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HALFORD Guitarist To Play National Anthem At Soccer Match

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak will be playing tribute to the red, white and blue when he handles the national anthem duties at the MetroStars MLS soccer match on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. "I wanted to do something to show my support for all those young metal heads in ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Song Available For Download!

An excellent-quality live version of the new IRON MAIDEN track "Wildest Dreams", recorded during the band's appearance at this year's Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany on Friday (June 6), has been posted online at this location. A studio version of "Wildest Dreams" will appear on the band's new album, "Dance Of ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN To Appear At Celebrity Golf Tournament

According to MTV.com, reclusive guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen will join such celebrities as Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Kenny G along with members of the Los Angeles Police Department for the 32nd annual LAPD/Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event, intended to raise money for the Police Memorial Foundation, takes place Saturday (May 17) at the ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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PEARL JAM Respond To Rocky Mountain News Article

PEARL JAM have responded to the story from the Rocky Mountain News claiming uproar of the action of singer Eddie Vedder impaling a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slamming it to the stage. The newspaper reported what sounded like a mass walkout, but according to the band about two-dozen ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'I Was One Of BERT MCCRACKEN's Mistakes'

Eddie Fournier of the Boston Globe caught up with Kelly Osbourne, who opened up about her failed romance with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken. Asked about the "rock romance," Kelly says, "That was very weird ... I think that's what he wanted it to be, the 'rock romance,' but that's not what I wanted it ...

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CHINCHILLA Line Up German Tour Dates

German metallers CHINCHILLA have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 29 - Music Cafe Sonne – Ergenzingen, GER Apr. 04 - Reithalle - Neunkirchen, GER Apr. 30 - Rockdomiziel - Amberg, GER May 03 - Festhalle - Öschelbronn, GER May 24 - Bunker - Minden, GER May 28 - Alte Mühle ...

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AGATHODAIMON Set Title, Release Date For New CD

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON have set "Darkened Days" as the working title for their fourth album, due on October 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band, who were recently joined by new bassist Darin "Eddie" Smith, will record the next album at Kohlekeller Studio with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner. Says guitarist Sathonys: "We'll surely deliver an ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Stage EDDIE Finds New Home!

You may remember that last year IRON MAIDEN ran an eBay auction to raise money for the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund... and one of the most interesting items up for grabs was a genuine "Stage Eddie" from the "No Prayer For The Dying" tour. He's been cooped up on a container ship for ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist To Issue 'Solo' Debut

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, will release their debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", on June 2 through Magic Circle Music. The CD reportedly features "a broad mix of exceptional heavy metal songs, speedy instrumentals, and epic ballads in true heavy-metal fashion," according ...

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TNT Sign With MTM, Prepare To Release 'Best Of' CD

TNT have signed with MTM Music for the release of their much-anticipated EP, "Taste", and a new full-length album, due out later this year. "Taste" will feature five new tracks, a demo leftover from the "Tell No Tales" era and possibly a rare live track. Also slated to come out is a "Best Of" collection, ...

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STATIC-X Dismiss RAMONES Snub, Continue Work On New CD

STATIC-X's cover of the RAMONES classic "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", originally recorded for inclusion on the upcoming "We're A Happy Family" RAMONES tribute CD (due on Feb. 11 via DV8/Collumbia Records), will eventually see the light of day despite its having been removed from the final track listing of the much-anticipated collection. The song, which ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN to Visit NAMM 2003!

Eddie Van Halen, the world-famous lead guitarist of VAN HALEN, is reportedly planning to attend NAMM 2003 in Anaheim, California on Saturday morning, Jan. 18. He is expected to visit the Peavey booth sometime during the morning. During his visit, it is believed that he will spend some time signing autographs and answering questions from ...

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KISS' PAUL STANLEY: 'I'm Not Ready To Hang It Up'

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley recently addressed the band's decision to abandon their retirement plans in favor of further touring and a possible new studio album. Appearing live on the "Merry KISSmass Special" hosted by WNEW radio personality Eddie Trunk on Dec. 21, Stanley explained that the group's [2000] 'Farewell' tour "was done in the same ...

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REVENGE OF THE TRIADS Cease To Exist

REVENGE OF THE TRIADS, the project featuring Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY), Charlie Clouser (NINE INCH NAILS), Troy Van Leeuwen (A PERFECT CIRCLE), and Eddie Nappi (HANDSOME), has officially disbanded. The group, who were working on their debut album at the time of their split, were signed to "a bullshit record label called LMC Records ...

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ACE FREHLEY: No Plans To Rejoin KISS

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, guitarist Ace Frehley has no plans to rejoin KISS in time for their appearance at the Kiss Symphony concert in late February. Frehley, who is believed to be working on a solo album for a late 2003 release, told Eddie Trunk, host of a New York hard rock radio ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'DAVE LEE ROTH Is Unreasonable And He's Shot'

In a recent interview with CNN, vocalist Sammy Hagar revealed that the possibility of rekindling his friendship with the Van Halen brothers was his primary motivation for touring with Dave Lee Roth this summer as part of the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of ...

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RAMONES Tribute CD Pushed Back Once Again?

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, "We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones", appears to have had its release date changed once again. According to Hits Daily Double, the album being released by manager Andy Gould's DV8 Records through Columbia is now coming out on Jan. 14. As previously reported, the following ...

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HANOI ROCKS Frontman To Issue New Solo Album

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe will issue his new solo album, titled "Whatcha Want" on Jan. 27, 2003. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Do Anything You Wanna Do (EDDIE & THE HOT RODS cover) 02. Right Here, Right Now 03. Stranded 04. I Won't Lie Down And Die (UK ...

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PISSING RAZORS Confirm Guitarist's Departure

PISSING RAZORS have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Cesar Soto, who has since teamed up with fellow ex-PR members Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar) in a new band called FUELED II FIRE. According to a message on PISSING RAZORS' official web site, "the reasons behind why this site had not ...

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