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STATIC-X Dismiss RAMONES Snub, Continue Work On New CD

STATIC-X's cover of the RAMONES classic "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", originally recorded for inclusion on the upcoming "We're A Happy Family" RAMONES tribute CD (due on Feb. 11 via DV8/Collumbia Records), will eventually see the light of day despite its having been removed from the final track listing of the much-anticipated collection. The song, which ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN to Visit NAMM 2003!

Eddie Van Halen, the world-famous lead guitarist of VAN HALEN, is reportedly planning to attend NAMM 2003 in Anaheim, California on Saturday morning, Jan. 18. He is expected to visit the Peavey booth sometime during the morning. During his visit, it is believed that he will spend some time signing autographs and answering questions from ...

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KISS' PAUL STANLEY: 'I'm Not Ready To Hang It Up'

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley recently addressed the band's decision to abandon their retirement plans in favor of further touring and a possible new studio album. Appearing live on the "Merry KISSmass Special" hosted by WNEW radio personality Eddie Trunk on Dec. 21, Stanley explained that the group's [2000] 'Farewell' tour "was done in the same ...

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REVENGE OF THE TRIADS Cease To Exist

REVENGE OF THE TRIADS, the project featuring Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY), Charlie Clouser (NINE INCH NAILS), Troy Van Leeuwen (A PERFECT CIRCLE), and Eddie Nappi (HANDSOME), has officially disbanded. The group, who were working on their debut album at the time of their split, were signed to "a bullshit record label called LMC Records ...

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ACE FREHLEY: No Plans To Rejoin KISS

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, guitarist Ace Frehley has no plans to rejoin KISS in time for their appearance at the Kiss Symphony concert in late February. Frehley, who is believed to be working on a solo album for a late 2003 release, told Eddie Trunk, host of a New York hard rock radio ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'DAVE LEE ROTH Is Unreasonable And He's Shot'

In a recent interview with CNN, vocalist Sammy Hagar revealed that the possibility of rekindling his friendship with the Van Halen brothers was his primary motivation for touring with Dave Lee Roth this summer as part of the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of ...

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RAMONES Tribute CD Pushed Back Once Again?

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, "We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones", appears to have had its release date changed once again. According to Hits Daily Double, the album being released by manager Andy Gould's DV8 Records through Columbia is now coming out on Jan. 14. As previously reported, the following ...

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HANOI ROCKS Frontman To Issue New Solo Album

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe will issue his new solo album, titled "Whatcha Want" on Jan. 27, 2003. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Do Anything You Wanna Do (EDDIE & THE HOT RODS cover) 02. Right Here, Right Now 03. Stranded 04. I Won't Lie Down And Die (UK ...

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PISSING RAZORS Confirm Guitarist's Departure

PISSING RAZORS have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Cesar Soto, who has since teamed up with fellow ex-PR members Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar) in a new band called FUELED II FIRE. According to a message on PISSING RAZORS' official web site, "the reasons behind why this site had not ...

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ORGY Drummer Joins SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY

ORGY drummer Bobby Hewitt has joined SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY. He is expected to remain a member of ORGY, who are believed to be working on the material for their third full-length effort, due sometime in 2003. The following is an update from SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater, as posted on the group's newly-relaunched official ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Rework DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB Songs For Upcoming CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be releasing another album this next year according to Lynch's official website. The new album will feature current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs. Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson will be singing on the DOKKEN tunes and Robert Mason on the LYNCH MOB songs. It ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: Captain Crunch Lives!

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has posted the following message to the Jump In The Fire section of the group's official web site: "[Right now, I'm] taking a break, [drummer] Lars [Ulrich] is arranging a song, it's an important part of songwriting, yet the most boring part for me. I am still there in spirit. While ...

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RAMONES Tribute Delayed Until March

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones, has been pushed back to March 2003. No reason was given for the delay. The Rob Zombie-produced CD, which had previously-scheduled release dates in December, November, and August, will surface through DV8/Columbia Records. The track listing for the album ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Split With Label, Shop New Demo

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY have parted ways with Reprise Records following the disappointing sales performance of their full-length debut, Sonic Jihad (2000), and are currently seeking a new record deal. A three-song demo was recently recorded and is presently being shopped to interested labels with a view towards releasing the group's second album sometime in 2003. ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album Gets Pushed Back

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones, has been pushed back to December. The Rob Zombie-produced CD, which was originally expected in August and was then pushed back to November 12th, is now due on December 24th via DV8/Columbia Records. The full track listing for the ...

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PEARL JAM Pen Song About Death of ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman

PEARL JAM have apparently written a song about the death of ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. The as-yet-untitled track will however not be included on the band's forthcoming studio album, Riot Act, due in November through Epic Records. Frontman Eddie Vedder even went as far as to say ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Issue Box Set

IRON MAIDEN will issue Eddie's Archive — a three double-CD set containing the band's earliest live recordings from 1979 through to their headlining performance at Donington in 1988 — on November 5th through Columbia Records. In addition to this, the compilation The Best Of The B'sides will be made available for the first time as ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Reunion Is Inevitable

A reunion between Sammy Hagar and his former VAN HALEN bandmates is "inevitable," the singer told MTV backstage at last week's MTV Video Music Awards, shortly after presenting an award with David Lee Roth. "I mean come on, how could it not [happen]?" While Hagar confessed that he hasn't spoken with either of the Van ...

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IRON MAIDEN Raise £8,000 In Auction For Former Drummer

IRON MAIDEN have managed to raise nearly £8,000 (approximately $12,400) from their Clive Burr auction and will donate the proceeds to the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund. According to the group's official web site, bids were received from around the world. The Stage Eddie was bought by an eager Japanese Fan and is currently ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE: The Tale Of The Missing Bonus Tracks

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have issued the following statement regarding the "missing" bonus tracks on the "limited digi-pack" CD version of their latest album, The Birth Of Tragedy, which was issued through Osmose Productions a couple of months back: "As many of you [who] purchased the so-called 'limited digi-pack CD' unfortunately found out, the two bonus ...

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