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STONE SOUR To Make In-Store Appearance In New Hampshire

STONE SOUR, who feature in their ranks SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be making an in-store appearance at Newbury Comics in Nashua, New Hampshire on Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. Store address is as follows: Newbury Comics Willow Springs Plaza 296 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH 03061 ...

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DARK ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place between Jul. 31 and Aug. 2, 2003 in ...

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DARK ANGEL Reunion Tour Postponed Until March 2003

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — have issued an official statement regarding the postponement of their previously-announced West Coast tour, originally set to take place in December. It is as follows: "We regret to announce that the DARK ...

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DARK ANGEL Cancel Reunion Tour!

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — have cancelled their previously-announced West Coast tour, originally set to take place in December, due to "scheduling conflicts." "Our schedules were way off at this point, and we don't want to do ...

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NECROPHAGIA To Release 'The Divine Art of Torture' In February

NECROPHAGIA — featuring mainman Killjoy, drummer Wayne Fabra Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards) — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Divine Art of Torture", due in February 2003 through Season Of Mist Records. It is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN: ' We're The Biggest Punk Band In The World'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, claims that he's supportive of vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root's massively-successful STONE SOUR project. "If I didn't support him or fuckin' love what he's doing, I wouldn't be a friend," Crahan told Launch. "I wouldn't have meant any of the words I've said in SLIPKNOT. ...

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SPINESHANK: New Album Coming Out 'Better Than Expected'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you know what the latest news on the recording is...We have laid down the drums to 15 tracks and I have 2 more to do today. ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: 75% Of KURT's Personal Documents Remain Private

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Smells like mean spirit. That's what Courtney Love thinks of critics of her decision to release the journals of her late husband, Kurt Cobain. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Love told us she'd protected Cobain's surviving friends and family by ...

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OSI Finish Mastering CD, Compile Extra Footage

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 — has finished mastering its self-titled debut album for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Records. A limited-edition two-disc set, containing ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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DEFTONES In Talks With SYSTEM OF A DOWN Manager

DEFTONES are in talks with SYSTEM OF A DOWN/TAPROOT manager David Benveniste about representing the group following their split with longtime manager Warren Entner last month, according to Hits Daily Double. Also in the running for the position are Arthur Spivak (TORI AMOS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, EVE 6), and Jim Guerinot (BECK, NO ...

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SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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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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