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DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA Reach New Multi-Platinum Heights

DEF LEPPARD's breakthrough 1983 album, "Pyromania", has been certified at the RIAA's (Recording Industry Association of America) diamond level (10 million copies shipped) last month, according to Billboard.com. Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, "Pyromania" benefited greatly from MTV's relentless airing of the album's first two singles, "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages". The U.K. group ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Defend LIVE AID DVD Move

Scotsman.com is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN's former members have defended a decision to pull out of the Live Aid DVD which is being released by Sir Bob Geldof to raise money for Sudan. The remaining members of the rock group have refused to allow what they called their "sub-standard" 1985 performance to be included in ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Talks About His Inability To Keep A Steady Singer

In a brand-new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch spoke about the many vocalists he has worked with over the years. Asked if he intentionally changes singers between projects, Lynch replied, "Well, no. I don't intend that to happen. I would prefer that it doesn't. I always audition and hope ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'Rejects' Visual Effects Supervisor Talks About 'Corpses' Sequel

Norm Narvaja of the Gannett News Service is reporting that Ohio-based producer, writer and director Robert Kurtzman spent eight weeks in Los Angeles working with Rob Zombie as visual effects supervisor for "The Devil's Rejects", the much-anticipated sequel to Zombie's directorial debut, "House of 1000 Corpses". Kurtzman, who directed "Wishmaster" and did special effects for ...

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METALLICA: More Book Signing Details Revealed

More details have been announced regarding METALLICA's "So What: The Good, The Mad, and The Ugly" book signing in Minnesota on August 16. To get your book signed, you must get a special wristband, which will be available at the following locations: Sam Goody 1300 Southdale Center Edina, MN 55435 (612) 927-6277 Sam Goody Northtown ...

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METALLICA: 'So What' Book Preview Available Online

METALLICA's official web site has uploaded the first preview of the band's upcoming book, "So What: The Good, The Mad, and The Ugly". A posting at the site reads: "An example of how we have handled the massive task of grabbing sponsor section highlights. Each band member has two blasts within the book, and we ...

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METALLICA Schedule Book-Signing Session

To celebrate the release of their first official book, "So What: The Good, The Mad, and The Ugly" (Broadway Books), METALLICA will be signing books at First Avenue in Minneapolis immediately following their appearance at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul on August 16. Because "So What!" the book hits stores the next day, ...

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RELEVANT FEW Confirmed For Sweden's UPPSALA BLOODBAD II Festival

RELEVANT FEW, the Swedish grindcore band featuring bassist Robert Hakemo (KEROZENE, ex-GARDENIAN, GOOSEFLESH), have been confirmed for the Uppsala Bloodbad II festival on Friday, September 3 in Uppsala, Sweden. Other acts scheduled to perform are REGURGITATE, CROWPATH, IMPERIOUS, ENEMY IS US, FROM THE ASHES and MASTERS OF MOSH. Prior to their Uppsala Bloodbad II appearance, ...

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PRIMUS, SHOTGUN MESSIAH Members Guest On New TOM WAITS CD

PRIMUS' Les Claypool (bass) and Brian "Brain" Mantia (drums) and SHOTGUN MESSIAH's Harry Cody (guitar, banjo) are among the guest musicians appearing on the new TOM WAITS studio album, "Real Gone", due October 5 through Epitaph's Anti- Records label, according to Billboard.com. "Real Gone" will be the follow-up to the simultaneously released 2002 concept albums ...

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TOMMY LEE The Movie Star?

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming movie "10th & Wolf". The film, a Mafia tale about a South Philadelphia family, is scheduled to begin shooting in Pittsburgh in September. "10th & Wolf", directed by Robert Moresco, will star Val Kilmer and Freddie Prinze Jr. ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MARK BOALS Records Guest Appearance For Japanese Guitarist

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current RING OF FIRE vocalist Mark Boals recently recorded two songs for young Japanese guitarist named Takayoshi Omura. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features additional guest appearances by Doogie White (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CORNERSTONE, ex-RAINBOW) and Richie Kotzen (ex-MR. BIG, POISON). An August 25 release through Yamaha Music in Japan is expected. ...

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MUDVAYNE: Pre-Production Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos of MUDVAYNE taken during the songwriting sessions for the group's upcoming third studio album have been posted online at this location. As previously reported, MUDVAYNE entered The Plant studio in Sausalito, California in early June to record the follow-up to 2002's gold-certified "The End of All Things to Come" ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR: 'Baptizme' Video Posted Online

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), have decided to release the entire "Baptizme" video online. The video will still be included in the upcoming DVD release at a much higher quality, along with two new videos for the upcoming SHAITAN MAZAR release, due out ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Completing Work On Autobiography

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins is putting the finishing touches on his autobiography, "Dawn of the Metal Gods", scheduled for publication before the end of the year through Firefly Publishing. The book will recount the origins of the band from 1969 onward and includes exclusive photographs donated by friends, including Robert Plant, among others. ...

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INCAPACITY To Play First-Ever Polish Gig

INCAPACITY, the Swedish death metal band featuring vocalist Andreas "Drette" Axelsson (ex-MARDUK, EDGE OF SANITY, INFESTDEAD), guitarist Robert "Skoog" Ivarsson (PAN-THY-MONIUM, ASHES), guitarist Christian Älvestam (UNMOORED, SOLAR DAWN, TORCHBEARER), bassist Anders Edlund (SOLAR DAWN) and drummer Henrik Schönström (UNMOORED, SOLAR DAWN, TORCHBEARER), will make their Polish live debut on August 12 at DK "Slowianin" in ...

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SHAITAN MAZAR To Give Away Guitar

SHAITAN MAZAR, the new band featuring former NILE members Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and John Ehlers (guitar), will be giving away a custom painted guitar autographed by the band at The Smacky Awards on July 16 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC. Guitarist Robert Dirr will be parting ways with one of his very own ...

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Court Battle Over JIMI HENDRIX's Estate Begins

Gene Johnson of The Associated Press reports: Relatives of the late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix returned to court Monday (June 28) to begin another legal battle over which family members should receive money from the musician's posthumous releases, royalties and merchandise. The case, the latest of several that have entangled the Hendrix estate in the ...

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VISCERAL BLEEDING: European Dates Announced

Following their successful appearance at last month's Fuck The Commerce VII festival in Germany, Swedish death metallers VISCERAL BLEEDING will return to western Europe for two additional concerts in mid-July. The dates are as follows: Jul. 16 - Little Devil - Tilburg, NETH (w/ SPAWN OF POSSESSION, BRUTUS) Jul. 17 - The Frontline - Gent, ...

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