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TRENT REZNOR Performs First Solo Show At Benefit

Launch Radio Networks reports: NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor played the first solo show of his career on Saturday night (October 21) at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco, according to Billboard.com. Reznor was backed only by a four-piece string section as he played subdued versions of NINE INCH NAILS tracks such ...

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THE ACCUSED To Debut 'Martha Splatterhead' Mascot At Seattle Gig

Seattle's reigning kings of "splatter rock" THE ACCUSED will debut their long-time mascot "Martha Splatterhead" live, on-stage during their performance Saturday, October 28 in Seattle, Washington at Studio Seven. With the show being just prior to Halloween night, THE ACCUSED will also judge the audience in a costume contest wherein first place wins "a real ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Begins Work On New Album

NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2007. As previously reported, DIAMOND HEAD will release its new DVD, entitled "To the Devil His Due", in ...

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ILL NINO Schedules 'Rockline' Appearance

ILL NINO and RA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, November 13. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer, Manager Check In

IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenNorway.com has been updated with several new tour diary entries from MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and manager Rod Smallwood. Check them out at this location. An excerpt from Nicko's "Long Island & New Jersey" entry follows: "There are a few problems that we have encountered so far. The main ...

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LEEWAY Frontman Schedules EDDIE'S FUNHOUSE Appearances

Vocalist Eddie Sutton of the legendary New York hardcore/metal act LEEWAY has issued the following update: Well (deep sigh), CBGBs has had its last gasp/heartbeat with three BAD BRAINS shows, and it puts and end to an era of memories that will never leave our souls... Which means we all need to come together and ...

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TWISTED SISTER: 'Music Hall Of Fame Will Boost Long Island Pride'

World Entertainment News Network reports that TWISTED SISTER members Dee Snider and Eddie Ojeda have praised the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, saying it will help New York City's neighbor to overcome its inferiority complex. TWISTED SISTER were inducted into the Hall of Fame yesterday (Sunday, October 15) alongside fellow Long Island music stars ...

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MEGADETH's New Album To Include LED ZEPPELIN Cover

According to Eddie TrunkVH1 Classic VJ and host of "Friday Night Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FMMEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has confirmed that the band's upcoming album, "United Abominations", will include a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Out on the Tiles". Mustaine previously told MTV.com about the album's initial recording ...

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IRON MAIDEN Manager: Hartford Tour Opener Was 'Amazing'

IRON MAIDEN's manager Rod Smallwood has checked in with the Iron Maiden Online Club (the band's official fan club) with the second on-the-road update from MAIDEN's current world tour: "It's early Thursday and l am trying to get this to you all before we leave for the drive to Boston. And l have a bit ...

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SKID ROW Announces Record-Release Show At NYC's Hard Rock Café

Two decades into their impressive rock 'n' roll career, SKID ROW are proud to announce their first-ever CD-release party for the album "Revolutions Per Minute", due out October 24 on SPV/Steamhammer. Presented by Budweiser True Music and Eddie Trunk, the Hard Rock Halloween Bash featuring SKID ROW will be held at the all-new Hard Rock ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Jams With OVERKILL In New Jersey

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy joined OVERKILL on stage on Saturday (Sept. 30) during their Gigantour 2006 set at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to perform the song "Elimination". Portnoy previously performed "Elimination" with OVERKILL at the Sweden Rock Festival in June 2005 and at radio personality Eddie Trunk's annual Halloween ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH Seeks Touring Rhythm Guitarist

Guitarist Ben Orum of the Oakland, California-based melodic hardcore death metal band ALL SHALL PERISH has issued the following update: "2007 is looking to be a big year for ALL SHALL PERISH, and as much as I wish I could dedicated my entire life to the band 24/7, I have a new family and a ...

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TERROR Frontman Taken Ill; Band Cancels Dates

UNEARTH frontman Trevor Phipps has checked in with the following update: "TERROR unfortunately will be missing the Dallas, Atlanta, Virginia and most likely Baltimore shows on The Sanctity of Brothers Tour [featuring headliners UNEARTH alongside BLEEDING THROUGH, TERROR, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and ANIMOSITY]. [TERROR vocalist] Scott [Vogel] has become ill and needs ...

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