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VELVET REVOLVER: Vocal Tracks To Be Completed This Week

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) will complete the vocal tracks for the band's much-anticipated debut album on Tuesday (December 2), after which the group will begin mixing the effort with Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) for a tentative March 2004 release through RCA Records. VELVET REVOLVER's debut CD is ...

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SUFFOCATION Name New CD

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have set "Souls To Deny" as the title for their first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From Within", tentatively due in the spring through Relapse Records. The songwriting process for the follow-up to the 1998 "Despise The Sun" EP has reached the midway point and plans exist for the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Debut To Be Mixed By ANDY WALLACE

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) to mix their debut album, tentatively due in ...

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Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS Bassist To Release Solo Album In February

Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur will release her self-titled debut album in February through Capitol Records. The CD, which was produced by MASTERS OF REALITY mainman Chris Goss at several studios, including Stratosphere in New York City (owned by former SMASHING PUMPKINS and current A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist James Iha), will feature guest ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Record Enough Music For Two New Albums

Mark Gorman from the VIRGIN STEELE Home Office has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "VIRGIN STEELE are back in the studio completing the final recordings and mixes on [vocalist] David DeFeis' 'Barbaric-Romantic Movie Of The Mind' ..... the 'Lilith' soundtrack. All is going quite well, and apparently there is enough ...

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THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL Album To Surface In February

THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, the new band featuring QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme and Jesse "The Devil" Hughes, will release their long-delayed full-length album, "Peace, Love, and Death Metal", on February 14 through Homme's Rekords Rekords label imprint. In the meantime, the group will be touring with PLACEBO during November and ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Debut CD Will Be 'Unbelievable'

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) to produce their much-anticipated debut album. The as-yet-untitled CD, which ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Cancels Remainder Of Solo Tour

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd has cancelled the remainder of his U.S. solo tour "due to a personal tragedy" within his band, according to a post on Todd's web site. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, Josh's recently released solo debut, "You Made Me!", was recorded in Los Angeles with ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Studio Update!

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have finished laying down basic tracks for 14 songs with producer Josh Abraham and engineer Ryan Williams, according to ...

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JOSH HOMME's 'Desert Sessions' Seized By Customs Officials

Five thousand limited-edition vinyl copies of "Desert Sessions 9 & 10", the side project from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme that features Polly Jean Harvey and Dean Ween, among other musicians, were seized by customs officials at New York's JFK Airport on Wednesday (October 1), according to MTV.com. The shipment was headed for ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Delays Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pushed back the release of her upcoming solo album, "America's Sweetheart", to February 10. As previously reported, "America's Sweetheart" features a number of tracks that were reportedly co-written with 4 NON BLONDES' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for PINK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. In addition, Love is said to ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Are 'Loving The Aliens (Sometimes)'

VELVET REVOLVER spokesperson Arlett Vereecke has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group's one-song collaboration with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) is going by the title "Loving The Aliens (Sometimes)". The group had previously recorded the tracks "Slither" and "Set Me Free" with producers Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION, PINK FLOYD) and Nick Raskulinecsz, ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Release Live DVD

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are in the process of compiling video footage for an upcoming DVD. Assisting them in the process is British photographer Nigel Copp, who has been traveling with QUEENS since the band formed in 1998. "We did some professional recording and filming in England," bassist Nick Oliveri told MTV.com. "The U.K.'s ...

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STATIC-X: New Song Posted Online

A brand new STATIC-X track, titled "The Only", has been posted online at this location. "The Only" comes off the group's third full-length album, "Shadow Zone", due on October 7 through Warner Bros. Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Machine" was produced by Josh Abraham (STAIND, LIMP BIZKIT, UNWRITTEN LAW) and features a session ...

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MASTERS OF REALITY: No Rest For The Wicked

MASTERS OF REALITY's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Rumors are spreading of an upcoming Los Angeles MASTERS OF REALITY show. We've been told that Halloween night at the Greek Theater in L.A. will feature QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOMAHAWK and MASTERS OF REALITY!!! Confirmation coming soon. Stay tuned right ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: Whack-y Tale Of A Big Mixup

Tracy Connor of The New York Daily News reports that "Courtney Love admits she's got a few problems - but getting slapped in the face by an amorous Virgin Records executive is not one of them. "A day after police reported that Love had accused Senior Vice President Josh Deutsch of coming on to her ...

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FILTER Singer: 'Seriously Loud Motherfuckin' Rock Music!'

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the "Rich's Words" section of the group's official web site: "Holy shit, it's been awhile [since I've last written] but I apologize – as always I've been a busy man. A lot of stuff has been going on behind the scenes. I just finished working ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Frontman Announces Solo Tour

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd has lined up a number of solo dates during August/September. The details are as follows: Aug. 16 – Chicago, IL - Oasis 160 Aug. 17 – Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Bar Aug. 19 – Detroit, MI - I-ROCK Aug. 20 – Cleveland, OH - Agora Aug. 22 - Asbury ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Drummer Praises The Group's Latest Additions

A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese recently spoke to Cleveland Scene about the latest additions to the group's lineup, bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, ex-MARILYN MANSON) and guitarist James Iha (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS). "Jeordie is a really, really great, confident bass player," he said. And as a drummer, I can tell a good bass player ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Turns Into DRENCHFEST 2003

Josh McAuliffe of Scranton Times Tribune is reporting that In spite of less-than-stellar weather conditions, "a full house of frothing metalheads got a dose of pure headbanger bliss Tuesday night at Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain [in Scranton, Pennsylvania], where the 'Prince of (Bleeping) Darkness,' Ozzy Osbourne, triumphantly returned with his annual daylong festival of ...

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MONDO GENERATOR To Perform At LOLLAPALOOZA

MONDO GENERATOR, the side project of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme, have been confirmed to appear on the second stage at six dates at this year's Lollapalooza festival beginning with tonight's show in West Palm Beach, Florida. The band's latest album, "A Drug Problem That Never Existed", was released last ...

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