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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'There Ain't Nobody Like Me'

PANTERA/SUPERJOUNT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the influence he has had on fans as well as other bands. "There wasn't even anyone with a bald head in bands in my fuckin' day, in metal bands at least," he said. "If you think about it, there really fuckin' wasn't. Now ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Embark On European Tour

MACHINE HEAD are currently finalizing plans for a blistering full-scale, European headlining tour, set to kick off in late October and continue through December. The following dates have been confirmed so far: Nov. 04 - Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmartre Nov. 06 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz Nov. 07 - Bergara, SPA - Sala Jam ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Singer To Release Solo Compilation

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant is currently putting together a two-CD compilation album entitled "Sixty Six to Timbuktu", according to Concert Live Wire. The set, which is expected to surface before the end of the year, is scheduled to include not only Plant's own solo hits, but also pre-ZEPPELIN solo tracks from 1966-67 along ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS: 13 New Songs In The Can

John Perez, guitarist of the long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS, has posted the following update on the band's current activities: "I've been silent for so long that I thought I'd give a little update. Things are finally looking good for [SOLITUDE AETURNUS]! We have actually made a 13-song demo of our new stuff ...

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E! Online: No Arrest Warrant For MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer

Despite initial reports claiming local authorities in Lyon County, Nevada had put out an arrest warrant for MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil for allegedly assaulting a prostitute on July 10, prosecutors decided not to issue said warrant because the rocker posted a $1,000 bond, E! Online reports. Lyon County District Attorney Leon Aberasturi tells E! ...

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Ohio's NewsChannel 4: OZZFEST Not So Festive For Some Residents

Columbus, Ohio's NBC4Columbus.com is reporting that everyone was happy about OZZY OSBOURNE's Ozzfest concert arriving at the Germain Amphitheater Sunday (Aug. 3) Soundchecks for the bands started early Sunday morning, becoming more of a nuisance than a pleasure for some Delaware County residents who live near the venue. "At 7:30 (a.m.) on Sunday is not ...

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METALLICA Bassist To Make Guest Appearance In NICKEL CREEK Video

METALLICA's Robert Trujillo will make a guest appearance in a new video for NICKEL CREEK's instrumental track "Smoothie Song". The four-stringer, who sat in on the acoustic pop-country act's video shoot Wednesday (July 30) in New York, reportedly plays a stand-up bass in the clip. METALLICA and NICKEL CREEK share the same management company — ...

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BESEECH Name New CD

Swedish "gothic metal" act BESEECH have set "Drama" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Napalm Records. BESEECH have spent the past few weeks at Studio Mega recording the follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway", the group's first effort since the departure of longtime guitarist Klas Bohlin. According to ...

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OBSESSION Completing Work On New Demo

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are seventy-five percent of the way towards completing their three-song demo recording, which will be used to officially shop a recording deal with an assortment of labels. The group are reportedly "very excited" about the progress so far on the recording, which is said to capture the "true ...

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7 HOURS LATER To Open For STRYPER On The West Coast

Cincinnati-based 7 HOURS LATER have been chosen as the opening act for the West Coast leg of the STRYPER 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour in support of their new CD, "7: The Best Of Stryper", on Hollywood Records. Longtime friend of 7 HOURS LATER guitarist Lynn Edward Glezen, STRYPER's own Robert Sweet lent his talent to ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO: I'm Still A METALLICA Fan

New METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) recently told Canada's Chart Attack that it was somewhat of a relief to have joined the group after all the songwriting and recording sessions for "St. Anger" had already been completed. "I had my hands full with trying to learn these 11 songs AND the 40 ...

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DARK MOOR Announce New Drummer, Prepare To Record

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR have announced the addition of drummer Andy C. to the group's ranks. Andy is 25 years old and has previously played in several Spanish bands, including WORMED. DARK MOOR's self-titled fourth full-length album will be recorded during August at New Sin StudiosItaly with producer Luigi Stefanini. The new album ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist: 'LYNCH MOB Is Not Breaking Up'

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has issued a statement dispelling rumors of a breakup within the ranks of his current band, LYNCH MOB. The following is George's statement in its entirety: "Contrary to what you may read on the Internet, the band is not breaking up. The truth is that [vocalist] Robert Mason has been ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Tour Manager Passes Away At OZZFEST Stop

Robert "Bobby" Thomson, longtime tour manager for Ozzy Osbourne, passed away in his sleep and was discovered Thursday morning (July 24) in his Detroit hotel room. He was in Detroit with Ozzfest. Thomson, 50, had been battling throat cancer for the last 18 months. Born in Wallyford, Scotland, Thomson had worked with Ozzy Osbourne for ...

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Festival Flexes Its Ozz-some Metal Muscle

Robert Cherry of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reviewed Ozzfest 2003's Tuesday (July 22) stop at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center. "Ozzfest seemed doomed this year," he wrote. "Ratings for Ozzy Osbourne's wholesome family sitcom have been slip ping. KORN's overextended nu-metal empire has rusted. "And MARILYN MANSON's satanic reputation has been irreversibly damaged — sullied by ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Enter Japanese Chart At No. 15!

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's latest CD, "Ghost Of A Rose", has entered the Japanese charts at No. 15. In addition, the album is currently at No. 25 on the German chart after three weeks of release. "Ghost Of A Rose", due in the U.S on August 30 through SPV/Steamhammer Records, features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Album, Prepare To Mix

MACHINE HEAD have finished recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes Of Empires", at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California and are currently preparing to begin mixing the effort for an October 13 European release through Roadrunner Records. "Yesterday [July 21] was our last official day in the studio, and everything went fucking excellent," ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce European Tour!

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) will embark on a European tour during October/November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 18 - Antwerp, BEL - Hof Ter Lo Oct. 19 - Offenbach, GER - Capitol Oct. 21 - Dortmund, GER - ...

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THE SERVANTS Record New Songs

THE SERVANTS, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, have just finished a week of recording at The Plantin Sausalito, California. "It was a magical experience and it really comes through on record," reads a message on the band's official web site. "Five new songs were put to tape ...

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METALLICA To Film 'Frantic' Video In Montreal

METALLICA will film a video for the track "Frantic" in the suburbs of Montreal, Quebec early next week, according to Journal de Montreal. The band, who are scheduled to perform at Parc Jean Drapeau Sunday night (July 20) as part of the Summer Sanitarium Tour, will spend a couple of extra days in the city ...

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Classic Metallers OBSESSION Reform, Begin Work On New Material

Classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION has reformed. Original members Michael Vescera (vocals, ex-LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Jay Mezias (drums, ex-HANDS OF STONE, WORLDPAIN) are joined in the new lineup by Swedish guitar sensation Robert Marcello (DANGER DANGER, IRONHORSE), Boston-based neo-classical shred-god Joe Stump (REIGN OF TERROR) and bassist Chris McCarville (JEFF SCOTT SOTO BAND, ...

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BURST Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Sweden's BURST have signed a worldwide recording deal with Relapse Records. The band will showcase their unique style of heavy music on their Relapse debut, "Prey On Life", due on September 23 in North America and October 13 in Europe. BURST — whose lineup consists of Linus Jägerskog (vocals), Jesper Liveröd (bass) (ex-NASUM), Patrik Hultin ...

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