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STAIND Begin Recording New Album

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey there, I know it's been a long time since I've written anything but lately I've been really busy working on this new record. We go into the studio today to start tracking the new stuff. I'm really excited about ...

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SALIVA Singer To Tie The Knot

SALIVA lead singer Josey Scott will be marrying his fiancée Kendra at a ceremony to be held Saturday (May 29) at Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, according to Launch Radio Networks. SALIVA will release their latest album, "Survival Of The Sickest", on August 17. The title track will be the album's first single. Brad ...

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METALLICA's ULRICH: We Don't Owe People Anything

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has defended the group's latest album, "St. Anger", against criticism that it is virtually unlistenable, telling The Oregonian that heavy metal fans are not open to their favorite bands changing and experimenting with a tried-and-tested formula. "We needed to make a record that was underproduced, and I think we succeeded!" Lars ...

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MACHINE HEAD Drummer Discusses U.S. Record Label Situation

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain recently spoke to the U.K.'s Live 4 Metal about the circumstances that led to the group's split with the U.S. branch of Roadrunner Records after releasing five full-length albums through the label (including the live CD, "Hellalive"). "It's weird," McClain explained. "All the different territories of Roadrunner are kind of ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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Report: STAIND, LIMP BIZKIT Struggling To Stay In Limelight

Chris Riemenschneider of the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that hard rock bands are not getting the kind of attention from radio stations and mainstream media that they did two or three years ago. STAIND has gone from co-headlining Xcel Energy Center in 2001 to playing the smaller Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Tuesday. Likewise, Canadian ...

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DEF JAM Hasn't Slowed ROADRUNNER's Indie Spirit

Tamara Conniff of the Hollywood Reporter reports that it's been 2-1/2 years since the Island Def Jam Music Group acquired a 50% stake in Roadrunner Records. However, the longtime rock-metal independent label still feels like an indie despite its major label parent, president Jonas Nachsin says. "In terms of the Roadrunner's indie spirit, I don't ...

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METALLICA's 'Frantic' Debuts At No. 16 On U.K. Singles Chart

The second single off METALLICA's "St. Anger" CD, "Frantic", has entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 16. Meanwhile, EVANESCENCE's "Going Under", the follow-up to the smash hit "Bring Me To Life", has come in at No. 8. NICKELBACK have entered the albums chart at No.5 with "The Long Road", while LIMP BIZKIT's long-awaited comeback, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's 'Results' Down From Previous Albums

According to early reports from national accounts, OUTKAST's new double album, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" is on track to sell as many as 500K units for the week, followed by DAVE MATTHEWS' solo debut, "Some Devil", which looks like it will move over 450K. Third up is LIMP BIZKIT's "Results May Vary", set for sales of ...

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'THE NICKELBACKS' Honored In Toronto

Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman presented NICKELBACK with a key to the city on Friday (September 19), the day before the free concert which coincides with Toronto's campaign to attract visitors in the wake of the SARS scare earlier this year. In a ceremony at City Hall, Lastman inadvertently referred to the band as "THE NICKELBACKS", ...

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NIKKI SIXX, NICKELBACK To Appear In New JVC Ads

The husband/wife team of MÖTLEY CRÜE founding member Nikki Sixx and actress Donna D'Errico and the multi-platinum rock band NICKELBACK are among the movie, music and extreme sports celebrities that have been tapped by JVC, one of the world's leading consumer electronics brands, to participate in their multi-million dollar national branding campaign this fall. The ...

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Review: ARCH ENEMY Rocked, EVERGREY Sucked At Toronto's Club Rockit

Keith Carman of Canada's Chart Attack reviewed the ARCH ENEMY/HATE ETERNAL/EVERGREY/BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour when it came through Toronto on Monday (September 1). "How amusing was it to watch as this packed house was barely able to comprehend the hardcore influence found in BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's metallic sheen? Fucking hilarious, let me tell you. The ...

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Former BIG WRECK Frontman Signs With CHAD KROEGER's Label

Jam! Music reports former BIG WRECK frontman Ian Thornley has signed with his friend Chad Kroeger's Universal-distributed label 604 in Canada, and Roadrunner for the rest of the world. He will begin recording with Toronto producer Gavin Brown (THREE DAYS GRACE, BILLY TALENT) in September. The album, expected in the first quarter of 2004, will ...

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SOIL To Master 'Redefine' Later This Week

Chicago's SOIL have finished mixing their new album, "Redefine", with Randy Staub (METALLICA, NICKELBACK) at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia and will begin the mastering sessions for the CD with George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York City on Thursday, August 14. A fall release through J Records is expected. The group ...

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NICKELBACK To Issue 'The Long Road' In September

NICKELBACK have set "The Long Road" as the title for their third full-length album, due on September 23 through Roadrunner Records. "The Long Road" was recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was produced by frontman Chad Kroeger. It was recorded using a vintage mixing board from Little Mountain Sound that veteran producer Bob Rock used ...

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