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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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Acclaimed Guitarist AMY SCHUGAR Lands Endorsement Deal

Acclaimed female guitarist/songwriter Amy Schugar has landed an endorsement deal with Daisy Rock Guitars after having attended music trade show NAMM earlier this year. Daisy Rock Guitars is a relatively new company that has many heavy hitters including Ann and Nancy Wilson from HEART endorsing their line of guitars. Daisy Rock Guitars is a company ...

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WATCH THEM DIE Commence Songwriting Process For New Album

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and GOATWHORE this summer. The trek kicks off on July 25 and wraps up on August 19. The group have just returned home after completing a highly successful run with GWAR, which also included a ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Talks About His Throat Problems

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has spoken to the Boston Herald about the throat problems that forced Boston's biggest rock band to cancel their shows last week. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Boston Herald: So, Steven, how's your throat? Steven Tyler: "It's simple. We're on tour for 5, 6, 7 months. If you get a ...

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AEROSMITH: TYLER & PERRY Appearance To Re-Air On 'World Café'

The AEROSMITH "World Café" session will re-air on Thursday, July 1. It will include an extensive interview with host David Dye and a historic acoustic performance with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of "Back Back Train" and "Hangman Jury". The "World Café" airs regularly Mon-Fri with David Dye on over 160 AAA public radio affiliates ...

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WIDOW To Release 'On Fire' Early Next Year

Raleigh, NC-based melodic thrashers WIDOW have set "On Fire" as the title of their new album, due in early 2005 on Tribunal Records. They have also added new vocalist Lili to the group. "Lili adds a new dimension to our music," stated lead guitarist Cristof. "I will continue to sing and so will John E, ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

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AEROSMITH To Resume Touring Tonight

AEROSMITH are in a "holding pattern," guitarist Joe Perry told The Boston Globe, after canceling three shows because Steven Tyler blew out his voice. The band hope to resume its tour tonight in Pittsburgh, then next Thursday play the Tweeter Center with CHEAP TRICK. "It's a miracle how Steven does what he does," Perry said. ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Play Reunion Show At London's MELTDOWN FESTIVAL

The NEW YORK DOLLS played a one-off reunion gig on Wednesday (June 16) at London's Royal Festival Hall as part of this year's Meltdown Festival, according to Hits Daily Double. Original members David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain and now-Mormon Arthur "Killer" Kane were joined by guitarist Steve Conte and LIBERTINES drummer Gary Powell, replacing the late ...

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