to "end of February" from the previously announced February 21 (and before that, February 7). No reason was given for the delay. The complete track listing for the disc ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Singer Comments On Allentown Fiasco

SEVEN WITCHES vocalist James Rivera (HELSTAR, DISTANT THUNDER) has posted a statement on the band's official message board regarding the disastrous circumstances that led to the group's underage fans being evicted from the venue halfway through the group's live DVD shoot at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA Saturday night (Feb. 12). His statement ...

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AXAMENTA To Enter Studio In May

Belgium's AXAMENTA, the former band of current EPICA bassist Yves Huts, will enter Hansen studio in Ribe, Denmark in May with producer Jacob Hansen (MERCENARY, RAUNCHY, ABORTED) to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in late 2005 via Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). Mixing and mastering will take place at Studio Fredman in ...

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AXL ROSE Publishing Deal Fuels GUNS N' ROSES Feud

The Associated Press is reporting that rock recluse Axl Rose has signed a multimillion dollar publishing deal, and that isn't sitting well with his former GUNS N' ROSES bandmates. The deal with music powerhouse Sanctuary Group covers both the back catalogue, which includes hits such as "Sweet Child of Mine", "Paradise City" and "November Rain", ...

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