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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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JIMI HENDRIX Tops Guitar Greats Poll

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time in a poll of readers of UK music magazine Total Guitar. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page came in at number two, while former CREAM member-turned-soloist Eric Clapton landed at three. Also appearing in the Top 20 are Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Eddie Van ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Speak Out On New Album, Dysfunctional Relationships

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has been busy working on the group's forthcoming studio CD with bandmates Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) and "everything is going very well," according to a posting from Rockenfield on his official web site. "Michael, Eddie and myself have been working extremely hard, and things are sounding great!!!! [Vocalist] ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN To Appear On TOTO Guitarist's Christmas Album

VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen will make a rare recorded appearance on TOTO guitarist Steve Lukather's upcoming Christmas album, Santamental, due in September, according to Launch. Van Halen reportedly appears on a rendition of the standard "Joy To The World" that Lukather stated would sound a bit different than what most people would expect. ...

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KISS' ACE FREHLEY To Make Rare Club Appearance

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform live at Don Hills nightclub in New York City on Friday, August 9th as part of WNEW radio personality Eddie Trunk's Birthday Blowout. Doors open at 9:00 PM, and Trunk will broadcast his regular Friday Night Rocks show live from the club from 11:00 PM until 2:00 AM. Due ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Issue Long-Awaited DVD In September

MOTÖRHEAD will issue their long-awaited DVD, entitled Boneshaker, on September 3rd, according to the group's official web site. A recorded document of the band's 25-year-anniversary party (filmed with eight cameras in Dolby 5.1. sound), which took place at London's Brixton Academy nearly two years ago, the DVD features guest appearances by ex-MOTÖRHEAD/FASTWAY guitarist "Fast" Eddie ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Breaks Silence On Split With Wife

VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen has broken his silence over his recently-announced split with wife Valerie Bertinelli in the current issue of People magazine (dated July 22, 2002), which features a small photo of Bertinelli on the cover. "We're friends," the 47-year-old guitarist told the magazine. "We love each other. We're just separated. I ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Is Over For Good!

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar revealed several interesting items about VAN HALEN's comeback plans during a recent interview with reporter Patrick Berkery of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Among the revelations that are due to be detailed in the article—which is set to be published on August 16th—are the following: **VAN HALEN is over for good, ...

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HALFORD: GRASPOP Set List Revealed, Rob's WNEW Interview Posted

HALFORD performed the following set during their appearance at Graspop Metal Meeting on Saturday, July 6th: 01. Painkiller 02. Jawbreaker 03. Resurrection 04. Made In Hell 05. Exciter 06. Betrayal 07. Golgotha (10-minute break due to technical problems) 08. Cyberworld 09. The Hellion 10. Electric Eye (cut off in middle due to continued technical problems) ...

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VAN HALEN Guitarist, Wife Split Up

47-year-old VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen, and wife Valerie Bertinelli, 42, have split up after 21 years together. Break-up rumors dogged the couple through Eddie's fight against alcoholism and his tongue-cancer scare, but this time it's official. "Because they are the parents of a young son, they have requested that their family's privacy be ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: "We Talk Through Business Managers And Lawyers Now"

The remaining members of QUEENSRŸCHE—frontman Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson, and drummer Scott Rockenfield—do all their talking through "business managers and lawyers now," Tate revealed in an interview with Cleveland, Ohio's WMMS 100.7 FM this past Sunday, June 30th. "Every band has its own way of functioning," continued the singer. ...

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KISS Added To Upcoming RAMONES Tribute CD

KISS have been added to the list of artists appearing on the forthcoming RAMONES tribute album, We're a Happy Family. KISS will reportedly cover either "Rock & Roll High School" or "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?" , according to ROB ZOMBIE, who is acting as one of the album's co-producers.. Due to be ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Launch First-Ever Auction

IRON MAIDEN will launch their first-ever official auction on Friday, June 28th, with the proceeds set to go to the Clive Burr MS Trust fund. Among the items that will be auctioned off will be a signed guitar, drummer Nicko McBrain's "massive" drum kit.... and a "full stage [band mascot] Eddie". More details will be ...

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