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VINCE NEIL Collaborates With DESMOND CHILD On New Solo Single

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has collaborated with songwriting legend Desmond Child (BON JOVI, AEROSMITH, RICKY MARTIN) on a new song called "Promise Me". A video for the track will be filmed during Neil's appearance at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 3. The free event, which will serve as ...

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EUROPE To Perform On Swedish National Television

Reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE will be the featured musical guests on "TV Huset" on Sunday, September 26 on Sweden's SVT 1. The band will perform their new single, "Got to Have Faith", for the first time on Swedish national TV. In other news, EUROPE guitarist John Norum and his wife Michelle (of PHANTOM BLUE ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Postpone European Tour

Florida-based death metallers SIX FEET UNDER have postponed their European tour to early 2005 in order to allow drummer Greg Gall to be home for the impending birth of his child (Greg's wife is reportedly due in November). No further information is currently available. As previously reported, SIX FEET UNDER have covered AC/DC's entire "Back ...

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DAATH Seek New Drummer

Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH have launched a search for a new drummer. All applicants "must have extreme metal chops, be able to play to a click, and be able to play electronica type cymbal patterns as well as have good independence skills," the band write in a press release. Interested parties can go to ...

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OPETH Frontman Becomes First-Time Dad

Congratulations are in order for OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt and his wife Anna, who became the parents of a baby daughter, Melinda, this past Monday (Sept. 13). It is the couple's first child. As previously reported, Åkerfeldt has started writing material for the group's next album, tentatively scheduled to be recorded sometime in the early ...

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PAPA ROACH Singer Becomes Father Again

Congratulations are in order for PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix, whose wife gave birth to their second child on Monday (September 13) in Sacramento, California. Jagger Shaddix is the couple's second son, and joins two-year-old Mikale in the Shaddix family. No other information was immediately available. PAPA ROACH's third major label album, entitled "Getting Away ...

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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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BURNT BY THE SUN To Call It A Day?

According to a posting at Lambgoat.com, the future of BURNT BY THE SUN is in doubt as frontman Mike Olender and drummer Dave Witte have now left the group. Remaining members Teddy Patterson and John Adubato may or may not continue under the same name. Here's what Mike Olender told Lambgoat.com about the ...

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TOMMY LEE To Discuss PAMELA, Child Drowning In Upcoming Tell-All

Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com has details behind former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's tell-all "TommyLand" (cover), which is scheduled for release next month. Among the topics Lee tackles is his long running on-again, off-again relationship with Pamela Anderson, including the famous sex video they made, which later became public. He also addresses the ...

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EVIDENCE ONE Finalize Track Listing For 'Tattooed Heart'

Germany's EVIDENCE ONE have finalized the track listing for their second album, "Tattooed Heart", due on November 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Criticize the Truth" (AOR Heaven/Point Music) will contain the following cuts: 01. Moonsigh 02. Virus In My Veins 03. Written In Blood 04. Tattooed Heart 05. Infinite Seconds 06. ...

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METALLICA: 'This Monster Lives' Book Release Date Bumped Up

According to Amazon.com, the upcoming book from filmmaker Joe Berlinger, titled "Metallica: This Monster Lives: The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster" (cover), which tells his account of the making of the METALLICA documentary "Some Kind Of Monster", has been given an earlier release date of November 10 (previously announced as November ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist Makes Surprise Appearance With NIGHTWISH

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson joined NIGHTWISH on a cover of MEGADETH's "Symphony Of Destruction" halfway through the band's appearance at the B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City on Sunday night (August 22). According to an eyewitness, "Before the song, the band introduced Jens Johansson to play keyboards for this one special [track]. The ...

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TOMMY LEE And PAMELA ANDERSON's Work In Progress

In Touch magazine spoke with Pamela Anderson in a Q&A and after referring to her ex-husband Tommy Lee as being "like my third child," they asked if he and the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer are co-parenting Brandon and Dylan. "He has the boys, it's his summertime with the kids, and we're all getting along great," ...

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W.A.S.P. Tribute Album Due Next Year

GODDESS OF DESIRE, IMPALER and DRACENA are among the bands scheduled to appear on a W.A.S.P. tribute album, "Shock Rock Hellions - A Tribute to W.A.S.P.", tentatively due next year through Denmark's Valhalla Records. Songs currently set to appear on the compilation include the following: 01. DRACENA (SWE) – "Animal (I Fuck Like a Beast)" ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Available For Legal Download

Although NIGHTWISH's latest album, "Once", is not slated to receive a U.S. release until October 20, you can already download the CD legally via the iTunes music store. The follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once" has been certified gold in Germany for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. The album has also achieved double-platinum status ...

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THE GATHERING: Dutch Shows To Be Filmed For Live DVD

Several photos of THE GATHERING from world-renowned photographer Peter Blok (winner of World Press photo award 1989 and 15-time "Silver Camera" award winner between 1988 and 2002) will be auctioned off on eBay in December with the proceeds going to charity. Each one-piece limited-edition enlarged photo will come in a 20 x 28 inch (50 ...

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NIGHTWISH To Release New Single In September

Finland's NIGHTWISH will be issuing a new single, "Wish I Had An Angel", on September 15 through Spinefarm Records. The single will be available in two versions: CD-single and DVD-single. The complete track listing for both versions is as follows: "Wish I Had An Angel" (CD-single) 01. Wish I Had An Angel (Album Version) 02. ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' To Receive U.S. Release In October

Roadrunner Records has set an October 20 North American release date for the fifth NIGHTWISH album, "Once". The label will also issue the set in Australia and New Zealand. In July, the Spinefarm/Nuclear Blast release topped the European Top 100 Albums chart. "We are very pleased [about the deal with Roadrunner]," NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' Certified Double-Platinum In Finland

NIGHTWISH's latest CD, "Once", has been certified double-platinum in the group's native Finland for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH recently inked a North American/Australian deal with Roadrunner Records. The label will be releasing "Once" later this year in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The follow-up to 2002's "Century ...

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Swedish Black Metallers SHINING Call It A Day

Swedish black metallers SHINING have officially called it a day. The group's final album, "IV: The Eerie Cold", will be issued this winter through Avantgarde Music. "I have achieved what very few others have with this ill child of mine and I sincerely hope that you will hate the new album," said SHINING mainman Kvarforth ...

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THE GATHERING Singer Expecting First Child In Early 2005

THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen has explained the group's recent concert cancellations by announcing that she is three months pregnant with her first child. "As happy as I was [to learn of the pregnancy], that's how sick I was as well," she said in a statement. "I took the pregnancy-nausea to a whole new ...

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It's Official: NIGHTWISH Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

After negotiating for several months with various independent and major labels, Finland's NIGHTWISH have officially inked a North American/Australian deal with Roadrunner Records, the label has confirmed in a posting on its web site. Roadrunner will be releasing the band's most recent CD, "Once", later this year in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. ...

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