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ROTTING CORPSE To Reunite For Album, Tour

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez, will finally record and release an album, according to guitarist Walter Trachsler (former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie). "Many well-known guest musicians have expressed interest in playing on and playing with Texas' first thrash metal band," says Walter. "CORPSE will than ...

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ORGAN DONOR To Make Live Debut

ORGAN DONOR, the band featuring former NITRO vocalist Jim Gillette (husband of Lita Ford), will make their live debut on February 28 at Pizzaland (4029 N. Marks) in Fresno, California. Also set to appear are BEAN DIP, LOCAL 13 and NO-TOWN NIGHTSTALKERS. For more information, view the show flyer at this location. ...

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JAG PANZER Select Producer For Upcoming CD

Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER have begun the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due in September through Century Media Records. "After the brief detour of producing ourselves ('Decade of the Nail Spike Bat') we're back [working] with [producer] Jim Morris for the next studio album," guitarist Mark Briody revealed in an online posting. ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: New Songs Posted Online

Two complete tracks — "Slut Machine" and "Supercruel" — from the forthcoming MONSTER MAGNET CD, "Monolithic Baby", can be heard in streaming Real Audio via the German Metal Hammer web site. Two more tracks will be added to the page every week between now and the album's release date. As previously reported, "Monolithic ...

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NIKKI SIXX's Wife In Sex-Video Shocker! Photos Available

A never-before-seen sex video featuring Donna D'Errico, wife of MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, is scheduled to go online next week, according to the web site YouGottaKnow.com. Although Donna's "partner" in the video has never been officially identified, rumor has it that it is the lead singer from SUBPOENA. Check out a few (non-graphic) stills ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Enter Studio To Record New EP

DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash band featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have entered Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, California to record an EP, titled "Vengeance: Chapter One", for Black Cherry Music. "We've been on the road so much this past year, it's exciting to focus on getting our music professionally recorded ...

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TED NUGENT Needs 40 Stitches After Chainsaw Accident

Ted Nugent was injured on the Texas set of his reality show when a chainsaw cut through his leg, according to the Associated Press. The outspoken rocker and outdoors enthusiast, who is the star of the VH1 series, "Surviving Nugent: The Ted Commandments", required 40 stitches to close the gash in his leg on Sunday, ...

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DREAM THEATER Line Up U.S. Tour Dates

DREAM THEATER have announced the first three dates for the North American leg of their "An Evening With Dream Theater - Train of Thought 2004 World Tour". They are as follows: Mar. 05 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Mar. 06 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Pantages Theater Apr. 01 - Boston, MA ...

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SYSTEMATIC Report On New Year's Eve Gig With METALLICA

SYSTEMATIC vocalist/guitarist Tim Narducci has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Just thought I'd drop a line and say hey. The New Year's show with METALLICA was an absolute honor and a blast! The show was at the Joint in the Hard Rock hotel (for those of you unaware) an awesome ...

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Report: New SLIPKNOT Album To Surface In May Or June

SLIPKNOT's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", which is currently being recorded in the Hollywood Hills, California with producer Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AUDIOSLAVE, SLAYER), has had its projected release date pushed back to May or June 2004, according to a studio report posted at MTV.com. "The cool thing about ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: Digipack Version Of New Album To Include Bonus DVD

MONSTER MAGNET will release a special limited-edition digipack version of their new album, "Monolithic Baby", featuring a bonus DVD. Both versions of the CD (which will feature different artwork) are scheduled for release in Europe on February 16, 2004 through SPV Records. A single containing the tracks "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" and a cover version of ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Film Video For New Single: Photos Available

MONSTER MAGNET recently shot a video for the track "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" with producer Braddon Mendelson (Noisivision) and director Brian Smith (Rose13 Creative). Click here to check out some stills taken during the video shoot. "Unbroken (Hotel Baby)" is the first single off MONSTER MAGNET's new album, "Monolithic Babies", due in Europe on ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Set Release Date For New Album

MONSTER MAGNET have set a February 16, 2004 European release date through SPV Records for their new album, "Monolithic Babies". The album's first single, containing the song "Unbroken" backed with an exclusive single-only version of the VELVET UNDERGROUND classic "Venus In Furs", will arrive on January 19. A video clip for the upcoming single has ...

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VENI DOMINE Confirmed For Switzerland's ELEMENTS OF ROCK Festival

Sweden's VENI DOMINE have been confirmed for the Elements of Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place March 19-21 in Switzerland. Other bands scheduled to appear at the three-day event are JIM LAVERDE AND THE SANCTUARY WORSHIP TEAM (USA), IMMORTAL SOULS (FIN), SEVENTH AVENUE (GER), DROTTNAR (NOR), SLECHTVALK (NETH), CRUSHEAD (GER), SACRIFICIUM (GER), ARSON ...

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Former DEFIANCE Guitarist To Re-Launch SORRY

Guitarist Jim Adams, formerly of the San Francisco Bay Area thrashers DEFIANCE, is looking to restart his project band SORRY. The group has in the past had guest appearances by Steve Chinn of FANG, John of FLIPPER and Mitch Mayes of DEFIANCE. The project will begin recording songs and looking for gigs at a later ...

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NYC Street Named For JOEY RAMONE

The corner of Second Street and Bowery near the legendary CBGBs club in New York City has been officially christened "Joey Ramone Place" for THE RAMONES' lead singer, who died of cancer in 2001 at 49. Check out pictures from Film Magic, Newsday. "Joey was a true New Yorker," said bandmate ...

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GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY's Drug Problem Was Life-Threatening

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told the Bradenton Herald that he became a rock star for three things: money, girls and fun. Not necessarily in that order. "I've often heard some notions growing up — peculiar notions — that money is the root of all evil," Simmons said. "But that's nonsense. The truth is, lack ...

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'Sharon Osbourne Show' Lays Off Employees Despite 'Solid' Ratings

Despite solid ratings, "The Sharon Osborne Show" has just laid off 20 people, including music booker (and former "Rockline" producer/music scribe) Katherine Turman, according to Hits Daily Double. Although it's a hardly a runaway success, "The Sharon Osborne Show" appears to be finding an audience with the young MTV viewers who were big fans of ...

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CONTROL DENIED: Unfinished Album To See Light Of Day

Holland's Hammerheart Records have announced plans to release the unfinished sophomore album from CONTROL DENIED over the objections of Jane Schuldiner, mother of late CONTROL DENIED/DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner. Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor, began work on the album (tentatively titled ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Complete Work On New Album

MONSTER MAGNET have completed work on their new album, tentatively entitled "Monolithic Babies", with producer Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, SPINESHANK, ANDREW W.K.). The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING), will feature such cuts as "Master Of Light", "On the Verge", "Slut Machine Mach 2", "Ultimate Everything", "Monolithic Babies" and "Little Bag ...

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HANGAR 18 To Headline 1st Annual BORDERLAND METALFEST

HANGAR 18, the MEGADETH tribute band featuring formerNEW EDEN/SINERGY bassist Melanie Sisneros, will be performing at the 1st Annual Borderland Metalfest in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, November 22. The festival will be a "one-of-a-kind" event in the El Paso area. Co-headlining the Metalfest will be Southern California's DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring guitarist Jim Durkin, ...

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