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House Owned By AEROSMITH's TOM HAMILTON Burned Down

The Cape Cod home of AEROSMITH bass guitarist Tom Hamilton was destroyed in a fire, according to the Associated Press. No one was in the house when a fire started just before 7:00 PM Saturday, firefighter James Murphy said. An addition to Hamilton's home was under construction. Minutes later, a second fire was reported at ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Participate In Italy's GUITAR DAY

L.A. fusion metallers COSMOSQUAD have been invited to participate in Guitar Day, a one-day guitar extravaganza that will take place on June 13th at Club Alpheus in Rome, Italy. Guitar Day will mark the first ever overseas live appearance for the band whose new album, Squadrophenia, is out now in Europe and North America and ...

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AEROSMITH To Disband?

The following report was posted at MSNBC's The Scoop: Are the members of AEROSMITH planning to walk their own way? A source close to the long-lived group says that in-fighting among the members has gotten so bad that the band is on the verge of splitting. "They would be fighting except that they're ...

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NEUROTICA To Issue Third CD On June 25th

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, will issue their self-titled third full-length album through Koch/Smackdown Records on June 25th. The record was produced by Doug Kaye and mixed by Kevin "Caveman" Shirley (i.e. BLACK CROWES, AEROSMITH, SOIL) and features 11 tracks, including the first single, "All My Friends Crush You", and "Ride of ...

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AEROSMITH Record New Material For "Greatest Hits" CD

During the recent recording sessions that produced the group's "Theme from Spider Man" contribution to the Spider-Man movie, AEROSMITH tracked two brand new cuts: "Bad Enough" and "The Girls Of Summer". Both songs will most likely surface on the group's greatest hits-style CD, due out this summer. ...

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STAIND, GODSMACK, AEROSMITH Big Winners At Boston Music Awards

GODSMACK, STAIND, and AEROSMITH received two trophies each at this year's Boston Music Awards, which were held on Thursday, April 11th at the Orpheum. STAIND took home award for Act Of The Year, and nabbed the Single Of The Year prize for "It's Been Awhile". Meanwhile, GODSMACK received the Rock Band award, and their singer, ...

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"Spider-Man" Soundtrack Final Track Listing Announced

The full track listing for the forthcoming Spider-Man soundtrack, which is due to be released on April 30th through Columbia Records, is as follows: 01. "Theme from Spider Man" 02. "Hero" - Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK) feat. Josey Scott (SALIVA) 03. "What We're All About (The Original Version)" - SUM 41 04. "Learn To Crawl" ...

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In Memory Of RANDY CASTILLO

A memorial site has been set up for late OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo at www.randycastillo.com. The following written tributes were taken from the above-mentioned site: Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER): I just heard and I am shocked about Randy's passing. He was a great fellow drummer and the nicest guy. I ...

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MOTLEY CRUE's SIXX Pens Song For AEROSMITH

MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx's collaboration with TANTRIC frontman Hugo Ferreira on a brand new track entitled "Going Under" is a big hit with the A&R department at Maverick Records and may make the next TANTRIC album, according to Sixx's latest posting on the CRUE's official web site. The bassist has also apparently written a ...

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BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS Nominees Announced

AEROSMITH and STAIND each earned seven nominations at the Boston Music Awards, which is scheduled to take place on April 11th at Boston's Orpheum Theatre. GODSMACK were nominated in six categories (Act Of The Year, Rock Band, Single Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Video Of The Year and Male Vocalist), while ROB ZOMBIE ...

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CHALICE To Appear On AEROSMITH Tribute, Record New Album

Hamburg-based rockers CHALICE have entered Impuls Studio with producer J.P. Genkel (i.e. LACRIMOSA, METALIUM) to record a rendition of the AEROSMITH song "Sweet Emotion" for an upcoming AEROSMITH tribute album. In addition, the guys are busy writing material for their upcoming CD, entitled Chameleonation, which will be recorded at House of Audio in Karlsdorf, Germany ...

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SLASH Update: Does This Man Ever Rest?!

Former GUNS N' ROSES axeman Slash will be attending the AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK concert at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California this Thursday, January 17th, and a possibility exists that he will be joining the openers TRICK onstage for a quick jam. In other news, plans exist for Slash to embark on a Japanese tour ...

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DEF LEPPARD's "X" To Surface In Late Spring

DEF LEPPARD have set X (as in the Roman numeral for 10) as the title for their upcoming tenth studio album, which is currently being recorded in various studios in Los Angeles, Dublin and Sweden for a late spring release. For the first time in the band's history, DEF LEPPARD are collaborating with more than ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Nov 06, 2001

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta—the first time the much-missed outfit will perform together on stage in a year and four months. According to guitarist Rich Ward, “I have spoken to [STUCK MOJO/420 MONKS frontman] Bonz and we have agreed to do ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Nov 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Rune Erickson): 'Maniac felt tired and fed up ...

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