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IN FLAMES: Cleveland Show Cancelled!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been forced to cancel tonight's show at Odeon in Cleveland, Ohio "due to a major bus breakdown in the middle of nowhere," the band announced via a posting on their official web site. "We are, of course, truly for this and we will make it up for [the fans] on the ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist To Receive NORTHWEST IMPACT AWARD

Former NIRVANA bassist and JAMPAC (Joint Artists and Music Promotions Political Actions Committee) founder Krist Novoselic has been selected as one of the recipients of the new Northwest IMPACT Award. The Pacific Northwest Branch of the Recording Academy will hold the first annual Northwest IMPACT Awards on Wednesday, April 2 at the Westin Grand Ballroom ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist To Issue 'Solo' Debut

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, will release their debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", on June 2 through Magic Circle Music. The CD reportedly features "a broad mix of exceptional heavy metal songs, speedy instrumentals, and epic ballads in true heavy-metal fashion," according ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Dates Announced!

The revived Lollapalooza festival will kick off a run of 33 North American dates July 3 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Billboard. The tour will hit mostly outdoor amphitheaters as well as unconventional venues in New York (Randall's Island) and at the Aug. 30 finale in Syracuse, N.Y. (Vernon Down's Raceway). As previously reported, ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Sues Security Company

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Michigan security company, claiming assault, ethnic intimidation and humiliation by guards who threw him out of his own concert at Van Andel Arena, according to The Grand Rapids Press. Odadjian left the stage to join two female guests in the audience when his ...

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GREAT WHITE Tour Manager: Pyro Documents Destroyed

GREAT WHITE's tour manager told Rhode Island investigators he has paperwork outlining the band's general use of pyrotechnics, but he said all the documents specific to the show that led to a deadly nightclub fire were destroyed in the blaze, according to the Associated Press. Dan Biechele told investigators the paperwork from the booking of ...

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MUDVAYNE/IN FLAMES: More Tour Dates Confirmed

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring MUDVAYNE, IN FLAMES, DEPSWA and GRADE 8. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 08 - 2003 Pittsburgh, PA - Metropol Mar. 10 - 2003 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre Mar. 11 - 2003 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights Mar. 12 ...

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GREAT WHITE Member Testifies Before Grand Jury

At least one member of GREAT WHITE testified Tuesday before a grand jury deciding whether criminal charges should be filed in the deadly nightclub fire sparked by the band's pyrotechnic display, according to the Associated Press. Also Tuesday, relatives of two of the 98 people killed in the Feb. 20 blaze filed what is believed ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer Hasn't Yet Testified in Club Blaze

GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has not formally requested immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony and hasn't testified before the grand jury, his lawyer said Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Russell, the lead singer of the band whose pyrotechnics sparked a deadly nightclub fire, reported Friday to the site in East Greenwich ...

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Attorney: GREAT WHITE Singer Wants Immunity

A lawyer for GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell said the singer is asking for immunity from prosecution before agreeing to testify to a grand jury investigating last week's tragic nightclub fire in Rhode Island, according to Billboard. "We'll be there [Friday]," attorney Neil Philbin, who represents Russell, said. "What happens next remains to be determined." ...

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GREAT WHITE Concert Death Toll Reduced By One

The death toll in last week's nightclub fire in Rhode Island was reduced by one to 96, and all the victims have been identified, the governor said Thursday. Gov. Don Carcieri said the final toll was determined after the medical examiner finished examining all the remains. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the discrepancy. The ...

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IN FLAMES Working On New EP

Sweden's IN FLAMES are currently in the studio working on an upcoming EP release, due in late spring. More details about the EP will be announced very soon. Confirmed dates for the MUDVAYNE/IN FLAMES U.S. tour are as follows (note: MINISTRY is no longer part of this package): Mar. 08 - 2003 Pittsburgh, PA - ...

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GREAT WHITE Called Before Rhode Island Grand Jury

The surviving members of GREAT WHITE have been subpoenaed to appear for questioning before a Rhode Island grand jury, according to CNN. Criminal charges may be filed in connection with the band's pyrotechnic fire disaster that killed 97 people, including guitarist Ty Longley, during a performance last Thursday at the Station club in West Warwick, ...

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COLD Ready New Album, Tour

COLD are gearing up for a short club tour to preview their forthcoming album, "Year of the Spider", due April 29 on Flip/Geffen Records. The album's first single, "Stupid Girl", features an appearance by WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo. The WEEZER singer co-wrote the song with COLD vocalist Scooter Ward, and also sings background vocals. COLD ...

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INFERNO FESTIVAL: Running Order Announced

Norway's second Inferno Festival, which is set to take place from April 17-19 in Oslo's Rockefeller and John Dee clubs, has announced the complete schedule for the event. The full rundown is as follows (closing act first): Thursday, April 17: Rockefeller: THE KOVENANT OPETH ENTOMBED BELPHEGOR 1349 John Dee: TAAKE PERISHED GRAND ALCHEMIST LOST AT ...

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GRAND MAGUS: 'Monument' Track Listing Unveiled

Sweden's GRAND MAGUS, featuring current SPIRITUAL BEGGARS frontman Janne Christoffersson, have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Monument", due in the spring through Rise Above Records. The complete track listing for "Monument" is as follows (not in final order): 01. Ulvaskall (Vargr) 02. Brotherhood of Sleep 03. Baptised in Fire 04. He Who ...

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GOD DETHRONED To Include Bonus CD With New Album

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED will release their new album, "Into The Lungs Of Hell", as a double CD and 2-LP set featuring a fat booklet and a bonus CD. The complete track listing for the bonus disc is as follows: 01. God Dethroned (re-recorded version) 02. Satan's Curse (POSSESSED cover) 03. The Execution Protocol ...

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SOLEFALD Complete Work On 'In Harmonia Universali'

Norway's SOLEFALD have completed recording and mixing their fourth full-length album, "In Harmonia Universali", for a tentative January/February release through Century Media Records. "We just finished recording and mixing the album, and I must say that SOLEFALD has never sounded better!" Lazare, one half of the duo that comprises SOLEFALD, wrote on the group's message ...

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MAGUS NOCTUM Added To LORD BELIAL European Tour

Slovenian melodic black metallers MAGUS NOCTUM have been added to the upcoming European tour featuring Sweden's LORD BELIAL and Norway's FORLORN. The trek is expected to kick off on Jan. 30, 2003 at Headbangers Ballroom in Hamburg, Germany. Exact venues and dates will be announced soon. ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE: Upcoming Show To Be Recorded

TRANSPORT LEAGUE's show at Belsepub/Underground in Gothenburg, Sweden on Jan. 17, 2003 will be recorded by the Swedish National Radio for broadcast sometime in the spring. In other news, the band will be entering Grand Glam Recordings in late February for an unspecified "recording session." ...

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GRAND FUNK RAILROAD To Embark On U.S. Tour

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, which currently includes in its ranks former KISS guitarist/singer Bruce Kulick, has announced the following dates during the coming months: Jan. 09 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Feb. 06 - Americstar Casino - St. Charles, Louisiana Mar. 01 - Gulfstream Park - Hallandale, Florida Mar. 07 - California Mid-Winter ...

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