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KISS Frontmen Subpoenaed Before Chicago Concert

William Hageman of Chicago Tribune reports that KISS leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley were served subpoenas by a private investigator Friday night (September 26) before their performance at the Tweeter Center in connection with a former business manager who is now a fugitive living in South Africa. The case involves Jesse M. Hilsen, 63, ...

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PAINMUSEUM: Album Details Revealed

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring ex-HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, and former HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have set "Metal For Life (Battle Hymns For The New Apocalypse)" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which was recorded at Mike Vescera's (LOUDNESS, ...

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Former ZWAN Members To Tour With PAPA M Project

Former A PERFECT CIRCLE/ZWAN member Paz Lenchantin will join her former ZWAN bandmate David Pajo's PAPA M project for a fall tour and new studio album, according to Billboard.com. The U.S. portion of the trek begins Sept. 20 in Baltimore and wraps October 27 in Champaign, Illinois. Nine European dates will follow, beginning November 4 ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Re-Name New Album, Switch Producers

MONSTER MAGNET have changed the tentative title for their forthcoming studio album to "Monolithic Babies" from the previously announced "Radiation Day". In addition, the band appear to have switched producers for the project, with the original choice of Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) having been jettisoned in favor of ...

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No Hope For GREAT WHITE Gig In Massachusetts

Jeanne M. Rideout of the Holbrook Sun reports that "mounting criticism from the enraged relatives of victims killed in The Station inferno — and a request from Mayor David Madden — caused [GREAT WHITE] to cancel a controversial gig in a Route 18 club in South Weymouth [Massachusetts] on Sept. 26. "The event at the ...

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KISS Members Attend Florida Screening Of 'Symphony' DVD

Ivette M. Yee of South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that "KISS members Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer appeared at Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 theater [Tuesday night, September 9] to watch 'Kiss Symphony', a documentary film that captures the band in concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia in February. The band will ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Land Gold Album

JANE'S ADDICTION's "Strays" has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. "Strays", JANE'S ADDICTION's first new studio album since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK FLOYD, KISS, LOU REED) at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M ...

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CHAOSBREED Drummer Explains Change In Recording Plans

CHAOSBREED drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hi, this is Nalle from CHAOSBREED, greetings from Stockholm! Even when we had to cancel our recordings at Sunlight [studios] we didn't want to leave our ferry tickets unused. So instead of CHAOSBREED traveling to Stockholm, the 31th of ...

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MARILYN MANSON Barely Makes Stir In St. Paul Court

Todd Nelson of the Pioneer Press reports that "it wasn't quite a UFO landing at Lake Wobegon, but the appearance Tuesday (September 2) of shock rocker Marilyn Manson in a federal courtroom in St. Paul did have its surreal moments. And not the way you might imagine. "For all the gender-bending antics of his outrageous ...

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Bassist PAZ LENCHANTIN Rejoins A PERFECT CIRCLE At Chicago Gig

Bassist Paz Lenchantin made a surprise appearance with her former A PERFECT CIRCLE bandmates during the group's headlining gig at Cabaret Metro in Chicago Sunday night (August 10). Lenchantin reportedly played violin during her brief appearance and hugged guitarist Billy Howerdel when she was done. Singer Maynard James Keenan then called her over to him, ...

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Bassist PAZ LENCHANTIN Leaves ZWAN

Bassist Paz Lenchantin (ex-A PERFECT CIRCLE) has left ZWAN, the group fronted by former SMASHING PUMPKINS singer Billy Corgan, and will be dedicating her time to PAPA M, a long-running project founded by ZWAN guitarist David Pajo. "My experience with ZWAN has been great but it is time for me to move on to new ...

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PITBULL DAYCARE Hard At Work On 'Unclean'

San Antonio, Texas-based PITBULL DAYCARE, featuring former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West, have entered A&M studios in Hollywood, California with producer Fred Coury (CINDERELLA) to record their new album, "Unclean", due in early 2004 through Cleopatra Records. "The basic tracks sound unbelievable and are starting to take shape!" reads a post on the band's web site. ...

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DEVILDRIVER Begin Mixing Debut Album

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have tapped Greg Reeley (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD) to mix their debut album, "Straight To Hell", due later in the year through Roadrunner Records. "We should be starting to mix the album before Wednesday of this week," Fafara writes on ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Enter Studio To Record 'Radiation Day'

MONSTER MAGNET have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "Radiation Day", due in Europe in early 2004 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The CD, the group's first with bassist Jim Baglino (LORD STERLING) and drummer Micheal Wildwood ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD To Contribute To WEST MEMPHIS 3 Benefit Publication

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield will be contributing to an as-yet-unnamed anthology publication to benefit the legal defense of the West Memphis Three (a.k.a. Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin), who were allegedly convicted unfairly of murder. Published by Arsenal Pulp Press in Vancouver and co-edited by Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson, the ...

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Sweet Vengeance - NIGHTRAGE

The weekly return of Tomas Lindberg (THE GREAT DECEIVER, LOCK UP, THE CROWN, SKITSYSTEM) in yet another project only ranks just behind death and taxes and night turning into day on the scale of inevitability. In this particular instance, Tomas lines up alongside a couple of guitarists from Greek bands (ex-EXHUMATION man Mario Iliopoulos and ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Guitarist Taken To Hospital After New York Show

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Mike Smith (ex-SNOT) injured his back in New York during a one-off concert on Wednesday (July 16) and was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a pinched nerve, according to MTV.com. Smith suffered the injury at Webster Hall when he jumped while playing and landed wrong. Despite being hurt, ...

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DARKWELL: Festival Appearances Announced

Austrian "gothic metal" band DARKWELL, featuring ex-ABIGOR and current SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jul. 19 – Eberschwang, AUT @ Bulldog Festival (3:55 p.m.) Jul. 19 – Helfenberg, AUT @ Dark Moon Festival (7:00 p.m.) Aug. 08 - St. Johann im Walde, AUT @ Open Air ...

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'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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14 Dead In Suicide Attack At Moscow Rock Concert

At least 14 people have reportedly been killed in an apparent terrorist suicide attack by at a rock concert at a Moscow airfield Saturday (July 5), according to Sky News. Two female bombers were said to have detonated the bombs when they were refused entry to the festival. The first of three blasts was said ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Play Private Show In Culver City: Photos Available

JANE'S ADDICTION played a special private show/dress-rehearsal for family, friends, and KROQ radio station winners inside a huge movie soundstage at Culver Studios in Culver City, California on Saturday (June 28). This was the group's last rehearsal before they kick off the Lollapalooza tour on July 5 in Noblesville, Indiana. Check out pictures from

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