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METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH Get Animated

METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich will make their animation debut in an episode for the new animated comedy series, "Disney's Dave the Barbarian", from Walt Disney Television Animation. Scheduled to premiere in January 2004, the show follows the title character's comedic adventures with his offbeat family — including his primping older sister Candy and ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Live Photos Posted Online

MY DYING BRIDE have posted live photos from their performance at the Astoria in London last Friday (October 31) at this location. As previously reported, MY DYING BRIDE's brand-new studio album is scheduled for a February 2004 release through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios ...

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TWISTED SISTER Announce Makeup-Less Gigs

BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform select concerts throughout the Northeast later this fall. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 29 - The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Dec. 13 - The Chance - ...

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SOIL: New Music Posted Online

Two tracks from SOIL's upcoming album "Redefine" have been posted online. You can check out streams of "Pride" and "Cross My Heart" here. "Redefine" is scheduled for release in February 2004 through J Records. SOIL are currently on the road with STATIC-X, SKRAPE, and TWISTED METHOD. The dates are as follows: Oct. 27 ...

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TWISTED SISTER's 'Evil Twin' To Play Select Dates In The Fall

BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — will be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform select concerts throughout the Northeast later this fall. So far, only one date has been leaked: November 29 at the Downtown in Famingdale, New York (Long Island). Although this ...

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DEE SNIDER Talks About Singing At SCHWARZENEGGER Rally

In a recent interview with Perfect Pitch Online, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider described the experience of singing the SISTER classic "We're Not Gonna Take It" at an Arnold Schwarzenegger rally in Sacramento earlier this month. "[Arnold] was very gracious and cool," Dee said. "Backstage, we talked about some USO stuff – TWISTED's ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Have Been Writing New Songs All Summer'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach recently spoke to Boston-based freelance writer Debby Rao about his new band and the group's future activities, including their upcoming mini-tour with TWISTED SISTER. When asked why he wasn't using guitarist Richie Scarlett on the band's forthcoming tour, Sebastian said, "I love Richie. He is great. But the thing ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Reunite With ROB AFFUSO Live On Stage!

Sebastian Bach has confirmed that he will be joined by his former SKID ROW bandmate/drummer Rob Affuso at select dates on his upcoming solo tour. The following is Sebastian's latest posting from his official web site: "Well I was gonna keep it a secret , but screw it !!! Joining me on stage, for the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says He's Regained Control Of His Health

Ozzy Osbourne sat down with MTV.com Thursday (october 16) to discuss the "shakes" that have plagued him for decades, causing him to stammer, stutter and shuffle around with a walk that grew increasingly hunched over and motor functions that only seemed to be getting worse. "I swear on my wife and my children's lives that ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Former Drummer Returns To The Fold

BACH TIGHT 5, the new band led by former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, have announced the addition of drummer Mark "BamBam" McConnell to the group's ranks. "Mark has done every solo tour with me on the kit as well as playing on my solo CD, 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive!' & I realized yet again ...

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KORN Management Says No Tour Dates Have Yet Been Confirmed

A representative for KORN's management, The Firm, has branded as "inaccurate" the tour dates currently being floated around for the upcoming KORN/DROID tour (which were originally posted on DROID's web site). According to the representative, the KORN tour — for which no dates are completely confirmed yet — will probably start on the ...

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JIMI HENDRIX to Be Immortalized by MCFARLANE TOYS

Experience Hendrix L.L.C., the family company dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Jimi Hendrix legacy has joined forces with McFarlane Toys to create a collectible figure of Jimi Hendrix. Working to keep the spirit of Jimi alive through music, education and community involvement, Experience Hendrix sees this venture as an opportunity to create ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Explain New Album Delay

MY DYING BRIDE have issued a statement regarding their decision to push back the release date of their new album, tentatively titled "The Thirteenth Chapter", to the beginning of 2004. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios and features material that is being described as "objective" observers as "very dark ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: New Album Delayed

Due to problems with the artwork, the release of the new MY DYING BRIDE album, tentatively titled "The Thirteenth Chapter", album has been delayed to the end of this year/beginning of 2004. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios and features material that is being described as "objective" observers as ...

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SKRAPE: Sophomore Album Delayed, New Tour Dates Announced

SKRAPE have pushed back the release date of their sophomore album, "Up The Dose", to January 6 through RCA Records. Produced by Jimbo Barton (QUEENSRŸCHE, GODSMACK), "Up The Dose" follows SKRAPE's acclaimed 2001 debut album "New Killer America" and its hard-hitting Top 20 active rock radio single "Waste". Recorded partially in SKRAPE's own Orlando, Florida ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman To Perform At SCHWARZENEGGER Rally

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will perform the group's '80s smash song "We're Not Gonna Take It" at an Arnold Schwarzenegger rally on Sunday (October 5) in Sacramento. Schwarzenegger's campaign made the announcement Tuesday (September 30) that the song was selected to be the California gubernatorial candidate's official campaign anthem. "It is a fabulous song, ...

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TWISTED SISTER's 'Evil Twin' To Re-Emerge This Fall

TWISTED SISTER's final performance for the foreseeable future will take place on November 1, 2003 at the Royal Oak Music Theater in Detroit, Michigan. However, BENT BROTHERTWISTED SISTER's evil twin (essentially a makeup-less version of the real thing) — shall be re-emerging from the ashes of infamy to perform selected dates throughout the ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH Sign European Record Deal

PROJECT: FAILING FLESH, the new group featuring former VOIVOD/current E-FORCE bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest, Kevin 131 (GARDEN OF SHADOWS, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAVE, WHILE HEAVEN WEPT) and Tim Gutierrez (instruments), have signed a European record deal with Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). The group's debut album, "A Beautiful Sickness", is due for release in Europe ...

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The Burning Passion - DIVINE RAPTURE

Here's the solution: maybe death metal needs to take some time out from itself, perhaps the equivalent of a holiday in hell. Because if we hear one more band that sounds like a) MORBID ANGEL b) CANNIBAL CORPSE or c) MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE, we're going to scream. And we don't mean for the ...

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Rhode Island Nightclub Fire Survivor On Brink After Disaster

Richard C. Lewis of the Associated Press reports that "Michelle Spence, burned and left debilitated in a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, finally felt good enough to see the rock band POISON recently. "Her 10-year-old daughter, Hailey, however, was hysterical. She was terrified that her mother would get hurt again. Maybe she'd ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Unveils New Band!

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has revealed the details of his new band, BACH TIGHT 5. Joining Bach in the new group are guitarist Adam Albright (ex-SKINLAB, DOPESICK), bassist Cheeze (BLACK BONE, DEAD TIGHT 5), guitarist Randall X Rawlings (DEAD TIGHT 5), and drummer Mike Dover (DEAD TIGHT 5). Says Bach: "Adam is from ...

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TWISTED SISTER Pumps Up ARNOLD

Joal Ryan of E! Online reports that "We're Not Gonna Take It", the head-banging TWISTED SISTER anthem, denounced nearly 20 years ago as a kiddie-corrupter by a Tipper Gore-led group of Washington, D.C., powermoms, has been reborn as the "unofficial theme song" of Schwarzenegger's California gubernatorial campaign. Dee Snider, who has heard his band's song ...

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TWISTED SISTER: More U.S. Dates Announced

Reunited New York glam rockers TWISTED SISTER have announced the following dates in October: Oct. 24 - Beach Casino - Hampton Beach, NH (w/ SEBASTIAN BACH) Oct. 26 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT (w/ SEBASTIAN BACH) Oct. 27 - The Beacon Theater – New York, NY w/ ALICE COOPER. SEBASTIAN BACH) Oct. 30 – ...

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