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BLACK CROWES To Tour With TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

Billboard.com is reporting that the reunited BLACK CROWES will be joining TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS on their upcoming North American tour beginning in early June and ending in late August. In related news, the CROWES have linked with Instant Live to provide authorized soundboard recordings of shows on its current run, but at press ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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AUDIOSLAVE: North American Support Act Announced

According to Billboard.com, support for AUDIOSLAVE's upcoming North American tour will come from singer/songwriter JONNY POLONSKY, who last year released his first album since 1996, "The Power of Sound". AUDIOSLAVE will begin a five-week North American tour April 14 in Las Vegas. The quartet of former SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE ...

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RUSH Drumline Style

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, The Placer Highschool Drumline, from Auburn California, will be performing a medley of RUSH at this Friday's (March 18) "Winter Drumline and Guard Spectacular". The piece, entitled "Red Star", opens with "YYZ", then goes into the intro of "The Spirit of Radio" ...

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TURBONEGRO To Release New Album In May

Norway's TURBONEGRO will release their new album, "Party Animals", throughout Europe on May 9. "Party Animals" is the follow-up to 2003's "Scandinavian Leather", and is produced by Steve McDonald, known for his work with THE WHITE STRIPES, BECK and REDD KROSS. "We've got 11 hits, all of them beautifully negative switchblade serenades," says guitarist Euroboy. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Has Finally Arrived

Canada's Chart Attack is reporting that AUDIOSLAVE are planning a North American tour from April 7 to 30, including a confirmed show at Toronto's Kool Haus April 26, with a second date in Vancouver soon to be announced. AUDIOSLAVE will release their as-yet-untitled new album May 16. The album's first single, "Be Yourself", ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer FAUST Joins ABORYM

Former EMPEROR and current SCUM drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun has officially joined Italy's ABORYM as a a full-time member. "I am gonna go to Rome at the end of April to record the fourth album of these cyber black metallers," Faust said in a statement. "I am very excited to hear the result since this ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE Celebrates Farmworkers' Victory

AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian are proud to join in the celebration of the decisive victory that the farmworkers of Immokalee, Florida (the Coalition of Immokalee WorkersCIW) have just claimed. For more than four years, the CIW has been embroiled in a boycott of Taco Bell, the major ...

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OBITUARY: In Mixing Mode

OBITUARY frontman John Tardy has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Our work at RedRoom Recorders is done and we now move to Morrisound Studios [in Tampa, Florida] where we will be doing the mixing. Things went really well and the new songs sound great already and I can't wait to ...

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Original MOLLY HATCHET Singer DANNY JOE BROWN Dead At 53

The southern rock family was dealt a huge blow on March 10 with the passing of original MOLLY HATCHET singer Danny Joe Brown. He had only just been released from hospital, after treatment for pneumonia and other ailments, but died upon his return home. He was 53 years old. Although earlier, established acts initially disputed ...

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Former LEMMING PROJECT Guitarist Dies At Age 33

Michael Schmale, guitarist and main songwriter of the German death metal band LEMMING PROJECT, died on Thursday, February 17 at the age of 33. LEMMING PROJECT initially formed in 1986 and eventually signed to Noise Records for the release of the two albums "Extinction" and "Hate And Despise", the latter of which was licensed and ...

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BEN JACKSON GROUP To Release 'All Over You' This Month

Florida-based heavy metal band the BEN JACKSON GROUP is set to release its new album "All Over You" on March 29, via Screaming Ferret Wreckords. "All Over You" is the band's second album. Vocalist/guitarist Ben Jackson created his own band to further expand the musical direction explored by his previous bands CRIMSON GLORY and PARISH. ...

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In the Wake of Separation - THINE EYES BLEED

Let's get the hype out of the way first. THINE EYES BLEED includes Tom Araya's brother, Johnny, on bass guitar. I'm happy for the PR and label folks that have an immediate selling point based on the surname, but it's pretty meaningless beyond that. Sure, there's plenty of SLAYER-esque guitar-squawking going on, but all that ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist To Perform At Boston Charity Event

AEROSMITH's Tom Hamilton will blow the dust off his road cases and break out his favorite bass to peform in Boston this Friday, March 4. Tickets are still available to see Tom jam at a Boston benefit presented by Peace Games, an organization of which Tom has been a longtime supporter. A host of the ...

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New TOM KEIFER Audio Interview Posted Online

Philadelphia radio DJ Jacky Bam Bam of 94.1 WYSP recently conducted a "rare" interview with CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer about the group's upcoming tour, new CD/DVD, his new son, and the Super Bowl, among other topics. Download the interview in MP3 format at this location. As previously reported, Keifer began mixing his new ...

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SKULLSHIFTER: Debut Album Samples Posted Online

SKULLSHIFTER, the new band featuring former INSANIAC members CJ Scioscia (guitar) and Tom Nolz (guitar, vocals), have posted three new sound clips from their upcoming debut album, "Inner Demons", at their official web site. Check out the songs "Forward Rearview", "Enemy" and "Day in the Sun" at this location. Commented Scioscia: "We've been ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Appear At INDY KISS EXPO

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE lead singer John Corabi will appear on Sunday, March 6 at the Indy KISS Expo. John will be at the KISS Asylum booth to sign autographs and chat with fans. John will also join UNION bandmate Bruce Kulick for an accoustic set. In addition, the Expo organizers have added Tom Shannon, author ...

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Classic HADES Albums To Be Reissued In May

On Tuesday, May 10, 2005, Rock Ridge Music will reissue two albums from the '80s heavy metal band HADES. The two recordings, "Resisting Success" and "If At First You Don't Succeed", each include a newly-recorded, previously unreleased track. HADES was formed by guitarist Dan Lorenzo back in 1978, playing around local rock clubs in New ...

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MACHINE HEAD Voted Best Band Of DOWNLOAD 2004

Download Festival message boarders have voted MACHINE HEAD the best band at Donington last year, for their main stage appearance on Sunday, June 6, in an online poll. The hardcore metallers stole almost a third of the votes with SLIPKNOT taking second place and METALLICA coming third. Other bands high up in the pecking order ...

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