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SILVERCHAIR Confirmed For Australia's THE GREAT ESCAPE Festival

Australia's SILVERCHAIR will perform as part of a ground-breaking Festival called "The Great Escape" over the 2006 Easter long weekend (April 14-16, 2006). "The Great Escape" offers three days of non-stop music, arts, markets, comedy, film and loads of camping at another character-rich location: the Newington Armory, which is a former armaments depot. Just up ...

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FLAMETAL Flamenco/Metal Hybrid Band Featuring WHITESNAKE Bassist To Make Hollywood Debut

Hotly tipped San Francisco-based flamenco/metal hybrid band FLAMETAL will be making their Southern California live debut this Saturday, December 17 at Bar Sinister, 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. For more info call: 323-769-7070. FLAMETAL who combine the flamenco shred of Paco DeLucia with hard-edged Bay Area metal, are the brainchild of virtuoso acoustic ...

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Arrest Made In POISON Guitarist's Stolen Equipment Case

On October 24, 2005, the home of legendary POISON guitarist C.C. Deville was broken into and over 30 pieces of equipment were stolen. A concentrated effort lead by the LAPD's Van Nuys Burglary Division, Planet Deville and VH1 came to a culmination with the arrest of the thief at the Ranchero Cucamonga Guitar Center on ...

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KORN: More Than 30% Of Sold Albums Included Bonus Disc

More than 30 percent of the 221,000 albums sold by KORN of their latest effort, "See You on the Other Side", in its first week of release, were of the album's deluxe edition encompassing a bonus disc with three previously unreleased new tracks ("It's Me Again", "Eaten Up Inside" and "Last Legal Drug [Le Petit ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'I Have A Feeling We Could Win A GRAMMY This Year'

SLIPKNOT members Shawn "Clown" Crahan (percussion) and Jim Root (guitar) spoke to The Des Moines Register about being nominated for a Grammy for the sixth consecutive year. The single "Before I Forget" from the band's third album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)", was nominated for Best Metal Performance alongside songs by MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Featured On 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

Bassist Marten Andersson (GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD, LIZZY BORDEN) has issued the following update: "I don't know if you caught the George Lynch rehearsal skit with announcer 'Stuttering John' (Melendez) that aired last night [Dec. 8] on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on NBC. I think they mainly featured Lynch and Andrew but I don't ...

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LINKIN PARK Begin Work On New Material

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com is reporting that LINKIN PARK and Warner Bros. are close to resolving their contract renegotiation dispute without any further ugliness. "We're resolving our differences and we're looking forward to putting out a record next year," guitarist Brad Delson tells Billboard.com. "We're all focused on the creative process right now." ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Frontman To Appear At RADIO MUSIC AWARDS

According to MTV News, VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland will be appearing at this year's Radio Music Awards on Monday, December 19 at the Aladdin Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. VELVET REVOLVER are nominated in the "Song of the Year" category for their "Fall to Pieces" single. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live ...

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KORN Fan Sues City Of Tacoma Over Concert Injury

MTV.com is reporting that a KORN fan is suing the city of Tacoma, Washington, because he got knocked over at a concert and was forced to leave, despite being injured. The fan claims in a suit filed in Pierce County Court last week that he was jumped on and knocked down a level in the ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman To Produce New FACECAGE Album

STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor is currently hard at work with Des Moines, Iowa-based metallers FACECAGE on their next independent release. Formed in 2001, FACECAGE have grown into a powerhouse live act and an independent D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) success story. Taylor describes the band as "the heaviness of SEPULTURA, the groove of [BLACK] SABBATH, the dark ...

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Y&T: 'Black Tiger' And 'Mean Streak' To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks

Legendary California hard rockers Y&T will be re-releasing their classic "Black Tiger" (1982) and "Mean Streak" (1983) albums with bonus tracks in January. "These CDs were carefully digitally re-mastered at a high sampling rate directly from the 1/2" analog master tape," reads a posting on mainman Dave Meniketti's web site. "This new CD sounds closer ...

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RAM To Support GAMMA RAY In Sweden

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have been confirmed as the opening act (along with THE STORYTELLER) for GAMMA RAY at the following shows: Jan. 14 - Stockholm, Swe @ Arenan Jan. 19 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Trägårn As previously reported, RAM ...

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CODESEVEN Go On Indefinite Hiatus

North Carolina's CODESEVEN have issued the following statement: "CODESEVEN is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Literally weeks after the oldest members graduated high school in 1995 the band was formed and has never looked back. Well, not until recently anyway. Unfortunately with this milestone comes some news which we are not excited to tell you about. ...

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UFO Keyboardist Comments On Return Of Drummer ANDY PARKER

UFO keyboardist Paul Raymond has posted the following message on his official web site: "I'm really delighted that [drummer] Andy Parker is coming back on board. I heard it through the grapevine that his personal circumstances had changed recently and, although he had previously been unable to take up the UFO drum stool due to ...

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RAM: New Song Available For Download

RAM, the traditional Gothenburg, Sweden-based heavy metal band featuring Leif Larsson (ex-FROZEN EYES, NME WITHIN) and Morgan Pettersson (ex-B-THONG), have uploaded the song "Shadowman" from their full-length debut, "Forced Entry", at this location. "Forced Entry" is scheduled for release on November 25. The first 1,000 copies will be released through Black Path Metal ...

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PYRO Writing Material For New Album

French melodic hard rock band PYRO are currently writing material for their fourth album, tentatively due early next year via CMP. Nine songs have been completed so far for the follow-up to 2004's "Breaking Point", which will be produced by the band's founding members, guitarists Joel Pyro and Bruno Pyro. The as-yet-untitled CD will feature ...

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