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LIFE OF AGONY Re-Launch Official Web Site

LIFE OF AGONY have re-launched their official web site at www.lifeofagony.com, complete with Quicktime clips from their upcoming DVD, an all-new message board and a merchandise store. LIFE OF AGONY's upcoming double-live CD and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003", will be released in late August/early September through SPV Records worldwide. The ...

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Former DEATH Guitarist Joins ICED EARTH

Former DEATH touring guitarist and current MILLENIUM axeman Ralph Santolla has officially joined ICED EARTH as the group's second guitarist. Santolla replaces Larry Tarnowski, who left the group earlier in the year in order to continue his studies. Santolla reportedly plans to keep working on new MILLENIUM material and has recently welcomed singer Todd Plant ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Singer, SAVATAGE Mastermind To Make German In-Store Appearance

CIRCLE II CIRCLE singer Zachary Stevens (ex-SAVATAGE) and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will be making an in-store appearance at Media Markt (Robert-Bosch-Str. 2 Gewerbegebiet Süd) in Münster, Germany on Friday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. CIRCLE II CIRCLE's debut album, "Watching In Silence", was released in April in Europe through Germany's AFM Records. All compositions ...

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JIMMY PAGE Says LED ZEPPELIN Reunion Has Not Been Discussed

Former LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page recently told Launch that work on the new ZEPPELIN DVD and live album have kept him so busy that he hasn't discussed a reunion with singer Robert Plant or bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones. "The members of the group have not discussed, if you can believe this...with all the other ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On WILLIE NELSON TV Special

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler is among the featured guests on USA Network's "Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'", a 70th birthday celebration for a self-proclaimed old-fashioned musical man, who, to many of his fans, represents a breathing symbol of America. The show, which is set to air Monday night (May 26) at 9:00 p.m. ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Singer To Tour Europe

Former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo will embark on a European tour in September/October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 27 - Dortmund, GER @ Visions Festival Sep. 04 - Hilversum, NETH @ Tagrijn Sep. 05 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Sep. 06 - Varsselder, NETH @ Huntenpop Sep. 07 - Aschaffenburg, ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Live DVD & CD Sets To Ship Multi-Platinum

With anticipation building to a feverish pitch in advance of the imminent release of the eagerly awaited LED ZEPPELIN live recordings, Atlantic Records has announced that "Led Zeppelin DVD", a two-DVD set, will be shipping quadruple-platinum in the U.S. alone, and "How The West Was Won", a three-CD set, will ship platinum. "The enormous pre-release ...

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MACHINE HEAD's FLYNN: 'JAMES HETFIELD Is All Class'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn says that one of the downsides of being in the public eye is the fact that he can't hang out and relax with friends at concerts without being perceived as arrogant by those who don't know him well enough to know differently. "Make no mistake about it, there have been ...

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DARK MOOR Add New Singer, Second Guitarist

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR have announced the addition to the group's ranks of vocalist Alfred Romero and second guitarist Jose Garrido. DARK MOOR's last release was the "Between Light and Darkness" EP, which contained four newly-recorded tracks and four previously-unreleased numbers ("Dies Irae" (orchestral version), "The Mistery Of Goddess", "The Shadow Of The ...

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LED ZEPPELIN DVD To Be Screened In Movie Theaters

LED ZEPPELIN's five-hour, double-disc "Led Zeppelin DVD" will be screened in eight U.S. movie theaters on the night of its May 27 release to retail. The events are being coordinated by Atlantic Records with Loews Cineplex and Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks. On the same day, Atlantic will also release the triple-disc album "How the ...

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GARDENIAN Begin Mixing New Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have completed the recording sessions for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Sindustries" and are currently mixing the effort at Gothenburg's Studio Fredman for a tentative late 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "When the mixing is done GARDENIAN will start shopping for a new record deal," the band write on their official web ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Finalize Track Listing For Live CD/DVD

LIFE OF AGONY have confirmed the track listing for their upcoming double-live CD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003". The two-disc set recorded during the group's sold-out reunion shows at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 3-4, 2003 and will be released in late August/early September through SPV Records worldwide. In addition to ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'BOB ROCK's No Bass Player'

METALLICA's forthcoming "St. Anger" album, the group's first since 1997's "Reload", features bass tracks courtesy of longtime producer Bob Rock, an accomplished musician whose own rock-star aspirations were documented on several CDs, including the largely-ignored self-titled 1992 LP from his now-defunct band ROCKHEAD. Although ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted believes that the group's decision to hire ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Signs Deal To Write And Direct 'House' Sequel

Rob Zombie has inked a deal with Lions Gate Films to write and direct a sequel to his directorial debut, the horror feature "House of 1000 Corpses", according to Billboard.com. "House of 1000 Corpses" has earned more than $11 million in box office receipts since its U.S. release last month. Production on the sequel is ...

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METALLICA: Some Kind Of Monster

The much-anticipated film documenting the trials and tribulations that led to the creation of METALLICA's upcoming CD, "St. Anger", has reportedly been dubbed "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster". This tidbit was revealed during the credits of "mtvICON: Metallica", which used parts of the footage of the band at their Northern California headquarters, including a scene ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Drummer To Perform With SUPERMASSIV

SUPERMASSIV, the New York-based band featuring ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, will be performing live on Friday, June 6 at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York. More dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, SUPERMASSIV will have the song "Fake" included as a bonus track on the forthcoming LIFE OF AGONY double ...

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AMONG THIEVES: Live Video Posted Online

AMONG THIEVES have posted a streaming video sample of "My Mistake" from their forthcoming "Soundscam" Enhanced CD at this location. The band, who feature in their ranks former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will release "Soundscam" on May 28 through Japan's Daymare Recordings. The 11-track CD includes ...

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METALLICA To Film New Video Next Week

METALLICA will be filming a video for the title track to their new album, "St. Anger", next week at an as-yet-undisclosed location, a representative of Mercury Records U.K. revealed Monday (April 28) during a listening session for the CD in Stockholm, Sweden. There will be no single released prior to the album, which is scheduled ...

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SUPERMASSIV Track To Be Included On LIFE OF AGONY Live CD

SUPERMASSIV, the New York-based band featuring ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, will have the song "Fake" included as a bonus track on the forthcoming LIFE OF AGONY double live CD, "River Runs Again 2003". "River Runs Again 2003", which features the classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Abruscato, Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan ...

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METALLICA To Host Premier Edition Of Resurrected 'Headbanger's Ball'

METALLICA will be hosting the premiere edition of the resurrected "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m. on MTV2. In other news, RockOnTV.com has listed appearances by AEROSMITH, KORN, AVRIL LAVIGNE, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, STAIND, and SUM 41 as part of the upcoming MTV "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA, ...

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Men Beaten During GUNS N' ROSES Riot To Sue Vancouver Police

Vancouver police are being sued for beating two men outside the cancelled Nov. 7 GUNS N' ROSES concert, according to Canada.com. Lawyer Phil Rankin was planning to file a writ in B.C. Supreme Court Friday (April 25) on behalf of Robert Parent, 40, and Detlef Schroeder, 52. In November, both men filed formal police complaints ...

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METALLICA To Play Four Free Shows In San Francisco

METALLICA will be playing four free shows at the world-famous Fillmore Theater in San Francisco on May 18, 19, 21, and 22. The only way you can be there is to win tickets through the MetClub (the official METALLICA fan club), or by listening to your local radio station. (Note: Not all stations will have ...

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