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BRET MICHAELS Talks About Women, Relationships

Allison Kugel of PR.com recently conducted an interview with POISON frontman Bret Michaels. A few excerpts from the chat follow: PR.com: I want to ask you about women, because people have a certain idea about what rock stars want in a woman. The stereotype is that rock stars like to hook up with ...

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What Is PARIS HILTON Doing Inside The New SMASHING PUMPKINS CD?

Launch Radio Networks reports: The new SMASHING PUMPKINS album, "Zeitgeist", features Paris Hilton in a series of photographs in the CD booklet, taken by PUMPKINS leader Billy Corgan himself. Hilton's face also adorns the cover of the band's U.K. single for the song "Tarantula". Corgan explained how he got the notorious party girl and ex-con ...

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As the Coil Unwinds - THE DESTRO

Sometimes a punch in the mouth feels just dandy, and Texas' heavier bands always seem to oblige, whether it is PANTERA, PISSING RAZORS, or THORNSPAWN. Trevor Phipps' (UNEARTH) and his Ironclad label (a Metal Blade imprint) seemed to think so too, signing THE DESTRO and releasing "As The Coil Unwinds", a steel-toed kick to the ...

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MACHINE HEAD At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival; Video Available

Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD performing the song "Clenching the Fists of Dissent" earlier today (Saturday, June 9) at the Download festival at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England has been posted at YouTube. "Clenching the Fists of Dissent" comes off MACHINE HEAD's latest album, "The Blackening", which was released in late March ...

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MACHINE HEAD: European Schedule Updated

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have lined up the following European tour dates: June 07 - Glasgow, UK - Carling Academy June 08 - Belfast, IRE - Balmoral Hall June 09 - Donington, UK - Download June 11 - London, UK - Metal Hammer Awards June 13 - Hamburg, GER - Docks June ...

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MEGADETH: Copenhagen Setlist Revealed

MEGADETH made its first European headlining, non-festival appearance of 2007 last night (Tuesday, June 5) at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Sleepwalker 02. Wake Up Dead 03. Take No Prisoners 04. Skin o' My Teeth 05. Gears of War 06. Set the World Afire 07. Devils Island 08. Hangar ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Video Interview With ROBERT FLYNN Available

San Antonio STUF-TV cable show "Robb's MetalWorks" has posted a video interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn, conducted on February 18, 2007 in Austin, Texas during the band's U.S. tour with LAMB OF GOD. You can watch the interview, which aired as part of "Robb's MetalWorks"'s May 20 episode, on YouTube at

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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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