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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY, L7 Featured In Independent Movie

MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and members of L7 and the NYMPHS are featured in the movie "Down and Out With the Dolls", an independent film written and directed by Kurt Voss about the trials and tribulations of a female alt-rock band. It opens in Los Angeles on March 11 and hits screens across the ...

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THE DOORS Drummer Files Suit Against Bandmates Over Concert Tour

Attorneys for THE DOORS drummer John Densmore have filed a legal action in L.A. County Superior Court today charging breach of contract, trademark infringement and unfair competition against fellow band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger for the current THE DOORS concert tour, according to Hits Daily Double. The shows, organized by Manzarek and Krieger, ...

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman Pays Tribute To Fallen Columbia Crew

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has paid tribute to the fallen crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia via the following message posted on his official web site: "Dear Friends, "I'm sitting here stunned and hopeless in my apartment in Los Angeles, re-reading yesterday's LA Sunday Times. The headline reads 'Columbia Is Lost'. "On behalf of ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'I'm Fucking Stoked!'

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "Comrades, gutten tag. Tenth day in Europe on the 'No Sleep 'Til Donzdorf' promo trip. 230 interviews as of today. That's a ...

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Rock Musicians Speak Out On Possible War With Iraq

An increasing number of rock artists are speaking their minds about a possible war with Iraq, with many of them seeing the potential military operation to oust Saddam Hussein as an issue that affects more than just enlisted soldiers and their families. Others, on the other hand, argue that even if Saddam Hussein doesn't pose ...

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DEEP PURPLE Drummer To Perform With Tribute Band

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice will be taking a break from the songwriting sessions for the new DP album to play a couple of Italian shows in February with the DEEP PURPLE tribute band GIANLUCA TAGLIAVINI. The group, who feature in their ranks guitarist Max Magagni (Ian makes an appearance on Magagni's 2001 album "Twister"), ...

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DEEP PURPLE Hard At Work On New Studio Album

DEEP PURPLE are working on a new album with KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford. Currently in the writing stage, the album is tentatively due out on Aug. 1. The lineup includes Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), Steve Morse (guitar) and Don Airey (keyboards). ...

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Ex-HELMET Man Leaves BUSH

Ex-HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor has left his spot in BUSH to join RIVAL SCHOOLS as a replacement for Ian Love, according to Buddyhead. An official confirmation of Traynor's departure from the BUSH camp has yet to be made. ...

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Winning Air-Guitar Ace Salutes AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG

A 27-year-old Australian man beat 10 other finalists to win the Hobart Summer Festival air-guitar showdown with his impression of AC/DC "mad axeman" Angus Young, according to Australia's The Mercury. David Lithgow's carefully choreographed and well-rehearsed piece won the West Hobart carpet salesman a shiny black electric guitar, signed by COLD CHISEL's Ian Moss, and ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY On Relationships: 'I Like To Be Surprised'

A lifelong bachelor, MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister revealed during a recent interview with Britain's Observer that he has been involved in a serious relationship with a Los Angeles-based woman for the past several years. However, don't expect the singer to tie the knot anytime soon. "I've been going out with this one girl for ...

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EUROPE To Issue CD+DVD Box Set Next Year

'80s hard rockers EUROPE will release a joint CD & DVD box next year containing the group's biggest hits as well as demos, live recordings and previously-unreleased material, frontman Joey Tempest told Sweden's biggest daily newspaper Aftonbladet. The band — Tempest, John Norum (guitar), Kee Marcello (guitar), Ian Haugland (drums), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), ...

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Ex-HELMET Mainman Hooks Up With ROB ZOMBIE Members, Defends LIMP BIZKIT Collaboration

Former HELMET and current GANDHI guitarist/vocalist Page Hamilton has teamed up with ROB ZOMBIE members Johnny Tempesta (drums) and Blasko (a.k.a. Rob Nicholson) in an as-yet-unnamed new project. The group, which is based in Los Angeles, will not affect Hamilton's involvement with GANDHI, which played a few club dates this fall, including at the annual ...

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EUROPE To Make A Comeback In 2003?

'80s hard rockers EUROPE may embark on a full-fledged reunion next year, according to frontman Joey Tempest. Tempest (real name: Joakim Larsson), who issued his third solo album in October, told Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper that the group will celebrate their 20th anniversary as recording artists with the release of a CD of previously-unavailable ...

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Partial EUROPE Reunion Brings House Down At Stockholm Club

Three-fifths of the most celebrated EUROPE lineup — guitarist John Norum, bassist John Levén, and drummer Ian Haugland — reunited on stage last night (Dec. 13) at the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm, Sweden to perform the EUROPE classic "Rock The Night" and a version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Rock And Roll". The gig, which took ...

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ANTHRAX Sign North American Deal

ANTHRAX have inked a North American deal with ArtistDirect/BMG Records. The group's long-awaited new CD, "We've Come For You All", is slated for release on Apr. 1, 2003 in all territories outside Japan and Europe, where it is scheduled to surface on Feb. 4 and Feb. 24, respectively. Guitarist Scott Ian had the following comment ...

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ELEGY To Tour In 2003

ELEGY frontman Ian Parry has posted the following update regarding the group's toruing plans and the next installment of his CONSORTIUM project: "Dear ELEGY fans, it has come to the attention of the band that there has been advertisements published in German press stating that ELEGY are playing a tour support with a Spanish band. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Drummer, Guitarist Line Up Outside Appearances

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice makes a "special guest" appearance on Italian guitarist Tolo Marton's new double live CD, "Dal Vero". The album, which was recorded in 2001/2002, features Paice on live renditions of the JIMI HENDRIX classics "Stone Free" and "Hey Joe". In related news, DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse will embark on a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: HALFORD Reunion Rumors Are False

JUDAS PRIEST have slammed as false an "official" announcement on a British hard rock web site that the group are reuniting with ex-vocalist Rob Halford for an upcoming album and tour in 2003. "Please ignore the so called 'official' announcement in PowerPlay magazine about a reunion — this is not true and definitely ...

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ANTHRAX To Release 'We've Come For You All' In February

ANTHRAX's new album, "We've Come For You All", will be released in Japan through JVC Records on Feb. 4, 2003 and in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records on Feb. 24. The U.S., Canada, South America and Australia/New Zealand will follow shortly thereafter. In other news, ANTHRAX were joined by MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Continue Work On 'Guilty As Sin'

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "Guilty As Sin" as the title for their upcoming full-length CD, which will feature guest appearances by such world-class musicians as Joe Lynn Turner (vocals, ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (vocals, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Jørn Lande (vocals, ARK, MASTERPLAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEN), Mic Michaeli ...

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ANTHRAX Performs Acoustic Set At German Magazine Headquarters

ANTHRAX performed a special three-song acoustic set last Thursday (Oct. 24) at the offices of Hammer magazine (formerly Metal Hammer) in Munich, Germany. The performance, which consisted of the tracks "Only", "Antisocial" and a new song, "Safe Home", was filmed and will be available for streaming in the coming days via the band's official web ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Writes In From The Road

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "I'm on the bus heading to Glasgow. Tonight was the first show in Manchester. I'm currently basking in the after glow of ...

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NEMESIS Record New Material, Seek Label Home

Upstate New York-based NEMESIS, featuring former EARTH CRISIS members Karl Buechner (vocals), Ian "Bulldog" Edwards (bass), and Erick Edwards (guitar), are presently shopping a six-song CD containing the three tracks from the band's first demo and three newly-recorded compositions. The songs featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Negative Infinity 02. Glass Eating Smile* ...

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