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THE REVOLUTION SMILE Ink Six-Album Deal With Flawless Records

THE REVOLUTION SMILE, featuring former FAR guitarist Shaun Lopez on guitar/vocals, have signed a six-album deal with Flawless Records, the label headed up by LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst. The band hopes to enter the studio in late spring to begin recording their Flawless debut for an early 2003 release. In the meantime, THE REVOLUTION ...

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STEVE VAI To Perform Live With NELLY FURTADO At Grammy Awards

Legendary axeman Steve Vai (i.e. DAVE LEE ROTH, WHITESNAKE) will perform with NELLY FURTADO at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which are scheduled to air live at 8:00 PM via CBS on Wednesday, February 27th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Other performers include U2, ALICIA KEYS, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, DESTINY'S CHILD, 'N ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH Switches Guitarists (Again)

DAVE LEE ROTH has been rejoined by guitarist Bart Walsh two weeks after the guitarist quit the group for undisclosed reasons. It is not presently clear what the future plans of Bart's replacement, Toshi Hiketa, are. ROTH has been reportedly been shopping his latest project to prospective labels, but has thus far failed to secure ...

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DESECRATION Complete Sophomore CD, Re-Record Debut

Welsh deathsters DESECRATION have completed work on their sophomore full-length CD, entitled Pathway To Deviance, with producer Martin Barbour (i.e. CAPDOWN, MEDULLA NOCTE) at Philia Studios in Oxon, UK. Set for release through Copro Records on April 22nd, the album is the group's first with new guitarist Lee Evans. In other news, DESECRATION have also ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Announces New Guitarist

Japanese guitarist Toshinori Toshi Hiketa is the new guitarist for DAVID LEE ROTH, according to an official statement by DAVID LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier. Toshi and I have been bros and have played together in various projects for a few years now, Luzier commented. He was asked to join last year as an additional ...

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THE 69 EYES Spend Four Weeks At Finnish #1

"Dance D'Amour", the first single from THE 69 EYES' forthcoming Paris Kills effort entered the Finnish Singles Chart at position #2 has now been #1 for four weeks on in its seventh week of release. The band is presently hard at work in the studio with producer Johnny Lee Michaels recording the above-mentioned CD for ...

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CATHEDRAL Frontman Goes Hardcore!

CATHEDRAL frontman Lee Dorrian recently recorded a guest appearance on a “short, mid-80s-influenced hardcore” track called “Human Timebomb” for an American punk band called PSEUDO HEROES (featuring members of DOWN BY LAW) for the band's forthcoming album, which also includes guest vocal performances by Jerry A (POISON IDEA), Kam Lee (MASSACRE), John Stabb (GOVERNMENT ISSUE), ...

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VAN HALEN: "Weighing All Options" Following Split With Warner Bros.

VAN HALEN are "currently weighing all the options and seeing what the future brings, [but] it's still premature to say where the band will go [following their split with longtime label Warner Bros. Records]," the group's attorney, Alan Mintz, told Billboard magazine. According to Mintz, VAN HALEN will "seriously consider" major label offers, but he ...

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TOMMY LEE Sets First Single From Upcoming Solo CD

Former MOTLEY CRUE drummer TOMMY LEE has set "Hold Me Down" as the first single from his upcoming solo record, entitled Never A Dull Moment, which is due to be issued through MCA Records on May 21st. The single will likely hit radio in March. Never a Dull Moment is the follow-up to LEE's 1999 ...

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TONY FRANKLIN Unveils "Secret" Project

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (i.e. DAVID COVERDALE, BLUE MURDER) has shed light on his much-rumored “secret” project which he has been hinting at but not offered any concrete information about in his previous postings on his official web site. Until now, that is. According to Franklin, “the 'Secret Project' is now out in the open! ...

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VAN HALEN Drop Label, Manager Amid Reunion Talks

VAN HALEN have parted ways with Warner Bros. Records after a 14-year run that stretches back to the group's 1978 debut, acording to Hits Daily Double. The band have also changed attorneys, hiring Alan Mintz to take over for Don Engel, who was with them for 15 years. VAN HALEN, who are presently without a ...

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TRACY G To Record Solo CD, Make Tribute Appearances

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist Tracy G is at his recording studio working on a solo CD, to be issued later in the year. Among the musicians featured on the recordings is bassist Leon Randolph (aka Randy Wilde). In other news, Tracy G will be donating a track from his upcoming solo CD to the ...

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TOMMY LEE, Girlfriend Contribute To Each Other's Albums

Former MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee's girlfriend Mayte Garcia (also known as PRINCE's ex) makes a guest appearance on an as-yet-undisclosed track on the forthcoming album from Tommy's new project (formerly known as METHODS OF MAYHEM), which is set to issue its latest effort, entitled Never A Dull Moment, on May 21st through MCA Records. ...

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METHODS OF MAYHEM:

METHODS OF MAYHEM, led by former MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee, have set Never A Dull Moment as the title to their sophomore CD, which is due in stores on May 21st through MCA Records. The track listing for the effort is shaping up as follows: 01. Afterglow 02. Body Architects 03. Higher 04. Sunday ...

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FEEDER Drummer Commits Suicide!

FEEDER drummer Jon Lee tragically committed suicide on Monday, January 7th at his home in Florida. A statement issued by the band's PR company Hall Or Nothing reads as follows: "It is with the deepest regret that we must announce the tragic and premature death of FEEDER drummer Jon Lee... He is survived by his ...

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THE 69 EYES' "Blessed Be" Goes Gold!

Finland's THE 69 EYES have received a gold award for sales in excess of 20,000 copies of their Blessed Be CD in their home country alone. In other news, Dance D'Amour, the group's first single from their forthcoming Paris Kills album (which is currently being recorded with producer Johnny Lee Michaels for a spring release) ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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Tommy Lee's Bedroom Disappointments

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of The New York Post: Now that Pamela Anderson is battling her ex, Tommy Lee, for custody of their two sons, she is toning down her red-hot media coverage at least in the United States. The former Playmate has done a raunchy spread for the ...

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MEGADETH Set To "Kill" Again In February

The remixed and remastered version of MEGADETH's debut CD, Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! , which was issued in its original form back in 1985, will be released through Loud Records on February 5th. While the official track listing for the reworked edition does not include MEGADETH's cover of the Nancy Sinatra classic ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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