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MÖTLEY CRÜE Action Figures Coming In October

McFarlane Toys has announced plans to release a MÖTLEY CRÜE "Deluxe Boxed Set" of action figures in October 2004. No further information is available at this time. Tempe, Arizona-based McFarlane Toys has several successful music lines, including KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE, THE BEATLES' "Yellow Submarine", METALLICA, JIM MORRISON, IRON MAIDEN's "Eddie", ROB ZOMBIE, JANIS ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Action Figures On The Way

IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com is reporting that NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) has announced their new IRON MAIDEN line of action figures. It includes the following: * Iron Maiden A series of 7" action figures in planned along with limited edition large size resin statues and an 18" Eddie * 7" Iron ...

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COLD Announce New Guitarist

COLD have announced the addition of guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM) to the group's ranks. Rendini joins the band as the replacement for Terry Balsamo, who recently left COLD to hook up with EVANESCENCE. "I just wanted to thank everyone for this amazing welcome into an amazing family!" Eddie said in a statement posted ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer To Release Solo Debut, Hit The Road

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd and his eponymously named solo band — Josh (vocals), Jesse Logan (guitars), Mike Hewitt (guitars), Mark John (bass) and Kent Ross (drums) — will release their highly anticipated debut album, "You Made Me", on March 9 through a partnership between TODD Entertainment, LLC and XSRecords. It's being distributed by the ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: New 1970 Audience Tape Unearthed

Led-Zeppelin.com reports: "Easily one of the most exciting new tapes unearthed ever features [LED ZEPPELIN's] last concert of 1970 — the 2 1/2 hour evening performance at Madison Square Garden (9/19/70). Not only is it likely the best show of the tour, it contains an unusual setlist with some surprises including a thunderous rendition of ...

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COLLAPSING LUNGS To Reunite For One-Off Concert

South Florida rap/metal legends COLLAPSING LUNGS will reunite for a one-night-only engagement at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, December 26. Long before KORN, LIMP BIZKIT and LINKIN PARK made it big, the members of South Florida's own COLLAPSING LUNGS were making music history by combining metal, industrial, hard core and hip hop ...

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VAN HALEN: HAGAR Reunion Update

The Van Halen Mailing List (www.van-halen.org) has issued the following update regarding the recent rumors of a possible VAN HALEN reunion with former singer Sammy Hagar: "As with all VAN HALEN rumors, this needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but the following has been confirmed by a fairly reliable source ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN: 'I've Got Enough Material For Ten Albums'

Dwyer and Michaels of Iowa's Q106 Classic Hits called Eddie Van Halen at his home studio Wednesday morning (Nov. 26) and spoke to the reclusive guitarist for five minutes about his current activities, including the rumors that ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar is in the process of rejoining the band. Although Eddie falls short of ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer Guests On FRAMESHIFT CD

The new label Progrock Records is releasing a special album by FRAMESHIFT on November 25, 2003, titled "Unweaving the Rainbow", based on evolution-themed books by Richard Dawkins. The album was written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN as a vehicle for vocalist James LaBrie of the highly revered progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. FRAMESHIFT, ...

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TEMPLE OF THE DOG Reunion Among Surprises At PEARL JAM Benefit Gig

PEARL JAM were joined by a host of famous musical friends on stage last night (Oct. 28) in Santa Barbara, Calif., at a benefit for the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Among the guests appearing on stage during the performance were PEARL JAM's former drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, veteran ...

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'ROCK FOR X-MAS' Raising Funds For Families In Need

Rock 4 XMAS, a foundation that helps provide toys and the overall Christmas spirit to less fortunate families across the country, will launch a 30+ city tour will be begin on October 30 in Salt Lake City, UT with many '70s, '80s and '90s stars of the music business set to perform. This year's star ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Debut Album Delayed, New Bassist Announced

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "New Found Power", to February 10 through Elektra Records. The group, who have just announced the addition of bassist Bobzilla to their ranks, are fronted by Patrick Lachman, who used ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE Split

British rap-metal outfit ONE MINUTE SILENCE have decided to part ways for the forseeable future. The band issued a statement to the press, which reads as follows: "Although we are still the best of friends, and cannot rule out the possibility of working together in the future, for now we are dispersing to pursue other ...

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JIMI HENDRIX to Be Immortalized by MCFARLANE TOYS

Experience Hendrix L.L.C., the family company dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Jimi Hendrix legacy has joined forces with McFarlane Toys to create a collectible figure of Jimi Hendrix. Working to keep the spirit of Jimi alive through music, education and community involvement, Experience Hendrix sees this venture as an opportunity to create ...

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AGATHODAIMON Begin Pre-Production On New Album

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON will shortly begin pre-production on their fourth album, "Darkened Days", tentatively due in May 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band, who were recently joined by bassist Darin "Eddie" Smith, will once again record the next album at Kohlekeller Studio with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY). The first edition of the album ...

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MTV: EDDIE VAN HALEN Tried Out For LIMP BIZKIT

Legendary axeman Eddie Van Halen was one of 11 guitarists that auditioned for LIMP BIZKIT during their lengthy search for a replacement for Wes Borland earlier this year, according to a MTV.com news feature on the making of BIZKIT's new album, "Results May Vary". Not being 100% satisfied with any of the candidates, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Documentary To Be Released On DVD

"Three Days", a "warts-and-all" documentary on JANE'S ADDICTION shot during the band's last attempt at a comeback in 1997, is scheduled for release on DVD October 7. The film, which originally premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 1999, was written and directed by Kevon Ford and Carter B. Smith. Aside from the band's members ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN Has Lost Touch

Former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar recently spoke to Goldmine magazine about frequent jam partner/VH bassist Michael Anthony's views on the current VAN HALEN situation. "[Michael is] basically like everyone else out there," Hagar said. "He's completely lost touch with any of the VAN HALEN situation. He hasn't talked to any of those guys in ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Rules Over Cricket

Mike Senft of The Arizona Republic reviewed the reviewed the IRON MAIDEN/DIO/MOTÖRHEAD tour when it came to the Cricket Pavilion in Phoenix Friday night (August 22). "The crowd, which had swelled to over 10,000 by the time the band took the stage, roared as Vincent Price's intonation of 'Woe to you of earth and sea,' ...

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