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GUITAR WORLD Magazine Invites You To Design Your Dream Guitar

Guitar World magazine and premier guitar-makers Fender Musical Instrument Corporation are offering fans a chance to design their "dream" guitar and have it judged by three true hard rock icons: BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi (No. 1 on Guitar World's list of the greatest metal guitarists), AEROSMITH's Joe Perry and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE/AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Tentative Air Date Set For VH1 Documentary

The upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES is tentatively set to premier Sunday, June 20, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: VH1 Documentary To Air In June

VH1 is reportedly working on a "Behind the Music"-style documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES. Among the people that are set to contribute to the project are original members Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, plus Tom Zutaut (former A&R executive at Geffen Records), Josh Richman (video director), Teddy Andreadis (keyboard player), ...

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EVERGREY Frontman To Produce DRAGONLAND Album

EVERGREY frontman Tom Englund will be producing the next album from Century Media recording artists DRAGONLAND. The recording will take place at Tom's co-owned studio facility Division One Studios in Sweden beginning on June 1. A late 2004 release is expected. ...

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THE NIGHTWATCHMAN: TOM MORELLO's Alter Ego Schedules May Day Eve Performance

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello's political folk alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN have lined up a special Los Angeles May Day eve performance at Spaceland in Silverlake, California on Friday, April 30. For advance ticket information, go to www.clubspaceland.com or call 323-661-4380. In related news, you can now download AUDIOSLAVE ringtones, including "What You ...

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PUMMEL: MALEVOLENT CREATION, Ex-IRON LUNG Members Join Forces

PUMMEL, the new Long Island, New York-based band featuring drummer Dave Culross (MALEVOLENT CREATION, ex-SUFFOCATION) and ex-IRON LUNG/SOCIAL DISEASE guitarist Frank Maggio, will be performing at Ritual in Levittown, New York on Sunday, April 18. Also appearing will be LOCKDOWN and HARLEY'S WAR. The quintet, whose lineup is completed by vocalist Tom Bush, bassistMark Astrin ...

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'Dateline' To Investigate KURT COBAIN's 'Apparent' Suicide

A special two-hour "Dateline NBC" airing this Friday (April 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT will reportedly attempt to explore what really happened to NIRVANA singer Kurt Cobain ten years after his apparent suicide. The show is expected to include interviews with Courtney Love's father, Hank Harrison, and Tom Grant, the well-known Los Angeles private investigator ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Talks About New Album, Upcoming Tour

Swedish melodic metal outfit EVERGREY will release their new album, "The Inner Circle", on April 27 through InsideOut Music America. The follow-up to 2003's "Recreation Day", "The Inner Circle" sees EVERGREY intensifying their musical ability with the utilization of a string quartet, courtesy of the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, as well as handling all of the ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Wherever You Go, The Word 'Asshole' Follows You

KISS bassist Gene Simmons recently spoke to Canada's Globe And Mail about his upcoming solo album, "Asshole", and his philosophy on life. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: On the album title, "Asshole": Gene Simmons: "For a while, I thought I would be respectable. But then I thought, nah. I think ...

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PECCATUM Set Release Date For 'Lost In Reverie'

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, will release their new album, "Lost In Reverie", in Europe on April 19 through Mnemosyne Productions/Voices Music and Entertainment. A North American release through The End Records will follow on May 25. The follow-up to 2001's "Amor Fati" was recorded and mixed ...

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ERIC SINGER: KISS Touring Kit Unveiled

The official German web site of KISS drummer Eric Singer has uploaded photos of Eric's brand-new touring kit which he will utilize on the group's upcoming tour of Australia. Mike Farriss (Artist Relations Director) and Tony Lecroix (Repair Specialist) at Pearl Drums in Nashville, Tennessee "made it possible for Eric to have a new custom ...

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GRAVE DIGGER, BALLISTIC To Play One-Off Show In Arizona

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER will reportedly be teaming up with BALLISTIC, the new band featuring former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis, along with JAG PANZER members Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (vocals) and Rikard Stjernquist (drums), for a one-off show at The Mason Jar in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, June 6. As ...

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Devil's Ground - PRIMAL FEAR

Up until this point, Germany's PRIMAL FEAR have almost (but not quite) appeared as foolhardy and out-of-touch as fancy-dressing fellow countrymen RUNNING WILD — selling themselves on a truckload of pub metal riffs, with their sole redeeming factor standing tall at the front of the stage in the shape of former GAMMA RAY warbler Ralf ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist, Drummer Participate In Charity Blues Jam

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer participated in a three-song blues jam with James Montgomery and Johnny A. at the sold-out Regent Theatre in Boston on Friday (Feb. 27), according to the Boston Globe. The proceeds of the nearly five-hour show went to benefit the Middlesex Human Service Agency, whose clinical director, Bob ...

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