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GUNS N' ROSES: No Bonus Material Included On Forthcoming DVDs

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming DVD editions of the 1998 home video "Welcome to the Videos", plus the separate 1992 home videos "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II: World Tour - 1992 in Tokyo" will include no bonus features not available on the original VHS releases, according to Billboard.com. Due on October 28 ...

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NIGHTWISH Keyboardist: New Songs 'Sound Like Crap'

NIGHTWISH mastermind/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen has posted another entry to the band's studio diary on their official web site. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH have begun the final preparations for the recording of the follow-up to 2002's double platinum (in Finland) "Century Child" effort, tentatively due in June 2004 through Spinefarm Records. The following is Holopainen's latest ...

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SOILWORK To Release EP Of Rarities Through Original Label

Sweden's SOILWORK will be releasing a mini-CD next month through their original label Listenable Records. The five-song effort will include previously unreleased (in the U.S. and Europe) material from their "Steelbath Suicide" and "Chainheart Machine" periods. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Burn (DEEP PURPLE cover) 02. Disentigrated Skies 03. Shadow ...

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NIGHTWISH Frontwoman To Offer Singing Lessons

For the first time in her career, NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen will offer individual singing lessons in Buenos Aires, Argentina between October 29 and November 21. Participation is limited. For further information, please send email in Spanish or English to: [email protected] As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will enter the studio on October 27 to begin recording ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer: New Songs 'Rock Like An Elk'!

Finland's NIGHTWISH have begun the final preparations for the recording of their new album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Spinefarm Records. The group have launched a studio diary via their web site where they will keep their fans updated on the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's double platinum (in ...

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NIGHTWISH Announce DVD Release Date

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced October 6 as the official release date for their much-delayed new DVD, "End Of Innocence". As previously reported, "End Of Innocence" (view cover here) will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion ...

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NIGHTWISH Prepare To Record New Album

Finland's NIGHTWISH have begun the final preparations for the recording of their new album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Spinefarm Records. "[The] band will lock themselves at the studio where they'll spend about a month practicing and arranging the songs for the new album," according to post on the group's web site. The band ...

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GENE SIMMONS Talks Money: 'Being Alive Means I Want More'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently spoke to Bankrate.com about his business philosophies and his penchant for getting involved in other ventures have made him a mogul in his own right even beyond his band's achievements. When asked how much he's worth, Simmons said, "A lot. An awful lot. But numbers aren't indicative of anything except ...

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GENE SIMMONS Talks To PLAYBOY Online

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently spoke to Playboy.com about his most memorable and most unusual sexual experiences. When asked if there is one experience he remembers above all others, Simmons said, "No, but one incident made my heart beat like nothing else. In the Seventies, we kept being invited to bizarre parties. There was a ...

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ALICE COOPER Rejects Stage Role

Veteran rocker ALICE COOPER has turned down the chance to star in a play based on classic children's book "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", World Entertainment News Network reports. Cooper was set to replace ballet dancer Wayne Sleep as the Child Catcher in the production in London's West End, but ended up declining the offer after ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Re-Name New Album, Switch Producers

MONSTER MAGNET have changed the tentative title for their forthcoming studio album to "Monolithic Babies" from the previously announced "Radiation Day". In addition, the band appear to have switched producers for the project, with the original choice of Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) having been jettisoned in favor of ...

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New Hampshire Woman Sues TED NUGENT For Child Support

A New Hampshire woman says Ted Nugent fathered her 8-year-old son and she's suing the 1970s rock star for child support and legal custody, according to the Associated Press. Karen Gutowski, 42, of Dover, has filed petitions in Strafford County Superior Court against Theodore Nugent of Concord, Mich., according to court documents. Her lawyer, Jeffrey ...

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Former NINE INCH NAILS Man To Remix P.O.D. (Again)

Former NINE INCH NAILS member Chris Vrenna has signed on to create his third remix for P.O.D. for the track "We Will" from their upcoming CD, "Payable On Death", according to Undercover News. Vrenna has worked with P.O.D. previously on movie soundtracks, remixing "Set It Off" for "The Scorpion King" soundtrack as well as "The ...

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NIGHTWISH Single Certified Double Platinum!

NIGHTWISH's "Over The Hills And Far Away" (2001) single has been certified double platinum in Finland for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will issue a DVD, entitled "End Of Innocence" (view cover here), at the end of the month through Spinefarm. The disc will consist of 12-14 tracks ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of Innocence' DVD Cover Posted Online

Finland's NIGHTWISH have posted the cover art for their upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", at this location. "End Of Innocence", due in September through Spinefarm, will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion will have a ...

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SINERGY To Record New Album In February

Finland's SINERGY will enter the studio on February 1 for at least six weeks to begin recording their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. "Me and [guitarist] Alexi [Laiho, also in CHILDREN OF BODOM] spent the first two days I was back in Finland [after a recent two-month trip ...

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JEFF PILSON Completes Work On New WAR AND PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message to his official web site: "Basically the last several weeks have been spent finishing up the WAR AND PEACE record, and I just turned the demo version in to management this morning. I ended up playing guitar solos (which is such fun for me!), and ...

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GODSMACK To Release All-Acoustic Album In November

GODSMACK will release an all-acoustic record on November 18 featuring stripped-down versions of hits like "Voodoo" and "Serenity" as well as new tracks, according to MTV.com. "We decided to do an acoustic record because we have always messed around with acoustic versions of our music and gotten great reactions to it," frontman Sully Erna said ...

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FALCONER Complete Work On 'The Sceptre Of Deception'

Sweden's FALCONER have finished the recordings for their third album, "The Sceptre Of Deception", due on October 6 through Metal Blade Records. Says mainman Stefan Weinerhall, "This album is a concept album about greed, falseness and megalomania in the 1300s in Sweden. It is based upon a true story. Actually, a concept album to me ...

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OZZFEST Incident Leads To Charges Of Child Abuse

Gina Mace of Ohio's Beacon Journal is reporting that two men accused of abusing a 3-year-old child on the grounds of Cleveland's Blossom Music Center during Ozzfest 2003 this week were arraigned Thursday (July 24) on assault and child endangering charges. Scott Hart, 24, the child's father, and Carl Evanoff, 22, the child's uncle, pleaded ...

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Original AC/DC Singer Prepares To Tour Europe

Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans is about to embark on a three-month tour of Europe with the German AC/DC tribute band OVERDOSE. Dave Evans was the singer on AC/DC's debut single, "Can I Sit Next To You Girl". The song was later re-recorded with Bon Scott's vocal for the group's "TNT" album. According to Undercover ...

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NIGHTMARE Finalize Track Listing For 'Silent Room'

French power metallers NIGHTMARE have finalized the track listing for their fourth studio album, "Silent Room", due on October 13 through Napalm Records/SPV. "Silent Room" is a concept album featuring 12 songs in five "chapters". A limited-edition version of the CD will include the group's cover of VICIOUS RUMORS' "Ship Of Fools", a video clip, ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of Innocence' DVD Delayed (Again)

NIGHTWISH's upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", has been pushed back to a September release through Spinefarm. As previously reported, the DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. The documentary portion will have a projected total running time of 134 ...

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