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MONDO GENERATOR To Release Sophomore CD In The Summer

MONDO GENERATOR, the side project of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme, have set "A Drug Problem That Never Existed" as the title for their sophomore album, due in June/July through Ipecac Records. Upcoming MONDO GENERATOR tour dates w/ TOMAHAWK, THE MELVINS: Apr. 28 - San Diego, CA - Canes Apr. ...

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AC/DC: 'Howard Stern' Video Posted Online

A video of AC/DC's Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson performing an acoustic version of "You Shook Me All Night Long" live on "The Howard Stern Show" on Friday, March 7 is available for download from this location. As previously reported, AC/DC will support THE ROLLING STONES at three dates in Germany ...

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Former MANOWAR Guitarist To Issue 'Solo' Debut

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle and vocalist Trace Edward Zaber, will release their debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", on June 2 through Magic Circle Music. The CD reportedly features "a broad mix of exceptional heavy metal songs, speedy instrumentals, and epic ballads in true heavy-metal fashion," according ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Sues Security Company

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Michigan security company, claiming assault, ethnic intimidation and humiliation by guards who threw him out of his own concert at Van Andel Arena, according to The Grand Rapids Press. Odadjian left the stage to join two female guests in the audience when his ...

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AC/DC Perform Acoustically On 'The Howard Stern Show'

AC/DC members Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" yesterday (March 7). They spoke about their upcoming Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, the CD reissues, and they closed things off by playing acoustic versions of "The Jack" and "You Shook Me All Night Long". For more information ...

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MNEMIC Finalize Track Listing For Debut

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will enter AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen on March 2 to begin recording their debut album for Nuclear Blast Records, due in late summer. The complete track listing for the album (in no particular order) is ...

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QUEEN Need Help In Locating Masters

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Dear Folks around the world "Here is an interesting puzzle. "As you may know, we are now very keen on the idea of remixing the entire QUEEN catalogue of albums in Surround Sound. This entails going back to the ORIGINAL ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has completed work on his third solo CD, entitled "Black Utopia", for an April 22 release. Among the special guests appearing on the CD are Yngwie Malmsteen (guitar), Al DiMeola (guitar), Zakk Wylde (guitar), Steve Lukather (guitar), Simon Phillips (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony Franklin ...

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MNEMIC Prepare To Record NUCLEAR BLAST Debut

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will enter AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen on March 2 to begin recording their debut album for Nuclear Blast Records, due in the summer. ...

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ADEMA Sign Management Deal

ADEMA, who feature in their ranks Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, have inked a management deal with Scott Welch and Mark Botting at Mosaic Media Group (GREEN DAY, ALANIS MORISSETTE, OUTKAST, THEY WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD). The band, who were previously managed by Terry Lippman, are preparing to record ...

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AC/DC: No New Music Until Late 2003

Contrary to previously published reports, AC/DC's next studio effort will not surface in March. The band, who last album, "Stiff Upper Lip", was released in 2000, will meet in New York in March for the first time since the end of the "Stiff Upper Lip" tour to talk about the upcoming CD, vocalist Brian Johnson ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS: THE WHO Guitarist Was 'Looking For Answers'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless came to the defense of THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend during an interview conducted last Friday (Jan. 17) with EletricBasement.com, saying that the latter's decision to download pornographic images of children over the Internet could have been perfectly justified. "When somebody's had a problem in their childhood past, no matter what ...

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DEF LEPPARD, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America Together

DEF LEPPARD and THIN LIZZY are in talks to tour North America together beginning in late February. Although no official announcement has yet been made on the matter, it is understood that the drummer slot in THIN LIZZY for the duration of the trek will likely be filled by either Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER) ...

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DIABOLIC: The Truth And Nothing But The Truth

From the desk of Olympic Records: Recently, conflicting press releases were issued regarding Tampa, Florida's DIABOLIC. Aside from the news posted at the official DIABOLIC web site (http://www.diabolicblastmasters.com) no press releases or news updates were seen or approved of by DIABOLIC'S record label or distributor. Unfortunately, due to the unofficial nature of the press releases, ...

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Former DIABOLIC Members Launch UNHOLY GHOST

More changes have taken place in the DIABOLIC camp since our last update. It now appears that DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar) have decided to branch off and form a brand new band called UNHOLY GHOST, thereby allowing guitarist Brian Malone to carry on ...

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DIABOLIC Part Ways With Drummer

Florida death metal act DIABOLIC have parted ways with drummer Aantar Coates shortly after the completion of their recent European tour. The following is the group's official statement on the matter: "DIABOLIC has returned from their first European tour accompanied by a bittersweet sense of success. Even though DIABOLIC's overall experience in Europe was excellent, ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On New YARDBIRDS CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, ex-DAVID LEE ROTH/WHITESNAKE axeman Steve Vai and QUEEN's Brian May are among the guest musicians appearing on YARDBIRDS' "Birdland", the group's first new studio album since 1967. The album, which was recorded primarily at Vai's Mothership studio in Los Angeles, features Vai on a newly recorded version of the ...

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