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PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC Seek New Guitarist

PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC are seeking a permanent replacement for guitarist Brian Harrah, who left the group several months ago. Interested parties can write to [email protected] for more info. In the meantime, the group are continuing work on their new studio album, which is expected to surface through the band's own label in early 2003. A ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY, SAMMY HAGAR Rock Out In The Morning

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony joined ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar and THE WABORITAS on stage Friday morning (Dec. 13) at the "2002 Mark & Brian Christmas Show", ripping through supercharged versions of "Top Of the World", "Best of Both Worlds" and "Mas Tequila", the latter featuring Michael and Mona sharing bass duties. "The show ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Go 'Hypersonic' In Early Summer

JANE'S ADDICTION are completing work on their new studio album, "Hypersonic", for an early summer release via Warner Bros. Records. The CD, the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", is being produced by Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, LOU REED) at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) in Los ...

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ARMORED SAINT: Two DVDs, Album Reissue On The Way

ARMORED SAINT and Metal Blade Records will be releasing a DVD version of the band's home video, "A Trip Thru Red Times", in February. Included on the DVD will be extra videos, an interview conducted this past September, an "old-school" photo gallery, plus the added feature of a 5.1 surround mix. The band, who are ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Finish Recording New Album

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD have finished tracking their first full album of new songs since 1993's "Death & Progress" and are currently mixing the effort with producer Andrew Scarth for a tentative spring 2003 release. The as-yet-untitled CD, which was recorded at Mad Hat Studios near Wolverhampton, England, will reportedly contain "lots of 'Heavy ...

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MNEMIC Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST

The Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band will enter AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen in March 2003 to record their debut album, due in the summer. In other news, MNEMIC will be embarking ...

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'THE OSBOURNES' Premiere Draws 6.6 Million Viewers

Last night's season premiere of MTV's "The Osbournes" drew 6.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched cable broadcast of the night, the music channel said Wednesday. Tuesday's ratings were up 84 percent compared to the first season's premiere, and viewership rivaled that of the highest-rated episode last season. "'The Osbournes' juggernaut shows little signs of ...

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THE HEAVILS Sign With METAL BLADE

Rockford, Illinois-based quartet THE HEAVILS have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group's debut album for the label is expected to surface in early 2003. Commented guitarist Mossy: "As far as signing with Metal Blade, it is a label we grew up with. Anything Metal Blade had was cool and they have a ...

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FU MANCHU Announce California Gigs

FU MANCHU have announced two shows in California during December. They will be performing at The Casbah in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 13, and at the Detroit Bar in Orange County on Saturday, Dec. 14. In other news, the band will enter the studio with producer/engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, ECHOBRAIN) on Dec. 2 ...

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METAL BLADE RECORDS CEO To Participate In Online Chat

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel will participate in a live chat via America Online on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 9:00 p.m. Metal Blade, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has gained widespread notability as the launching pad for the careers of such bands as METALLICA, SLAYER and even GOO GOO DOLLS. To ...

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DIABOLIC Announces New Guitarist

Florida death metal band DIABOLIC has parted ways with guitarist Jerry Mortellaro and has replaced him with Eric Hersemann of Chicago's LORD BLASPHEMER. "Eric is an extremely talented professional that will complement perfectly the new solidified DIABOLIC line-up," said guitarist Brian Malone. The revamped group — also featuring COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas — will ...

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'THE OSBOURNES' To Return In November?

"The Osbournes", the hit MTV show about Ozzy Osbourne and his family, could return to MTV with its second season as early as November. MTV President Brian Graden says "all systems are go" for the show, which is expected to feature Sharon Osbourne's battle against cancer as she undergoes chemotherapy sessions. However, the network may ...

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AC/DC Drop The Puck

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and guitarist Malcolm Young performed the ceremonial puck drop at the recent Nottingham Panthers vs. Sheffield Steelers ice hockey match. Johnson and Young were guests of Nottingham Forest's European Cup-winning captain John McGovern, who has been friends of the group since seeing them in 1978. Click here to view ...

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A New QUEEN On Hollywood Boulevard

Legendary rock group QUEENJohn Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor and the late Freddie Mercury — will be honored with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, October 18th. The star will recognize the unparalleled achievements of the band which dominated three generations of music history and follows an active ...

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The Art Of Balance - SHADOWS FALL

At one time, a band like SHADOWS FALL would've provoked large scale head-scratching and people reaching for their "metal by genre" handbooks in a attempt to put a handle on SF's seemingly disparate elements. Sonically speaking, by era they are quite indicative of the San Francisco Bay Area circa 1982 (all chunking riffs and screaming ...

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AC/DC To Release New Album In March?

AC/DC are tentatively scheduled to release their next studio album in March 2003, frontman Brian Johnson told The Evening Post during an appearance at the National Ice Centre in Scotland for a hockey game. No further details were divulged by the singer, who was joined at the match by AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young. ...

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Former SHOOTYZ GROOVE Members Reunite In DEAD FLY SYNDROME

Former SHOOTYZ GROOVE members Dose (drums and electronics), Donny (guitars and backing vocals), and Paul (bass, formerly known as Freaklove) have teamed up with vocalist Mike Diamond in a new band called DEAD FLY SYNDROME. The band are currently mixing a six-song demo at their Shadowlab studios and will begin shopping it to record labels ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Tour With VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has confirmed plans to tour with the latter outfit following the release of the band's next album, The Multiverse, tentatively due in early March. "We plan to tour together... the original members and myself," Newsted wrote in an Oct. 11 post on the official Chophouse Records message ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Get Help From KORN, Ex-HELMET Guitarists On New CD

LIMP BIZKIT have received help from former HELMET singer/guitarist Page Hamilton and KORN's Brian "Head" Welch during the writing/recording sessions for the group's brand new CD, Less Is More, tentatively due in the spring through Flip/Interscope Records. However, it is presently unclear if Hamilton and Welch's contributions will make the final CD, which is currently ...

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MANMADEGOD Line Up West Coast Dates

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have lined up the following dates during October/November: Oct. 19 - Mt. View CA @ Shoreline Amp. (2nd Annual Silicon Valley Beer Fest) Nov. 07 - Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go Nov. 10 – Sacramento, CA @ ...

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QUEEN To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

QUEEN will reportedly receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the brand new Ivar nightclub at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Ivar on Friday, October 18th. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. and QUEEN fans are invited to come down and share in the ...

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FU MANCHU Prepare Live Album, Shop For New Label

FU MANCHU are set to enter the studio with producer/engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, ECHOBRAIN) in October to begin mixing tracks for a forthcoming live album. The two-disc, 20-song set, tentatively titled Go For It — Live, will feature material from the band's entire career, and is tentatively scheduled to be issued in early 2003, ...

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VOIVOD Prepare To Record New CD

The current incarnation of VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — will enter the final phase of pre-production for the group's much-anticipated comeback album on September 24th at Newsted's home studio in Walnut Creek, California. 13 songs (including one ...

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THE SERVANTS Announce Bay Area Gig

San Francisco Bay Area's THE SERVANTS, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos, are scheduled to perform KEHOE NATION (featuring guitar virtuoso Brian Kehoe, formerly of M.I.R.V.) and BLOOD RED ROSES at Blake's in Berkeley, California on Friday, September 27th. THE SERVANTS recently issued their full-length debut CD, Mostly Monsters, which can be obtained via ...

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