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TWISTED SISTER In Talks To Embark On Reunion Tour

TWISTED SISTER are strongly rumored to be planning a reunion tour in 2003, including a headlining appearance at the next installment of Sweden Rock Festival. The band, who reunited for their first performance in 14 years at last year's "New York Steel" benefit for the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund, ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine Returns With Issue #11!!

Snakepit, self-described as "Europe's leading heavy/ power/ speed/ thrash magazine", has returned with issue 11, featuring extensive chats with Richard Bateman (PURGATORY/ AGENT STEEL/ NOCTURNUS/ NASTY SAVAGE), ANIHILATED, CANDLEMASS, DOOMSWORD, ETERNAL REIGN, GAMMACIDE, GENOCIDE/REPULSION, INTRUDER, K-OCTAVE, LAAZ ROCKIT, COMBAT RECORDS (label special), LOST HORIZON, MERCENARY, MORTAL SIN, PARAGON, PENTAGRAM (Chile Gods!), POSSESSED (first chat with ...

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KISS Murder Trial Update: Cusano's Daughters Kept Secret

As previously reported, the murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. Cusano worked ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Release Jazz Rock Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland's new project OHM, a Los Angeles-based jazz rock trio consisting of major label and studio musicians, have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut CD, due in early 2003 via Lion Music. It is as follows: 01. Peanut Buddha 02. Lovesong 03. Came To Believe 04. ID 05. Between ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: 75% Of KURT's Personal Documents Remain Private

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Smells like mean spirit. That's what Courtney Love thinks of critics of her decision to release the journals of her late husband, Kurt Cobain. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Love told us she'd protected Cobain's surviving friends and family by ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Resurfaces In Flamenco-Inspired Band

Former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young recently collaborated with Brazilian artist Badi Assad (sister of the famed Assad Brothers) on a full-length CD entitled "Nowhere", now available via Badi's own WaterSongs Music label. Young, who had previously contributed to Assad's 1998 release, "Chameleon", reportedly draws from a more diverse list of influences for his latest venture, ...

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MOONSPELL Singer Discusses Upcoming Album (Sort Of)

Portugal's MOONSPELL have begun the pre-production process for their next studio album, which they hope to record early next year for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. The following is a cryptic update on the pre-production process from MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro (as it appears on the group's official web site): "As you ...

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DEE SNIDER: More Solo Gigs Announced

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has announced the following solo gigs: Oct. 31 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Hotel (private show) Nov. 08 – Brooklyn, NY @ L'Amour Nov. 23 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown Dec. 06 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Dec. 13 – New York, NY @ Don Hills ...

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THE CULT Confirm Split With ATLANTIC — Band 'On Hiatus'

THE CULT have officially split with Lava/Atlantic Records (who released the band's acclaimed 2001 CD, Beyond Good & Evil) and are currently "on hiatus," according to guitarist Billy Duffy and vocalist Ian Astbury, who were the featured guests on the syndicated radio show Rockline last night. Although the group — completed by bassist Craig Adams ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Play Boston In November

GUNS N' ROSES will be performing at FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts on either Thursday, November 7th or Tuesday, November 26th, according to two Massachusetts-area radio stations who have announced the conflicting dates via their official web sites. Although they can't seem to agree on the exact date for the concert itself, WAAF 107.3 ...

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Mondo Medicale - IMPALED

We need bands like IMPALED so badly in the death metal scene, it hurts. It hurts, in fact, possibly as much as one of the ludicrous intestine-removing scenarios the Californians dream up in their lyrics — tittering behind their hands as they do so, no doubt. And therein lies the rub. Where this band are ...

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Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls - MURDERDOLLS

The debut album from the MURDERDOLLS, the long-simmering side project assembled by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar here) and STATIC-X axeman Tripp Eisen (who left the band since recording this album), gives ample proof why such affairs can often be detrimental to musicians even as they supposedly indulge creative impulses not fully explored ...

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MORROWFEST Shows Raise £9,000 For Late IRON MONKEY Frontman

The Morrowfest shows — held last month in tribute to the late IRON MONKEY frontman Johnny Morrow — have raised £9,000 (approximately $14,000). Two shows were held in London and Nottingham and featured EYEHATEGOD, ORANGE GOBLIN, DUKES OF NOTHING, BLACKROCK, -(16)-, CHARGER, THE BLUEPRINT, DAILO, TAINT, MURDER ONE, HELVIS, BLACKEYE RIOT, MISTRESS, THE LAST DROP, ...

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VOIVOD Set Tentative Release Date For Comeback CD

VOIVOD are tentatively planning on releasing their next studio effort on March 4th, 2003, according to former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, who will play bass on and co-produce the album. Vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) and guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour) are currently composing and demoing the material for the ...

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DEE SNIDER RADIO Dropped By CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS

Dee Snider Radio, the syndicated radio program hosted by former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, has reportedly parted ways with WMRQ/Clear Channel Communications. The following is a message purported to have been posted by Dee on the DSR fan site deesniderradio-peeps.org: "Dear Peeps, as of approximately 1pm on Thursday August 22, Dee Snider Radio ceased ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release Two Versions Of Single

Sweden's HAMMERFALL will issue their new single, "Hearts On Fire", in two separate versions — "a regular audio single, of course, but also a DVD single with a 'Behind The Scenes' feature of the video recording (among other extra goodies)," according to guitarist Oscar Dronjak. Both are expected to receive a European release on September ...

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ENTOMBED Finalize Track Listing For "Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord"

ENTOMBED have finished mastering a double-CD collection of previously-recorded cover versions, entitled Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord, for a tentative September/October release through Music For Nations Records in Europe and Koch International in the USA. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: CD 1 01. Black Breath (REPULSION) 02. Albino Flogged ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Makes Deathbed Vow To Cancer Mom

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: In an emotional deathbed vow, big-hearted rocker OZZY OSBOURNE kissed a single mom stricken with cancer and told her he'd fund every need of her teenage son, family members said yesterday. Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, made their dramatic promise exactly one week ...

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AGHORA Announce New Line-Up, Begin Work On New CD

The current line-up of AGHORA — drummer Richard Komatz and bassist Alan Goldstein (who replaced ex-CYNIC members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone. respectively), plus mainman Santiago Dobles and sister/vocalist Danishta Rivero — is recording a new album, entitled Formless, for an autumn release through Code666 Records. ...

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