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GUNS N' ROSES: Breaking New Records

GUNS N' ROSES, who opened their Chinese Democracy Tour in Hong Kong last week to rave reviews, broke both festival attendance records and venue capacities at whilst headlining Tokyo's Chiba Marine Stadium (35,000 plus) and Osaka's WTC Open-air stadium (25,000 plus) for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, according to a statement posted on the group's official ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Speak Out On New Album, Dysfunctional Relationships

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has been busy working on the group's forthcoming studio CD with bandmates Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) and "everything is going very well," according to a posting from Rockenfield on his official web site. "Michael, Eddie and myself have been working extremely hard, and things are sounding great!!!! [Vocalist] ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Enter Studio With MICHAEL BARBIERO

New York's AMONG THIEVES, featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and ex-AGNOSTIC FRONT drummer Will Shepler, will enter Water Music studio in Hoboken, New Jersey during September to record a three-song demo with legendary producer Michael Barbiero (i.e. METALLICA, GUNS 'N ROSES, BLUES TRAVELER, LIFE OF AGONY, LOSTPROPHETS). The cuts set to be ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' ANTHONY KIEDIS Gives It Away

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Meet Ardasha Benjamin, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' No. 1 fan. When the band played Ellis Island last week, Benjamin managed to get backstage and remind frontman Anthony Kiedis that they'd once met in Seattle. The next morning, the 18-year-old model/actress from Brooklyn ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Breaks Silence On Split With Wife

VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen has broken his silence over his recently-announced split with wife Valerie Bertinelli in the current issue of People magazine (dated July 22, 2002), which features a small photo of Bertinelli on the cover. "We're friends," the 47-year-old guitarist told the magazine. "We love each other. We're just separated. I ...

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RAYMOND HERRERA: Life After FEAR FACTORY

Ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera has spoken to Britain's Rock Sound magazine about life after FEAR FACTORY. "I'm very excited about the future," the drummer told the magazine. "There are so many avenues I can go down now that I'm no longer concentrating on FEAR FACTORY." These avenues have resulted in a workload ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: The Toledo, Ohio Set List

JUDAS PRIEST performed the following set during their US tour-opening show on Friday, July 5th at The Hard Hat Concert Hall in Toledo, Ohio: 01. Bloodsuckers 02. Metal Gods 03. The Sentinel 04. Blood Stained 05. One on One 06. Victim of Changes 07. Devil's Child 08. Diamonds and Rust 09. Exciter 10. Hell is ...

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VIRGOS: "We Are Not Breaking Up"

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) have issued a statement denying that they have split following the less-than-spectacular reception given to their recently-released second album, entitled The Path of Least Resistance. Here is the group's message in its entirety: "From the release of the record, to the great shows we played with CREED, and the ...

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MY RUIN's TAIRRIE B: "DINO CAZARES Is A Worthless Piece Of Shit!"

MY RUIN frontwoman Tairrie B, who was previously involved in a romantic relationship with former FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell, has issued a public statement in response to the recent news of FEAR FACTORY's break-up, focusing, in particular, on her well-publicized hatred for ex-FF axeman Dino Cazares. Here is her statement in its entirety: ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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MANOWAR Single Continues To Climb European Charts

MANOWAR's new single, "Warriors Of The World United", has risen to position #15 on the German single charts during its third week of release, thus breaking the group's own record (set a week earlier) for the highest-ever single chart position for a Nuclear Blast recording artist. The single has also reached position #2 in the ...

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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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EMBRAZE Halt Band Activities, Pursue Side Projects

Finland's EMBRAZE have decided to put all band activities on hold for an indefinite period of time due to the group's long-term discontent with their record company, Mastervox Records, and the continuous delays in the release of the band's recently-completed third album, entitled Katharsis. Although the members of EMBRAZE will spend the next few months ...

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SEVENDUST: TV Appearances, US Tour Dates Announced

SEVENDUST will perform their new single "Live Again" on CBS's Late Show With David Letterman this Thursday, March 28th, and on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly next Wednesday, April 3rd. In other news, SEVENDUST are due to headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off on April 3rd and is ...

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PANTERA's PHILIP ANSELMO Denies Break-Up Rumors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANSELMO DENIES BREAK-UP RUMORS Philip Anselmo issued an unequivocal "F*ck no" to the recent rumors that PANTERA are breaking up. It seemed the rumors kicked up during a press junket for Anselmo and fellow PANTERA bandmember Rex Brown's side project, the band DOWN. "Side projects always start rumors," stated a spokesperson for ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Officially Joins BLUEBIRD

Former AMEN guitarist Paul Fig has officially joined Los Angeles rock act BLUEBIRD, with whom he recently completed several “amazing” west coast dates alongside NEBULA and DEAD MEADOW. The group are presently in the studio working on their as-yet-untitled sophomore full-length CD, which is scheduled to be released during the summer through Dim Mak Records. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: Is It All Over?

Someone claiming to be Jape Perätalo, the frontman of the acclaimed Finnish act TO/DIE/FOR, has posted a message via the group's official message board announcing the band's imminent split due to “business” reasons and vowing to carry on in a as-yet-unnamed new project together with NEW DAWN FOUNDATION members Juppe and Santtu. After the above-mentioned ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY: Breaking Barriers On "Assembly"

THEATRE OF TRAGEDY drummer Hein Frode Hansen recently commented on the making of the group's upcoming Assembly CD, which is scheduled to be released on March 4th in Europe and April 16th in the US. "While working on our last two records, we have made demos of the keyboards and programming in a studio of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: "Demolition" In Los Angeles

Here is JUDAS PRIEST's set list from their Friday, January 18th performance at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California (second show of their US headlining tour): 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out to the Highway 03. Touch of Evil 04. Bloodstained 05. Victim of Changes 06. One on One 07. Running Wild 08. Diamonds ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Brixton DVD Set List Revealed!

Here is the final set list performed by JUDAS PRIEST at their December 19th gig at London's Brixton Academy: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out to the Highway 03. Grinder 04. Touch Of Evil 05. Bloodstained 06. Victim Of Changes 07. The Sentinel 08. One On One 09. Running Wild 10. The Ripper 11. Diamonds ...

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DUST TO DUST Part Ways With Sanctuary Records!

DUST TO DUST have parted ways with Sanctuary Records and plan to record and shop a new album within the next couple of months, according to a statement posted at the group's official web site. This may seem as a shock to most who have followed the band from their recent signing about a year ...

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