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MANOWAR To Appear On VH1's '100 Most Metal Moments'

MANOWAR will be featured as number 63 in the countdown of VH1's "100 Most Metal Moments", to be aired on Tuesday, June 1. The show, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. EST, apparently features a segment on MANOWAR breaking the world record and becoming officially the "Loudest Band On Earth!" ...

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EVANESCENCE To Team Up With SEETHER For North American Tour

EVANESCENCE and SEETHER will be teaming up for a North American trek beginning July 7 in Vancouver, according to MTV.com. THREE DAYS GRACE and BREAKING BENJAMIN will also be joining the bill. "I thought it would be really fun to tour together since we've never had the chance," Lee said of her boyfriend, SEETHER singer ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Makes Sacrifices For Revamped Band

FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell spoke to "The Metal Show" this past Sunday (May 9) on Cleveland's 92.3 FM Xtreme Radio. Asked how the band ended breaking up and getting back together without founding guitarist Dino Cazares, Bell said, "Well, a lot of things had happened previous to that, so the band had dissolved ...

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FRED DURST: LIMP BIZKIT Did Not Get Dropped

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey there, peeps, it's me, Fred. I am writing to say hello and to fill you in on a couple things. So first off, hello hello hello hello!! I hope you're making the most of your time on earth!! ...

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HEAVENLY: Lineup Changes Galore

French metallers HEAVENLY have parted ways with guitarist Frédéric Leclercq, bassist Pierre-Emmanuel Pelisson and drummer Maxence Pilo. The split, which leaves vocalist Benjamin Sotto and guitarist Charley Corbiaux as the sole remaining members of the group, is being attributed to "musical and professional" differences. According to a posting on the band's official web site, three ...

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Arrests Made In Theft Of Hard Rock Memorabilia

A former radio station employee, his girlfriend and her brother were arrested Friday, accused of breaking into the radio station and stealing $30,000 of music and sports memorabilia, including autographed guitars from KORN, DEF LEPPARD and KISS, as well as drum heads from METALLICA, LINKIN PARK and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, according to Tampa Bay ...

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KELLY KEELING Checks In From The Road

Powerhouse rock vocalist and former Atlantic recording artist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM), who is currently touring the U.S. as part of guitarist George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) solo band, has posted the following message on his official web site: "Well, as usual, so much to say and no time. Our tour bus ...

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HEATHEN: First Two Albums Available For Free Download

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have made their entire "Breaking the Silence" (1987) and "Victims of Deception" (1989) albums available for free download via their official web site. Check them out here. As previously reported, HEATHEN have encountered unforeseen problems in the manufacturing of their new CD, "Recovered", and have been ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Pushed Back A Week

JUDAS PRIEST's much-anticipated four-disc box set, "Metalogy" (Sony Music/Legacy Records), will arrive in the U.S. and Canada on May 11 — one week later than the originally announced May 4 release date. Europe and Australia/New Zealand will receive the set on May 10 while Japan has scheduled a release on July 22. As previously reported, ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Talks About New Album, Upcoming Tour

Swedish melodic metal outfit EVERGREY will release their new album, "The Inner Circle", on April 27 through InsideOut Music America. The follow-up to 2003's "Recreation Day", "The Inner Circle" sees EVERGREY intensifying their musical ability with the utilization of a string quartet, courtesy of the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, as well as handling all of the ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE To Take Long Break After Spring Tour

A PERFECT CIRCLE plan on taking a long break following their June 13 concert in Denver to allow singer Maynard James Keenan to work on the follow-up to TOOL's 2001 offering "Lateralus" and primary songwriter Billy Howerdel to record a solo album. "We don't have any intention of breaking up or anything," Howerdel told MTV.com. ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Set U.S. Release Date For Collection Of Rarities

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have set a June 15 U.S. release date through Century Media Records for "Exposures: In Retrospect and Denial", a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. Featuring almost two hours of material and 31 tracks, the collection contains two CDs for the single-release price. The first CD includes rare and long ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'The Art Of Live' DVD Details Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE have set an April 20 release date through Sanctuary Records for their new DVD, "The Art of Live". "The Art of Live" was filmed in summer and fall 2003 on QUEENSRŸCHE's tour promoting the Sanctuary studio album "Tribe". The summer tour was a co-headlining run with DREAM THEATER. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, ...

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GARY MOORE To Release New Album In May

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore is scheduled to release a new studio album in late May through Sanctuary Records. The as-yet-untitled 10-track set will feature some blues standards, together with plenty of blues rock originals, which have been recorded over the past three months. The complete track listing is still undecided at this time, but hopefully ...

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JEFF PILSON Says Labels Would Not Give DOKKEN Chance Today

In an interview at Electricbasement.com, ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson explained how the music industry has changed regarding how labels treat bands and sales, "We [DOKKEN] were always kind of our own monster. But put it this way, had we released 'Breaking The Chains' today and only sold about 100,000 units like we did back in ...

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OZZY Wins 'Godlike Genius' Award

Ozzy Osbourne has been honored with the "Godlike Genius" award at the NME Awards, according to ITV.com. The former BLACK SABBATH singer is at home in Los Angeles recovering from his recent all-terrain vehicle accident, but sent a thank you message on video. He said he had no idea why the award had been bestowed ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri. According to MTV.com, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s. "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months ...

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DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE Debuts Featuring HALFORD Live Concert

With the record industry scrambling for ways to service the downloading audience, DEP Music TM is introducing a new digital media which allows the packaging of all promotional, media, artwork, audio and video elements of established and breaking bands bringing it to the fan bases with a very friendly and easy-to-use interface. Known by millions ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Metalogy' Box Set Details Officially Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST have announced the details of their four-disc box set, "Metalogy", due on May 4 through Sony Music/Legacy Records. The 65-song collection comprises hits, favorites, B-sides and rarities recorded by the veteran heavy metal act between 1972 and 2002, according to Billboard.com. The box will include a full-color book with the band's discography and ...

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DOPE Postpone More Shows

DOPE have been forced to postpone three more shows as a result of their tour bus breaking down. As previously reported on the group's official web site, "the band's tour bus, en route from North Carolina to pick them up, suffered from mechanical failures, leaving the band stranded at home in Chicago until a replacement ...

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