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MONSTER MAGNET Shop New Demo, Make Film Appearance

MONSTER MAGNET are currently shopping a new three-song demo to interested record companies following their split with longtime label A&M Records earlier in the year. Recorded in August 2002, the demo features the following cuts: 01. Master Of Light 02. Oh Baby 03. Blow Your Mind In other news, MONSTER MAGNET reportedly filmed a scene ...

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DARK ANGEL Launch Official Web Site

The reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have launched their official web site at www.thebiitch.com. A greeting from guitarist Eric Meyer on the site states: "I want to take a second and give a huge 'THANK YOU' to all of the 'Legions of Darkness' ut there. It was your relentless enthusiasm that has ...

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DARK ANGEL Destroy Santa Ana With Unannounced Set

As widely anticipated, DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and guitarist Eric Meyer joined drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez and bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) at the conclusion of DREAMS OF DAMNATION's opening set (featuring Durkin) at Monday night's KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California and tore into "Burning Of Sodom", ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Guitar Fails To Meet Reserve Price During Auction

A guitar Jimi Hendrix torched during a 1967 performance failed to light a fire under bidders during a rock-memorabilia auction Tuesday in London, according to BBC News. The highest bid — less than $470,000 — didn't meet the $500,000 reserve price, so the guitar's owner, Dweezil Zappa, must decide if he wants to accept the ...

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GENE HOGLAN Forced To Skip 'Surprise' DARK ANGEL Performance

Drummer Gene Hoglan will be unable to participate in the rumored DARK ANGEL "surprise" appearance at the KREATOR/DESTRUCTION gig at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana, California on September 30th, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "But as to not disappoint anyone who will be there early enough to see [Jim's new band] DREAMS OF ...

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STONE SOUR To Appear On 'ROCKLINE'

STONE SOUR, featuring SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, September 30th at 8:30 PM PST/11:30 PM ET. Toll-free number to call in and speak with the band is 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information, visit www.rocklineradio.com. ...

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DARK ANGEL Announce West Coast Dates

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — have lined up the following West Coast dates during December: Dec. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar Dec. 04 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick Dec. 05 – Hollywood, ...

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'BLACK SABBATH Story' Videos To Be Released On DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 BLACK SABBATH pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS releases, The Black Sabbath Story: Volume One and The ...

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SIX FEET UNDER To Issue Live DVD In November

SIX FEET UNDER's forthcoming live CD/DVD, entitled Double Dead, is due for release on November 5th through Metal Blade. Lensed at the Lab in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 14th, the group's performance was professionally shot on film by Dave Roth, who directed the band's "The Day The Dead Walked", "Victim of the Paranoid", and ...

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Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls - MURDERDOLLS

The debut album from the MURDERDOLLS, the long-simmering side project assembled by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar here) and STATIC-X axeman Tripp Eisen (who left the band since recording this album), gives ample proof why such affairs can often be detrimental to musicians even as they supposedly indulge creative impulses not fully explored ...

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CHIMAIRA Prepare New CD, Pursue Side Projects

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA have set The Impossibility Of Reason as the tentative title of their upcoming CD, which is scheduled to be recorded in the fall for an early 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. Among the tracks set to be included on the effort are the following: 01. Cleansation 02. Awakening 03. The Dehumanizing Process ...

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QOTSA, STONE SOUR, SILVERCHAIR: First-Week Sales Numbers Revealed

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE shifted 49,629 units of their latest effort, Songs For The Deaf (according to Soundscan) during the album's first week of release, landing at position #17 on the Billboard Pop Album chart. Meanwhile, STONE SOUR, led by SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, sold 25,737 copies of their self-titled ...

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THE DOORS Perform 'Secret' Hollywood Gig

THE DOORS, featuring THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury and ex-THE POLICE drummer Stewart Copeland, performed a secret show at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California last night as a warm-up for their announced reunion show on September 6th at the California Motor Speedway as part of the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Open Road Tour. ...

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OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE Complete Work On Debut Album

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) — the new "prog" supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone — have finished mixing their debut album, Office of Strategic Influence, for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Records. Among the ...

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STONE SOUR To Embark On Headlining Tour

STONE SOUR, featuring SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be hitting the U.S. for a headline tour starting on September 27th and running through November 22nd. CHEVELLE and Roadrunner labelmates SINCH will be opening each show. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 27 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's Sep. 28 ...

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SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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DARK ANGEL: San Francisco Headlining Gig Announced

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan — are due to perform a headlining show at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Saturday, December 7th, according to the club's official web site. A headlining date at The Galaxy Theater in ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Returning To Club After Walk-Off

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil will return to a Steamboat Springs, Colorado nightclub after walking off stage last week, his manager told the Associated Press on Friday. Neil left the Levelz nightclub in this resort town on August 14th after someone threw something on stage, manager Burt Stein said. Stein said Neil felt threatened and ...

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GENE HOGLAN Rejoins DARK ANGEL!!

The reunited DARK ANGEL have been rejoined by drummer Gene Hoglan (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) after a short stint with interim skinsman Al "Mayhem" Mendez, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Gene never said he would NOT [become part of the reunion at some point]," Durkin explained when asked what made Hoglan change his mind ...

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PORCUPINE TREE Frontman To Appear On OSI Debut

PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson has contributed lead vocals to two songs on the forthcoming debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), which features in its ranks DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone. Moore and Matheos reportedly commenced ...

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DARK ANGEL To Make Unannounced Appearance At KREATOR/DESTRUCTION Gig

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) and drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez (DREAMS OF DAMNATION) — are strongly rumored to be planning a surprise appearance (likely for only one or two songs) at the September 30th show by KREATOR/DESTRUCTION at The Galaxy Theater ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Berates Audience, Walks Out

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil walked off a nightclub stage in a huff — apparently because the audience didn't know the lyrics of some of his solo numbers, according to the Associated Press. Neil was performing with a backup band in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Thursday night. Jim Turczynski, manager of Levelz nightclub, says Neil played ...

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Stone Sour - STONE SOUR

Most of the time, side projects by members of a band are either exercises in pure vanity that only reveal the artist's own shortcomings outside the group he or she is part of. In other instances, the side project is so outside the realm of music previously offered by the artist that fans find it ...

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