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AEROSMITH Won't Compete With KISS In Terms Of Staging And Effects

AEROSMITH and KISS kick off their co-headlining tour on Saturday (August 2) in Hartford, Connecticut. AEROSMITH will be closing the shows every night, and lead guitarist Joe Perry says they're deliberately steering clear of KISS-style theatricality: "It's gonna be pretty minimalistic," Perry told Launch. "I mean, you can't compete with — nor would we want ...

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KISS And AEROSMITH: A Perfect Match

Cary Ashby of Coshocton Tribune is reporting that "the fans of hard rock bands include educators, scientists, musicians, actors, retail clerks and students. And among their number are a few local fans of AEROSMITH and KISS who are looking forward to the veteran bands blasting their way into Germain Amphitheater in Columbus on Aug. 19. ...

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AEROSMITH Singer Snaps

The New York Daily News reports AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler was being followed by a female paparazzo on Thursday night (July 17) near Cafe Habana on Prince St. when suddenly he turned around. An onlooker says Tyler then "took her camera. He's shouting at her, and grabs her by the wrist, saying, 'Let's see how ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Split With JIZZY PEARL, Announce Replacement

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, have replaced RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl with Sean Crosby from the AC/DC tribute act BACK IN BLACK. "Steven claims that this guy is an 'amazing, strong screamer!' " according to a posting on The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. ...

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ENFORSAKEN Sign With OLYMPIC/CENTURY MEDIA

The Chicago-based melodic death/thrash metal quintet ENFORSAKEN have signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Olympic Recordings/Century Media. The group — vocalist Steven Sagala, bassist Eric Kawa, drummer David Swanson and guitarists Joe DeGroot and Steve Stell — will soon finish recording their full-length debut, "The Forever Endeavor", with producer Chris Djuricic (SOIL, FLESHGRIND, JUNGLE ...

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GOREROTTED Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

U.K. blood merchants GOREROTTED have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "[GOREROTTED] first [came to] our attention when we saw them two years ago at the Fuck The Commerce festival," a spokesperson for the label said. "They were the fuckin' best band on the whole festival! GOREROTTED's first album, 'Mutilated In Minutes', is a ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER: Large-Lipped, Thin-Hipped

The New York Post reports that Steven Tyler's daughters are plus-sized, but the large-lipped AEROSMITH singer seems to be disappearing. During a photo shoot for Glamour's August "Great Genes" spread, in which celebs and their families pose in blue jeans, the magazine had a problem finding denims to fit the slim-hipped Tyler. While daughters Mia ...

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Lawsuit Over Guitarist's Death Kept Alive By Judge

Brian Anderson of Contra Costa Times reports that an Alameda County judge has preliminarily declined to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the California Department of Transportation of failing to keep safe a section of Interstate 580 in Livermore where an up-and-coming heavy metal guitarist was killed last year. Judge Steven Brick overruled Thursday (July 3) the ...

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FRED DURST, KID ROCK, PAPA ROACH On Hand For 'MTV Bash'

LIMP BIZKIT's Fred Durst, Kid Rock, Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears, PAPA ROACH drummer Dave Buckner and wife-to-be Mia Tyler (daughter of Steven) and a host of others were on hand for Saturday night's (June 28) taping of the inaugural "MTV Bash", billed as the red-hot roast of the network's biggest name, Carson Daly. Check out ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear On MR. BIG Tribute CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum is one of the featured musicians on the upcoming MR. BIG tribute project, "Influences And Connections", tentatively due in Japan later in the year through Pony Canyon Records. The album, the initial pressing of which will come in a special package including a bonus ...

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OSBOURNES Land At No. 12 On FORBES List of Most Powerful Celebrities

The Osbourne family, with Birmingham-born BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne at its head, came in 12th place on the 2003 Forbes annual list of the world's most rich and famous. The family reportedly earned $28.8 million last year, primarily through the continued success of their "reality TV" show "The Osbournes", which is experiencing a significant ...

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AEROSMITH Drummer Named To BRONX WALK OF FAME

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer has been named as one of the new inductees into the Bronx Walk Of Fame, according to Launch. Although AEROSMITH are known as a Boston band, Kramer was born and raised in the Bronx, one of the five boroughs that make up New York City, while frontman Steven Tyler comes from ...

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TONY FRANLIN Says He Knows Nothing About A BLUE MURDER Reunion

Former THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has refuted the reports of his involvement in an upcoming reunion of BLUE MURDER, the classic early '90s hard rock band he helped launch with guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) and Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE). "I've had a number of people asking about the possibility of ...

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SUKI JONES To Play Vegas Next Week

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will be performing at The Railhead (Boulder Station) in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, June 13. For more information, call (702) 432-7777. ...

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SUKI JONES To Become ADLER'S APPETITE

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will be officially changing their name to ADLER'S APPETITE. According to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site, "Steven said that so many ...

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Hard Rock Musicians Get Charitable

Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE), and Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) are among the hard rock musicians scheduled to appear Saturday night (May 31) at the "Meatloaf & Friends All Star Jam & Pool Party" at Skin at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be ...

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OPETH Confirm North American Tour With PORCUPINE TREE

Sweden's OPETH have confirmed the dates for their upcoming "Damnation" Tour 2003 with PORCUPINE TREE. The details are as follows Jul. 15 – Toronto, ONT - Opera House Jul. 16 – Montreal, QUE - Medley Jul. 17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza Jul. 18 – Boston. MA - Berkeley Performance Centre Jul. 19 ...

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SUKI JONES: Live Photos Posted Online

MB Imaging has posted photos of SUKI JONES performing live in Albany and Long Island earlier in the month. Check them out: Albany, Long Island. SUKI JONES is the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist ...

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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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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On WILLIE NELSON TV Special

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler is among the featured guests on USA Network's "Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'", a 70th birthday celebration for a self-proclaimed old-fashioned musical man, who, to many of his fans, represents a breathing symbol of America. The show, which is set to air Monday night (May 26) at 9:00 p.m. ...

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