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AC/DC Frontman Throws His Weight Behind Florida's BIG MACHINE

AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson has co-written all of the material and handpicked the members of a new Florida-based band called BIG MACHINE. The quintet has labels and industry folk alike shuffling about trying to find out more about the group performing the first new material written from the iconic frontman since 1988. Looking to stretch ...

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SHADOWS FALL And THE HAUNTED Look Forward To OZZFEST 2005

In a brand new press release issued by Century Media Records, SHADOWS FALL and THE HAUNTED have commented on their participation in this year's Ozzfest. SHADOWS FALL's latest album, "The War Within", has sold over 250,000 copies in under six months time and garnered accolades in such mainstream publications as Billboard and Blender, among others. ...

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MARILYN MANSON Remembers HUNTER S. THOMPSON

MARILYN MANSON was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine for its Hunter S. Thompson issue, out on the stands now. The following excerpt was taken from MANSON's official web site, MarilynManson.com: MARILYN MANSON got a call five years ago from Johnny Depp, who was partying at the Viper Room in Los Angeles with Hunter. "Get down ...

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QUEEN Join Forces With KATIE MELUA

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that QUEEN will grant Georgian-born singer Katie Melua's childhood dream when they perform together at Nelson Mandela's South African AIDS charity concert later this month. The jazz singer was inspired to become a performer by late singer Freddie Mercury, and she's thrilled she's been offered the honor of filling ...

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METALLICA: Full Details About 'Hip Hop' Tribute Album Revealed

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has obtained more information about the brand new METALLICA tribute album, entitled "Hip Hop Tribute To Metallica", which is due for release on March 8. The album was produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Brian Bart at Logic Recording in Minneapolis, MN and will be released through Tribute Sounds, distributed by Navarre, and available ...

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Former KORN Guitarist Baptized In Jordan River: Photos Available

The Associated Press is reporting that former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was baptized Saturday (March 5) in the Jordan River, just weeks after quitting his band, drug habits and rock-and-roll lifestyle for religion. [see photos of Welch being baptized in Jordan river and in the river's baptismal site near the Kibbutz Kinneret, in northern ...

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SLASH's Top Hat Recovered?

A California man has apparently come forward claiming that he has the top hat that was allegedly stolen from guitarist Slash's (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) limo that took him to the Grammy Awards on February 13 (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Feb. 20). The man claims that he bought the hat ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Says He Chatted With QUEEN For Five Minutes

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford was one of guests at a Buckingham Palace party Tuesday (March 1) to honor the British music industry. Regarding the experience of meeting Queen Elizabeth II for the first time, Halford said, "Amazing!!! I shook her hand and chatted with her for five minutes." As previously reported, Queen Elizabeth II ...

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Queen Elizabeth Doesn't Recognize Famous Guitarists

The Associated Press is reporting that Queen Elizabeth II met four of Britain's most famous guitarists Tuesday (March 1), asking them: "And what do you do?" QUEEN's Brian May, Jimmy Page of LED ZEPPELIN, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck were all guests at a Buckingham Palace party to honor the British music industry. "It's great ...

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Former KORN Guitarist's Appearance Draws Crowd Of Nearly 10,000

Misty Williams of the Bakersfield Californian is reporting that hundreds of KORN fans mingled in with thousands of regular church members and curious visitors at the Valley Bible Fellowship in east Bakersfield, California Sunday morning (Feb. 27) to hear their rock star idol, guitarist Brian "Head" Welch of platinum-selling metal band KORN. Money and fame ...

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SAVATAGE Guitarist To Embark On Solo Tour

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has been very busy in the studio again. Last year marked the release of his solo debut "Faces". The CD contained an eight-song bonus CD called "God Damn War". Another seven songs will be added to this CD and it will be released separately in early summer on Black Lotus Records. ...

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