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MURDERDOLLS Dress Up In Drag For Intimate London Gig

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, played an intimate set at top London burlesque club Madam Jo Jo's Monday night (June 2)... in drag, ...

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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Arrested On Drug Charges

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a red light violation Sunday afternoon (June 1) following a traffic crash, according to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines police officer Larry Van Ginkel said small amounts of marijuana and a substance that field-tested ...

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AEROSMITH Skipped METALLICA Tribute Over Private-Jet Dispute: Insider

AEROSMITH's last-minute cancellation of their scheduled appearance at the METALLICA "mtvICON" taping in early May reportedly had to do with manager Trudy Green insisting the network foot the bill for a private jet for the band, according an unnamed "insider" source cited by Hits Daily Double. AEROSMITH are currently recording their much-discussed blues album for ...

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GODSMACK Promise Safe Show During Tour

GODSMACK are bringing a truckload of pyrotechnics with them on the road this summer, but are taking all precautions to ensure the safety of their fans "The [pyrotechnics] company we use basically wrote the book on it," bassist Robbie Merrill told the Associated Press. "All the fire departments go to them because it's unknown. It's ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY To Unveil Signature Guitar

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry is unveiling his signature guitar at the House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday (May 17), according to CNN. The Gibson brand guitar, dubbed the Gibson Joe Perry Signature, was first inspired by Perry's wife Billie. She secretly conspired to build a prototype of the guitar with the people at ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Announce Louisiana Gig

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), have announced a show at Zeppelin's in Metairie on Saturday, May 17. Also appearing on the bill will be KILLING MERCY. JONES'S LOUNGE have yet to secure a label deal for their ...

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FREEDOM CALL Off Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

Despite a previous report to the contrary, FREEDOM CALL will NOT be appearing at Earthshaker Fest on July 25-26 in Hirschaid, near Bamberg, Germany. A detailed statement will follow later. As previously reported, Earthshaker Fest will feature performances by TESTAMENT, PRETTY MAIDS, ANNIHILATOR, PRIMAL FEAR, JUSTICE, EVIDENCE ONE, POWERGOD and END OF GREEN, among others. ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: Tour Dates Announced

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have line up the following dates during the coming weeks: May 10 - Largo, FL @ Green Parrot (w/ TRIP2GO) May 16 - Tampa, FL @ Liar's Club (w/ SMACKHEAD) Jun. 07 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Rock Hard Festival Jun. 14 - ...

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SPEEDEALER Announce U.S. Tour

The reformed SPEEDEALER, now featuring bassist Casey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), will embark on a three-week tour of the U.S. during June/July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 26 - San Antonio, TX @ Sin 13 Jun. 27 – Austin, TX @ 710 Jun. 28 – Dallas, TX @ ...

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IRON MAIDEN, DIO, MOTÖRHEAD: More Dates Announced

More dates have been released for the forthcoming North American leg of IRON MAIDEN's "Give Me Ed… 'Til I'm Dead World Tour", which will also include appearances by DIO and MOTÖRHEAD. Confirmed and tentative dates so far are as follows: Jul. 25 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center Jul. 26 - Wantagh, NY ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS: Official Tour Itinerary Announced

The official itinerary has been released for the forthcoming AEROSMITH/KISS U.S. tour. It is as follows: Aug. 02 - ctnow.com Meadows Music - Hartford, CT Aug. 04 - Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Th. - Wantagh, NY Aug. 09 - Nissan Pavilion - Bristow, VA Aug. 11 - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ ...

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MS2 Announce Upcoming Dates

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, who feature in their ranks former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have lined up a couple of gigs in early May. They are as follows: May 02 - Topeka, KS @ Bobbie Trap May 03 – Wichita, KS @ Champs Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), ...

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QUIET RIOT: Tour Dates Announced

QUIET RIOT have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 23 - Liberty, MO @ Liberty Performing Arts Center Apr. 24 - Laughlin, NV @ River Palms Casino Apr. 30 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy May 01-02 - Burley, ID @ The Office May 03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ ...

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KILL II THIS Finish Filming Video

Britain's KILL II THIS have finished filming a video clip for the track "Universe In A Nutshell", taken from their forthcoming CD, "Mass.[Down.]-Sin.(Drone.)" . The album, the group's first since their split with Visible Noise Records in 2001, is due on May 5 through Loudspeaker/PHD Records in the U.K. and M10 Records in France. The ...

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SOILENT GREEN Revamp Lineup, Commence Work On New Material

New Orleans-based SOILENT GREEN have added a second guitarist and bassist in the form of Tony White and Scott Crochet, respectively. The band are currently writing new material and hope to enter the studio before the end of the year to record a new full-length album, tentatively due in early 2004. Upcoming SOILENT GREEN tour ...

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DRUNK HORSE To Release New Album, Hit The Road

Oakland, California-based quartet DRUNK HORSE will release a new album, titled "Adult Situations", this spring through Tee Pee Records (HERMANO, BAD WIZARD, BROUGHT LOW). Produced once again by Tim Green, best known as lead axe slinger for quasi-metal intellectuals THE FUCKING CHAMPS, "Adult Situations" contains nine songs of "denim tough riffs and a furious technical ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Dates Announced!

The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Billboard. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New York (Randall's Island) and at the Aug. 30 finale in Syracuse, N.Y. (Vernon Down's Raceway). As previously reported, ...

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END OF GREEN To Release 'Last Night On Earth' In May

German "suicide rockers" END OF GREEN have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Last Night On Earth". The follow-up to last year's "Songs For A Dying World" was produced and mixed by Marc Martin and Mitch Meister and is slated for a May 26 release through Silverdust Records. Commented the band in an official ...

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PARAGON Name New CD, Prepare To Enter Studio

German melodic metallers PARAGON have set "The Legacy" as the title for their follow-up to last year's critically-acclaimed "Law Of The Blade" CD for a tentative July release through Remedy/Zomba Records. The band will enter the studio in late March to record 10 songs plus a remake of "Into The Black" from "World Of Sin" ...

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SLASH And STEVEN ADLER Hang Out In Las Vegas

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Steven Adler (drums) and Slash (guitar) were reunited during CAMP FREDDY's appearance at the Whiskey Sky Bar in the Green Valley Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, March 7, according to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. "It was the club's one-year anniversary, and what a celebration it was! ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer Hasn't Yet Testified in Club Blaze

GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has not formally requested immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony and hasn't testified before the grand jury, his lawyer said Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Russell, the lead singer of the band whose pyrotechnics sparked a deadly nightclub fire, reported Friday to the site in East Greenwich ...

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