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Former GUNS N' ROSES Mom To Publish Book

Deanna Adler, mother of former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, is seeking a literary agent to assist her in securing a publishing deal for her "much-anticipated" book No Bed of Roses, according to Adler's official Fan Site. If you are an established, legitimate literary agent, you can contact Deanna by sending an e-mail to: ...

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AEROSMITH To Appear At R&R Convention, Hit Movie Theaters

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and bassist Tom Hamilton will appear in an intimate setting to discuss their careers and perspectives on the music industry in a general session on Friday, June 14th at R&R Convention 2002. At the R&R session, Steven and Tom will debut the studio tracks from AEROSMITH's forthcoming album and play the ...

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AEROSMITH VH1 "Behind The Music" Special In The Works

An AEROSMITH Behind The Music special is currently being produced by VH1 for a tentative early July air date, according to AEROSMITH fan site Aero Force One. "Over the last couple weeks they caught up with old managers and producers," states a message on the site. "They once again sat down with [drummer] Joey Kramer ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Set Release Date For "Unipsycho"

PAPA WHEELIE, the “stoner punk metal” crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will issue their debut CD, entitled Unipsycho, on May 26th through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. "Produced" by Jave Steson and recorded at Jason's home ...

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STAR ONE Shine With Impressive Dutch, German Chart Debuts

STAR ONE's Space Metal CD debuted at position #3 in the Dutch alternative chart list and at position #60 in the Dutch Pop Album charts. The album also debuted at position #70 in the German Media Control charts. STAR ONE's Space Metal, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), features a cast ...

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AEROSMITH To Disband?

The following report was posted at MSNBC's The Scoop: Are the members of AEROSMITH planning to walk their own way? A source close to the long-lived group says that in-fighting among the members has gotten so bad that the band is on the verge of splitting. "They would be fighting except that they're ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: The Canadian Metal Veterans Return To Action

The current line-up of the classic Canadian metal act INFERNAL MAJESTYguitarist Steve Terror, vocalist Chris Bailey, guitarist Kenny Hallman, bassist Kiel Wilson, and drummer Kris DeBoerwill be performing tonight (May 4th) at Studebakers Cabaret in Vancouver, British Columbia. Also appearing on the bill are VOLATILE, SEVERED SERENITY, and STONE HEAD. INFERNAL MAJESTY recently recorded a ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Sample Available Online

A sample of the track "The Real Me", taken from PAPA WHEELIE's forthcoming Unipsycho debut CD, can now be heard via the Chophouse Records web site at this location. PAPA WHEELIE is a self-proclaimed stoner punk metal crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE: Full Track Listing Unveiled

PAPA WHEELIE, the stoner punk metal crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will shortly be issuing their debut CD, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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DORO PESCH: New Album Is Heaviest In 10 Years

German singer DORO PESCH and her band—Joe Taylor (guitar), Nick Douglas (bass), Johnny Dee (drums) and Oliver Palotai (guitar/keyboards)—have been hard at work at Soundmine studios in Pennsylvania putting the finishing touches on her new album, tentatively entitled Fight. According to DORO, “It's our heaviest album in the last 10 years. It has some kick-ass ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Sing, Play Guitar On PAPA WHEELIE's Debut

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will follow up his touring activities with ECHOBRAIN with the release of the debut CD from PAPA WHEELIE, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. Featuring Jason on guitar/lead vocals, Steven Wiig on drums and Joe Ledesma on bass, PAPA WHEELIE's Unipsycho reportedly follows a "punk/stoner" musical direction and will ...

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DORO PESCH To Issue "Fight" In September

DORO (aka ex-WARLOCK frontwoman Doro Pesch) is tentatively scheduled to issue her latest studio album, entitled Fight, through SPV/Steamhammer Records during August. Containing 12 tracks, the album will include such cuts as "Always Live To Win", "Fight" and "Descent", the last of which is a duet with TYPE O NEGATIVE's Peter Steele. Also included will ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer STEVEN ADLER: I'm Pissed At AXL ROSE

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler recently commented publicly on the December 29th incident in Las Vegas that saw ex-GNR axeman Slash being turned away from a GUNS N' ROSES gig by security personnel who didn't want to enrage frontman Axl Rose by letting the guitarist into the venue. Stated Adler: That's so f.cking ...

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German Masseuse To Metal/Hard Rock Stars Writes Tell-All Book

Members of PANTERA, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MACHINE HEAD, BIOHAZARD and TYPE O NEGATIVE have all served as one-time clients of sexy German masseuse to the stars Dot Stein, aka Dr. Dot, who is writing a tell-all book called Butt Naked And Backstage about her sessions with such celebrities as Bruce Willis, Mick Jagger, Sting, ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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THE GATHERING Begin Work On Autobiography

Holland's THE GATHERING are currently collaborating with writer Steven Willems on an autobiography that will cover everything from the band's early history through their current activities and will include interviews with all members past and present. According to drummer Hans Rutten, we are doing a lot of research lately, together with Steven, and we really ...

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TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD Guitarist Forms New Side Project

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD guitarist Steve Smyth and his longtime friend, Steven Hoffman (ex-ARIAH/SWEET LEAF bassist) are currently collaborating on an instrumental side project called THE ESSENESS PROJECT. Described as “progressive” and “covering a wide spectrum of moods”, some of the material being worked on spans back to several years ago. "This is something I planned to do ...

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PAPA ROACH Pay Tribute To The 'KNOT On New CD

PAPA ROACH have written a song about SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson, entitled Sid for their forthcoming CD, Lovehatetragedy, according to Kerrang! magazine. Frontman Coby Dick commented: "It's pretty wild and one of the heaviest songs we've written for the new album!" As previously reported, PAPA ROACH are presently completing work on Lovehatetragedy at a North ...

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