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AC/DC Lane Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Australia's The Age has issued the following report: Today marks the first anniversary of AC/DC Lane, and to celebrate, Australian rock chicks Alex Jackson and SWEET REVENGE will be performing a tribute tonight at Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane, with DJs playing the band's songs all night, and a barbecue from 5pm. When ROSE ...

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SLIPKNOT: Philadelphia Dates Cancelled

SLIPKNOT have cancelled the Philedelphia dates (Oct. 27-28) on their current "Subliminal Verses Tour: The Final Volume" following the death of percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan's father. It is not presently clear if the group's scheduled performances at the Nokia Theatre in New York this weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 1) will also be affected. More information will ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist SLASH To Guest On KLOS Radio

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) will be a guest on 95.5 KLOS in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 25. Tune in at 10:00 p.m. as Slash joins Jim Ladd live in the studio. VELVET REVOLVER's debut album, "Contraband", has sold 1.82 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band ...

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Ex-DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist JASON BECKER Featured On New JOE BECKER CD

Former DAVID LEE ROTH/CACOPHONY guitarist Jason Becker makes a guest appearance on the new CD from Joe Becker (no relation). Entitled "Short Stories", the disc features "14 tracks of guitar instrumental fusion — the likes of which could previously only be found peppered across entire instrumental guitar album collections," according to a press release. "A ...

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Sicario - CRIMINAL

The last time CRIMINAL surfaced on U.S. shores (and the only time I've heard them before this) was on 1999's "Dead Soul", a solid if rather derivative slab of South American metal with a good bit of SEPULTURA influence. The good news was, it was more "Chaos A.D". and "Arise" (though simplified considerably) than played-out ...

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Kill a Celebrity - RAMALLAH

Considering Thorp Records' reputation for releasing high quality, boot-to-face hardcore, RAMALLAH's "Kill a Celebrity" surprised the hell out of me, but not in a negative way. I was puzzled initially by Rob Lind's (BLOOD FOR BLOOD, SINNERS AND SAINTS) militantly damning look at a deceitful U.S. government and an apathetic American populace (and other world ...

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The Day KISS Rocked Cadillac

Rick Coates of Michigan's Northern Express has issued the following report: Retired Cadillac High School teacher Jim Neff leans back in his living room chair each evening after dinner surrounded by his "15 Minutes of Fame." The plaque on the wall above him reads "Jim Neff Honorary Member of KISS." The guitar next ...

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YAKUZA Sign With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records have announced the addition of Chicago-based YAKUZA to the label's roster. The experimental jazz/metal quartet will be releasing their Prosthetic debut, "Samsara", in March 2006. "Samsara" was self-financed, then shopped around to various labels in search of a partnership with a company that fully understood YAKUZA's foresight. "Our love for music is the ...

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Former Members Of MORTICIAN, MALIGNANCY, HEAD TRAUMA, LEVIATHAN Join Forces In PRIMER BLACK

Ron Kachnic (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN), Desmond Tolhurst (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN, HEAD TRAUMA) and Shane Tierney (vocals; LEVIATHAN), have joined forces with bassist Art Micewicz and drummer Jim Horan, both formerly of DIRTY BROWN EYE, to form PRIMER BLACK. PRIMER BLACK's debut performance will take place on October 28 in Hartford, CT with the MISFITS and ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: Oakland Show Postponed; Replacement Drummer To Be Announced

NINE INCH NAILS have postponed their previously scheduled September 30 performance at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California due to ongoing concerns over drummer Jerome Dillon's health. "Dillon is returning to Los Angeles immediately to undergo tests for problems related to a heart condition discovered earlier this month while on tour," reads a posting on ...

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JUNGLE ROT Sign With CRASH MUSIC

Crash Music, Inc. has announced the signing of a four-album deal with Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT. The band will enter the studio in January to record their new album, tentatively due next spring. JUNGLE ROT, who recently replaced guitarist Jim Genenz with Geoff Bub, are planning on issuing their first DVD in October/November, featuring ...

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OZZFEST 2005: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

Billboard magazine has released the attendance figures for three more stops on the Ozzfest 2005 festival tour, which featured BLACK SABBATH in the headlining slot, alongside IRON MAIDEN (replaced by VELVET REVOLVER beginning on August 23), MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, IN FLAMES and ROB ZOMBIE, among others. The following is a complete list ...

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STONE SOUR: Producer Announced; Recording To Begin In January

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has issued the following update on his STONE SOUR project: "Well, it's been nearly 3 years (for obvious reasons), but the wheels are starting to turn slowly on the machine that is STONE SOUR! Updates galore and more in store as we begin the pre-production process, so listen up. "Dave Fortman ...

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THE ILLUMINATI Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Toronto-based, turbo-charged boogie rock trio THE ILLUMINATI have inked a deal with Liquor and Poker Music. The group – guitarist Les Godfrey, bassist Nick Sewell and drummer Jim Gering – have actually had clandestine talks with the company for more than a year now. Five months ago, the band even performed at the label's inaugural ...

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Chicago's TWELFTH GATE Sign With SEASON OF MIST

Chicago-based power metallers TWELFTH GATE have inked a deal with Season of Mist. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut, "Summoning", a couple of years back (released on Crash Music), the band has been busy writing and growing as a force to be reckoned with. With the addition of ex-OPPRESSOR guitarist Jim Stopper, TWELFTH ...

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JUNGLE ROT Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT have parted ways with guitarist Jim Genenz. His replacement, Geoff Bub, has toured with the band on the last Canadian trek and is involved with the writing of the new CD, to be released spring of 2006. The group are currently negotiating a new record deal and will announce their ...

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