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SLAVES ON DOPE Singer Says The OSBOURNES Are 'Really Great People'

SLAVES ON DOPE singer Jason Rockman recently commented on the group's split with Divine Recordings following the release of their third album, 2000's "Inches From The Mainline". "The label went under," he explained. "Sharon Osbourne lost her distribution deal for Divine through Priority Records. The whole house of cards kind of came falling down and ...

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FATES WARNING Bassist: Tales From The Road

FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message on his web site: "I'm back in black! The post-tour decompression is in progress. Glad to be home after the 6-week tour. I truly had the best time on the tour with FATES WARNING (supporting DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE). We were treated with great respect ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Says Tour With DREAM THEATER Is 'Kicking Ass'

QUEENSRŸCHE's current tour finds them co-headlining with math-metal cult band DREAM THEATER — a smart consolidation of two bands with similar leanings. "Our music styles complement each other really well," QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton told James Bush of Seattle Weekly. "I know a lot of tours have been suffering, but this one is really kicking ...

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The Hartford Courant: Eddie Stole The Show At IRON MAIDEN Gig

John Jurgensen of The Hartford Courant reviewed IRON MAIDEN's "Give Me Ed… 'Til I'm Dead" tour when it came through town Tuesday night (July 22). "As usual, when IRON MAIDEN performed at the ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre Tuesday night, Eddie was everywhere," he wrote. "On T-shirts. On tattoos. On stage in huge air-brushed murals and ...

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Former BLUE CHEER Member ETHAN JAMES Dead At 56

Ethan James, a member of the '60s heavy metal band BLUE CHEER who shifted in the 1980s to a behind-the-scenes role as producer and engineer on dozens of recordings, has died, the Los Angeles Times has reported. He was 56 years old. James died June 19 in San Francisco after an eight-month battle with liver ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Tour Europe In The Fall

IRON MAIDEN will kick off a headlining tour of Europe in October to promote their upcoming "Dance Of Death" CD. So far, only one date has been leaked: November 7 at the 9,000-capacity Spodek in Katowice, Poland. Tickets for the show are scheduled to go on sale in late July/early August. "Dance Of Death", due ...

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HALFORD Guitarist To Play National Anthem At Soccer Match

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak will be playing tribute to the red, white and blue when he handles the national anthem duties at the MetroStars MLS soccer match on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. "I wanted to do something to show my support for all those young metal heads in ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Song Available For Download!

An excellent-quality live version of the new IRON MAIDEN track "Wildest Dreams", recorded during the band's appearance at this year's Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany on Friday (June 6), has been posted online at this location. A studio version of "Wildest Dreams" will appear on the band's new album, "Dance Of ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN To Appear At Celebrity Golf Tournament

According to MTV.com, reclusive guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen will join such celebrities as Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Kenny G along with members of the Los Angeles Police Department for the 32nd annual LAPD/Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event, intended to raise money for the Police Memorial Foundation, takes place Saturday (May 17) at the ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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PEARL JAM Respond To Rocky Mountain News Article

PEARL JAM have responded to the story from the Rocky Mountain News claiming uproar of the action of singer Eddie Vedder impaling a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slamming it to the stage. The newspaper reported what sounded like a mass walkout, but according to the band about two-dozen ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE: 'I Was One Of BERT MCCRACKEN's Mistakes'

Eddie Fournier of the Boston Globe caught up with Kelly Osbourne, who opened up about her failed romance with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken. Asked about the "rock romance," Kelly says, "That was very weird ... I think that's what he wanted it to be, the 'rock romance,' but that's not what I wanted it ...

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CHINCHILLA Line Up German Tour Dates

German metallers CHINCHILLA have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Mar. 29 - Music Cafe Sonne – Ergenzingen, GER Apr. 04 - Reithalle - Neunkirchen, GER Apr. 30 - Rockdomiziel - Amberg, GER May 03 - Festhalle - Öschelbronn, GER May 24 - Bunker - Minden, GER May 28 - Alte Mühle ...

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AGATHODAIMON Set Title, Release Date For New CD

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON have set "Darkened Days" as the working title for their fourth album, due on October 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. The band, who were recently joined by new bassist Darin "Eddie" Smith, will record the next album at Kohlekeller Studio with producer Kristian Kohlmannslehner. Says guitarist Sathonys: "We'll surely deliver an ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Stage EDDIE Finds New Home!

You may remember that last year IRON MAIDEN ran an eBay auction to raise money for the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund... and one of the most interesting items up for grabs was a genuine "Stage Eddie" from the "No Prayer For The Dying" tour. He's been cooped up on a container ship for ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist To Issue 'Solo' Debut

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, will release their debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", on June 2 through Magic Circle Music. The CD reportedly features "a broad mix of exceptional heavy metal songs, speedy instrumentals, and epic ballads in true heavy-metal fashion," according ...

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TNT Sign With MTM, Prepare To Release 'Best Of' CD

TNT have signed with MTM Music for the release of their much-anticipated EP, "Taste", and a new full-length album, due out later this year. "Taste" will feature five new tracks, a demo leftover from the "Tell No Tales" era and possibly a rare live track. Also slated to come out is a "Best Of" collection, ...

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