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METALLICA Fans Invited To Attend 'CMT Outlaws' Taping

METALLICA fans have been invited to attend the taping of the upcoming "CMT Outlaws" special, featuring a performance by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield. The "CMT Outlaws" concert was originally scheduled to be performed on Tuesday (Sept. 7) before an invitation-only audience in front of the former Tennessee State Prison in Nashville. After rain was forecast ...

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AEROSMITH Singer Wants To Take You On A Walking Tour Of Boston

The Boston Globe is reporting that Candide Media Works has created a cellphone tour of Boston that has AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler leading the way. Called "Boston: City of Rebels & Dreamers", the so-called Talking Street tour hits 17 landmarks and includes stories, commentary, and eyewitness accounts of the historic sites. Highlights include a visit ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Star In 'The Polar Express'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will star in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the Caldecott-winning children's book "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg, according to Zap2it.com. In keeping with the holiday theme, Tyler will play one of Santa's elfin helpers. "Polar Express" tells the story of a skeptical young boy who is transported along with ...

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AEROSMITH: DVD Version Of TV Special To Include Bonus Tracks

The "Aerosmith: You Gotta Move" TV special that first aired back in June will be released on DVD in November, according to Launch Radio Networks. The fan club web site Aeroforceone.com says the DVD will have five songs that weren't included in the A&E special, as well as more behind-the-scenes footage. The two-hour "Aerosmith: You ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Endorses Japanese Robot Tournament

Engadget, a web magazine with "obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics," reports: "Japan's ROBO-ONE tournament, a yearly fixture in which a multitude of amateur robot developers gather together their creations and have them beat one another up, gained an unwitting and unusual supporter this year: AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler. ...

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JANI LANE Off 'Bad Boys Of Metal' Tour?

Former WARRANT singer Jani Lane has reportedly dropped off the "Bad Boys of Metal" tour after missing a scheduled appearance at The Downtown in Farmingdale, NY Wednesday night (August 11). According to a fan posting at the Metal Sludge message board, "Nobody addressed the issue until [ex-QUIET RIOT singer] Kevin DuBrow hit the ...

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GOREROTTED Part Ways With Singer

U.K. extreme metal lunatics GOREROTTED have parted ways with singer Mr. Gore. They will continue as a five-piece until a suitable replacement has been found. Remaining vocalist Goreskin and bass player Wilson will handle the high vocals between them for all upcoming festival shows and club gigs. GOREROTTED recently performed at the Kaltenbach Open Air ...

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OZZFEST 2004 Gets Graphic: Media Goes Black With BLACK SABBATH

Orlando, FL-based Media Evolutions has recently completed video creation, graphical elements and playback control for the national Ozzfest 2004 tour and headliner BLACK SABBATH, according to a press release. Media Evolutions developed custom created video and graphical imagery elements that provided an eerie, gritty film look focusing on BLACK SABBATH's performance of 12 songs (which ...

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'West Memphis Three' Anthology: Launch Party Scheduled

Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson's West Memphis Three anthology, "Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three", featuring a contribution by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, will have its official launch concert/party on October 14 at Club Rockit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A dealer will be set up at ...

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THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler and Jim Morrison. Topping the ...

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ANATHEMA Seek New Record Deal

ANATHEMA are officially free agents as a result of having been dropped by BMG/Zomba after their previous label, Music For Nations, was folded into parent company Zomba Records Group (the world's largest independent music group). The band are currently considering new offers. Any companies wishing to contact the band about their current situation can reach ...

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ANATHEMA To Support BLACKFIELD in London

ANATHEMA will be playing a special acoustic show at London's Mean Fiddler as special guests to BLACKFIELD, a new project featuring Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE and Aviv Geffen. The show will take place on September 10. Tickets are now available from Ticketmaster. BLACKFIELD's London date is a special one-off album launch show. The exact ...

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SHADOWS FALL Concert Death: More Details Revealed

More information has been made available about the death of a fan at the SHADOWS FALL concert in St. Petersburg, FL Wednesday night (July 29). According to the St. Petersburg Times, fire rescue crews performed CPR on 21-year-old Michael Steven Savasta (who reportedly posted on BLABBERMOUTH.NET under the screen name "SDJM123") after he was found ...

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PRIMUS, SHOTGUN MESSIAH Members Guest On New TOM WAITS CD

PRIMUS' Les Claypool (bass) and Brian "Brain" Mantia (drums) and SHOTGUN MESSIAH's Harry Cody (guitar, banjo) are among the guest musicians appearing on the new TOM WAITS studio album, "Real Gone", due October 5 through Epitaph's Anti- Records label, according to Billboard.com. "Real Gone" will be the follow-up to the simultaneously released 2002 concept albums ...

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GOATWHORE Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "We are all very excited about this and will be doing a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid-2005," the band said in a statement. "This ...

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Report: SID And NANCY's Punk Rock History To Go On Display

A blood-spattered poster which hung in the room in which Nancy Spungen was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, late SEX PISTOLS bassist Sid Vicious, is to be displayed for the first time at an art exhibition in London, the Independent on Sunday said. Artifacts from the couple's room at New York's Chelsea Hotel, where Spungen ...

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RUSH Drummer's Biographical Journal Heading To Film

The film and television rights to RUSH drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "Ghost Rider" have been acquired by Scabeba Entertainment. Scabeba is overseen by Cathy Rich, the daughter of legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich. She and Peart became friends after the drummer appeared at a 1992 concert in her father's memory and on a subsequent ...

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