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Sun-Sentinel: METALLICA Masters Of Sanitarium

Jim Abbott of Sun-Sentinel reports that with apologies to nü-metal, there's nothing like Old Metal, the kind of hardened, time-tested material METALLICA unleashed Sunday (July 13) at the Florida Citrus Bowl. In a rain-drenched rock marathon, which provided ample bang for the considerable bucks, METALLICA's James Hetfield and his mates were obviously the inmates running ...

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For Some GREAT WHITE Fans, Haunting Memories Remain

James Finlaw of The Herald News reports that on the night of Feb. 20, Andrew Paskowski, Jim Gooden and two friends entered The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island to hang out and watch the rock band GREAT WHITE perform. Gooden never came out. "It was tough losing my friend Jim, but I can't do ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Guitarist Explains His Departure

Former FAITH NO MORE guitarist Trey Spruance, who played on the band's "King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime" CD (1995), recently spoke to Perfect Pitch Online about the countless rumors that have been circulating regarding the reasons for his departure from the group. "My favorite is the one that came from FAITH NO ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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IMPALER To Release DVD

The early 80's shock/horror metal band IMPALER celebrate their 20-year-anniversary with the release of their first DVD, due out by year's end. IMPALER were originally signed to Combat Records and released the classics "Rise Of The Mutants" (featured in the film "Trick Or Treat" with Ozzy, as well as making Tipper Gore and the PMRC's ...

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NIRVANA: New Book Due In September

A brand new NIRVANA book, titled "Nirvana: The Day To Day Illustrated Journals", is tentatively set for release this September. The 192-page full-color tome is a reworked version of "Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day By Day Chronicle", which was written by Carrie Borzillo. Originally released in September of 2000, this updated version includes never-before seen photos ...

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RUSH Added To Toronto STONES Gig

Canadian rock legends RUSH have been confirmed for the ROLLING STONES concert in Toronto on July 30 at Downsview Park. The announcement was made on the band's official website, where in a one-sentence blurb they confirmed they will be joining the ever-growing list of artists for the special gig to help Toronto's SARS-scarred economy. The ...

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TAMMY FAYE MESSNER Talks About Her Friendship With MARILYN MANSON

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Tammy Faye Bakker), who helped build one of the largest Christian TV networks in the world before her then-husband Jim Bakker's affair helped crumble their empire, recently revealed to New York Times that she became friends with MARILYN MANSON after they met during an interview. "He came in looking just the ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce European Festival Appearances

MONSTER MAGNET have announced the following European festival appearances during August: Aug. 28 – Wiessen, AUT @ Two Days A Week Festival Aug. 30 – Piramasenes, GER @ Rock im Wald Festival Aug. 31 – Weeze, GER @ Terremoto Festival As previously reported, MONSTER MAGNET have tapped Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Name Producer For Upcoming CD

MONSTER MAGNET have tapped Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) to co-produce their next studio album, tentatively titled "Radiation Day", for an early 2004 European release through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band, who have yet to secure a North American deal following their split with A&M Records early last year, will ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Pulls Out Of U.K.'s CARLING WEEKEND

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pulled her appearances at Britain's Carling Weekend in August. Love blamed "recording commitments" for her decision to scrap her sets at Leeds on August 22 and Reading on 24. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her forthcoming debut solo album, "America's Sweetheart". A spokesperson for Love said: ...

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Former HOLE Frontwoman Lands 'Fantasy Violinist'

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recruited "fantasy violinist" Emilie Autumn, a ravishing, classically trained musician, for her new solo band, which is scheduled to make its live debut this summer. Last month, Love placed a classified ad in the Village Voice, seeking a guitarist and drummer for a new project, with the requirement that ...

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Vocalist MATT BARLOW Leaves ICED EARTH!

Vocalist Matt Barlow has announced his departure from ICED EARTH in order to pursue a career doing administrative work for the Department of Homeland Security. The following is Barlow's official statement on the matter: "In December of last year, prior to ICED EARTH signing a new record deal, [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon [Schaffer] and I ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Signs Solo Deal With VIRGIN RECORDS!

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has reportedly signed a North American solo deal with Virgin Records. The singer was already signed to Poptones/Telstar in the U.K. Love has spent the past few months recording her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart", in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on ...

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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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STONE SOUR Announce U.K. In-Store Appearances

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be making two in-store appearances during their upcoming U.K. tour. You can meet the band and get your stuff signed at these times and places: Tuesday, July 8 at 4:00 p.m.: Virgin Megastore, 6-8 Wheelergate Nottingham NG1 2NB ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announce New Bassist, Name Upcoming CD

MONSTER MAGNET have recruited LORD STERLING bassist Jim Baglino to replace Joe Calandra, who was unceremoniously booted from the band last month along with drummer Jon Kleiman. The group, who recently signed a European record deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records, are still looking for a new skinsman and are said to have set their sights on ...

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STONE SOUR Featured On May 31 'Headbanger's Ball'

STONE SOUR, the recently re-launched group formed by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be the special guests on the "Headbanger's Ball" the night of May 31 on MTV2. The resurrected metal program — which had an eight-year run between 1987 and 1995 — airs at 10:00pm ET/PT. STONE SOUR will tape ...

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THE PRODIGY And Ex-PITCHSHIFTER Men Unveil New Band

THE PRODIGY frontman Keith Flint and former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Jim Davies will release their debut single under the FLINT moniker on May 19. The track, titled "Asteroid", will be released on a limited edition, 10-inch pink vinyl, available through Cool Kills Records. "Flint sounds very, very raw," Davies told Kerrang! "We took a very live ...

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MURDERDOLLS, STONE SOUR To Team Up For U.K. Tour

MURDERDOLLS and STONE SOUR are set to terrorize the U.K. this July when they team up for a string of shows. The 'DOLLS were all set to play their own shows, but when they realized STONE SOUR were also in Europe, it seemed a fun idea to invite them along for the ride. Both bands ...

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CKY, SYSTEMATIC To Open For METALLICA In San Francisco

Philadelphia punk/metal outfit CKY have landed the support slot for METALLICA at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California on Sunday, May 18. San Francisco Bay Area's own SYSTEMATIC, who were previously signed to METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's now-defunct record label imprint The Music Company (distributed through Elektra), will open the show at the same venue ...

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GARDENIAN Begin Mixing New Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have completed the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Sindustries" and are currently mixing the effort at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman for a tentative late 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "When the mixing is done GARDENIAN will start shopping for a new record deal," the band write on their official web ...

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METALLICA: 'Frantic' Clip Posted Online

A two-minute MP3 clip of METALLICA performing the new track "Frantic" live on "mtvICON: Metallica" has been posted online at AllMetallica.com. MTV's "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA was taped last Saturday (May 3) at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. The show, which included spoken tributes from members of LINKIN PARK and BLINK-182, ...

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