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HALFORD: GRASPOP Set List Revealed, Rob's WNEW Interview Posted

HALFORD performed the following set during their appearance at Graspop Metal Meeting on Saturday, July 6th: 01. Painkiller 02. Jawbreaker 03. Resurrection 04. Made In Hell 05. Exciter 06. Betrayal 07. Golgotha (10-minute break due to technical problems) 08. Cyberworld 09. The Hellion 10. Electric Eye (cut off in middle due to continued technical problems) ...

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VAN HALEN Guitarist, Wife Split Up

47-year-old VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen, and wife Valerie Bertinelli, 42, have split up after 21 years together. Break-up rumors dogged the couple through Eddie's fight against alcoholism and his tongue-cancer scare, but this time it's official. "Because they are the parents of a young son, they have requested that their family's privacy be ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: "We Talk Through Business Managers And Lawyers Now"

The remaining members of QUEENSRŸCHE—frontman Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson, and drummer Scott Rockenfield—do all their talking through "business managers and lawyers now," Tate revealed in an interview with Cleveland, Ohio's WMMS 100.7 FM this past Sunday, June 30th. "Every band has its own way of functioning," continued the singer. ...

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KISS Added To Upcoming RAMONES Tribute CD

KISS have been added to the list of artists appearing on the forthcoming RAMONES tribute album, We're a Happy Family. KISS will reportedly cover either "Rock & Roll High School" or "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?" , according to ROB ZOMBIE, who is acting as one of the album's co-producers.. Due to be ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Launch First-Ever Auction

IRON MAIDEN will launch their first-ever official auction on Friday, June 28th, with the proceeds set to go to the Clive Burr MS Trust fund. Among the items that will be auctioned off will be a signed guitar, drummer Nicko McBrain's "massive" drum kit.... and a "full stage [band mascot] Eddie". More details will be ...

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RAMONES Tribute Changes Title

According to the official web site of MARILYN MANSON, the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, to which MANSON has contributed a cover "The KKK Took My Baby Away", will be titled Ramones Forever and not We're A Happy Family, as previously reported. Due to be issued in August through DV8/Columbia Records, Ramones Forever will contain additional ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Has Fallen Completely Apart

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar told the syndicated radio show Rockline this week that the Van Halen brothers Eddie and Alex were initially approached last year to stage a tour with both former frontmen, but they rejected the idea. "I think if they could do anything right now they would have done it," Hagar ...

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SOILENT GREEN: Recovering!

SOILENT GREEN vocalist Benjamin Falgoust has posted the following message via the group's official web site: "It has been quite an interesting last 5 months. I am sure some of you know about the December 4th, 2001 accident in Washington State during the Extreme Music for Extreme People tour. When we rolled our van and ...

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NIGHT RANGER Unveil US Tour Dates

NIGHT RANGER have lined up a host of live appearances during the spring and summer, including gigs with FOREIGNER, BAD COMPANY, KID ROCK and DAVID LEE ROTH, among others. The confirmed dates so far are as follows: May 03 - Memphis, TN @ Beale St. Music Festival (w/KID ROCK) May 04 - Kenosha, WI @ ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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STATIC-X Go "Power Metal" On RAMONES Tribute

STATIC-X have just completed their cover of THE RAMONES' "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, California for the upcoming DV8/Columbia Records tribute to THE RAMONES. Also scheduled to appear on the collection are ROB ZOMBIE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, EDDIE VEDDER, MARILYN MANSON, GREEN DAY, MOTORHEAD, RANCID, BILLY CORGAN, THE OFFSPRING, ...

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QUEENSRCHE's EDDIE JACKSON: We've Never Had This Many New Ideas To Choose From

Progressive rockers QUEENSRCHE have begun writing songs for their new, as-yet-untitled studio album for a late 2002 release through Sanctuary Records. The band is undertaking intensive songwriting sessions at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington, and have already come up with more than enough ideas to choose from, according to bassist Eddie Jackson. I don't ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EDDIE JACKSON: We've Never Had This Many New Ideas To Choose From

Progressive rockers QUEENSRŸCHE have begun writing songs for their new, as-yet-untitled studio album for a late 2002 release through Sanctuary Records. The band is undertaking intensive songwriting sessions at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington, and have already come up with “more than enough ideas to choose from,” according to bassist Eddie Jackson. “I don't ...

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OVERKILL To Record Live CD/DVD This Weekend

OVERKILL will be recording a new live record and filming a new live DVD on Saturday, March 23rd at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey. OVERKILL will reportedly be playing for over two hours and will be doing a lot of songs that have not been done in years. In addition, WNEW's (102.7) ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for a late 2002 release. The following tracks are known to have thus far completed for the CD: MARILYN MANSON - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" MOTORHEAD - "Rockaway Beach" STATIC-X ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album Nearing Completion

MARILYN MANSON, STATIC-X, ROB ZOMBIE, MOTORHEAD and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have finished recording their contributions to the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for a late 2002 release. STATIC-X reportedly covered "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", while ROB ZOMBIE tracked a version of ...

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IRON MAIDEN Early Memorabilia For Sale!

IRON MAIDEN's first tour manager, Radar Bance, and lighting designer Dave Lights, are selling their rare early MAIDEN memorabilia, including original artwork plus Eddie mask and Devil mask on April 17th at Bonhams in London. Details of the sale can be found on the Bonhams web site at this location or by e-mailing ...

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