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DREAMS OF DAMNATION: DVD, Mini-CD On The Way

DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash metal act featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin and ABATTOIR rhythm guitarist Steve Gaines, are in the process of compiling their first-ever DVD, tentatively due early next year. In addition to other material, the as-yet-untitled disc will include footage from their August show at the Whisky A-Go ...

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Reunited DARK ANGEL To Appear On METALLICA Tribute Album

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have been invited to contribute to a METALLICA tribute album being produced by Bob Kulick (KISS, MOTÖRHEAD, MEAT LOAF), and are currently in the studio recording their version of "Creeping Death". A late 2003 release through Cleopatra Records is expected. Complete video coverage of the recording sessions for the ...

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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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NEVERMORE To Be Joined by TESTAMENT Guitarist For European Tour

Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD) will be handling second-guitar duties on NEVERMORE's "Enemies Of Reality" European Tour 2003 with special guests ARCH ENEMY. Says Steve: "I am very excited and would to thank Jeff, Warrel, Van and Jim for inviting me, and I would also like to thank Chuck and Eric of TESTAMENT for all their ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Gives HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK The Middle Finger

Legendary hard rockers MOTÖRHEAD were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk Monday afternoon (September 1) during a ceremony at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Blvd. According to Antimusic, the ceremony began with Los Angeles radio legend Jim Ladd presenting the group with a citation from the Mayor of Los Angeles. The mayor singled out the ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO On New PANTERA Album: 'It Ain't Gonna Happen'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo was recently asked by Jim Beal Jr. of San Antonio Express-News if there will ever be another PANTERA album. "It ain't gonna happen," Anselmo said. "Me, personally, I left that door wide open. The brothers [Vinnie Paul and Diamond/Dimebag Darrell] closed that door. I'm not even mad at them. I ...

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MELIAH RAGE Reform, Complete Work On New CD

The Boston-based metal band MELIAH RAGE have reformed and recorded a brand new studio album titled "Barely Human". It is scheduled for release in early 2004 on Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The official release date is forthcoming. Guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist ...

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Report: Old Bands Draw New Generation To Concerts

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News reports that this summer's top concert performers include such veteran acts as KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, and DEF LEPPARD. "While they can still draw 5,000-15,000 fans a night, that number includes more than the now-middle-aged fans who remember when music could be found in the grooves of ...

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IMPALER Reunite With Original Bassist

80's shock-rock band IMPALER have reunited with original bass player Commander Court Hawley following the recent departure of Erik Allyn. Court was part of the group's Combat Records lineup and was featured on their first three releases: "Rise Of The Mutants", "If We Had Brains...We'd Be Dangerous" and "Wake Up Screaming". The band are currently ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Cancels

The following item was published in today's edition of The New York Post: "Sharon Osbourne is so ticked off about the direction her new talk show is heading, she's refusing to show up for work. Sharon was supposed to tape some test shows Monday, but according to Foxnews.com she called in 'sick' on Saturday from ...

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MLB Goes To LOLLAPALOOZA And OZZFEST Festivals Seeking Cool And Young Fans

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that "on the second stage at Lollapalooza in Camden, N.J., last weekend, indie-rockers CAVE-IN inspired a moshing free-for-all on the unforgiving tarmac. "And right next door, 'paloozers were playing baseball video games, getting in touch with their inner Jim Thomes and Randy Johnsons at batting and pitching cages, and wondering ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Enter Studio To Record 'Radiation Day'

MONSTER MAGNET have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "Radiation Day", due in Europe in early 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING) and drummer Micheal Wildwood ...

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Enemies Of Reality - NEVERMORE

Both hail from the state that gave us the space needle, an exceptionally high suicide rate and the origins of a threadbare pullover-sporting, poodle rocker-scorning musical movement (grunge) — but Seattle citizens NEVERMORE and QUEENSRŸCHE would not have been mentioned in the same breath a few years back. At a time when Geoff Tate's latter ...

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FATES WARNING Cancel Dates

FATES WARNING have been forced to cancel their appearances with DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE in Spokane, Washington Wednesday night (July 30) and Boise, Idaho Thursday (July 31). "We are all bummed to announce this (especially as I was to be playing their set with them tonight in Spokane), but it is a situation out of ...

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NY Post: SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW's Birth Trauma

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Sharon Osbourne, mother of three — not counting infantile husband Ozzy — is experiencing labor pains with the birth of her talk show, set to launch Sept. 15 on Ch. 11. "We're six weeks from debuting and we really don't have a ...

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SILENT FORCE Part Ways With INSIDE OUT MUSIC AMERICA

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have parted ways with Inside Out Music America. "While we have the greatest respect for the talent in this band, it has proved to just not be the right fit for our roster," Inside Out Music America Managing Director Jim Pitulski said in an official ...

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DEFTONES Singer Discusses Racism In Heavy Metal

Jim DeRogatis of Chicago Sun-Times recently asked DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno if he ever experienced any prejudice as a Hispanic in a scene that is dominated by white rockers and metalheads. "In the beginning, almost every interview we did, that got brought up to us: 'Isn't it weird that you guys play metal?'," Chino recalled. ...

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Sun-Sentinel: METALLICA Masters Of Sanitarium

Jim Abbott of Sun-Sentinel reports that with apologies to nü-metal, there's nothing like Old Metal, the kind of hardened, time-tested material METALLICA unleashed Sunday (July 13) at the Florida Citrus Bowl. In a rain-drenched rock marathon, which provided ample bang for the considerable bucks, METALLICA's James Hetfield and his mates were obviously the inmates running ...

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For Some GREAT WHITE Fans, Haunting Memories Remain

James Finlaw of The Herald News reports that on the night of Feb. 20, Andrew Paskowski, Jim Gooden and two friends entered The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island to hang out and watch the rock band GREAT WHITE perform. Gooden never came out. "It was tough losing my friend Jim, but I can't do ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Guitarist Explains His Departure

Former FAITH NO MORE guitarist Trey Spruance, who played on the band's "King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime" CD (1995), recently spoke to Perfect Pitch Online about the countless rumors that have been circulating regarding the reasons for his departure from the group. "My favorite is the one that came from FAITH NO ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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IMPALER To Release DVD

The early 80's shock/horror metal band IMPALER celebrate their 20-year-anniversary with the release of their first DVD, due out by year's end. IMPALER were originally signed to Combat Records and released the classics "Rise Of The Mutants" (featured in the film "Trick Or Treat" with Ozzy, as well as making Tipper Gore and the PMRC's ...

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NIRVANA: New Book Due In September

A brand new NIRVANA book, titled "Nirvana: The Day To Day Illustrated Journals", is tentatively set for release this September. The 192-page full-color tome is a reworked version of "Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day By Day Chronicle", which was written by Carrie Borzillo. Originally released in September of 2000, this updated version includes never-before seen photos ...

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RUSH Added To Toronto STONES Gig

Canadian rock legends RUSH have been confirmed for the ROLLING STONES concert in Toronto on July 30 at Downsview Park. The announcement was made on the band's official website, where in a one-sentence blurb they confirmed they will be joining the ever-growing list of artists for the special gig to help Toronto's SARS-scarred economy. The ...

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TAMMY FAYE MESSNER Talks About Her Friendship With MARILYN MANSON

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Tammy Faye Bakker), who helped build one of the largest Christian TV networks in the world before her then-husband Jim Bakker's affair helped crumble their empire, recently revealed to New York Times that she became friends with MARILYN MANSON after they met during an interview. "He came in looking just the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce European Festival Appearances

MONSTER MAGNET have announced the following European festival appearances during August: Aug. 28 – Wiessen, AUT @ Two Days A Week Festival Aug. 30 – Piramasenes, GER @ Rock im Wald Festival Aug. 31 – Weeze, GER @ Terremoto Festival As previously reported, MONSTER MAGNET have tapped Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE ...

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