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'Inside AC/DC' DVD Due Next Month

According to a post at AC/DC Ruff Stuff, a new AC/DC DVD and book, entitled "Inside AC/DC", is scheduled for release on May 9. The disc, which will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players, features rare archive footage and commentary from renowned critics. As previously reported, AC/DC frontman Brian ...

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DEMIRICOUS Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records have announced the official signing of Indianapolis-based death metal band DEMIRICOUS. The group will enter Planet Z Studios in June with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) to begin recording their new full-length album. The title of the band's debut Metal Blade Records release will be announced shortly. Commented Metal Blade Records Inc. ...

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AC/DC: 46 New Songs And Counting

Launch Radio Networks reports: AC/DC leaders Angus and Malcolm Young have been working on the band's new record for quite a while, and now we know why — it might be a double album! Singer Brian Johnson said the Youngs are "ensconced" in a U.K. studio, and that they just keep writing new material. "I ...

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QUEEN Guitarist Defends Decision To Play Rome

The Associated Press is reporting that QUEEN guitarist Brian May is standing by their decision to play Rome, even as the city mourns Pope John Paul II. QUEEN and guest vocalist Paul Rodgers played a show in Rome on Monday. But according to the British Broadcasting Corp., Italian authorities had asked the band to postpone ...

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TOOL's April Fool's Prank Has Fans Worried

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL gave its fans a shock on April Fool's Day when a posting at the band's web site, Toolband.com, reported that singer Maynard James Keenan was not recording with the band because he had "found Jesus." Keenan himself emailed the webmaster of TOOL fan site ToolShed.down.net, saying, "I thought it only ...

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ROBERT PLANT, BRIAN MAY Among Britain's Top Music Millionaires

Bloomberg News is reporting that former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant and QUEEN guitarist Brian May are among the top 40 music millionaires in Britain, according to a list published in the Sunday Times. Paul McCartney, Elton John and Sting dominated the annual list, which also included ROLLING STONES' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, both ...

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Guitarist ERIC HOFFMAN Says He Is Putting Together 'New' DEICIDE

Despite an announcement to the contrary on UNHOLY GHOST's web site, former DEICIDE guitarist Eric Hoffman has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he "never played with [UNHOLY GHOST]" and "did not join" the group. Hoffman is currently involved in a legal dispute with DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton over the rights to the long-running Florida-based band's name. "My ...

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'Tage Mahal - JON OLIVA'S PAIN

Ah, the Mountain King himself, JON OLIVA, metal's own Brian Wilson. We never know what his status is, we empathize with his losses (brother and bandmate Criss was killed by a drunk driver a decade ago), we worry about his health, and when his voice cracks, or he takes years to release a proper metal ...

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AC/DC Singer BRIAN JOHNSON Is Proud They Haven't Changed

Launch Radio Networks reports: If you watch the new AC/DC DVD "Family Jewels", you'll see a mix of live performances, TV show appearances, and video clips from throughout the band's history. Frontman Brian Johnson told Launch that when he watched the DVD, he was fascinated by the group's appearance, for two main reasons. "Well, we ...

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DARKEST HOUR Announce New Album Title, Release Date

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following message on their official web site: "So another day closer to the end of the record and another day closer to the end of the world. DARKEST HOUR's new record will no longer be called 'TBA', 'Untitled', 'Dude We Don't Know Yet', 'Dudes get Brutal', 'Tito's is Mike DH's ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Guest On NBC's 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

According to RCA Records, VELVET REVOLVER will be the musical guests on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Thursday, April 7. Non-musicial guests on the show include actress Brittany Murphy and comic Dave Attell. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has posted the following entry in his online "journal": "Rocking Canada ...

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BLITZKRIEG: Studio Report, Photos Posted Online

Legendary NWOBHM outfit BLITZKRIEG have commenced the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2002's "Absolute Power", tentatively due before the end of the year. The band have posted the following studio report on their official web site: "Work began on the recording of the new BLITZKRIEG studio album at Fred Pursers (ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG, ...

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QUEEN & PAUL RODGERS Rock South Africa

Launch Radio Networks reports: QUEEN & PAUL RODGERS officially kicked off their partnership when they performed at the Nelson Mandela 46664 AIDS Awareness Concert in South Africa on Saturday (March 19). Their 15-song set, which is shorter than they plan to do when they start headlining their own shows this month, was heavy on QUEEN ...

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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Rocks The Cure

According to Underecover News, BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi is the latest big-name musician to get involved with Rock The Cure, a fund and awareness-raising charity that aims to help collect money through the online auctioning of personalized celebrity-designed Gibson guitars. The cause? To raise money to fund breast cancer research and help fight ...

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Anomalies - CEPHALIC CARNAGE

An apt title if there ever was one, if CEPHALIC CARNAGE's twisted style of mind fucking grindcore and death metal isn't anomalous in a world of pretenders and imitators, then please restate your definition of the term. It will come as no surprise to anyone that has spent any time at all with "Lucid Interval" ...

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