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Judge Says Ex-MEAT PUPPETS Bassist Must Remain in Custody

A judge has ruled that former MEAT PUPPETS bassist Cris Kirkwood, who has been charged with assault, is a flight risk and a danger to others and must remain in custody, according to the Associated Press. U.S. Magistrate Judge Virginia Mathis also ruled Wednesday (Dec. 31) that there is enough evidence to try Kirkwood, 43, ...

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PAIN Seek New Label, Delay Fourth Album

PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello everybody! "As most of you know, I've been out with my other band HYPOCRISY from Sept.-Dec. and had no time to finish up the new PAIN CD, so I will start after the New Year and change label ...

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SHARON: OZZY Will Take Six Months To Recover

Ozzy Osbourne will take six months to recover from his quad bike crash injuries, his wife Sharon said Tuesday (Dec. 16), according to Scotsman.com. Ozzy is said to be breathing unaided and joking with nurses — even asking two of them to marry him. But in an interview with Lorraine Kelly on GMTV, Sharon said ...

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Report: Minder Saved OZZY's Life

Ozzy Osbourne was brought back to life by a security guard following his quad bike accident, his wife Sharon revealed last night, according to The Sun. Ozzy, 55, had stopped breathing for a minute and a half before his minder revived him. Sharon, 51, said: "He has got such horrendous injuries to his body. His ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Break The Sound Barrier

The Evening Times is reporting that heavy metal veterans IRON MAIDEN rocked the SECC in Glasgow so hard Monday night (Dec. 8) they blew the sound system in an awe-inspiring set that delivered a full-on dose of rock theatrics. The audience in the packed auditorium was so eager to get close to their heroes that ...

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WINDIR Sign With TABU RECORDINGS

Norwegian metallers WINDIR have inked a deal with Tabu Recordings. The band, who had previously released four albums through the Norwegian label Head Not Found, are a highly acclaimed live act, having performed at such Norwegian festivals like the Inferno, Quart and Hole In The Sky. In July of this year, WINDIR played their first ...

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Review: Energy Lacking From DEFTONES' Performance In Montreal

Bernard Perusse of The Gazette reviewed the DEFTONES' show at the Verdun Auditorium Tuesday night (Nov. 25). "That cat-caught-in-a-breadmaker scream, which brings us most of the anger inherent in the DEFTONES' sound, will surely land vocalist-guitarist Chino Moreno in the hospital if he doesn't start pacing himself," he wrote. "And yet that element is not ...

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PAPA ROACH: Getting Away With Murder

PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Was up, kids. It's Jacoby aka Johnny Vodka aka Coby Dick!!! How ya doin'? I'm doing good, just singin' my ass off. I'm so excited about this record, I'm singin' better than ever. I just finished vocals on this ...

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HANGAR 18 To Headline 1st Annual BORDERLAND METALFEST

HANGAR 18, the MEGADETH tribute band featuring formerNEW EDEN/SINERGY bassist Melanie Sisneros, will be performing at the 1st Annual Borderland Metalfest in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, November 22. The festival will be a "one-of-a-kind" event in the El Paso area. Co-headlining the Metalfest will be Southern California's DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring guitarist Jim Durkin, ...

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ALICE COOPER: 'Brutally Live' on DVD, CD And On The Airwaves

ALICE COOPER's "Alice Cooper: Brutally Live: Special Edition" DVD/CD combo package, filmed Live at the Hammersmith Apollo London in July 2000, will be available November 18, 2003 from Eagle Rock Entertainment. In other Cooper news, Alice will be hosting Rolling Stone magazine's "Top 500 Albums of All Time" on Premiere Radio Network over Thanksgiving Weekend ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist To Play BODY BAG Reunion Show

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has spent the past two weeks in Portland rehearsing with death metallers BODYBAG for their reunion gig, which is scheduled to take place tonight (Nov. 7) at Club DV8 in Portland, Oregon. "Things are going great," says drummer BODY BAG drummer Jimmy Littlefield. "Dino is a true pro and ...

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BODY COUNT Name New Album

BODY COUNT, the rock group led by rapper and actor Ice-T, have set "Murder For Hire" as the title for their first album in seven years, tentatively due in early 2004. The band, whose previous drummer Beatmaster V died of leukemia and bassist Mooseman was killed in a drive-by shooting in South Central Los Angeles, ...

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Lawyer: VARG VIKERNES Considered Joining The French Foreign Legion

When BURZUM mastermind Varg Vikernes, known in his native Norway as "Greven" (Norwegian for "The Count"), failed to return to return to prison as scheduled following a short leave, he contemplated leaving Norway behind for good and joining the French Foreign Legion, according to the daily newspaper Nettavisen. "He had no concrete plan except that ...

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Updated: BURZUM Leader Fails To Return After Short Leave From Prison

The Norwegian media is reporting that BURZUM mastermind Varg "Greven" Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnack) failed to return after a short leave from his prison in Vestfold, Norway, where the black metal musician is serving a 21-year sentence for the August 1993 murder of MAYHEM guitarist Oystein Aarseth (a.k.a. Euronymous), the burning of three churches, and ...

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Updated: HELLOWEEN Singer Taken Ill, Band Cancel European Gigs

HELLOWEEN have cancelled three shows on their current European tour (Cracow, Poland on Oct. 25, Oslo, Norway on Oct. 27 and Copenhagen, Denmark on Oct. 28) in order to allow vocalist Andi Deris to recover from an unspecified virus which has caused the group cut short their performance in Berlin, Germany Friday night (October 24). ...

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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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CANNIBAL CORPSE Name New Album

Long-running death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE have set "The Wretched Spawn" as the title for their forthcoming album, due in February through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Gore Obsessed" is currently being recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, JUDAS PRIEST). The complete track listing for "The Wretched ...

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COUNT RAVEN Confirmed For Germany's DOOM SHALL RISE II Festival

Reformed Swedish doom legends COUNT RAVEN have been confirmed for the only European two-day doom metal festival, dubbed Doom Shall Rise II, to be held April 2-3, 2004 in Göppingen, Germany. The compete lineup for the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): COUNT RAVEN (Sweden) DRECKSAU (Germany) MOURNING BELOVETH (Ireland) NORTHWINDS (France) ORODRUIN (USA) ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

STAMPIN' GROUND have announced the details of their U.K. headlining tour in December Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 30 - Sheffield - Corporation Dec. 01 - Glasgow - King Tuts Dec. 02 - Manchester - Hop & Grape / Student Union Building Dec. 03 - Leeds - Joseph Wells Dec. 04 - Liverpool - ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Debut CD Will Be 'Unbelievable'

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) to produce their much-anticipated debut album. The as-yet-untitled CD, which ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Files For Divorce

Scott Weiland, lead singer for the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER, filed for divorce Tuesday (October 14) from his wife, according to the Associated Press. The couple married in May 2000 and separated in September 2002, documents said. Mary Weiland filed for divorce after their separation, but dropped the matter in August. Scott Weiland, ...

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STAMPIN' GROUND Record BBC Radio Session

Britain's STAMPIN' GROUND recently recorded a live session for BBC Radio 1 at their studios in London. The session, which will be aired on the Radio 1 "Rock Show" on October 21 in the U.K. between 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. "was recorded 100% live, and lets just say it's 'live'," the band explain on ...

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