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Police Refute DAVID LEE ROTH Intruder Story

The Pasadena Police Department has refuted David Lee Roth's claim that he used a shotgun to stop an intruder at his California home over the weekend, according to Launch. According to the former VAN HALEN singer's press release, at about 3 a.m. PT on Saturday (April 26) he "was awakened by the sounds of breaking ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Apprehends Knife-Wielding Intruder At Gunpoint!

This past weekend, David Lee Roth apprehended and detained a knife-wielding man who trespassed on the singer's Southern California estate. At 3:00 AM on Saturday April 26, the former VAN HALEN frontman was awakened by the sounds of breaking branches to discover a man had scaled his manor's 10-foot high wall. Roth grabbed his shotgun ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'I Love My MTV!'

KELLY OSBOURNE has issued a statement via her official web site denying that she ever said anything negative about MTV and proclaiming that she "loves" the cable channel that has single-handedly propelled her to fame and fortune. As you may recall, in a recent interview with The Detroit News, Osbourne was quoted as ...

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KISS SYMPHONY Pay-Per-View, DVD, CD On The Way

KISS' recent one-off collaboration with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, Australia, dubbed the Kiss Symphony, will be shown on pay-per-view in the U.S. and will eventually be made available on DVD, complete with behind-the-scenes and "making of" footage, according to KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. In addition, a live album recorded at the concert is ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'MTV Makes Me Sick To My Stomach'

KELLY OSBOURNE doesn't think she's getting enough love from MTV. The network's hesitance to push her new video, "Come Dig Me Out", into heavy rotation has sent her to the brink. "MTV makes me sick to my stomach," Osbourne told The Detroit News. "Did you know they only play 35 videos a week? It's so ...

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RAMMSTEIN: We Are Not Breaking Up!

Despite rumors to the contrary, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have no intention of breaking up. RAMMSTEIN keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz recently posted a logbook entry to the "Fan Area" section on the official site addressing the recent rumors and assuring the fans that the band would carry on. Here is what he wrote: ...

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PARAGON Name New CD, Prepare To Enter Studio

German melodic metallers PARAGON have set "The Legacy" as the title for their follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed "Law Of The Blade" CD for a tentative July release through Remedy/Zomba Records. The band will enter the studio in late March to record 10 songs plus a remake of "Into The Black" from "World Of Sin" ...

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THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER Offers Iraq Solution

Frontman Ginger of the British band THE WILDHEARTS has issued yet another message condemning President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. It reads as follows: "I believe that to make this world work efficiently we need to unify and act as a world, and not ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: The Mother Lode Of Live Recordings On The Way

Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of the mother lode of LED ZEPPELIN live recordings. Slated for a simultaneous May 27 release are "Led Zeppelin DVD", a two-disc set, and "How The West Was Won", a three-CD set. Long sought-after by ZEPPELIN devotees and collectors, this marks the first-ever official release of these rare ...

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BRAINSTORM Begin Work On New Album

Germany's BRAINSTORM have posted the following message to their official web site: "Hi BRAINSTORM-Troopers, first of all, we hope you all had a good start in 2003! It's time to break the silence again for an update on our plans for 2003. We are in the studio to record our new CD. We are simply ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: Just For The Record

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have set "Just For the Record" as the tentative title for their next studio effort, due later in the year through American Recordings. Among the tracks set to appear on the effort are: 01. Average Everyday Atrocity 02. Gone Wrong 03. March 04. Our Only Way Out 05. The Point of Getting ...

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First Hospitalized Victim Of GREAT WHITE Club Fire Dies

The first victim hospitalized after last week's tragic nightclub fire in Rhode Island has died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the hospital said this morning. Linda Suffoletto was pronounced dead at 5:17 a.m. Friday (Feb. 28) at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson. The specific cause of death was not released at ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Headline DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

IRON MAIDEN have confirmed they will be headlining the Download Festival at the famous Donington Park on Saturday, May 31. This will be their only appearance in the UK this summer, as part of their Give Me Ed … 'Til I'm Dead World Tour 2003. The two-day festival features IRON MAIDEN headlining the first of ...

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HALFORD: Japanese Set List Revealed

The following is HALFORD's set list from the group's headlining performance at Tokyo's Shibuya Kokaido on Tuesday, Feb. 11: 01. Painkiller 02. Jawbreaker 03. Heretic 04. Resurrection 05. Made In Hell 06. Locked And Loaded 07. One Will 08. Hearts Of Darkness 09. Handing Out Bullets 10. Into The Pit 11. Nailed To The Gun ...

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ARCH ENEMY's AMOTT: New Stuff 'Sounds Killer!'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following studio update via the band's official web site: "Sorry for the silence…we've just been busy working in our rehearsal room! "We've been working really hard on breaking [producer Andy Sneap's spirit! (not too far from the truth actually! – Angela got him really high on space ...

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DEEP PURPLE's GLOVER Offers Recording Update

DEEP PURPLE have spent the past few weeks at a Los Angeles recording studio working on their new album with KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford. According to a posting by bassist Roger Glover on his official web site, "The recording is going very well. I won't go into details as they are yet evolving but ...

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SLIPKNOT: 'We Are Not Breaking Up'

SLIPKNOT have posted the following message via their official web site (www.slipknot1.com): "January 24, 2003 "Hey everybody, what's up? Been awhile since we've updated this thing. Here's the deal. We have not nor are we breaking up. We're going to be getting together in the next few weeks to start writing the third ...

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LINKIN PARK Finalize Track Listing For 'Meteora'

LINKIN PARK have finalized the track listing for their sophomore effort, "Meteora", due on March 25 through Warner Bros. Records. The track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Foreword (Intro) 02. Don't Stay 03. Somewhere I Belong 04. Lying From You 05. Hit The Floor 06. Easier To Run 07. Faint 08. Figure.09 ...

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Former HELLION Manager Pleads Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Case

Music business manager James Howard Paul, Jr. has entered a plea of guilty in the murder-for-hire case of his wife, Bonnie, according to a spokesman from the Los Angeles Police Department. James Paul had most recently managed the career of Los Angeles-based heavy metal band HELLION who recently finished a tour of Japan. HELLION was ...

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THE WHO Guitarist Arrested!

THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend has been arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography, according to Scotland Yard. He has not yet been charged with a crime. The arrest comes after Pete, in a newspaper interview, invited police to come to his home and examine his computer, saying there would be no proof that ...

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ENSLAVED's IVAR: How Lineup Changes Affected Our Sound

ENSLAVED guitarist Ivar Bjørnson recently responded to a fan question about the changes in the group's sound caused by the departures of guitarist R. Kronheim and drummer Dirge Rep. "Of course, I think [Kronheim and Rep's departures] will affect the music, as you will hear on the new album. 'Below The Lights' is more consistent ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR: 'I Love GWAR'

Despite having previously cited GWAR as an example of a band that has lost their relevance, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that he "loves" the group and insists that his previous comments about the band were based on the fact that they "have not been prominent in the music scene for a long ...

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GUANO APES: Elephant Tales Gone Wrong

Germany's GUANO APES filmed the video clip to their new single, "You Can't Stop Me", at the famous William Circus in Berlin in early December. However, the shoot didn't go entirely smoothly, according to the group's official web site. "Besides the four [members of the group], an elephant was supposed to play a special main ...

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