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ROB ZOMBIE: More 'The Devil's Rejects' Casting News

According to a posting on Rob Zombie's web site, the "'70s 'it' girl and scream-queen goddess" P.J. Soles ("Halloween", "Carrie", "Rock N Roll High School") has signed on to appear in "The Devil's Rejects", the much-anticipated sequel to Zombie's directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses", tentatively due later in the year. "P.J. will play Susan, ...

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DISFEAR: More European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish crust-metallers DISFEAR have added more dates to their European tour in support of their latest CD, "Misanthropic Generation" (Relapse). The trek is shaping up as follows: Apr. 22 - Bremen, GER @ Schlachthof Apr. 23 - Mülheim, GER @ AZ Mülheim Krakfest Apr. 24 - London, UK @ Astoria (w/ IN FLAMES, DEVILDRIVER, CALIBAN) ...

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THE END To Embark On Canadian Tour

Relapse Records recording artists THE END have announced a Canadian national headlining tour, the band's second road jaunt in support of their critically acclaimed new album, "Within Dividia". THE END will headline the "Aggressive Tendencies Tour 2004" beginning April 29 in St. Catherines, Ontario at the L3 Nightclub. The Aggressive Tendencies Tour is sponsored by ...

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Early MARILYN MANSON Recordings To Be Released

MTV.com reports: "Early work by MARILYN MANSON and his original band THE SPOOKY KIDS is hitting shelves Tuesday under the name 'Lunch Boxes and Choklit Cows'. Prior to the release of Manson's 1994 debut, 'Portrait of an American Family', THE SPOOKY KIDSManson (then Brian Warner), Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky), Madonna Wayne Gacy (Stephen ...

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SCORPIONS: Career-Spanning Box Set Due Next Month

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will be releasing a three-CD career retrospective, called "Box Of Scorpions", on May 25, according to Launch Radio Networks. The set features 51 tracks from throughout their recording history, which started with 1972's "Lonesome Crow". There aren't any unreleased songs on "Box Of Scorpions", but there are a few tracks ...

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ENTOMBED Guitarist Named 'Full-Time Member' Of DISFEAR

ENTOMBED's Uffe Cederlund has officially joined Swedish crust-metallers DISFEAR as a full-time member. Cederlund was previously involved with the group as their second touring guitarist. DISFEAR are currently hard at work on material for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2005. In the meantime, the band will embark on a European tour in ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole': An In-Depth Review

Joop van Pelt of KissKollector.com has written the following track-by-track "review" of "Asshole", the much-anticipated new solo album from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: 01. Asshole (Frank Tostrup) "Title track 'Asshole' is a catchy, up-tempo bubblegum rocker reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's recent hit 'Skater Boy'. Hearing it once, makes it stick to your mind instantly. Especially ...

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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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RAM-ZET Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Bassist Solem has left Norwegian "black psychotic power metal" act RAM-ZET due to "private" reasons. "This is a great loss and the band wishes him all the best in the future," the group write on their web site. "He will be replaced by Jon 'Daniel', a local talent who blew all sceptics aside in Hønefoss ...

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Report: Kids Are Listening To Their Parents' Music

Edna Gundersen of USA Today is reporting that Jamie Horton, 14, considers himself a fairly savvy music-loving teen. The Los Angeles ninth-grader trawls the Internet for rock discoveries and totes an iPod packed with 3,000 tunes. His favorite band? QUEEN. Not late-'90s rock outfit QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, not late-'80s metal band QUEENSRŸCHE and ...

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HEATHEN: 'Recovered' Delayed Due To 'Manufacturing Difficulties'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have encountered unforeseen problems in the manufacturing of their new CD, "Recovered", and have been forced to delay its release until mid-April. Commented the band: "We are currently experiencing difficulties with our manufacturer in getting the new CD out. Unfortunately this will set production back by two weeks. ...

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HEATHEN To Guest On San Francisco Radio Station

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN will appear on Billy Steel's "Metal Zone" show on San Francisco radio station 107.7 The Bone on Friday, April 2. The show will air between 9:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. PST. For those of you not in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can still listen in with ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Drummer To Guest On New KALEDON CD?

Former STRATOVARIUS drummer Jörg Michael is in talks with Italian symphonic power metallers KALEDON about playing on the group's forthcoming third full-length album, entitled "The Way of the Light". The follow-up to last year's "The King's Rescue" will be recorded this spring for a tentative late 2004 release through SteelBorn Records. "The Way of the ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR Cancels Los Angeles Show

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf der Maur was forced to cancel her show Tuesday (March 23) at Spaceland in Los Angeles following the unexpected death of her grandmother. The following is Melissa's official statement on the matter: "I regret to announce that we have cancelled our show this Tuesday at Spaceland in Los Angeles. ...

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SABBAT To Embark On 'Sabbatical 20th Anniversary Tour'

Japan's SABBAT have announced the details of their "Sabbatical 20th Anniversary Tour", scheduled to take place in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 18 - Osaka, JPN @ Rockets Sep. 19 - Nagoya, JPN @ Huck Finn Sep. 20 - Tokyo, JPN @ Ugra Sep. 23 - Osaka, JPN @ Bears In other news, ...

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P.O.D./LACUNA COIL U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Before embarking on this summer's Ozzfest, the ethereal Italian six-piece LACUNA COIL will complete a national U.S. theatre tour alongside P.O.D., BLINDSIDE and HAZEN ST. The major market trek will kick off on May 1 and run though mid-June, hitting over 40 cities. With sales of their new album "Comalies" already surpassing the 60,000 Nielsen ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Name New Album

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have set "Fall Grave Silence" as the working title of their sophomore album, tentatively due this fall through Rage Of Achilles Records. The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" will be recorded during June-July at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with engineer Nino Laurenne. "Fall ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Crank Up The Volume At London's Royal Opera House

MOTÖRHEAD played the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in central London on Sunday night, raising the rafters at the home of classical opera in London as part of a publicity stunt to boost tourism to the British capital, according to the South African Press Association. The band, listed in the Guinness Book of Records ...

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