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LAYNE STALEY And KURT COBAIN's Addictions Examined In 'The Heroin Impact In Seattle' Book

According to a press release from Arts Publications, Argentinean journalist/author Adriana Rubio — who penned the biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, titled "Layne Staley: Angry Chair" — has been working alongside social workers and drug counselors to figure out why Staley and NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain were so vulnerable to drugs ...

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MACHINE HEAD: More Banner Contest Winners Announced

Throughout the duration of the HEAVEN AND HELL tour, Roadrunner Records and MACHINE HEAD have announced that they will be scanning the crowd for fan-made banners. The fan(s) with the best banner will be granted backstage access to meet the band, and have photos of them and their banner posted on RoadrunnerRecords.com and MachineHead1.com. So ...

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KISS Members Comment On MARK ST. JOHN's Passing

KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Eric Singer have issued statements regarding the passing of former KISS guitarist Mark St. John, who died on April 5 from an apparent brain hemorrhage. He was 51. Paul Stanley: "Mark tried his best to become the guitar player that KISS and our fans needed, so that we ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Among LIVE EARTH Headliners

SMASHING PUMPKINS are one of the sixteen headliners whose names were announced as being part of the the U.S. leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on 7/7/07. The concert will be held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall said. Tickets for the show go on ...

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MACHINE HEAD: More 'The Blackening' Chart Positions Revealed

MACHINE HEAD's latest CD, "The Blackening", has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #12 UK: #16 Ireland: #23 Netherlands: #29 France: #49 Roadrunner Records U.K. has made "The Blackening" available in a limited edition featuring an extra track — the band's version of the METALLICA classic "Battery" — plus an additional DVD featuring a ...

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From Beale Street to Oblivion - CLUTCH

Blame it on a steady diet of old blues and classic rock records, or on their friendship with jammy blues-rockers FIVE HORSE JOHNSON, but don't say you didn't see it coming. CLUTCH, the band who once came off like an off-kilter hardcore or noise-rock band, is now officially drenched in funky groove, warm washes of ...

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Former NIRVANA Drummer To Release BEFORE CARS Single

BEFORE CARS, the new band featuring former NIRVANA drummer Chad ChanningDave Grohl's predecessor, who played on NIRVANA's 1989 debut, "Bleach" — on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, as well as drums, will release its vinyl single on March via Flotation Records. The single, which features the tracks "Old Chair" and "99 To Go", ...

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RICK RUBIN's COLUMBIA Co-Chair Move To Take Place This Week?

According to Hits Daily Double, the much-rumored-about move of producer Rick Rubin to Columbia Records as co-chairman could take place as early as this week, with the Grammy-winning producer bringing his American Recordings label and associated artists (including SLAYER) along with him from Warner Bros. Rubin will be the label’s A&R and producer presence on ...

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MACHINE HEAD Completes 'Now I Lay Thee Down' Video

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hey, hey, hey fuckers! "I write to you from the thriving metropolis that is Lubbock, Texas... day off, kickin' it right next to the freeway... woo - hoo. "We've now got the first three dates of the LAMB OF ...

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