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NICKELBACK Releasing DIMEBAG Tribute As Next Single

Launch Radio Networks reports: NICKELBACK is releasing one more single from its 2005 album, "All The Right Reasons", and it's "Side Of A Bullet", a song inspired by the death of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger told Launch about the first time he played the track for Dimebag's brother, ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer's TERROR SYNDROME Project In Mixing Mode

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has issued the following update: "So it's begun... the mixing for the TERROR SYNDROME album [Ryan's solo project] has begun, over the last few days. We've been shackled up in one of Vancouver's top studios — Greenhouse Studios (NICKELBACK, SKID ROW, QUEENSRŸCHE) mixing our soon-to-be debut release. It's ...

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WARNER MUSIC GROUP Completes Acquisition of ROADRUNNER MUSIC GROUP

Warner Music Group Corp. today (Jan. 29) announced the completion of its acquisition of 73.5 percent of Amsterdam-based Roadrunner Music Group B.V., which includes Roadrunner Records, one of the leading hard rock and heavy metal labels. The Roadrunner acquisition was originally announced on December 18, 2006. The transaction was subject to regulatory approval in Germany, ...

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Full Circle - CHROME HELMET

On the surface, Michigan working-class heroes CHROME HELMET (named after a song by Detroit's BIG CHIEF, whose artist Mark Dancey supplies the cover here) seem like any other bunch of earnest lunkheads bashing out their quasi-original tunes in a shitty bar after a long week at their respective jobs. But step back for a second ...

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The Reckoning - PILLAR

Traditionally, Christian rock has been maligned as a diet-soda take on the real thing, a somewhat (ahem) soulless Xerox designed to give the religious market an almost-as-good alternative to what the secular kids are listening to. There have been obvious exceptions — BELIEVER and TOURNIQUET immediately come to mind as innovative, exceptional metal bands regardless ...

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CHEVELLE Begins Recording New Album

Epic recording artists CHEVELLE have entered the studio to begin recording the highly anticipated follow-up to 2004's gold-selling album, "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)". The yet-to-be-titled disc is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2007 release. The new CHEVELLE album will be produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who the band previously worked with ...

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VINNIE PAUL Checks In: Photos Available

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul has posted the following message on the Big Vin Records MySpace page: "We are workin hard on the China Man's DVD that we hope to have out by March 2007. All i can say is 'THAT NINJA'S CRAZY' AND ALL OF YOU WILL HAVE SIDE ACHES FROM LAUGHING SO HARD!!! ...

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Black Stone Cherry - BLACK STONE CHERRY

Got a burning desire to hear a big, loud, slightly twangy marriage of NICKELBACK and BRAND NEW SIN? Yeah, me either. The single, "Lonely Train", has already been tapped as a WWE theme song, which oughta slot these guys right in where they belong – the token new rock band of the year for disaffected ...

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MEGADETH, ROB ZOMBIE, AUDIOSLAVE Featured On 'FlatOut 2' Soundtrack

MEGADETH, ROB ZOMBIE, AUDIOSLAVE, PAPA ROACH, and MÖTLEY CRÜE are among the artists who have contributed previously released tracks to the soundtrack for the upcoming videogame "FlatOut 2", which is is scheduled for release on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and the PC this August. The full soundtrack is as follows (in alphabetical order): ALKALINE TRIO ...

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CHEVELLE Sidelined By Hand Injury

Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE bassist Dean Bernardini has injured his left hand, forcing the band to pull out of several of its upcoming dates with NICKELBACK and HOOBASTANK. The trio will miss a late June show and all of its July gigs, returning to the tour on August 9 in Denver, Colorado. Drummer Sam ...

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LACUNA COIL Prepare To Make U.S. Television Debut

LACUNA COIL's latest album, "Karmacode", has sold 67,000 copies in the United States since its April 4 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan (NOTE: That figure does not include the sales for the week ending May 7, which will be released tomorrow). The CD had a phenomenal first week at retail, moving an impressive 34,000 units ...

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UGLY Tap Producer RICK PARASHAR For Full-Length Debut

UGLY, the Detroit-based band featuring former members of BRIDGE and OUTSPOKEN, have tapped legendary producer Rick Parashar (PEARL JAM, NICKELBACK, ALICE IN CHAINS, ROB ZOMBIE) to produce their debut album, tentatively due this fall via Rust Records. Pre-production will begin in Cleveland on March 20. Parashar and the UGLY boys will begin work on the ...

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