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SEVENDUST Finish Tracking Five Songs For New CD

SEVENDUST have finished tracking the first five songs at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios for the group's upcoming album, tentatively due in September through TVT Records. The group and producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71) hope to wrap up the CD by June 7, after which the band will embark on a promotional tour that may include ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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STEVEN ADLER: 'The New GUNS N' ROSES Album Will Suck'

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler conducted a phone interview Thursday night (May 15) with Philadelphia radio station WYSP 94.1 Rock. When asked by host Spike why he thought people still cared about GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose after all these years, Adler said, "They [the public] feel bad for him, they feel ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist STRADLIN Subject Of Upcoming Biography

Black Market Publishing has formally announced plans for the first-ever biography of legendary GUNS N' ROSES rhythm guitar player and lead songwriter Izzy Stradlin. Set to be released in the spring of 2004, this biography promises to deliver for fans the full story on one of hard rock's most intriguing and elusive icons, chronicling Izzy's ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Set Release Date For 'Vengeance Descending'

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have set a May 12 Scandinavian release date through DMP Sweden Records for their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending". A continental European release is expected by the end of the summer. "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl and bassist Claes Wikander at Crystal Sounds studios and features guest ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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Men Beaten During GUNS N' ROSES Riot To Sue Vancouver Police

Vancouver police are being sued for beating two men outside the cancelled Nov. 7 GUNS N' ROSES concert, according to Canada.com. Lawyer Phil Rankin was planning to file a writ in B.C. Supreme Court Friday (April 25) on behalf of Robert Parent, 40, and Detlef Schroeder, 52. In November, both men filed formal police complaints ...

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ROSE TATTOO Singer Hits The Road With Blues Legend

ROSE TATTOO frontman Angry Anderson is on the road in Australia with STUART WOOD AND THE GIANTS and blues legend Matt Taylor. Dubbed the "Recliner Rocker Tour" as a tribute to Stuart's longtime mate, Bill Denny, the 2-to-3 hour show is split into three sessions. The first part is an acoustic blues set covering songs ...

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DECEMBER Add Second Guitarist

Reno, Nevada's aggro-tech metal-core machine DECEMBER have added a second guitarist in the form of singer Mark Moots. "While at home this month, writing and rehearsing material for the follow-up to their critically-hailed Earache debut, 'The Lament Configuration', the DECEMBER boys decided to give their sound a boost by handing Moots a guitar and letting ...

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KISS To Close WANGO TANGO At California's ROSE BOWL

KISS are among the artists confirmed to perform at 102.7 FM KIIS Wango Tango: The Ultimate Reality Show on Saturday, May 17 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The band, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, will reportedly be closing the event, which is set to include appearances by NELLY, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, ...

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THE OFFSPRING On 'Solid Legal Ground' In Title-Snatching Stunt

THE OFFSPRING are on pretty solid legal ground despite having openly admitted to having snatched the title for their next album from GUNS N' ROSES. "Trademark law does not come into existence unless the title is used in interstate commerce," according to copyright lawyer and co-author of "Musician's Business & Legal Guide", Greg Victoroff, who ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist: AXL Is Hard At Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is currently finishing up the vocal overdubs for the band's much-anticipated "Chinese Democracy" CD, according to guitarist Richard Fortus (ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE, PSYCHEDELIC FURS), who was recently spotted by a fan at Don Hill's in New York City. When asked about GN'R's future plans, Richard reportedly said, "Yeah, we're ...

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SKINDRED Set American Release Date For 'Babylon'

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have set an April 22 American release date through Bieler Bros./MCA Records for their debut album, "Babylon". Check out three full-length tracks and 60-second clips of every other track on the album, as well as a music video, news, and tour dates, via the official SKINDRED ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Attorneys Threaten AXL ROSE Impersonator

The law firm representing the current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES has threatened legal action against an Axl Rose impersonator who has been posting messages on various GN'R message boards claiming to be the reclusive singer. The following is the letter sent by GN'R's management company, Sanctuary, to various GN'R-related fan sites where the fake ...

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US Weekly: OZZY And SHARON Are 'Furious' With THE USED Singer

Ozzy Osbourne and his outspoken wife Sharon are furious with their daughter Kelly's ex-boyfriend Bert McCracken — because they insist he used their child to promote his band, according to TeenMusic.com. The foul-mouthed rock couple, whose children Kelly and Jack rose to popularity following the success of their reality show "The Osbournes", feel McCracken of ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN: AXL's Band Is Not GUNS N' ROSES

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, who are playing together in an as-yet-unnamed band with fellow ex-GN'R alumni Slash (guitar) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar), recently spoke to Launch about the current GN'R lineup, led by sole original member Axl Rose. "It's not GUNS N' ROSES, you know? [Axl] should have ...

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Charges Recommended In GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Police are recommending charges against nine people, including six youths, in a riot at a GUNS N' ROSES concert last year that ended in $264,000 worth of damage to the downtown GM Place stadium. Reports recommending charges of mischief and participating in unlawful assembly have been sent to prosecutors, Sgt. Rob Bosley said Tuesday. Most ...

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CKY: No Regrets About GUNS N' ROSES Tour

Although the GUNS N' ROSES North American comeback tour started and ended in riots and was ultimately cut short, CKY has no regrets. "We got to play Madison Square Garden with GUNS N' ROSES," guitarist Chad Ginsberg told Rollingstone.com. "That's cool as shit! Axl gave us a great opportunity. He was really into us." CKY ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Star In Reality TV Show

Former members of GUNS N' ROSES — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum — plus newcomer guitarist Dave Kushner (formerly of McKagan's post-GN'R project LOADED) are holding tryouts in Los Angeles to fill the vacant singer slot in their new band, and VH1 is filming the proceedings for a new show. "I ...

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KORN Drummer Lands Signature Drumstick

KORN drummer David Silveria has designed a signature drumstick for Vater Percussion. The David Silveria DSK model offers "[a] very fast and beefy taper . . . that is perfect for an aggressive drumming style," according to the manufacturer. Vater also recently introduced SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's taper-less Alien Freak signature stick. For more information, ...

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SKINDRED Sign New Deal, Revamp Lineup

Welsh crew SKINDRED have reportedly been dropped by BMG/RCA Records and have inked a new U.S. deal with Bieler Bros./ MCA Records. In addition, guitarist Jeff Rose and drummer Ginger Ford have left the band to pursue opportunities in music production, according to Amplify This. They have since been replaced by Mikey Dee and Dirty ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer: 'AXL ROSE Is A Lousy Friend'

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler says that he would love to reunite with his former bandmates, even if it means putting up with the notoriously unpredictable frontman Axl Rose again. "Axl is a great singer but a lousy, y'know, friend or bandmate," Adler said on The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. "The only ...

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